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International Blockchain Summit brings together tech entrepreneurs, investors, businesses, government agencies, IT professionals, and blockchain developers with global blockchain experts and technology players in this field, including rising startups.International Blockchain Summit in Techfest is taking place on Dec. 16th and 17th, 2022 at IIT Bombay, Mumbai. It is one of the most elite gatherings of the global crypto and blockchain ecosystem. The Techfest Blockchain Summit will bring together some of the world’s leading crypto influencers, policymakers, key government delegates, media, family offices, HNIs and other curated investors, among others, to foster the crypto and blockchain community across the globe.
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Sathvik Vishwanath is a successful entrepreneur whose heart and soul is into innovative and disruptive technologies! His business journey started with VentureNext in 2008 writing customized scripts for businesses in a virtual world called SecondLife. In 2012, he was introduced to bitcoin which lead to his next venture Unocoin.com that specialized in providing bitcoin services for the Indian market. As CEO of Unocoin, he was instrumental in leading strategic partnerships and investor relations. He also played the role of CTO architecting and leading the tech team behind Unocoin and its exchange. He holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Elias Ahonen is a blockchain author and legal expert described as “one of the first Bitcoin historians” due to his 2016 book, Physical Bitcoins and Crypto-Currencies. His 2021 book, Blockland, serves as an industry textbook. He is a Director of Roqqu, an exchange with 1.4 million users. A frequent contributor to Cointelegraph, his expertise is acknowledged in international media including The Wall Street Journal. With an academic background in Philosophy, Economics, and Political Science, his MA in International and Comparative Law (MICL) thesis, Encoded Territory, explores legal and regulatory questions related to blockchain, NFT’s, and the metaverse. He is a broker and avid collector of crypto memorabilia and launched his consulting company Token Valley at the beginning of the ICO boom in 2017.
Pranav is a seasoned professional with over fifteen years of experience who firmly believes
that for enterprises to build successful and financially sustainable businesses, financial
well-being and wellness rests at the core. He has benefitted from being both educated
and having worked in multicultural and multifunctional environments. He is a graduate of
the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (Pune University), where he studied mechanical
engineering, as well as the Asian Institute of Management (Philippines) and HEC (Paris),
where he earned his MBA. Pranav’s professional expertise is instrumental in guiding him
toward his current role as the General Partner of Woodstock Fund. During his professional journey, Pranav has taken on
leadership roles covering functions and verticals such as business development, sales and
distribution, asset management, private equity and insurance. During his initial years, he
gained experience in the manufacturing and renewable energy space both as an
engineer and a marketing professional. Following that, he held several strategic roles in
the financial services sector, which ultimately led to him becoming the Pan-India Head of
SME business at Aditya Birla Group. Currently, at Woodstock, he is responsible for devising
and executing strategies encompassing fund structure, people, deal flow, fundraising,
investment management, governance, compliance, and risk management.
Founder & CEO of The Rare Antiquities Token and RATbits.com Launched the first
platform to fractionalize real world art and distribute fractions as individual NFTs. The
first platform to fractionalize a Banksy and distribute individual NFT fractions to token
holders proportionate to token holdings.
Entrepreneur | Minimalist | Yoga | Bitcoin | Economics
"Writing a book
Built a tech services company and serviced some top Indian clients for 6 years
Built a SaaS product that is still revenue generating without a single employee
Relocated to Goa and built Happy Panda Hostel and took it to top rated award winning hostel within 8 months. Sold it to Zostel EDP participants who choose to retain the name and not partner with Zostel later on.
Built ImagiNation - Artist's Hostel as a non-profit initiative in the next year and again beat all the hostels (including Happy Panda). It is now ranked the best hostel in Goa (probably India, haven't checked).
Been a Crypto trader and Blockchain enthusiast for over a year now. Traded a portfolio to 20x. Ghost writing a lot of articles on Cryptocurrency on UpWork.
Crypto analyst and writer for various publication and clients."
Lokesh Rao, has a wide experience of over 12 years in the enterprise tech space helping global fashion companies acquire and implement technologies in more than 20 countries. Since 2017, Lokesh has been actively involved in building solutions for enterprises using DLT and Blockchain.
