Gurvinder Singh Ahluwalia
Founder & CEO – Digital Twin Labs, LLC, Dallas
Gurvinder Singh Ahluwalia has stewarded the industry, clients, education, public sector, and open source communities through our recent waves of exponential technologies and reordering from Internet to Web to Mobile to Cloud – and now to Blockchain. He is an expert in Blockchain, Internet of Things, and Cloud. His contributions and seminal proof in the use of Blockchain as a next-generation architecture for IoT is widely shared and regarded in the industry. Guri’s current passion is to advance protocols, use cases, n-dimensional marketplaces, and ventures motivated by decentralized technologies and crypto tokens to serve innovative societal, regulatory, and commercial relationships. Gurvinder is the former field CTO of IBM’s Blockchain | Cloud | IoT solutions unit covering North America. In this role, he was one of the handful original arsonists of the blockchain fire at IBM Blockchain which culminated into a multi-million-dollar product family and business unit. Guri was a member of the team which cofounded the Hyperledger open source community, under Linux Foundation. He helmed key functions in IBM’s first infamously failed attempt and the second resoundingly successful foray to Cloud Computing. His leadership to clients in North America market was pivotal in moving IBM as a cloud provider, coming from behind, to top three. Gurvinder’s marque and reference client outcomes include Everledger London and American Airlines Dallas. Currently, Gurvinder Ahluwalia is the Founder & CEO of Digital Twin Labs based in Dallas. Digital Twin is a services company to co-create solutions, products, and launch token-based ventures spearheaded by Blockchain, with IoT, Cloud, and Artificial Intelligence for enterprises and startups. Digital Twin Labs partners include BCG, IoT Asia, and AT&T. Its major deployments include the supply chain for global trade of diamond on the blockchain. Also, currently, Gurvinder is Co-founder & COO of Beyond Protocol, Inc. based in Silicon Valley. Beyond Protocol is an infrastructure platform company inventing an open IoT edge protocol based on decentralized technology and digital tokens to break new ground at an ethical language for machines. Both Digital Twin Labs & Beyond Protocol, along with over 75% global automotive logos, are founding members of the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, a global alliance to advance blockchain in mobility. Guri’s distinguishing outcomes to the industry include: first blockchain use case proved natively on IoT to give a nextgeneration architecture and economic model for an “economy of things”; shaped the world’s first two diamond supply chain initiatives on blockchain to result in asset provenance, anti-money laundering (AML), and ethical trade; launched first ever Linux-based consumer “tablet” proving Linux scale commercially on devices and ushering in a new era in mobility and protocols; launched first, and failed, retail product for smart home gateway; and launched the second largest routed network in the enterprise world at the dawn of TCP/IP – the peer-to-peer original gangster! Guri is a frequent speaker at events, including – #Davos, #Horasis, Stanford, US Federal Reserve, US NIST, IoT Asia, AT&T, Google, MIT Media Lab, UC Berkeley, World Crypto Economic Forum, Interop, Cloud Foundry, Open Stack Summit, Institute for the Future, Samsung Dev Conference, IoT World, ARM TechCon, and W3C. Gurvinder earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin; and MS in Computer Science summa cum laude from Jackson State University. His graduate research is from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab & University of California Berkeley. Guri’s B.Sc. is from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi. Gurvinder Ahluwalia is an Honor Roll Inductee at the Cyber Future Foundation for his work in building a trusted cyberspace. He is Adjunct Faculty at UT Dallas. Gurvinder is an alumnus of The IBM Academy of Technology.