Raj is an entrepreneurial leader who has founded and grown transformative enterprise platforms that generate disruptive value. He is currently growing RIteCoin and InvenTrust -- as currency and network for democratizing innovation. Previously, he founded a leading patent advisory company and a medical documents business that was backed by the World Bank group and grew to a top 5 industry player through a distributed, home-based, global workforce. Raj led R&D teams to incubate cutting edge technologies with Fortune 100 companies early in his career. He is also passionate about the arts and has catalyzed significant new commissions with emerging and established international artists and major museums.
The CTO of RiteCoin, he is also a public speaker with 20+ years of experience as solution / integration architect, designer, developer and development/project manager for blue chip companies and more recently start-ups. His extensive experience in Telecom & financial services sectors is an asset. He has also co-invented, designed, and registered a number of patents, including in blockchain and mobile payments.
Andy Scott is an experienced Business Development, Corporate Development, Strategy, Go-to-Market Executive with significant operational, advisory and new venture experience. Proven ability to develop and execute innovative business models through effective market identification, sales and negotiation. Multi-disciplinary skills including selling high value complex solutions, marketing, fundraising, risk management/insurance and intellectual property strategy. Key advisor to senior management teams at high growth Blockchain, FinTech, InsureTech, Legal Tech, Enterprise IoT and Enterprise Software/SaaS companies both domestic and international.
Puja Bhattacharjee is an avid follower of innovation and its global impact. With more than a decade of experience in strategizing, executing and developing growth stories and revenue charts for large and mid-sized global organisations, she understands the connection between an idea, its opportunities and its transition to building market value. She has made it her mission to enable innovators across the globe discover, connect and transact higher value from their innovations. In her breathing spells, she likes to invest some of her personal time in reading, photography, biking and reinstating humanity in businesses and outside.
Salvatore is the central hub between business needs, user feedback, and engineering teams. Ensuring the goals are met between all three while evaluating feasibility is top priority. Having built and managed platforms for organization in Italy, United Kingdom and United States, he has a broad understanding of regional expectations and needs. Achieving smooth user experiences while delivering value is a main goal. Certified Project Manager (New York University) with degrees in sociology (Thomas Edison State University), and Computer Science.
Jayne Thorpe is a sharp, driven senior manager with 15 years’ experience and proven success across all sectors and specific expertise in healthcare. Enthusiastic in approaching large, complex challenges from many angles and able to utilise data analysis, process improvement methods, finance expertise or new business models to deliver effective solutions. Specialised ability to deliver improved efficiency and profitability and “turn a vision into reality. Has a keen interest in building new, transformative businesses. Qualified accountant with an MBA from Oxford and an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management from LSE.
European Business Development
Felix Walter is passionate about working with partners and clients to support their business needs. He uses 7+ years of experience in engaging with customers and an urge for keeping up with the latest Blockchain/technology trends to find innovative solutions for corporations. Having worked with global players as well as SMEs puts him into the position to understand and address various needs at all levels. He is responsible for RiteCoin’s business development initiatives in Europe.
Marc La Magna is an experienced Venture Capital investor, Board Member & Advisor. In his kitty of expertise, you can find a big chunk of Corporate Strategy & Development across early- and mid-stage technology companies. His skills in identifying, developing growth and partnership strategies for corporate ventures - at both early and later stages - and positioning them for market leadership never goes unnoticed. His strong network of venture capital / PE firms, entrepreneurs, operators, technologies, bankers and legal services is another in a long list of achievements.
Suzanne S. Harrison is an author, patent futurist, and economist. She works with companies to help them realize the true value of their intellectual property. Suzanne has devoted her career to IP realization and exploitation. She works with technology-driven companies at both transactional and strategic levels.
"Entrepreneur and Merchant Banker with broad experience in all aspects of forming, managing, advising, fund raising, and biz dev for entrepreneur-powered businesses, including, business strategy and M&A. Advisor or co-founder of global ICOs and Token offerings.
Significant and relevant experience with Internet apps and platforms, Cryptocurrencies & Tokens, integrated media, online advertising & online metrics, mobile apps, telecom, energy, emerging markets, financial consulting, real estate and venture capital. "
Raghunath Mashelkar, is the Chairman of India's National Innovation Foundation. He advises corporates ranging from Reliance to Tata Motors to Michelin on innovation strategy. He is widely regarded as India's innovation czar and has headed CSIR, the world's largest chain of industrial R&D labs. His leadership in IPR led to Indian labs moving towards multimillion dollars IP licensing deals.
Nava Swersky Sofer
Tech Transfer Advisor
Nava Swersky Sofer, is a renowned innovation and technology commercialization expert. She is Chairperson of NanoIsrael, an advisor to WIPO, and was President of Hebrew University's tech transfer arm where she signed 1200 collaboration agreements. Previously, she was a venture capitalist with Sanderling Ventures in California and head of strategy for Novartis in Switzerland.
Jim DiGiorgio, VP Bizdev and GC, drove IP strategy at Comcast and led major innovation programs. Prior to this he was General Counsel for GE Licensing managing tech transfer and joint development programs. Jim was also a patent attorney at Lucent and served with the US Army. JD Seton Hall, MEng EE and BSEE Cornell.