Irene Hernandez

CEO, Gataca | Decentralized Digital Identity

Speaker Bio

Described by Forbes as one of the ‘21 leaders of change’, Irene Hernandez is an entrepreneur, sought-after speaker and educator, who has cemented her work in the cybersecurity world. As the founder and CEO of Gataca, she is defining a new decentralised identity architecture for the Internet, on a mission to combat identity fraud and safeguard online privacy.

Irene is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience advising multinational corporations on innovation & IT strategies, bringing an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing today’s digital world. Her research on decentralized 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.