First Speakers Announced

Mike Brusov
Mike Brusov

Co-founder and CEO

Mike Brusov is сo-founder and CEO at Cindicator – he is a data-driven entrepreneur. Mike has founded several technology companies and has ten years’ expertise in big data, blockchain, machine learning and fintech IT products for B2C & B2B markets as a founder and product owner.

Mike is also a co-organiser and fellow at the Startup Leadership Program, a worldwide organisation for founders of IT startups.

Glenn Burm
Glenn Burm

Partner

Glenn Burm is a partner at PwC Consulting and leads Blockchain & Crypto Practice and TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) Sector in PwC Korea.

He provides strategic and operational consultation services to the leading Korean and Global companies. Recently, he has been actively involved in establishing and promoting Cryptocurrency and ICO related projects around the globe.

Glenn Burm is speaker of the following session:

Glenn Burm is moderator of the following session:

Daniel Friedman
Daniel Friedman

Business Development Manager

Dan M. Friedman started his professional career in 1999 as a developer for a San Francisco-based software company 2Bridge, one of the pioneers in Web Content Management Systems. In 2001 Dan continued his career with advanced Java, C & C++, Oracle and numerous Web development technologies, becoming an expert in Extreme Programming with a special emphasis on Scrum, Kanban as well as the business side of software development. After moving to Japan, Dan successfully applied his knowledge to the Japanese market eventually becoming CTO of an Osaka based software development firm, specializing in Augmented Reality mobile applications.

Due to the huge popularity of crypto currency in Asia, Dan became fascinated with the world of blockchain technology and the potential this technology has in changing the world. In 2016 he joined IOHK and currently handles their business development.

Dan has been educated in the United States (arriving to Philadelphia in 1989) and still maintains his native Russian. Dan has been living in Osaka since 2012 and speaks fluent Japanese.

Daniel Friedman is speaker of the following session:

Pradeep Goel
Pradeep Goel

CEO

Pradeep has deep expertise in health and human services, finance and technology. He has been in the CEO, COO, CIO and CTO roles at various innovative technology companies, for more than 25 years.

Pradeep was deeply involved in designing and building solutions for public programs such as Medicaid eligibility and enrollment, Children health insurance program administration, Medicare claims, SNAP/TANF administration and payments, Child Welfare program administration, and many others.

He has worked for and with commercial insurance companies as the top technology executive, and implemented employer sponsored benefit administration, consumer engagement, insurance exchanges and health information exchanges.

During the last 26 years, Pradeep Goel has built 4 healthcare IT companies and has been at the top of Deloitte'sTechnology Fast 500, INC500/5000 fastest growing companies lists multiple times. Pradeep was also included in the 100 most promising entrepreneurs globally, complied by Goldman Sachs. 

Pradeep Goel is speaker of the following session:

Jae Woo Ha
Jae Woo Ha

Head of Korea

Jae Woo is currently Head of Korea at R3. He previously held the role of Executive Director at Morgan Stanley (HK) for Institutional Equities. Prior to this, Jae Woo was an Investment Banking Analyst at HSBC Global Securities in Seoul.

Jae Woo Ha is speaker of the following session:

Aiden Ha
Aiden Ha

Director of Business Development

Aiden Ha is the Director of Business Development at Metadium, a next-generation blockchain protocol. He is helping the project grow by strategically expanding its partnership network and is committed to delivering the value of blockchain based identity to end-users. He has founded Friendeli, a food/grocery delivery service in Malaysia and is a recognized expert in strategy execution and business development. He has also served as General Manager for Smilegate SEA, the subsidiary of a Korean games company Smilegate, and gained experience in service design, operations, business development and M&A. He started his career at Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd., as Global Project Financing Specialist and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Seoul National University.

Aiden Ha is speaker of the following session:

Jonathan Huth
Jonathan Huth

Lawyer

Jonathan Huth is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on financial products and services disputes, cross‐border investigations and U.S. regulatory enforcement matters for clients based in the UK and greater Europe. He brings government, in‐house and corporate counsel experience to matters involving market manipulation, futures andderivatives, securities and financial fraud. Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Huth was associate general counsel at HSBC Bank in London, where he conducted cross‐border investigations and served as defense counsel in matters posing significant exposure, including allegations of financial crimes. Earlier in his career, Mr. Huth was a senior trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). There he handled enforcement actions related to benchmark and market manipulation, fraudulent on‐exchange futures and off‐exchange forex, and Ponzi schemes. With respect to benchmark manipulation, Mr. Huth investigated and oversaw certain aspects of the resolution by several global financial institutions involved in both the Libor and the Foreign Exchange Benchmark matters. He also worked closely with regulators including the DOJ, the FCA, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Japan’s Financial Services Agency in parallel criminal and civil investigations.

