Jean Safar joins NowCM as Group CTO

PRNewswireFebruary 6, 20244 min

Jean Safar, renowned for his expertise in designing and implementing cutting-edge distributed systems, is appointed as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at NowCM. Jean has large experience in designing and developing state-of-the-art centralised and distributed systems for investment banks such as Lehman Brothers, UBS or Dresdner Bank, in the United StatesEurope and Asia.

Jean spent 2 years at Digital Asset as its Field CTO managing the architecture and implementation of the largest production-based Canton DLT and Canton Network projects across AsiaEurope, and the USA. As the Chief Architect at Calypso Technology, Jean brought in Blockchain technologies architected the first FX Matching pilot which linked six banks using R3 Corda and spearheaded its adaptation for the cloud. Before that, Jean was the co-founder of ActiveViam where he created its in-memory real-time computing technology and products.

Jean’s professional interests are rooted in exploring the applications of smart contracts, blockchain, and confidential computing technologies, building upon his extensive background in distributed and high-performance computing, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), tailored for the capital markets domain.

With the recent partnership announcement between NowCM and WithSecure, Jean’s appointment as Group CTO at NowCM underscores the company’s commitment to innovation and leveraging cutting-edge technologies to drive growth and success in the financial sector.

Robert Koller, the founder and CEO of NowCM commented: “We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our exceptional team of experts, boasting hundreds of combined years of relevant experience across various fields. Jean is an ideal fit for this distinguished group, and we are confident that his expertise will significantly enhance the quality and standards that NowCM consistently delivers to our valued clients. Notably, Jean will be dedicating his efforts to cutting-edge areas such as AI and DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology). As a regulated entity, his presence will further strengthen our standing as a reliable and knowledgeable partner for our counterparts operating in regulated environments.”

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