• Chairman & CEO, Intercede

Richard Parris is an Anglo-American technology entrepreneur with extensive experience in the digital trust and cyber security industries. An expert in strategic technology sales, business development and innovation, Richard founded Intercede and led the Group through all stages of its growth, including an IPO on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM), VC and public company fund raising, striking significant OEM deals, opening successful US operations, securing major partnerships in the Middle East, managing investor relationships over a 20-year period and defending against vexatious corporate litigation in the US. In 2018, Richard became one of the longest serving Chairman on the London Stock Exchange.

Richard is a global expert on the role of digital trust in enterprise and government security, Know Your Customer, protecting Personal Identifiable Information (GDPR), authenticating electronic payments (PSD2) and using block chain technology to assert personal identity and secure smart contracts.

He is a regular speaker and evangelist for digital trust at major conferences and has provided advice to government policy makers in senior executive agencies in UK and US.

Richard is a Chartered Engineer, a graduate of Manchester University and has an MBA with Distinction from the University of Warwick Business School. Prior to Intercede Richard worked for the nuclear power and aerospace industries.

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