Joel is the CEO and Co-founder of Athena Enterprise Software, a SAAS trading, and education platform. Athena makes it easy for new traders to get started by providing education, an automated trading platform, and a trading community to simplify the difficulties of getting started. An experienced educator and coach working for over 8 years in the field of education, he shifted his focus to the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. As an experienced advisor, he assists new and existing businesses looking to find integrations into the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.
Business Advisor for Cryptomind, Co-Founder of ASK Ventures, Committee member of Thailand Blockchain Association
Sanjay Popli is the Business Advisor for Cryptomind, a market development consultant firm. Since he is highly involved in the Thai Blockchain Community, he is the Committee member of Thailand Blockchain Association (TBA). Beyond that he is the Co-Founder of ASK Ventures.
Highly experienced in structuring company and preparing them for ICO or STO. Develop Thailand market penetration strategy for project, exchange, VC, He is one of the key thought leader within Thailand's Blockchain Industry
He graduated from Monash University, Melbourne VIC with a Bachelors of Business Systems and further enhanced his post grad degree at Thammasat University with a Masters of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship).
Dustin Goodwin is a futurist, advisor & evangelist in the blockchain community. Dustin has 10 years in the technical talent acquisition field working to deliver the largest software implementations in the world. He is a co-founder of Opolis, a decentralized employment protocol. Opolis will bring portable, self-determined, borderless employment to the world. Dustin also founded and served as an Executive Steward for the ETHDenver Hackathon, the largest Ethereum based hackathon, which had 1200 hackers and a total of 2300 attendees in 2019. He also serves as an advisor for both RecycleGO, Digital Currensy and is a representative within the DeCred community. Furthermore he is a Certified Instructor for the Crypto Training Center teaching Intro and Trading Crypto.
Leading personality, public speaker and voice of progress to the cryptocurrency community and emerging markets
While advising several blockchain projects, Jen is also on The New Money Systems Board- Lifeboat foundation alongside Vitalik Buterin (Founder of Ethereum) and Charlie Lee (Founder of LiteCoin).
Currently working with Blockchers, a project funded by the European Commission with Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, supporting and investing in SMEs engaged in blockchain initiatives across Europe.
Advisor to the U.S. Blockchain Association, known as “Jennyfromtheblockchain”, Jen is one of the most highly regarded female crypto/blockchain influencers in the world.
Dennis Hauck is a proven expert and entrepreneur with a sterling two decades experience in the
world of IT. His venture, Project Crowd, an A.I. and Blockchain empowered recruitment platform,
aims to refine the existing freelancer market.
His forte lies in developing ideas from scratch to a running service, assisting corporates in the creative processes, and most importantly, early-stage Company building. Dennis employs a surpassing perceptive towards business, Tech savvy, and zeal to solve problems in his projects to seek effective solutions for his customers, in turn making them successful in their own business. He holds a Master of Business Administration with a focus in general management and is an alumnus of the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme.
Ralf supports companies in understanding and applying new Technologies (IoT, AI, Blockchain), new Organizational Structures (Holacracy, Sociocracy, Scrum) and Empower Employees (Culture and Mindset Change - New Work). Experienced Leader and Executive Advisor with a demonstrated history of designing and building sustainable Industry 4.0 / IIoT solutions, developing Digital Organizations & Teams. Experienced in Digital Transformation, especially in the area of Business Process Engineering, Enterprise Software (SAP) and IT Strategy. Very strong Management Consulting Professional with a Master focused in Mechanical Engineering from KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a Master in Coaching & Business Transformation from ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Roland is the CEO of Verico and has been active in the German commercial internet since 1997 in the German commercial Internet. He says “personal verification on chain is the future”. As the CEO of Verico, ha has shaped the project with his decades of experience in the field of online age checks and identity management. Verico is an all in one Identity Management Solution on the blockchain.
Founder of a global apparel brand ALOHA FROM DEER with a demonstrated history of working in the fashion and technology industries. Responsible for multiple partnerships with such personas as Kiesza, 50 Cent, Ellie Goulding, Robbie Williams and companies as Urban Outfitters, Gallerie LaFayette, ASOS and many more.
Mariusz is a strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Project Management, Community Building, Market Analysis, Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Graphic Design.
In 2017 decided to focus on Blockchain and Crypto Currencies. Lead marketing campaigns for multiple ICO projects. Produced multiple events for Polish ICO project such as press conference about data privacy after Cambridge Analytica scandal, held in New York, combining Brittany Kaiser and Jeffrey Wernick.
Now working as a Communication Specialist in TRUST.reastaurant blockchain project.
Software Solutions Architect with more than twelve years of experience, Gregory will give you insights about use cases and applications of Distributed Ledger Technology.
Co-Founder and Group CEO, Managing Director - Digitale Innovation Management Consultants
Michael Wolan is Managing Director of DIGITALE INNOVATION Management Consultants and an
expert in digital transformation and innovation.⠀
Inspired by the rapid development of key technologies, the paradigm shift of artificial intelligence, the dramatic shift in market forces and the need for business change, he developed the 'Digital Transformation House' and the 'Technology Wheel' for the successful implementation of digital transformation.⠀ ⠀
His current book 'Next Generation Digital Transformation' describes 30 principles and 20 future technologies to successfully lead companies into the superintelligent era.⠀ ⠀
He has a Master in Business Administration and Economics, is an author, university lecturer and speaker, and has 20 years of consulting and management experience.
