Dean Karakitsos

Founder of Bloqchain Science

Dean is a founder of successful companies in telecoms, market data and e-commerce. His current company, Bloqchain Science, builds secure decentralized systems for enterprises using blockchain technology for identity solutions, custom tokens and smart contracts. In telecoms, he has signed more than 100 interconnection agreements with carriers around the globe and managed over a billion mobile voice minutes. Dean founded and built Origin, a market data company, which secured number one competitive position for local equities.

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Patrick Gray

CEO and Founder of HashChain Technology Inc.

Patrick leads the overall strategic vision of HashChain, a blockchain technology company focused on niche areas within the cryptocurrency space, including mining, investing, software and research. He is managing partner of GMP Capital, a cryptocurrency hedge fund that invests in digital assets and associated businesses. He is also owner of sCube Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in the Capital District, a niche IT Service provider focused on E-Discovery, E-Licensing, Application Development and IOT. Patrick’s specialities are strategic partnerships, raising capital, contract services sales and product marketing.

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David DuByne

ASEAN Business Development Consultant and Entrepreneur

Based mostly in Myanmar and China, David has worked as an agricultural commodities export broker, sales director in the electronics industry, and Myanmar/ASEAN business development advisor for a US import / export consultancy. David is editor of OilSeedCrops.org and producer of the popular Adapt 2030 YouTube channel which both advocate for innovating strategies to cope with agricultural issues from climate change. As part of this work, he projects that cryptocurrency adoption and smart contract proliferation will be key technologies tackling climate-invoked economic challenges, along with the digitisation of financial assets, hence his joining the Ankorus team.

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Alex Lightman

Author, Entrepreneur, Futurist

CEO of Millennium Energy Corporation and a co-founder of Token Communities Plc., a token investment fund, Alex is also strategist and advisor to several ICOs that have each raised tens of millions of dollars. He is the recipient of four global technology awards, including the Economist magazine Reader’s Award for the “innovation that will most radically change the world” for the decade 2010-2020. Alex is an MIT graduate and attended graduate school at Harvard’s School of Government. He is the author of the first book on 4G and co-author of 2016 Amazon best-seller in seven categories, Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane.

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Thomas McAlister

Financial Blockchain Systems Architect

Thomas is the founder of the Digital Mining Corporation of Australia which supplies ethical and quantifiable financial instruments to businesses and financial institutions nationally and internationally. Thomas is also the principal consultant of Bankcoin Reserve which holds eight international blockchain patents and seeks to provide the Bankcoin community with security along with a stable price and mechanism.

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Jeff Jacobsen

Trader / Entrepreneur

Jeff is an entrepreneur primarily focused upon investments in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Between 1982-2006 he was a futures trader, a member of the NYFE and the CME exchanges. During his career as a futures trader, Jeff worked with Chase Manhattan Futures, SMW Trading and Kingstree Trading. In 1993, he founded LOS Squawkbox, the voice price reporting service from the trading floor.

Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof

Founder and CEO of Bitnation

Susanne is an international entrepreneur, writer and speaker. Employing blockchain technology, she founded Bitnation to establish a borderless and voluntary post nation state society. Prior to that she worked with social science research in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere. Susanne’s work has been featured on Swedish, Russian and French television, BBC Radio 4, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Forbes, CNN, The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, NASDAQ.com, TEDx and elsewhere.

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Kevin K. Kurian

Founding Partner at Kane & Rao Group

Kevin is a founding partner at Kane & Rao Group, a group of ventures and initiatives based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The company’s projects span several ventures across a wide spectrum of industries, including fashion, design, software and digital media. Kevin has worked with several multinationals and startups across continents and industries. Currently he invests his time in blockchain technology, consultancy, startups and creative artificial intelligence.

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Wulf Kaal

Associate Professor and Director of The Private Investment Fund Institute.

Wulf is a leading expert at the intersection of law, business and technology. Wulf advises crypto companies, crypto startups, venture capital funds and international policy makers on blockchain based solutions in FinTech and LegalTech. He is the most widely published proponent of blockchain innovation in law and corporate governance as well as dynamic regulation and associated regulatory applications to improve and expand innovation, including through blockchain technology and smart contracting. Expert consulting engagements within Wulf’s area of expertise include corporate law, federal securities regulation, trading, duties and obligations of broker-dealers and SEC oversight of investment advisers. His speaking engagements include presentations at the European Central Bank and Harvard University.

Luca Rade

Founder of Envision, Princeton University

Luca is the founder and former President of Envision, a group committed to the prudent advancement of breakthrough technologies, principally via its hosting of an annual international conference, speaker events and discussions. Luca’s personal focus is upon the dynamics of change and cohesive systems, as resulting from breakthrough technologies, including cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Princeton University in Complex Adaptive Systems. He is an Undergraduate Fellow at the Julis Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance, and a Research Fellow at the Global Systemic Risk Research Group.

Arun P. Singh

Strategic Consultant and Wellbeing Adviser

Combining data analysis with Vedic astrology and yoga, Arun has been advising clients over the past two decades across a host of industries and professions, including private equity, real estate, politics and the performing arts. His insights have informed the opinions and habits of experts, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in a variety of fields and endeavours.

Mark Jeffrey

CEO and Founder of Guardian Circle

Mark is a serial entrepreneur and author. He published two early cryptocurrency books: Bitcoin Explained Simply (2013) and The Case for Bitcoin (2015). He is the CEO and Founder of Guardian Circle and is currently producing the Guardium token sale, to provide a global decentralized emergency response for the billions who lack such a service, which just won the d10e: Gibraltar ICO Pitch Contest.

Jon Peters

Marketing Strategist

Jon is a marketing and communications professional with more than 15 years of experience in digital and social media strategy, developing content, community programs and the strategy and execution of paid media digital campaigns. Jon has global experience with brands in the technology, footwear and apparel, and financial industries, including with AMD, Dell, IBM and Adidas.

Alex Medvedev

Founder of Apalgo Inc.

Alex is an architect of innovative trading systems and a developer of algorithmic strategies for financial markets. Since 2004, he has developed 25 “algos” – aka ExpertAdvisors (EAs) –for the MT4 and MT5 retail asset trading platforms.

Tom Knoll

Marketing and Business Strategist / Social Enterprise Developer

Tom possesses a rare breadth of experience. Amongst present commitments, he is a senior advisor to the Financial Resiliency Foundation, Chief Marketing Officer and social enterprise adviser of ProcessArc and a trustee of Kiva Zip. His career has ranged across the non-profit and for-profit, in both policy and academic arenas. His general focus has been upon social justice, with specialties that include sales management; investor relations, socio-economic development, social enterprise development, social / green investment due diligence, organisational analysis, international development, data collection / analysis and strategic planning.

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Munly Leong

Marketing Lead of Viewly

Munly is already an experienced marketer in the new ICO space, having run the agency side of a USD $23m fundraising campaign for the blockchain consultancy group Vanbex, and contributing to Etherparty’s campaign that raised USD $30m. Currently, he is helming Viewly’s upcoming campaign and leading the expansion of their team and creator networks. Munly is also a software engineer with experience in startups throughout the US, Canada and Australia, and notable organisations such as News Corp, Midway, VanArts Academy and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.