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Mathieu Glaude

Founder & CEO, Northern Block


Mathieu is the CEO and Founder of Northern Block, a Toronto-based boutique blockchain venture firm. Extensive experience in enterprise software development, having built large customer facing systems for Capital One Bank.

Principal in Northern Block Ventures, an accelerator focused on making early-stage investments in emerging business models that use blockchain & other emerging technologies.

Presentation Topic

“Commercializing Your Blockchain Strategy”

Presentation Summary


A recent PwC global study shows four out of five executives (84 percent) surveyed report blockchain initiatives underway in their companies. Over 300 enterprise companies are already trying to build, regulate, define or integrate blockchain, through participation in consortia or pilots of their own. Likewise, the number of blockchain-related job postings has been increasing by 3x in 2017, with currently 14 job openings for every one blockchain developer. During this talk, we will explore why blockchain technology will enable disruption across many industries, and what people are building today in both enterprises and start-ups. We will take a deep dive into what is needed to gain a competitive advantage from a proper blockchain strategy.

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