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  • KT Ramarao

    KT Rama rao

    Minister of IT

    Government Of Telangana

    KT Rama Rao is a politician who is currently the minister for IT for the Indian state government of Telangana. He also serves as the cabinet minister for the state for the departments of Municipal Administration and Urban Development(MAUD), and NRI Affairs. Before politics, KT Rama Rao served as the Regional Director of South Asia for INTTRA Inc. As IT minister of the state, KT Rama Rao has been a major proponent of entrepreneurship and has played a pivotal role in industry giants like Google, Amazon and Apple to set up large offices in Hyderabad, the capital of the state.

  • Tim Draper

    Tim Draper

    Founder

    Draper Venture Network

    Tim Draper is an American venture capital investor and the founder of the Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). He also founded Draper Associates and Draper University. He is one of the earliest investors in Bitcoin, when he purchased 400,000 USD worth BTC from the US Marshals Service auction of seized bitcoins from the Silk Road marketplace website. Tim Draper is also an early stage investor in Nucleus Vision.

  • Rohan Khaunte

    Rohan Khaunte

    Minister of IT

    Government of Goa

    Rohan Khaunte is the Minister of Revenue, Information Technology, and Labour & Employment for the Indian state government of Goa. Rohan Khaunte is also an entrepreneur and is known for employing technology to bring about change in the daily lives of the citizens of Goa, through initiative like LiveFree, which bring free high speed internet to Goans. He holds the accolade of being the first independent candidate to be re-elected in the entire state of Goa.

  • Amitabh Kant

    Amitabh Kant

    CEO, NITI Aayog

    Government of India

    Amitabh Kant is the CEO of NITI Aayog, the government think tank responsible for catalysing economic growth in India. An IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, Amitabh Kant is known for formulating and executing many landmark initiatives such as, Make in India, Startup India and several others. He has also received several noteworthy national awards, such as the Economic Times Policy Change Agent of the Year, the Bloomberg TV Personality of the year, the NDTV Administrator of the year Award and the Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Directors.

  • Jayesh Rajan

    Jayesh Ranjan

    IT Secretary

    Government of Telangana

    Jayesh Ranjan is the Principal Secretary of Industries & Commerce, Information Technology, Electronics & Communications Departments of Telangana Government. In this role, he is responsible for developing policy frameworks, attracting new investments, identifying opportunities of utilizing IT in various government processes, and promoting digital empowerment of the citizens. He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of the 1992 batch, and was the topper of the batch for that year.

  • Ameya

    Ameya Abhyankar

    IT Director, Government of Goa

    Government of Goa

    Ameya Abhyankar is the IT director for the Indian state government of Goa. Prior to this, he also held the position of Secretary of Goa Public Service Commission. He is also the chief executive officer of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), and he oversees the organisation of the International Film Festival of India (Iffi).

  • Rama Devi

    (OSD) ITE&C Department

    Government of Telangana

    Rama Devi has a vast experience in different domains from Civil Engineering to Information Technology to e-Governance. She assists the Government of Telangana in adopting emerging technologies such as Blockchain, AI, Cloud, and IoT. An MBA graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Rama Devi has also been a Senior General Manager with the National Institute for Smart Government.

  • KT Ramarao

    Abhishek Pitti

    CEO & Founder

    Nucleus.Vision

    A Harvard Business School dropout, Abhishek has donned the entrepreneur's hat to realize his vision for Nucleus Vision. He is a seasoned management professional with a penchant for startups and entrepreneurship. In his decade-long professional career, Abhishek worked as an aeronautical engineer for Gulfstream and as a management consultant for Blackstone. Prior to Nucleus Vision, Abhishek scaled his first entrepreneurial venture, LorvenSoft Tech, a company providing software services with operations in USA, Canada and India.

  • Rama Iyer

    Senior Vice President, T-Hub

    evangelist@IBC

    Rama Iyer is Senior Vice President at T-Hub and is responsible to stitch and nurture strategic relationship and create CoE programs that can help the startup community at T-Hub. He was an Advisor to Naya Ventures, a Dollas based venture fund. An engineering graduate from the University of Mumbai, Rama worked with organizations such as TCS, Ericsson, Cisco, and Motorola Solutions etc. in his career spanning more than 20 years and held several key responsibilities.

  • MIN KIM

    Henry Hyunil Lee

    Head of Global Business

    ICON

    Henry leads ICON's global business and is responsible for global strategy, investor relations, and partnership. Previously, he worked in Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank and performed M&A advisory services. Henry graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in Business.

  • Arun Seth

    Arun Seth

    Chairman

    NASSCOM Foundation

    Arun Seth is the current Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation and the Non-Executive Chairman of India Operations at Alcatel-Lucent India. He has been on the Executive Committee for NASSCOM for the last 8 years, driving a number of programs like the BPO and Green IT. In 1995, he joined the BT Group as the Managing Director and in his tenure of over 17 years, he brought the company to a leadership position in managed telecom services. Owing to his keen interest in entrepreneurship, he has been a part of angel funds and mentors and invests in a number of start-ups in the tech space.

  • Jehan Chu

    Jehan Chu

    Co-founder & MD

    Kenetic

    Jehan Chu is the co-founder and managing partner of Hong Kong based venture firm Kenetic, a Blockchain platform focused on technology, advisory, asset management and community. Jehan Chu is best known for being one the earliest investors in Bitcoin and he invested his returns in starting a 100 million dollar fund, which is Kenetic today. Jehan Chu is very active in the cryptocurrency community and is an advisor to several blockchain companies around the world.

  • Madhusudhan Kela

    Madhusudhan Kela

    Former Chief Investment

    Strategist Reliance Capital

    Madhusudan Kela is a former Chief Investment Strategist at Reliance Capital. Since 2003, Madhu held several leading positions such as Chief Investment Officer, Head of Equity, and Vice President, within the organization. Madhu holds a Master's degree in Management from Mumbai University and has more than 20 years of valuable experience in stock markets. Madhusudan Kela has been Independent Director of Aptech Limited since 2017.

  • Lan Balina

    Ian Balina

    General Partner

    100X Advisors

    Ian Balina is an influential Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investor, Advisor, and Evangelist. A former Analytics Evangelist at IBM, Ian has brought a data-driven, "money-ball" approach to investing in cryptocurrency token sales (ICOs). He leads a global cryptocurrency investor syndicate that invests up to $10 million in promising blockchain startup's token sales. Ian is currently an advisor to Nucleus Vision, Phantasma Protocol, and Pareto Networks.

