Heather is Co-founder and CEO of Indicio, the market leader in developing open source Trusted Digital Ecosystems to verify and exchange high-value information. During her tenure, she has driven the company’s growth strategy, playing an instrumental role in expanding Indicio’s customer base and product roadmap, which includes launching Proven™, a complete, verifiable credential solution that makes it easy and cost-effective for companies and organizations to implement and scale open-source decentralized identity.
Under Heather’s leadership, Indicio has rapidly grown into the leading developer of decentralized identity solutions for global clients. Working with SITA, the leading provider of IT to the air transport sector, and the government of Aruba, Indicio developed an award-winning solution for travelers to share health data in a tamper proof, fraud-resistant privacy-preserving way. The resulting code was donated to Linux Foundation Public Health as Cardea, an open source solution for sharing health data. Indicio is now working with SITA to use the same technology to enable seamless travel through a Digital Travel Credential.
The decentralized identity technology built by Indicio solves the challenge of verifying data without having to check in with the source of that data or rely on a third party to store and check the data. This leads to a Trusted Digital Ecosystem where all parties can verify each other and the data they share, eliminating fraud, and doing so in a way that allows consent, provides privacy, and facilitates zero trust security. Indicio has built and is building Trusted Digital Ecosystems for a growing list of global clients in finance, healthcare, IoT, logistics, and the public sector.
Heather has built a company of the brightest minds in decentralized identity, each committed to delivering superlative engineering and customer service. Indicio’s team culture is internally collaborative so that the company can provide 360 degrees of contextualized client support — from business development to governance to marketing in addition to engineering. This holistic approach is the key to unlocking our clients’ successes.
Prior to Indicio, Heather led the Sovrin Foundation through its most significant period of growth, and she led research teams at KPMG and at telecommunications firm Neustar. Heather has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and an MSC from Columbia; she earned her BA from Willamette. She served as chair of the National Press Foundation board of directors and as chair of the Congressional Correspondents Association.