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EUROPEAN BLOCKCHAIN CONVENTION

Barcelona Edition

Building the Foundation of Blockchain and the Digital Economy

European Blockchain Convention Barcelona is a comprehensive one-day event that brings together 600+ tech leaders, regulators, investors, corporations, developers and entrepreneurs from the Blockchain industry.

Our mission is to provide world-class content in collaboration with the brightest minds in the space, while we facilitate an exclusive networking environment where all participants meet to form business relationships and seek potential partners for ventures.

We focus on real life applications of blockchain and DLT in industries such as energy, finance, supply chain, government, insurance, healthcare, retail and mobility.

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Hours of Networking

The European Blockchain Convention Nordic Edition is a comprehensive one-day conference that brings together 500+ industry leaders, regulators, politicians, investors, developers, CTOs, lawyers and entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to provide relevant and inspiring content in collaboration with the brightest experts from the global Blockchain scene, while also facilitating an exclusive networking environment where all participants meet to form business relationships and seek potential partners for ventures.

We go beyond Cryptocurrencies.  We focus on real life applications of blockchain and DLT in energy, finance, supply chain, government, insurance, healthcare and mobility.

Speakers

European Blockchain Convention is your opportunity to hear from and connect with industry thought leaders from all around Europe
Mariana

Mariana Gómez de la Villa

Distributed Ledger Technology Program Director at ING

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Dr. Stefan Junestrand

Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum

CEO and Co-Founder of Grupo Tecma Red

Maria Concepcion de Monteverde

Maria Concepcion de Monteverde

Blockchain Director at Banco Santander

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Sue Mclean
Sue McLean

Global Tech Lead for FinTech and Blockchain at Baker Mckenzie

Kravchenko
Pavel Kravchenko

Co-Founder of Distributed Labs

Michael Kumhof
Michael Kumhof
Senior Research Advisor at Bank of England
Victoria Gago
Victoria Gago

Co-Founder of the European Blockchain Convention

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Past Speakers

Lory Kehoe
Lory Kehoe

Managing Director at ConsenSys

Cătălin Sorin Ivan
Cătălin Sorin Ivan

Member of the European Parliament

Lewis Freiberg
Lewis Freiberg

Director of Ecosystem at IOTA Foundation

Joshua Ashley Klayman
Joshua Klayman

Founder of Klayman LLC

Marta Piekarska
Marta Piekarska

Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger

Ripple
Marjan Delatinne

Global Head of Banking at Ripple

Joey Garcia
Joey García

Partner at ISOLAS LLP

Top 12 Lawyers in Blockchain (Chamber and Partners)

Thomas Moser
Thomas Moser

Member of the Board of the Swiss National Bank 

Former Executive Director at the IMF

Marius Jurgilas
Marius Jurgilas

Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania

Former Researcher at the European Central Bank

Sergio Gorjón Rivas
Sergio Gorjón Rivas

Financial Innovations Division at Banco de España

Montse Guardia
Montse Guardia

Vicepresident of Alastria

Digital Transformation & Innovation at Banco Sabadell

Eneko Knörr
Eneko Knörr

Founder of Pheidon.capital

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Guenther Dobrauz

Partner & Leader PwC Legal Switzerland

Stephanie Ramezan
Stephanie Ramezan

Partner at DAG Global

Co-Founder of Quince Capital

Jorge Lesmes
Jorge Lesmes

EMEA Head of the Blockchain Banking Practice at Everis

Xavier Simo
Xavier Simó

President & Founder of INLEA Foundation

Founder of OpeningChain

Victor Escudero Rubio
Victor Escudero Rubio

Global Head of Integration of Cybersecurity at S21sec

Co-author of “Blockchain: the Industrial Revolution of the Internet” 

Ismael Arribas
Ismael Arribas

Global Entrepreneur

Country Manager at Government Blockchain Association Spain

Virginia Cram Martos
Virginia Cram Martos

CEO of Triangularity

Xavier Gasia
Xavier Gasia

Partner and Head of Blockchain at AddVANTE

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James Muscat Azzopardi
James Muscat

