Speakers

Keynote Speaker

The Blockchain World Conference (BWC) team has scoured the globe to put together what is by far the most compelling lineup of Blockchain and crypto experts. Each one of our highly regarded speakers has been hand picked to deliver the most current and up to date info available anywhere in the Blockchain arena. 

Never before has an event succeeded in bringing together more titans, experts, scientists, analyst, educators and business leaders on one stage. There is simply no where else where you can learn more over the course of 3 days than at the Blockchain World Conference. 

John McAfee

Founder of McAfee Associates

Speakers

  • John McAfee
    John McAfee
    Computer Programmer
  • Patrick M. Byrne
    Patrick M. Byrne
    Founder - Overstock.com
  • Jerry Beinhauer MD
    Jerry Beinhauer MD
    CEO Appley Health
  • Cindy Yang
    Cindy Yang
    Co-Head- Duane Morris LLP's FinTech Industry Practice Group
  • Ralph Liu
    Ralph Liu
    Founder and CEO of MuleChain
  • Karim Babay
    Karim Babay
    Intrinsic Value Investment Partners, CEO & CIO
  • Matthew Herrick
    Matthew Herrick
    CEO of Deedcoin
  • Jeremy Born
    Jeremy Born
    Founder & CEO - Coin Genius
  • Alex Mashinsky
    Alex Mashinsky
    Founder and CEO- Celsius Network
  • Matthew Canning
    Matthew Canning
    Director, Customer Experience Personalization at Comcast / Leadership and Productivity Educator
  • Dr. Robert MacInnis
    Dr. Robert MacInnis
    CEO & Co-founder of ActiveAether, CEO & Founder of AetherWorks LLC
  • Binnur Al-Kazily
    Binnur Al-Kazily
    General Manager - Deluge Network
  • Adil Wali
    Adil Wali
    CEO Merit Labs
  • Marcus Lindley
    Marcus Lindley
    CEO of Alarmx Corporation
  • Thomas Arul
    Thomas Arul
    Blockmytalent CEO
  • Sean Morgan
    Sean Morgan
    CoFounder and CEO of CoinYou
  • Rahul Sood
    Rahul Sood
    CEO of Unikrn
  • Mr. Brian Su
    Mr. Brian Su
    President & CEO, Artisan Business Group
  • Mahesh Chand
    Mahesh Chand
    CEO Mindcracker, Founder of C# Corner
  • Damon Bryant, PhD
    Damon Bryant, PhD
    Co-Founder of Light Pay Coin
  • Kent Yan
    Kent Yan
    CEO Tradove
  • Michelle Gitlitz
    Michelle Gitlitz
    Co-Lead for Blankrome Blockchain and Digital Currency
  • Mark Smith
    Mark Smith
    CEO and Co-founder of Symbiont
  • Greg Karch
    Greg Karch
    DLT Law Group, P.A
  • Ari Smith
    Ari Smith
    Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder of MEScience
  • Robert Pyke
    Robert Pyke
    CEO Aziza Coin
  • Adryenn Ashley
    Adryenn Ashley
    Founder-Loly/Author of Minting the Future
  • Vince Molinari
    Vince Molinari
    CEO of Templum Markets
  • Ankit Bhatia
    Ankit Bhatia
    CEO & Co-Founder of Sapien
  • Garlam Won
    Garlam Won
    Chief Strategy Officer at TIP BLOCKCHAIN
  • Suresh Sreeni
    Suresh Sreeni
    Blockchain Expert
  • Graham Goddard
    Graham Goddard
    CEO and Founder of Publicart
  • IGOR CHUGUNOV
    IGOR CHUGUNOV
    CEO of Blockchain Platform Credits
  • Chris Cole
    Chris Cole
    CEO of Rush Cole Capital
  • Garfield Ivy Maitland
    Garfield Ivy Maitland
    Founder-Ivy Fintech Consulting LLC
  • Yogesh Srihari
    Yogesh Srihari
    Co-Founder and CEO of LQDEX
  • Michael Alden
    Michael Alden
    CEO Blue Vase Marketing
  • Ross Krasner
    Ross Krasner
    Cofounder and CEO of Ryu Coin
  • Eric Moe
    Eric Moe
    Advisor Founder & CTO of OpenTable
  • Misha Hanin
    Misha Hanin
    CEO of BitPower International Inc
  • Santos Gonzalez
    Santos Gonzalez
    Manecoin Founder & CEO
  • Saransh Sharma
    Saransh Sharma
    President 4NEW Limited
  • Dr. Robert Statica
    Dr. Robert Statica
    CEO BL∆KFX
  • Vishal Nigam
    Vishal Nigam
    Co Founder & CEO - KOYNCE Crypto Exchange
  • Brandon Elliott
    Brandon Elliott
    CEO Javvy
  • Kara Coppa
    Kara Coppa
    COO, EVP and Co-Founder of BL∆KFX
  • Zachary Reece
    Zachary Reece
    Managing Partner of BlockTrade Investments
  • Alex Bessonov
    Alex Bessonov
    CEO of BitClave
  • Jacek Materna
    Jacek Materna
    CTO, Assembla
  • Robert Lufkin
    Robert Lufkin
    MD-Co-Founder Dmed.AI
  • Kim Nguyen
    Kim Nguyen
    MD-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder- Dmed.AI
  • Kunal Desai
    Kunal Desai
    Founder & CEO- Bulls on CryptoStreet
  • Daniel Leon
    Daniel Leon
    Founding President & COO- Celsius Network
  • Ken Chigbo
    Ken Chigbo
    Finance Expert
  • Michael Gord
    Michael Gord
    CEO - MLG Blockchain
  • Kang Jun
    Kang Jun
    Founder of Z-Pop
  • Gill Beyda
    Gill Beyda
    Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
  • Henry Ines
    Henry Ines
    Chief Innovation Officer SHIVOM
  • Graham Mosley
    Graham Mosley
    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, Azure Engineering, Blockchain
  • Dondrey Taylor
    Dondrey Taylor
    Co-Founder & CTO at Decentralized News Network
  • Nicollete Kahen
    Nicollete Kahen
    Crypto Barbies
  • Natasha Paracha
    Natasha Paracha
    Crypto for Good
  • Adam Weigold
    Adam Weigold
    CEO at Cryptyk
  • Brian Mac Mahon
    Brian Mac Mahon
    Expert Dojo
  • Jim O’Mara
    Jim O’Mara
    Statera Consulting - VP, Blockchain & Cloud Solutions
  • Shiv Madan
    Shiv Madan
    CEO Blockparty
  • Lalit Bansal
    Lalit Bansal
    Marketing & Cryptocurrency Expert

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John McAfee
Computer Programmer
Computer Programmer
Expert In Crypto
John started as a programmer for NASA’s Institute for Space Studies before becoming the creator of the first anti-virus software company that continues to bear his name. Now he turns his genius towards the future of economics. He is a champion of blockchain technologies and a fierce advocate of cryptocurrencies. John McAfee brings his considerable skill to bear advocating for the people against Bank and Government corruption. History will know him as the one who ushered this movement into a new era.
Patrick M. Byrne
Founder - Overstock.com
Founder
Overstock.com
An American entrepreneur, e-commerce pioneer and CEO of Overstock.com. In 1999, Byrne launched Overstock, after leading two smaller companies, including one owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.
Jerry Beinhauer MD
CEO Appley Health
CEO
Appley Health
Dr. Jerry Beinhauer, a co-founder of Appley Health, has over twenty years of successful experience in starting and operating businesses in both the technology and healthcare sectors. He is a well-respected member of the medical and business communities, and possesses a unique understanding of the intersection of technology and healthcare that is rarely found in a physician. This combination of experiences gives him unparalleled insights into the inefficiencies found in the U.S. healthcare system and uniquely positions him and his partners to catalyze the change needed to bring affordable healthcare to all.
Cindy Yang
Co-Head- Duane Morris LLP's FinTech Industry Practice Group
Co-Head
Duane Morris LLP's FinTech Industry Practice Group

Cindy Yang is co-head of the Duane Morris LLP’s FinTech Industry Practice Group and partner in the Intellectual Property Division at Duane Morris LLP. Ms. Yang focuses her practice on patent, trademark and copyright litigation; U.S. and foreign patent and trademark prosecution; opinion work; licensing; due diligence investigations in M&A deals; sports and entertainment law; and counseling regarding the procurement and enforcement of IP rights worldwide. She also counsels clients from all over the world in the fast-paced world of cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency exchanges and fund formation, token technology, initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency mining and blockchain-based technologies in a variety of applications.

