Teck Chia leads Binance X, an initiative to foster innovation on the Binance platform and the general ecosystem at large. Before that, he has played the role of an investor, entrepreneur, product manager and software engineer at companies like Facebook and Oracle. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and founded HashTrust.com, a smart contracts platform on Bitcoin. Teck holds a BSc. and MEng. in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Teck ChiaDirector at Binance X
Barbara CarfagnaGiornalista e conduttrice RAI, realizza reportages per TV7 e Speciale TG1. Per RAI1 è autrice e conduttrice di CODICE, trasmissione di seconda serata, e INFOSFERA, rubrica sul digitale
Dal 1995 in Rai, inizia l’attività giornalistica nella redazione di Rai 2 L’Altra Edicola, formandosi televisivamente alla scuola Format di Giovanni Minoli, per cui lavorerà a Mixer. Nel 1998 è inviata di cronaca nella rubrica del TG1 Prima. Sotto la direzione di Albino Longhi passa a TV7 e Speciale TG1, seguendo i principali fatti di cronaca italiana e realizzando speciali in Etiopia, Niger (dove ha realizzato reportages sull’espansione dell’Islam fondamentalista), Nigeria (dove ha intervistato in esclusiva Safya, la donna condannata alla lapidazione per adulterio), Sudafrica, Cambogia (dove ha realizzato documentari storici e sul traffico di bambini) e Germania (sul neonazismo nell’ex Germania est). Per Rai Educational (oggi Rai Cultura) ha prodotto e realizzato reportages sulle colonie francesi in Africa. Ha collaborato con Unomattina nel periodo di conduzione di Monica Maggioni, Porta a Porta e Chi l’ha visto? nell’edizione condotta da Federica Sciarelli. Nel 2004 Clemente Mimun la porta nella redazione cronaca del TG1, dove la assume nel 2006. Segue le principali inchieste di cronaca nera e giudiziaria italiana e i misteri d’Italia. Gianni Riotta le affida la conduzione del TG1 e la rubrica Italia Italie da lei proposta sui temi dell’immigrazione.
Lavora per le rubriche Tv7 e Speciale TG1, con particolare attenzione alla divulgazione scientifica, alla filosofia, politica e economia digitale. Ha iniziato nella carta stampata, dai giornali circoscrizionali La Quarta e Il Quirino, poi Il Giornale, L’Opinione, Diario, Sette del Corriere. Collabora con Italiana, Il Foglio, Panorama, Formiche su temi di politica, economia, società digitali
Ha realizzato servizi di economia e finanza sui fondi sovrani negli Emirati Arabi Uniti, cyberwar alla NATO di Bruxelles, politiche digitali e start up in Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh, Israele, Singapore, UAE, Giappone intervistando Accademici e ricercatori nei laboratori delle principali Università del mondo. Ha collaborato con le rubriche TG1 Storia e TG1 Dialogo, curate da Roberto Olla. Ha condotto per Rai 1 l’edizione 2013 del Premio Luchetta. È stata membro del consiglio direttivo del think tank Vedrò, segue l’attività di altri pensatoi italiani (Aspen, Formiche, Italiacamp).
Relatrice e docente ai corsi di formazione su digitale e cybersecurity per: dirigenti in aziende partecipate italiane; multinazionali americane; forze armate alla scuola di Chiavari, servizi segreti alla Link Campus University, Cyber e Politica all’Università di Tel Aviv e al corso LUISS per dirigenti della Pubblica Amministrazione.
Dal 2017 è autrice e conduttrice per Rai 1 la trasmissione Codice, approfondimento sulle società digitali, il web, la tecnologia.
Mariana GospodinovaChief Operating Officer Europe at Binance
I started my career at one of the first e-money institutions in the UK – Skrill (now Paysafe), leading teams of payment professionals across several different countries. After eight great years at Skrill, I moved to head the operations at the first e-money institution in Malta, focusing on building up a payment platform in line with regulatory and card scheme requirements. I have been forming regular part of the national risk and compliance initiatives in Malta, such as the National Risk Assessment sessions, MONEYVAL meetings and consultations organized by local and foreign regulatory and law enforcement bodies overseeing the transposition and application of Anti Money-Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing regulations.
I joined Binance in August 2018, heading the operations in Malta and looking after the successful launch of the crypto to fiat exchange and other local initiatives.
