Chain of Points
5700 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON, M2M 4K2
Irene Katzela, Ph.D, CEO
Dr. Irene Katzela has extensive experience in the research and development of large scale, high speed networks with emphasis on emerging technologies and applications.
She has consulted at telecommunication and financial organizations helping them to shape their network management and operations strategy.
Dr. Katzela holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University, NYC.
Stefan Crnojević, Chief Blockchain Architect
From Belgrade, Serbia. Conducted research in Theoretical Computer Science and Computer Security. Participated and won awards on international competitions in Computer Science research. Completed Grammar School for Computer Science, a special high school for gifted children, and is now lecturing cryptography at institutions dedicated to talented students. Currently studying Mathematics and Computer Science, and researching blockchain technologies and cryptographic protocols in general.
Vladimir Vasilic, Chief Technologist
Vladimir has 15 year experience in technology-customer facing field. He gained a deep understanding of customer experience, identified and filled product gaps and generate new ideas that grew market share, improve customer experience and drove growth. Vladimir has a strong relationship with engineering and designers to deliver products with quick time-to-market and optimal resources -- Vladimir Spent last 8 years as Associate Director Technical Client Solution where he helped with adoption and usage of S&P Capital IQ's desktop, feed and API-based content delivery platforms.
Steven Dryall, Director of Products
Steve has been focused on the emerging opportunities surrounding decentralized platforms, specifically related to digital currencies and multimedia networking, where he has directly contributed to some of their most important developments. Steven holds numerous awards and distinctions from industry and academia including being certified by the Royal Canadian Mint for “Contributing to the Evolution of Currency”.
Shidan Gouran, Executive Chairman
Shidan Gouran is a serial entrepreneur who founded one of the first Canadian CLECs to offer VoIP service, designed an award winning PBX system and developed the first Android based Solution for Smart TVs.
Shidan studied Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Western Ontario.
Nataliya Hearn, Ph.D, Director
Dr. Nataliya Hearn has been at the forefront of technology transfer, development and applications. Dr. Hearn has been ranked in the Top 100 Canada’s Women Entrepreneurs and CEO of the fastest growing company in Canada, and was Featured in the Forbes Magazine for innovative product application.
Dr. Hearn holds a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Mikko is a software entrepreneur with MSc. in industrial engineering and management. He is a self-taught programmer and has been developing web and blockchain businesses since 1999. Mikko is CTO of TokenMarket Ltd., a digital token primary and secondary market platform. He was one of the founders of LocalBitcoins, a global peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange. Also, he is currently a technology advisor in First Blood Technologies, a blockchain eSports company, NordLedger Oü, a blockchain electronic invoice company and Wattcoin Labs LLC, a blockchain energy company.
Ransu is a seasoned entrepreneur and pioneer n the Financial industry. As founder of Revoltura, he was responsible for launching Europe's first bitcoin-backed Exchange Traded Instrument, BitcoinETI, listed on the Gibraltar Stock Exchange and traded on Frankfurt. He is also the head of European trading at Urram investments and CEO of the TokenMarket Digital Assets Platform.
Gene Kavner is Founder and CEO of iPayYou, the world's easiest, safest and most useful bitcoin wallet for consumers. Gene is an experienced software developer and
digital marketer who previously served as an Amazon.com executive, where as Worldwide Director of the Amazon Associates program, he led the world’s largest internet
Before founding iPayYou, Gene held the title of Principal Architect for Display Advertising and MSN Analytics at Microsoft. Previously, Gene served as Principal
Architect and Director of Software Development for Expedia Lodgings, leading a team of 50 in the USA and China.
Earlier in his career, Gene was one of the chief architects of Microsoft MSN, working on the platform from its inception and building it to the fourth most
popular website in the United States.
A serial entrepreneur, Gene has founded numerous companies and built experienced technical teams in many verticals. His deep understanding of technology
and consumer behavior led to founding iPayYou and a mission of making Bitcoin accessible to the everyday consumer.
Gene holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Jeff Pulver is a Futurist and American Internet entrepreneur known for his work as founder of pulver.com, Free World Dialup and Vonage. Jeff is an Internet Pioneer whose work helped popularize the use and adoption of VoIP worldwide. He helped change the way the world communicates. The communication law issued by the Federal Communications Commission named after him known as The Pulver Order is the reason Internet based services like: FaceTime, Skype and Messenger are offered for free. Since 1997 he has invested in over 400 startups and has served as founder, co-founder and chairman of numerous startups. His most recent set of conferences started in 2016 is called MoNage, where he explores the future of communications.