Mathieu Glaude is the Founder and CEO of Northern Block, a Canadian-based technology provider that facilitates digital transformation through self-sovereign identity (SSI) technologies, standards and principles. Mathieu has diversified experience with building and operating decentralized governance systems with distributed architectures (Government, SMEs, Large Private Sector). Led 40+ successful deployments. Mathieu is an active contributor to groups that set standards and compliance recommendations that shape decentralized identity in Canada and the rest of the world. These include the Trust Over IP Foundation (ToIP), Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and CIO Strategy Council of Canada. Mathieu hosts the SSI Orbit Podcast, a podcast that explores the ever growing ecosystems of digital identity alongside best in-class guests.