Blockchain: practices and perspectives
Almudena De La Mata
Director General, Blockchain Intelligence/Blockchain Law Institute
PhD Almudena is Chairwoman of Blockchain Intelligence. She is member of the professional board of the Foundation for Financial Innovation and Digital Economy and co-founder of Innovation for Change and Impact Hub. She is professor at IE University and has been selected Blockchain Expert at Los 100 de COTEC. Almudena has advised the Bundesbank and the European Commission and was Head of European Affairs at Banco de España. She hold several senior management positions at companies such as GE or Fortis Bank (Brussels). She has supported the growth and internationalization of more than 300 startups through different European acceleration programmes. Almudena has also been scientific researcher at the Max Planck Institute (Hamburg) and CEPS in Brussels where she directed the ECRI Institute. University professor since 2000 in several European universities such as Humboldt University Berlin (2001-2012), Hamburg University (2000-2010). Almudena holds a PhD from the University of Hamburg, Max-Planck-Institut, BA of Law and business law from ICADE, Business Executive by HEC, Certified Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance, University of Reading, NLP Coach Practitioner certificate of training.