About the Event
In 2020, the world finds itself in a situation similar to the 1930s’ Great Depression; the Monetary War Game 2020 will touch on the topics of unsustainable debt levels, deflation risk as well as rising political and trade tensions… These topics and much more will be studied during a hypothetical period called “The Great Monetary Deleveraging”. The scenario-based event aims to give different perspectives on the potential outcomes possibly leading to a Global Monetary Reset.
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Thierry Arys Ruiz
CEO & Founder, AgAu AG | TARCO | Commodities & Capital Markets
Thierry Arys Ruiz is the founder of AgAu.io: The Peer-to-Peer, Electronic Money System backed by Ag (Silver) and Au (Gold) in Switzerland. Thierry has worked for major trading houses and financial institutions such as Trafigura, LUKOIL, Scotia Capital, ICAP and Credit Suisse. Mr. Arys Ruiz is a member of Mensa International and a Venture-Philanthropist with TARCO.ngo . As the founder of the event, he will moderate the Monetary/Capital Complexity Panel as well as the Round Table.
Alternate Member of The Governing Board | Swiss National Bank
Thomas Moser is an Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank. Before he was an Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., USA. He received his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Zurich. He will share his expert opinion as a Keynote Speaker.
Danielle DiMartino Booth
CEO & Chief Strategist | Quill Intelligence LLC
Danielle DiMartino Booth is a financial expert and commentator on economic trends. After working as a financial columnist at the Dallas Morning News, DiMartino Booth spent nine years (2006 – 2015) as an advisor to Richard W. Fisher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. After leaving the Fed, DiMartino Booth founded Money Strong, LLC, an economic consulting firm and launched a weekly economic newsletter with more that 20K subscribers. Linked In, where she has over 32,000 followers, ranked her the 3rd Top Voice in 2016. For 2017, MarketWatch named her one of the four economists to follow in the Trump era. She will share her expert opinion as a Keynote Speaker.
Professor of Business and Economics at the University of Basel
Aleksander is a Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel. His current research focus is Cryptoassets, and monetary policy such as negative interest rates. He is a research fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and a technical advisor for the Bank for International Settlement in Basel. He will share his expert opinion in the Monetary/Capital Complexity Panel.
AI specialist at ILO | President of Geneva Macro Labs & Future of Work
Ekkehard Ernst is President of the Geneva Macro Labs that explores innovative ways of building up global cooperation. Along with it, he also works and analyses the Future of Work at the International Labour Organization. He will moderate the Monetary/ Trade Implications Panel.
Economist/Knowledge Products Lead/Digital Expert | International Monetary Fund
Sonja Davidovic is an economist in the Offices of the Managing Director and a Digital Expert in the IT Department. At the IMF, she has worked in the Statistics and Finance Departments as well as on several country assignments in the Asia Pacific and European Departments. Mrs. Davidovic is also part of an inter-departmental team working on central bank digital currency implementation considerations. As one of the founding Advisory Board members of the IMF Innovation Lab, she will share her expert opinion in the Monetary/Technological Implications Panel.
Partner, Asia FinTech Leader, Global Crypto Leader, PwC | Professor, University of Hong Kong
Henri Arslanian is PwC Global Crypto Leader, Asia Fintech Leader, Partner, advising leading global crypto firms. Member of Hong Kong securities regulator's FinTech Advisory Group and central bank's institute for monetary and financial research council of advisers. Mr. Arslanian is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Honk Kong. He will share his expert opinion in the Monetary/Capital Complexity Panel.
Economist and Lecturer in Macro-Finance | University of Geneva
Michel Girardin teaches Macro-Finance at the University of Geneva.
His video course on investment management ranks in the top 5 most popular trainings worldwide on Coursera’s MOOCs platform.
Mr. Girardin has more than 25 years’ experience as Chief Economist and Chief Investment Officer in the Swiss Private banking sector. Today, he advises Pension funds and Asset managers on their Investment policy. He will share his expert opinion in the final Round Table discussion and ending remarks.
Economist | Founder and CEO of the “Multipolarity Report” | Adjunct Professor at SciencesPo
Alexandre Kateb is an Economist and Strategic Advisor for governments, financial institutions and non-financial corporations. He has authored several books; also he is the Founder and CEO of The “Multipolarity Report.” He will share his expert opinion in the Monetary/ Geopolitical Panel.
