JUNE 16-19

Social humanoid robot
Sophia is going to make an announcement to the humanity. Sophia, by Hanson Robotics, is the UNDP's World's First Non-Human Innovation Champion. 1st robot to receive citizenship of a country (Saudi Arabia)
Sarah Bloom Raskin
Governor of the Federal Reserve System (2010 - 2014)
May the monetary policy be run by smart contracts? Sarah served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, and Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation.
Tim Draper
Founder, DFJ Fund
Are we entering the new era of venture capital? Tim is one of the first investors in Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Hotmail and others. "100 Most Powerful People in Finance" from Worth. Top 100 most influential Harvard Alumni. "#1 Top Venture Capital Dealmaker" from Always-On
Minister of Finance, Canada (2014 - 2015)
State finance on blockchain? Joe is a canadian politician, worked as the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Energy of Canada. He is a non-executive Chairman of the Board of Echelon Wealth Partners
Minister of Finance, Poland (2013 - 2015)
Former minister of finance of Poland, also responsible for financial regulation and e-tax admin. Lead Central European economist at EBRD, European Fiscal Board member and lecturer at Warsaw University
LinkedIn, Co-founder
CTO and Founder of Critical Path - global leader in Messaging, Security, and Unified Communications, Co-founder and founding CTO of LinkedIn, Founder and CEO of Presdo and Hub.
Singularity University, Associate Founder
Biophysicist, inventor, entrepreneur, and investor. Founder of Cambrian Genomics developed one of the most efficient way to edit genome. Advisor to Facebook.
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Can blockchain empower institutional change? Author, Buddhist Economics (Bloomsbury, 2017), with focus on structuring markets for a just, sustainable economy that supports meaningful lives. Faculty leader, Developing Engineering at UC-Berkeley.
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
Stanford, Program Director
Professor at Stanford University. Former Chair of the Market Surveillance Committee of California ISO and member of Emissions Market Assessment Committee of California Air Resources Board.
Founding Partner, Floodgate
Co-Founded Motive, Inc., a $100M (revenues) software company, Entrepreneur and helper of top "point 1 percent" start-ups (Example investments include Twitter, Lyft, Bazaarvoice, Sparefoot, Ayasdi, Xamarin, Doubledutch,, Playdom, Chegg, Demandforce, ngmoco, Smule, and Spiceworks)
Fin Tech VC, Menlo Ventures
Focus on financial technology, enterprise SaaS, and crypto and blockchain applications. At Menlo, his investment experience includes BitPay, Bread Finance, and JUMP Bikes.
Partner, Floodgate
Co-founding partner of Floodgate with $500M under management. Have lead seed investments that are now at over $13B in value. PhD in math modeling of cybersecurity from Stanford
CEO, Civic Technologies
Founder of Gyft & Yola, Inc., co-founder of SiliconCape. World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Awards(2009). Civic, a startup that encrypts identity information on the blockchain.
Bitcoin Foundation, Board
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.
Co-Founder, Asia Fintech Angels
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
Founder, Evercoin Exchange
LP at Pantera Capital and Focus Ventures, Startup Mentor & Investor at Alchemist Accelerator
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.
Executive Director, IMF (2013-2016)
Former Director at the Swiss National Bank, Bank for International Settlements, Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologie
Research scientist
53 patents, 200+ technical publications, 8 books/proceedings, 59,000 citations, 4 startup boards, Fellow of IEEE, OSA, SPIE, IAPR, IS&T, IARIA
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 a Crypto expert.
CEO, Swarm Fund
Philipp is a serial entrepreneur and became interested in decentralized technologies in 2015, when interacting with BitTorrent, Inc. and the Mozilla Foundation.
European Parliament, Policy Advisor
Capital Markets & FinTech Regulation Policy Advisor. Economist, with expertise in Financial Markets and Banks regulatory and macro-prudential framework, monetary policies of the ECB, macroeconomic policy of the EU
SEC, Advisory Committee
Managing Director HACK Fund, CEO Hackers/Founders. CEO & Co-founder of Hackers/Founders, a global tech founders co-operative. 55 companies, 7 exits in 5 years. Member of SEC Advisory Committee.
CFTC, ex General Counsel
Former General Counsel of CFTC, assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. Head of Sullivan & Cromwell's Commodities, Futures and Derivatives Group. Chairman of the ABA Derivatives and Futures Law Committee.
Partner, Andra Capital
Founded Andra Capital, a $1bn tokenized growth technology fund. We use SVC (Silicon Valley Coin) to securitize the asset of late-stage technology companies.
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