multi-layered security mechanisms.
Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Eddie Chau formed Brandtology in 2008 after successfully incubating e-Cop Pte Ltd, a company he founded in 2000, to a market leader in Info-Security Industry. e-Cop was acquired in 2007 by a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holding Pte Ltd. Currently Eddie Chau is the Founder & CEO of Brandtology which is the leader in Business & Brand online intelligence services. Using proprietary technologies and proven process, combined with trained and experienced analysts, Brandtology helps companies analyse online conversations in the social media and make strategic decisions for their brands in a timely manner. Brandtology supports global clients in multiple countries and languages with more than 200 professionals in 15 countries. In February 2011, Sentia Media Group with HQ in Australia acquired majority stake in Brandtology. Before founding Brandtology, Eddie Chau was the Founder & CEO of e-Cop. He brought to the organisation his extensive experience in the IT. He led and charted all aspects of e-Cop group’s strategic direction from product development through to professional consultancy services, technology development, sales and global expansion. Under his dynamic leadership and vision, e-Cop has grown to be the market leader in the Info-Security industry with international presence spanning more than 20 countries. Before founding Brandtology and e-Cop, Chau held senior positions in IBM and Computer Associates Inc. Chau holds an MSc in Communication Engineering from Imperial College, London.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Benjamin Mah is a proven entrepreneur and has built a distinguished management career in both e-Cop (acquired by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings) and Encentuate (Acquired by IBM). Over the last 13 years, Benjamin also held senior management position in corporate companies including Oracle, IBM and CA. He has been recognized by several key organizations as one of the industry's "most influential people on the infocomm Security". Prior to founding V-Key, Benjamin played a central role in growing Encentuate Inc, a leading provider of enterprise single sign-on software, until its acquisition by IBM Software. In 2000, Benjamin also pioneered e-Cop and grew it into a leading Managed Security Service company until its acquisition. Benjamin held key regional leadership positions within Oracle and IBM where he drove a large part of the core security software business and played a key role in establishing new business units. With more than 10 years of experience in business and IT, he is often called upon by the industry to speak on information security issues and entrepreneurship. Benjamin holds a degree in Business System Computing from Monash University, Australia.
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Joseph Gan is an experienced technologist in the area of computer security. In V-Key, Joseph oversees the research into mobile threats and the development of protection and intelligence solutions to address these threats. Before joining V-Key, Joseph was in the Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT) as the head of the Cryptography Lab, where he oversaw research and development into cryptographic solutions for Mindef. Joseph was also previously a Research Manager in D'Crypt, where he grew and developed a research team that provided software security R&D and consultancy services to various government agencies and private companies. For most of his career, Joseph was in charge of cyber security research in CSIT. He grew the research effort from a small team in 2002 to a Cyber Security Laboratory by the time he left in 2009. As the lab head, Joseph oversaw software security research in Windows, Linux, and mobile phone security on various platforms. Joseph holds both an MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California, which he attended on a Public Service Commission Overseas Merit Scholarship.
Senior Vice-President for Global Sales
Richard Trovato is a result-oriented leader with a proven track record in building world wide, high-performing teams and driving revenue growth in the software industry. Prior to joining V-Key as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Mr. Trovato was Senior Vice President Sales, Enterprise Security Products for Hewlett-Packard. HP acquired Fortify Software (in 2010) where Mr. Trovato was Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations and was a major contributor to the success and growth from a start up company to application security market leader. For over 25 years, he has held senior level sales leadership roles at Onaro (acquired by Network Appliance in 2007), Highground Systems (acquired by Sun Mircrosystems in 2001), and Vantive (acquired by PeopleSoft in 1997). Mr. Trovato is a graduate of Thomas College.
Vice-President for Mobile Solutions
Matt Rose is a software industry veteran who has built his career around ensuring organizations' applications are secure. In the past 14 years, he has held technical leadership roles at companies such as Fortify Software (acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2010), Plumtree Software (acquired by BEA in 2005) and HighGround Systems (acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2001). Prior to joining V-Key as Vice President of Mobile Solutions, Mr. Rose was a key contributor to the growth of Fortify Software from an early-stage startup into the market leader in application security. His responsibilities at Fortify Software included defining technical sales processes and managing sales engineering teams in the US, Europe and Asia with the explicit goal of providing application security programs specific to the business problems of the largest organizations in the world. At V-Key Mr. Rose is responsible for the mentoring and management of the worldwide pre and post sales field engineering teams. Mr. Rose has spoken at security conferences across North America and Asia, and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.