A leader, entrepreneur and technology enthusiast in blockchain technology since 2013. With a decade of experience in markup and website development, Ashton trades cryptocurrency and lives for Ethereum and smart contracts. He founded the online FinTech news broadcasting network Crypto Coin Show and has crypto communities on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. By applying his experience from cryptocurrencies and decentralized tech to EventChain SmartTickets, he aims to make events cheaper and more accessible.
Dino is the President of Click4Time Software. He has many years of experience managing Software as a Service product development including in-depth target market research, competitor and strategic analysis, feature specifications, website design, wire framing and UI/UX, quality assurance. His project management skills include planning, executing, controlling and closing the work of his development and design team to meet specific goals under strict software project deadlines. His commitment to ensuring applications are user friendly and customer focused is unparalleled.
Lance is the CEO of Click4Time Software for 7 years with extensive booking industry knowledge – running award winning appointment booking software globally. He taught computer technology at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta and has over 30 years in software development experience. Lance enjoys drafting and executing legal contracts, team building, corporate finance, and strategic planning. He was also the President and CEO of Sci-Com Data Services Ltd., which following his tenure sold for $63 million.
Jay is the CTO of Click4Time Software. Jay took a keen interest in Bitcoin in 2009 and in 2013 he became a regular at the Bitcoin blockchain meet-ups and began formulating many concepts of applying blockchain technology to everyday products and services. Jay has also been a professional broadcaster for over 25 years and covered the Inside Bitcoins convention in Las Vegas in 2014, interviewing 34 top CEOs and founders of blockchain based start-ups. Jay can be seen on Reuters Insider Financial Network, YouTube, DailyMotion and many other media channels.
Dr. Funk has Masters and Doctorate degrees, a private pilot’s license, and a ticket on the upcoming Virgin Galactic space flight. Dr. Funk is a founding director of Unitus, and founding funder of Unitus Capital, now the largest boutique investment banking group in the microenterprise space which recently surpassed $1 billion in funding initiatives to facilitate access to capital for businesses to scale and innovate. Dr. Funk also serves on the Innovations Board of the XPrize Foundation, lead by Peter Diamandis, and is an annual sponsor of TED talks.
Marketing & Communications
Amanda has been in the event production business for 15 years. She has worked with clients across a spectrum of industries including Technology and Personal Development as well as Executive Management and Leadership areas. She is a self-starting entrepreneur, owning successful small businesses in the Film Industry and Marketing Consultancy. She has a keen interest in behavioral sciences and emerging technologies.
Charlie is avid believer in tech innovations, and its impact on industries, societies and people. With 11 years of defining business strategies, launching new ventures, raising capital, and delivering operational impact, both as a co-founder and business development veteran. An adept understanding of technology, and ability to underpin business development needs. Zeal for learning emerging innovations and passion for esports and VR. Side love for sneakers and an automotive enthusiast.
Respected leader that took Music Heals from concept to distributing over $1m in funding and building a global brand in under five years. A music industry expert with extensive experience in the Canadian music industry, including 10 years at the world's largest record label, owning an independent label, and curriculum development and instructing music industry courses. A social media & marketing consultant and sought-after public speaker. A storyteller and noisemaker at all levels.
Geoffrey is a founder and VP Sales of Click4Time Software. He has an extensive background delivering high-level technological solutions to enterprise clients across the globe. He has been responsible for establishing Click4Time’s corporate clients, successfully bringing booking solutions to users in over 15 countries with a track record of success in developing and emerging economies like Africa. Geoffrey specializes in internal and external growth-driven marketing strategies and is fully dedicated to growing the EventChain communities uniting from around the world.
Founder and President of Blockchain Research Institute
Focused on Deep learning on the Blockchain and also a Venture Capitalist, Innovator, and Preacher. He started his career in entrepreneurship as CEO of KST Ltd (Guangzhou), SMB Inc. in New York, and ENT Ltd. Mr. Tang is also VP of The Nobel Prize Laureates Workstation. Mr. Tang led the developments of the earliest Artificial Intelligence and System Integration. Before BMR, Mr. Tang was the Vice President of Olympia Investments Ltd, and led the earliest investment in the Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and more.
Corporate Strategy & Investments
Rob has over 35 years of experience as an executive in the food business, including 32 years in Dairy. He’s a successful Canadian entrepreneur with a solid corporate background in the manufacturing and food processing industry. Having successfully run Neilson Dairy in the late ‘80s, Rob went on to create several other successful companies in the manufacturing and service sectors. In addition to introducing Haagen Dazs to Canadian consumers, he was responsible for engaging and then securing license to produce and market Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, in Canada. Rob has consulted many Fortune 500 food companies including Heinz, Nabisco, Nestle and Slim Fast.
