Soramitsu, a blockchain focused company
Dr. Ales Zivkovic is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Soramitsu Labs and is a part time instructor at Penn State University. As the CTO, Ales is responsible for the contributions to the Hyperledger Iroha and several large-scale blockchain projects including retail payment system for central banks, D3Ledger - Infrastructure for Servicing Digital Assets and Sora.org, a decentralized autonomous economy (DAE). Being in IT for more than 20 years, Ales has successfully cooperated on many challenging IT projects, performed IT audits of mission-critical information systems in different domains including insurance, financial institutions, government, and IT companies. He has also been involved as a member of the expert witness team in several prominent information security fraud court cases. Before joining Soramitsu Labs, Ales was the Innovation Officer at Nova KBM, the second largest bank in Slovenia and a member of the Supervisory Board at the Slovenian Press Agency responsible for information technology.