Anthony Butler, Distinguished Engineer and Blockchain Leader, Middle East and Africa, IBM
Anthony is an experienced Chief Technology Officer with broad cross-domain expertise and sustained success leading programs and organisations in emerging markets and technologies. Deep technical expertise in blockchain, cloud, and machine learning. He currently leads IBM’s Blockchain business in Middle East and Africa (MEA) from both a technical and business perspective: working with clients across the region to leverage blockchain to invent new business models or reimagine existing ones.
Prior to this, he was Chief Technology Officer for IBM Cloud in Middle East and Africa and, before that, he was Chief Architect across all of IBM Services in MEA. As a prolific inventor, he holds multiple filings in the fields of blockchain, security, and artificial intelligence, and he is founder and chair of IBM’s Patent Development Board. In recognition of his technical leadership and innovation, he was inducted into IBM’s Academy of Technology and has received numerous corporate awards for his contributions to the state of the art in cloud, blockchain and payment technologies. He was recently appointed as a Distinguished Engineer, one of the highest honours in IBM, in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of blockchain and cloud technologies and technical contributions to the IBM company.