James Bowater

Founder & Chief Executive
The Digital Commonwealth

James Bowater is best known in the blockchain, digital asset and Web3 industry as ‘The Digital Insider’ and for being the founder of Crypto AM in a groundbreaking partnership with London’s renowned business newspaper City A.M. which, in 2017, became the first mainstream publisher to feature a regular focus on AI, blockchain, crypto, DeFi, digital assets, the metaverse and Web3. In an exciting leap forward, 2024 sees the launch of James’s new venture - a hybrid news, media, education, events and venture capital platform named ‘The Digital Commonwealth’. In November 2022, James was named ‘Blockchain Advisor of the Year’ at the prestigious AIBC Awards in Malta. As well as being the founder and chairman of Jade Vault and Jade City, James also holds notable ambassadorial and advisory roles.

Jiten Varu

Head of Fintech and Web3, Industry Leader for EMEA
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Jiten is the Head of Fintech and Web3, Industry Leader for EMEA at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of financial services and blockchain technology. At Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jiten leads initiatives to empower fintech startups and established financial institutions alike, leveraging the cloud to innovate, scale, and deliver cutting-edge financial solutions. His work is instrumental in driving the adoption of cloud services across the financial sector, facilitating a more agile, secure, and customer-centric approach to financial services.

Henri Arslanian

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Nine Blocks Capital Management

Henri Arslanian is the co-founder and managing partner of Nine Blocks Capital Management, an institutional-grade hedge fund focused exclusively on digital assets, with a market-neutral crypto fund focused on generating alpha from inefficiencies in crypto markets using relative value, arbitrage, and quantitative strategies. Henri was previously a partner and global crypto leader at PwC. In that role, he advised many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, investors, financial institutions, and tech firms on their crypto initiatives, as well as numerous governments, regulators, and central banks on crypto regulatory and policy matters.

Brian Benedict Rose

Founder & Host
London Real

After graduating from MIT and the Sloan School of Management, Brian spent 15 years trading derivatives in the financial markets on Wall Street, Chicago, and the City of London. For the past 12 years he has been the Founder & Host of London Real and broadcast over 1000 long-form conversations which have been viewed over a billion times. With the mission to educate the next 1 Billion people in the crypto asset, decentralised finance, metaverse, and Web 3 ecosystems, Brian launched the Crypto & DeFi Academy.

Lou Kerner

CryptoOracle Collective

Lou Kerner is the Founder of the CryptoOracle Collective, the leading decentralized web3 advisory service with 250+ web3 “experts”. Lou is also a Partner at Blockchain Coinvestors, a crypto fund-of-fund, invested in 40 of the world’s leading crypto VCs. Lou’s also the CEO of Blockchain Coinvestors Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded SPAC. Lou’s been a crypto thought leader since 2013, when the Wall Street Journal called Lou "Wall Street’s Bitcoin Expert''. Lou’s ranked among the most influential crypto bloggers on Medium and regularly keynotes major crypto industry events. Lou also Founded CryptoMondays, the largest crypto Meetup group in the world, with chapters in 50 cities. Prior to crypto, Lou was an equity analyst following media companies for Goldman Sachs. Lou has a B.A. from U.C.L.A. and an MBA from Stanford

Amanda Wick

Incite Consulting

Amanda Wick served as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice for nearly a decade, specialising in money laundering and cryptocurrency. After working at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, she left government to serve as the Chief of Legal Affairs at Chainalysis, a blockchain analytics company. She briefly returned to government service when she was asked to lead the financial investigation for the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. After serving on the Select Committee, she launched the Association for Women In Cryptocurrency, where she is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Yu Ayato

BAYC Japan

Utilising his career as an artist and knowledge of the blockchain industry, he acts as a bridge between various industries. Actively supports the activation of the Web3 community, such as helping to launch NFT communities such as BAYC Japan and Azuki Japan. As a founding director of Japan Blockchain Week Association, and MetaverseJapan association,he works to connect the Japanese web3 industry with overseas communities. Also,one of the organisers of Japan’s oldest NFT conference NonFungibleTokyo since 2019.

Kumardev Chatterjee

Member, Expert on Entrepreneurship & Network
World Economic Forum

Kumardev Chatterjee is a globally recognised thought-leader and expert on AI, Web3 and a range of technology areas, serial tech innovator, investor, speaker, and author with over 25 years of extensive experience in strategy, advanced tech, and executive leadership at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in Europe, the United States, Middle East and Asia. He advises and works closely with the UK, Finland, EU, Swiss, Saudi, Malaysia and other major governments, official institutions, Fortune 100 companies and Startups, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Family Offices and UHNWs, and mainstream media.

Sandra Ro

Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)

Sandra is a proponent for ‘human-centric tech’. From investment banking and currency markets to blockchain technology, she is an early angel investor and advocate of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. She currently serves as the CEO of Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the world’s largest leading Swiss-based non-for-profit association with more than 500 institutional members, 301 ambassadors, across 117 jurisdictions and disciplines.

