Burkhard	Blechschmidt

Burkhard Blechschmidt

Head of CIO Advisory, Cognizant

Burkhard leads Cognizant Consulting’s Digital Strategy Practice in Germany. He has worked over 20 years in management consulting, mainly helping Fortune 500 companies with their business/digital transformation programs. Since 2015, Burkhard has been focusing on Blockchain Innovation primarily in the manufacturing, consumer products, telco and logistics sectors with a specific focus on the digital twin on blockchain. He has recently worked on a proof of concept for a large global sports brand to improve the supply chain processes and customer experience using Blockchain technologies and on a Blockchain based platform for the logistics industy. Burkhard has authored multiple publications on digital transformation and Blockchain innovation, is a frequent speaker on these subjects and an expert advisor on Blockchain to the European Commission.