JUNE 16-19

Bridging Blockchain & Traditional Economy
New Life: Interviewing Sophia
Social humanoid robot
Sophia is going to make an announcement to humanity. Sophia, developed by Hanson Robotics, is the UNDP World's First Non-Human Innovation Champion. It is the 1st robot to receive citizenship of a country (Saudi Arabia).
Founder, DFJ Fund
($5 bln AUM)
Tim has been one of the first investors in Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Hotmail as well as others. He has been declared one of the "100 Most Powerful People in Finance" from Worth. He is regarded as one of the Top 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, as well as being chosen as the "#1 Top Venture Capital Dealmaker" by Always-On.

Minister of Finance, Canada (2014 - 2015)
State finance on blockchain? Joe is a canadian politician, he worked as the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Energy of Canada. He is a non-executive Chairman on the Board of Echelon Wealth Partners.

Chairman of the CFTC (under President Barack Obama)
Former Undersecretary of the United States Treasury for domestic finance, (1999-2001) and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1997-1999). Former Co-head of Finance, Goldman Sachs, and CFO for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Minister of Finance, Poland (2013 - 2015)
Former minister of finance of Poland, also responsible for financial regulation and e-tax admin. He is a Lead Central European economist at EBRD, a European Fiscal Board member and lecturer at Warsaw University.
Elected Member of the European Parliament
Member of the Party of European Socialists (PES), member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats, Chair of Scientific Foresight Unit STOA, Blockchain&Cybersecurity - Industry Technology Research Energy Committee, Chair of the Delegation EU-NATO.
Principal, IVP ($7 bln AUM)
Principal at IVP, a $1.5B later stage venture firm. he led IVP's investment in Coinbase, where he is a Board Observer.
Singularity University, Associate Founder
Biophysicist, inventor, entrepreneur, and investor. Founder of Cambrian Genomics, which developed one of the most efficient ways to edit the genome. Advisor to Facebook.
CEO, Civic Technologies
Founder of Gyft & Yola, Inc., co-founder of SiliconCape. Recipient of World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Awards(2009). Civic, a startup that encrypts identity information on the blockchain.
Founding Partner, Floodgate Fund ($400 mln AUM)
$400M under management at Floodgate. Co-Founded Motive, Inc., a $100M (revenues) software company, Entrepreneur and helper of top "point 1 percent" start-ups (including Twitter, Lyft, Bazaarvoice, Sparefoot, Ayasdi, Xamarin, Doubledutch,, Playdom, Chegg, Demandforce, ngmoco, Smule, and Spiceworks).
Prof of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Can blockchain empower institutional change? Author, Buddhist Economics (Bloomsbury, 2017), with a focus on structuring markets for a just, sustainable economy that supports meaningful lives. Faculty leader, and Developer of Engineering at UC-Berkeley.
Bitcoin Foundation,
Board Member

Bobby co-founded BTCC, which was just acquired. He has worked at Yahoo!, EMC, BesTV and Walmart. He graduated from Stanford, got his EMBA from CEIBS, and now serves on the board of Bitcoin Foundation.
Asia Fintech Angels
Ranked in the "Top 100 Women in Fintech 2018". Co-Founder of Sonikure Technology and Founding Partner of SuperCharger, Vice President of Blockchain Society of Hong Kong.
Founder, LATOKEN
Founder of the multi-asset trading and tokenization platform LATOKEN. Chairman of the BEF organizing committee. Ex Managing Partner of Avega Capital hedge fund. Founder of the global communities Founders Developers and
Partner, PwC
Partner with PwC in Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland, a global expert on legal advisory, a practising Tech and Innovation Enthusiast and VC investor, the author of 3 books on innovation and disruption and of 5 books on European, Swiss and Liechtenstein regulation.
Pavel Cherkashin
Co-Founder, Mindrock Capital
Co-founder and Managing Partner at the venture capital group Mindrock Capital. Pavel manages the cryptocurrency fund Mindrock Capital MRX. Managing Partner at GVA Capital. Investor in AI, blockchain, self-driving tech.
Founder, Boost VC
Adam Draper is founder and managing director of Boost VC. Adam is a 2x entrepreneur and a 4th generation venture capitalist. Adam was one of the first seed investors in Coinbase and is a Crypto expert.
Joao Sousa Giao
Member of the Executive Board, CMVM - Portuguese Securities Market Commission
Member of CMVM (Portuguese Securities Market Commission) Executive Board, Chair of ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) Supervisory Convergence Standing Committee.
Mark Wetjen
CFTC Commissioner
(2011 - 2015)
Managing Director&Head of Global Public Policy, DTCC, Advisory Board Member, The Chamber of Digital Commerce and Coin Center, Board member for LedgerX
Michael Gu
Partner, Boxmining
(146K YouTube subs)
Creator of Daily Cryptocurrency News and Discussion YouTube channel: Boxmining, Crypto Content Creator (Boxmining ), Blockchain Expert
European Parliament,
Policy Advisor
Capital Markets & FinTech Regulation Policy Advisor. Economist, with expertise in Financial Markets, Banks Regulation, Macro-prudential framework, monetary policies of the ECB and macroeconomic policy of the EU.
Venture Investor, Menlo Ventures ($5 bln AUM)
Focus on financial technology, enterprise SaaS, and crypto and blockchain applications. Works at Menlo ($5 bn funds AUM), his investment experience includes BitPay, Bread Finance, and JUMP Bikes.
Michael Vestil
Partner, MainChain Capital (124K YouTube subs)
Runs a Youtube channel with over 124K subscribers focused on marketing, branding and crypto. As the Managing Partner at MainChain Capital advises ICOs and manages syndicate investments.
Sundeep Peechu
Managing Director, Felicis Ventures ($450 mln AUM)
General Partner @ Felicis Ventures, investor in 20 $1B+ iconic companies. Early believer in crypto with investments in BitPay (leading bitcoin payment processor) & Xapo (most secure bitcoin wallet).
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          See interview with Vicente Fox at BEF Singapore 2018 >>>

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