Kyle Chassé

Master Ventures Global

Kyle Chassé, a cryptocurrency/blockchain industry veteran and technology entrepreneur, has founded, advised and invested in numerous early stage blockchain projects since his initial investment in Bitcoin in 2012. During 2013, Kyle founded World Super Lotto (WSL), the world’s first global lottery based on Bitcoin and went all-in on Bitcoin. In 2014 WSL went live and Kyle used some of his Bitcoin gains to participate in the Ethereum ICO followed by exploring infrastructure projects making investments in BnkToTheFuture, Pundi X, Bitstamp, Kraken, Shapeshift, Coinpayments and several others. In 2015 Kyle took on a full-time role as COO of Credits, built from scratch Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) company. In 2016, Kyle was deemed “smart money” by investors during this time period as he began lucratively analysing, investing, and advising infrastructure and protocol projects from Coinbase, UBANX, Bitfinex, ULTRA, RNDR, and several others, holding impressive amounts of equity and tokens.

Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr


Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr currently works as the Editor-at-large and Cointelegraph ambassador, actively contributing to strategic partnerships & brand representation and bridging the heart of CT—its editorial—with its broader ecosystem. With an M.A. in political science and an M.A. classical philology, she has been working in communication and journalism for over 10 years, covering energy, urban, green, information, financial technologies and other innovations aimed at a sustainable future.

Ethan Pierse

Founding Partner
Borderless Ventures

A sought-after MC and moderator as well as a prolific keynote speaker at leading tech conferences including Web Summit, Collision, Vivatech, SXSW, Non-Fungible, Rise Hong Kong, Ethan currently educates and inspires audiences on web3 and the blockchain economy's opportunities for brands and the creator economy. Through Borderless Ventures, Ethan runs the European Emerging Tech Investment Syndicate focusing primarily on web3, AI, the creator economy, and sustainable development.

Mark Foster

EU Policy Lead
Crypto Council for Innovation

Mark Foster is the EU Policy Lead at the Crypto Council for Innovation. He has over 20 years of experience advising public and private sector entities on EU policy and politics. He started his career in Brussels as a European Parliamentary Assistant from 2003 to 2007. He later developed expertise in EU financial services as a Senior Official in the UK Permanent Representation.

Korby Hayre

Founder CEO
The House of Block

Founder of 'House of Block' a boutique agency specialising in events and content for conferences. HoB events, at Hurlingham Club- Summer & Winter editions: Digital Assets & Web3. Founder/Host of a global business community 450+ members in DA&Web3. Discovering news and events in Blockchain, Crypto, NFT, Web3, Metaverse and AI trends. Networking club for leaders of the industry across the ecosystem. House of Block curates high end events at exclusive venues invitation only. DM on Linkedin for invitation to join House of Block Club.

Maja Vujinovic

Managing Director

Ms. Maja Vujinovic is a senior global executive. In 2005, she was an early pioneer of mobile payments working across Sub-Saharan Africa and an early pioneer in Bitcoin, since 2010. Currently, she is a CEO of OGroup, focused on the intersection of legacy systems and technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Automation systems, Blockchain and IoT.

Michael Borrelli

AI & Partners

As a Director at AI & Partners, Europe's leading professional services firm for firms subject to the EU AI Act, this leverages 10+ years of experience in financial services, compliance, and technology to help clients navigate the complex and evolving regulatory landscape of AI. This includes a strong passion for responsible AI and its potential to create positive social impact, while minimising its risks and challenges.

Helen Disney


Helen Disney is a globally-recognised blockchain advocate. A serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of founding experience, she is a regular conference speaker and commentator on cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and innovation. As CEO and Founder of Unblocked, a premier hub for blockchain education and marketing, she helps pioneering Web2 and Web3 companies accelerate their growth through effective storytelling and connections. Over the past decade, she has launched numerous leading blockchain brands onto the market.

Sheraz Ahmed

Managing Partner
Storm Partners

Managing Partner of STORM Partners, leading professional services firm dedicated to the blockchain industry, and Founder of recently launched innovation centre, Decentral House, in Geneva, Switzerland - Sheraz Ahmed is on a mission to provide the emerging technology industry with the necessary tools to succeed in this fast-growing digital age.The under-30 entrepreneur is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, supporting dialogue, action and collaborative change. Sheraz also drives cooperation and integrity across the Web3 space as Ecosystem Director of the Crypto Valley Association.

Anna Ladyshenski

Page Executive

Anna is Partner for Blockchain & Web3 at Page Executive, a leading international recruitment agency with over 8.000 employees and over 150.000 successful placements per year. She is the first partner worldwide to specialise on C-Level recruitment within the blockchain industry. With her expertise and knowledge, Anna is a frequent speaker at various international blockchain conferences. Prior to convincing her management to allow her to build a Blockchain unit, Anna built and led the largest IT recruitment entity at PageGroup worldwide.

