SPEAKERS

Illia has more than 10 years of industry experience, including 3 years at Google where he was a major TensorFlow contributor and managed the team building question-answering capabilities for the core Google search, as well as an author of several notable research papers.

Illia Polosukhin

Co-Founder,

NEAR Protocol

Jan has published over 130 widely cited papers and was granted about 140 patents worldwide. He has received a number of awards for his work, including the 2010 ACM SIGSAC outstanding innovation award, the 2013 IEEE computer society technical achievement award, and the 2018 IFIP Kristian Beckman award.

Jan Camenisch

CTO,

DFINITY Foundation

Mance Harmon

Co-CEO - Swirlds Labs, Co-Founder - Hedera,

USA

Hassan is an experienced operator and investor in web3 and fintech. Prior to Coinbase, Hassan served a dual role at GoTo Group as Chief Executive Officer of Coins.ph, the leading crypto brokerage in the Philippines, and Head of Strategy for Gopay in Indonesia.

Hassan Ahmed

Regional Director of Southeast Asia,

Coinbase

Singapore

Prior to her current roles, Lisa was Head of International Growth at Coins.ph, Global Director of Financial Services for the Grameen Foundation, based out of Uganda and then the Philippines and was also a member of the boards of Musoni and Juhudi Kilimo in Kenya.

Lisa Kienzle

Senior Director of Strategic Projects, Ripple & Chief Business Officer of International Markets,

Tranglo

With over 15 years of professional experience in multi-national organisations, Bidyut has taken on senior-management positions in media, entertainment, telecommunications, automotive, utility and aviation across markets such as Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand and Vietnam.

Bidyut Dumra

Executive Director, Head of Innovation & Ecosystems,

DBS

Singapore

Arjun is a Business person by training, but an engineer at heart. He enjoys problem solving and working with cutting edge technology and his current objective is to help blockchain developers build for scalability and great user experience with the help of Polygon's Layer-2 scaling solution.

Arjun Kalsy

VP - Growth,

Polygon

India

Ken has over a decade of experience in finance and in crypto, including 5 years at J.P. Morgan and is currently the Head of APAC at Abra, focused on HNW and Institutional Sales. Previously COO at Tokenomy, Ken is also experienced in exchange operations, risk management and institutional business development.

Ken Chia

Head of APAC,

Abra

Martin currently serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Marketnode, a SGX Group-Temasek joint venture focused on digital markets infrastructure, as well as the Head of Fixed Income and Strategic Business Development at SGX Group. As the CEO, Martin is responsible for the overall success and management of Marketnode.

Martin Pickrodt

CEO,

Marketnode

Singapore

Daniel Oon is Head of DeFi at Algorand Foundation. Before Algorand, Daniel was project manager at TZ APAC managing Tezos' portfolio of grants in Asia Pacific across all verticals. Prior to Tezos, Daniel also spent some time at Deloitte Consulting.

Daniel Oon

Head of DeFi,

Algorand Foundation

Singapore

With over 14 years of experience in the payments industry, he has led transformation and product development programmes. He also specialises in partner integration and played a key role in the seamless integration between Tranglo’s in-house payment system and Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity solution in 2021.

Marcus Tan

SVP of Business Development and Product,

Tranglo

Previously, Rawson spent 7 years at Temasek investing in enterprise software, consumer internet, and fintech across the USA and Southeast Asia and has had a previous stint with Credit Suisse M&A group in New York.

Rawson Haverty

Co-founder,

Reflection Digital

Taiwan

Amy has been investing in crypto since 2016 into crypto venture and hedge funds, tokens (Defi, gaming, L1/L2), early projects and NFTs. She also is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities for Ocular, as well as providing crypto community coverage in SEA, China and US. Amy is also a member of the Bankless DAO.

Amy Zhao

Lead, Ocular Fund,

Openspace Ventures

Most recently, Kit served as CEO of the wealth management platform Lu (LuFax) in Singapore and opened the Hong Kong office. Prior to that, he served as Chief Product Officer and CEO of OVO — Indonesia’s first banking, loyalty and payments app, which he helped, as CEO, to develop from a fintech start-up.

Kit Wong

CEO - eToro Singapore, Managing Director - eToro Asia,

Singapore

Previously, Katherine was the Global Marketing Head for Liquid.com, the world’s first global cryptocurrency platform regulated in Japan, that provides high performance trading and exchange services for digital currencies.

