Ulf is the chief technology officer of Protegrity, a leader in enterprise data security management, where he created the innovative architecture of the Protegrity Data Security Platform.
He is commonly considered one of the founding fathers of tokenization and has been advising the industry's top analysts and stakeholders including PCI Security Standards Council, ISACA and Visa as they navigate the role of tokenization in payments security.
Ulf is the inventor of more than 15 patents in the areas of encryption key management, policy driven data encryption, internal threat protection, data usage control and intrusion prevention.
He also is a research member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG 11.3 Data and Application Security, ANSI X9, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Prior to joining Protegrity, Ulf spent 20 years with IBM working in software development as a consulting resource to IBM's research organization, specializing in the areas of IT architecture and IT security.
He received a master's degree in physics from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, and holds bachelor degrees in electrical engineering and finance.