Globatalent is the first sport crypto Exchange Seriel.
He is an Entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience as General Manager within the sports and tech industry.
He also has over 10 years experience as a Marketing Chief Officer.
Sunil’s vast experience includes Mediapro, top worldwide Sports TV broadcasters.
A natural and successful entrepreneur, Sunil started his first company at the young age of 23 years old with more than 13M of capitalization.
Timo Trippler is an ICO Advisor and entrepreneur with FinTech and InsurTech industry background. He is an expert in financial market and risk management with 12 years of experience in financial transactions. He advised various successful ICO projects and manages multiple cryptographic fund portfolios. He has been working in Blockchain field since 2015 and had a large number of various ICOs under his advice (strategic advisory and marketing advisory). He worked with a lot of ICOs and other projects, such as: Faxport, Welltrado, Inclusivity, Centareum, Place To Rent, Energy Premier, WeiCrowd, Karatbank, Med-O Network, Vegan Nation, USAT, Tokenchanger, Autorize, PaidX, Styxr, Amon.Tech, U Run It and many more. Timo joined AirPod’s consulting team and would provide professional guidance for AirPod’s global fundraising as well as future project incubation and crowdfunding sectors. He uses his business network to raise funds from institutional Investors, Family Offices, Venture Capital and Private Equity companies. He is currently connected to more than 300 institutional Investors around the world. He travels to Blockchain summits and conferences to meet new investors and to enlarge his fundraising network.
Mr Malta | Serial Founder & Entrepreneur specialising in Blockchain, Social Marketing & Entertainment Consultancy - Findit.com, Keepmeposted, Ticketline.com, and Untangled Media
Quite possibly one of Malta's leading digital entrepreneurs, with a track record as founder of some of Malta's leading digital businesses including, Findit.com.mt, Keepmeposted, Ticketline.com.mt, and Untangled Media. Since 2005 he has overseen the development and creation of over 500 digital applications including most of Malta's most used sites from from Gozo Channel, Malta Football Association, UEFA, Farsons, Malta International Airport and Avis and many more. When not focused on the digital world Wesley turns his attention to the events and entertainment market as owner of Big Ticket Events, one of Malta’s top large scale events organisers and promoters who produce such events as The Comedy Knights, Rock of Ages, and Boyce Avenue live in Malta. Currently Wesley is focused on the final phases development of Quizando Live, the world's first platform focused on montizing influencers audiences through direct engagement with the influencer as a virtual game show host, using a blockchain solution for transparency and trust.
Jan Sammut is the founder and CEO of RefToken, the world’s first decentralised affiliate platform, as well as ICOMalta.com, a full stack ICO platform. A marketer by profession, he has previously held executive positions at industry heavyweights such as IGT plc, Stars Group and Highlight Media Group. Jan is a fixture on the European blockchain conference tour and has advised ICOs with market caps exceeding $1B.
Emilio is among the
- Top 30 influencers of entrepreneurship and leadership
- Top 100 business angels
- Top 10 influencers of the world of entrepreneurship in Spain
He is also the CEO of La Latina Valley, a debate club that facilitates the exchange of experience and knowledge of renowned digital business professionals in Madrid and Barcelona (since 2017) and professor at Google Activate (since 2013)
Dr. Yassin Hankir
Founder & CEO savedroid | Co-Founder vaamo | Co-Host FinTech Meetup Frankfurt | FinTech & Cryptocurrency Enthusiast by heart
Florian is an independent financial analyst and consultant, as well as an international speaker with over 20 years experience in the financial markets. He specializes in precious metals and cryptocurrencies as well as technical analysis. With the combination of technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis, he often succeeds in accurately concluding and forecasting the precious metal and crypto markets.
Company Builder / DAO-Researcher / System Architect - SOOOM & TechVentury & shitcoingraveyard.com
Marten is a serial entrepreneur, running several businesses in capacities as founder, advisor, mentor, researcher, director and system architect.
Nikolay is a legal professional from Estonia with a specialization in technology law and with a practical insight into cryptocurrency, blockchain and compliance. Nikolay’s areas of expertise are legal consultation on ICO, application for cryptocurrency licenses and Fintech compliance. Nikolay worked in a bank as AML analyst. Nikolay has several publications about innovations and cryptocurrency in many countries. He is also interested in capital markets, AI and robotics.
Massimo solves business problems using a lateral thinking approach.
Massimo tries to promote simple decisions which help customers solve problems while addressing all their different angles, i.e. personal, financial, environmental sides. After working in international financial markets for 20 years as Senior equity banking analyst, Massimo has worked also as a university professor of fintech and international finance in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Turin Italy and Wuhan China. Massimo is a highly regarded professional in the blockchain field.
His areas of expertise are:
1) Blockchain and smart contracts.
2) Fintech analysis with a focus on international money transfers and financial applications.
3) Reg-tech (regulation applied to fintech companies).
4) Blockchain applications to Impact investing and circular economy. How to move from Linear “Take, Make, Waste” Paradigm to Circular “Make, Use, Return” Scenario.
5) Green-tech (blockchain applications to green investments in developing and developed markets).
Massimo is Expert in fin-tech, blockchain in finance. for several international organizations, i.e. United Nations agency Alliance of Civilization, United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)-UNECE Italy, etc. Massimo lived in Europe, China, USA, South America and is fluent in Italian, English and Portuguese.
Massimo attended several international conferences on blockchain (Paris, Vienna, etc.).
