Dr. Salman A. Baset is currently working as CTO Security, IBM Blockchain Solutions. He oversees the security and compliance of blockchain solutions being built by IBM in collaboration with partners such as Walmart and Maersk, and interfaces with clients on blockchain solutions and their security. He drives the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for blockchain-based solutions. Moreover, he has also built the identity management system which is being used by Fortune 500 companies involved in Global Trade Digitization and Food Trust blockchain solutions. He is co-author of book Hands-On Blockchain With Hyperledger, published in June 2018. He has been involved in the Hyperledger summer 2018 internship program, and mentored a student project on Solidity to Fabric translator.
Previously, he was in IBM Research since December 2010. His research interests are at the intersection of cloud computing, security, and big data technologies. He has led teams that contributed to several IBM services and products, including IBM Container Service, IBM Smart Cloud Enterprise+ , IBM Cloud OpenStack Services , and IBM Cloud Orchestrator .
He is active in standardization and open source communities. As chair of SPEC Cloud subcommittee, he led the design and implementation of SPEC Cloud IaaS 2016, the first industry standard cloud benchmark. He is a co-author of RELOAD protocol (published by Internet Engineering Task Force) for building peer-to-peer communication systems. He has also presented at numerous industry conferences including OpenStack summits and Mobile World Congress.
He is a recipient of IEEE INFOCOM test of time award 2018, a SPEC Presidential Award in 2016, a recipient of Young Scholars Award by Marconi Society in 2008, a best paper award at IPTCOMM in 2010, and several IBM awards. From 2012-2014, he served as the chair of Distributed and Fault Tolerant Computing (DFTC) Professional Interest Community (PIC) at IBM.