Anna Derbakova is a Principal Developer at the Integration Center of Excellence of BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina. Currently, Anna leads a team of developers in producing enterprise level security services for BlueCross and BlueShield. Previously, Anna was a Software Engineer on the IBM Blockchain team. She has made notable contributions to the Linux Foundation Hyperledger project and was responsible for the development and maintenance of the REST API, CLI, and Node.js SDK portions of the code. She holds a B.Sc. in Physics with Highest Honors, a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, as well as a M.Sc. in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Anna has a broad background in software engineering, robotics, and controller design. She has participated in robotics research projects at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, DOE Brookhaven National Laboratory, and UNC Chapel Hill. She has authored multiple publications in robotics as well as product specific industry publications at IBM.