MEET THE 2024 SPEAKERS

Alejandro H. Tengco

Chairman PAGCOR
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Alejandro H. Tengco

Chairman

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David Meltzer

Founder David Meltzer Enterprises
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David Meltzer

Founder

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In his early 20s, David Meltzer quickly rose to the top of his game in the business world, becoming a millionaire. David lectured around the globe and saw rapid success in every business project he touched. But something was missing, and in his 30s as a multimillionaire, he went on a rapid downward spiral that ended in bankruptcy. It was only then that David realized, in order to revive and thrive, he needed to codify what had made him successful in the first place. He has since emerged to realize even more rewarding heights of success in business and life. David Meltzer has created a platform that uses four overarching principles—gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication—and these principles have allowed him to communicate and mentor everyone from college students to c-suite executives. These four principles in everyday practice allow David to live by his mission to “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.

Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur
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Dr Sara Al Madani

The Emirati Entrepreneur

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Sara Al Madani is also called "Dr." Sara Al Madani, owns a restaurant, is a fashion designer, a tech-preneur, and an entrepreneur. She got the idea to start her own business when she was 15 years old. They chose her because of her success as a young businesswoman and entrepreneur. Sara was asked to encourage women in the UAE to be more active and confident in order to be successful in business. Sara is a well-known speaker at many universities, colleges, and institutes. She is known for her creativity and hard work. Sara Al Madani started speaking in public and gave keynote speeches at more than 182 events from 2016 to 2018. She was recently on the first season of the reality TV show "Real Housewives of Dubai." On June 1, 2022, her show started.

Josh Yugen

CEO / Publisher / Miss Universe Franchise Owner YUGEN Group
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Josh Yugen

CEO / Publisher / Miss Universe Franchise Owner

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Stephen Crystal

Founder & CEO SCCG Management
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Stephen Crystal

Founder & CEO

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Stephen A. Crystal has spent over 32 years in all aspects of the casino, gaming technology, iGaming, sports betting, eSports, and sports entertainment industries. He has served as an attorney representing public and private gaming companies; a Las Vegas casino owner and gaming executive employing thousands of employees; and an investor and advisor on over 2 billion dollars of project finance, mergers, and acquisitions in the casino, gaming technology, iGaming, sports betting, eSports, and sports entertainment verticals. Steve received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1987 and his Juris Doctor degree from American University in 1992. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri (1992) and the District of Columbia (1993). He served as one of the youngest State Representatives in New Hampshire State history and ran campaign strategy for numerous Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional campaigns across the USA!

Sabrina Co

CEO ATIN PERFUME
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Sabrina Co

CEO

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Sabrina Co: A Trailblazer Redefining Fragrance at Just 26 Sabrina's entrepreneurial journey began at the young age of 17 when she embarked on a quest to challenge the status quo of the fragrance industry in the Philippines. Armed with a passion for innovation and a deep appreciation for the art of scent, she founded ATIN, driven by her unwavering belief that fragrance should be a truly personalized experience. Despite her age, Sabrina possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise that extends far beyond her years. She combines her innate creativity with a deep understanding of cutting-edge technologies to create a seamless blend of tradition and innovation. This unique approach has given birth to a range of bespoke scents that resonate with individuals on a deeply personal level. Sabrina Co's journey as the founder of ATIN is an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and fragrance lovers alike. Her fearless pursuit of innovation, commitment to sustainability, and unwavering dedication to personalization have cemented her as a trailblazer in the fragrance industry. With Sabrina at the helm, ATIN continues to redefine the way we experience and embrace scents in the modern era.

Joe Pisano

Founder & CEO Jade Group of Companies
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Joe Pisano

Founder & CEO

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Joe is the Founder and CEO of Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies, which was founded in the Philippines in 2009 and is now a Pan-Asian supplier of Gaming Technology and service provider. Joe was the former International Project Manager for Automatic Totalizators Ltd, Director for Business Development Asia-Pacific of IGT, and Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Entertainment Gaming Asia (formerly known as Elixir Gaming Technology). Jade Group has service and support offices in the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Macau, and Sri Lanka. The Jade Group is involved in Land-Based Product Distribution, Sports Betting, and Online Operations. Jade serves as the bridge between Land-Based and Online Gaming. Joe’s gaming experience includes Systems, Slots, Lotteries, Sports Betting, Fantasy Skill Games, and Totalisators. Joe obtained his Master's Degree in Business and Technology at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has over 40 years of experience in global gaming technologies.

Michele Gumabao

Sports & Youth Advocate
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Michele Gumabao

Sports & Youth Advocate

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Michele is a professional volleyball player and coach. She is a sports and youth advocate. She is the ambassadress of our Philippine National Police and an adopted member of the PNP Academy. Michele is a motivational speaker and a fierce motorcycle rider.

Gillian Pua

Director of Marketing & PR BreederDAO
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Gillian Pua

Director of Marketing & PR

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With over 5 years of experience in brand and business strategy, management, development and consulting across different industries, Gillian Pua currently leads the Marketing and PR department of BreederDAO, a blockchain project that focuses the end-to-end supply chain of virtual items for games and virtual worlds to unlock the value of virtual economies. Before joining the world of web3, Gillian was a brand manager for top multinational FMCG firms in the Philippines and independently consulted for various companies in F&B and Tech. At BreederDAO, Gillian oversees the brand strategy, PR and community building of the firm.