  • GP Gurnani

    CP Gurnani

    CEO

    Tech Mahindra

    CP Gurnani is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra. CP was listed among the top 100 global CEOs by The Wall Street Journal as part of their CEO Council 2016. In a career spanning 36+ years, he held several leading roles with Hewlett Packard Ltd, Perot Systems (India) Ltd. and HCL Corporation Ltd. and received awards like CNBC Asia's 'India Business Leader of the Year', 'Best CEO of the Year' at the Forbes India Leadership Awards.

  • Yiseul Chu

    Yiseul Cho

    Advisor

    ICON

    Yiseul Cho is an advisor of ICON Foundation that supports the ICON, one of the largest blockchain networks in the world. She is also the founder and CEO of Perceptra and a venture partner at FBG Capital. Studied at MIT, Yiseul Cho worked for Facebook and HSBC. She created the Hyperledger London Meetup group that focuses on exploring Blockchain technology implementation in financial industry. Yiseul Cho is also an advisor to Nucleus Vision.

  • Mohandas

    Mohandas Pai

    Chairman

    Manipal Global Education

    TV Mohandas Pai is the Chairman of Manipal Global Education. He served as the Chief Financial Officer for Infosys and played a key role in transforming the company into a widely known software services company. Mohandas is also a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, the body that oversees the International Accounting Standards Board. He was voted 'CFO of the Year' in 2001 by IMA India and won the 'Best CFO in India' award from Finance Asia in 2002. He co-founded the Akshaya Patra Foundation, in 2000, to run a midday meal program for school children.

  • KIm

    Min H.Kim

    Founder

    Blocultural Studios

    Min H Kim is the founder of Blocultural Studios. Min worked with Tim Draper on new blockchain related initiatives for Draper University. Min studied Economics modified with Mathematics at Dartmouth College and has a successful track record of helping blockchain startups achieve viral growth through marketing, community building and PR. Min was also the Chief of Staff at the retail IoT hardware startup, Percolata.

  • Prabhakar reddy

    Prabhakar Reddy

    Investor

    Accel Partners

    Prabhakar Reddy is an Investor at Accel Partners. A blockchain enthusiast and serial entrepreneur, he co-founded startups like Dramatize and Virtualize. An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Prabhakar Reddy won the "Dubai Software Development Trade Show 2008" in Dubai. In 2012, he was nominated for the BITS Alumni Top 25 under the age of 25. At Accel, Prabhakar focuses on Blockchain and Enterprise SaaS investments.

  • M jacobs

    Michael Jacobs

    Co-Founder

    Blockgrade Consulting

    Michael Jacobs is the co-founder of Blockgrade Consulting. Michael involved heavily into cryptocurrency and blockchain, specially in marketing/exposure for blockchain startups and as an ICO advisor. He is a graduate in Business Management Major from the University of Arizona. He was the founder & CEO of SociaLink App and host of Pursue Your Dreams Interviews.

  • Aalekh Sharan

    Aalekh Sharan

    OSD

    NITI Aayog

    Aalekh Sharan is the OSD at NITI Aayog, the government of India's think tank responsible for catalyzing economic growth. Aalekh holds an engineering degree in Mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is a fellow of the International Innovation Corps, a program based at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

  • David Wachsman

    David Wachsman

    CEO

    Wachsman PR

    David Wachsman is the CEO of Wachsman, a global blockchain services firm. He is a regular speaker at the most highly recognized technology conferences around the world. In late 2015, David founded Wachsman to provide professional public relations services to the rapidly growing financial technology industry with cryptocurrency and blockchain at its foundation. He acted as a communications advisor to several blockchain organizations like Crypto Valley Association and CoinDesk.

  • Rajashekara Visweswara Maiya

    VP,Head Product Strategy

    Infosys

    Rajashekara Visweswara Maiya is the VP, Head Product Strategy of Cloud & Blockchain Business, Eco System Innovation, Domain Competency Group at Infosys-Finacle. Finacle is an industry-leading digital banking solution suite. To his name, Maiya has 7 patents for his innovations in financial sector. He did his CA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also holds an MBL degree from the National Law School of India University.

  • David Roebuck

    David Roebuck

    Principal

    Sora Ventures

    David Roebuck is the Principal & COO at Sora Ventures, Asia's first crypto-backed venture capital firm dedicated to blockchain and digital currency investments. David graduated from the University of Florida and did his Entrepreneurial Studies from the Draper University. He has been a fellow of The Kairos Society, which connects students with the current leaders in business, politics, and non-profit and also a fellow of the StartingBloc, a platform that connects emerging leaders.

  • Amit Kanodia

    CEO

    Host.Games

    Amit is an entrepreneur, Investment Banker, a Blockchain enthusiast, and professional Poker player. He is the Founder CEO of Host.games, a Blockchain powered online Casino gaming protocol. Before his Post-graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Amit was responsible for automation of Position and Market Value Reconciliation of securities at the DE Shaw Group. Amit was also the CEO of Kanodia Industries.

  • Jason Corbett

    Jason Corbett

    Managing Partner

    Silk Legal

    Jason Corbett is a Managing Partner at Silk Legal, a Bangkok based international law firm. Jason is a blockchain lawyer and FinTech community builder. He is a corporate lawyer by trade and an entrepreneur at heart. He is also the Chairman of Silk Krypto, a consulting and advisory firm to support blockchain startups. Jason Corbett has been the Blockchain Legal Consultant at the IBC Group.

  • Vivek Biyani

    Director

    Future Group

    Vivek Biyani is a Director at Future Group and leads digital business initiatives of the group. Before Future Group, Vivek was a part of the leadership team at Home Solutions and led operations, category management, and logistics. A Business Administration graduate from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Vivek held various leadership positions such as Analyst at Michigan Interactive Investments, Associate Chairperson of Business Student Council, and Secretary of the Professional Development Committee.

  • Joshua Garcia

    Principal

    Ketsal Consulting

    Joshua Garcia is a crypto lawyer, who works closely with cryptocurrency exchanges, investors, and blockchain developers to navigate the complex legal risks of bleeding edge technology. He did his JD program from the University of Michigan Law School and served as an Associate at renowned law firms like Goodwin Procter LLP, White & Case LLP, and Cooley LLP. Currently, he is working with the brightest mind in the crypto space.

