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Svetlin Nakov

Blockchain Speaker
Svetlin Nakov motivates thousands of young people to become software engineers. He is a book author, conference speaker, a digital entrepreneur, a passionate blockchain expert and trainer. Svetlin is co-founder of SoftUni. His dream is ...

Richard Stallman

Free Software Advocate
Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. He has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award and the ACM Software and Systems Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Hernâni Marques

Privacy Advocate & Activist
Hernâni Marques is Computational Lingust, Sociologist and Neuroinformatician, board member and activist of the Chaos Computer Club Switzerland (CCC-CH) and council member of the p≡p foundation, helping in creating tools to restore privacy and engaged in fights for privacy, freedom of speech and information.

Liz Steininger

Privacy Advocate & Activist
Liz is the CEO/Managing Director of Least Authority in Berlin, a company supporting people’s right to privacy through security consulting and building secure solutions. Prior, she managed financing for Internet freedom projects at the Open Technology Fund.

Evgeniya Gancheva

Blockchain + Law Speaker
Evgeniya is the founder of 1Legal.Net and describes herself as an Internet Law explorer & practitioner, blockchain lawyer, IP protection strategist, web enthusiast, inspired speaker, blogger maniac, life hacker, and an incurable optimist. She truly believes that to be a nerd today is the lesser evil than to be a technophobe.

Boyan Benev

Host
Boyan is a Digital & Social Entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder of experimental Google-backed software company SHYN and the founder of Rise, a community development initiative focused on sustainable real estate investment in rural areas.

Vladislav Dramaliev

Blockchain Speaker
Vladislav Dramaliev is one of the founders of the Bulgarian Bitcoin/blockchain community. He is currently managing the marketing and community-building efforts of the innovative blockchain project æternity. He is also ...

Asen Kovachev

Blockchain Speaker
Asen Kovachev is a visionary and founder of the Automaton project; a peer-to-peer network for scalable, standardized protocols. Asen believes permissionless innovation in the blockchain space will challenge the centralized status quo, and is critical in restoring the liberty of individuals to own and utilize their information.

Elena Lalova

Off-Grid Speaker
Elena Lalova is responsible for the Mini-Grids Division at International Power Supply. She is accountable for the execution of the IPS’s marketing and development strategy in the field of mini-grids and off-grid applications; for development of market strategies, for entering new markets as well as relationship maintenance with existing customers and partners of the company.

Nana Karlstetter

Privacy Speaker & Activist
Dr. Nana Karlstetter is working on structures and functionalities for sustainable transformation. She develops and manages projects mostly in the fields of digital security/free software and resilience/climate change. She works for the p≡p Foundation (Winterthur, Switzerland) and is a founding member of the new p≡p Coop. She was head of the production of the Logan CIJ Symposium 2016 in Berlin.

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Vassil Kostov

Blockchain + Law Speaker
Vassil is a Legal consultant @ 1Legal.Net and a Blockchain law explorer, techno enthusiast, social networks maniac, crypto legal issues investigator, media content contributor. He believes that legal issues cannot be reduced to black or white.

Nikola Tchouparov

Host
Nikola has been actively involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space for the past 5 years, educating diverse audiences on the benefits and risks of the technology. His current projects include Moneyfold, a licensed UK financial company offering national currencies on the blockchain and Sofia Blockchain Capital, a company that invests in mining, ICO's and other blockchain opportunities.

Martin Kuvandzhiev

Blockchain Speaker

Martin Kuvandzhiev is a chief product development advisor and core developer at Bitcoin Gold. He has participated in many exciting projects during the last few years. In the end of 2016 he won the “John Atanasoff” award and in the beginning of 2017 received BAIT award for multiple projects in IoT. Then ...

Emiliyan Enev

Blockchain Speaker
Emiliyan Enev is the CEO and Co-founder of ReCheck, a serial entrepreneur and leader of the local startup ecosystem. As a regular speaker at blockchain and business events he advocates the potential of emerging technologies to create new business models. He is in the boards of several organisations committed to ...

Ivan Vankov

Blockchain Speaker
Ivan Vankov is principal blockchain architect at Cognition Foundry, specialized in blockchain solutions for business. He has а very diverse background including cryptography, security, machine learning and a lot of back-end development. He is IBM Champion for 2018 for his contributions in blockchain technologies.

Bernd Fix

A Hacker Veteran & Privacy Activist
Bernd Fix is a hacker veteran of the Chaos Computer Club in Germany and founding board member of the Wau Holland Foundation. After working in the field of computer security for over two decades, his current work focusses on digital disobedience, freedom of information, informational self-determination and the impact of technology on the development of our society.

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Klaus Herberth

Privacy Speaker & Developer
Klaus is a research assistant in the Distributed Systems Laboratory at the University of Konstanz. He tries to combine privacy, security, and usability in a way that people can easily protect their privacy and freedom. In his current work, he focuses on a protocol for secure communication in dynamic groups. Since 5 years...

Blagovest Belev

Blockchain Speaker
Blagovest Belev is an early blockchain investor and the founder of the first cryptocurrency investment fund in Bulgaria - BlockChain.bg. He is also a co-founder of Tavex Gold&Exchange in Bulgaria and one of the founding members of the Bulgarian Bitcoin Association.

Natalia Aleksandrova

Off-Grid Speaker
Natalia Aleksandrova is a Business Developer for energy utilities at MClimate, manufacturer of smart home devices and solutions. She studied macroeconomics, marketing and journalism. All her professional career is connected with the development of utility companies. She has management experience in ...

Radoslav Penchev

Blockchain Speaker
Radoslav is a blockchain advocate and Product Owner at Propy. As such he is responsible for the product vision, direction, and development. His goal is to demystify blockchain technology for the public by finding the golden mean between consumer needs and good technical solutions.

Patrick Stählin

Privacy Speaker
Patrick is a former board member of the Swiss Pirate-Party and active member of the Digital Society Switzerland. His main focus is on security policy and surveillance.

Nikolay Chakinski

Blockchain Speaker
Nikolay is a Product Development Manager at Neterra - a pioneering telecom company and one of the first alternative Internet providers in Bulgaria. He is also a blockchain enthusiast and believes in its growing importance to decentralization, fintech and digital security.

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