Speakers

P2PFISY 2019 Speakers

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Garrick Hileman
Head of Research at blockchain.com, Research Associate at London School of Economics
Biography
Daniel_Heller
Daniel Heller
Head of Regulatory Affairs at Fnality International
Biography
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Marius Jurgilas
Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania
Biography

As a Board Member of the Bank of Lithuania, Marius is in charge of the fields of supervision, payment systems, research and organisational management (administration) to the extent that these are implemented by the Security Department. Prior to joining the Bank of Lithuania, Marius worked as an Economist at Norges Bank and the Bank of England, and was a Researcher at the European Central Bank. He received his PhD degree in economics from the University of Connecticut.

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Domenico Gammaldi
Head of the Market and Payment Systems Oversight Directorate, Bank of Italy
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Domenico began his career at the Bank of Italy in 1978. As Head of the Market and Payment Systems Oversight Directorate since 2013, he has overseen the introduction of the Payment Services Directive in Italy and the adoption of the Single European Payments Area. He is currently a member of BIS’s Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, and ESCB’s Payment and Settlement System Committee. Domenico graduated in 1975 in Political Science (with honours) from the University of Naples.

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Garrick Hileman
Head of Research at blockchain.com, Research Associate at London School of Economics
Biography

Garrick is one of the world’s most-cited researchers of cryptocurrencies and is a leading authority on distributed ledger technologies. He is the author of the “2017 Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study” and the follow-on “2017 Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study” (both University of Cambridge). He received his PhD from the London School of Economics where he is a Research Associate.

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Daniel Heller
Head of Regulatory Affairs at Fnality International
Biography

Daniel is an expert in financial sector regulation and financial stability. He has held various senior positions at the Swiss National Bank, the Bank for International Settlements and the International Monetary Fund. As a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in Washington he published widely on the impact of blockchain-based financial innovation and how it should be regulated. He received a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Bern and was a research fellow at Stanford University.

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Chiara Rossetti
Regulatory Affairs, Borsa Italiana - London Stock Exchange Group
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Chiara is an Italian Lawyer and senior policy advisor in the Borsa Italiana – LSEG Capital Markets and Post-trade Regulatory Department since 2010. She was recently appointed as Chair of the ECB AMI-SeCo HSG Task Force on Fintech Innovation in Securities Post-Trading (FINTECH-TF) and has contributed to the AMI-SeCo report on “The potential impact of DLTs on securities post-trading harmonization” (2017) and “Potential use cases for innovative technologies in securities post-trading” (2019). Chiara is Deputy Chair of the ECSDA Policy Working Group in charge of monitoring the evolution of European regulatory framework and elaborating common views on different dossiers of interest for CSDs including FinTech.

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Raphael Auer
Principal Economist, Innovation and the Digital Economy Unit, Bank for International Settlements
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Raphael’s research looks at technology’s impact on the monetary and financial system, with a particular focus on distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrencies. Prior to joining the BIS, he was Senior Economist, Deputy Head of International Trade and Capital Flows, Economic Advisor and Member of the Directorate at the Swiss National Bank. During 2009-10, he was a Globalization and Governance Fellow at Princeton University. He holds a PhD in economics from MIT.

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Tarik Roukny
Assistant Professor of Finance, Faculty of Economics and Business, KU Leuven
Biography

Tarik’s research focuses on the impact of technology and innovation in financial markets with a particular interest on regulation. Prior to Leuven, he was a postdoctoral research associate at MIT, and he has held visiting positions at the European Systemic Risk Board, Stanford University, and the European Central Bank. He holds a PhD in Applied Sciences from the University of Brussels.

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Taojun Xie
Research Fellow, Singapore Management University
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Taojun is a Research Fellow at the Sim Kee Boon Institute at Singapore Management University. He is interested in the macroeconomic implications of FinTech, particularly in small open economies and emerging markets contexts. His recent research assesses monetary policy frameworks with the presence of both privately-issued and central-bank-issued digital currencies. He was a visiting researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Melbourne. He also served as a consultant for DBS Bank and government agencies. Taojun holds a PhD in Economics from Nanyang Technological University.

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Yakko Majuri
Founder at BlockchainBH, CEO at Certfy
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Yakko is the CEO of Certfy, a blockchain-based digital notary, and founder of BlockchainBH, the largest organization for open blockchain education in Brazil. A blockchain educator and developer, he is a Visiting Scholar at IGTI and regularly hosts workshops in Europe and Latin America. His most recent focus is the application of distributed ledgers for improving the efficiency and transparency of social impact initiatives.

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Patrick Osborne
Researcher, UCL Energy Institute, University College London
Biography

Patrick’s research looks at the new economy of blockchain technology and distributed ledgers as it relates to energy demand. He previously worked as a banker in wealth management for AXA and HSBC. He holds an MRes in Energy Demand Studies from UCL, along with a BA in Russian History and Slavic Languages & Literatures (UC Santa Barbara) and masters degrees in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES, 2008), Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO, 2016), Russian Cultural History and the Arts (MARCA, 2018), and International Economic Affairs (George Washington University).

