Daniel Du Seuil is the convenor of the European Self Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF) within the European Blockchain Partnership. This partnership of 30 EU Member States and supporting countries established a European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) to help deliver cross-border digital public services meeting high security and privacy standards.
Daniel is also the initiator and project leader of the National Belgian SSI project Blockchain on the Move. He is currently working as a project manager for digital transformation at Howest – Web3 Unit, and was the former blockchain programme manager for the Flemish government. He is a member of the EU Blockchain Observatory and co-initiator of the Belgian blockchain taskforce at Beltug and the new Blockchain4Belgium group. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielduseuil/
The European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) is a key initiative to develop a blockchain strategy. It includes with 29 countries: all EU Member States, Lichtenstein, and Norway. The partnership is helping to avoid fragmentation of the blockchain landscape by fostering close collaboration among countries. It offers a regulatory-conformant environment in full compliance with European Commission laws and with clear governance structures and models to help blockchain grow and flourish across Europe.
Described by Forbes as one of the ‘21 leaders of change’ in 2021, Irene Hernandez is an entrepreneur, sought-after speaker and educator, who has cemented her work in the world of cybersecurity and blockchain technologies. As the founder and CEO of GATACA, she is defining a new decentralised identity architecture for the internet, empowering individuals and businesses to take control of their data and safeguard their privacy.
Irene is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience advising multinational corporations on IT strategies, bringing an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing today’s digital world. Her research on decentralised identity technologies and self-regulated energy financing systems at MIT, where she earned an MBA, has earned her recognition as a thought leader in the industry.
Gataca is a cybersecurity company leader in decentralized identity management technology. Its mission is to develop highly secure digital identities that are privacy-preserving, user-friendly, and effortlessly integrated into existing systems. Since its inception at MIT in 2017, Gataca has developed a decentralized identity solution that streamlines the issuance, verification, and management of identity credentials in a simple, compliant, and secure manner, positioning itself as the most mature full-stack platform and interoperable infrastructure provider.
Isabell Claus is a serial tech entrepreneur, managing director of thinkers.ai, winner of the Europe State Award 2022, Innovator of the Year 2022 in Austria and Austrian Entrepreneur of the Year 2020.
From 2012 to 2018, she was a member of the leadership team at RadarCyberSecurity, the European market leader for continuous cybersecurity monitoring. During this time, the start-up transformed from nothing into one of the Top 100 fastest-growing companies in the EMEA region, receiving awards five years in a row from the Financial Times and Deloitte. After the team sold the venture, Isabell co-founded her second tech company thinkers.ai, which has built the first ‘find engine’ in the ‘search engine’ market.
Before her tech venture, Isabell worked at a stock exchange and Wellington Partners Venture Capital. She studied business and legal studies, and completed her doctorate in strategic finance, having studied at Vienna, Harvard, Dubai and Singapore Universities, and the London School of Economics. Isabell is also a university lecturer, author of many books and publications on cybersecurity and AI, and an active and leading figure in the global entrepreneur community.
The "find engine" in the "search engine" market.