Specialities in Pharma & Healthcare:
Market access and innovation
- Healthcare Landscape Assessment in EU5 and USA
- Brand and Portfolio Strategy
- Key Account Planning
- Project Management
- Market Assessment
- Market Launch Audit and Planning
- Market Access and Pricing
- Reimbursement Scenarios
- Launch Strategies
- Biosimilars Lansdscaping
- Forecasting and modeling
- Immunobiology expertise through PhD thesis
- Therapeutic areas including Infection Diseases, Pulmonary, Oncology, Cardiology and Orphan/ Rare Diseases, Alzheimer, Asthma, Digestive Health Med Devices
CEO & Founder of Konfidio, Berlin's Blockchain Venture Studio, and Chairman of Kintaro Capital
With an extensive background in digital strategy and innovation, Dr Mervyn G. Maistry provides a clear vision for the Konfidio Blockchain Venture Studio, and its role in building and accelerating decentralized enterprise solutions.
After graduating medical school and working in paediatrics in South Africa, Mervyn has held numerous key positions at prestigious organisations, including COO at Deutsche Bank and Global Managing Partner at Accenture. He was also the Managing Partner: Digital Strategy & Transformation Lead at EY.
As well as chairing Kintaro Capital, Mervyn currently advises a variety of projects in the blockchain and business world including Slock.it, D33p.org and Cyberian Mine.
Marc originally studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. After his Master degree he continued with a PhD in distributed systems. Finishing this, he worked for about five years in industry in the area of IT Service Management and SAP, before he joined the academia again back in 2011. Since 2013 he mainly works in the area of blockchain and cryptocurrency, in different roles as a founder, CIO and supporter for different projects on Waves platform.
Max Kops helps projects and companies to launch their STO - he is an international top speaker and a co-author of three bestselling books around Blockchain, having more than 6 years of hands-on experience with Blockchain. Max journey from mining Bitcoin in the bedroom of his father brought him into the rank of top Blockchain people. In the meantime he spent four years as a Blockchain journalist of BTC-ECHO and an ICO analyst of more than 1,000 projects. He is sharing his experiences and opinions at maxkops.de
Business psychologist Steven McAuley is currently researching innovation, human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence and the future of work. The award-winning keynote speaker (GSA) speaks in Dubai, Moscow, San Francisco and Hong Kong. As a member of the Association for the advancement of Artificial Intelligence and in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Abu Dhabi, he examined why companies fail in the use of artificial intelligence. Steven expressed the desire to start his own business at a young age. After four years with an international financial group, he quit his job to test his own ideas. As co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of TinyBox Inc. based in San Francisco and teams in London, Munich and Shenzhen, he provides companies such as Deutsche Bank, Intel, SAP, BMW or Merck with tools and systems for technology-driven use cases and cultural transformation, which form the basis for innovation-driven growth. Together with friends, Steven founded the Munich coffee roastery. Mobile Premium Barista Bars and Virtual Reality ensure that guests exchange more information at events from BMW, BCG and Käfer. The basis for progress and innovation.
Daniel is the CEO of Schiemann Media GmbH. He is also behind socialhulk.com, offering tools for social media marketing.
Riccardo set foot in the blockchain field in 2012. Diving deeper into the technology he co-founded the comparison portal Cryptowalletcheck and acts as advisor for various Security Token Offering (STO) projects today. With a great passion for decentralized networks, he aims to bring a valuable purpose for pushing human progress forward by educating new participants in the blockchain ecosystem.
Lawyer, Legal Assistant & Founder - TAV AIRPORTS, ThunderBolt Chain Limited & LLC GERAI
I am Lawyer Giorgi Kurtsikidze, I have started my legal career at Caucasus University where I obtained a Bachelor's degree after that I continue my study in Vilnius University where I obtained a master's degree in International and European Union Law. As a legal professional with years of experience, I focus on client services. My research, writing, and analytical skills have been used to help corporate, government, and non-profit organizations as well as private companies and individuals to achieve their goals. I will draw on my years of investigative, organizational, and technological abilities to successfully work on behalf of clients to meet their objectives. Service and teamwork are important traits to me, which I strive to accomplish each day with my family and colleagues.
For the last decade, Rafael has advanced business development in the fintech sector, building teams in Europe and Asia. Since 2017, he founded the accelerator blockchainpunk and acted as investor and advisor for various blockchain projects in Berlin. He established the token listing platform cryptowalletcheck.com and was co-founder of the Dash Embassy. As a member of the German Start-Up Association, Rafael educates governments, universities, and financial institutions about blockchain equity and governance models of the future.
Sara Boss is Head of Sales at Munich based company VRdirect, a platform provider that allows anyone to time- and cost efficiently implement Virtual Reality projects, without the need of being an expert. With a profound background in journalism and worldwide TV- and film distribution, Sara was moving towards VR already early 2016, enthusiastic about the great potential. Since then, technology and with it the medium have been rapidly evolving. With in-depth knowledge of the market, Sara is encouraging clients from a wide range of different industries to start using VR today – as there has never been a better time.
