M.I.B.S : Monaco International Blockchain Summit

Meet industry-leading speakers sharing their knowledge & experiences of using blockchain technology.

Speakers MIB 1

Ivan Catalin


European Parliament

Ivan Catalin is a Member of the European Parliament since 2009.

He is an economist who believes in social responsibility, the creation of individual wealth, but also cares for the environment and actively involved in the fight against poverty and reducing disparities.

In a permanent and rapidly changing world, Ivan is convinced that the future belongs to new technologies of communication and information, innovation, research, and alternative educational approaches.

Gilles Mentré


Gilles Mentré has over 10 years of experience in the Public sector, international financial advisory and diplomacy.

From 2011 to 2012, Gilles Mentré was deputy head of staff of French Minister of Economy and Finance François Baroin.

He supervised the work of the Ministry regarding French financial institutions, macro-economics and international finance.

In addition, during that period, Gilles Mentré was a financial expert for the International Monetary Fund in charge of the technical assistance to Greece.

In 2009-2010, he was deputy head of staff of French Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Environment Jean-Louis Borloo.

Gilles Mentré was also advisor to the President of the French Republic (2008-2009) and was a member of the task force on the Union for the Mediterranean.

Between 2005 and 2006 he served as a diplomat for the French Republic.

Gilles Mentré is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique, and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

Philippe Rodriguez


Président Bitcoin France

Founder Avolta Partners

Philippe Rodriguez heads Avolta Partners, an investment bank for young innovative companies. 

He is the co-founder of the Electronic Business Group (a think tank bringing together 130,000 digital professionals in France and the US). 

He’s the  President of the Bitcoin France Association, and the author of The Blockchain Revolution: Algorithms or Institutions ?

Igor Chugunov



Graduate in Economy, Igor Chugunov has worked throughout his career in contact with innovation. It’s therefore logical that he worked on the blockchain.

In 2017, he decided to create his own blockchain platform, CREDITS.

This blockchain-based open platform incorporates smart contracts and internal cryptocurrency.

The platform is designed to create services within the blockchain using smart contracts and a public data registry.

The CREDITS ICO raised $ 20 million.

Ronny Tome


Ducatus Global PTE LTD 

Ronny is among other founders of the “Garden of Life” foundation in Bali, aiming to create self-financed projects for the Balinese people especially around sustainable construction including new innovative concepts of global fundraising.

Since January 2017, he is founder, shareholder and CEO of Ducatus Global PTE LTD in Singapore.

Martin Herman



An accomplished software developer and serial entrepreneur, at the age of 18 Martin was already founding companies in Silicon Valley.

He is a truly multi-talented leader, combining strong technical and business know-how with team-inspiring passion.

From AI and machine learning to UI and graphic design, there is just one simple rule with Martin: If you can dream it, he can make it happen.

Since January 2017, he is founder, shareholder and CEO of Ducatus Global PTE LTD in Singapore.

Sébastien Icard



Sébastien has more than 8 years of experience in software engineering and blockchain technology.

As a technical expert, Sébastien worked for an IT company specializing in IOT.

He created his first company in the home automation sector at the age of 23 and is the co-founder of the Monaco Blockchain association.

Christophe Ozcan



Blockchain Ecosystem Advisor


Christophe is an experienced advisor and entrepreneur within Blockchain Ecosystem. 

He is the CEO and Co-founder of Crypto4All a Blockchain consulting company and also an expert member of ISO/TC-307 technical committee dealing with international standardization of Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

Christophe is also involved as Advisor to help companies or institutions to figure out the technical and strategic challenges of the new crypto economy.

Pierre Paperon




Observatoire Blockchains

Pierre is an entrepreneur and has been a CEO and a consultant in digital strategy and innovation for 35 years in companies like McKinsey, Havas Advertising, Poweo, Apple, Danone, Altavista, Lastminute.com, TF1 …

He is A&M, MBA HEC and has been officer on the nuclear submarine, Le Redoutable.

He assists leaders of large companies, especially in the energy sector, to help them exploit and succeed in this new phase of the digital transformation that is blockchain technology.

It is also setting up peer-to-peer systems for the tokenization of activities in municipalities to promote more solidarity and social integration.

Naeem Aslam



A former hedge fund trader with over 10 years of experience in investment banking, Naeem is a regular guest with all tier one media such as CNBC & Bloomberg.

He is also a columnist with Forbes, where he plays a role of influencer by covering Fintech and blockchain.

Naeem has also guest lectured at the most prestigious universities in the UK such as The London School of Economics, The Warwick University and The University of Leeds.

Currently, he is also working as Chief Market Analyst with ThinkMarkets and Founder & CEO of LondonFintechFund.

Remy Ozcan



Blockchain Legal and Financial Advisor

Rémy is the cofounder of Crypto4All a Blockchain technology services company. 

