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.
Gerhard Knecht is the Head of the Global Unisys vertical business unit for Security Services for over 24 years, and current advisor for Trustless Computing Association as well as their startup spinoff, TRUSTLESS.AI. He is in charge of over 160 staff in 8 Security Operations Centers (SOC) and global operations. He is Globally responsible for Portfolio Development, Sales and Presales Support, implementation and service delivery.
As an enterprise services CISO, Dr. Knecht is solely responsible for Information Security in all Unisys Data Centers and Service Centers around the globe, reporting to the head of Global Service Delivery. He also invented and implemented the Unisys Security Implementation Methodology (UniSIM) and all its constituent parts, such as BeATo (Benchmark Assessment Tool) for Capability Maturity Assessments, as well as designing and developing the National Information Security Framework of Portugal. He was voted by SC Magazine and (ISC)2 one of the top 10 Influential Security Professionals in the UK, and holds a PhD in computer science from Innsbruck University, Austria, as well as sever other certifications and diplomas from various institutions.
Jean-Jacques Suter is a Geneva based advisor. He has led many technology companies in Switzerland, which have influenced the digitalisation of society, such as Logitech, Compaq, HP, Dell and Sage.
For more than 20 years in senior management position of these companies, with his teams, Jean-Jacques Suter has assisted many companies in their digital transformation, the development of channel partners, business optimisation and turnarounds.
Jean-Jacques Suter studied at IMD Lausanne, and serves on the board of directors of various Swiss SMEs and is member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Federation of IT Companies (SWICO).
Ivan Schouker is a Geneva based advisor who partners with investors, boards and executive teams on harnessing business transformation. He has helped cultivate many areas of industry: He was a part of Paribas' team that built private & investment banking in Taiwan's liberalised markets, a founding member of Booz Allen & Hamilton's Hong Kong office, co-lead of Booz Allen's own global firm transformation initiative, and founder of American Express' international corporate development & strategy unit.
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.
Strategic Advisor George provides legal consulting services and strategic advice to leading startups and firms in the IT sectors, from Berkeley, CA. Among his principal clients are Bitstamp Ltd., the world’s first fully licensed and regulated European bitcoin exchange, GateHub Ltd., and Ripple Labs, where he served as the company’s founding general counsel. (LinkedIn)
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.
Currently, Senior Blockchain 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.
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.
Pedro Paiva has an MSc Computer Engineering & Telecoms from EPFL and has a 1st year Executive MBA from IIMT.
He is 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.
He is also an effective communicator who is able to develop a strategic vision, organize and structure, implement pragmatic plans, in different functional areas like Product Management, Marketing,* Innovation of Future Services*, *Business Development* and Sales.
Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is an 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.
Well versed in negotiation, mediation, and systemic approaches to conflict resolution, Joshua Weiss is the co-founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is also the director and creator of the master of science degree in leadership and negotiation at Bay Path University. Weiss also conducts research; consulting with many organizations including Microsoft, General Motors, and Christie’s Art Auction House; and engages in negotiation and mediation at the organizational, corporate, government, and international levels.
He also ran the Negotiation Tip of the Week podcast, which was in the top 100 iTunes Business Podcasts from 2007 to 2010 and was downloaded more than 2 million times during that period. Weiss’s most recent book, Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie, is designed to teach 5-to-10-year-old children negotiation skills.
Business Development Advosor for TRUSTLESS.AI. 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.