GuardTime Establishes Product Development Center in Beijing, Appoints Jian Tan as General Manager

Former AvePoint Executive and BT Data Management/Telecommunications Specialist to Manage Operations and Customers/Partners in China.

Online PR News – 25-February-2011 – – Singapore / Beijing, China, February 25, 2011 -- GuardTime, creator of the patented Keyless Signature™ technology ( ) used to validate the world’s data, today announced its appointment of Jian Tan to operate from the company’s office in Beijing. As the General Manager of GuardTime China, Jian will be responsible for Product Development as well as managing Business Development in China.

Jian brings to GuardTime over 15 years of diverse experience in Intellectual Property Management, Telecommunications and Data Management in both China and USA. Previously he helped found AvePoint and served as the Vice President of Development at the fast growing data management solution provider. Prior to joining GuardTime, ( ) Jian provided business and technology consulting at British Telecom and operated in both US and China for 4 years.

"The knowledge, experience, and respect that Jian has gained throughout his career make him well-suited to establish strategic relationships in China," said Mike Gault, CEO of GuardTime. “China is an extremely important market for us and we look forward to seeing him in action in leading GuardTime product development activities within China as both customers and partners alike begin to benefit from the use of our unique Keyless Signature offerings to sign their data."

GuardTime's Keyless Signatures ( ) provide proof of signing authority, time of the signature, and integrity of all data located in the cloud, on disk, and in transit. The signature never expires and its verification is based solely on mathematics, eliminating the need for any secrets or keys.

A native of China, Jian has an EMBA from Kellogg-HKUST in Hong Kong, a PhD in Chemistry from New York University and a bachelor degrees in both Chemistry and Intellectual Property from Peking University in Beijing.

About GuardTime:
A Red Herring Global 100 Winner and Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation Award Winner, GuardTime was founded in 2006 by cryptography experts Dr. MärtSaarepera and Dr. Ahto Buldas along with Internet visionary Joi Ito. GuardTime provides a completely-available service and infinitely-scalable Keyless Signatures™ engine designed to deliver authenticity and integrity for the data that the world relies upon: as it sits on disk, moves across the network, and is used in the cloud. Visit for more information about using Keyless Signatures for signing data.

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