The event will feature about 30 high level speakers and leaders from the European Commission, European Parliament, different governments, various businesses.

Antanas Guoga

Member of the European Parliament, EPP group

Antanas Guoga is a member of the European Parliament, EPP Group, and a well-respected entrepreneur who founded a number of successful international companies as well as a committed philanthropist and former poker legend. Mr. Guoga is an opinion leader known for his efforts in promoting a better climate for entrepreneurship and improving conditions for business opportunities. He has the ability to raise ideas in the European Parliament on how to remove red tape for SMEs, introduce more user-friendly and less complicated regulations, create and improve the single digital market. MEP Guoga believes that the Digital Single Market has huge growth opportunities, including online shopping, start-ups and online businesses. He supports the idea that market liberalisation and investment in future-oriented technologies such as blockchain is the way forward for the EU. He has also provided his services as an advisor to some very successful ICO projects. With Blockchain Centre (BC) Vilnius, Mr. Guoga was responsible for the creation of the first blockchain technology centre in Europe.

Eglė Nemeikštytė

CEO, Blockchain Centre Vilnius

Egle Nemeikstyte is the CEO at Blockchain Centre Vilnius, the first blockchain technology centre connecting key stakeholders in Asia, Australia, and Europe. Prior to that, Eglė has worked across a range of roles within EU institutions and Lithuanian Government, playing a key role in policy decision-making. She represented the EU Member States in the trilogies with the European Parliament and European Commission, chaired the EU Council’s working group meetings and was responsible for the leadership, coordination and strategy formation of the EU Council’s Consumer Affairs team during the Lithuanian Presidency. Eglė also managed national projects such as the reorganisation of Lithuanian Product Safety and Market Surveillance systems and setting up and implementing the strategy for National Consumer Affairs.


Dr. Carl Christian Buhr

Debuty Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

Carl-Christian Buhr is an economist and computer scientist who advises Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. He joined the Commissioner’s cabinet after heading the Commission’s IT Security unit. Previously, he was an adviser to Commissioner Phil Hogan 2014-2016 and Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes 2010-2014. He has also worked on IT antitrust and merger cases 2007-2010 and as an IT auditor at the European Court of Auditors 2005-2007.

Dirk Bullmann

Adviser to the ECB Director General Market Infrastructure and Payments, The European Central Bank

Mr Bullmann coordinates FinTech work inside the European Central Bank (ECB) with a focus on market infrastructures. Since 2014, Mr. Bullmann is Adviser to the ECB Director General Market Infrastructure and Payments. Dirk joined the ECB in 2000, and worked in the areas of payment system operations, collateral policy issues and TARGET2-Securities. He also was the Secretary of the Eurosystem/ESCB Payment and Settlement Systems Committee (PSSC).

Daniel Dalton

Member of the European Parliament, ECR group

Daniel Dalton has been Conservative MEP for the West Midlands since January 2015, prior to entering politics he was a professional cricketer. Daniel is Coordinator for the ECR Group on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO), where he has been involved in a significant number of digital single market-related legislation and is currently shadowing the proposal on the free flow of non-personal data. In his work on the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) he has also followed a number of digital and data files, including shadowing the e-privacy legislation and the cybersecurity act. Particular areas of interest for Daniel include cybersecurity, ePrivacy, the sharing economy, as well as automation and the wider digital revolution.

Tavi Rõivas

Member of the Estonian Parliament

Mr. Rõivas was the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia from 2014 to 2016. He was a member of the 11th, and is currently a member of the 12th term of Estonian Parliament: he has chaired the European Union Affairs Committee, and been a member of the Social Affairs Committee as well as the Finance Committee of the Parliament. Mr. Rõivas is globally known as a digital influencer, promoting digitalisation of the governmental and business sectors, digital citizens rights, e. citizenship, e.voting and many other innovative and progressive initiatives. In March, 2018, Taavi Rõivas has joined the Board of Blockchain Centre Vilnius, which connects partner Blockchain Centres in Australia and Asia.


