Tanya Knowles (Master of Ceremonies)
Tanya Knowles is Business Manager at Adhara, the SA Ambassador of the Global Blockchain Business Council and Chairperson of the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium. She is the former Managing Executive of Fractal Solutions, a Division of Strate (Pty) Ltd. Fractal Solutions was tasked with the research and development of disruptive technologies, including blockchain / distributed ledger technology. Tanya is currently the SA Ambassador for the Global Blockchain Business Council, Chair of the South African Financial Markets Blockchain Consortium, a Faculty member of Singularity University South Africa and has received certification from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in blockchain technology. She also has a BA, PDM and MBA Degree all from the University of the Witwatersrand. In her private capacity, Tanya is involved in a number of women’s leadership and mentoring initiatives aimed at professional business women.