Vasja Bočko is the co-founder of Iryo Network, a zero-knowledge health record storage platform with an anonymous query interface. It uses blockchain permission controls for patient record access and tokens to incentivize end users consent enabling artificial intelligence (AI) research. As leader of the Iryo team, Vasja aims to build the next generation healthcare platform, addressing current downfalls like data security, global interoperability and self-sovereign medical identity.
With a background in corporate finance, investments, IT, political science and product development, Vasja has more than 8 years of experience building and deploying highly functional digital solutions. He briefly worked in the financial industry before moving onto disruptive tech. Prior to Iryo, he worked for a Swiss startup, delivering a music streaming service shortly before joining 3FS, where he was directly involved in supporting the biggest social media network in Mexico. At 3FS, he was a product lead over two years. Soon after, he joined Bitstamp as a senior product manager — one of the oldest and most respected cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. There, he gained a deep understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency related processes.
Vasja studied Computer and Information Science at the University of Ljubljana where he also has a BA in European Studies. He also completed his MBA at University of Ljubljana.