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Eleftherios Jerry Floros Company Guru   Jerry is an entrepreneur, writer and speaker with a 30 year diversified background in finance, engineering and maritime. His main areas of interest are FinTech and digital disruptions, which profoundly impact the global economy as well as our personal lives. Mr Floros graduated from the University of Oxford and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Badr Berrada Founder & CEO   Badr is a former Junior Stockbroker at Commodity Index LTD and FX Trader assistant at Société Générale. He is a huge advocate of financial intelligence by providing a platform and a voice to anyone willing to know more about the latest trends. He holds a master's degree in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and bachelor degree in Finance from Cass Business School.  Salman Jaffer Tech Guru   Salman is a Chartered Financial Analyst and heads up the Data Science Team at Sentifi. He has led over 20 risk, trading and technology implementations from start to finish over his career. As the Head of Data Science at Sentifi, Salman combines his rare skill set of strong knowledge in technology and finance to formulate unique solutions. He holds a degree and a number of professional qualifications in the fields of Computer Science, Machine Learning, Big Data and Technology from King's College London, Imperial College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. François Normandeau Finance Guru   François is a principal partner at M2 Trading Group, an association of professional day-traders. He is also a full-time day-trader, specialising on the US Oil Market, the US Dollar Index, and US Treasury Bonds and Notes. He holds a degree in psychology and finance from McGill University.  Yassine Mountacif Tech Guru   Yassine is a rising entrepreneur who graduated from University of California Berkley and Polytechnique Paris. He is the Co-Founder of AlphaSense, a company that develops a medical device to monitor babies’ health. His main areas of interests are big data, artificial intelligence and medical engineering. He is currently developing a medical concept that will bring medical care closer to people. Muqbil Ahmar Society Guru   Muqbil is a social scientist, tech evangelist, women's rights advocate and columnist. He is an experienced broadcast and print journalist with a demonstrated history of operating in the media industry. His main area of interest are social issues, tech, economy, economy, films and arts & culture. He is the founder of www.greenubuntu.com. Muqbil holds a master of arts (M.A.) and PGDM in broadcast journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.  Alan Hill Markets Guru   Alan is an award-winning market commentator, providing bespoke content delivery for all aspects of the FX Industry. He has been working in the financial services industry for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience across banks in Europe, North America and the Middle East. A former trader, Alan holds a bachelor of business administration in Politics and Economics from the Mark Hall School. Colin Lloyd Global Economy Guru   Colin is an investment writer and television presenter specialising in macroeconomics and the financial markets.  He is the founder of "In the Long Run", an alternative investment consultancy in 2010 advising hedge funds on sales, marketing and business development. He is also a member of the advisory committee of Asia Alternative Investments Network. Colin holds prestigious qualifications from Columbia University in the City of New York, Yale University and the University of Michigan. Mouna Sarih Finance Guru   Mouna is a promising M&A banker, currently working at BNP Paribas in Paris during her gap year and previously interned at JP Morgan. She is well-versed in negotiations, planning and development, relationship management and financial analysis. She is currently reading a master’s degree in financial economics at the EDHEC Business School. Erdal Ozdemir Tech Guru   Erdal is a renowned scientist and prominent researcher at Imperial College. He graduated from UCL and Imperial College London with a distinction. His main areas of interests are: weight loss, changes in gene expression after bariatric surgery, genetic factors in manifestation of type 2 diabetes and monogenic mutation. His research has been featured in many British newspapers. Nishant Rao Society Guru   Nishant is a researcher turned storyteller. He writes on an eclectic mix of technology and society. Nishant holds a master's degree in Intelligent Systems from University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Besides work, he is also pursuing a master's in Sociology to understand our social problems better. In his free time, he helps early-stage startups build more engagement-oriented content strategies. Nishant advocates minimalism as a way of life. Michael Talwar Finance Guru   Michael is a portfolio administrator at M&L Capital Management Ltd. He holds a master’s degree in investment management from Cass Business School. He previously worked at Ralph Lauren as an analyst. Originally a follower of Benjamin Graham, Michael has always been interested in combining a mix of looking for underlying value in the fundamentals of companies, whilst considering this with a view of the wider global economy. Anas Kaouss Political Guru   Anas is the founder of the Casablanca Professional Network. He is currently working as a sales analyst at Virtual StrongBox, Inc. He holds a bachelor degree in business management from the University of North Carolina. Huiwen Wu Society Guru   Huiwen is the founder of WeClustr, an online community for creators, makers in arts, crafts or any creative businesses. She completed her bachelor and master's degrees at Tongji University, ESSEC Business School and the London School of Economics.    Lina Kherchi Finance Guru   Lina Kherchi is an equity research analyst at BMCE Capital. She has mastered the ins and outs of corporate finance and financial analysis throughout her internships. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Al Akhawayn University in Finance with a minor in Mathematics. Anas Bouargane Global Economy Guru   Anas is the founder of CEF Académie, a platform that provides guidance and support for those willing to study in France. He previously interned at AlphaSense. He is also the head of BBN Times Français. Anas holds a bachelor degree in applied economics from the University Paris Sud. Rima Amin Society Guru   Rima is an associate campaigns and membership advisor at Change.org. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from City University London. She previously held the role of president and chair of the trustee board of its University Students’ Union.  Ravi Talwar Global Economy Guru   Ravi is an economist at Consensus Economics Inc, who previously interned at 4CAST and Tesco PLC. