PAST KEY GOVERNMENT SPEAKERS @ WBS DUBAI

A Guru in marketing management, as evinced through his years of professional experience and academia.

GILBERT REVEILLON

President ICT & Digital Economy,

CNCCEF

France

An economist, politician and libertarian, striving to protect and pursue prospects for liberty rights.

VIT JEDLICKA

President,

Free Republic of Liberland

Liberland

Adept in studying the effect of technology on spatial behaviour of individuals, he is an active member of several civil societies.

MARTEN KAEVATS

National Digital Adviser,

Government of Estonia

Estonia

An ICT champion, academician and columnist, who has contributed to the radical transformation of the Kenyan ICT sector.

BITANGE NDEMO

Chairman of Blockchain and AI Taskforce,

Government of Kenya

Kenya

A member of the Ukrainian Parliament, he is regarded as one of the top 50 analysts in Ukraine.

OLEKSII MUSHAK

Member of Parliament,

Ukraine

PAST SPEAKERS @ WBS DUBAI

Shroff is an early adopter of blockchain and substantial owner of cryptocurrencies, which led to the inception of IBC Group in 2014. The privately held ‘angel’ firm, aims to create a decentralized and trustworthy blockchain platform globally.

H.E. KHURRAM SHROFF

Chairman,

IBC Group Limited

United Arab Emirates

Committed to the cause of raising the standards of healthcare delivery, he was instrumental in framing healthcare policies and medical tourism strategies for the UAE.

DR. RAMADAN ALBLOOSHI

CEO,

Dubai Healthcare City Authority

United Arab Emirates

A technological ‘Ideator’, acclaimed for his patented inventions of multi-branched blockchain and blockchain voting.

NICK SPANOS

Founder,

Zap.org

United States

A crypto pioneer, he owns and manages a Payment Processing Company that makes use of crypto-based ATMs for transactions.

DR. MARWAN ALZAROUNI

CEO,

Dubai Blockchain Center

United Arab Emirates

A stellar equity finance specialist and investment strategist, who is revered in the financial sector.

MICHAEL BUCELLA

Partner,

BlockTower

United States

He is a fixed income and treasury specialist and an expert in the blockchain paradigm.

SAEED HAREB ALDARMAKI

Managing Director,

Binary Financial

United Arab Emirates

A tech trends fanatic, this private equity investor is known to identify great operational opportunities in CleanTech markets.

GREGORY LANDEGGER

Vice President Blockchain,

Parsons & Whittemore

United States

An accomplished name in the blockchain space, he co-founded the world’s first physical bitcoin exchange in New York called the Bitcoin Center NYC.

AUSTIN ALEXANDER

Vice President,

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange

United States

An opinionated leader, striving to make blockchain more accessible to the masses.

BRUCE PORTER JR.

CEO,

GlobalBoost

United States

A globally-recognized blockchain, AI and fintech influencer / author, a serial entrepreneur and heavy weight in the world of internet and business relations.

DINIS GUARDA

Founder CEO,

Ztudium / Blocksdna / Intelligenthq

United Kingdom

A globe trotter by heart, he efficaciously mentors e-commerce and blockchain start-ups across the world.

SEAN DENNIS

Entrepreneur-in-Residence,

Dubai Future Accelerators

United Arab Emirates

An early stage equity expert, he collaborated on the JOBS Act in 2011 to create new laws for ICO fundraising in the US.

DAVID DRAKE

Founder and Chairman,

LDJ Capital

United States

An acclaimed humanitarian, social entrepreneur and business intelligence specialist, he is an award-winning activist striving to make the internet a safer place for children.

MOHAMED MUSTAFA

Founder & Chief Operating Officer,

Emirates Safer Internet (eSafe) Society

United Arab Emirates

With over 13 years’ experience in finance, operations, project management, investments. Ali Al Khamis has helped influence government entities, organizations, and start-ups alike.

ALI AL KHAMIS

Executive Director,

Gauss Insights Software

United Arab Emirates

A high skilled cryptographer, he is the brains behind Rabobank’s mobile application development.

PAVEL KRAVCHENKO

Founder,

Distributed Lab

Ukraine

She is a crypto influencer and speaker, with years of experience in ICO marketing and communications.

NIKITA SACHDEV

Crypto Host,

CryptoVest

Singapore

A convergent thinker working to bridge the gap between thriving students and the start-up ecosystem.

ANDREA BONACETO

Founding Partner & CEO,

Eterna Capital

United Kingdom

A former derivatives expert at the Swiss Exchange, now enthusiastically engaged in implementing blockchain to enhance global economy.

JAN BRZEZEK

CEO & Founder,

Crypto Finance Group

Switzerland

He has authored many well-received research papers pertaining to the field of cyber-security and is the recipient of prestigious certificates such as CISSP, GPEN, CISA among others.

EBRAHIM AL ALKEEM

Information and Cyber security expert,

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

United Arab Emirates

A member of the Global Blockchain Council of Dubai, his innate knowledge on blockchain and cryptocurrencies has made him a renowned speaker globally for DGCX and DMCC.

TOBIAS YOUNG

Head of Hydrocarbons,

Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange

United Arab Emirates

An individual striving for excellence in all his endeavours, he works closely to sort out new approaches to ‘Sharia’ ethical investments.

STUART HUTTON

Chief Investment Officer,

Simply Ethical

United Kingdom

Creator of the Belpointe Crypto Index, this crypto technologist loves helping people understand the blockchain space.

