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June 2021
Virtual Event

Blockchain Innovator Award

Congratulations John Velissarios from Accenture, winner of the Blockchain for Business Summit "Blockchain Innovator Award" 2019!

The Blockchain for Business Summit "Blockchain Innovator Award" recognises the outstanding achievement of an individual person, who has implemented blockchain within a business and achieved ROI as a result.

Jordan Andrews

Stratis Platform

Jordan is leading the architecture and development of the Smart Contracts platform at Stratis. Jordan had several years working as an enterprise .NET developer for governments in Australia, before becoming involved with Ethereum and solidity development in early 2017.

Harry Behrens

Daimler Financial Services AG

Harry Behrens, Head of the DFS Blockchain Factory, is a veteran Blockchain evangelist. He has been actively involving himself in Blockchain since 2012. In 2016 he co-founded the DFS Blockchain swarm and initiated development of the smartVIN ® Blockchain platform.

Neil Cattermull

The Future as a Service

A strong voice and leader in the uses for Blockchain technology for the last several years, Neil has been an innovator in educating companies and users about the benefits of Blockchain technology via education, videos and blogs.

Harrison Comfort


As one of R3’s first employees, Harrison has helped in raising $107mm+ in Series A funding, establishing the 200+ member partner program and driving business development efforts in EMEA. He has been instrumental in building R3’s go-to-market strategy, as well as working with many of its partners on their journeys to understand, deliver and commercialize solutions on Corda.

Stefano Flavio Covolan


Founder of Korporatio, the first company in the world that has created a legal framework to put real-world companies on the Blockchain. The entire company governance is run by smart contracts and the shares are erc-20 tokens modified for security laws.

Kumar Gaurav


Kumar is an Indian serial entrepreneur who was awarded an extraordinary status by the United States government and is amongst the 100 most influential people in the world excelling his work on blockchain technology.

Vanessa Grellet


Vanessa Grellet is a Global Executive with over 19 years of expertise in the Financial Services and Tech industry. At ConsenSys she focuses on Enterprise and Strategic initiatives and leads the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC).

Natalia Karayaneva

Propy Inc.

Natalia is the CEO of Propy, a Silicon Valley proptech company revolutionizing the global real estate industry. She is an award-winning real estate developer, software engineer, and a serial entrepreneur with extensive knowledge in international real estate and crypto-economics.

Leanne Kemp


In 2015, Leanne Kemp saw the opportunity to use blockchain technology for diamond provenance tracking to mitigate risk and fraud by driving transparency along the supply chain. Since then, this innovative solution has been expanded into other industries including coloured gemstones, wine and fine art.

Pawel Kuskowski


Pawel is CEO of Coinfirm. Trudatum by Coinfirm is a five-time award-winning blockchain technology solution by Coinfirm that can register and verify the authenticity any type of file, document or data.

John Velissarios


John is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Technology Consulting workforce. He’s Accenture’s Global Blockchain Technology Lead working with industry teams to develop the firm’s global Blockchain delivery capability, leading several Blockchain engagements with top tier global organisations.

Michael White

Maersk GTD Inc.

Mike White is CEO for Maersk GTD and co-leads the TradeLens collaboration between IBM and Maersk. TradeLens is a blockchain based platform to facilitate global trade and create transparency, efficiency and security within supply chains connecting carriers, ports, customs authorities, 3PLs and shippers.