  • Sanjeev Narsipur

    Managing Director

    Blockchain, Accenture

    Blockchain Lead for Technology Services, Advanced Technology Center India. To build differentiated offerings, assets and solutions to partner with clients in their Blockchain journey. Focusing on Financial Services Infrastructure, Identity and Supply Chain solutions powered by Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain). Co-Innovate with our clients in our Blockchain Liquid Studio at Accenture Innovation Hub in Bangalore.
    Two decade of Strategic Advisory experience in the area of Corporate Strategy, Technology Strategy & Technology Consulting Practice Building and management - Incubating and running global consulting/delivery practices in Technology Strategy Advisory (Digital/Connected Strategy & Transformation, IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture & Application Strategy, Information & Data Strategy), Competitive Benchmarking, Business Integration (EAI & BPM), Strategic Sourcing, Mobility & Blockchain Innovation Management- Excellent exposure in implementing Innovation frameworks using Design Thinking.

  • Bo Dong

    Founder & CEO

    Altonomy

    Bo is the founder and CEO of Altonomy, a world's leading crypto trading firm. He is a serial entrepreneur with experience in Blockchain technology, cryptocurrency trading & investment, and micro-finance. Before Altonomy, Bo was a partner at the FBG Capital. As a veteran in crypto trading, Bo advised more than 40 crypto projects, half of which are now among top 100 coins in market capitalization. Bo holds a Master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Srikar Varadaraj

    Head of Blockchain

    Innovation at Dunya Labs

    Srikar Varadaraj is a Co-founder and Blockchain Lead at Dunya Labs, a research-driven blockchain knowledge company in India. He is also a Technical Researcher at Columbia Blockchain Lab and an I.I. Rabi Scholar at Columbia University in the City of New York. Srikar has deep expertise and experience in blockchain as a theoretical researcher and has collaborated with numerous projects in the space. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Columbia University in the City of New York.

  • Martin Dudley

    CMO

    Nucleus Vision

    Martin Dudley is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 30 years of experience. He started his career at Levi Strauss & Co., managing their strategic accounts and responsible for over 300 million in annual sales. In 2005, he started consulting for fin-tech leader Progreso Financiero (now Oportun Inc) and became part of the founding management team where he headed customer acquisition. Currently, Martin is a co-founder and CMO at Bell-Boi (now Nucleus Vision) an IOT personalization company using block-chain technology to disrupt brick-and-mortar shopping.

  • Sudhir Rao

    Investor

    Indusage

    Sudhir Rao is the Founding Managing Partner of IndusAge Capital Managers LLP. He has vast experience in Angel Investment, upscaling enterprises, and Going public. He is a Non-Executive Director at organizations such as RBL Bank Ltd., Aditya Birla Money, Get My Parking, Ketto, and many others. Sudhir Rao is also the Founder of IndusAge Advisors Ltd.

  • Jaron Lukasiewicz

    CEO

    Autonomos Capital

    Jaron Lukasiewicz is the CEO and founder of Autonomos Capital, a leading blockchain advisory firm focused on positive social impact projects. Jaron has been an executive in the industry since 2012, previously serving as CEO of Coinsetter, one of the first bitcoin exchanges in the US, and Cavirtex, a leading exchange in Canada. Both companies were acquired by Kraken in 2016. Prior to founding Coinsetter, Jaron was a private equity associate at The CapStreet Group, an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and a private equity analyst at SPB Partners.
    Jaron graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Economics. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, TechCrunch and other media publications.

  • Kumar Rajgopalan

    CEO

    Retail Association of India

    Kumar Rajagopalan is the CEO of Retailers Association of India (RAI). A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Kumar Rajagopalan headed the operations in Finance, and B&M at Shoppers Stop Ltd. Before RAI, Kumar was the Country Head for Retail Solutions with IBM. He speaks at retail forums and Management institutes on topics like Profitability, Resource Management, Operations, and IT in Retail.

  • Lawrence C

    Co-founder

    Altonomy

    Lawrence C is the Co-founder of Altonomy, a digital asset management firm that provides trading solutions for blockchain assets. An engineering graduate from Nanyang Technological University, Lawrence was the head of Asia pacific for Ofo, a bicycle sharing company based out of Beijing; Director, South East Asia growth for Meitu; and Country Manager for AirPay Indonesia at Sea.

  • Pranav Pai

    Founding Partner

    3One4 Capital

    Pranav Pai is a Founding Partner at 3one4 Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. He is an investor in startups such as ZoomCar, YourStory, Licious, Tripoto, Tracxn, and Faircent etc. A Master's graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Stanford University, Pranav was a Senior Product Manager with EdCast Inc. and was an advisor to non-profits such as Code For India and The Archive of Indian Music.

  • Talal Tabbaa

    COO

    Jibrel Network

    Talaal Tabba is a Blockchain Advisor and Crypto enthusiast. He is a co-founder of Jibrel Network, a blockchain based protocol to manage traditional assets. Talaal Tabba is also the Business Development Lead with Jibrel Network, Advisory Board Member at The British Blockchain Association. He is a member of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Crypto Valley Association. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial engineering from the Purdue University and an expert in Supply Chain Management.

  • Yaduvendra Mathur

    NITI Aayog

    Government Of India

    Yeduvendra Mathur is an Indian Administrative Service officer and is the Additional Secretary to the Government of India at NITI Aayog. He served as the Chairman and Managing Director for Department of Financial Services, Govt. of India, and Rajasthan Financial. He was also the Principal Secretary and Secretary Budget for Government of Rajasthan and an Income Tax Officer with Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. Mathur holds an MBA degree from Faculty of Business Management.

  • Oleg Ivanov

    CEO and Founder,

    Crypto Bazar fund

    Oleg Ivanov is a co-founder at CryptoBazar, an International crypto fund investing in perspective blockchain projects. Oleg has Entrepreneurial and Management experience in projects from the start-up phase to the annual revenue of $ 1.7 billion since 1998 in 20 countries, including USA, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, and Russia. He founded startups such as InvestBazar, BusinessLift, Innovate, and GDF International. He founded the energy drink company Tornodo and made it one of the top beverage brands in Russia.

  • Anna Roy

    Advisor

    NITI Aayog

    Anna Roy is an Advisor for the NITI Aayog. She is an Economics graduate from the Delhi University and worked in the university as an Economics lecturer. Later, she joined the Indian Economic Service in 1992 and served as Director in Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and as Officer on Special Duty to the Finance Minister. She also served for the Ministry of Civil Aviation; Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance; and for the Planning Commission as a Research Officer.

