10 People You Need to Meet at Beyond Blocks Summit Seoul
What can turn any event into a life-changing experience for everyone in the audience? The speakers, of course. A hand-picked group of industry-leading pioneers at the front of the room ups the energy level and guarantees intimate engagement between everyone in the room.
Some of the biggest names in the blockchain space that you will read about below will be speaking for the first time in Korea at Summit Seoul; this means more breakthrough insights and more value to our audience.
Here are some of the key speakers and thought-leaders that you must meet at Beyond Blocks Summit Seoul.
Founder & CEO, Galaxy Digital Capital Management
Michael E. Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital Management based in New York City. He was formerly a Principal and Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Macro Fund; he was also a member of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Mr. Novogratz joined Fortress in 2002 after spending 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was elected Partner in 1998. Mr. Novogratz founded and serves as the Chairman of the Board for Beat the Streets, a non-profit organization which builds wrestling programs in New York City public schools, and is also the Honorary Chairman of USA Wrestling Foundation. Mr. Novogratz also serves as Chairman of the Board of The Bail Project and Hudson River Park Friends. He is also on the Board of Directors of NYU Langone Medical Center, Princeton Varsity Club, The Jazz Foundation of America and Artists for Peace and Justice. Mr. Novogratz received an AB in Economics from Princeton University, and served as a helicopter pilot in the US Army.
Watch Mike talk about the impact of cryptocurrencies on institutional investment with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker at the Bloomberg Invest Summit in New York.
Council Member , ICON Foundation
JH Kim is currently a council member of ICON Foundation. JH has experience in developing patented applications such as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), authentication and security protocol and products applied to embedded environment to enterprise environment in finance, public, and private sector. He has worked in the field of information security for nearly 20 years, majored in computer science and engineering at Pohang University of Science And Technology.
CEO, Ground X (Kakao)
Jason Han is the CEO of Ground X, a subsidiary of Korean Internet giant KAKAO, one of the hottest players in blockchain industry.
Important note: This will be Jason’s first time speaking on stage in Korea about the Ground X project and their roadmap for the foreseeable future.
Ground X aims to industrialize blockchain technology by developing and applying it in the real world. Ground X believes in the potential of blockchain technology and the future of decentralization. Yet the current lack of real-life blockchain applications does little justice to the huge potential and poses a challenge to the industrialization of blockchain technology. Ground X takes on this challenge by developing a scalable blockchain platform and Decentralized Applications (dApps) that match the scale of Kakao.
Simon Seojoon Kim Simon sits as CEO and Partner of Hashed and is one of the leading blockchain evangelists in Korea. Prior to Hashed, Simon was a serial entrepreneur co-founding and successfully exiting several companies. Most recently, Seojoon served as Chief Product Officer of an ed-tech startup called Knowre, named one of World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company.
Partner, TLDR Capital
Eugene brings a wealth of digital media, trend analysis, and research experience. He played a pivotal role in building HYPEBEAST up until it went public in 2016. Later, Eugene co-founded MAEKAN, a modern approach to media through a multi-faceted approach to content, community, and experience. Eugene also runs TLDR’s master node investment strategy working group.
Partner, Arrington XRP Capital
Michael most recently Co-Founded CrunchFund after leading TechCrunch to a successful exit with AOL. Michael was the Editor of TechCrunch, which he founded in 2005. In 2008 Time Magazine named Michael “One of the World’s 100 most influential people”. Michael also practiced securities law at O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Michael graduated from Stanford Law School and Claremont McKenna College.
President & Chief Scientist, Dfinity Foundation
Dominic is a technology entrepreneur and a long-standing distributing computing enthusiast. In recent years he has proposed numerous novel blockchain schemes including Threshold Relay, Probablistic Slot Consensus, Validation Towers, Puzzle Towers and other techniques now gaining recognition. Before switching to the crypto industry in 2013, he created an innovative venture-backed MMO game that he scaled to millions of users, having first devised many of the supporting distributing computing systems himself. He founded the DFINITY project in January 2015, which now has a token cap in excess of $2B.
Maja started her career as an entrepreneur in mobile payments/telecom in Sub Saharan Africa and for over fifteen years and has worked across 5 continents at the intersection of technology and geopolitical realities.
In her previous role as a CIO of Emerging Tech & Future of Work at General Electric Digital, she designed strategic direction and pilots across GE’s businesses, focused on automation and growth. Maja spearheaded a blockchain framework design across all GE’s verticals at Chairman level. More specifically, she looked at how current processes in corporate treasury, supply chain finance, IiOT, energy grid etc, can and will be disrupted. She led education and hands-on applications of distributed ledgers (blockchain), AI, ML and satellite data. Working across GE (CEO’s, CIO’s, and GE’s venture group), Maja led transformation by assessing business gaps and investments in external disruptors (start-ups). Maja started in bitcoin/blockchain space seven years ago.
Currently, Maja is an investor and the CEO of OGroup LLC, which is focused on the convergence of legacy systems and decentralized open protocols. She is a Board Member of CoinDesk, and is a passionate advocate of sovereign digital identity and data ownership. Maja has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Finance, Masters in Diplomacy/International studies and Law Degree.
Uriel is the Co-Founder of Orbs, a hybrid performance protocol solving ethereum’s scalability problem, today. In addition to Orbs, he is the co-founder of Hexa Labs, a leading blockchain advisory and solutions provider. Uriel previously co-founded Visualead, an AR/VR startup acquired by Alibaba.
Industry Chair, Australian Digital Commerce Association
Loretta is a highly dynamic and skilled banking, financial and consulting professional with over 25 years in financial markets and related sectors. She has a worked for major investment banks at Board, MD or senior management level throughout Asia and India including, RBS (India), Macquarie Group (India), Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Elara Capital (India). Spanning a long career, Loretta has tremendous exposure to global financial markets, multiple asset classes and emerging market environments.
Loretta has advised many international banks, global hedge and pension funds on managing portfolio and exposure to derivatives and related products. For the last decade, she has been paramount in successful transaction facilitation for Foreign Investors in India and other emerging markets. She has operated in many multi-cultural organisations.
Loretta sits on the advisory board of UWS (Business School), Blume Ventures (India), an adjunct fellow at UWS (Australia), and chair of the advisory board of ADCA (Australian Digital Currency and Commerce Association) – as well as holding various advisory positions for multiple tech, biotech and Cybersecurity companies. Loretta champions the cause for responsible blockchain adoption with global governments, regulators and industry players. She was the recipient of the Fintech Australia, “FinTech Leader of 2017”, “Female leader of 2016” and Sancta Sophia College (Within Sydney University) Alumni Award 2016 for Social impact.
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