She has extensive multidistrict experience and represents a broad spectrum of U.S. and international clients before courts throughout the United States. Ms. Yang’s litigation and counseling experience involves an expansive array of products and technologies, such as blockchain and distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrency payment systems, gene and protein therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, vaccines, treatment methods, pharmaceutical compounds and formulations, medical devices, smart environmental monitoring systems, aquaculture production methods, light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and lighting systems, telemedicine, radio frequency identification systems, teleconferencing systems, magnetic fluid conditioning systems, website builders, music apps, public art works, jewelry and clothing designs. She also assists clients who must navigate through issues involving U.S. federal regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission, the Security and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Yang also prosecutes and manages U.S. and international patent portfolios for corporations, universities, hospitals, research centers and start-up ventures; handles licensing, collaboration and sale and acquisition issues related to IP portfolios; and provides freedom-to-operate and competitive landscape analyses. In addition, she negotiates and drafts license agreements, joint venture agreements, settlement agreements, non-disclosure agreements, media and entertainment agreements, terms of use, privacy statements and asset acquisition agreements, as well as assists high tech, fashion, media and entertainment companies, nonprofit organizations and professional sports teams with their trademark, advertising and branding strategies.

Ralph Liu
Founder and CEO of MuleChain
Founder & CEO
MuleChain
Ralph has been a board level investment banker, seasoned derivatives trader on Wall Street and in many Asian financial centers. Currently, he is a venture investor and adviser in many Blockchain technology-based Fintech and Proptech companies through the California based incubator company Advanced e-Financial Technologies, Inc. (AeFT).

He was formerly the Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase in Hong Kong, Vice President of UBS in Singapore after starting his career with Morgan Stanley in New York. His last corporate role was as the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of China Everbright Bank in Beijing. In between, Ralph also built and ran a successful Singapore-based derivatives trading, risk management and banking system Fintech company in the 90’s called ARMS (Advanced Risk Management Solutions) which provided services over 26 countries covering from Asia, the Middle East to Eastern and Central Europe. Ralph brings strong visions, high-level contacts and financial oversight to MuleChain.
Karim Babay
Intrinsic Value Investment Partners, CEO & CIO
CEO & CIO
Intrinsic Value Investment Partners
Mr. Babay is also the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Intrinsic Value Investment Partners, a hedge fund that is value focused. Concurrently, Mr. Babay is Chairman & CEO of HealthSapiens, a decentralized healthcare provider that delivers on-demand access to healthcare anytime, anywhere, via mobile devices, the internet, video and phone focusing on the Medicare, Individual, and Hispanic markets. Mr. Babay has over 15 years of global investing, entrepreneurial and corporate finance experience allocating capital across the capital structure (credit and equity), angel investing, liquid and illiquid investments in securities. Mr. Babay started his Wall Street career at Lehman Brothers’ Mergers and Acquisition department. As a result of his stellar achievements, Mr. Babay was invited to join the Center of Excellence team of Principal Investing and, later joined the Capital Structure Arbitrage desk.

A notable achievement at the global macro level was Mr. Babay’s call of the Housing Market Bubble in late 2005, which was mentioned in Larry McDonald’s book, “Colossal Failure of Common Sense.” Mr. Babay left Lehman Brothers in 2006 and joined Foxhill Capital, a distressed/ special situation hedge fund, as a partner and member of the investment committee. Prior to his Wall Street experience, Mr. Babay implemented the global strategy for various international companies across the Middle East and Europe. Mr. Babay is proficient in three languages, English, French and Arabic, and possesses significant knowledge and understanding of global trends and their impact on current market conditions. Mr. Babay has published numerous studies and analysis while at Columbia University. Mr. Babay is member of the board of director and Chairman of the compensation committee of GLYECO, a publicly traded company, principally involved in processing of waste into high quality ethylene glycol. Mr Babay also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA), Overground Arts Alliance, and Chairman of the Board of the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. (FAF). Mr. Babay received a B.S. in finance and economics from HEC Institute and an MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business.
Matthew Herrick
CEO of Deedcoin
CEO
Deedcoin
Co-Founder of Deedcoin, a patented Blockchain powered real estate service disrupter, capable of true 1% commissions using its broker network live in all 50 states & fully SEC compliance.
Founding an investment real estate brokerage, Matthew has extensive investment real estate experience and managing transactions for small and large scale property developers, REITs, private equity funds.
Jeremy Born
Founder & CEO - Coin Genius
Founder & CEO
Coin Genius
Jeremy Born is a digital marketing expert and seasoned entrepreneur who has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world including Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Over the past few years, Jeremy has been focused on driving innovation within large organizations through the utilization of disruptive technologies such as AI, machine learning, NLP, and analytics. As an avid cryptocurrency trader, Jeremy wanted to apply his technical expertise to the crypto space by harnessing the power AI and machine learning. This led to the creation of CoinGenius, an advanced cryptocurrency intelligence platform designed to empower crypto traders with the data needed to make smarter investment decisions. Within the last six months, Jeremy has gathered a team of top AI and machine learning experts, data scientists, and mathematicians who are working tirelessly to bring the CoinGenius analytics engine to life. The company is currently in the midst of its seed round and plans to launch its security token offering later this year.
Alex Mashinsky
Founder and CEO- Celsius Network
Founder and CEO
Celsius Network
Alex is one of the inventors of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) with a foundational patent dating back to 1994 and is now working on MOIP (Money Over Internet Protocol) technology. Over 35 patents have been issued to Alex, relating to exchanges, VOIP protocols, messaging and communication.
Alex is a serial entrepreneur and founder of seven New York City-based startups, raising more than $1 billion and exiting over $3 billion. Alex founded two of New York City’s top 10 venture-backed exits since 2000: Arbinet, with a 2004 IPO that had a market capitalization of over $750 million; and Transit Wireless, valued at $1.2 billion.

Alex has received numerous awards for innovation, including being nominated twice by E&Y as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, in 2002 & 2011; Crain’s 2010 Top Entrepreneur; the prestigious 2000 Albert Einstein Technology medal; and the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom 99).

As one of the pioneers of web-based exchanges, Alex authored patents that cover aspects of the Smart Grid, ad exchanges, Twitter, Skype, App Store, Netflix streaming concept and many other popular web companies. Additionally, Arbinet’s fundraising story was featured as a case study in 2001 by Harvard Business School.

Matthew Canning
Director, Customer Experience Personalization at Comcast / Leadership and Productivity Educator
Director, Customer Experience Personalization
Comcast
Matthew Canning is a technologist, Fortune 50 executive, and leadership/productivity educator and author as well as a frequent media contributor, startup advisor, and entrepreneur. He has a track record of building first-in-class, highly scalable teams and processes and regularly works with established leadership teams to help bring about positive operational and cultural change. He’s dedicated his life to identifying and articulating the differences between those who struggle and those who thrive.

Dr. Robert MacInnis
CEO & Co-founder of ActiveAether, CEO & Founder of AetherWorks LLC
CEO & Co-founder of ActiveAether
CEO & Founder of AetherWorks LLC
Dr. Robert F. MacInnis is CEO & Co-founder of ActiveAether, CEO & Founder of AetherWorks LLC, and Partner at BlueBear Capital. Robert is also the Co-chair of the OpenFog Consortium Blockchain Working Group. An expert in distributed systems and pioneer in Fog Computing, Robert holds several patents in the space, and previously built and brought to market AetherStore, distributed storage software, still in use by tens of thousands across the globe.