Since January 2018, Lars Janzik is CEO of Vertical Media. Until then, from March 2015, he was responsible for the digital products of the media brand WELT, an Axel Springer company. Previously, he served as Senior Director Product Management CE for the online recruiting specialist Monster, as well as in various executive positions for the software manufacturer Magix. Furthermore, in 2011 Lars completed his PhD on user innovation in online communities
Sonny Mohanty is the Senior Manager of Sales and BD representing LATOKEN based in Singapore.LATOKEN is one of the top 20 crypto exchanges in the world. Sonny brings a wide range and dynamic work experience of having worked in traditional Fintech industries to Blockchain based projects and Cryptocurrency Exchanges.
„Partner of the Healthcare Shapers“
Co-Founder und Managing Partner - amc – anken marketing communication ag
Marc Anken is an independent consultant for pharmaceutical marketing and communication. Marc earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of Applied Science Zurich and the Darden Business School in Charlottesville. He held different commercial positions in various pharmaceutical companies and therapeutic areas, for example with Vifor Pharma, Novartis Oncology, AstraZeneca. In 2012, he and his wife founded anken marketing communciation ltd (amc). Marc’s core compentences are stakeholder analysis, strategy- and concept development (digital and multichannel) and the implementation of tactics in specialty care indications and orphan diseases/drugs in particular. Marc has a strong analytical and strategic mindset combined with an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry.
„Partner of the Healthcare Shapers“
Founder of Healthcare Shapers and Strategy Coach - Healthcare Shapers
Günther Illert (www.g-illert.de) is a Strategy Coach. Using the expertise that resides inside an organization, he often uses large group workshops with 20 – 80 individuals to solve complex problems. With more than 25 years of consulting experience and well over 100 transformation projects to leading companies, many of them in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry, he knows what it takes to deliver change and success in business. From the first idea to implementation. Ambition. Alignment of strategies and plans. Individuals and teams. Pragmatism and focus. This … plus a lot more. As an independent advisor and consultant, Günther brings an outside perspective. He is an experienced project manager and facilitator with a warm and empathetic leadership style that creates high levels of energy and encourages teams to stretch their limits. In 2013, Günther founded the consulting network Healthcare Shapers (www.healthcareshapers.com)
„Partner of the Healthcare Shapers“
Co-Founder and CFO - present4D GmbH and Member of the Healthcare Shapers
Michael Gerards is co-founder and Executive Partner of present4D GmbH, headquartered in Duesseldorf. present4D is a full service Virtual Reality (VR) agency for strategic consulting, turnkey projects and software development focusing on the implementation of VR applications in industrial and non-gaming business environments. Until the end of 2013 Michael Gerards was Director of Innovation Management at the pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck KGaA in Darmstadt. He can look back on more than 20 years of experience in R & D, innovation, strategy and business development. He was a longtime member of the Merck Millipore Technology Council and the Innovation Steering Committee of the Merck Group and responsible for setting up a cross-company and companywide innovation process (MERCK innospire and Grassroot Innovation). Innospire was awarded the Innovation Prize of the German Economy in March 2015. Since 2014 and together with two co-founders, Michael Gerards has set-up a strong business network in the VR industry and with many trend, innovation and future experts. With the unique VR-Suite software solution from present4D, his team has developed a VR tool that allows agencies, 360 ° studios and end-users in the industry to easily create their own professional VR presentations for trade fairs, training, marketing and sales. In 2016, the VR-Suite won the SAMSUNG GearVR Killer App contest. Together with KPMG, Michael Gerards has described numerous cross-industry VR case studies in the study 'New Dimensions of Reality'. Comprehensive value-added analyzes were published in present4D’s own VR Business Reports in the spring of 2019. Michael Gerards is also co-founder of the international network 'Healthcare Shapers' and an associate partner within the network 'Digitale Innovation' Cologne, Germany.
Marco is the founder of MaZee, a leading Marketing Agency for Blockchain Startups, that secured a $1.5M dollar funding in 2017, helping their customers in building engaged communities. He’s consulted over 30 Blockchain Startups with go-to-market and business strategies that allowed them to secure initial investment, grow their market footprint, onboard long-term partnership and increase their user base. He is recognized as an influential member of the blockchain industry and an advocate of connectivity, mobility and borderless economies. He’s currently hosting workshops and presentations in Europe, introducing the application of Blockchain in various sectors.
Daniel Christof is the COO of Atomind AG, a venture company fostering a basket of great technology brands, featuring a tremendous intellectual property and asset value in todays key markets with a blue ocean approach.
Maryna’s background comes from over 5 years business development, marketing and project management within blockchain projects, cryptocurrencies and exchanges. Passionate about Blockchain Technology, she helps businesses to implement distributed ledger technologies as well as generate leads and increase brand awareness so they can scale up businesses - she consults the business owners from the first idea, assess potential funding opportunities, structure the business and sales funnel to ensure business automation is in place.
Founder/CEO of Berlin-based Cryptonator1337 GmbH & Co-Founder of Shitcoingraveyard.com // In Cryptocurrencies since beginning of 2017 with focus on fundamental analysis of Crypto-Assets // Search Engine Optimization Specialist
Ian is a seasoned security professional with over 25 years experience working in both the private and public sectors. His career has seen him lead teams across EMEA and APAC in both a sales and technical capacity.
Previously Ian lead the Symantec MSS offering in EMEA and this experience has led him to develop further MSS based offerings for his consulting customers.
Ian has a breadth and depth of technical knowledge that sees him regularly consulted on complex security architectures.
Ian's entrepreneurial style also has seen him feature prominently in several start up ventures that seek to solve complex business problems for his customers.
