Heather C. Dahl

Heather C. DahlExecutive Director & CEO, The Sovrin Foundation

Heather is the CEO of the Sovrin Foundation, a global network operated which uses the power of a hybrid distributed ledger as a fast, private and secure framework for providing every person, organization, and connected device a permanent identity with which to transact online and operate securely in everyday life.

Dahl is widely-respected as a thought leader in technology and media having established best-in-class practices while working with leading tech firms and overseen the digital transformation in media organizations including as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Press Foundation.

While at Neustar, she also worked on cybersecurity solutions, and developed research projects on data privacy. This led to her founding of CynjaTech, a start-up initially focusing on educating children about cybersecurity and internet behavior, then growing into a platform where its proprietary distributed ledger technology provides a cost effective way for managing compliance with enhanced privacy and security protection.

Dahl maintains a global network cultivated during her early days as a reporter, senior producer and managing editor at PBS NewsHour, NPR, Fox News, and Public Radio International, among others. She was elected by her peers to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Congressional Correspondents Association. She earned her M.B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. from Columbia University and a B.A. from