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    Xavier Bettel

    Prime minister, Minister of State

    Minister for Digitalisation

    Luxembourg Government

    Following the legislative elections of 20 October 2013, Xavier Bettel was appointed Prime Minister, Minister of State, Minister for Communications and Media and Minister for Religious Affairs on 4 December 2013 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) and the Green Party (déi gréng). Following the resignation of Maggy Nagel from the government, Xavier Bettel was appointed Minister of Culture on 18 December 2015.

     

    After the legislative elections of 14 October 2018, Xavier Bettel was appointed Prime Minister, Minister of State, Minister for Communications and Media, Minister for Religious Affairs, Minister for Digitalisation and Minister for Administrative Reform on 5 December 2018 in the coalition government formed by the DP, the LSAP and déi gréng.

     

     

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    Yael Rozencwajg

    Founder CEO of Blockchain Israel and Nevelab Technologies

    For the past 20 years, Yael is a serial entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working broadly in the digital industry, operations, and management of infrastructures, building and managing strong teams. Member of the board of several growing startups. Yael is the Chairperson of IEEE Global AI Systems Well-being Initiative.

     

    In early 2020, Yael founded Nevelab Technologies, the first AI-based platform for sustainability management. Since January 2017, she is the founder and executive chair at Blockchain Israel, the largest organization in Israel dedicated to Blockchain Technologies, and the Blockchain Academy pioneering expert-driven blockchain education programs working with Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, and more. Prior to Blockchain Israel, Yael founded two startups acquired only 6 months after being launched (supply chain/data corp optimization). Yael was a mentor and startup advisor at Google Tel Aviv between 2015 – 2019 and worked with over 500 startups ranging from early stage to mature companies."

     

     

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    Dr. Gavin Johnson

    Founder, aGenium & BuildTech Lead, Conexus Law

    Dr. Gavin Johnson is the Founder of aGenium, an xTech Consultancy, providing services for the legal, professional services and technology sectors. His professional work lies at the intersection of law, technology and process efficiency. Through his passion for technology he is involved in several start-ups developing blockchain solutions for a range of financial, asset and self-sovereign identity applications. As a solicitor with extensive experience in construction law, Gavin was invited to join the Policy & Compliance Committee for the Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC) at UCL to advise on a range of issues including legal, regulatory, whitepaper development and general policy. He has worked in senior positions in several leading law firms, as a consultant to LPOs and technology start-ups. He trained at the global engineering firm Arup and has worked in both the transactional and litigation sectors of law for over 10 years. He is a Lean Six Sigma practitioner and an advocate for technological development and the implementation of efficient systems. Prior to his professional career, Gavin studied engineering and combustion science at the University of Leeds before completing a PhD in Applied Chemistry.

     

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  • Speakers & Panel Moderators

     

    Michele Marchesi

    Founder, FlossLab Ltd.

    Michele Marchesi is professor of software engineering at University of Cagliari, and founder of Flosslab SRL. He is author of more than 300 papers on international journals and conferences, which got more than 13,000 citations (Google Scholar). He began to work on cryptocurrencies and blockchain in 2014, and since then he has studied the Bitcoin market, the quality of blockchain software, the release of new blockchain and DLT technologies, and various real blockchain appli­cations, made in collaboration with university spinoff FlossLab and with other companies. He is promoting the use of software engineering methods for the development of dApps, and in particular the ABCDE method, developed by his research group.

     

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    Catherine Di Lorenzo

    Partner, Allen & Overy

    Catherine heads the IP, data and tech practice in Luxembourg and specializes in data protection, technology and transactional IP. She is one of the leading Luxembourg lawyers for strategic data protection matters. She advises clients across a wide range of business sectors (e-commerce, financial (including Fintech), insurance, asset managers, telecommunication, media and food sectors) with respect to their digital projects as well as with investigations by Luxembourg regulators. An important part of Catherine’s practice involves helping clients in relation to all areas of data privacy, including incidents such as personal data breaches, international data transfers, marketing and online advertising (i.e. ad tech) and data protection authority investigations. She advises clients on technological developments like the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. Catherine has also extensive experience in assisting clients with their technology transactions, such as IT outsourcing (especially in the heavily regulated financial and insurance sectors), the creation of interactive platforms or joint software development projects. Catherine advises on evolving cyber-related regulations, helps clients respond to incidents, and regularly provides client training on these topics. Catherine is recognised as a leading individual in her specialist areas, in both Chambers and Legal 500.

