CEO & Cofounder
Steven is one of the principle industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven served as President and CEO for 14 years at Wave before transitioning to the board of directors. A popular speaker on cybersecurity and trusted computing, Steven has a strong technical foundation in the principles, capabilities and business models of incorporating trusted hardware into everyday computing, and is skilled at translating these concepts into layman’s terms.
CTO & Cofounder
Michael is an original web veteran. He’s developed and directed products spanning digital micro-transactions and trusted execution networks in the nineties, interactive TV and network video distribution in the naughts and more recently device identity and social media privacy. Michael’s career began as a developer and architect for a small but prestigious consulting firm contracted to redefine the global banking system for such clients as JP Morgan, Citibank and Fidelity.
Sean is a seasoned software developer and team lead, with 30 years of industry experience. As an independent consultant and principal at Open Systems Development, Sean built networking and systems software products for companies such as Apple, 3Com, Novell, Silicon Graphics, and SUN Microsystems.
Mark self taught BASIC in middle school on an Atari 8 bit computer. Later in early high school he wrote his first commercial applications in C for a multi-user bulletin board system. He developed application for hand held devices and wrote a forms processing program to publish tests to hand held devices and grade them for teachers. He went on to do database application conversions and then in the late 90’s started working for a successful internet hosting startup by creating a video streaming software. Lately he has been working around Bitcoin technology.
Greg is a developer with a serious mathematics background and a strong interest in cryptography and security, especially as applied to distributed systems. He holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Maryland and an MA in cognitive science from Yale.
Author of 15 books: Knowledge & Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism (Regnery 2013); Men & Marriage; Wealth & Poverty (new edition Regnery 2012);The Spirit of Enterprise and Recapturing the Spirit of Enterprise (Micron Technology history). Most recent are technology histories and prophecies: Life After Television, Microcosm, Telecosm, The Silicon Eye, and The Israel Test (reissued with foreword by Joe Lieberman, Encounter, 2012). Microcosm and Telecosm both listed among the era’s top 10 technology books by VentureBeat in 2012 and Microcosm was ranked among the top two technology books by Wired. Knowledge and Power was honored as the libertarian “book of the year” by FreedomFest 2013.
Bradley Rotter is a visionary investor who has pioneered investment in many new alternative investments classes beginning with Hedge Funds in 1982 while speculating on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He traded Government Bonds for EF Hutton on Wall Street before returning to Chicago to the Board of Trade.
Heralded on the cover of The New Republic as the man who “reinvented campaigning,” Joe Trippi has been at the forefront of movement politics for nearly 30 years. Trippi began his political career working on Edward M. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1980 and has worked on numerous presidential, gubernatorial, senate, and congressional campaigns ever since.
Strategic Business Advisor
John Edge is a Fellow of MIT Connection Science, focused on unlocking the trapped potential of the digital networks that surround us. He specializes in systems design, operating at the forefront of technology driven transformation in financial services over the last two decades. John’s early career focused on algorithmic trading in global markets at JP Morgan before going on to cofound Redkite, a FinTech company that deployed the first real-time surveillance system for capital markets. John’s current focus in Financial Inclusion and Digital Identity, creating new business models for digital inclusion that are mobile native and leverage blockchain technologies.
Matthew Roszak is co-founder and chairman of Bloq, a blockchain enterprise software company. Mr. Roszak is also founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment ﬁrm focused on blockchain-enabled technology with a portfolio of over 20 investments, including BitFury, Blockstream and Factom. Mr. Roszak is a blockchain investor, entrepreneur and advocate. He has spent over 20 years in private equity and venture capital with Advent International, Keystone Capital Partners, Platinum Venture Partners and SilkRoad Equity, and has invested over $1 billion of capital (from start-up to IPO) in a broad range of industries. Mr. Roszak is a director and beneﬁcial owner of Eboost, MissionMode, Neu Entity, Onramp, SolidSpace and TrueLook.
David A. Johnston
Chairman of Factom, Inc., early blockchain adopter, advocate for decentralized applications and technologist.
Ari Singer is an energetic and experienced strategist, high-tech product manager, entrepreneur and security specialist. He is co-founder and CTO of TrustiPhi, LLC, where he leads technical strategy and solution delivery for enabling hardware-based security in next-generation devices. He is a former VP of Trusted Computing at Digital Management, Inc. and at NTRU Cryptosystems, where he was integral to helping to define the US Department of Defense’s Trusted Computing technical strategy and enabling industry leaders to deploy Trusted Computing technologies. Ari has frequently served in leadership roles in standards organization including as chair of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and TPM Software Stack (TSS) working groups, as chair of the IEEE P1363 working group for public key cryptography and as security editor for IEEE 802.15.3, IEEE 802.15.4 and Efficient Embedded Security Standard (EESS) #1. Ari received a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Music from The Ohio State University, an MBA from Babson College and holds five U.S. issued patents.
Greg participated heavily in standards organizations for over 20 years. He was a member of the Board of Directors and the technical oversight committee (TC) in the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and directly participated as an author, editor or contributor to over 60 Publications and Specifications by TCG, IETF, OASIS, IEEE, and NIST. His primary contributions have been on standards relating to platform trust services, attestation, and key management with a special focus on hardware-enforced isolated execution environments such as Trusted Platform Modules, Trusted Execution Environments, and Self-Encrypting Drives. In addition, Greg has contributed to numerous government-industry initiatives and committees, has been a spokesman for the Trusted Computing industry and a frequent speaker and expert panel member at conferences and industry events such as RSA, Cybersecurity Information Forum, and Trusted Computing Conference.
Andrew is CEO of Thornebrook, LLC and brings more than 30 years of experience in the identity and smart card industry working with financial services, telecommunications, and government sectors. His cross-sector expertise and experience is particularly valuable to pragmatic approaches to large identity and payment deployments to consumers, business and government users. Currently he is leading the transformation of Identity and Access Control systems of a major hospital network with over 12,000 employees and over 1 million patients. He has supported the efforts of a number of companies including IDW, Wave, PRIVO, and TSCP as they worked with the NSTIC program office, a White House initiative to improve Internet privacy and security.
Founded by Gavin Wood, founder and former CTO of Ethereum, Parity Technologies is a VC funded enterprise dedicated to trust-free technology. Its flagship product, Parity Ethereum, is the world’s fastest Ethereum client that integrates directly into your browser. “We are pleased to be and advisor to the Rivetz project to help bring advanced cybersecurity controls to protect the private keys and instructions for decentralized services and help customers achieve the provable controls required for Blockchain applications, cloud access, and secure IoT,” said Dr. Gavin Wood.