Meet the Past Speakers

Fat Joe

American Rapper - Award Winning Artist

AIBC Americas Speakers

Fat Joe Fat Joe is an American rapper and actor from the Bronx, New York. His real name is Joseph Antonio Cartagena. He is better known as Fat Joe. People also call him "Fat Joe da Gangsta" and "Joey Crack." This rapper is in the music groups "D.I.T.C." and "Terror…

Arabian Prince


AIBC Americas Speakers

Hon. Silvio Schembri

Minister for the Economy and Industry of Malta

Government of Malta

Hon. Silvio Schembri Hon. Silvio Schembri is a Maltese politician currently serving as a Minister for the Economy, EU Funds and Lands. Minister Silvio Schembri attained a master’s degree in Economy right after graduating with a Bachelors of Honours in Economics from the University of Malta. Before attending the University,…

Dustin Plantholt

Founder & CEO


Dustin Plantholt Dustin Plantholt, is a Forbes Monaco Crypto Editor, Podcast Host & Internationally recognized Crypto Advisor. Dustin also hosts the world renowned inspirational “Life’s Tough” podcast. Dustin’s past crypto & non crypto interviews include some of the most inspiring people on the planet such as: boxing icon Evander…

Daven Michaels

Executive Chairman

CurrentC Power

Daven Michaels has been an entrepreneur since he was 15 years old, which means he has been in business for nearly 30 years. A business strategy that he discovered during this time allowed him to turn numerous different company initiatives into incredibly profitable firms, including a couple multimillion-dollar home runs,…

Alex Szul


Rome Blockchain Labs

Alexander Szul is the co-founder of Rome Blockchain Labs, Inc. (RBL), a multi-national blockchain development firm. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh then made the leap to consultative technical sales. During the economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic, he began studying blockchain…

Ron Segev

Founding Partner

Segev LLP

Dr. Lawrence Krauss


Origins Project Foundation

Christof Waton

AIBC Americas Speakers

Christof Waton is the Founder and CEO of ADA Finance (ADAFI Token). He studied at CVO STEP, which is a school that offers a wide range of courses leading to a secondary school diploma. It is possible to combine a vocational course with a separate complementary general education course. In…

Michael Terpin


Transform Group

Michael Terpin is an American investor, entrepreneur and public relations (PR) agency manager. Terpin in 2013 co-founded BitAngels, an investment network for blockchain technology startups, and Transform Group, a PR firm for the digital currency industry, in 2014.

Louis Bellet



Louis Bellet is a software architect and serial entrepreneur in the fintech, crypto & blockchain spaces. For the past ten years, he has been hands-on in the crypto industry, founding Openware, the world’s leading crypto exchange software provider. Now, with Yellow, Louis Belletplans to solve the problem of fragmented liquidity…

Cal Evans

Managing Associate

Gresham International

Cal Evans Cal Evans is the Managing Associate of Gresham International, a UK & Dubai lawyer and US Securities Consultant with experience working in top law firms in both California and London. He undertook advanced IT at a junior college and received the top AVCE recognition award before then undertaking…

Justin Goldston


SydTek DAO

Justin Goldston is a professor at Penn State University. He teaches Project and Supply Chain Management. His research focuses on finding ways to improve the world by using supply chain management, new technologies, and sustainability. Both SydTek DAO and The Guild DAO were started with his help. Students from all…

Anna Niemira

Head of Partnerships Strategy and Innovation

Lambert & Co

Anna Niemira is a FinTech and Digital Transformation Analyst & Advisor convinced that innovative technologies represent a movement to a new economy positively influencing and transforming business and finance sectors. She is a corporate consulting professional experienced in capital markets, brokerage & trading, corporate finance, banking, clearing & settlement, and…

Russell Korus

Co-Founder & CEO


Russell Korus is the Co-Founder and CEO at EZ365, a revolutionary digital ecosystem; and the CEO of Wee-Cig International, a publicly traded NFT company. A futurist and visionary, Russell has been a blockchain and cryptocurrency evangelist since first discovering this technology eight years ago. He is a globally recognized thought…

Austin Davis


Crownbits Rewards

Tristan Schroeder

Founder & CEO


Kirill Mishanin


Infodriver Capital

Sami Sipilä



Sami Sipilä is the CEO of HouseMaster, a company putting the idle money in iGaming to work and Beasts of Poker, an iGaming affiliate catering to high value poker players. Born in Helsinki Finland, Sami started his career as an IT entrepreneur after high school and sold his first company…

