Berlin Blockchain Week: Bridging decentralized and centralized ecosystems

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BlockState invites you to a panel discussion to deep dive into the development of technology and applications "Bridging Decentralised Technology and Regulated, Centralised Ecosystems" together with a round of veteran actors from the space

Our guests from INATBA, Solaris Blockchain Factory, Centrifuge, and R3 will share their views in a panel discussion on existing solutions, opportunities, risks and the current state of adoption, followed by a warm get together with cold drinks.

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19.00: Arrival
19.30: Welcome and introduction
19.45: Panel discussion
20.45: Drinks and networking

Amatus at Ackerstraße 29, 10115 Berlin


> Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler (Board Member, INATBA) // Moderator <
Nina-Luisa is board member at INATBA, a global Blockchain&DLT industry association with focus on regulatory and policy dialogue. As a finance lawyer with experience in advising corporate and finance transactions, she focusses on blockchain/DLT projects and assists her clients with the structuring of business cases with a view to legal and regulatory compliance. She is a partner at DWF, a technology-oriented global law firm as well as an active member of several associations and working groups: Blockchain Bundesverband, EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum, thinkBLOCKtank and IPDB Foundation.

> Michael Offermann (MD Solaris Blockchain Factory) <
Michael Offermann is MD of the Blockchain Factory of solarisBank (since Sep 2018). As Head of Business Development at solarisBank he was an expert for business segment development and new technologies in the financial sector. Prior to that, Michael was a member of solarisBank's founding team within the fintech company builder Finleap. Before Finleap, he worked in PayPal's Merchant Development. Michael studied International Business Management in Hamburg and Madrid and participated in the Blockchain Expert Program of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

> Philip Stehlik (CTO, Centrifuge) <
Philip has been working with startups for over 15 years. He started and collaborates with a diverse set of companies in social, mobile, fintech and enterprise software, which have raised more than $150m. His ventures, today, have millions of users and provide billions in accessible financing to businesses around the globe. The world of blockchain and decentralisation has received his active participation since 2016. He co-founded a distributed protocol for the global financial supply chain called Centrifuge in 2018.

> David Nicol (Digital Assets, R3 / Corda) <
David Nicol leads the digital asset program at R3, responsible for strategy and business development. Corda is R3’s blockchain platform, which was designed specifically for business. Before joining R3, David was a Product Manager in IBM’s Watson Commerce division, focusing on fintech M&A and product strategy.

> Paul Claudius (Co-Founder and CEO, BlockState) <
Paul is a serial entrepreneur with 10+ years' experience in scaling $100+ million businesses across Europe. As Director Europe of nu3 Group he transformed the multi-million e-commerce business into a vertically integrated brand. Paul started his career as part of BNP Paribas Corporate Development in NYC and AXA Private Equity in Frankfurt am Main. Paul has advised and invested in multiple start-ups in health tech, IOT, and e-commerce.

Our location host amatus is a company group with projects focusing on emerging technologies and finance. The setup currently includes an investment arm, a peer-to-peer accountability network for responsible leaders, different trading tools and Blockchain. We are a young and energetic team of likeminded entrepreneurs and innovators, looking to create meaningful impact.