Speakers 2018-11-05T11:02:09+00:00

KEY GOVERNMENT SPEAKERS

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

GILBERT REVEILLON

President ICT & Digital Economy,
CNCCEF
France

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

VIT JEDLICKA

President,
Free Republic of Liberland
Liberland

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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

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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

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

OLEKSII MUSHAK

Member of Parliament,
Ukraine

SPEAKERS

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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

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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

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

Nick Spanos

Founder,
Zap.org
United States

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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

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

Michael Bucella

Partner,
BlockTower
United States

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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

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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

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Having spent over 15 years developing ClubWorldConnect, he wants to raise awareness on how ‘Mobile Money’ is the future of financial services and consumer banking

KENT KRISTENSEN

CEO,
MessengerBank
Denmark

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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

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

BRUCE PORTER JR.

CEO,
GlobalBoost
United States

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

PAVEL KRAVCHENKO

Founder,
Distributed Lab
Ukraine

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

NIKITA SACHDEV

Crypto Host,
CryptoVest
Singapore

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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

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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

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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
Abu Dhabi

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Craig Cobb

Managing Director,
Tradercobb.com
Australia

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Eugene Pobegailo

Associate,
Fenox Venture Capital
United States

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Thanzeena Zakir Husain

CEO,
SCOPIQ
India

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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

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

Humayun Sheikh

CEO & Founder,
Fetch.AI
United Kingdom

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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

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Mahesh Sashital

Co-Founder,
Smartereum
United States

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Peter de Guingand

Chief Marketing Officer,
TAP n GO ltd
United Kingdom

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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

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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

SPEAKERS – 2017

WESAM LOOTAH

Chief Executive Officer,
Smart Dubai Government Establishment
UAE

Jason Goldberg

Founder and CEO,
Simple Token

MOHAMMED ABDULLAH SHAEL AL SAADI

Chief Executive Officer,
Corporate Strategic Affairs Sector
DED, Government of Dubai

RICHARD KASTELEIN

Founder Blockchain News, Cryptoassets Design Group & Blockchain Partners
Netherland

JEREMY MILLAR

Chief Of Staff,
ConsenSys
USA

JACK SHAW

Executive Director,
American Blockchain Council
USA

HANS CHRISTENSEN

Director,
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
UAE

JAMIE BURKE

CEO,
Outlier Ventures & Outlier Capital LLP,
UK

JANE ZHANG

Founder and CEO,
Shellpay
China

KENT KRISTENSEN

CEO,
Telegraf Money and DEBIT Coin
Denmark

MATS SNALL

Chief Digital Officer, Lantmateriet, The Swedish Mapping,
Cadastral and Land Registration Authority
Sweden

JAKE VARTANIAN

Founder,
Cryptodex
USA

MIRZA ASHRAF BEG

Head of Treasury & Investment Ops and Islamic Operation,
Commercial Bank of Dubai
UAE

GARRETT MACDONALD

Blockchain Fellow
Energy Web Foundation
USA

J A CHOWDARY

IT Advisor to the Chief Minister,
Government of Andhra Pradesh
India

DR. PARITOSH BASU

Senior Professor, School of Business Management
NMIMS University
Senior Advisory Board Member – Trescon
India

CHRIS ABSHIRE

Executive Director of Startup World Cup
& VC at Fenox Venture Capital
USA

KHAL ACHKAR

CTO,
Hcash
Australia

FAUVE ALTMAN

Community Outreach,
State of the DApps
Germany

LON WONG

President,
NEM.io Foundation
Singapore

MARYAM TAGHIYEVA

Chief Systems Architect,
Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance
UK

TALAL TABBAA

Co-Founder and Business Development Lead,
The Jibrel Network
UAE

RAMANA KUMAR

Head of Payments,
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
UAE

ERIC GU

CEO,
Metaverse
China

YVES LAURENT KAYAN

Co-Founder,
Coinplus
Luxembourg

DIANE SCHRADER

Founder and CEO,
THIRDact
USA

MIGUEL AGUIRRE

COO,
Etherecash
Spain

ADAM ZHENG

COO & Co-founder,
ObEN
California

NIKHIL JAIN

CEO & Co-founder,
ObEN
California

Alexey Voronin

Founder,
ICOLab Fund

Katrina Arden

Legal Advisor, Launch My ICO & Attorney, Blockchain Law Group
Launch My ICO
USA

Arai Ezzra

Founder
BCMY Pte Ltd
Malaysia

Sai Teja

Co-founder,
Launch My ICO
India

Ihor Pidruchny

Blockchain Architect
Darico
UK

Tunji Durodola

Technical Consultant/Systems Integrator,
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
Nigeria

Dmytro Budorin

Co-founder, CFO & Lead Manager,
Hacken
Ukraine

David Moskowitz

Co-founder & CEO,
Indorse

Mick Hagen

CEO & Founder,
Mainframe

Ilya Maxob Makhov

CEO,
Mapala

Aymen Boughanmi

Director,
Telegraf.money

JAY BOTHRA

Blockchain Evangelist,
HSBC

BASHAR LAAZAR

Head of Operations,
Consensys

Nikolai Perkov

Chief of Digital Marketting,
Truedonate

Kommera Chakradhar Reddy

CEO & Founder, Truechain,
Ensurity