John Kamara (MC)

John Kamara is a Tech Entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience working in new market acquisitions across various technology verticals in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. John is one of Africa’s leading experts on how businesses can leverage key technology trends, transform organizations and drive competitive advantage for impact in industries including finance, agriculture, health,

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Norbert Amankwaa Adomako

Norbert is the Chief of Communications and Community Manager at Metis and Founder of the KNUST Blockchain Hub, the largest student blockchain club in Africa providing free blockchain education to students in Ghana. Norbert is also a member of the Blockchain Education Network (BEN), which is also the largest and longest running network of students,

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Ernest Mbenkum

Ernest is a Cameroonian/Canadian entrepreneur, inventor, investor, and computer scientist who has spent over 20 years of his career in the technology and innovation space. He has launched successful tech companies in North America, Europe, and Africa over the last two decades. He was an early adopter for blockchain technology in 2009, starting with the

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Ian Putter

Ian currently holds the title of Head DLT/ Blockchain in the Innovation team at Standard Bank. He collaborates and partners with specialists and organisations locally and internationally as well as Standard Bank teams to determine how this emerging technology can be leveraged best for enhanced efficiency and controls including focusing on new business models focusing

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Elizabeth Rossiello

Elizabeth Rossiello is the CEO and founder of AZA Finance, a global fintech company that is accelerating economic growth in Africa through its best-in-class foreign exchange, payments, settlement and treasury services. Elizabeth founded AZA Finance in 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. In her previous roles as a rating analyst for global institutions across sub-Saharan Africa, Elizabeth

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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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Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Associate Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and FinTech entrepreneur. He has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media big data, blockchain, and financial markets. He currently teaches

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Jonathan Dunsmoor

Jonathan C. Dunsmoor, Esq. is a US corporate attorney who focuses his practice on securities law and regulatory matters including blockchain related offerings, asset management, and corporate governance. Mr. Dunsmoor represents private companies, including those exploring blockchain/cryptocurrency opportunities, as well as angel investors and investment funds. He has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and consummating

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Charles Hoskinson (Keynote Speaker)

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure. His professional experience includes founding three cryptocurrency-related start-ups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK – and he has held a variety of

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