Partner at Muscat Azzopardi & Associates

Susana Esteban
Susana Esteban

Blockchain Advisor & Strategist at S. Esteban & Partners

Marc Rocas
Marc Rocas

Founding Board member of the Blockchain Catalonia Association

Lisa Schurter
Lisa Schurter
International Business Development at Narwhal Sales
Corinna Scatenna
Corinna Scatena

Head of Legal FerratumBank

Cristina Carrascosa
Cristina Carrascosa

Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum

Expert in Tax Law

Jose Parra Moyano
Jose Parra Moyano

PhD Candidate (Blockchain), University of Zurich

Forbes 30 Under 30

Magnus Jones Portrett
Magnus Jones

Tax Technologist at Ernst & Young

Marina Niforos
Marina Niforos

Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum

Commissioner at the US National Commission for the UNESCO

Flavio Soares
Flavio Soares

Lawyer and Partner at Soares & Vacite

Alex Sicart
Alex Sicart

Founder of Shasta

Forbes 30 Under 30

Adrian
Adrian Ertorteguy
Head of Business Development at Wibson
Pernille Enggaard
Pernille Enggaard

Finance and Business Journalist at Radio24syv

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Christoph Harks
CFO and Co-Founder of ENERGY one
Manel Medina
Manel Medina

Blockchain and Cyberintelligence Management at Politecnic University of Catalunya (UPC)

Karl Schranz
Karl Schranz

Co-Founder of E&S Group

Nadia Hewett

Nadia Hewett

Project Lead, Blockchain and DLT at World Economic Forum

Morten Spange
Morten Spange
Senior Adviser at Danmarks Nationalbank
Tommaso Mancini Griffoli

Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli

Deputy Division Chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Henrik

Henrik Hvid Jensen

Advisor – Trustworks

Cecilia Skovgaard

Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard

Mayor of Employment and Integration in the city of Copenhagen​

Anca Petre
Anca Petre
Co-Founder of 23 Consulting
Digital Health & Blockchain Researcher
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Siddhi Trivedi

Director of Beowulf Proof Works

Founder of British Indian Blockchain Association

Simon Vedel

Simon Kiilerich Vedel

Digitalist, PhD at Maersk

David G

David Grundy

Head of DLT/Blockchain at Danske Bank

Teresa Alarco

Teresa Alarcos Tamayo

CEO and Founder of Madrid Startup Community Forum

Board Advisor of SolidQ

Yan Yang
Yan Yang

Head of ICT investment China and Blockchain in Copenhagen Capacity

Sue Mclean

Sue McLean

Global Tech Lead for FinTech and Blockchain at Baker Mckenzie

Jens Munch
Jens Munch

Head of Global Trade & Supply Chain at IOTA

Søren Peter Nielsen

Søren Peter Nielsen

Head of Product at MakerDAO

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Martin von Haller Groenbaek
Partner at Bird & Bird
Deloitte
Rasmus Winther

Director at Deloitte Digital NextGen

Ellen Crayton
Ellen Crayton
Enterprise Technology Strategist – Blockchain
Author of the book “Redefining Life Sciences with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain”
Lars Arne Christensen

Konservativ

Lars Arne Christensen

Candidate for the Danish parliament for the Conservative People’s Party

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Maria Marenco

President at Government Blockchain Association Sweden/Nordic (GBA)

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Christian Lassen

Head of IBM Blockchain, Nordic

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Sofie Blakstad
CEO at Hiveonline

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Omri Ross
Omri Ross

PhD and Assistant Professor (Blockchain) at the Dept. of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen

Lasse Jonasson
Lasse Jonasson

Director and Head of Consulting at Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

EBC BARCELONA 2020 - Registration is now open

20 January 2020

Startup Competition

Are you a Blockchain Startup? Apply now to present your project at the European Blockchain Convention

A hand-picked group of the most promising Blockchain startups will have the opportunity to present their project to an audience filled with investors, tech insiders, corporates and media.