Dr. Dhirendra Shukla

President & Chair

Gray Wolf Analytics

Recipient of the Entrepreneur Promotion Award (Startup Canada, 2017) and the Outstanding Educator Award (APEGNB, 2018), Dr. Dhirendra Shukla is an award-winning business strategist and professor, Recipient of the Entrepreneur Promotion Award (Startup Canada, 2017) and the Outstanding Educator Award (APEGNB, 2018). With a background in engineering and leadership, his…

Kishor Mansinghani

Founder & CEO


Kishor Mansinghani started his career with an OTC Broker and thereafter worked in USA (Silicon Valley) with Asia-Tech a B2B Marketplace. He then moved to Singapore and started his own hedge fund. He then founded Future1Exchange a licensed Cryptocurrency exchange in Europe , Estonia. He then joined Propine as Director…

Jason Poprawa

Founder and CEO


Emma Todd

Founder & CEO

MMH Blockchain Group

Emma Todd is CEO of MMH Technology Group, which encompasses Data Systems, Blockchain Consulting, Communication and Events for emerging technology organizations. She is Chair of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium’s Mining Committee, a board member of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium and Chair for Girls In Tech. Emma achieved a significant milestone…

Kiel Mansa


The Moneyverse

Fernando Antunes

Founder & Professor

Brasilia Marketing School

Fernando Antunes: "I will be a better person tomorrow than today. I truly believe that conveying in a practical and pragmatic way what I have learned can accelerate the growth of people and organizations, and transform the society. Therefore, I help people, companies and institutions to develop themselves in pursuit…

Asaf Naim

Co-Founder & CEO


Asaf Naim is an experienced accountant and veteran entrepreneur with a master’s degree in business taxation. Asaf Naim has served at companies like Bank Leumi and Ernst & Young, as well as leading multiple startups in Israel and the United States. He’s passionate about blockchain technology and its applications for…

Eloisa Marchesoni

Founder Inc.

Eloisa Marchesoni is a self-made Crypto-entrepreneur and modern digital nomad, European n.1 Tokenomics Expert, disruptive tech business angel, and fixed passive income Crypto Investor. She has been featured in articles on Cointelegraph, Yahoo Finance, APnews, BusinessInsider, and many others, and has been identified as a top expert in worldwide media…

Mario Nawfal


NFT Technologies

Mario Nawfal is the Founder of the Athena Group of Companies, a business conglomerate of 15+ companies that operates in more than 40 countries. He started his first business with $300 in the bank selling blenders door to door which led to Froothie Australia. Through unconventional marketing techniques, efficient logistical…

David Orban

Managing Advisor

Beyond Enterprizes

David Orban is a global technological thought leader, investor, entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, and author. He has created and grown a number of businesses over the course of more than two decades. Also, the first to acquire Ether upon the Ethereum debut in 2014. He was an early adopter of…

Gabriel Laender



Daniel de Paiva Gomes


VDV Advogados

Author of the book “Bitcoin: the taxation of cryptocurrencies”, published by Thomson Reuters. MSc Candidate in Blockchain and Digital Currencies at the University of Nicosia. Master LL.M (FGV) and PHd Candidate (PUC) in Tax Law. Cryptolaw Partner VDV and Paiva Gomes Law Firm

Nathan Kay


mempool ventures

Nathan Kay is a visionary company builder, a prolific key relationship developer, an investor relations specialist, and a sales executive. He started his journey in blockchain in 2017. Since then, Nathan contributed to the launch and building of over 100 global companies guiding founders through funding, token strategy, launch, and…

Steven Dryall


Cover Technologies Inc.

Ian Arden

Co-Founder & CEO


Eugene Shakula

Head of Operations


Eugene Shakula is the Head of Operations at DeepMine - first social economic NFT strategy. Eugene is set to build thriving, cutting-edge and sustainable companies by establishing strong partnerships and enhancing internal processes. Eugene’s got a solid entrepreneurial background and a total of 10+ years of experience in leadership positions. He’s…

Yaroslav Shakula



Yaroslav Shakula Yaroslav Shakula is the CEO of YARD Hub, a venture studio focused on Web3/NFT/P&E projects. Firstly, he has been involved in award-winning Web3 projects as an investor and advisor. Shakula is passionate about DAOs, community-backed projects and gaming industry disruption through blockchain. Yaroslav's professional background includes affiliate marketing,…

Shidan Gouran


Gulf Pearl

Alexander Munro


Dandelion Networks Inc.

