André Wolke is co-founder of Validity Labs.
He focuses on the education of new innovative technologies such as smart contracts and their underlying blockchain stack.
He is advising companies on the usage of blockchain technology and actively developing solutions in the field of distributed data-delivery models.
If he finds the time he likes to build and fly drones.
Validity Labs educates developers, enterprise executives and university students in smart contracts and blockchain technology.
Our customers include academic institutions (ETH Zurich), Big Four accounting firms, bulge bracket banks and blockchain startups.
Michael Isler is a managing associate in the product groups Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer, Outsourcing and Data Protection.
He regularly advises in complex ICT, outsourcing and technology transfer projects and enjoys a vast experience in copyright, trademark and patent law.
A particular focus of his work is dedicated to the life sciences and health sector.
Michael Isler regularly publishes and lectures in his practice areas and takes an active role in several professional organizations.
Born in 1974, Michael Isler was educated at the Universities of Zurich (lic.iur. 2000) and Louvain and also holds a doctoral degree from the University of Lucerne (2011).
He has previously worked for several years as inhouse counsel at a technology group and a global telecom infrastructure and service provider, before joining a major law firm in Basel and Zurich in 2010.
Michael Isler's professional languages are German, English and French.
He also speaks Dutch.
He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.
Meniga is the European market leader of white-label Personal Finance Management (PFM) and next-generation online banking solutions, reaching over 35 million online and mobile banking users across 17 countries.
Meniga’s award-winning solutions help retail banks across the world dramatically improve their online & mobile banking user experience through innovative solutions designed to get people to think about and engage with their finances.
Meniga was awarded Best of Show in 2011, 2013, and 2015 at Finovate - Europe’s most prestigious financial technology conference. Meniga’s offices are in Reykjavik, Stockholm, and London.
Dr. Luka Müller-Studer provides assistance to companies in the technology and financial sector.
He focuses on technology, financing acquisition and restructuring cases.
He is an expert on complex compliance cases in the areas of regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and judicial assistance and advisor of large compliance organizations.
An alumni of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied Computer Science, Media Arts & Sciences.
Ming is a Swiss-born Chinese American who has spent decades leading and completing complex IT and management consulting projects, founding and growing business ventures, and working with top educators, scientists, and inventors to bring inspiring research innovation to life.
She has followed Ethereum since 2013 and has a sound understanding of the legal and regulatory issues relevant to blockchain technology.
David has been running European operations at Coinbase for the last year.
Before joining Coinbase, David spent four years at Bain & Company specializing in their payment and financial services practices in Europe and the US.
David graduated from the University of Bristol, UK, with a BSc in Economics and Politics.
Coinbase is a hosted wallet and trading platform that allows users to spend, trade, and hold bitcoin.
Coinbase was established in 2012 in San Francisco, California and has over two million users around the world.
Daniel Grassinger is co-founder of nexussquared, which is a business platform with a special focus on blockchain technology and its application to business models across industries.
With a view on supporting diverse and broad-based innovation, nexussquared partners not just with the banking sector, but with institutions operating across the entire German-speaking financial services spectrum.
Daniel Grassinger will give an overview of the European blockchain startup ecosystem with a focus on its disruptive characteristic as well as introduce various application cases.
Bruce Pon is the CEO/Co-Founder of ascribe, a service for creators to protect and manage their intellectual property.
Prior to ascribe, Bruce co-founded Avantalion, a consulting firm specialised in building banks and industry startups in Europe and Asia for companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi.
He has studied at MIT Sloan, University of Cambridge and IMD.
BigchainDB is the world's scalable blockchain database, the missing link in the decentralized infrastructure stack.
With over 1 million writes per second, BigchainDB allows companies to deploy enterprise grade blockchain applications.
BigchainDB is complementary to Ethereum smart contracts, the Eris platform, IPFS file system and Bitcoin.
Within weeks of release, BigchainDB was adopted by hundreds of developers and is being integrated by leading companies and enterprises in the blockchain ecosystem.
To find out more, visit bigchaindb.com and download our whitepaper.
Philipp Angehrn joined Roland Berger in 2012 after seven years with a leading international consultancy and five years with a Swiss private equity boutique.
He holds a degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Philipp advises clients from a wide range of industries, including financial service or private equity.
He focuses on various topics such as strategy and efficiency improvement.
Roger Disch, Sector Leader of Financial Services for Corporates and member of the Financial Services Organization (FSO) Leadership Team in Switzerland, consults large corporates, banks and insurance companies in the area of Treasury and Financial Risk Management.
His team specializes in the latest Fintech developments, specifically in payments.
Stefan Greunz, financial expert with more than 15 years of working experience, has contributed his knowledge and expertise to more than 50 projects for well-known customers in the financial industry such as RBS, Erste Bank or Julius Bär.
