Podcast: Blockchain and Money’s Digital Makeover – Part 1

Bonnie D. Graham

Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio, Presented by SAP

The buzz:  “The world is drowning in cash – and it’s making us poorer while fueling a corrupt underground economy.” (K.S. Rogoff, The Curse of Cash). Jerry Maguire’s “Show me the money” is taking on new meaning: India demonetized its largest cash bills, switching to electronic money. Sharing Economy icons Uber and Airbnb don’t accept cash. Brick-and-mortar retailers require advance payment via mobile. Will Blockchain make us cashless soon?

Guest Information

Prof. Rajeev Srinivasan is an adjunct faculty in Innovation at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is a member of the National Taskforce on Innovation, and was earlier a member of panel that created India’s first Intellectual Property Rights policy. He is also Chief Consultant at an electronics hardware incubator, funded by the Indian Government to encourage electronics products from India. Rajeev was formerly an employee of Bell Labs in New Jersey. He spent many years after that in Silicon Valley in a variety of marketing, product management, and strategy positions before returning to India. Rajeev graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and the Stanford Business School.

A leader in the IT industry for over 20 years, Simon Bain identifies and develops innovative search and security applications. Simon has invented a wide range of award-winning search and security applications, including an innovative parallel processing search engine. He holds two patents for search technologies and three patents in security and business methodologies. As CEO of SearchYourCloud, Simon leads the development of technology solutions, including the SearchYourCloud application suite, which secures enterprise content at the document layer.

Nadine Hoffmann has over 20 years of experience in banking solution management at a senior level for financial services. She is a global solution manager for innovation and the key contact and expert for all SAP’s financial services distributed ledger technology activities globally. Her primary focus is the cooperation and co-innovation with partners and customers including proof of concepts for innovative topics. Nadine acts especially as a blockchain facilitator and advocate, supporting customers on their innovation way especially focusing on financial services. As the former solution owner for SAP Payment Engine – the centralized payment processing solution within SAP – she also influenced the payment strategy for SAP financial services solutions. Prior to SAP, Nadine worked in the banking sector for cooperative banks.

Originally recorded and broadcast Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8 AM Pacific / 11 AM Eastern

On-demand: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/98156/moneys-digital-makeover-part-1

About Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham is the creator, producer, and host/moderator of Game-Changers Radio series presented by SAP, bringing technology and business strategy discussions to a global audience. Listen to the series flagship, Coffee Break with Game-Changers.