All projects are eligible as long as they solve real-world issues using the benefits of distributed ledger technology.

The deadline for applications is October 30th, with the shortlisted finalists announced in November 2019.

A hand-picked group of the most promising Blockchain startups will have the opportunity to present their project to an audience filled with investors, tech insiders, corporates and media.

All projects are eligible as long as they solve real-world issues using the benefits of distributed ledger technology.

The deadline for applications is October 30th, with the shortlisted finalists announced in November 2019.

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Venue

NH Collection Barcelona Tower 5*

The conference will be held at the luxurious 5-star Hotel NH Collection Barcelona Tower, located in Barcelona’s new business and financial district, between the airport and the city center.

The building is a real city landmark, designed by British architect, Richard Rogers - the man behind the Pompidou Center in Paris.


Gran Via, 144, Hospitalet de Llobregat
08907 Barcelona - Spain

NH Barcelona Tower

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Mariana Gomez de la Villa

Mariana Gomez de la Villa has joined ING in 2015 and is currently the Distributed Ledger Technology Program Director at ING, with overall responsibility for driving research, development and implementation of Distributed Ledger Technology as well as capitalizing on its potential in order to unlock mass-scale value. Under Mariana’s leadership, the Blockchain program has delivered over 44 proofs of concept and 8 live pilots in collaboration with the following business areas: payments, trade finance and working capital solutions, financial markets, post-trade, bank treasury, lending, compliance and identity.

Mariana is also responsible for setting up long-term purpose and vision, including the governance of the program within ING globally. Mariana is an active leader in global consortia, outlining the Distributed Ledger Technology strategy and envisioning market landscapes. Mariana’s accountabilities include the definition of products, services and business models, as well as foresight to business, technology, leadership communities and international stakeholders, including regulators.

Dr. Stefan Junestrand

Stefan Junestrand holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and is considered a leading international expert in areas related to Smart Cities, Intelligent Buildings, Sustainability and Blockchain.

He is the CEO and co-founder of Grupo Tecma Red, Spain’s leading Media Company specialized in providing information and knowledge about Sustainability, Energy and New Technologies for the Built Environment.

Junestrand is also a member of the "EU Blockchain Observatory” and a main contributor to the “Blockchain 4 Cities” report by U4SSC (United Nations / ITU).

He is a futurist who has written more than a dozen books and scientific papers, hundreds of articles, and is also a frequent Speaker at Conferences and Events in Europe, America and Asia.

Sue McLean

Sue McLean, Partner, Technology, Baker McKenzie. Sue is the firm's Global Tech Lead for FinTech and Blockchain. Sue advises clients on technology, sourcing and digital media business models and deals, as well as the legal issues relating to the implementation of new technologies. Sue advises on a wide range of technology matters including outsourcing, digital transformation, technology procurement, development and licensing, m/e-commerce, cloud computing, AI, FinTech, blockchain, social media, data privacy and cybersecurity.

Sue has been named in the Women In FinTech Power List for four successive years and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Digital Banking. Sue is a member of techUK's DLT working group and regularly presents and writes about blockchain and the law.

Pavel Kravchenko

Pavel has studied the information security since 2003, including topics about advanced cryptography. He also won all-Ukrainian academic competitions several times (2005-2007) and received awards for producing the best student research in 2007 and 2008. Pavel received his PhD in Cryptography in 2012 in the Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics, after publishing a groundbreaking thesis on the securing public infrastructure. Moreover, he is the author of 20 scientific papers, 12 of which are devoted to the blockchain technology and decentralized systems.
From 2006 to 2009, Pavel worked as a security engineer at the leading security company in Ukraine, he was involved in a SAP security project and built the PKI infrastructure in Ukraine.

