Jacoba Sieders is an independent digital identity expert. She held senior IAM and KYC positions for over 20 years at major banks in the Netherlands and then in Luxembourg at the European Investment Bank. She also lived and worked in New Delhi, India for ING Group. She is a member of various international expert groups and think tanks, was part of the SSI initiative of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition and was a member of the NEN/ISO technical working group. Jacoba was a member of the Advisory Council of ID-Next, the independent European think tank on identity, and of the Advisory Council for the EU ESSIF lab on SSI. She also sits on the Advisory Board of Sonic Bee, and works with Capitar Security. She has a master's degree in classical languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew) from Leiden University, but has retrained as an IT professional. She recently left the corporate world and now focuses on strategic consultancy assignments in addition to speaking engagements and giving master classes.