Silvia Andriotto is Associate Director at JTC Group. Over the last few years she has been responsible for the management of a number of Multi Family Offices in the Principality of Monaco. Silvia has developed extensive experience in international corporate law, implementing cross border instruments for multinational companies and (U)HNWI in multiple jurisdictions. Pursuing her career in the wealth management industry, Silvia worked in several financial centres such as Luxembourg and Zurich. Silvia has always been enthusiastic about sustainable investing, in particular through the use of technology. She is also a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner and obtained a certification in Digital Strategy at the University INSEAD Singapore and has contributed as a lecturer on a number of occasions, such as the Innovation and Technology Law Lab at the University of Padua, in the fields of integration of Law and Technology. Silvia is also an active Member of the European Law Institute - Special Interest Group - Digital Law.
Ekaterina Anthony is a Senior Manager for Crypto & Blockchain Compliance at GWP. She is responsible for fintech companies’ compliance, client relations and business development within the fintech sector. Ekaterina has been working in the Crypto and Blockchain space and is an expert in the field of supporting compliance and operating activities of fintech start-ups and digital projects. Recently she has been particularly focusing on compliance structuring of Crypto Asset Management Companies and Crypto Funds. From 2009 to 2015 Ekaterina was Head of the London office of the Russian Stock Exchange (MOEX). She was responsible for the introduction and maintenance of regulation standards of direct market access for investors to the trading floor as well as establishing KYC procedures for onboarding clients. In her position of Head of Eastern Europe and FSU office for the Global Commodity Benchmark Agency, S&P Global Platts, she was responsible for auditing of real time pricing information flow, infringement issues and approving of the licensing terms. Ekaterina holds an MBA degree for financial options of the California State University, and a MIT certificate for Business Innovation and Application Blockchain Technologies.
As Digital Fixer he makes digital useful. Ralf helsp organisations and humans to deal with this shift and build a digital culture. He provides a new perspective and helps organisations to "see around the corner". Ralf Bamert advises startups to scale at exponential speed, to build high-performance engineering teams that create beautiful services. He coaches traditional organisations, that are built on 20th century management practices and linear business models, to unlearn their scarcity mindsets and economies of scale approaches and embrace abundance.
Lidia has extensive experience in blockchain-based investment areas. She was involved in establishing vision&, Switzerland’s first asset manager for blockchain investments. She was also the managing partner of a consulting boutique for quantitative financial affairs and has worked for major financial institutions in Zurich, London and Hong Kong. Lidia graduated from the University of St. Gallen with a PhD in asset management.
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.
Mark Dambacher has been involved since the founding of InCore Bank in 2007. The business engineer was appointed Deputy CEO in 2010 and was responsible for Risk and Compliance, Customer Care and Finance. In March 2015, the native German took over the management of the bank. The Moto Guzzi fan started his career at the consulting firms KPMG and PwC.
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.
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"
A Partner at PwC Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland he and his team are building the law firm of the future. Every day. He also is one of seven members of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team directing the firm’s 4000+ lawyers in 95 countries. Prior to this he was a Partner of one of the first Swiss Venture Capital Funds, served as in-house counsel at an international hedge fund and practised in court and with a leading business law firm. Guenther holds a PhD in law from Johannes Kepler University (Austria), an MBA from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) and has completed various Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. He is the author of 10 books mostly on investment law and regulation.
Ira started her career in 2010 working at Carl Zeiss AG. From 2013 to 2016, she was the Chief Executive Officer of LOCALWAY.RU, a personalized travel and entertainment information search platform. From 2017 and until now, Ira has been the Chief operating officer at Adara.io, a regulated hybrid securities and digital assets exchange built for community driven algorithmic trading.
CEO of Keybox, the distributed data security vault. Co-founder of Yoyo Wallet, the fastest growing mobile payment and loyalty marketing platform in Europe. Co-founder of OB10, the global electronic invoicing network (floated on the London AIM as Tungsten Corporation Plc). Partner at Firestartr.co, a group of investors which provides seed-stage capital to Europe’s most innovative technology businesses, and work with an elite network of expert advisors. Co-founded Omnis Mundi, an e-commerce incubator, with successful startups such as BuyVip sold to Amazon in 2010. Member of RBS Technology Advisory Board. Director at Pelican.ai, OneLinq. Previously Senior Vice President at Visa International.
