2019 Speakers

Michael K. Dershem

MAPay CEO

Michael K. Dershem, aka Dersh, is a seasoned business development entrepreneur who has assisted multiple ventures and attracted millions of dollars of capital. Dersh is currently CEO of MAPay, a leader in blockchain vision & deployment for the healthcare industry; today providing use-cases impacting both the financial and clinical well-being of the sector. He possesses an outstanding track record in strategic business planning and development, capital sourcing, multi-disciplinary problem solving; in addition to a strong technology-transfer background from government and university research to private sector commercialization.

Nick Thomson

Viva Network CEO

Nick Thomson is a 26 year old Bermudian entrepreneur. After studying Finance at Florida State University, Nick joined KPMG in Bermuda as a financial statement auditor pursuing the CPA accounting designation. In 2016 Nick began his first venture, Scooter Mart, Bermuda's first second hand motorcycle dealership offering creative financing options to consumers. Since then, Nick has co-founded three startups in the Real Estate Finance sector, including: TLM Development Group, Viva Network Holdings Limited, and Viva Labs Ltd.. Nick's innovative ventures have been featured on the Entrepreneur magazine and a host of other global media outlets publishing content on FinTech, Blockchain, and Real Estate financing.

Kahina Van Dyke

Ripple SVP of Business &
Corporate Development

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William McDonough

iCash Founder & CEO

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