CEO, Suvik Group.
CEO, Suvik Group.
Vinod Khurana who is based in Dubai has over 4 decades of successful career in Banking & Insurance industry in the International financial market. He has gained significant expertise. in development of strategy, execution and positioning business for growth. He is a passionate entrepreneur; a fundraiser for organizations seeking to meet their short and long-term financial goals.
He is highly experienced, techno-savvy and result oriented with the ability to build, manage & turnaround diversified businesses; has extensive exposure to risk management, business strategy and crises management
Director, Suvik Group.
Kapil Khurana is result oriented business leader with more than 15 years of corporate experience in verticals such as business retail banking, insurance and wealth management. He is skilled in people management, sales distribution, customer experience; has always kept a "Learner" approach and is eager to understand the dynamics of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Finance and stay in tune with the latest digital strategies through continued coursework and professional development.
Advisory Board Members
Nicola Zovi is highly experienced, seasoned Brand Builder based in Italy. He has extensive experience in Brand strategy, including the setting of brand guidelines, brand vision and value proposition for short as well as long term
He possesses creativity, innovation & insight; is highly influencing, strategic & analytical; and has strong interpersonal skills. During his career span of almost 2 decades, he has travelled more than 30 countries and has assisted various organizations achieve their goals in terms of branding and awareness.
THANI AL KETBI
Thani Al Ketbi has more than 20 years of extensive experience in managing diversified businesses which include banking, finance, real estate, hospitality and investment sectors in the UAE.
He holds both Bachelors in Law and Master of Strategic Project Management from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Thani is a Co-Founder of New Century Group, a market leader in key strategic economic sectors such as Hospitality, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, Travel & Tourism, and Investments.
Srinivas Mahankali is alumnus of IITM & IIMB with over 30 years Industry experience. He worked as a lead Consultant for Blockchain and emerging technologies at the Government of India and NASSCOM promoted company, NISG (National Institute for Smart Government). As the inaugural Program Director of India' first University certified part time Post Graduate Program in Blockchain Technology by Amity University , he has mentored a number of Blockchain students across the world.
He has authored several books on Technology like Blockchain- The Untold Story, Blockchain for Non-IT professionals, Blockchain and Smart cities. He also co-authored books like Secure Chains ( Cyber Security & Blockchain), AI/ML powered Agents of Automation, Blockchain Consortiums, the Business model of the future etc.
He is an experienced Top Management Professional with over 30 years experience. Innovation, Marketing, Disruption, Networking & Collaboration, Mentoring and Start-Ups are the areas that excite him. He is experienced in architecting and implementing Business transformation activities involving cutting edge technologies like Blockchain, AI & IOT. Srinivas is passionate about Smart cities and convergence of the disruptive technologies in furthering Sustainable environment and Healthy & Happy living for global citizens. A continuous learner and an avid reader, he loves to keep abreast of the latest developments in Technology & Management.
Srinivas undertakes extensive Blockchain training and Consulting through the entities founded. By him namely Master Mentors Advisory Pvt Ltd and Genuinity Labs.
Dr. Baljeet Malhotra
Founder & CEO at TeejLab Inc. Previously, Research Director at SAP; Vice President of Research at Black Duck Software and Founder of Black Duck Software Canada, an R&D division of Black Duck. Concurrently holding Adjunct Professor positions at UBC Sauder School of Business, University of Victoria, and University of Northern British Columbia.
Computer scientist with 15+ years of research & innovation experience working with various public and private sector organizations and customers like SAP, Synopsys, HSBC, IBM, HP, etc. Lead several industry projects in the areas of Open Source security and compliance, governance, IoT, database management, analytics, and networks. Constantly evaluate Open Source trends and related security/compliance issues, research/industry problems to plan growth opportunities for various industries.
Specialization in managing projects from the idea/need identification phase through to completion and go-to-market strategies. Implement strategic plans and high performing teams for research/startup-up projects by building relationships with academia, industries, and across organizations and teams.
Professor Vijaya Marisetty is currently working as Fintech professor in the Financial Engineering group at the University of Twente, Netherlands and the University of Hyderabad, India. His current research focus aims to understand the role of technology interventions in addressing SDG goals. In particular, his focus is on blockchain technology and its integration with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. He received several research grants from Ministry of Education, Government of India, Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, Synchrony IT, New York University, National Stock Exchange of India.
