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
  • Cindy Yang
    Cindy Yang
    Co-Head- Duane Morris LLP's FinTech Industry Practice Group
  • Alex Mashinsky
    Alex Mashinsky
    Founder and CEO- Celsius Network
  • Binnur Al-Kazily
    Binnur Al-Kazily
    Senior Product Manager - New Alchemy
  • David N. Feldman
    David N. Feldman
    Partner at Duane Morris LLP. Mr. Feldman
  • Sean Morgan
    Sean Morgan
    CoFounder and CEO of CoinYou
  • Matthew Herrick
    Matthew Herrick
    CEO of Deedcoin
  • Mr. Brian Su
    Mr. Brian Su
    President & CEO, Artisan Business Group
  • 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
    Founder of World Block Legal
  • 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 Gonzales
    Santos Gonzales
    Manecoin Founder & CEO
  • Saransh Sharma
    Saransh Sharma
    President 4NEW Limited
  • 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

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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.
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.

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.

Binnur Al-Kazily
Senior Product Manager - New Alchemy
Senior Product Manager
New Alchemy
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.

David N. Feldman
Partner at Duane Morris LLP. Mr. Feldman
Partner
Duane Morris LLP. Mr. Feldman

David  concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions, as well as general representation of public and private companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and private equity and venture capital firms. He also advises emerging growth companies with regard to alternatives to traditional financing through initial public offerings. Mr. Feldman is also considered an authority on public offerings through the recently implemented SEC Regulation A+. Mr. Feldman is also actively representing investors and entrepreneurs in the emerging cannabis industry. Mr. Feldman has authored three books on finance and entrepreneurship, and contributed to three other books.

His popular blog at http://www.davidfeldmanblog.com/, focusing on entrepreneurship and the regulatory environment, has been recognized by LexisNexis as a Top 25 corporate law blog, and his videos appear on his YouTube channel, The Entrepreneur’s Advocate. He also writes a column for SmartCEO magazine called “The Uncut Entrepreneur.” Mr. Feldman is a graduate of the  University of Pennsylvania Law School, and of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as chair of the board of Wharton’s global alumni association.

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.
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.
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.

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
Founder of World Block Legal
World Block Legal
Founder
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 Gonzales
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.

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.

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