  • Bear Kittay

    Co-Founder & Head of Business

    Development

    Bear Kittay is the Head of Business Development at Good Money. Bear is a serial entrepreneur, community builder, and innovation strategist with expertise in the tech, real-estate, non-profit, and entertainment industries. He is an active advisor to companies in the Blockchain industry. He is the co-founder of Emergent Collective and Organizer Inc. Bear is also the Social Alchemist & Global Ambassador at Burning Man, and Investor & Advisor to Shaker and Partnered.

  • Abhishek Kishore Gupta

    Partner

    KPMG

    Abhishek is a partner, with KPMG. He is an acknowledged expert on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. He has evangelized blockchain technology through thought leadership sessions at key conferences and has also conducted CEO/CFO breakfast Blockchain awareness sessions. Abhishek has close to 15 years of experience across sectors and geographies. He has hands-on experience and working on DLT systems implementation from training, use case finalization, to evaluation and development of solutions, development of DAPPS, POC development using a various platforms, IOT enabled smart contracts and establishing a center of excellence for Blockchain. Abhishek has also helped clients in defining architect and adopting leading practices for Distributed Ledger technology adoption and implementation.

  • Li HUO

    Huobi Capital

    Li Huo is a Vice President at Huobi Global, a leading Global Blockchain Asset Financial Service Provider. Li co-founded Quantamental Technology Ltd and is the Managing Partner at Openinvest Technology. A graduate in Electronics Engineering from the Cornell University, Li served as an Analyst for Royal Bank of Scotland Group and an Assistant Vice President for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Prashanth Swaminathan

    CEO

    Xdat

    Prashanth Swaminathan is the chief executive officer for Xdat, a digital asset management platform. An MBA graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Prashanth was with Morgan Stanley and held leading positions such as Vice President and Executive Director. Prashanth also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

  • Genio Pugliese

    Director

    Hybridblock

    Genio Pugliese is a Director at Hybrid Block Pte Ltd, and the Global Managing Director for Allysian Sciences Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in Direct Sales and Business. He is also the owner of Actuent Web Consulting, a web services company. A voracious learner, Genio holds several degrees that include a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, PG in Software Project Management and Internet Development from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

  • Kishva Ambigapathy

    Chairperson

    Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC)

    Kishva Ambigapathy is the Chairperson of Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) and Young Professional Bureau. He was awarded the Entrepreneur Youth Icon award by the Malaysia Entrepreneurship Foundation and Chevening Scholarship Award from the Government of UK. A graduate in Political Science and Government, Kishva is also a Special Advisor to the Government of Perak, Malaysia.

  • Hongfei DA

    Founder

    Neo

    Hongfei DA is the Founder of NEO. He is a key opinion leader of the Chinese blockchain industry, serial entrepreneur. Hongfei is also the founder of Onchain, a blockchain application development company that provided the development resources to NEO. Da Hongfei is blockchain advisor to a several banks, brokers, and clearing houses in China. Hongfei, who is capable of coding virus in assembly language, attended the South China University of Technology to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology and English.

  • Rajesh Dhuddu

    Global Practice Leader, Blockchain

    Tech Mahindra

    Rajesh Dhuddu is the Global Practice Leader at Tech Mahindra and is responsible for advocating Blockchain led solutions for clients. He has more than two decades of experience in Payments, FinTech, Telecommunications & Business Process Management. Rajesh is an active speaker in forums like CII, NASSCOM, CeBIT, Tedx, ASSOCHAM, and IOTx to name a few. He is also a Mentor for Startupbootcamp FinTech, Mumbai and Everwise.

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  • Jeremy Gardener

    Cofounder and managing Partner

    Ausum Ventures

    Jeremy Gardner is an early investor in Bitcoin, a serial entrepreneur, and Blockchain evangelist who claims himself as a Blockchain Booster. He co-founded several startups including SAAVHA and Augur Projects. Jeremy also founded the Blockchain Education Network and serves as the chairman for the global network of student organizations. He was an Advisor to Bitcoin Shop Inc and Founding Editor-In-Chief at The Distributed Ledger. A Political Strategy graduate from the Bard College, Jeremy is currently a co-founder and managing partner at Ausum Ventures.

  • Siddharth Pai

    Founding Partner

    3one4 Capital

    Siddarth Pai is a Founding Partner and Chief Financial Office at 3one4 Capital and leads a team of business analysts and finance professionals. Siddarth has successfully closed more than 60 investments in companies and also lead more than 30 investments in other investment vehicles in India and the USA. A Commerce graduate from the St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Siddarth is also a member of policy and regulatory consultancy panels at iSpirt, a think-tank for the Indian software products industry.

  • Frans Kempen

    Blockchain Lead for Logistics & Supply Chain Industry

    IBM

    Frans Kempen is the Blockchain Lead for Logistics & Supply Chain Industry at IBM BeNeLux. He has a deep rooted understanding and hands-on experience in the Blockchain technology and drives the distributed technology adoption life cycle with the clients of IBM. An MBA graduate from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Frans worked with Unilever as a Marketing Manager and BT Global Services as a Channel Account Director for HP and IBM. He has been with IBM for more than a decade and held several leading positions with the company.

  • Sreeram Ananthasayanam

    Partner - Government and Public Services

    PwC India

    Sreeram Ananthasayanam is a Partner in Government & Public Services at Pricewaterhouse Coopers India. He was an Associate Partner with IBM Middle East and Africa and was responsible for Smart Cities & Blockchain for Government. In that role, he played a key role in defining the Blockchain agenda for the government of Dubai and delivers blockchain transformations to marquee state governments in India. Sreeram has a vast experience in delivering solutions to smart city projects across Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, UK, US, and UAE.

  • Michael Suppo

    Cryptocurrency Investor, Evangelist & YouTuber

    YouTube

    Michael Suppo is a Teacher and YouTuber. Through his YouTube channel Suppoman, which has over 147,000 subscribers, Michael educates people about Cryptocurrency Trading and Investing, ICO investing and Cryptocurrency Wallets. He has been a teacher at several online learning platforms such as BitDegree, Skillshare, and Udemy. Michael holds a certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship from the Stanford University.

  • Zakir Merchant

    Partner

    Khaitan & Co

    Zakir Merchant is a Partner at the Khaitan & Co, one of India's oldest and recognised full service law firms. He has an expertise in cross border merger and acquisition transactions and Corporate Law. He advises across various domains such as automobiles, pharmaceuticals, and logistics. Zakir pursued his LLB from the Government Law College, Mumbai and also attended the Harvard Law School.