From 2009 to 2013 Pavel was the team leader and project manager for several IT-projects, including being responsible for the Rabobank’s mobile application development. Pavel started his blockchain and cryptocurrencies career with researches at a Silicon Valley startup - Stellar. In 2014 Pavel cofounded Distributed Lab, a venture, dedicated to advancing the cryptocurrency and blockchain state of the art through independent R&D, government projects, collaborations with national universities, and standard-setting initiatives. He considers the company’s mission in a creation of an open ecosystem that uses uniform payment and asset management protocol - so called ”financial web”.

Joey Garcia

Joey Garcia is the financial services and fintech partner at ISOLAS LLP, Gibraltar’s longest established law firm (1892). He has co-chaired the Gibraltar Government working group on distributed ledger technology and blockchain technology for a number of years and is ranked by Chamber and Partners as one of the top 12 lawyers in the world in the space, as well as by the Legal 500 as an accomplished financial services expert. With the working group Joey has worked alongside the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission in the introduction of a new regulatory framework to cover operators in Blockchain and distributed ledger technology space which came into effect in January.

He acts for a number of very well-known groups including Xapo, Gnosis, RSK, Coinfloor, GBX and Huobi and is also a member of the global Wharton RegTech think tank bringing together practitioners and regulators from around the world. Joey is also RSK’s ambassador for Gibraltar, contributes to the US Chamber of Digital Commerce as part of the groups lawyers committee, and also contributed to first publication covering Global Legal Insights on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation. He is a regular speaker and contributor to initiatives around the world in the space.

Victoria Gago
Victoria Gago is the Co-Founder of the European Blockchain Convention and Associate at AddVANTE M&A where she advises tech, retail and industrial companies. Prior to that she worked as an Investment Analyst at Black Toro Capital.

She is a blockchain guest speaker at Millionaire’s Club (Millionærklubben), Denmark’s leading financial radio show. 
 

In 2016 Victoria founded Accelerate Network, an association for young female professionals, whose objective is to inspire young women to reach their full potential, empower upcoming talents and future female leaders.

Victoria has roots in Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe and a global mindset, having lived in Malaysia, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, Luxembourg and Denmark.

Nadia Hewett

Nadia Hewett is a project lead for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Her team works on projects aiming to support the building and testing of policy frameworks to accelerate the societal benefits of, and mitigate the risks from, distributed ledger technology. Governments, the private sector, civil society, academia and other stakeholders will pilot these frameworks and protocols to test theories about impact, iterate based on lessons learned and then scale globally their adoption.

The Forum’s mission is to maximize the benefits of science and technology for society through a global hub of expertise, knowledge-sharing and collaboration and to co-design and pilot innovative new approaches to policy and governance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Morten Spange

Morten Spange is a Senior Adviser at Danmarks Nationalbank where he leads a team that analyses monetary and macrofinancial developments. Since joining the Bank in 2008 he has worked on a wide range of issues within macroeconomics and monetary economics. Morten holds a PhD in economics from the University of Aarhus and prior to joining Danmarks Nationalbank he spent four years at the Bank of England working om monetary strategy and international economics.

Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli

Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli is a Deputy Division Chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), managing work on monetary policy, central banking, and fintech. He has advised country authorities and published on issues related to unconventional monetary policies, monetary policy and financial stability, spillovers, exchange rate regimes and interventions, modelling and forecasting, evolving monetary policy frameworks, and fintech.

Prior to joining the IMF, Mr. Mancini-Griffoli was a senior economist in the Research and Monetary Policy Division of the Swiss National Bank, where he advised the Board on quarterly monetary policy decisions. Mr. Mancini-Griffoli spent prior years in the private sector, at Goldman Sachs, the Boston Consulting Group, and technology startups in the Silicon Valley. He holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and other degrees from the London School of Economics and Stanford University.

Henrik Hvid Jensen

Henrik Hvid Jensen has a unique combination of knowledge with the digitization of global trade, leading understanding of blockchains real possibilities and limitations, and practical experience in designing and realizing digital platforms and blockchain solutions for global trade ecosystems and government organizations.

