Angus failed to summit Kilimanjaro one week prior to an 89 year old woman successfully bagging the summit.
From law school, Achim moved into advertising in the early days of digital marketing, built digital departments at LOWE Worldwide and Jung von Matt, and worked as a management consultant for leading companies in the retail and finance industries to open digital businesses. The entrepreneur network established during this time helped him support wealth management boutiques in evaluating fitting private equity targets. Afterwards, with the support of a Big 4 partner, he accompanied the establishment of Europe's first academically accredited accelerator and finally found his way to the venture building house Cryptix.
Especially in times of change and subsequent increased regulatory requirements, companies are looking for new ways to remain profitable and further develop their business.
Today, we are developing new business models and customer experiences in various industries.
For us, a core industry is the life sciences industry, which with its regulatory requirements strongly demands the agile development of precisely these new business models.
Blockchain offers chances to tackle hindrances for new business modell in a Federated Business Modells such as the supplycain and offers chances for Digital Services which supplement the physical services and products created by several partners.
I believe strongly that especially the supplychain and its eco system will profit in the future.
Digital customer experiences, innovation, service and product design close to external or internal customers as well at the pulse of technology, focused by a vision and strategy, that's where I feel my self at home.
What makes me understand the needs and problems of your business is, I have worked in several Industries and Jobs.
Such as: Automotive, Insurance, ICT, Telco...
and various Jobs: Production, Planing, Buying, Planned Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Batch Realese, Auditing, FDA, SwissMedic, Project Management, Product Management, Customer Experience Designe, Product Developer, Business Developer, Intrapreneur, Digitalisation Expert, Process Manager
Thought-leader in the digital business ecosystems space. Member of the Swiss Fintech Innovations Association with focus on “Tokenization of Digital Assets”. Advisory Board Member of Cyverse AG.
Extensive experience in leading diverse teams, in large scale digital transformation and data migration-projects in the Financial Services industry. Previous employers: AXA, Accenture and Airbus. Andra loves rock climbing and bouldering.
From complex commodities businesses, to large-scale sustainable investments and charity operations, Carlos has built considerable international business acumen over the past 30 years. With FinKa GmbH, a Zug-based advisory firm which he founded, he leverages this experience with a passion for the promise of blockchain technology to lower the barriers of entry to global financial markets.
A firm believer in blockchain as the catalyst for the evolution of finance towards new asset classes, Carlos is working to converge his impact investment background with the synergies of the Crypto Valley ecosystem in Switzerland to build sustainable projects at the crossroads of traditional and crypto finance. He is actively investing in productive assets that will issue creative financial instruments representing security tokens for the retail investor.
Specialist in financial market law with a focus on regulatory affairs and corporate governance. Regularly advises on corporate transactions, including equity capital market (IPOs / Takeovers). Broad experience in financing transactions.
Independent board member and chairman of companies involved in real estate and infrastructure with a regulatory angle, be it financial markets or capital markets as well as financial institutions. Board focus is on corporate governance and regulatory compliance, experience as member of audit committees.
Past Managing Partner of FRORIEP responsible for the overall management of the firm, including financial responsibility. 150 employees in three offices in Switzerland and two abroad.
Elected as one of the 100 most influencial business women and top 5 femal business lawyers in Switzerland by the Swiss business newspaper Handelszeitung in 2014.
Recognised practitioner by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2016 and 2017.
Leading Lawyer - highly regarded by International Financial Law Review 2018.
Christian Di Giorgio has a special talent: he translates business requirements into digital solutions. With degrees in computer science and business administration, he knows both worlds and over the last two decades, he has developed systems to meet complex IT challenges. He has worked for IBM and Swisscom before joining Inacta as a blockchain consultant for large corporations and start-ups in Crypto Valley. Customers value Christian's IT expertise and experience, especially in the challenges of integrating blockchain applications into existing IT landscapes. He is co-author of the book "Live from Crypto Valley".
Daniel is a tech-oriented finance and management expert with a broad advisory and consulting background in multiple industries. He holds a double MA HSG in Economics and International Management.
