United Kingdom

Duncan Johnston-Watt

CEO & Co-founder, Blockchain Technology Partners

Duncan is a regular keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur and technology pioneer with over 30 years experience in the software industry. His latest venture is Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP), a leading enterprise blockchain company whose partners include Digital Asset, creators of the open source Daml smart contract language, and US cybersecurity start-up Taekion. Prior to this he founded Cloudsoft Corporation, creator of the Apache Brooklyn open source project, serving as its CEO for 9 years. Duncan was also Founder and CTO of autonomic computing pioneer Enigmatec Corporation which was sold to iWave and subsequently acquired by EMC.

Earlier in his career Duncan held a number of fintech roles culminating at Reuters Instinet where he led the delivery of their Fixed Income brokerage platform. In recognition of this work pioneering the use of Java enterprise technologies in Financial Services, he was nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award. Duncan holds an MSc in Computation from Oxford University where he was a graduate student at Balliol College.