Digital Identity: A Chat with Serial Blockchain Entrepreneur Daniel Gasteiger

TrueSphere@EmQuartier - 2nd Floor, 693 Sukhumvit Alley Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110 Bangkok
Tue, Feb 27, 2018, 6:00 PM (GMT+7)

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About this event

Startup Grind Bangkok welcomes its first international guest all the way from Switzerland, serial blockchain entrepreneur Daniel Gasteiger, founder & CEO of Procivis, who will share with us his journey from international investment banker to blockchain entrepreneur and "civic tech" activist, as well as his thoughts on digital identity, e-government as a service, and the European startup landscape.

Before becoming one of Switzerland’s most prolific blockchain entrepreneurs, Daniel has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. Fascinated with the future potential of blockchain technology, Daniel decided to leave the banking world in 2015 to co-found “nexussquared”, a blockchain business advisory platform based in Zurich. With nexussquared, he has been working towards enhancing the attractiveness of Zurich and Switzerland for international blockchain startups and, in parallel, initiated blockchain meet-up groups across Europe, including Zurich, Vaduz, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Tallinn.

In 2016, Daniel founded his second venture, Procivis AG, a company that develops “e-government as a service” solutions backed by blockchain technology. Procivis’s first client is the Swiss canton of Schaffhausen, who is using the digital identity platform “eID+” to deliver e-government services to its citizens as a pilot. Procivis, as an extension of eID+, is working on a fully self-sovereign, integrated electronic identity and personal data management platform called “VALID”.

VALID is realizing a solution where users have their self-sovereign digital ID for a secure, seamless online experience with state-of-the-art encryption for sensitive data and a personal data marketplace to optionally monetize their own anonymized data without an intermediary.

About the Speaker

Daniel Gasteiger is a member of the board of directors of the Global Blockchain Business Council, a member of Switzerland’s national blockchain taskforce under the leadership of the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Commerce, advises the canton of Zurich on the blockchain research and innovation hub “Trust Square”.

He is a TEDx speaker (“Blockchain demystified”), holds various other national and international advisory mandates and spoke on the topic of blockchain’s impact on business models at more than 30 conferences and industry events as well as a dozen universities and business schools across the globe.

About the Moderator

The fireside chat will be moderated by Dr. Jason Corbett. Jason is the founder and Managing Partner of Silk Legal, a Bangkok based law firm that advises both foreign and domestic clients. Jason is admitted as solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He is also the Chief Investment Officer of Silver Cord Advisory, a specialist venture capital firm that invests professional services in disruptive technology start-ups throughout SE Asia. Jason is also one of the key figures in Southeast Asia's emerging cryptocurrency scene, having frequently presented on legal issues surrounding ICOs and having advised many companies on ICO issuances.

About the Sponsor

Digital Ventures is the fintech arm of Siam Commercial Bank, with a mission to promote innovation in financial technology and drive changes in the banking industry through investment, innovation and supporting Thai businesses to grow with SCB. Digital Ventures implements this mission through its digital banking team, startup accelerator, and corporate venture capital fund.

About the Venue

TrueSphere is a co-working space and tech event hub powered by True Digital Park. True Digital Park will become Thailand's first, and Southeast Asia's largest startup campus, spanning over 77,000 sqm. The Park will be fully operational in Q4 2018 and will be the first of its kind to house startups, tech companies, accelerators, investors and other components of the startup ecosystem all under one roof.



Tuesday, Feb 27
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (+07)


2nd Floor, 693 Sukhumvit Alley Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok10110

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