Our team

  • Gian Luca ComandiniFounder @Blockchain Core e Co-Founder Assob.it

    Classe 1990. Maturità classica, laurea in economia. Nel 2013 è tra i primi in Italia ad investire in due trend poco esplorati: blockchain e social media. Oggi è uno dei principali divulgatori tecnologici italiani, ha co-fondato l’associazione di categoria Assobit e la società di consulenza e sviluppo Blockchain Core. È editore di Cointelegraph e direttore della prima scuola di formazione del settore: The Blockchain Management School.
    È membro della task force governativa di esperti scelta dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico per delineare la strategia nazionale in ambito blockchain e dello Steering Committe Blockchain di Assolombarda. È fondatore e amministratore delegato di You & Web, tra le più note società italiane di comunicazione integrata specializzata in strategie virali, con cui cura la comunicazione di numerosi personaggi pubblici, programmi televisivi, brand e multinazionali.
    È professore con cattedra in Blockchain presso l’Università Guglielmo Marconi, professore del Corso di Eccellenza in Blockchain presso l’Università degli Studi di Macerata e tiene da anni il corso in Web e Social Media Marketing presso l‘Università Sapienza di Roma, considerato uno dei più autorevoli corsi del settore.
    È stato speaker in diversi TEDx, conduce un programma radiofonico di divulgazione su tecnologia e economia su Radio2 ed è spesso esperto opinionista per tutto ciò che riguarda l’innovazione nelle più importanti conferenze del settore e per la RAI. Nel 2019 è stato inserito da Forbes nella celebre classifica degli Under30 più influenti leader del futuro e da Millionaire tra i 15 giovani italiani che cambieranno il paese. Dal 2019 è membro del Mensa International, associazione che raccoglie persone con un quoziente intellettivo superiore al 98% della popolazione mondiale, avendo superato il test di ammissione con un QI superiore a 133.

  • Giacomo ZuccoCo-Founder at Bcademy

    After studying Physics at the University of Milan in Italy, he became a Technology Consultant in Accenture for a few years, mostly in the industry of traditional payments. After discovering Bitcoin in 2013, he quit his “respectable” job to take part to some Bitcoin-focused startups (some successful experience in wallets, some mixed experience in mining, some unsuccessful experience in “blockchain tracking” nonsense).
    In 2015 he created a Bitcoin-focused R&D center in Milan, which later extended in the BHB research and consultancy Network in Switzerland and elsewhere. He sold his companies in 2018, to focus on his freelance activities (and on his family). While mostly operating as a freelance, he still cooperates with a few organizations, such as Bcademy (for education), Bitcoin Magazine (for articles), LNP/BP Association (for non-profit FLOSS development), etc.

  • Demetrio MiglioratiHead of Blockchain at Banca Mediolanum

    Demetrio is passionate about blockchain, innovation, change, startups, technologies, paradigms, paradoxes, languages, cultures and diversity. He built his experience starting from the information technology industry, converting to finance/insurance in one of the most dynamic and complex Italian banking and insurance groups. He is the classic “early adopter“ so it’s likely that he’s got already that “new weird thing“ that you saw the other day on a Chinese website. Serial innovator, he’s luckily left with that “sense of precariousness” typical of those who have worked with immature technologies for a long time, so he tends to test everything by himself before promoting a solution or a technology.

    • Head of Blockchain at Banca Mediolanum
    • Contract Professor on “Digital & Social Enterprise”
    • “Digital Transformation” and “Innovation management” at Milan Cattolica and Venice Ca’Foscari universities
    • Member of the Advisory Board of IDC European Digital Summit.
    • Member of the Advisory Board of IDC Blockchain Council.
    • Member of Cattolica University Blockchain Steering Committee.
    • Member on the board of directors in AssoFintech (Italian Fintech Association) and Italian Trusted Smart Contract Association.
    • Juries’ member in several awards, among others the Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards.
    • Co-author of “CIOs and the Digital Transformation – A new leadership role” Ed. Springer. Co-author of “Intelligenza Artificiale – Dalla sperimentazione al vantaggio competitivo” Ed. Franco Angeli.
      Keynote speaker and Chairman in major worldwide conferences and corporate events.
  • Christian MiccoliCo-Founder & Co-CEO at Conio

    Pioniere dell’online banking in Italia, dopo l’esperienza in McKinsey, dove ha promosso il progetto di una banca diretta, proseguito poi in Rasbank, diventa Amministratore delegato di Ing Direct e dal 2008 Amministratore delegato di Che Banca!, per poi diventarne il presidente qualche anno più tardi. Nel 2015 fonda Conio insieme a Vincenzo Di Nicola.

