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David Gilmore

Founder & CEO - AKASHA Innovation Hub

David Gilmore is the Founder and CEO of the AKASHA Innovation Hub and Commercial Lawyer with over 10 years’ experience specialising in Corporate and Technology matters.  He previously advised the Ethereum Foundation upon its inception in Switzerland and also now holds the role of Head of Legal for the AKASKA Project based in Zug, Switzerland.


Mihai Alisie

Founder - AKASHA Project

Mihai Alisie is a technology & media entrepreneur and Blockchain enthusiast based in Zug, Switzerland. Mihai has been involved in Blockchain technology since 2011 and is a co-founder of the Ethereum Blockchain and the former editor of Bitcoin Magaine. In 2015, Mihai left his role as vice-president of the Ethereum Foundation to set up the AKASHA Project.


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Alan McSherry

Alan McSherry is a software consultant and the lead of the Openstar platform initiative. He has been working in software engineering for 25 years and has presented on Blockchain technology everywhere from New York to Hong Kong. He has led teams which have built several full open source Blockchain nodes in the scala language.


Brian Elders

Brian Elders has long track record in international financial services based in Ireland, Poland, Hungary, Singapore and Hong Kong.  He has worked on a wide range of projects creating a wide variety of digital assets – tokenised equity, tokenised funds, unregulated tokens, cryptocurrencies, utility tokens etc with clients from all over the world & from diverse industries from payments / fintech, to gaming / esports to asset managers.


Erin Grover

Erin Grover is the co-founder of Altai Digital Capital, a company that provides guidance, transparency and reassurance typically found in traditional investment firms, affording clients easy access to the investment potential of cryptocurrency. Prior to her work in blockchain, she worked for the United Nations, USAID and other international NGOs as a content producer and media strategist.


Andrew Tzialli

Andrew Tzialli is a partner in the corporate team at Philip Lee, a law firm with offices, in Dublin, London, San Francisco and Brussels. Andrew heads up the firms Blockchain and Crypto Division and has been involved in Blockchain since 2013. Andrew has worked with range of businesses utilising Blockchain technology, from those establishing cryptocurrency exchanges, digital assets and digital wallets, to others pursuing the digital tokenisation of tangible and intangible assets and commodities. 


Pete Townsend

Pete Townsend is the founder of Norio Ventures an Influential leader across a 24-year career in asset management, asset servicing & advisory, now partnering with fintech founders & leadership teams of established players in financial services to build new ventures. Former chief operating officer & global head of product development for a division of BNP Paribas & director on the board of its Irish franchise for 10 years.


Dr. Martin Etzrodt

Dr. Martin Etzrodt  has an international academic background in biomedical research at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and biological engineering and microfluidics (ETH Zurich, Switzerland & Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany). During the past 3 years he has been focusing to explore the potential of Blockchain technologies for science and technology development with a specific focus on the impact this new type of technology and its economics can have on the development, and dissemination of new innovations. 

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