Havell Rodrigues is a startup executive with deep financial domain knowledge. He previously spent eight years at an Emerging Markets hedge fund, where he was responsible for hedge fund-of-fund investments, structured products, risk management and business development.
Stephen Diehl is a expert software developer and functional programming industry leader with over seven years experience in financial technology, high-assurance software and compiler architecture. Stephen was the first employee at Quantopian, the first crowd-sourced algotrading hedge fund.
Darren Tseng is responsible for UI design and application development, and combines his technical experience with a strong background in marketing and sales. He has worked for multiple financial institutions and financial technology firms throughout the past decade.
Thomas is a software engineer from New York that enjoys using Haskell to build complex and secure software systems. With experience in programming language theory, compiler architecture, and full stack software development, he is currently focused on the design and implementation of distributed ledger technologies at Adjoint.
Pierre is currently pursuing a dual Masters degree with Boston University and Audencia Business School. He has worked on several projects in the past in Finance notably in M&A, Structured Finance, and in the hedge fund industry.
Sarah Biller has spent much of her career building new sources of insights that help executives address common challenges and improve their performance. She was responsible for identifying and commercializing new opportunities in data and analytics as the Chief Operating Officer for Innovation at SSGX. Prior to SSGX, she was the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange, a predictive analytics platform for institutional bond investors, and worked at Fidelity Investments. Sarah has also been an early team member of several Boston start-ups as well as worked for the Corporate Executive Board launching and leading new businesses for the firm and on MCI’s Corporate Ventures and Analysis team.
Simon is co founder at 11:FS. As blockchain lead, Simon established Barclays as one of the leaders in Blockchain thinking and doing. Simon also helped a variety of startups flourish, through Barclays Tech Stars accelerator. He has been ranked among the 10 most influential people in Fintech by the London financial daily, City AM.
Derek Schoettle is General Manager, IBM Analytics Platform Services. He is responsible IBM’s portfolio of managed, cloud-based services for enterprise developers. Prior to joining IBM through the Cloudant acquisition, Schoettle served as CEO of the NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider. During his tenure as CEO, Cloudant saw a 175 percent increase in revenue year-over-year, and a 71 percent talent base increase in the year prior to the IBM acquisition. Schoettle has more than 15 years of experience bringing new and disruptive technologies to market and achieving commercial success. Prior to Cloudant, he was VP, CME Sales, at Vertica Systems, which was acquired by HP in 2011. He also served as VP of Sales and Business Development at Intellireach, which was acquired by Infocrossing. Schoettle holds an MBA from Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Dickinson College.
Patrick is a lawyer and expert on bitcoin and blockchain-based technologies. He is a fellow with the Berkman Klien Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University where he conducts research on the law and policy implications of bitcoin, distributed ledgers and smart contracts.
Previously Patrick was a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation where he served at times as General Counsel and Executive Director. Patrick has engaged regulators and policymakers in the US and Europe on bitcoin and the emerging digital economy. He was named among America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel for 2014 by the National Law Journal.
Patrick also serves as President Board member for the BitGive Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on charitable giving and social impact using bitcoin.
Anish has been working in the security and cryptography area for the past 15 years, as a researcher and as a consultant. His first brush with payments systems was 15 years ago when he was involved in building a micropayments system for Ericsson. He has spent half his career researching cryptographic algorithms and protocols at three different research groups including Microsoft Research. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture and Capgemini. Most recently he has been involved in the Blockchain ecosystem as one of the founding members of UKDCA . He is also on the advisory board for IEET, Ripple Labs and Chain of Things. These days he works for large UK bank where he is lead security architect of Blockchain initiatives.
He is also a published author and regular speaker in international conferences on AI, Blockchain and robotics. He is a Singularity University alumnus.