Conference Speakers Industry experts advising the East-West Crypto Bridge
About tilmar goos
Tilmar Wilhelm Goos is a Swiss based international tax and business specialist. He has nearly 10 years’ international experience and has been working in China, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Portugal. Before he joined the Cardano Foundation as a Legal Counsellor, he informed his clients about business expansion and tax optimization strategies for crypto generated profits, which need to be ever more aligned with the business reality in order to avoid being perceived as artificial. Tilmar is a contributing author and frequent speaker at conferences and universities. He is a visiting research scholar at the IBFD Amsterdam as well as the German National Library of Economics. Tilmar holds a BBA degree in International Business & Mandarin Chinese as well as a LL.M in European and Trans global Business Law & Taxation. His current Ph.D research focuses on the tax & legal issues of the Digital Economy
About johnson zhao
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About kyle baron
As an evangelist of blockchain technology & its transformative power on society, economies & political structures, Kyle has focused his passion on building a dynamic team at BCW that adds value to clients & partners by leveraging their unique expertise in a professional & ethical manner. Kyle has utilised his array of global experience working for multinational corporations like Samsung & Infosys in the energy & corporate technology space, coupled with his educational background which includes an undergraduate degree in Political Science & Psychology from UCLA as well as 3 Master's Degrees in different geographies (highlighted by a MBA from CEIBS in Shanghai), to apply multiple disciplines to the burgeoning blockchain industry.
Dr. Ian Gauci
About dr ian gauci
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About ismail malik
Ismail Malik, the publisher of ICO Crowd Magazine, and also the Blockchain Lab, and Marketing Advisor to Ubex, has been in the publishing industry for a number of years. He launched the first ICO magazine around eight months ago and has been leading in the blockchain publishing business ever since
Prof Steve Deng
About prof steve deng
Steve Deng is an associate professor of software at Tsinghua University, a well-known scientist of Artificial Intelligence and the chief Artificial Intelligence scientist of MATRIX blockchain team
About alexander hoptner
Alexander Höptner (born 1970) took up the post of a Member of the Management Board at Boerse Stuttgart GmbH on 1 January 2017. His area of responsibility is the Sales and Information Technology resort. Alexander Höptner was appointed Spokesman of the Management Board of Boerse Stuttgart GmbH and of EUWAX AG with effect from January 1st, 2018.
Alexander Höptner spent the period from 2001-2015 with Deutsche Börse AG, where he sat on the executive committees for the Cash Market and Information Technology divisions.
Prof. Dr. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
About Prof dr sadeghi
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi is a full Professor of Computer Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, in Germany, where he heads the System Security Lab. Since January 2012 he is also the Director of Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC) at TU Darmstadt. He is a member of the profile area CYSEC of TU Darmstadt.
He received his PhD in Computer Science with the focus on privacy protecting cryptographic protocols and systems from the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. Prior to academia, he worked in Research and Development of Telecommunications enterprises, amongst others Ericson Telecommunications.
Prof. Sadeghi has been awarded with the renowned German prize “Karl Heinz Beckurts” for his research on Trusted and Trustworthy Computing technology and its transfer to industrial practice.
About mihail vasilev
Passionate about innovative technologies and armed with master’s degree in marketing & media communications, Mihail started his first career experiences in the area of cloud at Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange AG. There he was responsible for the development, coordination and management of DBCE’s brand and marketing campaigns.
Today Mihail works as Marketing & Customer Engagement Manager at iNNOVO Cloud GmbH and is intensively driving forward company’s new business models in the fields of IoT, Edge & Fog Computing, Blockchain Technologies etc.
About holger köther
Holger Köther is a global Senior Director, Program Manager and IT enthusiast, who has worked over the last 17 years at the multinational corporate IT organizations Siemens and Atos.
Holger has extensive know-how in project-, program- and people management and has managed Atos-owned software products and global IT services to improve monitoring, application performance and business service management. His responsibilities ranged from design and development, to customers’ deployment and operations by ITIL standards. He managed teams of experts in Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Romania and India.
