Blockchain, biometrics, and the future of financial services

August 9, 2017 - 

This is a guest post by James Stickland, CEO of Veridium.

Continued innovation in financial services is driving more banks to take a closer look at digital currencies like Bitcoin. With more consumers and enterprises embracing this new trend, it is essential for financial institutions to get on board and fully understand the impact that digital currencies and the related technology of blockchain will have on their operations and security.

So what is blockchain? Why are banks embracing this technology? What role does biometrics play in securing both blockchain and existing financial services infrastructure?

Join me for this webinar, “Blockchain, Biometrics, and the Future of Financial Services,” on September 14, 2017, at 11:00am EST, as I discuss biometrics crucial role in the evolution of blockchain technologies and financial services as we know it. Joining me is Barry Childe, head of iLABS R&R at HSBC, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, who will discuss his work exploring the opportunities that blockchain offers to banks like HSBC.

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About James Stickland

A seasoned executive in financial technology, Veridium CEO James Stickland is tasked with driving business revenue and investment growth, as well as leading the company’s global go-to-market strategy for its flagship solution, VeridiumID. Based out of the company’s London headquarters, James comes to Veridium from the UK-based fintech firm Red Deer Systems. Previously, he held senior leadership roles at HSBC, JP Morgan Chase and CISCO SYSTEMS, where he specialized in expanding a pipeline of venture capital and accelerating innovation within emerging technology portfolios.