Joerg Blumtritt is co-founder of the companies Datarella based in Munich, Germany, and Baltic Data Science in Gdansk, Poland. Datarella develops data-driven products and applications based on the the blockchain, BDS delivers data-science-as-a-service. Before that, Joerg had worked for media companies and publishers in Europe and the US. After graduating in statistics and political sciences with a thesis on artificial intelligence, he had worked in behavioral sciences, focused on nonverbal communications research. Joerg is adjunct professor at NYU and teaches courses on data science and the blockchain at various universities. He is also engaged in joint industry committees on data ethics, standardization and in research on technology impact on democracy.