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EUROPEAN BLOCKCHAIN CONVENTION

Nordic Edition

Building the Foundation of Blockchain and the Digital Economy

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.

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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
Nadia Hewett

Nadia Hewett

Project Lead, Blockchain and DLT at World Economic Forum

Thomas Moser

Thomas Moser

Member of the Board of the Swiss National Bank 

Former Executive Director at the IMF

Shawnna Hoffman

Shawnna M. Hoffman

Global Co-Leader of the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice
Member of the IBM Global Center of Competency
Morten Spange
Morten Spange
Senior Adviser at Danmarks Nationalbank
Dr. Stefan Junestrand

Dr. Stefan Junestrand

Member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum

CEO and Co-Founder of Grupo Tecma Red

Victoria Gago

Victoria Gago

Co-Founder of the European Blockchain Convention

Associate at AddVANTE M&A

Mariana

Mariana Gómez de la Villa

Distributed Ledger Technology Program Director at ING

Henrik

Henrik Hvid Jensen

Advisor – Trustworks

Joshua Ashley Klayman

Joshua Ashley Klayman

Founder of Klayman LLC

Michael Kumhof

Michael Kumhof

Senior Research Advisor at Bank of England

Stephanie Ramezan

Stephanie Ramezan

Partner at DAG Global

Co-Founder of Quince Capital

Tommaso Mancini Griffoli

Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli

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

Anca Petre
Anca Petre
Co-Founder of 23 Consulting
Digital Health & Blockchain Researcher
Simon Vedel

Simon Kiilerich Vedel

Digitalist, PhD at Maersk

Teresa Alarco

Teresa Alarcos Tamayo

CEO and Founder of Madrid Startup Community Forum

Board Advisor of SolidQ

Jens Munch

Jens Munch

Head of Global Trade & Supply Chain at IOTA

Ripple

Marjan Delatinne

Global Head of Banking at Ripple

Omri Ross

Omri Ross

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

Kravchenko

Pavel Kravchenko

Co-Founder of Distributed Labs

Pernille Enggaard

Pernille Enggaard

Finance and Business Journalist at Radio24syv

PwC_Guenther Dobrauz_1

Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Partner & Leader PwC Legal Switzerland

Yan Yang
Yan Yang

Head of ICT investment China and Blockchain in Copenhagen Capacity

Claus Rehfeld

Claus Rehfeld

Co-Founder and Health Data Specialist at DataFair

David G

David Grundy

Head of DLT/Blockchain at Danske Bank

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Startup Panel

4 promising startups will have the opportunity to present their projects to the audience – filled with tech insiders, lawyers, media and company directors – and to a group of investors.

Pitch to multiple investors 
Build strategic partnerships 
Valuable Media Exposure 
Receive expert feedback 
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Interested in Pitching your Startup?

Check out some of the investors and business leaders that have been part of the Jury in past Editions:
Guillem Serra
Guillem Serra

CEO and CoFounder, MediQuo

David Tomas
David Tomas

CEO and CoFounder, CyberClick

Carlota Lasierra Herreros
Carlota Lasierra

Startup Mentor, Advisor and Investor. 

Serial Founder

Maria Iturriagagoitia
Maria Iturriagagoitia

Consultant Partner at NEMINEM

Business Angel

Marc Serra
Marc Serra

Startup Mentor, Advisor and Investor. 

Serial Founder

Eneko Knörr
Eneko Knörr

Founder of Pheidon.capital

Business Angel

Vicent Rosso
Vincent Rosso

CoFounder, Consentio.co

CoFounder, BlaBlaCar

Marc Serra Majem
Marc Serra Majem

Independent Advisor & Consultant

Mario Grande Abascal
Mario Grande Abascal

Founding Partner, XtartCube Capital

David Boronat
David Boronat

Founder at Multiplica, Metriplica, Puntolab, Uncommon.People, Jaque, Beabloo…

Pascual Ripoll
Pascual Ripoll
Startup Mentor & Independent Advisor

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The Black Diamond

The Black Diamond is a modern waterfront extension to the Royal Danish Library‘s old building.

Designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lasse, it was completed in 1999.

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Soeren Kirkegaards Plads 1
Copenhagen, Denmark

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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.

Thomas Moser

Thomas Moser is an Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (Central Bank of Switzerland). He is also a member of the Managing Committee of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a member of the Executive Committee of the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland.

From 2006 to 2010 Thomas Moser was Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., USA. He has a doctorate in economics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

SHAWNNA M. HOFFMAN-CHILDRESS

Ms. Hoffman serves as the Global Co-Leader of the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice and is a member of the IBM Global Center of Competency. She was certified as an IBM Thought Leader in 2015 and has two patents pending for Detecting Clusters and Relationships in Large Data Sets (END920160377US1) and Method and System for Pattern Based Home Network Configuration (END820160894). She also co-authored the book "eDiscovery Plain & Simple" (ISBN-13:97814394079), is the Co-Founder of Women in eDiscovery (Founded in 2007) and the Co-Founder of Diversity in Blockchain (Founded in 2017). In 2017, Ms. Hoffman-Childress became an Advisory Board Member for Integra Ledger and became a pioneering member of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium and the MIT Legal Forum for AI & Blockchain. Recently, she spoke at the United Nations at the Blockchain for Impact Summit and GlobalMinded on the subject “Blockchain, Financial Fuel for Sustainable Development”. In September 2018, she was appointed to the U.S. Commodity Future Trading Commission's Distributed Ledger Technology and Market Infrastructure Subcommittee for the 2018 - 2019 term.