  • Brian Kang

    Co-Founder

    FactBlock.io

    Brian Kang is a co-founder of Factblock and the VP of Business Development with Hybrid Block. He worked as a Business Development Manager with Private Internet Access, a personal virtual private network services company. Brian is a Marketing Expert, and a Wellbeing and Nutritional Counselor.

  • Kurien

    TK Kurien

    Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

    Wipro

    TK Kurien is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Premji Invest. During his tenure at Wipro, he served as the Chief Executive of several verticals in the company and as the Executive Vice Chairman of Wipro Ltd. Before Wipro, he served as VP - Global Manufacturing Organization - South Asia for General Electric Medical Systems.

  • Oz Sultan

    Chief Strategist

    Sultan Interactive Group

    Oz Sultan is an entrepreneur and Blockchain Advisor. He is currently serving as the Chief Strategist for Sultan Interactive Group, a Big Data, Crypto, and CT Solutions provider. Sultan is an advisor for Prasaga Ltd, an IoT Data Management and Administration PaaS and QuickX Protocol. He is a technologist and strategist, who designed multi-million dollar companies in a career spanning 20 years. His research on Social Media Counter Terrorism lead to analysis of Dark web spending across the blockchain.

  • Julie Plavnik

    OKEx CIS community manager and co-founder

    R2CMarket

    Julie Plavnik is a public speaker, ICO Advisor, and expert in Cryptoeconomics and Crypto Gaming. An Ambassador to OKEx, a digital asset exchange, Julie is responsible for building relationships and growing community in Russia. She is also the co-founder of International Blockchain Consulting Group (IBCG), one of the first blockchain popularization platforms in Russia. Julie Julie holds a Master?s degree in Jurisprudence from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

  • Pratik Agarwal

    VP

    SAIF Partners

    Pratik Agarwal is a Vice President at SAIF Partners. An investor, entrepreneur, and marketing strategist, Pratik co-founded Becabo Media, an advertising platform for Internet Service Providers and MentorPolis, an online marketplace to connect students and professionals. An Electrical Engineering Graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Pratik served as a Mobile Growth strategist for Airbnb and as a Product Manager for Remind. Pratik also holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.

  • Yo Sub Kwon

    CEO

    Hosho

    Yo Sub Kwon is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and Artificial Intelligence. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Hosho, a global blockchain security firm. Before Hosho, he co-founded Korex, a bitcoin trading platform that was acquired by Kraken in 2016. Yo was included in the ‘30 Under 30’ list of Inc. Magazine in 2013.

  • Rajesh Sawhney

    Founder & CEO

    GSF Accelerator and GSF Superangels

    Rajesh Sawhney is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of GSF, India’s leading tech-startup accelerator. He has a vast experience in entertainment, media, and communication sector which also includes his association with Reliance Entertainment Private Limited as the founding president for over 6 years. Rajesh redefined the Indian youth culture by bringing the private radio Times FM to India in early 90’s and also led the biggest investment deal between Hollywood and Bollywood. Rajesh has co-founded InnerChef, India’s fastest growing foodtech platform.

  • CATHY GUO

    Global Strategy Lead

    Dunya labs

    Cathy Guo is a Phi Beta Kappan and a John Jay Scholar. She is currently the Global Strategy lead at Dunya Labs, a technology consultancy and innovation lab. A graduate in Economics-Philosophy and East Asian Studies from the Columbia University in the City of New York, Cathy is also a Content Marketer with Chain Intelligence and holds responsibilities in the Chairman's office of Mythra Energy.

  • Dr. Hemang Subramanian

    Asst Professor

    Florida International University

    Dr. Hemang Subramanian is an Assistant Professor for Information Systems and Business Analytics in Florida International University. Before his career at the university, Hemang worked with Yahoo as a Senior Engineering Manager and as a System Engineer with IBM. Dr. Subramanian’s research at the university focuses on analyzing the behavior of market actors via blockchain, cryptocurrency disruption, and data analytics. He has been featured on several industry-wide conferences and published on journals like Information Systems Research.

  • Alaina Sparks

    Managing Director

    Deloitte

    Alaina Sparks is a Fintech and FS Innovation Leader and Financial Inclusion Advocate. As a Managing Director with Deloitte, she leads the company?s US Fintech practice and relationship with select fintech companies, accelerators, and advisors. Alaina attended the Indiana University - Kelley School of Business for graduation in Marketing and Management.

  • Saqr Ereiqat

    BlockChain Evangelist

    IBM

    Saqr Ereiqat is a Blockchain Evangelist and Program Manager for IBM’s Global Business Services. He has assisted clients to define their blockchain agenda and also led one of the first blockchain strategy engagements for Global Government Industry. A Business Information Technology graduate from the University of Greenwich, Saqr Ereiqat worked as an Analyst with eBay and buy.at.

  • Nikhil Nayab

    Global head of Blockchain

    Conduent Labs

    Nikhil Nayab is the Global head of Blockchain at Conduent. He is based out of our headquarters in New Jersey, USA and is responsible for driving our blockchain agenda across all the industries we serve. A business leader with strong experience in strategy development and execution in large organizations and startups; Nikhil’s 20+ years of experience in technology development – give him a unique understanding and perspective on how this technology can be integrated / used to create an ecosystem and impact organizations that are a part of the ecosystem. Nikhil has a master’s in Information Systems from the George Washington University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Kenneth Hsia

    Founding Partner

    Badwater Capital

    Kenneth Hsia is an entrepreneur and an early investor in blockchain projects such as Vechain, Red Pulse, APEX, and ICON. He is also an advisor to IHT, Trinity, and Dream Team. He invests in startups through his Badwater Capital, which he founded in 2017. He co-founded startups such as Critiq and Huohua. Kenneth attended the Bowdoin College and Draper University.

  • Sukrit Khatri

    Advisor

    Kenetic

    Sukrit Khatri is a FinTech Practitioner, Blockchain Advisor, and Investor with wide range of experience in Strategy, Data Analytics, and Investment Advisory. He is an Advisor for Kenetic and mentors SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator. Sukrit has been an Angel Investor in Novastone and Hipflat. An Economics graduate from the St. Stephen’s College, Sukrit held several positions in Deutsche Bank, such as Associate and Vice President.

  • William Herkelrath

    Sales and Business Development

    Alphapoint

    William herkelrath is a Blockchain, digital asset, and Fintech expert and is an advisor Alkymi and StreetReadera. He takes care of the sales department in AlphaPoint Corp, a financial technology company. An Economics graduate from the George Washington University, William drove the business development of TIM group and AlphaSense Inc.