David Siegel

CEO, The Pillar Project

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur, web pioneer, prolific author, and founder and CEO of the Pillar Project, building an open-source “smart wallet” in London. The Pillar wallet will empower individuals through decentralised technology and ownership of their personal data. David led the Pillar team to a successful ICO, raising over $20 million, making the Pillar token sale one of the most successful grassroots funding’s in history. David has given over 150 speeches and started over 20 businesses. He is the author of The Token Handbook and is an internationally recognized thought leader in innovation, blockchain, tokenomics, business, startups, and investing.

Dr. Gyu Myoung Lee

Liverpool John Moores University

Dr. Gyu Myoung Lee is with the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK, as a Reader and with KAIST Institute for IT convergence, Korea, as an Adjunct Professor. Prior to joining the LJMU, he has worked with the Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, France, from 2008. Until 2012, he was invited to work with the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea. He also worked as a research professor in KAIST, Korea and as a guest researcher in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, in 2007. His research interests include Internet of things, data analytics, computational trust, knowledge centric networking and services, multimedia services, and energy saving technologies including smart grids. He has been actively working for standardization in ITU-T, IETF and oneM2M, etc., and currently serves as a WP chair in SG13, a Rapporteur of Q16/13 and Q4/20 as well as an Editor in ITU-T. He is also the chair of ITU-T Focus Group on data processing and management (FG-DPM) to support IoT and smart cities & communities. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for excellence in research in 2017 and was also awarded the Best Paper Awards in ICIN’2017, WF-IoT’2014, etc. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He received his BS degree from Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea, in 1999 and his MS and PhD degrees from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2000 and 2007.

Hsuan (Walter) Yang

Sr. Overseas Business Development Specialist, Onchain & Ontology

Walter is an interdisciplinary professional, with experiences ranging from content marketing and product branding to business development and strategic management. Raised and formerly employed in Belgium with roots in Taiwan has allowed him to obtain a strong cross-cultural awareness and multi-lingual skills which he applies consistently throughout his career. Walter has provided support and consultative services to various SMEs, corporations, and local governments on cross-border matters. Walter is currently tasked with the global business strategy and cross-industry implementation of blockchain technology, building the foundation connecting the real world with the distributed digital world.

Sorin Moisă

Member of the European Parliament, EPP group

Sorin Moisa, 42, is a Member of the European Parliament elected in Romania for the 2014-2019 legislature. He is an independent MEP in the centre-right political family (EPP group), serving in the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, as well as a Member of the Delegation for Relations with the United States of America. Sorin has built a name as a key player in EU trade policy, and as a supporter of digital, social and political innovation. He has been following, and speaking, on blockchain developments, and has been supporting intelligent, innovation-friendly, regulation of this space. Sorin is passionate about the disruptive and regenerative potential of the digital revolution and particularly developments such as blockchain, given their capacity to create direct links between individuals, bypassing and/or forcing change on old and ineffective institutions. This, he places in the context of the wider quest for rebuilding trust in the institutions of liberal-democracy, and the EU, which he sees as one of the main challenges of our generation. An economist by profession, Sorin Moisă has a Doctorate in International Relations from the Oxford University, with a thesis focusing on the respective contributions of EU and domestic elites to the various successes and failures of democratic transformation in Central and Eastern Europe, notably Romania, during the EU’s enlargement process.

Louis de Bruin

Blockchain Leader for Europe, IBM

Louis de Bruin leads IBM Global Business Services European Blockchain practice. Louis spotted the potential of Blockchain for transforming financial and other industries early on and has become one of the leaders of IBM’s effort to drive the development and adoption of permissioned Blockchain technology based on the Linux Foundations Hyperledger. The Blockchain practice is growing fast and already consists of hundreds of consultants and Blockchain development resources. Louis is helping clients understand the impact Blockchain will have on their business. His practice is involved in the development of a large number of Blockchains that serves client communities in FinTech and beyond. Louis has over 25 years of global experience leveraging ICT to drive new business models. In his role as Blockchain practice leader he frequently advises not only business leaders but European finance ministers and members of parliament as well on the impact that Blockchain will have on our economy and society. As co-founder of the Techruption Blockchain practice at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus, Louis publishes frequently on the subject of Blokchain and is frequently invited to share his passion for Blockchain with students as visiting lecturer at universities.

