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Where will blockchain technology take us in the next five years?
What does adoption for cryptocurrencies on a global and regional level look like?
How will Cardano continue to grow and pioneer in this rapidly developing space?
Our panel of thought leaders come together to tackle these questions and more in a future facing discussion about where decentralization goes from here.
I am an entrepreneur specialized in research, conception and development, and applications of innovative software platforms (distributed systems, blockchain, IOT). During my PhD, I explored distributed systems and defined a set of middleware solutions dedicated to ubiquitous multi-user interactive applications engineering. In 2020, I joined IOHK as a CTO, a blockchain technology company operating worldwide. We design a provably secure, decentralized, and open social finance system. Between 2017-2019, I worked on several Blockchain projects for banking and telecommunication industries and implemented both infrastructure and relevant use cases for them. I launched a blockchain-based platform dedicated to people who are introducing others for business and job opportunities, and worked on a multi-blockchain overlay network to boost enterprise adoption and reduce costs.View the profile
Frederik is passionate about how technology enables new business models, bringing trust back into banking and trail running. Frederik Gregaard is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cardano foundation. Cardano is an open platform that seeks to provide economic identity to the billions who lack it by providing decentralized applications to manage identity, value and governance. Frederik has more than a decade experience in Banking, Wealth Management & Asset Management. He is a certified currency trader and digital asset management expert. He advises Regulators, Banks and Asset Managers on how digital business models will impact their sector and how technology such as Blockchain, DLT, Big Data and AI will affect their businesses in the short and medium term. Frederik is a mentor for several Fintech Scale-ups and a driver in the F10 Fintech incubator. He has worked with a larger number of Fintech companies in Switzerland and abroad predominantly covering DLT, Robo Advisors, Asset Allocation and KYC automatization, has built operational and trading infrastructure for more than 100 Asset Managers and been a part of implementing and advising on crypto currencies for Swiss banks and Infrastructure providers.View the profile
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.View the profile
Chief Legal Officer for Input Output Global (IOHK) and Special Counsel at Sullivan & Worcester (NY) and Chair of the Fintech and Blockchain Practice, I bring to the table 30 +years of combined legal and business experience that has required seeing around corners, identifying strategic opportunities and transforming complex legal hurdles into winning opportunities. These have been my calling cards: becoming a leading force in the world of blockchain; starting from scratch and building a legal department for one of the world’s largest foreign investment banks; launching a venture capital firm; and restructuring the sovereign debt of Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.View the profile
Founder & CEO of Avanti Bank & Trust (though VIEWS ARE NOT THOSE OF AVANTI!). 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. In 2018-20 she led the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 20 blockchain-enabling laws. From 2016-18 she jointly spearheaded a blockchain project for delivering market index data to Vanguard as chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain start-up. Caitlin ran Morgan Stanley’s pension solutions business (2007-2016), held senior roles at Credit Suisse (1997-2007) and began her career at Salomon Brothers (1994-1997). She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1990).View the profile
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.View the profile
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