This panel was sponsored by Achain
Neal Reiter Product Manager IdentityMind Global, a risk and AML compliance software provider based in Palo Alto. Neal is responsible for its cryptocurrency and ICO product offering. He has worked at IdentityMind for over four years, helping companies with Know Your Customer (KYC) and Transaction Monitoring. Prior to IdentityMind, Neal led the West Coast operations of Booz Allen Hamilton’s financial crimes team.
David Huseby Security Maven, Hyperledger David has spent his 20+ year career driving the adoption of open source software to increase security and reliability in a range of industries. In the 1990’s he helped define and implement the first interactive web applications and was a leader in open source server-side business logic development. He then spent years in the entertainment software industry focusing on performance, reliability and security as well as building teams of engineers focused on security best practices. Most recently, as a senior platform security engineer at Mozilla, he led an effort to harden Firefox Web Browser with the anti-surveillance and security advancements found in the Tor Browser. He brings to the project, years of experience and a great passion for user privacy and improving the security and trust in open source software through transparent and secure software development and deployment best practices.
Vanishree Rao PhD Senior Cryptographer Intertrust Technologies. She is passionate about identifying security pain points and designing, developing, and deploying security/cryptography solutions. At Intertrust Technologies currently her main focus areas are blockchain technologies, white box cryptography and digital rights management. Prior to Intertrust, she was a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC, where she worked on various government-funded as well as industry-need driven security projects. She obtained her PhD in Theoretical Cryptography from UCLA. Her advisor was Professor Amit Sahai, a world-renowned Cryptographer. She has worked on various areas in cryptography, including, zero-knowledge proofs, multi-party computation protocols, key exchange protocols and program obfuscation.
David W. Kravitz PhD VP Crypto Systems Research DarkMatter David heads DarkMatter’s blockchain team focused on providing an IoT-compatible access-controlled, auditable and privacy-preserving transaction platform. His 35+ year career spans voice- and data- critical infrastructure, digital rights management, payments, smart grid, IoT, and high-value assets transfer. He began his career at the National Security Agency, where as Senior Technical Advisor he “combined his exceptional skills in protocol and algorithm design with his evaluation capabilities to profoundly enhance the security posture of communications,” as stated in the Certificate of Achievement awarded by Director Mike McConnell. He has also held senior positions at Sandia National Laboratories, CertCo/Bankers Trust Electronic Commerce, Digital Video Express, Wave Systems Corp., Motorola Labs, Certicom Research/BlackBerry, and IBM Research. He was the principal architect of the Membership Services identity management framework of Hyperledger Fabric, and invented DSA, the elliptic curve variant of which, ECDSA, underlies Bitcoin and Ethereum. He is an Advisor for Atonomi – The Secure Ledger of Things, and AtCash – Paperless Cash for a Digital World.
Moderator: John Boitnott Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He’s an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He’s an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others. For further info check out http://www.fintechsv.com