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IRELAND’S FIRST CRYPTO, METAVERSE & NFT CONFERENCE

Titanic Hotel, Belfast, 6th October 2022

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What is DeFi?

DeFi is a new wave of innovation that encompasses the fastest growing areas of finance and blockchain, cryptocurrencies & NFTs

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DeFi refers to digital platforms and applications that allow peer-to-peer transactions through software without reliance on an intermediary like a bank. The most popular uses are lending, borrowing and trading across a range of new digital assets.

DEFI CONF 2022 SPEAKERS

Dotun Rominiyi
Dotun Rominiyi
Director of Emerging Technology & Blockchain Architecture, London Stock Exchange Group
Mai Santamaria
Mai Santamaria
Head of Financial Advisory Team, Department of Finance
Dr. Alireza Dorfard
Dr. Alireza Dorfard
Head of Market Data + Services, Deutchse Borse
Kevin Traynor
Kevin Traynor
Founder & CEO, Grow Consultancy
Brian McGleenon
Brian McGleenon
Cryptocurrency Reporter & Features Writer, Yahoo Finance
Lory Kehoe
Lory Kehoe
Co-Founder, Blockchain Ireland | Director, NFT Success, Coinbase
Geeshan Willick
Geeshan Willick
Co-Founder, Nefta
Paula Marie Kilgarriff
Paula Marie Kilgarriff
Retail Innovation Lecturer, Technological University Dublin
Christian Gladwell
Christian Gladwell
Chief Commercial Officer, Norton Motorcycles
Shane Kehoe
Shane Kehoe
Managing Partner, Swissborg Ventures
Adam Morgan McCarthy
Adam Morgan McCarthy
Reporter, The Block
Dinny Collins
Dinny Collins
Crypto Consultant, Crypto With Dinny
Esfandiar Benjamin Lagevardi
Esfandiar Benjamin Lagevardi
Director of Decentralised Finance, W3bCloud
Johnny McCamley
Johnny McCamley
CEO and Founder, CryptoClear
Jillian Godsil
Jillian Godsil
Editor in Chief and Founder, BlockLeaders
Aidan Larkin
Aidan Larkin
Founder & CEO , Asset Reality
Lisa Gibbons
Lisa Gibbons
Web3 Communications Advisor, Blockleaders
David Carlisle
David Carlisle
Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Elliptic
Mark Curran
Mark Curran
Corporate Finance Specialist, Department of Finance (Ireland)

DeFi Conf 2022 is an international conference for those shaping the future of the blockchain, digital currencies and digital assets.

1 Iconic Venue
Our conference takes place in the iconic and historic Titanic Hotel in Belfast.

30+ World Class Speakers
Hear from some of UK & Ireland’s brightest minds in Decentralised Finance, Crypto & Blockchain.

20+ Talks, Panels & Workshops
We’ll be presenting a superb mix of talks, panels and workshops with content for everyone interested in De-Fi, from private to institutional investors.

300 Places Only
Numbers are strictly limited to 300 tickets – with 100 already sold. Book yours today!

We're delighted to launch DeFi Conf 2022 – and to bring global experts in digital currencies, the metaverse and the new wave of digital assets such as NFTs to an iconic venue in one of Europe's best cities for conferences.
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DEFI CONF 2022 TICKETS

Early Bird General Admission

  • Full Conference & Workshop Programme
  • All Conference Materials
  • Complimentary Lunch
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee and Refreshments
£149 +VAT
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Early Bird Executive Networking Pass

  • Full Conference & Workshop Programme
  • All Conference Materials & Recordings
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee and Refreshments
  • Complimentary Lunch
  • Irish Whiskey Tasting Networking Session
  • VIP Dinner
  • Entrance to Closing Party with Complimentary Drink & Canapes
£549 +VAT
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Early Bird VIP Conference Pass

  • Full Conference & Workshop Programme
  • All Conference Materials & Recordings
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee and Refreshments
  • Complimentary Lunch
  • Entrance to Closing Party with Complimentary Drink & Canapes
£349 +VAT
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Dotun Rominiyi

Director of Emerging Technology & Blockchain Architecture, London Stock Exchange Group

Dotun is a Product & Technology expert leader with over 15 years combined experience across the blockchain, FinTech and video gaming sectors. Specialising in executive management, product leadership, with expert skills in blockchain development, games and high performance real-time applications. I have proven commercially focused product leadership as well as technical expertise in Solidity, C/C++, C#, Python, R, Rust, full-stack JavaScript (Node.js) and Java development across a variety of platforms.

