Director of Blockchain Labs at
Nitin Gaur, Director of IBM Blockchain Labs is renowned for his ability to analyse opportunities, anticipate trends, and create technologies that align with operational needs, catapult profitability, and dramatically improve the end-customer experience.
Robert is COO at Dash Core Group Inc., a company responsible for development of Dash - payments-focused digital currency. Robert manages the company infrastructure operations, projects portfolio, quality assurance and customer support.
Pavel Matveev is the CEO and co-founder of Wirex Ltd. - an industry-leading blockchain payments platform that integrates both fiat and cryptocurrencies. Pavel has over 15 years of experience in software development and IT management. He has worked with Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse.
Sales Director at
Ross D’Arcy is the Sales Director at Ripple. Ripple provides DLT payment solutions to enable the world to exchange value like it already exchanges information – giving rise to an Internet of Value, the way forward to fully modernize the world of cross boarder payments through real time technology. As Sales Director, Ross works closely with financial institutions across Europe to deploy and scale the Ripple ecosystem. Prior to joining Ripple, Ross spent time at SunGard and FIS - leading financial services enterprise software companies providing mission-critical technology to some of the largest financial institutions in the world. Ross has global fintech experience having lived and worked in Hong Kong and San Francisco.
Andrew Rollins is the CEO and co-founder of Everbloom (https://everbloom.co), a venture-backed cryptocurrency exchange for institutional investors. Everbloom provides the intelligence, security, and trust investors need to successfully trade cryptocurrencies. Prior to Everbloom, Andrew co-founded Localytics, an analytics company based in Boston. As Chief Software Architect of Localytics from 2008 to 2016, Andrew was responsible for petabyte-scale analytics infrastructure processing hundreds of thousands of transactions per second. With customers such as Microsoft and The New York Times, Localytics achieved yearly revenue in excess of $25M and raised $60M in funding from investors such as Sapphire Ventures, Foundation Capital, and Polaris Partners. Andrew is a former Microsoft software engineer and also has experience in venture capital investing from two years as an EIR and Venture Partner at Sigma Prime Ventures.
Chief Data Scientist EMEA at
André Balleyguier is the Chief Data Scientist EMEA for DataRobot. Based in London, he leads a team of data scientists advising businesses across EMEA on how they can leverage Machine Learning and DataRobot to resolve some of their toughest business problems. André has worked with most of the early customers of DataRobot in Europe, in particular within the Insurance, Financial Services and Telecom industries. Previously, André was part of the core Big Data team of Sky, the TV broadcaster, and also contributed to Machine Learning research projects in Singapore. He initially joined DataRobot as part of the core Data Science team, developing the algorithms inside the DataRobot platform.
Jeremy Achin is a data scientist turned entrepreneur. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DataRobot, Mr. Achin sets the direction of the company, products, and the culture. He’s passionate about helping organizations become more efficient by deploying machine learning everywhere.
Head of Citi Accelerator at
Tsafrir Attar is the Head of the Citi Bank Accelerator with over 22 years of executive-level experience identifying, qualifying, building and implementing technologies for enterprise and financial systems.
Head of Scaling at
Luba is Head of Scaling at Monzo. The core purpose of the team is to make sure Monzo can scale its Customer Operations as the company goes through explosive growth. Luba joined Monzo 2.5 years ago when the team was 35 people strong - it is now approaching 400 people.
Head of R&D
Pedro is a co-founder and VP of data science at James, a data science company specialized in credit risk. His work specializes in machine learning models that can be used in critical decisions, including on explainability and fairness. He is also an instructor at Lisbon's Data Science Academy. Pedro's background is mechanical engineering and, as a hobby, he enjoys convincing himself and others that he is a good chef, even though evidence seems to prove otherwise.
Chief Product Officer at
Gary Conroy serves as Chief Product Officer with TransferMate Global Payments, helping businesses and banks across the world to send and receive cross-border payments. TransferMate has processed over $10bn worth of international business payments for nearly 10,000 business customers via its global network of over 200 local bank accounts, eliminating international wire fees for its clients. Gary has over twenty years’ experience across technology and financial services companies such as Goldman Sachs, Misys Financial Software Systems and Axway. Prior to TransferMate Global Payments, Gary served as Managing Director of Realex Payments following the company's acquisition by Global Payments in March 2015 for 115m EUR in one of the largest deals in European FinTech. Subsequent to the transaction, Gary led the growth of the platform transaction volume, processing in excess of 1 million transactions per day.
