Rico Pang is a serial entrepreneur, global venture builder, founding partner of several VC funds, and a regular speaker at international conferences on Digital Economy, Smart Cities, Social Impact. He has over 20 years of experience in emerging markets across real-estate, supply chain management, e-commerce, FinTech, private equity & public listed corporate management. Rico is the CEO of Sanctum Global Ventures - the ecosystem fund to incubate unicorns with the emerging technologies that contribute towards the development of the Global Digital Economy, Smart Cities & Social Impact.
Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki is Managing Director – MENA for CasperLabs, Founder of Sheesha Finance and Co-Founder of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund. He sits on boards of entities such as CV Labs, DEX, RealEx, MENA Fintech Association, BeMobi, Jahani & Associates, LEAD Ventures, Royale Finance, Artha, TeraBlock, DeFi11, Splinterlands, Aqar Chain and Kenzi Wealth. These roles have given him tremendous insight into the crypto/blockchain space and enabled him to develop a key network of contacts which has helped him grow his knowledge of the market exponentially. Saeed started his career at ADIA in October 2009 as an Operations specialist then from May 2013 became a Fixed Income & Treasury specialist. In June 2018 he decided to leave ADIA to focus on the crypto/blockchain industry.
Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki
Alex Davis, Chief Innovation Officer at Tezos Israel. With a background in Counter-Terrorism and 5 years of experience in blockchain, Alex served as a Board Advisor to Blockchain Israel, and joined Tezos Israel as the Chief of Innovation, responsible for the ideation of projects and seeing them through execution. community. After realizing the potential of Tezos technology and a lack of actors in the market, Alex founded a DeFi ecosystem named Mavryk Finance on Tezos.
Ahmed is a dedicated and passionate businessman, who is always on the lookout for developing high quality business strategies and business opportunities in construction, real estate and corporate investments with esteemed developers. He also welcomes international investors looking to form reliable and prosperous partnerships in the UAE.
Ahmed Ali Mousa Alnaqbi
Registration & Coffee Networking
Welcoming speech. Event kick-off and hosts presentation.
Keynote: Rico Pang, CEO, Sanctum Global Ventures
Panel: Current State of the Blockchain startup ecosystem in the UAE.
- Ralf Glabischnig, Founder, Crypto Valley VC & CV Labs
- Kyle Chasse, Founder, Master Ventures
- Dunstan Teo, Co-Founder & President, Sanctum Pte Ltd & Group of Companies
- Michael Terpin, CEO, Transform Group; Chairman, BitAngels; Partner, Alphabit Fund
- Alex Davis, Chief Innovation Officer at Tezos Israel, Founder at Mavryk Finance.
Moderated by: Gordon Einstein, Founder, CryptoLaw Partners.