Meet Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, the CEO of Softhread, an IT company providing industry-agnostic, environment-agnostic, and platform-agnostic software that enables companies to manage highly confidential data with their networks, environments, and devices securely and effectively.
Additionally, Dr. Vasiliu- Feltes was appointed to the Board of Advisors for multiple companies, and she also serves as an Expert Advisor to the EU Blockchain Observatory Forum. During her long academic career, she taught multiple courses and provided more than 100 academic lectures, seminars, grand rounds, and over 100 faculty development courses.
She has held several leadership positions during her long career and is a member of many prestigious organizations. Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes is also the Founder and CEO of The Science, Entrepreneurship, and Investments Institute, Founder & CEO of Revexpo Consulting. She is presently serving as a Country Director for WBAF USA, Senator of WBAF, Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School- Division of Entrepreneurship, and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School.
After her career in healthcare and life sciences as a healthcare executive, researcher, and clinician, Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes has earned her Executive MBA and immersed herself in the world of business. Her professional endeavors are currently at the intersection of science, technology, and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes has always been fascinated by various large-scale complex problems as a business leader. While advancing through her career, she learned how science, innovation, and technology are driving the global economy. She also understood the need to continuously learn new skills to leverage the technology, which often significantly impacts business and entrepreneurship.
Preserving Confidentiality and Optimizing Network Security
Softhread uses a patent-pending blockchain and AI-enabled platform named Chios™ to preserve confidentiality and optimize network security while enhancing operational efficiency. Through its decentralized system, which empowers state-of-the-art interoperability, Softhread builds scalable solutions that are entirely customizable, cloud-enabled, industry-agnostic, cloud-independent, and optimize the ROI of data management.
Softhread has developed its innovative, patent-pending blockchain platform Chios™, to enable the secure decentralization of any data owned by individuals, devices, networks, and other regulated workloads. Built on top of a massively adopted Hyperledger Fabric permissioned blockchain technology, Softhread’s patent-pending Chios™ platform has been specially designed for confidential computing and compliance requirements of various highly regulated industries, like healthcare, space, life sciences, energy, insurance, and government technology, which can benefit from the comprehensive zero-trust solution.
The firm’s existing projects and ongoing relationships with many technology companies have already demonstrated its capabilities in the areas of life sciences, healthcare, smart cities, space industries, and cybersecurity.
As a globalist and the founder of the non-profit Institute SEI, she aims to fulfill a vision to be a catalyst for scientific and digitally driven entrepreneurship and promote sustainable economic growth. The institute’s mission is to contribute to state-of-the-art knowledge sharing and provide educational resources, and become a premier data intelligence, data analytics, and data-driven decision support partner for key stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Institute works as a Think Tank and has collaborated with other global, not-for-profit organizations which are aligned with the UN SDG 2030 Agenda and promotion of social entrepreneurship.
A Unique Industry
Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes says, “We are currently likely experiencing the cusp of the 5th industrial revolution.”
She feels these unprecedented times call for various innovative solutions and approaches to manage a volatile postpandemic global business environment and for business leaders to adapt to major emerging technology mega-trends that will eventually disrupt the way people live, work, and educate and entertain themselves as a society.
Picture of the Future
Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes and her team are looking forward to executing their new strategic direction and speeding up the development of new commercial solutions in its portfolio. She is also thrilled to be able to continue forging new long-term collaborative relationships with various key stakeholders in the web 3.0 and smart cities business ecosystem.
Suggestions for Younger Self
When we requested Dr. Vasiliu- Feltes to provide some suggestions for new entrepreneurs, she said, “Ethics and purpose are key in the digital era. Ethical and purpose -driven leaders are poised to achieve long-term success and maintain their competitive advantage in the new post-pandemic economy.”