Founder & CEO at
Founder and CEO of Funderbeam, the global funding and trading platform of private companies built on blockchain. Funderbeam combines three stages of investor journey into one: startup analytics, investing, and trading on the secondary market. Powered by blockchain technology, the marketplace delivers capital to growth companies and on-demand liquidity to investors worldwide. Member of Startup Europe Advisory Board at European Commission. Kaidi is a former CEO of Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange and of the Central Securities Depository. Co-Founder of Estonian Service Industry Association. The first IT lawyer in Estonia, she co-author of the Estonian Digital Signatures Act of 2000 -- landmark legislation that enables secure digital identities and, in turn, the country’s booming electronic economy.
Managing Director at
Chris is a UK-based entrepreneur, FinTech investor,and mentor. He is Managing Director at Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, where he runs Europe's leading FinTech accelerator in partnership with Barclays in London.
Ton Van't Noordende
Ton is CEO at 01Ventures - European early and growth stage deep tech VC. Next to that, he's the Investor In Residence at StartupDelta working closely together with HRH Prince Constantijn of Oranje. Founded the E/D/T Global Foundation in 2017 to support the pioneers in emerging technologies that are fundamentally changing the way our world operates. He's also the initiator of angelisland.co - a grassroots unconference held in September, on an island near Amsterdam.
South Central Ventures
Jure Mikuž is a managing partner at South Central Ventures, the leading venture capital management firm in the Balkans with offices in Skopje, Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana. He serves on the BoDs of multiple portfolio companies including Bulb Technologies and Agrivi. His previous experience includes establishing the first Slovenia domiciled venture capital fund back in 2007 and a number of technology investments across the region including Celtra and Degordian.
Anthony caught the entrepreneurial bug while working at a Fintech startup in the Enterprise SaaS cashflow management space. He joined Anthemis in June 2014, where he collected a range of experiences in his first year – from M&A in the payments space to innovation consulting for banks and portfolio support in the VC environment. During the following years at Anthemis, Anthony focused on sourcing, evaluating and executing seed and series A fintech investments, primarily in European companies such as TrueLayer and Tide. Anthony supported startups in areas ranging from milestone planning and strategy, to business development and follow-on capital support. He isalso an active part of Seedcamp’s Investment Forum and a mentor to some of their portfolio companies.
Finance Editor at
Helen Joyce is editor of The Economist’s Economics and Finance section. Previously she edited the International section. She joined the paper in 2005 as education correspondent, and between 2010 and 2013 was the Brazil correspondent, based in Sao Paulo. Previously she edited Plus, a magazine about maths published by Cambridge University, and the Royal Statistical Society’s magazine, Significance.
Senior Editor at
Stan is a journalist and entrepreneur. He's been writing for Mashable for more than eleven years and is one of the company's first employees. He's covered blockchain tech for more than five years and interviewed some of the most prominent people in the space. In Croatia, he founded a popular blockchain newsletter called Kriptonit.
International office operations at
I have knowledge of computer hardware and software since my adolescence, building desktops, fixing them, etc, along with 3 working years of knowledge in Hosted Exchange. Meanwhile, I moonlight as a highly motivated and focused Broadcast and Voice-Over Professional with strong communication skills and over 7 years experience in the Broadcasting and Voice-Over industry.
Experienced Chief Sales Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Sales, and Sales Management. Strong sales professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Economics from University of Zagreb/Sveuciliste u Zagrebu.
Digital Channels Development Specialist at
Raiffeisen Bank Croatia
Head of Digital Channels at
Raiffeisen Bank Croatia
Digital Assets Power Play
Operating at crossroads of technologies, from hacking with Amiga 1200 to writing smart contracts,Nikola has always strived to recognise and enable emerging technologies in a timely manner. With extensive experience in entrepreneurship and IT systems for international clients ranging from business platforms, payment channels, e-learning software to games, he has seen it all - the good code, the bad code and the ugly code. Nikola is looking forward to enabling Digital Assets Power Play users to utilise advanced technologies in order to gain the upper hand on the market and continue to grow the new, distributed crypto community.
Business Solutions Consultant at
Vedran is technically minded, business oriented with 15 years experience in IT integration projects, in particular within the Financial Industry as a Project Manager. He is specialized in managing customer relationships while covering project lifecycles. Nowadays, he is focused on new business development on local and UK markets.
Programs & Bizdev at
Luka is an entrepreneur that likes to build new, yet unexplored things. After a long stretch of startups he decided to turn hats and swapped it for a corporate career working for a major telecom in various roles from product and innovation to investment manager. Ended up in the blockchain space in 2012 out of pure curiosity and luck. He is helping æternity incubate startups and build the next generation of blockchain.
