Malta AI & BC Summit 'Winter Edition' Speakers
CEO Blockchain Australia
The leader of the New Technology Group at Zuber Lawler
For almost 25 years now, I’ve practiced as a litigator, mediator, and corporate attorney focused on mergers & acquisitions, finance, intellectual property and commercial transactions at firms like Skadden Arps and Zuber Lawler. Today, my practice focuses on finance, mergers & acquisitions, securities law and technology transactions. I’m also an equity partner and the leader of the New Technology Group at Zuber Lawler.
Founding Partner - CryptoLaw Partners
Gordon Einstein is a hybrid Crypto-Attorney, Technologist, and Enterprise Strategist. Gordon received his undergraduate degree in Politics in 1991 from Brandeis University in Boston and then received his JD in 1995 from the USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles. Gordon is also a proud Eagle Scout, having served in Boy Scout Troop 223.
Initially Gordon’s law practice centered on startup, venture capital, investment banking, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and general business law. As an avid computer and programming hobbyist, in 2012 Gordon was intrigued by Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the related technologies. By 2014, he was providing legal services to several individuals and companies operating in this space. And by 2016 the majority of Gordon’s law practice involved working with crypto, blockchain and FinTech startups and funds, including as Chief Legal Officer of Distributed Lab. The practice was formalized as CryptoLaw Partners in 2017.
Gordon frequently speaks and educates both in the United States and internationally. Some common themes are issues and developments relating to cryptocurrency, the legal aspects of FinTech, structuring blockchain startups, ICOs, and AML/KYC compliance.
Founder of Your Influence
Anna Pelova is the founder of Your Influence – a content marketing agency for the blockchain industry. She is a copywriter, a social media enthusiast, and a tech geek. Anna has been involved with crypto since 2017 and also travels the world to interview successful entrepreneurs for her book, or on stage.
CEO - Webra Group
Film & TV Producer, Digital Animation Specialist and Multimedia Consultant based in Pinewood Studios in the UK. As one of a few UK female coders spearheading online and streaming technologies in the ‘90s earned her the nickname ‘Webra’ that was incorporated as a company in 2007.
Journalist - Forbes
I’m an improving keynote speaker, panel moderator and conduct fireside chats with influential figures such as Steve Wozniak, John McAfee, Brock Pierce, Ghostface Killah etc at the world’s best tech events.
I also consulted for Paramount Digital Entertainment in LA and Liverpool FC in the UK. I was also an actor and Bollywood villain in two big movies… I returned in 2010 working in new areas.
Before that I spent 20 years travelling and doing stupid things for the thrill of it, but also seeing and experiencing the Wonders of The World and how it should be seen.
I also run a Google News-verified blog Mob76 Outlook, that in November 2016 had monthly unique visitors of 110,000, it can be viewed at www.mob76outlook.com
Specialties: Networking, emerging markets, hustling, technology, business development, deals, social, media, communication, luck, writing, content strategy.
Jonathan Galea is a Maltese lawyer specialising in the field of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). He has been deeply involved in the area since 2013, and complements his legal knowledge with technical certification as a C developer. Jonathan’s LL.D. (Doctorate of Laws) thesis was titled “The Effect of Bitcoin on Money Laundering Law”, and being completed in May 2015, it was one of the first ever legal theses on the subject. He was one of the first blockchain evangelists in Malta, having organised various meetups and conferences for consecutive years, and moreover has also participated as a keynote speaker in several conferences both in Malta and abroad, covering the legal, technical and economic aspects of this novel technology. Jonathan has also contributed towards the structuring of the DLT Regulatory Framework launched in Malta in 2018.
Director of the Centre for DLT - University of Malta & Chairman - Malta Digital Innovation Authority
Dr Joshua Ellul was appointed as the first Chairman of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority. He is also the Director of the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies at the University of Malta, which has launched a unique multi-disciplinary taught Masters in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. His experience and roles with the Authority, University, and private sector gives him a broad perspective of issues pertaining to the emerging technology landscape in Malta. Dr Ellul’s research interests include Blockchain, DLTs, Smart Contracts and Virtual Machines and their integration with the Internet of Things.
Director and Chief Technology Officer - ZeU
Experienced gaming developer, Jean-Philippe Beaudet launched his career at UbiSoft. Mr. Beaudet worked and researched natural language processing for Luminary, a private American research lab. He cultivated an interest in machine learning and decentralized technology which led him to co-found S3R3NITY Technologies, a technology incubator from which he launched numerous start-ups. He was an early enthusiast of blockchain technology and contributed to major projects such as a Bitcoin brokerage platform and a marketing data analytics tool for financial institutions. Seeing the opportunity to marry blockchain technology with artificial intelligence to meet the needs for a decentralized data market he founded VN3T. He is also the President and Chairman of VSEKUR. He is an advisor on multiple blockchain initiatives and a regular conference speaker.