Carlos Arena is the Director for Digital Assets Sales at Google Cloud. Carlos leads the business development and strategy for the recently created Digital Assets team and the blockchain ecosystem.  Formerly, Carlos was the Global Head of Banking Sales at R3, where he was responsible for the deployment of enterprise blockchain applications on Corda for regulated financial institutions.  His responsibilities included widening the ecosystem of users, developers and partners of the Corda platform. Before R3, Carlos worked at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in their FX and Interest Rate derivatives desks. Carlos holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and represented Mexico in swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.