WISeKey Launches Centre of Excellence

Announcements, Blockchain, FinTech, Innovation | June 22, 2017 By:

Swiss cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) company WISeKey International Holding has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Centre of Excellence in India to support its global projects.

The company established WISeKey India in late 2016 with leading Indian entrepreneurs to deploy its IoT and cybersecurity platform to the Indian market. WISeKey India will be working to expand the reach of WISeKey AI project WISeAI –integrating its proprietary WISeKey India Root of Trust and IoT embedded devices with a problem-solving AI solution into its vertical platform.

Bikramaditya Singhal was named Head of the AI and Blockchain Practice in the country. Singhal, a researcher, trainer, and consultant with more than eight years of industry experience, worked extensively on Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and AI for many years. He is now writing a book on blockchain analysis. He also has an active interest in Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communication using blockchain and AI.

“WISeKey has embarked on a journey to make blockchain secure using the cryptographic security standards, integrated with AI at the application and chip level,” said WISeKey CEO Carlos Moreira. “Our effort to establish these standards and deploy cybersecurity platforms in India is a significant step in that direction.”

“We are thrilled to have Bikram join our team as we believe that talent for blockchain is critical to our journey,” said WISeKey India Joint Venture managing director Amit Kumar. “We are currently working on two major projects in India: the WISeFarmer, a partnership with Indian Potash Limited established to create a Cybersecurity/IoT platform; and an ecosystem connecting 140 million farmers and 200 companies using WISeKey Digital Identities, and WISeLight, a partnership with Bajaj Electricals established to create over 100 million digital identities for consumer and industrial products.”