Anthony holds a bachelor's form Georgetown’s school of foreign service, and got his masters in economics from Plekhanov while developing real estate in Moscow. He founded his first company in 1996 and has been the principle in many ventures since. A veteran entrepreneur he has successfully managed in difficult markets and situations.
David holds a Ph.D. in experimental physics from ETH in Zurich. After post-doctoral positions at UC San Diego and CERN he joined EPFL managing a research project with Hewlett Packard. In 2000 he co-founded Genimedia SA (Lausanne) developing video quality analytic software and managed sales in Europe. He co-founded Photonique SA developing solid state photodetectors and, later, CM-Photonics Ltd. developing optoelectronic systems for medical, scientific and security applications in China.
Generalist senior manager with deep experience in both finance and marketing. Expertise in forming and leading high performing teams (Covey/Demming). Formerly CFO of Rainmaker Systems, Treasurer of Trader Joe's, and Controller of CBS/Fox Studios, as well as President of a consumer oriented .com (4 yrs) and various software and marketing service companies, and VP marketing for a number of high tech companies. Experience includes broad range from startup and turn around work to early stage public companies (under $250M). Specialties: Finance, strategy, negotiation, cost accounting, online marketing and promotion, lead generation, technology sales and marketing, international sales, and market research.
Fadri Zappa has 15 years of experience in tech (Accenture, Blue infinity and Jobup) and HR (Right Management and Headline Consulting) and is currently Partner of his own Headhunting Consultancy.
His roles ranged from Business Management to complex B2B-Sales, from first contact to major RFP/RFQ winnings, mostly for institutional clients, large financial companies and multinational companies.
As CCO, Fadri Zappa is in charge of outbound Business Development of Quantum Integrity and leverages his network and experience in this matter.
Prior to his professional career, Fadri studied economics his alma mater, the University of St.Gallen
Advisor and investor
Currently head of data management at Lombard Odier asset management., Sébastien holds a master degree of Engineering in Communication Systems. He has a very extensive experience in Information Technology applied to Finance and Banking. He has advised leading companies on cyber-security strategy, including assessing their vulnerabilities through penetration tests. He has also provided technology assurance, audit and consulting services to major Banks across United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland. During the past 11 years he has set up and run a number of business critical systems for the asset management industry, including portfolio and risk management solutions as well as enterprise data management platforms and data warehouses. Sébastien advises QI on IT strategy, will help source new hires and puts his extensive network to use.
Prof. Hadar received the BSc, the MSc (cum laude) and the PhD degrees from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, in 1990, 1992, and 1997, respectively, all in electrical and computer engineering. The prestigious Clore Fellowship supported his PhD studies. In 1999 Prof. Hadar joined the Communication Systems Engineering Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Currently, he is a Professor and was the head of the department between 2012-2018. His research interests include image compression, advanced video coding, H.264, SVC, HECV, packet video, transmission of video over IP networks, and image processing, data hiding and cyber in compressed video streaming. Since 2011, Prof. Hadar is an Associate Editor of the Optical Engineering journal. From August 2015 Prof. Hadar to February 2016, he was in Sabbatical as a visiting Professor at Electrical Engineering Dept. at UCLA. Prof. Hadar also works as a consultant of various Hi-Tech companies in Israel, and is a Senior member of IEEE and SPIE.
Experienced Senior Banker with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in ICO structuring, Crypto block trades, Leveraged Finance, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Trading, and Structured Finance. Strong finance professional with an MBA focused in Finance / Information, Communications & Media from Columbia Business School.
Chief Legal Council
Having completed her law degree at King's College London, Vanja then clerked for the very traditional Geneva based lawyer Me. Marc Bonnant. After passing he bar exam in Geneva, she visited Silicon Valley, and decided to focus on "legal-tech": Setting up the first marketplace for legal services in Switzerland "Law-Rence.ch". She has first hand knowledge of tech start ups as well as the Swiss and European legal system.
Victor Martin is an International Trade graduate. A self-taught 'computer scientist', Victor developed his first websites in the late 1990s. His curriculum ranges from running online auctions in the 2000's to building a pioneering professional 3D printing platform in 2010. This is how he came to work closely with visual artists looking for more innovative representation. His creative digital strategies allowed for developing edition, crowdfunding, and sales of contemporary art. Consulting for startups, and a coach at Fongit as well, Both his technological skills and experience dealing with artistic minds led him to join Classeek SA at EPFL in early 2017. Victor consults QI on its forward facing user interface and communication strategies.
