People

KURT NIELSEN, PhD

CEO, Partner


Kurt combines Economics and Information Management in developing innovative it-services and businesses. He hold a PhD in Business Economics and did combined graduate studies at the University of Copenhagen, University of Toronto and UC Berkeley. He co-founded Partisia, Energiauktion.dk and Sepior and functions as CEO of Partisia along side a position as Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen.

JAKOB ILLEBORG PAGTER, PhD

CTO, Partner


Jakob works on creating innovative security solutions based on applied cryptography. He was formerly the head of the Security Lab at Danish research institute Alexandra Instituttet and is the co-founder of Partisia and Sepior. Jakob holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University and is a member of the Danish Council for IT Security as well as the committee for it security at the Confederation of Danish Industry.

IVAN DAMGÅRD, Professor, PhD

Chief Cryptographer, Partner


Ivan is professor and head of the research group in cryptography at Aarhus University. Ivan is co-founder of Cryptomathic, Partisia and Sepior. He is one of the top cited and publishing researchers in cryptography, is a fellow of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research), and received the 2015 RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.

PETER BOGETOFT, Professor, Dr. Merc.

Chief Economist, Partner


Peter is professor in Management Science and Micro Economics at Copenhagen Business School. He has extensive experience within consultancy from numerous projects within European and US industries and governments on incentives, contracting, regulation, auctions and benchmarking.

THOMAS PELLE JAKOBSEN, PhD

Senior Software Developer, Partner


Thomas has 10 years of experience with software architecture and applied cryptography. He holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University. Thomas is co-founder of Partisia and Sepior and works full-time as software developer in the Partisia spinout Sepior. Prior to this Thomas worked at the Alexandra Instituttet where he helped companies adopt new cryptographic solutions.

DAN LUND CHRISTENSEN, MSc

Senior Software Developer, Partner


Dan is an expert in application of secure multiparty computation (SMC). He was part of the team developing the first implementation of practical used SMC. He is co-founder of Partisia and Sepior, were he has worked with innovation, design, architecture and implementation in the domain of SMC. Previous work includes the Alexandra Institute where he e.g. helped companies adopt new cryptographic solutions.

JANUS DAM NIELSEN, PhD

Senior Software Developer, Partner


Janus is an expert in application of secure multiparty computation and secure computation in general. Janus is working full-time in the Partisia spinout Sepior. Janus has been working as senior security architect at the Alexandra Institute prior to joining Sepior. Janus received the PhD degree from Aarhus University in 2009. Janus is the author of a number of fun iOS applications.

JESPER BUUS NIELSEN, PhD

Cryptography Expert, Partner


 Jesper is Associate Professor at Aarhus University and also one of the co-founders of Partisia and Sepior. He is one of the top cited and publishing researchers in secure multiparty computation. Jesper’s primary research areas are implementing secure multiparty computation in practice, rational cryptography, leakage resilient cryptography, tamper resilient cryptography, and universal composability.

TOMAS TOFT, PhD

Senior Software Developer, Partner


Tomas is an expert in application of secure multiparty computation (SMC). Tomas has specialized on matematical programming useing SMC e.g. Linear Programming (LP Problems). He is co-founder of Partisia and has worked with designing and implementing SMC protocols for advanced benchmarking. Privious work includes an position as assistant professor in cryptography at University of Aarhus.