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Gilbert Verdian

Gilbert Verdian is the Founder and CEO of , a network that bridges . He has over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, working in multiple chief positions and is also an innovator in the business sector and a visionary in the technology sector. [1]

Education

Gilbert Verdian attended the University of Technology Sydney from 1998 and completed his Bachelor’s of Business in E-Business in 2002. He then continued his studies at the same university in 2003 and graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management in 2005. [2]

Career

During his first year in university, he was a consultant at Ernst & Young working for them for a year. He then moved on to working at a information technology company, DXC Technology, as a Senior Security Architect from October 2001 to December 2005 and then took on the role of EMEA Security Architecture and Consulting Manager and Strikeforce Global Practise Lead from January 2006 until August 2007. After nearly six years of working for DXC Technology, he returned to Ernst & Young taking the position of Senior Manager of security in October 2007. During his time in Ernst & Young, he also took a job at the United Kingdom’s government finance ministry, HM treasury, working as the Chief Security Officer and the Deputy Chief Technology Officer working at two companies from June 2009 till August 2011. In August 2011, he left both Ernst & Young and HM Treasury to work for HSBC, a financial service company for seven months before shifting to oil industry company BP in April 2012, working in Digital Security in the Integrated Supply and Trading sector. He then quit his job in July 2012 to work as security lead for the UK’s Ministry of Justice. In December 2013, he left the Ministry of Justice and shortly after joined PwC, a service brand as Director of Cybersecurity for less than a year and became the Chief Information Security Officer of eHealth NSW from April 2014 to November 2016. While he was working at eHealth NSW, he was also the Chief Information Officer of NSW Ambulance and left both jobs at the same time. Before he quit both jobs, he became the Chief Information Security Officer of Vacalink, a Mastercard company in July 2016 and quit in June 2018, a month before the launch of . [3]

Quant Network

The company was founded in 2015 by Gilbert Verdian. During his extensive career in multiple different sectors, he saw that there was always a problem with connecting one entity to another, whether it be enterprises, projects or networks. In 2009, when he was the CTO of HM Treasury, he even had a team to research the technology behind and how it can be used, which at the time was rejected but he always saw a future in technology. So he founded Quant Network to solve this issue by creating a open-source blockchain operating system that aims to connect businesses and developers with multiple distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). With this project he also founded the ISO Standard TC307 (ISO/TC 307), also known as the blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The TC307 was created to standardize and improve the security, privacy, and interoperability of blockchain technology worldwide which was used to solve the interoperability issue in the world. This standard provides internationally recognized guidelines for working with blockchain technology with over 50 countries using it. [4][5][6]

Volunteering

  • Chair - NSW Government Security Council: NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (January 2014 - July 2016)
  • CMORG-Cyber: Bank of England (July 2016 - July 2018)
  • Chair of DLT/1 and UK Standardization Delegation at ISO TC 307: BSI (January 2017 - June 2021)
  • Secure Payments Taskforce: Federal Reserve System (March 2017 - April 2018)
  • FedPayments Improvement Community: Federal Reserve System (April 2018 - April 2019)
  • EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum Member - Blockchain Policy and Framework Conditions Working Group: European Commission (May 2018 - May 2021)
  • Co-chair - Standardisation and Interoperability: INATBA - International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (March 2019 - Present)
  • Member Board Of Directors: Digital Pound Foundation (October 2021 - Present)

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Certifications

  • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) - ISACA
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) - ISC2

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