Felix Schuster is an academic turned startup founder. After his PhD in computer security, he joined Microsoft Research to work four years on the foundations of Azure Confidential Computing, before co-founding Edgeless Systems. The startup’s vision is to build an open-source stack for cloud-native Confidential Computing. Throughout his career, Felix has frequently given technical talks at top-tier conferences, including Usenix Security Symposium, IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, and ACM CCS. His 2015 paper on the “VC3” system is believed by some to have coined the term Confidential Computing.