Tom Plunkett is a Consulting Solutions Director with Oracle Public Sector. He is the author of a book related to Blockchain being published in 2019 and has written several other books. He is a frequent speaker at blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences. Previously, he practiced patent law for a law firm, and he is admitted to the Virginia State Bar and the Patent Bar. He has also taught computer science courses for Virginia Tech, including courses on Big Data, Cloud Computing, C++, Java, and Software Engineering. He has a B.A. and a J.D. from George Mason University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, and has taken graduate courses in Cyber Security and Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.