Franklin has served as a prestigious White House Innovation Advisor to 2 U.S. Presidents - Bill Clinton & Barack Obama. Additionally, Franklin had served as a campaign aide helping Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign in 2016. Franklin also served 5 years at the White House during Bill Clinton’s Administration, working for the Deputy Chief to the President, and serving as a member of the prestigious White House Technology Working Group. During his time as a White House Technology Policy Advisor, Franklin helped to support the national roll-out of theInternet throughout the U.S., and launched one of the first Internet Demo Days for the White House. Franklin is a Super VIP Keynote Speaker in the United States and throughout the world.LinkedIn
Mücahit Gündebahar has an IT experience of more than 15 years especially in banking and finance and he has taken various roles in transformation projects of 5 leading Turkish banks. Graduated from the Computer Engineering Department of Istanbul University in 1997, Gündebahar has completed his MBA degree from Bilgi University in 2002 and received a Ph.D. in Business Administration Department of Haliç University in 2016. Gündebahar has worked as Senior Application Development Consultant at Microsoft Turkey between 2005-2009, Corporate Architecture and R & D Manager at Kuveyt Türk between 2009-2012 years and he has been working as IT Group Manager - CIO at Kuveyt Türk since 2012 leading the critical R&D projects and the roadmap of the Bank. He has held sessions and delivered speeches at the programs such as Gartner Excellent Experience Exchange, Microsoft IT Summit, Banking Technology Turkey Summit, Software Architect Conference, chaired sessions at local and overseas academic conferences, has presentations and published articles, speeches at social programs of universities, offered academic lectures and numerous interviews for press and TV.
Mr. Utku was born in Ankara in 1968. He graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, 1990). He completed his graduate studies in London School of Economics (1990-1992) and Master’s Degree on economic development in Marmara University (Istanbul, 1998). In 2004, he served as a consultant to General Manager of Albaraka Turk. In 2006- 2007, he was the head economist in Albaraka Turk. In addition, he was an economics columnist for Yeni Şafak newspaper for over 10 years (1995-2009). He later worked as Investor Relations Manager between 2007 and 2009. He continued as CIO-Assistant General Manager in December 2009 and was appointed as CFO-primarily responsible for Financial Affairs, Budget and Financial Reporting and Corporate Communication Departments. He was a board member of Borsa Istanbul from 2013 to 2016. As the General Manager of Albaraka Turk as of October 2016 Utku continued his duty, as well as Chairman of the Board of directors of Bereket Varlık Kiralama A.Ş., Albaraka Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş., Katılım Emeklilik ve Hayat A.Ş and Albaraka Kültür Sanat ve Yayıncılık A.Ş.
C. Özgür Güneri started his career at Global Securities as a financial analyst covering various industrial sectors in Turkey and country analyst for Romania and Egypt. He was also part of the team that setup Cairo and New York offices. He moved to asset management industry and joined Egebank group in late 1998 as Executive Vice President at Ege Asset Management. In 2000, Güneri moved to Finansbank Group, the fifth largest privately owned bank in Turkey, to create asset management arm of the group. C. Özgür Güneri worked as executive vice president, Chief Investment Officer and then as CEO and Member of the board at Finans Asset Management between 2000-2013. He also led the team which created the first exchange traded fund in Turkey. In 2013, Güneri was appointed as CEO and Board Member for Finansinvest, the investment banking and brokerage arm of the group. As of January 2018, he joined BtcTurk, the leading crypto exchange platform based in Turkey and currently serves as CEO for both BtcTurk and BtcTrader, a technology service provider specialized in blockchain and crypto assets.
Prior to EXMO, Sergey spent more than 2,900 hours completing IAS/IFRS/US GAAP transformation, consolidation, modelling and analytical procedures, auditing BS and PL accounts, completing internal controls systems (SOX), preparing reporting deliverables and providing professional guidance for junior EY colleagues being in charge and managing the team comprising 5 members. He was also involved in advisory projects, preparing deliverables and presenting it to the top management of the client.
ACCA member(P3 - the highest score)
Serguei Popov is a Professor of mathematics and co-founder of IOTA. He is working closely with the growing team at IOTA, particularly the strong research and engineering departments. He plays an integral role in setting the ongoing direction of IOTA. Towards achieving true real-world adoption.
Jason and his team freely provide the scientific community with the Knowbella Platform™; a scientific collaboration ecosystem that puts the scientist at the centre of research and provides rewards for participating in collaborative research.
His mission is to make researchers lives better by providing open access to intellectual property, tools, and services to advance science and improve the world. More specifically, their objective is to contribute to the global research community by democratizing access to science (“open science”).
Venture Successes: Coinbase, Ledger wallet, Etherscan...
Adam is Venture Capitalist and has launched Boost Incubator (www.boost.vc) an incubator based in San Mateo geared toward mentoring startups to help them get to the next level.
Venture Successes: Skype, Tesla, Hotmail, Overture, Parametric...
Tim Draper is Venture Capitalist and helps entrepreneurs change the world. He is early Bitcoin investor. In 2014 Tim Draper purchased 40,000 Bitcoins for $24,000,000. Billionaire venture capitalist made a prediction that the price of one Bitcoin will rise to $250,000 by 2022.
Martin is Co-Founder and Board member of Bitcoin Gold, Technology board member of Depository Network and lead iOS Developer in the Fintech disrupter Phyre. In 2017 he founded his consultancy company Cryptoapps Ltd and in 2018 GoStartups, which a company for startup project consulting and development. He is experienced in iOS Development, C, C++, Embedded and Blockchain. He is an Engineer, Innovator and Entrepreneur. In Bitcoin Gold Martin is leading an international team that is responsible for Marketing and Business development.
