BTS Early Bird Rate Closes September 15
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Bermuda Tech Summit Early Bird Rate Closes Tomorrow – September 15
Hamilton, Bermuda, September 14, 2022 – Tomorrow (September 15) is the last day to secure an early bird rate to attend the Bermuda Tech Summit, presented by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), in partnership with government’s Economic Development Department (EDD) and industry association, NEXT Bermuda.
After two years of being held virtually, we are excited to be holding the fourth annual Bermuda Tech Summit in person at the Hamilton Princess Hotel and Beach Club, from October 26-28.
David Hart, BDA CEO said, “Bermuda Tech Week is expected to be an extremely busy period here in Bermuda, with the PGA Tour’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship also taking place from October 27-30. Hotel spaces are very limited, so we strongly encourage potential Bermuda Tech Summit attendees to book their hotel rooms as soon as possible to secure accommodation, and to register by September 15 to receive the early bird rate.”
Effective 16 September, Bermuda Tech Summit registration will increase from $295 to $395.
Newly confirmed speakers include Michael Casey, Chief Content Officer, CoinDesk, who will open the summit with a keynote fireside chat with Bermuda’s Premier and Minister of Finance, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP; Stan Stalnaker, Chief Strategy Officer & Founding Director, Hub Culture, will moderate a panel about the future of technology; Moad Fahmi, Senior Advisor, FinTech, Bermuda Monetary Authority, will appear on a regulatory panel with Michelle Chivunga, Founder and CEO, Global Policy House; Chris Brown, Director, AML/ATF, Bermuda Monetary Authority, will moderate a digital identity panel; and Stafford Lowe, NEXT Bermuda, will moderate a case study about Bermuda’s first digital asset business association.
Mr Hart said, “I am also just so thrilled to announce that SailGP and Clarien have come on board as Bermuda Tech Summit sponsors, joining Hub Culture, Appleby, 24 Exchange, and Blockchain Triangle. Without the generous support of our sponsors, we could not put on this important in-person event highlighting Bermuda’s dynamic tech sector, leadership, and innovation.”
If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, click here to learn more.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda Tech Summit delegates will hear senior policymakers, FinTech-leaders, and international regulators provide thought-provoking content over three half days, with afternoons left free for C-suite networking opportunities and local excursions, such as the PGA golf (for tickets, please visit their website.)
In terms of other confirmed summit speakers, Jerome Wilson, Parter, Appleby, will moderate “Bank On It” a digital banking panel featuring Chance Barnett, Founder, Jewel Bank; Tim Reed, Director, NEXT Bermuda, will moderate a panel entitled “Is the Price Right for Trust and Liquidity?” featuring Dmitri Galinov, Co-Founder, 24 Exchange and Jeff Baron, Chief Compliance Officer, Bittrex Global; Dan Roberts, CEO, NAYMS and James Knox, Managing Director, Technology & Blockchain Industry-Regional Practice Leader, Aon Risk Solutions, will speak on a “(Re)Insurance Reimagined” panel; Natalie Neto, Partner, Walkers, will moderate a “Crypto Lending and Yield Products” panel; and Fiona Beck, Non-Executive Director, BDA, will discuss space, satellites and sub-sea cables in an “Out of this World Infrastructure” panel with Joel Ogren, Assured Communications and Deon Doyle, Eastlink Bermuda.
Tech Summit attendees will also have an opportunity to network with Elizabeth Denman, Director, Conyers; Tugce Ergul, Founder, Angel Labs; Cal Evans, Managing Associate, Gresham International; Karee Luna, Founder & Creative Director, Hai Tyde’s; John Narraway, NEXT Bermuda; Lawrence Newhook, Alpha Innovations; Stephanie Smellie, VP, Content + Entertainment Partnerships, Dapper Labs; and Sean Stapley, Partner, Penrose Partners.
The Bermuda Tech Summit is the signature event of Bermuda Tech Week which includes several ancillary events, such as the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce’s virtual fireside chat with Sinead Bovell on October 27, the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s (BEDC) ‘Power Up With Web’ in-person event on October 28, and the EDD’s Tech Education Day on October 31.
Erica Smith, Executive Director, BEDC said, “The BEDC is thrilled to be hosting an event for Tech Week. We are excited about our very own Bermudian Stephanie Smellie, coming home to discuss her experience as a leader in Web3. Stephanie being on Island presents a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs to learn how best to utilize web3 technology to take their businesses to the next level.”
NOTE TO EDITORS
Launched on June 10, 2022 ‘NEXT’ is Bermuda’s first digital asset business industry association. At launch, NEXT Bermuda was comprised of 14 companies fully licensed and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, including: Apex Group, Bittrex Global, Blockfi, Blockchain Triangle, Blockwrk, Circle, CrossTower, Ensuro Re, Jewel Bank, NAYMS, Relm Insurance, Stablehouse, XBTO and 24 Exchange.