Jonathan Kempe

Jonathan Kempe

CEO & Founder

Jonathan is a technical Founder with over 20 years of experience as a systems administrator across a broad array of IT disciplines. He has held a number of diverse roles over his working life: from senior positions in large corporates; founding and running several  businesses; holding trusted roles in nationally accredited NFPs and NGOs and working in an Australian Defence Force endorsed satellite communications provider. As a Cybersecurity Ambassador with the New South Wales Cybersecurity Innovation Node, Jonathan engages with staff, students and officials on a range of cybersecurity matters e.g. industry integration, technological trends and building a more engaging curriculum. Jonathan is well connected to Australian business advocacy groups, Government bodies and the Startup scene, regularly contributing to innovation and industry forums in IoT, biometrics, protecting critical infrastructure and improving supply-chain outcomes.

With a unique and creative vision, Jonathan drives the aspirations and goals of Sydney-based scale-up Verifai. Verifai has a particular interest in maritime and intermodal supply-chain security, utilising unique technologies to generate trustworthy data, provide provenance assurance, and secure assets at rest and in transit. The Verifai team has a diverse array of abilities: Hardware IoT device creation; full stack software and firmware engineers and includes leading practitioners in supply-chain management, manufacturing, operational excellence, senior academics, a biometrics expert and internationally-acclaimed cybersecurity luminaries. Our team is also culturally diverse: We have representation from 11 different cultural groups, and we’re spread across 8 different countries.

Jonathan is passionate about solving global problems, loves to work alongside creative entrepreneurs, and is dedicated to building real solutions that positively transform the world.


Jonathan Kempe will be appearing in the following sessions:

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