Interview with Regine Haschka Helmer, Iota Foundation Advisor
The full article was originally published by Daniel De Michele on IOTA Hispano. Read the full article here.
Regine has been part of the Iota Foundation since April 2017, always linked to digital transformation and his application in real world. She was part of big communication companies and as such is very experienced in management. Let’s get to know a little more about her work and her objectives as advisor of the IOTA Foundation.
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Tell us about your background.
Already during my school days, I started to use and explore digital technologies and their opportunities. Friends and I formed a band where we used synthesizers and digital production methods to compose and record music. Since then I have been enthusiastic about digital technology and its influence on companies and our society.
In the 90ies I´ve started my career at I-D Media AG, one of the fastest growing digital agencies in Europe as the COO. I was the youngest woman in the managing board of a German public listed company. During this time, I´ve managed the company´s IPO and was responsible for setup and managing international subsidiaries (London, Vienna) I´ve started an Incubator for digital innovation where we´ve developed innovative Software Solutions and one of the first Social Media Platforms, like Cycosmos.com, Wer-weiss-was.de and the first virtual popstar E-Cyas.
In 2010 I´ve founded Seedlab GmbH in Berlin, a consulting company focusing in advising and consulting large companies in digital transformation processes and development of new innovative business models and products. We build innovation departments or incubators and supports companies. Besides Seedlab GmbH I am currently a lecturer at the HWZ in Zürich and an author for digital magazines.
When/where you had the first approach to the IOTA Foundation?
I´ve met Dominik Schiener, Co-founder of IOTA in December 2016 at an event in Berlin. I was very impressed by the strong vision he had about IOTA and the impact of DLT technology for the Internet of things and the machine economy. I was excited about the opportunities which are lying ahead and wanted to support the adoption and realization of this vision in the Corporate world and industry.
What did you know about DLT and Cryptocurrencies before Iota Foundation?
I knew about Blockchain technology, Smart Contracts, but also about the limitations of this protocol for IoT. I was working on some Blockchain PoC´s for my customers.
IOTA was new, but I was immediately convinced, that IOTA is the better solution to realize the IoT vision. IOTA is the next generation “Blockchain” with all the advantages and without the limitations.