When: March 7th

Where: Asia World Expo - Hong Kong

As a feature event of Hong Kong Blockchain week 2019

Asia World Expo | March 4 - 8 2019

Accredited Events

Hybrid Summit Speakers

Charles Hoskinson
Founder and CEO - IOHK
Co-Founder - Ethereum, Cardano
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Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK

A recognized pioneer in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. He is the founder of Cardano (ADA) and also the co-founder and former CEO of Ethereum (ETH).

Larry Sanger
Co-Founder Wikipedia
CIO Everipedia
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Dr. Larry Sanger, Co-Founder of Wikipedia, and CIO of Everipedia

Known for co-founding Wikipedia and through his interest in philosophical work and theory of knowledge has published numerous academic contributions.

Ulf Carlsson
General Manager North Asia & Japan
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Ulf Carlsson

Ulf Carlsson is general manager in North Asia and Japan for Nasdaq OMX. He joined the company in 1996 as a general manager and has been based in Hong Kong since 2003. He's also chairman of Nasdaq OMX Japan Ltd. and director of the board of Nasdaq OMX Hong Kong and Nasdaq OMX Singapore.

Dr. Jane Thomason
Frontier Technology
Social Impact Thought Leader
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Dr. Jane Thomason

Recognized in Forbes Magazine as Blockchain’s Leading Social Development Evangelist. Focuses on how frontier technologies can accelerate poverty reduction. Awarded Top 10 Digital Frontier Women and United Nations Decade of Women Quantum Impact Champion.

Thomas Lee
Co-Founder, Fundstrat
ex-Chief Equity Strategies, JP Morgan
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Thomas Lee, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fundstrat Global Advisors LLC

Over 20 years of experience in macro markets and equity research. One of the most respected analysts and thought leaders in cryptocurrencies. He served as Chief Equity Strategist of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Angie Lau
Founder & CEO Forkast.News
ex-Anchor, Bloomberg TV
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Angie Lau, Founder & CEO of Forkast.News

Multiple-award winning former Bloomberg TV lead anchor and journalist. Host of “First Up with Angie Lau” show with over 350 million viewers worldwide. Member of the Li Ka Shing Foundation making a positive impact by investing in disruptive technologies.

Tone Vays
Derivatives Trader, Content Creator
Twitter: @ToneVays
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Tone Vays, Content Creator, Derivatives Trader & Consultant

10 years on Wall Street starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase. Over 181,000 followers on Twitter, engaging with community on cryptocurrencies.

Michael Gu
Blockchain Educator
YouTube: Boxmining
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Michael Gu, Boxmining on YouTube

Boxmining has over 192,000 subscribers and millions of views across his videos, highly respected and engaged by the international cryptocurrency community.

Nicholas Merten
Blockchain Influencer
YouTube: DataDash
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Nicholas Merten, DataDash on YouTube

DataDash, the largest cryptocurrency YouTube channel with over 315,000 subscribers worldwide.

Brian Mehler
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Brian Mehler, EOS VC, Block.One

Overseeing the launch of the EOS VC business unit. Works with fund partners in managing the deployment of $1 Billion USD in capital for the growth and expansion of the EOSIO ecosystem.

Shirley Hsu
Chief Financial Officer
, TUS Pine Peak Group
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Shirley Hsu, TUS Pine Peak Group

Masters of International Finance from Columbia University. Joining UCF in 2011, managed the international expansion and acquisitions. Over 25 years in investment banking and M&As. Advised first batch of H-share IPOs of Chinese companies in Hong Kong.

Edgar Seah
Head of APAC
Hedera Hashgraph
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Edgar Seah, Head of Asia Pacific Region of Hedera Hashgraph

Formerly the Head of Asset Backed Trading and Syndication and Co-Head of Asset Backed Originations at Merrill Lynch Asia. He also launched Sponsors for Educational Opportunity to Young Africans in Ghana.

Lucy Gazmararian
Senior Manager, Crypto and Fintech
PWC Mainland China, Hong Kong
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Lucy Gazmararian, Senior Manager of PwC Fintech & Crypto, Hong Kong

Focuses on tax & accounting, governance & controls, legal & regulatory, cyber security, and advisory. 15 years in banking and asset management in London and Singapore, including Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse.

David Ben-Kay
Chief Legal Counsel
Pundi X
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David Ben Kay, Chief Legal Counsel of Pundi X

Formerly General Counsel at Microsoft, as well as being an advisor and a board member for the Ethereal Foundation.

