Catherine Mulligan is a Professor of Computer Science at the Instituto Superior Técnico at the University of Lisbon and the Director of DCentral Lab and ERA BIG Chair (Blockchain) in Lisbon. She is also a Visiting Fellow, at Imperial College London, and Associate Director, at Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering (IC3RE).
Cathy researcher, author, adviser, and keynote speaker on Digital Transformation, covering technical, economic, and policy applications of digital technologies.
Cathy has a BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology from, the University of New South Wales, Australia, including a Master in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge (2006). She completed her Ph.D. at Cambridge on The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence.
Cathy is a Professor of Computer Science at the Instituto Superior Técnico at the University of Lisbon and the Director of DCentral Lab and ERA BIG Chair (Blockchain) in Lisbon. She is also a Visiting Fellow, at Imperial College London, Associate Director, at Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering (IC3RE)
She has led projects in India, Malaysia, Singapore, London, and the EU as well as participated in high-level policy discussions across NGOs, the UN, OECD, and European Commission. I was a member of the UNSG’s High-Level Panel for Digital Cooperation in 2019 and am a current member of the World Economic Forum’s Data Policy Global Futures Council.
Catherine started her career in 1995, serving on a Help desk at Novell APAC. In 1996, she was a Programmer at the Commonwealth Bank Of Australia. From 1997 to 1998, she served in Infrastructure Management at Macquarie Bank and was a Web developer at Silicon Graphics.
From 1998-1999, Cathy was a Research Assistant (Computer Aided Design Project) at the University of New South Wales. In 1999, she joined Ericsson, where she worked as a Manager for 11 years. From 2010 to 2012, Cathy was a Transitional Fellow at the University of Nottingham. From 2013 to 2014, she served as a Head of Digital Strategy and Economics at Future Cities Catapult. Up to 2017, Cathy worked on OASC Standardisation at Open & Agile Smart Cities and was a Visiting fellow at Glasgow School of Art.
Currently, Cathy is a Blockchain Fellow of the World Economic Forum and is an Honorary Senior Researcher at UCL within the Department of Computer Science, she also leads the MBA Elective “Digital Transformation, Leading Real-World Change” at Imperial College Business School. She was previously the Co-Director of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering and led several high-impact grants in the Digital Economy across the world including India, Malaysia, the EU, Australia, and the UK,
|Instituto Superior Técnico||Professor of Computer Science (European Research Area Chair - Blockchain||May 2021 - Present|
|Imperial College London||<ul><li>Visiting Lecturer Imperial College Business School</li><li>Co-Director Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering</li><li>Research Fellow</li></ul>||<ul><li>Jan 2018 - Present</li><li>2015 - 2018</li><li>2012 - 2018</li></ul>|
|World Economic Forum||Fellow - Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator (CISA)|
|University College London||Honorary Senior Research Associate||Dec 2017 - Present|
|Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)|
|IET Digital Panel Member||May 2019 - Jun 2022|
|Fujitsu||VP and Region CTO of North & West Europe|
|Oct 2019 - Mar 2021|
|Member UNSG High-Level Panel on Digital Co-Operation||Jul 2018 - Jun 2019|
|EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum||Member of Management Board||Feb 2018 - Apr 2019|
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