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Surrey with 1st Class Honours. His main areas of interest are macro-economic events, which profoundly impact our personal lives.   Sonali Gidwani Society Guru   Sonali is a consulting analyst at Deloitte UK, passionate about the political, social and economic issues pertaining to Hong Kong, China and India. She holds a bachelor degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Warwick. Elghali Elbakkali Global Economy Guru   Elghali is a huge passionate of political economy and macroeconomic events, which affect the financial markets. A former Goldman Sachs intern, he is currently reading a master's degree in financial markets at EDHEC Business School. Brenden Moran Society Guru   Brenden is a talented writer, who is passionate about the marketing and digital world. During his previous work experiences, he increased companies’ brand awareness and visibility thanks to his outstanding relational and customer service skills. He is also renowned for his meticulous attention to details. Brenden is currently completing a bachelor degree in communications studies and interdisciplinary liberal arts at the Colorado State University. Thami Kabbaj Finance Guru   Thami is a renowned trader, CEO and author of several best-sellers and holder of numerous gold trophies in technical analysis. He has also given many conferences and has taught trading, technical analysis and markets psychology in different universities before devoting himself entirely to the TKL Trading School Academy. Thami holds prestigious degrees from Paris II Pantheon Assas, Society of Technical Analysts and Ecole Normale Supérieure.  Sofia Achour Society Guru   Sofia has an unmatched ability to invigorate ideas while remaining true to her core objectives. In her teaching career, she recognises the importance of building strong ties with her students, adding value and continuous improvement. Sofia is completing a PhD in communication and information studies in the University Toulouse 1 Capitole. Manika Premsingh Global Economy Guru   Manika Premsingh is a seasoned economist with over 14 years of experience. She is the founder of Orbis Economics, which provides research on the Indian economy. She previously advised organisations like the Planning Commission, Deutsche Bank, Infosys, Economic Times and Harvard University. Manika holds a master’s degree from Delhi School of Economics. Ismail Hamoumi Society Guru   Ismail is the co-director of Climates, an international youth think-and-do-tank, which aims at finding innovative solutions against climate change and gathering the next generation of decision-makers. He is currently completing a dual degree in Urban Policy at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics.  Abhijit Annaldas Tech Guru   Abhijit is an experienced software engineer at Microsoft, passionate about machine learning and sharing knowledge via his popular blog. He worked on projects in various domains including app distribution, enterprise mobility scenarios, sales and CRM. Abhijit holds a master degree in computer science from Pune University.   Padmapriya Sakthivel Finance Guru   Padmapriya is an inspiring financial professional. Her main areas of interest are mergers & acquisitions, investment management and economics. She is currently completing a bachelor degree in finance and investment banking at the University of Reading.    Benjamin Hendricks Tech Guru   Benjamin is a passionate software engineer with a strong technical background, with ambitions to deliver a delightful experience to as many users as possible. He previously interned at Google, Apple and LinkedIn. He built his first PC at 15, and has recently upgraded to iOS/crypto-currency experiments. Benjamin holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from UCLA and is completing a master’s degree in Software Engineering at Harvard University. Brennan Wright Finance Guru   Brennan is an experienced Fintech growth strategist with a strong financial and marketing background. He is currently the Head of Marketing of ThisIsMe Inc., one of Africa's largest and most successful Fintech startups. He has a proven track record of delivering high ROI for medium to large Fintech businesses. Brennan holds a bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Cape Town and is currently completing an MBA at the same university. Peter Van Emst Blockchain Guru   Peter is a very seasoned and experienced Program/Engagement manager with an international track-record in the Telco, Finance and the IT Management area, both start-ups and well established enterprise companies. This extensive ICT background in combination with his Block-chain know-how and network makes him a great partner for new initiatives in this area.  He is open minded and always interested in new challenges and technical developments connecting with our society. Peter holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Het Van Hall Instituut.  Neil Winward Company Guru   Neil is the CEO of Sevara Capital Advisors.  He is passionate about solving tax, accounting and regulatory problems for institutions that have invested billions of dollars of capital in multiple jurisdictions. His company provides solutions for banks, insurance companies and hedge funds to tackle their problems related to tax returns, financial statements, accounting and internal finance matters. Neil holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Cambridge.  Adrian Lai Finance Guru   Adrian is an associate at BlackRock. He is a strong advocate of technological disruption in financial industry. He leads the Technology Ambassador Committee at BlackRock Hong Kong. He is also the Community Partner of Fintech Connector in Hong Kong, Co-founder of the Cryptocurrency Investing Group for Professionals & Fintech Committee member of Invotech, a think & do tank. He is also specifically interested in the latest trends of cryptocurrencies. Adrian holds prestigious qualifications in Finance & Information System from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is certified in Fintech from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Varun Aggarwal Finance Guru   Varun is the director of Profit Idea. He is a multi-skilled experienced professional in academics, corporate and administration fields. He has over 8 years of corporate training experience in the field of finance & provides training for CFA, MBA, Stock Market (Derivatives, Fundamental & Technical Analysis) & various other financial subjects. He is also associated with various institutes, boards & banks. Varun holds financial and investment qualifications from Delhi University, Yale University, London Business School, Indian School of Business, Columbia University and IESE Business School.

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