Alexander Munro is the CEO of Dandelion Networks, a Layer-1 mainnet built for a revolutionary development and design experience. He holds an MBA from Erasmus and UC-Berkeley, a BSc from Western University (Canada), and is pursuing a PhD in Luleå. Alex began his career in venture capital with a UK-based…

Laura S. Martin


Matrix Mortgage Global

Laura S. Martin is a multi-award winning executive (Growth 500, List 2018 - 2020; Canadian Mortgage Awards 2017-2022) with an Honours BSc. in Cognitive Science from the University of Toronto. She is the COO of the top mortgage brokerage in Canada, Matrix Mortgage Global, which is the first to offer…

Gabriele Pauliukaite



Gabriele Pauliukaite is an ultimate DeFi enthusiast investing in various Terra Protocols since the inception of Terra. She is a crypto investor since 2017 and recently co-founded 60 mln. USD worth DeFi Startup and educated people about the investments into DeFi. She is always on the lookout for new partnerships…

Lukas Navickas



Lukas Navickas started investing in crypto in 2017. He is an early investor of DeFi summer in 2020, where he was analyzing & investing in Ethereum-based borrowing & lending protocols. In 2021, he noticed the need for a simple yield generation platform that automates all complex DeFi 2.0 opportunities. He came…

Josep A. Aliagas

Managing Partner

DIS Capital

Josep A. Aliagas is a global-minded person. Economist, tech-investment banker, serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits, and a thought leader in developing strategic innovation for success. With over 25 years of experience in business development and consulting for high-profile clients around the world. He focuses on practical business solutions involving…

Phillip Runyan



Gagandeep Singh


GDS Consulting

Gagandeep Singh, Founder of GDS Consulting. His main focus is on Investments, Web3 Marketing, and Management Consulting. Along with a couple of ventures & partnerships, he is currently working on Colexion and Hype. Colexion is a premium NFT ecosystem for licensed NFTs & Gaming and Hype is a Web3 super…

Kenneth Brincat


Malta Digital Innovation Authority

Kenneth Brincat Mr Kenneth Brincat has been appointed MDIA’s CEO in 2021. Enhancing the successes achieved during the initial years of the MDIA, Mr Brincat is spearheading the strategic direction of digital innovation in Malta. He holds a Master of Science Degree in HR and Training and currently reading for…

Josh Berger



Josh Berger Josh Berger has 15+ years experience as a Founder and entrepreneur in tech and entertainment. He started his career innovating social media marketing and ran a global marketing agency in 2009 working with blossoming company to movie studios with hundreds of millions of marketing dollars. Through this endeavor,…

Pratik Gauri

Founder and CEO


Shams Syed


Apt Pay Inc.

Before Shams joined AptPay and took on the responsibility of CEO, he led Digital Partnerships in Canada for Mastercard. Working with the leading global partners in the payment space, Shams gained all-encompassing expertise about the payment ecosystem, payment facilitators, aggregators, and the six-party model. During his tenure at Mastercard, Shams…

Michael Pearl



Michael Pearl, the Chief Operating Officer of Kirobo, is a fintech and blockchain executive with over ten years of experience managing teams and projects. Michael Pearl has led client outreach, acquisition, and retention in the domains of trading, personal finance, online banking, and blockchain technology as a licensed attorney and former…

Stuart Lilley

CVO and Founder

ReFeed Farms

Born and raised in North Vancouver, BC, ReFeed Farms CVO and Founder Stuart Lilley’s lifelong interest in food, which began around the family dinner table and took him through several education and career stages, finally found its true mission in founding ReFeed. After cutting his teeth in hospitality as a…

Nikita Sachdev

Founder & CEO

Luna PR

Natalie Yeadon

Co-Founder & CEO

Impetus Digital

Natalie Yeadon worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 18+ years. She is currently Co-Founder & CEO of Impetus Digital where she helps life science clients collaborate and create sustained, authentic relationships with their customers, virtually. Natalie is also host of the Podcast "Healthcare Goes Digital" and author of the book "The…

Dr. Amin Madani

Staff Surgeon

University Health Network

Dr. Madani is an endocrine surgeon at the University Health Network and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He specializes in the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal diseases. Dr. Madani’s leads the Surgical Artificial Intelligence Research Academy, focusing on surgical expertise and the design and…

Kipton Lade


Blue-Zone Technologies Ltd.

