Blockchain Valley Conference

13 June 2017

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Alessandro Curioni

Vice President Europe and Director of the IBM Research – Zurich Lab. Since November 2015 Curioni is leading the research activities for the Watson Internet of Things unit. Curioni is an internationally renowned leader in the area of high-performance computing and computational science. He and his colleagues received the US National Medal for Technology and Innovation in 2008 for IBM's high-performance computers.
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Guido Fürer

Group Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee at Swiss Re. Before joining Swiss Re in 1997, Fürer worked for eight years in leading positions for the Swiss Bank Corporation/O’Connor & Associates in option trading and structured capital markets transactions. He is a member of the World Bank Global Infrastructure Facility, the WEF Global Future Council and of the OECD long-term investment network.
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Jags Rao

Blockchain Workstream Lead at Swiss Re. In his role Rao is currently focused on driving Swiss Re's strategic agenda on blockchain. Prior to Swiss Re, he founded and served as executive management for InCH Info Solutions GmbH, a Swiss consultancy firm. Rao had served in various management roles for Teksels SA, an IT services firm focused on financial services.
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Martin Ruubel

President of Guardtime, a software security company that offers solutions for data governance and real-time detection and mitigation of cyberattacks based on blockchain technologies. Ruubel is a serial entrepreneur, with previous endeavors with technology based startups in telecom, law-enforcement and enterprise applications. He currently also serves as a Vice-Chair for the European Cybersecurity Organization (ECSO).
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Richard Olsen

Founder and CEO of Lykke, a global marketplace for multiple assets and financial instrument built on the Bitcoin blockchain. Olsen is a pioneer in high frequency finance with extensive entrepreneurial experience. He is visiting professor at the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents at the University of Essex and co-founded OANDA, a foreign exchange company.
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David Bosshart

CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, one of Europe’s leading think tanks for business and society. The focuses of David Bosshart’s work are trade, consumption, management and social change.


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