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MATT KUPPERS

Founder & CEO | Matt joined the startup industry in 2008 where he launched businesses, taught entrepreneurship, consulted startups, and advised on ecosystem projects. Matt acts as an Independent Expert to the European Commission and works with the London School of Economics as an entrepreneurhip course author. Matt certified in science entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford and completed courses at a Military Academy. Matt has been speaking at 50+ conferences and events globally.Click here for his public speaking portfolio.


LETITIA SEGLAH

COO & FinTech Consultant | Included in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017 and LATTICE80 200 top FinTech leaders in the EU 2018 Letitia specialises in FinTech, RegTech, Regulation, Compliance, and Risk Consulting. She also acts as Independent Expert at the European Commission and Independent Consultant to the European Court of Auditors. Before, she provided services to corporate clients including BlackRock, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and HSBC. She worked with numerous regulators globally and across multiple jurisdictions. Letitia also runs Blockchain workshops for corporate clients and speaks globally. She studied towards an MSc in Finance at the London School of Economics.Click here for her public speaking portfolio.


JB TANQUERAY

Venture Development | Jean-Bernard is a wealth & asset management expert with 19 years of experience in investing in both businesses and public capital markets for single family offices and institutional investors. His experience comprises sourcing, analysing, and executing direct early and late stage private equity deals. Alongside his investment activities, he has also successfully build and led an online learning platform to market saturation in France. He is also a hands-on investor with multiple FinTech startups. Jean-Bernard holds an EMBA from London Business School.


YANA MOLDOVAN

Technology Consultant | Multilingual executive with entrepreneurial spirit and global experience in managing Strategy and Growth within IT services, strategic consultancy and holding companies. Skilled at building and maintaining winning working relationships, international negotiations, accelerating P&L growth and making complex things simple. Although strong in analytical and strategic skills, true value-add resides in bringing emotional intelligence to the problem solving and the drive to achieve lasting impact in helping organizations fulfil true potential at the intersection of business and technology. Yana holds an EMBA from London Business School.


ALEX SHEVELENKO

Advisory Board | Alex is a silicon valley veteran and also the Founder and CEO of Glocal Partners. Among a number of roles, he headed the EMEA Operations and Industry Solutions at SuccessFactors, advised leading technology clients at Oliver Wyman, and launched products at Salesforce.com and Microsoft. Alex crushed 23 competitors, gone public twice, and retained a sense of humour about the whole thing. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.


ABHISHEK GARODIA

Advisory Board | Abhishek is responsible for EMEA Partnerships and Business Development at Airbnb. He is a B2B & B2C business development, digital marketing, e-commerce and product development specialist. Alongside being the founder of PlayEnable, he also advises startups as Entrepreneur in Residence at King’s College. Prior roles include Marketing Strategy Consultant for the Philippine Stock Exchange and Honeywell. Abhishek holds a BE in Engineering from PES Institute of Technology and an MBA from London Business School.