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Marloes is the Initiator and Program Officer for the blockchain projects within the Dutch Government and she is responsible for the international strategy of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition. In 2017 Marloes was the Mission leader of the first official blockchain trade mission to Singapore. Now she is working on a three-year collaboration between Singapore and the Netherlands on blockchain projects and research. Prior to the blockchain projects, she worked in several roles as project leader and researcher at governmental organizations, including Ministry of Internal Affairs, City of Amsterdam, the Dutch Court and the Ministry of Foreign affairs. In addition, she serves as an advisory member for the SIDN Fund, the Dutch Court and several ICO’s.
Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technology startups and the CEO of Coinsilium, a London-based blockchain venture builder and investor that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies. Coinsilium shares are quoted on NEX Exchange in London (NEX: COIN).
In July 2013, Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of Bitcoin startups. In November 2013, Seedcoin organized the first industry conference in Asia (in Singapore) and was named among the ‘Top three Most Influential Investors’ at the Blockchain Awards in May 2014.
Eddy has led early-stage investments in 17 blockchain companies around the world, including Factom, RSK, SatoshiPay, Minebox, CoinDash and Indorse.
An early believer in the impact of blockchain technologies, Eddy delivers keynote speeches around the world, advises corporates and financial regulators, and also helps blockchain entrepreneurs to fund and grow their ventures.
Iman Mutlaq is a Jordanian entrepreneur, financier and social activist and the Founder/CEO of the Sigma Investments. Forbes magazine's Middle East edition, published in 2016 and 2017, ranked Iman Mutlaq 32nd and 41st positions respectively in a list of "The 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen.
She established her export-import business at the age of 18 and then entered in the financial industry at the age of 27 covering the regions of Middle East and North Africa. She is currently managing Jordan based Sigma Investments as its Chief Executive Officer on international financial issues.
Iman is a director of Australia based INGOT Brokers, a portal which enables trading on global currencies and precious metals, and also facilitates clients on reaching foreign exchange markets.
Arnab is the co-founder and CEO of SICOS, an ICO advisory entity based in Luxembourg. He is working on academic issues related to smart contracts and ICO market. He is an organising member of the Innovationsforum Blockchain Hamburg and is also a founding member of the Blockchain Bundesverband.
Arnab is a qualified Indian lawyer having experience in corporate finance, corporate structuring, competition laws. Has rich experience of working with cross-cultural teams, having worked with clients from several geographies including Germany, United Kingdom, South East Asia.
Lex is a futurist and entrepreneur focused on the next generation of financial services. He directs Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a global research firm for the financial sector, helping clients understand and leverage innovation. Covered themes include roboadvice, neobanks and banks-as-a-platform, blockchain and the cryptoeconomy, artificial intelligence, chatbots, insurtech and regtech. Lex is on the Board of Directors and previously was the Chief Operating Officer at AdvisorEngine (formerly Vanare), a digital wealth management technology platform. He was also founder and CEO of NestEgg Wealth, a roboadvisor that pioneered online wealth management in partnership with financial advisors, acquired by AdvisorEngine. Lex is a contributor of thought leadership to the WSJ, the Economist, CNBC, Reuters, Investopedia, American Banker, ThinkAdvisor, and Investment News, among others. He has spoken on the future of technology and achieving extraordinary growth at conferences for Money2020, LendIt, Techonomy, In|Vest, T3 Enterprise Edition, and the Financial Planning Association. Prior to NestEgg, Lex held a variety of roles in investment management and banking at Barclays, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank. He holds a JD/MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics and Law from Amherst College.
18 years of experience working with market leading, global technology companies. Founder of a successful modem distribution company. Held sales leadership roles with the world's largest provider of unified communications services and market leaders in educational technology solutions. BA Hons in European Business Studies from Brunel University, UK and Ecole supérieure de Commerce de Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Spiros Margaris has more than 20 years of national and international experience in investment management/research for family offices, UHNWIs, HNWIs, institutional clients and innovation and technology management.
