Dr. Rishabh Poddar is the CEO and Co-Founder of Opaque Systems, a confidential computing platform for collaborative analytics, AI, and data sharing at scale. Rishabh holds several US patents and has authored over 20 research papers in computer security, systems, and applied cryptography. His research has been presented at top-tier systems and security conferences such as Usenix Security and IEEE S&P. Rishabh received his PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. Previously, Rishabh was a researcher at IBM Research and a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.