In Conversation with Jiro Olcott – Director Guard Global

About Jiro:

Dec 8, 2018 by Jiro Olcott

Jiro has over 25 years of experience in information systems and reporting technology, of which the past 3 years have been dedicated ESG/CRS reporting. As well his deep knowledge of software development and management consulting, Jiro’s industry experience spans from financial services, energy and manufacturing to aerospace. He has worked in director and senior management positions in organisations including: Guard Global Ltd, PwC, Accenture, IBM, Northrop-Grumman, The Dow Jones Corporation and Schlumberger International. He actively works with industry thought-leaders to develop and implement solutions to automate the integration of financial and sustainable development reporting across industry sectors. During the past three years, Jiro has pioneered software development techniques in the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) domain, including hashgraph and blockchain. He has successfully developed a secure decentralised structured database platform using Hedera Hashgraph.

Jiro holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering and a master’s degree in computer science. He is a certified sustainable development practitioner (GRI and SDSN) and is XBRL (eXtensible Business Development Language) tested and certified. He also speaks French and Japanese.

About GuardGlobal:


  • Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Hedera Hashgraph
  • Decentralised Structured Database technologies
  • Structured Data Reporting (Financial & Non-Financial)
  • XBRL (Certified)
  • Project and Programme Management
  • IT Development and Integration
  • Sustainable Development Reporting
  • GRI G-4 Reporting (Certified)
  • ERP

Over the past twenty five years I have worked in senior and executive management in a wide range of industries including petroleum engineering, banking, financial and risk management systems, aerospace, manufacturing and supply chain, government and military contracts as well as management consulting. My work has taken me to all continents, including Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas where I have lived and worked. My experience and expertise has always been dedicated to improving efficiency, profitability and shareholder value.

During the past several years it has stuck me how we have neglected the overall risk exposures that our profitability and shareholder value, ‘business as usual’ strategy has created. Even as I calculate, for example, the total proven oil and gas reserves that I have helped my clients evaluate around the globe, the quantity is so vast that if we burn it at the rate we do it will completely destroy the Earth’s climate. The supply chain management systems I have help my clients integrate continue to abuse not only the world’s resources, but also the beneficial running of the world economy as well as the welfare of the people living on the planet.

My business partners and I have recently launched a boutique consulting practice, Guard Global Limited, dedicated to combine all our years of experience and education to help our clients mitigate these risk exposures and help them move toward a trajectory of sustainable development. We are part of the SDSN (Sustainable Network Development Solutions) and are a supporting partner of the UNGC (United Nation Global Compact) and members of XBRL International and GRI.

Hedera’s Dapp Ecosystem meet 22nd Jan 2019 in London