Hey there! I'm Joseph, a tech aficionado with a habit for pushing boundaries. Whether it's AI, crypto, or cybersecurity, if it's at the edge of human potential, I'm probably obsessing over it.

I'm not just about bits and bytes, though. I've had the privilege of living in various corners of the world: from the US to Italy, Colombia, Japan, Cambodia, and Thailand. Each place offers a new lens to view life, challenges my beliefs, and introduces me to some mind-bendingly delicious food.

Currently Leading:
- Frontier Innovations (Texas, USA): On a mission to chart the unexplored realms of innovation - think AI, cybersecurity, and blockchain
- Smile Exotics (Thailand): We’re about bringing "Cannabis with Care" - dive deeper at

Previous Hats:
- Navigated the crypto & web3 world of Robinhood Markets
- Managed risky business at Meta (Facebook/IG)
- Advised on cybercrime laws for Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Shaped cyber governance at a cool startup named Cybernance Corporation
- Played the role of cybersecurity consultant at the venerable PwC

Learning Path:
- Mastered Digital Tech in AI at the Università di Bologna - Bologna Business School
- Earned a BBA focusing on MIS from The University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Say hello on Twitter @jpidala

Bucket List:

  • - White-water rafting
  • - Complete a Spartan Race Beast
  • - Compete in a martial arts competition
  • - Sail from Galveston to Miami
  • - Drive a Lamborghini
  • - Ride in a helicopter
  • - Go to Burning Man
  • - Hit 155mph on the German Autobahn
  • - Buy a house

  • Core Values:

    • - Loyalty and transparency
    • - Being weird and different
    • - Keeping your word
    • - Thinking BIG and taking risks
    • - Working efficiently