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Berlin Blockchain Week: Bridging decentralized and centralized ecosystems
08/21/2019 @ 19:00 - 21:30| Free
Berlin Blockchain Week | August 21 | Berlin
With every year, the blockchain ecosystem is growing more and more mature. This becomes apparent with the increasing adoption of DLT in existing, regulated markets and the increasing amount of tech and solutions being built to bridge decentralised technologies with centralised markets.
BlockState invites you to a panel discussion where we will deep dive into this topic together with a round of veteran actors from the space: “Bridging Decentralised Technology and Regulated, Centralised Ecosystems”.
Our guests from INATBA, Solaris Blockchain Factory, Centrifuge, and R3 will share their views in a panel discussion on existing solutions, opportunities, risks and the current state of adoption, followed by a warm get together with cold drinks.
We’re excited to see you there!
19.30: Welcome and introduction
19.45: Panel discussion
20.45: Drinks and networking
Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler (Board Member, INATBA) // Moderator <
Nina-Luisa is a board member at INATBA, a global Blockchain&DLT industry association with focus on regulatory and policy dialogue. As a finance lawyer with experience in advising corporate and finance transactions, she focusses on blockchain/DLT projects and assists her clients with the structuring of business cases with a view to legal and regulatory compliance. She is a partner at DWF, a technology-oriented global law firm as well as an active member of several associations and working groups: Blockchain Bundesverband, EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum, thinkBLOCKtank and IPDB Foundation.
> Michael Offermann (MD Solaris Blockchain Factory) <
Michael Offermann is Managing Director of the Blockchain Factory of solarisBank (since September 2018). As an expert for business segment development and new technologies in the financial sector, he was previously Head of Business Development at solarisBank. Prior to that, Michael was a member of solarisBank’s founding team within the fintech company builder Finleap. Before Finleap, he worked in PayPal’s Merchant Development. Michael studied International Business Management in Hamburg and Madrid and participated in the Blockchain Expert Program of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
> Philip Stehlik (CTO, Centrifuge) <
As an Entrepreneur, Philip has been working with startups for over 15 years. He started and collaborates with a diverse set of companies in social, mobile, fintech and enterprise software, which have raised more than $150m. His ventures, today, have millions of users and provide billions in accessible financing to businesses around the globe. The world of blockchain and decentralisation has received his active participation since 2016, and he has gone on to freshly co-found a distributed protocol for the global financial supply chain called Centrifuge in 2018.
> David Nicol (Digital Assets, R3 / Corda) <
R3’s digital asset program is led by David Nicol, who is in charge of strategy and business development. David worked as a product manager in IBM’s Watson Commerce division prior to R3 and focused on fintech M&A and product strategy. With an emphasis on emerging markets, management consulting was the beginning of David’s career. He is a graduate of Georgetown School of Foreign Service.
> Paul Claudius (Co-Founder and CEO, BlockState) <
Paul is a serial entrepreneur and crypto investor. He has more than 10+ years’ experience in various strategic matters and international growth initiatives, scaling $100+ million businesses across Europe. Previously, he was Director Europe of the nu3 group based in Berlin, transforming the multi-million e-commerce business into a vertically integrated brand. Paul started his professional career as part of BNP Paribas Corporate Development in New York City and AXA Private Equity in Frankfurt am Main. Paul has advised and invested in multiple start-ups in health tech, IOT, and e-commerce.