Igor Mikhalev is a Business Technology & Innovation Strategy leader and a researcher with more than 15 years of experience in startup, academic, and state-of-the-art corporate and consulting environments. His focus is on helping clients deliver competitive advantage and business performance improvement through the application of state-of-the-art decentralized digital ecosystem strategies and the use of emerging technologies, specifically Blockchain-based.
Igor’s impactful projects include innovative DeFi protocols, CBDC deployments, and L1 blockchain engagements. Igor is a creator of various open-source communities, e.g., https://cbdctracker.org/, author of many cited articles, and a recognized industry topic speaker.
Igor holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) and a Master’s degree in Software and Automated systems engineering. He built successful teams and worked in multiple geographies: Netherlands, Russia, United States, and Germany.