Jonathan Huth is speaker of the following session:

Chan Uk Jin
Chan Uk Jin

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Chan Uk Jin has been working as a technology engineer and customer technology strategist at Microsoft for more than a decade in various industries in Korea. Chan Uk is currently in charge of product marketing strategy and has been responsible for marketing and business management for Microsoft's cloud-based Data + AI. IT Donga, Seoul Economy, CIO Biz, and IT Daily conducted various interviews on cloud strategies, hybrids, and data centers. In recent years, he has been working as a speaker on recent IT technologies such as AI technology and blockchain technology at Gyeonggi Business & Science Accelerator and Korea Copyright Protection Association. He also performed the project manager of Korea Azure Data Center launching project.

Chan Uk Jin is speaker of the following session:

Brandon Jo
Brandon Jo

Senior Advisor

Brandon is the senior advisor of Payment Security, Data Security, EMV, Mobile Payment and Transit Practice within UL. From a thorough understanding of the context he advises on payment schemes, payment/data security and e/m payment methodology.

His special interests are providing a valuable security advice based on understanding of the customer’s business environment and network architecture. Additionally he is also interested in the elicitation of the business requirements and their translation into technical requirements and specifications. An open eye on the possible business of payment with the security, mobile and ID market gives him an all-around view. His analytical and precise attitude results in consistent deliverables.

He is certified for CISSP, PCI QSA and ISO 27001. 

Brandon Jo is speaker of the following session:

Dorian Johannink
Dorian Johannink

Co-Founder & Business Director

Dorian comes from an extensive background in digital communication and entertainment technology projects and heads up the inner workings of Sylo as a business. An industry thought-leader, Dorian regularly presents at category events around the world to champion decentralisation and blockchain technologies as key solutions for improving modern life.

Dorian co-founded Sylo, a decentralised communication network, application and marketplace, which utilises blockchain and peer-to-peer technologies. Sylo now boasts a global user-base of both professional and consumer-users across more than two dozen countries.

Dorian Johannink is speaker of the following session:

Richard Jung
Richard Jung

Partner

Block.one

Richard Jung spent the early part of his career working at several IT and Fintech firms dealing with products and service development in Asia. More recently, Jung was the CEO of Alipay Korea before becoming the CEO of BTC Korea which runs the country's largest crypto exchange. In January 2018, Jung joined Block.one to lead development of the EOS.IO community in Korea.

He has served numerous Regional Vice President roles with US companies such as Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB), based out of Chicago, US. As part of his duties, Richard oversees new products and sales development, with a focus on FINTECH, IT/Telecom, Mobile Devices, Smart Banking projects. Richard previously served as the APAC Regional Director for ECI Telecom (NASDAQ: ECIL), where he successfully launched IT infrastructures to KT, SKT, LG, Singtel, Telstra, VNPT.

Richard was management team with LG-DACOM (KSE: 015940), where he established the first Data Center in Korea.

He also had a stint in Merrill Lynch (NYSE:MER) where he was responsible for developing securities portfolio programs.

Richard holds a BS, with majors in Business and Economics from the State University of New York, as well as a MS from Seoul National University. 

Richard Jung is speaker of the following session:

Hoon Jung
Hoon Jung

General Director

While directing the data analysis and CRM in major national banks and credit card companies for 20 years, Hoon Jung developed the target marketing, the predictive & scoring model and the customer segmentation strategy. Jung also directed diverse analytics & automation platform and business intelligence development. He registered 4 patents including the Loyalty Management System for Credit Card Branch. He published many insightful reports on the financial payment including the issues of mobile convergence and credit card fees while working as a research fellow in KB Research Institute and received a lot of attention from academia and media. He achieved MBA from Seoul National University and from IE Business School in Spain. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate of Business Administration in Yonsei University. Jung serves as a general director of Big Data Strategy Center in Hana Institute of Finance and directs the advancement of data analytics for KEB Hana Bank. 

