Aušrinė is the minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania. She also is a member of the Law and Order Committee, in the Parlament of the Republic of Lithuania. Previously Mrs. Armonaitė was working as an analyst of Lithuanian Business Confederation “ICC Lietuva”. Aušrinė was also volunteering and working for ten years in various Lithuanian and foreign organizations.
Through her years of research and hands-on work with many of Silicon Valley’s pioneer companies, Deborah has found the keys to building organizations into innovation machines and preparing leaders for the future. She is the architect of Improvisational Innovation, a bottom’s up innovation process, where anyone in any corner of the company can bring forth new ideas in a trusted environment and be rewarded for it. Adopted at Qualcomm, Tata Group, Nike, McKinsey & Co, among many other leading global companies, Deborah’s process has created a minimum of 10x ROI in new products and services for the company, and greatly assist in talent development as employees explore their passions.
Vaida currently is and has been for two year the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania. Before Mrs. Vaida Markevičienė worked as an advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania on economic and innovation issues. She also was head of the Bank Restructuring Department of the Central Bank of Lithuania for three years. During her carrier, Mrs. Markevičiūtė had a number of internships in various organizations including but not limited to European Central Bank.
Founder and CEO of Moonstax, a no-coding needed platform that enables NFT businesses to manage, monetize and scale their projects across their entire ecosystem, is a Web3 industry veteran and a strategic leader in the blockchain space for over eight years. Prior to gDEX, J.D. founded AnRKey X, a top Polygon GameFi studio with 5 x #1 NFT Sales on Rarible and one of the first to innovate GameFi back in 2020 and is a familiar name in the gaming, NFT, and the Metaverse communities. Aside from being a startup mentor in the Web3 division of the global renowned accelerator Techstars, J.D. is a weekly on-air contributor on FintechTV Global live on NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) covering the Web3 metaverse, gaming & NFTs markets. He is frequently quoted by leading blockchain and crypto media, and is a Web3 keynote speaker, presenting at over 45 leading conferences around the world.
Inspired by luminaries like Arthur C. Clarke, Carl Sagan, and the audacity of Captains Kirk and Pike, Aragorn charts unexplored futures. Grounded in Stoic wisdom and driven by an explorer’s heart, he dives deep into Web3, AI, and XR, foreseeing a pulsating Virtual Age. His unique vision gives rise to “Metavangelism,” championing the imminent merger of humanity with Ai. Guiding us through tomorrow’s metamorphosis, Aragorn captivates and enlightens, one keynote at a time.
Harry is the Managing Director at Quantum Fintech Group, Chairman of Quantum Events and Founder of $LIF3 at http://lif3.com. As a former CTO and Co-Founder for several startups, engineering background and over 15 years of experience in Technology and Business – this has contributed to his success as a renowned Web3 advisor and serial entrepreneur who has managed and developed technology solutions for organizations between 5 to 200 Million in revenue and worked at Fortune 50, 100, 500 companies, Hedge funds, Internet Startups and dotcoms. Harry also has years of experience trading stocks, options and currencies.
Monika is a Head of Growth, for VIRTUE, a creative agency powered by VICE Media Group – the award-winning independent youth media and entertainment company. From bringing Coca-Cola to Web3, organising music festivals in the deserts of the Middle East, to working with the UN to galvanize Ukrainian people to back up their cultural heritage in the virtual world for preservation and future rebuild. In 2022 VICE Media Group was named the 2nd most creative brand in the world by The Cannes Lions Festival.
Ilja Laurs – Entrepreneur, investor, futurist and social activist. Ilya currently heads the investment group Nextury, whose funds invest in high-tech companies ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar global corporations. Ilya has received numerous awards for his professional achievements, including “Technology Pioneer” (World Economic Forum Davos), “European CEO of the Year” (European Business Press Association), “10 Founders Changing the World” (TIME magazine), “25 European Tech Leaders” (Wall Street Journal), “40 Most Influential Persons in Telecoms” (Informa Telecoms and Media), and “The Top 20 Most Prominent Entrepreneurs in the Baltic Sea” (Baltic Business Forum).
