Trent Telford Founder and CEO Covata Limited
Trent started his career in large financial organizations in Europe including Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank, before becoming an IT Management Consultant across Australia and Asia. He has advised global blue-chip companies on government strategy, delivery, technology architecture, change management and transformation; including Vodafone, GE, Amex, NAB, CBA, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, ANZ, CentreLink, Australian Department of Defense and First Pacific Co. Hong Kong.
Recognizing an obvious flaw in the way data security was implemented, he founded Cocoon Data Holdings Limited in October 2007. The Company, now called Covata Limited after listing on the Australian Securities Exchange, has become a sought after platform by Managed Service Providers, Government entities and Original Equipment Manufacturers looking for a holistic solution to data centric security. The Secure Objects Platform Technology combines key management, Policy and Identity to ensure trust over untrusted networks.
Trent is responsible for the vision and path that has underpinned the company’s market position today. Key elements have included capital raising, Federal Government focus, Common Criteria Certification, Defense Intelligence Agencies as foundation clients and the investment in mobile capability.
Today Trent will outline the new data security paradigm necessary for all businesses to protect one of their most valuable assets, their data.