Malta AI & BC Summit 'Winter Edition' Speakers
Prime Minister of Malta
I understand that the regulators are wary of this technology but the fact is that it’s coming. We must be on the front line in embracing this crucial innovation, and we cannot just wait for others to take action and copy them. We must be the ones that others copy.
Parliamentary Secretary - Financial Services
Silvio Schembri is a an elected Maltese politician and academic currently serving as a Junior Minister within the Maltese Government. Hon Schembri was born in Luqa, the second child among four siblings.
His father John Schembri has been occupying the office of Mayor of Luqa since 2001. Silvio is an experienced Lecturer In Economics with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Political Communication, Negotiation, Sustainable Development, Political Science, and Analytical Skills. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts and a Bachelors Degree of Honours focused in Economics from L-Università ta’ Malta.
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Health
Hon. Christopher Fearne was born in Attard, Malta on 12 March 1963. In April 2016 he was appointed Minister for Health after holding the position of Parliamentary Secretary for Health since April 2014. Prior to this, Hon. Fearne worked as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Chairman at Mater Dei Hospital. He is a Member of Parliament for the ruling Labour Party and was the Chairman of the Foreign and European Affairs Committee at the Maltese House of Representatives. Hon. Fearne has worked as a doctor and surgeon for over 29 years. He received his formal education at St. Aloysius College and at the University of Malta graduating in Medicine and Surgery in 1987, becoming a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He worked and studied in a number of children’s hospitals in England, including the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. He also lectures students of medicine at the University of Malta. Hon. Fearne was a founding director of the Malta Institute for Medical Education and the chairperson of Celebrities for Kids, a voluntary NGO promoting children’s rights. In July 2017, Hon. Fearne was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister.
Founder - Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University
Tim Draper is an American venture capital investor, and in 1985, the founder of the firm that would become Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). He also founded Draper Associates and Draper University. In July 2014, Draper received wide coverage for his purchase at a US Marshals Service auction of seized Bitcoins from the Silk Road marketplace website. He also spent in excess of $5 million to push a ballot initiative to divide California into three smaller states, which has met the signature threshold but was removed from the ballot by a decision in the Supreme Court of California.
Chief Scientist - nChain ltd.
Dr. Craig S. Wright is an Australian/Antiguan computer scientist, businessman, and inventor who challenges the world with visionary ideas. He is the alleged creator of Bitcoin under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto – which is widely a contested statement. Currently, Dr. Wright is Chief Scientist for nChain – the global leader in advisory, research, and development of blockchain technologies.
Chief Executive Officer at HESS GROUP International
Co-Founder - EQUI global
Lady Mone has spoken at some of the most prestigious events around the globe. As one of the best motivational speakers in the world, Michelle has fast become a choice keynote, expanding on a variety of topics in business and beyond. To date, she has been heard by and inspired more than 1 million people around the globe.Michelle has the power to motivate, inspire and teach individuals on how they can improve not only their businesses, but their lives.
Founding President- Bitcoin Association
Jimmy is Founding President of Bitcoin Association, the global industry organization for the business of Bitcoin and is a leading advocate for Bitcoin SV (BSV). He was formerly CEO of nChain Group, the world wide leader in advisory, research and development of blockchain technologies; Jimmy currently serves as Chair of its Strategic Advisory Board.
CMO EMEA - CloudCoin Consortium
Adrian is a successfull fintech investor and estate entrepreneur, spending more than 20 years building and developing companies. His experience include 30 tech start-ups mentored since 2014, 250 real estate transactions completed since 2008 and a long career in senior position. Adrian is eager to share his knowledge both as a keynote speaker and by providing marketing and business courses followed by more than 10,000 students since 2013.