World Blockchain Summit - Nairobi
WORLD BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT
22 – 23 MARCH 2018, NAIROBI
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Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical
Having worked across retail, construction and executive search, Stuart established his own wealth management business 12 years ago providing investment advice to high net-worth individuals, families and companies. He recently joined Simply Ethical as Chief Investment Officer, where he is driving an innovative and fresh approach to managing Sharia compliant investments. He is also a keen supporter of financial technology and some of the exciting new ideas in this area,espescially with regards to blockchain technology and its applications in the finance sector.
Stuart is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI) and is also a qualified Financial Planner with the Personal Finance Society. He holds the Islamic Finance Qualification and is an External Specialist Advisor to the CISI on Islamic Finance. Outside of financial services, he holds several Trustee and Non-Executive Director positions, including Chairman of a UK housing company.
Founder and Consulting Lead, Bithub Africa
John Karanja is the Founder of BitHub Africa, a Blockchain Accelerator providing consultancy and incubation services for individuals and firms interested in Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology. John is also a Director at Space Kenya Networks Ltd which is a company he co-founded in 2008. Space Kenya Networks provides work space for businesses and startups operating in Nairobi.
With over 9 years of experience in the management of web solution development both for small enterprises and larger organizations, John Karanja has also been involved in a number of projects that involve the analysis of the social impact of ICT in Africa as well as projecting possible growth areas of ICT based solutions for the continent. In this regard his venture had been awarded the Vision2030 ICT Award 2011 for Innovation in Youth and Gender Sector by the Kenyan Government for the Whive SMS product.
Director, Africa Media Hub – Strathmore Business School
Rosemary Okello-Orlale is the current Director of the Africa Media Hub at Strathmore Business School, whose mission is to enhance the access to quality, relevant, accessible, business and financial information needed to allow governments and decision makers to extend services into communities. She believes that it will be blockchain which will prove instrumental in achieving this goal.
She is currently focused on harnessing the data revolution and reshaping the Africa Narrative through creative communication and social-justice storytelling. As a creative communicative, gender and strategic specialist whose professional work has crossed over a very diverse range of industries and communication areas, she is involved in developing professional skills among the existing and upcoming journalists, communications experts and other professionals in providing in-depth data analysis.
MUHAMMAD SALMAN ANJUM
CEO & Founder, Feelogical Solutions LLC
Muhammad Salman Anjum is a results-driven Learning, Performance and Organizational efficiency professional with over 16 years in hybrid corporate roles aligning People, Performance and Profit. He advises corporates, ICOs, senior managers on Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Strategy and on futuristic technology projects based on IoT and AI.
An Efficacious author and public speaker, Salman has been featured as a success story in “Soul Beats @ UAE” the book was published by the Department of Economic Development, Dubai.
CEO, Crypto Syndicate
Sergey Voropaev is the Founder & CEO of Crypto Syndicate, and a founder of the business program ‘Blockchain for Corporations’. He is also a top of the line Investor and Startup Mentor, imparting his wisdom to new and emerging startups regarding cryptocurrency, due to 3 years of experience as a trader.
Founder and CEO, THIRDact
Diane Schrader serves as an advisor at Hackers/Founders. Diane is the Founder & CEO at THIRDact. She advises startups with a strong mission. Her technical skills led her to Autodesk, which was launching a new 3D animation platform for the games industry. Within a few years after leaving Autodesk, she had developed a systematic trading platform for index futures and launched a family office which leads a team of 100 Women in Hedge Fund’s San Francisco chapter, for which she now serves as a director on the board.
Diane has a keen eye for emerging technologies like blockchain as she believes that the future begins from such technologies, as they have the potential to transform the very life of an ordinary individual.
Anatoliy Radchenko began his career in 2006 as a day trader on the US primary markets at Dimension Brokerage. Nowadays, he is a managing partner at United Traders. Anatoliy is currently developing crypto trading and is in charge of its inception.
United Traders is a modern investment and financial solutions company. Its core consists of professional traders and programmers who develop unique software for trading on the equities markets. UT is providing a wide range of services for investors in its special marketplace where everybody can choose strategies on stocks, currencies and digital assets.
Innovator, International Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Media Commentator
Danielle Di-Masi is an international leader on the topic of digital behaviour and online reputation. She specializes in integrating the latest digital innovations, like blockchain and crypto currency, with the nuances of how we communicate today. This ensures your online personality reflects who you are, in person.
Danielle is the winner of the ‘Woman of the Year’ award for her work in technology, education and business behaviors whilst bagging the Global Blogging Award as well as a Guinness World Record.