About istvan deak
As a graduate of a Management of Technology program, István Deák learned to explore and understand technology as a central corporate resource. As a founder and CTO of a high-tech startup, he was leading the development of a physical product with a deep-learning algorithm at its core. With his experience at recognizing technological opportunities that greatly impact organizational mission, objectives, and strategies, it does not come as a surprise that he devotes his full attention to the development of blockchain-based solutions for private and public companies in the role of a Solution Architect at the NEM.io Foundation.
About niall moore
Niall has a background in Astrophysics and Computer Science. He is the lead author of the HYCON whitepaper and the R&D lead of the project.
About wayne grixt
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About nikola stojanow
As a multi-national Business Development Executive with experience working in Germany, Eastern Europe, MENA, Asia and Pacific, Nikola is the go-to person for Strategy and Business Development. He has developed and consulted numerous international projects for almost a decade and has recently been introduced to the unlimited possibilities of blockchain technologies
About gregory klumov
Gregory started his career at the age of 15 as an entrepreneur when he founded a high-speed Internet Service Provider, subsequently moving from IT into finance. He brings more than 15 years of experience in alternatives investment management, that helped him to recognize investment potential of digital assets in the early stages of Blockchain revolution
About jutaro kaneko
Chief Representative in Brussels, Japan Center for International Finance (seconded from Bank of Japan). Bank of Japan (1997-) Financial Services Agency (2011-2014) Japan Center for International Finance(2008-2009, 2016-) Visiting scholar at University of Colon (2001-2002)
About kersten schutze
Kersten is the expert in ICO Management in APAC, being involved into the management and growth of blockchain startups and establishing a network to the Blockchain community in Asia.
He has a strong entrepreneurial and FinTech background in Blockchain startups and financial institutions and seeks to innovate rusty structures of Finance and Industry
Dr. Matthias Hirtschulz
About dr hirtschulz
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Jan Heinrich Meyer
About jan meyer
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About amrit kumar
Amrit is the Head of Research at Zilliqa. He holds a PhD from Université Grenoble-Alpes, France and was hosted at Inria’s Grenoble center. Prior to his PhD, he obtained an Engineer’s diploma from Ecole Polytechnique, France, where he studied Computer Science and Mathematics. His research interests broadly span security, privacy and applied cryptography.
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner
About Prof dr sandner
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The expertise of Prof. Sandner in particular includes blockchain technology, crypto assets, initial coin offerings (ICOs), digital transformation and entrepreneurship.
Prof. Sandner is a member of the FinTechRat of the Federal Ministry of Finance and also engaged in the Blockchain Observatory established by the European Union and, additionally, founding member of the German Blockchain Association e.V. and the Multichain Asset Managers Association.
He was awarded with several scholarships and research prizes. Prof. Sandner has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Research Policy, the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Business Venturing.
About dr grech
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About anthony eufemio
Anthony is an 18 year veteran of the software development, computer security, and IT industries. He has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Viterbi.
About saeri kato
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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Faust
About Prof dr Faust
Dr Faust is a Professor at TU Darmstadt, where he is leading the research group on Applied Cryptography funded by the Emmy Noether Program of the German Science Foundation (DFG).
Before, he was an Assistant Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum and have been a Marie Curie IEF fellow at EPFL, Switzerland in the group of Serge Vaudenay, and a Postdoc at Aarhus University in the group of Ivan Damgaard.
In 2010, he received my Ph.D. in the COSIC group at KU Leuven. My research was funded through a Microsoft Research Ph.D. scholarship. I obtained a Master in Business Informatics from the University of Mannheim.
About toan nguyen
Toan Nguyen is Director of Business Development and Marketing / Communication across EMEA at e-shelter. In his role he is responsible for bringing the maximum value to e-shelter’s customers and partners that use e-shelter’s colocation and connectivity solutions for their hybrid and multi cloud deployments to enable their digital business platform.
Furthermore, he is also in charge of e-shelter’s Marketing and Go-To-Market strategy in the cloud field, helping execute on the company’s multi-year sales plan and identifying areas that will drive future growth.