Matej Curda

Introducing Matej Curda, a seasoned consultant turned influential web3 leader.

Having previously helped organizations extract maximum value from their data, and starting his own web3 startup, he now leverages this expertise to guide Fortune 500 companies and startups in their web3 strategies.

Beyond consulting, Matej is also a familiar face on the stages of major web3 conferences in cities like New York, London, and Paris.

With a proven track record in investing, his mission to bring web3 closer to people is further manifested in his website and newsletter, where he guides individuals through the complexities of web3 investing.

Simone Puorto

Simone Puorto is a visionary advisor, keynote speaker, and published author with extensive experience in the travel and hospitality industry. He has organized the groundbreaking Polybius event, the first-ever travel and hospitality gathering in the metaverse. With a strong presence in academia, Simone is a sought-after MBA lecturer at renowned institutions worldwide.

He serves on the advisory boards of prominent companies, including BWG, RobosizeME,, Vision, TelltheHotel, E23 Delivery, GAIN, KIRE, and PlayHotel. He is the founder of Travel Singularity, a highly respected consulting firm, and works passionately from Rome and Paris to shape the future of business through innovative and sustainable solutions.

Stephanie Hare

Stephanie Hare is a leading author, keynote speaker, commentator and consultant on technology, trends and business. From AI and tech ethics to the metaverse and cyber security, Stephanie enlightens and illuminates audiences, clients and readers about the dynamic changes unfolding around us. Artificial intelligence is a particular speciality of Stephanie’s and she is in huge demand across media platforms as a commentator on the challenges posed by AI, in addition to her keynote speaker work on the subject.

The author of Technology Is Not Neutral: a short guide to technology ethics, a Financial Times best summer books of 2022, Stephanie brings academic rigour and credibility to all her work, while her vibrant on-stage delivery has enthralled and entertained audiences around the world. She is also a highly accomplished Event MC and moderator - an expert in facilitating panels, whose warmth and humour elicit the best from guests and interviewees.

Stephanie was selected for the BBC Expert Women programme, contributes frequently to BBC World Television and the BBC World Service, and has published in the Financial Times, The Washington Post, the Guardian/Observer, the Harvard Business Review, and WIRED. Previously she worked at Accenture, Palantir, and Oxford Analytica, and held the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship at St Antony’s College, Oxford. She earned a PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including a year at the Université de la Sorbonne (Paris IV).

Organisations she has worked with for events or consultancy include KPMG, IKEA, LEGO, BAE Systems, Citywire, the Royal Society, the Vodafone Institute, SOLACE (the UK's leading network for public sector professionals), Avanade, CERN, Mishcon de Reya, Mayer Brown, 7 Bedford Row, Fujitsu, Vistage, the Internet of Things Alliance Australia, the Data Lab, and the Alan Turing Institute.

Philip Rosedale

Philip Rosedale is the Founder of Linden Lab, parent company of Second Life, an open-ended, Internet-connected virtual world and pioneering metaverse. Following Second Life, he worked on several projects related to distributed work and computing. Excited by innovations in these areas and the proliferation of new VR-enabling devices, he re-entered the virtual worlds space in 2013, co-founding High Fidelity, a company devoted to exploring the future of next-generation shared virtual reality. Philip rejoined Second Life in 2022, as Strategic Advisor, focused on helping to shape and build a better metaverse.

Prior to Linden Lab, Philip created an innovative Internet video conferencing product ("FreeVue"), which was later acquired by RealNetworks, where he went on to become Vice President and CTO.