Global Advisory Board
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:
- Revenue growth
- Organic growth (Solutions, Services)
- International expansion
- Business Models
- Corporate Image
- Strategic Partnerships, Alliances
CEO, The Tapscott Group Inc
C.M., BA, BSc, M.Ed, LLD, CEO, The Tapscott Group Inc. Chancellor, Trent University Founder and Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute
Don Tapscott, Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages.
Don’s most recent and ambitious book was co-authored with his son, Alex Tapscott, a globally-recognized investor, advisor and speaker on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School’s Clay Christensen, “the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption.” The paperback version of the book, updated with new material covering recent developments in the blockchain industry, was published in June 2018.
In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 80+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations.
Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the 2nd most influential Management Thinker and the top Digital Thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD and Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario. It is hard to imagine anyone who has been more prolific, profound, and influential in explaining today’s technological revolutions and their impact on the world.
Advisory Board member
A graduate in mathematics from the EPFL, a public research university located in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nicolas Ramseier conducted numerous climate studies in the arctic sea and contributed to modeling the currents in the Kara Sea. A DeFi enthusiast (decentralized finance), he focuses on derivatives products and on-chain automated pools, and, as such, has advised various cryptocurrency projects on inventory risks and liquidity providing algorithms. A member of the New York Explorers Club and of the Explorers Club’s Global Exploration Summit (GLEX), Mr. Ramseier brings to WISeKey his scientific expertise as well as his academic network in cryptography and sustainability-related projects.
With his sound technical knowledge, banking skills, and a strong network in Switzerland, Mr. Ramseier’s appointment to the Advisory Committee of WISeKey will support in further developing and expanding market penetration of its WISe.ART NFT platform, as well as FinTech related projects.
Moreover, Mr. Ramseier will advise WISeKey on its first ever-sustainable NFT project in collaboration with Porrima.CH (for more information on this project, refer to Press).
Former Deputy Head, Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution, China, WEF Beijing. CBO, HKF Technology
Expertise: Technical knowledge of the policy environment, and the ability to think strategically about business issues combined with the political acumen and an aptitude for both government affairs and communications. Training in law and diplomacy as well as deep knowledge of the policy, regulatory and economic landscape in many regulated areas combined with experience in company operations, business development, sales, talent management, process strategy and change management initiatives.
HKF Technology: specialists in volatile organic compounds (VOC) and complex data analytics platforms customized for air pollution, diagnostics & pharmaceutical.
Khoj Therapeutics: combinatorial chemistry AI platform for de novo drug discovery.
Rourke&Gunner: PE firm focused on securing digital transformation of sub-Saharan Africa.
CompleCity Institute: Harvard Institute on big data & national security in urban environment.
Danil Kerimi is an experienced technology executive skilled in the nuanced creation and articulation of market sensitive agenda and messaging in complex multijurisdictional arenas. He is an inspirational leader who builds high-performing teams in digital transformation. His extensive experience in the developed, emerging and frontier markets helps Danil to deliver impactful projects in corporate strategy, business development, public and investor relations, ESG, tech and economic diplomacy.
As an expert in investor/internal/external/government relations, Danil is working with national, regional and municipal governments, large enterprises, start-up and investor communities on accelerating and securing digital transition around the world and applying newfound capabilities for solving biggest challenges in health, food and environmental ecosystems. Danil is most passionate about unlocking both the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial potential of individuals and organizations to drive positive change in the world.
During his 12 years with the World Economic Forum (WEF), Danil served on the Leadership Team in the Centres for Global Industries, Global Technology and Regional Strategies. He was posted in Geneva, New York, San Franscisco and Beijng. In his last role, Danil built a network of Centres for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Asia with offices in Beijing, Mumbai and Tokyo. Danil oversaw all APAC operations for the network and worked closely with EMEA and LATAM hubs of WEF’s Network for Global Technology Governance. He led interdisciplinary teams with a mission to maximize the benefits of science and technology for society by partnering with governments, companies, civil society, and experts from around the world to co-design new approaches to technology, business and governance.
Concurenlty, Danil served as a manager of the Global Future Council on Agumented and Virtual Reality. Previously, he has managed councils and working groups on Cybersecutiry, Future of Computing, Anti Corruption, Conflict Prevention, Emerging Markets, Digital Policy and Regional/National Competiveness as well as Industry Governors groups. For more than a decade, Danil have been working on national digital/cyber strategies, internet governance and evidence-based policy making. He led WEF’s engagement in the Netmundial Initiative, developed and strengthened its relationships with top policy makers, international and regional organizations (UN, ITU, EU, OSCE, ASEAN, AU, OAS, APEC, etc), development banks (IADB, ADB, AfDB, AIIB, EBRD, NDB, etc), c-suit executives of Fortune 2000 and founders of most innovative technology pioneers, leaders from the top media, academic and philanthropical organizations.
Prior to WEF, Danil served as a Terrorism Prevention Expert, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime where he focused on delivering technical assistance on cybersecurity, digital platforms, AML/CFT/KYC and international cooperation in criminal justice. He has also served as the Senior Legal Advisor on Hate Crime for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He had stints with the International Organization for Migration and SMEs in the manufacturing and media industries.
