Blockchain & AI Eventon 2019 Speakers

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Dr. Evan Luthra
Founder, IKINO.IO
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Evan Luthra

Dr. Evan Luthra

Founder, IKINO.IO

At 24 I am a Top 30 under 30 Entrepreneur. I started my journey as a serial entrepreneur as an adolescent. As a forward thinking technology entrepreneur, I started by developing mobile apps at the advent of mobile app popularity. I built 30+ apps before my first exit.

I have started various technology companies by building plenty of apps and my apps have been used by millions of people before I was 15. I have extensive knowledge and experience in mobile apps and my company EL Group has developed and delivered digital solutions for major Fortune 500 companies.

More recently I am heavily involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space working and investing in leading companies such as GoodMoney, LockTrip, Hashgraph.com and others under my Crypto Investment Bank - Almora.io . I have been regarded as a Blockchain expert and pioneer by the worlds leading organizations and publications and have spoken at various conferences. I have also received an Honorary Ph.D in Blockchain for my work in the space .

I am also an accredited Angel Investor and invest in a variety of products and businesses. I am an early investor in the fastest growing on Demand company in the world - Eaze.com . Most recently I am an early Investor and CEO in Wheelys India - A Top 15 company to watch out in 2017 by INC magazine.

I believe in using technology to disrupt existing industries and have companies in a diverse set of industries from FoodTech, FinTech, Marijuana, Travel, Nightlife, Food and Beverage, Restaurants, Lifestyle, Social, AI, VR, AR, MR, Entertainment, Fashion and more.

I am a featured speaker at different universities and conferences around the globe where I speak about Technology, CryptoCurrencies and Blockchain to huge audiences. I have previously spoken at the United Nations, TEDx, Google, Crypto Investor Show, Blockshow and more.

I am also a well known influencer with over 500,000 followers on Social Media and have been featured on multiple TV shows and press sites.

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Giacomo Arcaro
Founder, Black Marketing Guru
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Giacomo Arcaro

Founder, Black Marketing Guru

Giacomo is one of the most important European Growth Hackers featured on the Financial Times, Forbes, Wired and Los Angeles Times. Two Million € exits with the startup CercaClienti.it and SocialAutomation.online. +2,000 satisfied customers, founder of Black Marketing Guru.

Giacomo has now been involved in the world of cryptocurrencies and ICOs for quite some time, establishing himself as a veteran of the industry and a pioneer of its processes. Currently also working as an advisor on ICObench Top #20 and N.1 on ICObazaar.com, Giacomo has extensive experience in understanding the specific requirements of a business regarding the models through which it can generate capital that allows it to thrive in competitive environments. He collected 18.4M€ for ICO he advise so far.

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Herbert R. Sim
TheBitcoinMan, Broctagon FinTech Group
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Herbert R. Sim

TheBitcoinMan, Broctagon FinTech Group

Herbert R. Sim, is the Head of Business Development at Broctagon FinTech Group. Herbert is the founder of TheBitcoinMan.com and Crypto Chain University, established in 2010, the oldest repository for compilation of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency research papers. Herbert was also previously the Chief Marketing Officer at Cryptology.com; and Global Operations Director at Huobi Global. Herbert has a MBA from University of Wolverhampton, and BA in Mass Communications from Oklahoma City University.

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Dr. Shailesh Kumar
Chief Data Scientist, CoE AI/ML at Jio
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Dr. Shailesh Kumar

Chief Data Scientist, CoE AI/ML at Jio

Dr. Shailesh has over seventeen years of experience in applying and innovating machine learning, statistical pattern recognition, and data mining algorithms to hard prediction problems in a wide variety of domains including: remote sensing, text mining, bio-informatics, computer vision and image understanding, transaction data mining, retail analytics, neurological data, risk analytics in financial domain, and web analytics. He is very passionate about building the AI ecosystem in India and is currently leading the AI efforts for Reliance Jio.

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Varun Sethi
Founder Blockchain Lawyer
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Varun Sethi

Founder Blockchain Lawyer

Varun is a Technology Lawyer from India and has been in the startup consulting space since past 7 years, with extensive experience of helping more than 140 startups to raise funds from Indian and International Venture capitalists. Six of this clients have been awarded status of Forbes 30 under 30 and three have been YCombinator alumni.

In the past three years he has been an active advocate of decentralised economy & blockchain technology to make it mainstream.

He has been in active democratic conversation with the Central Indian government regarding blockchains and his research efforts in this field have been covered by various mainstream and crypto media like - Economic Times, Bloomberg TV, Forbes, News.Bitcoin.com to name a few.