  • Pietro LanzaBanks & Insurances Director at IBM

    Mr. Pietro Lanza currently serves as Banks & Insurances Director at IBM, with a particular focus on large digital transformation projects and strategies for large enterprises in several industries (financial services, energy-utilities, automotive, etc.).

    He formerly acted as President of the Board of Intesa Spa, an IBM Company.

    He currently serves as President of the internal controls board (dlgs. 231/01) of Bwin-Party Gaming (Austria and UK).

    He served as VP Global Sales & Marketing of Euronovate SA of Euronovate is a global player focused on digital transformation solutions and consulting (Switzerland).

    He served as Managing Director of Ambroadvisory, an swiss-italian  corporate finance boutique focused on the development of small-mid caps (Italy, UK) where he managed several listing on AIM Market.

    He served as Corporate Development Manager of Siamosoci, one of the most important equity crowdfunding platform in Europe (Italy).

    He served as Equity Partner of Eurogroup Consulting, one of the most relevant management consultancy firm in Europe (HQ in Paris, France).

    Prior to his appointment he served as Director of Group Strategy and Innovation  for  Sella Bank Holding from July 2005, to August 2007 (Italy)

    He served from July 2000 to July 2005 as Project Manager of Credem Bank Group (Italy).

    He served from July 1999 to September 2000 as Project Manager of Nordea Banking Group (Sweden).

    He served from July 1998 to September 1999 as Project Manager of Fineco Bank (Italy).

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in International Finance from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), several postgraduates courses from the University of Stanford (USA), the Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and the Luiss University (Rome, Italy)

    His numerous publications in  international journals and magazines cover several topics: technology and innovation policies,  studies on the determinants of innovation, technology and knowledge transfer, strategic management of intellectual property and finance for innovation.

  • Massimo ChiriattiCTO Blockchain & Digital Currencies at IBM | Blockchain Expert at Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico

    Tecnologo, collabora con Università e consorzi per eventi di formazione sull’economia digitale. È un dirigente tecnico in un’impresa multinazionale e ha continue relazioni con i CXO delle più grandi imprese italiane.
    Dopo la Laurea in Scienze Politiche con specializzazione in Economia Internazionale, ha conseguito un Master di II livello in “Governo dei sistemi informativi: sviluppo, gestione e monitoraggio” all’Università di Roma Tre.
    Prende parte attivamente a congressi e forum su temi riguardanti in particolar modo l’innovazione dell’ICT nella digital economy. E’ membro di Assob.it, un’associazione senza scopo di lucro per promuovere la tecnologia Blockchain. Co-estensore del Manifesto #BlockchainItalia, pubblica articoli su diversi quotidiani e scrive stabilmente su Il Sole 24 Ore-Nòva100.
     
     

  • Teck ChiaDirector at Binance X
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  • Alessandro BrunelloFounder & Director at WrongTheory.xyz | Co-Founder & President at Mirai Labs

    Alessandro Brunello è Direttore di WRONG THEORY, la prima produzione IRL per lo spazio NFT, Co-Fondatore dell’exchange Bibipom, Presidente di Mirai Labs, Co-Fondatore di Ofala Tech e InartNft, marketplace che mette in vendita, utilizzando NFT, opere d’arte fisiche di Beato Angelico, Canaletto, Pontormo, Donatello, Della Robbia ed altri grandi maestri del passato.

    Esperto di Fintech e Blockchain, dal 2018 detiene il record europeo di Crowdfunding. Considerato figura di riferimento nel passaggio epocale da Crowd-Economy a Token-Economy, è membro della New York Academy of Sciences e di IAG, Italian Angels for Growth. Dal 2012 ha pubblicato numerosi saggi e manuali adottati come libri di testo in ambito accademico.

    Relatore alle più importanti conferenze internazionali su Blockchain, NFT, Metaverso e Crypto ha insegnato al Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Scuola Holden di Torino, IED Istituto Europeo di Design, 24ore Business School. A marzo 2021, come esperimento, ha lanciato Premessa della Premessa, il primo NFT di un artista italiano mainstream, Marco Castoldi, in arte Morgan. Nel 2021-2022 ha ideato e curato la prima mostra museale di Crypto Art “2121 Crypto Art is Now” al Museo Della Permanente di Milano. A febbraio 2022 con Highsnob aka Eskalator e Kosmi ha portato per la prima volta sul palco del Festival di Sanremo un’opera d’arte NFT.

  • 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.

  • 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.