     

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    Petra Krizan

    Managing Director, The Blockhouse Technology Ltd.

    Petra Krizan is the managing director of The Blockhouse Technology Luxembourg, a cybersecurity start-up, founded in 2018 as a spin-off of Oxford University.

     

    Her responsibilities include the development of the overall company's strategy and operations in

    Luxembourg. Petra has graduated from the University of Zagreb with a master's degree in electrical engineering and computing.

     

    During her career, she worked in various positions in many fields of software engineering, including the automotive industry, image processing, software security and blockchain. Today her main points of interest are FinTech and cyber-resilience.

     

     

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    Sean Cross

    Co-Founder and President, Global Business Development & Revenue, Infinite Reality

    Sean Cross is a proven business and technology strategist, marketer, and dynamic C-level executive with 25 years of consistent leadership for Fortune 500 companies. He has partnered with elite companies such as Google, News Corp, Samsung, YouTube, and Bank of America to assist in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, sales, branding, advertising, product development, and business partnership development. With an aptitude for driving top line sales, cutting costs, and streamlining operations, Sean's strong track record of driving growth and profitability in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments is apparent throughout his career. Sean serves as President of Global Business Development and Revenue for leading Metaverse entertainment and innovation company Infinite Reality, Inc.

     

    Alongside his work with Infinite Reality, Sean is the founder, CEO, and Managing Partner of Silicon Valley Advisors, a boutique advisory firm with a premier list of early to mid stage clients, a comprehensive network of Fortune 500 companies, and Tier 1 Venture Capital and Private Equity firms. Sean brings to Silicon Valley Advisers deep digital expertise in commerce, advertising, and revenue growth.

     

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    Daud Zulfacar

    Founder, License.rocks

    Daud is one of the founders of license.rocks. license.rocks offers a next-level NFT publishing suite around licensing and IP rights for the B2B sector. He has been building products since 2017 and was previously a product manager at a successful startup in the software management space. Daud has also consistently worked with creatives or communities, completing several different startups idea. Developing business models is a passion of his. Daud is also Captain of the Blockchain Circle of Factory Berlin, founding member of BerChain e.V. and working group leader NFT & Metaverse in Bundesblock e.V.

     

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    Kevin Thizy

    Consultant, InTech

    Consultant at InTech and member of the innovation team, Kevin is specialized in decentralized ecosystems. The team supports startups in multiples fields and innovative projects from clients using emerging technologies (blockchain, game engines, 3D technologies…). His main projects are related to identities, electric mobility, decentralized finance, digital spaces and trusted frameworks.

     

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    Alessandra Nonnweiler

    Head of Communication and Spokesperson, CFL-Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois

    Alessandra Nonnweiler is Head of Communication and Spokesperson at CFL-Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois. She is an experienced marketing, communication and public and press relations professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial and transportation industry. Alessandra is specialized in Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy, Advertising, Event Management and Crisis Communication. Before joining CFL in 2017, she was i.a. Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Luxembourg Air Rescue, Head of External Communication for ING Marathon Europe Luxembourg an Project Manager of Marketing & Product Development.

     

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    Kamel Amroune

    Founder & CEO, The Dots

    Kamel Amroune is an entrepreneur with a passion for marketing and technology, he is a genuine "business enabler".