Over the last 20 years, Prof. Marisetty has published in leading finance, accounting and economics journals and received several best paper awards. He is the recipient of Citation of Excellence award from Emerald publishers and distinguished contribution to emerging markets research from Chartered Financial Analysts, USA. Prof. Marisetty worked as a consultant for World Banks and United Nations projects. He runs several blockchain initiatives and mentors blockchain startup companies. His co-founded a startup, Inclusive Growth Chain, which focuses on deploying blockchain enabled solutions to industry and governments. He holds a PhD in finance from Monash University, Australia, and Post-Doc from Wharton Business School and Indian School of Business.
Mr. Prasanna Lohar is Industry veteran, who is featured in TOP 50 CIO, TOP 50 INFLUENTIAL LEADER, TOP 20 BFSI LEADERSHIP, TOP 100 SECURITY INFLUENER, TOP 50 INNOVATOR and BLOCKCHAIN CONSORTIUM CO-CHAIR with IAMAI & FICCI.
Currently, heading BlockStack as Chief Executive Officer.
He has 22+ Years of Industry Experience in Engineering & Development, Product Development, Organization Strategy & Governance, Risk Audit Compliance Management, Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture, Mobile Apps, Digital Transformation, Fintech, E-Commerce, Payments, Platform and Product Innovation, Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Open Stack, Cloud Computing, Analytics, Big Data, IOT, BlockChain, UI-UX, Product Roadmap Strategy, Business Development , Leadership & Team Building”
Ronald Mitchell brings a wealth of hands-on Web3 strategy and implementation experience. A true XDC Ecosystem veteran turned community liaison, he played a pivotal role in establishing early growth and adoption of the network by leveraging his more than a decade of experience in Corporate Leadership.
Hugely passionate about decentralization, blockchain technology and the bright opportunities for the future they hold, he has worked alongside the XDC Founders and Ecosystem Development Team to integrate key stakeholders both up and down the value chain; from exchanges to wallets, and beyond. Now the Founder of The Mitchell Group PR, Ronald resides in crypto-friendly Puerto Rico with his family and continues to explore Web3 entrepreneurship while maintaining his XDC Network validator node along with many others for Layer 2 project nodes, including Plugin.
Senior Blockchain Manager & Principal Blockchain Solution Architect
Logeswaran is a Blockchain Architect with more than 17 years in IT and deep knowledge in various blockchain flavours, such as Ethereum, Xinfin, Hyperledger & Binance Smart Chain. He is also having sound knowledge in Data Science and have done many products in AI/ML Space He is currently exploring Decentralised Finance and are gaining rich knowledge in this space. He's crazy about participating in hackathons and try new things.
Satheesh is a Blockchain Architect and developer with 10+ years of IT experience in the software development field.He is passionate about blockchain technology and has experience in developing applications on top of Ethereum, Xinfin, Hyperledger, Multichain.He also possess good experience in Big data, cloud, and data analytics space working in telco and airline domains. Currently exploring the Defi and NFT spaces.
Research and Innovation Officer
Raghuram has more than 15+ years of experience in IT industry across multiple domains Worked primarily on Automation, AI/Ml, Data Analytics & Data Mining across his career.Intrigued by the potential that blockchain technology could offer and pleasantly quenched with a quest to learn, tried hands on in Ethereum and developed apps. Currently exploring Web3( Blockchain technology) and it's potential applications - Blockchain business models, Crypto assets, Smart contracts, DeFI and NFT's.'
Full Stack Developer
With 4+ years in core technical stack, Jurjees has strong knowledge in web & mobile technologies such as React, React Native, Flutter & Web3 tech stack He has solid product development knowledge and have developed and deployed end-to-end products using Agile & SDLC life cycle.
Social Media Manager
Bruno figueira is a publicist with a degree in advertising and graphic design and has been working in the area of corporate creation, marketing and branding since 1998. With a solid background in the blockchain market, he also brings with him experiences in international marketing, franchising and global expansion of brands. Listening to everyone and especially to customers is a strong point to guide successful communication. "We are learning every day, from the time we wake up to the time we go to bed."
