VentureClass ‘Intrapreneurship: Creating the IBM Blockchain Centre of Delivery for Europe in Groningen’

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm


It’s our pleasure to announce the next VentureClass of 2018 on Thursday evening 27 September, in collaboration with IBM Client Innovation Center Benelux. In this VentureClass we will discuss IBM CIC’s roll in creating the IBM Blockchain Centre of Delivery for Europe in Groningen with Aman Sharma.


Date:                 Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time:                07.00-10.00 p.m.
Moderator:    Aniek Ouendag
Speaker:          Aman Sharma
Location:        StartUp City, Kadijk 4, Groningen

Aman Sharma

Hailing from the metropolitan city of New Delhi, India, Aman Sharma has been living in Groningen since 2010 – first moving to this vibrant city to pursue a degree in Economics at the University. Today, he is managing the development team building IBM’s most ambitious and high profile blockchain project for a consortium of 9 banks operating across 11 European countries. This is the first largescale production-grade enterprise blockchain application in the world – designed, developed, tested and deployed largely from Groningen, thereby putting the city on the world map for IBM. Aman studies traditional finance alongside work, is at the forefront of implementing cutting-edge blockchain technology with IBM for clients all leaders in their industries, and is a hobbyist cryptocurrency investor in his own time. The past, present and future of Finance. Outside the workplace, he’s a Formula 1 aficionado, keen to play the piano, and reading a new book every 2 weeks.


IBM Client Innovation Center Benelux
In 2013 the doors of the first IBM Client Innovation Center (CIC) in the Benelux was opened: in the vibrant city of Groningen. Since then it has grown massively. IBM has their own Design Studio and DevOps Garage in Groningen now, and opened a second office in Amsterdam. From designing to maintenance, they work on a lot of interesting projects for their clients.

Join us on September 27 for this special VentureClass and networking drinks in our new building.

07:00 p.m.: Doors open
07:30 p.m.: Welcome & Introduction by Aniek Ouendag
07:45 p.m.: VentureClass by Aman Sharma
09:00 p.m.: Networking drinks


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