Keerthi is a Technologist at Digital Catapult, UK’s premier innovation lab. Keerthi has been pioneering the use of blockchain and self-sovereign identity (SSI) technology in the nuclear and aviation sectors. He provides technical expertise to SMEs and UK businesses to help them adopt and exploit advanced technologies to solve real-world problems. He is a committee member of BSI and ISO and contributes to the standardisation DLT/blockchain and decentralised identity technologies. He is also an industry associate at UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. Keerthi completed his PhD in Software Engineering (Privacy & Security) and has over 20 years of experience in IT industry.