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Thomas Zakrzewski

Country: United States of America

Position: Founder and Managing Partner

Organization: EgisData

What is missing in blockchain to achieve scalability, interoperability, and confidentiality

Thomas Zakrzewski (Tom Z.) is a Founder and Managing Partner at EgisData; Former Distinguished Engineer and Head of Blockchain at S&P Global Ratings. He developed products protecting private and confidential information using advanced cryptography and blockchain.

He co-authored a patent for a solution addressing issues with data privacy, data localization, and preparedness for post-quantum ciphers using advanced cryptography and blockchain.

Tom has over 25 years of IT experience in Financials, Software Engineering, Telecom, e-Commerce, Distribution & Logistics, and Healthcare. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Montclair State University and a Master’s Degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.

Throughout his career, he held numerous positions ranging from developer to architect, to CIO. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Boards for the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Montclair State University, as well as the Big Data Certification Program at Rutgers University. Tom is also a Visiting Technologist Fellow at the National Security Institute (NSI). Tom is a frequent speaker at conferences discussing blockchain security, crypto assets, and quantitative models.

Speech Overview:

Encryption is the most effective method to protect information. Yet, due to the high cost of encryption products, maintenance, and implementation, encryption is only utilized by the Fortune 1000 companies. EgisData has developed the product Encryption as a Service, encompassing the integration of secured and scalable Key Management and fine-grained control access to resources. In this session, attendees will learn about today’s challenges to manage scalable blockchain deployments, Digital Identities management, and protection of private and confidential information.