Jenna “Jenneer” Ilao

Web3 Metaversity Product Lead YGG Pilipinas
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Jenna “Jenneer” Ilao

Web3 Metaversity Product Lead

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Hailing from web2 esports where she contributed to the Philippines’ major esports campaigns, Jenneer is now making waves in web3 as the lead for Web3 Metaversity, the YGG Pilipinas education initiative. Building bridges and forming collaborations with different institutions, student organizations and communities, Jenneer leads the program that provides a pathway to earning opportunities in the web3 space. Whether individuals are new to web3 or seasoned enthusiasts, her goal is to facilitate their journey as they pursue their passions in this industry. She does this through education, upskilling, and advice on future career opportunities.

Richard Armstrong

Venture Partner / Media Creator / Actor TA Ventures
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Richard Armstrong

Venture Partner / Media Creator / Actor

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Richard is a British-Thai international actor, social media influencer and Venture Partner at TA Ventures based in Southeast Asia, he is adept at identifying promising ventures in emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on consumer technology and marketplaces. With over five years of experience in startups and venture capital, Richard has a rich background on the creator and media side and is a two-time founder. His expertise in media and technology has led him to become an Angel Investor in over 70 companies worldwide. Richard's specialty lies in guiding founders with go-to-market and marketing strategies. Possessing a robust global network and being a true global citizen, Richard's primary focus is on nurturing and leading TA Ventures' efforts in early-stage deals across burgeoning markets like Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

Jared Dillinger

Head of Influencer Marketing & Business Development Gala
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Jared Dillinger

Head of Influencer Marketing & Business Development

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16-years Professional Athlete, Entrepreneur, and Content Creator. Founder of Daredevil Media, Head of PBA Esports, and Head of Influencer Marketing and Business Development at Gala, Ambassador of Razer Inc., Co-Host and Founder of “Let It Fly Podcast".

Stephy Bergado

Social Media Manager YGG Pilipinas
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Stephy Bergado

Social Media Manager

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Stephy is an aspiring content creator who loves playing web3 games as well as MOBA games like League of Legends: Wildrift and Mobile Legends. She started as an Axie scholar, became a marshal for the YGG community, and is now a full-time Social Media Manager for YGG Pilipinas. Beyond the gaming world, she has a passion for the arts. She channels her creativity into wearable pieces like press-on nails, which she hopes to integrate into NFTs.

Giu Comia

Key Opinion Leader Growth Catalyst
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Giu Comia

Key Opinion Leader

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Content Creator, Public speaker, & Independent Artist. Before being a Content Creator & a Public Speaker in the Web3 Industry, He has been full time into the entertainment industry as a Professional Singer, Actor, Host and also a mainstream content creator in mainstream social media platforms. He then got an opportunity to learn about Web3 through friends & social media that started with investing, trading Crypto, Flipping NFTs & and eventually Web3 gaming where he wanted to purposefully share the opportunity in WEB3 through documenting his journey in social media which eventually evolved into the mission of onboarding people from Web2 to Web3 through simplifying things for any person to understand and recently represented the Philippines as a speaker of one of the most prestigious events in web3 which is NFT.NYC 2024 this year. He’s also able to enter the mainstream world again by launching his own NFT music that is a mix of tradional music & his web3 field which contributes to his mission on onboarding more people from Web2 to Web3.e mainstream world again by launching his own NFT music that is a mix of tradional music & his web3 field which contributes to his mission on onboarding more people from Web2 to Web3.

Gerry Go

Founder & CEO MagniViral 360 Performance Branding Co.
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Gerry Go

Founder & CEO

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Gerry Go is a distinguished figure in the realm of Web3 projects, NFTs, games, and IRLs (In-Real-Life events), renowned for his roles as a content creator, actor, and model. With a particular emphasis on these innovative initiatives, Gerry has orchestrated impactful marketing campaigns, utilizing his influence to advance Web3 projects in the Philippines. His expertise in KOL and affiliate marketing seamlessly bridges digital and physical realms. Gerry's commitment to innovation and authenticity has solidified his position as a significant contributor to the Web3 landscape, inspiring enthusiasts and driving projects forward. In addition to his professional endeavors, Gerry is an active member of the Bored Ape Yacht Club community, participating in the vibrant discussions and activities within this renowned NFT collective. Moreover, his influence extends globally; he was invited to represent Southeast Asia and the Philippines at the prestigious NFT NYC event. Additionally, Gerry has been part of successful IRL campaigns, leveraging his expertise to create engaging experiences that bridge the digital and physical worlds, further enhancing his impact in the Web3 community.

John Sedano

Campaign Director YGG Pilipinas
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John Sedano

Campaign Director

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John Sedano is the Community Marketing Lead for YGG Global and Campaign Director for YGG Pilipinas, with over 10 years of experience in developing communities and multimedia marketing. He is a serial gamer, on a quest to deliver gaming into the next generation of player-owned economies and web3 games.

