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May 31 | Plataforma das Artes & Criatividade, Guimarães
LAUNCH Blockchain Conference results from the cooperation between LAUNCH and Guimarães City Council, with a common goal of sharing knowledge and enabling networking between individuals who share same interests.
We aim to discuss the technology in general and not focus on one particularly application. We firmly believe that the value and the success of Blockchain is already assured.
LAUNCH Blockchain Conference is a unique event aimed to discuss the potential and usability of Blockchain technology, helping to create innovative solutions for various industries. With a wide range of prominent industry leaders invited as Speakers, this is an event you will not want to miss.
This event targets business executives, entrepreneurs, students and enthusiasts who are looking to know more about Blockchain, how the technology might affect their business or how to develop new solutions.
WHEN AND WHERE
LAUNCH Conference will be held on May 31, in Guimarães.
Founder & President of Women in Tech
Ayumi is the Founder and President of Women in Tech, an international non-profit organization with a double mission: to close the gender gap in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector and to help women embrace technology. She is also the Founder and CEO of Social Brain, a human scale, award-winning digital agency based in Paris, where she handcrafts social media campaigns along with her international team. Ayumi is a Digital Strategist, Social media expert, Art director and Web designer and describes herself as “positive, independent and a firm believer that Women can Everything”. She is also a TEDx speaker.
Senior Regional Advisor at the British Blockchain Association
Michelle is currently Chair of the International Committee and Senior Regional Advisor (Africa) at the British Blockchain Association (BBA), exploring emerging technologies such as Blockchain technology particularly in the context of international development, climate change, trade, enterprise and sustainable development. Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco has vast experience in government policy, financing and investment frameworks, previously working for the British Bankers Association (now UK Finance) managing a range of global projects working with many senior stakeholders.
Associate Lawyer at PLMJ Lawyers
Ana Nunes Teixeira is an Associate Lawyer at PLMJ Lawyers, working in the Corporate / M&A and Banking and Finance practices. She was involved in several M&A deals and provides general corporate assistance and corporate finance advice to Portuguese companies, as well as to french companies investing in Portugal. She also provides legal assistance to FinTech companies.
Senior Project Manager at SONAE
Tiago has an M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship & Technological Innovation plus an MBA (Univ. of Porto). He has 10 years’ experience, having founded a company and worked as a consultant and as a senior project manager on several industries, such as Biotech, Retail & Management Consulting. In 2013 he joined the Innovation Department at SONAE and was responsible for the area of Innovation Consulting, Financing and Controlling. Now he’s a Senior Project Manager in the Granted Projects department, where he manages several R&D+i initiatives.
COO at Public Mint
Paulo Rodrigues - COO Public Mint, Inc: Seasoned Blockchain and Payments Professional with over 15 years in the Cards & Payments Industry. Former CEO of a Blockchain R&D center, Global Blockchain Business Developer and Head of the Portuguese SWIFT Service Bureau.
Founder & CEO of TAIKAI
Mário Alves is a former PwC Consultant and Investment Banker. Once he discovered the potential of blockchain, he knew he had to take a leap of faith.
He then founded the Blockchain Center Portugal and he’s an Advisor of several blockchain companies, currently helping them to grasp the new economic model driven by Blockchain. Currently, he’s also the Founder and CEO of TAIKAI, the first blockchain open innovation platform.
Lead Developer at TechHQ.io
Bernardo is a fearless explorer of the technology world. Frequent contributor to open source projects, interested in blockchain for a while and for the last year has been deeply involved in the blockchain community as a creator and leader. As a Lead Developer with TechHQ he brings the cutting edge to the enterprises. We are building what the others don't know yet that is possible.
Founder of Bityond
Pedro holds a BSc degree in Economics. He has professional experience in ERP systems technical implementation across many organizations over the UK and Europe. Pedro is a Research Assistant on the topic of Blockchain at the University of Huddersfield, a writer for multiple digital media platforms such as CCN and CoinRivet, as well as, the sole Founder of Bityond. His goal is to implement open-governance systems based on incentives and rewards to manage social behavior.
