Minister of the Economy (Luxembourg)
Following the cabinet reshuffle on 4 February 2020, Franz Fayot was appointed Minister of the Economy and Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs.
Previously, Franz Fayot was elected to Parliament in 2013 and in 2018, as candidate for the LSAP. In Parliament, he assumed the role of rapporteur for the draft budget for 2015 and focused on public finances, cultural policy, as well as on social justice and poverty issues.
From 1997 until his appointment to the government, Franz Fayot worked as a barrister in Luxembourg.
Franz Fayot graduated a DEA (post-graduate diploma of advanced studies) in corporate law from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1996.
Prof. Massimiliano Mazzanti
Full Professor Economic Policy, University of Ferrara
Massimiliano Mazzanti is full Professor in Economic policy, University of Ferrara, at the Department of Economics & Management, where he is lecturer in Macroeconomics; Environmental economics and policy, Ecological Economics. He has directed the inter university centre SEEDS (www.sustainability-seeds.org) since the foundation in 2012. He also directs the new CERCIS Research centre on the Circular Economy, Innovation and SMEs (http://eco.unife.it/it/ricerca-imprese-territorio/centri-di-ricerca/cercis). Main Research competences revolve around applied environmental economics and policy issues such as: sustainable development, environment and trade, climate change policies, environmental innovation, environmental policy design and assessment, environmental fiscal reforms, waste management and policy, economic valuation of the environment, beyond GDP - green accounting issues.
Antoine Le Feuvre
CEO Digital Solutions for Citizens, Consumers and Companies (3C), SUEZ, Smart & Environmental Solutions
Antoine Le Feuvre is the CEO of 3C, the SUEZ Entity that aims at shaping a sustainable environment for citizens, consumers and companies through digital solutions such as CircularChain, the circular economy blockchain. The Group aspires to be the preferred partner of its customers, working together to restore and preserve core elements like water, air and soil with concrete actions and advanced technologies.
Before joining SUEZ, Le Feuvre served as Co-founder and VP Customer Services of Traveldoo, a leading-edge tech company focused on delivering value-added applications to simplify and optimize travel and expense management. Traveldoo has been the pioneer in Europe to develop SaaS models and use the technology to disrupt the travel industry and it was acquired in 2011 by US Global leader Expedia. Antoine continued to serve Traveldoo as COO and CCO until 2017 when he joined SUEZ R&R France (Entity dedicated to recycling and recovery), as Chief Digital Officer and member of the ExCom to create a new business line and lead digital transformation.
As an advocate for technology-enhanced and sustainable solutions, he applies his considerable energy to accelerate their deployment for a positive impact on the planet, combining his passion for digital with the one for the environment.
Violetta has been the CEO of CADChain since 2018 when she was scouted by a Dutch incubator and established the company in the Netherlands. She holds an MBA and 4 other Master's Degrees. She is a Professor of Economics, an educator and a PR specialist. In CADChain she is responsible for the company vision, marketing strategy and networking. As part of the company's corporate responsibility, she initiated a non-profit project to bring more women into IT. Violetta has been responsible for continuous strategy building, navigation of projects, and establishment of connections at various levels, growing the team from 2 to 25 people and securing the initial funding. Violetta has expertise in Linguistics, Education, Management, Blockchain, Finance, Business Modeling, the CAD sector, and many more.
Dr. Martin Holland
VP Business Development and Strategy, PROSTEP AG
Dr. Martin Holland studied Mechanical Engineering at the TU Clausthal, where he made his doctorate degree. He has been working at PROSTEP since 1994. Dr. Holland has a wide project experience in the automotive, aviation, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering industries. As Regional Manager he is responsible for the business in northern Germany. He joined the PROSTEP Executive Board as the head of Sales in 2001. Since 2015 Martin is responsible for Strategy & Business Development at PROSTEP and primarily promotes the topics Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Digital Thread and Traceability of Products, Additive Manufacturing and Blockchain Technology.
Frederick De Breuck
Head of the Enterprise Blockchain – Track and Trust Solution Center, Fujitsu Western Europe
As CDO and CTO of Fujitsu Belgium, Frederik De Breuck overall responsibility is to drive growth and strategic renewal by transforming traditional businesses into digital ones. Frederik also manages the Enterprise Blockchain and Track and Trust Solution Center for Fujitsu Global, focusing on building production-ready Blockchain and Distributed Ledger solutions and creating innovative methodologies to increase enterprise adoption.
Co-Founder & Managing Director, ChemChain
Lorenzo, a Msc in Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering, spent over 12 years working across various industries associations (ETRMA, Eurometaux) dealing with chemical regulations. Since 2015 he started his entrepreneurial experience, first founding Chemycal.com, a SaaS regulatory intelligence company and later with the launch of ChemChain.
