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James Wester

Research Director
James Wester is Research Director, Worldwide Blockchain Strategies, at IDC. His cross-industry practice covers emerging distributed ledger and blockchain technologies. Mr. Wester’s core research examines the technologies, architectures and concepts behind blockchain and how they will affect the delivery of enterprise software to industries such as financial services, manufacturing, energy, government and healthcare. His coverage includes models to understand blockchain, industry use cases, vendor strategies, and the evolution of regulations.

Previously, Mr. Wester was Research Director for IDC's Worldwide Payment Strategies practice. Prior to that he was the founding editor of Mobile Payments Today and served as an affiliate analyst with Yankee Group covering emerging payments. Prior to launching Mobile Payments Today, Mr. Wester was Director of Corporate Communications for Chase Paymentech, running the merchant acquirer's corporate messaging and analyst relations. Mr. Wester has a B.A. from Drury University and a M.S. in IT Management from the University of Virginia.

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Tuesday, March 19

11:00am +08