He is ranked the No. 1 global FinTech influencer and the No. 2 InsurTech influencer by Onalytica. He regularly appears in the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings. He is also ranked worldwide the No. 11 AI influencer by Jay Palter Social Advisory and the No. 10 blockchain influencer by Right Relevance. He is a speaker at international FinTech and InsurTech conferences, and he publishes articles on his innovation proposals and thought leadership. He published an AI white paper, “Machine learning in financial services: Changing the rules of the game,” for the enterprise software vendor SAP.
He is a senior advisor at Arbidex, Glance Technologies, Datametrex AI, kapilendo.de, moneymeets.de and at F10 Fintech Incubator and Accelerator.
Jimmy Nguyen joined nChain Group after a 21-year career as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S.
Over the course of his private practice legal career, Jimmy was a partner at three major U.S. law firms – most recently Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He represented multinational corporates and emerging companies in a wide range of sectors – including technology, entertainment & media, sports, financial services, consumer products, retail, and automotive.
With a history of excelling early, Jimmy graduated college at age 19 and law school at age 22. In 2008, Lawdragon named him (at only age 36) one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and described him as a “dynamo talent.” He has also been recognized by the Century City Bar Association as “Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” (2011); and by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel with its Industry Leader Award (2017). For his diversity leadership, Jimmy has been named a “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader” (2015) by Diversity MBA magazine and was inducted into the California Minority Counsel Program’s Diversity Hall of Fame (2015).
A leader in the IP community, Jimmy was formerly Chair of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Law section, and co-chaired the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s IP, Internet and New Media section. A strong diversity advocate, he also co-chaired the California Minority Counsel Program.
ICO Advisor, Tokenomist, Publisher, Writer, Entrepreneur, Fellow Royal Society Of Arts.
Founder of industry publication Blockchain News (acquired in 2017) , partner at ICO services collective CryptoAssets Design Group, director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) - Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher & entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of a dozen Blockchain startups (ICOs) & has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology at Blockchain News & has also published on ICOs in Harvard Business Review & Venturebeat.
Kastelein holds and honourary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor at Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software & Technology (Blockchain Faculty) in China.
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, Linz, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Penang, Phuket, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Venice, Visakhapatnam & Zurich.
He's a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian - and has been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German & French.
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur & adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing & more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world. His favourite jobs were as St. Maarten's 1st restaurant reviewer & Sunsail Caribbean yacht delivery skipper.
He sailed around the world on small yachts & wrote a series of travel articles called, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in travel & yachting publications. He currently lives in Haren, NL where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife & sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.
Projects I have worked on (and working on) include:
RDC Record Foundation (Advisory Board) Koios AI - (Advisory Board) Peeke - (Advisory Board) DNATix (Advisory Board) Sharering (Advisory Board) Iolite Labs (Advisory Board) Genetic Immunity (Advisory Board for HIV Immunity project) Evident Proof (Advisory Board) Decentralized Pictures - (Core Team and Advisory Board) Unic Advertising Network (Advisory Board) Moms Avenue (Advisory Board) Ammbr (Advisory Board) Stack (Advisory Board) Mowjow (Advisory Board) Play2live (Advisory Board) Databroker Dao (Advisory Board) The Chimaera Project (Advisory Board) Conto.network (Advisory Board) Mainframe - (Consultant) Skycoin (Advisory Board) Metalicoin (Advisory Board) ICOBox (Partnership) Token Key (Partnership) New Alchemy (Partnership) Chaintrade (Advisory Board) - Finished Cashaa (Advisory Board) - Finished Blockmason (Advisory Board) - Finished Domraider (Advisory Board) - Finished Golden Fleece (Advisory Board) - Finished Wings - Consultant - Finished Exscudo (Advisory Board) - Finished Tokencard (Consultant) - Finished Humaniq (Interim Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) - Finished Decent (Advisory Board) - Finished Inchain - (Advisory Board) - Finished Chronobank - Consultant - Finished Bancor - Marketing - Finished Primalbase - Consultant – Finished
Juergen is an entrepreneur and exponentialist with 15 years of experience in online-business, specialized in product development and digital marketing strategies which are delivering performance with a viral twist at its best.
