Marko is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who started his first company at the age of 19 and never looked back. His passion for blockchain technology and the transformative potential of tokenization for financial instruments led him to co-found Blockstation, a leading FinTech that has developed the world’s first end-to-end platform for compliant listing, trading, clearing, settlement and custodianship solution of digital assets. He works directly with all stakeholders in the securities trade ecosystem (including stock exchanges, depositories, regulators and broker-dealers) to enhance their operations, attract quality issuers, increase trading volumes, and bring more investment opportunities to the open market.
Jai’s mastery is engineering tactical technology to evolve organizations out of legacy systems & processes in order to adopt flexible turn key solutions. Jai commands the development of technology to create an environment for organizations to compete at a high level. Under Jai’s leadership, Blockstation’s Development team has successfully deployed it’s technology and suite of products to Stock Exchanges, Depositories, Financial Institutions and Regulators. Jai’s expertise in enterprise architecture and software development has created a unique Blockchain and digital assets space, one where exchanges are more inclusive, more attractive, more competitive and more accessible, all while under a regulatory framework. Prior to Blockstation, Jai founded CloudDunk, an ERP Cloud company with customers across 12 industries under one flexible platform. Jai is the inventor of Cross Company Automation, which is a process to automate internal and external data exchange across multiple independent organizations.
Matt brings over 20 years of experience in global enterprise sales and leadership with Fortune 500 companies and federal governments around the world. He has worked directly with organizations including the US Department of Defense and Defense Intelligence Agency, JP Morgan, Verizon and the NFL to implement mission-critical software. As an early adopter of Blockchain technology and an advanced digital asset and forex trader, he is dedicated to driving widespread understanding of the technology and appreciation of its transformative potential. As Head of Strategy & Growth, Matt is responsible for developing and implementing all global business strategy, leading strategic initiatives focused on revenue growth, negotiating partnerships, and launching new products and services.
Capital Markets Executive with a distinctive skill set earned through diverse industry experience, and a deep understanding of opportunity, risk and how to execute capital markets plans. A strategic thinker committed to understanding and defining the right inputs that drive long term economic value.
Earl Chapman has spent over twenty-five years developing his sales and marketing skills while working for organizations such as Bell Canada, Lucent Technologies and Tucows International. Internationally, He was appointed as the official Canadian Liaison for Jamaica Stock Exchange and Sagicor Investment Canada.
Chris has extensive experience in both the private and public market compliance. His background includes Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets and National Sales Manager at Northern Securities. He was Chief Financial Officer of Dundee Securities, Northern Securities and Taurus Capital Markets. Chris was also Chief Trading Officer at Citigroup Global Markets Canada and Director of Risk at Harris Brown & Partners. Chris is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Mathematics) from Queen’s University.
Kody is a design intellect experienced in developing brands, marketing campaigns and digital journey. His design philosophy is one that puts user at its core by understanding user behavior and connecting function and aesthetic to data-driven performance. As a designer, he believes that true creativity comes from a process of dissecting, discovering and comprehending all aspects of a project. Having success working with businesses from various industries, Kody has gained a deep understanding of blockchain’s real-world application potential and he is applying his design principles to bridge the gap of end-user experience and cryptocurrency.
Michael, B.A. (Hons.), B.Ed., is a corporate communications and education specialist with over 12 years of experience in copywriting, marketing and training for national audiences. He has written extensively on technology adoption, presenting complex technical information in a straightforward and approachable manner for diverse audiences in both the enterprise and consumer demographics. Previous experience includes legal publishing at LexisNexis Canada and communications in the financial services/insurance sector at the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations.
Linda is a marketing executive, a startup company advisor and an enthusiast of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. Her 20+ year technology industry background includes marketing leadership and consulting roles for multiple emerging Canadian and Silicon Valley companies. Previously she held senior marketing roles at IBM in Canada, New Zealand and Hong Kong, and Telesat and KPMG in Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR).
Kardam Tiwari is Program Director for DevOps at Benchmark Corp. Prior to joining Benchmark Corp, Kardam was Management Consultant in the consulting group at EY where he led technology transformation engagements and has extensive experience in the Financial services industry. He has enabled client teams to adopt DevSecOps and its practices from technology to processes and culture to experiences. He brings perspective of cross service lines within EY and various domains for emerging tech.
Kardam started his career by founding his own company and later joining IBM Global Business Services as Blockchain and DevOps consultant. Kardam’s area of experience is Tech strategy(cloud, DevOps etc.), migration, security (cryptography, cloud) and modernization (emerging technologies).
Michael is a technology startups specialist with 18+ years of experience in software engineering and architecture. He has held top technical management and leadership roles at several companies including BSM Technologies and Exilion Technologies. In recent years he was involved in producing software architecture and managing software development for several financial technology projects including algorithmic trading, risk management and cryptocurrency.
Tashauna provides critical leadership in the areas of human resources, research and development, as well as knowledge and expertise to support business operations in accounting as well as software development and testing. She has a Bachelor of Human Resources and Law and is an accomplished entrepreneur.