George Mathanool

Public Speaker, Director, and Volunteer in Connecticut

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George Mathanool is the Managing Partner of Connecticut Overseas Ventures & Enterprises LLC and a Board Member on Connecticut State's investment boards and Commissions, that develops and stimulates Connecticut’s innovations, startup ecosystem, small and medium minority businesses, and create industry workforce pipelines.

Previously, George served as Managing Partner at Global Millennium Trust. Whose charter was in international ventures and investments primarily in Cybersecurity and FinTechs within Asia and E.U. markets.

Prior to above, George was the General Representative at Identrus LLC - formerly regulated by US Federal Reserve and owned by consortia of 60 global tier-1 banks, that included; ABN-AMRO, Barclays, BNP, Bank of America, Chase Manhattan, CitiGroup, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ING, JP Morgan, Korea Exchange, Mizuho, Westpac etc. Identrus' global charter re-defined online laws and cyber-policies, fostered global FinTechs and Cybersecurity innovations towards enabling "online trust" for; identity and access management, privacy, cybersecurity and e-payments. Identrus' pioneering efforts transitioned all global tier-1 banks onto the internet. By that, Identrus' bank consortia re-defined entire global e-policies for capital markets, internet banking, risk management, laws, commerce, communications and shipping frameworks.

As a seasoned banker and tech-evangelist in AsiaPac, George nurtured FinTech start-ups and innovations in embryonic e-commerce, digital identity, cybersecurity, ISO 27000, secure transactions and trusted 3rd party-services. He initiated to passage in Asia, several complex national pilot-programs on; e-commerce, e-banking, e-government, e-identity and usage of smart-card technologies. For such, George built relationships and upskilled numerous vendors on Identrus’ FinTech/Cybersecurity mandates, i.e.; IBM, CheckPoint, PWC, E&Y, Entrust, eBay, Deloitte, Gemplus, SWIFT, PayPal, Microsoft, SunMicrosystems, Verisign, Symantec, RSA, Intel, Cisco etc.

George was elected by his cybersecurity peers, into International Board of Directors/Vice President of the Information Systems and Security Association (ISSA). The ISSA had chapters in 32 countries, with over 15,000 professional info-security members. Within ISSA his many oversight included; global alliances, governmental relations, co-chair-ISSA / ISO 27000 WGs, Liaison-Liberty Alliance Project and raising awareness of cybersecurity tools and professional cybersecurity certifications.