Fausto has more than 15 years of experience in product and tech development for digital product with a strong focus on the marketplaces world. He played many different roles in eBay and other big tech companies starting as a developer and ending up playing executives roles for the past 8 years. He is now leading the global product for DHI Group as Global Vice President Product at eFinancialCareers.com. He is a “maker” by heart and loves to build “stuff“. He is also a blockchain advocate and public speaker on how blockchain can and should solve real world problems.
eFinancialCareers, a DHI service, is the world’s leading financial services careers platform, and the place to go to connect & engage with talent. eFinancialCareers efficiently connects financial services professionals with employers and provides invaluable industry insights, career information and the latest opportunities that they need to maximise their potential. Through our talent analytics and acquisition solutions we give employers unique insight into the talent landscape. We will help them efficiently source and retain the highly qualified professionals they need to achieve their strategic ambitions. eFinancialCareers offers local websites in 19 markets across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the financial centres of the Middle East.
16 year old Bitcoin maximalist, consultant and Startup Teen. Co-Founder and CEO of NyteBit.
Szabolcs is a professional lawyer with experience in advising and launching new projects in the blockchain/startup world. He earned his doctorate degree at Pazmany Peter University and has been awarded three postgraduate degrees: EC Law, Environmental Law, and Public Procurement Law. His law firm (Hargittay and Toth Law Office) is engaged in business law, GDPR, and IP law. They are also deeply involved in the blockchain/crypto world. Their office is the founder of the Hungarian Blockchain Technology Foundation They are currently advising multiple crypto startups and ICO's in Hungary. Recently, they have participated in developing a software (called Everprove) that will allows its users to draft contracts from templates and burn them onto the blockchain, thus certifying the parties, the content, and execution date in an immutable way.
Malte graduated from RWTH Aachen University in 2007 in Computer Science with a Diploma degree (M.Sc. equiv.). In 2012, he received his PhD in Human-Computer Interaction for his research on interactive surfaces. After that he was working as senior software engineer and project manager for Capgemini Deutschland GmbH in Cologne. Since October 2017, he is professor for fundamentals in Computer Science at University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany. Malte is a passionate software engineer with a focus on business web applications and novel user interfaces.
Dad - Entrepreneur – Writer - Speaker - Adventurer – Crypto & Blockchain evangelist - The Bitcoin Family
After 15 years experience of running IT companies and starting mining bitcoin in 2013 Didi decided to change life in 2016. He realised that life clould go very fast so he and his family sold their house and everything they owned to go All-IN BTC. Since then they have been living a decentral nomad life solely with crypto. Didi and his family are known as The Bitcoin Family and travel the world to support Bitcoin and blockchain 24/7. They use a big part of their profits for charity and educate the ones that really need it in the fundamentals of Bitcoin and blockchain. He is a true evangelist and believes that and Bitcoin and blockchain are tools to include the excluded into the monetary system and bring power back top the people because BTC is unconficatable. He is part of many international documentaries about Bitcoin and an inspiration for many people in crypto space.
Adam Greenberg has been an early adopter of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology since 2013. Having grown up with cryptocurrency since he was 16 and participated in crypto projects which reached $2m valuations within 6 months, he has a wealth of knowledge on the technology itself and the challenges the technology faces in the future. Adam founded Sagecity in August 2018 alongside Tom Sichel, a fintech entrepreneur as his answer to these challenges. Sagecity specializes in the deployment of sidechains, a new technology concept that allows for high customization of blockchain without the difficulty of setting one up. Sagecity's tools for enterprise allow companies to control their own processes away from third parties and unwanted middlemen and save money by making their infrastructure more efficient on the blockchain.
Vishal Soomaney is the CTO and Workshop Director for the Northern Blockchain Group, a Blockchain education and recruitment organisation based in the North of the UK. Vishal has a wealth of experience in the field of Blockchain development, contractually working on a Proof of Concept project for Deloitte, and coming runner-up in the Digital Identity Track of the Blockchaingers 2018 competition, the largest European Blockchain competition of 2018. In his time as a student at the University of York, he was the Founder and President of the University of York Blockchain Development and Research Society. As President, he gave several talks covering topics from Blockchain in cryptocurrencies to consensus algorithm deep dives, and was invited as a guest speaker to other prestigious universities, such as UCL. Given his prior experience with Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric development and his current work with R3 Corda development, he has a keen understanding of the major advantages, disadvantages and current challenges facing these.