He speaks at conferences regularly with a focus on either blockchain & DLT, video games, FinTech or other emerging technologies.

Mai Santamaria

Head of Financial Advisory Team, Department of Finance

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Dr. Alireza Dorfard

Head of Market Data + Services, Deutchse Borse

Alireza Dorfard is Head of Market Data + Services and part of the Deutsche Börse Trading & Clearing Management Team. Market Data + Services encompasses Deutsche Börse Group’s data dissemination business and focuses on continuous development and enhancement of the group’s data products.

Before Alireza Dorfard joined Deutsche Börse Group, he was responsible for Mastercard’s Data & Services business as part of the management team in Germany and Switzerland.

He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group, consulting clients in the financial services and capital markets industry.

Alireza Dorfard studied mathematics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and received his PhD in economics from the University of Trier.

Kevin Traynor

Founder & CEO, Grow Consultancy

Kevin is the founder of DeFi Conf 2022, eComm Live and Grow Consultancy.

He previously worked for the FSA (now FCA) in the City of London as a monitoring officer on a high profile Team assembled to sort the pensions mis-selling scandal in the late 1990s.

During this time, he became a  qualified (but now lapsed) financial adviser, before working as a consultant for KPMG working in the City of London on projects for clients such as (amongst others) Prudential & Credit Suisse.

He is an ex-VP of Digital for Blackrock & iShares for EMEA – as well as being their first Head of Social Media.

He is an avid self-directed investor dabbling in crypto, NFTs, alt investments and all things new and shiny in the world of finance.

Brian McGleenon

Cryptocurrency Reporter & Features Writer, Yahoo Finance

Brian currently works as a features writer for Yahoo! Finance and as a cryptocurrency reporter for The Daily Express. He also writes long-read articles for The Independent and contribute science news to Russia Today and current affairs commentary for Fuji TeIevision.

Lory Kehoe

Co-Founder, Blockchain Ireland | Director, NFT Success, Coinbase

Lory is an outcome focused, data-driven, hands-on director within BNY Mellon’s Digital Assets Unit.

With over eight years global blockchain, crypto and digital assets experience, he has delivered production blockchain implementations for global financial institutions, as well as many pilots, prototypes and PoCs.

He is a seasoned published thought leader on blockchain and fintech in The Financial Times, Forbes and across Irish media. He played an active role in establishing The European Commission’s global blockchain group, INATBA and is a former managing director with global blockchain SaaS technology company ConsenSys.

Geeshan Willick

Co-Founder, Nefta

Details coming soon…

Paula Marie Kilgarriff

Retail Innovation Lecturer, Technological University Dublin

Paula Marie is a Web3 Brand Activation & Retail innovation lecturer & consultant with 20 years of international experience in the Luxury & Fashion Industries.

She is developing Web 3 and Metaverse ecosystem for luxury fashion brands to create omniversal fashion experiences using IOTs, AR/VR/XR AI/ML & Blockchain Development in building new and sustainable innovative solutions with circularity and entrepreneurism as the focus.

Brands include Sephora, Nike and Ferarri. Paula lectures Retail Innovation & Emerging Technologies at London College of Fashion, & Technological Univerity Dublin, Nottingham Trent University.

She is head for creative partnerships at Clout. art/SwaySocial, an NFT powered Social Media and monetisation platform for Metacreators & Head of Fashion and Retail at Threedium 3D Immersive Retail Solutions.

Christian Gladwell

Chief Commercial Officer, Norton Motorcycles

With over 15 years of senior executive experience, much in the luxury world, Christian leads Norton Motorcycles as Chief Commercial Officer and a key objective is to make the brand relevant and desired for the next generations.

Christian is passionate about building upon our British heritage to deliver unique and inspiring riding experiences which will take design and engineering excellence of our motorcycles into other parts of our riders’ lives.

Christian has worked with luxury brands such as Burberry, Breitling and Bulgari and led award winning digital initiatives as Chief Executive Officer at M&C Saatchi Performance, and driven revenue as an executive leader for digital Entertainment brands such as Machine Zone.

Shane Kehoe

Managing Partner, Swissborg Ventures

SwissBorg is democratising wealth management by making it fun, fair, and community-centric. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, SwissBorg has an international team of over 250 people and holds two licenses to provide Virtual Currency Exchange and Virtual Currency Wallets internationally. We believe that blockchain technology can empower everyone to control their wealth and that this is the next step towards a world of decentralised nations, where every individual is welcome and is fairly rewarded for their contributions.

