Alexander holds the position of public policy manager within the Facebook EU Affairs team. He is responsible for all topics related to data protection, privacy, cybersecurity, and law enforcement access to data. He is based in Brussels.
Prior to joining Facebook, Alexander was a Policy Director at BSA | The Software Alliance’s Brussels office where he advised member companies on issues related to privacy, security, and cybercrime. Previously, Alexander also held the position of Senior Policy Manager at DIGITALEUROPE where he worked on similar topics. He holds a Master’s degree in EU Affairs from Lund University (Lund, Sweden) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Economics from Bates College (Maine, USA).
Antonis PolemitisUniversity of Nicosia
Mr. Polemitis currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Nicosia and EDEX, as a Board member of EDEX and UNICAF, and as a member of the Council of the University of Nicosia. The University of Nicosia (UNIC) serves over 14,000 students, along with over 18,000 additional students in its affiliated academic institutions. UNIC is the largest university in Cyprus and is the largest English language university in southern Europe.
Mr. Polemitis helped found the world-leading Digital Currency / Blockchain Initiative at the University of Nicosia, co-taught the first university cryptocurrency course in the world, and is regularly quoted as an expert on cryptocurrency issues. He was a member of the national committee that designed the blockchain strategy for Cyprus.
Mr. Polemitis is the managing partner of Ledra Capital where he led early-stage investments in, or software development of, Software-as-a-Service platforms in the areas of higher education, cryptocurrency, online video publishing and legal research. Mr. Polemitis was previously a principal at ACG Capital, a privately held multi-billion dollar investment firm and a partner based in New York and London in the private equity practice of Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), one of the world’s leading strategy consultancies.
Florian is one of the founders and CEO of Blockpit, which provides automated tax compliance solutions for crypto assets. Before founding, he made his diploma in software engineering and worked at KPMG for four years. Being active in the crypto space since 2015, he continues to do so with a strong focus on DeFi and NFTs.
Hussein HashishEIS Group, AthensDAO
I started my career in a more traditional manner. Attended the American University in Cairo and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting in 2008. Shortly after, joined the family shipping and logistics business, where I’m now Director of Sales and a Member of the Board.
In 2013, I stumbled across Bitcoin and started reading more on Blockchain technology which led to enrolling in the Master of Science program for Blockchain and Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia where I
graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2020
In March 2021, founded Blockchain Hub Egypt, an online school that offers free blockchain education, and partnered with Pan-Africa Technology Foundation to spread knowledge of cryptocurrency & blockchain across the African continent.
In April I joined AthensDAOs investment subcommittee as an analyst, and currently lead their Metaverse & gaming guild subcommittee.
Recently launched my new brand called Metaversive where I consult brands on how they can utilize open user generated content platforms to raise brand awareness and explore new revenue streams. I’m also Brand & Talent manager at Sci-Art Lab district in Decentraland.
Ingrid Vasiliu-FeltesSofthread, WBAF USA, Government Blockchain Association
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes is a healthcare executive, futurist and globalist who is highly dedicated to digital and ethics advocacy, serving as an advisor to the EU blockchain observatory forum.
She is a Forbes Business Council member, digital strategist, passionate educator and
entrepreneurship ecosystem builder, known as an expert speaker, board advisor and
consultant. Throughout her career she has received several awards for excellence in
research, teaching or leadership.
She holds several certifications, such as Bioethics from Harvard, Artificial Intelligence
and Business Strategy from MIT Sloan, Blockchain Technology and Business Innovation
from MIT Sloan, Finance from Harvard Business School, Negotiation from Harvard Law
School, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford Graduate School of Business,
Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, Fellow of the American College
of Healthcare Executives, Patient Safety Officer by the International Board Federation
of Safety Managers, Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma Management, Professional
in Healthcare Quality by the National Association of Healthcare Quality, Manager for
Quality and Organizational Excellence, by the American Society for Quality, and
Certified Risk Management Professional by the American Society for Healthcare Risk
Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is CEO of Softhread Inc., the Founder and CEO of The Science,
Entrepreneurship and Investments Institute, Founder & CEO of Revexpo
Consulting and currently serving as a Country Director for WBAF USA, Senator of WBAF, Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School- Division of Entrepreneurship,
and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business
School. She is also acting as the Chief Innovation Officer for Government Blockchain
Association. Additionally, she serves as an Advisor to the EU Blockchain Observatory
Forum, Partners in Digital Health Board Member and previously held the role of Chief
Ethics Officer for the Government Blockchain Association.
Most recently she served as President of Detect Genomix, Chief Quality and Safety
Officer Chief and Innovation Officer for Mednax, Chief Quality and Safety Officer and
Chief of Compliance for the University of Miami UHealth System.
Additionally, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is an Honorary Advisory Board Member of several
companies, entrepreneurship incubators or accelerators, as well as an Editorial Board
Member for several international publications, an author, keynote speaker and TV/Media partner.
Merav OzairFinTech Faculty member / Rutgers Business School / INATBA AAB Member
Dr. Merav Ozair is a data scientist, a quant strategist and a Crypto/Blockchain expert. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in global financial markets and its market microstructure. Currently, Dr. Ozair applies her unique expertise to researching and investigating Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Blockchain ecosystem, digital assets, crypto markets and specifically, Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space. She has been developing innovative methodologies to evaluate digital assets and crypto markets, including cryptocurrency indexes, valuation metrics, ratings and tokenized products; and of particular focus – researching/developing various DLT and DeFi solutions, including Decentralized Identity, and Decentralized Trust Privacy and Security.
Dr. Ozair is a FinTech Faculty member at Rutgers Business School (RBS). At RBS she has developed and teaches courses on blockchain and digital assets for both undergrads and graduate level; and is the Research Director of RBS Blockchain Hub. She serves as an Advisor and Researcher at the Rutgers Blockchain and FinTech Collaboratory; and is an Affiliated professor at Rutgers Law School, focusing on DeFi.
She has been frequently interviewed by world-wide media, such as BBC, ABC, yahoo!, RIA Intel, etc.
Dr. Ozair is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Scientific Series in FinTech at World Scientific Publishing, and is writing a series of books on Blockchain, Digital Assets and DeFi.
She is a member of Academic Advisory Body at INATBA (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications) and serves on the Advisory Board of EQM Indexes – Blockchain Index Committee; she holds a PhD from Stern Business School at NYU.
- May 24 2022
- 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Blockchain & Metaverse – Why All The Hype?
What is Metaverse, its evolution and significance? What are the opportunities / threats arising with this new digital space from the academic and industry perspective?
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