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SPEAKERS

We are happy to navigate you through the blockchain sea of knowledge and opportunities with these world-renown superstars.

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Technical Project Director at IO Global, Professor of Logic and Computation at University of Kent

Simon works with IOG on languages for distributed application development, including Marlowe and Plutus, as well as audit and certification for DApps. He is also a researcher and educator in function programming at the Universities of Kent and ELTE Budapest, and has published textbooks on Erlang, Haskell, and type theory.

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Chief Solutions Officer of ChromaWay

Zara is a blockchain solution architect, a lecturer and researcher in Blockchain adoption at Halmstad university, Sweden. Her worldwide experience taught her patience and communication skills, which aided Zara in her subsequent careers in finance and information technology.

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CEO, Founder, and Investor

Passionate entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in developing and operating many ventures in fin-tech, travel, mobility, art, and events. Currently developing a new global exchange for sustainable and circular real estate, which will be called MAECONOMY.org and MAETERIALS.com.

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Blockchain Business Consultant, IBM

Dr Agata Slater is a Blockchain Business Consultant at IBM and a Blockchain Practice lead for Central and Eastern Europe. She is also a Vice President of the Polish Blockchain Association, where she is actively involved in educating and building a community around blockchain technology.

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Secretary General - Blockchain for Europe

Robert is the initiator and co-founder of Blockchain for Europe and acts since its foundation in 2018 as its Secretary General. He advises the DeFi Education Fund (DEF). Robert also served as APCO Worldwide's European Financial Services, FinTech and Blockchain practice lead. He holds three master's degrees in public communication and contemporary history, as well as in European politics and policies.

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Developer Relations at R3

Sneha leads developer relations in the APAC region at R3 and is an R3 Corda Blockchain Consultant. Before joining R3, Sneha worked in investment banking, primarily as a full-stack developer. She has eight years of experience working in core technical fields and holds a Master's degree in Computer Science.

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Solutions Architect at ChromaWay

Nils is a long-time expert in initiating, managing, and developing decentralised application projects on multiple blockchains. He is also Blockchain Lead at Mines of Dalarnia, Lead Blockchain Developer at Corite, and Blockchain Developer at BloqHouse - real estate tokenisation and fractionalisation on DLTs.

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MA LLM, Crypto Corporate, and Tax Lawyer at @O2K Netherlands

Antonia has been a tax technology manager and corporate and tax lawyer for companies like AKD Lawyers Benelux, Thomson Reuters, and IBFD. She has trained Fortune 500 companies and governments. At @O2K she educates professionals about international taxation and regulation of crypto assets.

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Technical Outreach Specialist in Bitcoin Association for BSV

Marcin is a Technical Blockchain Consultant with 15 years of experience in the IT industry, and 6 years in Blockchain. Co-founder of Polish Blockchain Association, Technical Outreach Specialist for Central Europe in BSV Blockchain Association, and Co-Founder of Mysa Finance. Lecturer and speaker.

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NFT Marketing Expert, Sold Out NFTs

Arvin has an impressive history in biohacking, internet marketing, and investment. He has consulted more than 400 NFT brands and partners with Reddit, Twitter, Quora, and Meta. Recently, Arvin joined forces with Crowd Fund Junction - an exciting new VC in the crypto space.

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Venture CTO, Engineering Director at BCG Digital Ventures

Chris is a technology executive and leader who helps the world's largest companies build disruptive products and businesses. He has been active in the blockchain space since 2015.

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Co-founder at BlockSplit

Tomislav is a versatile entrepreneur and active member of multiple communities spanning from Split Tech City to Ethereum. He has vast experience in managing projects, organisations, products, and events. Currently he manages products at an advanced NFT startup RMRK (rmrk.app).

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CEO and Founder, CoinPoint Group Inc.

Oron is Web3.0 Entrepreneur, Business Development Consultant, and early Blockchain Adopter with over 20 years in all aspects of online marketing, acquisition, retention, and adding value to the end users. He is currently focused on Web3, Defi, Games and Gaming, Blockchain technologies, and Internet of Things.

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Director of Business Development at Fetch.ai

Maria is developing state-of-the-art ICT applications using blockchain & AI, focused on solutions for mobility, supply chain, and decentraliced finance. She is leading the Fetch.ai activities in the Catena-X consortium. Previously served as a Chair of the Board and founding member of Blockchain for Europe association.

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Head of Blockchain at Nexo

Nikolay is a blockchain developer, public speaker, and blogger. He participated in building blockchain-based solutions for property giants and multiple mainnet projects. An essential part of all product development, Nikolay is leading the Blockchain team at Nexo.

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CEO and Co-founder of LimeChain

Nick's experience in building startups and brands, and applying blockchain technology, helps him to successfully steer LimeChain through the Web3 landscape. Throughout his career in tech, Nick has gained a deep understanding of how blockchain can help businesses achieve digital transformation.

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CEO and Founder at Motion Software

As the CEO of Motion Software, Christo leads a collective of world-class software developers. He works with Silicon Valley startups and multinational corporations operating in the areas of Asset Management, Blockchain, Analytics, Big Data, Automation, and AI.

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CEO and Co-founder of ReCheck

Emiliyan Enev is a serial entrepreneur, leader of the local startup ecosystem, and a public speaker, who advocates the business transformation via DLTs. With ReCheck he contributes to the practical application of the blockchain technology as a means of a transparent environment for secure transactions.

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Co-founder of Ambire AdEx

Ivo has been writing code since the age of 10 and has already built multiple successful businesses. He is the co-founder of the first payment channel network on Ethereum to reach millions of micropayments and the recently launched Ambire Wallet - a non-custodial smart crypto wallet with email authentication.

