Sophia Lopez is a founder and COO of Kaleido. Sophia began working with blockchain in 2015 helping shape the community and developing new commercial approaches for the enterprise market. Prior to Kaleido, Sophia led the IBM Blockchain Platform product portfolio developing high-value offerings to help clients achieve better business outcomes through adoption of blockchain technology. Sophia has held various leadership positions in IBM as a Profit and Loss (P&L) Leader with responsibility for multi-billion dollar lines of business. Sophia has an engineering degree from Harvard University and an MBA from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She recently completed the Impact Center Women’s Executive Leadership Fellow Program. Sophia is an Adams Apprenticeship Advisor, and a coach & judge for startup initiatives such as Launch the Venture and Carolina Challenge programs sponsored by Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.