An accomplished tech-writer with years of experience crafting internal and user-facing content for B2B and SaaS brands, Albert leverages extensive interest in blockchain tech to craft highly-engaging content. Adept with assessing the content needs for blockchain-based brands and ensuring that the resulting content aligns with the stakeholders' needs; a professional and highly-innovative content creator capable of working with tech companies in different niches. His key areas of interest include Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, DeFi, Fintech, Web3.0, etc.
Meghana Jibin Nambiar
Blockchain - Node Support Specialist
A rigorous, task driven professional with 2+ years of experience in the market research industry. I am currently gaining knowledge on Blockchain and all the processes that build this huge blockchain industry. My work experience lies in data analysis, SQL Programming, quality analysis and quality check of data, database management, report writing, SPSS and dealing with clients one on one. I have done internships in prominent public sector companies like ONGC, MTNL and BSNL.
During my college days, I was lucky enough to be a part of major projects and also some individual projects like automatic vehicle identification using Radio Frequency tags etc. Apart from this, I was a tutor for children from various age groups purely out of my interest and likings. I have maintained a learner approach in life and that might be the reason why I have always been super excited to host all scale events, and acquire new skills on a timely basis
"Naresh Mohanraj is Software Engineer with 8 years of hands-on experience in software analysis, design and development. Certified blockchain developer adept in developing smart contracts on Ethereum blockchain.
Jon Hanz (@DeFi_Jon)
Having more than 10 years of experience in the telecommunication and cyber security domains, he is passionate about blockchain technology, decentralized ecosystems, and the future internet of value.
Neil M. (@Inv4Fee2020)
A technology enthusiast who enjoys the challenge of continually learning, Neil has a vast career spanning more than 20 years in the IT industry covering a wide range of technology stacks but with specific focus on the network & security disciplines.
His first introduction to the crypto space was following research into 'inventory monetisation' & 'true sale' for improving working capital to SMEs incorporating the adoption of distributed ledger technology, which has led him to this point where he continues to expand his knowledge on all things blockchain & Defi as part of the 4th industrial revolution (4IR).
A creative and dedicated business professional with proven leadership experience in global business environments, Suresh has over 30 years of experience in diverse high-technology fields such as Superconductivity basic research, Real-time airborne radar systems, enterprise business critical software and solutions.
He has provided consultancy services to several fortune 500 companies in the Americas and top-100 corporations in Japan. He has held senior leadership positions, developing growth strategies for new products and markets, product planning and marketing, and operationalizing high value-add services to enterprise customers across different industries such as financial, insurance, manufacturing, public sector, health care, etc.
Suresh has strong background in both in technology, with a Bachelor of Technology and Master of Engineering, and also in business with a Master of Business Administration from top-tier institution with distinction specializing in areas of corporate finance, strategy, investments and ventures.
An Information Technology systems analyst with over 20 years of experience in the Education sector, Ryan didn't anticipate making IT a career. He worked on various technology projects while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology with the intention of attaining advanced degrees in Genetics upon graduating. However, the challenges and pace of technology at the end of the 1990’s presented opportunities that matched his drive and curiosity.
Two decades later, that curiosity was rekindled by blockchain technology. By 2019, unable to resist the urge any longer, Ryan began exploring projects that offered a chance to be part of the project, and not just a passive participant. As the space matures into the next decade, he hopes to be at the forefront of using this new technology to solve real-world problems and make real-world change.
Christopher P. (@LeftyChris13)
A Blockchain educator who has taught classes on topics such as Blockchain, Crypto, Nodes, and NFTs. Christopher geniunely loves to provide insight and awareness to others, all while learning new information. Christopher has a strong background in technology with his Bachelors in Physics, and is certified in Blockdegree as a Blockchain Advanced Expert. Currently, he is learning how to implement smart contracts and is eager to learning more in this field.
After studying Human Development & Education Psychology from National Graduate School in Japan; his first encounter with crypto assets happened because of his interest in the IOTA HORNET Node. Apparently, he has also participated in the testing of the IOTA GoShimmer node and the DAG2.0 node (Constellation Network). Not only, he was the First Plugin Node Operator in Japan, but also the First Japanese Operator of SRX, PRE, and FLUX nodes.
In addition, for more than 20 year he has been counseling trauma survivors, trained and mentored counselors in Japan and abroad, including North America and Hawaii.
He is actively mentoring and supporting many Japanese within the Japanese community to help them become Plugin Node Operators.