Published Sep 19, 2020 at 8:00 am
(Updated Sep 19, 2020 at 8:05 am)
The 2020 Bermuda Tech Summit, taking place online for the first time this year from October 14 to 16 as part of Bermuda Tech Week, has revealed its line-up of industry experts and speakers.
David Burt, the Premier, will open the summit with Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and chief executive officer of Social Capital, an organisation focused on advancing humanity by investing in entrepreneurs who seek to improve the lives of the people around them.
The conversation will be moderated by Clifton Leaf, editor-in-chief of Fortune magazine, who is well-versed in global business trends and tech innovation.
The Premier will also discuss the implications of global tech trends with Bittrex Globals chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Stephen Stonberg.
2020 is a year of innovation for everyone, and I am eager to speak with business leaders about how their organisations have responded during this pandemic and creatively adapted to the changing business landscape, Mr Burt said.
Bermuda has always been at the forefront of emerging business trends, and it is fitting that our island will be leading the conversation on digital transformation amid a pivotal moment for businesses worldwide.
Under the theme of Digital Transformation, the summit will explore the ways businesses and industries are transforming as a result of technological disruption and the accelerated pace of change caused by Covid-19. Hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency and FinTech Bermuda, engaging panel discussions, case studies and in-depth conversations will take place from 10am to 3:30pm each day.
Roland Andy Burrows, CEO of the Bermuda Business Development Agency, said: We are thrilled to bring together a diverse group of innovative business leaders who can discuss their experiences, the ways they are using digital technologies to foster growth and development and their perspectives on what the future holds.
The speaker line-up includes:
Tom Allason, founder and CEO, Residently
Steffan Antonas, design director, Carter-Edwards
Henri Arslanian, global crypto leader, PwC
Philippe Bekhazi, CEO, Stablehouse
Dr Phil Budden, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management for Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship&Strategy; Board Member at Innovation Underwriters
Michael J. Casey, chief content officer, CoinDesk
Lydia Dickens, managing director, Conci
Chris Evans, cofounder of Flyt; tech investor
J. Gdanski, CEO and founder, Evertas
Vinay Gupta, founder and CEO, Mattereum
Yusuf Hussain, head of risk, Gemini
James Knox, managing director, regional telecommunications and technology practice leader, Aon
Natalie Neto, partner, Walkers Bermuda
Susan Pateras, COO, Liberty Specialty Markets; BDA board member
Kim Perdikou, board director, CyberArk Software; chairwoman, REBBL; chairwoman, The @ company; board director, Trunomi
Denis Pitcher, chief fintech adviser to Bermudas Premier
Jill Richmond, co-founder and chief revenue officer, Jewel
Sandra Ro, CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council
Dan Roberts, cofounder and CEO, Nayms
Brian Sewell, founder, Rockwell Capital
Abbie Sheppard, chief of staff to COO, Cameo
David Shrier, futurist and associate fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Charlie Sidoti, executive director, Innovation Underwriters
Stan Stalnaker, chief strategy officer and founding director, Hub Culture
Craig Swan, deputy CEO, Bermuda Monetary Authority
Sheila Warren, head of blockchain, data, and digital assets, World Economic Forum and Member of the Executive Committee
Cynthia Hardy Young, founder, Pivot Global Partners
In addition to the summit, Bermuda Tech Week 2020, scheduled for October 12 to 16, will…