Simon is an information assurance Specialist working in the Data Security Centre at NHS Digital. NHS Digital works to provide specialist support to the delivery of all aspects of digital delivery to the health and social care sector. Simon has recently moved to the NHS following 14 years spent as a Detective in overt and covert policing. This included a technical portfolio and investigative roles within Counter-Terrorism Policing and as part of the Regional Cyber Crime Unit in the Regional Organised Crime Unit network in the U.K. Working in these areas Simon has worked alongside numerous U.K Police forces including Counter Terrorism Command SO15 - The Metropolitan Police Service, GMP Greater Manchester Police, West Midlands and International organisations such as Europol and the FBI. Simon alongside his Policing and digital forensics role studied a distance learning qualification and graduated in 2018 with an MSc degree in Advanced Security (Cyber) and Digital Forensics from Edinburgh Napier University (GCHQ certified degree). Completing his dissertation on 'BLOCKCHAIN INVESTIGATION METHODS FOR ETHEREUM AND ERC20 TOKENS' he examined cryptocurrency investigation methods and examined forensics in an area with little research on the subject specifically Ethereum. As a specialist in cryptocurrency investigation, he has investigated organised crime groups and given support to a number of policing organisation's on the subject. Simon has delivered training on the subject of Blockchain and cryptocurrency to Police and other government organisation's including events with the 'The Investigator' a magazine and event organiser in the U.K. Following graduation Simon has continued his research in Blockchain and cryptocurrency investigation and co-wrote a paper with eminent Professor Bill Buchanan and Liam Bell from the Blockchain identity lab at Edinburgh Napier University. 'The Challenges of Investigating Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Related Crime' was published in the Journal of British Blockchain Association in November 2018. Simon has given a number of additional speaking engagements including The Hyperledger global forum in Basel Switzerland Dec 2018 entitled 'Investigations in a Decentralised Landscape (When Blockchains Go Bad!)'. Simon was selected as a speaker from submitted works to give an oral presentation at the 1st Blockchain International Scientific Conference at the Excel London in March 2019. Conference proceedings feature the abstract for his presentation Blockchain Investigation (Beyond the money) that presents new research into decentralised storage and is printed in the May 2019 issue of the Journal of British Blockchain Association.
Senior Director, Innovation Management, Nuance Automotive Division - Nuance Communications
Nils leads a team focused on disruptive innovation in the -automotive industry, especially multi-modality of the HMI in the car and new hardware architectures. As part of that, he liaises with partners and the academic world. Nils holds a PhD in Computational Linguistics, two Master’s degrees, one Diploma and nine patents. Nils speaks six languages including German, a bit of Russian and Mandarin.
Marina Bochenkova serves as Atrytone Consulting’s resident start-up expert with a focus on rapid development of technology focused ventures which are working at the seed capital stage or contemplating series A funding. Her interest in ICT security, blockchain, digital representation, branding and eCommerce has helped propel the Benelux team to multiple pre-IPO launches as well as situating four start-ups for Series B buyouts.
Marina has served as the managing director of Atrytone Benelux since 2017. In her time with AWS, she focused on cybersecurity, retail, and product development for similar start-ups in Belgium and Luxembourg. Atrytone Benelux delivers on her vision of a 21st century boutique ICT provider which finds efficient, innovative, and modern solutions to the problems that entrepreneurs and startup CxOs encounter. Trained by the CEO, Marina has absorbed critical lessons relating to radical transparency, value for service, speed and capability over formality then transformed them for the modern start-up market where exponential revenue attainment requires cybersecurity savvy as well as an awareness of new business models like eCommerce and IoT.
Her formal education and internship have exposed her extensively to cloud computing, cyberphysical systems, blockchain, and thanks to being mentored by Atrytone’s founder, the complex frontier of EU and Global compliance, regulation, and international privacy law. In addition, she focused her Six Sigma project on Digital Single Market Immersion Experience with Piolet, a Belgian tech start-up that has developed innovative multi-cloud blockchain security solutions that power their retail and public sector projects. An entrepreneur from an early age who focuses on Olympic goals, Marina has served as coach and mentor for high performance adolescent and adult athletes; She led the US team to a Gold medal at 2015 Junior Pan-American Championships. She has medaled in three different international championships: the USA, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. Before she formally joined Atrytone she worked to help assess and integrate joint companies of which like WAPOI Nation Global Partners and the EquiStrat VC Acceleration Project. She holds two degrees from the University of Luxembourg and will be augmenting her practical experience in ICT with a MSc in IT Security Management beginning August 2019.
With more than 20 years of experience Florian has a broad and deep knowledge of the digital space. He is passionate about tying all initiatives back to the strategic objectives which facilitate usable outcomes for our clients. Florian has studied Insurance Economics and Business IT Management at MIT.
Fernando is Co-Founder and CTO of Naoris, a distributed cybersecurity ecosystem that re-engineers the way cybersecurity is thought about and delivered. A serial innovator with a track record of delivering profit-driven technology innovation and solutions.Blockchain, AI, Data are Fernando's passion for many years, he is always experimenting with new technologies and is an early adopter as well. Fernando is a guest Lecturer at Newcastle University in UK on Big Data, Data Science, and Machine Learning/AI for PHD and Master Students.Fernando is also a technology advisor of several start-ups.Previously a CTO of well-known corporations.
I am an Innovative Digital Transformation Advisor with over twenty years international advisory experience with one of the Big Four Firms, the Office of the Prime minister of Malta, the Office of the Prime Minister of Dubai, the Secreteriat of the President of Abu Dhabi, as well as various organisations in the United Kingdom. I have led a number of high profile projects, including the roll out of 4G with one of the major telecom players in the UK, together with various digitalisation strategy and implementation programmes in the financial services, energy and manufacturing sectors. I am the Founder of BEAT Limited, a niche advisory and corporate services group specialising in the fintech, gaming, entertainment, communications, media and technology industries. Over the past two years, I have been particularly active in assisting innovative technology start-ups in developing new business models and monetisation strategies, using Blockchain as an underlying technology to disrupt existing industries. I am also assisting several of these start-up companies through the process of issuing ICOs as well as accessing adequate sourcing of finance through Angel Financing, Venture Capital Financing and EU funding through Horizon 2020. Moreover, I am supporting a number of established players in developing an appropriate technology roadmap with a view to leverage and exploit the benefits of Blockchain, IoT and AI within their own business model. As regards my academic background, I am a Certified Public Accountant, and have read for a Bachelor’s Degree (with Honours) in Business Management at the University of Malta. I also possess a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Warwick, where I graduated with distinction. More recently, I successfully completed the Blockchain Strategy Programme run by Oxford University and presently following the Oxford Fintech Programme and the MIT Internet of Things Programme.
