Speakers


The Blockchain Africa Conference 2017’s speakers range from countries such as the UK, the US, Kenya and Brazil and are all experts in the digital currency and blockchain industry.

Keynote Speaker

Master of Ceremonies

MC: Ian Merrington

MC: Ian Merrington

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CEO of the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi)

Speakers

Rocelo Lopes

Rocelo Lopes

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Chairman of CoinBR Bitcoin Services

Darrel Orsmond

Darrel Orsmond

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Industry Head Financial Services at SAP Africa

Clive Cooke

Clive Cooke

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Managing Director at R3 CEV

Tanya Knowles

Tanya Knowles

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Executive Director of Fractal Solutions, a Division of Strate (Pty) Ltd

John Velissarios

John Velissarios

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Principal Director at Accenture - Global Blockchain Technology Lead

Francisco Khoza

Francisco Khoza

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Head of Banking and Finance at Bowman Gilfillan

Farzam Ehsani

Farzam Ehsani

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Leader of Rand Merchant Bank's Blockchain Initiative

Nicole Anderson

Nicole Anderson

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CEO and Co-founder of FinTech Circle Innovate

Gavin Wells

Gavin Wells

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Head of Europe at Digital Asset

Michael Glaros

Michael Glaros

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Senior Program Manager with Microsoft Azure's Blockchain-as-a-Service Engineering Team

Joyce J. Shen

Joyce J. Shen

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Global Director, Emerging Technology Partnerships and Investments at Thomson Reuters

Adrian Hope-Bailie

Adrian Hope-Bailie

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Chief Standards Officer at Ripple and the co-chair of the Interledger Community Group and W3C Web Payments Working Group

John Karanja

John Karanja

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Founder and Consulting Lead at BitHub.Africa - Blockchain Accelerator

Llew Claasen

Llew Claasen

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Executive Director of the US Bitcoin Foundation

Abraham Cambridge

Abraham Cambridge

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Founder and CEO of The Sun Exchange

Shaun Conway

Shaun Conway

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Founder at Consent

Edan Yago

Edan Yago

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CEO and Founder of Epiphyte Corporation

Monica Singer

Monica Singer

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CEO of Strate (Pty) Ltd