In addition, he has recently started a web series by the name of "Full Stack Conversations" to educate the youth about legal aspects of contemporary technologies like blockchain and more.

He has also been an active speaker at various forums like Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Dubai Blockchain Summit, Wire Summit, Blockchained India, Indian Institute of Technology, Lawyer's Club of India to name a few and has been approached by the National Security Council Secretariat of the Government of India and Andhra Pradesh Chief Ministerial Cabinet, India to lend his technical experience in the field of blockchain and decentralised technologies in addition to his work with Cayman Island government to help Indian blockchains companies to grow to offshore locations.

A level 3 ethical hacker, technology enthusiast, digital nomad, sunday cyclist, writer and a lazy poet, he is the only full time blockchain lawyer from India.

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Alexandra Karpova
Co-founder & CEO, Cryptopr Lab
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Alexandra Karpova

Co-founder & CEO, Cryptopr Lab

Alexandra is the CEO of Crypto PR Lab, the top blockchain and cryptocurrency public relations firm. She has eight years of experience in leadership roles in blockchain, finance, real estate, luxury real estate rental agency, and marketing in New York. She managed a real-estate rental agency as well as founded Millennium Communications. She worked for top brands Morgan Stanley, CITI, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and luxury concierge LVH Global. Alexandra brings her knowledge of business and an extensive network of high-net-worth individuals eager to invest in new projects to Millenium Communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Baruch College, NY.

Top Achievements:

Moved to the US alone in the age of twenty as a student, got accepted to college and self-financed her education while working full-time as an assistant property manager at a mid-size building management company out of NYC

Got accepted to a prestigious three-year finance analyst program at Citi Bank post-Baruch graduation

Sold her first condo as a real-estate agent within the first few months of work (with no prior experience)

Ran a sales team at a prestigious luxury concierge agency (lvhglobal.com) with sales up 30% after joining in the first month

Built a boutique airbnb rental business with five properties under management

Avid-traveler, been to 35+ countries, advanced open water scuba diver with true passion for adventure

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Anoop Chaturvedi
Country Manager - Hewlett-Packard
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Anoop Chaturvedi

Country Manager - Hewlett-Packard

Business Leader with nearly Two fantastic decades of experience in IT, known for Sales Team Transformation, New Market Development, Business Turn Around and Double-Digit Growth.

More than 10 years experience of managing Sales and Pre Sales Teams in India, Excellent understanding of Public Sector Business in India and Strong Hold on West and North India Business.

Believes in tight yet light business environment and strong relationships.

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Kumar Gaurav
Founder & CEO - Cashaa and Auxesis Group
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Kumar Gaurav

Founder & CEO - Cashaa and Auxesis Group

Kumar is an Indian serial entrepreneur who was awarded an extraordinary status (O1) by the United States government for excelling his work on blockchain technology.

With his vision, Auxesis Group and Cashaa, are both ranked amongst the top 100 most influential blockchain companies across the globe.

Kumar is a popular international speaker and an emerging tycoon who has grown his own suffix of technology and was invited by IIT, IIM, ISB, YPO, TieCON, Money2020, TechCrunch, the European Parliament and many forums across the globe. He stood up against mega minds of so-called triggering currencies and stacking strategies and was nominated among the World's Top 50 Innovators from the Industries of the future market and tech era in the UK.Kumar is an Indian serial entrepreneur who was awarded an extraordinary status (O1) by the United States government for excelling his work on blockchain technology.

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Utpal Chakraborty
Head- Artificial Intelligence, YES BANK Ltd.
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Utpal Chakraborty

Head- Artificial Intelligence, YES BANK Ltd.

Utpal Chakraborty is an eminent Data Scientist and AI researcher having 21 years of industry experience, including working as an Principal Architect in L&T Infotech, IBM, Capgemini and other MNCs in his past assignments. At the moment he is the Head of Artificial Intelligence at YES BANK. Utpal is a well-known speaker and writer on Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Agile & Lean speaking at conferences around the world. His recent research on machine learning titled “Layered Approximation for Deep Neural Networks” has been appreciated in different conferences, institutions and universities. He has also demonstrated few completely out-of-the-box hybridized Agile & Lean implementations in different industries which has been appreciated by Agile & Lean communities worldwide.

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Nishith Pathak
Regional Director, Microsoft
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Nishith Pathak

Microsoft Regional Director |AI & Blockchain Innovator, Architect, Researcher, Int'l Author & Speaker, India's 1st Artificial Intelligence MVP

Nishith Pathak is India's 1st Artificial Intelligence(AI) Most Valuable Professional(MVP), a Microsoft Regional Director (RD), Lead architect, speaker, AI thinker, innovator, and strategist. Nishith’s expertise lies in helping Fortune 100 companies design and Architect next-generation solutions that incorporate AI, ML, cognitive services, Blockchain, and many more. He sits on several technical advisory boards across the globe, and is author of multiple books on AI and Blockchain. Nishith has played PAN account enterprise Architect role where he was responsible for overall architecture to design in multiple projects. He is an international acclaimed speaker on technologies like AI, Blockchain and regularly speaks at various technical conferences.

