Paul Knowles

Head of the Advisory Council, The Human Colossus Foundation

Paul Knowles is Head of the Advisory Council at The Human Colossus Foundation, a non-profit
technological organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, and Chief Data Officer at MeDDEa
Solutions AG, a Dynamic Data Economy (DDE) consultancy and service provider based in Basel,
Switzerland. He is the inventor of Overlays Capture Architecture (OCA), a next-generation core public

utility technology to harmonise data and semantics across data models and data representation
formats. His reputation as a Decentralised Semantics expert and innovator stems from a 27-year
career in Healthcare Data Science, where he has worked with companies including Roche, Novartis,
GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen, and Pfizer. A true pioneer in Big Data initiatives.