News

May 2018:

Ivan Damgård and Partisia has signed an advisory agreement with Caspian Tech – a full-stack crypto trading and risk management platform for institutional investors and sophisticated traders. Caspian Tech brings tools for professional trading to crypto assets and hereby reducing the barriers for institutional investors to invest broadly in crypto assets.

Read more about Caspian Tech >>

 

April 2018:

Based on years of R&D and customer needs, Partisia has established the spinout Secata focusing on privacy-preserving statistics. A prime focus is to offer end-to-end secure data solutions that allow individual persons or companies to control their own data. Secata achieves this through Secure Multiparty Computation and other privacy-enhancing technologies to reach the highest level of data protection without hampering usability.

A prime example is Insights Network a blockchain based data exchange that allows data subject to control their own data and profit from sharing their data. Secata provides the core infrastructure that guarantees transparency by use of Blockchain and privacy by use of Secure Multiparty Computation.

Read more about Secata >>

 

Marts 2018:

The Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings with 23.5 million customers including 4.3 million brokerage accounts, has invested in Sepior (a Partisia Spinout) and has agreed to license Sepior’s threshold security solutions for use in their government-approved Virtual Currencies trading platform, to be the world’s first and largest bank-backed cryptocurrency exchange. SBI Holdings is one of the top corporate investors in blockchain companies including Ripple and R3.

 

January 2018:

Professor Ivan Damgård, Chief cryptographer and Partner in Partisia, has been awarded the prestigious Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award as one of the world’s leading and most influential researchers in his field: computer science, cryptography and data security.

In particular, the committee acknowledges Ivan Damgård’s work on Secure Multiparty Computation, from the initial theoretical proofs in the 1980s to his contribution to commercial use today through Partisia and Sepior. The commercial use was initiated by the Partisia founders with the first large-scale use of SMC in 2008. Since then, a tremendous collective international collaboration and competition has matured the technology and paved the way for SMC as a component in modern decentralized secure information systems.

The award is the largest individual Danish research award given to a Danish researcher in recognition of a particularly valuable contribution to the technical and natural sciences.

Read more about the reward >>

 

December 2017:

Partisia has entered a collaboration with Insights Network on constructing a decentralized data broker that empowers the data subjects as data providers. A unique infrastructure with no single point of trust provides transparency by use of Blockchain and privacy by use of Secure Multiparty Computation (SMC). Partisia has designed new SMC protocols that meet the requirements for the decentralized peer-2-peer infrastructure.

Insights Network challenges existing data brokers by allowing the individual data subjects to control and to capitalize on their own data. The combined use of blockchain and SMC ensure that the bilateral exchange of data happens frictionless and without involving anyone but the data requester and the data providers. Also, the exchange of data and payment is controlled by neither the requester nor the provider and is enforceable without any third party involvement.

The project has received the basic seed funding and a public crowdsale is scheduled to start late January 2018. For more see >>

 

September 2017:

As part of the project “Big Data by Security” a statistical application based on SMC has been developed and deployed within Statistics Denmark. The purpose is to investigate how SMC can increase the use of sensitive data from Statistics Denmark without compromising confidentiality.

This work has a direct link to the final report from Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking in the US. This report explores how to increase the availability of data for assessing government programs without compromising privacy and confidentiality. The report explains how SMC can be part of the solution as currently tested with Statistics Denmark.

 

August 2017:

Partisia has entered a collaboration with Tora on developing SMC software for Tora’s applications for the financial markets. Tora is the provider of the industry’s most advanced cloud-based order and execution platform (OEMS) and operator of Crosspoint, a Hong Kong licensed ATS. Every day over three billion dollars of institutional volume is traded through the Tora platform.

The collaboration focuses first on applying SMC as the basic computation engine in the Crosspoint matching service to avoid any data leakages or misuse of information on financial exchanges. This is a regulated part of the financial markets and SMC addresses unintended misuse of data. Partisia is developing a new protocol called MACE (Multiparty Agile Computation Engine) that meets the very high security, performance and flexibility requirements needed.

