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March 2019

Private Key Security

Adrijan Šćekić is Co-Founder of Cryptotag, a kit for securely and permanently storing private key information into solid Titanium plates. He previously led corporate sales teams as an account manager for Ziggo, Vodafon and KPN.

Blockchain on the Bus

Jochem Verheul is CEO of VMC, which aims to transform the public transportation industry with blockchain applications. He previously spent 9 years at the helm of the software and interaction design company Itsavirus, which played a role in the early development of Effect.AI until January 2018

Safe Storage

Maarten Geerlings is Co-Founder of Cryptotag, a backup system for private keys that allows users to safely engrave them into solid Titanium plates. Before Cryptotag, he worked as a radio DJ and, more recently the director of radio station FunX that broadcasts music for young people between the age of 15 and 34.

Fraud Proofs

Mustafa Al Bassam co-founded the sharded blockchain startup ChainSpace in 2018, which was acquired by Facebook in 2019. He is completing his PhD on Blockchain Scaling at the University College London.

Bitcoin Gold

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.

February 2019

BloqLabs

Jenna Pilgrim is Director of Partnerships and Business Development at Bloq, which delivers blockchain tech for the enterprise market and launched the cryptocurrency, Metronome. She is also Co-Founder of Streambed Media, which is building a blockchain-based solution for Internet content. Jenna helped found Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto and designed the marketing and P.R. campaign behind the Tapscott’s best-selling book, Blockchain Revolution.

Scaling Layer 0

Aleksandar Kuzmanovic is a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University and the founder of Chicago-based bloXroute Labs. He is also an authority on Net Neutrality, and his work on this subject has earned him the National Science Foundation’s Career Award.

Hyperledger

Firat Sertgoz is a Lead Blockchain Application Developer at IBM’s Benelux Client and Innovation Center. He has been involved in projects in financial services, telecommunications and the automotive supply chain industry. He and his colleague Frans Kempen will give a presentation on IBM’s approach to blockchain technology

Blockchain For Enterprise

Mervyn G. Maistry is CEO of Berlin-based Blockchain venture studio Konfidio. He is also the founder of the Kintaro Capital investment firm and an advisor to Slockit, D33p and Cyberian Mine. He is the former COO of Deutsche Bank Analytics and Information Services and served as Managing Director of Accenture’s Global Digital Strategy Offering.

Galen Evans

Galen Evans is Co-Founder of Konfidio, a Berlin-based blockchain venture studio which has recently deployed a solution for a Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical company.