For his expertise on Artificial intelligence, Microsoft have awarded him 1st Most Valuable Professional (MVP) from India on Artificial Intelligence category. Globally, he is among 19 MVPs on AI, recognized by Microsoft for their sheer expertise on AI. He is also awarded as "Microsoft Regional Director" award which consists of 150 of the world's top technology visionaries chosen specifically for their proven cross-platform expertise. Nishith is currently working on key areas, specifically Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, cognitive computing, BlockChain, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and helping companies architect solutions based on these technologies. He can be contacted at NisPathak@GMail.com

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Aaron Tsai
Founder & Chief Capitalist of MASEx and MAS Capital Inc.
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Aaron Tsai

Founder & Chief Capitalist of MASEx and MAS Capital Inc.

Aaron Tsai is the Founder and Chief Capitalist of MAS Capital Inc. and MAS Capital Universal Exchange Inc. (MASEx). MASEx is a global security token exchange. Since 1995 Mr. Tsai has advised over 30 companies from China, Malaysia and US, in going public in the U.S. stock markets via IPO and reverse merger transactions. Mr. Tsai is known on the Wall Street as the “King of Shells”, as he created 101 public shell companies in the 1990’s. An October 29, 1999 Wall Street Journal article said that Mr. Tsai “… is at the leading edge of a resurgence in “blank check,” or shell, companies …” Mr. Tsai was the Chairman and CEO of MAS Capital Securities, Inc. from 1999 to 2002.

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Jason Fernandes
COO and Co-Founder AEToken
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Jason Fernandes

COO and Co-Founder AEToken

Jason Fernandes is an award-winning crypto-entrepreneur, Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Expert and TEDx speaker

A professional career beginning at the age of 14 and spanning over two decades, Fernandes founded internet portal ZeoCities.com and non-profit LDKids. He was also a founding team member at RecordTV.com where he holds a patent for the world’s first internet-based DVR; and PerceptiveI, a company that developed patented ECRM software for Fortune 500 Clients. He presently serves as COO and Co-Founder of award-winning Blockchain company AEToken.

A former monthly columnist with Indonesia’s GlobeAsia Magazine for over 5 years, his writings have appeared in The Jakarta Globe, CHIP, DNA India, The Leela, The Goan and Mans World Magazine, among others. He’s advised the Country of Barbados, the Government of Goa, and multiple statewide political parties on IT and Education policy. Fernandes was the first speaker at TEDx Panaji in 2017, Keynote speaker at TechieScoops Cryptoconference, and featured speaker at events hosted by the Computer Society of India, Goa Chamber of Commerce, Goa BITs Pilani University, Singularity University and is a regular speaker at various Blockchain events worldwide.

In 2018, on behalf of AEToken and FUNL, he received first place awards at the Malta Blockchain Summit and the Seaside Startup Summit respectively. He’s also the recipient of the Startup@Singapore Award, the First National Technopreneurship competition Award(Singapore), Childnet International Award (UK) and the "Best Business Plan" award from Sybase at the Global Entrepreneurs Challenge at Stanford University, California. He’s also been featured in international outlets like the BBC, LA Times, Associated Press , MTV, Channel NewsAsia, Bloxlive.TV and national outlets like India Today, ZeeTV and the Times of India.

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Maria Prusakova
Co-founder, General Counsel, Cryptopr Lab
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Maria Prusakova

Co-founder, General Counsel, Cryptopr Lab

Maria (Masha) Prusakova is a French attorney and a PR specialist working with blockchain startups and crypto conferences. Masha started her journey in crypto in 2014 working on an early bitcoin algorithm trader ExGate with a former Lehman Brothers financier. In 2017, Masha joined M&A PR Studio, consulting ICOs and blockchain startups on public relations. In 2018, she co-founded Crypto PR Lab. Before her entrepreneurial career, she worked as an attorney in M&A for Clifford Chance LLP and Gowling WLG. As a private banker for Ultra High Net Worth individuals, Masha gained experience at UBS, LGT and HSBC private banks in Switzerland and Monaco.

Former right hand of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan at the World Economic Forum, Masha together with Sasha facilitates participation of individuals and startups at the elite Davos Conference Week.

Masha is also an accomplished snowboarder. As a professional athlete, she represented Russia in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games as the youngest participant in the snowboarding halfpipe event.