  • Unmesh Nipankar

    Unmesh Nipankar

    COO

    DBS Asia Hub 2 ( Tech and Ops)

    Unmesh Nipankar is the Senior Vice President and COO of DAH2 Technology and Operations. He has an engineering background and holds an MBA degree from Queen’s University. In his career of 17 years, Unmesh held several roles in organizations like Oracle, Citi, IBM, and Mastercard. Currently at DBS Bank, he is responsible for T&O Ops transformation by leveraging Data Science, Analytics and Automation at DBS Asia Hub 2.

  • Phu Styles

    CEO

    Blockchain PR & Start Villas

    Phu Styles is a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur, and a Blockchain Advisor. She founded Women in Blockchain Foundation to create a safe and inclusive space to empower women in the blockchain industry. She is an Advisor to blockchain based companies such as Blockchain at UCI, Bit Finance, and BlockAble Inc. Phu is also a Mentor, Speaker, Style Advisor, TEDx Organizer and Yoga Instructor. Phu attended The Founder Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

  • Atul Jalan

    Atul Jalan

    CEO

    Manthan Systems

    Atul Jalan is the CEO & MD of Manthan Systems, an analytics-as-a-service company that several Fortune 500 companies rely on. He also ran successful ventures like MicroTrack, Cybertrek, and NetKraft. Atul is a known voice on technology and is sought for his views on analytics and the consumerization of technology by publications and forums worldwide.

  • Jason Wong

    Partner

    i5Labs

    Jason Wong is an entrepreneur and an expert in Conversion Rate Optimization, Web Design & Development, and Ruby on Rails. He is currently a partner at i5labs and helps clients such as Wells Fargo and the city of San Francisco. He is an expert Executive Officer and served as the CEO for several organizations such as ionami Design and Bit Vocal. Jason attended the UC Berkeley to study Economics.

  • Srinivas Kollopara

    Srinivas Kollipara

    COO, T-Hub

    Telangana, India

    Srinivas Kollipara is the COO of T-Hub, India’s largest startup incubator. His vision to turn Hyderabad into a leading startup city has led to the launch of T-Hub. He has over 20 years of international experience in product strategy, product management, and business development. Srinivas is also an angel investor and Hyderabad Director for the Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training & startup launch program.

  • Caterina ZHANG

    Director of Marketing & Community

    NEO Foundation

    Caterina ZHANG Director of Marketing & Community, NEO Global Development - the organization in charge of execution of NEO Foundation’s strategies. As the core member of NGD, Caterina is dedicated to increasing NEO's brand awareness and global presence, managing NEO's public relations with media, exchanges, government, educational institutions and other eco-partners. She believes a successful public blockchain is operated based on community. She is an enthusiast of DBFT consensus algorithm. A graduate in International Communications from University of Rome.

  • Arnav Kishore

    Founder and CEO

    Boltt Coin

    Arnav Kishore is an entrepreneur and business strategist. He is the Founder CEO of Boltt Coin, the world’s first ever Digital Health Currency based on Blockchain technology. Arnav is also the co-founder of Boltt Sports Technologies Pvt Ltd and Globalite Industries Pvt Ltd. He was awarded and featured under CNBC-TV18’s Young Turks. Boltt Sports Technologies was listed among the top 10 startups in the world for the year 2016 by CNBC.

  • Jesse Tevelow

    CoFounder & Managing Partner

    Blockteam Ventures

    Jesse is a cofounder and Managing Partner of BlockTeam Ventures, a global blockchain investment fund. He's also a three-time #1 bestselling author, international speaker, and blockchain enthusiast. At age 23, Jesse cofounded a game company that leveraged digital currencies to generate millions of dollars, so he has a deep understanding of token economics and gamification principles. He has been featured in various publications, including Bloomberg, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, and his books have impacted nearly half a million readers worldwide.

  • Prashant K Singh

    Solution Consultant, Blockchain

    Wipro

    Prashant Kumar is a technical lead at Wipro Technologies with a proven experience in delivering EAI and B2B integrations using webMethods middleware platform. A Computer Science Engineering graduate, Prashant has been with Wipro for over 8 years in various roles. He is also skilled in Amazon MWS.

  • Katherine Hadda

    Consul General

    Hyderabad

    Ms. Hadda is a Senior Economic Officer with 29 years of experience in the Foreign Service. She assumed charge as United States Consul General in Hyderabad in October 2016. Her prior positions include Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy Rome, Associate Dean at the Foreign Service Institute, postings in Afghanistan, China, Taiwan, the U.K. and New Zealand, as well as assignments with the U.S Trade Representative and on Capital Hill. Originally from New York City, Ms. Hadda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Smith College, and her Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.

  • Raj N Phani

    Founder

    ZAGG Protocol

    Raj N Phani is an entrepreneur, founder, angel investor, startup evangelist, and strategist. He is the founder of Zagg Network, a decentralized protocol for the Gift Cards, Rewards Points, Loyalty industry. Raj spearheaded the growth story in organizations such as PwC and eYantra Industries. He attended the NYU Stern School of Business.

  • Babu Munagala

    Founder and CEO

    Zebi

    Babu Munagala is a Blockchain and Crypto Expert and entrepreneur. He is the Founder CEO of Zebi, a blockchain based solutions provider for governments and enterprises. An engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Babu worked with Oracle as a Director of Software Development. With all his experience in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Babu acts as a Strategic Advisor for International CryptoX, a digital asset trading platform. He also attended The Ohio State University to pursue MS in Computer Science.

  • Rahul Raj

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Koinex

    Rahul Raj is an entrepreneur and Blockchain expert. He is the co-founder and CEO of Koinex, a digital asset management platform. Rahul also co-founded Zaaika, an online platform for restaurants in India. He was one among the 50 delegates selected across top global universities to attend the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations. Rahul did his MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

  • Nikhil Surve

    Manager

    Accenture

    Nikhil Surve is a Blockchain Architect who leads Blockchain Projects and authored blockchain accelerators. He works as a Manager with Accenture and is a core member of Blockchain Practice. He worked for organizations such as Panalpina, Tata Consultancy Services, and Capgemini. He did a post graduation program in Management from the SP Jain Institute of Management & Research.

  • Kumar Gaurav

    Founder

    Cashaa

    Kumar Gaurav is an entrepreneur and one among the 100 most influential people in the world excelling his ideas with Blockchain technology. He has built two of the top 100 blockchain companies in the world namely, Cashaa and Auxesis Group. A graduate from Politecnico di Milano, Kumar is an Advisor to the Satoshi Studios and was the co-founder of DarWinsurance, the first Italian peer-to-peer insurance platform, and BTC2BID, a peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange platform.

