Dr. R. Tyler Smith is a globally recognized expert in the application of blockchain technology. He recently resigned as the Head of Blockchain for the natural resource company BHP Billiton. While there he planned, built and put into production the world's first supply chain platform based on a blockchain for a major enterprise. His current role is Director of Energy for ConsenSys, the global leader in blockchain focused software development. Tyler works with Oil and Gas companies to explore and develop blockchain solutions which are transformational to the business. These include applications across supply chain, corporate-wide security/identity, capital project risk management, new financial instruments and contract negotiation with automated execution. Tyler has a PhD in Geophysics from Rice University where he focused his research on the history of the Antarctica Peninsula Ice Sheet. In conjuction with this work he received a US congressional medal for the 3 field seasons spent in Antarctica. His early career was spent finding oil and gas all around the world as an exploration geophysicist. His passion is to transform the energy and mining industries to be more sustainable, transparent and productive.