Hoon Jung is speaker of the following session:

Dongseok Kang
Dongseok Kang

CEO

Since Dong-Seok Kang established VD Korea in July, 2011, Kang has been working as one of leading experts in the E-Commerce area between Korea and China. Carrying out numerous projects with Chinese giants of “Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent“ also as known as B. A. T., he has obtained remarkable knowledge and experiences from various areas of on-line distribution channel of the Chinese market, on-line big data marketing, mobile payment (Fintech ), O2O Cross-Border Trading . Providing quality consulting service to the market players, Kang is contributing himself to the prosperity of the e-commerce industry as a head of Korea – China On-line distribution research institute. With his impressive performances for the Korean companies in the Chinese market, Kang has been awarded the prizes of the best overseas consulting service and a certificate of commendation of “K Biz“. VDPay, the one-stop integrated payment service (WeChat Pay, Ali Pay, Union Pay) for Chinese tourists from all around the world was launched in 2017 and will be expanded to European countries as Russia, Germany in 2019 as well as Asian market.

Dongseok Kang is speaker of the following session:

Kyounggon Kay Mun
Kyounggon Kay Mun

CEO

As the white hacker CEO who majored in Business Administration, Kyounggon has successfully established himself in information security, including fostering excellent whitehacker through security consulting and security education over the past decade since LIN ARENA's inception. Since 2016, he has been highly interested in blockchain technology, and he has successfully developed reward app and integrated his insights into blockchain business to plan the LIN project and successfully carrying out.

Kyounggon Kay Mun is speaker of the following session:

Young Suk Kim
Young Suk Kim

Partner, Asia-Pacific FSO Performance Improvement Lead and Korea Digital Lead

Young-Suk (YS) is currently a digital leader at EY Korea and a PI leader in EY Asia-Pacific Financial Services Organization (FSO). He is also leading EY Korea’s “Enterprise Blockchain” Center of Excellence (CoE) integrated with EY Global Blockchain practice. Prior to joining EY, he was leading Accenture's customers and channel innovation consulting services for financial institutions. 

Young Suk Kim is speaker of the following session:

Chulhan Kim
Chulhan Kim

Sr. Manager

Chulhan Kim carry forward a trust-based mobile identification service using blockchain technology and vertical service in blockchain Biz development Unit, SK Telecom.

He worked as a consultant for conversions of ICT tech and finance at Prudential Finance, Sybase and SAP before joining SK telecom. 

Chulhan Kim is speaker of the following session:

John HyungJoon Kim
John HyungJoon Kim

Managing Director, Head of Korea

John HJ Kim is the Managing Director of Prive Technologies Korea Limited and is responsible for overseeing all business development aspects of and related companies in Korea, which encompass formulating and implementing growth strategies, developing and offering suitable products and services, and establishing strategic alliances with financial institutions and technology partners. Prior to joining Prive, John has served as a President of Hyundai Welding Corporation, a global leader in welding consumables, and as a member of Board of Directors at Meritz Insurance and Meritz Securities. John started his career in Management Consulting with Deloitte and Accentrue transforming major enterprises through strategic use of IT. At IBM, as a Head of Asia-Pacific Automotive Industry practice, he was responsible for managing key strategic OEM accounts in the region. Throughout his career, John has launched a several Technology Startups both in Silicon Valley and Seoul and co-founded and managed a Venture Capital firm. John holds a M.S. in Computer Science from USC and MBA from Boston University.

John HyungJoon Kim is speaker of the following session:

Matthew Lee
Matthew Lee

CEO

Matthew Lee is managing the blockchain business and token investments at LINE, Japan’s leading mobile messaging app. LINE launched its own cryptocurrency called LINK last September. Essentially, LINK is a cryptocurrency that is designed to increase the adoption of decentralized applications (DApps) deployed by the LINE & NAVER development team by incentivizing users based on their activity on LINK dApps. The LINK ecosystem refers to the cryptocurrency environment that shares the general purpose coin. Lee has been at the center of LINK and blockchain business being involved in all stages including planning, designing and developing LINK.

Matthew is passionate about cryptocurrency and blockchain business, and has contributed to many blockchain projects, including early stage investment in ICO projects.

Matthew Lee is speaker of the following session:

Seung Hyo (Ed) Lee
Seung Hyo (Ed) Lee

Chief Product Officer

Seung Hyo (Ed) Lee is managing the orchestration of a vast portfolio of services as Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Kakaopay, a tech-fin subsidiary of Kakaotalk. Kakaopay spun off from the the undisputed messenger service leader in Korea with a clear vision to deliver an comprehensive financial services platform in 2017. Ever since introducing the very first mobile payment to the Korean market in 2014, Kakaopay is expanding its service offerings from P2P money transfer, online and offline mobile payments, invoicing, universal membership, self-authentication and e-signature to professional investments.   

