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QEDIT Announces Appointment of Samantha Rose Stein as Chief Strategy Officer

February 02, 2020

Tel Aviv, Israel — February 2, 2020QEDIT, a Privacy-Enhancing Technology (PET) provider, appointed Samantha Rose Stein to the role of Chief Strategy Officer. Stein will work with QEDIT to solve prominent data-usage problems that are addressable through the use of highly-robust, privacy-enhancing technology. 

 

Samantha Rose Stein, Chief Strategy Officer for QEDIT, said, “Privacy isn’t a luxury, it is a human right. Safeguarding our data to build a safe, sovereign, and enlightened future is at the core of what QEDIT does. Our PET solutions will solve core challenges across leading industries — from helping insurers collaborate to identify fraudulent claims, to achieving long-awaited privacy for the next core for digital infrastructure, distributed ledger technologies. By bringing privacy solutions to the forefront for enterprises, we can finally end struggles with data sharing. I look forward to channeling my experience in this new role and to working alongside leaders in data privacy.” 

 

As a humanist and privacy advocate, Stein has spoken out globally about the need for responsible data use, and data security. Today, data is one of the most valuable resources and when wielded as a positive social and economic lever, it has the power to reframe how we live, conduct business, and envision the future. Prior to joining QEDIT, Stein founded Hacktivision, a social innovation company that embraces the use of technology to solve humanitarian problems. More recently, she served as the Director of Special Projects at TechCrunch, where she expanded global audiences via Startup Battlefield competitions globally to identify promising early-stage ventures and emerging technologies.

 

Stein was previously named a Curator, Global Shaper, and Media Leader for the World Economic Forum. She led business development at Keepsafe, a software company working in digital privacy. Stein has consulted for more than 50 of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) tech and innovation portfolio investments across MedTech, AgriTech, EdTech, and CleanTech, helping to scale businesses and secure additional funding from both public and private sources.

 

Stein’s appointment is the latest in a string of announcements for QEDIT, coming on the heels of the appointment of Dr. Burt Kaliski, a cryptography leader known for his role in developing the Public-Key Cryptography Standards, to its Scientific Advisory Board. In recent months, QEDIT has also announced enterprise partnerships with Deloitte, Samsung SDS, and Tradeshift.

 

Jonathan Rouach, CEO and Co-founder of QEDIT, said, “As QEDIT continues to succeed in the data privacy sector, we are constantly growing our team with highly sought-after talent. Our mission to provide PET to enterprises worldwide and to solve the colossal data privacy dilemma facing businesses, individuals, and governments is one that requires unique and exceptional expertise. As a seasoned, dynamic entrepreneur Samantha brings an abundance of business acumen and creative insights to our team and we are delighted to have her on board.”

 

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About QEDIT

QEDIT helps enterprises maximize the value of their data — without sharing it — through the use of privacy-enhancing technologies (PET). Founded by a world-class team of accomplished entrepreneurs, cryptographers, researchers, and developers, QEDIT enables companies to transact and leverage data with third parties, while preserving full ownership over confidential information and upholding compliance with local data privacy regulations. Through the use of Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP) cryptography and other cutting-edge, cryptographically-secure techniques, QEDIT’s suite of enterprise solutions removes data-driven barriers to industry-wide privacy challenges in the fields of finance, supply chain, insurance, and human resources.