Matthew Gardiner is the founder of A1 AI. He consults on new centres of gravity for financial institutions at the intersection of digital assets, DeFi, AI, Cloud and APIs.
A former PwC Global Financial Services Consultant, Matthew has worked extensively with T1 banks, Fintechs, crypto exchanges, financial institutions, central banks, governments, finance ministries, financial centres, regulators, institutional investors, VCs, CVCs and their legal counsel around the world.
Matthew has given keynote speeches at leading and emerging conferences in Europe, the US the Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He is a founding member of Techfugees, a charity focused on financial inclusion and visiting faculty at Cass Business School and The Asian Banking School.
Experienced strategic integrated communication professional, working closely with executive teams — from startups to corporations — to translate business priorities into integrated communication plans, implementing tactical execution, and delivering measurable results.
Managed and collaborated with PR teams across multiple countries to deliver against corporate
Specialized in financial verticals, including blockchain & crypto, economic & financial theory, financial markets, market structure, fintech, insurance, retirement & personal finance, investment banking and asset management.
Established media relationships with U.S. and APAC business and financial top-tier (online, print, radio, and broadcast) and trade publications. Well-versed in digital and social strategies.
Robin is currently the Head of APAC of Napier Technologies and the Global FinTech Liaison for a US Government Entity.
His career started in Silicon Valley before moving to Wall Street working as a Hedge Fund Technology Analyst.
He then moved to the Regtech/Start Up space which included 7 start up launches, 2 acquisitions, multiple board roles and 2 books. He most recently worked in Market Development covering the Risk business in South East Asia at Refinitiv.
Robin holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, a degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Management from King’s College London and Diplomas in Compliance and AML with the International Compliance Association.
Malcolm Wright is Chief Compliance Officer 100x Group that owns and operates the BitMEX platform. Prior to taking on this role in October 2020, Malcolm was CCO at Diginex, the first crypto exchange to be listed on Nasdaq. In his earlier career, Malcolm was CCO at Revolut in London, and also held senior several leadership roles within Thomson Reuters’ (now Refinitiv) anti-financial crime business, including overseeing the development and launch of World-Check One and sitting on the leadership that brought the world’s first KYC Managed Service to market.
Malcolm speaks internationally on a variety of topics in particular the FATF Recommendations for Virtual Asset Service Providers. He also sits on international committees including chairing the Advisory Council and AML Working Group at Global Digital Finance, an industry-led initiative in setting codes of conduct and best practices for the crypto-asset industry. In this respect, Malcolm has also led industry and regulator conversations regarding FATF Recommendation 16 for virtual asset firms as well as developing an industry AML Code of Conduct, and co-leading the development of the IVMS101 messaging standard for travel rule (FATF Recommendation 16) compliance for virtual asset services providers.
Malcolm is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute’s Centre for Financial Crime Studies in London.
Oonagh is an industry award-winning Compliance Officer based in Hong Kong, with over 19 years of experience in law and regulation, and a mother of two.
She is recognised as a global compliance industry leader in promoting innovation, improved culture and providing access to affordable thought-provoking compliance training opportunities.
She is the founder of RAW Compliance, a global compliance social enterprise, which provides free webinars, masterclasses, training and mentoring programmes to the compliance community. She is also the Managing Director of the global compliance consultancy firm Virtual Risk Solutions VRS, which supports FinTech and Crypto firms with regulatory licensing and the development of innovative, streamlined, agile and automated compliance risk frameworks.
Passionate about improving risk typology detection on socially imperative issues such as Human Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery and Illegal Wildlife Trading, she also involved in various industry working groups and public-private partnerships.