Serey Chea is an Assistant Governor at National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). Under her leadership, retail payment infrastructure has been modernized with the introduction of a national shared switch for cards transactions and FAST payment system, a real time fund transfer from a bank account to another bank account in Cambodia. As a chairwoman of Clearing House Operation Committee, she has been leading the Bakong Project, an initiative of the NBC in exploring and introducing a new generation of payment system using Blockchain technology.
Martin Diehl is currently head of section payment system analysis with the Deutsche Bundesbank. His analysis covers mainly financial market infrastructures, especially TARGET2. In addition, for a couple of years he has analysed developments in blockchain technology, DLT, related applications in the financial sector, and stable coins as well as digital money. He is particularly interested in efficiency and stability issues of financial transactions. He is a trained economist (Diplom-Volkswirt and M.A. econ.) and philosopher and got his PH.D. from University Gießen, Germany. He has joined Deutsche Bundesbank in 1998 starting as an economist. After five years as head of the speech writer group for the president he was seconded to the embassy in Beijing serving as a representative of Deutsche Bundesbank to China. In 2008 he joined the department for payment and settlement systems in Deutsche Bundesbank.
Prior to joining world-leading blockchain engineering firm ConsenSys, Charles was Head of Fintech with Hong Kong government (InvestHK).He served 450+ FinTech companies and steered the growth of the Hong Kong Fintech Week to 10,000 global attendees.Charles is also the author of the book "Block Kong, 21 brilliant Hong Kong blockchain entrepreneurs". Mr d'Haussy leads HKMA and BOT CBDC projects at ConsenSys.
ConsenSys is the leading Ethereum blockchain software company. We enable developers, enterprises to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure. Our product suite serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients. In 2020, ConsenSys was awarded CBDC projects with HKMA, Bank of Thailand, and Reserve Bank of Australia.
Aleksi Grym is an adviser at the Bank of Finland and former entrepreneur with two decades of experience in technology, startups and international business. At the central bank he manages a portfolio of cross-departmental projects related to the digital transformation of the financial industry, covering topics such as fintech, payment technologies and digital currencies.
Scott Hendry was appointed Senior Director of Financial Technology for the Bank in 2016. He oversees the Bank’s efforts to monitor and research developments and implications of new technologies affecting the economy. This includes serving as the business lead on the Bank’s CBDC and blockchain research programs.
Henry Holden is an Adviser at the BIS Innovation Hub. He joined the BIS in 2017 and is on secondment from the Bank of England where he worked on payment and clearing systems. His current responsibilities include work on central bank digital currencies, cyber risk and foreign exchange.
The BIS is owned by 60 central banks from around the world. Its mission is to serve their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, foster international cooperation in those areas and act as a bank for central banks.
Marius Jurgilas, Board Member at the Bank of Lithuania, is in charge of the fields of supervision, payment systems, innovation and research. In recent years Marius has forged a reputation as a leading European thinker on the future of banking with an expertise in the area of fostering innovation in the financial sector. During his tenure Lithuania has emerged as a top jurisdiction for fintech companies within the EU under the leadership of the Bank of Lithuania.
The Bank of Lithuania is responsible for implementing monetary policy (as part of the European system of central banks), ensuring stability of the domestic financial system, regulating and supervising financial market participants, maintaining robust financial market infrastructure, as well as conducting macroeconomic research and forecasting. At the international level, the Bank of Lithuania takes part in the activities of the International Monetary Fund, the Bank for International Settlements and other European institutional bodies.
Pearl Kgalegi is the Head of Research, Policy and Strategy within the Currency Management Department at the SARB. She is responsible for conducting research on emerging developments in the currency landscape, developing innovative strategies and formulating innovative and futuristic policies. She is part of the core team working on the journey of the feasibility of a CBDC.
