On a mission for decentralized identity & bit-heat confidential cloud. Decentralization visionary. Passion for information security since turn of millennium. Business-driven yet tech-savvy – IT guy at heart, businessman by education. European Business School (EBS) diplomas & doctorate, James Madison University (JMU) computer science bachelor’s degree. Since 2013 CIO of esatus AG. Board member of TeleTrusT – IT Security Association Germany, ToIP Steering Committee member and Sovrin Foundation Trustee. Retro computing and digital culture enthusiast. esatus is a German digital transformation company with strong Decentralized Identity (DCI) footprint. DCI high-impact references include ID Wallet of the German Federal Chancellery, IDunion and EWC. Sovrin Founding Steward, cheqd node operator, founding member of OpenWallet Foundation (OWF), Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation, member of DIDAS, DIF, and MyData. MyData Operator status for esatus DCI enterprise suite “SOWL”.