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CEO and Founder of Hack.bg

Milen is a programming ninja, crypto enthusiast, blockchain, and DLT advocate. He has solid entrepreneur experience and is the organiser of the Blockchain Developers Meetup community in Bulgaria. At Hack, he is developing blockchain projects, smart contracts, and services for startups and enterprises.

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CEO and Co-founder of weiChain

Tito Titov is a public speaker, PhD candidate, blockchain enthusiast, and sportsman. Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry, skilled in web development and blockchain technology, crypto economics, and business development.

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Founder, @O2K Netherlands

Vlad is one of the founders of the Bulgarian blockchain community, the first bitcoin-only charitable foundation in Europe - Bithope, co-founder of Sofia Crypto Meetup, and the Bulgarian Bitcoin Association. Recently, Vlad co-founded @O2K Netherlands to educate tax professionals about crypto assets technology, regulation, and taxation.

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Lead Blockchain Engineer, BOSCH IO

In Bosch.IO, Martin is the Lead Engineer responsible for the development and implementation of blockchain projects. He firmly believes in decentralisation and constantly tries to inspire others by explaining the virtues of blockchain technology.

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Full-Stack Open Source Developer for Self-Sovereign Identity, BOSCH IO

Tim believes that decentralisation is the solution to many of the great necessary changes the world is going through. With Bosch.IO and the Hyperledger community he takes part in developing and introducing Self-Sovereign Identity to society.

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Business Operations Manager at INDUSTRIA technology

Kalina has considerable experience in IT project management, e-commerce, and DLT, with a focus on new and developing markets. She is a certified PSPO and speaks English, French, and Chinese. Currently, she is managing the business operations at INDUSTRIA technology.

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Angel Investor and DeFi yield farmer

Senior software developer and ex Santiment CTO, Valentin turned full-time farmer in mid 2020 and now regularly performs security audits for yield-chasing hedge funds. Currently managing a DeFi yield farming fund.

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CMO at Ambire

Vanina has managed huge digital marketing projects in the fintech industry and holds vast experience in advertising and online marketing. Today she is the marketing force behind the smart crypto Ambire Wallet and Ambire AdEx, a decentralised ad network.

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Head of engineering at INDUSTRIA technology

A true developer by heart, software engineering and programming have been his profession for the past 10 years, and a hobby since the 90s. Open Source believer and proponent. Currently, he is the Head of engineering at INDUSTRIA technology.

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Blockchain Architect and Co-founder of LimeChain

Heading the technical team at LimeChain, George has consulted and designed the architecture of 60+ blockchain and DLT projects, some of them complex blockchain protocols. Leading the innovation adoption at LimeChain, he is one of the well-known and recognizable influencers in the blockchain domain.

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R&D Manager at VMware Core Blockchain Platform

Teodor is an experienced software engineer and leader, specializing in the field of distributed systems (blockchain). Together with his team in Bulgaria, he focuses on the core byzantine consensus algorithms and fault-tolerance capabilities of VMware Blockchain.

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Building out the DeFi ecosystem

Nikola founded the outsourcing company Blue Edge Bulgaria, then co-founded Sciant, recently exited. Built cool stuff at the intersection of cryptography, engineering, and finance: a private dark pool, privacy-preserving model for a CBDC, security tools for DeFi investment.

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Public Policy Expert at European Crypto Initiative

Vyara is a tech lawyer and PhD candidate with a soft spot for web3 and DeFi. She is the founder of the Sofia Legal Hackers chapter. Currently, Vyara is dividing her time between policy research, legal work, marketing, and business development.

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CTO at weiChain

Krasimir is focused mainly on project delivery and solution architecture, currently as a CTO of WeiChain. He has great experience in building blockchain applications, DeFi protocols, and on-chain governance systems.

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Senior Blockchain Developer at LimeChain, Mentor at LimeAcademy

Ognyan is a Senior Blockchain Developer in LimeChain, leading different blockchain projects, such as Bridges, DEXes, Liquidity Minings as a Service, Blockchain Ethereum development and deployment frameworks, innovations, and Zero-Knowledge Proofs concepts.

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DCL, university lecturer and arbitrator of the Arbitration Court of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce

Gergana has a vast experience in the field of Cyber Law, Civil and Trade Laws. She has been an expert in several Parliamentary Committees. She is the author of the monograph "Legal regime of electronic document", as well as a lot of publications related to information technology law.

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Associate, M&A at Kambourov & Partners

Maria's background is in corporate and commercial law, M&A, financial law, and capital markets. She has undertaken extensive academic research on the topic of comparative blockchain legislation and has obtained multiple certifications in blockchain technology.

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Senior Associate, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications at Kambourov & Partners

Mario has extensive experience in technology, cybersecurity, and data privacy law. He regularly assists major local and international undertakings in the TMT sector with their operations and advises on various crypto-backed transactions for the use of crypto assets as securities.

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Builder, Entrepreneur, Architect, and core developer

Valentin has been an engineer and investor in the blockchain space since 2016. He has worked on digital identity systems, zero-knowledge proofs for Filecoin and the Ethereum Foundation, and is a co-founder of a stealth mode project on StarkNet.

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Partner at NV3 VC

Aleksandar is a partner at NV3 Venture Fund, a Sofia based VC fund, investing in tech businesses - fintech, cloud, and blockchain. Aleksandar holds an MSc in Finance degree from University of Bradford School of Management and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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CIPP / E / ACAMS, Senior Manager, Attorney-at-law, Legal services, Ernst & Young Law Partnership

Irina's key expertise is in the area of foreign investments, EU trade, regulatory compliance, M&A and corporate advisory services. She has advised state bodies and private stakeholders on business restructuring models and M&A transactions, and is experienced in digital law, regulations, and data privacy.

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