Bassam Zarkout is a technology executive with 25+ years of experience in technology (Canada, US, Europe), with focus on IoT, Information Governance (IG) and Data Governance. He held executive C-positions at RSD Switzerland for 8 years, namely CTO and CSO (Strategy) where he led the design and actual building of the company’s IG Platform. In 2016, Bassam founded IGnPower. That same year he joined the Industrial Internet Consortium where he works closely with his peers in the IoT industry (major IoT vendors) on ground breaking subjects such as the IT-OT convergence, Digital Transformation, IoT Trustworthiness, IoT Data Protection, and the roles of AI Distributed Ledgers (Blockchain) in IoT.