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Hex Five Team

Cesare Garlati is the CEO and Founder of Hex Five and the inventor of MultiZone Security. Prior to Hex Five, Cesare was the Vice President of mobile security at Trend Micro and the Chief Security Strategist at prpl Foundation, a technology non-profit focused on security and interoperability of embedded devices.

Cesare holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley, a Master in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle, and he is a Fellow of the Cloud Security Alliance, where he founded and chaired the Mobile Security and IoT Security groups.

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Sandro Pinto is Hex Five’s head of R&D and Research Scientist and Professor at the University of Minho, Portugal. Sandro is an hardware security wizard, world-class expert in Arm TrustZone technology and a prolific writer of security-oriented research papers.

Sandro holds a Ph.D. in Electronics and Computer Engineering has a deep academic background and several years of industry collaboration focusing on operating systems, virtualization, and security for embedded, cyber-physical, and IoT-based systems.



David Patterson is Vice Chair of the RISC-V Foundation, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley and winner of the Turing Award 2017 – generally recognized as the “Nobel Prize of computing”. David served as UC Berkeley’s Computer Science Division chair, the Computing Research Association chair, president of the Association for Computing Machinery, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.

David received the Berkeley Citation in 2016, which is given to distinguished individuals who go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields.

Art Swift is the CEO of Esperanto Technologies, a RISC-V member. Art has more than 25 years of executive-level experience in the tech industry, including CEO of Wave Computing, CEO at low power chip-maker Transmeta, CEO of nanotech innovator Unidym, President of MIPS Licensing at Wave Computing, and vice president of marketing at MIPS.

A keen supporter of the open standards, Art was most recently Vice-Chair of the RISC-V marketing committee and President of the prpl Foundation, an international organization of leading technology companies that promotes the development of open source software for embedded computing.

Jon Geater is a cryptographic security industry veteran and globally recognized expert in Trusted Execution Environments. He is founder and CTO of Jitsuin, a company using DLT technology to reduce costs and increase security of IoT deployments in critical infrastructure.

Previously Chief Technology Officer for global cryptography and HSM company Thales eSecurity, Jon has held senior global roles in leading companies such as ARM (Director of Technology and Division CTO, Secure Services Division) and TEE specialist Trustonic (founding Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President Engineering).

Pasquale Bombino is a veteran of the Electronic OEM industry. Pasquale has more than 20 years of executive-level experience in the tech industry, including General Manager of ADB, a global leader in Broadband Connectivity, CTO at Pirelli Broadband Solutions, and Managing Director at Allied Telesis Multimedia.

A keen advocate for open standards, Pasquale was most recently representing ADB at the Prpl Foundation, an international organization of leading technology companies that promotes the development of open source software for embedded computing


Joseph Jacks is the Founder and General Partner of OSS Capital. Joseph is based in San Francisco and leads the US investing arm as well as global investment strategies. Joseph is also the Co-Founder of Aljabr. Previously, Joseph was an EIR at Quantum Corporation in support of the Rook project which was subsequently donated to the CNCF (its first storage project) where he has also been involved (at the board level, in various committees and as an advisor) since inception. Joseph also founded KubeCon (now also run by the Linux Foundation’s CNCF) while also building Kismatic, the first enterprise-focused commercial Kubernetes company (acquired by Apprenda).

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