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Academy of Technology LogoIBM Distinguished Engineer - Blockchain in Financial Services Sector
Austin, TX, USA



Bertrand Portier is a Business Technology executive with global experience in technical sales, consulting, development, and research. Bertrand is a pragmatic architect who helps clients to realize business objectives with the use of leading-edge technology. Bertrand is a passionate innovator who creates vision, communicates, inspires, leads, and drives to completion. Specialties: Technical Leadership, Blockchain, Cognitive, Analytics, Cloud, Innovation, Always On / Continuous Availability, IT Architecture, Software, Design Thinking

Current Position: IBM, Distinguished Engineer, Financial Services Sector, Blockchain
Business Technology Architect who helps Banking, Insurance, and Financial Market clients to adopt Blockchain in the context of their business.

My business unit is Global Markets
My Marketing Team is US IMT
My Ops Team is North America

I joined the IBM Academy of Technology in 2012.

I hold the following titles and positions:

  • IBM Distinguished Engineer

I am involved with the following industries:

  • Insurance
  • Banking

My areas of expertise and proficiencies are:

  • Blockchain, Expert - recognized outside IBM for defining contemporary best practices, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Analytics, Able to speak authoritatively
  • OpenSource, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Cloud, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Cognitive, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Resilience, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Cloud-Hybrid, Able to speak authoritatively
  • High-Availability, Able to speak authoritatively

I have the following certifications:

  • The Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist