Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni

CEO,
Dubai Blockchain Center, UAE

Marwan Alzarouni CISSP is a Crypto Pioneer and the CEO of Dubai's Blockchain Center. The center provides crypto training courses and awareness programs for students, entrepreneurs and government departments. In February 2018, Marwan founded the region's first crypto over the counted desk with the establishment of his company OTC Supply DMCC. Marwan has extensive experience in the areas of information security management, network security and computer forensics. He currently holds the position of Director of Information Services at Dubai Electronic Security Center.

Viktor Andreas

Executive Director,
Lykke Business

Viktor is the co-founder and Executive Director at Lykke Business, overseeing all product design, engineering, and delivery of the company's projects and products.
Since the company’s inception together with the industry veteran Richard Olsen in 2018, Lykke Business’s mission has been to accelerate the world’s transition to better and more advanced technologies. Joining Lykke Business, he quickly became known as a leader who could span a breadth of technologies and businesses to transform some of Lykke’s biggest product offerings. Having lived in Russia, China, Germany, and Switzerland Viktor is highly valuing diversity and inclusiveness. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Software Engineering from the University of Konstanz. He is married and has one daughter. A master’s degree in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. Viktor serves on board of a consumer-oriented travel platform based in Germany. Previously, Viktor has been the founder and co-founder of multiple ventures in the consumer and enterprise services industries.

Aviya Arika

Chief of Blockchain,
AVIYA, Israel

Aviya is passionately focused on cryptocurrencies and financial technologies. This passion has led her to found and manage a leading law practice specialized in fintech and cryptocurrency businesses operating in Europe and the Middle East. Aviya works with selected bnlockchain ventures in advising them regarding global regulations and choice of jurisdictions, in assisting them with financial licensing and securities laws frameworks and in providing legal advice and premium banking consultation. Aviya is dedicated to bridging between the worlds of traditional payments and crypto. She does so by being connected to top notch banks and financial service providers on one side and to high quality blockchain businesses looking for a pathway into the fiat world on the other side, and by helping them speak each other’s language and work together rather than against each other.

Henri Arslanian

Global Crypto Leader,
PwC, Hongkong

Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader and Asia FinTech Leader, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. Henri leads PwC’s crypto efforts and advises many of the world’s leading crypto firms on a broad range of crypto matters from regulatory and tax to governance and capital raising. He also advises many of the world’s leading financial institutions on their FinTech and crypto initiatives as well numerous governments, regulators and central banks on Fintech and crypto regulatory and policy matters.

Yvonne Bettkober

General Manager Switzerland,
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Yvonne Bettkober is an international executive with extensive of experience in the conception and operationalization of technology-driven transformation processes. She has led teams and businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She started her professional career in Germany at Siemens and then worked for various software vendors (TelesensKSCL and Tibco software amongst others). For more than 15 years, Yvonne Bettkober has been working with new technologies and their innovation and transformation potential for companies of all sizes. She spent over a decade at Microsoft in various roles and regions leading teams in more than 20 countries. She led the Incubation Sales teams in Germany, Central-Eastern Europe and Middle East and Africa, then served on the Board of Directors for Microsoft South Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean. In 2015, she joined the Swiss Executive Board of Microsoft where she initially took over the SME, corporate and partner business; leading the reorganization of that segment to a cloud-based model. She was subsequently appointed Director for new business development and Enterprise Solutions (Microsoft's technical sales unit). Yvonne Bettkober, who grew up in Cameroon and France, moved to Germany in 1992 to study at the Technical University of Berlin. She holds a master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering and an MBA from Warwick Business School. She has been living in Switzerland with her husband and three sons since 2006.

Eric Benz


CEO,
Changelly

Eric has over 10 years of experience working in and around Financial Technology. He has delivered innovative SaaS systems for some of today's biggest institutions around payments, identity, and banking infrastructure. Eric has been in the Blockchain space since 2012 and is involved in a number of blockchain and fintech businesses both as an investor, board director, and founder.

James Bernard

Director of Business Development,
DMCC, UAE

Global Special Economic Zone Expert - Senior Sales & Business Development Professional. James started his career in the London financial markets working for several of the leading international financial institutions and trading houses where he developed his passion for commodities, logistics, and global trade. He went on to incorporate his own group of companies producing and trading in physical commodities and derivatives In his most recent corporate role as Head of corp sales and for the award winning organizations ‘DMCC’, he successfully positioned and took the company on to achieve unprecedented growth and develop it into the largest and fastest growing Free Zone in the World.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Executive Chairman & CEO,
DMCC

Eléonore Blanc

Founder,
CryptoCanal

The cryptocurrency industry is made of visionaries and ruthless money makers, the perfect mix for a monetary revolution, and Eléonore is all in. With her background in political science and public management, she could only fall in love with Bitcoin's disruptive narrative of financial empowerment and economic freedom. He engagement with the Dutch blockchain community and her experience in the wallet/mining industry at BTC.com, have allowed her to develop a critical mindset in regards to cryptocurrencies, tokeneconomics and governance models. Thrilled to be part of a ongoing social and financial experiment, she offers business and marketing consultancy services for the cryptocurrency industry.

Marco Bumbacher

Co-Founder,
CV VC AG

Entrepreneur and executive with broad expertise in software engineering and building up companies in various industries. Expert in managing large-scale IT and real estate management projects. Developed Lakeside Business Center and Lakeside Crypto Lab, laying the foundation of the Crypto Valley Labs. Founder of inacta, a leading Swiss digital transformation consulting company with a focus on the insurance and finance industry. inacta’s Swiss-based software engineering team has a strong experience in developing smart contracts and providing Blockchain CTO services.

Martin Burgherr

Chief Client Officer,
Sygnum

Martin is the Chief Client Officer of Sygnum AG, which was recently awarded the first banking license for a digital asset specialists of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). During the licensing process he held the Chief Risk Officer role within Sygnum. Before Sygnum, he worked for KPMG and Deloitte as a qualified auditor and advisor for the Financial Services industry. He started his career as a sales within UBS investment bank.

Guido Bühler


CEO,
SEBA Bank

Guido is a visionary whose expertise is grounded in global corporate finance. He is deeply proficient in banking, risk, asset and wealth management. Guido built and led large global teams at UBS, and had an influence shaping market infrastructure with the ECB and DTCC. Most recently, he founded award winning strategic advisory and risk & research firm B&B Analytics. As SEBA’s CEO, Guido will lead the organization as it grows from concept to implementation. Guido’s extensive experience across the financial markets gives him a unique perspective on how the markets have evolved over the last three decades and where they could be going next. It is this perspective that has convinced him of the importance of developing an organization that can operate as a gateway between the traditional financial markets and their fast-growing crypto equivalents.

Michael Casey

Chief Content Officer,
CoinDesk

Michael J Casey is chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board. After 18 years at The Wall Street Journal, Casey is now at MIT Media Labs's Digital Currency Initiative, and also consult for businesses on the challenges and opportunities in this emerging technology. He has authored four books including "Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image;" "The Unfair Trade: How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys The Middle Class;" "The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order;" and "The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life."

Thiago Cesar

CEO,
Transfero Swiss, Brazil

Thiago Cesar is the co-founder and CEO of Transfero Swiss, the mother company of Bit.One in Brazil. Holding an MSc from the University of London, Thiago produced one of the first academic thesis about Bitcoin, while also being a researcher at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) within the field of digital currencies. Transfero is the largest OTC trading desk in Brazil and the first crypto wealth management firm in Latin America.

