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RKVST appoints Blockchain & Global Security Expert as Vice President
Fri, 17th Feb 2023
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Dr. Cindy Vestergaard, a blockchain and global security expert, has been appointed as the Vice President of Special Projects and External Relations at RKVST, the leader in trustworthy digital archives and supply chain integrity, transparency, and trust. Cindy's expertise in the nuclear sector, including tracking nuclear material across the nuclear fuel cycle and reconciling dual-use chemicals, will be beneficial to RKVST's expansion with commercial businesses and government agencies.

In her new role, Cindy will be working closely with customers and partners to develop blockchain-powered data integrity, transparency, and trust into existing supply chains that utilise the RKVST platform. The platform is available to all businesses, starting with a free forever service that easily connects with existing data archives, whether they are on-premises or in the cloud. Partners and customers can instantly verify assets and data, ensuring that they are safe to use and fit for purpose.

Rusty Cumpston, CEO of RKVST, expressed his enthusiasm about Cindy joining the team, saying, "Cindy is exceptionally talented, and her unique experience navigating the secure and safety-conscious supply chains for nuclear and other high-value assets is incredibly well aligned with many of our customer pursuits. Her extensive knowledge of real-life applications of blockchain technology in the nuclear sector will benefit our customers."

Dr. Cindy Vestergaard is a non-resident fellow with the Nuclear Safeguards and Blockchain in Practice Programs at the Stimson Center, where she previously served as director and senior fellow. She worked as a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and held several positions at Canada's foreign ministry, including senior policy advisor. Cindy holds a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia, an MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen.

Cindy expressed her excitement about joining the RKVST team and her commitment to empowering organizations to achieve real value from their digital archives. She said, "I look forward to assisting organizations to deploy blockchain to enhance transparency, security, and reporting in the nuclear and other regulated sectors, where data provenance and integrity are paramount."

RKVST is known for enabling organizations to build trustworthy digital supply chains. The RKVST platform allows supply chain partners to track and share evidence about assets and data, instantly verifying their safety and fitness for purpose. The platform, underpinned by blockchain technology, integrates easily with existing software and secure data storage systems. This ensures that supply chains have the integrity, transparency, and trust they need to move faster and improve resiliency in business operations.