Board of Advisors

Chairman and CEO at Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Ron possesses over 27 years of experience in the global financial services and technology industries. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, a leading non-profit trade association promoting the comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology and cryptoassets across global markets.  

Prior to this, Ron served as CEO of DerivaTrust Technologies, a pioneering software and technology firm for financial market participants. Ron is the editor and contributing author of the recently published book “Blockchain in Financial Markets and Beyond: Challenges and Applications”, published Risk Books. In addition, he was recently named to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list by Accounting Today in 2018. 

He is a frequent guest of major media outlets, including Bloomberg Radio, and is a sought after speaker and writer regarding financial technology and innovation. Ron also serves as an advisor to multiple startups and corporations focused on fintech innovation and blockchain technology.

Ron Quaranta

Chairman and CEO at Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Ron possesses over 27 years of experience in the global financial services and technology industries. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, a leading non-profit trade association promoting the comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology and cryptoassets across global markets.

Prior to this, Ron served as CEO of DerivaTrust Technologies, a pioneering software and technology firm for financial market participants. Ron is the editor and contributing author of the recently published book “Blockchain in Financial Markets and Beyond: Challenges and Applications”, published Risk Books. In addition, he was recently named to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list by Accounting Today in 2018.

He is a frequent guest of major media outlets, including Bloomberg Radio, and is a sought after speaker and writer regarding financial technology and innovation. Ron also serves as an advisor to multiple startups and corporations focused on fintech innovation and blockchain technology.
Ron 1 WSBA
Formerly Founder of Worldpay

Nick is lucky to have been consistently at the forefront of innovation in a range of financial service technologies. In 1993 Nick founded Multi-Media Investments Ltd, a technology research and development company that brought the Internet to the Channel Islands. This business led to the construction of Europe's first on-line store, Wine Warehouse, (October 1994) and the development of the world's first bank-endorsed e-commerce initiatives, 'BarclaySquare', in 1995.

Before launching the first new UK-based clearing bank in 250 years in 2017, Nick created WorldPay, which was valued at more than 10 billion USD during the Vantiv merger in 2017.

Nick has been recognised for a number of industry awards including: the UK Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Computer World Global IT Leaders award, the ID People Awards and the National Business Awards UK Entrepreneur of the Year.

Nick Ogden

Formerly Founder of Worldpay

Nick is lucky to have been consistently at the forefront of innovation in a range of financial service technologies. In 1993 Nick founded Multi-Media Investments Ltd, a technology research and development company that brought the Internet to the Channel Islands. This business led to the construction of Europe’s first on-line store, Wine Warehouse, (October 1994) and the development of the world’s first bank-endorsed e-commerce initiatives, ‘BarclaySquare’, in 1995.

Before launching the first new UK-based clearing bank in 250 years in 2017, Nick created WorldPay, which was valued at more than 10 billion USD during the Vantiv merger in 2017. Nick has been recognised for a number of industry awards including: the UK Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Computer World Global IT Leaders award, the ID People Awards and the National Business Awards UK Entrepreneur of the Year.

Nick 2 CashFlows
Nick 1 ClearBank
Nick 3 WorldPay
CEO at TeamBlockchain and British Blockchain Industry Association

Jonny is a crypto economics and funds specialist, with over 25 years’ experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1 Billion under management. His focus has been on the dynamics of financial innovation, Tokenomics, and Crypto funds. Jonny has extensive knowledge of and experience in the financial services sector, looking after private clients and institutions assets managing funds in the UK and overseas.

Jonathan Fry

CEO at TeamBlockchain and British Blockchain Industry Association

Jonny is a crypto economics and funds specialist, with over 25 years’ experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1 Billion under management. His focus has been on the dynamics of financial innovation, Tokenomics, and Crypto funds. Jonny has extensive knowledge of and experience in the financial services sector, looking after private clients and institutions assets managing funds in the UK and overseas.
Jonny 1 TeamBlockchain
Jonny 2 Premier Asset Management
New Alchemy Capital
Peter has deep roots in digital currency, tokenization, and blockchain technology. He founded the first U.S. venture-backed Bitcoin corporation and the international Bitcoin Foundation (an oversight organization for the Bitcoin community). He also holds the fundamental patent for de-anonymizing Bitcoin transactions.

In recent years, Peter has provided digital currency consulting services for private and public software, security and law-related entities, including the U.S. Treasury Department, FinCEN, Department of Homeland Security, and F.B.I. 

His newest enterprise, New Alchemy, provides technology, token game theory and blockchain strategy consulting to the world’s most innovative companies. New Alchemy has been involved in over $2B of tokenization since its launch less than two years ago.

Peter Vessenes

New Alchemy Capital

Peter has deep roots in digital currency, tokenization, and blockchain technology. He founded the first U.S. venture-backed Bitcoin corporation and the international Bitcoin Foundation (an oversight organization for the Bitcoin community). He also holds the fundamental patent for de-anonymizing Bitcoin transactions.

In recent years, Peter has provided digital currency consulting services for private and public software, security and law-related entities, including the U.S. Treasury Department, FinCEN, Department of Homeland Security, and F.B.I.

His newest enterprise, New Alchemy, provides technology, token game theory and blockchain strategy consulting to the world’s most innovative companies. New Alchemy has been involved in over $2B of tokenization since its launch less than two years ago.
Peter 1 - New Alchemy
Peter 2 - Bitcoin Foundation
Land Administration Specialist at The World Bank


Aanchal Anand is a Land Administration Specialist in the Global Land and Geospatial Unit of the World Bank. She has worked on Bank-financed land projects in over 10 countries across Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and East Asia. Prior to the World Bank, she worked as an investment banker in London and as a corporate strategy professional in New Delhi. Aanchal has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MA in Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University. She speaks English, Hindi, and Russian.

Aanchal Anand

Land Administration Specialist at The World Bank

Aanchal Anand is a Land Administration Specialist in the Global Land and Geospatial Unit of the World Bank. She has worked on Bank-financed land projects in over 10 countries across Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and East Asia. Prior to the World Bank, she worked as an investment banker in London and as a corporate strategy professional in New Delhi. Aanchal has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MA in Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University. She speaks English, Hindi, and Russian.
Aanchal 1 World-Bank

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As a global and cross-sector platform for collaboration, networking, explaining and advancing new technologies, BECON has become one of the leading organisers of conferences highlighting the impact of blockchain technology in vertical applications, especially the financial sector. Starting in 2016 with 3 events BECON’s global strategy grew its portfolio to 12 events in 2017 and 17 events in 12 countries on 4 continents in 2018.(more)

Contact Us

Speaking opportunities: nils@becon.global
Media/press enquiries: roelof@becon.global
Sponsorship opportunities: sponsors@becon.global
General enquiries: info@becon.global

As a global and cross-sector platform for collaboration, networking, explaining and advancing new technologies, BECON has become one of the leading organisers of conferences highlighting the impact of blockchain technology in vertical applications, especially the financial sector. Starting in 2016 with 3 events BECON’s global strategy grew its portfolio to 12 events in 2017 and 17 events in 12 countries on 4 continents in 2018. (more)