Dr. Hans Pongratz is Senior Vice President for IT-Systems & Services and the C hief Information Officer (CIO) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. He studied informatics and economics at TUM and received a doctorate degree for his thesis “IT architecture for the digital Higher Education Institution”. After his studies he worked as consultant and journalist, before he returned to TUM. In 2011 Hans Pongratz got Senior Vice President “IT-Systems and Services” and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at TUM and is responsible for the consequent implementation of TUM’s IT-Strategy “Digital University”. He is member of numerous boards, committees, and reviewer groups. Together with Philipp Schmidt (MIT) he is chairing the Technology Working Group of the Digital Credentials Initiative (https://digitalcredentials.mit.edu/).