Kipton Lade is the Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has more than 30 years of successful results-oriented experience in a variety of senior managerial positions including; C-Suite, General Management, National Sales Management, Global Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Product Development. Uniquely qualified to leverage senior level management skills, people…

Drew Taylor

Founder & CEO

Acorn Biolabs

As an entrepreneur, and regenerative medicine pioneer, Drew Taylor is making breakthrough medicine accessible for everyday people. Drew’s interest in regenerative medicine goes all the way back to seventh grade, when he observed a total knee replacement. After the surgery, the doctor told him that, someday, people would use their…

Tracy Lamourie

Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media

Lamourie Media

Tracy Lamourie, a high profile international award winning publicist, is the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media Inc. She is a Cannes Film Festival accredited publicist, a Universal Women's Network 2020 Woman of Inspiration Winner for the Women In Media award and the author of the upcoming book GET…

Tesla La Touche



Oliver Obitayo



Dr. Sarah Grace Manski

Professor of Business and Global Affairs

George Mason University

Dr. Sarah Grace Manski is a scholar of technology, political economy, commons economics and globalization at George Mason University. She studies uses of technology for popular sovereignty. Her research is situated at the intersection of global business, new technologies, and social enterprise concerning commons-based peer production, self-sovereign identity, generative value…

Greg McMullen

Special Counsel

Segev LLP

Mostafa Al-Mashita

EVP Sales and Trading

Secure Digital Markets

Mostafa Al-Mashita is executive vice president at Secure Digital Markets, a leading digital asset brokerage that provides institutions, high net worth individuals, and corporate clients with easy access to cryptocurrency and emerging digital asset markets. He leads sales and trading efforts for SDM. Mostafa’s involvements in the cryptocurrency space have…

Warren Paul Anderson


Discreet Labs

Robert E. Grant

Founder, CEO

Crown Sterling Limited LLC

Robert E. Grant is the Founder, Chairman, and Managing Partner of Strathspey Crown LLC, a growth equity holding company based in Newport Beach, CA. It has a a broad portfolio of company and asset holdings spanning healthcare, clean energy, social media, and financial technology. In addition, Robert E. Grant is…

Maggi Xu

CEO & Co-Founder

MetaSpace NFT


Zachary Friedman


Secure Digital Markets

Zachary Friedman is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who constructs businesses at the intersections of finance, blockchain, art, and technology. He is presently the COO of Global Digital Assets (GDA), the world's premier blockchain-focused investment bank, and the CSO of Secure Digital Markets (SDM), the world's top digital asset…

Linda Montgomery



Linda Montgomery is a marketing leader, investor relations specialist, board member, writer and thought leader. She is an advisor to several FinTech and blockchain companies. Linda has an extensive background leading the marketing growth and teams to launch dozens of companies. Linda Montgomery is currently Managing Director and CMO of…

Morten Rongaard

CEO & Co-Founder

Reality Gaming Group Ltd

Morten Rongaard is the CEO and co-founder of Reality Gaming Group. Recognised as a NFT OG and a pioneer in the fields of Blockchain, Crypto Currencies and Augmented Reality. He is a regular speaker around the world on those topics and board member of the Nordic Blockchain Association and advisor…

Garth Howat


Baanx Group

Garth Howat is the CEO of Baanx Group & CL Technology Founder. Baanx raises $14m in 2020 as a Digital Asset Friendly Infrastructure Platform where Digital Asset communities can build fully managed services for their communities - focused on borrowing / lending / sending / staking / spending. Over 70…

Conor Thacker

Managing Director


Matteo Gamberale

Founder & CEO


Born and raised in Tuscany, Italy, Matteo Gamberale left his homeland at the age of 19 to work in Casino Management across Europe and the Caribbean. He started his entrepreneurship career at 22 with his first fashion-tech startup in New York. After years in branding, technology, and marketing with over…

Jorge Sebastiao



Jorge Sebastiao is a prominent ICT speaker internationally. Jorge Sebastiao is a seasoned CTO with expertise in blockchain, AI, IoT, cyber security, managed services, cloud computing, big data, and ICT innovation. He is focused on commercial value and offers experience, creativity, structure, motivation, and agility to the table. Jorge Sebastiaohas…

Michael Chase

Founder & CxO

Lux + Imagine Labs

Jill Richmond

AIBC Americas Speakers

Njara Zafimehy

Founder & CEO


Sean Salloux

CRO and Head of Business Development

Baanx Group

Adrian Niculescu


CloudCoin Consortium

Adrian Niculescu Adrian Niculescu is a successful fintech investor and estate entrepreneur, spending more than 20 years building and developing companies. Adrian is the CEO of Meta Description but above all, he is the CMO EMEA of CloudCoin Consortium, a digital currency you can store offline in a PNG or…