With Trace network Labs, he is building a technology platform that will enable lifestyle brands to launch multichain & multiverse products, using NFTs, for the 'digital twin' a.k.a. Avatars of users in the metaverse.
Global CXO executive with more than 26 years of experience working across Fortune 500 Financial Services companies, as a catalyst for the Digital transformation, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, IoT & Robotics, Applications and Infrastructure Re-Engineering, Large Applications Transformations, Infrastructure Modernisation, an Orchestrator of Enterprise wide Digitisation of business processes, promoting usage of social media technologies & machine learning, Datawarehouse modernization – introducing extensive usage of Big Data, Data Lake and complex Data Analytics, Machine Learning, & Robotics for enhanced customer service, customer social media feedback analytics, and recommendation engines/Chatbots for digital channels, Data Centers Consolidation, Human Resources Transformation in IT etc. Multiple times TEDx speaker.
Sonny Mohanty is the Co-Founder , Investor and CMO of Bitqin Exchange and Quincoin Foundation
with responsibility for businesses in India, Dubai and Singapore. She also oversees hiring , global
expansion efforts for Bitqin. Sonny spearheaded and launched Bitqinmart which is the professional
services arm of the exchange and the blockchain development consulting firm.
Sonny is also helping newly launched projects like Yonachain and AARGO Trade to grow their
In her previous role with LATOKEN, she served as the regional director and country head of
singapore. Sonny was responsible for sourcing promising projects for listing on the exchange, client
relationship, product development, hiring and training junior sales staff.
Before Joining LATOKEN, Sonny served as the Regional deal planner for FIS where she was
responsible for supporting the sales team by pricing, financial shaping, structuring, negotiating and
closing of deals within financial services for APJ region in accordance with corporate policies and
costing standards. Sonny was instrumental in growing revenues & successfully led a number of
6-figure deals along with the deal team to closure.
While at DELL EMC, Sonny as part of a newly set-up team, led the revenue recognition review for
South East Asia and ANZ market for deals across software, hardware and services business and
ensured that all transactions are in compliance with EMC’s Revenue Recognition Policy, SOP 97-2
and US GAAP.
At Verizon Business , Sonny started overseeing the EMEA business based in the UK and was then
transferred to the Singapore office due to her strong contribution to the role in revenue assurance
and accounting and to support the Asia markets.
Carphone Warehouse (Now Currys plc) was the first company where Sonny started her career as
Billing analyst after graduating from University of Westminster in Master’s of Business Computing.
Teddy a.k.a Mr. Metaverse is one of the most influential people in the Metaverse. As a
visionary thinker, a bold entrepreneur and a tech geek, his journey from an engineering
background and having worked across many industries and government agencies,
managing infrastructure, service design and digital transformation projects, has led him to
the forefront of innovation.
After more than 20 years of a corporate life, he launched BLVCK PiXEL, a Metaverse and
Digital Innovation Consultancy based in Paris, at a time when the topic was still unheard
from the public. The firm operates globally by using an interdisciplinary approach at the
intersection of Technology and Anthropology, to unlock opportunities and create new
ways in the digital age.
Besides advising the largest and most iconic brands in the world on how to future-proof
their business model, Teddy is an advocate of the use of technology for the greater good
He regularly speaks at business schools, prestigious universities and global tech events,
spreading the word, evangelizing and educating on the future of the internet, commerce
and socialization in a hyper-connected reality.
Mru Patel is a business visionary, disruptor, fearless serial entrepreneur, bestselling author and award winning public speaker with skills and experience across various markets. He is a graduate in Computer studies and has over 35 years of experience in technology, property investments and development, plus over 20 years of experience with Blue Chip organizations like IBM, Sun Microsystems (Oracle) and Siemens.