Blockchain technology is the space where all his previous experiences, education and belief intersects. Graduated from Paris Dauphine University in Finance & Law, he was in charge setting up finance & legal engineering for the European top asset manager. Remy is also an active contributor to European commission Focus Group dedicated to Blockchain and DLT.

His enthusiasm over Blockchain technology stems from both the technological and financial aspects. “Merge Blockchain technology with real-world economy” became his watchword.

Thierry Poyet


World of Blockchains Monaco

Thierry Poyet is a computer engineer, he has spent more than 20 years of his professional life in telecommunications and in the Internet, from the computer business to being a leader of the Internet subsidiary of the Monegasque telecommunications operator.

Technology enthusiast, invested in the public life of the Principality of Monaco (Councilor Communal from 1995 to 2007, National Councilor from 2013 to 2018), he is, among others, the author of a bill on Blockchain, having aim to offer a non-binding regulatory framework for a 3-year experiment, so that Monaco can become a “blockchain valley” and play a leading role in Europe.

This text, voted by elected officials at the end of 2017, has opened the debate on the services offered by blockchain technology (smart contract, cryptocurrency) and feed the public authorities’ thinking on these topics.

He is a founding member and President of an association to promote Blockchain technology in Monaco “World of Blockchains Monaco”.

Kim Dauthel

CEO & Co foUndER


Kim has been designing and developing Blockchains based on DAG algorithms for over two years.

He has participated in the development of projects for the MediaLab (MIT) for humanitarian purposes.

He has also worked on Watson machine learning applications to extract data from IoT via the Blockchain.

For the past three years, Kim has been developing his team (190 developers) specialised in DLT and Blockchain.

Thanks to numerous hackathons, bunty bugs and hackContests, his team has gained a certain reputation.

“Greyhat” by passion, this team continues to improve its techniques on both sides of the light.

Arnaud Auger Sengupta


Atelier BNP Parisbas

Facebook Marketing

Arnaud Auger Sengupta is an open innovation consultant and a marketing expert passionate about blockchain. 

Arnaud works as a senior advisor for L’Atelier BNP Paribas in San Francisco where he helps large organizations to embrace innovation including blockchain and to collaborate with startups. He has helped the global leaders in the healthcare, mobility, retail and fintech industries to understand, see the potential of and initiate projects involving blockchain technologies. 

As an experienced marketer, Arnaud has launched the world’s first podcast about blockchain marketing. During his show, he interviews marketers of blockchain companies and invites them to share the uniques challenges and solutions related to marketing tech companies using blockchain. 

Author of Facebook Marketing, he was one of the first authors to describe the revolution that social media has caused in marketing. Arnaud is now convinced that blockchain can have at least the same impact.

Cal Evans

Managing consultant & FOUNDER

Gresham International

Cal Evans is perhaps one of the very few international technology lawyers with expertise in ICO compliance and strategy.

A law graduate from London, Cal is a UK lawyer and U.S. multi-state litigation expert. He has experience working with some of the best-known technology firms in Silicon Valley and In 2015, Cal undertook his Certificate in Financial Markets from the prestigious Yale University.

In 2016, Cal left a top California law firm to start Gresham International, a compliance and strategy firm specializing in the cryptocurrency space. In 2017 he also co-founded The Cryptocurrency Academy.

Cal works with companies operating within the cryptocurrency space including ICOs, Technology Firms, Funds, Financial Firms, Crypto-media, Mining Operations, and Crypto-funds. He is regularly featured in international publications and writes thought provoking pieces for sites such as Cryptoslate and CoinTelegraph.

He is renowned for delivering passionate speeches all over the globe on Cryptocurrency regulation and strategy. 

David Rovelli



Davide Rovelli, Director of Business Development of GetMyCar and COO of ParkinGO International SA, has attended prestigious universities in Italy and abroad.

Always interested in the world of mobility and innovation, he has studied management and decision-making issues at Stanford University and has been experimenting with the world of administrative and control processes in financial consulting firms.

Criptoentusiasta, for over a year, has been studying how to implement Blockchain processes and disrupt current rules in the automotive world.

Sergio Garcia Fernandez

Sergio is passionate for new technology related to IT development since 8 years old when he created his first code in BASIC on an Amstrad CPC.

He started with Blockchain technology in 2014 when he discovered the potential of Bitcoin. 

Nowadays he contribute to analyse ICO project to help the industry to figure out better this new token economy and challenges behind it. 

He is one of the most follow ICO youtuber analyst.

Ethan Pierse


The CryptoAssets Institute

Founder Borderless Ventures  for FrenchTech and ASEAN startups

Venture Partner at MotiVentures.

 Former Managing Partner Nest Ventures.