In tandem with ventures in online gaming software and location-based advertising, Robert completed his post-graduate research at the University of St Andrews and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2010 for a thesis entitled “A Scalable Architecture for the Demand-driven Deployment of Location-neutral Software Services”. His work is the foundation for the now-patented ActiveAether fog computing architecture, a global-scale marketplace for compute powered by the FogCoin cryptocurrency.
Robert and his team are currently hard at work building out the ActiveAether network and are looking forward to public launch later this year.
Binnur Al-Kazily
General Manager - Deluge Network
General Manager
Deluge Network
For Binnur Al- Kazily, products are the means to an empowered end, something that joins form and function in everyday application to address our needs in the 21st century; However, it’s not merely products, but the people behind them that truly fuels Binnur’s passion for development.

A specialization in cutting edge technology has put Binnur at the helm of increasingly impressive projects over the course of her career. From networking to cloud computing to robotics, Binnur has leveraged her acumen to high degrees of success in numerous applications. But more than just a feather in her cap, though, these challenging experiences have informed her naturally interdisciplinary approach to problem solving and created an agile, creative leader excited to take on the most audacious of projects.

Binnur actively searches for educational opportunities both for herself and for the teams she directs, and is an ardent proponent of youth programs and STEM, and an advocate for women in tech. When she’s not leading the charge in the office, she’s leading younger, flanking robotics army in the classrooms of Bainbridge Island High School.

Adil Wali
CEO Merit Labs
CEO
Merit Labs
Adil Wali is a passionate entrepreneur, a copious pair programmer and product visionary with a proven track-record of building businesses and the software that drives them. In the last ten years, he has envisioned, built, and maintained applications that have executed over $850 million transactions.

As a champion of decentralized agile product development, Wali has built teams that have spanned a total of 19 countries. Previously, he was co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at ModCloth, and currently is the founder and CEO of Merit, the world’s first invite-only cryptocurrency.
Marcus Lindley
CEO of Alarmx Corporation
CEO
Alarmx Corporation
Always with an appetite for researching and learning, in his personal life Marcus developed an interest in technology trends, economics and grew to learn about investments, stocks, futures, metals, commodities trading and eventually cryptocurrency. Marcus is now the co-founder of Alarmx Corporation a security monitoring blockchain technologies company based in Hawaii. The company decided to create their own token Alarmx (ALRMX) which is a commodity-backed blockchain asset.

Their initial coin offering whitelist private sale starts August 1st. The token sale will raise funds to bring the vision of Alarmx Corporation offering an unparallel security monitoring service to customers through software as a service (SaaS) on the blockchain. With over 17 years’ experience in the alarm security industry, no one knows better the challenges the security industry is facing attempting to keep pace with technology in alarm automation and monitoring services. Machine learning and our blockchain security system will enable monitoring from the cloud possible anywhere in the world on the blockchain.
Thomas Arul
Blockmytalent CEO
CEO
Blockmytalent

Thomas Arul is President and Co-Founder of BlockMyTalent.com a Bleumi Inc company. BlockMyTalent.com is a fair freelancing marketplace, focused on disrupting conventional freelancing platforms using Blockchain Technology and Ether (aka Ethereum) Cryptocurrency with Smart Contracts. Bleumi Inc (Bleumi.com) is an AI & Blockchain Product and Services firm developing cutting-edge products and delivering competitive edge to clients.

Thomas is also Managing Partner co-founder of Boston Catalyst Partners (BCP).BCP invest and mentor’s in early stage Technology companies. Thomas has over 20 years Experience as a Serial Entrepreneur and Technologist. Thomas was co-founder of Expicient Inc which was acquired by Publicis Groupe in 2015.

Sean Morgan
CoFounder and CEO of CoinYou
CoFounder and CEO
CoinYou
CoFounder and CEO of CoinYou, author and serial social-entrepreneur, Sean Morgan writes about emerging technology and consciousness for various publications. Sean has been a Marketing Manager and Business Developer for three blockchain companies, Lomostar.com, ChronoLogic.Network, and MuleChain.com. Former founder of the American Accent Academy and the Sustainable Community Education Alliance, Sean brings his background in marketing, entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, and education to the CoinYou Social Learning Community.
Rahul Sood
CEO of Unikrn
CEO
Unikrn

Rahul Sood was the founder of VoodooPC (est 1991), and became the outgoing Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Hewlett Packard Global Voodoo Business Unit. In 2007 Business 2.0 magazine had claimed Sood to be 83rd out of 101 persons on their “Who matters now?” list.[1]

Sood has led the development of technologies such as fanless PC technology, liquid cooling and active liquid chilling and was the first to bring them to market in the high-performance computer gaming industry.[2] He has also developed UnikoinGold, an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency token for Esports betting at Unikrn.[3][4]

Rahul Sood announced his resignation from HP in November 2010. In December 2010 he announced that he had joined Microsoft as the GM for System Experience in the Interactive Entertainment Business. He then started the first incubation fund for Startups at Microsoft, the Bing Fund. This eventually became Microsoft Ventures which Sood led up until November 2014 when he announced he was leaving Microsoft to startup Unikrn, an eSports betting service.

Mr. Brian Su
President & CEO, Artisan Business Group
President & CEO, Artisan Business Group, Inc.
Founder, Blockchain China Connect

Mr. Brian Su has extensive experience in international business, business development, marketing management, strategic planning and government affairs. Prior to founding Artisan Business Group, Mr. Su served Illinois Governor Jim Edgar and was employed with the Bureau of Small Business Enterprises of the Illinois Department of Transportation for nearly 16 years. Mr. Su is a recipient of the US China Outstanding Contribution Award from the US China Business Association in 2012. In 2017, Mr. Su established “Blockchain China Connect” to encourage and promote professional exchanges and investments in the blockchain industry.

He serves as member of Board of Advisors for RedCoin Global Public Digital Currency Exchange (Singapore), DigitalCurrensy, and FutureChain Technologies LLC. He also spends time on Crypto China Blog, an online China focused blockchain and cryptocurrency blog. Mr. Su is also a shareholder of High Trend International, a company specializing in providing IoT and smart city technology solutions to urban projects in Latin America.

In the meantime, Mr. Su serves as Managing Director of Yingke Chicago China Center and Chairman of Yingke Caribbean China Center, a business platform between the U.S. and China. Yingke is Asia’s largest law firm headquartered in Beijing China, with 46 offices in China and over 30 offices throughout the world.

Mr. Su has a MPA degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield in the U.S. His extensive network of government and business connections, together with the amalgam of his Chinese background, U.S. education and multinational work experience, leave him well placed to bridge the business knowledge gap between the two cultures. Mr. Su can give his clients a unique inside view of what is happening in China found nowhere else. Mr. Su is also a public speaker, speaking on a wide range of China/Asia-related business and culture topics. Mr. Su has facilitated many business and trade missions to China, and assisted Chinese trade missions and government delegations to the U.S. He has won the trust and appreciation from clients both in China and the U.S. Mr. Su has been interviewed by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg/Newsroom, Bloomberg Business News, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, Los Angeles Business Journal, Newsweek, Commercial Real Estate Direct, NHK (Japan), The Daily (U.K.), China Daily, China Press, South China Morning Post, etc.

Artisan Business Group, Inc., a Springfield Illinois based cross-border business and investment services consulting firm, specializes in working with financial and investment companies including real estate developers, banks, wealth management firms, private equity firms, family offices, insurance companies, government agencies and others to achieve their business and marketing goals and deliver real results through strategic collaborations, effective communication and risk management, and efficient facilitation. The Artisan Business Group team has facilitated the alternative financing for over one billion dollars in various projects in the U.S., China, Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Mahesh Chand
CEO Mindcracker, Founder of C# Corner
CEO Mindcracker
Founder C# Corner

Mahesh Helps startups and organizations with their next generation digital platforms mostly around disruptive technologies. Currently, focus is Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Intelligent Apps and Intelligent Cloud.

Damon Bryant, PhD
Co-Founder of Light Pay Coin
Co-Founder
Light Pay Coin
Damon is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in behavioral economics, mathematics, human and artificial intelligence, and blockchain-based technologies. His academic ancestry includes Phil Zimbardo, PhD (Stanford University) lead researcher in the Stanford Prison Study and John W. Tukey, PhD (Princeton University) who coined the terms “Software” and “Bit” used in Bitcoin.

