Houman is passionate about emerging technologies, software engineering and data in Travel. He started his career in Cisco as a software developer, then co-founded 2D Web Technologies in 2005 (acquired in 2010).
Since then, he has held various positions in IATA, all focused on data and technology. Currently looking after business intelligence and data science activities. In 2018, he architected and developed aviation’s first global platform for digital identity management leveraging asymmetric cryptography and Distributed Ledger Technology for IATA, in partnership with Amazon Web Services, and piloted the solution with United Airlines. In 2016, he designed and orchestrated the delivery of the global industry data exchange standard in the area of airport ground handling with an annual savings of $600 million for the aviation industry.
Houman is the inventor and founder of the Open Blockchain protocol and algorithm. He has developed and founded the Open Blockchain platform beginning of 2018, which is the first API-ready and free to use public Blockchain platform with instant confirmation of transactions and side-chain anchoring on Bitcoin and Ethereum.
He is an aerospace engineer from background, and visiting lecturer of Emerging Technologies & Blockchain at the EU Business School in Geneva.