Diana Rees is CEO and Cofounder of ZkSystems, a blockchain infrastructure layer which enables full autonomy of complex IoT ecosystems such as smart factories. She is a serial entrepreneur, who has founded two start-ups previously to ZkSystems and made an exit with her last start-up three years ago. After her exit, she worked as a managing director at a software development agency. She has also taught MBA courses on Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship at universities and top business schools in Germany. She originally started her career in China and is fluent in eight languages. With ZkSystems, her mission now is to enable a whole new level of automation for Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0.