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Cardano Summit 2021
September 25, 2021, Online
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We are announcing a landmark partnership with DISH/Boost Mobile and Cardano that brings the world of global telecoms and the blockchain space together. This is the first collaboration of its kind, seeking to unlock significant value for this telecoms business’ customers while growing adoption for Cardano.

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Jerry Fragiskatos
Chief Commercial Officer at Input Output (IOHK)
Stephen Stokols
CEO at Boost Mobile
Charles Hoskinson
Founder at Cardano
Chris Ergen
Wireless Innovation at DISH Wireless

Jerry's key competencies are in large scale IT Transformations, where he has over 20 years of experience, managing and structuring large scale global deals. Jerry has thorough knowledge in: contract, finance, bid management, solution/technical & operational management and has been part of the core teams in over 3B$ of successful pursuits. Jerry has worked across many industries, including Aerospace, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Government in the US, Canada, France, UK, Denmark and South Africa and is now based in Dallas, Texas. Jerry has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a master’s in aerospace from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris, France. He speaks English, French, Greek & Spanish and enjoys international travel and cultures.

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As Executive Vice President of Boost Mobile, Stephen is responsible for sales, marketing, go-to-market strategy, and operations of the Boost business. Stephen is an accomplished executive, entrepreneur, and investor who has driven revenue and user growth across both Fortune 500 and start-up environments. Most recently, Stephen served as co-founder and CEO of mobile carrier FreedomPop. In this capacity, he raised over $120 million in financing and built FreedomPop into one of the fastest-growing mobile carriers before selling it in 2019. Stephen earned numerous industry awards for his innovation and disruptive impact on the wireless market and was named the Wireless Industry’s most innovative executive in 2017 and E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018. Prior to FreedomPop, Stephen founded Woo Media, where he built one of the internet's largest and most innovative interactive video communications companies. Stephen turned Woo Media into a multi-million-dollar revenue stream, selling it in November 2011. Stephen started his career at Accenture and was elevated into his first executive leadership role in 2004, when he was promoted to VP of eBusiness at Qwest Communications. He went on to build a track record of bringing innovation, disruption, and growth at the Fortune 500 level. He spent three years as British Telecom’s SVP of Strategy and Product Development, where he led all consumer product innovation.

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Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure. His professional experience includes founding three cryptocurrency-related start-ups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK – and he has held a variety of posts in both the public and private sectors. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013. His current projects focus on educating people about cryptocurrency, being an evangelist for decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream. This includes leading the research, design and development of Cardano, a third-generation cryptocurrency that launched in September 2017, which now has hundreds of projects being built on the Cardano network.

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Chris Ergen works in international business development for DISH. He has extensive experience in satellite communications, mobile connectivity, and pay television around the globe. He is an advocate for consistent and inclusive connectivity. Chris is an active supporter of the arts where he has collaborated on projects ranging from placing art on spacecraft to producing festivals. He is also an angel investor and an innovation advisor to start-ups.

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