He has been as well highly interested in bridging the digital world with the physical world which results in one of my companies i cofounded RealLifeConnect which got sold in early 2014.
At the moment Juergen is CEO at Haexagon Concepts limited. They are offering consultancy to other companies and startups by knowing what all the pieces evolving in the area of digital are supposed to do, using and linking them together to get the maximum out for them.
Mainly planing, controlling and overseeing the right strategy when it comes to Growth Hacking and Digital Marketing. Ranging from areas such as mobile customer acquisition and retention strategy development to analysing and optimising the users experience, in short shaping Product Innovation & Strategy for them.
James began his career in finance at EY, moving people, capital and companies around the world. He spent his time deep in accounting, tax and law - the rules and regulations that provide a framework for improving our lives across the world. A Chartered Accountant, he was recognised in the 35 Chartered Accountants under 35, as well as Forbes 30 Under 30, whilst having a technical background as a Developer in Residence at Playfair Capital - an early stage venture capital firm in London.
After a professional career covering finance, law, accountancy and technology he is well placed to drive the innovation occurring in early stage fundraising, and to drive the perfecting of capital allocation.
Jonny Fry is a blockchain, Crypto economics, ICO and funds specialist. He is a Chairman of LifesDNA, a new search engine using Blockchain and AI technology in the wellbeing, lifestyle and healthcare sectors. He is also CEO of TeamBlockchain which is UK based international influencer network that has helped a number of publicly quoted companies and private ones developing strategies around Tokenomics.
Jonny has over 25 years’ experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1 Billion under management. His focus has been on the dynamics of financial innovation, advising on ICOs, Tokenomics, Crypto funds and he is a regular speaker internationally on these topics.
He has extensive knowledge and experience of the financial services sector, looking after private clients and institution’s assets, managing funds in the UK and globally.
He has been CEO and on the board of a variety of regulated and unregulated companies in the U.K. and internationally, in a number of different industries.
He has first-hand experience of working with the press and managing corporate and reputational risk for a number of organisations.
David Siegel is an author, consultant, and investor working at the intersection of technology and business.
He is an authority on blockchain technology and its impact on commerce and society. He is the world’s first web designer, having started one of the first digital agencies in San Francisco in 1994.
Siegel has been a strategy consultant to large corporations and start-ups. He now works extensively with companies in the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem and is starting companies in this space. He is a decentralization coach – helping companies transition from a factory model to a laboratory model in every aspect of the business.
Kambiz Djafari is currently the CEO and Co-founder of Edgecoin.io, a blockchain tech start-up that aims to make education smart by bringing it on the blockchain.
He also is the Head of Online Marketing and steering committee member in a German re-commerce company.
Starting his career path more than 10 years ago at Online Marketing, Webanalytics, Growth Hacking and Event Management, he learned his ropes on various sides of the business world.
As an early investor in Bitcoin, he studied the underlying technology of the blockchain for many years and made a name of himself in the industry.
Kambiz started Edgecoin as a direct result of these studies with the goal to fundamentally disrupt education as we know it now. Equipped with the knowledge of the blockchain, the experience in Online Marketing and Webanalytics and the will to change our flawed academic system, he decided to build something everlasting that will change schools, universities and much more for the upcoming generations.
He is incredibly versatile (Tausendsassa in German) and his strength lies in his ability to combine common sense, analytic thinking, pragmatism, data driven working and out-of-the-box thinking in order to face challenges and solve problems.
To his employees his not a friend but an understanding, authentic and motivating leader who would never shy away from getting the work done.