As her give back to her local community, Ms. Hoffman-Childress co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Hope Center of Osceola County which has helped over 27,000 homeless families since its inception. The Community Hope Center has received multiple awards and most recently was presented with the Bob Allen Award from the Walt Disney Company and the Good Neighbor Award from Bank of America for the fight against homelessness. The Community Hope Center was an inspiration and was featured in the Oscar Winning Movie, The Florida Project.

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.

Dr. Stefan Junestrand

Stefan Junestrand holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and is considered a leading international expert and speaker in areas related to Smart Cities, Intelligent Buildings, Sustainability and Blockchain, and a member of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum. 

Junestrand is the CEO and Co-Founder of Grupo Tecma Red, Spain’s leading Media Company in the areas of Sustainability, Energy and New Technologies for Buildings and Cities. He has written several books and published more than a dozen scientific papers, and is also a founding member of the research group Blockchain4Cities.net.

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.

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.

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

Joshua Ashley Klayman

Joshua Ashley Klayman is one of the best known Blockchain and Cryptocurrency lawyers in the world. Recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the top 12 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency lawyers globally, Ms. Klayman is the Managing Member of Klayman LLC, a boutique blockchain law firm based in New York, and the CEO of Inflection Point Blockchain Advisors, LLC, a blockchain consulting firm.  Previously, she co-founded, and led for over two years, a prestigious global law firm's Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group, which included well over 70 lawyers worldwide.

Ms. Klayman is the Chair of the prominent Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Legal Working Group and is a member of the global Wharton RegTech think tank. In addition, she has been appointed by the Delaware Secretary of State to serve on Delaware’s Blockchain Strategy Committee, founded the Blockchain Legislation Project and frequently speaks with regulators from around the world regarding Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Cryptocurrency matters. Ms. Klayman also is a founding member of the Digital Future Council, a co-founder of Diversity in Blockchain, Inc. and a founding member of Collective Future.  Ms. Klayman works collaboratively with Blockchain leaders from other law firms, clients and the broader community to advance the industry, anticipate and address regulatory concerns and seize strategic opportunities.

Michael Kumhof

Michael Kumhof is a German researcher and economist. He is Senior Research Advisor at the Bank of England, where he co-leads and helps to formulate its research agenda. In his previous work at the IMF, he was responsible for developing the IMF’s Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model (a Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model). The model is used for IMF policy and scenario analyses in multilateral and bilateral surveillance, for the World Economic Outlook and for G20 work.

He taught economics at Stanford University from 1998 to 2004 and worked in corporate banking for Barclays Bank from 1988 to 1993.

Dr. Kumhof is co-author of the paper "Macroeconomics of central bank issued digital currencies", where he discusses the consequences of issuing central bank digital currency (CBDC). The paper is based on a complex economic model in which anyone can hold money at the central bank, fully risk-free, as an alternative to bank deposits (money created by banks).

Stephanie Ramezan

Co-Founder of Quince Capital and Partner at Digital Asset Group, Stephanie is working to revolutionise the market by marrying-up traditional financial services with the digital world.  Digital Asset Group is working to become the world’s first fully-regulated B2B Blockchain bank and will include a variety of services including but not limited to crypto fund of funds, wealth management, crypto stock-exchange and a direct market investment platform.  

Stephanie started her career in the City of London and has spent the past 14 years across a variety of front-office Sales/Trading/Corporate Finance roles. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marjan Delatinne

Marjan is an entrepreneurial business developer who enjoys establishing effective strategies and directing major initiatives from conceptual to implementation. With more than two decades of experience in various commercial positions (mainly big, complex and new product commercialisation), Marjan has gained valuable insights into the financial industry and the market infrastructures globally. Since joining Ripple in 2017, she has been responsible for the definition and execution of the go to market strategy and sales of Ripple product and services. Previously, Marjan worked for SWIFT and was responsible for the commercialization of large scale projects both in securities and payments, namely Target 2 Securities & resiliency solutions for national central banks.

She also led the EMEA customer engagement for the global payments innovation initiative (gpi). Marjan worked for Eurocelar, BNY Mellon and held various positions in sales & network management divisions. Marjan has a university degree in Business Administration and research master degree in Experimental & Clinical Psychology. In addition to English, she is fluent in French and Scandinavian languages.

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.

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”.

Pernille Enggaard

Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Considered to be one of the leading European Banking, Investment and Blockchain/Crypto Law specialists, Guenther is also passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, rock music, custom bratstyle motorcycles, obstacle course racing and vinyl records.

Guenther is a Partner at PwC Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland as well as a Member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team. Prior to this he was a successful Venture Capitalist, served as in-house counsel at an international hedge fund and practised in court and with a leading business law firm. Guenther holds a PhD in law from Johannes Kepler University (Austria), an MBA from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) and has completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. He is the author of 10 books mostly on investment law and regulation. 

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.

Claus Rehfeld

After exiting his first start-up, Rehfeld Partners,  in 2015 Claus has focused on creating value in the area around health, IT and data. He has done this by founding Health Innovation Institute a consulting company with the focus on creating value with and around the different players in the health area. In June 2017 Claus enrolled as a PhD fellow at DTU, writing an industrial PhD with the ambition to create “A Model of Big Data Utilisation in the Danish Healthcare System”. Currently he is spending time at UC Berkeley at Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technolgy. https://scet.berkeley.edu/scet-globalredefining-health-data-with-claus-rehfeld/

Besides the PhD and the consulting company Claus is functioning as Co-founder, Business Angel, Board Member and Chairman in a number of different start-ups. The start-ups are all digital and mainly focusing in the health area. All in all, Claus can be considered an expert in Health and the use of data and IT. Furthermore, he is skilled as entrepreneur and in the start-up environment with a large international network. Lastly he is a part of the academic environment and is related to the healthcare sector in Denmark.

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”