     

    He graduated from the University of Lille as well as INSEAD and MIT in the fields of leadership and disruptive innovation. He co-founded flagship events such as ICT Spring, and more recently he founded TNT Symposium through his company The Dots the leading marketing company for the tech and digital ecosystem in Luxembourg. He is also one of the people behind the first Luxembourg metaverse www.luxembourgmetaverse.com.

     

    Specialized in marketing and business development, he has helped many companies - mainly in the technology sector - to develop both their brand image and their operational reach. Kamel likes to imagine and build new concepts intended to connect fragmented ecosystems: innovation is his favorite field

     

     

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    Michael Jackson

    Advisor, Concordium

    Michael is best known for his role as former COO at Skype, where he led operations for its first four years and created a €400 million product line. After leaving Skype, Michael spent a ten-year stint as partner at leading venture capital fund Mangrove Capital. Over the past decade, Michael has become a key figure in the crypto industry. He was one of the first members at the Bitcoin Foundation, a member of the board of Blockchain.com and an advisor to a number of crypto projects. Additionally, Michael is a board member of Luminor Bank, is Chairman of Arcane Crypto, and has served as board member of AXA Insurance, Volvo Cars and a number of rapidly growing FinTechs. He is also a guest lecturer at University College London MBA on the business of telecoms. He’s now using his vast business experience to help Concordium transform the future economy through the use of blockchain technology. Concordium's unique use of cryptography makes ID credentials available to smart contracts and Web3 - whilst still preserving privacy.

     

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    Tony Malghem

    CTO, Tokeny

    Tony Malghem is Chief Technology Officer at Tokeny. He is a seasoned technology leader in the financial sector with nearly a decade of coding, architecture and leadership experience. Prior to joining Tokeny, he led multiple digital transformation projects for banks including web banking and wealth management, enabling him to provide a technical vision that bridges traditional finance with decentralized finance. Under his leadership, Tokeny’s tech team has built the most advanced and suitable tokenization solutions on the market while ensuring highest security, interoperability, and scalability.

     

     

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    Jean-Paul Scheuren

    Founder BlocHome / LetzToken

    In 1992, Jean-Paul graduated as Licencié en Science Economique Appliquée from the Institut d’Administration et de Gestion at the Université Catholique de Louvain (ULC).

     

    He since occupied different positions first in Employers federations, then in the private sector as a project and business developer in the construction sector, being mainly active in residential sector and life science facilities (House of Biohealth, HE:AL Campus Esch).

     

    Housing solution for everybody has since ever been op his main topics. In 2021 he launched with his co-founders BlocHome a tokenisation project for progressive access to housing with the ultimate aim to develop a real Housing as a Service concept for the BlocHomers community. The first building – residence Clapton in Cessange - is to be delivered beginning 2023. The project is driven by Letztoken SA, a one – stop – shop solution for Tokenization Projects with Community aspects,

     

     

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    Eric Weber

    Project officer, Ministry for Digitalisation

    Eric Weber is innovating at the New Technologies team at the Ministry for Digitalisation in Luxembourg. He is focusing on digital identities for citizens that can be stored in a digital wallet both on a national and European level. His responsibilities include promoting the use of new technologies including Blockchain, AI, IoT and data science in the public sector.

     

    Eric holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and a Master of Science in Banking and Finance from the Luxembourg School of Finance. He has an extensive experience in the private sector in banking, the world of startups and Amazon, acting as a product manager to invent for the customer.

     

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    Denis Avrilionis

    Founder & CEO, Compellio

    Denis Avrilionis is an entrepreneur active in the software industry since 2001. As the founder of Compellio, he assists private companies and public organisations in utilising blockchain to streamline compliance and maximise efficiency. Compellio’s latest product, the Compellio Gateway, is a bridge between web2 and web3 leveraging blockchain technology and cryptograhic guarantees to create solutions that deliver business added value in a variety of industries, including government, finance and agriculture.
    Denis holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Grenoble in France and has worked as a visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

     

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    Arianna Rossi

    Research Scientist, SnT

    Arianna Rossi is a Research Scientist at SnT, University of Luxembourg, where she carries out research projects at the intersection of law, computer science, design and digital ethics. She has been an invited speaker at international conferences in EU and US and routinely gives seminars to academic scholars and practitioners on topics like privacy by design and online manipulation. She also organizes events to promote legal innovation and open access to legal and technical hands-on knowledge.