Jan-Peter Doomernik works as Senior Business Developer for the biggest grid company in the Netherlands: Enexis.
As part of the Strategical Transitions department, his work is aimed at ensuring proper access to energy while specializing in abundant systems and disruptive infrastructures that are caring and inclusive. The main building blocks for these new infrastructures are blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and autonomous assets.
Jan-Peter is a serial co-creator, always looking for partners who want to develop futures, roadmaps and tangible results that are beneficial for society and open source.
What are the disruptions of tomorrow we can’t see yet? To come to surprising insights JP explores the fringe of technology and society: JP was the track owner of the machine 2 machine ecosystems-track of blockchaingers.org 2018, the biggest blockchain hackathon of the world. His track aims to discover hints of future disruptive developments rooted in the combination of distributed ledger technologies with other technologies and paradigm shifts. In his keynote he’s is going to share his lessons learned and give you a peak of what could come..
He started his PhD last year at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in the Department of Science, Business and Innovation.
Dr. Joseph F. Borg is an Advocate and Partner at WH Partners, heading the Blockchain Advisory and the Gaming and Gambling Advisory sections of the firm. He also practices in the areas of Esports, Corporate, IT, Telecoms and Intellectual Property Law. He also lectures Gaming Law at the University of Malta. Joe occupied the role of Secretary General of the Malta IT Law Association (MITLA) for over 3 years and is currently the Vice-President and Co-Founder of Bitmalta, which is a non-profit organisation with a mission to promoting and stimulating discussion about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in Malta. Before joining WH Partners he occupied the post of Chief Regulatory Officer of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority - Malta. Joe was also an elected Member on the Board of Trustees of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), a position which he held throughout 2012. He had originally joined the Authority in March 2007 as Director Legal and Enforcement and has occupied this position for almost 4 years. Before joining the Authority, Joseph, acted as a Legal Counsel to Vodafone Malta Limited for three years.
Joseph was conferred with an LL.M. in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow), with Distinction. Earlier, he was awarded the LL.D. from the University of Malta, after writing and successfully defending a thesis entitled, 'Protection of Trademarks Against Domain Names'. In November 2000, Joseph graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal and Humanistic Studies. Joseph went on an Erasmus Exchange in 2002 at the Facolta di Giurisprudenza of the Universita' degli Studi di Bologna. In 2009 he completed a Regulator Development Program organized by the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV). In 2012 he was awarded a certificate in Casino Management by the UNLV.
Featured on the cover of ETFs & Funds in the WSJ, New York based Margaux Avedisian is a entrepreneur, fund partner, publicist, and advisor in the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry starting in 2012.
Margaux is currently EVP at Transform PR, the leading blockchain public relations firm which has represented more than 100 blockchain companies and over 60 ICOs including Ethereum, Augur, Golem, Maidsafe, Unikoin Gnosis, Bancor and Unikoin.
She also recently started a Pre-ICO investment fund, CooLPool. Prior to that, Margaux launched the first American Bitcoin Exchange, Tradehill. She then cofounded MonetaGo (a blockchain value transfer company), and AlphaPoint (a whitelabel exchange software solution). She was featured in the documentary "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin" and is a standup comedia.
Oliver Isaacs has been profiled by Bloomberg, INC and International Business Times as one of the leading authorities in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space and was an early investor in Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Ripple (having entered the space in 2014).
Recognised as one of the top blockchain advisors globally by Forbes, Oliver has worked closely with / advised some of the most well-known blockchain companies in different industries, such as Dragon Coin (who recently raised over $320m). Oliver's team have developed a sophisticated crypto arbitrage trading strategy using in-house proprietary software - primarily focused on arbitrage and statistical analysis of pricing trends. Other companies Oliver has and his team have worked with include Coinbase, the Nauticus Exchange, the Moonlite Mining Project, and Safehaven. To date, the total amount raised by companies Oliver has advised exceeds over $400m.
