Henry M. Kim

MEng (Michigan); BASc, PhD (Toronto)
Associate Professor of Decision Technologies
Schulich School of Business, York University
Toronto, Ontario Canada

hmkim@yorku.ca | (416) 882-8748

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Henry Kim is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, and is the Director for blockchain.lab at Schulich. As one of the leading blockchain scholars in Canada, he has authored more than 20 publications on blockchain topics and over 60 overall. Prof. Kim is engaged in blockchain research projects with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (on electricity micro-grid), the Canadian blockchain startup Aion (on AI-based consensus mechanism), Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (on food traceability), 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 IEEE Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, and speaks and consults broadly on Digital Transformation. He also serves as a Senior Research Fellow for two start-ups: Novera, a Canadian decentralized finance enabler, and Insolar, a Swiss blockchain platform provider. Prof. Kim has a PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto and a Master’s from University of Michigan.

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.

Before and while completing his dissertation on Ontologies for Quality Management, Prof. Kim worked in Canada for Hewlett Packard, as well as in Silicon Valley for a startup software services firm that is now part of JDA Software. After receiving his PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto, he joined the faculty at Schulich in 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor of Decision Technologies there, and has taught MBA, undergraduate, and executive courses in Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Complex Adaptive Systems.

Prof. Kim has received over $600,000 in external research funding and currently holds multiple Ontario Centres of Excellence Research 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 has authored over 60 refereed publications in journals such as the Communications of the ACM, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, and Information Technology and Management. He sits on the Editorial Boards of INFORMS Service Science, International Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems, and Frontiers of Blockchain. Prof. Kim has been involved in consulting and professional services engagements with clients as varied as Don Tapscott's Blockchain Research Institute, Town of Markham, China National Tobacco Company, George Brown College, Certified General Accounts of Ontario, Environics Research, and the Bank of Montreal.

Prof. Kim is a committed educator to management students and managers, as well as blockchain enthusiasts and ontologists.