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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
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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.
Chairwoman, United Africa Blockchain Association
Passionate about education, technology and financial inclusion, Yaliwe ventured into crypto and blockchain technology upon discovering the difference it can bring to the world, and especially how it can help improve inefficiencies in Africa. Yaliwe was awarded top learner at Ethereum Devcon V in Osaka, Japan, recognized as one of top 10 women in Blockchain in Africa and was nominated as one of the most influential women in Blockchain Globally.
Co-Founder and CEO, ZELWIN
Rated Top 3 in People of Blockchain.
Serial entrepreneur. A businessman with 20 years of experience of owning different types of businesses, ranging from Ecommerce, FMCG, medicine and logistics to IT technologies. In parallel, he work as a mentor, advisor to help dozens of projects worldwide.
Nikolay has many awards and titles in business:
- Self-Made Russia award
- Best advisor award
- Super TOP award (Business FM)
His Holding BaltShelf.com received the "Enterprise of the Year" award in the Kremlin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RUDOLF VAN EE
Founder, Blockchain Netherlands (BCNL Foundation)
Rudolf is an entrepreneur in technology and talent solutions, with a focus on blockchain, crypto, DLT and other innovative technologies. He is the founder of BCNL Foundation which is the community for blockchain, DLT and crypto related startups/scale-ups in the Netherlands. Via various initiatives, he raises awareness, builds meaningful relationships and networks, delivers solutions and facilitates collaboration in the Netherlands blockchain ecosystem.
Head of Business Development, Orbs
Ran is Head of Business Development at Orbs, based in Singapore and leading the company’s global business operations. He has a strong background in finance, business development and establishing partnerships with both local and global brands for over 15 years in the Israeli High-Tech Industry. He is the Founder & former CEO of Tingz.me, a technology startup. Ran is also experienced in M&A and Venture Capital and was an investment team member at Viola Growth capital fund.
Ran holds a BSc in Physics and an MA in Economics from Tel Aviv University and is a veteran of an elite section of the IDF 8200 unit.
MATTHEW VAN NIEKERK
Matthew entered the blockchain space in 2014 while working on capital markets applications at KBC Securities. Under his guidance, KBC Securities was the first European bank to launch a publicly available, blockchain based application. In 2016, Matthew co-founded SettleMint and is the CEO of the company. SettleMint is a leading Blockchain Platform as a Service (BPaaS) company which abstracts away the complexities of blockchain and DLT so that every developer can become a blockchain developer instantly. Matthew has led the growth of the company bringing on a several channel partners and expanding the footprint of SettleMint beyond its home base in Europe to MEA (Dubai), India (Delhi) and APAC (Singapore).
Director of European and Latin American Growth and Institutional Business, Binance
Josh serves as Director of European and Latin American Growth and Institutional Business at Binance, where he leads regional growth and develops Binance’s institutional markets in these regions. Prior to joining Binance, he was Head of Europe and the Americas at Huobi where he helped establish its Global Institutional Business department, and introduced its products and services to a global audience. He also served as Global General Counsel where he led their legal and regulatory efforts, successfully creating regulated businesses in new jurisdictions. Josh brings an experienced background as a financial markets lawyer, providing counsel to financial institutions including J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and State Street.
Quincy is the CEO and a Co-Founder of Boostchain, an innovative company that reinvents the advertising industry with their mobile-first solution to directly reward consumers for selective advertising. Prior to that Quincy was known as a public speaker and was the original founder of Stagemarkt, the largest and most successful internship application based in the Netherlands.
Blockchain Client Solutions Manager, SettleMint
Vincent’s career spans over 20 years in Telecom & ICT. He provides
consultancy services in multiple professional domains (presales,
solutions architecture, product development and innovation) with
expertise in Digital Communications, Wired and Wireless
Communication Systems and Security, Internet of Things (IoT) and
Blockchain. Vincent obtained his Master Degree in Industrial
Engineering from Léonard de Vinci school in Brussels, Belgium.
CEO & Founder, iCEIBA
Petr is a business leader and strategist, building, growing & advising Tech companies for over 20+ years across several sectors including IT research, Business intelligence, Enterprise software, Digital payments, Digital media, Consumer electronics. He has led large digital innovation projects in the corporate sector, partnering with technology vendors like IBM, Siemens, SAS Institute, SAP, Dell, and the last five years, translating these experiences into the Start-Up ecosystems. Currently Petr is building iCEIBA – Claim recovery platform financing rightful claims and litigation leveraging Blockchain and AI.
Director of Operations in Spain, Binance
Luis develops and leads Binance’s presence and local growth in Spain. Luis has extensive business management experience in the blockchain and fintech sector and within the fintech industry. Before joining Binance, Luis was vice president of the Valencian association of Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies, Avalbit, where he led advocacy efforts for cryptocurrencies and blockchain services for Spain, attracting enthusiasts and businesses. In his most recent experience, he served as Chief Operation Office for Bitnovo, a local Spanish exchange, managing the company's operations including KYC and AML processes necessary to operate compliantly and securely. Luis also led the operations and successful launch of regulated electronic money businesses in new jurisdictions including Bitsa.
