About

One of Business Review’s flagship events of 2019, MindChain is the biggest Blockchain-focused event ever held in Romania.

Over two days, between 21-22 February, in Cluj-Napoca, dubbed Romania’s Silicon Valley due to the unique mix of tech companies and strong student community, the event will explore the interaction between Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The key proposition, reflected across the entire agenda, is that AI powers and enhances one of the most revolutionary technologies to have emerged in recent years.

With a 30-strong panel agenda featuring international speakers and key figures on the Blockchain scene, MindChain will bring forward the latest use cases for Blockchain and AI across a comprehensive mix of industries, such as retail, finance and banking, real estate, transportation, as well as emerging areas such as art, entertainment and media.

Through its architecture, MindChain is designed to attract a varied audience, from blockchain investors and professionals to startups, students and the general public interested to discover how these new technologies will shape everyday life.

Speakers
Max Borders
Executive Director | Social Evolution & Co-Founder | Voice & Exit

Max Borders is author of The Social Singularity: A Decentralist Manifesto. Max is founder of Social Evolution, Inc. a company dedicated to solving social problems through innovation (like mutual aid technology). Max is also founder of the non-profit sibling, Social Evolution Foundation. A widely published writer and co-founder of the event experience Voice & Exit, Max lives in Austin, TX with his two boys.


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Susan Oh
Founder & CEO | MKR AI & Co-Chair of AI | Blockchain For Impact, UN General Assembly

Susan founded MKR AI, a company that uses AI to flag disinformation. They use blockchain, offering token rewards to users who are invited to verify, annotate, and curate stories that have value. It is their hypothesis that the spread of disinformation is a problem of shareability, technology, and ideology, a great way to promote confirmation bias. Susan is a governing member of Blockchain For Impact at UN General Assembly. SusaN is a recovering journalist, conscious rebel, and idealist without illusions. She is an autodidact civic technologist in AI and blockchain. Formerly a journalist, she speaks around the world on the importance of data sovereignty, blockchain and tokenomics, and for responsible development of human-centric AI.


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Ed Dowding
CEO | Represent.me

Ed Dowding is the founder of Represent.me — modernizing democracy with the world’s first online peer-to-peer governance platform. Ed is a technologist and entrepreneur, specialized in social collaboration systems. His work has included building risk analysis services for the insurance industry, and from 2005 to 2010 he developed an SMS alert system which quickly grew into a full emergency management service for London local authorities and blue-lights.


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Adina Popescu
Blockchain & Mixed Reality Entrepreneur

Adina Popescu is a philosopher, futurist and entrepreneur, creating platforms that integrate nascent technology in order to generate impact and to empower bottom-up movements. Currently, she is building a platform called ÆRTH- is a real time, photorealistic simulation of our planet, powered by an distributed, unprecedented dataset.


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Yael Tamar
Founder | Top of Blockchain

Yael Tamar is a blockchain strategist, storyteller, speaker, advisor and mentor. In 2017, After a decade-long tenure as a marketing executive and an entrepreneur, Yael founded TopofBlockchain making sense of blockchain and crypto technologies, helping enterprises integrate blockchain as well as blockchain and crypto ventures educate the market, build the right business and economic models, as well as execute their go-to-market strategy.


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Jurgita Rhodes
Senior Partner | Marquis Media Partners

Jurgita is Senior Partner in Marquis Media Partners consultancy with 20 years’ experience in B2B, B2C, broadcasting, media, news, technology, digital, consulting and international corporate sectors. She has extensive experience in innovation and FinTech and Media and blockchain based environments, sitting on advisory boards across major flagship cooperates such as for BBC and Bloomberg, as well as multiple startups . Award-winning success, won Gold Award for graphics at the 2016 International TV and Film Awards.


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Luba Elliott
AI Curator & Researcher

Luba Elliott is a curator and researcher specialising in artificial intelligence in the creative industries. She is currently working to educate and engage the broader public about the latest developments in creative AI through monthly meetups, talks, workshops and exhibitions at venues including The Photographers’ Gallery (UK), Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Seoul MediaCity Biennale (South Korea), MIT Technology Review (US), NeurIPS Conference and Impakt Festival (Netherlands). Her Creative AI London community includes 2,000+ members. She has advised organisations including The World Economic Forum, Google and City University on the topic. She is a member of the AI council at the British Interactive Media Association.


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Chris R. Dawe
CEO, Co-Founder | Effect.AI

Chris is a driven entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in Business Strategy, Marketing, Sales and Project Management. From early 2003- 2010 Chris lead the international efforts of European and North American energy initiative projects through his company Choice Energy. As a co-founder of Effect.AI, Chris has added Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency to an already impressive resume. In March of 2018, Effect.AI completed its massively successful Token Sale with over 5000 participants from 123 countries and raised more than 11 million euro, setting new compliance standards in the process. In addition to his position as CEO of Effect.AI, Chris is spending time advising other Eurozone startups on crowdfunding processes, growth hacking and community building.