Oliver’s own following on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter has reached 1 million followers, and he has been featured, giving business advice and motivational thoughts in the Instagram and Snapchat Stories of high profile entrepreneurs such as Tony Robbins, Mark Cuban and Tim Ferriss. Oliver has close connections with some of the most disruptive and high growth startups around.
Oliver has given talks around the world such as at Techcrunch Disrupt and Web Summit on topics ranging from Blockchain Technology, ICO investments, cryptocurrencies, startups, viral content, entrepreneurship, and motivation and regularly discusses these topics in his daily stories on Instagram and Snapchat. He has worked with and advised some of the world’s leading social media influencers, Fortune 500 CEOs and tech investors.
Juan David is a serial entrepreneur, passionate about disruptive innovation.
He developed multiple entrepreneurial ventures such as Keyrock “Blockchain financial infrastructure” , Kiron “free higher education for refugees”, Dymolab Ventures "For a entrepreneurial ecosystem in Latin America", Elium Academy " Recognized Academy of digital entrepreneurship".
Computer scientist, teacher, information security and infrastructure specialist, developing projects using open-source since 1995.
Blockchain and big-data consultant of ITS-Rio (Institute of Technology and Society), developing the autenticity, identity and signing layer on blockchain for the Mudamos+ project for signing public petitions to the government, and assisted as research coordinator in the personal data warehousing of FGV-Direito-SP (Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School). Graduated in Copyright on Harvard Law School. Leader of Security, Privacy and Identity Blockchain Workgroup @ ISO/ABNT TC307
CEO&Founder @ OriginalMy.com, since 2015 being the first Brazilian company using the blockchain technology as a protocol to validate, register, authenticate and certify identities cryptographically, signatures on contracts and other digital documents directly in many public and private blockchains.
Mr. Anderson has an MBA from Georgetown University and has over 15 years at early-stage companies, with a focus on software engineering, data science and blockchain usage in Government and Social Impact. Currently he is authoring and editing a book on Blockchain as Government to be published in the Fall of 2018.
Focuses on FinTech and E-commerce, investments and cryptocurrency transactions, pre-ICO and ICO, compliance and data protection. Graduated from New York University with an M.S in Global Affairs and Transnational Security. Holds an LL.B from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Gained considerable experience with one of the top Ukrainian law firms. Worked for the United States House of Representatives, the New York Police Department, and several US law firms. Worked as an advisor to the US-Ukraine Parliamentary Group at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Stephanie Vaughan is Vice President at Block X Ventures. She is an experienced capital markets professional with a background encompassing crowdfunding, venture capital, and investment banking. She served as Director of Capital Markets and Development at StreetShares, a marketplace lender focused on providing small business loans to veteran-owned companies funded by Institutional, Regulation A and Regulation D investors. At StreetShares she led all strategic initiatives for investor products. She also played a key role in raising the company’s $23 million Series B financing. Previously, she was a senior associate executing venture debt transactions for LunaCap Ventures and was an investment banking associate with Houlihan Lokey. A former captain in the United States Marine Corps, she served as communications and operations officer and held strategic roles assisting in re-designing the USMC Force and overseeing anti-terrorism efforts for U.S. Central Command in Afghanistan. She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in Quantitative Economics from the United States Naval Academy.
