David is a public sector governance expert. He has worked for over 12 years providing technical assistance and project management to deliver some of the most challenging public sector reforms in some of the most challenging countries. David holds postgraduate degrees in European Public Affairs and Public Administration, a postgraduate diploma in Public Financial Management, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science. He is bilingual in English and French.
Tony is an e-government transformation advisor and has worked for 22 years on problems in government-class computation, e-government architecture, and information & infrastructure security. Tony has worked in more than 20 countries giving him a broad range of experience and exposure to computing environments. He holds postgraduate degrees in both applied finance and computer science.
Mark is a serial technology entrepreneur who has founded several companies from inception. His current venture, HelloMD, is the world’s largest digital platform for medical cannabis patients. Mark enjoys the process of conceptualizing new ideas, creating them from prototype through the production phase or finding products that fit the market for early adopters. He has a long history of working with highly functional teams that can execute quickly and think “outside the box”. Mark’s previous ventures include Workshare, nScaled (acquired by Acronis), and AddLive (acquired by Snapchat).
Ioana currently serves as the chief operating officer for KrowdMentor, a strategic investment and advisory firm, capitalising blockchain investors, funds, startups and entrepreneurs to bring about real and profitable businesses. Her particular expertise is development operations and software development toolchains, including configuration of blockchains and token design. She has worked on multiple successful initial coin offerings (ICOs). Previously, Ioana consulted for IBM. She holds degrees in both computer science and education.
Dan is an experienced financial technology entrepreneur. He is presently the CEO of a full stack development company HQ’d in Bucharest, Romania. Dan is an early adopter of cryptocurrencies, a Bitcoin enthusiast, and a blockchain application developer. Dan’s experience is diverse, ranging from individuals starting their own companies to larger organizations looking for products that disrupt the markets they operate in.
Dr Christine Leitner
Christine is a senior advisor and co-founder of the Centre for Economics and Public Administration (CEPA) based in London, UK. In 2013 she was appointed senior policy advisor at the Austrian Ministry of Science Research and Economy in Vienna, specialising in high-tech export and investment policy. From 2006 to 2013 she headed the Center for European Public Administration (CEPA) at Danube University, Austria, where she focused on innovation in the public sector and international “good practice” exchange. From 2002 to 2010 she was the director of the European e-Government Awards, a transcontinental program funded by the European Commission (EC). From 1997 to 2006 she was a senior lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht, Germany. Previously, she headed the European Integration Unit at the Austrian Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Dr Nick Duncan
Nick is a Cambridge University academic who analyses the ethics of organisations, especially in developing country settings. His current work focuses on organisations and on how organisations adapt to the democratisation of distributed ledger technology. Over the past 15 years, Nick has worked in more than 20 countries and focused on organisational ethics and anti-corruption measures. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in international marketing, a master’s in development economics and a PhD in development studies from the University of Cambridge. Nick has published in these fields and has lectured internationally. In 2017 Nick’s book ‘Positive Social Identity: The Quantitative Analysis of Ethics’ was published.