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June 29, 2018

Dominik Schiener

 Dominik Schiener
Co-Founder, Stifter and Co-Chairman of IOTA

Company: IOTA

ProjectIOTA

Location: Berlin

Expertise: Cryptocurrencies, IOTA, IoT

Statement

The goal of IOTA is to create a machine economy.

Bio

Dominik Schiener is co-founder of IOTA, which developed M2M payment for services with micropayments on the Internet of Things.

Project

IOTA defines itself as the backbone of the autonomous machine economy. The Tangle Ledger is able to settle transactions with zero fees so that devices can trade data on demand.

June 29, 2018

Balazs Deme

 Balazs Deme
Founder and CEO at Herdius

Company: Herdius

ProjectHerdius

Location: Berlin

Expertise: Cryptoeconomics, Decentralized Exchanges, Cryptocurrencies

Statement

I am interested in disrupting finance and banking through the creation of an interoperability protocol that can act as a decentralized exchange & global liquidity pool.

Bio

Balazs has been actively mining cryptocurrencies since late 2012. Prior to starting Herdius, he worked as an EIR while primarily focusing on reinforcement learning and convulational neural networks. Having always been passionate about FinTech, Balazs is now creating the new financial infrastructure for the blockchain space.

Project

Herdius is a blockchain interoparibility protocol that interconnects all the different blockchains on the private key level. Our protocol can generate a private key on any blockchain in a distributed way through having different nodes in our system hold parts or slices of the distributed key. On top of this architecture we build a blockchain agnostic decentralized exchange compatible with any asset, a custodian wallet solution and a universal identity layer.

June 29, 2018

Artiona Bogo

 Artiona Bogo
Blockchain Business Development Manager

Company: SAP

ProjectSAP Cloud Platform Blockchain

Location: Berlin

Expertise: BaaS, Enterprise Blockchain, DLT, Cryptoeconomics

Speaker: SAP Select, Grace Hopper Conference of Women in Technology, Women in Data Science, Moin Blockchain, C3 Crypto Conference, Blockchain Circle Learning Journey, Women on the Block, CUBE Tech Fair, Blockshow Europe, SAPPHIRE Now

Bio

Artiona Bogo is a Software Engineer and Business Development Manager at SAP. She is a renowned speaker with expertise in enterprise blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptoeconomics. Additionally, Artiona organizes the Hyperledger Meetup Berlin, as well as mentors at Techstars and at the Ada Accelerator.

Project

With the SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain, SAP is one of the global pioneers in the field of Blockchain-as-a-Service solutions.

June 29, 2018

Gonzalo Sanchez Slik

 Gonzalo Sanchez Slik
Head of Investor Relations at Brickblock

Brickblock

Brickblock

Berlin

Proptech, ICO, ETO

Statement

The most exciting aspect of Blockchain technology is that it will allow new access to financial opportunities that were previously un-reachable due to the current financial infrastructure.

Bio

Gonzalo has a passion for connecting and growing business relationships. Having worked in Shanghai, across the United States, and now Berlin, Gonzalo works tirelessly to help build teams, partnerships, and connect clients across foreign markets. He joined Brickblock because of his enthusiasm for blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and the platform’s potential for growth.

Project

Brickblock is revolutionizing finance by allowing you to invest cryptocurrency in tokenized real-world assets. It is one of the few blockchain projects with a working product and will soon list the world’s first tokenized building.

June 29, 2018

Jan Phillip Hofste

Jan Phillip Hofste
Co-Founder of TV-Two

TV-TWO GmbH

TV-TWO GmbH

Berlin

Media, Video, TV, ICO

Bio

Nach seinem Studium am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie und der WHU wurde er Produktleiter (CPO) des Mobile Advertising Startups Minodes aus Berlin. Im Mai 2017 wurde Minodes für mehr als 10 Millionen Euro an Telefónica verkauft. Im Anschluss gründete er TV-TWO, eine Blockchain-basierte Smart TV App, welche sich wie ein personalisierter Fernsehkanal verhält. Mit TV-TWO möchte er einen transparenteren TV Werbemarkt aufbauen und zugleich die Blockchain Technologie in die Wohnzimmer der Welt bringen.

Project

June 27, 2018

Philipp Schulz

Philipp Schulz
Co-Founder of TV-Two

TV-TWO GmbH

TV-TWO GmbH

Berlin

Media, Video, TV, ICO

Bio

Im direkten Anschluss an sein Studium an der EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Oestrich-Winkel wechselte er zum Mobile Advertising Startups Minodes aus Berlin. Dort leitete er die Business Development Abteilung und unterstütze den zweistelligen Exit an Telefónica. Ende 2017 gründete er TV-TWO. Seitdem verfolgt er die Mission für mehr Transparenz und Fairness im weltweit größten Werbemarkt zu sorgen. Die Blockchain-basierte Smart TV App soll in Zukunft die erste Station für Video Entertainment auf dem Fernseher werden.

