Speakers BLING Token Conference 26th April 2022
Tom Kettels is the Project Lead of Infrachain and the Co-Project Lead of the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab. He is a member of the EBSI Policy Group and the OECD Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board. Tom has 20+ year experience in the ICT sector, working mainly in the field of telecoms and data centers. Tom is also Senior ICT Advisor at Digital Luxembourg.
Perrine de Coëtlogon
Perrine de Coëtlogon is civil servant of the University of Lille, France, at the Directorate for Pedagogical Innovation where she works in particular for Blockchain & Open Education. It is in 2017 that Perrine began hosting a national working group on Blockchain technologies in educational context and since 2018, she is the French participant of the Policy group of the European Blockchain Partnership. With her colleagues and thanks to the works done in international networks, she has lead her university to digital transformation of the way the university issue and the students share their “diploma” with 20 000 verifiable credentials issued in the blockchain Avalanche in 2021. In 2022, the objective is to issue in the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EBSI) and to offer to any student to open their first eWallet. She is also part of the DIAL4U, an Erasmus + project aiming to recognise the competences in teaching and learning foreign languages thanks to open badges and of the GAIA-X Education & Skills project.
Adri Wischmann is co-founder of BlockchainLab Drenthe, he has been involved in the blockchainspace for many years and his passion and enthusiasm for technology is very contagious for his audience. He is the architect behind EnergieKnip (Energy-wallet) a blockchain-application with which municipalities can distribute grants as earmarked money to residents which has become very popular recently. One of his talents is to explain very complex systems in a very understandable way.
Juan Echevarría has a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering (Microelectronics) from the University of Cantabria. He has been involved in several R&D projects in the public sector related to optical fiber sensors and he has also experience of more than 15 years working at private companies. He has developed and managed transportation, software, GIS, electronics and telecommunications at a consultant company and also developing electronic projects at an electronics company. He has been working on IP commercialization and negotiation in Spanish public R&D entity. He joined the City of Santander in 2015 as innovation projects technician having so far participated in more 10 EU H2020 funded projects and he is also part-time lecturer at University of Cantabria in computer systems, electronics and automation.
Dewi Delhoofen is owner at Simpact.nu and is convinced that digital transformation offers unprecedented opportunities, and that public service delivery of the future should be demand-oriented, proactive and flexible. As program manager, project leader and implementation manager Dewi gave shape to the digital transformation of the municipality of Eindhoven. As project leader she developed the prototype of the Red Button. The aim is to realize ‘debt peace’ for people with debt problems within a year.
Anastasija Zihareva is born in Riga (LV), and is currently happily living in Groningen (NL). She is a creator and manager in fields of culture, internationalization and branding. Anastasija is specifically focusing on projects and policies for local governments in Groningen and Northern Netherlands, as well as projects taking place on the border between the business and culture worlds.
Lynda O'Mahony has over 15 years experience working in product and project management roles in the technology sector for startups and multinationals. Prior to joining FundingBox 2 years ago, she worked for a number of years in Amazon in Luxembourg and Madrid managing EU wide projects.
Konstantinos Glykos holds BSc and MSc in Applied Informatics (University of Macedonia). Since December 2016 he works as a research associate at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) / Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI) and he has participated in many research projects. Moreover, he has seven publications in conferences. He has excellent knowledge of English, German and Italian and very good knowledge of French as well.
Shane Deconinck is a blockchain developer and researcher at Howest University of Applied Sciences in Bruges, Belgium. With a background in web development, he focuses on building proof of concepts to explore and demonstrate the potential of blockchain. He also enjoys organizing hackathons, writing blog posts and giving talks to technical and non-technical audiences.
Thierry Grandjean is research engineer at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology LIST. He is doing research in the Security and Privacy Group of the Trusted Service Systems Unit of LIST and is working on applied privacy and cybersecurity. His current focus lies on the use of Blockchain and Internet of Things in the information security field. He completed his Engineer degree in 1996 and a master in Information Security Management in 2013. He worked almost 20 years in the IT sector as system administrator, software developer and consultant. He started his position as researcher in the TSS Group at LIST in 2017.
Johannes Anttila is a senior policy expert at the globally operating, independent think tank Demos Helsinki. His policy, innovation and research work with governments, international organizations and other key stakeholders revolves around the societal aspects and governance of technology. Within the EU Commission funded Horizon2020 project TOKEN, he has headed the TOKEN Policy Observatory. Johannes is the current chair of the Board of Directors of Demos Helsinki and sits on the board of the Finnish Information Society Development Centre TIEKE.
Rapolas Lakavičius is a Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission. His work responsibilities are mainly focused on blockchain standardisation. Previously, Rapolas worked with European Research Framework (H2020, FP7) projects and Broadband internet policies. Prior to joining the European Commission, Rapolas worked with credit risk analysis at SEB Bank in Vilnius and as a consultant preparing economic and finance feasibility studies for the EU funding. Rapolas holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Vilnius University.
Dr Carlo Harpes is an expert in information and computer security, with 30 years of experience in consulting, research, education, and standardization. He is the founder (in 2007) and managing director of itrust consulting. Carlo Harpes holds a PhD in information techniques and cryptography, as well as an electrical engineering diploma from the EPF Zurich. He acts as CISO, DPO, consultant, or risk manager for several public sector and private companies Luxembourg, as well as co-editor for ISO/JTC1/SC27. He participates in multiple international research projects such TOKEN (on security and blockchain applicability) (H2020).
Juho Lindman is an associate professor of informatics in the Department of Applied IT at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the director of the University of Gothenburg Blockchain Lab. During 2019, Lindman was a visiting scholar with the SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership at Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States). Lindman was a SCANCOR scholar (Stanford, US) in 2012 and 2015, and he was also a visiting research scholar at London School of Economics (United Kingdom) in 2010. In addition to the title of docent at the University of Gothenburg, Lindman holds the title of docent of openness in systems development and use in the faculty of information technology and electrical engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland.
Judith Clifton is Full Professor in Economic and Public Policy and Founding Director of the Jean Moneet Chair of EU Economic Policy for Business & Civil Society at the Faculty of Business & Economic Sciences, University of Cantabria and Principal Investigator on one of the largest projects to date on Disruptive Technologies in the Public Sector, TOKEN (Horizon2020, 4 Mill EUR, 2020-24). Her areas of expertise are public services and their transformation, whilst she is also interested in public banks, especially, the European Investment Bank, most recently, its role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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