Co-Founder at Finlab Brasil
After working in the financial markets in Brazil for more than 20 years, where he achieved a position of managing director in Brazil for one of the biggest European banks, Gustavo Cunha started to focus on what he says he really enjoys (“learn and contribute”). For 1 year he was the CEO of a startup in the investments sector (Fintech). In 2018 he managed and hosted a weekly TV talk show about disruption at infomoneytv, and was a speaker of innumerous events about technology and, more specifically, Blockchain. He is an invited professor of B3, IBMEC, FIA and Casa do Saber. He holds a degree in Business granted by EAESP-FGV-SP, a master in economics at PUC-SP and a certificate from IMD´s program for executive development.
President at TAAL Project
Nelly Moffett grew up in Mexico where she saw firsthand how not having access to education affects every aspect of your life. This had a profound impact on her and is a big reason why she have worked so hard to educate herself and why she strives to help others do the same. Since moving to France, Nelly has been heavily involved in creating and supporting initiatives to promote gender equity and inclusion in general. Discovering Blockchain changed her life, she knew that blockchain was special and that it could truly help people. She then decided to completely change her career path and start the non-profit organization TAAL Project to help the general public understand Blockchain technology. She has a particular interest in Blockchain projects with social impact.
CEO at Investimentos e Mercados Financeiros, SA
Filipe has a degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance, which allowed him to pursue a career in this field. Always involved in many projects during his academic course, he would eventually be nominated as chairman of the board of directors on IMF, SA, where he develops consulting activity in financial markets, international macroeconomics, hedging in foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities. Filipe is also a trainer, speaker and a permanent collaborator in several newspapers, like Jornal Económico, Jornal de Negócios, Thomson Reuters and others.
CEO of CREATIVIGO Innovation
CEO & Founder at Bright Pixel
Celso Martinho is a challenge driven, optimistic geek technologist, founder, maker, product guy, and entrepreneurial soul, eventually thrown into a management career (which he has learned to enjoy a lot).
In 1995, he and his colleagues at the University of Aveiro created SAPO. It became the leading web portal in Portugal and a technology provider and innovation unit for the PT Portugal group, developing new products and services for the web, media, infosec and the telco industries.
In late 2015 Celso left SAPO and went to create Bright Pixel.
Board Member at AFIP
João Mota is an economist and MBA with broad experience in general management, financial management, planning and control and project and team management. He has direct experience with strategy and marketing consulting, market research and business development.
He also specializes in general management, financial management, strategy and marketing analysis, planning and control.
Currently, João Mota serves as Board Member at AFIP (Portuguese Association for FinTech and InsurTech) and CTO at Scriptstone.
"Banca 4.0" Book Author | Consultant at PA Management Consulting
- Professor of Corporate Finance at Católica Porto Business School and Private Management Consultant as senior partner of PA Management Consulting.- Degree in Economics and postgraduate in Capital Markets and Portfolio Management from the Faculty of Economics of Porto University.- Experience of 20 years in corporate banking, performing management duties in one of the largest Portuguese banks (Banco BPI), working both with SMEs and with large economic groups.- Book Autor of "THE BANKING AND SMEs" (Vida Económica, 2011), “BANKING FINANCING” (Actual Editora, 2017) and “BANK 4.0: DIGITAL REVOLUTION” (Actual Editora, 2018).- Research Fields: Corporate Banking; Corporate Finance and Credit Risk analysis; Digital Banking; Bank Management; Bank Regulation; Compliance and Corporate Governance.
MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
Robert Greifeld, former NASDAQ CEO, considered Blockchain “the best opportunity set we can think of over the next decade”, while overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne said that “Blockchain revolution is bigger than anything we’ve seen in history”.
The global blockchain market size is expected to grow from USD 1.2 billion in 2018 to USD 23.3 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 80.2% during 2018–2023, says a report from marketsandmarkets.com.
Come and understand why this is the NEXT BIG THING!
THE SCHEDULE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
You must present your Student Card at the event.
Plataforma das Artes & Criatividade
Av. Conde de Margaride 175, 4810-535 Guimarães
N 41º 26′ 35.16” W 8º 17′ 50.279”
+351 253 424 715