Associate Professor, University of Ferrara
Carlo Giannelli received the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in computer science with the University of Ferrara, Italy. His primary research activities focus on Blockchain technologies, Industrial Internet of Things, Software Defined Networking, cyber security in Industry 4.0, location/based services, heterogeneous wireless interface integration, and hybrid infrastructure/ad hoc and spontaneous multi-hop networking environments.
Irina Albita is the co-founder and co-CEO of FilmChain the first digital collection account management (CAM) company that pays professionals in the film/TV industries in an automatic and transparent way. Producers, investors, sales agents and actors access their money and data in automatic, transparent processes. Irina is a technologist with 12-years experience in the London/NYC tech scene, with a mathematics-economics background. Her passion is exploring how emerging tech radically transforms creative industries, and she is a prominent figure at film & tech events worldwide. Named Startup of the Year at the London Business Awards2020 and a SXSW Pitch2020 finalist, FilmChain leverages blockchain technology to save industry professionals millions in mismanaged funds, human errors and lack of data. The platform is used end-to-end by HBO, Council of Europe Eurimages, Film Fund Hamburg, German Producers Association, Screen Australia and clients in the U.K., Europe, Canada, Australia and Israel.
Producer, SAMSA FILM
Bernard is a Luxembourgish film producer best known for the critically acclaimed film Collective by Alexander Nanau, which was nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film at the the 93th Academy Awards. He produced many local and international award-winning feature films and worked with directors such as Sameh Zoabi, Marie Kreutzer, Jeff Desom or Laura Schroeder. He is co-running Samsa Film, the biggest Luxembourg production company since 2015.
Director of Music Division, SIAE (Italian Society of Authors and Publishers)
Graduated in Managerial Engineering at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Matteo acquired experience in management consulting, strategy development and transformation programs with Bain & Company.
Since 2015 Matteo plays the role of Director of Music Division at SIAE, the Italian Collective Management Organization for author’s rights, with direct responsibility for distribution, documentation and music technician areas.
Ph.D. in Microbiology, science and data journalist
Tow-Knight fellow 2019 for entrepreneurial journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, New York. Founder of Facta, a non profit project based on bringing the scientific methodology into journalism, with a focus on the Mediterranean region.
Co-founder of the Italian science communication agency formicablu and of datajournalism.it, a laboratory for data driven stories and tools. Freelance for national/international magazines, contributor for the datajournalism section of AGI. Co-author of the international multimedia projects Seedversity.org and SEEDcontrol on global agro-ecology and Hearing voices, respectively supported by EJC and Journalismfund. Radio presenter at Radio3scienza, RAI Radio3, the Italian national public radio. Media trainer and lecturer on digital journalism and verification (Google News Lab 2015-17; MCS Sissa; Master in giornalismo, Bologna). Consultant for digital communication strategies with EU funded projects and with International organizations.
CEO, Net Service SpA
From 2007 to 2009 – Person in charge for Elsag Datamat of branch “Cross-Industry of Finmeccanica”
From 2007 to April 2014 - Chief Executive of Net Service S.r.l. (Finmeccanica Group)
From 2008 to April 2014 – Director in Finmeccanica Group with various responsibility assignments
From 2015 – Chief Executive of Net Service S.p.a.
Chairman of the Board, Infrachain a.s.b.l.
Graduate of Centrale Lyon and HEC, Fabrice is CEO of InTech, a subsidiary of POST Luxembourg Group specialised in Information Technology consulting and specific software development.
Passionate about digital culture and innovation, he advises companies in the use of emerging technologies to create breakthrough innovations. He is the leader of the Blockchain working group of the Fédération des Tiers de Confiance Numérique and Chairman of the Board of Infrachain in Luxembourg. Fabrice participates in several large-scale projects based on blockchain technology in France and Luxembourg.
Vice-Chairman of the Board, Infrachain a.s.b.l.
Laurent Kratz is an entrepreneur, founder of several start-ups. He is NEOFACTO’s CEO, an IT services company founded in 2000 and based in Luxembourg, Brussels and Paris. In the FinTech field, he started SCORECHAIN which provides compliance solutions for crypto-assets. He's also one of the founders and vice-chairman of the board of Infrachain. As a FinTech veteran, he is a regular speaker on the crypto-asset topic. He founded lesfrontaliers.lu in 2001, a media company dedicated to the cross border community, sold to a media group in 2008. In 2004, he founded Jamendo, a music licensing company, raised significant rounds of VC funding and sold to Audiovalley in 2019.
Digital Innovation Hub - Luxembourg
Digital Innovation Hub - Luxembourg
Software engineer, InTech