WISeKey Appoints Geoffrey Lipman to its Advisory Committee
Geneva – May 9, 2019 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey “) (SIX: WIHN), a leading global cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT company, today announced the nomination of Geoffrey Lipman to its Advisory Committee. Members of WISeKey’s Advisory Committee originate from a wide variety of sectors that are of critical importance to WISeKey’s growth strategy, including Cybersecurity, IoT, Blockchain, and information technology.
Mr. Lipman brings more than 40-years of green travel experience to WISeKey. He currently serves on the board of Green Growth & Travelism Institute (GGTI), a Brussels-based not-for-profit organization and is the co-founder of SUNx Strong Universal Network, a global initiative aiming to build Climate Resilience in line with the targets of the Paris Agreement through Climate Friendly Travel. He also serves as director of greenearth.travel, a global research and commercial network created to advance Green Growth & Travelism.
Previously Mr. Lipman served as Assistant Secretary General of United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), where he spearheaded the development of advanced support systems including the ST-EP Program which promotes the development of ecotourism to combat poverty (currently this program supports over 100 projects in 34 developing countries). During this time, Mr. Lipman also led efforts to launch the Davos Climate Summit and the G20 Summit recognition program. Before that, he was the first President of The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), to pioneer new ways of measuring the economic impact of the sector and Sustainability Certification programs for the travel industry. He began his career at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), where he spent 20 years, ultimately responsible for strategy and government relations.
Mr. Lipman has co-authored two books and numerous journal articles on Green Growth & Travelism. He is a visiting Professor at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia and Hasselt University in Belgium.
Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO noted, “I am excited to welcome Geoffrey to our Advisory Committee. I believe that his unique expertise will be a valuable asset to WISeKey as we continue our efforts to deploy our Digital Identification Blockchain strategy worldwide. As part of this strategy, WISeKey’s recently partnered with SUNx – Strong Universal Network to jointly develop a special purpose Blockchain Center of Excellence in Brussels focusing on the development of standards and technologies to accelerate Climate Friendly Travel.”
Mr. Lipman said, “I am delighted to join the Advisory Committee of WISeKey and closely work with Carlos and his team in bringing their leading edge, cybersecurity, identity and blockchain solutions to the dynamic Travel and Tourism sector – particularly as it responds to the existential climate crisis.”
WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey Microprocessors Secures the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.
Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
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