Thomas Stern

Senior Expert, FMA Liechtenstein

Thomas Stern is working as a Senior Specialist at the FMA Liechtenstein. Further, he is an associated scientist at the University of Liechtenstein as well as member of the EBA’s Standing Committee on Regulation and Policy. Key research areas: Basel Accord, specific characteristics of the Eurozone-, EEA- and the Liechtenstein banking regulation; systemic risk and mechanisms of deposit guarantee-schemes. International lectures, authoring and referee activities.

Pēteris Zilgalvis

Head of Unit for Startups and Innovation in the Digital Single Market Directorate in DG CONNECT, European Commission

Pēteris Zilgalvis is the Head of Unit for Startups and Innovation in the Digital Single Market Directorate in DG CONNECT and is the Co-Chair of the European Commission FinTech Task Force. He was nominated on the list of CoinDesk’s Most Influential People in Blockchain 2017. He was the Visiting EU Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford for 2013-14, where he is an Associate of the Political Economy of Financial Markets Programme. From 1997 to 2005, he was Deputy Head of the Bioethics Department of the Council of Europe, in its Directorate General of Legal Affairs. In addition, he has held various positions in the Latvian civil service (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment). He was Senior Environmental Law Advisor to the World Bank/Russian Federation Environmental Management Project and was Regional Environmental Specialist for the Baltic Countries at the World Bank. He has been a member of the California State Bar since 1991, completed his J.D. at the University of Southern California, his B.A. in Political Science Cum Laude at UCLA, and the High Potentials Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. A recent publication of his is “The Need for an Innovation Principle in Regulatory Impact Assessment: The Case of Finance and Innovation in Europe” in Policy & Internet.

Chiara Tomasi

Public Policy and Government Relations Analyst, Google

Chiara works on AI, cloud and other emerging technologies in the Google Brussels policy team. She was previously a consultant on public affairs and communications at Brunswick Group. A self-declared policy geek, throughout her career she has worked on a broad range of EU issues ranging from tech policy to energy and agriculture.


Julio Alejandro

Global Communications, Aeternity (Blockchain) 

Julio Alejandro, “Leonardo da Vinci of Fintech” (Cointelegraph 2016), is the current Global Communications for Aeternity Blockchain and CEO and Founder of Jada Consulting “Taming Disruptive Technologies” and Humanitarian Blockchain.

Alejandro, 30 years old, is a frequent university lecturer and has competed, worked, or lobbied in United Nations, European Union, University of Cambridge, Google, MIT, LSE, and more than 40 international universities and institutions on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things.

Among his work on global financial inclusion he designed “Blockchain in Calais” (Fintech for Refugees) and “Machine Learning for Women” (for MENA women). He’s a Member of the Board to the World Future Foundation, and, of Bitnation.

He is listed as one of the world’s Top 100 Influential Fintech leaders (Onalytica).

Previously, based in Chicago, he served as the former US National Foreign Correspondent for La Jornada (Chicago); remains working as the UK National Foreign Correspondent for Excelsior media corporation.

He has been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, and Fox News. He studied in Sciences Po Paris, Itesm, and University of Cambridge, and speaks fluent Spanish and French. Raised in a very multicultural environment, he has lived at least two years in Chicago, Paris, Mexico City, London, and briefly in Canada, Houston, and Guadalajara. He resides in London, but spends more time traveling worldwide.

Aeternity Blockchain, where he also serves as their Global Ambassador and company’s Spokesperson, was  founded in 2016 and has a market capitalization of $1.36 billion dollars (April 2018).