Pavel MatveevCEO and Co-Founder Wirex
Pavel Matveev is the CEO and co-founder of Wirex – an industry-leading, blockchain-based payments platform that seamlessly integrates both fiat and cryptocurrencies. Pavel is responsible for the high-level functioning and growth of Wirex, with a specific focus on new product development and platform evolution. Pavel and his co-founder Dmitry
Lazarichev brought Wirex to life in the UK in 2014, and have since expanded the service into Europe, North America, Canada, Singapore and Japan. The company currently serves 1.8 million users in 130 countries and to date, the platform has facilitated over $2 billion in transactions. Pavel leads a team of over 200 dedicated and engaged employees,
including over 100 highly skilled engineers and developers based in Kiev. He is seen as a leading figure in the arena of mass adoption for cryptocurrencies and is a highly sought-after speaker at blockchain and
payments conferences around the world.Wirex has the support of large institutional and private investors and is on a significant growth path, aiming to expand further in APAC, Australia and Africa. They place a strong focus on regulation and compliance and are one of only 3 crypto-friendly companies world-wide that have earned an FCA e-money licence. Pavel has over 15 years of experience in software development and IT management. Prior to co-founding Wirex, he worked with Barclays Capital,Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse. He holds an MSc in Computer Science.
Georgy SokolovCo-Founder at Wirex
Georgy is a founding member of Wirex and currently responsible for the company’s strategic partnerships globally. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, leveraging over 15 years in sales and business development across a variety of markets and verticals before joining the blockchain and digital currency space. Georgy began his entrepreneurial career in 2002, when he founded an accountancy software company which he made profitable within just one month – whilst still at university. His participation in business enterprise invariably means results, including a 40% overall profit for a billion-dollar cargo airline in 2013.
Jovan GavrilovicHead of Europe at OKCoin
Jovan Gavrilovic is the General Manager of Europe at OKCoin, one of the world’s leading fiat-focused digital asset marketplaces, where he is responsible for implementing the company’s expansion into Europe. Prior to his role as a GM, Jovan served as a Business Development Manager in Hong Kong for OKEx. He was responsible for strategic initiatives, institutional partnerships, and overall business development. Jovan was first drawn to the blockchain while at SAP, where he published a research paper on blockchain opportunities in the company’s Digitalist Magazine and presented his findings at the SAP Executive Central Banking Summit.
Des MartinMarketing Leader and Business Development Director at Brave
Des’s background is in digital marketing and high growth tech companies. Des founded and ran his own digital agency in Dublin. During this time he got to see how fast and loose the advertising industry plays with personal data. More recently Des built growth and marketing teams at Qualtrics and Perkbox. During this time both companies were in hyper growth. Des is passionate about achieving high growth while respecting privacy and see’s this and the new frontier in marketing.
Elena LavezziHead of Southern Europe, Revolut
Dopo la laurea in economia in Bocconi e un Master in Marketing presso la ESCP Europe ottenuto tra Parigi e Londra, Elena Lavezzi ha lavorato come Marketing Manager in Uber per quattro anni, dove ha aperto il mercato italiano e successivamente supportato lo sviluppo e la crescita dell’azienda anche in India. Ha iniziato a lavorare nel settore FinTech nel 2016 guidando il lancio di Circle in Italia e ricoprendo in seguito diversi ruoli a livello internazionale, fino a diventare Director Go-To-Market Retail Europe di Circle.
Nel 2019 é entrata in Revolut come responsabile per il Sud Europa, con l’obiettivo di creare e gestire i team locali e guidare la crescita della base utenti nella regione.
Sanja KonVP, Global Partnerships at UTRUST
Sanja is a senior digital executive with more than 10 years’ experience in developing and executing global digital strategy, delivering sustainable revenue growth in multinationals within the E-Commerce, Fintech and Telecommunication industries.
As the Vice President of Global Partnerships at UTRUST, Sanja’s main focus is to partner with key international players to improve the accessibility of digital assets and increase cryptocurrency merchant adoption. As a creative strategist, always focused on innovation, Sanja has guided cross- functional teams to develop and execute the Marketplaces proposition at PayPal, with the aim of providing the best in class online payment experience to e-commerce platforms.
Sanja headed the European Partnerships strategy at eBay, forming key global relationships to enhance the selling experience for eBay professional merchants. As Head of the Italian Consumer Strategy team at eBay, Sanja redesigned the omni-channel customer experience for eBay’s core vertical experiences, including the re-launch of the Fashion buying and selling hubs. A multi lingual communicator, fluent in English, Italian, Croatian, Serbian and Slovene, Sanja is an excellent influencer with a proven track of building and leading international teams in challenging commercial environments. Fascinated by how technological innovation impacts on our life, constantly investigating new start-ups that will shape our future.
Sanja is a speaker at international conferences, sharing her vision and knowledge on how the digital landscape impacts consumer’s behaviours.