2020 OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum


Parm Sangha

GBS Executive Partner, Global Blockchain Leader for Trade and Trade Finance


Parm is responsible for IBM Europe’s Global Business Services (GBS) Blockchain practice strategy and Go-To-Market initiatives. Having joined IBM at the end of Q3 2016, Parm helped define the global GBS Blockchain strategy and establish the European practice. Since then, Parm was also instrumental in IBM’s successful partnership with We.Trade, a 9 bank consortia’s launch of a production grade deployment of a blockchain enabled Trade Finance network platform. As a proven growth driver, Parm has operated at Board level and Senior Management Client facing roles, to advise and execute business and technology strategies. Spanning the Fortune 500, Parm has applied new technologies to unlock new business value with new business models leveraging technologies like predictive analytics, AI, IoT and Blockchain Out of office hours, Parm is also an amateur inventor (more tinkerer) and has engaged with a UK Government initiative to tackle obesity with his to be patentpending stealth exercise device.