 

December 2016:

Peter F Frandsen joins Partisia as Technical Director focusing on confidential statistics based on Secure Multiparty Computation. Peter comes from a position as Manager in Rambøll Management Consulting and has extensive experience within all aspects of selling, designing, developing and operating large-scale professional systems used in survey system and advanced, integrated data collection and reporting. Peter holds a Master degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University and has served an external examiner herein including Software development and architecture, databases as well as theoretical topics since 2007.

In parallel, Emil Bremer Orloff joins Partisia as software developer. Emil also holds a Master degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University and has experience in software development from Trifork and prior to that Rambøll Management Consulting.

 

April 2016:

Ahmet Tuncay replaces Nicolaj Højer as CEO in Sepior (Nicolaj continues in Sepior as non-executive member of the board). Ahmet is located in California and was CEO of Soonr a Danish and US-based it-company and a secure content management SaaS provider to over 150,000 businesses that were acquired by Autotask. Before Soonr, Ahmet held executive roles at SpiderCloud and Trapeze Networks, an enterprise wireless company acquired by Juniper. Ahmet was the founding CEO of SolarFlare, a fabless semiconductor company, and held management and engineering roles at PairGain Technologies, SynOptics Communications, and Electronic Data Systems.

 

December 2015:

Partisia’s High Stake Auction tailored for the Norwegian 1800 MHz Spectrum Auction, has been used to trade spectrum rights for a total of NOK 877.983.276 over the course of 7 days and 83 bidding rounds. The auction has been designed, developed and operated in collaboration with Copenhagen Economics since June 2014.

 

November 2015:

Sepior has been granted a SME Instrument Phase 2 grant of 2.3 million EURO under the H2020 program with Partisia as co-beneficiary. Sepior is the main partner and the entire project focuses entirely on turning Sepior and the product Sepior Key Management into a scalable and profitable business.

 

October 2015: 

Partisia is one of the partners behind the new project “Big Data by Security” funded by the Danish Industry Foundation with approx. 7,6 million DDK. The project will illustrate how Secure Multiparty Computation can become an infrastructure for sensitive data in a Big Data context. The project focuses on two cases: One on credit rating and one on accessing sensitive data from Danish Statistics in an all-new way.

 

September 2015: 

Energiauktion.dk hosted the 21th energy conference on liberalising the energy market “Det Frie Energimarked 2015” (in Danish).

 

April 2015: 

Together with Cybernetica (a R&D ICT company), Partisia has developed a secure survey system within the EU project PRACTICE. The secure multiparty computation based survey system ensures that the submitted answers are kept encrypted at all time. Also, the software architecture has been designed for allowing the very same web service (the survey) to run on two different systems to secure multiparty computation. The first real-life survey has been conducted.

 

April 2015: 

Chief cryptographer and Partner in Partisia, Ivan Damgård, has been awarded the RSA award “Excellence in the Field of Mathematics” for his work on cryptographic hash functions and Secure Multiparty Computation.

 

July 2014: 

New director at Energiauktion.dk. Kenneth Lykkedal is now commercial director at Energiauktion.dk. Kenneth has been working in the energy sector since 1996 among other places at Bergen Energy, Dong Energy and Nord Pool Spot. Kenneth joins the Energiauktion.dk team with a primary focus on sale and business development.

 

June 2014: 

Partisia has been awarded the job of developing, implementing and operating the 1800 MHz spectrum auction in Norway by the Norwegian Post and Telecommunication Authority (www.npt.no). The job will be carried out in cooperation with Copenhagen Economics.

 

Marts 2014: 

Energiauktion.dk is now adjusted to utilize the newly opened Datahub. By Marts 2014 the Danish datahub that works as a single access point to consumption data on all Danish electricity meters, contains the required 12 months of historical data. Energiauktion.dk has been adjusted to utilize the Datahub to simplify the way procurement auctions are conducted and hereby enhance competition on electricity.