Panagiotis Papapaschalis is currently Senior Lead Legal Counsel at the Directorate General Legal Services of the European Central Bank, advising on i.a. the Digital Euro Project, operation and oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs), Fintech and Cybersecurity. Prior to that, he has worked as: (i) Senior Counsel (on secondment) at the International Monetary Fund’s Legal Department, dealing i.a. with technical assistance on central bank, banking and FMI legislation, and as Legal Team Leader with the European Securities and Markets Authority. He holds two LLM degrees in financial law (Aristotle University, Greece and Fordham University, USA, both summa cum laude) and is admitted to practice in Greece, New York, and England and Wales (as a solicitor). He is also a certified Data Protection Officer.
Gordon is a hybrid Crypto-Attorney, Technologist, and Enterprise Strategist. Initially Gordon’s law practice centered on startup, venture capital, investment banking, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and general business law. As an avid computer and programming hobbyist, in 2012 Gordon was intrigued by Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the related technologies. By 2014, he was providing legal services to several individuals and companies operating in this space. And by 2016 the majority of Gordon’s law practice involved working with crypto, blockchain and FinTech startups and funds, including as Chief Legal Officer of Distributed Lab. The practice was formalized as CryptoLaw Partners in 2017. Gordon frequently speaks and educates both in the United States and internationally.
Nina is a Customer Success Lead for the Central European region at Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis firm. With a background in traditional finance and deep expertise in the crypto space, she focuses on enabling Chainalysis customers—ranging from leading crypto exchanges to governments and law enforcement agencies—to navigate this dynamic industry successfully. Through her work, Nina also fosters transparency and trust in the crypto ecosystem
Einoras is specializing in business-oriented legal services, particularly in the areas of Finance and Banking, including fintech licensing solutions, alternative finance and investment services, various crypto projects, DeFi, WEB3, blockchain and other related technologies. With the major focus on regulatory compliance, Einoras has the capability of advising the clients in expanding their businesses globally or ensuring exposure to the European market for businesses established in other jurisdictions.
Rita is a certified AML specialist accredited by ACAMS with over 8 years of experience in AML compliance field. Her expertise extends to advising, guiding, and facilitating the AML/CTF compliance journey for various types of financial institutions, Fintech companies and crypto businesses, including support in licensing and authorization processes. With a strong focus on crypto, blockchain, WEB3 and Fintech domains, Rita successfully assists both national and international businesses in navigating complex AML/CTF regulatory landscapes.
CTO of Lossless, a leading web3 security firm. Domantas is a pivotal force in web3 security with a strong foundation in cybersecurity and blockchain. His diverse career includes key roles at Syntropy, focusing on developing decentralised networks, financial innovations at Voluto, DLT based solution and smart contract audits at Cryptodus, and digital health tech at Lympo. Domantas also brings a unique blend of experience from both web2 and web3 insurance spaces, making him a comprehensive authority in tech-driven security solutions.
Astra is the Founding Board Member of INO (Internet Native Organization) that brings DAO solutions to the mainstream and is one of 20 projects selected to the EU Blockchain Regulatory Sandbox. Astra is a previous Board Member of the Estonian Cryptocurrency Association, co-organizer of the world first ever DAO Conference DAO Day Estonia and a consultant on crypto regulations. As part of her desire to promote cooperation between crypto companies and regulators, she organized a conference titled “Crypto Companies Call to Comply and Cooperate” in 2022. She is also a strong spiritual mind and a musician. Being an entrepreneur since age 21, she will never stop to find solutions and fun in business.
Ieva possesses deep expertise in guiding the strategic direction of iSUN AG’s portfolio of fintech companies. Her focus centers on the effort to seamlessly merge conventional financial practices with novel cutting-edge methods and innovative approaches, all in the pursuit of providing improved and forward-looking solutions for customers.
Andrius is a passionate Web3 visionary and outstanding international business development professional with a deep passion for emerging technologies and innovations. As a market professional, he is an active participant in governmental and institutional working groups and projects setting the regulatory framework for digital assets in Lithuania and the European Union. Andrius is also a representative of Blockchain Lithuania.
Mindaugas is partner with TGS Baltic, head of Technology and Media Group. With over 20 years of practise in IT law, he manages the most complex and innovative IT, data and media projects. Mindaugas is active writer and vocal speaker on AI, Metaverse and blockchain law.
Mindaugas spent his whole career (more than 30 years) serving law enforcement agencies (police, FIU, Europol), where he spent most of his time specializing in financial crime investigation. His attitude to the law’s application was impacted by these experiences, which also improved his capacity to share his knowledge with colleagues. In his new position as Head of Financial Crime Prevention at AMLYZE he is assisting to improve IT solutions to fight Financial crime and AML, as well training, OSINT investigations for due diligence.