LEE UCHEOMA OHAERI
CEO, Coin News Extra
Lee is a university graduate with lots of experience in Blockchain, cryptocurrency, Agriculture and entrepreneurship. Currently the CEO of the fastest growing Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech media platform headquartered in Nigeria West Africa. Host and moderator of a weekly blockchain and Cryptocurrency virtual panel discussion, a program that brings industry leaders, regulators and innovators to discussing the way forward and challenges facing the space. He also educates organizations, governments and individuals on how to leverage emerging technology to create wealth and innovations.
Project Manager, Akasha Hub Barcelona
Nickoline Designs mentality always bringing it into other domains such as Governance models and User Experience in the broadest sense. At this moments she is Part of Akasha Hub Barcelona to build bridges and create meaningful conversations > #socent/DAOs ▲ UI & UX ■ Defi. She promotes co-working and constructing various cooperatives in Catalonia, mainly focused around education. She runs cross-cultural teams and inspires the kickoff of projects at Akasha Hub Barcelona. Her special interest lies in building networks and value exchange systems from the most diverse human point of view.
Co-founder & chief strategist, Datafund
Zenel has always worked with data - having founded one of the most influential market research companies in the Adriatic region.
For the last couple of years, he has been involved in Datafund project whose aim is transforming data into assets for the emerging Fair data economy, based on Fair data society principles.
With passion for decentralized technologies and extensive experience with consulting startups from the field, Zenel is well placed to give insights into the future of data.
Special advisor, data policy City of Helsinki
Viivi is a data enthusiast with multiple hats. She’s a special advisor for the City of Helsinki, a data policy fellow with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a data ethics researcher at the University of Helsinki, and a senior advisor for MyData Global. With degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Helsinki, and experience from business, legal, technological, and philosophical approaches to data, she strives to approach issues of data from a holistic and systemic perspective. She is particularly passionate about using data in a human-centric way to make the world a better place for everyone.
Blockchain Consultant, Smart Chain
Raneem is an emerging technology enthusiast working as a Blockchain Consultant at Smart Chain based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She is also associated with Pearson Professional as Emerging Technology Course Instructor. She also collaborates with wiseHer platform as a blockchain expert and a community advocate at Chainlink. Raneem is a Certified Blockchain Solution Architect, IBM Blockchain and R3 Corda certified. She is involved in designing many blockchain solutions and decision making of platforms. She appeared on some media platforms and conferences globally for sharing insights on 4IR (Blockchain/AI/IoT/Big Data), career in blockchain, design thinking for blockchain and blockchain use cases around the world. She is an ambassador of women in tech initiative to bring more diversity and inclusion She is skilled in Project Management, Software Development, Content-writing for emerging tech courses and Public Speaking.
Founder & CEO, Vocdoni
Xavi has developed his professional career in the intersection between software development and digital product design in social gaming startups in Silicon Valley and later Hong Kong. In the recent years his focus has been in projects that explore alternative models of identity and governance using decentralized technologies such as blockchain.
After the censorship received in Catalonia in 2017, and being aware of the disruptive potential of DLT and P2P technologies, he started the project that will become Vocdoni. Together with Pau Escrich they designed the first end to end verifiable voting system that is censorship resistant and does not require trust to guarantee its integrity. Vocdoni has grown into a complete governance platform, build on top of self sovereign identity and decentralized technologies that is currently being test with two dozen organizations.
Expert, Council of Europe
Private Legal Practice and Expertise
Alexander has been involved into various fields of international law and human rights for over 16 years including his experience in different sections of the European Court of Human Rights. His practice covers a wide range of legal issues including commercial disputes involving the state and private parties, various contractual disputes between private parties; criminal law and procedure issues. He represented his clients in cases concerning accusation in cyber hacking and money laundering by the authorities of different countries, particularly those of US, Germany, Spain and Cyprus. His practice also involves cases on data privacy issues (wiretapping and data leaking), extradition requests and Interpol Red Notices challenges. He also provides legal expertise on digital assets under Switzerland regulatory framework.
BizDev Manager, AllianceAPI
Anna is public speaker and CEO of Coinstelegram, a tech-consulting agency. Anna holds a degree of Master of international law. She is an expert in public relations and business development. Two years ago she shifted her focus from the entertainment industry to tech to help to develop startups. Additionally she made significant contribution to attracting investments for the Coinstelegram Fund.
Furthermore Anna is Business development manager at IOT startup AllianceAPI. Additionally Anna is Experts Council member at G.World, first Arabic platform that focuses on alternative investments analysis in the MENA region for HNWI/VHNWI.
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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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