header photo by Mark Lilly

 About JLINC

JLINC Labs is based in Oakland CA with a global team in the US, UK, EU and Canada.


The founders were at the center of early experiments in user-centric digital identity and distributed networks arising out of the Planetwork conference in San Francisco in 2000.


Jim saw the potential for social before 2000 and funded a key social network start up, resulting in founders shares in the Linkedin IPO.


Victor was the lead developer among the network building early distributed systems even before Planetwork published the ASN whitepaper at the 2003 conference.


In late 2015, the two realized that new technologies, JSON-LD, standard PKI, JSON web tokens and distributed ledgers, combined with insight based on experience, made it possible to finally develop a simple distributed solution for human and machine readable data-contracts on the internet. JLINC stands for "JSON Link Contracts", which are expressed in JSON-LD. They formed Portable Data Corporation in April 2016 and began building the first implementation of "JSON Link Contracts", called JLINC.



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 Our Team

Jim Fournier

Victor Grey

Giles Watkins

CEO & Founder

CTO & Founder

Commercial Director


Serial entrepreneur,

left MIT to run his 1st company.

Social network visionary,

founders shares in Linkedin IPO.

Founded Planetwork in 2000.

Sold cleantech BEC in 2011.

Oakland CA



Independent full-stack developer,

wrote one of 1st social networks in 1997.

Coded early user-centric digital identity

and distributed protocol systems.

Oakland CA




Partner at EY and KPMG,

founded Concentium,

acquired by KPMG in 2014.

27 years in FinTech,

identity, privacy, security

and enterprise due diligence.

London UK

Iain Henderson

Michael Leifer

John Wunderlich

Marketing Director

Chief Strategist

Data Privacy Officer


Over three decades experience in

Fortune 500 enterprise CRM and Salesforce.

Pioneer in customer intent-casting

and VRM companies.

Edinburgh UK




Communication and

data strategist for over 20 years.

Founded and sold content

licensing company, C3Live.

CEO/Founder Guerilla PR

serving Fortune 500 clients.

Oakland CA



Information privacy & security expert.

25 years operations & compliance

with Fortune 500, government

ministries, regulators and health system organizations.

Toronto ONT



Andrew Mowat

Salesforce Architect


Certified Salesforce developer.

Over 12 years experience working on

 investment management,

telecoms, health & fitness,

manufacturing and education.

Edinburgh UK







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