Malta AI & BC Summit 'Winter Edition' Speakers
Technology executiveManaging Director, BlockDigital
Sergio Stephano is a technology executive with more than a decade of experience building startups and delivering marketing strategies to Fortune 500’s and large scale online platforms. Notable past and current clients include: Disney, Tony Robbins, MERRY JANE, Internet Brands, 1-800-TAXICAB among others. Prior to founding Blockdigital, Sergio built and sold an innovative social media platform to a publicly traded company. In his spare time Sergio enjoys playing the occasional chess game and studying the latest blockchain technologies and startups. He is an avid proponent of Bitcoin, Ethereum and crypto technologies used to solve large scale economics and business challenges.
Tezos Commons Foundation – Boston Chapter President
Ken leads Tezos Boston in Boston, MA, with a focus on community building, developer adoption and security tokenization. Ken has held over 10 meetups including founder talk at Harvard, developer courses, Security Tokens on Tezos talks, and the first ever Tezos Hackathon – where he was also a mentor and judge. His previous experience involves roles with key players in the traditional financial sector such as Putnam Investments, WTS Proprietary Trading Group, and State Street. Ken is currently the CEO/ Founder of cryptocurrency news and media company, CryptoLiveLeak, Inc.
AltcoinSara got involved in crpytocurrency in 2017, having fallen in love with the idea borderless, fair currency she and others could use globally. She works as a civil engineer by day, and dedicates her remaining time to building her presence in the crypto sphere, being active on social media, Youtube, and speaking at blockchain events.
Matthias likes to stir things up! He initially built a career in investment banking in London, heading an international team across Europe. Being an entrepreneur at heart, Matthias moved to Munich to found his first bank which was later sold to a German housing cooperative. Backed by his experience, he went on to found WEG Bank AG which has made the bold move to become a leading bank in facilitating blockchain and crypto mass adoption under the brand name “TEN31”. Matthias von Hauff is a thoroughbred crypto enthusiast.
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.
Co Founder & Partner - Morgan Creek Digital
Co-founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital. I write a daily letter analyzing crypto news for institutional investors.
Chairman & Co-Founder - Akoin
Hip hop superstar Akon is one of Africa’s most renowned philanthropists. He hopes to empower young entrepreneurs in Africa to strengthen the continent’s rising economies and support the development of sustainable communities through blockchain-based cryptocurrency, Akoin. Through the artist’s Akoin Foundation, inspired entrepreneurs will develop future-forward businesses and promote innovation, economic stability, and growth across Africa, as well as in the wider world.
Blockchain Investor and Evangelist
Ian is a founder and CEO at Token Metrics and General Partner at 100X Advisors, a global blockchain investment and advisory firm, that’s made 15 investments in 15 different countries in the last one year. Ian is the founder and CEO of Token Metrics, a data-driven cryptocurrency investment research platform that helps retail investors leverage analytics and machine learning to become better investors.