PhD, Corporate Finance
Amir obtained his PhD degree in Ireland UCC in 2011. His PhD dissertation examined the explanations of acquirer's under-performance following takeover completion. He has published and presented in both national and international journals in merger's and acquisitions. Dr. Hajbaba has worked throughout the finance industry including stock brokerage, venture capital and private equity firms. He has taught a variety of courses in Corporate Finance and Investments at a number of local and international institutions as an adjunct professor.
Event Technology Strategist
Tracy Leparulo is the Founder & CEO of Untraceable. Since 2013 Untraceable has helped grow the international blockchain community through organizing trailblazing events including the first Bitcoin Expo, first Ethereum Event, first Securities Token Conference, and the first Certified Blockchain Training Conference. Tracy has led the marketing efforts of many companies like Jaxx Wallet, Decentral, and was the CMO of Polymath Network. Her team has organized hundreds of events, including most recently, Blockchain Futurist Conference - Canada’s largest blockchain event along with Canadian Blockchain Week. Tracy’s marketing expertise and creative mind fuel her ability to plan leading-edge events.
Marketing & Partnerships
Crystal Carson is often referred to as a modern day renaissance woman. Having built her brand to be known for working with high profile entrepreneurs, creative agencies, global brands, and media networks. Crystal Carson is a recognized leader and connector, leveraging her ability to build bridges amongst diverse industries. There is a fine sense of harmony, and contagious energy in everything that she does whether facilitating change, leading the team, building a brand, or connecting the right people. She believes that establishing a collaborative environment is just the beginning of any successful venture.
Security Researcher, Penetration Tester
Mr. Bohio has studied extensively in Computer Science specializing in Web Application Security, Exploit Research, Server Hardening, Bash, C, Python, PHP, Linux Server Administration, Penetration Testing, and much more. His main focuses have always been digital technology focusing on network, web, and software security. His duties include formal penetration testing, probing and pinpointing vulnerabilities, employing social engineering and managing Security strategies.
Jesse is a veteran cryptocurrency trader and advocate. He has numerous 1000x and 100x returns on coin startups. Considered a veteran in the cryptocurrency industry by his peers, he also has extensive knowledge and programming experience as a developer of cryptocurrencies and tokens as well as working in Linux, Apache, MySQL and in PHP. Entering the blockchain space in early 2011, he has long term experience trading bitcoin, altcoins and currently manages the Shares Per Hour Virtual Reality Business Networking blockchain platform, integrating blockchain business with virtual reality.
Core Developer, Factom
Piotr "ThePiahcu" Piasecki is one of Factom’s Core Developers and has been involved with the cryptocurrency community since 2011. Piotr wrote his master thesis on Bitcoin security in Technical University of Lodz, in Poland. He is a former moderator and top contributor to the Bitcoin Stack Exchange annd current moderator of /r/Bitcoin subreddit. Piotr runs a number of Bitcoin-focused websites, including Vanity Pool and TestNet Faucet, and has been a blogger for major cryptocurrency media outlets like Brave New Coin, Crypto Biz Magazine and CoinDesk.
Chong Foo Chaw has 25 years of experience in business management and start-ups across various industries, advising in areas including strategic business planning, intellectual property management and operations management. Mr Chaw started his career with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley and has also served as the Senior Independent Advisor at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Limited Hong Kong SAR and People’s Republic of China, Director at Qualitas Medical Group, and Managing Director of Canadian Maple Leaf Holdings Ltd.
Promoting over 100 concerts since 1994 in small venues (art centers) & large venues including sell out concerts at The Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Booking artists & venues for years has provided Richard first hand in depth experience of the issues faced by both the artists & the venues in event ticketing. Richard has over 35 years experience of founding, managing, and growing successful businesses, and was responsible for key technologies/market positions leading to multimillion dollars revenues for Sun Microsystems, Apple, and Dell.
Tanis is a partner and director of new projects for the Mercado and Associates Business Group (GEMA), a business group with 6,000 associates and has a strong presence throughout Mexico and the West Coast of the United States. GEMA’s focuses primarily on transportation, housing and commercial real estate development, retirement communities and franchise restaurants. GEMA operates Mexico’s leading companies in personnel and freight transportation. Tanis’ responsibility is the evaluation of new ideas and opportunities with social, ecological and economical bottom lines.
Peter is a Portfolio Manager of Hoovest Wealth Management, a division of Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd. that he co-founded. He was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and CITIC Securities, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, spin-off IPOs, and rights issues in the banking, insurance, real estate, and hi-tech manufacturing sectors. He has more than 10 years of advisory and financial services experience globally. After his career in banking in the UK and Hong Kong, he moved into the investment management industry, creating Hoovest Wealth Management and establishing and managing a series of investment funds.