SPEAKERS

Network with the industry’s most progressive professionals across industries like finance, insurance, logistics, utilities, media, entertainment and more. 

An inspiring first wave of the speakers for the 2nd Edition of Monaco International Blockchain.

Alexander Borodich

FOUNDER, Universa Blockchain

Alexander Borodich is a pioneer in the fields of innovation and blockchain world, founder of Universa Blockchain and VentureClub, Russia’s number one crowd investment platform and investor club, a business angel, with a track record of over 70 investment projects. Key areas of investment: internet of things, cloud computing, smart cities and SaaS at the seed and idea stages. 

Alexander Borodich was named “The Most Active Business angel in Russia” by Russian Venture Company, he is Chiefs Dream Officer and managing partner of marketing communication agency Future Action, exMarketing Director of Russian Internet giant Mail.ru Group

Jen Greyson

Founder, Blockchain Sisterhood

Jen Greyson is one of the Top 8 Women in Crypto, CEO, author, and advocate for women in business. Her current projects include Co.Co, the AirBnB for office space, and The Blockchain Sisterhood, an ecosystem of women-led and founded blockchain projects

Angel Versetti

GLOBAL CEO, AMBROSUS

Angel is the Co-Founder and Global CEO of Ambrosus, the world’s first blockchain that can talk to sensors. Through his partnership Versetti & Co he has led investments in startups, social projects and early cryptocurrencies worldwide. Angel previously worked at the United Nations, World Resources Forum, Bloomberg and was trained at Google.

He was the youngest project leader and lead published author at the UN. Angel is a recognised expert and frequent speaker on innovation, technology and economic development (incl. Davos, Vatican, UNESCO, COP21). 

He holds a BA in History, Politics and Philosophy and an MA in Public Management, both with Excellence Scholarship from Sciences Po Paris (Instituts d’études politiques de Paris) and has certified skills in Diplomacy, Negotiations and Innovation.

Evan Luthra

CEO & Founder, El Group International

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.

Thierry Poyet

FOUNDER, wORLD OF BLOCKCHAINS

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”.

Yazid Chir

CEO & Cofounder, BE-BOUND

Yazid’s career is driven by the aim of promoting equality of opportunity.

He co-founded Be-Bound with the vision that a frugal mobile innovation would be a powerful mechanism for rebalancing economic inequalities and international development. Be-Bound Augmented Connectivity is a patented technology that increases mobile/IoT coverage to reach 95% of the world population immediately, eliminating the need for additional infrastructure costs. Where problematic connectivity inhibits development, Be-Bound contributes to inclusive growth and sustainable development by bringing apps and IoT to areas that lack internet access. 

Yazid is also creator of “Nos Quartiers ont des Talents”, an NGO that accompanies higher graduates from disadvantaged neighborhoods, helping them forge professional paths. With NQT, over 40,000 youth have found work. Yazid was recently named named one of France’s top 100 influencers by the French journal l’Opinion.

Veronica Garcia

FOUNDER, BitLumens

Veronica Garcia was an investment consultant at Credit Suisse and UBS for Latin American Asset Managers.

 After finishing her graduate studies at the ETH in Zurich she joined IBM Research Lab here she worked on state ofth art solar technologies. She also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, IADB and Castalia. 

Her research focused on renewable technologies and on quantifying investment needs to reach the country targets for renewable power generation. 

In 2017 she founded BitLumens which brings solar power and water to rural areas in developing countries using Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology.

Eric Seulliet

FOUNDER, LA FABRIQUE DU FUTUR

Eric Seulliet, a graduate of HEC and the Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris, is the founding-chairman and founder of La Fabrique du Futur, a think tank whose vocation is to reconcile technology and sustainable development and to act as a laboratory for the detection of emerging uses. In the context of this think tank, Eric Seulliet created a living lab that was certified by ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs) in 2008.

In 2013, Eric Seulliet founded the DIL (Discovery Innovation Lab), a support organization for innovation that could be called “do tank” and which completes in a more operational way the activities of La Fabrique du Futur. In addition to its living lab activity, the DIL gathers several fablabs allowing the DIL to prototype and experiment with users innovative concepts for enterprises.

Furthermore, Eric Seulliet was in 2012 co-founder of Living Labs France, the association of the French network of living labs. Within this association is member of the board, vice president in charge of partnerships.