Masha holds three Master’s degrees (Sorbonne, UC Berkeley) and speaks 4 languages: Russian, French, German and English.

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Aadil Singh
Founder, Blockchain & AI Eventon
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Aadil Singh

Founder, Blockchain & AI Eventon

Aadil Singh is a forward-thinking, technology-minded entrepreneur who is the Director of Tefla's. Aadil has an extensive understanding of the specific requirements of a business regarding the models through which it can generate capital that allows it to thrive in competitive environments. He graduated with a Masters in Science in Entrepreneurship and Management from the University of Bath, UK. Aadil's vision toward his career revolves around the quote "Learning in Perpetual Data".

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Ravinder Pal Singh
Director : Digital Transformation (Cybersecurity, IOT, Digital Cities) Dell EMC
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Ravinder Pal Singh

Director : Digital Transformation (Cybersecurity, IOT, Digital Cities) Dell EMC

I have 23 years of experience in IT Industry, working in Digital Transformation and future technology areas. My domain expertise includes IOT, Smart Cities, Digital Enablement, eGov, and Data Analytics. Over the years, I have managed multiple roles like Technical Engineer, Program Manager, Sr Consultant, and Director. Exposure in verticals like Government & Public Sector, Manufacturing, BFSI, Oil&Gas has given me many unforgettable experiences. I have spent the last 14 years in providing breakthrough leadership to achieve corporate strategies, build a coalition to support business growth and implement and manage change to drive organizational performance. I also carry out extensive experience with C-Level decision makers of large companies throughout the Asia Pacific, Japan, and China region.

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Prof. Chen Xiaohua
Deputy Director and Secretary General of China National Blockchain Economy Research Group
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Karan Ambwani
Solutions Manager - ConsenSys
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Karan Ambwani

Solutions Manager - ConsenSys

Karan is a techno-optimist who believes that blockchain and artificial intelligence have the potential to disrupt many established industries and make socio-economic processes more efficient and inclusive. He has experience of working with a number of startups applying emerging technologies to create a mass-market impact. At ConsenSys, Karan is focusing on the strategy and operations of the Indian entity along with managing blockchain technology products in various domains including education, land titling, supply chain, certification, and financial services. Karan holds a master’s degree in International Technology Management from University of Warwick and a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani.

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Geetansh Bamania
CEO & Founder, RentoMojo
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Geetansh Bamania

CEO & Founder, RentoMojo

A serial entrepreneur and visionary,Geetansh Bamania – the Founder and CEO of RentoMojo aims to democratize the face of fintech - consumer leasing industry in the country.

A Forbes 30 Under 30 winner, Bamania has also been listed among the top 10 hottest entrepreneurs by Business World along with being featured on the cover page of the same.

Having completed his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras), Bamania also forayed into the community learning start-up called Click2Skill and a philanthropic crowdfunding start-up named, HopeMonkey.

His experience also reflects, having worked in organizations like Flipkart, KPMG and Pepperfry.

A product techie who is a musician at heart, Bamania firmly believes in the thought process of ‘simplifying things, all the way.’ He envisions in creating a world where simplification is a way of life’, and that’s where his idea of RentoMojo came into existence.

In his spare time, Bamania loves to experiment with a variety of cuisines, play table tennis and mentor budding tech enthusiasts.

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Aman Ladia
Founder & CEO, Liquid Protocol
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Aman Ladia

Founder & CEO, Liquid Protocol

Aman Ladia is an inventor and entrepreneur with a keen interest in blockchain and cybersecurity. He has worked as a programmer to help educational institutes and SMEs improve their efficiency and security using blockchain fundamentals. He regularly writes on popular Blockchain blogs, as a part of his effort to expand the technology to the common man.

Aman's catalogue of products includes an AI-enabled power-saving home automation device and a wearable safety jacket for bikers, both of which have received awards from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Aman, as a solo competitor age 14 beat out larger, better funded and more experienced teams.

Having also won international level cyber and mathematics competitions, Aman dived into cryptography. Aman learnt vulnerability analysis by exploiting misconfigured access privileges on network nodes at his school. Since then, he has worked with other institutes, attempting to strengthen their internal systems.

As a technical architect at Blockchain Fortress, a Canadian based firm, Aman has been working toward constructing new applications for the technology, in vastly different fields: from finance to real estate to education. He views the technology as a bridge between corporations and governments.

Aman balances his tech career and interests while also attending the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai, where he has held top position in academics all through. He has been conferred with the prestigious Homi Bhabha Young Scientist Award twice, in addition to having won over 35 zonal, national and international olympiads and scholarships.