Marta Piekarska-Geater is the Director of Ecosystem for Hyperledger. Marta likes studying: she has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double Master from Computer Science and Informatics at Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology. Her undergrad Thesis was on Voice Encryption on Android Platform and grad work on GPU-aided Payload Delivery on Linux Kernel. Recently received PhD in User-Informed Design of Privacy Tools, while working for one of the hottest Silicon Valley startups, Blockstream, as their Security Architect. Previously, associated with Deutsche Telekom as the Lead Architect on the Future of Mobile Privacy, a collaboration with Mozilla and Deutsche Telekom improving Firefox OS. As a Post-doc, she also teaches and works at TU Berlin. Her technical interests are covered by what she does – user-informed privacy and security, applications of blockchain beyond cryptocurrency, and lock picking.