I am engaging to provide liquidity - through tokenization but also as a wine dealer in my second life for real wine connoisseurs
Diana is leading coffee business development for Farmer Connect SA - A Geneva start-up with the vision to "Humanize consumption through technology". With degrees in Industrial Engineering, Sustainability Science, and blockchain research experience she is passionate about how technology can be used for good. Prior to moving to Switzerland, she was part of the Stockholm impact tech scene.
Emmanuelle leads WTO work on micro, small and medium side enterprises and blockchain. She is the author of a 2018 book entitled "Can Blockchain Revolutionize International Trade?". She sits on the governing board of the ICC Digital Standards Initiative (DSI). Emmanuelle was nominated one of the Ten Most Innovative Leaders Revamping the Future, 2021, by CIOviews and was featured in the 2020 and 2021 Inspirational Women in Trade and Trade Finance campaign of Trade Finance Global and in the 2019 campaign of Women Who Rock International Trade of the Global Trade and Professional Alliance.
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. Gordon is also a proud Eagle Scout, having served in Boy Scout Troop 223.
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.
Gordon frequently speaks and educates both in the United States and internationally. Some common themes are issues and developments relating to cryptocurrency, the legal aspects of FinTech, structuring blockchain startups, ICOs/STOs, and AML/KYC compliance.
Hadi Kabalan is a finance convert to the blockchain world, with a career spanning over 20 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 to driving the creation and issuance of real estate backed securities tokens and corporate value tokens for one of the world's foremost listed companies, Hadi’s achievements can in large part be attributed to his unrelenting curiosity and embrace of innovation. 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.
Irina is a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain lawyer based in Dubai and Switzerland representing clients worldwide. She is highly regarded internationally for her extensive experience and deep technical knowledge of blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrency matters.
Irina advises across the value chain in the blockchain space, including multinational companies and protocol developers, issuers of security tokens, DeFi and NFT projects, blockchain infrastructure projects, such as tokenisation platforms, cryptocurrency exchanges and payment providers, funds investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain ventures.
Irina consulted multiple Governments and Regulators on policies surrounding Emerging Technology and drafted crypto-related laws and regulations.
With over 17 years of experience gained as a Partner in a law firm, in-house as a regional General Counsel, and as a co-founder of a crypto exchange she advised on over USD $500 billion worth of projects and transactions in the oil & gas, mining, construction, maritime and technology sectors.
Irina’s expertise is helping visionary cryptocurrency and blockchain Entrepreneurs with legally compliant business strategy, launch, capital raise and growth through her vast network in the Middle East and Europe.
Before joining Keystone Legal, Irina co-founded and ran a cryptocurrency exchange, so she understands first-hand the challenges that Founders face, and makes sure that her legal advice is business focused and actionable.
Jags is a recognized thought leader on corporate digital transformation. He introduced blockchain to Swiss Re in 2015 and co-founded B3i. Since 2018 he is driving Swiss Re's strategic agenda for a successful business change using DLT and strategic partnerships.
Jags coauthored a technical paper on privacy preserving transparency on blockchain networks.
Jags is a avid biker & trekker, follows Ayurveda and Yoga.
Crypto AM launched nearly three years ago within London’s renowned financial newspaper City AM.
The plan was to help showcase new frontier technologies like AI, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, distributed ledger technology and tokenisation to the traditional finance readership. Over time, this platform has broadened to include decentralised finance (DeFi), digital assets and the internet of things (IoT).
James and City AM have expanded the offering as CryptoAM.io to move content online while printing presses respond to Covid-19 restrictions. With the growth of audience and content, Crypto AM is expanding the team including Darren Parkin as day to day Editor and launching Crypto AM Quarterly Magazine in the autumn of 2021.
