RIDDLE&CODE Announces Appointment of John Calian, Former SVP and Head of Innovation Labs at Deutsche Telekom, as Co-CEO | Business

VIENNA – (BUSINESS WIRE) – February 22, 2022–

RIDDLE & CODE, a leading European company in the field of blockchain interface solutions, today announced the appointment of John Hookah as CEO. John took on a new role in January 2022.

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John Hookah, co-CEO of RIDDLE & CODE (Photo: Business Wire)

Vienna-based RIDDLE & CODE has an extensive portfolio of blockchain-based software and hardware products covering key industries, including fintechnology, machine identification, product origin, renewable energy and supply chains.

John is a successful innovation leader, entrepreneur and business developer who develops and sells advanced products as well as providing the highest level of customer satisfaction. Prior to joining RIDDLE & CODE, John held numerous management positions in technology, such as senior vice president of Deutsche Telekom, head of Telekom’s innovation labs (T-Labs) in Berlin, and founder and chief operating officer of several startup programs. firms in the Seattle area, including Mova and Copo Copo. In addition, he was co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of trust2core, a blockchain infrastructure startup launched by Deutsche Telekom and owned by T-Systems International.

John holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Bachelor of History degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.

“Having a truly multicultural and diverse career path, John is the perfect addition to our team,” said Alexander Kopel, CEO of RIDDLE & CODE. “His extensive technological expertise combined with leadership skills and strong core values ​​will help RIDDLE & CODE strengthen its strategic partnership, develop excellent products and expand its international presence. RIDDLE & CODE is creating a new decentralized model of work, and I’m excited to work with John as we continue to make a significant mark in the industry. ”

“Leading blockchain teams at Telekom has allowed me to jump into the world of decentralized technology. “I never looked back,” said John. “I am very excited to join the RIDDLE & CODE team and am honored to be appointed Co-CEO of the company. RIDDLE & CODE is an impact-oriented company, guided by the goal of making a positive and significant contribution through the tokenization of both physical and digital assets. I am very happy to join the team. “

This new assignment is a logical step in the further growth and progress of RIDDLE & CODE and its subsidiaries.


RIDDLE & CODE is a leading company in Europe in the field of blockchain interface solutions. The company is developing hardware and software stacks that combine smart card security with blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). Together with its customers and first-tier partners, including Daimler Mobility, BMW, Wien Energie and the leading Dutch crypto exchange LiteBit, RIDDLE & CODE brings new business models in the fields of technology, energy, mobility and materials.

Additional information: www.riddleandcode.com

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