Irene Hernández Gracia

CEO & Founder, GATACA

Irene Hernández Gracia

Speaker Bio


Defined by Forbes as one of the 21 leaders of change in 2021, Irene is an entrepreneur, researcher, and business leader currently serving as CEO at GATACA. In addition to being an expert in blockchain-based enterprise solutions, she is a professor of Blockchain Applications at OBS and regularly speaks at international conferences.



While working at MIT's Media Lab, Irene started GATACA after conducting extensive research on decentralized architectures for identity and energy financing systems. Before MIT, Irene spent a decade advising U.S. and European Multinational Corporations on IT strategies and global product architecture.



She holds an MBA from MIT, a Master of Aeronautics from EOI, and a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering.