Entrepreneur. Dragon. Angel. Shark. Reality TV personality. Former co-founder and CEO of Gyft and Yola.
We are excited to be hosting many high profile speakers from Switzerland and other parts of the world. Our headline speakers are:
Entrepreneur. Dragon. Angel. Shark. Reality TV personality. Former co-founder and CEO of Gyft and Yola.
One of the top Women in Blockchain. Prior to Tezos, Kathleen was a senior strategy associate for R3, a blockchain consortium of more than 70 financial firms.
Globally-recognized writer, speaker, investor and advisor focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies
An economist, e-money researcher and a worldwide bitcoin advocate.
Financial industry executive specialised in cryptocurrencies, digital assets and blockchain technology. Launched Europe's first bitcoin-backed Exchange Traded Instrument, BitcoinETI.
A visionary entrepreneur focusing on the intersection of banking and blockchain technology.
State Secretary for International Finance at the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and Lead Blockchain/ICO working group.
Tekin works closely with portfolio projects to add value across multiple verticals.
Cutting edge Board Member, deeply connected in Silicon Valley, NYC, London, Australia, New Zealand. Raised and sold £1.2bn of capital and assets since 1980.
His current projects focus on education of cryptocurrency topics.
With 10 years of Investment Banking & Private Banking experience as M&A, Derivative Structuring & Sales professional, Felix is responsible for Business Development at Smart Valor AG. As blockchain-actor he sees value in bringing together bold entrepreneurship, corporate finance proficiency and creative investment structuring for actors with aligned interests and long-term view.
Europe's first dedicated blockchain VC and pioneer of the Convergence Thesis focused on how DLT & crypto assets combine with Deeptech like AI, IoT and Autonomous Robotics.
Focusing on alternative finance, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Board member of the Crypto Valley Association.
Founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Global venture capitalist.
Technology executive, an entrepreneur and film producer. Named one of the Wired 100 in 2010, Richard has a passion for technology and innovation.
Extensive expertise in fintech and blockchain technology applications.
A PwC Partner since 2015 and a global expert on legal advisory. Author of two books on investment selection and three books on European, Swiss and Liechtenstein investment law.
A senior technology executive with 25+ years of influential leadership in different industries (high tech and financial service) with UBS, SAP, Allianz, Deutsche Bank and IBM.
Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $70bn Ethereum Project. CEO of Mattereum.
Several years of management experience across multiple industries, including finance, digital media and sports.
Technologist, internet entrepreneur, investor and Bitcoin pioneer.
A serial entrepreneur with solid experience in marketing and operations.
Technology pioneer, serial entrepreneur, speaker and sports enthusiast. Bill’s passion is information technology and how it can be used to improve lives. He is an advisor and investor in many companies in the payments, telecom and consumer Internet sectors.
Building the next revolution in Blockchain.
Entrepreneur, politician, lateral thinker, innovative mind and staunch liberal. Since 2015 part of the city council for FDP. The driving force behind Swiss innovation and startup support.
Building a movement to build a global marketplace utilizing the Blockchain technology pioneered by Bitcoin.
With 20 years of proven systems enabled transformation delivery, he assists organizations to envisage and translate business challenges into practical deployment of applications.
Experienced at helping companies through the Initial Coin Offering process. Interests include science, philosophy, religion and changing the world for the better.
A CEO, board member, digital and crypto economics driver and evangelist, writer. Listed in various top 100/10%/1% most influential people in fintech, blockchain, social media, insurtech and AI.
A partner at LAKESTAR, a global venture capital group that invests in highly disruptive technology companies across all stages of their lifecycle. Nicolas runs the group's activities in blockchain and the digital asset space.
CEO at Changelly.com, the instant crypto currency exchange. Advisor at Cindicate and Genesis Vision.
An entrepreneur and investor. In the 2000s, John was a London-based partner at private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
A technology entrepreneur, cryptographer, software architect, blogger, public speaker and relentless dreamer.
Swiss Real Estate Expert. Former Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle AG Switzerland with a strong track record of >10 years in real estate corporate finance and real estate M&A.
His company was honored with the Euro Finance Tech Award for "Most Successful Fintech".
The Honorable Steve Papermaster is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Nano, the molecular data and nanoscale digital technology leader. He has 30 years of experience as a career technology entrepreneur, public policy expert, global speaker, and noted author.
He has passion for blockchain, cryptos and other exponential technologies and he believes in the disruptional effect on our society.
A technology entrepreneur and CEO of C4DR Ltd, an international hub focussed on the 4th Industrial Revolution.
A co-founder of Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), a last generation closed end fund that allows its investors to capitalize on the rise of blockchain markets.
Serial entrepreneur since 1996, Eric founded several companies in various sectors across Europe. In 2013, he discovered Bitcoin and the blockchain technology that struck him as the fourth industrial revolution.
