Meet Our Executive Team

Team member
Michael Reh
Dynamic leadership career with more than 25 years’ experience and proven track record in the software industry. Respected as a hands-on leader, with deep understanding of technology and a strong desire for superior user experience.

Previously the Executive Vice President, CEO Designate and Member of the Board of EdgeVerve Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Infosys Ltd. Overseeing the Finacle and Edge Suite portfolio of products and high value services and leading the Finacle business as Global Head of Finacle. Responsible for a global staff of 6000 employees. Created and implemented a sustainable growth strategy for Finacle, focusing on the digital transformation of banking leveraging disrupting technologies such as Blockchain and Big Data.

Team member
Reinier van der Drift
Founded 6 companies since 1994 of which the majority of them had lift-off, a multi-million dollar revenue with various exit scenario's. Reinier’s drive is to build a safe and user-friendly digital future. His focus areas are;
- ICT Security, software development
- Strong Authentication (specialty biometrics)
- Enterprise & Government

Reinier is also the co-inventor of several patents on strong authentication. He is a thought leader and public advocate for the continued development of strong authentication technologies. As a public representative of the industry, you can often find Reinier participating in the media and open forums.

Our Advisors

Team member
Karl Hoods
Strategic Advisor
As a successful technology and digital leader Karl has significant transformation experience across public, private and third sectors with a strong focus on innovation, delivery and achieving results.

He started his career as a developer working for a pioneering digital sports media company building online games and a race management system, pushing the boundaries of what was possible at the time and has gone on to apply a disruptive innovation approach across all roles he's held. Whilst at Save the Children he investigated the use of blockchain solutions in the humanitarian space and how it could be used to both make operations more effective and efficient but also make an impact to wider society.

As a regular speaker on topics covering subjects including digital strategy, cloud, IoT and blockchain he has presented at events globally and is a regular in the UK CIO Magazine's top 100 UK CIO's.

Team member
Vishal Sikka
Strategic Advisor
Vishal is a computer scientist, technologist, entrepreneur and executive, with a storied career in Silicon Valley and beyond. During his PhD at Stanford University, Vishal had the opportunity to work with some of the pioneers in AI including John McCarthy and Marvin Minsky.

Vishal has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to key technology innovations. He founded two innovative technology companies and led them to successful exits. Vishal then joined SAP to head up the advanced technology group responsible for strategic innovative projects. He spent 12-years at SAP eventually rising to be named as their first-ever CTO and he was appointed to the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board of SAP AG, leading all SAP products and innovation globally.

He is known as the father of in-memory computing breakthrough SAP HANA.

Team member
Richard Kastelein
Strategic Advisor
Founder of industry publication Blockchain News (acquired in 2017), partner at ICO services collective CryptoAssets Design Group, director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) - Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher & entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of a dozen Blockchain startups (ICOs) & has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology at Blockchain News & has also published on ICOs in Harvard Business Review & Venturebeat.

Kastelein holds and honourary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor at Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software & Technology (Blockchain Faculty) in China.

A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur & adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing & more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.