Michael co-founded Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading commercial think-tank and venture firm, in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Today Z/Yen boasts a core team of 25 highly-respected professionals and is well-capitalised due to successful spin-outs and ventures. Michael’s career summary is a decade of technology research, followed by a decade in finance, then subsequently over 15 years of finance & technology in Z/Yen. Educated at Harvard, Trinity College Dublin and the London School of Economics, where he was also a Visiting Professor, Michael’s early scientific research in aerospace and computer graphics led to him starting Swiss companies in seismology, cartography and energy information. After a post at Arthur Andersen, Michael spent seven years as a partner and board member of the leading accountancy firm, BDO Binder Hamlyn, directing global consulting projects. While co-founding Z/Yen Michael served as a Director of Europe’s largest R&D organization (DERA) leading to two privatisations. Highlights of Michael’s career include:
• creating Z/Yen’s Long Finance, Global Financial Centres Index, London Accord, Taskforce 2000, Global Intellectual Property Index, Farsight Award and other initiatives;
• developing a £100 million business within the UK Ministry of Defence operating as a senior civil servant (military 2 star equivalent) commercialising defence technology;
• growing an accountancy consultancy, BDO Consulting, profitably to 100 people with global privatisation, finance, technology, government, services and NGO clients;
• conceiving and producing the first complete digital map of the world in 1983, Mundocart, the Google Earth of the 1980’s, as well as the $20 million Geodat cartography project.
Michael’s biggest honour was the Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Commerce chair at Gresham College, founding home of the Royal Society.
Anita Schjøll Brede is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai and Project Aiur, aiming to democratize science through AI and blockchain based tools and incentive models. She is also Faculty in Artificial Intelligence at SingularityU Nordic.
Anita is a highly sought after public speaker, one of Inspiring Fifty Nordic’s most inspiring women in tech, twice TEDx speaker and 500 startups, SU Global Grand Challenges Award winner and TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield alumni.
Anita has never had what she refers to as “a real job” and Iris.ai is her fourth own startup. The past 10 years of her career have spanned over 9 industries including developing an e-learning tool in Silicon Valley, performing theatre for babies, reducing energy consumption in the process industry through heat exchanger network optimization, getting 30 (mainly middle-age, male) engineers to dance to ABBA in front of their co-workers, facilitating solar light business creation in Kenya and being in the centre of several startups crashing and burning. She also dropped by 6 universities on the way. And built a race car.
"Glen Goodman is the world's most followed investing expert" - John Stapleton, LBC Radio
Former ITV Business Correspondent Glen Goodman is a full-time investor.
His Facebook page, The Shares Guy, has hundreds of thousands of followers who look to him for advice about how he profitably trades cryptocurrencies.
His book about how to trade crypto successfully will be published shortly by Harriman House.
Jed Grant, MBA, is the founder and CEO of KYC3, one of the original regtech companies in Luxembourg, and the founder of Peer Mountain, a decentralized P2P ecosystem of trust. He is also a founder and partner of Sandstone, a boutique business intelligence consultancy, an adjunct professor at the University of Luxembourg where he lectures on KYC & AML/CFT compliance. His non-profit activities include being a founding member of The Institute for Global Financial Integrity, a founding member of Infrachain and a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg. Prior to these activities Jed held senior positions in technology, finance and security related organizations including Artemis, the International Civil Servants Credit Union (AMFIE), Computacenter, and NATO.
Sean Kim is the mastermind behind the conception of the Decenternet(d-net). He has been the beacon of light in the South Korean crypto space since the early stages of mass crypto awareness in South Korea. As soon as you realize that being a serial entrepreneur, a crypto community leader and business coach for success is the path of least resistance and the most natural state for Sean, you will understand how the d-net vision is an eventual probability rather than a mere possibility. His visions and inspiration lead to the actualization of many projects such as the official homepage of our planet, cryptocurry.com, and autonomous mining applications for internet cafes owning several crypto patents. His philosophy is centered on mental mastery and manifestation. The deeper you go into his mental realm, the more you will realize how his mastery of physical realization is what allows him to bring preferable quantum parallel possibilities into reality. He educates the public for the need to start implementing emotionality and mental belief systems into physics and mathematics. His ability to see the actual working technology of the future vividly in an altered state of being is a core asset that is surprisingly well accepted and appreciated in crypto communities in South Korea without resistance. Sean and his educational programs seeded the initial mental energy surge in cryptos much in the earlier stages of the crypto fever communities in South Korea. He recognizes d-net as an outcry for liberty from all human souls who chose to experience this era. He mainly focuses on dedicating his energy to the proliferation of d-net and the collective quest for planetary greatness. Welcome to the d-net epoch of planetary liberation. VERITAS IN LIBERTAS
Liliana is an Executive Director and entrepreneur with deep and global expertise in the FinTech / Blockchain and Finance industries. She is an inspirational and natural leader, gifted visionary, creative thinker, versatile, open-minded, and dynamic innovator, with an entrepreneurial management style and the passion and enthusiasm to motivate others to achieve the impossible. She is a FinTech / Blockchain / Crypto thought leader and visionary with superb business strategy, innovation and execution skills.
