Risto Karjalainen is the COO of Streamr, a decentralized, peer-to-peer infrastructure for real-time data that has been integrated with the Ethereum blockchain. An engineer by background, Risto received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in behavioural finance, machine learning and evolutionary computation. Before he became fascinated with real-time data and blockchain technology, he worked for a number of years in London as a quant and portfolio manager with institutional asset managers at J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch as well as with a few hedge funds.
Sébastien Jehan is CEO of Rockchain, a privacy-centric distributed network for processing sensitive data on the public Ethereum blockchain. He is a veteran software architect with more than 20 years experience with bank and trading systems as well as a Telecommunication engineer with a master’s degree in econometrics and financial regulation.
Ron Dijkstra is the CEO of Loyal Garden, a blockchain-based loyalty network. He was previously an executive manager responsible for policy, contract management and procurement for several municipalities in The Netherlands and has a degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Groningen.