The Internet Computer: The Brains Behind The Technology | by Blockford | Coinmonks | Sep, 2023



Most people would agree that any groundbreaking technology is not just the result of code or the result of some “ random evolutionary process”; rather it is a product of the minds and determination of the people behind it.

In our previous articles, we talked a lot about some of the powerful things the complex Internet Computer blockchain can do. Let’s shift our focus and talk a bit more about the brains behind the Internet Computer Protocol. Without further delay, let’s get to know them!

Note: The individuals we will discuss about here represent the core team in the Internet Computer’s development. However, it’s important to recognize that a global team of researchers, developers, engineers, and community members even though not mentioned here contribute their skills, expertise, and passion to shape the Internet Computer’s evolution. We salute them all.

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Dominic Williams — Founder & Chief Scientist

Dominic Williams is a British computer scientist and visionary responsible for conceiving the concept. With a background in computer science and cryptography, Williams has a deep understanding of the intricacies of blockchain technology. His vision for a decentralized internet led to the creation of the Internet Computer.

You can watch a video of him explaining the birth of the entire idea below.

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Saskia Lenkeit — Head of HR

Saskia Lenkiet is another notable figure contributing to the Internet Computer. With over 7 years of experience as an HR Business Partner for Google, she supports the team in Human resource (HR) matters.

Jan Camenisch — Chief Technology Officer

Jan Camenisch, a renowned expert in cryptography, is also another key figure in the Internet Computer’s development. His expertise ensures that the ICP security features are top-notch and crucial for maintaining user trust and data integrity.

Lomesh Dutta — Vice President of Growth

Lomesh Dutta, a member of the core team, is a startup growth expert with over 17 years of experience building and scaling startups. He ensures that the word “Internet Computer” is heard in almost every part of the world possible.

Josh Drake — Chief Operating Officer

Josh Drake is the Chief Operating Officer at DFINITY Foundation, he worked at Coinbase before joining DFINITY. His position as part of the core team involves directing the operations of the organization toward achieving its mission.

Timo Hanke — Technical Staff

Timo Hanke is a Professor of Mathematics and Cryptography. He is also instrumental in the Internet Computer’s development, with his vast experience in Cryptography.

Ben Lynn — Technical Staff

Ben Lynn, a cybersecurity expert, brings his expertise to the Internet Computer with over 10 years in senior engineering roles at Google.

Behind these visionary individuals we have talked about stands the DFINITY Foundation, the main driving force and contributor to the Internet Computer project. This non-profit organization is dedicated towards advancing the Internet Computer’s mission of decentralizing the Internet and empowering users. The foundation oversees research, development, and community engagement, ensuring that the Internet Computer remains at the forefront of blockchain innovation.

In conclusion, the Internet Computer blockchain is not just a technological tool; it’s a testament to the dedication and vision of its core team. Dominic Williams, Saskia Lenkeit, Jan Camenisch, Timo Hanke, Ben Lynn, and the researchers at the DFINITY Foundation are the driving forces behind this revolutionary blockchain. Their collective expertise and commitment are reshaping the way we envision the future of the Internet and blockchain technology. We say thank you for the work you do!

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this piece is merely for educational purposes only, it contains the viewpoint of the author and does not constitute investment advice. Readers are kindly advised to do their research on the subject and are free to disagree with the viewpoints shared by the author here. Thank you.

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