August 2013:

Together with the former CEO at codesealer Nicolaj Højer Nielsen, Partisia raises 4.2 million DKK from SEED Capital, DTU Symbion and private business angels to a new cloud security company. The new company focus on creating and managing strong cryptographic keys in the cloud – a solution that neither relies on trust in any third party nor on-premise encryption gateways.
  • Read more about the new cloud security company at Sepior.com
  • Read more about Key Management at Partisia

 

Juli 2013:

Partisia has been granted 2 million DKK as part of the EU FP7 project PRACTICE. PRACTICE is a large-scale European R&D project that brings together 17 universities and it-companies around Privacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud. Partisia will focus on collaborative systems based on Secure Multiparty Computation such as auctions and benchmarking systems. The Project starts in November 2013 and will run for 3 years.

 

November 2012:

Partisia has developed and operated the Norwegian 2 GHz spectrum auction for the Norwegian Postal and Telecommunications authority (www.npt.no). The auction was held on 19 November and the design, development and operation have been done in cooperation with Copenhagen Economics and Professor Nils-Henrik M von der Fehr.

 

August 2012: 

In cooperation with Copenhagen Economics and Professor Nils-Henrik M von der Fehr, Partisia has been awarded a framework agreement by the Norwegian Post and Telecommunication Authority (www.npt.no). The framework agreement is on auction consulting services in future spectrum auctions held by NPT.

 

June 2012: 

Partisia launches the Auction-as-a-Service solution “Power Procurement” at Energiauktion.dk. “PowerProcurement” is a simple and cost-efficient procurement solution designed for the electricity market and small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. The solution covers the entire process from collecting consumption data to issuing the final contract at the buyer’s accept of the best bid.

  • Read more about the solution at Energiauktion.dk and watch the video at the front page (in Danish only).
  • Read more about Power Procurement at Partisia

 

March 2012:

The Danish it newspaper “Version2” interview Partner and CTO at Partisia, Jakob Illeborg Pagter about the technology behind Energiauktion.dk (in Danish only).

 

June 2011: 

Partisia goes live with a secure auction solution for trading “energy saving projects” at Energiauktion.dk. The solution covers the entire process from defining the energy project to issuing the final contract at the seller’s accept of the best bid. The solution as a whole, as well as the embedded sealed bid auction, run on cloud computing without compromising the security. This is possible with our innovative technology that allows the sealed bids to remain encrypted forever.

 

September 2010: 

In cooperation with Copenhagen Economics and Professor Nils-Henrik M von der Fehr, Partisia has been awarded a framework agreement by the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (www.pts.se). The framework agreement is on auction consulting services in future spectrum auctions held by PTS.

 

August 2010:

Partisia has teamed up with energy specialist, Norenergi, to provide auction solutions for confidential online trading of energy related products based on Partisias unique technology.

 

April 2010:

Partner and Chief Cryptographer at Partisia, professor of cryptography at Aarhus University, Ivan Damgård, has been selected as a fellow of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research). This distinction recognizes people who have made outstanding contributions to research in cryptology and related fields. The IACR’s grounds for announcing Ivan Damgård are: “For fundamental contributions to cryptography, for sustained educational leadership in cryptography, and for service to the IACR.”.

 

April 2010:

Partisia participates in the research center, Center for Research in the Foundations of Electronic Markets. The center was granted 26.5 mil DKK from The Danish Council for Strategic Research.

 

March 2010:

Partner and Chief Economist at Partisia, professor of economics at Copenhagen Business School, Peter Bogetoft, has been awarded the 2010 FUHU Research Prize. Peter Bogetoft is awarded the prize because of his unusually large research output over many years in the form of scholarly articles and books, and because a number of his achievements at the same time has been applied by businesses and governments. This includes models of artificial competition, contract design, best practices and secret calculations.

 

January 2010:

Partisia and the underlying SMC technology is mentioned in the Communications of the ACM.

 

August 2008:

The cryptographic techniques, Secure Multiparty Computation, underlying our software solutions are described in the August 2008 issue of Scientific American. The contract exchange used by the Danish sugar industry is mentioned specifically.

