Henry Kim is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, and is the Director for York University’s blockchain.lab. He is also the Co-Principal Investigator for a $525,000 project on Digital Currencies, a research collaboration bringing together academics, Bank of Canada, financial institutions, and startups to investigate blockchain, crpytocurrencies and web3, digital payments, and central bank digital currency (CBDC).
As one of the leading blockchain scholars in Canada, he has authored more than 30 publications on blockchain topics and over 70 overall. Prof. Kim is engaged in research projects with:
- Bank of Canada (on bitcoin adoption as well as CBDC)
- Stats Canada (on digital exclusion)
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (on electricity micro-grid)
- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (on food traceability)
- cryptocurrency Filecoin (on cryptocurrency and sustainability),
- cryptocurrency Aion (on AI-based consensus mechanism)
- Don Tapscott’s Blockchain Research Institute (on commercial insurance)
- and many others
He is the co-organizer for the Fields Institute Seminar Series on Blockchain and the 2020 & 2022 IEEE Conferences on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. He speaks and consults broadly on blockchain and other emerging technologies and digital transformation topics. He also served as Senior Research Fellow for several international startups. Prof. Kim has a PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto and a Master’s from University of Michigan.
Prof. Kim has received over $1 Million in research funding and has held multiple OCE (provincial), NSERC (federal), and MITACS (federal) grants. In addition, he has received numerous research awards from sources including IBM Canada, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, York University, BHP Steel, BT Telecom in the UK, and the Santa Fe Institute.
He is also a leading expert in the development of ontologies for enterprise modelling. He gained expertise conducting research on the Toronto Virtual Enterprise (TOVE) project, a world-renowned investigation into developing Artificial Intelligence based enterprise systems involving global partners like BHP Steel, Bombardier, and Oracle.
Prof. Kim is a committed educator to management students and managers, as well as blockchain enthusiasts and ontologists.