Our Team

Our team holds many years of experience in technology and business. Our founders are involved in our day-to-day operations and are listed below.

Karen Kilroy

Karen Kilroy, Kilroy Blockchain’s CEO, is a life-long technologist with heart. Living in Austin, Texas, she has invented several products including Kilroy Blockchain PaaSRiley, and Carnak. Karen believes that artificial intelligence doesn’t have to be scary and that technology can be proactively designed to be used for good. Karen’s background includes many years of working as an open source software engineer, which has prepared her for the new world of cognitive intelligence and immutable ledgers. Karen is a Certified IBM Foundation Blockchain Developer and a Certified Magento Front-End Developer.

Karen is also a professional dragon boat coach, and currently volunteers to coach the Wildcats at the Texas School of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Karen is an experienced public speaker and author, and lives in downtown Austin, Texas. She is Associate Director of the Austin Blockchain Collective, and co-host of the Blockchain Data Authenticity for Artificial Intelligence Meetup. Karen is also a co-host of the Austin Artificial Intelligence Tech Meetup.

Karen Kilroy

Karen Kilroy at the IBM Watson Build awards in New York City, photo: Daphne Youree

Deepak Bhatta

Deepak Bhatta at the RegTech MENA conference in 2017, where he was a speaker

Deepak Bhatta

A Certified IBM Foundation Blockchain Developer, Deepak Bhatta is an award-winning, hands-on technology leader with more than 10 years in open source software development. Deepak had worked with Karen for many years on ecommerce projects, and since Kilroy Blockchain was founded in 2016, he has been the lead developer and Chief Technology Officer for Kilroy Blockchain. His main focus is on turning ideas into reality by managing our development team and leading our research and development efforts in blockchain and AI.

Deepak was a presenter on blockchain at the RegTech MENA Conference in Dubai in April, 2017 and the Conclave 2019 conference in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Lynn Riley

Lynn Riley is a technologist with a background at Motorola, Apple and Cort Business Services. A graduate of MIT in chemical engineering, she brings her skills to Kilroy Blockchain as Chief Information Officer and also manages all of Kilroy Blockchain’s partnerships.

Lynn is a co-host and frequent speaker at the Artificial Intelligence Tech Meetup and is a member of the Blockchain Data Authenticity for Artificial Intelligence Meetup, and Austin Blockchain Collective Community Meetup.

Lynn Riley

Lynn Riley resides in Austin, Texas and runs the monthly Artificial Intelligence Tech Meetup at Capital Factory.

Kara Williams

Deepak Bhatta at the RegTech MENA conference in 2017, where he was a speaker

Kara Williams

Kara Williams came to Kilroy Blockchain from Chase Bank. A graduate of Kent State University with a background in finance and business, Kara helps to consult with our customers on how their use case can be applied to blockchain. Kara architected our escrow blockchain application and is in charge of demonstrations and training. As COO, she is in charge of our day-to-day operations. Kara resides in Denver, Colorado.