Nitin Gaur recently joined State Street DigitalSM as managing director of Digital Asset and Technology Design, with aspirations to transition part of the company’s financial market infrastructure and its clients to the new digital economy. In his previous role, Nitin, served as founder and director of IBM Digital Asset Labs – devising industry standards and use cases, and working towards making blockchain for enterprise a reality. Additionally, he also served as chief technology officer of IBM World Wire – a cross border payment solution utilizing digital assets. Nitin holds a Master of Science degree in management information systems and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Maryland. He was also appointed as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and has been recognized as Master Inventor with a rich patent portfolio.