PAST SPEAKERS @ WBS

A technology entrepreneur, mathematician and a cryptocurrency enthusiast who was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee

CHARLES HOSKINSON

CEO – IOHK,

Founder – Cardano

United States

A visionary with more than 18 years of experience who leverages Information Technology to create innovative channels and Smart Government infrastructures for Dubai

WESAM LOOTAH

Chief Executive Officer,

Smart Dubai Government Establishment

United Arab Emirates

A technology evangelist and a maverick in computational neural networks who is known for his ground-breaking revelations in the world of the blockchain

MIKO MATSUMURA

Founder,

Evercoin

United States

An ICT champion, academician and columnist, who has contributed to the radical transformation of the Kenyan ICT sector

BITANGE NDEMO

Chairman of Blockchain and AI Taskforce,

Government of Kenya

Kenya

THE HON. YOGIDA SAWMYNADEN

Minister of Technology,

Communication & Innovation

Republic of Mauritius

A stellar equity finance specialist and investment strategist, who is revered in the financial sector.

MICHAEL BUCELLA

Partner,

BlockTower

United States

A technological ‘Ideator’, acclaimed for his patented inventions of multi-branched blockchain and blockchain voting.

NICK SPANOS

Founder,

Zap.org

United States

A politician and an international speaker with a vision to develop Estonia into a digital state

TAAVI ROIVAS

Ex-Prime Minister of Estonia and Member of the Estonian Parliament,

Parliament of Estonia

Estonia

One of the Top 100 influencers in the fields of RegTech and Blockchain. He is also a financial economist and draftsperson of the Blockchain Resolution for the EP, who deals with RegTech, European Funds for Strategic Investments II, ICOs and AI in the Financial industry.

DIMITRIOS PSARRAKIS

Advisor of Economic and Monetary Policy,

European Parliament

Belgium

She is a legal and policy expert who has taught international law at leading faculties in North America

JULIE MAUPIN

Director of Social Impact & Public Regulatory Affairs – IOTA Foundation,

Fintech Advisor – German Ministry of Finance

Germany

CHIA HOCK LAI

President,

Singapore FinTech Association

Singapore

A crypto pioneer, he owns and manages a Payment Processing Company that makes use of crypto-based ATMs for transactions.

DR. MARWAN ALZAROUNI

CEO,

Dubai Blockchain Center

United Arab Emirates

Known as “The Sage of Shoreditch”, he is a pioneer in blockchain technology with a mission to transform industries through his ideas

NICK AYTON

Founder,

Chainstarter

United Kingdom

An accomplished business leader and strategist working with the Malaysian PMO to help businesses find opportunities in emerging technologies for wealth creation and societal well-being.

DATUK DR. MOHD YUSOFF SULAIMAN

President & CEO,

Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)

Malaysia

He has held important global positions for large financial institutions, dealing with the financing of large international ICT deals.

HANS CHRISTENSEN

Vice President – Dtec

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

United Arab Emirates

An economist, politician and libertarian, striving to protect and pursue prospects for liberty rights.

VIT JEDLICKA

President,

Free Republic of Liberland

Liberland

She is a prominent personality in the Blockchain space who has worked on more than 25 Blockchain pilot projects within the Dutch government

MARLOES POMP

Program Manager Blockchain,

Dutch Government,

Netherlands

An MBA from Oxford University who has been one of the driving forces behind the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

JEREMY MILLAR

Chief Of Staff,

ConsenSys

United States

He is an economist who served as the Russian President’s internal affairs advisor for two-and-a-half years

GERMAN KLIMENKO

Trustee Board,

IDACB

Russia

He is a mentor, advisor and speaker who has spent 17 years in FinTech and various Tier 1 global financial institutions

ALEX MEDANA

Co-Founder and CEO,

FinFabrik

Hong Kong

Founder and the former co-owner of Akado group, he is an expert in the field of telecommunication technologies

YURI IGOREVICH PRIPACHKIN

President,

RACIB

Russia

An international speaker, author and pragmatist who has been working and investing in emergent tech for 17 years

JAMIE BURKE

CEO,

Outlier Ventures & Outlier Capital LLP

United Kingdom

A futures market expert who has 25 years of experience in advising exchanges, brokerages and fintech companies

ANDREW PAL

Chief Strategy Officer (APAC),

GSX Group

Singapore

HSIEN-HUI TONG

Head – Venture Investing,

SGInnovate

Singapore

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