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Ariah Klages-Mundt
PhD Candidate, Cornell University
Biography

Ariah’s research is at the intersection of computer science and economics and aims to better understand complex economic systems with the goal to design systems that survive extreme events. His current work focuses on cascades in financial networks (e.g., understanding how financial systems can fail in unituitive ways) and the design of stable assets, including ‘stablecoin’ cryptocurrencies. Ariah is the recipient of a Bloomberg PhD Fellowship.

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Akaki Mamageishvili
Senior Researcher, ETH Zürich
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Akaki is a senior researcher in the group of professor Hans Gersbach, Chair of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy at ETH Zürich. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science from ETH Zürich.

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Tom Wilson
EMEA Cryptocurrency Correspondent, Reuters
Biography

Based in London, Tom covers cryptocurrencies and blockchain for Reuters. He works with colleagues throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa to cover developments in cryptocurrency markets, as well as policy, regulation and the development of blockchain-related technologies. He was previously based in Tokyo with Reuters for four years, covering Japan’s efforts to regulate crypto and topics from labour shortages to finance. He has also worked for Japanese media in London, covering the impact of the 2008 financial crisis and the London Olympics.

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Gilbert Verdian
CEO and Founder, Quant Network
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Gilbert is a technologist with an upbringing in business and a deep background in technology and security. Having over 20 years of industry experience he has worked across Government in Downing Street, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice and NSW Health and private sector at CSC, EY, HSBC and BP. Having a keen interest in disruptive technology, he’s the founder of the Blockchain ISO Standard TC307 and is the Chair of the UK’s national committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies (DLT/1). He is actively working to advance technology in the areas of AI, Cybersecurity, Blockchain and FinTech.

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Dan Morgan
Head of Regulatory Relations, Europe, Ripple
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Dan leads Ripple’s Regulatory Relations for Europe, managing relationships with central banks, financial Regulators and Governments, and educating policy makers on Ripple’s solutions and role as a fintech service provider. Prior to Ripple, Dan was the Fintech Sector Specialist for the UK’s Department for International Trade, and served as Director of Policy and Regulation at Innovate Finance, the member-led industry body for the UK’s global FinTech community. There he launched the first All-Party Parliamentary Group for FinTech, which provides a forum for UK Parliamentarians to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to FinTech. Dan also launched the Transatlantic Policy Working Group (TPWG) in Washington DC, which brings together leading U.S. FinTech companies, academics and regulators to help foster an open, collaborative, and inclusive dialogue with respect to FinTech policy approaches. Dan sits on the UK Department for Trade Fintech Board and has been named one of Thomson Reuters’ Top (UK) Influencers in the Risk, Compliance and RegTech.

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Paolo Sironi
FinTech Thought Leader, IBM Industry Academy
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Paolo is a recognized thought leader in FinTech and Decentralised Finance. He advises C-level financial institutions and mentors entrepreneurs on a host of issues related to business model transformation in the age of digital banking, and is also a visiting professor of FinTech at EBS University. Paolo is an elected member of the IBM Industry Academy, and the author of several books on FinTech innovation and portfolio management. Before coming to IBM in 2012, he founded and served as the managing director of an investment analytics startup.

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Ioana Surpateanu
Co-Head of European Government Affairs - Innovation Strategy and Advocacy, Citi
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Ioana is Co-Head of European Government Affairs in Citi’s government affairs team for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is in charge of designing and implementing the team’s strategy on Innovation and leads EU-level policy and regulatory engagement on technology, with focus on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) /digital assets and artificial intelligence (AI).She collaborates extensively with Citi’s cross-business innovation and investments teams in developing their blockchain and AI related projects. She holds leadership roles in the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union. Ioana joined Citi in 2017, from the European Parliament. Prior to joining Citi, she was Senior Political Adviser responsible for the Working Group on Budget and Structural Policies in the Cabinet of the Vice-Chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament. She was in charge of parliamentary work related to the EU budget, Digital Agenda and Research & Innovation. Before joining the European Parliament, she worked as a Communication specialist for the political and economic departments of the Israeli Embassy in Bucharest. Her professional portfolio includes collaborations with various companies from Europe and the Middle East. Ioana received two Master’s degrees from the University of Bucharest and the University of Tel Aviv. She speaks five languages (RO, EN, FR, ES, HE). She appears on the Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist 2018.

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Kathrin Gfall-Gapp
Managing Director and Head of Group Transaction Documentation, Erste Group
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Kathrin is Managing Director and Head of Group Transaction Documentation in Erste Group Bank AG’s Origination & Funding division, covering equity and debt capital markets transactions. In this function she is responsible for the legal coverage of Erste Group’s and client capital markets transactions, in particular bond issuances; documentation; transaction management of capital markets transactions, i.e. listings, regulatory approval processes; and the structuring of regulatory financial instruments. Kathrin was previously a Legal Expert with the Austrian Financial Markets Authority in the securities and prudential banking supervision departments. She is the head of the Legal Committee of the Zertifikate Forum Austria, as well as Austria’s representative to EUSIPA’s legal committee.