Ishan Kaul says it’s no longer a question of whether blockchain will find momentum in government agencies, but when.
By Jim McGann
Government CTOs increasingly see the benefits of blockchain for their agencies, says Ishan Kaul, KPMG’s government blockchain leader.
“They are interested in use cases, how blockchain can be operationalized and how they may launch a pilot,” he said, adding that 2018 appears to be a turning point: it’s no longer a question of whether blockchain will find momentum in government agencies, but when.
Despite interest in the technology, he said, there remains a lack of knowledge about how to effectively implement it.
CTOs are asking for help in getting started, he said.
Kaul’s background includes 21 years in IT consulting across a range of industries and clients, including financial services, hospitality, high-tech and the federal government. He is a managing director and joined KPMG in 2011.
In the January/February issue of The Financial Manager magazine, KPMG's Padraic Kelly discusses how blockchain seeks to become a new tool for traditional accounting systems enabling businesses to process and record transactions more efficiently.
An animated video series explaining potential use cases for government.