Krishna Anne continues on a mission to secure the Internet of Things from his prior role as CEO of Secure Thingz having led its acquisition by IAR Systems. Krishna has over 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor and IP industry, holding senior engineering, marketing and P&L responsibilities at startups and large public companies such as Rambus, Broadcom, AMD and MIPS. Krishna started his career as a design engineer at DEC working on what would become StrongARM.
Jon Geater applies his expertise in cryptography, cybersecurity and blockchains to challenging issues in the Internet of Things. Jon has held senior global technical roles at Thales e-Security, Trustonic, ARM and nCipher where he built chip-to-cloud solutions for mobile, IoT, payments and smart cities while managing large global teams, integrating acquisitions and driving corporate strategy. Jon is a serial leader of open standards at board committee level having served GlobalPlatform, Trusted Computing Group, OASIS and Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger.
Rob Brown saw a market need to bridge the technology supply chain to secure connected devices that involves identity, authorisation, collaboration and truth. From marketing deeply embedded hardware security for smart cards at ARM and trusted software for mobiles at Trustonic to consulting for Ping Identity on IoT, the biggest challenges for users is knowing what lies beneath and accessing the technology. Chip-to-cloud transparency and collaboration needs a new solution. Rob has a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering.
Mark Long is a commercial board level Finance Director with considerable experience working in a financial and commercial environment with particular focus on scaling SME’s to a trade sale. He has held a variety of senior financial positions at Samsung, APW Inc, Invensys Plc, NXP and Jennic and lately as CFO for technology startups Secure Thingz, Faradion and Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Mark is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a Bsc. (Hons) in Finance and Accounting.
John Hartley brings over 21 years’ experience in software development for secure applications at nCipher and Thales, with deep working knowledge of chip-to-cloud security. He has designed and implemented a wide array of cybersecurity products including HSMs and Key Management Services. He has led transformation of agile teams to streamline product delivery. John holds a Bachelors’ degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Sheffield University and recently qualified as a SAFe 4 Agillist.
Rusty Cumpston, co-founder of Swim.AI and Sensity Systems, is excited to be on the Board of Directors at Jitsuin Inc. Prior to founding Swim and Sensity, Rusty previously worked in many successful startups as CEO (XenSource, CloudShield), COO (ONI Systems), VP Engineering (Infinera) and also served on the Board of Directors at Secure Thingz Inc. Rusty graduated from the UNC - Chapel Hill and continues to actively support and work with the College of Arts and Sciences.
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