Dr Maria G Vigliotti is a leading expert in computing with a vast experience in security, cryptography, blockchains, and training in academic and non-academic environment. Maria is the founder of Sandblocks Consulting, a blockchain company that focuses on training, research projects, and enhancing security audit of smart contracts.
Maria works with several start-ups in the blockchain space. She is the CTO of SESO Global, a company that delivers land-registry solutions to enable growth of the property market in the developing world. She is also a Business and Technical Partner at Gradbase, a blockchain start-up that inserts academic and professional qualifications on the blockchain for instantaneous verification.
Maria is the security advisor for SeratioCoin, the first fully compliant Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in the UK.
Maria holds a PhD in Computing from Imperial College London and has published over thirty papers in peer-reviewed and refereed international academic journals and conferences. She has several years of experience in formal verification of code for concurrent systems in safety and critical applications and in the nuclear industry and academia. Maria has led the development of the Cyber security strategy for the UK railway, and worked on the cryptographic attacks on the European Railway Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS), the new European railway signalling system