Electronics Division Webinar

  • 11/5/2019 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST
  • Event Type : Webinar
    Event Code : N/A


Understanding Blockchain Technology for Trusted Microelectronics Supply Chain Applications


To register for this free webinar, please contact Kabir Brown at kbrown@NDIA.org.

*Please note: This webinar was rescheduled from October 22 to November 5. We apologize for any inconvenience. Also, this event is closed to the press.


Nikhil Shenoy
Co-Founder & CEO of Colvin Run Networks
Leesburg, Virginia


Blockchain technology is neither new nor a panacea. However, understanding how to use blockchain and where it applies has never been more important as the hype gives way to practical applications. In this presentation, Nikhil Shenoy, CEO of Colvin Run Networks, will share a real-world guide to blockchain technology as it applies to DoD’s Trusted Microelectronics manufacturing applications. Nikhil will cover his approach to creating collaborative yet highly secure ecosystems that selectively share data across legacy systems to create new levels of interoperability, visibility, efficiency, and security while leveraging existing investments and infrastructure.

The webinar will address:

  • What Blockchain is, and what it is not – separate the Bitcoin use case from the underlying technology.
  • Who needs to be involved in creating a viable stakeholder ecosystem – and what needs to be true for a blockchain solution.
  • Where Blockchain can be applied, and where it is superfluous.
  • Why Blockchain matters to the DoD Trusted Microelectronics Supply Chain and its participating stakeholders.
  • How Blockchain can expand the DoD Microelectronics Supply Base over time."

About the Speaker

Nikhil Shenoy is Co-Founder & CEO of Colvin Run Networks, headquartered in Leesburg, Virginia. Colvin Run builds assurance and analytics solutions using the latest in open-source and commercial technologies, including data engineering, visualization, predictive analytics & machine learning, and distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain-based systems. It was founded with support from Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), with customers in defense, education, and social media.

Nikhil began his career at Goldman Sachs in credit & equity derivatives, then led data-driven finance and marketing initiatives for the Swiffer & Mr. Clean brands at Procter & Gamble. He then oversaw the design & development of a workplace IoT platform from an idea to deployment in 500+ global locations for Kastle Systems, a leading national managed security technology company. Nikhil is a past Chairman of the Government Blockchain Association’s Supply Chain Group, and is leading the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Technology Committee’s Blockchain Vector. Nikhil holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

About the NDIA Electronics Division

This webinar is hosted by the Trust and Assurance committee of the Division. The mission of the Electronics Division is to lead the evaluation of current and future challenges, and to develop proposed solutions to address such, for the U.S. Government and industry to access and provide trusted and assured electronics. The committee examines the use of trust and assurance enabling technologies; product integrity and mission assurance; government guidance, policy and processes; and issues facing industry including technical, business, and legal challenges.

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