P2PFISY 2021 Speakers

Garrick Hileman
Head of Research at blockchain.com, Research Associate at London School of Economics
Daniel Heller
Head of Regulatory Affairs at Fnality International
David Andolfatto
Senior Vice President, St. Louis Fed
Thomas Moser
Alternate Member of the Governing Board Swiss National Bank
Ariah Klages-Mundt
PhD Candidate, Cornell University

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.

Akaki Mamageishvili
Senior Researcher, ETH Zürich

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.

Tom Wilson
EMEA Cryptocurrency Correspondent, Reuters

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.

Gilbert Verdian
CEO and Founder, Quant Network

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

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.