Nick Hill

CEO PremierChain
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Nick Hill

CEO

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Nick Hill is a distinguished figure in the iGaming realm, boasting over 20+ years of expertise in various roles within the industry. Notably, he served as the Chief Commercial Officer at EveryMatrix, a prominent gaming operator and platform provider. In this capacity, Nick demonstrated an exceptional understanding of the gaming landscape, coupled with a keen foresight into emerging trends. Nick's illustrious career includes spearheading the development and launch of the first fully automated sportsbook, pioneering unique processing products, and orchestrating content aggregation platforms that harness innovative technologies. These endeavors have endowed him with unparalleled insight into the evolving needs of the gaming sector. Drawing upon his extensive experience, Nick has turned his attention to leveraging cutting-edge technologies to address the industry's pressing challenges. As the CEO of PremierChain, he has championed the integration of blockchain technology, distributed ledger technology (DLT), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning to tackle issues ranging from supply chain management (SCM) to responsible gaming (RG). Additionally, Nick has been instrumental in initiatives aimed at fostering cashless casinos, combating anti-money laundering (AML), enforcing know-your-customer/business (KYC/B) guidelines, and enhancing player protection measures. Nick's visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to innovation continue to shape the future of the iGaming landscape, positioning him as a trailblazer in the industry.

Darryl Manning

CEO Wicked Games
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Darryl Manning

CEO

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Mariusz Gąsiewski

CEE Mobile Gaming & Apps Lead Google
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Mariusz Gąsiewski

CEE Mobile Gaming & Apps Lead

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Dr Jane Thomason

Emeritus Chair World Metaverse Council
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Dr Jane Thomason

Emeritus Chair

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Keith Marshall

Chief Philanthropy Officer SiGMA Foundation
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Keith Marshall

Chief Philanthropy Officer

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Keith is known around the island as an energetic, fun-loving, fund-raising force of nature! A Pharmacist by profession, helping others is in his blood and this is reflected in his many successful philanthropic ventures - including his personal “Kilimanjaro Challenge” pet project, which raised an eye-watering €1million towards various causes in Ethiopia and Kenya. He can usually be found halfway up a coastline trek, or handing over a giant cheque to a charity or, when he is able, getting his hands dirty in a small village building something useful for the community. In his own words: “It is their right and our duty.

Ilya Machavariani

CEO & Senior Partner 4H Agency
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Ilya Machavariani

CEO & Senior Partner

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Pavel Dergachev

Co-Founder & Advisor 4H Agency
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Pavel Dergachev

Co-Founder & Advisor

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Mariya Spartalis

Founder Spartalis Capital
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Mariya Spartalis

Founder

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Todor Minev

CEO TokaCity
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Todor Minev

CEO

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Tony Ventura

Innovation and Technology Speaker
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Tony Ventura

Innovation and Technology Speaker

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Maksim Afanasev

Director - Sportsbetting Platforms Sportradar
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Maksim Afanasev

Director - Sportsbetting Platforms

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Renz Gonzales

Head of Business Development PropellerAds
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Renz Gonzales

Head of Business Development

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Nikita Gorshkov

CEO Mancala Gaming
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Nikita Gorshkov

CEO

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Tejinder Kumar

CEO CryptoToday
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Tejinder Kumar

CEO

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Tejinder Kumar is highly experienced and technically minded senior manager with over 17 years of experience in sales, fintech and online trading industry with a proven track record of building, scaling and managing high performing retail and institutional teams for traditional finance and crypto start ups. Deep understanding of the trading industry, worked in FX, CFDs and Equities sector with a strong interest in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, CEX, DEX, DeFi, various blockchain platforms and various consensus methodologies (Mining, PoW, PoS).

Angel Sueiro

COO PH Resorts
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Angel Sueiro

COO

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Tomash Devenishek

Founder & CEO Kero Sports
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Tomash Devenishek

Founder & CEO

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Tomash is a technology industry veteran who spent the last 17 years building large scale consumer technology products. As a CEO & Founder of Kero Sports, Tomash is responsible for the company’s strategy and vision focused on building the next generation of in-game betting products.

Katerina Shepetenko

Managing Partner Legal Pilot
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Katerina Shepetenko

Managing Partner

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Daniel Long

CCO Qtech Games
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Daniel Long

CCO

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Andy Jongsun Jeon

COO Winn Tech
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Andy Jongsun Jeon

COO

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Alex Czajkowski

OG PlayersToday
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Alex Czajkowski

OG

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Truman Chia

CEO K36
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Truman Chia

CEO

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Kapil Dhiman

Co-Founder & CEO Quranium
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Kapil Dhiman

Co-Founder & CEO

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Co-Founder and CEO of Quranium - world’s first Quantum-secure Hybrid DLT, shielding the world of Digital Assets from the growing threats of Quantum Computers. Former Web 3.0 leader at PwC India and an award-winning CEO who crafted the Metaverse Startup of the Year 2023 from scratch, Kapil Dhiman is a seasoned leader with over 11 years of global, diversified experience dealing with enterprises, government bodies, startups and funds. A distinguished global speaker and author, Kapil has also helped over 20 startups in the Web3 ecosystem with their GTM and Product strategies.

Alexandre Tomic

Founder Alea
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Alexandre Tomic

Founder

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Simon Eaton

CEO SJE Consulting
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Simon Eaton

CEO

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Patrick Poirier

CEO Smooth Fund
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Patrick Poirier

CEO

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6 years in artificial intelligence. 6 Years in Crypto & DeFi. Just launched a $10M Crypto Fund. Main expertise in tokenomics and market making

Samuel Fagbamigbe

CEO Wealt
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Samuel Fagbamigbe

CEO

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Samuel Fagbamigbe is a renowned tech entrepreneur and strategic advisor, specializing in the application of AI and cultural influence to drive business growth. His expertise has been recognized globally, with speaking engagements at prestigious conferences like WeMakeFuture, Sigma, Leap. A former board member for the Black Employee Resource Group at TikTok and a partner at Unicorn Nursery, Samuel's influence extends beyond the tech industry, privileged to interview Mark Cuban, Kevin o,Leary, Jay Shetty, Shou Chew and more

Christopher Rodil aka Prof Toff

Business Development Manager Bitget
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Christopher Rodil aka Prof Toff

Business Development Manager

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Known as Prof Toff, a WEB3 content creator and a recent speaker at NFT.NYC2024 regarding NFTs and their success in the Southeast Asian region, Prof Toff currently serves as a Business Development Manager for Bitget. He has been speaking about the basics and importance of blockchain and AI technology in the local scene at the top schools here in the Philippines through the Blockchain Student Alliance of Bitskwela. He continues to collaborate with renowned Key Opinion Leaders in the field to raise awareness and foster the development of various businesses through content and community partnerships in the country.

Puneet Singh

Manager | Innovation Hub PwC India
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Puneet Singh

Manager | Innovation Hub

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Olga Yaroshevsky

Managing Director AIBC
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Olga Yaroshevsky

Managing Director

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Samir Ceric

COO Blocksport AG
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Samir Ceric

COO

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Samir Ceric is a C-level executive in a number of tech and financial institutions; former senior executive in finance, telecom and aviation industries; former Chairman of football club; investor and serial entrepreneur with 25+ years’ experience in Asia, Western Europe and the Balkans region; author, mentor, philanthropist, board member, competition judge, public speaker (including London Business School TEDx), alumni member of George Soros Foundation, The Open Society, guest lecturer and mental health campaigner focused on blockchain technology and innovation in the fields of sport, finance, investment and creative industry; aiming to create more transparency and openings in these industries for high level investments including a better ‘fit’ between start-up / scaleup and investment (private and institutional) words; involved with a number of by-invitation only investment clubs including Mayfair Investment Club co-founded by Ceric. Ceric holds Masters in Mathematics obtained at University of Bologna, Italy, and University of Sussex, UK, is currently a PhD candidate (in blockchain), speaks 4 languages and is a former elite athlete, having won the England National Championships in handball. Ceric is married to a renowned fashion designer and has 3 children. Results-proven, growth-oriented and globally accomplished leader with repeated success in multiple industries and markets, expanding international footprint, building shareholder value, driving vision and achieving critical strategic goals. Successful M&A and restructuring track record. Ceric appeared live on ITV, BBC, NBC News, N1 (regional CNN), Al Jazeera, FACE TV, FTV, BH Radio as well as in articles in The Times, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Reuters, Time Out London, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, Vogue Italia, Vogue UK, Madame Figaro. He’s been labelled as one of the ‘UK’s Most Powerful People in Art & Fashion’ by the Times Magazine and ‘London’s Top Tastemaker’ by Time Out London. Ceric regularly attends business and investment conferences in Europe and Asia as a panellist and moderator.

Eric M. Gottschalk

Founder & CEO MMC Sportz Asia
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Eric M. Gottschalk

Founder & CEO

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With over 20 years of industry experience in the Middle East and South-East Asia, Eric Gottschalk has established himself as a leader in providing creative marketing, media and communication solutions to governing bodies, federations, rights holders, event organizers and brands across the sports & entertainment industry. Eric holds a Masters Degree in Sports Management and has held previous senior executive positions with Delwood Sports Marketing, GlobalSportnet and MEDIAPRO Middle East before setting-up MMC Sportz Marketing LLC in 2013 in Dubai and MMC Sportz Asia Inc. in 2015 in Manila. His profound experience in developing business strategies while identifying unique, out-of the box opportunities within sports industry, triggered his passion in sharing, developing and connecting the industry through his recognized event formats such as “SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference” and “The Business of Football”

Gijung Kim

Founder & CEO Coxwave
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Gijung Kim

Founder & CEO

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Gijung Kim is the Founder and CEO of Coxwave, a leading AI Analytics and Evaluation company. He was recognized in the Forbes Korea 30 under 30 list in the Deep/Enterprise Tech category. Gijung holds a degree in mathematics from New York University and has conducted AI research at Seoul National University.

Jen Bilango

Country Manager Coins.ph
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Jen Bilango

Country Manager

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Jen is the Country Manager of Coins.ph, the leading licensed exchange platform in the Philippines with over 18 million users. She drives innovation within Coins.ph by forming local and global partnerships, bringing trusted crypto projects to their users.

Nelson Tung Lumbres

Co-Founder ICP HUB Philippines (ISLA Camp)
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Nelson Tung Lumbres

Co-Founder

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With over 15 years of hands-on experience in driving growth and refining core value propositions across diverse sectors including banking, telecommunications, and marketing, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table. My forte lies in crafting innovative strategies that seamlessly adapt to the ever-evolving market dynamics and customer demands. As the co-founder of ISLA Camp ICP.Hub Philippines, I find myself at the forefront of a groundbreaking industry, fervently leading the charge towards the future of Web3 development in the region. Collaborating closely with a dynamic and skilled cohort of developers, entrepreneurs, and investors, I am dedicated to spearheading transformative projects on the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) platform. I firmly believe in the transformative potential of technology, the strength of collaboration, and the imperative of forward-thinking approaches in shaping the future landscape. Let's connect and embark on a journey to drive innovation, foster growth, and create value together.

Paul Foster

CEO Crucial Compliance
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Paul Foster

CEO

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Klen-Kristofer Kaljulaid

Portfolio Manager Yolo Investments
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Klen-Kristofer Kaljulaid

Portfolio Manager

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Klen-Kristofer serves as a Portfolio Manager at Yolo Investments. He’s studied entrepreneurship and business management and has a master’s degree from University of Tartu in marketing and financial management. Having helped co-found and run a startup of his own, Klen has the knowledge and skills to help grow new startups to greater heights and guide them in their journey. Before joining the financial world, Klen-Kristofer was a professional judo player, among the top 30 athletes in the world.

Michael Charlton

Asia Pacific Director Entain Group
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Michael Charlton

Asia Pacific Director

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Krystelle Galano

Vice President Public Relations UsCrypto
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Krystelle Galano

Vice President Public Relations

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Marek Suchar

Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships Oddin.gg
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Marek Suchar

Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships

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Marek started his career in financial services where he held senior and managerial roles in various areas including business development and sales. His passion for esports brought him to the industry, specifically to the betting vertical. Leveraging the newest technologies at Oddin.gg, Marek aims to significantly improve the engagement within esports betting and build partnerships that will shape the future of esports and esports betting. Marek regularly speaks on topics around esports betting at industry conferences such as SBC, ESI, SIGMA, ASEAN and others.

Kris Galloway

Head of iGaming Product Sumsub
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Kris Galloway

Head of iGaming Product

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Brycan Dayao

COO Infiny Group
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Brycan Dayao

COO

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Ramon C. Garcia Jr.

Executive Chairman DFNN
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Ramon C. Garcia Jr.

Executive Chairman

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Ramon is a distinguished professional renowned for his expertise in negotiation and his adeptness at forging strategic partnerships between public and private entities. With a focus on adapting to rapidly changing environments, he excels in developing and implementing innovative solutions that yield tangible business results. As the Honorary Consul to Portugal since 2022, Ramon showcases his diplomatic acumen and international standing. Holding executive positions at DFNN, Inc. and iWave, Inc., he has demonstrated leadership in developing scalable IT platforms and providing software consultancy to financial institutions. Co-founding GlobalTradex (GTX) in 2021, Ramon bridges traditional and decentralized spaces in the digital asset exchange realm. Additionally, his roles as a Director at Asia Defense and Armaments Corporation and as a Governor of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc., underscore his significant contributions to various sectors. Ramon's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from De La Salle University and further studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. With his extensive experience and negotiation prowess, Ramon drives innovation, economic growth, and international collaboration with remarkable impact.

Pranati Pandit

Advocate MMB Legal
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Pranati Pandit

Advocate

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Jayden Sage

CEO Global Crypto Council
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Jayden Sage

CEO

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Bhavesh Parthi

Managing Director Oppa Asia
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Bhavesh Parthi

Managing Director

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Tomasz Korecki

Founder Eleo.ai
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Tomasz Korecki

Founder

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Experienced Investor, Business Angel, Mentor, and Advisor with 25 Years in Finance and IT. Specializes in Investments in New Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Investor Software. Notable Investments include Eleo.ai, AIStart (Startup accelerator), Exeria (Benzinga Fintech Award Winner), and Revenue Capital. Holds an MBA and a Master's in Applied Mathematics.

Julian Goffin

Founder & CEO Lunulata
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Julian Goffin

Founder & CEO

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Marcello Reis

CCO AnSpacePay
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Marcello Reis

CCO

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Navneeth Srinivas

Co-Founder MetaGame Services
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Navneeth Srinivas

Co-Founder

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Myrtle Anne Ramos

Founder & CEO Block Tides
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Myrtle Anne Ramos

Founder & CEO

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Myrtle Anne Ramos, CEO, and Founder of Block Tides, boasts a remarkable profile as a Key Opinion Leader for CoinMarketCap, Official Binance Live & Feed Creator, and Forbes Business Council Official Member. With over 12 years of expertise in technology, advisory, branding, marketing, public relations, business development, and growth, Myrtle has significantly impacted the Blockchain, Web 3, Cryptocurrency & Metaverse industries. As a Filipina serial entrepreneur and angel investor, she has led multi-awarded companies like Block Tides and contributed to successful ventures such as PlaceWar. Myrtle's educational background includes graduating as a scholar from Draper University for Blockchain & Entrepreneurship powered by Tezos. Currently advising numerous Blockchain and Tech companies, she holds a position on the Global Advisory Board of the International Council of E-Commerce. A recognized figure by the US Federal Government, US Army, National Security Agency, Committee on National Security Systems, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM, and the United Nations, Myrtle Anne Ramos is esteemed in the industry.

Cyrel P. Nicolas

SEO Manager DevOpt Web Development Services
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Cyrel P. Nicolas

SEO Manager

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Ellen Frojd

CEO SmartRecruitment.com
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Ellen Frojd

CEO

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Frank Schuengel

Gambling Licensing Specialist Manavia
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Frank Schuengel

Gambling Licensing Specialist

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Kurt Quartier

President Tyche Gaming International
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Kurt Quartier

President

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Kurt Quartier, born in Ostend, Belgium, developed a passion for the gaming business after a journey which started in 1990 when joining Sun City, in South Africa. Having held several management positions with Sun International, he moved to Greece in 1995 to join Casino Magic, a US based operator, to open the first privately owned casino resort in Greece. Here he became Operations Manager, responsible for both the Hotel and Casino side of the business. In 1997, he embarked on a 14-year career with IGT, which saw him become VP – International Casino Markets, responsible for the overall business in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Since 2012, Kurt through his company Tyche Gaming International has been consulting to Premier Operators and Suppliers assisting them with the adoption of new technologies.