Vilius Šapoka

Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Mr. Vilius Šapoka is the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania. In 2003 he was granted the Master’s Degree in Economics at Vilnius University, he also studied in the Baltic Management Institute as well as underwent training at the European Commission. For 5 years Mr. V. Šapoka held the position of the Director of the Financial Services and Markets Department at the Bank of Lithuania, and prior to that – for 6 years of the Chairman of the Lithuanian Securities Commission. The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania is an executive body, the mission of which is to formulate and implement an effective policy of public finances in order to ensure the country’s macroeconomic stability and economic development. The strategic objectives of the Ministry include the formation of fiscal policy, which promotes trust in macroeconomic stability and ensures effective and economic management as well as the use of public funds and the European Union assistance. It also ensures the development of the financial sector and smooth implementation of other financial instruments.

Jovita Neliupšienė

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the European Union

Previous to diplomatic appointment in Brussels Mrs. Neliupšienė was a Chief Adviser to the President, Foreign Policy Group, Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, has worked as Attaché, Third Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Belarus, worked in several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.

She has also worked as lecturer at Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University.

Mrs. Neliupšiene holds Doctor degree of Political Sciences, at  Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences, followed PhD studies in Political Sciences, and Omaha Nebraska Creighton University (2007).

Eric Larchevêque

CEO, Ledger

Serial experienced entrepreneur, Eric Larchevêque developed several French and European projects, including the Montorgueil Group, sold to Rentabiliweb in 2007, and Prixing, a mobile price comparator bought by HighCo in 2013. Passionate about Bitcoin and the high potential of distributed consensus technologies, he founds la Maison du Bitcoin, a Parisian place for startups working on implementation of the Bitcoin technology, and the first physical purchase counter of Bitcoins in Europe. He’s currently the CEO of Ledger, a startup designing hardware security solutions for Bitcoin & Blockchain.

Paulius Kunčinas

Chairman of the Board, Blockchain Centre Vilnius

Mr. Kunčinas is a Chairman of the Board of Blockchain Centre Vilnius as well as a President of Lithuania Malaysia Business Council (LMBC) under Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists. He also works as a Senior Advisor at Covalis Capital LLP. Before that Mr. Kunčinas was an Advisor to BOD Group, Renewable Energy Prospects in Asia, and Managing Editor, at Asia Oxford Business Group (OBG).

Mr. Kunčinas holds BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics from Trinity College, University of Oxford and M. Phil in Russian and East European Studies at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

Greg Van de Bergh

CEO, Bankorus

Founder and CEO of Bankorus, Greg launched China’s first robo-advisor system under the former name of MiCai in 2013. Formerly working for Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and MAN-GLG, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, Greg is originally from Belgium, a graduate of Oxford University and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He is a passionate technologist and advocate for fintech innovation. Today, Greg is responsible for leading Bankorus into a token sale, bringing Bankorus crypto wealth management for HNWIs to market, and driving company revenue and growth.

Dr. Clara Neppel

Senior Director, IEEE Technology Centre GmbH

Dr. Clara Neppel is the Senior Director of the IEEE European office in Vienna, where she is responsible for the growth of IEEE’s operations and presence in Europe, focusing on the needs of industry, academia, and government. Clara serves as a point of contact for initiatives with regard to technology, engineering and related public policy issues that help implementing IEEE’s continued global commitment to fostering technological innovation for the benefit of humanity.

Clara joined IEEE after many years with the European Patent Office where she was involved in various aspects relating to innovation, intellectual property and public policy in the field of information and communication technologies. She co-authored publications both in the field of patentability of computer implemented inventions as well as possible future scenarios of the patent system. Before joining the Office she worked in research, in the area of parallel database optimization, and in industry, as program manager for archiving solutions.

She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich and a Master in Intellectual Property Law and Management from the University of Strasbourg.

Raymond Knops

State Secretary for Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, the Netherlands

1995-2000: various functions at the Ministry of Defense and Royal Air Force. 1999-2005: alderman and deputy mayor at municipality Horst (from 2001: municipality Horst aan de Maas). October 2004-February 2005: Mr. Knops was sent to Iraq as policy advisor in the military staff of the Dutch battlegroup-commander SFIR 5. 2005 – 2017 Member of Parliament (Christian Democrats). Among other functions, he was a member of the Presidium and of the Committees of Foreign Affairs, Finance, European Affairs, Defense, Economic Affairs and Interior. On 26 October 2017 he was appointed state secretary for home affairs and kingdom relations, responsible for cross-border cooperation, kingdom relations and digital government.

