Core Team

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Yudi Xu
Founder, CEO & Chief IoT Architect
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Yudi Xu

Founder, CEO & Chief IoT Architect

Things Protocol is founded by Yudi Xu who is a young entrepreneur & IoT engineer, architect. He was the IT CTO advisor in Shell headquarter, experienced in IoT solution design and architecture. Yudi is also a featured speaker in IoT EXPO, guest lecturer of Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), young leader in Global business club.

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Alex Bausch
Cyber security & Business Development - Smart Grid
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Alex Bausch

Cyber security & Business Development - Smart Grid

Charismatic, energetic and results focused entrepreneur with broad experience in all aspects of international sales and business development. A dynamic achiever with an outstanding record of success in profitable sales and new business development. Analytical, lateral thinker with excellent negotiating and consultative selling skills.

A proven track record in building successful companies and scaling them globally. Firm believer in partner ecosystems which aim to inspire and spawn new innovations. Substantial people management and P & L responsibility.

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Toon Leijtens
Chief Blockchain Officer & Architect
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Toon Leijtens

Chief Blockchain Officer & Architect

Toon is an experienced technologist in bank financial risk management, blockchain, trading and software development. Former CTO of Komgo, the leading blockchain-based trading platform. Blockchain champion of ING Bank blockchain Lab, designed and developed blockchain (Ethereum) and distribtued ledger (Corda, Hyperledger) based solutions and applications that help the bank test business cases aganist the new technology.

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Adrian Scehura
Lead software developer
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Adrian Scehura

Lead software developer

Hardcore software developer

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Federico Fiorini
Embedded System Engineer
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Federico Fiorini

Embedded System Engineer

Master student in Embedded Systems with focus on Embedded Software and Networking, plus some knowledge on Electronics and Electric Powertrain solutions. Interested in graduate opportunities in the embedded software field, with particular interest in automotive and motorsport in general. During my Master's I took the opportunity to learn more about the Entrepreneurial and Business world, as I strongly believe that such knowledge is essential for an engineering career, and that it will help me during my personal career and development. I always try to improve my skills and broaden my knowledge, which is the main reason I decided to move to the Netherlands for my Master's and I joined Microsoft NL as an intern and previously worked as Software Engineer for the Formula Student Team Delft.

Advisors

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Dr. Slinger Jansen
Assitant professor of Software Ecosystem Lab in Utrecht University & Director of Utrecht Inc
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Dr. Slinger Jansen

Assitant professor of Software Ecosystem Lab in Utrecht University & Director of Utrecht Inc

Slinger Jansen is an assistant professor at the Department of Information and Computer Science at Utrecht University. He is one of the leading researchers in the domain of software ecosystems and co-founders of the International Conference on Software Business and International Workshop on Software Ecosystems. He is lead editor of the book “Software Ecosystems: Analyzing and Managing Business Networks in the Software Industry” and of several others. Besides his academic endeavors he actively supports new enterprises and sits on the boards of advisors of several start-ups.

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Richard Borsboom
CFO at Sandd
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Richard Borsboom

CFO at Sandd

Thorough knowledge of general, financial and business processes allows me to swiftly analyze, prioritize and act.

By building strong relationships and gaining trust I get people on board, also in times of complex decision making. I excel in providing structure to dynamic environments and enjoy working internationally.

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Dr. Skanda Vivek
Assistant Professor of Georgia Gwinnett College
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Dr. Skanda Vivek

Assistant Professor of Georgia Gwinnett College

Dr. Skanda Vivek obtained his Ph.D. from Emory University in 2016, working with Eric Weeks on the role of dimensionality in disordered materials. During his doctoral studies, Vivek published across top scientific journals including Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and PLOS One. In recognition of his scientific contributions, Vivek received the Jim and Ethel Montag Award which is awarded to a graduate student in physics for exceptional research accomplishments.

Vivek was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech working with Peter Yunker on applying physics concepts to unveil hidden collective risks in the event of a large scale hack of connected vehicles. Read his article article here

He shows strong interest in Things Protocol's solution to solve IoT device management challenges, and is advisoring Things Protocol in the field of complex system, connected device security.