• Alain Aoun
    Alain Aoun
    Co-Founder of Blockchain Leaders
  • Alfonso Govela
    Alfonso Govela
    Co-Founder of Hyperledger Latinoamerica

    MIT. M.Arch.A.S., Co-Founder Hyperledger Latinoamerica, Co-Chair Learning Materials and Development Working Group, Hyperledger, Linux Foundation. Urban Innovation and Blockchain Consultant for Metropolis. Consultant for Digital Civics UN-Habitat. Member of Alianza Blockchain Iberoamérica.

  • Chiara Ventura
    Chiara Ventura
    Blockchain ITALIA, Education WG Co-Chair
  • Dimitrios Pikios
    Dimitrios Pikios
    Project Coordinator ESCO - European Commission

    Project Coordinator ESCO (European Classification of Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations), DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission

  • Dimitris E. Kiriakos
    Dimitris E. Kiriakos
    Computer Scientist, MSc,MBA,MEd,Phd(c), Director of IEK Aigaleo VET Institute, Athens, Greece Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs.
  • Donna Redel
    Donna Redel
    Fordham Law and Business school, AAB member

    Donna Redel was the managing director of The World Economic Forum, the foremost global organization combining business, political, academic and other leaders of society committed to improving the state of the world. Ms. Redel was the first woman to chair a USA exchange, The Commodity Exchange. Following her work in global organizations, Ms. Redel began a second career as a New York City-based advisor and investor focusing on Fintech, Blockchain and emerging technologies. She is an active participant in the startup community with New York Angels, serving as a board member, the co-founder of the Blockchain Committee, co-chair of the Israeli Investment Committee and chair of the Education Committee.
    Ms. Redel developed and is teaching a course on Blockchain-Crypto-Digital Assets at Fordham Law school and Fordham Gabelli Business. She will also teach a newly designed course on Smart Securities. The focus of her public service efforts are the environment, the arts, health and promoting women’s leadership.

  • Dr. Gilbert Fridgen
    Dr. Gilbert Fridgen
    PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair in Digital Financial Services (full professor), SnT, Université du Luxembourg, Member of INATBA AAB
  • Emanuela Campari Bernacchi
    Emanuela Campari Bernacchi
    Partner at Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners
  • Gustavo Prieto
    Gustavo Prieto
    Ghent University & INATBA AAB Member
  • Katarina Adam
    Katarina Adam
    HTW Berlin, AAB member
  • Marc Taverner
    Marc Taverner
    INATBA Executive Director. Former Global Ambassador & Markets Development, Bitfury. U.K.

    Marc Taverner is an Executive Director of the International Association of Trusted
    Blockchain Applications (INATBA) – one of the largest multi-stakeholder blockchain
    organizations worldwide.

    Marc joined INATBA in 2020 as the first Executive Director and since then has been
    successfully leading the association with over 170+ companies, government officials, policy officers, regulators & legislators.

    With over 20 years of experience working across the globe in fast-paced, lean
    organizations, Marc brings a set of unique skills gained from a career in a mix of
    start-ups and industry leaders, building teams and driving growth. Prior to joining
    INATBA, Marc spent six years working with one of the original and largest crypto
    mining companies, chip manufacturers, and blockchain solutions providers – Bitfury.

    Marc also works as an independent consultant and advisor to international
    technology companies at Bluesphere Solutions.

    He holds BA with honours in European Business in Finance and Business Studies
    from Brunel University London and ESC Clermont Business School respectively.

