W3B 2022, November 8-9 2022

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Michelle Lui

Assistant Professor

University of Toronto

Dr. Michelle Lui is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in Educational Technology. She received a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development from CTL in 2015. Since then, she has held two postdoctoral fellowships, first at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2015-17) and then at the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (2018-2022). Her research centers on designing and evaluating digital learning technologies for developing deep understandings and collaborative scientific practices, with a focus on immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR). Her interdisciplinary design and research work draws from over a decade of industry and academic experience in digital media design, education, computing, and media studies.
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Heather Leigh Flannery

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Equideum Health

Heather Leigh Flannery is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Equideum Health, a spin-off from ConsenSys AG effective March 2nd, 2020 focusing at the intersection of federated AI, advanced privacy technology, and blockchain / web3. ConsenSys Health rebranded to Equideum Health on January 18th, 2022. Equideum Health is a Microsoft and ConsenSys partner and a ConsenSys Mesh portfolio company. Heather is a member of the Board of Directors of the Equideum Foundation, Vice Chair of the IEEE SA Open P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group (blockchain and AI convergence in healthcare and life sciences), served as FY19 and FY20 Co-Chair and FY21 Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, Chairs the Healthcare Interest Group at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Business Angels Forum (WBAF) USA Country Office, and is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers Blockchain for Science. Ms. Flannery is an active consultant, advisor, and keynote speaker.
Prior to ConsenSys, she founded and led Obesity Prevention, Policy, and Management, Inc. (“Obesity PPM”), an innovative provider of disease management, population health, research administration, and information technology managed services for health systems in the Americas, and an early adopter of both blockchain technology and predictive analytics.
Ms. Flannery has driven business model innovation via technology early adoption throughout her 28-year career as an entrepreneur, technologist, and strategist. She has consulted in the public sector in context of international development, bringing a global health perspective to her work. Focusing in the health sector since 2006, Ms. Flannery is a broad, lateral thinker who applies complex adaptive systems thinking to make progress against macroscopic challenges.
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Peyman Parsi


Blanc Labs

Peyman is Chief Technology Advisor at Virgo Group, the parent company of VirgoCX one of the top Cryptocurrency exchanges in Canada. Peyman provides strategic advisory on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and Blockchain architecture to drive tech scale-up, reliability, low latency, security, and high availability.
Peyman is Chief Technology Officer of Blanc Labs and is responsible for leading all aspects of technology strategy, innovation, and delivery across all tech verticals. As a seasoned technology leader in Financial Services, Peyman specializes in the delivery of large-scale technology transformations in capital markets, banking, open banking, digital assets, and the FinTech landscape. Peyman established a bootcamp style training program for Blockchain engineering and development known as BL Digital Academy.
Previously, Peyman led the Toronto Stock Exchange Global Technology as Chief Technology Delivery Officer for several years. As a member of the TMX Executive Operating Committee, he was responsible for technology delivery across all TMX Group business lines and operations of all mission-critical trading and clearing platforms. In recognition of his leadership of large-scale Agile Transformation at TMX, Peyman was named a top finalist for the “Canadian CIO of the Year” award by IT World Canada in 2019. Peyman’s first exposure to Blockchain technology started in 2016 by evaluating the Central Counterparty Clearing CCP real-time Clearing & Settlement capabilities and securities tokenization concepts.
Peyman is an ICD.D designation holder and currently serves as a Director on the Board of Directors CIO Association of Canada.
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Dr. Céline Chi Hae Wong

Head of Philantropy


Dr. Céline Wong, PhD has been named Top 100 Women in Fintech and now leads the Philanthropy & Impact for VP Bank as well as the Digital Strategy offering. Prior VP Bank, she was with the Group Digital Strategy at UBS Singapore and Switzerland. Céline started her career as a management consultant at BCG and has since then pioneered new innovations in the financial industries. She holds a PhD in Politics and Finance and and MBA.
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DeFi and Finance Enthusiast