Political and additional functions

Mr. Knops was, among other functions, board member of the Atlantic Committee, member of the General Council of Our Air Force and Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee NATO Assembly.

Moe Adham

Co-founder, Bitaccess Inc. 

Prior to co-founding Bitaccess, Moe held roles at Blackberry, Qualcomm, and Lemoptix Inc (aquired by Intel). Having begun full time work on Bitcoin and blockchain technology in 2013, Moe Adham was the founding CEO of Bitaccess. While at Bitaccess, Moe has led the team through the Y Combinator incubation program, seed fundraising, and built sales channels to 15 countries. In 2017 Bitaccess launched explorecatena.com to enable governments and public institutions to leverage public blockchains for increased transparency and accountability. Moe has a degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Masters of Nanotechnology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

Kazuyuki Shimamura

Director, Financial System Stabilization Planning Office, Planning and Coordination Bureau Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan

Professional background:

April, 1997 Joined Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Administration Division, Fisheries Policy Planning Department, Fisheries Agency

April, 2007 Principal Deputy Director, Food Policy Planning Division, General Food Policy Bureau, MAFF

April, 2008 Deputy Director (General Affairs), Food Security Division, Minister’s Secretariat , MAFF June, 2008 First Secretary, The Mission of Japan to the European Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)

July, 2011 Deputy Counselor (General affairs and Legal Affairs), Office for Administrative Reform, Cabinet Secretariat

January, 2013 Deputy Director, Policy Evaluation and Improvement Division , Minister’s Secretariat, MAFF

October, 2013 Senior Policy Coordinator, Policy Planning Division, Minister’s Secretariat, MAFF

April, 2014 Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, MOFA Head of Delegation of Japan to international organizations, such as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) , and United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN HABITAT)

 July, 2016 Present Director, Financial System Stabilization Planning Office, Planning and Coordination Bureau, Financial Services Agency (FSA)

Education background. Mr. Shimamura has a Bachelor of Law from Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo; Master of Science of Law from Stanford Law School June, and in 2004 he was awarded Doctor of Science of Law, Stanford Law School.

Katsumi Sekizawa

Deputy Director, ICT Strategy Policy Division, Information and Communications Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)

Professional Background.

April, 2011 Staff, Municipal Tax Planning Division, Local Tax Bureau, MIC

July, 2011 Staff, Municipalities Finance Division, General Administration Division, General Administration Bureau, Kanagawa Prefectural Government

August, 2012 Staff, ICT Security Office, Information and Communications Bureau, MIC

March, 2014 Assistant Director, Office for Legal Systems related to Personal Data, National Strategy Office for Information and Communications Technology, Cabinet Secretariat August,

2015 Assistant Director, Office of Planning of Personal Identification Number System, Policy Planning Division, Minister’s Secretariat, MIC

July, 2017 Deputy Director, ICT Strategy Policy Division, Information and Communications Bureau, MIC

Educational Background: in 2011 he has got a Bachelor of Engineering, Tohoku University.

Andrius Adomonis

LBChain team leader, Office of Economic and Financial Stability, Statistics Department, Bank of Lithuania

Andrius Adamonis has a bachelor degree of mathematics, graduated from the field of Technomathematics. Andrius is studying the Information technology Engineering Master’s Degree at Vilnius Gediminas technical university. He is interested in the blockchain technology research.

He now works at the Bank of Lithuania at the Office of Economic and Financial Stability, Statistics Department. Andrius is the project leader of LBChain platform-service.

In the beginning of 2017, the Bank of Lithuania developed the idea of creating a LBChain platform-service based on blockchain technology for FinTech market participants. The main goal of the platform is to promote the application and development of new blockchain based solutions in the market and to improve the quality of regulation in the financial sector. The project is unique and innovative, as well as the way of its acquisition – pre-commercial procurement. Project is financed from the European Union Structural Funds.

