Alexander Herranz is the Head of Technology at Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem. He leads the Blockchain area in different projects of cascading finance (TRUBLO, TRUSTCHAIN) and some HORIZON projects. As a Blockchain expert he is also involved in different Web3 projects based on Tokenization, Smart Contracts, Crypto, DeFi & NFT. He also teaches Blockchain at University and different Business Schools.
Alastria is the hub between knowledge and innovation. The public-private blockchain platform for developing use cases for real world problems. Alastria is one of the world's largest public-permissioned multisector blockchain platforms, bringing together companies, academia, and public administration with a common purpose: the implementation of decentralized technology.
Paul Jackson is the Director of Digital Trust for the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Digital Credentials Program. He is leading several initiatives to enable the use of digital credentials across Canada and with trading partners, with particular focus on:
Before his work on digital credentials, Paul led the migration of more than a dozen federal departments to the Managed Web Service for Canada.ca, as part of the Web Renewal Initiative; development and maintenance of the Web Experience Toolkit, an open-source front-end framework for websites that is deployed across much of the Government of Canada; and co-authoring and supporting implementation of the Government of Canada web standards.
Petar Kochovski is an assistant professor and research associate at the University of Ljubljana, who holds a PhD degree in Computer Science, earned from the Institute of Computer Science and Technology at Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University. His research passions encompass blockchain technologies, Web3, and the assurance of reliability and trust within Edge-to-Cloud computing environments. He brings a wealth of experience as a software engineer, with a track record in designing and developing diverse software solutions. Furthermore, he has applied his expertise to a multitude of Horizon 2020 projects, including SWITCH, ENTICE, DECENTER, and ONTOCHAIN, and remains actively involved in ongoing Horizon Europe projects such as ExtremeXP and TRUSTCHAIN.