By its practice and its functions, Eric Seulliet has developed particular expertise on the subject of fablabs and living labs that make him a recognized specialist in these questions:

He is regularly invited to give lectures on this subject, participate in panel discussions, give interviews, participate as co-author publications, provide expertise.

He helped set up the living labs such as Reunion or the Digital Home and participates in European projects (Experimedia, Cyberpark) due to his living lab expertise.

He also is the creator and organizer of Innovation Ecosystems Agora (an event dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems and of several events regarding Blockchain, like Blockchain Agora.

In 2018 he founded a new company: La Fabrique du Futur & Co, whose mission consists in helping to make social and positive innovations emerge and develop.

Vidal Chriqui

Co-founder, BTU Protocol

Vidal Chriqui graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

He specialized in big data and distributed systems which led him to very early work on Bitcoin and later on Ethereum, showing a strong expertise in micropayment channels. Fascinated by the Bitcoin protocol he envisioned as a masterpiece of computer architecture, mixing technical and economic considerations, he launched “Blockchain Révolution”, the first free french speaking video series about bitcoin and blockchain, offering hours of exclusive lessons and interviews.

Vidal is a regular speaker at blockchain conferences and a lecturer at french Grandes Ecoles. Vidal has also been working as a technical advisor to successful token sales (> 50M€), contributing to smart contracts writing or review, whitepaper writing and tokenomics design. He recently founded BTU Protocol, the first peer to peer booking protocol aiming to disrupt the whole booking industry.

Sarah-Diane Eck

Co-founder & CEO, Sandblock

Sarah-Diane Eck is the CEO and co-founder of Sandblock, a French blockchain startup that wants to revolutionize customer engagement. She has been involved in the blockchain and startup community for several years and helped multiple successful startups to launch and develop their projects. She previously worked in investment banking, foundation creation and digital marketing. Sarah-Diane is also specialized on legal matters regarding user data protection and the upcoming GDPR, foundations & charities, and the constantly evolving crypto assets regulations. 

She has a triple master degree in business schoold (HEC Paris), Engineering (AgroParisTech), and Legal Strategy & International Tax (Panthéon-Assas). 

Sarah-Diane is also President of the CryptoAsso, a French Charity which aims to promote cryptocurrency donations and help people in debt distress.

Rémy Ozcan

Co-Founder, TOZEX & Managing Director, Crypto4All

As an experienced Blockchain expert, he decided to create TOZEX the first end-to-end crypto-asset platform for token sales management, investment and trading on crypto assets.

He cofounded in 2015 Crypto4All, one of the largest European Blockchain engineering and consulting services company. Central Bank of Luxembourg, ATOS, DCNS Naval and CREDITS Platform (Ethereum competitor) are few of their clients.

He actively contribute to the development of the ecosystem as public speaker, consultant for the European Parliament for the construction of the Blockchain European regulation and contributor on EU Focus Group on Blockchain DLT.

He is also as an expert Member from the International Blockchain Committee (ISO TC 307) building Standards applicable to Blockchain technologies and Instructor at the well-known Paris University of Dauphine.

Rémy discovered Blockchain Technology in 2013, his enthusiasm over Blockchain technology stems from both the technological and financial aspects. Since then “Merge Blockchain technology with real-world economy” became his watchword.

Aviya Arika

Founder and Chief of Blockchain, Aviya Law

Aviya is passionately focused on crypto and blockchain legal practice. This passion has led her to develop and manage the blockchain practice of a Fintech TLV law firm, and then to move on and establish her own firm, focused solely on blockchain, with a presence in TLV, Kiev and partnerships in various strategic locations worldwide.

Aviya works with blockchain startups, investors and organizations. These include token issuers, crypto exchanges, crypto payment services providers, crypto funds, angel investors and governmental authorities. Aviya possesses a broad knowledge of financial and fintech related regulations in a wide range of jurisdictions (EU, Israel, US, Canada) and is therefore well equipped to help entrepreneurs and investors understand crypto constellations from a legal perspective. 

Aviya is involved in rigorously researching and actively speaking and writing on blockchain and crypto regulation issues out of genuine interest and vision to help build a brighter world for blockchain.

Joe Petrowski

ledgity

Joe is a blockchain enthusiast and has worked in security tokens, analytics, algorithmic trading, and mining.

Speakers MIB #1st Edition

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