Shahid Saiyad is an Associate Partner at IBM New Zealand, specializing in digital strategy, interactive experience, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. Shahid is an expert practitioner in Lean Canvas and Business Case Visualisation as well as an IBM Design Thinking leader and Scrum Master. Previously based in China and India, he has worked in diverse teams and led several rapid high impact engagements for clients in a variety of industries across the Asia Pacific. Shahid’s focus on blockchain has involved an in-depth focus on optimization of clients’ complex business processes, and the development of innovative blockchain economic models and governance. He is the lead spokesperson on blockchain at IBM New Zealand and frequently speaks at industry events and conferences.