João Budzinski completed his academic training at the Federal University in Brazil and started his career in safety-critical devices at Dräger Safety in 2002, developing both hardware and software for toxic gas detection devices. Later, he joined SICPA in 2004, where he was responsible for the development of security solutions against counterfeiting and tax evasion. There, he started as a hardware and embedded software engineer for security solutions, later becoming Project Leader for the development and deployment of these solutions for international customers, and finally becoming Engineering Manager and Principal Engineer. Mr Budzinski joined Debiotech in March 2015 and was appointed R&D Director in 2022.