Pekka Nikander is a professor of Industrial Internet at Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering. He has over 30 years of research and software development expertise. He is the founder of Nixu Ltd., a leading computer and network security consultant company in Finland, listed at Nasdaq OMX Nordic, and a co-founder of four other startup companies. He is first and foremost a generalist in ICT, having more than 20 years of experience, both at personal and at group-leadership level, on architecting, designing, and implementing secure and scalable distributed and decentralised systems. His main research interest today fall to the cross section of post-keynesian economics and decentralised trust technologies, revolving around applying distributed ledger technology (DLT) to data markets and IoT. He has some 100 refereed publications, with over 8000 citations, and Google H-index of 40.