Stuart has 30 years professional practice in Information Technology. He was involved in a number of leading-edge projects such as the BP Virtual Teamworks desktop video conferencing project in 1995 and as start-up CTO of MiiCard (now The IDCo.) Stuart successfully founded and built the first Scottish domestic cyber security and cryptography company DNS before its ultimate sale to Dell Corp. During this time, he attained a number of industry qualifications such as CISSP and UK government specific CESG Check and CLAS certifications. He has a Masters (MSc) in High Performance Computing from The University of Edinburgh.
Stuart founded SICCAR because of his view that DLT networks and cryptographic technologies can fundamentally transform the secure sharing and protection of digital data in the Internet age to build a better, secured by default, and natively digital world. His role spans technology vision, product architecture, finance, and overall leadership. He has a wide appreciation of the application of technology and the risk and issues of information security and continues his involvement with the cyber community.