Blockchain: Current State and Future Possibilities
Gary Farrar - Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, BKD
Gary leads BKD’s innovation program, oversees BKD’s real estate portfolio, and manages major firm wide initiatives, including the integration of acquisitions. Gary has over 40 years of experience in senior management roles, including five years as BKD’s Chief Information Officer. Prior to becoming Chief Information Officer, Gary provided technology consulting services to BKD clients. Before joining BKD, Gary was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for a major financial institution, managed a $60 million region for a Fortune 1000 corporation, and served in multiple IT leadership roles. Gary has provided consulting and project management training to many organizations, including Wal-Mart, Kraft, and Tyson Foods.
Gary holds B.S. and MBA degrees from Louisiana Tech University, is a graduate of the ABA Graduate School of Banking, holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute, and is certified in Prosci’s change management methodology and tools.
Gary and his wife, Carolyn, have three adult children and four grandchildren. Gary is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children who are in foster care.
Walmart – J Street Building
Satellite A & B Conference Room
2608 SE J Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
1 hour of CPE will be earned for attending