Discovering BLAST 2017: new speakers added to our lineup

by | Feb 14, 2017

We have already introduced some of the speakers who will be hosted on the stages of Blast from the 10th  to the 12th of May 2017. Among them there are entrepreneurs, founders, CEO, CTO, CMO, influencers and so on and each of them is ready to share with the audience his experience, giving advice and providing their expectations about the future. From the Northern Europe to the USA: many industry professionals accepted our invitation to the BLAST Tech Conference and we are very excited about the speakers who day after day are added to our lineup.

Among them there is also someone who helps companies like Time-Warner, L’Oreal, OTP, Fashion Street and TripTrotting in digital business development to grow their revenue. Who are we talking about? Peter Szanto, of course! He is a USC Trojan and the founder of and, but he is also one of our Ambassadors. He will talk about “how manage productivity in sales” on our Main Stage and he will be involved in the Stage Academy.

We have already published the interesting interviews with Erik Bennerhult, the CTO of Näktergal Financial Technology who will talk about “drawbacks of short-term optimization in a globalizing market”, and with Mads Dalsgaard, CMO of Funderbeam, the world’s first primary and secondary marketplace for early-stage investments, secured by the blockchain.  Mads will offer interesting food for thought about the “Blockchain based trading”.

Now we are proud to introduce the “new arrivals” that joined Blast. We will publish their interviews in the next days…stay tuned!
We start with the first woman who joins our list:

Ada Chen Rekhi

Ada Chen Rekhi. She co-founded Connected, a contact management startup which was acquired by LinkedIn in 2011. At LinkedIn, she was responsible for the integration and re–launch of Connected as the new LinkedIn Contacts, and also led marketing for Growth and Premium Sales Subscriptions. A great example of successful startups in Silicon Valley.

Spiros Margaris

Spiros Margaris, Founder of Margaris Advisory, is ranked No. 1 Global Fintech Influencer in Top 100 Fintech Influencers and Brands by Onalytica  (Jul. 2016) and is ranked No. 2 Global InsurTech Influencer in Top 100 InsurTech Influencers and Brands by Onalytica  (Nov. 2016). Spiros has not only more than 20 years of national and international experience in investment management/research for family offices, UHNWIs, HNWIs, institutional clients and innovation and technology management, but also a long experience as speaker, author and influencer in fields as Banking and Blockchain. Not to mention the 3 million Fintech readers that followed him on Twitter during last January.

Scott Arpajian

Scott Arpajian is CEO of Softonic, the leading software download and app discovery portal, serving over 100 million monthly users worldwide across all desktop and mobile devices. He will talk about “Kids & Tech”, from the point of view of a professional with more than 20 years track record in pioneering, launching and growing profitable businesses with broad experience in product, business, and content development for the Internet media, games and online distribution industries.

bernard moon

From San Francisco to the main stage of BLAST 2017 Tech Conference: Bernard Moon is Co-founder & General Partner of SparkLabs Global Ventures, a global seed-stage fund. He is also Co-founder & General Partner at SparkLabs, a startup accelerator in Korea. Bernard was previously Co-founder & CEO of Vidquik, a web conferencing & sales solutions platform, and continues to serve as an advisor and board director.

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