Bret van Putten is Founder and CMO at Blockspot.io, a multilingual data-driven blockchain platform based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He’s an experienced founder with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Bret also founded Dutch Internet Marketing/DIM.agency, a digital marketing agency with focus on lead generation, SEO and smart outbound marketing.
Investor and Founder at StartupStudio and donor of the €50,000 De:Days Startup Pitch Contest - StartupStudio
Evan Luthra is an Indian entrepreneur and investor, considered one of the genius kids across the world. Luthra started his career in the early age when he was just 12 years old. In the next decade, he worked for several different companies and established himself as a renowned businessman and an entrepreneur. He has the rare and amazing ability to convert original ideas into innovative and profitable businesses.
Anna Frankowska is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe Technology, Top 100 Rising Stars by WeAreTheCity & The Sunday Times as well as BMW i UK Tech Blockchain founder of the year awards-winning entrepreneur, Economist by education and Investment Banker by training. She also belongs to Global Shapers Community and sits on the advisory Board of The Oxford Guild Society.
She is the Head of Growth and Business Development at Pigzbe. Pigzbe is a London-based fintech company that enables micro-financing for families worldwide by giving parents and children access to products and services that accelerate financial literacy.
Pigzbe reinvents pocket money for children age 6+, helping them learn how to save, spend and earn in an increasingly cashless society. It also enables parents to reward children for good behaviours like cleaning your bedroom.
Anna founded and is MD of Distributed.Academy: an education provider that is driving blockchain literacy and innovation.
Dr. Ingo R. Keck is a physicist and holds the doctor europeus from the University of Granada, Spain. He started as researcher and lecturer in the fields of biomedical data analysis, machine learning and statistics in Spain and Germany, before he moved to Ireland to work in passive analytics and got involved in open data and blockchain. Back in Germany he founded the open science publisher Moringa Science Publishing and in 2019 joined the Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology within the H2020 project QualiChain as expert for distributed ledger based technologies and system design.
Head of Fintech and Virtual Financial Assets Department - Michael Kyprianou & Co LL.C
Justine is a warranted Maltese lawyer currently specialising in the Blockchain and Crytpocurrencies sector specifically in relation to advising clients (Issuers and Service Providers) on products, activities and licences related to the new Maltese VFA (Virtual Financial Assets) Regulations. Justine is heading the VFA & Fintech Department in Malta at an International Legal consultancy firm called Michael Kyprianou & co LL.C. The firm is Top ranked in The Legal 500 and according to Gold Magazine is the 4th Largest in size in Cyprus. Justine has developed a deep passion for this relatively new space and regularly publishes articles and speaks at international events. Justine possesses a varied legal background that empowers her to adopt a holistic approach to a whole spectrum of interlinked legal scenaria. She has experience in the Criminal Law field, Investment Services and Financial Services due to previous employment with a top Criminal Law firm, a leading Investment Services Broker Firm (Exante) and an International Bank. Her favourite quote is ‘Knowledge is power’.
Manja Bogicevic mission is to help decision-makers gain more profit with Machine Learning insights. My mission is to become ForbesUnder30 (3 years to go). One of the first self-made Women Machine learning Entrepreneurs in the Balkans.
Working on the projects in the fintech, elearning,martech, digital health,lawtech.
Co-Founder and Machine learning Engineer at Kageera.com, Co-Founder at Machine Learning Serbia first community and currently working on US Government project (Foster care) as a Natural Language Processing Advisor. Author, Serial Speaker and Data Science & Machine Learning Advisor at Impact Hub Belgrade.My team is currently launching our first lawtech startup PyperAI. Interests: Natural language processing, lawtech, Explained AI, Machine learning, self-driving cars, extreme sports, and travel.
Janina is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of TMC The Morph Company GmbH.
Constant Change is our routine: TMC stands for radical collaboration to build successful ecosystems for innovation. We support companies to build new products and services to shape a sustainable future.
Janina supports organizations, teams and individuals as a facilitator, coach and consultant in the fields of change management and human-centered innovation as well as the development of new products and services. She combines her strategic experience and approach with creative and agile methods as a Design Thinking expert. In addition to innovation-driven development, she focuses on supporting and consulting companies during their transfer and implementation phases.
Nicolas Waern, also known as 'The Building Whisperer' focuses on path creation strategies, and is a firm believer that the best way to get to a more inclusive future is through an open, collaborative approach! Nicolas has extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of building automation, smart buildings and smart cities, connectivity and IoT in general. He is currently creating momentum in the Industry 5.0 revolution, turning slow legacy systems into fast micro-services, getting rid of path dependencies and enabling a Real-Time messaging platform to build the future on.
Senior Manager - Digital Innovation at Coca-Cola European Partners Partner at WAVE Agency
Wim Mathues has been Digital Sales & Marketing Lead at Coca-Cola European Partners in Belgium since the spring of 2018, after he left his former role as Marketing Director Southern Europe at GfK.
Furthermore, he founded his own digital sports & entertainment marketing agency MCMC in 2011, which was acquired by WAVE Agency mid 2019.
Lastly, he has been a digital & sports marketing lecturer & keynote speaker for many years, and is a member of the advisory boards at Niwzi Media Group and John&Jane.
