Eric is Global VP for Payer and Emerging Business Networks at IBM Watson Health where he leads a multi-disciplinary and global team to develop new business platforms and networks based on the latest innovative technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence, industry analytics and hybrid clouds. Under Eric’s leadership, IBM Watson Health launched many products including Digital Health Pass, a new way for individuals to access their health data and demonstrate their health status.
Before joining IBM, Eric was the Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Reserve, a blockchain technology startup providing a revolutionary global supply chain solution across industries. Citizens Reserve is leading the SUKU project, building Supply Chain as-a-service ecosystem on blockchain.
From 2013 to 2018, Eric was the global blockchain leader for Deloitte Consulting and the co-lead of the global blockchain and digital assets team, launching and growing a global team of 1200 members. As part of his global function, Eric developed blockchain strategies and solutions for his clients, created a large ecosystem of large and small partners and led teams to bring blockchain technologies to reality.
Eric regularly speaks and writes on the business of blockchain. He has been interviewed in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Off the chain podcast, American Banker and CoinDesk.
This panel brings together leading experts in the technology, law and travel industry in relation to Vaccine (or Health) Passes. The debate will explore the tech and the importance of these passes to our World in this new normal, the law around these to inform our communities and dispel myths, and thought-provoking input from the travel industry about how this technology can help the World to travel again.