Erik Hellqvist

Co-Founder & CMO Eastrock Valley Solution
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Erik Hellqvist

Co-Founder & CMO

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Jaime Debono

CEO iGaming Academy
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Jaime Debono

CEO

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Jaime Debono has over 11 years of experience within the gaming industry. He co-founder the iGaming Academy in 2015 with a mission to develop and deliver industry specific and regulatory training for operators and suppliers in all major jurisdictions. Today the iGaming Academy is the largest training provider in the industry, training over 60,000 staff across 100s companies each year. In April 2024, SiGMA Group has announced it has acquired a majority stake in iGaming Academy which is set to greatly complement their current portfolio by embedding various forms of industry education throughout SiGMA’s global event schedule and online network.

Wilson Fang

CEO Winn Tech
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Wilson Fang

CEO

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Mel Robles

Vice Chairman & General Manager Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
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Mel Robles

Vice Chairman & General Manager

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Tim Nguyen

Director Fortuna Investments Worldwide
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Tim Nguyen

Director

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Tim is recognised as one of the most innovative marketeers of casino gaming in IndoChina. Having worked for some of the largest and most profitable casinos in Cambodia and Vietnam, he not only understands player needs but is able to build a strategy to attract and retain them for the long term. Tim is Vietnamese and fluent in English, Mandarin and Khmer, he has intimate knowledge of the Vietnamese gaming industry in the areas of marketing, operations and regulations as well as human resources.

Dan Morrison

Director of New Business Fast Track
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Dan Morrison

Director of New Business

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Dan is a seasoned leader with over a decade of experience driving growth and innovation in the technology and gaming industries. Currently serving as the Director of New Business at Fast Track, Dan excels in building and nurturing client relationships, spearheading new initiatives, and driving revenue growth. Prior to his role at Fast Track, Dan held key positions within the industry, where he demonstrated his expertise in commercial strategy and leadership. With a track record of success, Dan brings a wealth of strategic vision and operational expertise.

Arthur Tan

Founder & CEO FilLiquid
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Arthur Tan

Founder & CEO

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Bringing 15 years of expertise in finance, investment, and technology, Arthur had successfully exited a tech startup, former financial advisor at one of Singapore’s largest IFA firms overseeing US$50M in assets. In the Web 3 space, he previously championed a Web 3 venture studio and currently serving as CEO of FilLiquid, a pioneering DeFI protocol on the Filecoin network.

Andrei Beu

CCO Gamingtec
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Andrei Beu

CCO

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Torben Friis

Managing Director Match Liquidity DMCC
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Torben Friis

Managing Director

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Kirill Nekrasov

Head of Betby.Games Betby
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Kirill Nekrasov

Head of Betby.Games

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Kirill started his journey in the iGaming industry as a live trader in the esport department, creating unique odds. With a background of over 10 years in the industry, he has led key departments in renowned betting and gambling companies in the CIS region. He is currently heading Betby’s esports division, Betby.Games.

Harmen Brenninkmeijer

Managing Partner NYCE International
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Harmen Brenninkmeijer

Managing Partner

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James Davies

CCO & Operation Manager Wicked Games
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James Davies

CCO & Operation Manager

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Christoffer Fröberg

CEO Cubeia
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Christoffer Fröberg

CEO

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Christoffer has been a part of the Gambling Industry for almost two decades both as an operator and as a solution provider in multiple international roles within National Monopolies, Charity Lotteries and Commercial Licensed Operators. Apart from that Christoffer has also been partner in Nordic Management and Strategy Consultancy firms and a teacher at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Konstantin Shirokov

CEO Yoki Finance
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Konstantin Shirokov

CEO

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Konstantin is a passionate advocate for decentralization and a prominent figure in the Web3 community. As the founder of Yoki Finance, he pioneers innovative solutions like the Web3 subscription payments gateway, drawing from his marketing and product management expertise.

Yuliia Haliuk

Head of Influencer Marketing Department Melbet
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Yuliia Haliuk

Head of Influencer Marketing Department

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Xavier Murtza

CGO Xprizo
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Xavier Murtza

CGO

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Stephanie Tower

Country Lead nChain
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Stephanie Tower

Country Lead

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A global business and communications strategist based in Manila, she advocates for digitalization through blockchain technology, aiming to advance transformation in the Philippines across government, enterprise, academe, and the private sector. With a communications degree and executive training from the Wharton School, she leverages over 10 years of diverse experience spanning operations management, media production, marketing, branding, data analytics, and more. As a former journalist, she has covered the blockchain industry since 2015, interviewing industry leaders globally. Now focused on organizing events to connect industry leaders, She is committed to shaping the nation's digital future and fostering international collaboration. Currently enrolled in the BSV Academy, she is dedicated to learning about Bitcoin Theory and BSV Blockchain for Enterprises, eager to contribute to the ongoing digital transformation.