Dr. Bryant has conducted research and development activities within world class organizations including being a Research Fellow at Educational Testing Service (SAT/GRE) and Global Human Capital Management Advisor at IBM. He is a 2004 graduate of The University of Central Florida with a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and former US Army Officer.
Kent Yan
CEO Tradove
CEO
Tradove
Kent Yan began his business career as a production engineer in PepsiCo in China’s tech capital, Shenzhen, after graduating from Zhejiang University. While working in Shenzhen, Kent also built his own company trading computers between Hong Kong and China.
Kent continued his professional development in the United States when he attended MIT and obtained a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Following this, he joined the MIT Sloan School of Management and graduated with an MBA in Finance.

Kent worked for Deutsch Bank Securities in Hong Kong, where he helped win the global co-lead position for China Telecom’s IPO. He also worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb as IT manager. Soon after, Kent started his own company helping major US brands, such as Anheuser-Busch, Constellation Brand, Anderson Windows, and Babcock Power, source manufacturing from China.

It is through this long career path that Kent has accumulated broad knowledge and experience in technology, finance and international trade. He forged ahead to found TraDove, a B2B social network company, which solves the fundamental problems in B2B and allows buying and selling partners to do business faster and better.
Michelle Gitlitz
Co-Lead for Blankrome Blockchain and Digital Currency
Co-Lead
Blankrome Blockchain and Digital Currency
Michelle Gitlitz is a securities lawyer who represents corporations, investment companies, and funds on a wide range of issues, including corporate, regulatory, and litigation matters. She also co-leads the Firm’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currencies group. Michelle regularly advises companies as they bring blockchain technology applications to market, raise capital through coin/token issuances and digital security offerings, create digital currency exchanges/platforms, establish digital currency mining operations, and navigate through state and federal money transmission issues.

Michelle counsels clients on the following:

Investment Company Act/Investment Advisers Act for open-end, closed-end, Boards of Trustees, and business development companies with registration, regulation, and governance matters;
Fund formation for private investment funds and hedge funds, including funds that invest in emerging technologies such as distributive ledger technologies, blockchain, Internet of Things (“IoT”), and artificial intelligence as well as in digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other tokens offered through initial coin offerings; and
Government investigations, specifically representing companies, officers, and directors in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, FINRA, National Futures Association, and other state and federal regulatory agencies arising out of possible violations of law.
Michelle is a frequent presenter on the legal and regulatory aspects of blockchain technology and tokenization. She has participated in MIT’s Legal Forum for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain and lectured on blockchain and tokenization at MIT’s Computational Law Course. She is a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, Global Legal Blockchain Consortium, and the Accord Project. She is also the co-author of a publication titled, “Fund and Investment Management Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Actions.
Mark Smith
CEO and Co-founder of Symbiont

Mark Smith, CEO and Co-founder of Symbiont

CEO and Co-founder
Symbiont

Since Bitcoin’s 2009 introduction, most media coverage has focused on the value of cryptocurrencies and speculation over their long-term viability in the global financial system. Many observers think this attention is misplaced.

Why? Because the focus on cryptocurrencies draws attention away from the more important underlying story of how blockchain technology is poised to upend back offices and fundamentally transform the landscape of institutional finance and capital markets.

Mark Smith, CEO and Co-founder of Symbiont, has been at the forefront of implementing permissioned enterprise blockchain technology. Symbiont’s platform enables complex instruments to live out their entire lifecycle on a completely decentralized network with a single source of truth. Asset managers, banks and governments are working with Symbiont to develop new business lines, increase transparency, reduce risk, and save costs.

Specifically, Symbiont is working with Vanguard to transform multiple business lines; is working with a coalition of major banks and buy-side firms to speed up settlement times in syndicated loans (in a JV with Ipreo called Synaps); devising ‘Smart Securities’ for private companies, and working to transform the mortgage industry through its partnership with Ranieri Solutions, headed by father of the securitized mortgage market, Lewis Ranieri.

Mark will discuss Symbiont’s initiatives, as well as the broader questions of how blockchain is set to liberate the truth in existing capital markets infrastructure, how legacy players are likely to react, and what the business leads can expect from the technology going forward.

Mark’s talk will highlight how blockchain is more than just another ‘shiny object’ in a world of fintech fads. It’s a technology that is here to stay and is set to significantly impact the structure of the global financial system, regardless of what happens with Bitcoin, ICOs, or any other cryptocurrency.

Greg Karch
DLT Law Group, P.A
DLT
Law Group, P.A
Greg Karch is an attorney at WorldBlock Legal, P.A. based out of Tampa, Florida. He is a business transactions attorney practicing corporate law, business entity formation, governance, and restructuring along with mergers and acquisitions and securities regulation. He also practices in intellectual property law, focusing on trademark law, trade secrets and IP licensing agreements. Greg represents clients with legal issues surrounding digital currency, emerging blockchain applications, and smart contracts. Greg also possesses knowledge in equity crowdfunding, private equity transactions, capital markets, and securities regulation. Greg works with public and private corporations, closely held businesses, and start-up and emerging tech companies. Greg has 20 years of non-lawyer experience in business and law.

Greg graduated cum laude from Florida A&M University School of Law, where he served as a senior editor on the Florida A&M Law Review and was named Senior Editor of the Year. Greg achieved an LL.M. in Business Transactions from the University of Alabama in 2017. Prior to law school, Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University in 1993 and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy University in 1994 while serving in the United States Navy. Greg published several scholarly articles related to business transactions, touching on digital currency, the blockchain, smart contracts, due diligence, risk management and cost controls. Greg is a member of the Florida Bar. Originally from Colorado, Greg has lived the Tampa area since 1999 with his wife, Patty Karch. Greg and Patty have two children, Camdyn and Colin.
Ari Smith
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder of MEScience
Chief Strategy Officer
Co-founder of MEScience
Ari, as the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of MEScience AI Limited (an artificial intelligence consulting firm based out of Miami, Shanghai and Macedonia), is a high energy technology leader and strategic executive with a successful background building and directing globally based multidisciplinary teams to deliver technology oriented business solutions. He has proven competency across multiple business and technical areas, including planning, feasibility and cost/benefit analysis, software design, machine learning architecture, corporate business development and strategy, pre- and post-sales engineering, project implementation, customer relationship management and more. Ari studied math and computer science at MIT where he founded and sold a software startup. He then worked as a solutions architect for Microsoft, leading the technology team responsible for Microsoft’s largest deal at the time (>$133.7M) with Verizon. Additionally, Ari holds 3 technology patents and built numerous AI and collaborative platforms, including ArbAI (an AI-based cryptocurrency financial arbitrage tool) and Swarmer (a decentralized social peer to peer lifestyle management platform).

Robert Pyke
CEO Aziza Coin
Aziza Coin
CEO
Robert has a professional background that covers consumer goods, consultancy and now cryptocurrency. The majority of Robert’s career was spent at top consumer goods company, Unilever where he worked in a variety of finance roles, rising to become Finance Director for Unilever’s €20bn turnover Beauty and Personal Care division, managing a cost budget of circa €1bn. Robert has extensive leadership experience in financial planning and analysis, M&A and controlling with a track record of delivering major change projects, growth and profitability improvement. From successful business acquisitions to delivering back-office transformations Robert has led numerous complex and valuable business initiates. Since leaving Unilever, Robert has founded his own consulting business and is now the CEO for The Aziza Project, a coin with aspirations to literally light up Africa. Robert lives in the UK, is married with three children and a keen runner.

Adryenn Ashley
Founder-Loly/Author of Minting the Future
Founder-Loly/Author
Minting the Future

Adryenn Ashley is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, and investor. As a Startup Advisor her advice is sought after, whether for her abilities to viralize a global conversation, or increase a company’s revenue while streamling costs. Her expertise ranges everywhere from breaking into banks (security testing in the 1990’s), to being one of the first females in AI in the 2000’s, giving Ashley decades of experience in navigating the bleeding edge of what’s next. Recently having immersed herself in blockchain, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality, Ashley’s newest disrupt, Loly, aims to reinvent the way people meet, mingle, and make magic online. Funding Loly through an ICO is what inspired the content for her newest book, Minting the Future (Fall 2018).

