Jitan Chandanani is IBM's Blockchain Leader for India and South Asia. In his role, he is responsible for helping clients enable the capability and strengths of blockchain in their current environment to drive business growth and future opportunities. Jitan is also involved with assisting industry groups within banking, insurance and telecom to form alliances and consortiums for Blockchain enabled use cases. Prior to IBM, Jitan was a Managing Director with KPMG LLP in New York, where he was responsible for building KPMG's Blockchain offerings and alliances with industry players. At KPMG, Jitan worked with top-tier clients such as Goldman Sachs, the Santander Group, Deutsche Bank AG, Citigroup (Smith Barney), HSBC, Bank of New York among others to realign business strategy and trading practices in response to customer demand and market environment changes.