 Keynote speaker on corporate innovation, the blockchain economy and AI. Author, “Chief Startup Officer, How Corporates Can Leverage Startup Innovation”. 

Serial entrepreneur in digital and ecommerce. 20+ years digital marketing strategy with Coca-Cola, HP, BP, large banks, airlines and governments… 

Ethan connects and enables cross-border startup investment and business development between the US, Europe and Southeast Asia.

David Princay


Crypto Currencies French Club

Creator of the CFC who gathers more than 6000 members investors and Cryptologists.

David supports crypto-assets and advice French ICOs in their launch and in their media’s production (Sandblock, NPX).

Thibault Verbiest


DS Savoir Faire

An attorney in Paris and Brussels since 1993, Thibault Verbiest founded Ulys, a law firm dedicated to new technologies. He was notably able to develop a renowned expertise in legislation pertaining to payments and e-money, gaming and other regulated online activities.

Between 2000 and 2004, he was the chairman of l’Observatoire des droits de I’intemet, an organisation tasked with advising the Belgian federal government on its policymaking approach towards the internet.  In 2013, he founded two fintechs, including Payservices. Until 2015, he was also partner of investment bank Largillière Finance, which specializes in Fintech M&A.

ln 2015,  he joined the law firm de Gaulle Fleurance as a partner to create the fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency practice, which has, since then earned a solid reputation before moving to DS avocats in September 2017 to create the first Pole entirely dedicated to Fintech, Digital Banking and Crypto-finance.

He is also the co-author of several books, including the first book on blockchain in French and the seminal piece ‘Fintech et Droit”. He regularly contributes to the public debate on blockchain authoring articles and as speaker at fintech/blockchain-focused events.

Wael Rajab


Crypto 10x

Wael Rajab is the co-founder of the multifaceted blockchain cooperation ‘Crypto 10x’. Through the implementation of his extensive training in technical analysis, he has achieved massive success as a trader. Wael manages a lucrative trading pool and facilitates an education platform to help teach others how to make residual income in the cryptocurrency space. He has worked as an advisor on an up and coming ICO, and his company brokerage’s large-scale Bitcoin transactions.

Kirill Nikolaev

IT Enterpreneur

NICA Multi Family Office 


Since 1995 Kirill Nikolaev has been a successful IT enterpreneur.

 He collaborated with top-250 companies in Russia, including Gazprom, MTS, Megafon. Shell, Nobel Biocare, Trust Kalina, Yota, Russian National Library, Saint Petersburg State University, Pyaterochka (X5 Retail Group), Sibneft (Rosneft), Baltika Breweries, Heineken, Lenspecsmu, and the consulates of Great Britain in Russia.

Since 2013, after the successful sale of his business, Kirill Nikolaev has been running his M&A boutique N Capital, helping entrepreneurs in closing cash-in & cash-out transactions on the basis of capital market in Russia, Europe and America. At the same time he has started own multi family office called NICA.

 Kirill has been developing the interbank platform Bitcoin VIP since 2017, he is also one of the Board members of the VIMANA company – the leading project in the field of autonomous aerial vehicle flight routes in smart cities all over the world. He has been a sponsor of State Hermitage Museum since 2003. Adviser for DeNet.pro – platform built on Peer 2 Peer technology using blockchain and digital currency. Adviser for BasisNeuro – the Brain-computer interface (BCI) technology allows controlling the everyday devices with the help of mental commands.

  He graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance (Marketing) and studied Financial markets and Corporate finance in Yale University in New Haven, USA. In addition, he has been giving master-classes and leading educational programs in Skolkovo (Moscow), Stokholm School of Economics, Higher School of Economics and the national summer camp at Seliger (Russia).

Christophe Doré


Money Track

Christophe Doré (EDHEC BBA 1997) began his career in 1998 in the Services Division of the Accor Group, now Edenred, where he held a number of commercial management positions before becoming France Sales Director.

In 2008, he became Commercial Director of Randstad then the phone book 118 218 before taking the head of Corporate Sales of Europcar France in 2011.

He joined Moneo Payment Solutions in 2013 as Commercial & Marketing Director, where he launched Moneo Resto, the first dematerialized restaurant on Mastercard bank card, which will be very popular with businesses and restaurants, and will revolutionize the restaurant securities market in France.

Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Moneo Payment Solutions in 2016, he accompanied a year later the exit of Blackfin Capital Partners and the sale of Moneo Resto activities to Edenred.

In 2018, Christophe Doré becomes CEO of MoneyTrack, the first blockchain platform dedicated to directed payment.

The company is co-owned by Truffle Capital and supported by the Unique Interministerial Fund (FUI 24).

MoneyTrack has the ambition to become the reference platform for the players of the payment managed, in France as at the international, and to play a determining role in the digitization of the still very traditional markets of the indemnification of insurance claims, consumer credit and gift vouchers / coupons.