After working in the US for over 10 years at PayPal and Oracle, Ed spent 4 years at Samsung Electronics to lead service strategy and product management teams before joining Kakaopay. He holds BS and MS degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Seung Hyo (Ed) Lee is speaker of the following session:

Eunsol Lee
Eunsol Lee

Co-Founder

As Co-founder of MediBloc, a pioneer in the medical blockchain, Eunsol Lee is a specialist in radiology, a developer and a businessman. Eunsol is a medical doctor and developer and knows how to bring meaningful services and create platforms to patients, individuals, medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies and other ecosystem constituents. MediBloc is building a personalized healthcare information platform that draws on the future of digital healthcare.

Eunsol Lee is moderator of the following session:

Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Thomas has over 20 years of experience in macro markets and equity research. Prior to co-founding the independent strategy research boutique, Fundstrat Global Advisors, he served as Chief Equity Strategist of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. from 2007 through 2014. And prior to that, was both a highly regarded telecommunications equity research analyst and also small -cap equity/ bankruptcy/reorg strategist (2004-2010).

He is known for his data-driven approach (“analysis not opinions” and his clients view his work as both contrarian and highly differentiated, as his approach incorporates an extensive study of historical fundamentals, reliance on credit and cross market leading indicators, as well as market-based views driven by positioning and sentiment.

For instance, in his career focusing on technology and wireless companies, investors viewed his approach as deeply fundamental and often contrarian. He identified many major shifts in that sector, advocated many of the “out of favor” names, premised on the notion that outcomes were more dependent on capital expediency, not investor perception.

Some past examples of this approach include his advocacy of reorg investing during the early 2000s. Becoming secularly bullish on equities in 2009. Recommending a recovery in housing in 2012, and arguing that by 2016, the reset of credit scores would seriously boost demand—which indeed was the case.

Recently, he has brought this focus onto Crypto-currencies and blockchain, as the innovation of this area looks like a rejuvenation of the industrial/technological revolution.

He has also received numerous award and recognition during his career. He has been top ranked by Institutional Investor (II) and from 1998 to 2013, was top-ranked 1, 2 or 3 every single year. He was at J.P.Morgan from 1999 to 2014. He has previously served as Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney from 1996-1999. And prior to that was at Kidder, Peabody and Oppenheimer. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and the Economic Club of NY. He received his BSE from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. 

Thomas Lee is speaker of the following session:

Songmi Lee
Songmi Lee

Founder

Song-mi Lee is the founder of InsurTech Start-up 800 Meter Co. Ltd. and has been dissolving the experience gained through 10 years of insurance company as a company philosophy. Songmi is well aware of customer discomfort experiences and needs of the financial industry and are making services based on this. Established with an expert group of eight hundred meter it specializes in the sale and maintenance of non-facing channel-based financial products. The problem awareness of eight hundred meter is gradually gaining favor in the market. 800 Meter was awarded the Hackathon Grand Prize sponsored by Kyobo Life Insurnace. 800 Meter which belongs to the FinTech Lab in Seoul, has attracted KRW 100 million from the Small & Medium Business Corporation and finalized the prototype.

Songmi Lee is speaker of the following session:

Jun Li
Jun Li

Founder

Jun Li has a rich academic background, including a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Master’s in Communication Engineering, MBA, and PMP. He is a senior blockchain architect and blockchain solutions professional with 16 years’ work experience in IT and fintech. Li previously provided technical architecture, management, and planning support for top international IT firms and major Chinese financial exchanges. He has taken part in the architecture design and technical management of many major systems, and has built up multiple technical teams and systems from scratch. Li also has a profound knowledge of the finance industry, excelling at internal management and external communication.

Max Liu
Max Liu

Co-founder & CEO

Max Liu is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of EMQ. A veteran of the financial services industry, Max’s career spans more than 20 years across Asia and the United States. Across Asia, Max has seen how conventional banking excluded large segments of society, particularly low-income overseas workers from having access to financial services. Over time, these overseas workers have become a pillar of the economy while providing a critical lifeline to millions of households in the developing countries. This has inspired Max to build a financially inclusive business leveraging Fintech innovation to meet the needs of the overseas workers. Founded in 2014, EMQ is the leading financial settlement network across Asia that provides an infrastructure to accelerate the economic development in the region while supporting the financial inclusion initiatives in the underserved region. Leveraging a strong partner ecosystem of financial institutions, telco providers, messaging platforms and payment processors, the company offers individuals and businesses a seamless cross-border remittance experience with immediate access to thousands of distribution points across North and Southeast Asia.

