Senior US Regulator David Blaszkowsky Joins Canadian Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) Advisory Board

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Vancouver-based Canadian Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) has just announced it has secured David Blaszkowsky as a governance and US regulatory advisor to the Company to assist BIG in developing and establishing data policies, governance structures and processes, compliance frameworks, and metrics.

Most recently, Blaszkowsky was a Senior Vice President at State Street Corporation, where he founded and was Head of Enterprise Data Governance.

Previously, he was a Senior Policy Advisor with the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.

Lance Morginn, CEO of BIG stated:

“Mr. Blaszkowsky brings the combination of regulatory compliance and enforcement, government policy, and an understanding of Blockchain technology which makes him a natural fit. His experience with State Street, U.S. Treasury, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will greatly assist BIG’s movement toward becoming the recognized standard in Fintech.”

Blaszkowsky is a senior financial services executive, strategist, and thought-leader with thirty years experience as a consultant, corporate manager, senior US regulator, and banker around data and analytics and their governance, management, strategy, analysis, standardization, and use for business growth, risk management, and regulatory compliance and enforcement.

He has established, nurtured, and promoted multiple new financial and regulatory technologies including semantics (XBRL and FIBO),  data standards (including the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), governance techniques, and Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT).

David was responsible, as the Director of the Office of Interactive Disclosure at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, for the transformation of US financial reporting by the use of XBRL in public company, investment fund, and other financial reports, and went on there and at the US Treasury Office of Financial Research to expand the consideration and use of new standards and technologies (including smart contracts and Blockchain) for the improvement of bank and financial systemic stability.

David Started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, studied economics and the University of Chicago, and received his MBA at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of industry leading online publication, Blockchain News and co-founder and director at Blockchain Partners in London/Amsterdam/NYC. Kastelein is also an advisor with a number Blockchain startups doing ICOs including Humaniq.co where hs is interim CMO, DECENT.ch, Inchain, Chronobank, eGaas and others. He is regarded as one of the top journalists by the Blockchain and fintech communities – as is evident by his entry in the Top 150 Fintech journalists online and in the top 10 of the Blockchain Top 100 List.

As a prominent keynote presenter, he has spoken on Blockchain at events in Gdansk, Amsterdam, Minsk, Dubai, Antwerp, Eindhoven, Bucharest, Nairobi, Tel Aviv, Manchester, Brussels, Barcelona etc, where he helped spread the cause for Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and, consequently, has built a notable network in the scene.

He’s also a director of a Dutch foundation called The Hackitarians and has run innovation events in London, San Francisco, Berlin, Amsterdam and other cities around the world on topics such Blockchain, Health, Energy, Internet of Things, AI etc.

In 2013, the European Commission appointed him as an expert for overseeing financing for emerging startups as a part of the European Commission’s 90 billion euro Horizon 2020 project, created in Brussels to promote innovation as a driving force of job creation and business ventures across Europe. He has also worked as an external expert for Innovate UK since 2012, judging startups for the UK government.

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