Podcast Feature: How Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are Disrupting Digital Data

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You may have heard how deepfake videos have set the social media world abuzz, taking a hatchet to the old term “seeing is believing.” Simply put, deepfakes are allowing content creators to produce fake videos using advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that seamlessly swaps faces and puts words in people’s mouths in ways that appear very realistic and believable. To complicate matters, rapid advancements in AI technology are making these fake videos even more seamless and harder to detect, often without the forensic traces found in videos modified by more primitive means. While this problem is creating chaos in a social media world already plagued by “fake news” debates, it also carries serious implications for other organizations that rely on digital photos, media and data.

Check out the full interview with Nicos Vekiarides and interviewer Frank Makrides from the Disruption Everywhere podcast.

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Nicos Vekiarides

Nicos Vekiarides

Nicos Vekiarides is the Chief Executive Officer & co-founder of Attestiv. He has spent the past 20+ years in enterprise IT and cloud, as a CEO & entrepreneur, bringing innovative new technologies to market. His previous startup, TwinStrata, an innovative cloud storage company where he pioneered cloud-integrated storage for the enterprise, was acquired by EMC in 2014. Before that, he brought to market the industry’s first storage virtualization appliance for StorageApps, a company later acquired by HP.

Nicos holds 6 technology patents in storage, networking and cloud technology and has published numerous articles on new technologies. Nicos is a partner at Mentors Fund, an early-stage venture fund, a mentor at Founder Institute Boston, where he coaches first-time entrepreneurs, and an advisor to several companies. Nicos holds degrees from MIT and Carnegie Mellon University.

Mark Morley

Mark Morley

Mark Morley is the Chief Operating Officer of Attestiv.

He received his formative Data Integrity training at Deloitte. Served as the CFO of Iomega (NYSE), the international manufacturer of Zip storage devices, at the time,  the second fastest-growing public company in the U.S.. He served as the CFO of Encore Computer (NASDAQ) as it grew from Revenue of $2 million to over $200 million. During “Desert Storm”, Mark was required to hold the highest U.S. and NATO clearances.

Mark authored a seminal article on Data Integrity, that was published in the online Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he served as EVP, General Counsel and CFO at Digital Guardian, a high-growth cybersecurity company.

Earlier in his career, he worked at an independent insurance agency, Amica Mutual Insurance Company as a claims representative, and later, was the CEO of the Bermuda captive insurance subsidiary of a NYSE company. Also, he was the president of WorldPath Health, an international healthcare company.