In these challenging times we aim to create unique hybrid experience of virtual global conference with several networking rooms around the world all connected between each other. Join global blockchain and crypto community virtually or physically! It's FREE event, so don't miss out!
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What to Expect
6TH OF OCT - Morning Sessions
BLOCKCHAIN DRIVING DEMOCRACY
2020 Global pandemic issue has accelerated realization that transparent and secure digital tools are needed to help us fulfill our rights and obligations. Explore blockchain based solutions which are already available for e-voting, self-management and government services.
7TH OF OCT - Morning Sessions
DIGITAL ASSETS IN POST CRISIS ECONOMY
Digital Assets are here to stay. But what is the next big thing? ICOs are in decline IEOs seem to have very limited potential. Can we expect the rise of STOs? Let's discuss who is going to lead the way and which jurisdictions look most promising.
6TH OF OCT - Afternoon Sessions
BLOCKCHAIN ON GUARD OF DIGITAL PUBLIC & PRIVATE LIFE
This is a digital age we live in. And data we poses and create is a resource. But do we take enough care of our data. How can we ensure our privacy and secure information we provide to others. Learn about latest advancements in cyber security and real world blockchain solutions which are available to you.
7TH OF OCT - Afternoon Sessions
BLOCKCHAIN IN USE
Blockchain is an amazing technology with great potential but it's just a tool after all. Let's explore how different industries use the technology and what are their insights and lessons learned. Production, Supply Chain, Logistics, Agriculture, Healthcare and Payments industry professional are to share real cases and experiences
D4A 2020 SPEAKERS
MORE THEN 50 SPEAKERS TO JOIN US!
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Director General for Innovation and Digital Economy, Government of Catalonia
Electronic Engineer from UPC and MBA from ESADE, Daniel is currently in charge of the Directorate General for Innovation and Digital Economy of the Government of Catalonia where he has held other responsibilities in the last thirteen years, such as director of Smart Catalonia, director of the Catalan Digital Agenda and the Head of Business Digitization and ICT industry promotion.
Blockchain Global Expert, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Massimo is Senior Expert and Advisor in fin-tech and blockchain in finance for several international organizations including United Nations agency Alliance of Civilization, United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)-UNECE Italy, etc. His current focus is on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and blockchain solutions to address Covid 19 challenges.
Judge, State Court of São Paulo;
Besides being a judge in São Paulo State Court Renata is also a blockchain researcher in Blockchain Research Institute of Brazil. Always curious about the legal impacts of technological evolution, she has focused her research and studies not only on regulatory aspects, but also on access to justice, privacy, conflict resolution, human rights and their interactions in a constantly changing world.
Blockchain Architect, London Stock Exchange Group
Dotun is part of the blockchain division of the emerging technologies team at LSEG. He's responsible for co-steering adoption of blockchain and DLT across internal group businesses as well as the wider capital markets landscape through partnerships and external initiatives. He has a 13 year career history in video games and financial services (derivatives trading & quantitative market-making infrastructure & execution), with expertise that includes software engineering and architecture, product design and delivery, blockchain and DLT, high performance, real-time and scalable distributed systems.
Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund
Aly is the Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund which invests in and venture builds top-tier startups. He consults organizations such as United Nations on emerging technologies and solutions to help alleviate poverty. He is a Senior Blockchain Fellow at INSEAD and was recognized as a “Blockchain 100” Global Leader by Lattice80. Aly is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books and a monthly columnist for the leading blockchain magazine. He has also served on various advisory boards including the University of Toronto’s Governing Council, which manages a $2.5B budget.
Governance Architect Consultant, European Commission
Andrew is a 20 year veteran of digital transformation and the founder, principal consultant of Thrupny. Currently consulting the European Commission as Governance Architect on the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure. Led by Andrew Thrupny has recently delivered a token management DeFi system for two European clients and is launching a platform as a service offering for KYC and Electronic Voting. Andrew has also been on the board of successful blockchain projects such as Ubex, which is delivering AI technology innovation in advertising. In the recent past, Andrew consulted multiple digital transformation projects in government citizen services, tokenization and digital transformation in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh.
Founding Partner, CryptoLaw Partners
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.
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.
MUHAMMAD SALMAN ANJUM
Managing Director, MedsLOCK Suite & Avantas
Top 100 Blockchain Leader in World of 2019, Salman is Lead of “MedsLOCK Suite” a digital transformation solution for countering COVID-19 outbreak by aiding government authorities, healthcare officials and law enforcement agencies. He also leds Avantas Accelerator Program under Bin Zayed Group which is currently co-creating a technology enabled future with United Nation body and government entities in several countries. Muhammad has been featured as success story in “Soul Beats @ UAE” the book published by Dubai Government.
