Chris Were – Co-Founder, CEO. Chris is an Australian based technology entrepreneur who has spent more than 20 years devoted to developing innovative software solutions. He has applied his technology skills across finance, media and healthcare industries.
Chris strongly believes that empowering individuals to control their digital identity and personal data will create a more equitable world, while also unlocking significant opportunities to innovate in user centric business models.
Starting in 2018, Chris led the technical research and development of the Verida protocol; a decentralised, self-sovereign data network. He continues to shape the technical architecture and direction of Verida as it continues to drive the necessary innovation required for mass adoption of self sovereign technologies.