Rishab Chakraborty is a 17-year-old decentralized finance (DeFi) and finance enthusiast. He aims to leverage DeFi to make finance more transparent, inclusive and efficient. He regularly writes about financial assets and emerging technologies on his personal blog with over 10,000 views. He’s been a participant for the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School’s High School Investment Competition and is the youngest member of the Economic Club of Canada. He is passionate about DeFi and has technical and non-technical know-how with Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem. He’s been involved in the crypto space since he was 13 when he began mining cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and began exploring blockchain development. Previously, he had the privilege of working with organizations such as Sidewalk Labs in Toronto, Kidogo in East Africa and the Open Application Network. Apart from finance, Rishab enjoys playing his classical tunes on the guitar as well as running and biking outdoors.
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Matias Marquez


ethos NFT

Matias Marquez is the CEO of ethos, a company that is on a mission is to accelerate the world’s mass adoption of NFTs by humanizing, simplifying and facilitating rich experiences for brands and their customers. Matias is also an active advisor and investor to early-stage technology companies and a PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs Ambassador. Matias founded Buyatab in 2009 and led Buyatab, as President and CEO, through the company’s sale to SVS, the acquisition was announced on February 19, 2019. SVS is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and owned by Atlanta-based FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT). Throughout his career, Matias has received many awards for his entrepreneurial success, including being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award; being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017; and being named a Forty Under 40 recipient in 2018.
Roanie Levy

Roanie Levy

Access Copyright/Prescient Innovations

President & CEO

Roanie Levy is an internationally recognized champion of creator rights. Strategic and forward-thinking, she bridges the worlds of intellectual property law, content rights management and exponential technologies to represent and advocate for creators and rightsholders.

Roanie serves as CEO and President of Access Copyright, a collective that distributes millions of dollars annually in licensing royalties to creator and publisher affiliates. She also leads Prescient, Access Copyright’s creator-focused innovation lab dedicated to exploring the future of rights management and content monetization through Blockchain and other technologies.

Prior to joining Access Copyright, she held key positions on major policy files at Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada, and as a private sector management consultant for Fortune 500 companies. An Intellectual Property lawyer by vocation, Roanie has been called to the bar in Ontario and was formerly a member of the Quebec bar. She is fluently bilingual.
Anya Singh

Anya Singh

Blockchain Researcher and Developer

Anya Singh is a 17 y/o blockchain researcher and developer. Her research is focused on investigating long-term fundamental improvements in how to design and build secure systems. She previously worked in ed-tech creating tools and products for web3 developers. Currently, she’s working on an idea for a mobile-first banking solution to serve underbanked populations.
Simon Tribelhorn

Simon Tribelhorn


Liechtenstein Bankers Association

Simon is a Swiss lawyer with over 20 years of experience in banking, capital markets and international and European financial market regulation. He is the Managing Director of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association where he has been for more than 10 years. Simon’s passions are sustainable investments and all issues related to digitalisation. He is committed to the further development of sustainable investing in the financial services sector and beyond. In pursuit of this goal, the Bankers Association is also a co-initiator of the LIFE Climate Foundation Liechtenstein, which was established in 2009. Simon represents the Liechtenstein Bankers Association in various national and European bodies, including the European Banking Federation (EBF, www.ebf.eu), the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF, www.epfsf.org), and the International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S, www.fc4s.org). He is involved in various committees of non-profit organisations on a part-time basis and serves as Chief Catalyst at BRI Europe.
Aaron Shames

Aaron Shames

Founder & CEO


Aaron has been a serial entrepreneur for the last decade making his entrepreneurial debut in the Telecom industry launching his own successful VoIP company. He then became enamoured with everything cryptocurrency and blockchain, where all of his core strengths came together as a perfect fit for for the world of Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

He spent years investing from the sidelines, accumulating and holding all the top cryptos before deciding to put his years of programming, developing, and entrepreneurial enthusiasm to use in the up-and-coming world of DeFi.

Aaron is now known in the crypto world for his ingenuity and vision to continuously improve upon existing offerings and deliver new and exciting opportunities in DeFi. As the founder of the first ever Tomb Finance fork, Bomb.Money, Aaron’s contributions were immediately embraced by the DeFi community with thousands of people subsequently forking Bomb.Money.

Aaron learned that although DeFi offers such incredible opportunities, there is a significant barrier to entry – mostly due to consumer lack of understanding and trust. This is what sparked the idea for PegHub which combines ease of use with high yields on top cryptos only available in DeFi. Aaron quickly put together a team of crypto enthusiasts and professionals from around the world to help deliver on his vision to offer the best investment opportunity in all of DeFi. PegHub’s mission is to become the safest and largest staking protocol in the world by 2025, and Aaron’s vision and leadership will be leveraged to achieve this goal.

PegHub – Crypto Staking Revolutionized.
Henri de Jong

Henri de Jong

Co founder and CBDO


Henri de Jong, co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Quantoz

Henri has a track record of more than 30 years of bringing new technologies to the market, like the first route planning systems, digital road maps, and electronic publications.

