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Dubai, UAE
February 2019

The second edition of the largest blockchain event in the CEE region. Top speakers, top exhibitors, top institutions – make sure to be there
 

Warsaw, Poland
June 2019

I am very excited to be here. My program today, what I’ll speak about, is the idea of the new foundation.

Miko Matsumura
CO-FOUNDER at Evercoin Exchange & General Partner at Gumi Ventures

Featured Speakers 2018

Advisor
Sohail
Munir PhD
Smart Dubai Government

Sohail Munir is the Adviser for Emerging Technologies and Smart City Transformation at Smart Dubai Government. He is a seasoned industry professional with over 25 years of Entrepreneurial and Program Management experience in the areas of Smart City, Safe City, Digital Transformation, Digital ID, e-Government, C4I Systems and FinTech. He specializes in Enterprise Architecture for large and complex ICT Systems. He is a key contributor to the Blockchain and Paperless city initatives at Smart Dubai Government.

Co-Founder
Miko
Matsumura
Evercoin Exchange

Miko Matsumura founded crypto exchange Evercoin, is a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital, a cryptocurrency fund-of-funds. He is a token holder in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy, Polymath and an investor in Lyft. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, and is now fully engaged in Internet of value. As a 25 year operating exec in Silicon Valley, he has raised over $50 million in venture capital for Open Source startups and over $200M in ICO capital. He currently advises cryptocurrency startups like Naga Group ($50M ICO Stock Trading), SwissBorg ($50M ICO Swiss Banking), Playkey ($10.5M Streaming Gaming), Bee Token (Decentralized AirBnB), Celsius (Ether Lending), Wala (African Cryptobanking), Lottery.com (Online Lottery), Millenium Esports (Esport Gaming), Refereum (Gamer Affiliate Marketing), Pundi X (Payments), WiFiCoin, Guardian Circle (Decentralized Global 911 Emergency Services), Blockchain Terminal (Bloomberg for Crypto) and Hub (Decentralizing Professional Social Networking). He is also an LP with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. He’s leads the Crypto Underground meetup in San Francisco and is a well known speaker at many cryptocurrency and blockchain events.

Forbes 30 Under 30
Mateusz
Mach
OPUS

Founder and CEO of OPUS, the world’s first music streaming platform built on Ethereum and IPFS. Co-Founder and CEO of Nextrope - a blockchain-oriented software house delivering scalable blockchain platforms to startups, enterprises, and governments. His diverse ventures have gained Mateusz international recognition in the technology sector; among others, he is a Forbes 30 Under 30 winner.

Founder
Viktor
Wanli
Kinguin

Viktor Romaniuk Wanli is a visionary entrepreneur and the co-creator of the modern gaming & eSports ecosystem, innovating the industry since 2003. In 2013 he pioneered the secondary market for digital games by establishing Kinguin, the first marketplace directly linking digital game sellers and consumers. This year, Kinguin is projected to surpass 100 million dollars of annual revenue.

CEO
Waqas
Mirza
Avanza Innovations

Waqas Mirza is the CEO of Avanza Innovations. Part of Avanza Group of Companies which has almost two decades of experience in delivering solutions to over 300 customers across 45+ countries. As the CEO of Avanza Innovations, Waqas has been passionately building the company as a technology powerhouse, that has an impressive portfolio of services and on-ground implementations across areas like: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Smart City Enablement and Customer Engagement. Waqas Mirza has also been serving on the board of directors for Avanza since November 2011 and is also a member of Avanza’s Global Leadership and Innovation Committees. Waqas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences from FAST-NU and Master’s in Business Administration from London Business School.

Blockchain Technical Leader
Maciej
Jędrzejczyk
IBM

Maciej Jędrzejczyk has been affiliated with IBM since 2011 where he holds a role of Senior IT Architect for public administration in Poland. Maciej is constantly building a critical mass of support by evangelizing enterprise adoption of innovative technologies in CEE region.
He leverages blockchain to design industry business solutions. Since 2016, Maciej represents IBM in a Stream for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, an initiative led by Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs. He is also a member of Fintech workgroup within the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Blockchain Software Consultant
Tomasz
Korwin-Gajkowski
P2P.Systems

Software developer & consultant. Blockchain Application Developer at Kodak ONE, Blockchain Solution Architect at Buddy, Blockchain, Smart Contracts Consultant, co-founder of Crypto@Cracow. Member of the “Blockchain/DLT and digital currencies” workgroup lead by the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs. His main areas of interest are IT, economy and finance. He is particularly interested in projects which combine aforementioned fields of knowledge in order to simplify existing infrastructure, make it more secure, efficient and transparent.

