Photo Prof Henry Beker B.Sc. Ph.D. (London) B.A. (O.U.) C.Eng. MIEE FIMAi FREng founded Zergo Limited (which later became Baltimore Technologies plc) in 1988 and, as Chairman and Chief Executive, steered the company through listings on both sides of the Atlantic and presided over its phenomenal growth. Prior to this, Henry Beker was Managing Director of Racal-Guardata Ltd, having previously held positions of Head of Mathematics Department, Racal Comsec Ltd., and Technical Director at Racal Research Ltd.
In addition to providing security systems to a number of financial institutions world- wide, Henry Beker has also been very actively involved within various Standards bodies. This includes the American National Standards Institute's work on wholesale and retail banking and the Standards Association of Australia formulating their EFTPOS Standards. He is joint author of Cipher Systems (1982), one of the first books to be published on the subject of protection of communications, and Secure Speech Communications (1985). From 1987-89 he was Vice-President of the IMA, and was appointed President in 1998.
Having relinquished his roles at Baltimore Technologies plc of Chief Executive (in 1999) and Chairman (in 2000), Henry is now devoting more time to his academic, educational and business interests.. Henry is currently leading the e-Learning Foundation initiative to provide portable computers for every schoolchild in the UK and has been instrumental in engaging governmental interest. Henry is Chairman of OverNet Data, an interactive wireless data solutions provider. Henry is also a Non-Executive Director of i-net Venture Capital Trust plc, and of Close Finsbury Eurotech Trust plc.