Sunita Khatri

Commercial Director
Dubai World Trade Centre

Sunita is experienced in executing start-up, turnaround and growth strategies, across B2B and B2C domains. Comprehensive experience in C-level business development and sales, including full responsibility for account acquisition, retention and market penetration in both consumer and trade industries , Skilled in strategic planning, territory development and sales presentations to high-level executives, including contract negotiations, competitive analysis and lead generation. Deep expertise in opportunity identification, proposal development and building prolific long-term client relationships with senior leaders at bellwether firms, government agencies and NGOs. Proven track record in new product launches and incubation, and scaling and turning around established products; including recruiting, managing and training high-performance teams. Steered coordination between sales, marketing and operation teams from lead development through post-sale support to achieve client needs, and business financial objectives, with full P&L responsibility.

Catie Romero-Finger

CEO & Founder
BaBs Labs

Catie is the CEO & Founder of BABs, Co-founder of websh3, mentor at Outlier Ventures, angel investor and Strategic Advisor for Web3 startups. BABs is an international, awardwinning, women-led, emerging tech strategy firm based in NY and serves the US, Europe, LATAM, and MENA markets. BABs is helping Web3 businesses at any stage to build their brand identity, grow a community, and support tech development. Holding more than 20 years of experience in tech marketing & PR, throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and UAE and having repeatedly experienced being the only woman in the room, Catie has naturally developed an urge to grow communities of diverse professionals in the Web3 space. It led her to found websh3, an immersive side-event on a mission to bring more diversity into Web3.

Brittnay Kaiser

Own Your Data Foundation

Brittnay is a globally renowned expert in data protection, blockchain technology and legislative reform; advising governments, companies and campaigns on policy and strategy. Brittnay is co-founder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a nonprofit lobbying firm advancing legislative reform protecting the rights of individuals to control their digital assets. To raise awareness of data rights, she co-founded the Own Your Data Foundation, to promote digital literacy education. Brittany is also the primary subject of the Netflix Original documentary The Great Hack, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and the author of Targeted published by Harper Collins.

Dhivya Daniel


MetaWise, a boutique Web3 marketing agency, specializes in GameFi, Metaverse, DeFi, and Fintech. Renowned for delivering unparalleled success, such as the 71x ROI for TryHards, MetaWise combines deep research with a tailored, dynamic approach. Their commitment to quality and bespoke service, supported by a vast network across Europe, the USA, South Korea, and the Middle East, positions them as more than just service providers—they are advisors and partners in their clients' journey. MetaWise's unique blend of expertise and personalized support ensures that Web3 projects achieve standout success.

Oscar Wendel


Wendel has over 18 years of experience in conferences, business publishing, and PR. He has led the content development and delivery of some of the world's largest and most influential tech, blockchain, fintech, and lifestyle shows, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. His career includes being Senior Content Manager at the Financial Times in London and Director of Content and Conferences at Dubai World Trade Centre, to most recently MCH Group as a direct report to the CEO to oversee programming for the company most famous for the international art fair Art Basel. At MCH he launched the global music initiative 'Intraplanetary National Anthem' at COP28 leading to a collaboration with 4Space for the first art sculptures installed on the moon. Wendel is currently a partner of the global creative agency Flow with clients including Apple, McDonald’s, and Tesla.

Valerie Ouhayoun


With over 20 years of Global marketing and corporate communications experience,Valerie Ouhayoun Co-Founder of NFT-TELAVIV has excelled in both B2B and B2C sectors. A key player in marketing teams,she has shaped and optimized impactful marketing campaigns, boosted overall performance and branding.Valerie's recent ventures include strategic foray into blockchain, cryptocurrency and the creation of the Web3 event NFT-TELAVIV.

Aviv Lichtigstein

CEO & Founder
101 Blockchains

A thought leader and entrepreneur, Aviv Lichtigstein is the founder and CEO of 101 Blockchains - the world’s leading online independent research-based network for Blockchain and Web3 Practitioners. We are a professional and trusted provider of accredited blockchain and web3 certifications, and online training. Aviv is a senior-level executive with 12 years of experience in technical, operational and business roles. He has significant experience in building enterprise products utilizing Big Data & AI. With expertise in launching, running, and growing programs and projects all the way from startups to Fortune 500 companies, Aviv has worked across a number of industries, business models, and technologies. He also has a proven track record of building and managing teams, products, and business strategies. At 101 Blockchains, Aviv leads a growing team of instructors, subject matter experts, researchers, and other employees who are dedicated to helping Blockchain Professionals grow. Nonetheless, Aviv is a passionate traveler and avid ironman triathlete.

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