Name:Philipp Sandner
Company: Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner was ranked as one of the "top 30" economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany, in 2018 and 2019. Further, he belonged to the "Top 40 under 40" – a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. His expertise includes blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights and digital identity. The FSBC advises financial organizations, industrial corporations and startups concerning their blockchain activities. Since 2017, he is a member of the Fintech Council (FinTechRat) of the Federal Ministry of Finance and was engaged in the EU Blockchain Observatory established by the European Union. He co-founded the German Blockchain Association, the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA), and the Multichain Asset Managers Association. The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center was launched in February 2017 and analyzes implications of blockchain technology on companies and business models. It provides a platform for decision makers, startups, technology experts and industry professionals to exchange their knowledge and share their visions. More: www.fs-blockchain.de Before joining Frankfurt School, he co-founded a consulting company specialized in the area of innovation strategy, IP and technology transfer. He has been research fellow at the Technical University Munich, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Previous to that, he studied business administration focusing on computer science at the University Mannheim.

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Name:Sagar Sarbhai
Position:Head of Business Solutions
Company: Fireblocks

Sagar Sarbhai is the Global Head of Business Solutions & Advisory at Fireblocks. He works with financial services institutions, helping them launch new digital asset businesses and products, leveraging the Fireblocks infrastructure. Previously, he held senior positions at Amazon Web Services and Ripple in APAC where he led engagements with financial institutions and central banks on payments innovation, digital assets and cloud computing related matters. Prior to joining the technology sector, Sagar spent a decade in banking and capital markets, across multiple functions including technology, strategy, risk and government affairs. Sagar holds a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD Business School, France.

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Name:Bruce Savage
Company: FIA Europe

Bruce Savage is the Head of FIA in Europe, which is the leading global trade association for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, and is based in London. He joined FIA in August 2019 from Deutsche Bank having spent 21 years in a variety of senior front office roles in the Listed Derivatives and Markets Clearing business. Bruce started his career at the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange. He graduated in Law from Dundee University in Scotland


Name:Julia Schieffer
Position:Founder & Editor
Company: DerivSource

Julia Schieffer is the Founder & Editor of DerivSource.com, a leading online information source for OTC derivatives and post-trade professionals. A seasoned journalist, Julia specialises in OTC derivatives pre- and post-trade operations, technology (fintech/regtech), risk management and regulation. Prior to starting up DerivSource, Julia wrote for multiple trade publications both in the US and UK and was managing editor for Operations Management, a publication of Institutional Investor News/Euromoney PLC. She was a Board Member for the Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) group in London from 2011 to 2021. DerivSource is part of Markets Media Group. About Us for DerivSource DerivSource has earned its reputation today as a leading online information source for OTC derivatives and post-trade professionals. The community relies on peer commentary and industry analysis covering pre- and post-trade operations, regulatory compliance, risk management and fintech with additional coverage of new market trends including ESG, digital assets and infrastructure. The readership represents a wide geographical and professional demographic including the buy and sell side, asset servicers, exchanges and solutions providers. DerivSource is part of Markets Media Group.