The Blockchain Society Berlin Conference of Influence @ Minespider
Karl-Heinrich-Ulrichs-Straße 5, 10787 Berlin, Germany
The Blockchain Society Conference: Jan 21st Thought Leadership Conference and Dinner of Influence
The Blockchain Society is hosting a special conference exclusively for investors, regulators, corporate and blockchain thought leaders with a dinner in the evening!
About the Speakers:
Dr. Mervyn Maistry has extensive experience in the IT sector as well as holding an MBA in Corporate Finance and IT from the University of Cape Town. He was previously a Managing Partner at Ernst and Young in Digital Strategy & Innovation, BlockChain, Digital Innovation Lab Concepts. In 2017, he founded Kondid.io, a venture studio specializing in blockchain and artificial intelligence. Konfid’s team has more than 20 years of consulting experience as well as a talented tech team who provide end-to-end solutions to a range of clients in the health, auto, finance, and technology sectors.
Sam Williams is the CEO of the Arweave project, a network providing permanent information storage for the first time. Sam has been building decentralised and distributed systems with Erlang, from operating systems to blockchains, for around 10 years. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Kent.
Gonzalo Sanchez Slik has connected startups with clients in future growth markets across a variety of industries in Shanghai, the United States, and, currently, Berlin. In his current role at Brickblock he is responsible for sourcing and building relationships with real estate developers and fund managers. Brickblock is a turnkey technical service provider offering these clients the tools to create more liquidity and a simple on-boarding process for international investors.
Simon Schwerin, Director of BusDev, is an accomplished professional in matters of blockchain and privacy. He has worked with enterprises on blockchain solutions for roughly three years now. Having written his Master’s thesis with special attention to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He holds a M.Sc. in Business Intelligence and Process Management from Berlin School of Economics and Law, as well as a Bachelor’s in International Business.Previously he worked in business strategy and project management at BigchainDB. He also has experience in the financial, healthcare and IT-consulting sectors. Simon is the Director of Business Development and Investor Relations at Xain.
Thomas Schubert, LL.M. (Boston) is a partner in Dentons’ Berlin office. He is part of the Corporate/M&A as well as Venture Technology groups. Thomas focusses on advising national and international companies and investors on M&A transactions, corporate reorganizations and insolvencies. Furthermore, he advises clients on private equity investments, venture capital participations and joint ventures. Thomas' main area of expertise lies within the technology sector. He has a particular focus on the energy and renewable energy industry. Further engagements of Thomas include advising clients from the IT industry and aspiring growth companies on the implementation of innovative digital business models, including blockchain technology. Prior to joining Dentons, Thomas was a partner at another leading technology focused law firm.
Nathan Williams is a Reg-Tech startup founder from Montreal, Canada, living in Berlin since 2013. His startup, Minespider, uses a blockchain token system to track conflict free minerals up the supply chain. When not working on his startups, Nathan helps to organize and moderate events for the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups.
Nele Wollert is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fractal Launchpad, a token launch software company focused on compliance and usability. Fractal has helped launch Singapore based protocols like the Ocean and Goodchain. Fractal received venture funding from the German Government Federal VC fund Coparion among others and could win advisors like Bruce Pon and Fabian Vogelsteller. Nele recently worked as a senior complex sales executive at Google and App Annie before jumping into the leadership position with Fractal. With a background in media and film studies, having studied and worked in Berlin, Copenhagen and Dublin, Nele is someone you should share a beer with.
Conference time is subject to extend due to content/speakers needs. Updates are to be posted here as the schedule evolves.
Tentative Schedule (Timing and discussion topics subject to change):
Registration 5:30 PM
Networking 5:45 - 6:10 pm
Opening Remarks 6:15 - 6:25 pm
Keynote 6:25 - 6:40 pm- Dr. Mervyn Maistry
Scaling Panel 6:45 - 7:15 pm
Keynote 7:20 - 7:35 pm
STO Panel 7:40 - 8:20 pm- Gonzalo
Networking: 8:20 - 9:00 pm
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