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Edmund To

Edmund To is the chief technology officer of Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an independent, not-for-profit technology consortium for global trade. As CTO, Edmund oversees and manages the blockchain-enabled data infrastructure to accelerate the digital transformation of the shipping and trade industry as well as enable greater efficiencies and resilience of the global trade ecosystem. Prior to his role at GSBN, Edmund was a senior technical architect at ConsenSys, a blockchain engineering company, where he worked with central banks, financial institutions and corporates to solve real-world problems through blockchain technology. He began his career in finance with a focus on equity derivatives. Edmund holds a Master of Engineering in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.

December 2021

How blockchain can transform the global shipping sector

Blockchain promotes trust and can greatly cut transaction costs, writes Edmund To of GSBN. So why is the shipping industry still clinging to paper documents?