Founder, Blockchain Ladies
Caterina Ferrara is the founder of Blockchain Ladies, an international community born to connect all the women involved in the field of Blockchain. Professionals, hackers, developers, crypto traders, entrepreneurs, investors and tech-loving women form the backbone of this community.
She is also an ICO Advisor and token community manager. Her first blockchain based project (as a CMO) was ‘Amorare’. It’s a platform to certify, through blockchain technology, the production and quality of luxury limited series such as handmade objects and typical Italian products, against forgery.
Venture Partner- UK and Africa, Blockchain Global
Eric Mwangi is a Director at Blockchain Global. He leads the ICO advisory business in the U.K. and Africa. He has supported and advised on a number of successful and market leading ICOs. He is also an African lead for Blockgram, which is a leading blockchain technology solutions provider that focuses on product development and training courses. He is a graduate of MIT in Fintech and an MBA from UCL in the U.K.
Chief Data Scientist, Strathmore University
Timothy Oriedo is a technology enthusiast driving the mobile first digital posture in the traditional media and telecommunications industry. He has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunication, media and technology industry. He is also an ICF certified organisation effectiveness coach and Chartered Marketer. He holds a PhD in Corporate Governance studies.
Principal Investment Officer, Singularity Investments
Alexandra “Lexi” Novitske is the principal investment officer at Singularity Investments, which she launched in 2014 in Nigeria. She oversees the firm’s operations in Africa. Singularity invests in visionary entrepreneurs for technology-enabled, early-stage companies in sub-Saharan Africa. As an investor, she believes that the blockchain revolution is the next best technological marvel that is here to stay for a long time.
She aims to incorporate this revolutionary technology into the incubation stages of businesses to enhance their growth and development.
Chairman, Blockchain Association of Kenya
Michael Kimani is a thought leader, researcher and consultant on blockchain assets, which is a radical new asset class with vast opportunities for entrepreneurs, legacy financial institutions and even mobile operators. His experience in the cryptocurrency industry spans over 5 years, having been one of the earliest pioneer blockchain assets.
As the current Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Kenya, Michael is working on educating, promoting, and exploring cryptocurrency opportunities in Kenya for young East African companies and entrepreneurs. Michael is the co-founder and Vice President of Sales for ChamaPesa, a blockchain based mobile savings app.
National Chairman, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mr. Kiprono Kittony is the current National Chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the premiere business membership organization in Kenya. He is a well-known personality in the business leadership circles in Kenya, having served in several capacities, including being the immediate former Chairman of the Media Owners Association, an influential lobby group of Kenyan media.
Mr. Kittony has been widely credited with the revival of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry which has been restored to its past glory through a series of transformations, during his tenure. He is the current council member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) -World Chamber Federation (WCF). On May 2017, due to his contribution and commitment to both ICC and WCF, he was appointed to serve as the Vice Chair of the World Chamber Federation, representing Africa.
Founder, Blockchain News, Cryptoassets Design Group & Blockchain Partners
Richard Kastelein is the founder of an industry publication called Blockchain News, a partner at the ICO services collective ‘CryptoAsset Design Group’ and is the director of the educational company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner). He is an award winning publisher & entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory board of a dozen Blockchain startups (ICOs) & has written over 1400 articles on Blockchain technology in the Blockchain News & has also published reports in the Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, The Hague, Helsinki, Linz, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Venice, Visakhapatnam & Zurich.
Technical Consultant/Systems Integrator, National Identity Management Commission(NIMC)
Tunji Durodola is responsible for the personalization, issuance, distribution and activation of the New National e-ID Card in Nigeria. He served as a systems integrator on the project and interfaced directly with all the foreign partners and vendors.
Tunji’s current role takes him around the world on a frequent basis to ensure that every technical aspect is covered, having had the privilege of redesigning the layout of The National eID Card. Tunji firmly adheres to the notion that technological innovations like blockchain technology will power his nation, and the world, into the future seamlessly.
VP, Asia Pacific and International Business LodgIQ
Fabian Bartnick has garnered a deep understanding of the global revenue market and optimization landscape within the international hospitality industry. He has a proven track record of improving revenue performances by providing strategic consulting services and developing powerful revenue analytic solutions that empower businesses to maximize their revenue potential. Having joined revenue optimization in its infancy, he has watched the industry evolve and continues to provide unparalleled insight into its future.
As a recognized leader in analytics and future technology, Fabian has seen that blockchain is the possible final frontier for the revenue system as its key security features offer a far more robust and secure protection of sensitive data.
CEO, TeamBlockchain Ltd
Jonathan Fry is a blockchain, crypto economics, ICO and funds specialist, with over 25 years of experience as the Co-founder of TeamBlockchain Ltd, an asset management business which he floated in London.
