Intel: Privacy as a driver for startups: meet the innovators!


  • Riccardo Masucci


  • Claire Vishik
  • Mark Rostick
  • Matthew Carroll
  • Apoorv Agarwal
  • Dr. Kurt Rohloff
  • Ambuj Kumar
  • Tzahi Weisfeld

Organisation: Intel

Room: Side Events (Gather)

Timing: 18:00 - 19:15 on 27 January 2021

This Intel side-event is moderated by Intel's Global Director of Privacy Policy Riccardo Masucci and introduces you to following innovators:

Dr. Claire Vishik, Intel Fellow and GMT Chief Technology Officer, Intel
Mark Rostick, VP, Senior Managing Director, Intel Capital
Matthew Carroll, Co-founder & CEO, Immuta
Apoorv Agarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, TextIQ
Dr. Kurt Rohloff, Co-founder & CTO, Duality
Ambuj Kumar, Co-founder & CEO, Fortanix
Tzahi Weisfeld, General Manager, Intel Ignite

The event is hosted in the Auditorium on Gather Town.


Riccardo Masucci

Intel (BE)

Riccardo Masucci is Global Director of Privacy Policy at Intel. He leads Intel’s global advocacy on privacy legislation and works on data and cybersecurity policies in Europe, India, China and the US. His focus is on global data flows and privacy and security implications of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence or autonomous driving. Prior to Intel, Riccardo served as policy advisor to Members of the Justice and Home Affairs Committee in the European Parliament.


Claire Vishik

Intel (US)

Claire Vishik is a Fellow and GMT CTO at Intel Corporation. Her work focuses on hardware security, Trusted Computing, privacy enhancing technologies, Artificial Intelligence, some aspects of cryptography and related global policy issues. Claire is active in standards and R&D strategy and is on the Board of Directors of the Trusted Computing Group and TDL (Trust in Digital Life) and adviser for numerous R&D and strategic initiatives in her field in Europe and the US. Claire received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Intel, Claire worked at Schlumberger Laboratory for Computer Science and AT&T Laboratories. She is the author of numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters, editor of several books, and inventor on 30+ pending and granted US patents.

Mark Rostick

Intel Capital

At Intel Capital, Mark Rostick sits on our Investment Committee and co-manages our Cloud & AI practice and portfolio. He currently works with, among others, portfolio companies Cherre, Immuta, Lilt, MemVerge, MinIO, Tetrate and Verta. His selected past investments include Amplidata (acquired by Western Digital), Enpirion (acquired by Altera), Velostrata (acquired by Google), and Virtustream (acquired by DellEMC). Mark earned a J.D. and an International M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina.

Matthew Carroll


Matthew is the CEO and Co-Founder of the company, who has spent the past decade analyzing some of the world’s most complex datasets while supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community. Prior to co-founding Immuta, Matthew served as CTO of CSC’s Defense Intelligence Group where he led data fusion and analytics programs, and advised the U.S. Government leadership on data management and analytics issues. Before joining the civilian sector, Matthew served honorably as an Officer in the U.S Army, during which time included tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Matthew graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biology.

Apoorv Agarwal


Apoorv is an expert in artificial intelligence and natural language processing. In 2014 he formed Text IQ with a grant from the National Science Foundation. As the Co-founder and CEO, he works closely with chief executives of highly regulated Fortune 500 companies to mitigate risk and power digital transformation. Under Apoorv’s leadership, Text IQ has grown its revenue 100% year-over-year, and the team has grown 5x in just the past few months. Prior to Text IQ, Apoorv was a member of the IBM Watson core team, where he developed two patents and received the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award. Later he earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University. Apoorv has been extensively published in some of the top ML and NLP publications, and he continues to contribute in this area as both a researcher and a committee member. His thought leadership is well cited in both academia and beyond, with media coverage in news outlets like Forbes, WIRED, and Popular Science.

Dr. Kurt Rohloff

Duality Technologies

Dr. Kurt Rohloff is the CTO and Co-founder of Duality Technologies. He has been leading the development and application of practical PETs technologies, with a focus on Fully Homomorphic Encryption since it was first discovered in 2009. He is the co-founder of the PALISADE open-source library and co-founder of the industry consortium. He has led multiple DARPA and IARPA efforts to develop and apply homomorphic encryption, and he has been awarded a DARPA Director's Fellowship and other recognitions for his work on PETs. He has been a tenured professor at NJIT and a senior scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies. He received his undergrad degree from Georgia Tech and his MS and PhD from the Univ. of Michigan.

Ambuj Kumar


Prior to founding Fortanix, Ambuj was lead architect at Cryptography Research Inc. where he led and developed many of the company's security technologies that go into millions of devices every year. Previously, he worked for NVIDIA where he designed world's most advanced computer chips including world's fastest memory controller. He has Bachelor of Technology from IIT Kanpur and Masters of Science from Stanford University, both in EE.

Tzahi Weisfeld

Intel Ignite