Blockchain startup brings in security and cryptography expert to support its leadership team
Blockchain startup SMART VALOR has appointed Julien Bringer, Ph.D. as Chief Security and Cryptography Expert to develop its overall security framework. Bringer brings a wealth of experience in researching and deploying projects in the field of security, identity and cryptography.
Bringer’s career to date encompasses senior roles at the global leader in security and identity solutions, IDEMIA (formerly Morpho). Recently he was a global lead in charge of Innovation Programs group-wide, working across IoT security, digital identity and strong authentication. His previous positions include Research Team Manager for Security and Cryptography, heading up the smartcard attack team, and Senior Security Expert.
Prior to IDEMIA, Bringer started a Ph.D. thesis in cryptography at the Université de Toulon, France, for which he was awarded in 2007. Since then Bringer has been very active in research and innovation, with more than 80 scientific publications and more than 50 pending patents. He is Associate Editor of the prestigious journal IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.
“I am delighted to welcome Julien to SMART VALOR as our Chief Security and Cryptography Expert. His deep industry experience, expertise in cryptography and security and passion for making things happen will lead our company through the next phase of innovation and expansion,” said Olga Feldmeier, CEO of SMART VALOR. “The nascent Blockchain industry needs more senior talent especially in the domain of cryptography and security. It is a great new development we’re seeing today as more and more industry leaders joining the blockchain revolution driven by startups.”
“Julien brings abundance of expertise to our young company. His role is to fill the gap between the current Blockchain-based, tech-oriented prototypes and a complete secure system. This requires end-to-end security, reference requirements and certifications or standards, to convey trust towards end-users and regulators.”
SMART VALOR’s mission is to bridge the gap between traditional and crypto finance by providing a global, Blockchain-enabled marketplace for investors and asset issuers, which enables better access and higher liquidity in the alternative investment space.
“It’s an exciting time for the Blockchain industry, and for the Crypto-Valley startup community building next-generation products and innovative, transformational technologies”, said Julien Bringer, Chief Security and Cryptography Expert at SMART VALOR. “I will be working alongside the leadership team to ensure SMART VALOR’s solution is secure. I will be responsible for developing strong relationships and partnerships with Blockchain, security and cryptography providers, preparing the development of the future standards by leveraging my positions in various international working groups.”
“I believe that if done with the right level of security in place, Blockchain-based applications supported by strong business vision can fully disrupt the current status quo in finance and enable greater transparency and access within the industry.”