Harm Jan Arendshorst

Harm Jan Arendshorst is the Chief Strategy Officer of Uqudo, Director of iLabs Technologies and Valuetrack Lead of People Flows with Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
His mission in life is to build a Trustworthy Internet of Everything for the wellbeing of People and Planet. For the last 25 years he has been working on Digital Identity and IoT Security Implementation, International Standards & Policy and Research & Innovation. 

He has worked more than 9 years at Verizon in leadership roles in Digital Identity, IoT Security and Digital Transformation and is currently working on global standardization of Digital Health Certificates, mobile driving license and digital identity wallets in collaboration with organisations like UL, RDW, ID2020 Good Health Pass and GCCN, Rotterdam The Hague Innovation Airport, Skyteam and many others. 

He is also a member of the new ETSI group to develop standardization framework for secure smartphone-based proximity tracing systems, helping to break COVID-19 transmission chains. He is top 30 winner of the world’s largest hackathons EUvsVirus with the OpenGate project to reopen the skies and save lives with touchless biometric travelling and biometric proof of quarantine while protecting privacy when sharing contact tracing, health status & future vaccine certificates across borders. 

He is an expert advisor to the European Commission and Parliament and has provided hands-on technical and policy advice to governments, private sector organizations from the Financial Services (on Open Banking / PSD2), Telecom (on GSMA Mobile Connect) and many other industries worldwide. 

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