The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Louis de Bruin

Blockchain Thought Leader Europe, IBM Global Business Services

Blockchain Thought Leader Europe, IBM Global Business Services

Louis de Bruin


Louis de Bruin is Blockchain Leader for IBM Global Business Services in Europe. Louis is driving many IBM Blockchain programs where IBM works with companies that are world leaders in their industry to install inherent trust and dramatically improve transparency in the ecosystem in which they operate. One of these programs is Global Trade Digitization, aimed to reduce the flow of physical documentation accompanying goods and the time required to clear goods from source to destination. He leads a number of Blockchain development projects and is also closely working with the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric effort, an open source technology used by IBM to develop many enterprise grade Blockchains. He has been appointed to the Strategic Adivsory Board of the Centre for Resilience Engineering of the four collaborating Technical Universities in the Netherlands. In this capacity he advises companies on the use of Blockchain in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals and the Critical Infrastucture Protection Forum.


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  1. Aug 10

    Brussels Briefing 55: "The opportunities of blockchain for agriculture"

    The Brussels Briefing 55, on "The opportunities of blockchain for agriculture", discussed and provided an overview of the opportunities and challenges in adopting the blockchain technology in agriculture and the agrifood industry and some of the best practices and successful applications of the blockchain technology of interest to ACP countries. CTA organises…