Alex Kaplan

Alex Kaplan

Partner and Global Leader, Digital Credentials


Alex leads IBM’s global work in digital credentials and is an executive in IBM’s blockchain and talent transformation organizations. His work focuses on the transition from physical to digital credentials, and the transition to a skills-based economy. The transition from physical to digital credentials will enable new and more efficient business processes in the areas of digital identity, health records, academic credentials, business licensure, vocational and professional licensure, etc. In addition, Alex is an expert in the transition to a skills-based economy and the creation of a learning and employment record infrastructure for the United States. He is the worldwide leader of the Learning Credential Network (LCN), a digital credentialing eco-system that enables a global skills platform. The LCN helps millions of people prove the value of skills they've earned through expanded education and career pathways and connects them with employment opportunities. Alex leads IBM’s work on the continuing development and go-to-market strategies for the IBM Digital Credentials platform. Alex is a serial intrapreneur inside IBM, having built 4 separate businesses. He is globally recognized as a thought leader in the areas of digital credentials, learning and employment records, the skills-based economy, and the enabling technologies of blockchain and artificial intelligence. He has presented on these topics at the White House, Harvard and Columbia Universities, and SXSW.

Monday, April 4, 2022

2:10 pm
2:50 pm

The “New” Competitive Edge: Skilling / Learning @ Work

Seaport Ballroom F, Level 2

Always Learning: Mapping and Tracking Skills on the Job