Dr. Michael Kuperberg works as the Chief Architect for Blockchain and DLT topics for DB Systel GmbH in Frankfurt am Main. In his role, he defines the technical strategy, evaluates products and approaches, creates solutions, and leads the implementation of products and prototypes. He has 19 years of experience in software industry, focusing on application integration and identity/access management (IAM). Michael holds a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Software Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and is regularly an invited speaker at specialized conferences and meetups. He has taught blockchain lectures at different universities and has recently published several peer-reviewed scientific papers on blockchain topics.