Zebryx Consulting’s founder and president, Scott Dueweke, is an expert on identity, the blockchain and alternative payment systems. He has advised senior leadership within financial institutions, the U.S. government, as well as international law enforcement. Currently, Mr. Dueweke is leading the first blockchain-based identity registration authority for healthcare with St. Luke’s University Healthcare Network. He also believes that reaching the potential of the blockchain and new digital payment systems to meet the needs of the disconnected billions requires understanding and management of the security risks inherent within them. His testimony before the US House of Representative’s Finance Committee in July made this point while acknowledging the need for managing risk.
Mr. Dueweke has provided training on digital identity, the blockchain and other digital value systems to non-profits, corporations and governments, including Citigroup, the National Health Care Innovation Summit, FBI, Department of State, USAID, INTERPOL, EUROPOL, and the UNODC to name a few. He has also supported Operation Underground Railroad in their efforts to stop global child sex slavery rings.
Mr. Dueweke’s experience in the blockchain and it’s underlying technology of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) began in 1996 with his role as the Global Marketing Manager for IBM’s PKI Group and was cited for his contribution to the book “Understanding Digital Signatures” in 1997. He has been active in applying the blockchain to novel problem since then, especially although not limited to the area of payments. Mr. Dueweke currently is on the Board of Directors for the digital asset security company Stratus Digital Systems which works with blockchain applications, the Advisory Board of the distributed blockchain escrow service, Raistone Inc., the identity services company 360ofMe.com, and the Advisory Board of identity services company Trunomi.
Mr. Dueweke is the President of the international Identity and Payments Association. As President of Zebryx Consulting, he provides public and private sector clients an understanding of identities and alternative payment systems, both risks and rewards. In 2015 alone he provided Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Funding (CTF) training for more than 40 countries’ Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) including sessions in the Philippines, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Turkey. He helped lead, along with the US Department of State’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau and USAID, the New Payment Systems Workshop at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Leaders Working Group at Subic Bay, Philippines. While there he worked with counter-terrorism military leadership.
Mr. Dueweke also provides ISO 27001 risk analysis auditing, policy creation and consulting to his clients to identify risk exposures in their application of blockchain and alternative payments. He has been a leader in ecommerce and online payments since 1994. He led marketing for IBM’s Internet Payments group, supporting the company’s payment, eWallet and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions globally. Scott has also worked extensive in biometrics and converged identity. At Booz Allen he led a large team of engineers focused on converged access control and created a lab incorporating biometrics, physical, and logical access control devices exhibiting the value of converged identity management. He has also established expertise on the role and attendant privacy risks of big data on identity.
He began his career with the U.S. Agency for International Development, where Mr. Dueweke participated in the Armenian earthquake and Hurricane Gilbert responses. He co-founded Freedom Flight International in the mid-1990s where, working with the U.S. Coast Guard, his organization flew private aircraft over the Florida Straits to assist the rescue of Cuban rafters as profiled in the book, “Dying to Get Here: A Story of Coming to America”.
The media, including the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Time and Forbes, have interviewed and quoted him and he is a frequent speaker on identity, alternative payments, and the Dark Web at conferences worldwide.
Other associates at Zebryx Consulting have experience including financial services, law enforcement, the Department of the Treasury (FinCEN), U.S. State Department, and law enforcement.