MATTHEW UNGER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

THOUGHT

Leader

AN INNOVATOR OF INDUSTRY
“MY PERSONAL JOURNEY: BUILDING A FUTURE OF TRUST, SECURITY, AND PRIVACY IN OUR DIGITAL WORLD.”

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Have you ever experienced the sinking feeling of discovering that your identity or credit card information has been stolen? I have. As a technologist, this experience led me on a personal journey to create new standards of trust, security, accountability, and privacy for every individual, every business, every transaction.

While studying the world of blockchain and AI at MIT, I realized their potential to revolutionize trust, security, and privacy. This realization allowed me to secure US patents on innovations in digital identity and digital asset innovations, contribute to the development of privacy and security standards for the world’s first NFTs (ERC721), and participate in crafting a Charter for Digital Identity at the United Nations that emphasizes the protection of end user’s fundamental rights, laying the groundwork for a safer and more equitable digital future for all.

Early in my journey, I made the mistake of working hard and chasing accomplishments, including securing patents, contributing to the original NFT standards, and speaking at regulatory events next to heads of state and organizations such as the FATF. However, it wasn’t until I had a profound realization that my perspective truly shifted. I was pretending that I could achieve this mission on my own. But I discovered that making any dream a reality requires innovation to be deeply integrated with collaboration. This is essential to overcoming the challenges posed by our increasingly interconnected world. It is going to take a global effort to make this future a reality.

So, let’s ponder: What if we could create a future where your identity and personal data were truly secure, private, and accessible only to those you trust?

I invite you to envision this future with me. A world where you can confidently share your identity with trusted parties while maintaining full control over your personal information. The integration of blockchain and AI technologies promises to transform the way we manage our digital identities, enabling unprecedented levels of trust, security, and privacy.

Imagine a world where verification processes are quick and seamless, where you no longer have to worry about the safety of your data when applying for a loan or submitting personal information online. Where a trip through airport or border security is safe, secure, and convenient. This future is possible if we work together to embrace innovation and create a digital ecosystem that empowers individuals, businesses, and communities.

Together, we have the power to shape this new reality. Relying on outdated technologies and patchwork solutions will only perpetuate existing challenges. By embracing innovation and working collectively, we can build a more secure and equitable future for everyone.

As we move forward on this journey, I have committed to using my knowledge, expertise, and passion to help create a safer, more trustworthy digital world. At iComply, we strive for a collaborative digital ecosystem that empowers individuals, businesses, and communities, fostering trust, security, and privacy in every transaction.

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