Time flies when you’re having fun and it’s hard to believe that the third annual Decentralized conference is almost upon us once again. Organised by the University of Nicosia (UNIC), Europe’s largest blockchain event will take place from the 30th October – 1st November at the luxurious five-star Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens.
As returning media partners, we’re already looking forward to jet setting to Greece and mingling with like minded people. We are particularly excited about the 2019 line-up of speakers which includes some of the industry’s biggest names. So, let’s take a closer look at who’ll be taking centre stage. Decentralized 2019 – Spotlight on Speakers – let’s do this!
Dr. Adam Black – CEO – Blockstream
As the inventor of hashcash used in Bitcoin mining, Dr. Adam Black is a prominent figure within the crypto/blockchain sector.
He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Blockstream, a global leader in Bitcoin and blockchain technology, and is sure to be one of the conference’s most exciting and inciteful speakers.
Dr. Black holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Exeter.
Bill Barhydt – Founder and CEO – Abra
Bill Barhydt is the Founder and CEO of Abra, provider of the world’s very first global investment app. Abra makes it possible for consumers to invest in 30 crypto assets, 50 fiat currencies and soon, 50 traditional equities all within a single app that’s both intuitive and easy to use.
Barhydt has enjoyed an extensive and diverse career working not only for the CIA in the Office of Scientific and Weapons Research but also NASA. He specialised in bringing next-generation computer graphics and visualisation techniques into use for both organisations. He has also been the CEO of KnowNow, VP Market Development for Plaxo and has been a Director or adviser to numerous start-ups.
Eva Kaili – MEP Chair of STOA – European Parliament
Elected in 2014, Eva is a member of the European Parliament and is currently the Chair of the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment body (STOA).
Kaili has been intensely promoting innovation as a driving force of the establishment of the European Digital Single Market.
Fields she is particularly active in include blockchain technology, m/eHealth, big data, fintech and cybersecurity.
George Giaglis – Director – Institute for the Future, University of Nicosia
Professor George M. Giaglis is Director of the Institute for the Future at the University of Nicosia (organisers of the Decentralized conference). He is also a leading expert on blockchain technology focussing on new forms of industrial organisation and corporate financing such as token economy, crypto-economics and ICOs.
Mr Giaglis has been heavily involved in the blockchain world since 2012 and is one of the first academics to research and teach blockchain. Indeed, he designed the curriculum of the world’s first full academic blockchain degree – MSc in Digital Currency at UNIC.
Perianne Boring – Founder and President – Chamber of Digital Commerce
Named among CoinDesk’s “10 Most Influential People in Blockchain 2016” and “Top Woman in Bitcoin 2015”, Perianne has long established herself as a prominent figure in the blockchain sector.
As well as building the Chamber of Digital Commerce into the world’s largest trade association representing blockchain, Perianne also contributes to Forbes through her column The Beauty of the Blockchain.
And joining the marketing panel this year is:
Charlotte Day – Creative Director – Contentworks Agency
The spotlight will also be on our own Creative Director Charlotte Day. As a senior content marketing strategist responsible for a number of high-profile crypto brands, Charlotte is well-placed to share her knowledge and insights at this year’s event!
This year’s panel will feature a selection of marketing professionals with extensive experience in the blockchain and crypto spaces.
This is your chance to learn what works, what doesn’t and ask questions about launching your own blockchain product. Speaking about being part of the Decentralized 2019 line-up, Charlotte Day said:
“Contentworks is a returning media sponsor for this high-profile event and this year is particularly exciting for me as I will be a speaker on the marketing panel. The blockchain sector is growing at a rapid rate and that calls for dynamism. I think we are all ready to take it up a gear in Athens!”
Charlotte can offer her connections a 20% Decentralized discount using the code DC19W20.
The conference agenda for Decentralized 2019 is almost full. To view the confirmed list of speakers, click here. Get in touch with the Contentworks crew to arrange a meeting and talk more about content marketing that will elevate your finance or crypto brand