Heather Dahl


2021 Phocuswright Conference speaker

Heather Dahl CEO
Heather Dahl is the co-founder and CEO of Indico.tech. Through her vision and leadership, Indicio has become a global leader in decentralized identity, launching a blockchain-based distributed network on five continents, creating the first implementation of a complete ecosystem for sharing privacy-preserving digital health credentials, which was donated to Linux Foundation Public Health for use by public health agencies across the world, and developing a series of innovations in software to manage identity and data sharing.

Dahl is a pioneer in data privacy and security. During her tenure at Neustar, she led the research team that developed the idea of decentralization as a solution to online security. As CEO of Sovrin, she led the foundation through its most significant period of growth, which at its height saw over 80 companies and organizations support the Sovrin Foundation.

Previously, Dahl was a newsroom leader in broadcasting and public radio, and was elected by her peers to Chair the Congressional Correspondents Association. She also Chaired the Board of the National Press Foundation, where she led that organization’s digital transformation.

Dahl began her career in the U.S. Senate in the Office of Sen. Gordon Smith. She received her BA from Willamette University in 1995, her MSC from Columbia University in 1998, and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University in 2008.