Rik Esselink will serve as session chair for Bitcoin Wednesday’s CoinFest edition on 5 April, 2017. Rik is the former Marketing Director at Philips, and also previously served as MD EMEA for Taser. He has been an active member of the Amsterdam blockchain community for years.
Rik grew up first in Singapore and Australia before coming to the U.S. He studied physics at Harvard and received his MBA from Stanford. He came to Europe with Silicon Valley startups, and is currently working with foreign companies wishing to establish their presence in Europe. Keen interests other than blockchain include Internet of Things, AI, travel, raising three children and back country skiing.