Rune Christensen

Co-Founder & CEO,
Maker Foundation (MakerDAO)

Rune Christensen is Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of MakerDAO. MakerDAO issues Dai, the world’s first stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain, that eliminates volatility through a system of smart contracts designed to respond to market dynamics. Since 2015, Christensen has focused on establishing the vision and organizational structure of the Maker Decentralized Autonomous Organization and the economic foundations of the Dai stable digital currency. Previously, he served as co-founder of Try China, a company providing international recruiting. He studied Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen and studied International Business at the Copenhagen Business School.

Marc Degen

Co-Founder,
ProofX, Modum & Trustsquare

Marc brings his top entrepreneurship credentials and experience in the distributed ledger and digital space. He is co-founder and member of the board of proofX and chairman of Modum and Trustsquare, a blockchain co-working hub. In addition, he acts in various companies focussing on digital innovative solutions as co-founder, investor and board member.

Daniel Diemers

Partner PwC Strategy&, Head Blockchain EMEA

Dr. Daniel Diemers is Partner at PwC Strategy& and Head Blockchain EMEA. He is a strategist with Digital Edge, helping start-ups, corporates and regulators define and implement digital strategies. He has a strong interest in Transformation of Society & Economy through Technology and focuses on Fintech, WealthTech, Blockchain, Crypto, AI and VR/AR. He has been nominated as one of the Top Digital Shapers in Switzerland and sits on the Expert Council of the Swiss Blockchain Federation, being closely networked in the Swiss and International Blockchain and Fintech ecosystem, and a member of Fintechrockers & the Disruption Disciples.

Christian Di Giorgio

Head DLT Solution,
inacta AG

Christian is a crypto-enthusiast with extensive experience in dealing with complex IT challenges. After various career stages, among others at IBM and Swisscom, he joined inacta as Head of DLT Solutions. He is in charge of the Tokengate platform and also advises companies and start-ups on how to create value with Blockchain. Christian is co-author of the book "Live from Crypto Valley"

Ralf Glabischnig

Managing Partner,
inacta AG

Entrepreneurs. Invested. Involved. This is the core mindset that Ralf embodies as Co-founder of Lakeside Partners. With more than 20 years of experience as a business and IT consultant, Ralf possesses extensive expertise in transforming the finance and insurance industry, as well as a diverse entrepreneurial background stemming from multiple ventures and advisory board positions. As initiator of Europe’s largest Blockchain Competition and Co-founder of the Crypto Valley Association, he is committed to developing the blockchain ecosystem both in Switzerland and worldwide.

Daniel Gutenberg

Unicorn Hunter,
Venture Incubator

Daniel Gutenberg is General Partner of VI Partners, a Swiss venture capital firm. He joined the company in 2003. Subsequent to selling Gutenberg Communication Systems AG to the Telindus Group in the year 2000, Daniel Gutenberg became a very active business angel and investor in numerous startups. His focus is on Technology and he has been taking board assignments for various public and private Companies as well as for YPO Young Presidents’ Organization, a network of young global business leaders. He also acts as the president of the Swiss Technion Society and as a member of the Circle of Investors of BrainsToVentures. Daniel Gutenberg was awarded as business angel of the year in 2011 (SECA). He is fluent in English, French and German

Demelza Hays

Editor,
CryptoResearch Report

Between 2011-2013, Demelza researched microfinance in Punjab under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholarship. Demelza went on to complete her master’s in economics in France at the Toulouse School of Economics, and she launched the first Bitcoin ATM in Liechtenstein in 2016. Today, Demelza researches cryptocurrency in asset management and teaches finance at the University of Liechtenstein. Her doctorate dissertation is supervised by the former Chief Economist of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Professor Dr. Andrei Kirilenko (University of Cambridge), and the Viennese-derivatives expert, Professor Dr. Michael Hanke (University of Liechtenstein). Her firm, the Blockchain Büro Anstalt, consulted the Liechtenstein on their recent Blockchain law, and received a grant from the LIFE Climate Foundation funded by the Paris Accord Agreement to create a sustainable proof-of-stake blockchain. Between 2017 and 2019, she was a junior fund manager at Incrementum AG. For her pioneering work, Demelza was awarded the Forbes 30 Under 30 Award. She now writes a weekly investor newsletter for investors interested in unbiased and critical analysis of cryptocurrencies. For more information about her newsletter, you can sign up for her newsletter at www.cryptoresearch.report.