Crypto AM is far more than just a newspaper section or website. James has travelled the world meeting the industry at large and has built a global following and community with the WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal platforms as well as the large number of events pre-Covid including the highly regarded inaugural Crypto AM Awards 2020, attended by the Lord Mayor of the City of London. The Crypto AM London Blockchain Summit incorporating the Crypto AM City of London Roundtable & the Crypto AM Awards are scheduled for 29 - 30 September 2021
Outside of Crypto AM, James is the founder of the London Blockchain Forum, the Global Ambassador for World Mobile, an advisor to Boson Protocol, an advisor to Cornucopias, an advisor to CUDOS, an advisor MELD, ambassador for BEQUANT and an advisor to Sheesha.Finance.
As inacta’s head of insurance, Jens Beba is one of the leading strategists at the crossroads of the insurance industry and blockchain technology. He is the initiator of the first edition of the Blockchain Competition and was the first member of the inacta management team dealing with the question of possible application scenarios of blockchain technology in the insurance industry.
Jens’ main focus lies on a balanced view at the new technology, analyzing the chances and possibilities as well as the risks and constraints to give inacta’s customers a realistic impression of promising use cases in their industry.
As Lead Ventures's Director of Strategic Partnerships, Jaafar Al Doori is responsible for the growth and development of the business, through his strong relations with local and regional government entities. Jaafar comes from an Engineering background and has a Bachelor's Degree specialising in communication, having lived in the region for over 20 years, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in various sectors including Healthcare, Sustainability, technology and Blockchain.
He has represented multiple family offices in his career, managing the end to end process of organisation startups in the UAE across SME's and multi national companies. Now, he heads the division to lead and build teams to focus on developing emerging markets as well as providing solutions for our partners to reach their target market and most importantly achieve their goals
Kasper is the CFO of Web3 Foundation, which funds research and development teams building the decentralized Web 3.0. Polkadot is the Foundation’s flagship project, in addition to other known projects such as the Kusama Network and the Web3 Summit. Kasper has over 20 years of financial and compliance experience working with companies like Maersk, Nortel Networks, and KPMG. He also co-founded ComplyTo, a compliance platform for European SMBs dealing with GDPR, and does advisory work for blockchain projects in the Polkadot ecosystems such as KILT.
Les Male has nearly 30 years’ experience in the Global Commodities industry with particular expertise across Exchanges, risk management and trading systems. As an extensively networked business leader with a consistent track record of driving new business and growth, he builds outstanding customer relationships, whilst protecting and growing shareholder returns.
Les is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the largest and most diversified derivatives Exchange in the Middle East. In 2018 the DGCX Group traded and cleared USD $475 billion and USD $950 billion respectively, across four major asset classes; FX, Metals, Equities and Hydrocarbons. The DGCX Group enjoys a global membership base and International accreditation for the Exchange (DGCX) and Clearing House (DCCC).
Les joined DGCX in 2018 from Nasdaq where he was responsible for EU/UK client facing activities on the Global Commodities product suite. He started his career managing strategic projects for the UK Network Code, culminating in leading the development of Europe’s first gas spot market (the OCM), he later became Commercial Director at EnMO and then continued in that role for APX-Endex. In 2010 he became the European Managing Director for the Green Exchange, a US backed venture for global carbon trading. After acquisition by the CME Group, his role took on the European gas and Global LNG strategy for Nymex, prior to joining Nasdaq in 2014.
Marco is an Applied Technology Innovation Manager, responsible for exploring, engineering and implementing new technologies such as Blockchain, IoT and API Management. He has been with Novartis since 2005. For the last two years, his focus has been on Blockchain and exploring various use cases for Pharma. He began his career as a programmer in 1988 and has held various positions of increasing responsibilities in software development, engineering, operations, service management and solution design.
Marco Grossi is the Director in the Assurance practice at Deloitte with over 17 years of audit, advisory and consulting experience in Treasury and Investment Banking. He has gained extensive executive and management experience as a former CFO of Lehman Brothers Finance Switzerland and board member of Lehman Brothers affiliates.
Marco’s area of focus since 2010 is around cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology. He has gained extensive experience in a crypto exchange in Zug, Switzerland. He is an expert in Cryptocurrency markets and Blockchain technology business models.
He is elected global Leader for DLT Assurance Service in 2018.
