Rich Napoli is the CEO of ObjectFrontier, Inc.(OFS), a 600+ person software engineering firm that helps some of the world’s leading companies build commercial product offerings. OFS works in many advanced technologies, including blockchain. His firm has grown rapidly under Rich’s leadership and as a result, OFS has made Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest growing companies in the US for each of the last three years. Rich has over 40 years in the software industry, having led product development for five software firms with successful exits to Oracle and State Street. Rich speaks on blockchain and other technologies at various conferences and events around the world. Rich has an MBA from NYU and a BS in Computer Science from Stony Brook University. Rich is married with three grown children and four grandchildren and lives in the Philadelphia area.
Amy is the Chief Digital Officer at the Health Standards Organization (HSO), a not-for-profit that builds global health service standards and innovative assessment programs so people in their local jurisdictions can save and improve lives. In addition to healthcare, Amy brings experience leading digital transformation initiatives in multiple industries including banking, insurance and engineering. Earlier in her career, Amy obtained a degree in electrical engineering, and gained entrepreneurial perspective by working first in venture capital and then at various tech start-ups. Due to her love of travel, Amy considers herself lucky to be an in-demand speaker, and has spoken in cities around the world including recently Tokyo, New York, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Toronto and Las Vegas. As a CDO, Amy is fascinated by intersections and impact, so she is naturally drawn to blockchain and what it can do to propel people forward.
MaRi has been actively involved in bitcoin, advising the world’s first bitcoin ATM established in Vancouver, Canada. Fast forward to present day she is the Chair of DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. and Founder of the BC Blockchain Forum. With more than 15 years of working with executive and senior leaders on business and organizational development strategies, MaRi shares her experience through the Token and Blockchain Generation and writing the World’s First Book on Leadership for the industry.
MaRi provides coaching to community leaders, students as well as blockchain businesses, using pathways, principles and practices that are designed for the token economy.
Michael Hammond is an award-winning business journalist and broadcaster. His work has appeared in various newspapers and magazines around Canada including the National Post, Globe and Mail, Kitchener-Waterloo Record and Ottawa Business Journal. Michael also worked as a Parliament Hill correspondent for the Canadian Press’s newswire and broadcast service. Over his time in the media, he served as Business Editor, reporter and host at CFRA 580 AM in Ottawa. Michael continues to write in Ottawa.
Gerardo Amaya is a Digital Advisor part of Microsoft Enterprise Services focused on empowering clients with emerging technologies that accelerate their Digital Transformation journeys. Gerardo's main focus is on Blockchain technologies for the Enterprise and how Canadian Enterprise Customers can benefit from this revolutionary technology. Gerardo has helped customers in multiple industries transform their data and processes to leverage blockchain. Gerardo is a big advocate of Blockchain Governance and believes that Enterprise requirements for Blockchain are not so different from what the public Blockchain is experiencing. The adoption and development of Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technologies and/or Distributed System in the Enterprise will be key to accelerate the Web 3.0 revolution. Gerardo, Latin American by origin, is also constantly looking to identify the biggest opportunity in which Blockchain technology can transform Spanish-speaking audiences all over the world.
David is an award-winning communicator who has worked in the fields of journalism and public affairs for more than 40 years. In 2009 David created Strategy2Communications (S2C), a boutique public relations firm of seasoned communication professionals.
David has spoken at conferences around the world including in New York, San Francisco, San Diego,Washington, London, Hong Kong, Vancouver and Toronto.
BARRY E JAMES
Author of 'New Routes to Funding' & founder & host of ICOrad.io Barry is a leading voice and advocate for blockchain, ICOs & Crowdfunding. A recognised maven he benefits from decades at the forefront of tech - in systems designer, as developer through architect, entrepreneur, and thought leader.
Amrit is a young Hustler, Entrepreneur and Freelancer, currently under 30 and living in the IT Hub of Pune, India. An Economist who believes in the emerging Blockchain Technology and a Cryptocurrency Enthusiast! He now dedicates almost all of his time in Blockchain and Crypto related products and services.He writes for a number of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency online publications such as Crypto Insider, Crypto News India, Elite Currensea, Inside Crypto Today, Wire Kapitall and Zerocrypted. Head of Content for ICO's Bithemoth and Egypt Coin as well as a Community Manager of the STO CINDX. He believes Blockchain and Cryptocurrency is the solution to a number of real world problems.
Christine is well-known lawyer and speaker in Blockchain, practicing at her own firm Duhaime Law in Toronto. She practices in the area of technology and financial crime focused on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, international asset recovery, Blockchain tracing and anti-corruption for various types of clients such as casinos, financial institutions, and government agencies. She also undertakes M&A financing and regulatory work and at the Blockchain Financial Crime Center, she acts as a consultant advising companies, law firms and Blockchain and digital currency companies in respect of financial crime, AML and digital currency tracing.
Christine is a frequent commentator in the international media on AI, financial inclusion, technology, Blockchain, counter-terrorist financing, money laundering and writes on her own blog Artificial Intelligence Insights and Duhaime’s Financial Crime
DAMIEN MICHAEL NICHOLS
Damien (aka Damo) is a rare breed in crypto. He spent the last 15 years as an activist and movement builder primarily focused on ending the War on Drugs but also fighting for environmental and economic reform. When the Satoshi whitepaper dropped he was working with colleagues in Baltimore, MD to launch a local paper currency called The BNote. He knew right away Bitcoin (and blockchain) could change everything.