Henrik is the innovator and designer of the Maersk/IBM Blockchain initiative to digitalize global trade. He has designed Blockshipping’s blockchain platform  for container sharing and is currently working with  World Economic Forum on distributed digital identifiers and Inter American Development Bank on blockchain based framework for import/export processes in South America

Anca Petre

Anca Petre is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of 23 Consulting, specializing in guiding healthcare organizations through blockchain initiatives. She trains and assists major players in this sector on an international scale, including pharmaceutical corporations, startups and hospitals.

Having completed a double-degree in pharmacy and management, Anca is working on a thesis about the potential of blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical industry. In her work as a speaker and writer she is passionate about new technologies, their impacts on the healthcare system, and democratizing their use for the medical community.

Siddhi Trivedi:

With a background in clinical pharmacology, alumna of AT Kearney and Novartis Pharma, Siddhi has been focused on digital healthcare innovation
for nearly 30 years. Whilst juggling between career breaks with 4 children, her interests have been interspersed between entrepreneurship and
working with SME’s across many sectors. As a multi-award winning, accomplished business woman her experience spans across Europe, USA, Africa and India.
Currently, as director of Beowulf Proof Work, she advises start-ups focused on tech for good projects, and provides bespoke technology
solutions through her newly co-founded technology delivery start-up: Beyond Identity.ai. which builds AI enabled solutions and where appropriate, develops POC’s and MVPs for social impact blockchain projects.
This month, she will launched the British Indian Blockchain Association BIBAOrg.io , which will become the first Blockchain membership organisation that serves to create an ecosystem for open collaborations between the student, technologist, entrepreneur, corporation, and investor through an innovative platform where members are rewarded for their active contribution to the platform.
She is a founder member of Cambridge Wireless (CW), based out of the Cambridge University Science Park, CW is the leading international
community for ambitious technology organisations. Siddhi is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Group (APPG), UK, her focus is AI Ethics and Blockchain Education for civil servants.
As a TEDx License holder Siddhi organises TEDx Conferences to showcase innovative ideas that inspire and stimulate conversations to spark change for societal good. She is also a founding Trustee for Resume Foundation, a charity to help ex-offenders, marginalised and disadvantaged members of
our society. She is a mentor and judge for TECHNOVATION, a global organisation aimed at encouraging girls to code and to create value driven solutions that address UN’s SDGs. Siddhi is multi award winning and accomplished business woman with international experience.

Simon Kiilerich Vedel

Simon Kiilerich Vedel works at Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company. The future vision of Maersk as a Global Integrator of Container Logistics relies heavily on introducing a programmatic software approach to running a global logistics business by way of e.g. data science and artificial intelligence. Central to that work is modern product management and agile software development to meet the shifting demands from customers and partners around the world.

Simon’s current responsibility is to identify and explore technology trends that could transform supply chain and logistics and to develop concept and products that would enable Maersk to continue to grow in the future. He holds a PhD in Information Studies and has previously been employed in several roles in the financial industry as well as in academia. Simon is also a global speaker on blockchain and digitization as well as a contributor to expert forums such as the World Economic Forum, the European Union, and industry associations.

David Grundy

David is the Group Head of Blockchain/DLT at Danske Bank. Prior to moving to Denmark with his family David spent over 20 years working in London in various executive roles within commercial organisations and start-ups alike. David’s keys mantra throughout his career is based on the belief that “innovation only adds value if it can be delivered”

Teresa Alarcos Tamayo

Teresa Alarcos has significance experience in Good Governance and Compliance.  She has been serving several boards as Non Executive Director of the Nominations & Remunerations Committees, and Audit, Control & Compliance, in different industries: tech, biotech, educational, cultural institutions and foundations.
She is currently Board member at Lukso (Fashion Blockchain in Berlin), Advisor at SolidQ Golden Partner at Microsoft, Founder and President of Madrid Startup Community Forum, Vicepresident of Esade Cultural, Innovation Alumni Club, and is a member of the Diversity and University Commissions at Alastria Blockchain Consorcium.
She is a member of the international network of Non Executive Directors "Women Corporate Directors" supported by KPMG and Spencer Stuart globally.
20-years experience as Executive Vivendi group, Lycos Europe, Yoigo, Eli Lilly and Ono-Vodafone as head of the Business to Business Unit.
Graduated at IC-A, Institute of Directors and Administrators and with a grant from Banco Santander studied board management at UCLA-Anderson, and IESE.

