Your Summit Leaders

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Peter Klein

CEO of Educated Change

Peter Klein

CEO of Educated Change

  • Expert in deep learning
  • Partner at Duke University Corporate Executive Educational Program
  • Educated Change was named a 2016 winner of Top 100 Companies in Europe

Renata George

Managing Director at Zenmen

Renata George

Managing Director at Zenmen

  • Expert in Venture Capital Investing
  • Advisory Board Member at 500 Startups Fund
  • Rated one of the top women in venture capital by Forbes

R. Scott Forston

Global Head of Regulatory Compliance at S&P Global

R. Scott Forston

Global Head of Regulatory Compliance at S&P Global

  • Expert in international financial regulation
  • Director of the Board of Trustees for Global Association of Risk Professionals
  • Associate at Columbia University
 

Rik Willard

Founder & Managing Director at Agentic Group

Rik Willard

Founder & Managing Director at Agentic Group

  • Co-Founding Member of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society
  • Acting CEO of Global Blockchain Technologies
  • Founder of the World's First Digital Currency/Blockchain Think Tank
  • Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association
  • Featured speaker for Harvard Business School, Kaufmann Institute, CNN and CNBC
  • Advisor to multi-million dollar ITOs

Nick Morgan

Partner & Securities Lawyer at Paul Hastings

Nick Morgan

Partner & Securities Lawyer at Paul Hastings

  • Expert on SEC and FINRA investigations and litigations
  • Senior Trial Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law Board of Governors Member

Matt McKibbin

Founder of Decentranet

Matt McKibbin

Founder of Decentranet

  • Expert in decentralization
  • Bitcoin Baron
  • Currently tokenizing a Zone for Employment and Economic Development
 

David Drake

Chairman of LDJ Capital

David Drake

Chairman of LDJ Capital

  • Expert in Investing and developing organizations
  • Board Advisor of a BlockChain global supply chain innovator
  • Invited to White House Champion of Change Ceremony

Dan Doney

CEO of Securrency

Dan Doney

CEO of Securency

  • Expert in Innovation
  • The First Chief Innovation Officer of the Defence Intelligence Agency
  • Officer of a Nuclear Submarine

Xavier Hawk

CEO of Phireon Capital

Xavier Hawk

CEO of Phireon Capital

  • Expert in blockchain
  • Negotiated a blockchain currency for a nation
  • Created the member-owned blockchain cooperative corporation
 

R. D. Titus

Managing Partner at Ark Advisors

R. D. Titus

Founder of Prompt.ly

  • Expert in product development
  • Customer experience lead for Samsung
  • Advisor and investor for some of the most innovative Blockchain Companies

E. David Ellington

Founder & Executive Chairman of Silicon Valley Blockchain Society

E. David Ellington

Managing Partner at Emory Capital Group

  • Expert in Institutional, private equity and venture capital investing
  • Former President of Gridspeak Corporation
  • Former Board Chair & Investment Committee Chair, San Francisco Retirement Board (US$20B; 6 years)

Andreea Porcelli

Founder & CEO at Monaco Growth Forums

Andreea Porcelli

Founder & CEO at Monaco Growth Forums

  • Became the youngest Syndicate Manager on Wall Street at the age of 28
  • Founded the first female-owned investment banking boutique in Luxembourg at age 30
  • Raised over $1 Billion for over 250 companies from 4 different continents
 

Emmie Chang

CEO of SuperBloom Network

Emmie Chang

CEO of SuperBloom Network

  • Founded a Y-Combinator backed ed-tech company that served tens of thousands of users
  • Bootstrapped two ed-tech companies to multi-million dollar revenues
  • Holds a B.S.E.E. from Rice University and an MBA from University of Texas McCombs

Matt Hagger

President of E-Man Labs Worldwide

Matt Hagger

President of E-Man Labs Worldwide

  • Co-Founder of Doppels, a Silicon Beach social gifting platform
  • At age 21, created and raised $500,000 for Net Sorcerer, the first real-time desktop news alerts platform in the UK
  • Product Strategy Advisor to VIMarket, an ICO Forward-attending company

Ian Balina

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Investor, Advisor & Influencer

Ian Balina

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Investor, Advisor & Influencer

  • Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, The Street, INC and Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Former Analytics Evangelist at IBM
  • Leads a global cryptocurrency investor syndicate that invests $100,000 to $3 million in promising blockchain startup’s token sales
 

David Mondrus

CEO of Trive

David Mondrus

CEO of Trive

  • 20-year veteran of the NYC dotCom startup scene
  • Former CEO of Blockchain Factory
  • Contributed to many blockchain projects including CryptoWerks, ND Coin and Bitzme.com

Michael Gold

Co-founder & CEO of Holojam

Michael Gold

Co-founder & CEO of Holojam

  • Oversees development of patented 3D visual effects software used in AR/VR prototyping and production.
  • Entrepreneur in Residence at NYU's Future Reality Lab
  • Featured at Sundance, SXSW, FoST, SIGGRAPH and Art Basel

Mikhail Lapushner

Founder & CEO of MLP Advisors

Mikhail Lapushner

Founder & CEO of MLP Advisors

  • Partner at Halo Venture Partners
  • Founder and former CEO of OneBeat
  • Former VP of Oppenheimer & Co
 
 

Lynne D. Johnson

Digital Marketer, Tech Evangelist, Storyteller

Lynne D. Johnson

Digital Marketer, Tech Evangelist, Storyteller

  • Contributor at Black Enterprise Magazine and MediaVillage
  • Former Director of Digital and Social Media Strategy at Waggener Edstrom
  • Former Senior Editor and Community Director at Fast Company

Robert MacInnis

Founder & CEO of AetherWorks

Robert MacInnis

Founder & CEO of AetherWorks

  • Co-Founder of ActiveAether and AetherStore
  • Distributed systems expert with several patents in the field
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of St. Andrews
 
 

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