Charles Hoskinson

CEO,
IOHK

Mathematician, cryptographer serial entrepreneur and leading industry commentator, Charles Hoskinson has been involved in the world or blockchain and cryptocurrencies since the early days of bitcoin. A visionary and pioneer in the development of blockchain technology since the industry’s formative times, Charles Hoskinson remains at the cutting edge of the industry. Founder of three blockchain-focussed startups, Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK, he was also the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee, as well as establishing the Bitcoin Research Group. Founder and former CEO of the world’s first ‘second generation’ blockchain platform, Ethereum, Hoskinson is co-founder and current CEO of the world’s leading blockchain engineering company, IOHK - a company focussed on the next generation of blockchain systems, designed to underpin all the world’s future financial and transactional needs, supporting all current and future means of financial exchange, on a global scale. Hoskinson stands almost alone amongst the leading figures in the blockchain industry, through his particular focus on the utility benefits of blockchain technology, rather that the opportunities the technology provides for asset speculation via cryptocurrencies. That focus sees IOHK currently working with governments and organisations in the developing world, where the benefits of the technology can be particularly profound. Currently, IOHK is working in Ethiopia, Uganda, Mongolia and the Republic of Georgia, in pursuit of those ideals, where the company’s technology is allowing governments and organisations to deliver convenience to citizens by digitizing the provision of government services, providing accurate recording of transactions, whether for payment of government services or accurate monitoring of production supply chains. Via the Hoskinson Consulting Group, Charles is a consultant to many of the industry’s leading corporations, including Endor and Polymath.

Pavel Jakovlev

Managing Director,
CV Labs, Switzerland

Pavel is the Mangaging Director at CV Labs, located in the heart of the Crypto Valley, Switzerland. He is passionate about emerging technology solutions and their practical application in the commercial environment to deliver efficiency, productivity, and sustainable growth. He has an aptitude for fostering and maintaining business relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Prior to joining CV Labs, Pavel was responsible for the ecosystem growth at CV VC, the next generation Venture Capital company. Pavel worked both as a consultant and as an internal expert in the following industries: oil and gas, renewables, financial services, eCommerce and government affairs.

Jalak Jobanputra

Founder,
Future\Perfect Ventures

Jalak Jobanputra is Founding Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund in NYC focused on next generation technology such as blockchain and machine learning. FPV’s portfolio includes Abra, Blockstream, Bitpesa, Fusemachines, Everledger and Blockchain. Jalak was awarded Institutional Investor’s Most Powerful Fintech Dealmakers from 2016-2018. In May 2018, Jobanputra was awarded Microsoft’s VC Trailblazer Award for “her early and bold” investments in the sector. She has been listed as a 100 Most Influential Fintech Leader of 2016 and 2017 based on her investment strategy at FPV.

David Johnston

Managing Dir.,
Yeoman’s Capital

David Johnston is a serial tech entrepreneur and early contributor to the blockchain ecosystem since 2012. In May of 2013 he co-founded the first angel investment group in crypto, BitAngels, and in August of that year served as a Foundation board member to the first ever token sale - Mastercoin. In December of 2013 he authored “The General Theory of Decentralized Applications,” which defined the "DApp" term for the industry. The following year, David co-founded the first crypto venture fund, the DApps Fund. Today he serves as Chairman of Factom, Board Member of Polymath, Board Member of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society, and Managing Director of Yeoman's Capital - the first family office to invest exclusively in early stage blockchain projects.