 

April 2008:

Danish national science portal “Videnskab.dk” describes the first deployment of the contract exchange and tells the story of the underlying research (in Danish only).

 

March 2008:

Danish technical newspaper “Ingeniøren” describes the first deployment of the contract exchange (in Danish only).

April 2016:
 

Ahmet Tuncay replaces Nicolaj Højer as CEO in Sepior (Nicolaj continues in Sepior as non-executive member of the board). Ahmet is located in California and was CEO of Soonr a Danish and US based it-company and a secure content management SaaS provider to over 150,000 businesses that was acquired by Autotask. Before Soonr, Ahmet held executive roles at SpiderCloud and Trapeze Networks, an enterprise wireless company acquired by Juniper. Ahmet was the founding CEO of SolarFlare, a fabless semiconductor company, and held management and engineering roles at PairGain Technologies, SynOptics Communications, and Electronic Data Systems.

 

December 2015:

Partisia’s High Stake Auction tailored for the Norwegian 1800 MHz Spectrum Auction, has been used to trade spectrum rights for a total of NOK 877.983.276 over the course of 7 days and 83 bidding rounds. The auction has been designed, developed and operated in collaboration with Copenhagen Economics since June 2014.

 

November 2015:

Sepior has been granted a SME Instrument Phase 2 grant of 2.3 million EURO under the H2020 program with Partisia as co-beneficiary. Sepior is the main partner and the entire project focuses entirely on turning Sepior and the product Sepior Key Management into a scalable and profitable business.

 

October 2015: 

Partisia is one of the partners behind the new project “Big Data by Security” funded by the Danish Industry Foundation with approx. 7,6 million DDK. The project will illustrate how Secure Multiparty Computation can become an infrastructure for sensitive data in a Big Data context. The project focuses on two cases: One on credit rating and one on accessing sensitive data from Danish Statistics in an all new way.

 

September 2015: 

Energiauktion.dk hosted the 21th energy conference on liberalising the energy market “Det Frie Energimarked 2015” (in Danish).

 

April 2015: 

Together with Cybernetica (a R&D ICT company), Partisia has developed a secure survey system within the EU project PRACTICE. The secure multiparty computation based survey system ensures that the submitted answers are kept encrypted at all time. Also, the software architecture has been designed to allowing the very same web service (the survey) to run on two different systems to secure multiparty computation. The first real-life survey has been conducted.

 

April 2015: 

Chief cryptographer and Partner in Partisia, Ivan Damgård, has been awarded the RSA award “Excellence in the Field of Mathematics” for his work on cryptographic hash functions and Secure Multiparty Computation.

 

July 2014: 

New director at Energiauktion.dk. Kenneth Lykkedal is now commercial director at Energiauktion.dk. Kenneth has been working in the energy sector since 1996 among other places at Bergen Energy, Dong Energy and Nord Pool Spot. Kenneth joins the Energiauktion.dk team with a primary focus on sale and business development.

 

June 2014: 

Partisia has been awarded the job of developing, implementing and operating the 1800 MHz spectrum auction in Norway by the Norwegian Post and Telecommunication Authority (www.npt.no). The job will be carried out in cooperation with Copenhagen Economics.

 

Marts 2014: 

Energiauktion.dk is now adjusted to utilize the newly opened Datahub. By Marts 2014 the Danish datahub that works as a single access point to consumption data on all Danish electricity meters, contains the required 12 months of historical data. Energiauktion.dk has been adjusted to utilize the Datahub to simplify the way procurement auction are conducted and hereby enhance competition on electricity.

August 2013:

Together with the former CEO at codesealer Nicolaj Højer Nielsen, Partisia raises 4.2 million DKK from SEED Capital, DTU Symbion and private business angels to a new cloud security company. The new company focus on creating and managing strong cryptographic keys in the cloud – a solution that neither rely on trust in any third party nor on-premise encryption gateways.
  • Read more about the new cloud security company at Sepior.com
  • Read more about Key Management at Partisia

 

Juli 2013:

Partisia has been granted 2 million DKK as part of the EU FP7 project PRACTICE. PRACTICE is a large scale European R&D project that brings together 17 universities and it-companies around Privacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud. Partisia will focus on collaborative systems based on Secure Multiparty Computation such as auctions and benchmarking systems. The Project starts in November 2013 and will run for 3 years.