NITHIN EAPEN

Chief Investment Officer,

Arcadia Crypto Ventures

United States

Known as the specialist in communication and innovation, he is a mentor, author and an explorer of world cultures.

STEFANO VIRGILLI

Chief Executive Officer,

VOX

Singapore

An ardent educationist involved in teaching technical trading strategies, who also hosts a top notch Crypto Podcast.

CRAIG COBB

Managing Director,

Tradercobb.com

Australia

Patron of multiple successful ventures in a line-up of fields, this experienced tycoon has worked on blockchain projects across the globe.

MARK BALOVNEV

CEO,

Educhain

Canada

A crypto influencer and an international conference speaker in the blockchain space, who believes that transparency is the key factor for the success of any project.

SHILL NYE

Content Creator/Influencer,

Elevated District

United States

Strategic adviser and author of the “6 Proven Steps to Attract ICO Investors”. He is a dedicated writer acclaimed for his notable reads on holistic entrepreneurship and money magnet meditation.

MATYAS ZABORSZKY

ICO/STO Marketing and PR Advisor,

6SLambo

Hungary

Cross-domain specialist, professional speaker and tech-driven entrepreneur with multiple venture exits, who is a leader in crypto mining and connected smart cities.

KEVIN SOLTANI

Founder | Chief Strategist,

GIMA Group | Crypto Leader Co.

United States

Being a visionary evangelist and consensus team-builder, he set foot within entrepreneurship and founded NRI Startup India and EDGE196 to help businesses reach their true potential and expand globally.

JAY PATEL

Founder – EDGE196,

Founder – NRI Startup India

United States

He is a strategist, futurist and value investor in key technologies, actively involved in the digital transformation of businesses and governments.

DAMIR YANDRICH

Managing Director CE Europe,

ConsenSys

United States

A financial consultant by profession, he is a market researcher engaged in mentoring crypto entrepreneurs.

JORGEN WELSINK

ICO Strategist, Advisor Founder | ICO Strategist Consulting,

Smart Blockchain Consultancy

Netherlands

As a competent crypto-currency developer and venture capitalist, he has been a part of many global projects investigating disruptive emerging technologies.

CIPRIAN POPA

CEO & Co-Founder,

ORYXIAN.com

Romania

A CFA charter holder, his years of experience in FinTech led him to become the Managing Director of one of the earliest blockchain company, Otonomos.

HADI KABALAN

CEO,

Non-Zero

United Arab Emirates

A lawyer by profession, he is now exploring the blockchain and crypto space by serving as the technical advisor for the Pure Diamond Project board.

GRANT YIM

Executive Advisor,

Pure Diamond Project

Japan

This digital asset guru is a known gamer who is currently looking to design new democratised investment opportunities in the crypto space.

JAMY NIGRI

CEO,

BDX Alliance

Malta

An outstanding blockchain solutions architect, he serves as a founding member for multiple organisations that seek to bring cryptocurrency to the masses.

TONY TRAN

CEO & Chief Architect,

Alfa-Enzo Foundation

United States

Also an internationally acclaimed author, he is an avid investor in ICOs and digital currencies and has previously served on various token advisory boards.

ALY MADHAVJI

Managing Partner,

Blockchain Founders Fund

Singapore

For more than 30 years entrepreneur and managing director of several companies in the area of ecological capital investments. For about 10 years he has been committed to environmental protection and sustainable asset accumulation.

JORG SCHAFER

CEO,

TreeCoin

Switzerland

Marcello has founded his first marketing agency as a 15-year-old, and over years he has evolved into an experienced young professional. After his success with Vidpresso, which was sold to Facebook in August 2018, he focuses on crypto-marketing with Heroes Group AG.

MARCELLO GENOVESE

Founder & CMO,

Heroes Group

Switzerland

A thought leader with over 20 years of experience in diverse sectors and advisor to MENA governments on digital transformation

DR. SID AHMED BENRAOUANE

Senior Advisory Board Member – Trescon,

Professor, Carlson School of Management – UMN

United Arab Emirates

EUGENE POBEGAILO

Associate,

Fenox Venture Capital

United States

THANZEENA ZAKIR HUSAIN

CEO,

SCOPIQ

India

He is a commended Fintech Consultant serving numerous companies, who specializes in international tax issues.

CHENG HSU KAO (COLIN)

Chief Accredited Officer,

ACO Platform

China

A blockchain evangelist, he is passionate about distributed economy and is a Founding Investor in DeepMind.

HUMAYUN SHEIKH

CEO & Founder,

Fetch.AI

United Kingdom

An expert in emerging technologies, he works with private and public organisations to deliver disruptive and innovative digital transformation strategies.

MUHAMMED ARAFATH

Executive Director,

Apla Blockchain

UAE

MAHESH SASHITAL

Co-Founder,

Smartereum

United States

PETER DE GUINGAND

Chief Marketing Officer,

TAP n GO ltd

United Kingdom

One of the most influential person on the blockchain space, he is best known as the originator of the 4th industrial revolution and the mastermind behind the European digital agenda.

HENRIK VON SCHEEL

Originator,

Industry 4.0

Switzerland

Being a serial entrepreneur, he is one of the co-founders of Huobi MENA and the Chairman of the International Association of Money Transfer Networks

MOHIT DAVAR

Co-Founder and Director,

Huobi MENA

United Kingdom

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