Hadi Kabalan

Director Tokenization,
EMAAR

Hadi Kabalan is a finance and technology veteran with a career spanning over twenty years. From leading the Goldman Sachs Global Technology Portfolio team to being one of the earliest investors in Africa and the Middle East’s e-commerce sectors, Hadi’s achievements can in large part be attributed to his unrelenting curiosity and embrace of innovation. In his current role at Emaar, Hadi oversees a team using innovative financial technologies to grow the company’s revenues and market presence. This includes the creation and issuance of digital securities backed by real estate as well as one of the world’s first corporate blockchain tokens spanning a multi-billion-dollar ecosystem. When he is not working or reading monetary and financial history, Hadi can be found trying to deconstruct apps and devices or tending to his cryptokitties online.

Brittany Kaiser

Founder,
#OwnYourData

Brittany Kaiser is a data rights activist and the founder of the #OwnYourData campaign. She is a cofounder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a nonprofit lobbying firm advancing legislative reform to protect the rights of individuals to control their own digital assets, with impactful success supporting the passing of 13 new blockchain-positive laws in the State of Wyoming. She currently works with the states of New York and California on privacy and blockchain legislation. To raise awareness of data rights, she recently cofounded the Own Your Data Foundation, to train others in digital literacy. Brittany is the primary subject of the Netflix Original documentary The Great Hack, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and author of “Targeted”, published by Harper Collins in 15 countries.

Nathan Kaiser

Chairperson,
Cardano Foundation

Nathan Kaiser has over two decades of professional experience as a lawyer. A Swiss and Taiwan double-national, he is admitted as an attorney-at-law in Zürich, and registered as a foreign lawyer to the Berlin and Taipei bar associations, as well as with the Hong Kong law society. Nathan regularly speaks at and hosts events pertaining to law & tech, and notably legal issues related to the digital economy, digital assets and crypto. Early-stage investments in Asia’s high-tech industry, ranging from aerospace to fintech. He is also a mentor, advisor and angel investor to various startups worldwide, always with a cutting-edge technology focus. As a founding partner of the Greater China law firm Eiger, Nathan spent almost two decades between Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, with regular visits to Europe, advising clients in investment, corporate law, commercial trade, and commercial disputes. A pioneer in Asia with regards to the legal, business and technical aspects of a legal services provider, Nathan’s law firm was the first in the region to accept Bitcoin as payment. This complements his strong interest in technology, ranging from the semiconductor industry to the digital economy, in the heart of Asia. Nathan is currently a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Originally from Solothurn, Switzerland, Nathan studied in Lausanne, Strasbourg and St. Gallen. Prior to going to Asia, he worked in Zurich, Lausanne and Paris.

Jags Rao

Director DLT,
Swiss Re

Jags Rao is Director at Swiss Re and co-leads the DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) practice. Jags is a recognized thought leader in the insurance industry on blockchain and regularly speaks at conferences. He introduced blockchain to Swiss Re in 2015, spearheaded insurance industry's first prototype on blockchain and since then driving Swiss Re's strategic agenda for a successful business change using DLT. Jags coauthored a technical paper on privacy preserving transparency on blockchain networks. His passion is on the deeper and more disruptive aspects of DLT relevant to risk management in the new frontiers of digital economy. Jags cofounded CrowdPassion platform to drive grass root innovation within Swiss Re in a fast, flexible and agile manner. He has over 23 years of experience in solution consulting, innovation management, service delivery and sales leadership with a blend of technology, business and entrepreneurial background.

Eric Kryski

CEO & Co-Founder,
Bidali

Eric is a computer scientist and closet economist. He is the CEO and co-founder of Bidali - a payments company providing infrastructure that bridges the gap between traditional finance and the next generation of money. Over the last 15 years he has built software that powers businesses all around the world, from startups to Fortune 100s, and at Bidali is focused on leveraging blockchain and AI to improve financial inclusion and streamline global commerce.