After giving his blood, sweat, and tears to Occupy Wall Street he decided to refocus on change through innovation and free enterprise, and by 2017 had gone all in on the distributed ledger revolution. He’s the former Community Manager for WeTrust and the current Strategic Philosopher for The Decentralized Dance Party. He’s also providing consulting services through his new company, The BlockParty. Damo loves advising, ideating, uplifting, laughing, dancing (badly), and cruising the weirder side of the crypto conference circuit.
Dean Kirkland is a highly accomplished commercial photographer, television and film director. In mid 2017, Dean became aware of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology and began investigating this unique and admittedly arcane technology. But it became apparent that much of what he read and saw didn't answer his questions well enough for him to become convinced that this was the proper place to put his resources. To remedy that, Dean began the Crypto the WonderDog show to interview experts in the field of cryptocurrencies and blockchain to hopefully get answers to his question. Remarkably, Crypto the WonderDog has been an overwhelming success in that it's consistently in the top ten most popular iTunes technology downloads. But besides the information on cryptocurrencies we are diving into the technology behind this, the Blockchain. A technology that has been around for years yet it is still in its infancy.
Byrne is a platinum selling rock artist, award winning solo artist, one time radio host, philanthropist , early crypto adopter and entrepreneur. An early adopter of blockchain, he has had the good fortune of starting and consulting for several blockchain projects.
There isn't much he hasn't taken a crack at, and, that ability to adapt, and attack is part of his charm and ease when speaking to people about their own lives and paths. No judgement. just sharing. After all , Byrne has his own Manifesto of Mistakes that he is happy and open to touch on from work, to parenting to
The conversation is warm, inviting
Eugene is considered one of the most versatile and innovative business strategist for SMEs in Asia. As a startup junkie with over 20 years experience in various industries, he has developed a very particular set of skills; skills that allow him to take an idea, connect the dots and shape the vision into a compelling narrative that will rally the community it serves.
Currently a student at Carleton University, Always trying to keep up with the Blockchain community. He loves reading and listening about empowering and creative Blockchain projects, and believes we need to push for this within the journalism sector. Dylan is the Vice President of the Carleton Cryptocurrency Club, and volunteer with various youth organizations. During his free time you’ll probably find him listening and analyzing the latest hip hop album, or repping his home Toronto sports teams
Tatiana Moroz has been a proud Bitcoiner since 2012. As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tatiana has been spreading the word about cryptocurrencies through music and presentations at various Bitcoin conferences around the world. She created Tatiana Coin, the first-ever cryptocurrency designed to support an artist.As an active participant in the cryptocurrency community, Tatiana has accumulated relationships and friendships with people from all backgrounds, in the fintech, political, activist, tech, and music worlds. She noticed many wasted and missed connections. Many crypto companies do not spend their marketing budgets efficiently and thus have trouble achieving a sound ROI. Tatiana founded Crypto Media Hub in 2015 to solve these issues by helping businesses make connections and find their markets in the crypto and fintech space.
Othalia is the Founder of InnovFin a consulting agency that helps investment companies embrace disruptive technologies. After a decade in the investment management industry working for fortune 500 companies, she found a new passion and took the plunge into the world of Blockchain. Ever since she has advised and worked with great Blockchain companies, given many presentations at conferences in North America and regularly organizes Blockchain educational events through her community group, The Innovative Financier. Othalia is Bilingual French and English.
Craig Major is Toronto's Startup Mentor The Startup Coach. With an extensive corporate background including being the youngest Senior Manager at Deloitte & being the youngest Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche where he was Senior Manager of Architecture and Planning, Program Director for the Wireless Activation Centre at Bell Mobility, Chief Technology Officer and Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Program director doing software implementation for Canadian banks. and more before founding TorontoStarts (formerly Startup Toronto) in early 2015, Craig didn’t stop with that he founded The Startup Launch Accelerator Program, hosts Startup Talk Toronto’s Startup Podcast, and is very active speaker in the community. The Startup Coach is known for running amazing educational events and workshops including the quarterly Startup Pitch events, The Toronto Cryptocurrency Conference, and more
Entertainment Business Major from Full Sail University, Miguel Martinez is a young professional from Puerto Rico with a passion for Music, Production, Entertainment, Blockchain Technology, and Tokenomics. As the Lead Community Manager for SingularDTV, a blockchain entertainment ecosystem with the creator in mind, his experience ranges from live event production, public speaker, writer, producer, audio engineer, and guitar player.
Kyle is a strategist and a technologist. Since, 2013, Kyle has dedicated his heart and soul to the blockchain revolution. Kyle brings passion, strategy, insightful commentary, and strong following of fellow blockchain leaders to the organization.
Tracy is the Founder of Untraceable Inc. and CMO of Polymath Network. She is an advocate for blockchain technology, and is committed to building and growing an inclusive crypto community. She has organized hundreds of events from the first blockchain & ethereum hackathon in Canada to Bitcoin Expo to ETHWaterloo (the world's largest Ethereum hackathon). As an entrepreneur and early crypto investor, Tracy always finds creative ways to seamlessly integrate innovative tech into her projects.
A Blockchain, and Crypto Enthusiast from East Africa. Founder / Content Lead at bitcoinke.io. Fascinated by Anything Decentralized.
Player One is a husband, father, cryptopreneur, traveler, and frequently "the Bitcoin guy" at the party. Now, he's fulfilling his true destiny by taking the mic and helping the world to "Level Up".
Pierre is a seasoned media professional, radio host, early adopter of bitcoin, strategist & executor. Pierre brings to Blockchain Radio decades of knowledge, experience and connections.