Economist| Assistant Director at the Institute for Capacity Development | International Monetary Fund
Ralph Chami is currently an Assistant Director at the Institute for Capacity Development within the International Monetary Fund. He has a forthcoming book “Macroeconomic Policy in Fragile State,” published by Oxford University Press. Previously Mr.Chami was Division and Mission Chief for Low Income and Fragile States in the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the IMF. In 2014, he received the IMF Operational Excellent Award. He will share his expert opinion in the Monetary/Trade Implications Panel.
Marie Owens Thomsen
Head of Global Trends | Lombard Odier Investment Solutions
Marie Owens Thomsen is a financial market economist with extensive experience gained from both investment banks and private wealth management. Mrs. Owens Thomsen recently joined Lombard Odier as Head of Sustainability for the private bank. Her particular mission is to render complex issues accessible to all. In this capacity, Marie has regular columns in print media and frequently contributes to radio and television such as Bloomberg and CNBC. In the past, she held Chief Economist roles with notably HSBC in London, Merrill Lynch in Paris, and Indosuez in Geneva. She will share her expert opinion in the Monetary/ Trade Implications Panel.
President of CryptoValley Association | CEO of SIBEX
Daniel Haudenschild is the founder and entrepreneur who brings applied blockchain adoption to fruition. Daniel works to envisage and translate business challenges into profitable blockchain deployments with motivation, guidance, and strategy.
He is a former partner of Ernst & Young with over 20 years of global financial services experience.
He will share his expert opinion in
Technological Implications Panel
Partner, Portfolio Management & Research, Incrementum AG |
Co-author of the "In Gold We Trust" Report
Mark Valek is partner of Incrementum AG. He actively advocates for monetary reset and investment in gold. He is co-founder of the annual "In Gold We Trust," report, which is the authoritative report on gold investing, He will share his expert opinion in the Monetary Policy/ Capital Complexity Panel.
Director of Sales and Business
Development at Ledger |
Board Member of Bancor
Emi Lorincz made a career in financial services and trading, in the past years she dedicated herself to increase the usage and adoption of digital assets. Emi is a Director of Sales and Business Development for the enterprise-grade storage solution designed by Ledger. She is serving on the council of the Bancor Foundation and on the board of the Crypto Valley Association. She will share her expert opinion in the Monetary/
Technological Implications Panel.
Jean Marc Seigneur
Director CAS DLT & Blockchain | The University of Geneva
Jean Marc Seigneur is a Director of the Certificate of Advanced Studies on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Decentralized Finance at the University of Geneva. He is also an Academic member of the ITU (International Telecomunication Union) and a Member of the College of Reviewers for the European Science Foundation. He will share his expert opinion in
Technological Implications Panel
Matthieu Saint Olive
CBDC & Stable Coin Lead Expert | ConsenSys
Matthieu Saint Olive is a member of the ConsenSys strategic Sales Team, he is CBDC & Stable Coin Lead expert focused on building blockchain business networks with Enterprises and Governments. In addition, He is a global advisor for payment initiatives. He will share his expert opinion in the Monetary/
Technological Implications Panel
Digital Currency and DLT Economist | Head of Regulatory Affairs| Fnality International
Daniel Heller is a Digital Currency and DLT Economist, also he is a Head of Regulatory Affairs at Fnality International. In addition, he is a CFO of Bitlumens which brings electricity and water from renewable sources using Internet of Things and the Blockchain to women in rural villages in Latin America. He will share his expert opinion in the final Round Table discussion and ending remarks.
Senior Commodity Strategist| Bloomberg Intelligence
MIike McGlone is a Senior Commodity Strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence, a unique research platform that provides context on industries, companies, and government policy, available on the Bloomberg Professional service at BI(GO). He specializes in the broad investible commodity markets. Mr. McGlone joined Bloomberg in 2016 with over 25 years of futures and commodity trading and investing experience, beginning at the Chicago Board of Trade. He will be moderating the Monetary/Geopolitical Panel.
Ihab A. Khalil
Managing Director and Partner | Middle East|
Boston Consulting Group
Ihab Khalil is Partner & Managing Director at BCG Middle East. Based in Dubai, Mr. Khalil is a core member of BCG’s Principal Investments and Private Equity (PIPE) and Financial Services practices. He specializes in the investment strategy formulation, asset allocation, M&A and due diligence support, and corporate governance. Before joining BCG, Ihab worked at Booz & Company for a total of nine years.He will share his expert opinion in the Monetary/Trade Implications Panel.
Industry leaders and high-level organizations are teaming up to create the first edition of The Global Monetary War Game (2020)