Bitcoin! Ethereum! Crypto!? What is that? How is this even possible? Do you want to know the truth? Come along to our new event - "Innovating through Blockchain 2018" and learn what is BLOCKCHAIN, technology beyond crypto! Blockchain is changing the way we live, think and do business, that is why it is crucial to understand it and be able to control massive changes that are not going to stop happening!
Introduction to Innovation Forum
Session delivered by Haydn Jones
Session delivered by Abdullah Albeyati
Session delivered by Gavin Brown
Questions & Answers and fireside chat with the speakers
Networking and drinks
Anastassia Bolotkova is a cell therapy professional, who specialises in research and manufacturing personalised immunotherapy for melanoma patients.
Originally from Estonia, Anastassia moved to the UK to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Molecular Biology and Translational Medicine at the University of Manchester. Being an open-minded person, has driven her to complete several international research projects in leading European institutes, specializing in cancer research.
When Anastassia came across the Business Development Associate position at the Innovation Forum, she did not hesitate to take up the role as she knew it would provide her with great development opportunities. She endeavoured to work hard in the role and achieved positive results! Her career has rapidly progressed and almost within a year she became a President of the Innovation Forum, Manchester. This move not only allowed her to support the Forum’s growth and become even more global, but also to better understand herself and do something she is passionate about!
Haydn is Founder and Managing Director of Blockchain Hub, https://blockchainhub.com/, a specialist #blockchain and #digital-currency strategy consultancy.
He is a former General Manager of the Japanese, global technology company Fujitsu, and has held senior Sales, Operations and Technology strategy roles in the Bank of England, A.T. Kearney, Deutsche Bank and Ministry of Defence.
He is an Electronics Engineer, holding an M.Eng (First Class) from Manchester University, with Bar exams. He is an inclusive, driven, highly creative, strategist adopting a pragmatic approach to the application of technology to business problems.
Blockchain Hub was established as a vehicle for Education, Strategy and Growth, supporting business leaders at all points in the value chain.
Dr Albeyatti is the Co-Founder and CEO of Medicalchain. He graduated from Imperial College London as a doctor in 2011. He has always had a passion for innovation and problem solving and has developed solutions to inefficiencies he found whilst working in the UK National Health Service.
Dr Albeyatti believes that blockchain technology has the ability to revolutionise the healthcare system by providing a platform that empowers people with full access and control over their own personal health records.
Gavin holds both a Bachelors and MSc degree in Business Management as well as an MBA from the University of Oxford (Said Business School) where he was a Dean's List member. He qualified as an ACA (ICAEW) chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Manchester) in 2006 and went on to work at Merrill Lynch (London) before setting up a hedge fund in 2008. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and PG Cert (Education) qualifications and is currently a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level III June 2018 candidate.
Gavin is also a Fellow of the HEA and he is reading towards a PhD in Financial Economics focusing on dual listed arbitrage and price distortion caused by financial instruments with Keele University.
He joined MMU as a Senior Lecturer in 2012 where his teaching interests include corporate finance and financial economics at both UG & PG levels.
Gavin was appointed Fellow (FCA) of the ICAEW effective from 1 November 2016. This is the highest status of membership.
Gavin teaches investment banks and he is also a Director and Co-founder of a start-up cryptocurrency hedge fund.
Gavin specialises in FinTech, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology. He is also an educational and corporate strategist.
His specialist professional accounting papers include; ACCA P4 and F9, ICAEW FM, BS, B&F, Case Study and SBM along with CIMA F3, E3 and BA1.
He is an experienced dissertation supervisor and welcomes interest from prospective students in his fields of interest.
Gavin is happily married, has four children and an Irish Setter dog named 'Molly'. He enjoys, walking playing golf, CAMRA and sailing.
Tuesday, May 08th 2018
17:30 – 21:00 (GMT)
Manchester Metropolitan University