Roberto Tayag

CEO for Asia Pacific CyberQ Group
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Roberto Tayag

CEO for Asia Pacific

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An experienced security professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Helped several clients in their information security journey by helping them build their security operations capability. Has experience in building and running security operations. Including capabilities in threat intelligence and threat hunting merging the 2 ideas together. He has led projects on use case development and fine tuning to increase efficiency and effectiveness of security monitoring dealing with both reactive and proactive rules and activities. He also has extensive experience in Professional Services, in running a service and building the team and enhancing the capability. Has years of experience in incident handling and how this can help clients in their security posture armed with knowledge of ethical hacking and years of Malware analysis and reverse engineering.

David Brian Dacanay

AVP Tier One Entertainment
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David Brian Dacanay

AVP

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Comprehensive strategic marketing, sales and business development experience spanning over a decade in the media industry. Proven track-record of driving growth and efficiency with tenures at prestigious multinational ad agencies, Dentsu and Group M, and invaluable startup experience having held a regional role in global sports media property, ONE Championship.

Atty. Isaiah San Miguel

Scholastic Partnerships Manager AcadArena
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Atty. Isaiah San Miguel

Scholastic Partnerships Manager

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Bringing esports and gaming to campuses around the Philippines. Practiced corporate litigation and labor law for 7 years, now focusing on helping Philippine campuses understand esports and gaming, build their programs, and train the next generation of student gamers to turn them into leaders, breadwinners, scholars, and champions.

Penny Chai

VP of Business Development APAC SumSub
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Penny Chai

VP of Business Development APAC

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Penny joined Sumsub as Vice President of Business Development, APAC in April 2023. She is a skilled sales and business development professional with a focus on building lasting partnerships and driving growth in the APAC region. Prior to her role at Sumsub, Penny was the Director of Global Partnerships at predictive cryptocurrency risks and intelligence platform Merkle Science. Here, she was responsible for forming strategic partnerships and developing indirect business opportunities. Additionally, she was Channels Director, APAC at Jumio and Head of Channel Management for SEA, Korea and AEC Micro Focus, overseeing partner relations and new business pipelines. Penny has also held several senior marketing roles, including APAC Marketing Director at McGraw-Hill Education, Marketing Director - APAC at both Zebra Technologies and Intermec Technologies and Regional Director at the Dell Global BV.

Jennifer Joy Subang

COO AgriDOM Solutions Corp.
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Jennifer Joy Subang

COO

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Jennifer Joy C. Subang, an influential figure at the helm of SF Group of Companies as Chief Operating Officer, boasts a rich tapestry of experience spanning various sectors. Her professional journey traverses through the realms of advertising, software development, and agriculture export, where she has excelled in multifaceted roles. In 2010, alongside her husband, Dominador L. Subang, Jennifer embarked on a visionary path, co-founding a range of enterprises dedicated to importation, distribution, trading, service contracting, and technology conversion. Their ventures span across agriculture, construction, and e-commerce platforms, shaping industries with innovation and foresight. As an unwavering advocate for the integration of technology in agriculture, Jennifer champions the cause of smart farming practices. In this event, she will illuminate her path, sharing insights gleaned from applying cutting-edge technology to enhance farm productivity. She fervently believes in its transformative power for personal, business, and educational advancement of the agriculture industry in the country. Join Jennifer as she charts the course towards a future where technology such as AI and agriculture converge for sustainable growth and prosperity.

Abdul Mikael

COO FinScore
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Abdul Mikael

COO

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Completed MSc. in Big Data Management and Analysis. He holds BSCH as Software Developer and am interested in Data Science. Mr. Mikael is also the Founder and CTO of Clinica, Mongolia's first ever Telemedicine application.

Christo Georgiev

COO FinScore
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Christo Georgiev

COO

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Christo Georgiev is the Country Manager and Chief Operations Officer of FinScore, an alternative credit scoring and data analytics firm servicing both the Philippines and Indonesia. FinScore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CTOS Digital Berhad, the holding company of ASEAN's leading credit reporting agencies. With a decade of experience in operations and management, Christo has led FinScore since 2019. Under his leadership, FinScore's 'Alternative Credit Evaluation (A.C.E) Portal' won 2nd prize in the Global Category at the SFF Global FinTech Awards 2021, recognized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Singapore FinTech Association. Christo is passionate about creating societal impact and alleviating pressing imbalances in the Philippines and the broader APAC region using innovative technologies like Web 3.0, AI, and decentralized identity. Before joining FinScore, he managed operations in the highly innovative and dynamic iGaming industry, specializing in digital payments, assets, and currencies. Outside of work, Christo keeps both mind and body sharp through reading, martial arts, squash, and traveling.

Kien Bui

Solution Architect BytePlus
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Kien Bui

Solution Architect

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Rafael Sindiong

Senior Presale Manager Wiz Ai Technology
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Rafael Sindiong

Senior Presale Manager

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14 Years of Executive Leadership in Strategy Program and Project Management specializing with Transitions/Migrations, Finance Transformation, Artificial Intelligence and Automation. 1. Has delivered more than 3000 FTEs in the Finance Accounting Sector in the BPO Sector 2. Integrated one of the first inbound talkbot AI system here in the Philippines 3. Helped establish the outbound talkbot autospeech recognition outbound call with more than 15 partners that 4. Established one of the first AI Quality management system that can improve the KPI measurement from 10 days to just 1 hour

Chezka Gonzales

Founding Vice-president for Internal Affairs Blockchain Council of the Philippines
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Chezka Gonzales

Founding Vice-president for Internal Affairs

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Chezka Gonzales VP for Internal Affairs Airbus A320 Pilot , Philippine Air Force Reservist , Philippine Blockchain Week & Women of Substance Founder As the VP for Internal Affairs at the Blockchain Council of the Philippines, Chezka plays a key role in overseeing and enhancing the organization’s internal operations and communication. She focuses on fostering a cohesive and productive work environment, ensuring efficient coordination among different teams, and contributing to the overall growth and success of the council.

