Basel, Switzerland
December 12-15
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Avesta Hojjati

Head of R&D
United States
Avesta Hojjati has more than 15 years of experience in information technology with an emphasis on cyber security. Avesta established his first cyber-security startup at the age of 15 where he was offering penetration testing as a service. Currently, as the head of R&D at DigiCert he is focused on developing new products with security and usability as their core values. Avesta completed his masters degree at the university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he designed and developed security mechanism for medical devices. Avesta is currently enrolled in the PhD program at the university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where the focus of his dissertation is to expand the applications of blockchain including but not limited to utilizing the blockchain technology for Electronic Health Records. At DigiCert, Avesta is focused on expanding the capabilities of Hyperledger Fabric via developing different applications based on the platform.