Welcome Dr. Ken Urquhart to Amaxra

Amaxra welcomes Dr. Ken Urquhart as Senior Science Advisor to our Cyber Security team. We look forward to incorporating Ken's insights and thought leadership on latest security practices, tools and services into our advisory and technical solutions.

Ken brings to Amaxra a rich science background, technical thought leadership and field practices in information security, machine learning, and big data. Ken is an ACM member, inventor on 7 software patents, author of 16 publications in peer-reviewed journals, was a guest editor for IEEE Micro, and a charter member of IEEE Internet Computing’s editorial board. A holder of multiple degrees in Physics, Ken was a pioneer of ultrathin ferromagnetic materials in the 1980’s and carried out research in Canada at Simon Fraser University, and in Japan at the University of Tokyo, and the Japan National Laboratory for High Energy Physics. As part of his research, Ken led projects on advanced information manipulation, large dataset analysis, and novel data visualization techniques. Returning to North America, Ken developed the first Internet-based airline ticket sales system for Alaska Airlines before redirecting his focus to strategic technology initiatives at Sun, IBM and Microsoft. Ken continues his efforts today as co-founder and CTO of QBic Ltd., a UK-based cyber-security firm that consults with global consumer brands, public agencies and private family offices in the U.S., E.U., Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. Ken is also an active advisor to UK technology startups.

"Ken has been a thought leader since our early collaboration at Microsoft. He has been instrumental in shaping technology landscapes for decades, not only for Microsoft but similarly at IBM and Sun. We look forward to incorporating Ken's practical and preventative approach to cyber-security as we service our clients." -- Mike Arntzen, CIO and Senior Director of Cloud Services, Amaxra, Inc.

"Dr. Urquhart brings a critical security perspective to our business advisory and implementation practice. As we our client's business processes and data into the cloud, ensuring its security and integrity becomes paramount." -- Colin Kwong, Partnerships and Business Development, Amaxra, Inc.

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About Amaxra

Amaxra, Inc. located in Redmond WA, is an award-winning consulting and technology solution company that helps enterprise and mid-sized companies improve their operations, secure their data, and grow their business using advanced process development and technology solutions. The consultants on staff at Amaxra are highly-skilled, energetic and creative specialists in the areas of process improvement, sales and marketing automation, cloud solutions, data security, business intelligence, and more. Amaxra consultants tailor every solution to fit the individual client’s needs and current environment. Amaxra operates on the guiding principle that a project isn’t done until the clients are delighted. Amaxra is proud to be a Microsoft Gold SMB Partner. The company was selected as Seattle Business magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Washington for 2016. In September of 2016. Inc. magazine ranked Amaxra NO. 3712 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000 report on the nation's fastest-growing private companies.