 

November 2012:

Partisia has developed and operated the Norwegian 2 GHz spectrum auction for the Norwegian Postal and Telecommunications authority (www.npt.no). The auction was held on 19 November and the design, development and operation has been done in coorperation with Copenhagen Economics and Professor Nils-Henrik M von der Fehr.

 

August 2012: 

In coorperation with Copenhagen Economics and Professor Nils-Henrik M von der Fehr, Partisia has been awarded a framework agreement by the Norwegian Post and Telecommunication Authority (www.npt.no). The framework agreement is on auction consulting services in future spectrum auctions held by NPT.

 

June 2012: 

Partisia launch the Auction-as-a-Service solution “Power Procurement” at Energiauktion.dk. “PowerProcurement” is a simple and cost efficient procurement solution designed for the electricity market and small and medium sized enterprises in particular. The solution covers the entire process from collecting consumption data to issuing the final contract at the buyer’s accept of the best bid.

  • Read more about the solution at Energiauktion.dk and watch the video at the frontpage (in Danish only).
  • Read more about Power Procurement at Partisia

 

March 2012:

The Danish it newspaper “Version2” interview Partner and CTO at Partisia, Jakob Illeborg Pagter about the technology behind Energiauktion.dk (in Danish only).

 

June 2011: 

Partisia goes live with a secure auction solution for trading “energy saving projects” at Energiauktion.dk. The solution covers the entire process from defining the energy project to issuing the final contract at the seller’s accept of the best bid. The solution as a whole as well as the imbedded sealed bid auction runs on cloud computing without compromising the security. This is possible with our innovative technology that allows the sealed bids to remain encrypted forever.

 

September 2010: 

In coorperation with Copenhagen Economics and Professor Nils-Henrik M von der Fehr, Partisia has been awarded a framework agreement by the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (www.pts.se). The framework agreement is on auction consulting services in future spectrum auctions held by PTS.

 

August 2010:

Partisia has teamed up with energy specialist, Norenergi, to provide auction solutions for confidential online trading of energy related products based on Partisias unique technology.

 

April 2010:

Partner and Chief Cryptographer at Partisia, professor of cryptography at Aarhus University, Ivan Damgård, has been selected as a fellow of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research). This distinction recognises people who have made outstanding contributions to research in cryptology and related fields. The IACR’s grounds for announcing Ivan Damgård are: “For fundamental contributions to cryptography, for sustained educational leadership in cryptography, and for service to the IACR.”.

 

April 2010:

Partisia participates in the research center, Center for Research in the Foundations of Electronic Markets. The center was granted 26.5 mil DKK from The Danish Council for Strategic Research.

 

March 2010:

Partner and Chief Economist at Partisia, professor of economics at Copenhagen Business School, Peter Bogetoft, has been awarded the 2010 FUHU Research Prize. Peter Bogetoft is awarded the prize because of his unusually large research output over many years in the form of scholarly articles and books, and because a number of his achievements at the same time has been applied by businesses and governments. This includes models of artificial competition, contract design, best practices and secret calculations.

 

January 2010:

Partisia and the underlying SMC technology is mentioned in the Communications of the ACM.

 

August 2008:

The cryptographic techniques, Secure Multiparty Computation, underlying our software solutions are described in the August 2008 issue of Scientific American. The contract exchange used by the Danish sugar industry is mentioned specifically.

 

April 2008:

Danish national science portal “Videnskab.dk” describes the first deployment of the contract exchange and tells the story of the underlying research (in Danish only).

 

March 2008:

Danish technical newspaper “Ingeniøren” describes the first deployment of the contract exchange (in Danish only).