Guardtime Targets Supply Chain Integrity, Appoints James Blom to Advisory Board
PALO ALTO, CA – February 1, 2013 – Guardtime, the leading provider of keyless signature technology for validating the integrity and authenticity of digital data, today announced the appointment of James Blom, Managing Director of Marin Venture Partners to its advisory board.
“Jim’s network infrastructure and information supply chain expertise will be invaluable as our technology continues to be adopted by the world’s largest Mobile Carriers, Financial Institutions and Governments,” said Mike Gault, Guardtime CEO.
“As we move to a completely electronic world the need for a scalable and universal solution for electronic data authentication has never been more urgent. Guardtime’s keyless data authentication technology allows for every system event on a Government network to be authenticated independently from the operators of that network thereby ensuring an independently verifiable audit trail.
“Jim’s expertise with Asia & EMEA Mobile carriers and selecting the right technology and supply chain partners for their M2M initiatives will help guide us to becoming a global standard in data authentication for the world’s largest insurance, financial services, healthcare, energy, defense, transportation and automotive companies,” added Gault.
Says Gustv Poola, Guardtime VP of Products, “Public Key Infrastructure was originally designed for humans to share secrets, not for large-scale long-term authentication of machine generated data. Our vision is that every single system event on the world’s networks can be authenticated independently across the dimensions of time, integrity and source.”
James Blom is the Founder and Managing Director of Marin Venture Partners, an advisory firm specializing in advising family offices on technology investment. Previously he co-founded,together with Admiral David Stone, the Alacrity Homeland Group, specializing in homeland security and protecting critical infrastructure. During his tenure there he assisted with the formation of several leading supply chain and homeland security firms including S2 Global (a Rapiscan subsidiary).