Engaged board member from an entrepreneurial Swiss family. Partner and CEO of 3D AG, a company specialized in optical and functional nanostructures, developing high security features for banknotes, brand protection and blockchain based security solutions; as well as creating new products with optical elements such as displays, solar and bio-mimicking features. Educational background in chemistry, art and business allows interdisciplinary creativity and augmentation. Inspired by research, skilled in logical assessment and strategy.
Martin Honegger took up the position as Director Sales & Business Development in August 2017. He has a background in business administration. Martin Honegger, who joined Intrum in 2011, took on various management tasks and was responsible for the steady growth of the Credit Information Division, among other things. In December 2019, Martin Honegger took over the position of Business Development Director. He is responsible for the new sales process, business development and innovation.
Michael Bänziger is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Generali Switzerland with over ten years of experience in insurance asset management. Michael is responsible for the management of c. CHF 20bn of Generali's traditional and unit-linked assets in Switzerland focusing on fixed income, equity, and real estate investments.
Michael graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration at the HSW in Lucerne and is a CFA charter holder
Prof. Dr. Michael Truebestein MRICS is professor of real estate management and investments as well as Head of the Master of Science in Real Estate (MScRE)-program at Lucerne University (HSLU). Since 2011, he has also been teaching at the Politecnico di Milano in Milan. Furthermore, he was elected president of the RICS in Switzerland in 2020.
Michael Truebestein is author of various publications in the area of real estate strategies, real estate investments, asset management, real estate markets and digitization. In 2014, he initiated the annual study on “Real Estate Investments and Asset Management” (in cooperation with the ASIP / Swiss Pension Fund Association) and carried out the world's first tokenization of a property in 2019, the “Hello World” in Baar (CH).
Oliver has known Dubai since 1999 when Dubai was just at the very beginning of its success story and therefore knows Dubai inside out. His secret passion is coffee and horses he knows places in Dubai that only Locals know.
Prior to CV VC & CV Labs Dubai Oliver was CFO & Equity partner of a global crypto asset management and blockchain-focused venture capital group and responsible for different start-up`s and management buy outs with a proven track record in company transformation and has a verifiable track record.
He holds an MBA in International Management, two degrees at the European Business School in M&A and Real Estate Development, one degree in Corporate Finance at the New York University.
Following his scientific studies in France and Quebec, Pierre launched his career in IT with the startup Serial, before joining IBM as an IT Specialist in 2000. In 2017, he initially became interested in Blockchain through the IBM Food Trust project, and ultimately became the official Blockchain Lead in Switzerland back in 2019, a position he continues to hold to this day. Despite their almost 400'000 employees, Pierre describes IBM as "a 110-year-old startup"."
Phil brings more than 15 years of profound financial industry experience to Atomyze, gained both in Europe and Asia, and covering the entire banking value chain from relationship management to investment advisory, large-scale programs, business analysis, business development, strategy and cryptography. He has found a passion for combining cryptography and financial services to bring about foundational change. Before Atomyze, Phil was head of Digital Custody, Banking Services and the Custodian Bank at SEBA Bank AG. Prior to this, he held several executive positions at UBS and Credit Suisse. Phil passed all CFA exams, holds three MBAs (University of St. Gallen, Rochester and Bern) and is a passionate speaker at crypto events.
He has been a top politician in Germany, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Head of the Foundation of the Chinese HNA Group.
For the past years, Rösler has been involved as a multi-board member in various companies and start-ups. About a year ago, he founded his own company, Consessor AG in Zug.
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.
With his first IT startup founded at age 17, Roger Darin has always been enthusiastic about technology and entrepreneurship . While he then pursued a more traditional career in Investment Banking, working in several major financial centres such as Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney and others, he continued to nurture his interests in technology. His first professional foray into Bitcoin was in 2014 when his company started to offer seminars, demonstrating the vast implications that came with Blockchain technology. After working as a Product Manager for a wealth management platform for a little under two years, he joined Inacta in Zug to support their efforts to build a comprehensive ecosystem and move clients into the blockchain age.
