Jacoba is an expert and thought leader on Digital Identity who worked in this area over the past 18 years. Her previous employers are ING, Rabobank International, and ABNAMRO, where she was accountable for all digital user access, including online and mobile banking and employee access. She was involved with Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) projects with block chain and is knowledgeable about the legislation relevant for Digital Identity for the financial industry. On a regular basis, she is requested to be a sparring partner or speaker on Digital Identity outside of work, with peers in government bodies and in other multinational companies. Jacoba is a member of the Identity Next Advisory Board since 2011. Today, Jacoba is the Head of Identity & Access Management at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. This is the bank of the European Union, one of the largest in the world in terms of the capital flowing through.