Vytautas is an entrepreneur and a community builder. He is a deep tech and Next Reality enthusiast and visionary, diving deep into the world of token economics, securitization, digital innovations, and crypto economy development. Vytautas is also a co-founder and digital innovations hero at SUPER HOW? – a private DARQ technologies lab; a co-founder of Blockchain Lithuania competence centre.
Monika stepped into the tech scene in 2017. Through digital brand identity creation, unique marketing strategies that are highly based on sustainable, organic growth, she has helped numerous projects carve out their niche and stand out in competitive markets. Prior to crypto, Monika led marketing activities at Eskimi, one of the fastest-growing AdTech platforms today. Once she embraced Web3, for two years she was the CMO of Lossless, a web3 cybersecurity company battling hacks and exploits, and helped multiple projects and protocols along the way. Experienced across DeFi, Web3 security, NFTs, metaverse, and GameFi, she’s happy to share that marketing know-how with the Web3 community.
Investor of multiple crypto projects (30+) and has been an active investor since 2017. Experienced as a General Manager at Neobank N26 and Barclays Bank, featured in The New York Times, CNN, Irish Times, and other leading media outlets across the globe. Recognized as one of the top 100 digital challengers (NEWEUROPE100) in the CEE region by Google and the Financial Times.
Karolis currently serves as the Head of Legal at swissmoney/iSun, bringing with him nearly a decade of experience in the field of legal affairs. His professional journey has seen him contribute his legal expertise at notable organizations, including Ignitis, WePower, and most recently, Binance, where he held the position of Head of Regulatory Legal for the Baltics, Nordics, CEE, and Cyprus, as well as Head of Legal for Binance Lithuania. Karolis possesses a deep understanding of emerging technologies like blockchain and web3, along with the intricate legal regulations that often surround them. One of his strengths lies in simplifying complex legal concepts for easier comprehension. He has also shared his knowledge through lectures and conferences held across Europe, demonstrating his ability to effectively communicate intricate legal information to diverse audiences.
Gintarė is a PMP certified Product Manager with a successful history of building privacy and decentralized identity protocols at SUPER HOW? Prior to that, she led international projects of biometric travel documents issuance systems. For the past year, Gintare is the CEO & Co-Founder of Micapass – compliance on chain solution for DeFi (Decentralized Finance).
Vilius Oškeliūnas is one of the founding partners and a wealth manager in the oldest and largest independent licensed multi-family office, Gerovės valdymas in Lithuania. Vilius has a master‘s degree in Finance from Vilnius University and is a CFA charter holder. With more than 15 years of experience in the wealth management field, Vilius has a history of consistent clients’ wealth growth through financial planning, investment management, strategic business management (including acquisitions and sales), tax planning, inheritance planning, and management. Vilius is renowned for his holistic approach and financial engineering.
Adrijus is the Director at State Enterprise Centre of Registers in Lithuania, which manages the main information resources of the state – national registers and information systems. In his previous role as Director of Strategic Development Adrijus significantly contributed to shifting the enterprise towards progress and innovation. Adrijus’ outstanding experience in the fields of business consulting and development while working at Ernst&Young, Telia Lietuva, Gjensidige companies allows the state-owned company to follow the path of modern management and service digitalization.
Andreas has led the business development efforts at Cyberscope, a leading smart contract auditing firm renowned for its partnerships with giants in the crypto world such as CoinGecko, Coinmarketcap, and Polygon. Andreas brings forward an experience of over 5 years in the web2 and web3 sector. He joined Cyberscope in 2022 and has since then led the company to establish pivotal collaborations within the crypto space.
Currently: Independent Member of Supervisory Council at National Promotion Institution “INVEGA”
Previously: CEO and Board Member at UAB Bifinity (Binance). Director of Investment Management Department at Lietuvos Bankas. Co-owner and Director of algorithmic trading infrastructure and research company.
Laurynas holds over a decade of gamedev experience. Leading teams from concept to release for mobile and PC, he understands their unique needs. As a board member of the Lithuanian Game Developers Association, Laurynas is not just a seasoned pro but also a dedicated contributor. His work with Engines of Fury, a web3 game company, reflects his forward-looking perspective in game development.