Henri started his career in 1987 at AND, a Dutch public listed company. He was one of the first employees and worked for more than 12 years on digital road maps and route planning systems.

In 2001, after leaving AND, Henri got interested in self-organization which resulted in several projects in the energy, logistics, and healthcare markets.

In 2015, Henri founded, together with former AND colleagues, Quantoz.

Blockchain Technology brings together Henri’s interest in self-organization and software algorithms. Currently, his focus is on developing the Quantoz Digital Cash solution that will enable Quantoz to become a digitized money payment provider with a Dutch e-money license for specific payment use cases and financial ecosystems.
Girik Narang

Girik Narang



Hi, I’m Girik, a 16-year-old high school student based in Toronto. Currently, I’m working with a startup called Jobby to create a new method of job search for Gen Z. In my own time, I’m working on a way to use blockchain technology to create accountability, transparency, and decentralization in opioid prescription tracking, to ensure the secure exchange and management of electronic opioid medications while incentivizing secondary use of clinical data. Aside from blockchain, I’m super interested in alternative energy and self-driving cars because I see these industries making a huge impact in the future. I also thoroughly enjoy finance, including everything from investing to macroeconomics. You can usually find me at my desk typing away, but when I’m not at work, I love trading, playing tennis, chess, and meeting awesome people!
Alexis Peppas

Alexis Pappas

Chief Innovation Officer


Alexis Pappas is the Chief Innovation Officer at blockchain and digital finance firm GuildOne, with a focus on carbon management, Web3 for social good, and disruptive solutions for a net-zero future. The Executive Director of the Canadian Blockchain Association for Women and a Director of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium, Alexis believes that inclusive change is the key to true global sustainability.
Henry Kim

Henry Kim

Associate Professor

Schulich School of Business, York University

Henry M. Kim is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Having founded blockchain.lab in 2016, Prof. Kim is one of the most prominent blockchain academics in Canada. He is the Co-Lead on a $600,000 research project on “Digital Currencies” that is engaging academia, Bank of Canada, financial institutions, and startups to investigate Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain. He is the co-organizer of the Fields Institute Lecture Series on Blockchain and the IEEE Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. He has authored more than 30 publications on blockchain-related topics ranging from cryptocurrencies, agriculture, electricity microgrids, supply chain management, and payment systems. He has engaged in research projects with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and E-Business (UN/CEFACT), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Don Tapscott’s Blockchain Research Institute, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US. He has also been on the executive team of several Canadian startups and have advised startups and SMEs in Canada and internationally.
Vilma Mattila

Vilma Mattila



+8 Years in Blockchain. Founder of +1.5 billion usd sustainability focused company 5irechain.
+24 Research Papers in Blockchain/Deeptech.
+70 Portfolio Companies.
+3 Patents in emerging technology.
Advisor at Techstars , India Accelerator & Consensys Venture Partner.
Manavi Garg

Manavi Garg

Head of Strategic Partnerships


Manavi Garg is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at dClimate. Manavi previously worked with Deloitte’s Economic Advisory and Strategy and Operations teams, where she worked on ESG projects, in addition to leading other business development and strategy initiatives for c-suite clients. Manavi has been following blockchain technology for many years, having completed a thesis on understanding the relation between social media activity and price volatility of Bitcoin. Manavi has been an active volunteer since a young age, having led initiatives for women and young girls, in increasing awareness about technology and career opportunities for women in business. Manavi is also a recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, involving work with local communities around sustainability, improving conditions of living and engaging in social projects among other activities, which led to Manavi’s interest in the ESG and sustainability space. Manavi has also worked in the public sector at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Canadian Dairy Commission on policy decisions around Canada’s natural assets. Manavi continues to pave the way for sustainability and blockchain through her recent appointment to the ESG committee with the Canadian Blockchain Consortium.
Andrew Young

Andrew Young


SX Network & Layer Two Blockchain

Andrew Young is the project lead and co-founder of SX Network, the largest blockchain prediction market in the world. SX Network is the first ever stand-alone smart contract blockchain to launch with a native prediction market protocol. It is designed from the ground-up for blockchain application developers with EVM-compatibility, low-cost transactions, and a PoS-based consensus model. Andrew has been full-time in the crypto space since 2017, specializing in the analysis of economic incentives and tokenomics of new DeFi projects. Andrew also co-hosts the weekly “DeFi Decoded” podcast along with Alex Tapscott, which covers topics and guests across the DeFi spectrum.
Aline Daoud

Aline Daoud

Managing Partner & Founder

BRI Middle East

Aline is a Civil & Environment Engineer who started her career path in Lebanon and moved to Doha in 2013. Her experience is quite diversified thanks to the different roles and tasks she led across the construction industry throughout the past years. She is currently the Managing Director of Konnect&Co, a supply chain management company with branches in KSA, Qatar, UAE and Lebanon.