Division Director at
Financial exec turned entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. Stanislav is partner at LAUNCHub Venture an early stage venture capital firm focused supporting the brightest entrepreneurs in CEE. He focuses predominately on b2b SaaS companies. In his previous life Stanislav had a career in the financial industry, from where he moved in startup World founding a fintech company in 2008 :)
An entrepreneur and tech enthusiast at heart, loves all things tech. During his studies of criminal justice and law he found his real passion in internet and online product management. Now on a mission to bring crypto currencies to every household with Kriptomat (www.kriptomat.io), the easiest way to buy, sell and store favorite crypto currencies.
Stjepan Pavlek Posavec
Managing Director & Majority Owner at
My name is Stjepan Pavlek and I help people to meet and exceed their goals. Clients and business owners enjoy working with me because I can point them to best services, resources, and methods for information technology needs. I’m committed to quality and continuous improvement with a passion for hands-on application of information technology techniques and principles towards improving performance. I’m eager to help create and sustain a hardworking, upbeat environment while contributing to quality teamwork. I’ve excellent communication and negotiation skills, dedicated to engaging with and establishing effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels and across all cultures.
Blockchain Alliance Europe
Tanja Bivic Plankar is an active member of the regional crypto community and has participated in blockchain related media campaigns. Since 2018 she is also a president of Blockchain Alliance Europe. Blockchain Alliance Europe is a non-profit organization that connects companies and legal entities that use or implement blockchain technologies or are a part of blockchain ecosystem. BA Europe advocates for mass usage of blockchain technologies and crypto currencies and with the vision to transform Europe into global blockchain destination.
Dejan Roljič has always been closely connected with startups and innovation. Eligma, a Slovenian company specializing in smart commerce solutions, is the realization of his decade-long dream to make commerce more efficient. Roljič began to be intrigued by the challenge of simplifying the international commerce process ten years ago in China − while building a united controlling network of companies through the Crowdering project. After returning to Europe, he started investing in innovative companies and found that there was very little training available in the startup area. He founded a series of ABC Accelerators, the first one in Slovenia in 2015, then in Germany and Silicon Valley in 2016. ABC Accelerator has invested into more than 80 startups, with the startups in its ecosystem raising more than 50 million USD. It also received the Central European Startup Award in 2017 and 2018.
Deloitte CE Blockchain Innovation Lab
Gorazd is the director of the Blockchain Innovation Lab at Deloitte. He has more than 12 years of consulting experience and is an expert in the field of public sector, investment projects and infrastructure and strategic management. So far, he has worked with many leading companies in the construction industry, the public sector and international financial institutions. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was employed in consulting companies PWC and A.T. Kearney.
Head of Bank integrations at
With years of experience in managing roles, I had the opportunity to start and/or work on numerous general business and IT projects in roles of both project manager and product owner. Currently, my focus is on practicing Agile/SCRUM methodology in SaaS product development environment.
Ivan Brezak Brkan
Ivan is the founder and editor of Netokracija, the leading technology business and fintech magazine in the region. Forbes has called him “The internet aristocrat” and he has been a mentor and advisor to startup programmes like Hub:raum, Seedcamp and How to Web.As a speaker, Ivan has talked in front of audiences of 500+ people; at both tech and business conferences while as a consultant he has helped banks improve their digital marketing and employer branding presence.
Key Account Manager at
Ivan is the Key Account Manager at Microblink, an R&D company on a mission to simplify data entry in mobile and web apps using camera input. Ivan is focused on developing new business opportunities and establishing long-term relationships with clients, always with a goal to help them in business processes optimisation and enhancing their user journey.
Head of Marketing at
Internet of People (IOP)
Kristian Schmid is a serial entrepreneur from Germany and describes himself as a crypto-anarchist.
Daniel R. Döderlein
CEO and Founder at
Norwegian native, fintech pioneer and top 200 European fintech influencer, Daniel Döderlein is the CEO and founder of mobile payments company, Auka. He has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in the fields of IT, product development, advertising and financial services. He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 from the Norwegian Venture Capital Association.
Master Of Ceremony at
Tech & media entrepreneur, writer, and community builder. Obsessed with how ideas spread - through stories, products, and cultural movements . Founder of Truth Cartel, a "belief distribution agency" focused on marketing emerging technologies for clients like Compound, Refereum, and Dispatch Labs, and incubating self-sustaining projects in media, eCommerce, and B2B software.
Conference Host at
Hopwood Communications & Copywriting
Global public speaking, impact and presence coach helping professionals, brands and teams to shine with impact when it matters. In demand across Europe and Middle East.
Ivan is the founder of the Shift Conference. Alongside this he co-founded Codeanywhere, the first cross platform Cloud IDE, which now has over a million users worldwide.