We are a small independent non-profit based in Rome, Italy, that focuses on promoting and leading-edge research, startup spin offs and events in the area of ultra-high assurance ICT systems, services, life-cycles and standards, aimed at the most critical societal uses, as well as wide-market consumer adoption.
Our activities revolve around the Trustless Computing Initiative (or “TRUSTLESS”), with amazing partners and advisors, and the related Free and Safe in Cyberspace global event series, with amazing speakers, to promote the creation of a complete hardware and software computing base, platform, life-cycle, ecosystem, and related new international citizen-accountable standard bodies, that achieve unprecedented levels of actual and perceived ICT trustworthiness (i.e. assurance).
In the short-medium term, we aim to substantially contribute to the wide availability of IT services and life-cycles that enable sufficiently extreme levels of trustworthiness that enable active remote civic participation with a reasonable enforcement of civil rights, in order to promote global democratic constituent processes, digital sovereignty of citizens and nations. It will meanwhile overall increase public safety, by validating our intuition that citizens’ digital freedoms and states’ ability to investigate criminal suspects are not an “either or”, but a “both or neither”, which can and must be substantially resolved.
In the medium-long term, we aim to substantially contribute to creating and sustaining an ultra-high assurance low-level open computing base and certification governance model that substantially help maximize positive societal outcomes for the most advanced, well-financed and safety-conscious, strong and narrow artificial intelligence (AI) projects and applications.
TRUSTLESS was launched in 2013, as the outcome of 12 years of expertise in e-voting, e-participation, free software, and bleeding-edge privacy-enhancing technologies and solutions, through NGOs and SMEs lead and founded by the founder and Executive Director of OMC, Rufo Guerreschi. It aggregated a world-class advisory boards, and partners with globally unique or rare expertises, most of which actively involved for years.
OMC was established in May 2011, with an initial focus on both IT security and Net TV, to provide the core innovation center and R&D project to create an industrial critical mass for the Open Media Park (OMC), a planned 47,000 sq.mts. 140M€ ICT/media technology park in Rome, Italy, lead as CEO by Rufo Guerreschi from 2008 till 2015. OMP is now mostly dormant for bureaucratic problems.