Anton Golub is the founder and CEO of flov technologies, a financial technology company with a focus on liquidity provision in space of digital assets. Anton is also a co-founder of Trust Square AG, a pre-eminent blockchain technology hub located in Zurich's financial district. Anton co-founded Lykke Corp, a Swiss based company that is building a global marketplace on top of the blockchain for the free exchange of digital assets. Prior to Lykke, he worked as a quantitative researcher at Olsen Ltd, an asset management firm that pioneered the field of computerized trading. As a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Manchester Business School, Anton worked on high-frequency trading, market micro-structure and flash crashes. In 2012 he was invited to participate in the Foresight Project - The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets, an international project on algorithmic trading funded by HM Treasury in the UK. Anton has also been involved in several research projects backed by the European Union (EU) and he is currently in the Supervisory Board for the BigDataFinance project funded through Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. He has co-authored 10 academic papers and two books.
Rob Holub is a television and film producer, a public speaker & MC and a singer/songwriter. With more than 16 years of international experience, Rob has made a name for himself in television production working for SRF, Pro7, Sat.1 in Switzerland and various projects in New York City. Rob is currently producing his first documentary film „Searching for Contact“. In the film he examines how to keep human connections alive, while navigating the digital transformation in a world which is increasingly controlled by technologies. His studies and travels around the world, to more than 40 countries, have deeply influenced his work and his goals to help people connect with each other on a personal human level.
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.
Peter Hofmann is CEO of Custodigit, a joint venture between Swisscom and Sygnum offering an investor-grade custody solution targeting regulated financial institutions. Peter has worked in different senior position in the financial service industry for companies like Cap Gemini, KPMG, IBM, PostFinance and several startups before. He has a long-lasting experience in the interception between financial services, technology and innovation in different roles.
Martin Honegger took up the position of Director Sales & Business Development in August 2017. He has a business background. Martin Honegger, who joined Intrum in 2011, took on various management tasks and was among others responsible for the steady growth of the Credit Information Division. In December 2019 Martin Honegger took over the position as Business Development Director. He is responsible for the new sales process, business development and innovation.
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.
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.
Hans Kuhn is a practicing attorney in Zurich, Switzerland specializing in banking and financial market law with a focus on banking and fintech regulation. He advises several blockchain-based digital asset projects. Dr. Kuhn works on blockchain legislation with governments in both Switzerland and Liechtenstein and is a co-founder of Yapeal, a Swiss neo bank project, where he is chairman of the Board. He additionally sits as a member of the Board at Crowdlitoken, a DLT-based company which allows for direct and indirect investments in real estate. Prior joining a private practice in 2014, Dr. Kuhn served as chief legal counsel for the Swiss National Bank (the central bank of Switzerland) for more than 13 years. He has extensive experience as a member of national and international expert groups on matters such as securities law and regulation, bank resolution, derivatives and netting legislation.
Experienced Director Of Business Development with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in AutoCAD, Team Building, Project Coordination, Adobe Photoshop, and Bookkeeping. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Nanyang Technological University.
Sanela got in touch with Cryptocurrencies in 2015 and found it fascinating that anyone with a smartphone can use them. A real democratisation of finance!
Robin Matzke is a lawyer and blockchain expert. He is an advisor to the German Parliament. He is finishing his PhD-thesis on phantom stocks at Humboldt-University Berlin.
Luzius holds a master's degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and a master's degree in Economics from University of Zurich. He has previously founded a cloud storage startup, and have invested in a few select Swiss startups. Luzius is board member of Bitcoin Suisse, quitt.ch, AlgoTrader, Meisser Economics, Swiss Crypto Tokens AG, and Bitcoin Association Switzerland. Furthermore, He is a PhD student at the Institute for Banking and Finance, University of Zurich.
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.
Richard is a pioneer in high frequency finance with extensive entrepreneurial experience and well known for his academic work. He was a co-founder of OANDA, a currency information company and market maker in foreign exchange. Under Richard’s stewardship as CEO of OANDA the company was a shooting star that launched the first fully automated FX trading platform offering second-by-second interest rate payments and netted 37 Mio of profits in 2007. Already at OANDA, he conceived the first trading platform with second-by-second interest payments. He is visiting professor at the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents at the University of Essex. His ambition is to transform financial markets into a seamless system without the inefficiencies that we today take for granted.
Daniel is a partner at German law firm Schnittker Möllmann Partners where he is heading the firm’s digital assets & blockchain practice group. He advises all range of clients on tokenization and blockchain-related business models, transactions and regulatory policy. As part of his policy-related work, he has been directly involved in the legislative initiatives on the planned introduction of blockchain-based electronic securities as well as the regulation of digital assets custody under German law. In addition, Daniel is a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School and co-founder of regular international working groups on blockchain regulation/DeFi as well as blockchain governance hosted by the Wharton School.
