Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao(趙長鵬), who goes by CZ, is the founder and CEO of Binance(幣安), the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. The Chinese-Canadian coder cut his teeth building high-frequency trading systems for Wall Street’s flash boys. Zhao founded Binance in July 2017, raising $15 million through an initial coin offering. In 2022, Binance facilitated spot trades […]

Chris Hadfield

Astronaut | First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station  Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield is a worldwide sensation whose video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” — seen by over 75 million people — was called “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”, by […]

Hester M. Peirce

Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on January 11, 2018. Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She was a Senior Counsel on the […]

Sopnendu Mohanty

Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies, public infrastructure and regulatory policies around technology innovation. Mohanty has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles globally in technology, finance and innovation. He has co-authored several patented works in area of retail distribution of the financial sector.   Mohanty extensively engages with ecosystems of various jurisdictions on […]

Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of SocialInnovation. Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl andHaskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalcin collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national developmentcouncil’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and ledthe country’s first e-Rulemaking […]

Abdulaziz Al-Khalifa

In addition to his role as the CEO of QDB, Mr. Al-Khalifa is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Elan, a Member of the Board of Directors at Qatar Science Technology Park and the Chairman of Qatar Business Incubator Center and the Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development. With an accumulated experience […]

Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik is the creator of Ethereum. He first discovered blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies through Bitcoin in 2011, and was immediately excited by the technology and its potential. He cofounded Bitcoin Magazine in September 2011, and after two and a half years looking at what the existing blockchain technology and applications had to offer, wrote the […]

Pēteris Zilgalvis

Pēteris Zilgalvis is the Head of Unit for Digital Innovation and Blockchain in the Digital Single Market Directorate in DG CONNECT and is the Co-Chair of the European Commission FinTech Task Force. He was the Visiting EU Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford for 2013-14, where was an Associate of the Political Economy of […]

Sheila Warren

Sheila began her career as a Wall Street attorney before turning to philanthropy and non-profit tech over a decade ago. She has represented banks, philanthropists and progressive non-profits. Most recently, she was VP of strategic alliances and general counsel of TechSoup, the global social enterprise that has connected civil society organizations around the world with […]

Dr.Tien-Mu Huang

Dr. Tien-Mu Huang is currently the Chairperson of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), Taiwan. He has over 30 years of experience in supervision of financial industries and is a contributor in international arena. He previously served as Vice Chairperson of the FSC, Director-General of Securities and Futures Bureau as well as Insurance Bureau of the […]