The Team behind SMART VALOR
SMART VALOR represents a team of over 35 dedicated, diverse professionals that boast a unique combination of skills in blockchain technology cryptography, banking, software development and the implementation of large-scale IT projects. Located all over the globe, SMART VALOR finds its headquarters in the heart of the Swiss ‘Crypto Valley’ in Zug. Other offices are situated in Vaduz (Lichtenstein), Munich (Germany) and Paris (France). Famously incubated in the Thomson Reuters Incubator and named by Forbes as Top 10 Most Exciting European start-ups 2018, SMART VALOR also hosts Switzerland largest blockchain conference, Crypto Summit!
Leadership TeamChristened by the media as Bitcoin Queen of Switzerland, due to her role as advisor to the government of Switzerland on topics of blockchain regulation (part of Fintech roundtable group), Olga is a visionary entrepreneur who focuses on the intersection of banking and blockchain technology. She is formerly Managing Partner at Xapo (bitcoin startup – Switzerland/USA), Executive Director: Wealth Management Division of UBS (Switzerland), VP Corporate Strategy at Barclays Capital (London), and a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (Germany).
An expert in digital transformation, Oliver has a strong background in managing large scale technology projects in the financial sector. Previous roles include Founder and Managing Director of Verto Advisory (Switzerland) and Technology Advisor at Capgemini (Germany). He holds an MBA from EGADE, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico and a Masters Degree from Reutlingen University, Germany.
Julien holds over 50 US patents and authored over 80 publications on security and cryptography. Julien holds a PhD in applied mathematics and computer science. He is a former innovation programs lead at global security and identity solution provider IDEMIA, where he also headed their cryptography and security expertise team for six years. Today he is part of ISO TC307 “Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies” as leader of the “Security, privacy and identity” working group.
With over 12 years of experience building custom software products and solutions for multiple industries, Thomas Co-founded and was Head of IT at BeeZero, the Linde Group’s hydrogen-powered car-sharing initiative in Germany. Thomas was additionally the Co-founder and Managing Partner of software development and IT consultancy Tekaris and a Senior IT Consultant for enterprise application integration in multiple industries.
A technical leader with many years of experience acquired at the intersection of research and industry. He worked for companies like Intel Corporation / Labs Europe (IE and UK), Tiscali (IT), CRS4 (IT) and Laboratoire IXL (FR). Davide holds a PhD in computer science. He designed and developed several applications in the blockchain and IoT space. Author of more than 30 scientific papers, two books, and 8 pending patents, Davide was also a Co-founder of IoT startup paraimpu.com and consultant of multiple blockchain related projects. Additionally, he is on the Blockchain Advisory Board of IIB Council.
A licensed lawyer with 15+ years of experience in banking supervisory, investor protection and post-trade transparency (FATCA, MIFID II, MAR). During the five years prior to SMART VALOR, Alexandra led a regulatory requirements team and was in charge of the development of compliant business and customer-oriented solutions across HSBC Global Private Bank. Before that, she was Head of Compliance Operations at Zurich Insurance.
The expertise of SMART VALOR does not stop there.
The team also consists of internationally renowned leading professionals that serve as close advisors to the project. Each one is able to offer their own tactical advantages that help to grow the business exponentially.
More information about SMART VALOR available at: www.smartvalor.com