Member Comments

“Blockchain is a great example of an emerging technology that Canadians are playing a lead role in developing. This research partnership with the Blockchain Research Institute will give Canada a globally competitive advantage in the development of this transformative technology.”

Navdeep Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science & Economic Development, Government of Canada

Accenture and The Tapscott Group have a long history of successful collaboration. Being a founding member of the BRI underscores Accenture’s commitment to making blockchain real for clients, and we are pleased to be part of this important initiative.

Simon Whitehouse

Senior Managing Director, Global Blockchain Technologies Lead at Accenture

“Gowling WLG is honoured to be the first international law firm to support BRI’s landmark initiative and be among an innovative group of partners who are investigating the strategic application of blockchain technology. With this commitment to blockchain research and implementation, our message is simple: we’re with our clients, step by step, as they explore distributed ledger technology. We look forward to providing the advanced legal guidance clients will need as they navigate this largely uncharted territory and uncover new and more effective ways to do business.”

Peter Lukasiewicz

CEO, Gowling WLG Canada

“Blockchain technology has the potential to help Ontario build an innovation powerhouse and create economic opportunity. The new Institute, based in Ontario, will bring together the leading thinkers, researchers and entrepreneurs in the blockchain space – and we’re proud and enthusiastic to support it.”

Charles Sousa

Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario

 “This landmark partnership reinforces Toronto and Canada’s rising status as a platform for innovation and new technologies in North America. The City of Toronto is pleased to participate in this program as it clearly and definitively demonstrates Toronto’s leadership in global commerce – which will help strengthen our region’s overall economy and further extend our reach globally.”

Rob Meikle

Chief Information Officer, City of Toronto

We believe blockchain is a transformative technology for businesses. The Blockchain Research Institute with its brilliant team will deepen and enrich the knowledge about blockchain. We highly appreciate and fully support this effort and will contribute our deep expertise in business processes as the global leader in enterprise software.

Juergen Mueller

SAP Chief Innovation Officer

Don Tapscott has a long history of figuring out the next big thing and with his son Alex literally wrote the book on blockchain. We’re to happy to be support their new initiative and look forward to great things that will help Liberty Global for this next stage of the Internet.

Mike Fries

CEO Liberty Global

“We are delighted to join the Blockchain Research Institute program as part of our commitment to working with key industry participants to drive innovation in emerging technologies. Thomson Reuters has been collaborating on blockchain and distributed ledger initiatives and powerful proof-of-concepts for some time now. The opportunities these new technologies bring for our customers are really exciting. Joining the Toronto-based Blockchain Research Institute program has additional significance for us, given that Canada is not only our home, it is home to an emerging ecosystem of world-class technology talent and our recently-opened Toronto Technology Centre.”

Stewart Beaumont

CTO, Thomson Reuters

“TMX Group is proud to be a founding member of the Blockchain Research Institute program and to join other industry leaders in seeking out progressive, collaborative ways to deploy new technologies. We look to BRI as a powerful, inclusive enabler as we work to build our in-house expertise, increase our efficacy in serving our clients and elevate TMX’s role in modern capital markets.”

John Lee

Vice-President, Innovation and Enterprise Delivery, TMX

Blockchain has the potential to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges — from streamlining trade, to establishing trust in transactions, to tracing provenance for food safety. By working with top experts from around the world, we’ll be able to take full advantage of blockchain’s inherent strengths — an openly-governed, collaborative approach – to make global business more efficient and transparent for consumers.

Ross Mauri

General Manager, z Systems, IBM

We believe blockchain has far-reaching implications for our businesses and the energy industry and we’re delighted to partner with the Blockchain Research Institute to fully understand this new technology and its applications.

Iain Conn

Group Chief Executive Centrica plc