Andrius provide the consultations to the projects related to blockchain technology, is an active member of local and international working groups. He is a regular guest lecturer and participant of panel discussion across the Lithuania and European Union (Blockchain summit Frankfurt) on topics related to blockchain technology. 

Kristof Van de Reck

Interim President, NEM.io Foundation

Kristof Van de Reck is founding member and interim President of NEM.io Foundation. Since he first learned about blockchain technology he has been focussing on how blockchain can be implemented in existing businesses as well as the opportunities it facilitates for new business models.

As interim President, Kristof is currently working on global expansion of the NEM.io Foundation to achieve the foundations goals for the the introduction, education and promotion of the NEM blockchain technology to industries, governments and academia worldwide.

NEM is a holistic blockchain solution with an architecture designed for both simplicity and flexibility of development and a clear focus on security. NEM technology allows application of blockchain to a wide range of use cases applicable from startups to governments.

Paul J. Thanos

Director Office of Finance and Insurance Industries US Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration, USA

Paul J. Thanos is the Director for Finance and Insurance Industries at the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration. He recently served as the inaugural Global Trade and Investment Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC where he researched and published a series of articles on topics such as inclusive capitalism, financial technology, U.S.-Canada trade and investment relations, and international trade in services.
At the Commerce Department Mr. Thanos is responsible for developing and executing policy, analysis, and promotion initiatives pertaining to finance and insurance industries, trade and project finance, financial technology, impact investing, and access to finance.

His program of work includes expansion of finance and insurance exports, attracting foreign direct investment to the United States, and developing cooperative programs with international partners. His focus has expanded to include how distributed ledger technology (blockchain) is impacting the financial services sector as well as other industries. His team has direct participation in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Korean U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).

He leads the U.S. delegation to the OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee and is directly engaged in a series of international insurance and reinsurance market access issues in China, India, Indonesia, and Latin America. His team manages and leads the Department of Commerce’s Trade Finance Advisory Committee which makes recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce on how business and government can work together to expand access to private sources of trade finance particularly for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). His team closely collaborates with several USG agencies and organizations including the Department of Treasury, USTR, Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Federal Reserve. He is a regular guest lecturer across the United States on topics ranging from trade policy, impact investing and the intersection of services and manufacturing industries.

Prior to taking this position Paul served as a legislative aide to Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) with responsibility for trade, foreign policy, and defense issues. Paul also has ten years of experience covering Middle East issues and previously served as Deputy Director for the Commerce Department’s Office of the Middle East. He worked directly on the Middle East peace process in the 1990s and has traveled throughout the Middle East, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia. Paul received a Masters of Public Administration from American University’s School of Public Affairs and a BA in Government from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

Paul J. Thanos recently served as the inaugural Global Trade and Investment Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC where he researched and published a series of articles on topics such as inclusive capitalism, financial technology, U.S.-Canada trade and investment relations, and international trade in services.

Rob Hanson

Senior Honorary Fellow, the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Institute, Australia

Rob Hanson is a Senior Honorary Fellow at the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute at the Australian National University, under the direction of Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell. Rob is also a senior research consultant at Data61 | CSIRO.  Rob is certified and experienced in identifying and articulating risk and assurance. He specialises in the policy implications of emerging technology.  Rob is the lead author for CSIRO’s blockchain report, ‘Distributed Ledgers, Scenarios for the Australian Economy in 2030.

Eli-Shaoul Khedouri 

CEO, Intuition Mashines

Eli is a recognized leader in AI who has applied machine intelligence at scale to a wide variety of business problems over the past decade. He has co-founded four tech companies as CTO or CEO, applied his expertise in venture capital at AI/ML-focused firms like Array Ventures, and serves on a variety of advisory boards for early and mid-stage companies. Eli currently serves as CEO of Intuition Machines (intuitionmachines.com), which provides AI/ML products and services to some of the largest companies in the world, including one of the top 3 US clouds. Their new platform (hCaptcha.com) recently launched on the Ethereum blockchain, powered by the HUMAN Protocol.

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA)


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