Earlier, Max served as a founding member and portfolio manager of the Special Situations Asia team at Citadel Investment Group, a global multi-strategy hedge fund with US$26 billion in assets under management. At Citadel, Max led the Greater China team that sourced, structured, invested, and managed assets across the capital structure. Prior to Citadel, Max held several leadership roles at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York and Hong Kong in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities division and served as the Head of Proprietary Research for the Asia Convertible and Credit Trading Group. Max received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He was also named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Max Liu is speaker of the following session:

Will Martino
Will Martino

Co-founder

Will is the co-founder of Kadena, a scalable blockchain solution for private enterprise and public applications. Previously, Will led development of JP Morgan’s Blockchain Research Group which invented Juno, a blockchain prototype for international currency transfers. Prior to JP Morgan, he helped to found both the Security and Exchange Commission’s Quant Unit and Distributed Ledger Technology working group. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications in materials science and mathematics. Will is the driving force behind the creation of Kadena’s groundbreaking consensus protocols Chainweb and ScalableBFT.

Will Martino is speaker of the following session:

Geon-Gi Moon
Geon-Gi Moon

Business Lead

Geon-Gi Moon majors in Business Administration and Computer Science at Seoul National University, South Korea. He worked for Hyperconnect, Inc., a leading startup in Korea which operates a video chat application named Azar, as a business development manager. He also worked for another startup as a software engineer. He has extensive knowledge of startup and tech-based business. He has led a blockchain research group at Seoul National University, Decipher, as a Vice President and also has thoroughly researched on blockchain core technology, smart contract, and governance. He joined HAECHI LABS as the Business Lead where he focuses on business strategy and market expansion. 

Geon-Gi Moon is speaker of the following session:

Jeremy Musighi
Jeremy Musighi

Founder & CEO

Jeremy is the founder and CEO of Immutable Capital, a blockchain consultancy and cryptoasset investment firm. Jeremy has been actively researching, studying, and investing in cryptocurrencies since 2013. Previous ventures include serving as co-founder and COO of Revenue.com; a venture-backed adtech company that was acquired for $10MM by EquityAds in 2018. He was also founder and CEO of Sesh, a digital lifecoaching platform, and the founder and director of Meshnet LA; a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that built a decentralized internet infrastructure in Los Angeles.

Jeremy Musighi is speaker of the following session:

Andy Nam
Andy Nam

Chief Information Officer

Andy Nam was appointed as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Standard Chartered Bank Korea limited in Oct. 2016. In his current role, he is responsible for delivery of Technology Solutions & Services and Operations Management & Control to the business.

Andy joined Standard Chartered in 2010 as a Core Banking Architect in Singapore. Following this role, he held the positions of Head, Country Technology Management/PMO and Program Director at Standard Chartered Bank Korea between 2012 and 2015. Following that, he was appointed as Head, Architecture, Process, Data and Integration based in Singapore in Jan. 2016.  

In his previous roles, he has contributed significantly to planning, designing and implementing bank-wide architecture and relevant processes, working very closely with the business to drive performance of the Bank. He also provided strategic leadership in managing technology infrastructure/data center operation and data in Korea, successfully relocating its old data center into the new state-of-the-art data center and enhancing security posture across the Bank.

Before joining the Bank, Andy worked in global management consulting firms including Accenture, BearingPoint and Ernst & Young in Korea and New York, leading development of business and IT strategies for clients in the financial industry. He was Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer for one of the major construction companies in Korea, Hyunjin Everbill.   

Andy holds Ph. D in Information from Yonsei University from Korea as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing and MIS from State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds Executive MBA from Korea Banking Institute. He enjoys taking a walk, listening to music, watching baseball and playing golf. He is married with two children.

Andy Nam is speaker of the following session:

Terry (Chang-Yun) Oh
Terry (Chang-Yun) Oh

Head of Citi Korea Innovation Lab

Terry (Chang-Yun) Oh is the innovation lead for Citibank Korea, with primary responsibility of defining the vision, strategy and deliver innovation initiatives using emerging technologies. He is a founding member of Citi Korea Innovation Lab, sponsored by CEO of Citibank Korea. He has been working in various digital and innovation areas successfully at Citi such as Chief Architect, IT strategy, governance, project management and software quality assurance for the last eleven years.

