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Our advisory board includes experienced industry leaders and leaders of financial institutions with strong connections worldwide.

Bernard Lietaer

Strategic Advisor

Author, The Future of Money. Architect of the Euro. Four decades as Central Banker, The world’s top currency trader, President of Bancor Foundation.

Dr. Bernard Lietaer has been active in the realm of monetary systems for nearly 4 decades. He is the author of widely acclaimed books including The Future of Money, Money and Sustainability, and New Money for a New World. Dr. Lietaer is known as the “Architect of the Euro” for designing the ECU, while he was at the Central bank of Belgium. Businessweek named him “the world’s top currency trader” in 1992. Dr. Lietaer is also serving as a Foundation president of Bancor.

John Henry Clippinger

Strategic Advisor

Research Scientist, MIT. Co-Founder & CEO, Idcubed.org. Big Data Working Group Member, World Economic Forum. Advisor, Bancor Foundation

John Henry Clippinger is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab. He is the author of "From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond: The Quest for Identity and Autonomy in a Digital Society," and "A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity." He is also member for World Economic Forum Group for Big data and advisor to Blockchain protocol Bancor & Cryptoassets Design Group.

Tim Campbell

Marketing Advisor

Awarded MBE for Enterprise Culture. Associate of "The Lord Sugar". Winner of The Apprentice. Founder & Director, Bright Ideas Trust. Co-Owner, Marketing Runners.

Tim Campbell, who was awarded the MBE for Enterprise Culture in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List, is a speaker who is passionate about the power of business. Whether it be creating wealth and employment or changing the world, Tim believes that business is the catalyst of modern change.

Tim is the founder of his own entrepreneurial social enterprise Bright Ideas Trust, a charitable organisation which encourages young budding entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds to start business ventures, by giving them greater access to start-up finance, real business mentors and professional services advisors.  Bright Ideas Trust has generated successful start-ups, much excitement and interest from Corporates and innovative young entrepreneurs alike, not to mention receiving Government backing and praise from Gordon Brown, senior MPs across all political parties and our Prime Minister David Cameron.

Owner of his own small business and co-author of one of Amazon’s Top 10 business books for 2010, ‘What’s Your Bright Idea?’ Tim has been privileged to have been asked to comment on a variety of topical matters and regularly appears on BBC television and in broadsheet newspapers including most recently the Financial Times.  He is the face of the British Library’s campaign to promote their services and has been described as ‘the human face of business’ by one broadsheet newspaper.

With his humble roots, passion for inspiring the next generation and charismatic style Tim is now a much in-demand speaker having  had the privilege of working with the likes of BT, Lloyds Banking Group, Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile & Orange), Oxford Said Business School, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Accenture, IoD, NHS and Barclays to name a few.

Richard Kastelein

Blockchain Media Advisor

Founder & Publisher, Blockchain News. Founder, The Hackitarians. Partner, CryptoAssets Design Group. Director, Blockchain Partners. (Oracle Partner)

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group, director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) & ICO event organiser - Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher & entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of advised half a dozen Blockchain startups (ICOs) & has written over 1400 articles on Blockchain technology at Blockchain News & has also published on ICOs in Harvard Business Review & Venturebeat.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Venice & Zurich.

He's a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian & Virgin.com - his work & ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German & French.

Akash Gaurav

Blockchain Network Advisor

CEO, Auxesis Group. Founder & Architect, AuxLedger. Ex-Manager, E-Cell IIT Bombay

Akash is the CEO of Auxesis Group and Architect of Aux Ledger. Auxesis today is counted among The Top 100 Most Influential Blockchain Companies in the World. In partnership with State Government of India AuxLedger have 53 Million user and working on a solution to scale it where more than 1 Billion Indian population can be moved. Prior, Akash was the manager of The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay. He was also a core group member of IIT Bombay where the team successfully proposed a new model for India's first self-driving car.

Alex Norta

Blockchain Architect Advisor

Prof., Tallinn University of Technology. Chief Scientific Officer, Agrello Foundation. Chief Scientist, Qtum Foundation.

Alex Norta is currently a research member at the Faculty of Informatics/TTU and was earlier a researcher at the Oulu University Secure-Programming Group (OUSPG ) after having been a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He received his MSc degree (2001) from the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria and his PhD degree (2007) from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. His PhD thesis was partly financed by the IST project CrossWork, in which he focused on developing the eSourcing concept for dynamic inter-organizational business process collaboration. His research interests include business-process collaboration, workflow management, e-business transactions, service-oriented computing, software architectures and software engineering, ontologies, mashups, social web. At the IEEE EDOC'12-conference, Alex won the best-paper award for his full research paper with the title "Inter-enterprise business transaction management in open service ecosystems".