He is a wise and brave risk-taker who has risen from the ashes many times in his career. He has lived and worked on 4 continents and is a true global citizen. His role and responsibilities varied from the early days in his career of technical specialist and project management of major multimillion dollar clients in Finance, Banking and Public Sector to Retail, Travel and Hospitality and several other sectors. Later, he managed new business and “impossible deals” to spearhead world’s first outsourcing and PFI deals in the UK public sector market. His wins and business accounts management were over £3B. He later left the corporate world to setup his own Property Investment Fund in Eastern Europe in 2004, as the first major independent fund in Romania, with property and lands of over 100Ha and buildout plan of over €200M.
Mru Patel’s professional journey continued in the revolutionary blockchain field, post the property and financial crisis of 2008. The journey to his vision of "be your own bank and wealth manager" started as a proud leader and visionary for Open Source movement with Sun Microsystems in the 1990s. Since then, Mru has consulted, worked with or worked for world renowned Fortune 500 companies. His track record as an investor is impeccable as well.
He has personally invested in, developed and portfolio managed projects in Europe, UK, USA, India and EU emerging markets. He is also involved in numerous investments that include blockchain and cryptocurrencies, various listed ISAs and Pension funds.
He has been involved in several startups at board and advisory level in technology companies starting in the late 1990s and continued with digital banking, DeFi, crypto exchanges, asset tokenization, wealth creation, AI/ML based trading bots, all-in-one smart Java cards and digital marketing.
Mru Patel has spoken to over 1 million audience at hundreds of events around the world, ranging from public sector global events to open source, dot-com, java, real estate and investments on topics as asset backed tokens, future of banking, governance and regulations into the crypto and Blockchain market, future of stablecoins, asset-backed tokens, ICO, STO, IEOs, fund raising. He has also spoken at several charities and personal development topics as part of his “give back to the community” ethos.
"Kunal Sanghavi is a Financial Services and Capital Market professional with more than 16 years of experience in Finance, Strategy, Technology & Capital Market Products. With Extensive Experience in Various Facets of Capital Markets, Asset & Fund Management & Digitization, he has Comprehensive Coverage of the Financial Services Industry.
He has rich academic credentials which includes Chartered Accountancy besides an MBA (PGPMAX) from Indian School of Business (ISB), DISA from ICAI & CISA from ISACA (USA). Certifications from Wharton and Kellogg in Mergers & Acquisitions, Competitive Marketing & Strategy are another accolades.
Before joining HDFC Securities, Kunal has spent most of his career in Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited for about a decade besides other organisations."
"Vivek Pandey is the Vice President of Engineering at Simpl, India’s leading 1-click checkout network. In this role, he is responsible for building a world-class Engineering Team at Simpl.
Prior to joining Simpl, he worked as a Staff Software Engineer at Google and co-founded QGraph, as well as served as its CTO. He has published two papers and has two patents.
He studied B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and M.B.A. from IIM Bangalore."
Shantnoo has over 15 years of experience in the payments and crypto industry and worked with companies dealing in Remittances, SaaS, Open Banking, Crytpo Exchange and Crypto Payments. He is a Strategic Advisor to LBank, looking after growth, partnerships and operation activities globally. At present he is the founder of Encryptus, a leading Institutional Trading Desk which is bridging the gaps between Crypto <> Fiat
A full time options trader for the past seven years.
A part of the crypto universe since 2018. He has consulted for various funds and advised numerous PMS schemes.
As part of LBank, Pranay has been learning and coordinating with various projects involved in web3, NFTs, Metaverse,DAOs,etc.
Sid Coelho-Prabhu is the Director of Product Management for Coinbase Wallet. At Coinbase, he works on all things web3 - DeFi, NFTs, dapps, decentralized social and more. Prior to Coinbase, Sid was the founder of Savvy, one of India's first automated roboadvisers, a consultant to the Indian government, and an investment banker with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York
Vijay Gir is a Certified Blockchain Expert who has been helping common man to understand
Crypto, Blockchain & Web3 for over 5 years along with multiple international Blockchain &
Crypto projects to strategize their growth. He is working as a content editor at upgrad and
is an official instructor at BitDegree. He hosts Twitter Spaces/ Discord & Telegram sessions
for various crypto projects. He is also writing a book on Psychology for Self Improvement