Ecosystem Sponsor: JP Morgan
Guest Speakers: Mark Wales, Matt Crooks
Mark is the CEO and Co-Founder of Galileo Platforms. He has over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology in the financial services industry, substantially in Life Insurance, Wealth Management, Funds Management and Investment Banking. Mark has held senior executive positions in leading banks, insurance companies and consulting organisations. He has a strong track record in IT strategy and architecture and a reputation for working with businesses to create transformational IT projects that deliver real business value and results.
Matt is the CTO of Galileo Platforms. He has over 20 years international experience working in technology, with the last 16 years specialising in the financial services industry in Australia and Asia. Matthew has been building innovative web-based software solutions since the late ‘90s and has helped businesses of all sizes with their technology ambitions. An Innovator and creator of the next generation of technology solutions Mathew has led and developed solutions for pensions administration, financial planning, insurance companies, and international wealth management platforms.
Quorum is an enterprise-focused version of Ethereum. Originally developed by JP Morgan and now open-sourced, Quorum is ideal for any application requiring high speed and high throughput processing of private transactions within a permissioned group of known participants. Quorum addresses specific challenges to blockchain technology adoption within the financial industry, and beyond.
Galileo Platforms is a B2B technology company servicing the insurance sector. Using blockchain technology, we cost-efficiently connect distributors, insurers and reinsurers, enabling them to transact in real-time and to deliver a seamless, digital customer journey. Fundamentally, they’re taking the functionality found in traditional policy administration systems and encoding this using smart contracts on a blockchain. This covers the entire business lifecycle including quotations, purchase, client servicing, renewal and claims.
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