Katherine Ng

Head of APAC Marketing,

TZ APAC

Singapore

Sean is currently Head of APAC at Kaiko. Previously he spent 30 years working in investment banking: as CEO and Country Head Japan and CEO and Country Head Australia for ABN AMRO Clearing, APAC Regional Head of ETD Operations for UBS, and APAC Head of Collateral Management for Deutsche Bank.

Sean Lawrence

Head of APAC,

Kaiko

Singapore

Cris is an experienced digital strategist, with more than 12 years’ track-record of building ventures, both as a business CEO and management consultant, he has handled an extensive full-cycle driving deal execution from strategy to integration, taken care of public sector to enterprise, corporate and SME accounts

Cris D Tran

Co-founder, Chief Growth Officer - M3TA Inc,

Chief Strategy, Vietnam – Huobi Vietnam

Daniel Liebau

Chief Investment Officer,

Modular Blockchain Fund at Modular Asset Management

Singapore

Blain has lived and worked throughout Europe from 2005-2009 including Paris and Zurich where he ran the Haunch of Venison gallery, prior to joining Sedition at the start of 2013. His wide experience in the art market has informed his current role in developing the concept of art collecting in the digital age at Sedition.

Rory Blain

Director,

Sedition

James had a decorated banking career in the Financial Services industry for more than 10 years. In the course of his career, he has covered both B2B and B2C sectors consisting of high-net-worth businesses with top commercial and private banking institutions overseas and in Singapore, before joining Coinstore.

James Toh

Global Head of Business Development,

Coinstore

Gregor has over 20 years of software development experience, having been a business intelligence consultant for major MNCs and a data architect for Commerzbank AG building custom derivatives structured products for financial institutions.

Gregor Gregersen

Co-founder,

CACHE Gold

Singapore

Corey Wilton is the co-founder of Mirai Labs, the studio that created the popular game Pegaxy. Corey founded his first company within the crypto space in 2018, a customer support company designed to assist ICO start-ups with their customer service.

Corey Wilton

Co-Founder,

Mirai Labs

In addition to his current role, Tobias is also a start-up mentor for APX, PlugAndPlay, NUMA New York, Alchemist Accelerator, and a Venture Partner of Republic. He has also worked in the investment team of Chinaccelerator, one of the global elite accelerator programs operated by the venture fund SOSV with $907M+ AUM in China.

Tobias Bauer

Principal,

Blockchain Founders Fund

Singapore

Prior to Gemini, Feroze has had over 15 years of experience as a derivatives structurer and trader for foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities (Crude Oil & Refined Products).

Feroze Medora

Director of Trading,

Gemini

Singapore

Prior to joining Coinbase, Adam worked in Institutional Sales for Natwest Markets, and before that State Street Global Markets, where he marketed a range of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange products and derivatives to global institutional investors. He also led Natwest Market’s electronic-FX distribution efforts in the APAC region.

Adam Rubinsztajn

Institutional Sales,

Coinbase

Singapore

Haydn Snape

Founder and CEO,

Decentralised Investment Group (DIG)

Alex Van Hulle

Chief Technology Officer,

Redlight Finance

Over the last four years, Ilya has created an inner Mail.ru start-up from scratch to more than $20 million in revenue and a team of more than 200 employees. Also, he is an ex-Head of Product and CTO for Fintech – a cloud accounting Service rated #1 in Russia with over 500 thousand corporate clients.

Ilya Letunov

Co-founder,

Midas.Investments

Prior to this, he was an analyst and investor of distressed corporate situations for 17 years, starting his career with investment banks such as JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, later joining a US hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management, and co-founding 3D Investment Partners in Singapore, with nearly US$1bn in AUM.

Takatoshi Shibayama

Head of Sales, APAC

Copper.co

APAC

In addition to her current roles, Nicole was also the ASEAN Vice-chair of the Global Impact Fintech (GIFT) think tank and was a speaker at over 20+ international conferences, and was interviewed by Forbes, the Business Times Singapore and South China Morning Post as a blockchain thought leader.

Nicole Nguyen

Co-founder,

Duelist King & APAC DAO

Hagen has extensive experience advising on financial regulatory matters. His practice covers a broad range of areas, including financial services licensing and approvals, conduct of business and regulatory change projects working with banks, payment services firms, digital asset exchanges and dealers to name a few.

Hagen Rooke

Partner,

Reed Smith

Singapore

Brain has received a Masters in Business Law from the prestigious National Law School, Bangalore, and an MBA in Business Finance. Prior to CoinDCX, Brain worked across multiple fintech companies such as Paytm, Razorpay and IndiaForex.

Brian Kuttikat

Director for Business and Strategic Alliances,

CoinDCX

India