Aline launched BRI Middle East in May 2021 in exclusive partnership with the think-tank leaders the Blockchain Research Institute in Canada. In a matter of a year and as the Managing Partner at BRI Middle East, Aline has brought the Blockchain topic to key business and government leaders in Qatar and the region while probably materially changing the situation there. It is precisely her great interest in this new technology that is pushing her to expand to other GCC countries as is currently the case. BRI Middle East principally aims at leading the Blockchain Revolution in the region through research, education and actual adoption of the technology.

Aline holds a BS degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut (2011) and several certificates such as “The Blockchain Revolution from Insead and The Blockchain Research Institute” (2020); “The Entrepreneurial Mindset from The Babson University” (2020) and Supply Chain Finance and Blockchain Technology from the New York Institute of Finance (2020). Aline has proved to be a women advocate by leading women-dominated companies across both construction and tech sectors in the Middle East. Supporting women by employing and empowering them is what Aline always prioritizes
heather dahl

Heather Dahl



Heather is Co-founder and CEO of Indicio, the market leader in developing open source Trusted Digital Ecosystems to verify and exchange high-value information. During her tenure, she has driven the company’s growth strategy, playing an instrumental role in expanding Indicio’s customer base and product roadmap, which includes launching Proven™, a complete, verifiable credential solution that makes it easy and cost-effective for companies and organizations to implement and scale open-source decentralized identity.

Under Heather’s leadership, Indicio has rapidly grown into the leading developer of decentralized identity solutions for global clients. Working with SITA, the leading provider of IT to the air transport sector, and the government of Aruba, Indicio developed an award-winning solution for travelers to share health data in a tamper proof, fraud-resistant privacy-preserving way. The resulting code was donated to Linux Foundation Public Health as Cardea, an open source solution for sharing health data. Indicio is now working with SITA to use the same technology to enable seamless travel through a Digital Travel Credential.

The decentralized identity technology built by Indicio solves the challenge of verifying data without having to check in with the source of that data or rely on a third party to store and check the data. This leads to a Trusted Digital Ecosystem where all parties can verify each other and the data they share, eliminating fraud, and doing so in a way that allows consent, provides privacy, and facilitates zero trust security. Indicio has built and is building Trusted Digital Ecosystems for a growing list of global clients in finance, healthcare, IoT, logistics, and the public sector.

Heather has built a company of the brightest minds in decentralized identity, each committed to delivering superlative engineering and customer service. Indicio’s team culture is internally collaborative so that the company can provide 360 degrees of contextualized client support — from business development to governance to marketing in addition to engineering. This holistic approach is the key to unlocking our clients’ successes.

Prior to Indicio, Heather led the Sovrin Foundation through its most significant period of growth, and she led research teams at KPMG and at telecommunications firm Neustar. Heather has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and an MSC from Columbia; she earned her BA from Willamette. She served as chair of the National Press Foundation board of directors and as chair of the Congressional Correspondents Association.
charles hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson

Input Output

CEO & Founder of Input Output

A visionary and pioneer in the development of blockchain technology since the industry’s formative times, Charles Hoskinson has been involved in blockchain since the very early days of Bitcoin and remains at the cutting edge of the industry.

A serial entrepreneur and leading industry commentator, Hoskinson is a co-founder and former CEO of Ethereum and co-founder and current CEO of the world’s leading blockchain engineering company, IOHK.

Now leading that company’s development of the next generation of blockchain systems – with the ability to meet the needs of global commerce and bring the benefits of blockchain technology to the global population, IOHK is involved in partnerships with governments and corporations across the globe.
ciara sun

Ciara Sun

Founder and Managing Partner

C² Ventures

Ciara Sun is the founding partner of C² Ventures, a $150M chain-agnostic blockchain investment company focuses on empowering builders with the capital and operational expertise to build and scale the next generation of Web3 and metaverse applications.

Prior to founding C² Ventures, Ciara was head of listings and blockchain investments at Huobi Global, a world leading crypto exchange. As Vice President of Huobi Group, She was the spokesperson of the company. She built the global business development and partnership department for the company and led global markets, institutional business unit, blockchain project listings, incubation and investments.