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Peter Geršak
CTO South East Europe | IBM

Peter Gersak offers more than 20 years of accomplishment led experience in IT technologies and solutions, IT Architectures, managing teams and business development, driving achievement of the highest priority growth, solutions creation & deployments, clients satisfaction, participative leadership, and operations efficiency. Peter brings valuable insight and knowledge regarding the leadership and management challenges faced by disruptions and transformations in IT and other industries. Currently, as Chief Technology Officer for South East Europe Peter is leading the efforts of bringing and fostering the innovation to clients in South East Europe thru collaborating with IBM ecosystem.


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Daniel Csendes
CEO | Rhyno Technologies
Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander J. Wulf
SRH Berlin & TalTech Blockchain Technology Group

Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander J. Wulf, MSc (LSE), MLB (BLS/WHU) is a professor of business law at SRH Hochschule Berlin – The International Management University. He is interested in the interdependence of law and economics, the role of law and legal institutions for businesses and the economy and legal questions related to new technologies


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Prof. Dr. Alexander Norta
Professor | Tallinn University of Technology

Alex Norta is currently a research member at the Faculty of Informatics/TTU and was earlier a researcher at the Oulu University Secure-Programming Group (OUSPG ) after having been a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He received his MSc degree (2001) from the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria and his PhD degree (2007) from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research interests include business-process collaboration, workflow management, e-business transactions, service-oriented computing, software architectures and software engineering, ontologies, mashups, social web.


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Andrei Nagy
Co-Founder & COO | AlphaBlock
Prof. Dr. Christian Piska
Of Counsel | ao. Universitätsprofessor Universität Wien | Stadler Völkel Rechtsanwälte

As a specialist for commercial, constitutional and European Law and a tech enthusiast, I have been interested the blockchain concept since its early days. The biggest challenge here is to create a legal framework which gives this innovative technology the opportunity to develop its potential. To enhance that process I created an interdiciplinary cooperation platform (http://smartblockchain.at) which aims at creating smart solutions that will work not only in Austria, but on a European Level.

Aviya Arika
Chief of Blockchain | Aviya Innovative Law; Head of Strategic Initiatives | The Israeli Blockchain Association

Aviya is passionately focused on crypto and blockchain legal practice. Aviya possesses a broad knowledge of financial and securities laws and regulations in a wide range of jurisdictions (across EU, Israel, GCC) and is therefore well equipped to help entrepreneurs and investors understand crypto constellations from a legal perspective. Aviya is highly active in the Israeli blockchain and fintech startups space by familiarising worldwide investors and startegic partners with the space's chosen projects, entrepreneurs and institutions in Israel.


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Emi Lorincz
Co-Founder & Vice-President | WIBS

Emi Lorincz is a driven economist who has worked in Financial Services and Trading in Budapest, Dusseldorf, London, and Rome. Currently, she is heading Business Development in Europe for a prominent crypto exchange. As an active contributor and member of the Crypto Valley Association, she is passionate about bringing more people into the ecosystem, not only in the Crypto Valley, but on a global scale. Emi encourages everyone to start learning about cryptocurrencies and the technology that powers this expanding field. She believes that bridging the gap between the non-blockchain world and the blockchain world will lead to adoption.


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Ion-Gheorghe Petrovai
Project Manager & Co-Founder | FreshBlood
Ella Cullen
Chief Marketing Officer | Minespider

Ella Cullen is Chief Marketing Officer of Minespider, a blockchain protocol for responsible mineral sourcing. Previous to that, she lead the marketing efforts for CodeControl, The Remote Trip, RecMix, and IconPeak. She’s passionate about branding, UI/UX design, new systems of governance, and marketing fast-paced startups.


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Evgenia Filippova
Senior Scientist at the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics | Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Alin Iftemi
CTO | Modex
Razvan Ion
Founder of International Bucharest Biennial for Contemporary Art
Sebastian Cochinescu
Sebastian Cochinescu Founder & CEO | SupplyBlockchain, Inc

Sebastian is a tech entrepreneur with extended experience in the media industry and the CEO and founder of SupplyBlockchain, Inc..
He has more than 20 years of business executive-level experience working with Hubert Burda Media, Apple, Avandor, Liftago and CyberSwarm and in 2018 he was awarded the Honor Emblem of the Romanian Army High Command.
He is also a Ph.D. candidate in Blockchain Studies and an Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest, graduating the Executive Blockchain Academy at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2017.


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