Sam Kazemian
Co-Founder and President
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Sam Kazemian, Co-Founder of Everipedia

Everipedia, a for-profit, wiki-based online encyclopedia. He was an early adopter of Bitcoin and mined it to pay for his bills and tuition while at school at UCLA.

Aleksei Antonov
Suicide Ventures
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Aleksei Antonov, Founder of Suicide Ventures

Founded the first Blockchain-based educational foundation in Russia, and a Blockchain based Family Office SCDE Ventures based in Singapore. Co-founder of SONM.

Rod Jao
Maurizio Viviani
Founder and CTO
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Maurizio Viviani, Founder and CTO MathematicsCoin.ai

Maurizio Viviani is a DARPA-award winning computer scientist and blockchain software engineer who teaches university courses globally on blockchain technology and programming. At the outset of the bitcoin movement, Maurizio worked on bitcoin programming. Among other disciplines, Maurizio has deep experience in astrophysics, supercomputing, computer vision, intelligent systems and autonomous devices, robotics and deep learning. Maurizio has built space stratoballoons for extra-planetary exploration and fixing programming bugs in deep sea oil platforms with bluechips companies like nVidia and General Electric. Maurizio is also a cofounder of many FabLabs and open source resource structures to help teams of engineers build innovative hardware and software platforms.

Dr. Viviani has 20+ years of software architect/teaching experience (including supercomputing), 2+ years blockchain programming/teaching, 2+ years parallel programming/teaching CUDA/OpenCL + TensorFlow, as well as 20+ years of programming/teaching in STEM environments (C, C++, Python, Computer Vision, Machine Learning). He has 3+ years of experience with Strato balloons (powered by Arduino and nVidia GTX1) for landslide hazards and earthquakes aids and 4+ years in the creation of autonomous vehicles as cars or pods using wrecked vehicles, Mini Cooper project, retrofitted with nanophosphate batteries, four seats, autonomous drive, parallel programming SLAM/Unity. In addition, he has 15+ years working in Digimatronics, an intelligent and autonomous system based on active surveillance of any type of sensor (autonomous). Dr. Viviani is creating Artificial Intelligence algorithms behind all the development. He has 4+ years of experience troubleshooting multiple tracking SLAM and 4+ years of FabLabs / development centers creation. He is an Ansari X Prize and Darpa Grand Challenge participant and has spent 24+ years as an Astrophysics and Computer Vision expert.

Justin Chow
Head of Business Develpoment
Asia, Cumberland
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Justin Chow, Head of Business Development, Cumberland

Cumberland, a DRW company, is known to be the leader in cryptoasset trading since 2014. Previously a global macro proprietary trader internally at DRW, and the hedge fund Citadel.

Clement Ip
Genesis Block
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Clement Ip, Co-Founder of Genesis Block

Clement is highly respected in the Bitcoin community, having been involved with Bitcoin since 2013, and critical in participating in over 40 blockchain projects.

Sandy Peng
Founding Partner
Fission Capital
Richard Ma
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Richard Ma, CEO of Quantstamp

Background in algorithmic and high frequency trading as a trading fund manager and senior quantitative strategist. Quantstamp focuses on transparency and security in blockchain projects.

Jason Jeon
Chief Evangelist
NHN Entertainment
Jason Fang
Sora Ventures
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Jason Fang, Managing Partner, Sora Ventures

Founded Asia’s leading crypto-backed venture capital firm dedicated to blockchain investments. Previously at Fenbushi Capital.

Simon Dixon
CEO & Co-Founder
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Simon Dixon, CEO, Bnktothefuture.com

ex-Director of UK Digital Currency Association and UK Crowdfunding Association. Previously an investment banker, shifting early to Bitcoin and supporting influential blockchain projects.

Dan Whang
Founder & CIO
GSG Asset Management
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Dan Whang, Founder & CIO of GSG Asset Management

Mr. Whang is the Founder and CIO of GSG Asset Management. Prior to forming GSG, Mr. Whang was a senior principal at Patrol Capital a subadvisor to a Fortune 500 US based insurance company managing a global macro hedge fund based in HK on their behalf as well as advising on global tactical asset allocation. Prior to that Mr Whang held senior trading roles in FX and interest rate derivatives at JPMorgan NY, Merrill Lynch NY and Morgan Stanley HK.

Brian TK Lee
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Brian TK Lee, Director of Blackhorse

Investment banker at a Chinese SOE and a boutique Hong Kong Investment Bank. He then moved on to found BlackHorse group, a digital asset investment and advisory firm based in Hong Kong.