In addition to being a tech entrepreneur, Ashley is a best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker. In 2015, she skillfully turned fan engagement into #SocialTV profits with CrowdedTV, the world’s first crowdfunding platform for broadcast television. Going a step further than just raising funds, CrowdedTV also recruited sponsorship and secured distribution. Using the CrowdedTV platform, Ashley’s first show, Wake Up!, went from idea to national broadcast television in under four months, and is in pre-production for a second season, as well as development for their first 360 sitcom, and a crypto-centric comedy news show.

Vince Molinari
CEO of Templum Markets
Templum Markets
CEO
Vincent Molinari is the CEO of Templum Markets, (FINRA Registered Broker Dealer and ATS) and Co Founder of its parent company, Templum, Inc. He is a Founder of 5th Element Group, PBC . He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development, and is a Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Blockchain for Impact. Mr. Molinari has nearly 3 decades of experience as a licensed person in the securities industry where he began his career at Lehman Brothers and later at Janney Montgomery Scott.

He is a globally recognized thought leader on the modernization of securities law and the intersection of breakthrough innovation and technology solutions. He is an active Global Speaker on Market Infrastructure, Capital Formation, Blockchain, Digital Assets,Impact Investing, and The JOBS Act. He is he the host of the Digital Assets Report filmed at the NYSE He has been invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, and Government Sponsored Enterprises. Mr. Molinari has also testified before The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies regarding secondary market liquidity. He has participated in authoring 16 Comment Letters and Petitions for Rule Change to the SEC and Finra. In addition, he consults with members of Congress and Senate on these issues.
Ankit Bhatia
CEO & Co-Founder of Sapien
CEO & Co-Founder
Sapien
Studied Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Designed, developed, and pioneered the Sapien platform in his Junior year.
Full stack JavaScript engineer who enjoys bringing great ideas to life. Crypto enthusiast and investor since 2013.
YCombinator SUS’17 graduate.
Garlam Won
Chief Strategy Officer at TIP BLOCKCHAIN
Chief Strategy Officer
TIP BLOCKCHAIN
With experience in Investment Banking from JP Morgan & Management Consulting from Deloitte, Garlam is a strong strategist with a vast network of connections in the blockchain space.

Suresh Sreeni
Blockchain Expert
Blockchain
Expert
Around 20 yrs of experience in Leadership, IT Solutions, SAP implementations, ERP, ECM, ILM, E-Commerce, Integration, Digital, Material Management, Information Governance, Big Data, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Data center, Self service solutions, Retail, IoT, AI, Digital Currency, Blockchain, BI, Robotics, Smart Contracts, Energy and Smart Infrastructure Projects Business expertise in IT, Retail, Kiosks, Global investments, BPO, Green Energy, SCM Management of IT implementation, global projects, research & development, global operations, recruitment Ventures in ‘Renewable Energy’, Hi-tech, Green Infrastructure and ‘GO GREEN’ IT projects which include Robotics, Solar, Wind, Smart Grid, Smart Education.

As member of Angel Network review and support startups & companies for funding Business development, EPC, IPP of Solar power projects Solar power product development Review of Wind, Biomass, Infrastructure projects Carbon Consulting, Green project developments, Smart Cities Enable Global partnerships, M&A and Technology transfers between US, Asia and others Worked with US Fortune 100 and other clients including governments Industry experience in Retail, CP&G, Mining, IT, Manufacturing, Trading, Toy, Apparel, Home Furnishing and Hardware, Home Decor, Electronics, Logistics, Energy Technical writing Multi-national work experience Goals: IT Architecture designs, Sustainable Environment, Business Solutions Delivery, Developing global partnerships for mutual development and benefits, providing value to society Specialties: SAP Retail, E-commerce, Oracle applications, Retail, POS, ERP implementations, Logistics, Archiving, Data Management, Enterprise Asset management, Application integrations, portal, POS, OpenText Livelink, Imaging, Self service solutions, IXOS, e-business integration, Business Intelligence, IoT, Solar Power, Wearables, Machine Learning, AI
Graham Goddard
CEO and Founder of Publicart
CEO
Publicart
Graham Goddard formed AllPublicArt.com in 2015 and has been working towards impacting the art market by empowering artists, art galleries and art collectors with the introduction of blockchain technology. Goddard’s vision for All Public Art has resulted in a robust platform that is designed to provide solutions for all artists to connect, trade and thrive within the art market.
IGOR CHUGUNOV
CEO of Blockchain Platform Credits
Blockchain Platform Credits
CEO
Igor is a founder and CEO of Credits project. It is a blockchain platform with it’s own cryptocurrency and advanced smart contracts, capable of performing of performing up to 1 mil transactions per second with commission as low as $0.001.

The concept of CREDITS was created back in 2016 by Igor. He was able to attract first venture investors, contributing $200 000 in his project. The active development of the platform has begun sometime between Jan-Feb of 2017. Igor’s approach is to do tasks with a help of his staff while delegating min outsourced work. His team has already gone through blockchain startup establishment: MVP, Pre-ICO, ICO, Alpha-release, listings on exchanges.

Igor started as as fintech specialist. His first projects involved creation and development of online financial services in banking and credits.
Igor is passionate about blockchain and hence heavily popularizes it. Apart of his project, he consults clients from all over the world about proper and practical implementation of such technology and related smart contracts.

Chris Cole
CEO of Rush Cole Capital
CEO
Rush Cole Capital
Chris holds over a decade of experience in trading the financial markets. He is a leader in the retail trading industry having been published twice in Futures and Truth magazine and once in FUTURES magazine. Chris has taught and mentored over 50 students who are now full-time traders. He helps mentor and re-shape the value of entrepreneurship, by way of retail trading, among many through speaking engagements to include: Atlanta Public Schools, Flourish Media Conference, the Raw Onion, and the Money Show Convention in Las Vegas. Chris’ focused mind and authenticity of his energy and personality continues to allow him to motivate others and launch successful projects in the industry.
Chris recently launched Seven Cities Crypto Mining Partnership that allows individuals to invest in the growing industry of Crypto mining farms. His expertise brings traditional trading and investing to the growing space of crypto tech and finance. As the CEO of Rush Cole Capital, Chris has established a key utility for the everyday investor to streamline access to the crypto currency trading markets and mining industry.

Chris recently has been appointed advisor for a publicly traded company’s crypto currency subsidiary that also serves as a NASA transfer partner. Chris is spearheading the speculative division for crypto currency block chain technologies for both entities.
Garfield Ivy Maitland
Founder-Ivy Fintech Consulting LLC
Founder
Ivy Fintech Consulting LLC
Garfield Ivy Maitland is the founder of Ivy, Fintech Consulting LLC., a consulting startup focused on lowering blockchain barriers to entry and educating clients on how to use cryptocurrencies and DLT. In 2017, Ivy attended Harvard Business School’s pre-MBA program and used the formal business training he received to scale his startup and serve over 21 clients while still an undergraduate. In December, Ivy was inducted into the Fortis Society and co-hosted ‘Blockchain Revolution’, a 3 hour blockchain workshop with an Ethereum researcher at the Royaumont Abbey in Paris, France.

Ivy, immigrated from the Caribbean island of Jamaica to Queens, New York at the age of 7 in search of more opportunities. In New York, Ivy graduated in the top 1% from Aviation High School and landed his first internship at Delta Air Lines at JFK airport as an FAA certified Aircraft Maintenance Technician. After fixing hydraulic lines, Pratt & Whitney engines, and the avionics bays of Airbus A350s, Boeing 737s and 767s he applied to university.

In 2014, he was accepted and matriculated into Cornell University to study ILR and CS. As a sophomore, Ivy wrote a 15-page research paper about Bitcoin and was immediately fascinated by the disruptive capabilities of blockchain technology. Since then, he started consulting peers, family, and professors on what the technology is and why it is revolutionary. After attending ‘Scaling Bitcoin’ at Stanford University, where he learned of all the layer 2 and layer 3 technologies being built on Bitcoin, and Ethereum, Ivy took a leave of absence from Cornell University to pursue his own music based blockchain project whose objective is to empower people of color and content creators.

