Project initiator and Head of Decentralized Systems at Supercomputing Systems AG. MSc ETH Zurich. Brings vast experience delivering high quality IT and blockchain client-projects. Active in blockchain since 2013, contributing to Quartierstrom peer-to-peer energy markets and lead of Encointer, a crypto-based universal basic income, he has played a pioneering role in developing new use cases for decentralized technology. In 2020, he led the team that won the Energy Web Innovation Challenge for a project that used trusted execution environments for off-chain computation.
Waldemar Scherer, a seasoned executive and entrepreneur, with a background in business informatics, has managed global programs and digital transformation projects in the financial services sector. He was an integral part of the team to establish EY’s Blockchain footprint in Switzerland. As a co-founder and former Head of Enterprise Blockchain at Swisscom, he built blockchain solutions and services for internationally renowned companies in the finance, insurance and pharma industries.
Zoltan brings a wealth of experience in program delivery, business development and strategic planning, having run major development projects (including IoT and online banking platforms) at global corporations such as Roche, UBS and Allianz. His performance-driven approach as a Senior Executive and CTO experience – taking in operations and sales as well as IT – ensure that technical and strategic objectives are aligned for optimal results. Zoltan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and is ITIL certified in IT service management.
Christian is a rogue electrical engineer who found his passion for peer-to-peer, blockchain, and trust in the digital world at the decentralized systems department at SCS, where the Integritee project had its roots. After SCS, Christian freelanced for a range of projects including Encointer (the cryptocurrency-based UBI project led by Alain), where his enthusiasm for the decentralized web was rekindled. He studied Electrical Engineering & IT at ETH Zurich and has mastery of Python, Rust and Java.
Tristan is an experienced manager, entrepreneur, and certified project manager with a demonstrated successful history of scaling large teams, agile project delivery, digitisation in the public sector and FinTech industries. 8+ years experience in government, project management, start-ups, operations, growth, cybersecurity & fintech. Exceptional people and project leader who is skilled across various platforms and tools. Strong business development professional with an MSc in Money, Banking and Finance from the University of St Andrews.
Eugen Salkutzan is an Blockchain expert with a track record of over 8 years in this space. In his past he co-founded one of the largest Bitcoin Meetups in Germany, which was integrated into the famous Crypto Monday series. As the president of the official Bitcoin Aachen RWTH University group he was actively involved helping the local entrepreneur scene. From here on he became an early supporter of the Lisk Foundation and helped with the initial foundation and beta-testing of Lisk. Later he became Head of Blockchain at MADANA, a cybersecurity company in Berlin.
As Technical Integrations Lead at Web3 Foundation, Joe helps third-party firms adopt Polkadot and develop new parachain features. An ardent advocate of the decentralized web who has been working in blockchain since 2016, Joe has written extensively on topics ranging from governance models and consensus to net neutrality. In addition, he is the host of Relay Chain, a podcast dedicated to Substrate, Polkadot and Web3. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY.
German is a digital pioneer and entrepreneurial mind with over 20 years of experience and a proven international track record of creating and building leading concepts, ideas, brands, new products, Start-ups, as well as as well as developing and executing fully integrated marketing and communication strategies. Passionate, creative out-of-the-box thinker, who pioneers new business fields and markets, acting upon consumer insights and responding to market trends. Dedicated and inspirational leader that recruits, builds and coaches international multifunctional high performing teams.
José Parra-Moyano is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Digitalization of the Copenhagen Business School, conducting research on the societal implications of the adoption of digital technology. He holds a PhD in Management and Economics from the University of Zurich, where established and led the Blockchain Centre of the Chair of Quantitative Business Administration. José has been appointed as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and moreover, he has been listed as a Forbes 30 under 30, and has demonstrated success in startup funding.
Christian Junger led several tech companies and blockchain startups. His blockchain career began back in 2013 during his studies at the RWTH Aachen University. In 2013, Christian co-founded the Bitcoin Aachen Meetup and was an early supporter of Lisk, one of the first public blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Currently he is driving forward confidential computing and the topic of privacy-preserving technologies. Christian is speaking as a data privacy and blockchain expert at many conferences around the world and is an advisor of various political groups and institutions in Europe.
Kevin is a serial entrepreneur and a crypto veteran. He co-founded Switzerland’s first crypto exchange (2014) and was named Forbes 30 Under 30 for his early activities in the Swiss blockchain industry. Through his work at consulting firms, corporates, and various startups, Kevin brings expertise in relevant fields such as blockchain, enterprise IT, and information security. Kevins holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the ZHAW School of Engineering and is a Guest Lecturer at ETH Zurich.
Jens Willemen is co-founder and managing partner at Kairon Labs, one of the most recognised crypto market making firms globally that is focused on helping token projects go to market and achieve deep liquidity on secondary markets. Besides his focus on the trading aspect of crypto, he is also an avid early investor and advisor for numerous token projects. Before jumping in crypto, Jens was working as a senior financial advisor for AXA Belgium. Jens holds degrees in both Business Management as wel as Finance and Insurance.
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