Ralf Kubli

Director,
CV VC

Ralf is a Director at CV VC focusing on investment opportunities and advisory in the Blockchain space. He is engaged in tokenizing assets, securities and ICO structuring. Ralf’s goal is to enable easy to use technology delivering on the promise of decentralization on global scale. Prior to joining CV VC, Ralf built the business of an artificial intelligence startup in the USA. In the legacy world, Ralf spent 18 years in the automotive, aerospace, and specialty chemicals in senior management positions. Since 2015, when he discovered blockchain and crypto through an angel investment, he cannot unsee the potential of Distributed Ledger Technologies. After browsing with Gopher and coding HTML in the early days of the web, he returned to tech with AI and Blockchain.

Emily Landis Walker

Board Advisor BEQUANT, CEO Landis & Co Financial Global Consulting, USA

Emily Landis Walker, CEO of Landis & Co, is a Senior Advisor on financial services, capital raising, blockchain, cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Emily combines her 30-year network and experience in financial services, international institutions, and public sector to offer C-suite clients expert consulting services on the global regulatory and marketplace ecosystem for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Former: MD Citigroup, MD Barclays, Exec Secretary to US Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady, Former US Director EBRD, former US Assistant at the IMF

Ying Lee

Co-Founder,
LEA, Former MD, YF Capital

Philippe A. Naegeli

Co-Founder & CEO,
Gentwo

Philippe A. Naegeli is a talented business builder, with a strong track record in investment banking, general management, and leadership. Philippe founded and managed an international circle of financial institutions and institutional investment funds. He has extraordinary experience in trading and creating tailor-made risk-averse investment strategies and products. He was the founder and owner of PAN Asset Management, which he sold in 2012. Philippe is a managing partner and vice president of the board at Forstmann & Company Merchant Bank, US and is an active investor in multiple companies. Patrick Loepfe and Philippe partnered to build GENTWO.

Thomas Nägele

Managing Partner,
Nägele Rechtsanwälte, Liechtenstein

Thomas Nägele is responsible for international finance, technology and industrial companies in the fields of blockchain / DLT, telecommunications and internet as well as public institutions. As a Liechtenstein lawyer with experience as a software developer, he deals with Internet / IT law as well as civil and corporate law. He also takes care of the associated legal advice and teaches and lectures. As a member of the Government Working Group, he co-authored the bill on Liechtenstein's blockchain law.

Martina Müller

CEO,
3D AG

Andre Portilho

Head of Digital Assets,
Banco BTG Pactual

Amit Pradhan

President,
Silicon Valley Blockchain Society, USA

Amit is a seasoned startup founder, investor and speaker, who spends his time creating, evangelizing and investing in the future of responsible AI and decentralization. A 19-year veteran of Silicon Valley, he has built deep technology startups with multi-million-dollar revenue streams and focuses on technology, startups and systems that have a positive impact on the humans they serve. Amit travels around the world speaking at events, to evangelize the need and the path to future society that is driven by responsible AI, around Privacy, decentralization of power/control, recognition of bias and the economic agency in a world that is losing jobs to AI-driven automation at a rate and scale that is faster than ever before. Amit is the co-founder & President of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society, a network of some of the largest Investors, Thinkers, Practitioners and Creators, with Chapters around the globe – with a core mission to ‘Fund the Revolution’ and bring with it a thoughtful and responsible approach to the impact, value and culture in the Decentralized Ecosystem. As the Executive Chairman at Zero Labs, he and his team are creating a full private ‘brain’ that lives on user devices to listen, learn, reason, adapt and do tasks for its users without sending private data to the cloud and to give users control and economic agency over this rich data. As a General Partner at JetVentures, a cross-stage fund, Amit invests in startups that use the power of exponential technology, to become a positive part of the daily life of humans around the world. Amit serves on multiple Boards, including the Norwegian Refugee Council USA, Advisory Boards and acts as a mentor to startup founders around the world. In his spare time, he’s often found playing, talking or writing about his love for football or on his bicycle riding the beautiful trails around San Francisco.