Project

June 27, 2018

Sebastian Deyle

Sebastian Deyle
Founder and CEO of ConcertVR

Goodstuff-Media

ConcertVR

Berlin

Media, Video, ICO

Bio

Mr. Deyle founded his first company Goodstuff-Pictures Movie Production in 2007 and is Initiator of concertVR. He has been successfully working for over a decade in the industry as Producer & CEO and therefore can revert to a large, organically grown network. He started his early career by hosting several TV shows.

Project

ConcertVR will be the first blockchain based marketplace for high-quality VR content from the Music and Entertainment sector. Enjoy real concerts in Virtual Reality – in realtime or on demand – right from the comfort of your own home!

June 27, 2018

Joachim Lohkamp

Joachim Lohkamp
Chairman of Blockchain Bundesverband, Founder and CEO at Jolocom

Jolocom, Blockchain Bundesverband

Jolocom

Berlin

Decentralization, Digital Identity, Open Source, Sharing Economy, Bundesblock

SXSW2018, Re:publica 2018, DecentralizedWebSummit, DigitalerStaat, TOA, GovTech Pioneers, MyData, OuiShare Fest

Statement

Blockchain Technology is interesting because it enables us to rebuilt the infrastructure of our digital economy where it failed: in the areas where we want to exchange real values, protect people's privacy and freedom and create businesses that can thrive without the need to be a monopoly.

Bio

Joachim Lohkamp is an entrepreneur and tech-enthusiast with a heart for activism. As the founder of Jolocom, he has been working at the forefront of the decentralization movement in Berlin since 2014. With Jolocom, he is providing the identity solution that will enable real world use cases in smart contract based business models. To ultimately harvest this potential and inform innovation aimed regulation, he co-founded the German Blockchain Association "Bundesblock" that establishes the dialogue between Blockchain businesses and politics. You might also find him as a co-organizer of events like the Decentralized Web Summit and GetDecentralized or in his role as an advisor at the decentralized Think Tank BlockchainHub.

Project

June 26, 2018

Andrea Bauer

Andrea Bauer
Co-Founder of DEBLOCK, Author of The Krypto Economy, Lecturer at design akademie berlin

Company: Deblock.it

Project: The Krypto Economy

City: Berlin

Expertise: Author, Business Development, Cryptoeconomics, DLT, Speaker, Sustainability

Speaker: NKF Summit, re:publika18, Moin.Blockchain, C3 Crypto Conference, High Tech Partnering Conference, ColaborAmerica, EXPO 2017

Statement

I think the technology is going to be incredibly impactful. That's why I work on it every day. And I hope my work will bridge the legacy systems with the new decentralized approach. Because I believe, if we want to create a future format of the internet of values, then there's going to be legacy, there's going to be crypto currencies, real-world assets, and different forms of distributed ledger technologies like permissionless and private blockchains. There will be all of this.

Bio

Andrea Bauer is interested in the intersection between Distributed Ledger Technologies and the emerging crypto economy, as well as the government of digital values. Even though blockchain-based currencies have not yet established themselves as a mode of payment, she sees the concepts of the decentralized management of virtual assets and tokens as enormously transformative for our digital ecosystem.

Project

The Krypto Economy elaborates on the underlying dynamics of our digital era to better create a responsible technological future. Living in a world of exponential technological advancement, we have new construction kits to create and probe possible realities.

June 26, 2018

Volker Brendel

Volker Brendel
CIO Wenn Digital Inc.

Wenn Digital GmbH

KODAKOne

Berlin

Media, Foto, Licensing

Statement

Blockchain is responsible for one of the main big technology shifts of the future from central organised systems and authorities to distributed and decentralised consensus groups with the ability to work in a trust-less environment on mission critical and legal compliant decision and documentation processes.

Bio

Volker Brendel starts its career 30 years ago in the field of pattern recognition in the banking industry. After starting its own company business 24 years ago, he specialist in research and enterprise computing and was the development lead of the Fraunhofer project “Broken Stasi Snippets Reconstruction” and leads several Research projects for fraud content, parts, skin and object detection in real world scenarios for healthcare such as Smart Senior, Matrix and Med-I-Port and for the security industry. As senior manager of the Deloitte Analytics Institute he was responsible for many big data & AI driven analytics projects for big customers in automotive, finance, chemicals and manufacturing as lead big data architect. Volker was CTO in many different international companies and is focussing now, as CIO of the WENN Digital Inc. and CTO of the Ryde GmbH on the platform development of KODAKOne.

Project

KODAKOne is an AI & Data insights driven worldwide rights management platform for photographers on its own blockchain and its own crypto economic KODAKCoin.