Community Manager, TheDAO
Griff holds a masters degree in Digital Currency and has been a well respected leader within the Ethereum community since 2015. He is currently focused on building economic solutions for funding public goods with the Commons Stack. As community manager for Slock.it and TheDAO, he led every angle of the crisis response effort following TheDAO Hack. He co-founded the White Hat Group, which secured the at-risk funds (10% of the total supply of ETH) during TheDAO hack and rescued $210 million dollars worth of crypto assets following the Parity Multisig Hack one year later. He is currently advising DAppNode, iden3, ETHSignals, brightID and many other groups within the Ethereum Community.
Chief Security Envoy, Telefónica ElevenPaths
Founder of DLTCode, co-founder and responsible for relations with the European union of the ASPERTIC lobby, lobbyist in the Catalan parliament and Chief Security Envoy of Telefónica ElevenPaths. Legal interception expert, instructor in various cyber & forensic master programs and author of talks and presentations in different public forums such as Cybercamp, UbuCon Europe, Barcelona Blockchain Week, European Legal Tech Congress, ISACA High Level Conference on Assurance, FEINDEF - International Defense and Security Fair , CyberPyme Day and many others. Dedicated on a daily basis to Incident response, DFIR, Cybersecurity missions in both their technical and organizational dimensions, Blockchain and Innovation with a focus on creating new tools, processes and solutions.
Managing Editor, Grit Daily
Cofounder, Badass Empire
Stewart is best known for his speeches and work on mental health in the tech industry. He helps to shine a light on a serious issue and provides those that need it with the help and support required to stay alive and at their best. Other than his mental health keynote - which he delivers to audiences across the globe - every speech he gives is new and unique. A former analyst for VentureBeat, Stewart uses the latest research and data to explain what is happening both now and next.
As the Senior Editor at Grit Daily, he checks the pulse of marketing technology, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and blockchain technologies, as well as the video game industry and the future of daily life. And he is co-founder of Badass Empire, which helps digital professionals become badass at business, marketing, and in life
Managing Director, Block Blox Strategic SEZC
Marco is an itinerant Product and Program oriented Technologist. He has spend the last 30 years applying current and nascent technologies in creative ways to achieve commercial value across many sectors and geographies. As an early adopter of Agile Frameworks, Marco is highly focussed on execution excellence.
In the last 5 years, Marco has been working with several blockchain projects/platforms including Ethereum, NEO, Cardano, and Casper. He has worked directly with IOHK and Casper Labs and is currently an active member of the DevDAO
Community Lead, MyData Global
Sille is the Community Lead at MyData Global, an international non-profit aiming to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data. With a background in Urban Governance and Sociology, she is especially interested in the possibilities for using data and technology to develop more sustainable, trustworthy and prosperous (smart) cities for all. She has been working as a training facilitator for various programs, and for the recent 3y, the main coordinator for the 25+ MyData local hubs. She is also a project manager for the School of Data Estonia.
Blockchain Architect and Cryptographer, Coherent Solutions
Dmitry is a blockchain expert at Coherent Solutions, a custom software company that specializes in providing consulting and outsourcing IT services for small and mid-sized US businesses. With profound expertise in blockchain and cryptography, he is responsible for developing and adopting blockchain-based solutions in a vast number of industries. Dmitry also investigates and invents new approaches and solutions to solve problems like data control, data privacy, and secure storage. He is an author of many articles in these fields, including in-depth research papers for his Hyperledger blog.
General Manager, Astrea
Chief Trust Officer, Alastria
Ignacio holds PhDin Law. Currently, he is a practising lawyer, managing partner at Astrea and CISO at Logalty. He also collaborates with iDerTec Research group (University of Murcia).
He has authored/co-authored more than 80 publications and has delivered more than 400 conferences and courses, related to digital identity, trust services and their application to electronic processes. Currently he is consulting European Commission as well as heavily involved in standardization activities, including ETSI TC ESI, CEN-CLC/JTC19, ISO TC 307 and ISO/IEC-JTC1/SC27.
CEO & Founder, PALcapital
James has been at the forefront of the global emerging markets Merchant Banking, Investment banking and venture capital industries for over 30 years, focusing on product-market fit, business development and liquidity strategies for early-stage disruptors and investors.
