Speakers in 2021
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Our Speakers for this years Conference live in Liechtenstein.
CO-FOUNDER & CCO @Yokoy
Lars Mangelsdorf is Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer at Swiss FinTech Yokoy which automates spend management for global companies through artificial intelligence. Lars most recently worked as Senior Sales Executive at Zurich-based scale-up Beekeeper. Prior to that, Lars worked in business development at several companies, both in Switzerland and internationally. More about: Yokoy
Co-Founder & CEO @DeepJudge
Paulina is a co-founder and CEO of DeepJudge, an ETH AI Center spin-off focusing on semantic understanding of legal documents. She completed her PhD in Artificial Intelligence at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and prior to that, she studied computer science at EPF Lausanne. Paulina has worked for several years as a research consultant at Google AI Language and Google Brain, specializing in natural language understanding. More about: DeepJudge
Co-Founder & Executive Director @DogeCoin
Jens is co-founder and executive director of the Dogecoin Foundation. An early adopter of Bitcoin all the way back in 2009, he eventually grew disillusioned with its fractious community despite an enduring interest in its underlying technology in 2011. Discovering Dogecoin shortly after its inception in 2013, the generosity, inclusivity and self-conscious light-heartedness of its community brought him back and he has been involved in the project ever since. A data scientist and entrepreneur at heart, Jens co-founded and lead i.a. the multi-award-winning eHealth/gamified therapeutics social start-up RetroBrain while serving on the boards of multiple national and international charities working in education, research, and cryptocurrency. More Information DogeCoin
Co-Founder & Managing Director @RightNow Group
Torben is Co-Founder & Managing Director at RightNow Group, the most successful German LegalTech startup. He has a PhD in finance with strong research connections and is an expert in all aspects of corporate finance. Besides being an entrepreneur, it is especially important to him to pass on his expertise to aspiring founders, which is why he teaches Entrepreneurial Finance at the University of St. Gallen whenever possible. In his free time, Torben can often be found on the tennis court. More about: RightNow Group
Dr. Andreas Glarner
Law Partner @MME
Dr. Andreas Glarner advises internationally oriented technology and financial market companies with a focus on FinTech, DLT, Blockchain, DeFi, NFT, Digital and Internet Services. As an expert on legal issues at the intersection of technology and regulation, Andreas Glarner advises developers of decentralized software architectures and smart contract systems as well as established regulated companies offering services in the FinTech sector. Andreas Glarner is a regular speaker at international conferences and publishes on topics related to his areas of practice. More About: MME
Co-Founder & Managing Director @RightNow Group
Phillip is Co-Founder & Managing Director at RightNow Group, the most successful German LegalTech startup. He founded his first digital company, Share-Online.biz as one of Europe’s biggest One-Click-Hosters, already at the age of 15. Based on this experience, he was able to build up a deep expertise in the field of scalable digital business models early on. Phillip was recently listed as “30 under 30” by Forbes Magazine and started to share his expertise in the podcast “Quarch & Phil”, a podcast for the talents of generation Y & Z. In his free time, he pursues his love of travel, is involved in politics, and is on the road as an international stem cell courier. More about: RighNow Group
Partner @actus ag
Matthias Langer is a tax consultant and partner of actus ag. He has been working in the Principality of Liechtenstein since 2008 and founded actus AG in 2016. His consulting focus is on Liechtenstein and German tax law as well as cross-border tax structuring. In addition tax and accounting consulting in the field of cryptocurrencies and tax and accounting advice in the area of cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based applications. As a pioneer in this sector, he serves, for example, the first blockchain-based company in Liechtenstein as well as the first STO in the EEA. and, in addition to providing tax advice on new technologies, he also advice on new technologies, he also also provides its own IT services. More about actus ag
Graduated from HEC Paris, Antoine started to work as a VC before being involved in crypto in 2016. Through Cryptio, that he founded in 2018, Antoine and his team have been committed to drive global crypto adoption by building the back-office infrastructure layer needed for global usage. More about Cryptio
Research Director @Protocol Labs
David is the Research Director at Protocol Labs, core engineer, author or co-author of many of the protocols that serve as a base for main Web 3.0 stack, such as IPFS, libp2p, IPLD, multiformats and many others. With formal training in Networks Engineering with a M.Sc in Peer-2-Peer Systems, David has taken multiple parallel paths simultaneously having founded multiple large scale international conferences (i.e. LXJS, Container Camp, IPFS Camp, ArticJS and more), contributed and authored 100s of open source software packages, organised large entrepreneurship programs (i.e. Startup Scholarship, Bet Delta App among others), lectured at University of Lisbon with a course built from ground up on Modern Web Development, and served as a volunteer to many organizations such as IEEE, Kairos, Google and Computer Society. Passionate about innovation, first principles thinking and finding new better ways of overcoming the challenges left by the old, today David focuses on accelerating the innovation pipeline, helping 100s of teams overcoming their technical, organisational and operational challenges.
More about: Protocol Labs
Dr. Daniel Risch
Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
Daniel Risch is Prime Minister of Liechtenstein and in this role also Finance Minister of this innovative Principality. Before that he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Economy and Sports. For many years he was a Manager in the field of digitization and e-business in an international consulting company. Daniel Risch holds a PhD in information systems. More about: Government of Liechtenstein.
Marcel is co-founder and managing director of the legal as a service platform PACTA. During his law studies, he founded a student law clinic for startups as well as a social event startup. He also worked for renowned law firms in Munich and Berlin as well as for the sky media group.
Through technology anyone can use, PACTA enables law firms and in-house legal departments to provide on-demand automated legal processes and intelligent communication channels to their clients and various departments in corporations and financial institutions. Their users can collaboratively create, negotiate, digitally sign and data-driven analyze legal documents. In this way, PACTA turns law firms into legal tech providers and legal departments are no longer the bottleneck in the system.
Co-Founder smalda AG
Marion is co-founder and managing director at smalda AG, a search engine and research assistant for legal documents from Liechtenstein and the EU. With Smalda being her newest project coming to life, Marion also works on a wearable-device project and is doing startup seed investments. Since 2014 she is engaged in the crypto industry, was founding member of the aeternity blockchain and priorly worked in business development in California.
More about: Smalda AG
Prof. Jan vom Brocke
Jan vom Brocke is a professor for Information Systems, the Hilti Endowed Chair of Business Process Management and Director for Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein. He is also a co-founder of the Liechtenstein Start-up DIGITIZE.EU – an innovative platform to inspire and implement ambitious digitalization projects both for companies and governments across Europe.