Yogesh Srihari
Co-Founder and CEO of LQDEX
Co-Founder
CEO of LQDEX
Yogesh Srihari is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of LQDEX, a trustless cross-blockchain exchange. Prior to LQDEX, he co-founded popular blockchain startup, SpankChain, which raised $6 million in token sales. Yogesh has worked as Lead Software Engineer at ZEFR, Director of Engineering at Wickr, and Software Engineer at Google.

Michael Alden
CEO Blue Vase Marketing
CEO
Blue Vase Marketing
Michael Alden founded Blue Vase Marketing in 2009 and has managed its growth from a small call center with 10 employees, to a robust full service firm with over 100 employees, focusing on results in all facets of the marketing campaign and fulfillment services from concept to doorstep.  Blue Vase Marketing has been recognized by Inc. Magazine in for the past two years on the Inc.  5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.

In 2013, Blue Vase had an impressive 222% three-year growth rate. Michael is also the host of The Alden Report, which airs across the globe, discussing the benefits of various products and services.
Ross Krasner
Cofounder and CEO of Ryu Coin
Cofounder and CEO
Ryu Coin
Ross Krasner is the Cofounder and CEO of Ryu Coin — a cryptocurrency conforming to the NEO NEP-5 standard designed for players to wager on themselves in online video game matches of skill. Before Ryu Coin, he has worked for LinkedIn as an Editorial Assistant Coordinator and as a speechwriter for Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago. He graduated Northwestern with a degree in journalism and economics.

Eric Moe
Advisor Founder & CTO of OpenTable
Advisor Founder & CTO
OpenTable
Eric Moe-Co-Founder / Platform and Growth Implementation Advisor
Founder & CTO of OpenTable from 1998 to 2014. The company went from garage startup, to IPO, to being purchased by Priceline for $2.6 billion. Eric is currently the CTO of WideOrbit. WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management soaware for media companies – managing more than $30 billion in advertising revenue for more than 6,000 TV stations, radio stations, and cable networks around the world. Eric’s specialties include: Distributed Networks, Anonymous Data Aggregation and Exchanges, Data Science and Decision Support Automation, Machine Learning with h20.ai, Trust Networks, Compliance, Pharmacoeconomics and Data Analytics, Modeling, FFMPEG, UDP Streaming, Adledger (blockchain backed p2p), and M&A (9 Acquisitions).
Misha Hanin
CEO of BitPower International Inc
CEO
BitPower International Inc
Trusted Technology Advisor, Senior Enterprise IT Architect with more than 25 years of experience in the field of information technology, infrastructure analysis and design, implementing innovative and leading technologies for International companies around the globe in public and private sectors.

As one of the nearly 500 trained Microsoft Certified Masters (MCM) in The World (during 10 years existence of MCM program, just about 500 people in The World participated in this very intensive training), I have a winning track record in building and bringing projects to operational and measurable success.

I am honoured to have been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). This award is given to “exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.

I am a well-rounded leader with experience across Business, Consulting and Technical evangelism. I lead a team of solution consultants who are dedicated to providing world-class client service.

My commitment to asking the tough questions and giving honest answers makes clients feel good about hearing the truth no matter where they sit on the technology maturity curve.

Expert level knowledge and experience with Cloud Technologies (Amazon AWS, Google, Office 365, Azure, SoftLayer,Rackspace, etc.), all phases of Active Directory Implementation and Cross-Forest Migrations, Designing and Implementing Microsoft Exchange Infrastructure with Multi Sites Around the World, Script Creation, System Security and Diagnostic, Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Expertise in Clustering, Network Load Balancing, Security, Storage, System Management, and Disaster Recovery Planning.

Creating Sustainable changes in IT service delivery organisations to meet business requirements, using matrix management and IT best practices.

Santos Gonzalez
Manecoin Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Manecoin

With 15+ years experience in the technology sector, Santos leads the ManeCoin team as the Founder and CEO. As the pioneer in the on-demand wellness and beauty app space, Santos created the ManeStreem app which ManeStreem operates in key markets worldwide. ManeStreem has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of clients and hundreds of corporations, hotels and brands that outsource their internal beauty needs to ManeStreem’s platform.

A graduate of the Rider University, Santos led Digital First Media, a Google Partner organization, where he supervised the functioning of 8 offices and 100 employees. He’s also known for his pivotal leadership at TechMedia Network, where, under his leadership, the annual revenue grew by $40 MM in a period of less than a year, which led to the company’s acquisition by Purch, Inc. At Philly.com, Santos served as a senior leader and helped accomplish a record revenue growth in excess of $100 MM.

Saransh Sharma
President 4NEW Limited
President
4NEW Limited
Mr. Sharma has deep experience and perspective ranging over 18 years in the sectors of Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Real Estate, Social Media, Aviation, Environmental Services and Entertainment.

Mr. Sharma’s tenure started on Wall Street working for AllianceBernstein LP, an asset management company with over 890 Billion in assets under management. After Wall Street, Mr. Sharma worked with Social Media Companies in Silicon Valley and orchestrated over a billion dollars of private securities transactions. Most recently, Mr. Sharma has worked extensively with multi billion dollar five star hotels in multiple international domiciles to help improve their profitability and to obtain financing to better extract value from the hotel’s supply chain. Additionally, Mr. Sharma serves on the Board of Florida Smart Justice Alliance, a non profit organization focused to transform Florida’s Criminal Justice system by providing out of the box treatment solutions to current inmates. He currently presides as the Chief Strategist to a Healthcare Group and President to a global utilities company.

Dr. Robert Statica
CEO BL∆KFX
CEO
BL∆KFX
Dr. Robert Statica is CEO of BL∆KFX, and former CTO and co-founder of encrypted messaging platform, Wickr. With over 25 years experience in both private and public sectors, Dr. Statica is considered one of the foremost experts in cyber-defense, cryptography, and AI in the world. He co-authored the patents for Wickr’s underlying technology, which exceeds all military and intelligence community standards for top-secret communications, making it the only secure messenger not hacked since its creation in 2012. Prior to his latest venture, BL∆KFX, he was SVP of Technology and Research for DarkMatter, where he designed Katim, the most secure smartphone in the world that prevents eavesdropping and spying.
Vishal Nigam
Co Founder & CEO - KOYNCE Crypto Exchange
Co Founder & CEO
KOYNCE Crypto Exchange
Vishal Nigam is the co-founder/CEO of KOYNCE Crypto Exchange also Vishal is the Co-Founder of Blockstein, an end to end blockchain focused company. Blockstein is focused on developing products over Blockchain Technology which includes the Supply Chain, Identify Verification, Document Signing. Vishal is also serving as the Chairman of Indian Blockchain Council. Vishal comes with an extensive background on Blockchain Technology. Vishal is global speaker on blockchain technology.

Vishal is majorly responsible for making the business relations on a global ecosystem for Blockstein. He has been working and designing products which can leverage Blockchain Technology and efficiently solve the problems also at the same time reduces the cost for the companies. Vishal is very well versed with various frameworks which includes Ethereum, Hyper Ledger, Fabric, Iroha, Indy, Chainscript etc. Vishal has trained more than 900+ hours on Blockchain Technology globally to help the audience understand the technology and how to leverage it.
Brandon Elliott
CEO Javvy
CEO
Javvy
Mr. Elliott is a serial entrepreneur at heart and has a rare talent for solving the toughest problems that many other “experts” claim are “impossible.” This ability stems from a penchant for learning and gaining expertise, knowledge, and depth of experience across numerous technical domains.

