Votem® proudly announces that Bob Stewart joins the team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

March 9, 2017

Bob Stewart is joining Votem as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of its senior leadership team effective immediately. Bob most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer and elected member of the Board of Directors of Sonavation, Inc. Bob was instrumental in turning the company’s products around, focusing efforts on the delivery of the company’s IDkey consumer and enterprise devices containing, industrial and mobile fingertip biometric identification and access control products, solutions and services.

Bob’s professional focus has been on the convergence of technological systems capable of positive intrinsic disruption of current paradigms in research in the fields of healthcare, privacy, biometrics, identity, physical and cyber security.

Bob drove the ideation and development of sensors capable of providing virtually un-spoofable identification through the collection of subcutaneous biometric data while reading fingerprints even through smartphone GorillaGlass. At Sonavation, Bob further tied that capability to a guarded RC3-compliant private data center infrastructure containing a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 PKI to provide the world’s first absolute and non-reputable transaction verification platform and patented API fabric.

Throughout his career, Bob led departments for Research and Development, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Mechanical, and ASIC Engineering, Information Technology including a NISPOM compliant Data Center, Counter-Cyber Network Operations Monitoring and Physical Security Center, Full-Stack, Protocol and Embedded Software and ASIC Software Development, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Manufacturing, Class 10000 Clean Room MEMS Facilities, Audit, as well as Program Management, Product Development, Sales and Marketing groups for the world leading ultrasonic sensor company.

Bob served as Internet CTO of Motorola’s $1B Internet and Networking Group where he implemented their first X.509 v3 PKI and earned Motorola’s highest technical ladder rank of Strategic Adviser Technical Analyst. Additionally, Bob earned global recognition as CTO for CMGI portfolio companies Planet Direct, CMGI Solutions, MyWay.com and Elon Musk’s first company Zip2.com and is the author of http://OpenSDLC com.

Bob will also be helping with Votem’s business development and capital raising efforts after helping to raise $50mm in seed capital since 2013 and performing due diligence for a number of VC firms over his career.

Bob remarked, “I want to leave this world a better place and firmly believe that our constitutional republic as a system of government must be supported by an election system that is beyond reproach. This is a legacy I am determined to leave for my children, my fellow Americans and all citizens in democratic countries around the world. I am eager to help the great team at Votem make this vision a reality.”

Pete Martin, Votem Founder & CEO stated, “Bob is a fantastic addition to the team. When he started with Sonavation, he repeatedly told the story of how mobile devices, combined with world-class authentication, could dramatically improve the voting process. We’re pleased to give him a platform to finally realize that vision. Most importantly, we’re thrilled to bring someone of his caliber and experience to the leadership team and look forward to his contributions in completing the development of our mobile voting platform, which we hope will set a new standard in security, transparency and accessibility for online voting around the world.”

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Votem® is focused on building a mobile voting platform to enable people around the world to easily and securely vote online and from their mobile devices. It’s Mobile Voting Platform (MVP)® powered the largest online vote using Blockchain technology in the world to date.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jeffrey Stern | jstern@votem.com

Votem Corp. | www.votem.com

 

 

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