From 2007 to 2019, he was the Chief Information Security Officer and Global Head of Information Security Services for UNYSIS, an house-hold name among global IT consultancies, with 20.000 staff globally and $ 3bn revenue. Senior Advisor to the Trustless Computing Association. Gerhard was the driver of UNISYS positioning as a provider of IT security solutions and services around novel risk management and centered on their "Zero Trust" approach, based on the following the approach “never trust, always verify”.
Martin Giese is Managing Director of the XPRENEURS startup incubator in Munich, which hosts 50 startups per year in 3-month programs. Voted among the top 5 in the Business Angel of the Year award in Germany in 2017. Has a Master in Public Administration from Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University and a Master in Entrepreneurship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For 13 years he had various management roles at VodafoneGermany; as Head of Marketing he helped develop it Digital Pay TV and Broadband via cable from pilot stage into a EUR 1 billion per year business.
Endpoint security advisor and co-lead scientist of the Trustless Computing Association since 2017. Previously a Senior researcher at Intel Labs and Samsung R&D. Lead student architect on the US DARPA CRASH/SAFE project at, aimed at a new clean-slate co-design ofan entire computing stack for secure computation.
Tapan (T.K.) Lala
Founder/CEO of cybersecurity consulting startup. Led Valley startups, large commercial organizations and defense contractors. Formerly R&D lead at BAE System, Rockwell, 3Com. Active US DoD Secret clearance.
Geneva-based IT executive with over 25 years of senior and executive positions in financial, operation and growth in leading IT companies, including Motorola, Gemalto, PwC and STMicroelectronics. Most recently, he was COO at Wisekey, a Geneva-based Swiss listed cybersecurity company with over €60M/yr revenue.
International marketing executive with 18 years of experience. Since 2008, he is Global Business Director at Hogarth Worldwide - the World largest marketing production agency - where co-lead team with top global brands like Rolex, Apple, P&G, Novartis, HSBC, Philips, McDonalds.
Formely SeniorBlockchain Architect at IBM in Berlin. Full-stack developer and IT architect. Author of papers on blockchain security and governance, Hyperledger, and GDPR. Co-lead development of Hyperledger-based blockchain for a leading German logistics company. Master in Computer Science at Freie Universität Berlin.
World-class expert in negotiation, mediation, and systemic approaches to conflict resolution. Co-founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. Director and Creator of the Master of science degree in leadership and negotiation at Bay Path University. Weiss; and engages in negotiation and mediation at the organizational, corporate, government, and international levels.
A multi-lingual leader delivering results for 20+ years in fast moving multi-cultural environments, and using thought leadership to *bridge strategy, business and technology solutions & services*, covering diverse areas like Enterprise Solutions, Data, Voice, Internet, Mobile, Cloud, and *Internet of Things* as a vehicle of *Digital Business Transformation* in several industries. Has an MSc Computer Engineering & Telecoms from EPFL and has a 1st year Executive MBA from IIMT.
AI Superintelligence Safety Expert and Professor, a senior member of IEEE, Research Advisor for MIRI and Associate of GCRI, and tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. During his tenure at UofL, Dr. Yampolskiy has been recognized as: Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of the Year, Faculty Favorite, Top 4 Faculty, Leader in Engineering Education, Top 10 of Online College Professor of the Year, and Outstanding Early Career in Education award winner among many other honors and distinctions.
Previously, M&A and startup investment analyst at Digital Capital Advisors, IEG investment Banking Group, BNP Paribas Corporate. He is a Master Graduate at Leipzig HHL Graduate School of Management. Independent crypto/blockchain analyst and investor since 2014. Former Judo professional athlete.