Jon Malach
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Jon Malach, CEO of NativeAds.com & Co-Founder of CryptocurrencyNews.com

Unique vantage point in viewing different components of the blockchain industry with his real-time access to news and information.

Sandra Wu
OriginX Capital
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Sandra Wu, Founding Partner of Origin X Capital

Securities, PE Fund Formation, and M&A Corporate Lawyer with 13+ years experience working for Wall Street US law firms in Hong Kong and Sydney. Vice President of the Hong Kong Digital Asset Investment Association.

Charles Yang
Head Trader
Genesis Block
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Charles Yang, Head Trader of Genesis Block

Charles started his career trading Korean equities at Samsung Securities. He now also educates new and prospective clients about cryptocurrency while servicing accounts.

Warren D Cudney
President and CEO
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Warren D Cudney, President and CEO, Wahupta

Recognized leader in corporate startups in health and wellness and most recently in the hemp and isolate industry, bridging international gaps for adoption and production.

Michael Moli
Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder
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Michael Moll, CPO & Co-Founder of Reitium

Leads the enterprise grade permissioned private blockchain application that facilitates the tokenization and management of "real world" real estate assets.

Ben Yuchen Zhou
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Ben Yuchen Zhou, Co-Founder of Bybit.com

Expert in forex and crypto. Significant experience dealing with derivatives trading, quantitative and margin trading systems. Bybit is a global crypto derivatives trading exchange.

Alex Nascimento
Co-Founder & Managing Director
7CC Blockchain Investments
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Alex Nascimento, Co-founder of UCLA Blockchain Lab & Blockchain at UCLA

Lectures on Blockchain Business Applications and Security Tokens in addition to his role of Managing Director of 7CC.

Sabrina Tachdjian
Head of Investments
Unblock Ventures of LINE Corp
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Sabrina Tachdjian, Head of Investments, Unblock Ventures of LINE Corp

Head of investments at unblock, LINE Corporation's newly established subsidiary dedicated to growing the blockchain ecosystem.

Kelvin Koh
Spartan Group
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Kelvin Koh, Co-Founder of Spartan Group,

Over 20 years experience in investment research across multiple asset classes. Focuses on blockchain technology. Previously Partner and China CIO at Indus Capital, a $7 billion equity fund. 18 years at Goldman Sachs Singapore, Head of Research and Partner.

Jason Choi
Host of
Blockcrunch Podcast
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Jason Choi, Host of Blockcrunch Podcast

Wharton graduate, launched Contrary Capital - a decentralized venture fund backed by executives from Facebook, Tesla, Twitch and Reddit. Blockcrunch is a top 10 podcast on blockchain. Previously an analyst at Deloitte New York and Bridgewater Associates.

Joy Alameda
Corporate Secretary
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Attorney Joy Alameda, Corporate Secretary, CEZA

The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority is a government agency under the Office of the President of the Philippines for issuing Offshore Fintech and Virtual Currency Licenses.

Ryan Rodenbaugh
Head of APAC
TrustToken & TrueUSD

About Hybrid Summit

Hybrid Summit is an annual event series that brings together communities of fintech and blockchain enthusiasts, investors, and influencers. Macau 2017, Thailand 2018, and now coming to Hong Kong 2019 with a focus on education - understanding latest industry trends.

In Collaboration with

Chaineer is a Seoul-based blockchain incubator and advisory group based. Their most recent event hosted in partnership with Chinese media group BABI Finance brought the most notable educators and influencers together.


“Unquestionably the best-production values of any crypto event in Asia. Terrific team and very high quality speakers. Happy to come back and speak.“

- Miko Matsumura
Founder Evercoin Exchange

“Hybrid Summit is one of the most well organized and produced events not only in the blockchain space in Asia, but of any worldwide. Incredible knowledge and ideas shared on a world class stage makes for a must-attend conference series.”

- Thomas Lee
Founder, Head of Research Fundstrat Global Advisors

“It's hard to find information with real value in such a noisy space. Hybrid Summit in Bangkok curated the right quality to provide people with resources to stay connected to the Southeast Asia blockchain community with a top notch event production.”

- Michael Gu
Blockchain Educator YouTube Influencer: Boxmining

“The Hybrid Summit was a fantastic and informative event bringing together variety of leaders, entrepreneurs and businesses of the field in one place. The turnout and the quality at the conference was impressive. We truly enjoyed the conference and we look forward to contributing again in the future.“

- Sandra Wu
Founding Partner Origin X Capital

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