Evan Luthra


Serial Entrepreneur

CEO & Founder El Group International

Evan Luthra has that rare and coveted ability to turn original ideas into businesses that are both innovative and profitable. He started his journey as a serial entrepreneur as an adolescent and was bitten by the “digital bug” early and often. This forward thinking, technology-minded entrepreneur embarked on his first digital endeavor at just twelve years-old by curating technology-related news, and he garnered a notable quarter of a million readers in doing so.

Evan has extensive knowledge and experience in mobile apps and his company, EL Group International has developed and delivered mobile apps for major Fortune 500 companies. Evan’s strategy follows a simple, but proven formula: conceptualize, innovate, execute.

More recently Evan is heavily invovled in the crypto industry working with leading companies such as GazeCoin.io, Hashgraph.com and others under EL Group subsidary Almora.io and has been regarded as a Blockchain expert and pioneer by the worlds leading organziations and publications.

He is a featured speaker at different universities and conferences around the globe; he speaks about Mobile Apps, Entrepreneurship and trending tech topics, to huge audiences and has spoken for Tedx, United Nations, Google, Nielsen and has done guest lectures at Delhi University, Washington State University, San Francisco State University and more.

With his keen insights and digital expertise, Evan is constantly thinking of new ideas that will innovate, simplify and make daily quality of life that much better.

Henok "Hen" Tekle

founding partner


Henok “Hen” Tekle is a founding partner of AlphaChain, a blockchain advisory and investment firm.

A notable blockchain angel investor, advisor, content creator and public speaker, Hen is a passionate advocate for the disruption brought by token economies and blockchain technology, and regularly speaks at conferences around the world about these topics.

Hen’s angel investor syndicate has deployed substantial capital to further support the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

Dr. Quy Vo-Reinhard

Co-Founder & CDO Health Data marketplace in Сrypto Valley Zug

Hit Foundation

Being passionate by bringing innovation into healthcare system, Quy co-founded HIT Foundation, blockchain-based online marketplace for Personal Health Data, located in Сrypto Valley Zug, Switzerland.

She acts there as Chief Data Officer, managing strategic planning, building architecture under blockchain.

Previously, she was a scientist, a lecturer and a Vice-Dean, as well as a founder of charitable project GiveHimTheLight, building school & providing food for children in Vietnam.

She worked a business developer at Candidum, a startup for enzyme development in Germany. 

Quy has a broad background from natural science to business management.

She holds a PhD in Computational Biomedicine from RWTH Aachen and an MBA from EBS University of Business and Law, Germany.

Nikita Lukianets

Founder, CTO

Pocket Confidant AI

Nikita is a founder and CTO of PocketConfidant AI, 24/7 virtual coaching technology powered by artificial intelligence.

He has an MBA degree in innovation management and a technical background in the fields of applied physics and neuroscience, along with more than 15 years of experience in the IT sector.

He has changed several hats from being a software designer, a data scientist, an entrepreneur, a mentor in several incubators and a manager of the start-up support program at Microsoft.

Nikita sees his role in facilitating individual and organizational change through design and technology.

Joe Petrowski


Joe has been a blockchain enthusiast since discovering Bitcoin in 2011 and started working with blockchain full time in 2017.

He writes algorithmic trading software and runs a mining center.

Prior to working in blockchain, Joe worked in aerospace, analyzing shock and vibration during satellite launch, and spent three years as a semi-professional cyclist.

Sunny Kapoor


Glad Age

Founder and owner of Heath Lodge Care Services Ltd. with 20 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the care sector.

Active contributor in several care sector institutions involved in the future of UK’s care industry.

Excellent at building inbound marketing and sales strategy to help companies convert leads and close customers.

Joël Happé


Joël Happé is a keynote speaker and a well know expert in the field of blockchain in Netherlands, the crypto-economy and successful investment strategies.

Joel Happé started learning about bitcoin as a university student in 2013.

Nowadays he is advising and collaborating with startups (ICOs).

He also appears on television and is regularly asked to share his view on the future of decentralized technologies.

Siddharth Armaan Sharma


Ocean Capital

An early investor and adaptor into the blockchain space. He has a knack of picking up great ICOs and made over 500x on the investments.

Dimitri Jeangerard



Altrium Capital Partners

He obtained a law degree at the University of Toulouse in 2015 and continued in a Business School in the south of France.

Dimitri began by getting involved in several blockchain-related projects as both an investor and a translator.

Interested by the disruptive potential of cryptocurrency as well as by this young market in full expansion, he chose to quickly make it his sector of business, both as a member of the team Monoeci but also as an investor and trader.

He co-founded the Monaco Blockchain association in cooperation with Sébastien, and is in the process of creating the investment fund Altrium Capital Partners, specializing in cryptocurrencies.