His skills were earned from 20+ years in the IT field, attaining a plethora of certifications across several areas, while consulting to small businesses, global corporate clients, financial institutions, and Banker’s Banks on network infrastructure, network security, and business optimization. Being able to master so many areas, view problems from the “big picture” perspective, and then drill down to identify a solution is what uniquely qualifies Mr. Elliott to create elegant solutions for today’s complex problems.
Kara Coppa
COO, EVP and Co-Founder of BL∆KFX
COO, EVP and Co-Founder
BL∆KFX
Kara Coppa is the COO, EVP and Co-Founder of BL∆KFX. She has more than fifteen years of professional experience, spanning the areas of information security governance, threat detection/mitigation, risk assessments and incident response and investigations. For nearly twenty years, Kara has been a hands-on security expert for various industries including the United States military, telecom and financial services.

She has provided a wide variety of information technology and security services including information security governance, threat detection/mitigation, risk assessments, network architecture security, incident response and investigations. Prior to BL∆KFX she was the EVP of Cybersecurity services for SIG Homeland Security where she ran the national defense and; cyber resiliency projects related to national security operations. Kara is the former CTO and co-founder of encrypted messaging platform, Wickr.
Zachary Reece
Managing Partner of BlockTrade Investments
Managing Partner
BlockTrade Investments

Zachary Reece is the Managing Partner of BlockTrade Investments. He also serves as the CEO of Carolina Investments. Zachary’s background came from both the tech industry, as well as the finance world. Zachary started as a lead developer for a Fortune 500 Company. After his project was acquired by another institution he turned his sights to finance. Becoming a Licensed Full Trader (Series 7 & 63 Licenses) in the process.

After the SEC and FINRA took a defensive posture, Zachary left the ‘Traditional Trading’ on the NYSE and committed full time to what he had traded for a decade. Since forming the 1st United States based Blockchain Investment Fund he has worked on multiple ICO projects as an advisor. He continues this work today.

Alex Bessonov
CEO of BitClave
CEO
BitClave

Alex is a Senior Engineering Leader and Executive with over 20 years of experience in the Software and Security Industry. Prior to founding BitClave, a blockchain startup, Alex has served as the Founder and General Manager at whiteCryption, a security and cryptography-oriented company. Alex led whiteCryption to millions of dollars of revenue, while at the same time amassing numerous Fortune 500 clients.

More recently, Alex has served as the Chief Security Officer at LG Electronics, overseeing all product lines as well as heading a large effort to remodel and centralize the company’s security team. In the past, Alex has also held multiple leadership and engineering positions at companies such as NXP, Microsoft, and eBay.

His corporate experience aside, Alex’s true passion is building teams and products. Alex currently holds advisory and mentorship roles in ventures such as Alchemist Accelerator, Draper University, .406 Ventures, and HMG Strategy, LLC.
Alex holds MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Science and Math from Technion and the University of Tel Aviv.

Jacek Materna
CTO, Assembla
CTO
Assembla
Jacek Materna is a technology evangelist and cyber security expert with more than 15 years experience. As CTO of Assembla, Jacek leads the strategic vision for the company’s technology practice.
In this role Jacek consults frequently with customers to better understand needs and concerns regarding the future of Source Code Management and how Assembla can best help meet those needs. Jacek is also passionate about blockchain technology and its future applications to source code and asset management.

Prior to Assembla, Jacek was the SVP of Engineering at Securelogix, where he led product development for the VoIP and SIP Security software business. He helped launch a new service platform into a Fortune 10 financial institution. Earlier in his career, Jacek founded a number of technology businesses in and around VoIP security and Fintech. Jacek holds Patents in the space and speaks frequently on topics such as Enterprise Cloud Version Control, Compliance, Data Security, Game Development and cloud software development. Jacek regularly advises South Texas incubators helping to grow the next generation of cloud based companies. Jacek holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

Robert Lufkin
MD-Co-Founder Dmed.AI
MD-Co-Founder
Dmed.AI
Prior to co-founding dmed.ai, Rob was a Professor of Radiology at UCLA School of Medicine. Rob has a lifelong interest in artificial intelligence with undergraduate specialization in computer science at Brown University. Internationally known for scientific works in radiology, Rob has written 14 textbooks, over 300 scientific papers and has been an invited speaker in 18 countries.

His honors include serving as President of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, and numerous other professional affiliations. ‘Being able to employ blockchain and artificial intelligence to develop revolutionary new medical technology to improve healthcare is a dream come true.

Kim Nguyen
MD-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder- Dmed.AI
MD-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Dmed.AI
Prior to co-founding dmed.ai, Kim was Assistant Professor of Radiology at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine and was a founding member of a large teleradiology company that later had an initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ. A successful serial entrepreneur, Kim then started a large and successful U.S. nationwide telemedicine company. In addition to being an expert radiologist, Kim is also highly knowledgeable with the management of big data in medical imaging. Kim has more than two decades of experience in building cost-effective international medical networking systems with security and high level reliability for global clinical hospital operations.

A Vietnam war refugee, Kim drifted at sea in a small boat for half a month without food or water. Kim was fortunately rescued and brought to Australia where Kim restarted life at 14. Four years later, Kim entered medical school and completed medical school at 23 with honors. Kim came to the U.S. under the Scientist with Extraordinary Ability program with the University of California system. Kim has written many scientific papers and textbooks. Kim’s earlier work was on fundamental radiological sciences on MRI, particularly on MR compatible interventional devices, brain cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Kunal Desai
Founder & CEO- Bulls on CryptoStreet
Founder & CEO
Bulls on CryptoStreet

A highly sought-after trader, mentor, and business owner, Kunal Desai is the Founder & CEO of Bulls on CryptoStreet, the largest online community of cryptocurrency investors. The authority for all things crypto, Kunal founded Bulls on CryptoStreet to help teach new and experienced traders successful and safe methods of investing in cryptocurrencies. A top-producing trader since the Dotcom boom, Kunal is also the founder of Bulls on Wall Street, one of the fastest growing trading academies..

Daniel Leon
Founding President & COO- Celsius Network
Founding President & COO
Celsius Network

Daniel Leon is a business and social entrepreneur with a proven trackrecord of growing early-stage companies and building organizations from
the ground up. Daniel has co-founded and led multiple companies and not-for-profit organizations. Before Governing Dynamics, where he is a managing partner, he was CEO of Atlis Labs, a venture-backed local discovery platform powered by real-time customer referrals. Prior to that, Daniel served as CEO of Beyon3D and chairman of HereO. He was also general manager, of Ground Link, which raised more than $30 million in funding during his tenure. He started his career as vice president with the Gallup Organization. Daniel holds a degree in Economics from Brown University.He splits his time between New York and Tel Aviv.

Ken Chigbo
Finance Expert
Finance
Expert
Ken has over 8 years exposure to the financial markets. He started his career as an analyst, covering a variety of asset classes; forex, fixed income, commodities and equities. After around 3 years, Ken then took his knowledge to the forex markets, working on both buy and sell-side. His skills over the last year were transferred to the cryptocurrency market, to become one of the key writers within the crypto team at FXStreet.

He has a rapidly growing presence and following within the social media space, being known as Ken FX Freak, given the energy that he brings with an unorthodox style. Ken’s offering has proven to be diverse and very much versatile, in which he has gone on to become a regular contributor across a number of forex news and analysis outlets. He has also provided his content creating expertise in assisting with a number of ICO projects.
Michael Gord
CEO - MLG Blockchain
MLG Blockchain
CEO
Michael Gord is a full stack blockchain developer and the founder and CEO of MLG Blockchain, an enterprise blockchain and ICO consulting and development firm, the co-founder of StratX, a global liquidity solution provider, and AirdropX, a social platform for tokens to globally distribute their tokens in with airdrops. Michael was the first enterprise blockchain developer at TD Bank, one of the largest Canadian banks.

Michael is also a director of the Blockchain Education Network, a robust global network of blockchain enthusiasts, sits on the board of directors of the Blockchain Association of Canada, is an advisor and investor into several prominent blockchain ventures and writes for Bitcoin Magazine in addition to several other fintech publications.