Mattia L. Rattaggi

METI Advisory AG & CVA (Association), Switzerland

Mattia Rattaggi combines an advanced exposure to blockchain technology, deep expertise in crypto finance and regulation, with 25-year experience in the financial industry, in senior risk, compliance, audit and governance positions. He has advised, and carried out fintech and crypto projects at, private companies, trade associations and regulatory bodies. He is a thought leader in blockchain, crypto finance, financial risk and regulation, and regular speaker at international conferences and writer. He holds a Ph.D in economics from the University of Fribourg and was researcher at the University of Cambridge. He has a multi-lingua and multi-cultural background.

Daniel Ramamoorthy

Speaker & MC,
IAmDanRam

DanRam has spoken and MCed at over 150 events on 4 continents in the last 24 months. He has shared the stage with entrepreneurs like Sir Richard Branson and the founders of Airbnb, Adidas, Electronic Arts, etc actors like Joseph Levitt Gordon, social media stars like Gary Vaynerchuk, Casey Neistat and Jake Paul, billionaire investors, CEOs of the world's leading brands and many more on some of the biggest stages in the world including SXSW, DLD, Web Summit, How To Web, Techsylvania, MUST, Bits & Pretzels.

CV Summit Role: Moderator

Hany Rashwan

Founder & CEO,
Amun

Hany Rashwan is founder/CEO of Amun AG, which makes investing in crypto as easy as buying a stock. Amun aims to build an ETP representing a basket of the top five crypto assets. He previously co-founded Ribbon and Payout, selling the latter to a payroll company in 2017. He graduated from Columbia University.

Dr. Nouriel Roubini

CEO,
Roubini Macro Associates

Nouriel Roubini is a professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is also CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, LLC, a global macroeconomic consultancy firm in New York, as well as Co-Founder of Rosa & Roubini Associates based out of London. At a 2006 address to the International Monetary Fund, Roubini warned of the impending recession due to the credit and housing market bubble. His predictions of these upside-down balance sheets became a reality in 2008, with the bubble bursting and reverberating around the world into a global financial crisis – a recession we’re only recently rebounding from after a decade climb.

Andrea Ramoino

Vice President Products,
Elliptic

Global Product and Marketing Transformational Leader, Andrea is passionate about helping technology firms through strategic and commercial initiatives. He brings an eclectic General Management skill set developed over 15+ years across strategic and operational roles - Product Mgt, Marketing, Program Mgt, M&A and R&D - and industries - Data Storage, Analytics, Software, Digital Healthcare, Financial Services, SaaS, Robotics. He specialises in Go To Market, Commercial Strategy, Launch of new Businesses, International Expansion and Business Transformation.

Alexis Roussel

Founder,
Bity

Mathias Ruch

Founder & CEO,
CV VC

CEO at Crypto Valley’s leading early-stage investment company CVVC, Co-Initiator of the CVCompetition and Initiator of CVLabs. As an entrepreneur and angel investor Mathias Ruch has been involved in the digital startup scene for 20 years. Before turning his focus to blockchain, he built and exited several successful online and media companies such as FaroTV and Europe’s crowdsourcing pioneer Atizo. Today, he is a driving force behind the development of the global blockchain startup ecosystem. He is leading the Blockchain Taskforce, assembled by the Swiss Federal Council.

Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär

Managing Director,
Center for Innovative Finance University of Basel

Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär is Professor for Distributed Ledger Technology/Fintech at the Faculty of Business and Economics. In addition, he is the Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Finance at the University of Basel and board member of the "Swiss Blockchain Federation" (Bundesrats Taskforce). His research focus is on interdisciplinary analyses of Smart Contracts, asset tokenization and Blockchain applications. He has a PhD in Cryptoassets and Blockchain Technology and co-authored several publications including the bestselling book "Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptoassets" and several scientific articles, some of them published in the prestigious Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.

