Anoop Nannra

Global Head of Cisco Blockchain Initiative, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Blockchain: Revolutionizing Industries – Evolving Economies

As reality starts to set in, how we filter the hype from true value that blockchain technologies can deliver is critical. For the last few years, we have been witness to a dizzying pace of innovation.  Energy, transportation, finance, manufacturing, and many other industries have been evolving as technology drives new opportunities to lower risk and lower cost. While these are the natural outcomes of new technology adoption, the advent of Blockchain technology creates net new monetization opportunities.  In this session, we’ll explore the challenges and traction of blockchain adoption across industries as they start to scale.  Blockchain has the potential to transform businesses with a distributed ledger that unifies fragmented flows of money, goods, information and digital assets.


Anoop Nannra is a Director in Cisco’s Chief Strategy Office where today he heads up the Blockchain Organization. He is focused on identifying disruptive technologies and accelerating their adoption through business incubation via co-development, co-innovation, partnerships and acquisitions.  With a proven track record of leadership he participates as an enterprise blockchain industry leader as Chairman and Executive Board Member of the Trusted IoT Alliance and  also serves as Executive Committee Member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce and the Cisco representative for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.