Andrés Araya Falcone (Chile), EVP Santiago Stock Exchange. /



+30 years of experience in the stock market, from the year 2018 EVP, responsible for the commercial strategy, new business and markets of the Santiago Stock Exchange and CCLV Central Counterpart Chamber. Leader of the Blockchain initiative. Previously, CIO and responsible for the IT strategy for both institutions.

In this role, he works with stock brokers, mutual funds and securities market institutions, both domestic and foreign, supporting the development of the market and its mission-critical businesses, implementing mission-critical systems.

Awarded with the CIO prize of the year 2017 by CETIUC of the School of Engineering of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Other activities and memberships:

2008 – 2013 Leader Task Force Technological committee FIAB (Ibero-American Federation of Stock Exchanges);

2010 – to date, Professor of FINANCE at MTIG (Magister Information Technology and Management), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

2011 – 2016 Leader Technological committee MILA (Latin American Integrated Market);

2018 – to date, Member of the IBM Blockchain Board of Advisors;

Computer Engineer (UDP), Diploma in Financial Risk (UCHILE), Diploma in Advanced Financial Management (PUC), Magister MBA Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), IBM SSA IT For New Business Value (MIT Sloan School of Management)


BLOCKCHAIN, no more proof of concept.

For a long time, companies have carried out PoC (Proof of Concept) to experiment with this technology and determine cases of use in private networks or “permissioned blockchain”. The implementation of a Blockchain network is not an IT project, it is a transformation of the business model, roles and processes. You need a clear case and an ecosystem that supports it, with rules, standards and flexibility that consider legal and regulatory changes if necessary. In this conference we will review the first application in Latin America associated with Stock Exchanges in real production and the creation of a Technology Consortium for the development of Blockchain applications made up of the Santiago Stock Exchange, the Central Securities Depository and GTD Teleductos.

Discover in this conference how the Santiago Stock Exchange decreased one of its critical business processes from 4 days to 4 minutes.