  • Amit Jain

    Technical Lead-UI

    Myntra

    Amit Jain is an experienced front-end developer and is currently working with Myntra as a Technical Lead for User Interface. He attended the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology to pursue graduation and worked for organizations such as iXigo.com, InMobi, and Treebo Hotels before joining Myntra.

  • Rama Rao

    CEO & Co-Founder

    BloqCube

    Rama Rao is a Blockchain entrepreneur and an adjunct professor of Finance at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has a passion for partnering with healthcare leadership teams to deliver science based solutions for physicians and had been a part of Novartis Pharmaceuticals in various leadership positions. Rama Rao did his MBA in Finance from INSEAD.

  • Ram Kiran Dhulipala

    Head - Digital Agriculture and Youth

    ICRISAT

    Ram Kiran Dhulipala is the Head of Digital Agriculture & Strategic Initiatives at the International Crop Research Institute in Semi-Arid Tropics. An engineering graduate from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Ram Kiran worked with several prestigious organizations like Tata Consultancy Services, Ericsson, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co, and Unisys India. Ram Kiran did his PGPEX from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

  • Hari Srinivasan

    IT Director

    British Telecom

    Hari Srinivasan is an Augmented Reality and Blockchain enthusiast and the IT Director for EE Home BroadBand at British Telecom. A Harvard Business School graduate, Hari is also a Board Member of the Blockchain Foundation of India (BFI) and member of McKinsey Online Executive Panel.

  • Puneet Kumar

    Vice President

    Nexus Venture Partners

    Puneet Kumar has a deep understanding of technology companies in Silicon Valley and Europe. An MBA graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Puneet Kumar has a passion for startups and joined Nexus Ventures Partners as a Vice President. He founded Success Mantra, a placement training platform for students. Puneet holds a double degree in Chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

  • Sathvik Vishwanath

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Unocoin

    Sathvik Vishwanath is a Bitcoin and Blockchain entrepreneur and organizer of the IndiaBitcoin Meetup. He co-founded Unocoin, a digital currency and payment network. He also oversees the company operations as the chief executive officer. A University of Melbourne graduate, Sathvik is also a Partner in the VentreNext Inc.

  • Ajeet Khurana

    CEO

    Zebpay

    Ajeeth Khurana is an author, angel investor, mentor, TEDx speaker, and a steering committee member of the NASSCOM Startup Warehouse. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Zebpay, a bitcoin wallet services provider. He led the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Committee at the Internet and Mobile Association of India and an Advisor to Kalaari Capital. A graduate from the University of Texas, Ajeeth founded KITS Pvt Ltd and Corpus Collosum Learning Pvt Ltd.

  • Nitin Sharma

    Founder

    Incrypt Blockchain

    Nitin Sharma is an angel investor and growth advisor with over 12 years of experience. He is currently focused on Blockchain and crypto as the founder of Incrypt Blockchain and an advisor to AngelList India and USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Nitin attended the Wharton School to pursue his MBA.

  • Ran Neu Ner

    Founder

    LLH Capital

    Ran Neuner is a serial entrepreneur and the host of the world’s first televised cryptocurrency show, the Crypto Trader Show on CNBC Africa. He created one of South Africa’s largest advertising agency, The Creative Counsel. Ran was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the EY Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Awards-2016. A Chartered Financial Analyst from the American Institute for Investment and Management Research, Ran Neuner is currently the Founder of LLH Capital.

  • Neeraj Roy

    Founder & CEO

    Hungama

    Neeraj Roy is an entrepreneur and an active speaker at various international forums as Mobile World Congress, CTIA, and World Handset Forum etc. He is currently the Managing Director of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt Ltd, a company that he founded in 1999. Neeraj has served as Chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum - Asia (MEF). He attended the Sydenham Institute of Management, University of Bombay to pursue his MBA in Marketing.

  • Anurag Yadav

    Co-Founder & CEO

    PrimaFelicitas LLC

    Anurag Yadav is an entrepreneur, blockchain consultant and speaker. He is the co-founder and CEO of Prima Felicitas, a Blockchain, IoT, AI, and AR services company. A Stanford University graduate in MBA, Anurag worked for organizations like 3M and Scapa in various leading positions. Anurag also holds an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

  • Arnab Kumar

    Innovation & Emerging Technologies

    Niti Aayog

    Arnab Kumar spearheads Frontier Technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and FinTech) initiatives for NITI Aayog, Government of India?s central policy think tank. Arnab is the co-author of India?s National Strategy for AI and is also leading several project implementations in AI and Blockchain, with special focus on Healthcare solutions. Arnab is the Founding Manager for Atal Innovation Mission, GoI?s flagship mission for innovation and entrepreneurship, and is also the part of the founding team of Women Entrepreneurship Platform housed at NITI Aayog. An ex-investment banker, Arnab has worked for 5 years across Deutsche Bank?s New York, Hong Kong and Singapore offices and has raised more than USD20bn in M&A, equity and debt transactions, before joining NITI Aayog in 2017. Arnab is an alumnus of Indian School of Business, Columbia Business School, and Birla Institute of Technology Mesra.

  • Shiv Kumar Bhasin

    Global CTO

    State Bank of India

    Shiv Kumar Bhasin is the Chief Technology Officer at State Bank of India, India's largest public sector bank. He has more than 22 years of experience as CxO with Fortune 500 Financial Services companies and is responsible for driving digital transformation, customer experience, Blockchain, and IoT & Robotics. Shiv Kumar attended the Columbia University in the City of New York.

  • Deepak Sharma

    Chief Digital Officer

    Kotak Mahindra Bank

    Deepak Sharma is the Chief Digital Officer of Kotak Mahindra Bank and is responsible for digital strategy, transformation, and payments. He also looks at the Kotak Innovation Lab and fintech ecosystem partnership in areas of AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Open API & design across lending, payments, investments, Institutional, SME & consumer segments. Before Kotak Mahindra Bank, Deepak worked with Standard Chartered Bank and Hutchison Max in various leading roles.

  • Anu Bhardwaj

    Founder

    Women INVESTING in Women DIGITAL

    Anu Bhardwaj is an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. She is the founder Women Investing in Women (WIIW), WIIW Digital, Trademission.us, and TiE Nordic. Ms. Bhardwaj has invested in 17 ICO's through a crypto fund based out of Canada and is currently launching a Blockchain Fund with a Gender Lens based out of Zurich and Dubai. Anu holds an MBA degree in Management and Entrepreneurship from Stockholm School of Economics.

