The Blockchain Conference Amsterdam Speakers:

luis-475x443 Luis Carranza, London
Entrepreneur, Advisor, Founder of London Fintech Week & Blockchain Conferences.
Launched the world’s Largest Fintech (finance + tech) conference with over 1000 participants in year one. Founder of The Silicon Roundabout Meetup, one of London’s top tech meetups. With 7,200+ members, the Silicon Roundabout Meetup has become a essential part of the London Start-up scene. Actively involved in Blockchain Con, a series of events dedicated to blockchain technology. Each month Luis unites hundreds of developers, marketers, designers, entrepreneurs and investors for talks and networking.
adibenadi Adi Ben-Ali, London
Co-founded Tallysticks blockchain based invoicing, invoice financing and invoice trading.
Also co-founded Applied Blockchain, a team of blockchain smart contract application experts and developers. 20+ Years experience as architect, designer, developer and development/project manager for blue chip companies and more recently start-ups. Extensive experience in Telecoms sector with Vodafone, T-Mobile, Carphone Warehouse, Nextel, Verizon, KPN, UPC, O2, and Amdocs. Financial services experience at Lloyd’s Insurance Market and Lloyds Banking Group. Co-invented, designed, and registered a patent in the mobile payments space.
AnnishMohammed Anish Mohammed, London
Advisory Board Member at Blockchain Advisory Group Ripple Labs.
Technologist with multidisciplinary background who is passionate about technology. Have worked as researcher in security/cryptography both in industry and academia, with deep expertise in Security Architecture, Security of Big Data, Security Analytics, Cloud Security, Blockchain and Cryptography. Cloud Security evangelist. Currently focusing on Big Data and Blockchain.
AntonyCulligan Anthony Culligan, London
CEO of SETL, an initiative to deploy blockchain technology to institutional payments and settlements.
He has been a director at Robert Fleming Securities, JP Morgan and Aida Capital and CEO of F&C Partners. The SETL system will enable market participants to move cash and assets directly between each other, facilitating the immediate and final settlement of market transactions. The SETL system will maintain a permissioned distributed ledger of ownership and transaction records, simplifying the process of matching, settlement, custody, registration and transaction reporting.
colinplatt Colin Platt, London
Founder at ÐPactum.
ÐPactum believe in a more sustainable and transparent model for capital markets. To achieve this, they are building next generation listed derivatives clearing solutions leveraging smart contract and blockchain technologies. Colin’s specialities are: Crypto-currency, Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers for Equity Derivatives, Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities.
KushPatel Kush Patel, London
Co-founder and CEO at Tallysticks.
Tallysticks leverages the benefits of blockchain (distributed ledger) technology, particularly immutable record keeping, enhanced data security and smart contracts functionality. This enables businesses to automate the invoicing and the invoice financing processes, making it easier, cheaper, faster and more transparent.
LeanneKemp Leanne Kemp, London
Founder and CEO at Everledger.
The insurance industry is undergoing a metamorphosis, with an unprecedented scale of innovation taking place. New technologies represent opportunities to re-think legacy systems, that for the most part have been taken for granted as the way things must be done, rather than what could be done… What’s on offer is a potential ‘Value Chain Collapse’ that will materially create tens of millions (if not hundreds) of dollars of value by combatting fraud instances, money laundering and making old 20th Century systems redundant.
sergeylonshakov Sergei Lonshakov, Samara (Russia)
Project Architect – DAO Aira.
DAO Aira is a new company that by using blockchain technology, it has found ways to automate drone operation and facilitate smart contracts between humans and computers. Sergei works (research/develop) with:
– Bitcoin/Altcoin/cryptocurrency projects since 2011
– Smart contract/Ethereum platform projects since 2014
– DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) projects since 2015.
GeneVayngrib Gene Vayngrib, New York
CEO & Co-founder at Tradle.
Tradle is a blockchain company helping financial institutions turn the pain of compliance into commercial opportunity. Today 10% to 20% of bank’s staff is allocated to the regulatory issues, which is a huge cost and slows innovation to a halt. Tradle offers banks a subscription to an app that fixes a broken KYC process in retail and corporate banking, opens a way to address other compliance problems, and allows to start experimenting with the new Uber-like business models.
BasWisselink Bas Wisselink, Amsterdam
Board Member at NXT Foundation.
In December 2013, Bas started working in the Nxt Community, which is developing a 2.0 blockchain platform. Nxt is completely open source, and the community is a breeding ground for new technologies that aim to improve the way we can behave economically. Since then, he has become involved with introducing Nxt to businesses, setting up the basic structures to make Nxt easy to implement, set up internal structures for funding projects and keeping the community focused.
RichardKastelein Richard Kastelein, Groningen
Founder of Blockchain News.
The Hackitarians and global expert on innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and entrepreneur. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, Oxford University, and the University of Cologne – sat on media convergence panel of the 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels and worked with global media companies such as the BBC, ABC, CBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Liberty Global, Seven & others on media convergence strategies. He has judged hundreds of startups for the European Commission H2020 and Innovate UK funding programmes. He’s a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) & UK Royal Television Society member.
JacobBoersma Jacob Boersma, Utrecht
Managing consultant in digital identity and online security at Deloitte Risk Services.
Senior consultant in information security, digital identity, e-signatures and e-payments areas with experience in working in public-private partnership projects and a keen eye for trends and the ‘big picture’ in internet transaction developments. Interested in international opportunities both in Europe and beyond.
PeterOakes Peter Oakes, Dublin
Board Director & Chief Risk Officer at Bank of America Merchant Services and Founder at Fintech Ireland.
As Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime at the Central Bank of Ireland, Peter was responsible for anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, sanctions & unauthorised trading.  Fintech Ireland covers the use of blockchain technology in investment, securities and insurance markets, banks opening up their APIs, crowdfunding and roles of the Irish government and the Central Bank in developing the fintech space.
RutgervanWaveren Rutger van Waveren, Amsterdam
Program Director Web & Mobile at Rockstart.
Rutger came to Rockstart with an extensive background in building and growing digital products and businesses. After university, he interned at the World Wide Web Consortium at MIT in Boston and worked for Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web.
LuiSmith Lúí Smyth, London 
Head of blockchain/DLT research at EdgeVerve Labs.
Lui leads blockchain research and ecosystem engagement at EdgeVerve R&D Labs in London, part of the product development subsidiary of Infosys. His first foray into the blockchain world was as an anthropology postgraduate at University College London, where his research looked at the politics, motivations, and demographics of early Bitcoin adopters. He went on to lead the UK operations of CoinJar, Australia’s largest Bitcoin startup, facilitating the transition of the company’s headquarters from Melbourne to London.
Lykle Lyle de Vries
Bitcoin Evangelist
Lykle de Vries (1970) belongs to the digital front runners in The Netherlands. He gained a good reputation as speaker on Social Media and Social Media Strategy between 2005 and 2012. Lykle has been actively following the going-ons in the world of Bitcoin and Blockchaintechnology since 2011 and has established himself as a Bitcoinevangelist. In 2014, he co-produced the Bitcoin Properly explanimation that has amassed 300.000 views worldwide in multiple languages so far. Lykle’s talents lie in explaining new technologies like blockchain to non-tech crowds, and helping interested companies separate the wheat from the chaff before investing their time and resources into new project.