Head of Blockchain, Identity and Privacy Unit

Alberto Crespo is currently Head of Blockchain Identity & Privacy Unit within Atos Research & Innovation, managing a multi-disciplinary information security research team which has been/is involved on several security-related national and European projects (IDENTICA, Segur@, Thofu, PICOS, SEMIRAMIS, MobiGuide, DAPHNE, MoveUS, PACT, PRIPARE, STORK, STORK 2.0, STRATEGIC, FutureID, FIDES, FIDES2, PIME, ABC4EU, SSEDIC, WITDOM, PRISMACLOUD, CREATE-IoT, LIGHTest, ARIES, LEPS, ESMO, SEAL, GRIDS, FENTEC, CREDENTIAL, INFINITECH, DataVaults, BD4OPEM, PAPAYA and Digital Europe For All). He has several years of professional experience in physical and information security projects across Europe which encompass, among others, trust and privacy applied to complex Identity and Access Management projects, credential and access control systems development and analysis (including identity verification solutions based on biometrics applied as well to border control) and consultancy in international standards for the issuance and cross-border use of secure travel and identity documents. He holds a Degree in Computer Science Engineering (Cp.E.) at the Universidad Pontificia of Salamanca in Madrid with Specialisation Profile in Financial Computing and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (among other bicultural qualifications).