TEAM

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RUFO GUERRESCHI

Chief Executive Officer

  • Founder of Trustless Computing Association. Launched Free and Safe in Cyberspace, a top cybersecurity event series.

  • Founded and exited Participatory Technologies. As Head of EMEA BizDev at 4thpass, acquired by Motorola, he sold +$10M Java mobile app store systems, including to Telefonica.

  • As CEO at Open Media Park, Brought the valuation of a planned EU’s 2nd largest IT/media park from €3m to€21m.

    (LinkedIn)

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ROBERTO GALLO

Security Architect Lead

  • As Founder and CEO of the Brazilian Kryptus, helead upto50 staff South America leading cutting-edge hardware cybersecurity provider.

  • Lead Scientist at Trustless Computing Association.

  • Designed the World's 1st secure CPU inspectable in HW/SW source designs,SCuP. Designed security architecture of the 400,000Brazilian voting machines & the ASI-HSM of the Brazilian PKI-root CA.

    (LinkedIn)

JOONYOUNG PARK

EVP of Engineering

  • At Kudelski - a globalleader in IPTV, and cybersecurity - he led 30-staff team in Palo Alto managing new products concept-to-manufacturing.

  • Was co-managing director JRC, a family-owned 200M$/yr 6-sigma electronics manufacturing plant (EMS) in South Korea. Exited in spring 2018.

  • At LG Solutions, he was Chief of Engineering Staff for B2B Solution Development. At Motorola, he Principal Staff System Engineer

    (Linkedin)

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JEAN - PIERRE PENNACINO

COO & CFO

  • A Geneva-based IT executive with over 25 years of senior and executive positions infinancial, operation and growth in leading ITcompanies, 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.

    (LinkedIn)

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FLORIAN WEJDA

Business Development Lead

  • Previously, M&A and startup investment analyst at Digital Capital Advisors, IEG investment Banking Group, BNP Paribas Corporate.

  • Master Graduate at Leipzig HHL Graduate School of Management. Independent crypto/blockchain analyst and investor since 2014. Former Judo professional athlete.

    (LinkedIn)

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UDIT DHAWAN

Endpoint Security Lead

  • 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.

  • Co-lead Scientist of the Trustless Computing Association since 2017.

    (LinkedIn)

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KESHAW SINGH

Lead Graphics Designer

  • VFX Supervisor / consultant, 3D Artist and Graphics designer.

  • Digital Artist background with animation, web, game, VR, 3D.

  • Highly talented, passionate, young and video creative, deeply dedicated to our mission

    (website)

 

ADVISORS

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CHRISTIAN WIRTH

Blockchain Architecture Advisor

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.

(Linkedin)

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GEORGE FROST

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)

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TAPAN (T.K.) LALA

Strategic Advisor

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.

(LinkedIn)

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ALEXANDER SZANTO

Advisor

Berlin-based senior cybersecurity policy analyst and expert. Cyber Security Research Fellow at Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security. Formerly Political & Society Analysis Intern at DER SPIEGEL. Economic Affairs Intern at German Federal Foreign Office.

(Linkedin)

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LUCA VENTURINI

Senior Blockchain Advisor
Engineer. Entrepreneur. Techno-libertarian. Freethinker. Free software evangelist. Head of Bitcoin vertical at BootUp Ventures, a Menlo Park-based VC firm with $4B portfolio worldwide. Bitcoin enthusiast, investor and core developer since. Founder and Managing Director at Yepa.com. Blogger.

(LinkedIn)

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MICHAEL KAPILKOV

Advisor for ICO Strategy

Consultant for ICO, pre-ICO deals, blockchain. Speaker. Advisor to leading HW and cybersecurity blockchain startup, such as hardware-based PundiX and Cryptyk. Partner to the NYC-based blockchain and AI accelerator Datrixo.

(LinkedIn)

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DIRK SIMPSON

Marketing Advisor

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 he co-lead campaigns for top global brands like Rolex, Apple, P&G, Novartis, HSBC, Philips, McDonalds. 

(LinkedIn)

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JAVED KHATTAK

Financial Advisor

CFO at Humaniq a leading Luxembourg-based blockchain startup.  
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of two companies, Zisk Properties and JKCoach. Formerly, advisor, consultant or staff at PwC, HSBC, Thomson Reuters, PA Consulting Group and GSK.  Named ‘2018 CFO of the Year’ by Wealth & Finance Magazine. 


(LinkedIn)