Michael Shea

Director, Identity Science Practice
Managing Director

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Vienna, Austria

Michael is a co-founder of Wider Team Ltd.

Michael Shea directs Wider Team’s Identity Science Practice. He contributes to the evolution of digital identity practices, standards, and technologies in collaboration with government agencies, industry research groups, and NGO working teams.

He is a founding member of MyData Global and the MyData Austria Hub. Michael co-authored 2020’s “Self-Sovereign Identity & IoT” whitepaper.

Michael has over thirty years of leadership in the technology sector, working in the United States, Canada and since 2015 in Vienna. He ran a global consulting services business for Pitney Bowes Software. Over his career, Michael actively participated in all stages of the software business from development, design, operations and business development. He founded multiple businesses. Michael holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, a Master’s of Engineering and an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Michael is a competitive rower.