CEO & CTO
Mr. Ijih has over ten years of hardware, firmware, software development and firmware security experience. He spent nine years working at Intel Corporation within the Data Center Group and Software Groups where he was one of the founding members of a small team that received awards for the design and development of Intel's first heterogeneous server product with Pentium and Xeon CPUs integrated with FPGAs on-chip which led to the acquisition of Altera Corporation. He also worked on IoT based platform and product development targeted for low-cost convolutional neural network scoring for computer vision applications in smart camera systems for urban area and autonomous vehicles.
Mr. Ijih is the co-author of several highly referenced publications in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on CPU and Computer Architecture. He also was adjunct faculty staff at Portland Community College where he taught Computer Information Systems. Mr. Ijih holds Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science.
Mr. Beck has significant expertise in complex mathematical modeling, non-linear optimization methods and other numerical methods useful in developing and evaluating blockchain and cryptocurrency applications. He previously worked as a financial and technical analyst for Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., a battery metals investment company which was sold in November 2019 for $500+ million. He was also an Associate at Pala Investments, a US$3 billion private equity fund based in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Beck has significant experience in evaluating investment projects, financial modeling and overseeing the performance of portfolio investment companies.
Mr. Beck is the author of a publication on mathematical optimization methods for the mining industry. He holds Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Applied Mathematics and Engineering, respectively.
Mr. Hugo is a senior financial analyst at Marrelli Support Services Inc., which provides accounting, regulatory compliance, and management advisory services to a number of publicly traded companies on Canadian and US exchanges. Mr. Hugo is a CPA, CMA and holds a Bachelors of Commerce with Honours specializing in Accounting and Cost and Management Accounting from Potchefstroom University in South Africa. Previously, he was the head of the Finance departments at Barrick Gold’s Hemlo operation (2016 – 2017) and Nystar’s Myra Falls mine (2013 – 2016).