Lately Teresa enrolled at Singularity University to better understand disrupted technologies, and “moonshot” long term strategy approach.
Key-note speaker and Business Angel at EsadeBan, Esade's Business Angels network and advisory board on the Harvard Club Business Angels network, GoBeyond Swiss women investors platform advisor.
She was born in Valladolid, Spain, and studied and worked in France, England and the USA., Latin America and Escandinavian countries. Medical Doctor, Graduated from Harvard Business School in General Management, and International MBA at Esade, PhD Cum laude.
Happily married and mother of two children, Juan and Íñigo.
A very important part of my life is inspiring women leadership in digital and robotics (Hamburg University of Technology Camps) as well as fundraising for different purposes (Ronald McDonald Foundation) to help and build together a better society.

Yan Yang

Dr. Yan Yang is a senior Investment Promotion Manager and the Head of ICT investment China and Blockchain in Copenhagen Capacity. Copenhagen Capacity is a public funded company that helps with foreign business and talents to develop in Greater Copenhagen area.

Dr. Yang holds bachelor degree in Computer Science, Master degree in Education and Ph.D. degree in Humanity, and is experienced in developing international projects and triple helix cooperation.

Jens Munch Lund-Nielsen

Jens brings 20 years of international experience working for established firms, consulting and
NGOs. He has created partnerships in global trade and build new venture start-ups. Jens is an
expert advisor on Trade and Distributed Ledger Technology supporting the UK Parliament,
World Economic Forum and corporates. He has taken up positions in corporate
strategy/business development/sustainability and as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur. Jens is

also pioneer in building public-private partnerships to enable better trade for all, including co- founder of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (www.tradefacilitation.org), the Logistics Emergency Teams with World Food Programme, and others.

Søren Peter Nielsen

Søren Peter Nielsen is the Head of Product at MakerDAO, which is a decentralized organization dedicated to bringing stability and transparency to the crypto economy.

Søren is recognized for his strengths in analytics, data, trading calculation, accelerated technical related delivery and granular related expertise. In his role, he is responsible for leading the product engineering, infrastructure and operations, information security, R&D and product innovation and is focused on all MakerDAO´s product platforms, big data analytics and agile development of the system that creates Dai, the world’s first decentralized stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Dai is a collateral-backed currency token whose value is kept predictable relative to the US Dollar through a series of complementary financial incentives.
Søren has extensive experience in advisory, operational roles and in leading architectural solutions for technological enterprises. He joined MakerDAO in 2018 from IoT-systems where he was Chief Software Architect leading development teams and creating solutions architectures. Søren holds a MSc, Chemical Engineering and has authored several information technology publications.

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Martin von Haller Grønbæk

Martin is a partner in our Danish International Tech and Comms Group.

He is one of Denmark’s leading IT lawyers with almost 20 years’ experience of advising Danish and international organisations, including large blue chip companies, on legal and commercial matters in connection with IT in a wide sense.  He is considered a pioneer with respect to the legal aspects of Online Technology Solutions (Ecommerce, internet and web services), Cyber and IT security, open source and open data and the use of other open licence forms such as Creative Commons.

Martin works with clients on the legal aspects related to emergent areas and industries such as 3D Printing, Robotics, Smart networks and smart cities, wearable tech, IoT, FinTech, Bitcoin and blockchain technologies.

He advises technology start-ups and SMEs within the IT and media sectors on fundraising, M&A and transactions, corporate matters and more general commercial contracts.