Tom Lee is a Managing Partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He is an accomplished Wall Street strategist with over 25 years of experience in equity research, and has been top ranked by Institutional Investor every year since 1998. Prior to co-founding Fundstrat, he served most recently as J.P. Morgan’s Chief Equity Strategist from 2007 to 2014, and previously as Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney.
After graduation from Davis & Elkins University with a Business Administration degree in 1996, Kerem Tibuk started working at the research department of Global Menkul Kıymetler A.Ş. and following that joined Seleks A.Ş. for a role in sales department between 1997 and 1999. Tibuk started his first enterprise in 1999 and launched Halikarnas AŞ, Haberinizolsun.com and Yatirimci.com. Then he founded Bahsedeger.com in 2003 in Northern Cyprus and lately he joined Inter Turizm A.Ş. as chairman in 2007 through 2011. Also, Tibuk founded Mobilizm, Turkey’s first car sharing company, in 2011 and BtcTurk & BtcTrader started in 2013. Currently he serves as the chairman of BtcTrader.
On 13th April 2015, he founded the Free Republic of Liberland and was elected its 1st President. Since the formation of Liberland, close to half a million individuals have applied or registered for citizenship.
The motto of Liberland is “To live and let live” as it prides itself on personal and economic freedom for its people; this includes limited power given to the government to ensure less intereferance with the freedom of the people and to its nation as a whole. These ideas and ideals are written and guaranteed by the Constitution.
Founder of Millions Exchange
Roy is overlooking TRON's business expansion starting from disrupting existing internet entertainment ecosystem as well as bridging the gap between internet and crypto world.
TRON is dedicated to building the infrastructure for a truly decentralized Internet. The Tron Protocol, one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world, offers scalable, high-availability, and high-throughput support that serves as the foundation for all decentralized applications in the TRON ecosystem.
Founder of Gresham International, Market Leading Blockchain Compliance and Strategy Expert, Investment Advisor, UK Lawyer and US Litigation Specialist, top five Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Compliance expert. (As rated by Forbes)
He and his firm continue to work closely with the SEC and are dedicated to enhancing the community in line with meeting international regulatory standards. Being one of the very few international tech lawyers with expertise in fund raising compliance and strategy, Having experience working in top firms of Silicon Valley.
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A SpaceX Hyperloop winning team and globally distributed organisation with over 1300 engineers from more than 59 countries. Ilyas Vali, Co-founder and APM at rLoop. rLoop is a decentralised crowdsourced research and development organisation, engineering solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. It is designed to enable anyone, anywhere, at any time, to participate in the creation, development, and scrutiny of potentially world-changing technology. Our mission is to develop and launch innovative technology fueled by a genuine desire to improve the world and humanity.
Malik is a senior global Digital banker, FinTech expert, Futurist and Thought leader. He has managed global roles in leading multinational banks like Citibank and Stanchart, with varied roles in Digital Banking, E-payments and Innovations, and was last SVP- Global Digital Transformation, where his group played a key role in driving a common digital roadmap across Citi’s Consumer businesses worldwide. Moreover, he is a mentor and advisor to leading Digital Accelerators in APAC and exciting global start-ups across FinTech, IOT, Blockchain, Analytics and EduTech.
Juliet Adelstein is the Chief Operating Officer of GanaEight Coin Limited, a Ganapati Group company. GanaEight Coin is looking to be the first to utilise both blockchain technology and iGaming expertise to produce a game-changing casino stablecoin, the G8C. The G8C token represents an innovative and secure way of integrating virtual assets into online casino. After 7 years living and working in Japan and 3 years at Japan’s top advertising agency, Juliet’s expertise lies in bridging the gap between Eastern and Western cultures through her understanding of languages, international relations and borderless business.
Ishwinder Jeet Singh is currently working with The National Investor, a leading investment management firm in the Abu Dhabi, UAE. He manages the principal investments portfolio of the firm, investing in private equity, fixed income, real estate, structured products and money markets. He also sits on the boards and investment committees of its subsidiary companies. Previously, he provided M&A advisory and business valuation services to global clients at Ernst & Young in Dubai. He keeps work on Blockchain, AI and other tech innovations disrupting banking, payments, remittances, insurance and financial markets. Ishwinder focused on "Smart Governments - successful and potential use-cases of Blockchain for the Middle East and Africa governments."
Mohit Davar, one of the co-founders of Huobi MENA, the Chairman of the International Association of Money Transfer Networks, who has 25 years experience in the payments industry and been involved into a number of successful start-ups.
As known, Netherlands-based banking giant ING published a customer report recently where it was declared that Turkey is the leading cryptocurrencies owner among all European countries. The fact that the people in Turkey are heading to more technological innovations and current economic circumstances serve as an increasing factor for it. Investors and engineers, mostly from the Europe, Middle East and Central Asian countries as well as from Turkey, who are interested in blockchain and who deal with cryptocurrencies will be participating in this conference. You will better understand Blockchain, the greatest technological and financial revolution of the 21st century, with the expression of expert speakers in the sphere. Thus, "Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit" rolls out the distinction of being the largest-scale event of the region, ever held in this field.
More than 3,000 attendees from over 60 countries will attend the conference and more than 8,000 people will be watching live. We are associating investors, entrepreneurs and professionals for discussing current cryptocurrency market and future of blockchain technology.
The Blockchain & cryptocurrencies are the best news that the world has been expecting for so many years. This will be our freedom and salvation. States, companies and individuals who are not interested in blockchain, will miss the technological & financial revolution of this century! You are invited to this conference to precisely perceive Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.