Global Cybersecurity Advisory Task force
The Global Cybersecurity Advisory Task force is composed of influential individuals in different industries and sectors that can advise and support WISeKey in the development of its strategy and business. The Global Cybersecurity Advisory Task force is mandated by it charter to advise and support the company in:
Organic growth (Solutions, Services)
Strategic Partnerships, Alliances
- Business Strategy related to WISeKey’s listing in the stock market
Strategy and Global Cybersecurity Advisory Task force:
Richard AttiasCEO of New York Event, Former Chairman of Publicis Live and organizer of the World Economic Forum
Don TapscottC.M., BA, BSc, MEd, LLD CEO, The Tapscott Group Inc.
Don has given more than 400 keynote speeches and presentations over the past five years, including opening TED Global in Edinburgh in 2012. His clients include top executives of many of the world’s largest corporations and government leaders from many countries. In 2011 Don was re-named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, earning the 9th spot on the list. Over the last two decades Don has appeared on many such lists.
Don has authored or co-authored 15 widely read books about information technology in business and society. His most recent book, Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles for Success (co-authored with Anthony D Williams) was published in 2013 by TED Books and is based on the principles of Don’s prolific TED Talk.
Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet (Revised Paperback, 2012), co-authored by Anthony D. Williams, was originally released in September 2010 to tremendous acclaim from business executives and the media and was a runner up for The Best Business Book of the Last Two Years.
Macrowikinomics is the follow-up to Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006), also co-authored by Anthony D. Williams. Wikinomics was an international bestseller, #1 on the 2007 management book charts, and on The New York Times and Businessweek bestseller lists.
Translated into 20 languages, Wikinomics was a finalist for the prestigious Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book award and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by a number of publications, including The Economist.
Don’s other well-known books include: Paradigm Shift (1992); The Digital Economy (1996); Growing Up Digital (1998); Digital Capital (2000); The Naked Corporation (2003); and Grown Up Digital (2008).
As an entrepreneur Don has established a number of successful companies and has served on several boards, most recently Celestica where he was a member of the finance, compensation and corporate governance committees for over a dozen years. His two decade old research on transparency has led him to be deeply engaged in the issues of corporate governance.
Don is a frequent writer for the Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Business 2.0, The Financial Times, USA Today, The Guardian and BusinessWeek, and has been interviewed and quoted widely in the broadcast media including CNN, CNBC, NBC, CBS, NPR, Fox News and the BBC.
In 2013, Don was appointed as the Chancellor of Trent University, he is the first alumni of the university to be appointed as such. He is also the inaugural fellow at the Martin Prosperity Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and Statistics, an M.Ed. specializing in Research Methodology, and three Doctor of Laws (Hon) granted from the University of Alberta in 2001, Trent University in 2006 and McMaster University in 2010. He is involved extensively in the transformation of education, working with universities, school boards and Educational Secretaries and Ministers around the world. He also works with government leaders around the world to reinvent government for the digital era and strengthen democratic institutions.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum, having served on several of the Forum’s Global Agenda Councils and has attended Davos for a dozen years. Don is currently Chair of the Forum’s Working Group on New Platforms for Global Cooperation, Governance and Problem Solving and is leading the definitive investigation into networked models for global problem solving and governance in collaboration with the Martin Prosperity Institute.
Deeply committed to the issue of mental health, Mr. Tapscott is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and was Chair of the Centered on Hope Campaign for the Center for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation. He is a founding member and a member of the committee of Advisors of the Business & Economic Roundtable on Addiction & Mental Health. He and his wife, Ana P. Lopes, are the benefactors of the Tapscott Chair in Schizophrenia Studies at the University of Toronto and were awarded the Yorktown Humanitarian Award for Community Service in 2012.
Claude BégléDirector General of SymbioSwiss and former Chairman of Swiss Post
Leonard H. SchrankCEO and Chairman of ACT3 Technologies Former CEO of SWIFT, Belgium
François BarraultFormer CEO of BT Global Services and president of BT International, and Former President and CEO of Lucent Technologies
Philippe Pascalheaded LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton watches and jewelry activities since 2001 and lately served as Advisor to the Chairman Bernard Arnault. Prior to this
David FergussonPresident and co-CEO of “The M&A Advisor
David Fergusson is the president and co-CEO of “The M&A Advisor”, the world’s premier think tank for corporate finance, mergers & acquisition, and restructuring professionals. From London and New York, Mr. Fergusson leads the company’s market intelligence, media, event, and consulting services for a constituency of over 350,000 finance industry professionals around the world. Mr. Fergusson engages regularly with corporate, finance, media, academic and government leaders and is a sought-after speaker and contributor on the subjects of finance, technology and operational innovation for international media organizations, prominent educational institutions and leadership assemblies. A market expert on the subject of the financial value of technological innovation, Mr. Fergusson is also the editor of 5 annual editions of “The Best Practices of the Best Dealmakers” series featuring a readership of over 500,000 and distribution in over 60 countries. As the Founder and Co-Chair of the Brexit Task Force on Corporate Finance, Mr. Fergusson leads a forum for business, investment, trade, academic and policy leaders to collaborate in pursuit of corporate growth for the United Kingdom. As an advocate for the advancement of the finance industry, in 2013, he led the development of the Emerging Finance Leaders program to engage future global business stalwarts to affect significant change through social innovation. For this initiative he was the recipient of the 2015 Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award. Mr. Fergusson is a member of and frequent speaker to the City of London’s Guild of Entrepreneurs, British American Business and the premier global corporate membership organization – the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG). He is the president-elect of HOBY, the global youth leadership foundation and an advisor to several social innovation initiatives in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa. An advocate for digital democracy, Mr. Fergusson is also a special advisor to civic technology pioneer Wikiburg in New York.
Thomas WhayneIndependent Advisor
Mr. Whayne most recently was the Chief Development Officer at Qnective AG, a privately held secure communications and homeland security company based in Zurich, Switzerland. He earned an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard College and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.