ZorroSign, Inc., a blockchain based digital signatures and digital transaction management which has offices in Dubai UAE, has relocated its headquarters from SanFrancisco to Phoenix, Arizona. Shamsh Hadi, CEO of ZorroSign stated, “We’re very excited to establish our global operations hub in Greater Phoenix, The region offers a supportive ecosystem for a rapidly growing tech company like ourswith mechanisms in place at the academic, state and municipal levels especially through the efforts of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development teams which helped drive our decision to relocate.”
After considering several markets over the last six months, ZorroSign chose the Phoenix market because of its supportive technology ecosystem, access to talent from top-ranked universities, pro-business and friendly regulatory environment, and the quality of life and affordability the region affords.
ZorroSign will maintain offices in Dubai, UAE; Colombo, Sri Lanka; and Mumbai, India; and will immediately start hiring for sales development and technology roles. “We welcome ZorroSign as they open their global headquarters in the City of Phoenix. We are a place where businesses thrive and I am confident ZorroSign will contribute to the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit we have here,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.
As an initial phase of this move, ZorroSign will set up their global operations hub and headquarters at Grand Canyon University (GCU) Canyon Ventures Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The company will also establish links with blockchain-related research and development (R&D) work at both GCU and Arizona State University (ASU) campuses, while accessing the excellent academic and business-building support that Canyon Ventures offers.
“The Canyon Ventures Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was a perfect fit for ZorroSign in large part because of the talent that GCU continues to graduate and contribute to Arizona’s technology workforce,” said Robert Vera, director of Canyon Ventures. “Our students will greatly help ZorroSign’s use of a blockchain secure ledger system to create fraud-proof transactions.”
ZorroSign’s digital business platform is built on private, permissioned blockchain technology for maximum privacy and security. As part of ZorroSign’s commitment to corporate citizenship, and understanding of the current economic climate, the company will help Greater Phoenix businesses securely go digital in the new economy by providing companies with a free trial and support services.
“ZorroSign’s decision to relocate their Global Operations Hub to Greater Phoenix helps solidify our region’s position as a place where technology companies can thrive and scale operations seamlessly, while recruiting personnel to fulfill a variety of roles,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO at GPEC. “We’re always in relentless pursuit of innovative technology companies committed to changing the game, and ZorroSign offers unique solutions to help businesses meet increasing digital demands.”
Most recently Shamsh Hadi, CEO of ZorroSign, Inc. submitted testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. Hadi reinforced the benefits of blockchain and its critical role in helping to secure U.S. elections while making them safer and auditable, protecting their integrity. “Blockchain technology can be employed by voting machine vendors across the country to significantly enhance and upgrade the security and reliability of electronic voting systems,” noted Hadi in testimony submitted in August to the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation. ZorroSign is a pioneer of real electronic signature and a patented document fraud and tampering detection system built on blockchain.
On August 4, 2020 the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing on, “Secure, Safe, and Auditable: Protecting the Integrity of the 2020 Elections.” Mr. Hadi’s written testimony will be part of the committee’s official hearing record. The hearing was held as part of the committee’s ongoing effort to develop a better understanding on how blockchain technology can benefit the election process.
Hadi explained that “blockchain can and should be utilized by electronic voting systems to store the voting record of each voter. If the goal is to ensure that our elections in 2020 are true, fair and honest, then recording each voter’s voting record on blockchain where the record cannot be altered is highly recommended. Blockchain technology could help centralize the U.S. election process by validating the voter, and making counting votes more secure and efficient because the ledger would clearly identify who voted and where the vote came from.”