Stephan Rind is Founder and CEO of BRICKMARK AG headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. BRICKMARK is a real estate investment company tokenizing large scale institutional quality property assets in central locations in Europe and North America. Stephan is leading a team of senior industry professionals in Switzerland and Berlin with more than a century of combined experience having managed and operated more than EUR 10 billions in real estate investments. In 2002 Stephan Rind started Colonia Real Estate AG which became the 3rd largest listed residential real estate company in Germany in 2007 with a market cap of close to 1 billion Euro. He sold his stake in a public take-over in 2011 and left Colonia after 9 years serving as CEO of the company. Starting his career in 1991 at Prudential Securities as an investment banker on Wall Street he is a capital markets and real estate expert.
Tom established Alliance Investments Ltd as the overseas residential sales arm for Alliance in 2013. Tom now focuses on the development of the Asia region for Alliance Investments, given his experience working in China for over six years. Tom graduated in Shanghai with a Masters of Business Administration, giving him exceptional local knowledge of the Asia region and related market.
Daniel's focus as a DLT/Blockchain enthusiast is not on cryptocurrencies, but on advising start-ups on the execution of ICOs and the development of solutions as well as supporting enterprises in their blockchain activities. In his role as Head of Blockchain at inacta, he shapes the Crypto Valley ecosystem from within. He is convinced that the DLT concept with its underlying technology stack (also known as the "Internet of Value") will fundamentally change many markets and society - even more than the World Wide Web.
Henrik B. Sanders serves as an advisor to Concordium. Henrik has experience and expertise on regulatory issues due to his professional background as an attorney-at-law. In addition to his commitment to Concordium, Sanders is Partner and Chairman of the Board with Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen Law firm and is admitted to the Supreme Court in Denmark. Sanders primarily works with mergers and acquisitions and has been the legal advisor in several substantial transactions on behalf of both buyers and sellers, including private equity funds in connection with the acquisition and sale of companies. Additionally, Sanders works with general business law and provides advice to several companies. Sanders holds a Master in Law (LLM) from the University of Copenhagen.
Swiss CPA and FINMA accredited auditor with Investment Banking focus at PwC for more than a decade who built PwC Switzerlands Crypto Audit practice. He moved to to TF in July 2019 with the aim to further improve its efficiency and transparency. Roman is married, father of three wonderful daughters and lives in Zurich.
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.
Eric Van der Kleij is a technology entrepreneur and CEO of Frontier Network (formerly C4DR.com), an international hub focussed on Blockchain, Fintech & AI. He is Chair of distributed security business Keybox.co, and Chair of crypto-finance-conference.com in st Moritz, Switzerland. He is Hon. Chairman of the Advisory Group for the UK Government's (DIT) Global Entrepreneur Programme. Prior to this he created and led Level39, one of Europe's largest hubs for Fintech, Cyber & Smart Cities technology companies based on the entire 39th, 42nd and 24th floors at Canary Wharf's One Canada Square. Previously he was the first CEO of the UK Government's Tech City Investment Organisation (now Technation.io), tasked by the Prime Minister with boosting investment, entrepreneurship and skills in the "Silicon Roundabout" area of East London. He was also the co-founder of FinTech company Adeptra (raised $40M - sold 2012 to NYSE FICO).
Stijn Vander Straeten is the CEO of Crypto Storage AG in the Crypto Finance Group. Before joining the firm, Stijn worked for a fintech bank in Zug, where he held the position of CEO. Stijn has more than thirteen years of experience in the banking, wealth and asset management sectors, where he held various positions in senior management. Stijn holds a degree in finance and business administration and a CAS in Financial Market Law, and he is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant.
Esteban is a Hedge Fund Manager in the Crypto Asset space and runs an OTC desk for purchasing and selling high volume of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Prior to this position, he was a (tax) lawyer with Baker McKenzie, with a special focus on the VAT implications of bitcoin, blockchain, e-commerce and iGaming. He first heard about bitcoin in 2012 and started researching about the tax implications of bitcoin (and blockchain technology).
Alex is co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Globacap, a capital raising platform that is liberating businesses by simplifying, streamlining, and widening access to global capital through the use of blockchain and machine learning. Prior to Globacap, Alex has 18 years of experience across Equity Research and Equity Sales at J.P. Morgan and Citigroup. He has successfully sold more than 60 equity offerings, raising over $55 billion for emerging market companies, managed complex sales cycles across the lifecycles of equity products, and has built an extensive network of C-level relationships throughout the investment management industry.
Mike never liked being put in a box so he spent the last 22 years as an entrepreneur, investment banker, author, professor, speaker, investor and fundraiser for various charities. Mike is currently the CEO of FinWise, the leading summit series in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space and a Managing Partner at TaaS Capital.