Rick Snyder is author of Decisive Intuition, and the Founder and CEO of Invisible Edge, an international consulting firm that develops intuitive intelligence for leaders and teams for more effective decision-making, sales, leadership and innovation. He speaks to businesses and organizations regularly on topics such as integrating human intuition and Big Data/AI, and has been featured in publications such as The Economist, Forbes, Inc., CNBC, and Fast Company. Beyond consulting, he has launched four businesses and combines that experience with 20 years of studying human behavior to coach and train leaders to develop and implement intuitive skills into their business plans and company culture. His breakthrough strategies have been implemented by executives and businesses in Europe, Canada, Asia, Africa, and America. He has lived the past few years in France and the UK and brings a global perspective to his work. For more information, please consult www.invisible-edgellc.com.
Af Malhotra is the co-founder of GrowthEnabler, a disruptive AI tech startup radically changing the way corporations partner with, procure from, and invest in the global digital ecosystem. Having started his career in 1999 with Lord Sugar’s iconic brand, Amstrad, Af went on to join the Japanese IT Services giant Fujitsu. He then spent several years in leadership roles with the US research and advisory firm, Gartner, which led him to co-found GrowthEnabler. Af is an active tech investor in AI, IoT and SAAS startups. He is a regular speaker and passionately shares his bold and data driven perspectives on the forces of change driving digital disruption. Af (and GrowthEnabler) is betting big on #digitaldiversity being the most critical priority for global enterprises. Af is also the chairman of Tech London Advocates India; supports charitable causes, including the Princes Trust. Af's talks to the press on key tech issues impacting trade, talent and digital innovation, and featured often on the BBC News. Af believes passion, creativity, empathy, grit (and music) are the key ingredients to living a life of purpose and digital success. Af’s also a performing artist and musician.
Ashok is a co-founder and the CEO of Mitra Innovation and has been involved in the tech industry for over 20 years, in which time he has successfully started several companies. Throughout his career, he has been driven by his passion for helping businesses succeed, advising entrepreneurs and established forerunners on how to innovate and successfully convert brilliant ideas into successful products and services using pioneering and disruptive technology.
This drive has helped to make Mitra Innovation into the successful global company it is today, employing over 200 colleagues who provide transformative solutions across 5 continents.
Before Ashok launched Mitra Innovation he was a founding member of Virtusa Corp, (VRTU), a global SI, and helped to grow the business to $280M and 5000 people. He was responsible for launching the UK, European and Middle Eastern divisions, growing them from zero to £50M revenue per annum within three years. Ashok was also the Chief Architect of edocs, an online Bill Presentment product that was sold to Oracle for $180M.
About Mitra: UK headquartered Mitra Innovation is a global technology provider that has a team of 200 experts working across four continents that enables smart entrepreneurs, enterprises and public service organisations to accelerate innovative ideas into amazing global businesses or solutions, through product incubation, digital transformation, integration services and Cloud-to-Cloud integration, with expert skills in WSO2 and AWS technologies. With presences in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, Mitra Innovation’s smart team works with the best and brightest minds to develop innovative tech products. We love success and we want you to be successful. Ideas matter. But because expertise and execution are critical when it comes to achievement, we’ll provide a unique and valuable mixture of hands-on operational assistance, technological support, networking and mentoring to help make you shine.
Karima-Catherine Goundiam is the founder and CEO of Red Dot Digital, which she launched in 2014 to bring greater diversity to the world of digital strategy and management consulting with her signature dynamic approach. KC brings 20 years of international integrated campaign and project management experience to the firm. Before Red Dot Digital, she managed digital and social media for Deloitte Canada and its global team and mentored Deloitte’s CEOs on digital transformation. She also directed social media for Ford. KC is regularly invited to share her experience and industry expertise all over the world. Most recently, she gave a keynote address at the 2019 Transatlantic Conference of the British-American Business Network in Birmingham, UK. She has spoken for the Imperial College MBA program (London), the Grenoble Management School Master’s program (Paris), the Ivey Business School at University of Western Ontario (London, Canada), and York University’s Global Enterprise Forum (Toronto), the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (Birmingham), and the Entrepreneurship Society’s Disruptor’s Lounge (Toronto). In 2018, KC became the new VP of the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce. That same year, she received the JoAnna Townsend Excellence Award from the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT). In summer 2019, KC founded Tech Advocates Canada, part of the Global Tech Advocates network.
Gordon Einstein is a hybrid Crypto-Attorney, Technologist, and Enterprise Strategist. Gordon received his undergraduate degree in Politics in 1991 from Brandeis University in Boston and then received his JD in 1995 from the USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles. Gordon is also a proud Eagle Scout, having served in Boy Scout Troop 223.
Initially Gordon's law practice centered on startup, venture capital, investment banking, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and general business law. As an avid computer and programming hobbyist, in 2012 Gordon was intrigued by Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the related technologies. By 2014, he was providing legal services to several individuals and companies operating in this space. And by 2016 the majority of Gordon’s law practice involved working with crypto, blockchain and FinTech startups and funds, including as Chief Legal Officer of Distributed Lab. The practice was formalized as CryptoLaw Partners in 2017.
Gordon frequently speaks and educates both in the United States and internationally. Some common themes are issues and developments relating to cryptocurrency, the legal aspects of FinTech, structuring blockchain startups, ICOs, and AML/KYC compliance.