Adam Morgan McCarthy

Reporter, The Block

Adam has been based in London for the past year, initially freelancing and working for a start-up there before beginning a fellowship at Business Insider. He covers general crypto news and markets.

Dinny Collins

Crypto Consultant, Crypto With Dinny

Growing up facing a variety of financial hardships and struggles throughout his childhood. Dinny has always had a passion for building wealth and providing powerful financial education to help others build a prosperous future for themselves and their family. Prioritising investment strategy, financial growth, and entrepreneurialism early in his life. Dinny was able to achieve financial freedom early in his career, and as such, has dedicated his life to helping others do the same.

Esfandiar Benjamin Lagevardi

Director of Decentralised Finance, W3bCloud

Esfandiar has been engaged within the digital asset space since 2013. He helps companies in the space structure, diversify and manage their treasuries of digital assets to achieve the best risk adjusted returns based on their personal risk profile. By conducting research, applying game theory, risk assessments and stress testing protocol designs. He consults crypto projects and DAOs on how to structure and improve their tokenomic model. In order to align the incentives between stakeholders within a community to produce super synergies and super additive outcomes.

Johnny McCamley

CEO and Founder, CryptoClear

Johnny McCamley first got involved in the Digital Asset space back in December 2015 buying bitcoin. Johnny is Founder and CEO of CryptoClear. CryptoClear is a one stop shop for all things Digital Assets.

Jillian Godsil

Editor in Chief and Founder, BlockLeaders

Jillian is a co founder and journalist in the Blockleaders.io. She freelances for Irish Tech News, Irish Central, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times. She has her own radio shows on DublinCityFM and EastCoastFM. Jillians first job after graduating from Trinity College was as a systems analyst with JP Morgan. She is advisor to a number of ICOs, has been named a Crypto Queen by In Zero Conferences as well as listed in the 50 most influential women in the global blockchain rollcall. She is a board member of EOS Dublin. She keynotes and chairs blockchain events around the world – including Kiev, Austin, Muscat, Columbo, Dublin, Dubai, Amsterdam, Malta and London

Jillian has been featured in Al Jazeera, Russia Today, BBC2 Newsnight, UK Telegraph, RTE, TV3, Huffington Post, New York Times The Irish Times, Vogue Italia and the Irish Independent amongst other publications.

Aidan Larkin

Founder & CEO , Asset Reality

Aidan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Asset Reality (a Techstars portfolio company). The fintech startup has developed the world’s first end-to-end solution for crypto asset recovery. A former criminal tax inspector for HM Revenue & Customs in the UK and experienced Seized Asset Manager, Aidan was the world’s first seized crypto auctioneer. Aidan was appointed a RUSI Associate Fellow and is a regular guest speaker at international conferences on seized assets and crypto asset recovery, he also acts as a lecturer and consultant for the United Nations, law enforcement agencies, public sector bodies and NGO’s to increase effectiveness in Asset Recovery. In his spare time he sits on the Board of Directors for Sport Changes Life, a US/Irish charity that helps create opportunities for young people as well as acting as advisor to various Fraud Forums and Anti Financial Crime Boards in the UK & Ireland.

Lisa Gibbons

Web3 Communications Advisor, Blockleaders

Lisa is a passionate communications professional with over 12 years of experience and a love for all things blockchain, education, and sustainability. Lisa writes for numerous publications, including Blockleaders, Euronews, Cryptoslate, Blocktelegraph and GritDaily. In 2019 Lisa founded Orchardsnearme.com, a platform dedicated to wild food foraging and sustainable food distribution, and is aiming to use blockchain technology for food traceability. She currently works with numerous fintech service providers and blockchain projects to devise creative content strategies. Lisa has minted her own NFTs and is fascinated by the technology that brings NFTs to life.

David Carlisle

Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Elliptic

David Carlisle is Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Before joining Elliptic, David worked for the US Department of the Treasury, including in the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he was involved in the design and implementation of US financial and economic sanctions programmes involving countries such as Myanmar and Iran.

In subsequent roles, David worked in the Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC) and advised senior Treasury officials on a wide range of topics related to sanctions, money laundering and terrorist financing. He is an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, a UK think tank.

Mark Curran

Corporate Finance Specialist, Department of Finance (Ireland)

Mark Curran is a member of the Financial Advisory team at the Irish Department of Finance, focusing on policy and strategy for digital assets, sustainable finance and fintech.