John Calian

CEO | Riddle&Code

John is a serial entrepreneur, passionate product leader & business developer dedicated to relationships, designing and selling groundbreaking products and satisfying clients to the highest degree.

John Calian

John is currently the CEO of Riddle&Code, a web3 company based out of Vienna, Austria. The company has developed a full technology stack and corresponding token protocol to enable any renewable, sustainable energy industries to develop token economies. He is also the founder of the RDDL Foundation, a non profit organization that governs the RDDL Network, a blockchain protocol for machines.

Previous to this, John was a Senior Vice President at Deutsche Telekom AG, and the Head of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) in Berlin, responsible for developing and leading teams and topics, including blockchain, machine learning and customer experiences.

Additionally, John was the co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of trust2core, a blockchain infrastructure start-up launched out of Deutsche Telekom and owned by T-Systems International.

Prior to joining T-Labs, John held numerous technology leadership roles (at Amdocs and Synchronoss) and was a founder and COO of multiple startup software firms in the Seattle area, including Movaya and Kopo Kopo.

John holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Bachelor’s of Arts, History degree at the University of Colorado Boulder.