Michael holds a degree in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Information Systems from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, where he founded the McGill Cryptocurrency Club and co-founded the McGill Students Fintech Association. After graduating, Michael made the first donation of bitcoin to the McGill Alumni Association.
Kang Jun
Founder of Z-Pop
Founder
Z-Pop
A highly respected pioneer who made historic contribution to the K-POP music industry. An SM Entertainment veteran, he initiated the first wave of K-POP expansion into international market such as China, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and played a critical role in establishing ever growing popularity of K-POP music outside Korea.
Gill Beyda
Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Managing Director
Comcast Ventures
Gil is a serial founder and technologist whose first company developed games for Apple. He leads multi-stage technology investments at Comcast Ventures and also leads Genacast Ventures, an East Coast seed fund formed in partnership with Comcast Ventures.

Before that, he was CTO of TACODA, the first behavioral targeting ad network that was acquired by AOL. He also helped pioneer Internet advertising by founding Real Media, the first online ad network and ad server company. In the early eighties, he launched his first company, Mind Games, for the original Apple II. He received his B.S. in computer science and MBA from California State University-Northridge.

Henry Ines
Chief Innovation Officer SHIVOM
Chief Innovation Officer
SHIVOM
Henry is a global executive with 20+ years of combined VC, corporate finance, cross border advisory and entrepreneur experiences. He currently serves as Chief Investment Officer at Munich, Germany-based SHIVOM, a genomics + AI blockchain startup. As a VC (DragonVenture, DFJ Dragon, DraperDragon Fund), Henry focused primarily on early stage frontier tech investment opportunities.

Henry also serves as an advisor to multiple startups in Silicon Valley and is engaged in a variety of blockchain / ICO projects globally. Henry lectures at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and is a mentor at accelerators & incubators worldwide. Henry holds a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business in Durham, NC. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Graham Mosley
Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, Azure Engineering, Blockchain
Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
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Graham Mosley is a Principal Program Manager in the Blockchain team of Microsoft Azure Engineering, focusing on bringing enterprise blockchain solutions to market at scale. He has a background in enterprise architecture and advertising technology. Before joining Microsoft, he co-founded NYIAX, Inc focused on building an advertising contract exchange in partnership with Nasdaq.
Dondrey Taylor
Co-Founder & CTO at Decentralized News Network
Co-Founder & CTO
Decentralized News Network
Dondrey is the CTO and Co-Founder of Decentralized News Network (DNN)- a collaborative, non-hierarchical, fact-based news platform built using the blockchain and which seeks to combat fake news by introducing transparency.

He has been involved with blockchains and cryptocurrencies since 2014. Haven spoken at a number of events such as HBCU at South by South West (SXSW), the world blockchain forum, and the Annual Blacks in Energy conference; Dondrey is a passionate educator of blockchain technology and its many use cases.
Nicollete Kahen
Crypto Barbies
Crypto
Barbies
Nicolette studied fashion and business in college, and after realizing fashion was not what she thought, made her way to the startup scene in Silicon Beach​.[2]​ Nicolette’s focus was helping entrepreneurs, developers and startups reach their full potential. She later Sensory Code, a company that provides a bridge between art and real estate
Natasha Paracha
Crypto for Good
Crypto
for Good
Natasha Paracha is a former Miss Pakistan World and former Chairperson for Pakistan Affair at the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization associated with the United Nations.

She entered into the World of Crypto and Blockchain to develop a new coin that benefit youth from around the world. School Coin is still a work in progress, but Natasha is excited to present the opportunity to make school and youth programs safer and more efficient.
Adam Weigold
CEO at Cryptyk
CEO
Cryptyk
Bio: Quantum Physicist, Blockchain Strategist, Digital Currency Evangelist, Entrepreneur and Startup Specialist. Focused on the creation and management of early stage technology businesses operating at C-level, Directorial and Advisory roles. Over 25 years of technology innovation and business management experience building start-ups in Photonics, Industrial Automation, Telecom, Defense, Medical Devices, Medical Services, Financial Services , Cyber-security and Blockchain sectors.

Over 10 years experience working in advisory roles for Defense, Software, Telco, Financial Services, Medical, and Large Enterprise-related industries. Have successfully exited three ventures via two public company acquisitions and one private sale. Have been involved in launching an IPO on the ASX and numerous private equity / M&A transactions. Significant and varied publication list including patents, scientific papers, technical white papers, marketing publications, industry magazine articles and blog articles. Relocated from Australia to Silicon Valley / San Francisco in 2012.
Brian Mac Mahon
Expert Dojo
Expert
Dojo
Launching an ICO is a challenging process. Most people in this space are focusing on the legal or token aspects of launching an ICO but Brian Mac Mahon speaks to how to build a great business which will stand out from the rest because of the foundation its built upon. Brian is the founder and CEO of Expert DOJO an accelerator in Santa Monica who is launching multiple ICOs for their cohort. He will share with you the do and don’t of launching your ICO as a great business that investors will love.
Jim O’Mara
Statera Consulting - VP, Blockchain & Cloud Solutions
Statera Consulting - VP
Blockchain & Cloud Solutions
We live in an era of rapid technological change and adapting to such change is a challenge that is all too often avoided. For over two decades I have provided leadership and technical expertise to complex consulting engagements for top firms like Accenture, BearingPoint, Deloitte, as well as a number of boutique consulting firms.

During this time, I have led a wide range of technical enterprise-scale projects and I am known for building diverse teams that deliver successful engagements. I’ve led ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence, web-based and cloud migration projects, in addition to managing custom software development and IT operations. My success in navigating the past 20 years of rapid change comes from a passionate desire for continual learning, combined with a curiosity about the unknown and an ability to remain calm and steady under pressure.

Blockchain became a serious subject for investigation about 18 to 24 months ago, and in 2018 I’ve been working full-time in this space. Currently, I’m an enthusiastic advocate for distributed ledger technologies, working on several project initiatives as well as writing and speaking on the topic as often as possible. When I’m not working, I spend as much time as I can with my wife and 2 sons. I love science, technology, the environment, travel and gardening and I do what I can to improve the world around me – which is why I am so intrigued by the endless opportunities and possibilities blockchain technology has to offer!
Shiv Madan
CEO Blockparty
CEO
Blockparty
Shiv Madan is a co-founder and CEO of Blockparty, the leading blockchain-based event ticketing platform. Shiv leads Blockparty’s business functions, including client acquisition, business development and finance.

Blockparty’s platform enables ticket sellers to earn a share of secondary ticket sales, track a ticket in the primary and secondary market, and prevent fake ticket sales. It also provides a reward mechanism that enables ticket sellers to reward fans and influencers for promoting and re-selling tickets. Its technology utilizes digital identity and smart contracts that are unique to blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrency. Blockparty is backed by leading blockchain investor and former Fortress Investment Group partner Michael Novogratz.

Prior to founding Blockparty, Shiv was COO at a business unit of Time Inc’s NME music magazine. He also co-owned and operated a 20,000+ person music festival and college tours, and was founder and CEO of a wearable data startup. Earlier he worked at eBay, Accenture and Lehman Brothers.
Lalit Bansal
Marketing & Cryptocurrency Expert
Expert
Marketing & Cryptocurrency
Lalit Bansal has good knowledge about the Financial Markets & the Cryptocurrency world and associated with many successful fintech ICO’s as an Advisor. He also has extensive experience of more than 13 years in Presales / Bid Management & Marketing.

Having an extensive work-ex of 13 years, Bansal is penchant to drive out-of-box initiatives and real-time challenges to support Strategic and Higher management objectives.

His initiative of bringing transparency and scalability in the banking and Fintech is sure to disrupt the conventional scenarios in every demographic location. CEO & Founder of a reputed IT firm, Lalit is a seasoned business transformation leader and a digital enthusiast with an incredible domain experience of working over distributed and shared ledger technologies.

During the last couple of years, he has witnessed and mastered all phases of business venture life cycle including conceptualization, leadership, resource management, business development, and expansion. With an experience which includes managing, producing and overseeing digital applications, I have gathered and built upon the expertise and consumer value in the internet and mobile space.

Specialties:

Business Development
Satellite Blockchain
Blockchain
Competitive analysis
Brand Equity
New Idea
Stock Market Solution
The Web and mobile Technologies
Operations Management
E-commerce
Cloud Computing
Social Media
Startups
Entrepreneurship
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