He has been an advisor to over 100 venture-backed and blockchain-based entities and is the founder of PALcapital (an advisory and VC firm focussed on distributed ledger technologies that are the vanguard of the decentralized economy) and StartupHubNYC; and co-founder of CryptoOracle, CryptoMondays, ClimateCoin, NXTPLabs and Condo.com. Previously, James was MD of Asian Investment Banking in Hong Kong for Bear Stearns, where he was responsible for the first listing of a Chinese company on the NYSE.
Senior Engineer, Jelurida Swiss
Francisco is senior engineer at Jelurida Swiss SA, and partner at different companies like Marina System Iberica and Marina Tel and Data. He also launched in 2009 e-Diciones KOLAB, one of the first e-book publishers in Spanish language.
Francisco holds an MsC. in Telecom Engineering and he is now teaches about Blockchain technologies for the Master’s degree. He is an active member of non-profit organizations like the ACET (Catalan Association of Telecom Engineers) and the PIANC Recreational Navigation Commission (World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure). He is member of the board on both of them.
WULF KAAL, PHD
Founding member, DevDAO
Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Wulf Kaal is a Ph.D. trained economist and law professor. After working in various business and legal positions in Asia and Europe, Wulf started his career in the US working at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City in syndicated banking before transitioning to Goldman Sachs in London where he was in the securities division working with FX products and ICE contracts on oil and gas futures and options. As an academic, Wulf has authored over 100 articles and several books – mostly focused on digital assets. As a consultant, Wulf has advised several of the top 10 cryptocurrency projects, leading digital asset exchanges, central banks, as well as Asian and middle eastern conglomerates, among many others. Wulf is regularly retained as an expert witness in arbitration and federal cases involving digital assets. Wulf is a member of the board of the directors of the Emerging Technology Association in Zug, Switzerland, and a founding member of the DevDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization that is focused on the development of decentralized technology infrastructure products.
Founder & CEO, StakeHound SA
Albert Castellana has a masters degree in Computer Science by UPC-Barcelonatech. He started his career by building algorithmic trading systems and soon thereafter starting his own startups, specially around finance and marketing. In 2013 he discovered distributed ledger technology and eventually starteds exploring the usage of Ethereum to build some his projects. He is a founding member of the Catalan Chamber of Digital Commerce and the NEM.io Foundation as well as the CEO at StakeHound - a tokenized staking platform that aims to bring Decentralized Finance and Staking together - and the CPO at RadixDLT - a highly scalabe dlt specifically built to serve DeFi.
Co-founder & CEO, TeamBlockchain Ltd
Non-Executive Chairman, Gemini Investment Management Ltd
Jonny Fry, co-founder and CEO of TeamBlockchain Ltd, is a Blockchain, Digital Assets and funds specialist. He founded, and was the CEO for over 20 years, of Premier Asset Management Plc which he floated on the London Stock Exchange. He has considerable experience of open and closed-ended funds and structured products as well as well as considerable knowledge and experience of the financial services sector. His recent focus has been on the dynamics of financial innovation, advising organisations on how Blockchain and Digital Assets are being used in the commercial world. He is also a regular speaker on these topics in the UK and overseas. He works closely with a number of professional firms, such as accountants and lawyers, advising their client’s on corporate strategy and adoption of Blockchain technology.
OUR FORMER SPEAKERS
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Minister of Digital Polices of Catalonia
TOOMAS HENDRIK ILVES
Former President of Estonia
President of Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
General Director of Innovation & Digital Economy, Government of Catalonia
Founding Partner, CryptoLaw Partners
Judge in State Court, São Paulo
ISMAEL PEÑA I LÓPEZ
General Director for Public Participation, Secretariat for Transparency & Open Government
CEO and Founder of Agora
General Manager, Astrea
Chief Security Envoy, ElevenPath
Blockchain Developer & Tech Lead
Director of Research at Coindesk
CPO, Radix DLT
CTO, Edenlab LLC
CEO & Founder, iBlock Capital
General Manager, Sppyns
CEO & Founder, LATOKEN
BD Manager, OKEX
MUHAMMAD SALMAN ANJUM
Managing Director, Avantas Tech Accelerator
Managing Director, Barcelona Blockchain Week SL
CEO, Crystal Blockchain
Regional Lead, ConsenSys
JOSEP M. GANYET
CEO, Mortensen SL
CEO, Delta Partners Group
Former President of FC Barcelona
CEO & Founder, DEIP
Corporate & EU Data Privacy Lawyer
Human Rights Lawyer
JOSEP JOVER PADRO
Owner, Estudis Juridics SL
Cloudant Core Database Programmer, IBM Analytics
Director & Producer
Head of Global Community, Waves
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