She is an ex-investment banker and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in FinTech and investment banking at tier-one financial institutions in the US and the UK. Liliana has global senior level expertise in business strategy, investments, mergers and acquisitions, credit trading, corporate credit lending, risk management, capital markets, venture capital, and FinTech sales and business development.
Liliana’s vision of the future digital transformation of the finance industry led her to recently become a FinTech entrepreneur as CEO, founder and director of two companies in FinTech. She is actively involved in the FinTech ecosystem and as a FinTech thought leader she is often invited to participate in working group discussions, as a keynote speaker / panelist and as an investment selection judge at key European FinTech and private equity events.
Open to strategic advisory consulting, FinTech strategy consulting, and NED opportunities. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 Liliana was selected one of the 100 Global Fintech Women Influencers and Leaders by Innovate Finance.
• Shortlisted for the Finance and Banking Award at Variety Catherine Awards in 2017.
• Top 1%, 2004 MS in Computational Finance, Carnegie Mellon • Top finance student, 1996 MBA, UCLA.
• J. Fred Weston Award for Academic Excellence in Finance, 1996 MBA, UCLA.
• Valedictorian, BS Petroleum Engineering, UNI.
Jan Sammut is the founder and CEO of RefToken, the worlds first decentralised affiliate platform, as well asICOMalta.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 advisor to ICOs with market caps exceeding $1B.
Anthony Nicalo is co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Finhaven, a blockchain powered securities exchange making it easier for growth companies to raise reliable, global capital. Anthony was the CEO and co-founder of Donde, a location marketing platform serving enterprise brands and retailers which included AT&T, Amplify Snacks, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Proctor & Gamble. He led its successful sale to the leading enterprise mobile commerce platform. Most recently, Anthony was VP of Strategy & Corporate Development at Mobify, where he helped guide the company’s platform capabilities and built strategic partnerships with Google and Salesforce. A former professional chef and competitive debater at the University of Michigan, Anthony is a frequent presenter on security tokens, the future of commerce, mobile and digital transformation. He is an active angel investor, proud father to three young children and a soccer fanatic.
Kendrick Nguyen is CEO of Republic, an investment platform connecting tech startups and blockchain projects with global investors. Prior to Republic, he served as general counsel of AngelList and Fellow of Stanford University’s Center for Corporate Governance. He is a founding adviser to NOW Ventures and CoinList, an ICO platform. An immigrant from Vietnam, Kendrick has a strong interest in improving access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs in the US and beyond.
Listed in top 100 high-profile representatives of the crypto community, Ismail Malik, Founder and CEO of BlockchainLab as well as Editor In Chief of ICO CROWD.
Ismail Malik promoted his own startups as far as the late 1980s, worked in the telecommunications segment, found a platform capable of creating scalable chains of the blockchain Credits. He also gave lectures cooperating with various universities. The expert used to be Editor In Chief of Bitcoin Entrepreneurs. Currently, he is Co-Founder of CoinViral and CoinDesk.
At present, the expert is mainly focused on strategic management of projects related to e-money, cryptocurrencies, and mobile services. Ismail Malik is not only Head of many projects, but also PR Specialist. He has experience in developing and convening large-scale media campaigns involving all media sources. Nowadays, the expert’s primary location is BlockchainLab that creates and promotes business solutions, mobile and web services based on blockchain.
