Jonathan is an expert in the field of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology use case analysis. Jonathan was a founding member of Ethereum who lead Media Marketing and Community Evangelism.
Jonathan leads BitcoinNYC, one of the largest Blockchain meetups in New York City with over 3300 members and has held over 110 events on bitcoin and blockchain to the business community of New York. He has acted in the capacity of strategic planning and development for many projects, including Factom, a blockchain specific to notarization. Jonathan also participates as a member of the Hyperledger’s Use Cases Group.
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Lin is a Managing Partner at RVP ONE, a leading venture firm based in Singapore and Vienna. She has extensive experience as both an investor and trader, having worked as a banker at firms including Deutsche Bank and China Merchant Securities International where she served as a member of their Executive Committee. She also worked at as commodities trader at BHP Billiton and Noble where she managed portfolios as large as US$3 billion.
Prior to her investing career Lin served as the CEO of FIME (acquired by France Telecom in 2005), a global pioneer and leader in chip card testing and general encryption. This experience gave her extensive experience with cryptography and it's various applications across banking, identity management, and healthcare.
Mark Sulavka is the Co-founder and Chairman of Exascale AI, an artificial neural networks system based on patented limbo-thalamo-corticalalgorithms, scheduled for launch in the 3rd quarter of 2018. Mr. Sulavka is also the former Chairman and CEO of the National Stock Exchange, a SEC-registered stock exchange and self-regulatory organization (“SRO”) & was Co-founder and CTO of MatchPoint Trading an equity portfolio base call market matching system with a unique lease cost matching algorithm that was acquired by the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Sulavka also serves on the Advisor Board of Vice Media Starworks Group.
Mr. Sulavka has led over 50 Technology & Investment Assessments for fortune 500 companies, family offices, and institutional investors. He is an accomplished and respected technology executive in Global Financial Markets and is regarded as an innovative leader and team builder.
Glen is the Founder of Duneborn Partners, a boutique consultancy servicing financial institutions in the wealth and private banking space.
Prior to setting up his own ventures, Glen spent twenty years in corporate technology, specializing in high frequency trading systems at Barclays Capital before eventually running global markets technology teams at Bank of America. He became the first global markets CIO for Standard Bank in 2008 before leading technology at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as their first CTO in 2012.
Glen now holds a number of advisory and executive roles across companies in the UK and the Middle East spanning technology and clean energy. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a PhD from the Institute of Space Geodesy.
Neville is a managing partner of AI Capital, a venture fund making investments in companies spanning the AI landscape. He served as the Chief Information Officer at three global Fortune 500 class companies: ProLogis, Navigant International, and Janus in the real estate, travel and financial services industries, respectively.
Neville has also had entrepreneurial experience in AI as a co-founder and former President/COO of Lucid Holdings, Inc., a leading AI company, and as a founder and consulting manager of a prominent AI consulting company. As a result, he is experienced with two generations of AI technology across multiple industries including deep/machine/transfer learning, semantics, robotics, analytics, natural language and several other less well-known disciplines. He received his degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a researcher in the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
James is a Partner in the London office of Locke Lord LLP and Co-Chair of the International Transactions Practice Group for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He is also a member of the Firm's Executive Committee.
James advises on a wide range of corporate matters, including AIM and Main Market listings, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactional work. He has extensive experience with clients in many different sectors with operations in jurisdictions such as Africa, the U.S., Spain, Latin America and Australia. James has advised a number of energy clients, pharmaceutical and technology clients in connection with their IPOs. James acts for companies listed on the Official List and AIM, private companies, sponsors, nominated advisers, brokers and other financial intermediaries and public and private fund investors.
Thomas is the CEO of Cleer, the first blockchain-based digital commodities platform. He has over 40 years of experience in international exchange based commodity and derivative product creation, clearing, trading, and regulatory licensing. Over the past decade, Thomas has worked broadly across Asia to bring to market major international exchange formation and licensing projects in Singapore, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Dubai and India.
Thomas served as CEO and MD of Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), President, Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), Director - Asia at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) based out of Tokyo as well as Member, Board of Directors and Chairman of Petroleum Advisory Committee at NYMEX based in New York. Thomas has been involved with commodities since 1977, first as a member of The New York Cotton Exchange and then as a member of The New York Coffee, Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange
Shen was appointed to the Board of New SilkRoutes Group Ltd as Executive Director on 30 Mar 2015. He has more than 20 years of experience in areas of strategic analysis, corporate restructuring & turnaround, post-merger integration, and capital markets financing, with direct experience across various industries such as securities, oil & gas, real estate, healthcare and technology industries with a focus on strategy and value-creation.
Building on his experience and background, Shen is responsible for making recommendations to the Board with regards to the group’s capabilities, corporate policies, and capital allocation.
He currently holds several senior executive appointments in companies across Asia, Europe and the United States.
Adlan is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Neuramatix, a leading provider of AI technology. His responsibilities include engaging directly with stakeholders on all fund raising, financial management and reporting activities for the enlarged group of companies and retains strategic oversight of all legal and IP activities.
Adlan was responsible for structuring the group’s healthcare services business for IPO, and subsequent M&A activities as part of a long-term strategic plan. Today, this has grown into one of Malaysia’s largest pathology groups with 18 branches serving 700 clinics and medical facilities throughout the country.
Adlan earned his Business Commerce Degree from Curtin University in 1996, majoring in Banking and Commercial Law. He has an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.
Zane is an advisor at AI Capital, a venture fund making investments in companies spanning the AI landscape. Formerly at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers, Zane’s professional experience includes over twenty five years in investment banking, private equity and new ventures. This combination of experiences has put Zane on both sides of the negotiation table and led to some creative transactions. Zane has completed scores of transactions across a wide variety of industries and continents. After his career in banking, Zane built a team that created, grew and harvested a portfolio of companies focused on improving access to healthcare. Zane received his MBA at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and his Bachelor of Arts degree at Utah State University.
Scanlon brings to Agorai his vast experience in advising early stage companies and currently sits on multiple advisory boards for technical companies in both AI and e-learning. Further, he has spent the last 25 years of his career in a variety of executive operational and technical roles in software and services and telecommunications companies. Scanlon has been a part of several successful startup companies carrying roles from founder, CEO and co-chairman of board. Scanlon held several executive positions at Hitachi Data systems including vice president of business and operations and planning and vice President of worldwide telecom. Prior to joining HDS, he served as industry director for the global telecom business in the Communications Sector at Microsoft, where he was responsible for driving and developing the strategy for consumer-based software services within the telecommunications industry.
Scanlon holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in biomedical engineering from Mercer University including a National Science Foundation awarded fellowship to study cardiovascular technologies at Duke University. In addition, he attended multiple advanced leadership education programs from Tuck School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.