Mr. Dinis Guarda, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, Board of Directors, Humaniq
Humaniq is an ethereum-based blockchain banking app building the next generation model for financial services. Launched in 2016, Humaniq aims to provide mobile finance to the two billion unbanked populations through its mobile app that uses biometric authentication to replace traditional methods of ID and security. Guarda is focusing on converting the most advanced technology for sustainable development in the undeveloped world. He is a published author and active in various initiatives that use blockchain and other technologies to advance the greater good in society. He will share with us how disruptive innovation, big data, social media, and technology are disrupting and opening new opportunities for the education, business and financial technology (fintech) world.
Mr. Akin Jones, Co-Founder and CEO, Aella Credit
Akin is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Aella Credit. He was previously the head of investment banking at Primera Africa, Nigeria and prior to that, held key investment banking roles at BGL PLC, Nigeria and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, USA. Jones started his career in the technology, media and telecoms group at Wachovia Securities and has completed transactions globally with a combined value of over $5 billion. Jones graduated with a degree in international business and finance from Howard University and is one of the very few individuals that has completed three of the leading technology accelerator programs in the world, Y Combinator, 500 Start-ups, and Barclays.
Mr. David Gyori, CEO, Banking Reports
David Gyori is a globally renowned FinTech consultant, trainer, author and keynote speaker. He is CEO of Banking Reports Ltd London, providing top quality ‘FinTech Training for Bankers’ all over the world. In addition, Gyori holds a number of key international positions: He is founding member of the World FinTech Association as well as member of the panel of judges of the European FinTech Awards. He is co-author of ‘The FINTECH Book’, published by Wiley and Sons in 2016, quickly becoming a global category best-seller. Gyori is faculty member of the Retail Banking Academy (London), one of the most prestigious banker-training facilities globally. He serves on the advisory board of multiple FinTech companies in the United Kingdom.