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📍Live from sunny bermuda

6th Annual
International
Tech Summit

April 28 - May 2, 2025

Hosted by
Penrose logo
Bermuda International Tech Advisors logo
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A global
digital asset conference.

This year’s goal is to activate nation state-level adoption of digital technologies and assets.

We aim to bring together innovators, leaders, builders,
and everyday citizens from around the world to Bermuda, a forward looking and crypto friendly island.

The summit will be a fun, tech-enabled conference that will demonstrate the real world use of blockchain and its impact on everyday life in Bermuda.

Group Photo

Agenda

Overview

MONDAY 4/29
Arrival on Island & Welcome Reception
Tuesday 04/30
Community & Career Day

📍 Pier 6

Wednesday 05/01
Internation Tech Summit

📍 Pier 6

Thursday 05/02
Sports & Technology Showcase

📍 Pier 6

Friday 05/03
2nd Annual Rum-mit Golf Tournament

📍 Tucker's Point Golf Club

Saturday 05/04
SAILGP Day
Sunday 05/05
SAILGP Day
Sunday 05/05
Leisure & Networking Day

Overview

04/30 Community & Career Day

📍 Pier 6

Event
Time (adt)
Welcome Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 9:30
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Sean Stapley (Partner @ Penrose)
Kerem Kolcuoglu
(Partner @ Penrose)
9:30 - 10:00
Introduction to FinTech Workshop
Moderator: Sean Stapley (Partner @ Penrose)
Jeff Baron
(Chief Compliance Officer @Bittrex Global)
Donavan Burgess
(Senior Vice President, Underwriter @Relm Insurance)
Temar Richards
(Lead Actuary @Nayms)
10:00 - 10:45
Networking Break
Moderator: Darren Wolfberg (CEO & Founder @Blockchain Triangle)
Kevin Richards
(Managing Director @Bermuda Asset Management)
Ali Hochberg
(Science Communicator @BIOS)
Connor Burns (
Director @On-Site Engineering)
10:45 -11:00
Technology Demo & Onboarding
Moderator: Darren Wolfberg (CEO & Founder @Blockchain Triangle)
Kevin Richards
(Managing Director @Bermuda Asset Management)
Ali Hochberg
(Science Communicator @BIOS)
Connor Burns (
Director @On-Site Engineering)
11:00 -11:30
NFTs Educational Workshop
Moderator: Darren Wolfberg (CEO & Founder @Blockchain Triangle)
Kevin Richards
(Managing Director @Bermuda Asset Management)
Ali Hochberg
(Science Communicator @BIOS)
Connor Burns (
Director @On-Site Engineering)
11:30 -12:15
Networking Lunch
12:15 - 13:30
Digital Payments & Wallets Workshop
Williams Racing
13:30 - 14:15
Technology Demo & Onboarding
FinClusive - Payments with crypto for ice cream
14:15 - 15:00
Networking Break
15:00 - 15:15
Career Fair Kick-Off
Coinbase Career Stand
15:15 - 15:35
Career Fair
Coinbase Career Stand
15:35 - 16:10
Closing Fireside Chat
16:10 - 16:30
City Hall Reception
17:30 - 19:30
*Times and locations subject to change

05/01 International Tech Summit

📍 Pier 6

Event
Time (adt)
Welcome Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 9:30
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Sean Stapley (Partner @ Penrose)
Kerem Kolcuoglu
(Partner @ Penrose)
9:30 - 10:00
Panel 1 // Professional Bull (Market) Riding: Investing in Digital Assets
Moderator: Sean Stapley (Partner @ Penrose)
Jeff Baron
(Chief Compliance Officer @Bittrex Global)
Donavan Burgess
(Senior Vice President, Underwriter @Relm Insurance)
Temar Richards
(Lead Actuary @Nayms)
10:00 - 10:45
Networking Break
Moderator: Darren Wolfberg (CEO & Founder @Blockchain Triangle)
Kevin Richards
(Managing Director @Bermuda Asset Management)
Ali Hochberg
(Science Communicator @BIOS)
Connor Burns (
Director @On-Site Engineering)
10:45 -11:00
Keynote
Moderator: Darren Wolfberg (CEO & Founder @Blockchain Triangle)
Kevin Richards
(Managing Director @Bermuda Asset Management)
Ali Hochberg
(Science Communicator @BIOS)
Connor Burns (
Director @On-Site Engineering)
11:00 -11:30
Panel 2 // Digital Island: Building Next Generation Infrastructure
Moderator: Darren Wolfberg (CEO & Founder @Blockchain Triangle)
Kevin Richards
(Managing Director @Bermuda Asset Management)
Ali Hochberg
(Science Communicator @BIOS)
Connor Burns (
Director @On-Site Engineering)
11:30 -12:15
Lunch Break - Innovation & Sport
12:15 - 13:30
Panel 3 // AI Leashed: Utilizing & Regulating New Tech
Williams Racing
13:30 - 14:15
Panel 4 // Empowering Artists with NFTs
FinClusive - Payments with crypto for ice cream
14:15 - 15:00
Networking Break
15:00 - 15:15
Keynote
Coinbase Career Stand
15:15 - 15:35
Panel 5 // Bermuda's Innovation Ecosystem
Coinbase Career Stand
15:35 - 16:10
Closing Fireside Chat
16:10 - 16:30
Bermuda Rum-mit: Cocktail Reception @ Pier 6 Terrace
17:30 - 19:30
*Times and locations subject to change

05/01 International Tech Summit

📍 Pier 6

Event
Time (adt)
Welcome Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 9:30
Opening Remarks
Sean Stapley (Partner @Penrose)
Kerem Kolcuoglu (Managing Partner @Penrose)
9:30 - 9:45
Panel 1 // Professional Bull (Market) Riding
Jeff Baron (Chief Compliance Officer @Bittrex Global)
Nic Carter (@)
Pascal St-Jean (President @3iQ)
9:50 - 10:15
Keynote/Demo 1 // NEAR Demo
Chris Donovan (COO @NEAR Foundation)
10:20 - 10:35
Panel 2 // Digital Island: Building Next Generation Infrastructure
Liat Shetret (Director of Global Policy and Regulation @Elliptic)
10:40 - 11:05
Coffee Break
Liat Shetret (Director of Global Policy and Regulation @Elliptic)
11:10 - 11:30
Panel 3 // AI Unleashed
Moderator: Michael Branco (Founder & Chairman @Celeste Ventures)
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Caroline O'Brien (Chief Data Officer & Head of Product @Afiniti)
Dmitry Mnushkin (CTO & Co-Founder @Swiftly Holdings)
Carika Weldon (CEO & Founder @CariGenetics)
11:35 - 12:00
Keynote/Demo 2 // Digital Island: Building Next Generation Infrastructure
Liat Shetret (Director of Global Policy and Regulation @Elliptic)
12:05- 12:20
Lunch Break // Tech Activation
SailGP
12:30 - 13:30
Panel 4 // NFT, Art, and Entertainment
Moderator: James Knox (Managing Director @Aon)
Koleya Karringten (Executive Director @Canadian Blockchain Consortium)
James Robinson (Founder, Cactus)
Donavan Burgess (SVP - Digital Assets, Cyber & Professional @Relm)
Temar Richards (Lead Actuary @Nayms)
13:35 - 14:00
Keynote/Demo 3
Moderator: Polina Branco (Executive Board Member @Celeste Ventures)
Liat Shetret (Director of Global Policy and Regulation @Elliptic)
Samantha Simms (CEO @The Information Collective)
Marisa Stones (PATI/PIPA Unit @Government of Bermuda)
ChaVon (CJ) Clarke-Joell (Assistant Commissioner @Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda)
14:05 - 14:20
Panel 5 // Bermuda's Innovation Ecosystem
Moderator: Erica Smith (Executive Director @BEDC)
Darren Wolfberg (Founder, Chairman & CEO @Blockchain Triangle)
Kevin Richards (Managing Director @BAM Tech Advisors)
Alison Swan (Director @Swan Group)
Nico Gonzalez (Chief Digital Officer @Paradise Mobile)
14:25 - 14:50
Coffee Break
Moderator: Brian Tehako (Chief Investment Officer @Warwick Capital)
Bruce Jackson (Chief of Digital Assets @Apex)
Lawrence Newhook (Chief Investment Officer @Alpha Innovations)
Chris McGregor (CEO @Vesto)
Aqsa Zubair (Assistant Director, Fintech @BMA)
14:55 - 15:15
Closing Remarks
Premier, The Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP (Premier of Bermuda)
15:20 - 15:45
Cocktails & Networking
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16:30 - 18:30

Last Year's Sponsors

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Last Year's Speakers

Featured speakers

Aqsa Zubair

Assistant Director, FinTech
Bermuda Monetary Authority

Carika Weldon

Chief Executive Officer
CariGenetics

Christopher Donovan

Chief Operating Officer
NEAR Foundation

Jeffrey Baron

Chief Compliance Officer
Coinbase Bermuda

Michael Branco

Founder & Chairman
Celeste Ventures

Michael Casey

Advisor and Chair of Consensus
CoinDesk

Nic Carter

General Partner
Castle Island Ventures

Premier the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP

Premier
Government of Bermuda

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