The Next Chapter for Enterprise Blockchain


Brian Behlendorf
Linux Foundation, General Manager for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity

Brian Behlendorf is General Manager for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation. In this capacity, Brian leads the Hyperledger open-source enterprise blockchain software initiative as well as Linux Public Health, which builds software and services that assist public health authorities in the fight against the pandemic. Brian has a long history with open source software, going back to co-founding the Apache web server project in 1995, and from that point forward founding or working for a series of companies (Wired Magazine, Organic, CollabNet), non-profits (like the World Economic Forum), and governments (Office of Science and Tech Policy 2009, advisor to HHS ONC 2010). Brian currently also serves on the board of directors of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.


The events of the last 12-18 months have accelerated the adoption and deployment of blockchain and related technologies by organizations that see new urgency in digitizing key processes and transactions. This is bringing a diverse mix of companies into the enterprise blockchain space looking to manage everything from strained supply chains to clinical trial data and deliver a range of solutions supporting new financial infrastructures, payment models, logistics systems and even vaccine/travel credentials.

As the general manager for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation, Brian Behlendorf is front and center with technology and end user organizations that are leveraging blockchain across a number of industries. In this session, he will cover the market shift from proving the value of blockchain to meeting the challenges of deploying production networks, drawing from current deployments of Hyperledger technologies. He will also discuss the technology and business drivers shaping the next chapter for enterprise blockchain.

Keys topics will include

- Core requirements for production networks that scale, including transparency, interoperability, standards and componentization
- New technologies that are key to cross chain and off chain operations
- Examples of the growing range of new applications, from digital identity solutions to CBDCs, that are being built atop Hyperledger’s distributed ledger platforms