Katryna Dow is the founder and CEO of Meeco; a personal data platform that enables people to securely exchange data with the people and organisations they trust. Katryna has been pioneering personal data rights since 2002, when she envisioned a time when personal sovereignty, identity and contextual privacy would be as important as being connected. Now distributed ledger, personal clouds, mobile technology, AI, Internet-of-Things and regulation such as the GDPR and Open Banking have converged to make Meeco both possible and necessary.
She is the co-author of the blockchain identity paper ‘Immutable Me’ and co-author/co-architect of Meeco’s distributed ledger solution and technical White Paper on Zero Knowledge Proofs for Access, Control, Delegation and Consent of Identity and Personal Data. Katryna speaks globally on digital rights, privacy and data innovation.
She is a founding member of The Council of Extended Intelligence (CXI), a joint initiative between the IEEE Standards Association and MIT Media Lab. CXI was created to proliferate the ideals of responsible participant design, data agency and metrics of economic prosperity prioritizing people and the planet over profit and productivity.
In addition Katryna currently serves on two IEEE standards working groups; Co-Chair for the Personal Data and Privacy Committee, part of the Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems, and Chair for the new P7006 – Standard for Personal Data Artificial Intelligence (AI) Agent.
Prior to Meeco she founded and operated a strategy consulting practice. As a consultant, Katryna has extensive global experience in strategy to execution roles in start-ups to major corporate change and implementation and projects. Katryna has held leadership positions and delivered projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, United States and India. Her industry sector experience includes information technology, financial services, health services and human resources. Katryna currently splits her time between Australia and Europe, where Meeco has offices and development teams.