Andrew Tudhope Linum Labs
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Build capacity and deepen skills and capabilities in the financial industry;
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Mentors & Judges
Andy got interested in cryptocurrencies while completing his Masters degree at the University of Oxford. He approaches decentralized networks with a deep focus both on utilizing the underlying cryptographic properties of protocols, as well as how this kind of programming can affect the social and political dimensions of our lives.
Paul Kohlhaas Linum Labs
The founder of Linum Labs and a blockchain entrepreneur from Switzerland with a background in venture capital and strategy. Prior to dedicating his career to scaling blockchain applications he worked at a capital market advisory in South East Asia, a PE fund in Johannesburg and graduated from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.
Simon de la rouviere Ujo/ConsenSys
Simon is a full-stack engineer that builds decentralized applications for use in the music industry & online communities. In the blockchain space since 2011, he has been doing Ethereum-based development at ConsenSys for 2.5 years and co-founded Ujo. He was also a key co-designer of the ERC20 token standard.
Julien Eluard Status
After spending a dozen years working on distributed backends in Java, Julien saw the light and moved to frontend development. Hypnotized by decentralized technologies, he is delighted to have been a part of Status team for the past 6 months and believes the mobile future of Ethereum is a bright one.
Jacques Wagener Status
Theo Bohnen – RMB Foundery
Co Pierre Georg AIFMRM
Co-Pierre Georg is an Associate Professor at the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management at the University of Cape Town and the Director of the UCT Financial Innovation Lab. His research interests range from applications of blockchain in banking to systemic risk and financial interconnectedness with a particular focus on liquidity and payment systems.
She was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate (Pty) Ltd. In August 2017, Monica resigned as the CEO of Strate and all related board positions so she could concentrate in bringing blockchain technology to all relevant industries. In October 2017, Monica was appointed as “Creator of Opportunities” at ConsenSys. Monica is a motivating speaker not only in Finance, innovation and disruptive technologies but in uplifting woman to realise their full potential.
Monica Singer ConsenSys
Monica Singer is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate (Pty) Ltd. In October 2017, Monica was appointed as “Creator of Opportunities” to ConsenSys. Monica is a motivating speaker not only in Finance, innovation and disruptive technologies but in uplifting woman to realise their full potential.
Carl Thomen Old Mutual Finance
After getting a PhD and spending some time lecturing and in research, Carl began self-learning digital in a way that lead to various freelance digital strategy and marketing roles, a stint in the craft beer industry and time as a manager in a digital agency. He now builds clicks and mortar communities for a national retail FSP and immerses himself in crypto and blockchain.
Jason is a UCT computer science graduate and proponent of the Blockchain revolution. After graduating from the ConsenSys Academy he started working for the enterprise wing of ConsenSys as a blockchain engineer. He was also responsible for building the withdraw DAPP for the Crypto20 project, which went into production on the main Ethereum network.
Coenie Beyers – Consensys
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