Hedera: Gossip About Gossip: Meet New Hedera Governing Council Board Member, Monique Morrow of Syniverse

August 24, 2022

Let us introduce you to Monique Morrow, one of the independent board members for Hedera. Morrow works for Syniverse as a Senior Distinguished Architect for Emerging Technologies. Syniverse works in mobile communications with its headquarters in Tampa, Florida. “Our customers vary. Our customers are either mobile or large enterprise customers. We have a carrier business and an enterprise business,” said Morrow.

Morrow’s background in emerging technologies includes distributed ledger technology, blockchain, quantum security, and quantum computing. She’s a chair on the board for GSMA, a public industry forum for standardization and she’s involved in the world economic forum.

“How did I get involved with Hedera? The dance together has been going on for a little over two years.” Morrow explained that she recruited Brett McDowell to speak at a GSMA event. Working with one of Syniverse’s partners and IBM, the conversation of how to get Morrow involved in Hedera has been a few years in the works. Morrow co-chaired the Decentralized Identity Group and Enterprise Group.

Morrow wants to establish Hedera as the standard for distributed ledger technology regulation. “It’s looking at how we agree on governance, and what governance looks like for Hedera as a whole. Assure that we have a governance in place. Holding Hedera as a standard for all. This is a great opportunity for myself and my colleagues together, collectively.” The laws and regulations around DLTs are still forming and emerging. However, many proposed frameworks exist, including the European Commission, which presented a framework for the EU.

With more and more use cases out there, adoption is becoming more extensive. It must be built with trust from the beginning. “We can expect some level of regulation, at least talking with regulators and policymakers. But if we do this well, we can be the standard in the industry,” said Morrow.

KEY POINTS:

  • Monique Morrow, has been connected with Hedera for a couple of years.
  • Morrow’s goal is to establish Hedera as an industry leader.
  • Regulation, laws, and policy are on their way in distributed ledger technology.

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