June 25, 2017 -
HYPR Corp. has appointed IBM veteran Nicholas M. Donofrio as the first independent member of its board of directors.
Donofrio currently holds seven technology patents and is a member of numerous technical and science honor societies. As director, Donofrio will provide HYPR with extensive expertise on scaling technology, operations and corporate governance earned during his lengthy tenure at IBM.
“From the rise of personal computing to machine learning, Nick has experienced a half-century of innovation and disruption across multiple waves of technology,” commented George Avetisov, CEO of HYPR Corp. “He shares our vision and understands the power HYPR has to secure the connected world. I’m ecstatic to have Nick join our board as our first independent director. His experience will be invaluable to HYPR as we continue to deploy decentralized authentication to millions of users worldwide.”
Donofrio led the work effort for the federal Council on Competitiveness around their National Innovation Initiative (NII) which went on to become the America Competes Act. Later, Donofrio went on to chair the work effort for the National Academy of Engineering that resulted in the March 2015 release of the NAE report Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology and Work.
“HYPR is in a rare position to change how billions of people interact with the connected world. Together we will execute on their vision for a world powered by decentralized biometric security,” said Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus; IBM Executive Vice President Innovation and Technology (Ret.), and Founder, NMD Consulting LLC.
In addition to his fellowships and trustee board memberships, Donofrio is also a member of the board of directors for the Bank of New York Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Delphi Automotive, AMD, O’Brien & Gere, Sproxil and MITRE.