Frank Hillard is the Tezos Tech Lead of SmartChain. He has more than 18 years of experience in computer science, including 5 years in blockchain technologies. Frank started as a R&D developer on PowerDesigner software at Sybase. He later moved on to various topics such as car generator, Bbox, FDJ terminals and financial assets. In 2016, Frank started to study and use blockchain technology as freelancer. He developed proof-of-concepts with various companies (especially on Ethereum) and the Madre project (in production) with Banque de France. Lately, Frank has been more involved in growing the Tezos community by providing tools and gamified learning platforms. He has received 5 grants from the Tezos foundation and continues to teach at an engineering school.