  • Vasant Verma

    COO, Co-Founder

    Drivezy

    Vasant Verma is the Co-founder and COO of Drivezy inc. Under his leadership, Drivezy has scaled its operations to a fleet of 4000 plus vehicles in 7 cities. Vasant has studied engineering at NIT Allahabad and has worked in the Fixed Income division at Nomura. Vasant is an alum of Y. Combinator?s Summer 2016 batch. His Expertise is in sharing economies and Blockchain.

  • Hartej Sawhney

    Co-Founder

    Hosho

    Hartej Sawhney is an Entrepreneur, Advisor, and Financial Analyst. He is a co-founder of Hosho, a global blockchain security firm. A graduate in Finance from the Penn State University, Hartej is an Advisor to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency firms such as PinkSky Capital, BlitzPredict, Lexit, and Crowd Machine. He co-founded several startups including Tenth Gate, State Platters LLC, and Zuldi.

  • Raghavendra Hunasgi

    Founder

    AsiaInc500 & Blockchain Nation

    Raghavendra Hunasgi is the Founder of Asia Inc 500 and Blockchain Nation. He is a social media influencer, author, and marketing leader, who founded ThoughtFolks Digital. He is also a global shaper at the World Economic Forum and a board member of Evolutyz Corp and Indriyan Data Analytics Pvt Ltd. A Harvard Business School alumni, Raghavendra worked with Google, NIIT, and Infosys.

  • Pankaj Diwan

    Founder and Managing Director

    Idealabs

    Pankaj Diwan is the Founder and Managing Director of Idealabs. A technology evangelist, Pankaj also co-founded Block91, a global blockchain development and consulting firm. He holds several responsibilities in the startup ecosystem of Hyderabad such as an organizing team member of TEDxHyderabad, convenor of the steering council at Hyderabad Hackers, the co-chair of SIG on Open Innovation at State Innovation Council.

  • Prasanna Lohar

    Head Innovation & Architecture

    DCB Bank Ltd

    Prasanna Lohar is the Head of Innovation & Architecture at DCB Bank Ltd. With a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering, Prasanna Lohar started his career as a software engineer and in 2014, he entered the DCB Bank to head the technology & architecture of its digital channels such as e-banking, mobile banking, ATM, and POS etc. He has been responsible for implementing Aadhar & biometric enabled innovations, Omnichannel Architecture, Big Data, AI, IoT, and Blockchain within the bank’s ecosystem

  • Yash Kela

    Chairman

    Arrivae

    Yash Kela is an entrepreneur, investor, and a business strategist. He is the Chairman of Arrivae, a home and office improvement Full stack solution, Founder of Singularity Ventures Pvt Ltd., Investor in Residence at Indusage Partners. Yash holds an Engineering degree from the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology. Yash was also a co-founder of Nucleus Vision.

  • Ravi Krishnaswamy

    CTO

    InMobi

    Ravi Krishnaswamy is the CTO and spearheads innovation strategy in AI and Big Data at InMobi. A Computer Science graduate from the University of Illinois, Ravi worked with Microsoft for more than 17 years. Later, he joined Flipkart and held several leadership positions for more than 2 years. An engineering leader with proven track record, Ravi drives technological innovation in large scale organizations and startups.

  • Jaideep Reddy

    Co-Head, Crypto-Asset and Blockchain Practice, Nishith Desai Associates

    Jaideep Reddy is a technology lawyer specializing in the legal issues relating to crypto-assets and blockchain technology, privacy and cybersecurity, and other disruptive technologies. As part of the firm's crypto-assets and blockchain practice, he led the team engaged by the industry association to frame self-regulations for the sector based on international best practices, and also appears in the Supreme Court in the ongoing case against the RBI circular. He has been quoted in leading financial dailies on legal developments in the sector. He has authored publications on blockchain technology, privacy, and other emerging topics in various Indian and international publications.He has worked in the firm's Palo Alto, U.S. office and is now based in the firm's Bengaluru office. He is dual-qualified and is admitted to practice law in India and California, U.S.A.He holds a Masters in Law from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India.

  • Jagadeshwar Porandla

    CEO

    Rapidblocks.io

    Jagadeshwar is a blockchain expert and evangelist and cryptocurrency advisor. He currently holds responsibilities as the COO of Bitcare.co and as the president and CEO of RapidBlocks.io. Jagadeshwar advices startups such as SnapXPlatform.com, Miner Edge, and Swachhcoin on blockchain, ICO, and STO. A philanthropist at heart, Jags attended the National Institute of Technology at Warangal.

  • Sahil Arora

    CEO

    ZelaaCoin

    Sahil Arora, the 19 year old founder of ZelaaCoin - a cryptocurrency building a decentralised galaxy of products and owning the third largest cryptocurrency ATMs network globally and building a merchant network for micro-payments through their mobile application - ZelaaPay has succesfully sold two of his previous companies at the age of 16 and 18. Sahil has immense technical and angel investing expertise and has deep knowledge of developing technologies and coding them too. His first company was a financial security biometrics mobile application and the next one was an in-cab advertising platform which was operational in 10,000 cabs. He is also an alumni of Peter Thiel Foundation and was selected for Draper University twice, San Francisco.

  • Avinash Pitti

    CTO

    Nucleus Vision

    With a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and a Big Data and Social Analytics certification from MIT, Avinash has 14 years of extensive experience in SAP, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, and blockchain implementations. His proven leadership and management skills across various industry verticals, including CRM, BFS, and oil and gas make him an important asset to Nucleus Vision.

  • Tatiana Koffman

    Chief Token Officer

    Full Cycle Energy

WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL BLOCKCHAIN CONGRESS

The International Blockchain Congress will be the largest congregation of innovators, businesses, technologists, regulators, startups and enthusiasts to pave the way for an open and transparent blockchain powered world. The inaugural edition on the 3rd and 4th of August will take place in Hyderabad, Telangana’s Thriving Tech hub and one of the fastest growing markets for blockchain technology.

KEY FEATURES

  • Indian & International Governments
  • Industry & Regulatory bodies
  • Financial Institutions & Hedge Funds
  • Corporate & Family Offices
  • Top VCs & PE Firms
  • Technology Service Providers
  • Blockchain Technology Companies & Exchanges
  • Top Indian Start - Ups
  • Global Hackathon Participants