Dr. Harry Behrens

Dr. Harry Behrens

Head of DFS Blockchain Factory, Daimler Financial Services AG

Harry Behrens, Head of the DFS Blockchain Factory, is a veteran Blockchain evangelist. He has been actively involving himself in Blockchain since 2012. In 2016 he co-founded the DFS Blockchain swarm and initiated the development of the smartVIN ® Blockchain platform. Before starting his new position as “Mr. Blockchain” for DFS AG, he was Head of IT for Mobility and Digital Finance for DFS China.

Harry has a Master (Diplom) in Computer Science from the TU Muenchen, with a thesis on Neural Networks, and a PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo with a thesis on Distributed Artificial Intelligence.

He speaks six languages fluently and is grappling with Mandarin Chinese.


He enjoys learning languages and reading about history.