Antonio Senatore, Global CTO of Deloitte Blockchain Joins VeChain Foundation As The New Interim Steering Committee Member

2021-09-17 21:33
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Since the launch of the VeChain Foundation in 2017, we have been driven by our vision of enabling a public blockchain platform that derives its value from activities created by members within the ecosystem solving real world problems. The mission of VeChainThor as an enterprise-grade, smart contract public blockchain is to support this broad view of mass adoption across different industries, and to maintain a scalable, efficient, and sustainable smart contract platform for enterprises, developers and individuals.

To achieve the vision and mission outlined above, the VeChain Foundation has established a Steering Committee composed of professionals, industry leaders and credible individuals across industries and academia that functions as the leaders and representatives of all stakeholders of the VeChainThor blockchain.

For personal reasons, Steering Committee Member Daniel Kelman has resigned before his term formally ends. During his resignation remarks on August 22, Mr. Kelman expressed his gratitude for contributing as a member of the Steering Committee and his time serving the VeChain ecosystem. His years of service are a testimony of his dedication to the VeChainThor blockchain ecosystem. We would like to thank Daniel Kelman for his valuable contributions and wish him all the best in his endeavors.

As the VeChain Foundation prepares for the next Steering Committee election, we have been in search of credible candidates to ensure the VeChainThor blockchain continues to maintain its leadership within the public blockchain industry. While the search and preparation continues, there is a need to fill in the gap in the Steering Committee as a result of Daniel Kelman’s resignation.

Today, in the spirit of transparency and openness, we are excited to bring good news to all VeChainThor stakeholders: Antonio Senatore, Deloitte Global blockchain CTO and head of the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain Lab ,will be joining the VeChain Foundation as interim member of the Board of Steering Committee!

Antonio Senatore: Global CTO Who Leads Deloitte’s Global Blockchain Team

As Deloitte Global Blockchain CTO and the Head of the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain Lab, Antonio leads and is responsible for Deloitte Blockchain’s technology research, technology roadmap, lab technical architecture and infrastructure definition, as well as the Lab technical operating model. The Deloitte Blockchain team has also been the instrumental driving force behind DNV's development on VeChainThor, bringing a series of successful SaaS products.

Antonio is an unparalleled expert with a deep understanding of both blockchain and business, coupled with his professional experience across multiple industries. Antonio oversees the global Deloitte technology roadmap and vision in the blockchain space, evaluating vendors, protocols, setting up capabilities and partnerships. In Dublin, Ireland, Antonio leads a large team of blockchain technology practitioners. Antonio has over 19 years of experience in the IT industry, 16 of which in consulting and almost 4 in technology start-ups. During his career, Antonio also worked for Accenture Spa Italy, Deutsche Bank, Newbay Software Ltd Ireland and Mobile Aware software Ltd Ireland.

Antonio is no stranger to the VeChain Ecosystem. In 2019, VeChain and Deloitte officially announced the ongoing collaboration between the two entities, and since then, Antonio has been serving as a core member of VeChain’s advisory board. During his service as advisor, he had considerable input in long-term development of the technical infrastructure, business expansion, and VET value enhancement. In accordance with the latest Governance Charter, the proposal to appoint him as the new interim member of the Steering Committee was submitted and approved in recent days by the current board.

As an official member of the Steering Committee, he will extend his obligations of not just being an advisor, but will now actively serve all stakeholders in the VeChainThor ecosystem, executing his responsibilities in the governance, decision making and ensuring the fairness and effectiveness on all fundamental matters within the VeChainThor ecosystem.

“I am honored to become the interim Steering Committee member of the VeChain Foundation. This committee has vast professional talents. As we are entering the next round of election, I look forward to working with all these members, and am personally dedicated in bridging more resources with the VeChain Foundation to achieve both ecosystem and business success in the long run.” Antonio commented.

To achieve our mission and vision, VeChain has worked and enlisted the help and partnership of trust leaders worldwide, including but not limited to Deloitte, DNV, PwC, Grant Thornton and more.

With Antonio Senatore on board, the VeChain Foundation and VeChainThor blockchain gains a valuable and credible leader, bringing a positive effect to the credibility of not just VeChain, but the entire blockchain world. With the assistance and support from these leaders, VeChain has grown to be the leading provider of trust, driven by the trustless and immutable nature of public blockchain technology, and ultimately culminating towards establishing a robust ecosystem where trust is synonymous with VeChain.