  • Margherita Leder
    Margherita Leder
    TMP Group
  • Montse Guardia Guell
    Montse Guardia Guell
    General Manager at Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem
  • Torben Gosau
    Torben Gosau
    Managing Director & Head of the Berlin Office at Kekst CNC
  • Wim Stalmans
    Wim Stalmans
    The Blockchain Academy, Education WG Co-Chair
  • Wolfgang Karl Härdle
    Wolfgang Karl Härdle
    Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz Professor of Statistics at Humboldt University

    Wolfgang Karl HÄRDLE attained his Dr. rer. nat. in Mathematics at Universität Heidelberg in 1982 and in 1988 his habilitation at Universität Bonn. He is Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz Professor of Statistics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the director of the Sino German Graduate School (洪堡大学 + 厦门大学) IRTG1792 on “High dimensional non stationary time series analysis”. He also serves as head of the joint BRC Blockchain Research Center (with U Zürich). He is guest professor at WISE, Xiamen U, SMU, Singapore, NCTU, Hsinchu TW, Charles U, Prague CZ.

    His research focuses on data sciences, dimension reduction and quantitative finance. He has published over 30 books and more than 300 papers in top statistical, econometrics and finance journals. He is highly ranked and cited on Google Scholar, REPEC and SSRN. He has professional experience in financial engineering, smart (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely) data analytics, machine learning and cryptocurrency markets. He has created a financial risk meter, FRM hu.berlin/frm, a cryptocurrency index, CRIX thecrix.de. and organises regularly blockchainnights.com His web page is: hu.berlin/wkh

  • Yael Rozencwajg
    Yael Rozencwajg
    Entrepreneur, businesswoman. Founder at Nevelab, Call for Coders, and Blockchain Israel.

    20+ years serial entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working broadly in the digital industry, operations and management of infrastructures, built and managed strong teams. Member of the board in several growing startups. Early 2020, Yael founded Nevelab Technologies the first AI-based platform for sustainability management. Since January 2017 she is the founder and executive chair at Blockchain Israel, the largest organization in Israel dedicated to Blockchain Technologies and the Blockchain Academy pioneering expert-driven blockchain education programs working with Microsoft, IBM, Amazon and more. Prior to Blockchain Israel, Yael founded two startups acquired only 6 months after being launched (supply chain/data corp optimisation). Founder of a leading innovation agency, where Yael have pioneered initiatives for a wide range of global corporations (Fortune 500 luxury brands and institutions), impact organizations and enterprises by helping them integrate emerging technologies and driving digital transformation. Prior this position, Yael launched a breakthrough technology in 2001 (open-source system acquired by a global telco group) and focused her efforts along several broad social organisations to create growing communities.


INATBA Online Conference Room


Mar 02 2021


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blockchain Education: A Prerequisite for Socio-Economic and Technological Advancement

Describing the current state of industry digitalisation, identifying the target groups that are most urgently in need of Blockchain education and proposing components of a Blockchain curriculum, the Education Working Group’s position paper drove this roundtable discussion. 

Agenda (subject to change):

17.00 – 17.10: Introduction by Education Working Group Co-Chair, Margherita Leder and INATBA Executive Director, Marc Taverner
17:10 – 17:15: Opening Remarks by Mr. Dimitris E. Kiriakos, Director of Aigaleo VET Institute, Athens, Greece, Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs
17:15-17:20: Opening Remarks by Mr. Dimitrios Pikios, Project Coordinator for ESCO
17:20 – 17:35: Paper Presentation by the Authors
Donna Redel, AAB, Katarina Adam, AAB, Wim Stalsman, Infrachain, Chiara Ventura, Blockchain
Italia, Margherita Leder, ITALIA4Blockchain, Gustavo Prieto, Ghent University
17:35 – 18:15: Engagement Summary

  • Prof. Hardell from Humboldt University
  • Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen, Université du Luxembourg, INATBA AAB Member
  • Yael Rozencwajg, Blockchain Israel and Nevalab
  • Torben Gosau, KEKST Office Berlin 
  • Montse Guardia, Alastria
  • Alfonso Govela Thomae, Hyperledger Latinoamerica
  • Alain Aoun, Blockchain Leaders
  • Emanuela Campari Bernacchi, Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

18:15 – 18:30 Feedback & Finalisation

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