     

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    Prof. Gilbert Fridgen

    PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair in Digital Financial Services, SNT

    As head of the Financial Services and Interorganizational Digital Transformations Research Group (FINATRAX), he analyzes the transformative effects of digital technologies on individual organizations as well on the relationship between organizations. He thereby especially addresses potentially disruptive technologies like Blockchain/DLT, Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things, or Quantum Computing. His research involves innovative business models, regulatory compliance (RegTech), IT strategy and (risk) management, IT capabilities and performance, as well as the design of innovative solutions.

     

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    Christian Fisch

    Associate Professor for Business Economics and Entrepreneurship, SnT

    Christian Fisch is Associate Professor for Business Economics and Entrepreneurship with a focus on the space sector at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg. As head of SnT’s research group for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and New Technology (EINT), Prof. Fisch's research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation management and his research topics are diverse. In the area of entrepreneurship, his research focuses on the financing, growth, success, and failure of start-up companies, the creation and development of young technology companies, digital transformation, sustainable entrepreneurship, and FinTech (including ICOs, NFTs, and DAOs). In the area of innovation, he assesses intellectual property (e.g., patents and trademarks), innovation strategy, sustainable innovation, and innovation in the space sector.

     

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    Jil Haberstig

    Business Psychologist, NFT Advisor & Speaker, Founder of the "Lux NFT Club"

    Jil is a business psychologist and mental health coach based in Luxembourg and Germany, supporting businesses and people on thriving and unfolding their full potential. Jil is passionate about NFTs and its potential. She is founder of the „Lux NFT Club“, speaker at NFT conferences such as NFT.NYC and NFT.London, advisor for NFT projects. Together with an NYC based friend, she is currently working on her own NFT project focused on mental health.

     

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    Laura Beatrice Zanella

    Legal Advisor and Co-Founder, Tabulia

    Laura Beatrice Zanella has obtained her Law Degree from King’s College London and a Master in Business and Art Law from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art where she currently contributes as a Guest Lecturer for Master's students in the field of Digital Art Law.

     

    She specialises in the legal frameworks that govern the private transactions in NFTs and has been considered as one of the pioneers in the practice of transposing into the digital realm the traditional contractual and legal structures of the Art Business World.

     

    Combining her experience as an Art Legal Advisor with her close contacts to the Diplomatic and Business spheres, she is now Co-Founder and Head of Legal & Public Relations at Tabulia SRL, a Consulting Services Company dedicated to guiding clients throughout their transition into the digital environment. licence)

     

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    Tobias Seidl

    Co-founder, Stokr

    Tobias Seidl is a fintech and investment structuring expert with more than five years experience in the Blockchain driven financial industry.
    As co-founder and product lead of the blockchain powered alternative investment marketplace STOKR he focuses on simplifying the issuance of digital securities. He also looks in turn at the limited possibilities of retail investors when they seek to diversify their investments in a risk-mitigated environment.
    As a former attorney-at-law at Hogan Lovells, Tobias Seidl is also active in several regulatory initiatives like the Blockchain Bundesverband in Germany, ThinkBlockTank in Luxembourg and INATBA on a European level.

     

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    Fabrice Croiseaux

    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.
     

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    Tom Kettels

    Infrachain Summit Host

    Project Lead, Infrachain a.s.b.l.

    Tom Kettels is the Project Lead of Infrachain and the Co-Project Lead of the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab. He is a member of the EBSI Policy Group and the OECD Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board. Tom has 20+ year experience in the ICT sector, working mainly in the field of telecoms and data centers. Tom is also Senior ICT Advisor at Digital Luxembourg.

     

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