Keith is responsible globally for the strategy and development of IBM’s business in Corporate Banking and Financial Markets, a multi-billion dollar business. He works extensively with global financial services clients on their major transformation programmes, frequently on the cutting edge of shaping IBM’s solutions for the Financial Services industry. He has worked extensively with commercial banks, trade finance organisations and financial markets infrastructure clients on the deployment of Blockchain, both in terms of building new revenue models and cost transformation.
He previously led a large consulting and systems integration practice in IBM, working with many banks on application implementation and transformation projects. Keith also acts as a Board Advisor to two Fintechs, as well as a lead mentor for the Barclay’s Techstars Fintech accelerator.
Keith holds a First Class Degree in Physics from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, an MSc in Particle Physics from University of London, and completed an IBM Master in Business Management programme at London School of Economics. He is also a member of IBM’s Industry Academy and a Board Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council.
Anthony is an experienced barrister at KPMG. He advises corporates and individuals on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, anti-bribery and corruption and serious financial crime. He has particular expertise advising clients on legal and regulatory matters for clients in the DLT, ICO and cryptocurrency space.
Prior to joining KPMG, Anthony practised as a defence and prosecution trial advocate from a reputable London barristers' chambers. He was involved in various high profile cases including the Rolls-Royce bribery investigation. Before practising as a barrister, Anthony was a financial crime analyst on the foreign exchange desk at Goldman Sachs.
Haydn has over 20 years’ commercial, operational and transformation experience working for retail nd investment banks (UBS/Deutsche Bank), a central bank (the Bank of England), a regulator, (the Financial Services Authority), a global management consultancy firm (A. T. Kearney) and a Japanese technology company (Fujitsu). He brings depth in terms of operational knowledge, and breadth in terms of sector knowledge.
As to roles, Haydn has held senior operations and technology strategy roles. He has run Cash Management and Funding units, as well as FX and Equities settlement teams, alongside leading
projects to re-engineer the underlying platforms. He has worked in architecturally complex, data rich environments, grappling with the challenge of reconciling legacy and leading edge
technologies and transforming operating models.
Operationally, he has run large, client sensitive platforms demanding high levels of availability. He has facilitated numerous technology and operational workshops, and presents regularly on digital, blockchain and digital currencies, most recently presentations in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa
He is currently the Founder and Managing Director of Blockchain Hub, a specialist strategy consultancy working on leading edge technologies including digital and blockchain strategies.
Haydn trained as an engineer at Manchester University (First Class), and was called to the English Bar by the Inner Temple. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and
Liveryman within the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
Thierry Clarke is a successful and multi-faceted entrepreneur and business developer. He is the founder and CEO of InvestorConnected, a FinTech platform bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and investors.
With over 15 years’ experience in the Investment Management industry, he has raised billions of dollars of investment in his career. Thierry has also acted as a consultant to foreign governments, helping them shape policy solutions for the improvement of the investment environment, as well as advising a number of start-ups and scale-ups.
Master of Information Technology from Riga Technical University and the author of several publications related to the field of IT project management.
Arturs has more than eight years of experience of working in the IT industry, including management of IT projects, system analysis and development of high system loads. Arturs has participated in the development and management of more than 75 projects. He also specializes in software development (full-stack WEB development). For the last two years, Arturs has been the CEO of a Latvian IT company “CUNAMI WEB”, where he has gained key experience in the interaction with blockchain technologies.
Arturs had the idea for CryptoPolice after he found a vulnerability in a rather large ICO project. The developers failed to develop the system of decision making and token distribution well enough, which created risks of token theft. Arturs informed the ICO project owners about this vulnerability, but received just a formal reply: “Thank you for your information. We will consider your application”. As a result, the vulnerability was not eliminated and many investors suffered. This event caused the development of an idea to protect investors, which led to the formation of the CryptoPolice project concept. Now Arturs is the main ideas man and manager of the CryptoPolice project.