Dr Terence Cassar
Control, Alt, Delete: Privacy and the right to be forgotten: placing personal data on an immutable blockchain and the GDPR implications.
Dr Terence Cassar is a Senior Associate at GTG Advocates. He specialises on TMT, IP, blockchain & cryptocurrencies, FinTech, data protection, gaming & betting, e-commerce and cybercrime. He is a frequent headline speaker on technology laws in Malta, particularly on blockchain, IP and data protection. He is a lecturer on Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services to prospective VFA Agents. He has been a key expert on the Malta IP Hub, an initiative to amend local IP laws, and has represented various clients before the EUIPO. He has also led the GDPR compliance of various organisations and was one of the first Maltese lawyers to advise on crypto-assets. He is currently advising various major exchanges in relation to licensing under the Virtual Financial Assets Act. Dr Cassar holds a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta and is in the process of being awarded an LLM in Internet Law & Policy by the University of Strathclyde.
Dr Christian Ellul
Regulating New Technology Frontiers: When is too little too much? Exploring the need for innovation and disruption while meeting legal responsibilities.
Dr Christian Ellul – completed his Doctorate in Law in 2005 furthering his studies with an Adv. LL.M. in International Taxation from the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. Christian has worked as a tax advisor for a Big 4 Audit firm in Malta as well as reputable local Corporate Service provider. In 2009 Christian together with Karl Schranz was one of the founding members of another a Corporate Services Provider in Malta, before leaving to set up E&S Consultancy in 2010. Christian currently sits on the board of all of the companies within the E&S Group and his competences include Malta direct and indirect taxation, international tax structuring, Taxation of Tokens, Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, trusts, corporate and company law and related legal advice.
iForgot: Cybersecurity risks and the blockchain including the impossibility of recovering cryptographic keys
Howard Poston is a cyber and blockchain security researcher. He developed and teaches the Certified Blockchain Security Professional (CBSP) course and certification exam (offered internationally via Pearson). Howard consults with multiple different organizations, providing content development, training, and consulting services in the blockchain and cyber security domains.
Carla Maree Vella
Blockchain – The Game Changer: How blockchain is changing the iGaming landscape and the way players interact with the technology.
ConsultXD & MyBlockchainIsland
Carla brings academia and business know-how to the world of Crypto and iGaming. She is the former CEO of Optimizer Invest and Former Managing director of Betsson.com. Carla is currently finalising her second masters; Masters in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia and is writing her thesis on the topic of distributed regulatory compliance for the iGaming and Exchange sector.
Smart Contracts: How do they change risk assessments and can be used to automate compliance?
Fabio Hildebrand has over 13 years of experience in Tech Audit and Information Security, having worked in PwC and leaders in the Brazilian Industry such as Volkswagen, Azul Airlines and Dafiti. CISSP and CISA certified, he transitioned to the Ethereum space in 2017 to focus on smart contract security, and currently manages operations and Dapp development in Solidified.
Ethics By Design: Do privacy enhancing technologies offer opportunities to reduce risks and what is blockchains role in ethical frameworks?
Ivana Bartoletti is the Head of Privacy and Data Protection at Gemserv. Her years of experience in the field span the public and private sectors, including senior roles in the NHS, Barclays and Sky. Ivana works across all sectors, from finance to adtech, and within the energy market. She is passionate about new technology, big data, AI and blockchain and support clients with their digitalisation and innovation programmes.
Ivana is an International public speaker and commentator on privacy, digital rights, data ethics and regularly features on the BBC, writes in the Guardian, Forbes and other outlets. She also leads the Women Leading in AI network, encouraging women to shape the debate around the use and norms of AI and big data.