Episode 424: Nimit Sawhney, CEO of Voatz, Inc.

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Nimit Sawhney, the Co-Founder and CEO of Voatz, Inc, an elections platform that uses remote identity proofing, biometrics, and blockchain technology to enable end-to-end verifiable and accessible remote voting via smartphones and tablets. Voatz has run more than 90 elections serving 2+ million voters in partnership with major political parties at the state level, as well as with state/county governments, towns, cities, universities, and professional organizations including the first ever mobile app-based voting project in the US with the State of West Virginia in 2018. Nimit is a winner of multiple coding/security hackathon competitions including the SXSW ‘Hack to the Future’ Hackathon in 2014 and the Vantiv Challenge at the Money2020 Hackathon in 2016. Nimit’s background is in mobile security and software development, previously serving as Director of R&D at Oberthur Technologies (now IDEMIA), and prior to that, as Director of R&D at MoreMagic Solutions. Nimit holds a graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Business Management and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s YALP (Young American Leaders Program) Class of 2019. In his spare time, Nimit actively participates in the development of security tools to help detect and prevent human trafficking.

Host: Mike Townsend

Guest: Nimit Sawhney

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