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INTERNATIONAL BLOCKCHAIN CONGRESS

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AUGUST 2018
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MIN KIM

    Min Kim

    Co-Founder

    ICON Foundation

    Min Kim is the Foundation Council Member of ICON Foundation. Min Kim has over 12 years of experience in the financial and technology industry as an executive, entrepreneur, financial/M&A advisor, venture capital investor, and mentor. A management graduate from the University of California, Min Kim is the Chief Strategy Officer of DAYLI Financial Group and a Venture Partner at DAYLI Venture Capital. Min Kim has joined the Nucleus Vision's advisory board in 2018.

  • 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, Microsoft and Adobe to set up large offices in Hyderabad, the capital of the state.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jehan Chu

    Jehan Chu

    Co-founder & MD

    Kenetic Capital

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bear Kittay

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Yeduvendra 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kishva Ambigapathy

    Chairperson

    Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC)
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sukrit Khatri

    Advisor

    Kenetic Capital

    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 Capital 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Unmesh Nipankar

    Unmesh Nipankar

    Senior Vice President & COO

    DAH2 Technology and Operations

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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