James Duchenne

Strategic Advisor

Hon. Representative of Republic of Mauritius in US. Managing Partner, Sutton Stone

I'm an attorney, engineer, finance guy and entrepreneur. I'm a starter, someone that thinks outside the box and one that does things to get results. I'm a stickler for simplicity and understand that businesses must be adaptive to survive and innovative to be exciting and fun.

I've led, managed and architected a number of businesses in various fields, from bitcoin and decentralized consensus systems, technology, mineral mining, waste management, logistics, marketing, loyalty & engagement products to capital investments. I love working with teams that think differently about solutions to problems, no matter how mundane.

Winston Gilpin

Venture Capital Advisor

25+ Years of Finance Experience. Executive Manager and Advisor. CFO, Mercury Fund. Management Consultant

25+ Years of Finance Experience, serving in a number of executive management and advisory positions for publicly traded and privately owned companies. CFO Mercury Fund. CFO to Go Specializing in startups, Early stage companies and companies seeking angel or venture funding. Management Consulting Specialties: Startups, Financial Statements, Business Modeling, Organizational Consulting.

Anil Earla

Fintech Advisor

Head of Information & Data Analytics, Visa. 20+ years of Fintech Experience. Heading Digital Transformation at Visa. Leading various Technology Teams

Head of Information & Data Analytics, Visa. Enterprise technology executive heading digital transformation for world largest payment network. Leading various technology teams to maximize the data assets of Visa Inc. Reduced the incident response time of Visa network from 6-10 days to 2-3 milliseconds.

Intrapreneur passionate about bringing Silicon Valley innovative mind set to larger organizations. Built lean start-ups resulting in creating new stream of revenue.

Colum Rafferty

Payments Advisor

Sales and Marketing Strategy Consultant. 35+ years in Blue Chip environment. Managing Director, Aventi Technologies Ltd. Payments & Fintech Business Developer

Leading sales and marketing strategy consultant with over 35 years in an international blue chip environment gaining extensive business development experience and substantial success in various sectors within the payments and FinTech sectors. Representative clients include acquirers, banks, processors, PSP's, MSP's, ISO's, Private Equity, Institutional Investors, and Independent Software Vendors / ISV's.

Successful payments experience in Pan-European card issuing, merchant acquiring, payments consultancy, mobile payment security, PCI Merchant Compliance, ISO / PSP propositions and merchant loss mitigation and remediation.

Dinesh Prasad

Strategic Advisor (India)

Business developer and program manager. 22+ years in Wireless Telecoms. Head of Sales, Qualcomm India & South Asia. Manager, Ericsson

Head of Devices , Qualcomm India & South Asia- with the prime responsibility of driving chipset/device sales through global OEMs, Operators, Local Distributors and Brands.

Accomplished and knowledgeable sales, business development and program management professional with 22+ years of global experience in the wireless telecom and semiconductor. Results oriented and decisive leader with proven track record in ecosystem creation, new business development, increasing sales and market share, achieving growth objectives and program management through astute business acumen and sound technical knowledge, identifying and architecting creative solutions while gaining credibility and building influential relationships at the highest levels with industry partners & key stakeholders.

Rajesh Dhuddu

Payments Advisor (India)

SVP, Quatrro. Nasscom Blockchain SIG Chair. Columbia Business School Alumni Club Chair. Fintech and Blockchain Expert.

SVP, Quattro, NASSCOM NRC Member, Columbia Business School Club Leader, blockchain expert, mentor and TedX speaker.

Rajesh Dhuddu has 19+ years experience in Payments, FinTech, Telecommunications & Business Process Management domains. He has a proven track record of creating high performing cross functional and cross cultural teams across Sales & Marketing, Product Management, Business Planning, Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Vimal Mehta

Blockchain Advisor

Director at Genpact UK, Vimal is a listed author of two coveted playbooks and a registered copyright holder by Government of India

Vimal is an accomplished digital leader and strategist with 19+ years of skilled cross functional experience in leading digital transformation for global clients, solution design and augmentation of varied digital tools and assets including Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning and Blockchain technology.

He is qualified LSS, Design Thinking Practitioner, Scrum Professional with proven track record of managing digital deployments in complex environments using agile frameworks.

Vimal is a listed author of two coveted playbooks and a registered copyright holder by Government of India for a playbook architected to “maximize value to clients during digital transformation”.

Vimal did his eMBA from Institute of Management Technology, (IMT) Ghaziabad with specialization in Finance


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