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Looking forward, beyond Greenstream…

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“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis

It’s been more than a month since Greenstream suspended its operations & axed its staff including me. I was home visiting my family for festivities & the warmth and comfort of being with the loved ones helped me weather the storm.

My connection to Greenstream dates back to the summer of 2017. For many years, I was involved in technology consulting primarily helping Financial Institutions innovate and accelerate through automation & digital transformation programs. Those were the times when Enterprise Blockchain was starting to gain momentum and I was on the lookout for the right opportunity. I met one of the co-founders at a local Blockchain meetup, where I had been hanging out for a couple of months trying to conceptualize an enterprise use case beyond cryptocurrency.

Soon, I met the founding team and joined them as a consultant and a few months later, I was asked to step up and head the Product development. We built a small but great team, and we approached the industry carefully albeit slowly. We were in the process of redefining how Canada approached the Cannabis industry — tackling the compliance & regulatory challenges around Supply chain & Payments. Along the way, we made mistakes & learned from them. The markets weren’t favouring & there were many internal challenges limiting us from scaling & tackling the key issues. Long story short, our parent company closed off development of the Greenstream Network Platform.

Now that I am back to Canada and as I look back, I am thankful for my stint at Greenstream as it gave me the exposure & experience in the start-up Industry — a break from corporate life.

What’s next?

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. — Walt Disney

As we speak, I am marching ahead with a curious mind exploring new avenues & challenging opportunities. Meanwhile, collaborating with some amazing individuals & organizations in solving critical problems & achieve positive business outcomes by leveraging emerging technologies.

As the industry is progressing towards creating Value, Innovation will become a necessity rather than an operational luxury. We will start thinking about what technology can do to increase ROI and generate value. And I believe, 2019 will be the year where we see maturity towards Enterprise implementation of emerging technologies — a year which focuses on the crux and less on the noise.

Looking forward to an amazing year filled with opportunities, growth, prosperity & love. Cheers

 


 

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