Terry is a transformational leader and passionate in empowering people and advancing organizations by leveraging technology innovations and creative problem solving. He is a keynote speaker at international banking and technology forums. He spoke about “An Era of Coexistence with AI: Robotic Process Automation” at Inside Fintech Conference & expo in Nov. 2017. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Korea University.

Terry (Chang-Yun) Oh is speaker of the following session:

SeYoul Park
SeYoul Park

Blockchain Technical Lead, CTO Office

SeYoul Park is blockchain technical leader and was formerly financial architect leader for banking and financial in IBM Korea. In this role, he oversees the development and delivery of IBM’s points of view regarding innovation and differentiating capabilities for blockchain businesses for cross-industry. He was a key speaker at many Blockchain, AI and Fintech conferences. He also has experiences with customer projects in blockchain and banking & finance service sector and focused on hybrid blockchain in leveraging public and private.


SeYoul Park is speaker of the following session:

Maria Pennanen
Maria Pennanen

CEO

Maria is ranked top fintech influencer in the DACH region. She is an investor and CEO Santiment Deutschland GmbH a data insights provider for crypto markets. She is an experienced manager with 20 years of in-depth experience in B2B sales and marketing within Europe and Asia where she developed a passion for learning and profitable growth. She is a qualified executive coach educated in INSEAD. She is involved in numerous German, Finnish and Israeli start-ups and invests in SAAS and Fintech startups.

Maria Pennanen is speaker of the following session:

Benjamin Rameau
Benjamin Rameau

Director

Benjamin is Director at Binance Labs, which is a social impact fund whose mission is to solve the problems that matter most to the blockchain ecosystem and change the world for the better. Prior to joining Binance, he spent a decade working for a hedge fund and in investment banking as BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank covering Japanese and Asian equity markets. He was the founder of the EOS Meetup in Hong Kong as well as the Hong Kong ICO Meetup.

Benjamin Rameau is speaker of the following sessions:

Jack Shin
Jack Shin

Head of Research

Jaehyung Shin(Jack Shin) is a Head Of Research at Dunamu, a company which operates ‘UPbit’, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Korea. After starting his career at Korea Institute of Science and Technology, he had worked as an investment analyst and a portfolio manager at asset management companies including ARA asset management Ltd headquartered in Singapore, which is the largest alternative investment company in Asia. Based on the understanding of technology and various investment assets, he has expanded his expertise into blockchain and cryptocurrency. ‘tnorth’, a blockchain research team at Dunamu led by him is working to find potential blockchain projects which will create new value for the market and further contribute to the innovation of the ecosystem. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Seoul National University and is currently finishing the executive course of Blockchain Technologies at MIT.

Jack Shin is speaker of the following session:

Keun-young Shin
Keun-young Shin

Chairman

Leading Korea’s largest blockchain startup association, Shin was born in Seoul and has more than 3 year of residence in Saudi Arabia, Canada, and China. After seven years of his first job at Ssangyong E & C after graduating from college, he started his business at the age of 35 and raised his sales to KRW 100 billion in 7 years. Shin sold three companies that he founded, including M & A, to H group, Korea’s Top 30 conglomerates. Since then, Shin have managed NetSecure Technology, another publicly traded company acquired through M & A while listing re-launched Soft Land on KOSDAQ, and sold two listed companies. He returned to Canada after a year of sabbatical years and challenged his new business. Shin, enthusiastic about his business, founded 16 startups in a row. Shin has experience as an accelerator to invest and consult in a number of venture companies with the sale of the company and experience developing software in a relatively early stage of IT. He has always enjoyed challenging new challenges. Thinking of Glopin as the last business of life, Shin as a blockchain convict, entered into blockchain business. His hobbies are reading and writing, and now he is also working as a columnist for Hankyung.com.

Keun-young Shin is speaker of the following session:

YeongJun Yang
YeongJun Yang

Executive Director

YeongJun Yang, an Executive Director of Blockchain Division, is responsible for the development of ‘InfoWallet’ business, a verifiable claim wallet based on FIDO and blockchain, at Raonsecure. Prior to joining Raonsecure, Yang led the payment and authentication teams at LG U + and other ICT start-ups, leading the development of mobile payment, mobile self-authentication and various mobile Fintech services. He majored in psychology at Seoul National University.

YeongJun Yang is speaker of the following session: