Thierry Arys Ruiz
Founder at TARCO international | AgAu.io
Founder at TopOfBlockchain
Head of Legal & Compliance in Rechtsanwälte Lennert Partners
Dr. Quy Vo-Reinhard
Co-Founder & Chief Data Officer at HIT Foundation
CMO at Crowdholding, Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker & ex-Googler
Consultant on blockchain and data protection at Erbguth
Principal and Lead ICO at Blockchain Valley Ventures and Lykke
Attorney-at-law at DLT Law
Director, Attorney-at-law, Head Banking, Crypto & Fintech at PwC Legal Switzerland
CEO & Founder at TokenSuisse AG
CTO at Cryptodus
CEO at SICOS (Lux) S.a.r.l.
Founder and CEO of TEND Technologies AG and Abele Innovation Consulting
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Founder - CEO at SwissBorg
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Yael is a blockchain strategist, storyteller, speaker, advisor and mentor.
In 2017, Yael founded TopOfBlockchain, making sense of blockchain technology and ventures with the right business and token models, as well as messaging.
She is the Chief Communications Officer at VeganNation, building a global decentralized ecosystem for vegans powered by its own cryptocurrency, VeganCoin, and the CMO for iOlite, a blockchain-based engine translating human/natural language into code for smart contracts and Dapps.
Ms. Petrovskaya is a multilingual expert in Russian law, with a focus on corporate and contract law. It also supports your international clients in other areas relevant to the Russian market, such as employment law, compliance and IP protection.
She advises large and medium-sized companies, especially in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, in their projects in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Ms. Petrovskaya has also mastered the very high administrative and legal costs in Russia & CIS compared to Europe. With her understanding of the Russian mentality, Ms. Petrovskaya therefore mostly works with her clients in the long term, thus building a lasting trust relationship with the clients. She understands how to handle German and international clients in an efficient and uncomplicated legal way, while showing a great understanding of the (legal) cultural background.
Dr. Quy Vo-Reinhard
Dr Vo-Reinhard is the Chief Data Officer and Co-Founder of the HIT Foundation – a blockchain-based exchange for healthcare data – in addition to being a globally-renowned speaker. She’s AI advisor of LAPO blockchain and member of Board of Directors in various Vietnamese expat & academic networks. Her life's work is dedicated to healthcare innovations aimed at providing equal opportunities and benefits to all users.
Quy undertook her PhD in Computational Biomedicine at the Rhine-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen, thereafter earning an MBA from the EBS University of Business and Law, in Germany.
During the 'Blockshow Europe 2018' conference she was voted 'The Most Influential Woman in Blockchain in Europe'.
A serial entrepreneur, CEMS student, Googler and a frequent speaker at industry events. Co-founded For Sale!, AquaJar and also Crowdholding, a platform that connects startups with investors, customers and team members.
After graduating wit a bachelor in International Business & Management he joined the CEMS Dual Master. After his masters, Aleks moved to Google as Sales Manager for AdWords. Having acquired the right set of skills he moved to work on Crowdholding full-time.
Jörn Erbguth is a consultant on blockchain, smart contracts and data protection.
He is researching governance of blockchains and smart contracts at the University of Geneva. He is lecturing at the Geneva School of Diplomacy, University of Geneva and University of Lucerne.
Jörn Erbguth is a member of the Focus Group on DLT at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and board member of the EDV-Gerichtstag. He holds diplomas in computer science and law and is a certified external data protection officer (udis).
Leandro Lepori is a Swiss-qualified lawyer specialized in business law with a particular interest in financial markets and banking law.
He is a Blockchain and cryptocurrencies enthusiast. Prior to accomplishing a Master's degree in the field of economic and law at the University of Geneva, his openness led him to undertake a Master’s degree in sports law. He worked during a year at the Centre for Banking and Financial Law (University of Geneva, Switzerland) as a research assistant, thus continuing his academic training. During this period he was selected to participate to the Duke-Geneva program and hence obtained a certificate in transnational law from this institution.
After working for Altenburger Ltd legal + tax in 2017 as an associate in the banking and financial markets law team he joined Depierre Avocats in 2018 which whom he founded DLT Law. His main areas of practice are financial markets, banking and corporate law.
Tina heads the Banking, Crypto and FinTech Practice of PwC Legal Switzerland.
She is an experienced Swiss and internationally trained Attorney-at-law and certified Swiss Fund & Asset Management Officer. Before joining PwC, she practiced for more than 10 years as a banking and financial markets specialist with major leading Swiss law firms. Prior to this, worked for a financial institution in Hong Kong and acted as research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Civil and Commercial Law at the University of Freiburg i.Ue. (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Gauch und Prof. Dr. Hubert Stöckli). Further was a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private law in Hamburg.
Tina's practice specializes in banking, insurance, financing, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, general corporate and commercial matters as well as internal investigations. She has an extensive track record of advising leading Swiss and foreign financial institutions and am excellently acquainted with the Swiss banking industry. Balzli represents clients in proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, support financial institutions in complying with their diverse regulatory duties and advise on the structuring, issuance, listing and marketing of diverse financial products, including the development of products and services in the FinTech space. Furthermore, she regularly acts as lead lawyer for a wide range of financial industry related contracts and transactions, including initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Tina is the author of various publications (books and articles) on a broad range of legal and regulatory topics related to commercial law in general and financial market services. She regularly speak at conferences on these topics.
Alain Kunz, CEO & Founder of the Blockchain and Crypto-Asset-Management company TokenSuisse AG, which was founded about a year ago as Coinlab Capital AG, is a proven and recognized expert on the national and international blockchain scene.
He enjoys sharing his knowledge with a wider audience, convinced that Blockchain will change our world like no other technology before.
He was recently quoted in the Financial Times, CNN Money Switzerland, Sonntagszeitung and Handelszeitung and was invited by the OECD as an expert to a high-level conference on Blockchain.
Alain founded TokenSuisse together with Claudio Rossi. Set up as a one-stop shop, TokenSuisse AG, with its constantly growing team of experts, does not focus exclusively on the areas of trading / brokerage, asset management and consulting / knowledge transfer, but also supports its clients in other topics such as ICO, mining and storage. In addition to TokenSuisse, Alain Kunz founded the companies PolarLab, Lantha Capital, and SP-Lab.ch. Previously, he worked for Source EFT, Leonteq and Société Générale Investment Banking.
He studied at the University of St. Gallen. His hobbies include reading and Brazilian jiu jitsu. Alain Kunz lives in Zurich.
Smart contracts researcher and developer having substantial experience working on various global blockchain solutions. Previously Lukas has worked with Aigang.Network (5M USD raised in ICO) and WePower.Network (40M USD raised in ICO) blockchain projects.
He is now a CTO at Cryptodus where he helps bunch of ICO projects to kickstart their ideas, create token economy, find a synergy with blockchain and develop secure Smart Contracts.
Arnab is the co-founder and CEO of SICOS, an ICO advisory entity based in Luxembourg. He is working on academic issues related to smart contracts and ICO market. He is an organising member of the Innovationsforum Blockchain Hamburg and is also a founding member of the Blockchain Bundesverband.
Arnab is a qualified Indian lawyer having experience in corporate finance, corporate structuring, competition laws. Has rich experience of working with cross-cultural teams, having worked with clients from several geographies including Germany, United Kingdom, South East Asia.
Marco Abele is founder and CEO of TEND, a Fintech entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in private and investment banking, as well as a prominent digital shaper and leader in the Swiss financial industry.
Marco Abeles' professional career has been shaped by two decades in two of the most successful global financial institutions. At Deutsche Bank he worked as
Legal Advisor, Product Manager and Global Program Leader. At Credit Suisse, his path led him via Strategy Project Manager and Chief Operating Officer to Chief Digital Officer. Marco holds an MBA from Duke University and a degree in law from Université Panthéon-Assas.
He also holds a law degree from Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.
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Cyrus is the founder and CEO of a SwissBorg a unique wealth management platform powered by smart contracts and based on a Swiss meritocratic system.
A multicultural fintech professional with more than a decade of experience in asset management and algorithmic trading, he has applied his analytical skills towards building his blockchain based banking platform that has successfully raised 50M CHF during its last ICO.
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