Paul Lindahl

president & CEO Arius Technology, Vancouver, Canada
"Join me on the 8th of March 2019 alongside other blockchain specialists from UK and USA where we will explore Blockchain Art Provenance to improve transparency, copyright and ownership issues. Learn more on the overview page and register now to be part of this."

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Paul Lindahl has been on the cutting edge of 3D technology and its applications for more than18 years and co-founded Arius in 2013. Prior to Arius, Mr. Lindahl served as CEO of NGRAIN Corporation which designed and developed 3D technology solutions to support aerospace and defence applications, including inspection, maintenance, and training.  Mr. Lindahl also served as President of Hewitt Rand Corporation, a computer hardware manufacturer, where he led and expanded their North American operations and directed a merger with Seattle-based Merit Distributing Inc. Mr. Lindahl is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization and has been on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations, including serving as Chairman of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen's University. Arius is an art technology organization with a state-of-the-art data acquisition and analysis platform, developed in conjunction with major art institutions, has broad application throughout the art world including authentication, conservation, preservation and restoration. Starting with technology used to scan the Mona Lisa, Mr Lindahl led a team of engineers to develop the conservation technology of tomorrow. Arius provides a 3D fingerprint of the surface of a painting, recording details as fine as one-tenth of a human hair. Not only can this data can be referenced for validation, restoration or conservation efforts, it can help to preserve humanity’s cultural heritage, effectively building a cultural ‘seed bank’ for fine art. Arius is collaborating with world-leading museums, including Tate and the National Gallery of Canada, 3D scanning paintings in their collections from the masters such as Van Gogh and Monet. The 3D data is then processed to produce high-quality textured reproductions that capture the precise colour and relief of every brushstroke of the original.  Valuable paintings can now be safely housed in secure, climate -controlled storage facilities and Freeports, while the textured prints are displayed for the enjoyment of collectors, or visitors of museum exhibits, around the world.