Danil is a graduate of Shandong University (LLB), Vienna Diplomatic Academy (MA) and the Global Leadership Fellowship (MA)- a collaborative program run by the WEF, CEIBS, INSEAD, LBS, Wharton School and Columbia University. Danil earned multiple diplomas in Business (MODUL Uni, Wharton), Regional Studies (Central European University, University of Wits, National University of Singapore), public diplomacy (University of Malta), corporate governance (Wharton School and Financial Times), cybersecurity (Harvard). His served as a fellow at the Berkman –Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard, on the Advisory Boards of Stanford Cyber Policy Program, Korea Media Governance Lab, Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice & Human Rights, Cornell’s Emerging Markets Institute and the World information Technology and Services Alliance.
Danil is regularly invited to judge various start up competitions including Sultan Qaboos Award, StatsZero Challenge, Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards. He is a member of the International Telecommunication Union’s Working Groups on the Smart and Sustainable Cities as well as Guiding Principles for Artificial Intelligence.
Languages: Fluent in Chinese, English, Russian and Spanish. Some knowledge of French, German and Portuguese.
Innovation KOL, Digitalization Humanist, Futurist, Executive Advisor, Mentor, Coach, TEDx & Inspirational Speaker
In today’s fast paced digital transformation which is impacting all countries and industries at various stages, it is primordial to always put people at the center of our design in order to ensure that technologies are serving the humans and not the other way around.
I am an “Open Source Mind” Futurist, International speaker, executive advisor, mentor/coach and excellent change manager with strong focus on people development, new business processes, new technologies and business strategy.
Former global program and people manager with more than 30 years experience in global multinationals mainly in the specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical space specialised in business processes combined with strong IT and new technologies background. Strong on globalization, standardization and harmonization.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt equivalent trained added to cross cultural experiences from many countries (e.g. US, Brazil, Mexico, China, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, South-Korea, Switzerland, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland etc…) and various business areas (e.g. Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, IT, Finance, eBusiness)
Specialties: Futurist, Public Speaking, Executive Advisory, Mentoring and Coaching, Business Transformation, New Business Models, Digital Health, IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Big Data, Blockchain, Change Management, People Management, Business Processes, B2B, eBusiness, Project Management, Production Planning, Strategic Planning, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Industrial Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals, Healthcare, IT etc…
Former Assistant Secretary General World Tourism Organization, Co-Founder at The SUNx Program
Climate Change is Existential www.thesunprogram.com
CEO HBG Holding
Born in Gabes (Tunisia) in 1961, Mrs. Ouided Bouchamaoui is the first woman elected in 2011, to the position of President of UTICA, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade, and Handicrafts (Confederation of Private employers), founded in 1947. Mrs. Bouchamaoui is a member of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2015. Since Oslo’s high recognition brought a new breath to the Tunisian Democratic Transition, she undertook the role of Peace Emissary. She traveled the world, to explain the importance of National Dialogue, the relevance to export this unprecedented experience, and share this action, which was a long journey marked by paradoxes and difficulties. She made the commitment to represent her country Tunisia to tell this fabulous story, qualified by the jury of the Nobel Peace Prize as a “success story”. Through her various speeches and interventions, Ouided Bouchamaoui explained how such an experience could generate know-how in dialogue and mediation. After completing her studies, she made several internships in various companies before joining Hédi Bouchamaoui & Sons (a company specializing in construction and industry), founded by her father. She is now a shareholder and administrator of HBG Holding, focused on agriculturai, agri-food sector, finance, insurance, IT, and distribution.
Advisory Board member
After three years’ experience in the engineering industry at Sir William Halcrow & Partners in London, Alvise joined Philip Morris in 1993 as Finance Supervisor in Munich, Germany.
In 1996, he was appointed Manager Business Development, based in Lausanne and in 2000 he became Director Business Development and Corporate Affairs.
In 2001, he took the role of Director Business Development and Planning and moved to Rome, leading a task force to set up a new affiliate in Italy.
In August 2003, Alvise moved to Sales and in June 2004 became Sales Director Portugal and in 2006 he was appointed Managing Director Tabaqueira (Philip Morris Portuguese affiliate).
In February 2008 Alvise held the position of Managing Director Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, based in Prague.
In June 2011 Alvise became Area Vice President in Philip Morris Asia and was based in Hong Kong for 4 years.
Since 2015, Alvise is the Head of Anti-Illicit Trade at Philip Morris International.
Alvise holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Padua, Italy. He is married and has 3 sons.
Business Executive and Interviewer of Business & Political Leaders
Mr. Monnier brings extensive board experience to WISeKey. Over his long career he has served on the boards of more than 10 organizations in Switzerland, Singapore, China, and Japan, including WayRay AG, a Swiss-based international company specializing in true AR (augmented reality) holographic displays for the automotive industry, and Standa Swiss AG, a company that develops & manufactures opto-mechanics, lasers, precision positioning & motion control devices for science & industry.
Furthermore, Mr. Monnier served as Managing Director of Schindler Lift Singapore where he oversaw the company’s operations in five countries. He was the Executive Director of Greater Geneva Berne area (GGBa), the economic development agency representing six cantons of Western Switzerland. Mr. Monnier is the Founder and CEO of Eurêka Cybertrading SA, a company that specialized in e-business across Switzerland and Japan.
He is also a well-recognized interviewer of business and political leaders and has conducted over 500 interviews for Swiss and foreign media. He has authored six books on e-business and economic development in Switzerland. He received his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.