Dr. Susanne Guth-Orlowski

Chief Innovation Offer

Main focus: circular economy

Twitter handle: @susi.guth

Websites/blogs: www.spherity.com , https://www.linkedin.com/in/sguth/

Languages: German, English, French

City: Willich

State: North Rhine-Westphalia

Country: Germany

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.


Susanne is Chief Innovation & Solution Officer at Spherity – a digital identity company. Her background is in security technology and she has 20 years hands-on, technical experience in cryptography. She created digital signatures in 2001 with (hardware-) secured keys, something that today blockchain wallets would do. In her doctoral thesis she invented a way to make electronic contracts interoperable and contributed to the Open Digital Rights Language (W3C Recommendation). After leading technical teams of large German mobile network operators, she moved to more business-related roles, where she drove sales, business development, partnerships, and roadmap activities for IT-security services and products. Today, Susanne is consulting companies on how to define IT-Security products & services and bring them to market. She is a strong believer that technology can help reach the climate goals and is currently engaged in defining the technical concepts for a digital, decentralised digital product passport to enable better recycling and reuse of batteries, textiles, buildings, electronics and other product categories.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Mehr Resilienz für Europa

This talk is in: German