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Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative [ MOBI ]Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative [ MOBI ]
Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)
Formed in May 2018, MOBI is a global consortium of forward thinking vehicle manufacturers and consumer facing mobility providers creating the operating system of the ‘matter net’, promoting standards and accelerating adoption of blockchain, distributed ledger, and related technologies for the benefit of industry, consumers, and communities.
BMW, Ford, Renault and General Motors are among the automotive partners in the initiative, accounting for over 70 percent of global vehicle production. Founding members also include IBM, Bosch and Blockchain at Berkeley (University).
CHRIS BALLINGER – CEO
Chris Ballinger is former Chief Financial Officer and Director of Mobility Services for the Toyota Research Institute. He joined TRI in April 2017 following 14 years at Toyota Financial Services (TFS), where he served in a global leadership role as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Officer of Strategic Innovation, helping guide global TFS strategy to address future market trends and business model requirements. Prior to joining Toyota, Ballinger’s career stops included Providian Financial as Assistant Treasurer, Bank of America as Senior Vice President of Treasury, and Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President Reagan.
Alongside Chris Ballinger, MOBI has an impressive board of advisors that include key influencers within the blockchain industry.