Ciara worked across multinational consulting companies including Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young. She advised Banking and Capital Markets groups for 15 major banks and performed investment analytics to support clients with billions of dollars of AUM.

As a leading female leader in the blockchain space, Ciara is constantly invited to prominent global events such as World Economic Forum 2020, Bloomberg Crypto Conference, EuroMoney, Forbes, Cointelegraph, Coindesk to conduct workshop and give speeches. She is also coined as the Female Asian Global Crypto Leader by her 200k followers on Twitter. On top of all, she is a strong advocate of gender equality and has founded Women Who Crypto, an NGO dedicated to empowerment and support female’s participantion in the crypto space.
Emma Todd

Emma Todd


MMH Technology Group

Emma is CEO of MMH Technology Group, which encompasses Data Systems, Blockchain Consulting, Communication and Events for emerging technology organizations. Emma is Chair of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium’s Mining Committee, a board member of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium and Chair for Girls In Tech. Emma achieved a significant milestone by joining the board of Tokens.com, which put Emma as one of the 7% of women of colour that currently sit on a publicly traded board. She is also past Chair and Executive Board Member of Blockchain for Impact, which works alongside the United Nations.

As a seasoned speaker, Emma has spoken on a panel at Parliament in Ottawa, Canada, the United Nations Headquarters, the United Nations General Assembly, and shared the stage with various heads of state, U.N. Ambassadors, Al Gore, Edward Snowden, members of the U.S. Congress, and Senate, and more.

Emma has helped some of the world’s largest banks succeed including JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and HSBC. She has also amassed a string of accomplishments including being named Crypto Royalty by Toronto Life magazine in its annual Top 50 influential list. Emma was also awarded one of the Top 100 Black Women to watch in Canada, she has been nominated for the Trailblazer Diversity in Tech Awards, and has been named one of 2019’s Top 100 Influencers for Sustainable Development Goals, among others.

Emma is also known for being the host of the largest free “in person” blockchain conference in Canada. Emma is also a judge for the prestigious Canadian Marketing Awards.
csilla zsigri

Csilla Zsigri

VP Strategy


Csilla is currently VP Strategy at BTP, an enterprise blockchain company, a GBBC Ambassador, and a regular blogger and speaker on the subject of blockchain and associated technologies.

She created and curates the DLT Landscape, an open-source market segmentation initiative, inspired by the growing complexity of the evolving distributed ledger technology market, and the need to address confusion over terms, as well as where specific offerings and projects fit.

Prior to joining BTP, Csilla was a technology industry analyst at market research and advisory firm 451 Research – now part of S&P Global Market Intelligence – covering the enterprise blockchain space, among other emerging technology areas.

Csilla also led market intelligence and business modeling work at a number of EU-funded research, development and innovation projects, and is co-author of several forward-looking scientific papers, and studies prepared for the European Commission, in the area of emerging information technologies.

Csilla is multilingual and holds an MSc in economics, and business and management consulting. She is also a former elite athlete, with a strong track record in beach volleyball and taekwondo.

Robert (ROB) Carter

Robert (Rob) Carter

Executive Vice President FedEx Information Service & Chief Information Officer

FedEx Corporation

Robert B. (Rob) Carter is Executive Vice President, FedEx Information Services and Chief Information Officer of FedEx Corporation. He is a member of the five-person Executive Committee, which plans and executes the corporation’s strategic business activities. Carter also serves as Co-President & Co-CEO of FedEx Services, the shared service entity responsible for Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Customer Service. Carter joined FedEx in 1993 and has nearly 40 years of systems development and implementation experience. Carter is responsible for setting the technology direction of the FedEx applications, infrastructure and networks that provide around the clock and around the globe support for FedEx product offerings. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer and information science from the University of Florida and his MBA from the University of South Florida. Carter has been awarded many industry accolades, including, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune Magazine’s Executive Dream Team, Forbes Magazine CIO Innovation Award, Information Week’s Chief of the Year Award, and a charter inductee of CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame. Carter serves on the Board of Directors of New York Life and Pilot Flying J.
Carl Amorim