CMO & Co-Founder
Grant
Blaisdell
Coinfirm

Grant has been developing models and ventures around tech, content and branding since his teens. Through his own projects and collaboration with influential entities, Grant has been engrained within startup, creative and corporate environments. He is seen as a unique visionary and innovator in the applications of tech and media across cultural elements and has done so in European and American environments. Grant is consistently tapped for his vision and strategies while developing or assisting startups in the US and Europe.

Cloud Technology Strategist
Tomasz
Kozar
Microsoft

Technological Strategy at Microsoft Poland. He deals with the promotion and implementation of cloud solutions based on Microsoft Azure products and Digital Transformation of the largest Polish enterprises. Involved in innovative projects and incubation platforms for new services - Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Electromobility. He has extensive experience in the implementation and design of backbone operator networks, optical technologies and management systems. Previously he worked as an Architect and Consultant at Cisco Systems, managing a team of engineers. Presenter at conferences: Microsoft Technology Summit, Microsoft Architect Forum, Cisco Expo, Cisco Forum, PLNOG, Azure Cloud Community, Economic Congress. Holder of CCIE and Microsoft Azure MCP industry certifications. He spends his free time running marathons, sailing, skiing off-pistes and kitesurfing.

Alexander
Shulgin
Founder at Gruppa Kompaniy Familia

Alexander, as a visionary, has more than 15 years of investment and venture capital experience. He is unique Russian composer who successfully combines creative work with business. He effectively manages GRUPPA KOMPANIY FAMILIA www.familia.ru , which specializes in investment and venture capital in blockchain, media, new media, publishing, and entertainment sectors. He is one of the founders of the 5 Continent Consulting Group www.5ccg.com specializing in IT-sector, biotechnologies, digital healthcare and financial management. Partner of the iTech Capital Fund www.itcap.vc, which is major stakeholder of such leading companies as BitFury, Clickky, Ticketland, AviaSales, QIWI post, SeoPult Group, Garpun, MFM Solution and others. He found and running Rasia Capital – investment boutique with focusing on Asia. His personal investments are in sectors: Blockchain infrastructure, aSport, Mixed Reality. Alexander successfully established rASiA.com - networking platform. He is one of the main world experts in such topics as Transformation of Global Economy, Decentralization of Everything, Blockchain technology and MES (Media, Entertainment and Sport) sector. He makes foresights speeches at different leading world forums and conferences such as MIPTV, MIPCOM, MIDEM (France), World Knowledge Forum (Korea), All That Matters (Singapore), Open Innovations (Moscow) and many others. Alexander gives lectures at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HSE France, Potsdam University in Berlin, Tokyo University and many others. Alexander is Member of Expert Council under the Prime Minister of Russian Federation (area responsibility are IT and digital economy) - In addition, he is an accomplished publicist and author. His articles and reports regularly appear in major Russian media. In 2008, he was awarded the order of medal For Professionalism and Business Reputation.

Marloes
Pomp
Program Officer Blockchain
Dutch Goverment

Marloes Pomp is the Initiator and Program Officer for the blockchain projects within the Dutch Government and she is responsible for the international strategy of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition.
In order to establish the exact opportunities and threats of blockchain technology, Marloes started 35 pilot projects within the Dutch Government. Some of them are in the prototype phase, others are implemented. She has also built an international network within Governments working together on several topics, sharing prototypes and knowledge. In 2017 Marloes was the Mission Leader of the first official blockchain trade mission in Singapore. Now she is working on a three-year collaboration between Singapore and the Netherlands on blockchain projects and research.
Marloes professional interests focus on tech-innovation within the government. Prior to the blockchain projects, Marloes Pomp worked in several roles like project leader and researcher at governmental organisations, including Ministry of Internal Affairs, City of Amsterdam, the Dutch Court and the Ministry of Foreign affairs.
In addition, she also serves as an advisory member for the SIDN Fund, the Dutch Court and several ICO's.

Partner
Ian
Gauci, PhD
Malta Legal Services

Dr Ian Gauci is the Partner responsible for Communications, Media and Technology within GTG Advocates. He is engaged primarily in electronic communications, information society, data protection, gaming and gambling matters, whilst also focusing on consumer law, competition law, broadcasting law, cyber law, e-commerce, m-commerce, e-health, e-payment, information technology, new technologies, unfair commercial practices and misleading advertising.

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