OPEN TALK: The Open Source Path to Developing Enterprise Blockchain Platforms and Tools

David Boswell
Hyperledger Foundation, Senior Director of Community Architecture

David Boswell is a community expert who has worked with Mozilla, Open Networking Foundation, NASA, Sun Microsystems, Nokia and more on their community strategies. Through these past experiences he has expertise with both launching a new community as well as scaling existing communities. He is an O’Reilly author who has co-authored a book about Mozilla development and has also written several articles about community building. He has a Masters degree from Columbia University where he studied how technology can be used for public benefit.

Hart Montgomery
Fujitsu Research, Cryptographer

Hart Montgomery is a senior research scientist in cryptography at Fujitsu research. His research focuses on blockchain, cryptography for blockchain, post-quantum cryptography, and fundamentals of cryptography. Hart also serves on the technical steering committee of the Hyperledger Foundation and contributes to a number of Hyperledger projects and efforts. Prior to Fujitsu, Hart completed a Ph.D. in cryptography at Stanford under Dan Boneh. 

Peter Somogyvari
Accenture, Technology Architect Manager

Peter is a technology architect manager at Accenture and a maintainer of Hyperledger Cactus, an open-source, pluggable enterprise-grade framework to transact on multiple distributed ledgers without introducing yet another competing blockchain.

Enterprise blockchain is a team sport. The technology serves as shared de facto infrastructure for stakeholders across and between organizations. Community-built DLTs serve as the foundation for decentralizing critical processes and creating transparent operations with trust built in at the core.

Increasingly, enterprises are looking to deploy blockchain platforms in larger systems and more complex solutions. This means integrating with other systems and even other blockchains. The open source development model is now delivering on a new generation of tools and technologies to make deployments simpler, to help networks interoperate and more.

In this talk, David Boswell, Senior Director of Community Architecture at the Hyperledger Foundation, will sit down with Hart Montgomery of Fujitsu and Peter Somogyvari
from Accenture, two long-time leaders in the Hyperledger developer community, to talk about how development happens in the open source community and the latest developments in the current enterprise blockchain ecosystem. Hart and Peter are contributors to Hyperledger Cactus, a blockchain integration tool designed to allow users to securely integrate different blockchains. They are also members of the Hyperledger Technical Steering committee. The discussion will cover:

- Business and technical drivers for expanding blockchain networks into extensible multiparty systems capable of exchanging data in secure, transparent ways across a mix of platforms
- The growing pipeline of technologies for cross chain, off chain and legacy system interoperability
- The value of an open ecosystem in driving innovation and trusted software
- The opportunities to get involved in the community of communities developing and deploying the increasingly diverse technologies in the enterprise blockchain space