Penrhyn International Looks at the Disruptive Potential of Blockchain Technology and What it Means for Business

LONDON, August 8, 2017 — Global executive search network Penrhyn International’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Group today publishes its latest paper “Blockchain, disruption and changing talent needs” which explains how the application of blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt business models across many industries.

There is growing awareness of the potentially transformative power of the blockchain, a digital database that stores, manages and transmits a growing list of records known as blocks.

Blockchain technology is set to create new opportunities and reshape business models in a similar way that social media and technology have transformed and disrupted industries and changed the way we interact with the world by bringing us smartphones and companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google.

Yanouk Poirier (TMT Group Chair) comments: “Businesses should be preparing for blockchain technology now and ensuring they have leaders in place with the capability to harness the wealth of opportunities offered by this fast-developing new reality.”

Authored by TMT Group’s Yanouk Poirier and Michael Zinn, the article also includes a Q&A with security, technology and business strategy expert Gilbert Verdian, who discusses with TMT Group member David Goldstone the transformative power of the blockchain on the banking sector in particular.

For a copy of the article, go here (PDF on

About Penrhyn’s TMT Group

Penrhyn’s distinctive client approach, tailored to meet increasingly complex talent requirements, goes well beyond traditional search and recruitment methods. Our knowledge of the TMT marketplace and the real-time information we provide to clients cannot be found elsewhere.

Our dedicated TMT specialists are some of the world’s most experienced search experts in the field. They understand the need for senior leaders with the ability to drive innovation, create sustainable growth and adapt to rapid and constant change.

Penrhyn’s TMT team have successfully recruited dynamic leaders for large public and private companies within the three verticals globally, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, other board members and non-executive directors.

For further details contact TMT Chair, Yanouk Poirier: / (514) 864 5459

About Penrhyn International

Penrhyn International is a leading global network of retained executive search firms, with offices in over 45 major economic centres worldwide.

We provide our clients with bespoke solutions to identify world-class talent. Comprising high quality independent firms with strong identities within their local marketplaces, Penrhyn combines global reach and cross-border industry expertise to offer clients a truly international perspective to their executive resourcing requirements.

Founded in 1979, Penrhyn has a proven track record in leveraging the extensive insight, capabilities and resources of its international network to help clients achieve their goals.


Donal Watkin
Executive Director

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