He is Head of Business Development at wikifolio.com and therefore responsible for the partner eco-system and all activities in the B2B environment including wikifolios from asset managers.
Stefan Greunz studied Information Economics- and Management at FH Salzburg and holds a "Professional MBA in Banking" from WU Executive Academy, Vienna.
wikifolio.com is Europe’s leading online platform for trading ideas by private traders and professional asset managers.
The Fintech company launched its Social Trading platform in Germany in 2012, followed by its Austrian launch in early 2013 and expanded to Switzerland in 2015.
All signs are pointing to continued growth,’ says Andreas Kern, CEO and founder of wikifolio.com, ‘during the past year we have at least doubled all relevant figures and we want to continue like that.’
More than 13,000 trading ideas called ‘wikifolios’ were already published, of which more than 4,300 are tradable as wikifolio-certificates at the Stuttgart stock exchange. So far 5.3 million trades in wikifolios triggered already a trade volume in excess of 7.9 billion euros.
Jan Uekermann is fundraising specialist since 2002.
He is Community Manager at RaiseNow, co-founder of Major Giving Institute, author, (video-)blogger and speaker at national and international conferences.
RaiseNow is a leading provider of digital fundraising solutions.
RaiseNow supports ambitious fundraisers to grow their online and mobile fundraising.
We provide solutions for all digital touch points – from SMS donations and mobile phone apps right up to peer-to-peer event fundraising and donation forms.
We integrate email and social media channels and make everything tightly work with the existing fundraising and donor database.
RaiseNow’s customers include over 150 of the world’s top non-profit organisations and social enterprises including Medecins sans Frontières, Save the Children, Red Cross and Amnesty International.
Our customers range from some of the most respected non-profit organisations in the world to high-growth social good startups such as crowdfunding platform operators.
Pieter is responsible for the team engaging the SynerScope customers with the SynerScope software.
He has a background in Industrial Engineering & Management with a focus on Financial Engineering from the University of Twente.
Before joining SynerScope in 2013, Pieter build the global competence and tooling for Ernst & Young in the field of Continuous Process Monitoring.
He build an international team of developers, implemented technology, and had leading roles on high profile engagements (40 million GBP, 200 FTE) with leading international banks (SOx,IRHP independent review, Basel) and insurance companies (Solvency, Pension grant review) in The Netherlands, London, US, India, France and Italy.
SynerScope, the next generation platform that provides analytics solutions to help discover critical information from massive amounts of data, including dark data, and turning it into useful insights.
Synerscope combines Scientific Visualization Technologies (MRI scanner), ultrafast predictive analytics and machine learning on top of its proprietary enterprise data navigation, -search and -linking.
This technology stack provides enterprises high speed detection of abnormal behaviours and anomalies in complex data.
Synerscope operates in the following sectors: Banking, Insurance, Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure.
Learn more at Synerscope.com.
Thomas Müller is a partner in the Banking & Finance Team. He advises banks, asset managers, fund managers, insurance companies, pension funds and FinTech companies in complex regulatory matters and represents market participants before the Swiss regulatory authorities. In finance, he focuses on corporate debt finance, asset based lending (including real estate finance), note issuance programs and securitisation. Other special services include international legal assistance, white collar crime and insolvency law.
Thomas Müller was lecturer at University of Geneva Law School. Chambers & Partners recognizes him as leading practitioner in the field of investment funds. Commentators endorse Thomas Müller, inter alia, for being «approachable and commercially minded».
Thomas Müller was educated at University of Bern Law School (lic. iur., 2000; Dr. iur., 2008) and holds an LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law (2005). In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at Fordham University School of Law, New York. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Thomas Müller was an associate with the litigation and arbitration practice of major law firms in Zurich and New York. In 2009, he was seconded to the Swiss Bankers’ Association in Basel where he was responsible for the revision of the Swiss deposit protection scheme.
Thomas Müller works in German, English and French.
He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.
Patrick Stettler has a background in computer science and holds an MBA degree.
He spent more than 20 years in various positions in banking during which he built a profound expertise in trading, derivatives and platforms.
He joined Bank Vontobel in 2014 where he is responsible for the distribution of the deritrade® Multi Issuer Platform in Europe.
Ardian Gjeloshi ist Mitgründer von crowdhouse und verantwortlich für die Beschaffung, Prüfung und Selektion der Immobilien.
Bevor Ardian sechs Jahre lang als Portfolio Manager einer Zürcher Immobiliengesellschaft tätig war, sammelte er wertvolle Erfahrungen bei der UBS im Asset Management.
Crowdhouse ist die erste Immobilienplattform, die es jedermann ermöglicht in Schweizer Rendite-Immobilien zu investieren.
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