Malta AI & BC Summit '2019' Speakers
Marco has twenty years of experience as a quantitative analyst covering both research and development roles. In recent years he specialized as a crypto-quant, bridging the traditional quantitative-finance expertise to the newer area of crypto currencies, blockchains (DLTs) and smart contracts. He started his professional career as a quant in StatPro Italia, and later became the head of quantitative research at the Statpro Group, a global leader in investment portfolio analysis and asset valuation. At Statpro, Marco was instrumental in the research and development of pricing functions and risk-management analytics for a wide spectrum of asset classes.
Marco holds a Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and an undergraduate degree in theoretical physics from the University of Milan. Following Johns Hopkins, Marco served as a postdoctoral research associate at City College in New York, where he focused on computational fluid dynamics, and later as an adjunct professor in quantitative finance at the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy). Most recently, Marco was a lecturer in the Master of Finance program at the ESSEC business school (Singapore). While most of his research papers are proprietary, he often presents his work at conferences targeted to both academics and practitioners.
Co-Founder, Head of Product & Research - Ocean Protocol
Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe (power to creators) and BigchainDB (a blockchain database), and Ocean Protocol (a public network for data and AI marketplaces). Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a blockchain interoperability protocol.
Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sheffield
Yorick Wilks a British computer scientist, is Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sheffield, Visiting Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Gresham College, Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Senior Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, and a member of the Epiphany Philosophers.
CEO & Co-Founder Aeroband Ltd
Brendan co-founded Aeroband Ltd. with his business partner, David Galea from Malta in 2019. Aeroband is building a dedicated blockchain for the global aviation industry using next generation scalable DLT. There are many challenges today in the operations of airports and airlines which would benefit immensely from a frictionless settlement process based on the seamless real-time transfer of value, and an immutable ledger which would track key information including the cargo supply chain. The outcomes would be higher revenues and lower cost, whilst simultaneously transforming the User Experience.
Senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Jordan Ahli Bank
Rami is a proud geek, futurist, investor, and executive advisor. He is the senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Jordan Ahli Bank, also he is CEO of Ahli FinTech the 1st Bank fully owned financial technologies company and fintech accelerator in the middle east.
Rami is a mentor at 500 Startups, Unreasonable Future, and Startupbootcamp fintech, chairman at Arcoten, Octonius.com, member of the board at Al Raed Arabi School, and member of the advisory board of Think Barter Network, Roybi Robots, and WAKE International in San Francisco.
Raul L. Lambino is an active practicing lawyer in the Philippines. He is the presidential advisor for Northern Luzon at the Office of the President in the Malacanang Palace Manila as well as the CEO of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority
Senior Market Analyst - eToro
Mati Greenspan is the Senior Market Analyst at eToro, a global social trading and investment platform and the author of The Complete Guide to Fintech Investing. Mati is a licensed portfolio manager in the European Union and his main focus is on macroeconomic analysis, portfolio diversification and cryptocurrencies.
Chairman & Co-Founder - Akoin
Hip hop superstar Akon is one of Africa’s most renowned philanthropists. He hopes to empower young entrepreneurs in Africa to strengthen the continent’s rising economies and support the development of sustainable communities through blockchain-based cryptocurrency, Akoin. Through the artist’s Akoin Foundation, inspired entrepreneurs will develop future-forward businesses and promote innovation, economic stability, and growth across Africa, as well as in the wider world.
Co Founder & Partner - Morgan Creek Digital
Co-founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital. I write a daily letter analyzing crypto news for institutional investors.