He has extensive knowledge and experience of the financial services sector, looking after private clients and institution’s assets managing funds in the UK and overseas. He has first-hand experience in working with the press and managing corporate and reputational risk for a number of organizations.
Deputy Director (Head of ICT and Innovation), National Transport And Safety Authority
Fernando Wangila is a result oriented and a competent business transformation as well as an ICT professional with a demonstrable track record of success spanning over 15 years. Nine years of this experience has been garnered in the senior management and business leadership level in the public and private sectors. As a business leader with a keen eye for emerging technologies like blockchain, he provided a strategic direction and successfully delivered large scale and complex ICT research and innovation programs for government departments and private organizations.
Specifically, Fernando has been involved in maximizing their benefits. For his endeavors, he was awarded the CIO of the Year award in 2017.
CEO & Founder, Aphaea Capital
Mir Haque, a native of Bangladesh, is now a recognized thought leader in the blockchain social impact space, and will moderate the Blockchain Social Impact Panel with President Vicente Fox of Mexico in Singapore, in February 2018.
Mir, a prestigious recipient of the Wharton MBA, is now working with Blockchain at Penn and their faculty on two blockchain social impact projects, addressing healthcare and foreign aid in the developing world. Mir has previously worked for McKinsey & Company, Deutsche Bank, and Adobe.
Chief, New Technologies and Innovation at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Kasirim Nwuke is the chief of New Technologies and Innovation at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, (UNECA) which is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
He is also the author of numerous articles, papers and reports. He is co-author of two Harvard University reports “Zambia: Non-governmental health care provision” and “Kenya: Non-governmental health care provision” which explore the scope of and prospects for increasing the contribution of the non-governmental sector to health care provision in these countries by using new technologies like IoT, smart contracts and blockchain. He contributed a chapter to the book, “Democracy in Nigeria, Voices of a Generation”, where he raised salient points on the political instruments of managing a multi-ethnic society.
Board Member, 9Spokes
Thomas Powers is an entrepreneur, business advisor, director and professional speaker on internet technologies and developments. Thomas has been advisor to numerous senior executives, served as a non-executive director of QXL Ricardo, and has founded several on-line businesses. He is also a cutting edge Board Member of 9Spokes which is deeply connected to emerging technologies like Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. Valley, NYC, London, Australia, New Zealand, highly numerate and analytical. Raised and sold £1.2bn of capital and assets since 1980.
Dr. PAOLO TASCA
Founder & Executive Director of Center for Blockchain Technologies
Paolo Tasca is an Italian economist, researcher, public speaker, author and advisor. He is a Founding Director at University College, London. He previously conducted early research for Deutsche Bundesbank. He is an advisor on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and P2P financial systems for various international organizations including the European Parliament.
As a result, Paolo is a leading expert when it comes to blockchain integration into mainstream systems. Tasca is also a co-author of The FINTECH Book and co-editor of the book ‘Banking Beyond Banks and Money’.
Executive Director, American Blockchain Council
Jack Shaw is the Executive Director at the American Blockchain Council and a future technologist. He has spoken at over 1,200 summits and conferences on AI, Blockchain and IoT. He was voted into the ‘Top 5 Future Technologists’ of the world!
The marketing strategist has studied the implementation of the best practices into an emerging and thriving business, and has served as a consultant to various Fortune500 companies like Coca-Cola and GE. He is also an author or 3 acclaimed books on business and technology.
FOUNDER OF NAKED TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Marco Robinson is a number one best selling author, award winning entrepreneur & the co-founder of Naked Dollars (NAKED Technologies: www.naked.technology) and has had ten years experience in building successful businesses, which have successfully sold $500 Million worth of investment products, these products have included properties, travel, education and more…
NAKED DOLLARS (NKD$) WAS 97% was sold at PRE-ICO stage and has reached its hardcap of USD$ 100 MILLION after the ICO finished on December 5th, 2017. NKD$ will be listed on most exchanges including Bittrex on the 30th of January
Because of the success of these businesses and the fantastic returns the customers enjoyed, it was extremely easy to progress these businesses to an asset backed token, and naked dollars was embraced and adopted seamlessly, with investors overjoyed to be involved.
This is a testament to the founders success and track record, indeed no other cryptocurrency in the marketplace has such a rich pedigree of success and innovation.
Marco Robinson, now even has his own Prime Time TV Show on Channel 4 in the UK “get a house for free” where he has been able to give houses away to the homeless and underprivileged and is using naked technologies to make homelessness obsolete!
Please check out Marco’s prime HIT TV show excerpt here;
Please see his story live on the BBC Breakfast Show;
Please see the founders profile here
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