OMC Newsletter for Q3-Q4 2015

This is a summary of the most relevant news, events and meetings in the last half of 2015.

  • On Sept 30th 2015, we’ve presented a 4M€ proposal to FET-Open in September, with amazing partners and advisors.

  • On Sept 30th 2015, we submitted a 4M€ TRUSTLESS proposal to the H2020 FET Open RIA program, together with our core partners, with rare or unique competencies in highest-assurance IT, covering the entire IT lifecycle.

  • On Sept 24-25th, 2015, we held the 1st event of the global event series Free and Safe in Cyberspace, with world-class speakers including the most recognized US and EU IT security experts – including Bruce Schneier, Richard Stallman, Preneel – and the most senior executives of the EDPS, ECSEL, DG Connect Trust and Security Unit, EIT Digital Privacy Security and Trust Action Line, European Defence Agency. Sponsored by ECSEL and EIT Digital Privacy, Security and Trust Action Line. Conceived and coordinated by OMC, the event focused on deepening the quality and widening the consensus on the socio-technical paradigms underlying TRUSTLESS.  The 1st Free and Safe in Cyberspace – LatAm Edition, has been held next Oct 16th 2015 in Iguazu, Brazil. Next editions are being planned for Rome and New York.

  • On Dec 3rd, 2015, we presented our 9-19M€ TRUSTLESS Extended & Dual-use R&D proposal, at the European Defence Agency headquarters during the annual EDA Cyber Industry Days 2015 (event agenda pdf). Our project was given the honor of a 30 minute keynote (slides pdf) – as the only R&D project proposal, side by side with the offerings of largest EU dual-use cyber technology heavyweights, including Indra, Finmeccanica, Thales, Atos and Secunet.

  • We changed the name of the project from UVST (User Verified Social Telematics) to TRUSTLESS (or Trustless Computing), here‘s why.

  • On June 3rd, 2015, the European Defence Agency (EDA) Head of Microelectronics, Scheidler has invited us to present the UVST project in a one hour keynote to 22 MoDs at last Spring annual EDA CapTech meeting, as a new project proposal similar in scope to EDA SoC.

  • On July 3rd 2015, we met extensively with Italian Dipartimento Informazioni per la Sicurezza DIS Deputy Director Ciocca to discuss the public safety implication of the project and our planned mitigation against malevolent use (See Extended & Dual-Use draft proposal).

  • On Sept 16th, 2015, we held a 3 hours meeting with Capo Reparto (Head) of VI Reparto Sistemi C4I e Trasformazione of the Italian MoD Adm. Di Biase, and 12 senior officers team, which manages the entire IT procurement and short-term R&D (TRL7-9) of the Italian MoD.

  • (Oct 1st 2015) Met for 4 hours the head of the 2° Office of the Technological Innovation Department of the Secretariat General of the Italian MoD  C.V. Cappelletti, and 2 of his team (C.V. Galasso and Ten.Col. Roggi), which handles R&D projects from TRL2-6, including EDA.

  • On Oct 14th 2015, we held the 1st Free and Safe in Cyberspace – LatAm Edition 2015, in Iguazu, Brazil.

Rufo Guerreschi