A seasoned Startup Mentor, Angel investor, VC scout and Web3 Fundraising Agent with substantial experience in tokensale strategy, investments in digital assets and assets tokenisation consulting and brokerage. With a professional inception in disruptive technologies since 2002 and a over a decade stronghold in financial services, her past seven years have been dedicated to blockchain innovation, with a targeted investment interest in the web3 ecosystem, including open finance, security tokens, asset tokenisation, DeFi, GameFi, and NFTs. Being instrumental in securing over $10 million for web3 startups over the last five years, her current initiative is the cultivation of an influential trust network that connects crypto venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, top executives, seasoned capital advisors and allocators, as well as key opinion leaders and noted public figures within the industry.
Former head of ”Tele2” corporate communications for the Baltic States. While working in „Tele2”, Andrius achieved Communication Tandem of the Year 2015. The award was granted for the best communication performance of both CEO and spokesperson in Lithuania, issued by the Lithuanian Public Relations Specialists Association & Lithuanian Public Relations Agencies Association.
Raimondas Martinavicius serves as an advisor within the Innovation Policy Division at the Ministry of Economy and Innovation. With the majority of his career dedicated to the public sector, he held various roles over the years. From 2007 to 2010, Raimondas served as an Economic Attaché at the Lithuanian Embassy in Kazakhstan. From 2017 to 2020, he played a crucial role as a Commercial Attaché in Israel, making significant contributions to the promotion of Lithuania’s innovation ecosystem and fostering business ties with Israel. Raimondas also boasts experience in the banking sector.
Benas Poderis is a head of investment management and a partner of Nter – one of a leading Lithuanian asset management firms, specialising in private debt, private equity and real estate. Within the last 10 years Benas was a fund manager, member of investment committees and advisory boards of more than 15 different investment funds investing in different asset classes from renewable energy, social infrastructure to alternative lending and fintechs.
Political sociologist with expertise in policy-making, cultural policy, and creative industries. She has contributed to Lithuania’s strategic development, including the “Lithuania 2030” strategy. Erika’s work spans business, academia, and the public sector, and she has been recognized with awards for promoting social innovation and collaboration between science and business. Her recent research focuses on innovative technologies in cultural and creative industries. She’s also known for curating the conference “The Future of Lithuanian Cinema in the Global Market.
Recognized by Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2021 for her innovative endeavors, VU Business School Assoc. Prof. Eglė Radvilė is a Harvard University alumnus with deep expertise in digital policy and engineering informatics. As the visionary behind the digitalization strategy of Vilnius and the leader of the Lithuanian IT Leaders Club CIO.LT, she’s played a pivotal role in shaping Lithuania’s tech landscape. Her collaborative efforts in Bucha’s digital transformation and the creation of the “Emotional Breakthrough” VR exhibition, showcased in global cities like London and Warsaw, further underscore her multifaceted contributions to the tech world.
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Jonas Jünger is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Bifinity UAB and the Managing Director for the DACH region (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) for Binance. Jonas has been active in the Crypto and Blockchain space for more than 10 years and believes in the disruptive potential of web3.
A prolific early-stage Venture Capital fund partner, Board Member & Angel Investor, bringing over 20 years of experience in Entrepreneurship, Early-stage investment management & Banking. Investment portfolio includes 60 investments, incubated or co-founded projects.
As he gears up for his 11th grade at Vilnius Jesuit High School, Matas already stands tall in the financial arena. Ascending the endowment ranks, he pioneered his school’s Investment Club and boasts internships with leading firms, most notably Contrarian Ventures. His crypto journey began at 13, delving into both investment strategies and daring futures trading. Matas, a young financial prodigy, is reshaping the norms of youth ambition.
Boasting nearly a decade of experience in the FinTech realm, he’s an authoritative voice on crypto challenges and Web3 intricacies. As the Editor-In-Chief at BitDegree and a fervent advocate for blockchain education, Aaron’s insights bridge the gap between Web3 natives and industry neophytes. A published author, he’s been cited by renowned outlets and remains ever-curious, always on the hunt for the next market supernova.
Thomas is an award-winning game developer and creative technologist with a focus in the VR and Web3 industries. He graduated from Vilnius Tech University in 2020 with a B.Sc. in Computer Science, and soon after founded a games and entertainment brand called Zen Republic with a mission to celebrate, push awareness on new technologies, and get people to bond through playing games. As a lifelong gamer himself, Thomas is very passionate about the prospect of a decentralized future of gaming and socializing, powered by NFT technology.