Hervé Francois is ING Bank’s Blockchain Initiative Lead. His program has delivered more than 44 proof of concepts in collaboration with the following business areas at the bank: payments, trade finance and working capital solutions, financial markets, post-trade, bank treasury, lending, compliance and identity.
Professor Bernard Lietaer is one of the world’s authorities on the design and implementation of currency systems. He is the author of Money and Sustainability and a leading thinker in the field of community and complementary currencies. He helped design and implement the European Currency Unit which became the Euro, and served as the President of the Belgian Central Bank’s Electronic Payment System.
Bharath Rao is CEO of Leverj, a decentralized exchange for ether and ERC20 tokens that is built with a Plasma side chain. He has more than a decade of experience as a software engineer for JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers on Wall Street and contributed to research and product development in Silicon Valley at General Electric and Motorola Labs.
Michael Terpin is the founder and CEO of the Transform Group. He is a general partner and chairs the ICO investment committee of the Alphabit Fund, a digital currency fund registered on the Cayman Islands with $300 million in assets under management.
Blockchain engineer Roelof Reineman has worked for 5 years at Eneco, a producer and supplier of gas, electricity and heat for more than 2 million business and residential customers in The Netherlands. He will talk about applying blockchain use cases in the energy market from a corporate perspective.
Kalle Alm is a Swedish Bitcoin Core contributor who lives in Tokyo. He is a lead developer at the Tokyo-based Digital Garage, which builds blockchain solutions.
Martin Kuvandzhiev is a Lead Developer Co-Founder of the notorious Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency, the second major cryptocurrency to hard fork away from the Bitcoin blockchain. He is one of the project’s main contributors on Github and one of the 5 board members. In addition, he is the CEO of two companies, GoStartups and Assetify, and leads more than 50 professionals on 6 different continents.