He co-founded Bitcoin Suisse AG in August 2013, together with Dr. Schweifer. Today he is responsible for operations, business development, marketing, investor relations, key accounts and software development.
Head of Strategy & Projects for private, corporate and institutional clients with extensive knowledge on private banking business development.
Over 20 years of experience in the international payments and banking technology space as Advisor, Executive, Incubator and Investor.
Sunnie Groeneveld is a moderator and serial entrepreneur focussed on digital innovation and the future of work. She also is a board member of the IT company emineo AG, the engineering company HHM Group and vice chairwoman of the foundation Pro Zukunftsfonds Schweiz.
A trendwatcher, passionate speaker, consultant, debate leader and video blogger, he is an inspired bridge builder: a man with original ideas who forges innovative links between new technology and the rest of the world. His true passion is innovation.
CEO of Media Shower, the media platform for ICOs, crypto, and blockchain projects. Publisher of Bitcoin Market Journal, the website for New Finance investors. Author, speaker, and truth teller.
David Drake and his family office LDJ Capital, has acted as GP & LP investors with his partners in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds & hedge funds. Mr. Drake's investments currently have 50+ global directors that maintain relations with institutions & family offices with $1.5 trillion in assets.
A former Head of Technology Innovation at Royal Bank of Scotland, David has been working at the cutting edge of FinTech and AI technologies for 15 years. As CEO of import.io, David raised $20M from industry elites such as the MySQL founders and the co-founder of Yahoo Jerry Yang.
Tech visionary. Founder and Chairman Utopia Music, blockchain ecosystem for the music industry.
Successfully created companies since the early 1990s in the areas of: content distribution; streaming; online gaming; social media; and computer technologies.
Nicolas Burer is the Managing Director of digitalswitzerland and Vice-President of the Swiss Startup Association, Nicolas Bürer has worked countless hours to connect a wide range of organizations and initiatives in order to promote Switzerland as a worldwide digital hub.
Thomas Nägele deals mainly with civil and corporate law as well as Internet / IT law and also performs the associated legal advice. He also specializes in corporate governance.
Ivo Sauter is Managing Director and Head Operations & Trading at Falcon Private Bank. He is responsible for Trading, External Asset Managers, Client services, Mid-office and Account opening teams.
Christian joined the team in 2013 and is managing the fund’s investments into Dreamlines, Easytaxi, Ozon and Onlinetours among others.
With 20 years of experience as a business and IT consultant and in a role as Managing Partner at inacta AG, a major Swiss Information Management solution provider, Ralf possesses extensive expertise in transforming the insurance industry, as well as a diverse entrepreneurial background stemming from several ventures and advisory board positions. Ralf is also the co-founder of Lakeside Partners, a leading early-stage investment company in Crypto Valley.
Verma is the number one Blockchain and crypto growth marketing agency across USA and EMEA.
Anu Bhardwaj is the Founder of the Women INVESTING in Women Global and previously spearheaded the U.S. Department of Commerce Private Equity/Venture Capital Certified Trade Missions to the Nordics and Middle East.
Serial entrepreneur, former research physicist, consultant and manager @CERN, Geneva.
Co-founder, Security and cryptography expert, PhD. As an active researcher with more than 80 scientific publications and 50 pending patents he drives innovations in fields privacy and blockchain security.
Lewin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg. His research revolved around high-performance quantum Monte Carlo simulations of emergent behavior in strongly correlated systems. He wrote an algorithmic cryptocurrency trading bot in 2013/2014 that executed around 14k trades in a few months.
Maruo is responsible for corporate clients and payment service providers, fintech cases and crytpo and Blockchain cases.
Inventor of SwissDiamondCoin™. Advisor to Web3 Foundation, Lecturer in Blockchain Technology Lucerne University of Applied Science, Ex-Hedge Fund Manager, Ex-McKinsey
Evgeni is passionate about innovative technologies and how they can be used to advance and better ourselves. He has more than fifteen years of corporate executive experience, including work as Marketing Director of Toshiba and Phillips. He is leading VIMANA’s vision to develop novel Autonomous Aerial Vehicle technology and blockchain-backed Airspace Management Platform.
Christophe is an early user of Bitcoin and a pioneer of Open Source and Internet technologies. He was the first French developer at the origin of the Debian GNU/Linux project. Christophe knows how to speak to machines and complex architectures are his stomping ground. In 1996 Christophe created the first and largest European professional services provider for Open Source software. In 2006, Christophe became a partner at Spill.net, a creative agency with an international team of strategists, designers and technologists.
Visionary, entrepreneur, innovator. Whether he is founding a company or helping others establish theirs, Dejan Roljič is not “just another suit” in the business world.
Joe has been a cryptocurrency investor since 2013. He has a passion around education on the cryptocurrency space and produces video interviews with top crypto investors and technologists on his youtube, “Crypto Joe.” He’s a thought leader in crypto investing and speaks as an industry expert often, including on Bloomberg TV. (pw: bitbull)
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