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Bringing the benefits of Blockchain to business

About us

BTP was founded with the singular aim of bringing the benefits of blockchain to business; radically simplifying its adoption by ensuring that developers focus on application development, not blockchain infrastructure.

To achieve this BTP created Sextant - a blockchain management platform that radically simplifies the development, deployment and ongoing management of blockchain-based applications.

Meet our team

BTP’s team has an exceptional track record in open source, operations and cloud. The team is bound together by the belief that adopting open source and open standards is essential for the commercial adoption of blockchain technologies.

BTP is a member of the Linux Foundation and an active participant in both the Hyperledger and CNCF open source ecosystems. BTP is headquartered in Edinburgh with offices in London and New York.

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Duncan Johnston-Watt Chief Executive Officer

Duncan is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer with thirty years experience in the software industry.

He founded Cloudsoft Corporation, creator of the Apache Brooklyn open source project, serving as its CEO for nine years. Previously he was founder & CTO of Enigmatec Corporation which was sold to iWave and subsequently acquired by EMC.

Prior to this he had a number of fintech roles. At Instinet 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.

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Kevin O'Donnell Chief Strategy Officer

Kevin is co-founder of the devops platform Chill Code. He served as VP Infrastructure & Operations at JP Morgan from September 2012 until July 2016. Prior to this he served as VP Operations, Video Analytics at Nielsen following its acquisition of Glance Guide in March 2010 where he was VP Operations from December 2007.

Kevin has worked with Duncan at both Instinet Corporation where he was Director, Global Fixed Income Engineering and Enigmatec Corporation Limited where he served as VP, Product Management for four years.

Kevin has over 20 years experience delivering large-scale production systems, much of it gained on Wall Street, focusing on automation and operations. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.

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Oliver Johnston-Watt Marketing Director

Oliver is London-based and joined BTP’s founding team after stints at growth invest firm Hambro Perks and, a realtime data delivery platform provider.

Prior to this, Oliver was based full-time in Moscow, Russia where he was an editorial intern for The Moscow Times.

Oliver holds a BA in Ancient and Modern History from the University of Oxford where he was a member of Somerville College.

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Paul Sitoh Principal Engineer

Paul Sitoh has over 25 years software development experience ranging from mobile and cloud to complex enterprise systems.

Prior to BTP Paul was Head of Blockchain at Elemental Concept and Aladdin Healthcare Technologies where he led the delivery of blockchain projects in finance and healthcare. Prior to this he was a blockchain SME at IBM.

Paul is a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET). He holds a MSc in Information Systems from the University of Durham and a BEng from Newcastle University.

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Meet our advisors

BTP is in the process of creating an advisory board which will be led by Hugh Sutherland who has been a staunch supporter from Day 1, advising Duncan and the team and leading BTP's angel funding round.

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Hugh Sutherland Co-founder & Investor

Originally from Glasgow, Hugh is Singapore-based, with many years of business development, sales management and executive leadership across Asia Pacific.

Prior to Singapore, Hugh lived in Hong Kong and Australia. He has built the Asia Pacific operations for a number of companies, including BMC Software, and FileNet, and is the founder of two other companies.

Hugh is an active investor in emerging technology companies, holds British and Australian citizenship, and is a graduate of Strathclyde University.

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