BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE 2021
Beyond the Hype
Clark Thompson leads ConsenSys’ global solutions architecture based out of Brooklyn, NY, building a team of top solution architects to support ideation, design and blueprint development on Ethereum and blockchain generally. Clark’s area of expertise is financial systems, with deep background in transaction processing, clearing and settlement automation and business architecture process and methodology across brokerage, investment management and private wealth.
ConsenSys is one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the blockchain technology space, building developer tools, decentralized applications, and solutions that harness the power of Ethereum. Headquartered in New York, ConsenSys invests in and employs top entrepreneurs, computer scientists, software developers, and experts in enterprise delivery worldwide.
Clark is a seasoned enterprise executive with expertise across IT, finance and operations with 20+ years in business — He played an active role in the development of R3’s architecture working groups, contributing to nine of the white papers on topics including asset modeling, security, oracles, and interoperability. He has played lead architect roles in transaction processing systems for prime brokerage, global equities, cash management and portfolio accounting and driven strategies for wealth management and clearing platforms. He led development of the business architecture practice in IT Strategy at Credit Suisse and has lectured on business architecture and Blockchain at universities including Columbia, Oxford, UCL, NYU and University of Delaware. His writing on distributed ledger and Blockchain technology have appeared in the IEEE Computer Journal and R3 Research. He has played an active role in digital currency experiments involving central banks, including project Jasper with the Bank of Canada and project Ubin with Monetary Authority of Singapore, and has advised and led workshops for Central Banks across the Americas.