Kristoffer Anthony Patron

President Cash Ko Technology Inc.
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Kristoffer Anthony Patron

President

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With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, I have developed a passion and expertise for leveraging technology, digital assets, and strategic partnerships to achieve business goals. My core competencies include business development, digital marketing, customer experience, and fintech solutions. My roles in senior management allowed me to lead multiple projects and initiatives that aimed to optimize business operations through technology. I have a proven track record of establishing and growing relationships with key stakeholders, creating and executing digital strategies, and delivering innovative and scalable solutions that enhance customer value and satisfaction. I am also an avid learner and advocate of emerging technologies such as Fintech blockchain technology, AI, and the IoT, and I enjoy sharing my insights and perspectives on various platforms. My personal mission is to foster a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about shaping the future of finance through innovation.

Patrick Kinghorn

Consultant Pronet Gaming - Asia
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Patrick Kinghorn

Consultant

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Alex Leese

CEO Pronet Gaming
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Alex Leese

CEO

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Karl von Brockdorff

Head of Brand Wicked Games
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Karl von Brockdorff

Head of Brand

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Frances Kintana

HR Director Blaze
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Frances Kintana

HR Director

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Roanna Jamir

Client Services Manager HCM Nexus
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Roanna Jamir

Client Services Manager

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Former CNN Philippines News Anchor & YouTube Host for Gaming Network UserGamesTV.

Dr Donald Patrick Lim

Founding President Blockchain Council of the Philippines
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Dr Donald Patrick Lim

Founding President

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Atty Mark Gorriceta

Managing Partner Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
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Atty Mark Gorriceta

Managing Partner

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Brian Poe Llamanzares

Co-Founder Artifract
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Brian Poe Llamanzares

Co-Founder

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Paul Soliman

Co-Founder, CEO & CTO Bayanichain
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Paul Soliman

Co-Founder, CEO & CTO

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Ida Tiongson

Director for Ethics & Governance Blockchain Council of the Philippines
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Ida Tiongson

Director for Ethics & Governance

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Mikhail Jon Penalosa

Marketing Director Saakuru Labs
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Mikhail Jon Penalosa

Marketing Director

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Mikhail is a Super Affiliate, Media Buyer and Entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience. Managed more than $30 Million of ad spend as an affiliate and marketing lead of 100+ clients across the globe. Currently manages 500+ affiliates, streamers and agents in igaming. Also helps build massive adoption in web 3 for leading consumer centric L2 protocol - Saakuru Labs.

Yifan He

CEO Red Date (Hong Kong) Technology
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Yifan He

CEO

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Yifan He, the founder and CEO of Red Date Technology, obtained his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from SUNY at Stony Brook and MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. He founded his first internet company in 1998 and started equity investment since 2005. Mr. He has over 20 years of experience and expertise in the fields of information technology, investment and corporate management.

Anton Golub

Venture Partner Full Stack VC
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Anton Golub

Venture Partner

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Anton Golub is a Venture Partner at Full Stack VC and a strategic advisor to Pazar and SwissAssetDAO. Anton is a founder of flovtec, a Swiss market-maker, Trust Square AG, a pre-eminent blockchain hub located in Zurich, and Lykke Corp, a crypto exchange.

George Wong

Country Manager - Philippines, Malaysia & Indonesia The Sandbox
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George Wong

Country Manager - Philippines, Malaysia & Indonesia

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George Wong is the Country Manager of the Philippines, Malaysia & Indonesia at The Sandbox, a leading decentralized virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands. Concurrently, he’s the Founder of Reactive Labs, a blockchain advisory. Prior to this, he has ventured more than 20+ start-ups from retail to publishing, most notably in the artistic, investment and blockchain space. He has managed a variety of investment-related firms, supported the growth of a regional investment community, and even successfully completed an ICO in 2018.

Mauricio Carrillo-Palacio

Chief Strategy Officer GlobiancePay
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Mauricio Carrillo-Palacio

Chief Strategy Officer

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Richard Mifsud

CEO Xprizo
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Richard Mifsud

CEO

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Jean Michel Azzopardi

Head of Strategy Coinpayments
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Jean Michel Azzopardi

Head of Strategy

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Jean Michel has a proven track record of securing significant funding, pioneering groundbreaking blockchain technology, and building top-performing remote teams. He was the Founder and CEO of Kralanx Cyber Security Malta, a cyber security service provider for the blockchain space, for six years. He also led the APAC Channel at Acunetix where he achieved substantial revenue growth. As a public speaker and content creator, he showcases his passion for the evolving Web3 ecosystem and his vision for a more decentralized and transparent future. He is currently a Strategic Advisor at Proofme, a wallet-based app that supports KYC, digital signing, personal data verification, and verified caller ID. He is also an Independent Technology Consultant, offering a broad range of services in areas such as board membership, technical compliance, sales, strategy, and blockchain architecture.