Dr. Wendy Charles has been involved in clinical trials from every perspective for 30 years with a strong background in operations and regulatory compliance. She currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer for BurstIQ, a healthcare-oriented blockchain company, where she leads the Life Sciences division. Wendy augments her blockchain healthcare experience by serving on the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum Expert Panel, HIMSS Blockchain Task Force, Government Blockchain Association healthcare group, IEEE Blockchain working groups, and she is involved as an assistant editor and reviewer for academic journals. Wendy obtained her PhD in Clinical Science with a specialty in Health Information Technology from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Wendy is certified as an IRB Professional, Clinical Research Professional, and Blockchain Professional.