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Michele Nati (Dr.)
Lead Tech Analyst and Personal Data Lead
IOTA Foundation
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Meet our Speaker: Michele Nati (Dr.)

Dr. Michele Nati is Lead Tech Analyst and Personal Data Lead at IOTA Foundation. As Lead Tech Analyst he is responsible to drive innovation in Global Trade and Supply Chains, through adoption of DLTs. He is responsible of managing technical relations with partners, establish architecture of proof of concepts, managing governance of collaborations,  deriving best practices, inform standardisation activities, core technology development and contribute to identify new research opportunities.


As Personal Data Lead is working with the Business Development team to define IOTA strategy for innovation activities in the Personal Data realm.


Before joining IOTA Foundation, Michele worked as Lead Technologist for Digital Trust at Digital Catapult. He worked on a number of projects and initiatives to increase transparency and individuals control on how personal data are collected and shared. He championed the introduction of a standardized Personal Data Receipt and corresponding provisioning and management framework, to increase transparency, track personal data sharing transactions and provide General Data Protection Regulation compliance.


He also led the Digital Catapult research and development of blockchain and other decentralized technologies to achieve transparency and (democratic) trust, in particular in the creative industry and manufacturing sectors. As part of the EU H2020 Synchronicity project, he contributed to define the role of blockchain to create decentralized, interoperable and trusted data marketplaces for smart cities. For the EU H2020 Content Personalization Network he investigated the role of decentralized technologies to support more transparent use of personal data for better personalised news distribution.


Before joining Digital Catapult, Michele matured over 15 years of research and development in Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things, both in Academia and SMEs. He was Senior Research Fellow at ICS, University of Surrey, leading a number of European Projects on Internet of Things, on which he worked on privacy issues in mobile phone sensing and crowdsensing area.

eTalk: IOTA Tangle beyond Blockchain - IoT, Digital ID and the MyData opportunity

By Michele Nati (Dr.), Lead Tech Analyst and Personal Data Lead, IOTA Foundation, Norway

Michele speech will highlight the unique characteristics of the IOTA Tangle, a new Distributed Ledger Technology that well suits the needs for creating more innovation and data sharing around Internet of Things and Personal Data.

The talk will present ongoing initiatives, including the TangleID work, currently leveraging such features in the space of self-sovereign digital identities. We will provide real application scenarios and benefits of this innovative technology.

The talk will also highlight how the Digital Identity is just one of the building blocks, part of a larger ecosystem of innovation on personal data, which focuses on GDPR compliance and user-centric data management. IOTA Foundation initiatives and vision in the space of personal data will be presented while a call for action to join such innovation activities will conclude the talk.

  • What is the role of DLTs in personal data innovation

  • What makes IOTA different and what we achieved so far

  • What can we build together to drive more innovation around user-centric personal data

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