Jörg Kukies is State Secretay for financial policy and european policy since April 2018. Before that he was co-chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs AG and managing director of the Frankfurt branch of Goldman Sachs International from 2014 to 2018. He has previously held positions in the product development team of Goldman Sachs International in London, in the equities division for Germany and Austria in Frankfurt, and as head of equity derivatives for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Goldman Sachs International from 2011 to 2014. Dr Kukies studied economic sciences at Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris. He has a master's degree in public administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
Marion Laboure is covering payments, digital currencies and fintech at Deutsche Bank Thematic Research team. She also lectures finance at Harvard University. Previously, Marion worked as an economist at the Luxembourg Central Bank, the European Commission and was also a fellow researcher at the IMF.
Deutsche Bank provides retail and private banking, corporate and transaction banking, lending, asset and wealth management products and services as well as focused investment banking to private individuals, small and medium-sized companies, corporations, governments and institutional investors.
Ashley Lannquist is the Project Lead for Blockchain & Digital Currency at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco. She manages projects related to CBDC, stablecoins, and blockchain for government transparency and anti-corruption. Ashley is the lead author of the World Economic Forum’s January 2020 “CBDC Policy-Maker Toolkit.”
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
Thomas Moser is Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank. He is also a member of the Managing Committee of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen and a member of the Board of Directors of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd. From 2006 to 2009 he was Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., USA. Thomas Moser holds a MA and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Zurich.
With a background in financial services and consulting, Simit has held senior positions across analysis, strategy and product in organisations such as Visa, NHS, Experian and Logica. Simit has been a key architect in driving forward nChain's strategy around CBDCs and digital payment systems to take advantage of blockchain technology.
nChain is a pioneer in the concept, creation and implementation of transformative technological solutions based on blockchain. Designed and built by the same scientists and engineers who have filed over 1,000 patent applications worldwide, our platform enables organisations to leverage the unrivalled security and data immutability of the blockchain, without having to undertake complex development work. Abstracting the complexity of blockchain is key to enterprise adoption and this is what drives us.
As Deputy Governor, Mr. Rolle oversees the payments function as part of his broader duties. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics, College of William and Mary (USA), and a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Quantitative Methods, University of Georgia (USA).
The Central Bank of The Bahamas, located on the island of New Providence, was established on 1st June, 1974, and is a monument to one of the most rapidly growing, international financial centers in the Caribbean. This unprecedented legal authority manages the financial policies of an independent nation, The Bahamas.
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. His expertise includes blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights, and digital identity.
The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a research center which investigates implications of the blockchain technology, crypto assets and distributed ledger technology (DLT) for companies and their business models. Moreover, it provides a platform for decision makers, startups, technology experts, and industry professionals to exchange their knowledge and share their visions.
Adolfo Sarmiento is responsible for the monetary policy implementation and the payment system regulation and supervision at the Central Bank of Uruguay. Furthermore, he is involved in FinTech, namely in the Digital Currency Project. As advisor he also takes part in the negotiation of MERCOSUR financial services issues and in Risk evaluation of the financial system.
The Association of German Banks represents the interests of private banks and financial services providers. It is the leading association for shaping the transformation of the financial industry and fostering innovation within it.
John is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Technology Consulting workforce, based in London. John is Accenture’s Global Blockchain and Multiparty Systems Lead responsible for Digital Assets, Custody and Central Bank Digital Currencies. He is currently leading several Blockchain engagements with top tier global organisations and central banks.
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Martin Walker is researcher and practioner in financial sector technology. He is the author of multiple papers, articles and books on Fintech, management and finance. Martin was instrumental in the UK parliamentary investigation (treasury committee) into cryptocurrencies, and has been mentioned in multiple newspapers, notably the Financial Times. He has an MSc on Computing Science from Imperial College, London and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
The Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa) is the leading authority on evidence-based practice in the field of management and leadership. It is an independent non-profit organization, founded by an international group of management scholars and practitioners. CEBMa provides support to those interested in learning about evidence-based decision-making.
Roger Wattenhofer is a full professor at the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Department, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He received his doctorate in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. He also worked some years at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. His work received multiple awards, e.g. the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing for his work in Distributed Approximation. He published the book “Blockchain Science: Distributed Ledger Technology“, which has been translated into Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.
ETH Zurich is a public research university in Switzerland, focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is usually ranked among the top 10 universities in the world, and consistently called the best university in continental Europe.