Karyl Fowler is CEO and Co-Founder at Transmute, where her team is leveraging decentralized identity and verifiable credential technology to secure global trade and enterprise supply chains. Transmute is a top code/technical contributor at DIF and has been deeply involved in work on interoperability and scalable identifiers. Karyl is in her 2nd term on the DIF Steering Committee, representing the small business membership demographic and ensuring the technologies we standardize and incubate together find real world use and commercial homes.
Previously, Karyl has directed strategic marketing and commercialization initiatives for startups in the biotechnology and semiconductor fields where cooperative standards initiatives played a critical role in creating competitive markets. Her experience centers on emerging tech in fields with high regulatory burdens like FDA, HIPAA and ITAR. Karyl’s interests include quantified self, data rights, and democratization especially as it pertains to genetics, and ensuring privacy-by-design at every level. She holds an MS in Technology Commercialization from McCombs Business School at the University of Texas and a BA in English and Political Science from Southwestern University.