Badi Sudhakaran

Badi Sudhakaran is a dynamic and visionary entrepreneur with a remarkable journey spanning over two decades in the technology and finance sectors. He is the Co-Founder of VALR.com, a crypto exchange that has positioned itself as the largest in South Africa in terms of trade volume. Badi’s multifaceted expertise, spanning blockchain technology, software engineering, product

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Stafford Masie (Keynote Speaker)

Stafford Masie provides insights and views on technology-related matters and industry developments. A regular guest on TV and Radio, he is also much-in-demand as a keynote presenter. This sees him presenting at conferences and in-house strategy sessions as a technology futurist. An inventor in the payment device space, he launched – through his company ThumbzUp – the Payment Pebble™ and the Payment Blade handset. Apart from having enjoyed a

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Obi Emetarom (Keynote Speaker)

Obi is a serial tech entrepreneur who has focused his entire career on the Fintech space in Africa. For his first venture in 2004 (fresh out of college), Obi co-founded Parkway projects as a provider of bespoke fintech solutions for commercial Banks in Nigeria and grew the venture to over a million dollars in revenue

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Matthew Crow

Matt is a passionate advocate for financial inclusion and innovation, dedicated to expanding Tether’s presence across the African continent. He is committed to fostering collaborations, driving growth, and empowering communities in Africa through stablecoin adoption.

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Fifi Peters (Master of Ceremonies)

Fifi Peters is an Award-Winning Financial Journalist and Broadcaster. She is a Senior Anchor at CNBC Africa and Host of the SAfm Market Update, with Moneyweb. Fifi has worked in some of the most reputable financial newsrooms in South Africa including the Business Day and Financial Mail. An economist at heart, Fifi obtained her BA

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Briana Marbury (Keynote Speaker)

Briana Marbury is the CEO at Interledger Foundation (ILF), a nonprofit organization committed to expanding digital financial inclusion to vulnerable populations. To drive the mission forward, ILF invests in organizations, communities, and entrepreneurs working towards the shared goal of enabling interoperable and frictionless payments around the globe. At the Interledger Foundation, we believe that digital

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Rene Reinsberg (Keynote Speaker)

Rene Reinsberg is a Co-founder of Celo and currently President of the Celo Foundation. Celo’s layer-1 blockchain is at the center of an ecosystem of technologies, organizations and individuals that all share a common mission of building a regenerative financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity for everyone. Previously, he Co-founded Locu (aquired by

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John Lombela (MC)

John is the Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptovecs Capital and Innovecs Consulting and a serial entrepreneur, investor, business coach and mentor. He has developed several businesses in the field of Information & Communication Technology, FinTech, Blockchain & Cryptoassets, as well as syndicated funds in the space of alternative investment. He holds a

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Mariana Gospodinova (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

Mariana Gospodinova is the General Manager of European Operations for Crypto.com, where she leads the market strategy, operations, business development and partnerships, and product commercialisation for the company across the continent. Previously, Mariana was COO of Binance Europe, where she oversaw operations and looked after the successful launch of the crypto to fiat exchange and

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