Jorge Sebastiao

CTO Ecosystem,
Huawei

A seasoned CTO, with experience in AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery, Bigdata, &managed services professional focused on business value. Jorge As delivered advice in several AI, ML, ICO, STO with comprehensive understanding of technology disruption effects caused by both Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain technology. He created the process A6 of security: Assess, Architect, Apply, Administer, Awareness and Agility. He architects practical & business focused solutions using standards and industry best practices, designed SLAs to meet today’s business resiliency using cloud computing & managed services business requirements. Mr. Sebastiao has been the speaker at numerous international conferences with topics including: Blockchain, AI, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Big Data, & Managed Services.

Nikola Stojanow

CEO,
Aeternity Ventures

With a strong business background in the pharmaceutical industry, Nikola has been in charge of the business, strategy and partnerships of æternity since 2016. Among other things, he is an advisor to the European Commission and the Bulgarian Government. He set up the Starfleet Global Accelerator Program, with which he has done numerous investments into blockchain startups. Nowadays, Nikola's focus is on developing ecosystems and hubs for aeternity around the world and investing in blockchain and SaaS startups.

Riccardo Spagni

Project Lead,
Monero

Riccardo is a member of Monero Core Team, who stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead maintainer of the Monero project. With an academic background in informatics and logistics. Ricccardo spent many years in software development, before starting a business in the import/ export industry with his wife. Due to the success of that business, he had enough freedom to start tinkering with Bitcoin early in 2011. In 2012, he became involved in various cryptocurrencyrelated projects, and in 2017 he launched Globee, a multi-currency payment processor. Riccardo and his wife live along the Garden Route on the coast of South Africa, where he spends weekends pack rafting, hanging out with their dogs, building and flying multicopters and playing with LEGO.

Dr. Arthur Vayloyan

CEO,
Bitcoin Suisse

Arthur Vayloyan is the CEO and a Board Member at Bitcoin Suisse AG, a leading financial service provider specializing in crypto assets. Throughout his 25+ year career, Arthur has established himself as a thought leader and an innovative pioneer in the world of finance, private banking, and microfinance. In 2017, as Global Head of Products and Member of the Executive Board at Falcon Private Bank, Arthur and his team launched the first, fully-regulated, FINMA-approved private banking offering in Europe for direct investments in cryptocurrencies. Arthur earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Berne and an MBA from INSEAD.

Hubertus Thonhauser

Board at Tezos
Founding Partner at Enabling Future

Hubertus is a venture capital investor with a portfolio of 20 companies based in the US, GCC and Europe. He is founding partner of Enabling Future, a Dubai based VC boutique. Hubertus is also an early backer of Tezos, Rootstock and other projects in the DLT-space. Since February 2018, Hubertus is serving on the board of the Tezos Foundation. In 2011 Hubertus co-founded what became the leading mobile games company in the MENA region, acquired by Stillfront Group, a NASDAQ-listed gaming company in 2016. Prior to entering the tech- and VC space Hubertus was CEO Switzerland of Casinos Austria, at that time the largest operator in the back then nascent regulated casino market in Switzerland.

Patrik Wermelinger

Member Executive Committee,
Switzerland Global Enterprise, Switzerland

Dr. Johannes Schweifer

CEO,
Coreledger

Dr. Johannes Schweifer is the Co-Founder and CEO of CoreLedger AG and Co-Founder of Bitcoin Suisse AG. He is a Bitcoin and blockchain pioneer with more than 15 years of experience as a project manager and software architect for enterprises in the IT and financial sectors. He holds a Master's in Chemistry and a PhD in Distributed Computing and Quantum Chemistry from the University of Vienna. Nowadays He devotes his time to building a blockchain-based infrastructure which allows existing or new businesses to run on blockchain.