Innovation Leaders 2017

presented by EPFL EMBA

Blockchain: Innovation Leaders 2017

Blockchain: Venturing into the social realm

April 27th, at 18:00

at EPFL – Auditorium SG1

Route de la Sorge – Avenue J-R, Perronet, 1015 Lausanne


Speaker: Tilo Peters
Introduction to Blockchain
Speaker: Christopher Tucci

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New Venture Videos Group 1 & 2
How Blockchaincan help Governments Deliver Client-Centric Services
Speaker: Daniel Gasteiger

Blockchaintechnology has the potential to fundamentally change the way we deal with our governments. Starting with the introduction of blockchain-based self-sovereign digital identities, we will see a massive disruption to government services both from the point of view of how we receive such services and also how we engage with governments through secure e-voting and e-democracy systems.

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New Venture Videos Group 3 & 4
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Speaker: Alexis Roussel

Alexis will explore with the audience the intricacies of the blockchain space. Understanding the myths versus the reality of blockchain
is hard to grasp for any newcomer. The talk will explore the fundamental aspects of blockchain-related projects and the governance changes they bring and try to debunk some misleading projects.

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New Venture Videos Group 5 & 6
How Digital currencies are changing the way you make a difference
Speaker: Lorien Gamaraff

Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, offer far more opportunities than low fee remittances and payments and as stores of value. They allow us to directly touch the lives of people around the world without the need for intermediaries. Giving us all the ability to make the world a better place in our own small ways.

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New Venture Videos Group 7
Panel Discussion: Why should we care about Blockchain?
Moderator: Grace Torrellas

The panel will discuss the extraordinary features of Blockchain and why we should care. Blockchain is presented in Use Case format to illustrate the potential and real applications that are challenging traditional business models and bringing light into black-boxed systems.

Closing Announcements
Speaker: Tilo Peters


Daniel Gasteiger
Founder of Procivis and Nexussquared

Daniel worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. Starting out as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, he later joined UBS to work with hedge funds and third-party banks. In his last role at UBS, he built up and managed the Office of the Chairman as a Managing Director before co-founding nexussquared, Switzerland’s Blockchain business platform in Zurich and Founder of Procivis. Daniel is a TEDxLausanne 2016 featured speaker well known for his talk “Demystifying Blockchain”

Alexis Roussel
Co-founder of

From the UN to energy trade, Alexis has established a substantial legal expertise in data protection. His long and successful record makes him an indispensable reference in this field, in Switzerland. With Bity, Alexis explores the new challenges and legal opportunities of the blockchain.

Lorien Gamaraff
CEO of Bankymoon

Lorien co-founded the Blockchain Academy, which educates professionals on all aspects of blockchains from regulations to software development. He developed the world’s first blockchain-aware electricity smart metering system and is applying it to social and grant funding.

Grace Torrellas
StartUp Coach and executive Mentor, Technology for Social Good Advocate and Founding Member of Giveth.
Chris Tucci
Academic Director, EPFL EMBA Program Chair of Corporate Strategy & Innovation Director
Tilo Peters
Executive Director EPFL EMBA


Registrations for this event are closed.

EPFL – Auditorium SG1

Route de la Sorge – Avenue J-R. Perronet, 1015 Lausanne