Josh Caplan

Business Development


JD Gagnon


Rome Blockchain Labs

Adam Mastrelli


Woodstock Fund

Dr. Ann Shin

Founding Partner

Ultrafund Capital

Natalia Ameline

Head Of Investor Relations


Mark Camball

Senior Frontend Developer

Rome Blockchain Labs

Ori Ohayon



Ori Ohayon has worked in finance for a long time, including at Goldman Sachs and TD Securities. He came up with the idea for NFT BAZL and is its President. He is also the Head of Corporate Development at GDA. Ori wants to bring the digital world into old fields,…

Georgiy Sekretaryuk



Ben Idowu


LightCone Technology Inc

Ben Idowu is a professional engineer and had successfully completed mobile telecommunications networks projects within time line in more than 15 countries. Ben performed core network testing, integration, and acceptance, all with high customer satisfaction. Excellent project manager and end-to-end delivery specialist. He is able to interface with a variety…

Eduardo de Paiva Gomes


VDV Advogados

Tony Giordano

President & Founder

Giordano Industries

Sid Sharma



Carlos Prada

Founder & CEO


Carlos Prada Carlos Prada is a young Portuguese entrepreneur with a traditional finance and architecture background. He decided to found masterblox in 2021, focusing on creating novel, vibrant and exciting strategies, and marketing products with international decentralized projects aligned with a robust ecosystem between the Emirates, Europe, and America. The…

Adriaan Brink


FUN Token

Adriaan Brink is CEO of – promoters of the FUN token and associated activities. FUN Token is creating a gambling ecosystem based on a crypto token. It trades on major exchanges and is the largest gaming crypto in the world. It also operates casino and traffic acquisition sites through related…

Jimmy Nguyen

Founding President

BSV Blockchain Association

Jimmy Nguyen 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…

Joe De Pinto

Co-Founder & CMO


Tyler Farnsworth


Built by Gamers

Jackson Laskey

Co-Founder & CEO


Robert Rice

Founder & CEO

Transmira Inc.

Laurie Freudenberg


Mijem Newcomm Tech Inc.

Kirsty Barany

Founder & CEO

Clear Sparrow & Kompass Group Global

Gregory Ward

Chief Development Officer, SmartLedger Solutions | Co-Founder


Kal Suurkask

Chief Commercial Officer, TAAL Distributed Information


Maria Vovchok



Maria Vovchok is a journalist who is passionate about blockchain technology. She holds a degree in English-Ukrainian translation. Previously, she worked at the Ukrainian National Radio Station as a presenter, which lead to work as a presenter at Crypta-TV, CryptoCoin.News, and Crypto Market News. Maria is a moderator and host…

DJ Clinton Sparks

AIBC Americas Speakers

Miguel-Francis Santiago

Founder & CEO

The Future is Now Media Group

Gabriella Kusz


Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association

Caria Wei

Head of Product and DevOps


Sonia Shaw

Director-Global Partnerships

CoinW Exchange

Dev Sharma

Founder & CEO

Blockwiz Solutions Ltd

Dev Sharma Blockwiz was born in 2019 in Toronto, Canada by Dev Sharma. Prior to founding the world’s largest crypto marketing solutions provider, he served in executive leadership roles at the world’s largest cryptocurrency organizations such as OKEx and Paxful (Central Asia Regional Head). Simply put, the industry needed honest,…

Kevin Stoner



With a background in innovation and clean energy, Kevin is experienced in the adoption of complex technologies into multiple markets and their global supply chains.He is a strategic advisor to a new blockchain based film and entertainment streaming service as well as companies in the cybersecurity and carbon credit markets.…

Paul Chafe

Founder and Chief Science Officer

Dandelion Networks Inc.

Imran Azizuddin

Business Development Executive


Sigmund Holtz

Strategic advisor

NFT Tech

Sigmund started his journey eight years traveling across Canada competitively public speaking while selling window cleaning services to make money. However, upon his discovery and quick rise on the social token platform Bitclout, Sigmund turned his outlook to cryptocurrency, NFTs, and web 3.0. Fast forward and Sigmund is the CSO…

Leonard K. Fiadzinu


Bitcoin Bay

Abhinav Gupta


Chaarmi Worlds Inc.

Nissrine Saidi


Marilyn Tian


Business Link Media Group

Allwyn John D'Souza


Bitcoin Bay

George Petrovic

Professor, Blockchain SME, & IT Consultant

George Brown College

Jerry Qian


Bitcoin Bay

Dan Shevchuk

Co-Founder & CTO

Chaarmi Worlds Inc.

Paul Chafe

Founder & CTO

Dandelion Networks Inc.

Aidan Hyman

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

ChainSafe Systems