Advisor and investor
Jiangtao (Gene) Wen received the BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees with honors from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1992, 1994 and 1996 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Staff Research Fellow at UCLA, where he conducted research on multimedia coding and communications. Many of his inventions were later adopted by international standards such as H.263, MPEG and H.264. Some of his inventions were licensed to Samsung in the largest patent licensing agreement in the history of the highly ranked UCLA School of Engineering. After UCLA, he served as the Principal Scientist of PacketVideo Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVE/DCM), the CTO of Morphbius Technology Inc., the Director of Video Codec Technologies of Mobilygen Corp (NASDAQ: MXIM), the Senior Director of Technology of Ortiva Wireless (NASDAQ: ALLT) and consulted for Stretch Inc., Ocarina Networks (NASDAQ: DELL) and QuickFire Networks (NASDAQ: FB). Since 2009, Dr. Wen has held a Professorship at the Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tsinghua University. He was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University. Dr. Wen's research focuses on multimedia processing and communications over challenging networks and computational photography. He has authored many widely referenced papers in related fields. Products deploying technologies that Dr. Wen developed are currently widely used worldwide. Dr. Wen holds 35 granted US patents with numerous others pending. Dr. Wen was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions Circuits and Systems for Video Technologies (CSVT), a member of the IEEE Data Compression Conference. Among his numerous honors are the 2010 IEEE Trans. CSVT Best Paper Award, nomination for the 2016 IEEE Trans CSVT Best Paper Award, back to back Gold Medals in the 2018 and 2019 Salon International Des Inventions Geneve, 2018 IEEE DCC Capocelli Prize, Google Faculty Research Award 2018, 1st Place in the 2017 IEEE ICME Twitch Grand Challenge, finalist for the World's First 10K Best Paper Award at the ICME 2017, a 2016 - 2017 Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Distinguished Lecturer and the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award. Dr. Wen was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2011. He is the Director of the Research Institute of the Internet of Things of Tsinghua University, and a Co-Director of the Ministry of Education Tsinghua-Microsoft Joint Lab of Multimedia and Networking and Apple-Tsinghua Joint Lab. Besides teaching and conducting research, Dr. Wen also invests in high technology companies as an angel investor.
Multimedia Signal Processing Group, EPFL
Touradj Ebrahimi received his M.Sc. and Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. In 1993, he was a research engineer at the Corporate Research Laboratories of Sony Corporation in Tokyo, where he conducted research on advanced video compression techniques for storage applications. In 1994, he served as a research consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories working on very low bitrate video coding. He is currently Professor at EPFL heading its Multimedia Signal Processing Group. He is also the Convenor of JPEG standardization Committee. He was also adjunct Professor with the Center of Quantifiable Quality of Service at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) from 2008 to 2012. He is now also the head of information security at C4DT.
Prof. Ebrahimi has been the recipient of various distinctions and awards, such as the IEEE and Swiss national ASE award, the SNF-PROFILE grant for advanced researchers, Four ISO-Certificates for key contributions to MPEG-4 and JPEG 2000, and the best paper award of IEEE Trans. on Consumer Electronics . He became a Fellow of the international society for optical engineering (SPIE) in 2003. Prof. Ebrahimi has initiated more than two dozen National, European and International cooperation projects with leading companies and research institutes around the world. He is a co-founder of Genista SA, a high-tech start-up company in the field of multimedia quality metrics. In 2002, he founded Emitall SA, start-up active in the area of media security and surveillance. In 2005, he founded EMITALL Surveillance SA, a start-up active in the field of privacy and protection. He is or has been associate Editor with various IEEE, SPIE, and EURASIP journals, such as IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, EURASIP Image Communication Journal, EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing, SPIE Optical Engineering Magazine. Prof. Ebrahimi is a member of Scientific Advisory Board of various startup and established companies in the general field of Information Technology. He has served as Scientific Expert and Evaluator for Research Funding Agencies such as those of European Commission, The Greek Ministry of Development, The Austrian National Foundation for Scientific Research, The Portuguese Science Foundation, as well as a number of Venture Capital Companies active in the field of Information Technologies and Communication Systems. His research interests include still, moving, and 3D image processing and coding, visual information security (rights protection, watermarking, authentication, data integrity, steganography), new media, and human computer interfaces (smart vision, brain computer interface).
He is the author or the co-author of more than 200 research publications, and holds 14 patents. Prof. Ebrahimi is a member of IEEE, SPIE, ACM and IS&T.
Professor Ebrahimi is collaborating with QI on the development of machine learning image forgery algorithms through the InnoSuisse program. He is also key in setting up QI’s Eureka and Eurostar EU collaborations with leading universities for digital forensics and machine learning. He is also in contact with top scientists from DARPA, Google, Facebook and Adobe, and is advising us on best path forwards.