Michael K. Dershem – CEO, MAPay
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 – CEO, Viva Network
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 - SVP of Business & Corporate Development, Ripple
Kahina is SVP of Business and Corporate Development at Ripple. Prior to Ripple, Kahina lead Global Financial Services and built the global payments partnerships teams at Facebook. She has held executive global roles at MasterCard and Citibank mostly on international assignments. In addition, Kahina is a non-executive board director of Progressive Insurance company. She brings a depth of industry knowledge combined with a track record launching innovative solutions with partners. She is passionate about accelerating the next generation of global financial services and payments to serve people, business and communities around the world.
William McDonough - Founder & CEO, iCash
Will McDonough is the Founder and CEO of iCash, and the inventor of the Proof of Trust Protocol technology. McDonough is an investor and entrepreneur whose storied career ranges from sports and entertainment management to the world of global finance over the past two decades. In 2014, McDonough led the Initial Public Offering for Atlas Mara (ATMA:LSE) with Co-Founder and former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond, for a market cap of $825 million after acquiring eight banks in Sub-Saharan Africa. Today, Atlas Mara has more than 3,500 employees and is operated by former executives of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Barclays, Standard Chartered and Ecobank.
Ted Pendleton - Senior Vice President, Business Development, AlphaPoint
Suzanne Ennis - SVP, Global Partnerships, Shyft
Miles Albert - Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Carbon
Eric Gravengaard - Founder & CEO Athena Bitcoin (USA)on
Loretta Joseph - FinTech and Regulatory Advisor, Bermuda consultant to Financial Services Commission Mauritius, blockchain advisor OECD
Lisa Douglas - President of the Bermuda Blockchain and Crypto Association
Patrick Martin - Tech Investment Banker, Investor, Strategy Advisor and Board Director - Digital Media, FinTech, Blockchain, Crypto, ICOs
Constance Choi - Co-Founder & Director at COALA Foundation
Constance specializes in blockchain technologies. The heart of her work comprises navigating diverse stakeholders through evolving issues of first impression in the complex policy frameworks, legal regimes, and emerging norms for distributed technologies in the digital age. Her work focuses on the exploration, elaboration and deployment of global, multi-stakeholder projects and research, conducted in a deeply multidisciplinary manner, to bring clarity in the field of blockchain technologies, smart contracts and decentralized autonomous organizations (www.coala.global, www.coalalex.org, and www.blockchainworkshops.org).
Lydia Dickens - Managing Director, CB Limited
David Shrier - Oxford & MIT futurist | author | CEO distilledanalytics.com
Lawrence C. Newhook, CFA - Chief Executive Officer, Laureate Digital Securities Ltd. President and Chief Investment Officer, Alpha Innovations Ltd.
Julien Auchecorne - Chief Operating Officer, XBTO International
Nick Cardinez - CFO of Hannover Re (Bermuda) Ltd, the Centre of Excellence for Property Cat within the Hannover Re Group.
Daniel Polotsky - Co-founder & CEO, CoinFlip
Karamoko Dickens - Chief Technology Officer, Perseid
Karamoko Dickens is the Chief Technology Officer of Perseid, a local company focusing on implementing eID for Bermuda. He is also the technology subject matter expert for the Government’s Efficiency Committee. Prior to joining Perseid, Karamoko was the head of technology for the Government’s national postal service. Karamoko is a technologist with 20 years of professional experience including regulated financial institutions and the public sector.