Saeed is Managing Director – MENA for CasperLabs, Founder of Sheesha Finance and Co-Founder of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund. He sits on boards of entities such as CV Labs, DEX, RealEx, MENA Fintech Association, BeMobi, Jahani & Associates, LEAD Ventures, Royale Finance, Artha, TeraBlock, DeFi11, Splinterlands, Aqar Chain and Kenzi Wealth. These roles have given him tremendous insight into the crypto/blockchain space and enabled him to develop a key network of contacts which has helped him grow his knowledge of the market exponentially. Saeed started his career at ADIA in October 2009 as an Operations specialist then from May 2013 became a Fixed Income & Treasury specialist. In June 2018 he decided to leave ADIA to focus on the crypto/blockchain industry.
Samyr is the Chief Innovation of the House of InsurTech Switzerland (HITS), a Generali innovation company. Samyr is responsible for accelerating innovation within Generali. Specifically, he uses the HITS CorpUp approach to co-create customer-centric solutions and ventures for Corporates that are enabled by ground-breaking technologies sourced by innovative start-Ups. Samyr has been co-creating solutions with start-ups and building ventures operating in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain/DLT, Digital Insurance & Payments, and Cybersecurity.
He has a wide-ranging experience from various industries such as strategy consulting, insurance, renewable energies, art, and consumer goods.
Samyr has an Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management, a PhD from HEC Lausanne, and an MSc from the ETH Zurich.
Samyr is an avid fan of Real Madrid and wishes that Kylian Mbappe will join the team in the next days. If not, he hopes that one day Real Madrid fans can pay for his transfer by using football tokens or crypto-currency. That would be fun!
I am driven by excitement, challenges and to be extremely curious. I get happy by small steps made, which leads to big aims achieved. The center of all is ME within my the circle. I always make sure I am surrounded by positive energy, like minded people, who always achieved more than myself. Thats where I start to learn & grow, which I call Self-Development.
Silvia is the minister for Economic Affairs of the Canton of Zug. Through her work as a member of the cantonal parliament from 2007 to 2018 and as president of CVP of the City of Zug, she has a solid political background.
She has a longstanding management experiences in the private as well as in the public sector. In addition to basic pedagogical training, she has degrees as an operational trainer, HR specialist, and specialist in finance and accounting. Her industry knowledge ranges from education, industry and finance to gastronomy.
She is a passionate gardener, who has not yet discovered how to efficiently keep snails out of her garden.
Serial Entrepreneur and business angel, Stephan Rind started as an investment banker in New York and Dusseldorf. In 2002 he founded Colonia Real Estate and built up the company to be the 3rd largest listed residential real estate company in Germany. Colonia was part of a public takeover in 2011 when he left. In 2018 he founded BrickMark Group in Zug which completed the largest real estate transaction (>CHF 120m) ever on a public blockchain in January 2020 with a building on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.
Tim has worked in sales trading for numerous US investment houses specializing in US, European or Asian stocks. He was at ETF Securities from 2007-2011 where he was Head of German Sales then Head of European Sales, and finally Head of US Institutional Sales. Tim was at Velocity shares from 2013-2015. In 2019 Tim began working with Global Palladium Fund as Business Development advisor.
Waldemar Scherer, a seasoned executive and entrepreneur, with a background in business informatics, has managed global programs and digital transformation projects in the financial services sector. He established EY’s Blockchain footprint in Switzerland and was an integral part of the team that helped the firm accept Bitcoin for the first time. As a co-founder and former Head of Enterprise Blockchain at Swisscom, he built blockchain solutions and services for internationally renowned companies in the finance, healthcare and insurance industries.
Yanislav Malahov is the founder of æternity (aeternity.com). Having exchanged ideas and pursued blockchain endeavors with many of the greatest minds, Yanislav is a true veteran of the blockchain space. Back in 2013, the “Godfather of Ethereum” envisioned powerful algorithms on blockchains. Now, in æternity, a new version of his vision is becoming reality once more.