Krzysztof Zdanowski devotes his time to discover new paths of doing global business. He’s been successful in establishing his own expansion strategy, focused on organic growth and mergers and acquisitions and he’s managed to oversee six Polish and two international transactions. Krzysztof’s the founder and CEO of Summa Linguae Group, a global, technology-focused language service provider with offices in Europe and Asia. He’s constantly trying new ways to innovate, inspire and improve by following his life values – transparency, security, and flexibility. His current goal is to lead language and translation market into the era of technology and the first step is to start a blockchain driven marketplace for language resources - Exfluency.
A dynamic actor in the language industry for 30 years, achieving particular success as CIO at TextMinded (2012-2017). Always active in the community, Robert was the co-founder of the Word Management Group (1996-2006), the TextMinded Group (2007-2013), and the Nordic CAT Group (2011-2013). He served four years (2013-2016) on the Board of GALA (two as Chairman), and four on the Board of LT-Innovate (2015-2018). A known industry speaker on trends and the need to embrace innovation and change. He strongly believes in a universal access to multilingual communication - the idea that stands behind his newest project - blockchain driven marketplace for selling and buying language resources.
A trainee solicitor Szymon Ciach gives pieces of advice to the organisations in the field of technology and digital transformation. He is experienced in the field of IT agreements (implementation, maintenance, IT system development), copyright, outsourcing and cloud computing. The co-author of publications on business and legal aspects of the blockchain technology. Szymon Ciach graduated from the law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. Moreover, he studied at West Bohemia University in Pilsen, the Czech Republic. He has acquired his experience in prestigious law firms
Lawyer at the Capital Market Department at Sadkowski i Wspólnicy. Professional interests focus on securities, financial instruments and legal aspects of implementing blockchain technology. Author of the website devoted to law and cryptocurrencies: prawokryptowalut.com
Markus Dold (51) is now the investor and founder of echarge.work AG, the smart eCharging solution for electric cars set to install 50,000 eCharging Stations in 2018 worldwide.
Previously, Markus Dold was the CEO of meXchange AG, a full-service provider for operational procurement for large corporate customers, municipal utilities, utilities and clinics that use consulting services, e-procurement solutions and invoice management. As part of his role as a member of the Executive Board, Markus Dold and his team have developed the smartgrid.work initiative as a joint solution by Stadtwerke GmbH for tailor-made Smartgrid Services.
Markus Dold studied Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim and has already founded several start-ups, developed software and IT-based solutions for a wide variety of industries.
Markus Dold, born in Haslach in the Kinzig Valley, worked for the hotel and tourism industry for several years and is regarded as a first-mover in the industry, since he was still in the 90's Internet-based reservation systems, virtual hotel tours. For example, for the Maritim hotel group and e-commerce platforms, content management systems and booking tools developed, which was then ultimately implemented in booking.com as an electronic hotel booking engine.
Sven von Schilling is founder and Managing Partner of svs Capital Partners. He advises German and international SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and financial investors, foremost on strategy, finance and M&A.
Sven started his professional career in the early 90-ies as a management consultant at McKinsey and CSC Index, both in Europe and the US. From 2000 until 2010 he was the CFO of a number of PE-owned (syzygy, Petrotec, Leybold Optics) as well as listed tech companies (Gauss Interprise, FJH). In 2010 Sven founded and was the CEO of European CleanTech I, Germany's second SPAC.
Sven was always at the forefront of capital raising, he prepared and managed 4 Prime Standard IPOs (syzygy, Petrotec, ECT I, deSPACing of ECT I) and advised Helicoentris on a segment change from the General Standard to the Prime Standard. He structured and coordinated two of Germany's largest 6 crowdfundings (Volocopter, Freygeist) and currently advises a dozen of companies on preparing ICOs.
Sven holds a MBA of Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) as well as a Diplom-Betriebswirt/BBA of DHBW Mannheim (Baden Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University).
Philip is a founding team member and the Marketing Director of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), which was successfully launched in 2014.
He has been instrumental in GSX's latest initiative the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), an institutional grade digital asset exchange and token sale platform. Philip has over 25 years experience in the capital markets, including 10 years working as an analyst at a global hedge fund and as an investment committee member of an emerging market private equity firm.
Philip is a CFA Charterholder.
Marcin Cebula - The experienced professional in the field of cashless payments. Co-creator of new and innovative methods of acceptance. In the past years, he has gained experience with several projects in cashless industry working for major PSP and acquirers (First Data, PolCard, Dotpay). Enthusiast of practical use of virtual currencies and blockchain technology frequently invited as a speaker at Crypto/Blockchain and Finance conferences. For over a year, Marcin has been proud member of BitBay.net  Team responsible for the development and commercialization of BitBayPay.com  (the largest payment platform for virtual currency payments in Central Europe) and supports high value exchange transactions in crypto (1000 BTC+).