After years having worked as an IT Director in the Financial Services Industry, Real Estate, Health and Telecom, Manuela stepped into the fascinating world of Entrepreneurship, Innovations and Blockchain. “What is the impact of Blockchain and other new technologies on business models and our society in general?” is a question she tries to get answered together with Corporates, Startups and Cities. Today, working in the SmartCity field, she brings together different stakeholders during SmartCity focused programs and events. With her passion for IT and everything that is 'new' she never stops learning about new technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, AI, 3D printing and Robots. Next to her interim management roles she is involved in many knowledge sharing initiatives, at educational institutes giving lectures as well as at events as keynote speaker and sometimes writing articles.