Martin is a co-founder of the Danish E-commerce Association (FDIH), Internet Society DK, Creative Commons DK, Danish Open Source Vendors Association, Danish Entrepreneurs Association, Quantified Self DK and the tech start-up community CPHFTW.

By virtue of his extensive and broad experience serving IT companies, Martin is also able to give integrated advice which combines commercial understanding, technological insight and legal expertise.

He is a certified IT attorney (certified by the Association of Danish IT Attorneys), and has been admitted to the Danish High Court.

Martin is the co-author on the first thesis on Danish Internet Law and a frequent speaker at conferences on IT law, ecommerce and open source and Creative Commons.

He blogs from www.vonhaller.dktwitter.com/vonhallerwww.computerworld.dk and www.version2.dk.

He speaks Danish and English and understands the Scandinavian languages.

Rasmus Winther Mølbjerg

Rasmus is the lead of the Deloitte Digital NextGen team, only looking into new business opportunities by enabling and powering up the latest technology in combination with business models. Blockchain is at the core of the future digital transformation, and Rasmus is part of Global Blockchain leadership team at Deloitte.

The team is working as an open innovation hub with strong collaboration with startups, enterprises, governments, tech-vendors, crowdsourcing platforms and academia to deliver the next level of digital transformation across industries.

Ellen Crayton

In her 25-year career, Ellen has established herself as a high-demand IT consultant for the private and public sectors.
She has travelled widely, to West Africa, South Africa and Europe, acquiring a unique global perspective on new technologies such as AI and Blockchain and their potential impact on consumers and business ѕtаkеhоldеrѕ across many industries. However, her heart is in the fintech, health, рhаrmасеutiсаl and food industries where she aims to help build capacities especially in automation, digitization, security, and value addition opportunities.

An accomplished speaker, author and writer, Ellen believes that employing technology in industry merely for productivity and efficiency is not enough. It is about delivering solutions that guarantee better and more fulfilled human lives by identifying socio-economic pain points and finding innovative solutions for them. In her ground-breaking book – Redefining Life Sciences with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, and other written works in blogs and articles, she seeks to learn, educate, motivate, and encourage other professionals and communities to join her on her journey to explore new possibilities in these new technologies. She is currently in the role of Enterprise Technology Strategist at Precise Software Solutions, Rockville, Maryland. She is based in Potomac, Maryland, and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, OH.

Lars Arne Christensen

Lars Arne Christensen is candidate for the Danish parliament for the Conservative Peoples Party. He has a M. Sc. in computer science and mathematics from Copenhagen University, and an Executive MBA along with an HD in finance, both from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).
Lars Arne’s business background is in FinTech, where he has started companies both in and outside of Denmark.

Today Lars works as a business angel within FinTech, PropTech, HealthTech, GovTech and DeepTech. Lars Arne Christensen has worked on the international scene for a large number of businesses, financial institutions, public authorities, states and transnational organizations. Lars has served in the board of directors for Copenhagen FinTech for two terms.

Omri Ross

Having earned his Ph.D. in Mathematical Finance from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Omri Ross has published widely in leading journals. He currently holds an Assistant Professorship in Blockchain Technology at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen.

Dr. Ross’s has acted as advisor, consulting with governments, banks, blockchain startups and larger corporations, and is a sought-after speaker on all topics relating to decentralized financial infrastructure.

Lasse Jonasson

Lasse Jonasson is a director at CIFS and heads the consultancy department, and has a professional background as an executive in the financial industry. Lasse is primarily engaged in advisory of organisations within long term strategic transitions through scenario planning, trend analysis, and development of organisational resilience. His competencies lie in anticipating changes and driving forces within industries and industry players, analysing new business models, and driving innovation and risk management frameworks.

Lasse also specialises in the impact of technology on a business level as well as a societal level. More recently, he has been working with how distributed ledger technologies and other advanced technologies will alter the way trust is created and maintained in the future between individuals, organisations and institutions. Among other things her co-authored the report “The Transformation of Trust: How Blockchain and Digital Identity Will Change Our World”.