Carl Amorim

Regional Director

BRI Brasil

Carl Amorim – Civil Engineer from the Mackenzie University School of Engineering, MBA in Finance from the Brazilian Capital Markets Institute (IBMEC), a post-graduate degree in Marketing from the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM) and Master in Business Strategy and Ph.D. student in Blockchain by Mackenize University. Professor and serial DAO Entrepreneur, working for 12 years with the articulation of networked projects and the last 4 experimenting with Blockchain-based Distributed Organizations. He is one of the initiators of Prospera, the first Brazilian Autonomous Distributed Organization (DAO) based on Blockchain. It launched the first Public Crypto Asset Offering in Brazil and the first initiative of its kind in the world that has already distributed revenues to its participants in 2017. Co-editor and translator of the book Blockchain Revolution by Don and Alex Tapscott, a project in which he articulated an unprecedented process of translation and collaborative editing with the registration of unique digital copies on the Blockchain and the use of a crypto asset to remunerate the professionals involved with book sales shares. He is currently CEO of the Blockchain Research Institute Brazil, representing the world’s most important blockchain research organization in the country and also the creator of Kairos first DAOs building framework and platform. Event organizer and curator: Blockchain Connect, Blockchain Week Brasil, BRI Brasil for Good. Speaker and Professor, presents the series of lectures and Workshops Blockchain Revolution, with topics such as Agribusiness, Government, Industry, Supply Chain among others. Translator and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Course in Blockchain at FGV and the Specialization Course in Blockchain at INSEAD University in partnership with BRI and Coursera in Brazil. Voluntarily he was Superintendent of the Brazilian Association of Cryptoeconomics – ABCripto, for 2018/19, and Blockchain director at the Federation of Industries of São Paulo FIESP.
Koleya karringten

Koleya Karringten

Executive Director

Canadian Blockchain Consortium

A proud Albertan technology entrepreneur, advocate, and leader, Koleya Karringten has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of product commercialization, ecosystem building and fostering inclusion in the technology industry. As the co-founder and CEO of Absolute Combustion, she has spent over a decade successfully designing and developing ground-breaking cleantech solutions for multiple industry sectors, including aerospace and Oil & Gas. She is a driving force in Canada’s blockchain technology industry as the Executive Director of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium (CBC) and co-founder/board member of the Canadian Blockchain Association for Women (CBAW). In her leadership role at the CBC, she has merged her passions for technology and social good to bring together blockchain companies, corporate leaders and the government to build the country’s largest blockchain ecosystem organization. An influential public speaker, writer, and community volunteer, Koleya strongly believes that uniting diverse voices behind a common goal is the path to creating a fairer, more sustainable and prosperous nation. Koleya also shares her passion for supporting women in STEM through her volunteer role the Vice Chair of Elevate Aviation a Not for Profit organization dedicated to supporting the education and training of women to have technical careers in Aviation.
clare adelgren

Clare Adelgren

Global Head of Blockchain Sales and Operations


Global Sales and Operations leader for EY Blockchain. In this role, Clare is responsible for the leading the sales, GTM strategy and day to day product operations for EY Blockchain. Prior to joining EY Clare has worked for both PwC and IBM with a combined 25+ years of business consulting experience serving large global enterprises in Enterprise Strategy, Digital Transformation and SW Engineering Programs. As Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy, Clare was responsible for developing IBMs future strategies for the Financial Services sector as well as new Industry platform solutions using Data & analytics, AI and Blockchain. Clare has a truly global perspective having lived and worked in several European countries as well as Japan, before moving to New York in 2016. Recognized as a motivational leader with a keen interest in the dynamics of bringing together diverse teams of people with different backgrounds to build innovative and creative solutions. During her time at IBM, Clare was a member of IBMs distinguished Leadership Academy and sat on the IBM Global Financial Services Sector Advisory Board.
cleve mesidor

Cleve Mesidor

Executive Director

Blockchain Revolution

Cleve Mesidor is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Foundation, an industry-wide crypto education platform. Previously, she was a Public Policy Advisor to the Blockchain Association.

A web3 expert working in crypto for about six year, she has been profiled on CNBC, ABC, NPR, Washington Post, Politico, TIME Magazine. Cleve is a Mayoral appointee to the DC Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council and sits on the Board of Directors of the Value Technology Foundation and Crypto Connect.

A Washington insider, she served in the Obama Administration and as a senior staffer in Congress. As a Presidential Appointee, she was Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, where she advanced White House economic programs and national public-private partnerships to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Her acumen in policy stems from her tenure on Capitol Hill as Communications Director for U.S. Representatives Betty McCollum and Barbara Lee, coordinating with Congressional leadership to launch major legislative initiatives.

Additionally, Cleve is author of “THE CLEVOLUTION: My Quest for Justice in Politics & Crypto.” She is a reputable and respected industry leader, as well as, a regular SXSW speaker and headliner at national blockchain conferences. She earned a Master’s of Arts degree from Howard University and started her career in broadcasting at CNN’s Washington Bureau.

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