Our Organisers

Clara Florey, ICO PR Extraordinaire, and Adam Hill, Co-Founder of ICOsofa had an epiphany while discussing the challenges and prospects facing ICOs. In this fast moving world of ICOs there was nothing to mark the success of the projects in a professional sense. Yes, there was the capital raised – always a good sign. Yes, there were any number of rating sites but it seems as if the experts doing the rating could be bought or at least persuaded to mark according to reasons other than quality.

What if there was a transparent, immutable way to let the public vote for the best projects in the ICO world? What if recognition came directly from the voters themselves?

The idea was copper-fastened when Clara travelled to Dublin to meet blockchain enthusiastic Jillian Godsil and plans were hatched to create the ICON Awards. The team was assembled from around the world – ICOsofa Co-Founders Peter Kristensen flying in from Florida, and Pedro Borges from Sao Paulo, as well as Dispruptive’s own Oliver Cheatham joining from New York).

And now it is happening – check out their profiles below and come and say hello on Linkedin (or one of the emerging social networks springing up all over.)

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Pedro Borges

With more than 20 years’ experience at senior management level within the financial industry, Pedro has developed a deep knowledge about the crypto world and blockchain technology. Being an entrepreneur, he owns Aprender Sobre Bitcoin, a very popular blog that provides a valuable contribution to all Portuguese-speaking crypto communities.

Pedro has professional experience in different countries such as Portugal, Spain, UK, Denmark and Brazil, where he moved to head Saxo Bank Brasil. Later he chose a more dedicated role in the Blockchain industry as entrepreneur, investor, educator and advisor in several projects, helping institutions and individuals within this exciting industry.

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Pedro Borges

With more than 20 years’ experience at senior management level within the financial industry, Pedro has developed a deep knowledge about the crypto world and blockchain technology. Being an entrepreneur, he owns Aprender Sobre Bitcoin, a very popular blog that provides a valuable contribution to all Portuguese-speaking crypto communities.

Pedro has professional experience in different countries such as Portugal, Spain, UK, Denmark and Brazil, where he moved to head Saxo Bank Brasil. Later he chose a more dedicated role in the Blockchain industry as entrepreneur, investor, educator and advisor in several projects, helping institutions and individuals within this exciting industry.

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Clara Florey

With over 20 years’ experience in PR, digital marketing & social networking, Clara is a London-based PR, marketing, social media and digital professional.

She is the co-founder of DisPRuptive, a full service international PR and marketing agency that specialises in working with ICOs and clients embracing Blockchain technologies. Prior to founding DisPRuptive, Clara was the founder and CEO of www.wearebottle.com), which she grew and then sold as one of the UK’s top 100 PR agencies (PR Week).

Clara has specialised in working with disruptive start-ups for the past decade. She has also worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, across deliberately diverse sectors. She is an expert in managing the communications programmes for ICOs and for brands using technology to make ‘things better’ – whether that technology be AI, IoT, or Blockchain. Clara is also an expert in network effects, a marketing and PR ‘must’ for marketplace platforms.

Clara works with brands with big ambitions, which need support in creating and communicating compelling offerings to their target audiences. Her experience in running her own company gives her a commercial edge – she supports her clients from a marketing and PR perspective, but with a company’s commercial requirements at the centre of her thinking and recommendations.

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Clara Florey

With over 20 years’ experience in PR, digital marketing & social networking, Clara is a London-based PR, marketing, social media and digital professional.

She is the co-founder of DisPRuptive, a full service international PR and marketing agency that specialises in working with ICOs and clients embracing Blockchain technologies. Prior to founding DisPRuptive, Clara was the founder and CEO of www.wearebottle.com), which she grew and then sold as one of the UK’s top 100 PR agencies (PR Week).

Clara has specialised in working with disruptive start-ups for the past decade. She has also worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, across deliberately diverse sectors. She is an expert in managing the communications programmes for ICOs and for brands using technology to make ‘things better’ – whether that technology be AI, IoT, or Blockchain. Clara is also an expert in network effects, a marketing and PR ‘must’ for marketplace platforms.

Clara works with brands with big ambitions, which need support in creating and communicating compelling offerings to their target audiences. Her experience in running her own company gives her a commercial edge – she supports her clients from a marketing and PR perspective, but with a company’s commercial requirements at the centre of her thinking and recommendations.

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Oliver Cheatham

Co-Founder (and Head of DisPRuptive New York City). Oliver heads up DisPRuptive New York City, and specialises in working with disruptive brands. Oliver has extensive experience in creating and managing integrated PR and marketing campaigns for ICOs.

Oliver has a decade of strategic marketing experience, specialising in creating and managing marketplaces and network effects, based between New York City and London.

Oliver started and directed strategy department at NYC digital marketing agency that focused on developing go-to-market and growth strategies for early stage, first round, and second round startups.

He has extensive experience with comprehensive strategies and tactical plans across branding and marketing.

He championed all projects from planning, strategy, social, creative, development, & launch.

His experience working a diverse range of clientele including ICOs, FinTech, CPG’s, e-commerce, mobile apps, and professional services.

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Oliver Cheatham

Co-Founder (and Head of DisPRuptive New York City). Oliver heads up DisPRuptive New York City, and specialises in working with disruptive brands. Oliver has extensive experience in creating and managing integrated PR and marketing campaigns for ICOs.

Oliver has a decade of strategic marketing experience, specialising in creating and managing marketplaces and network effects, based between New York City and London.

Oliver started and directed strategy department at NYC digital marketing agency that focused on developing go-to-market and growth strategies for early stage, first round, and second round startups.

He has extensive experience with comprehensive strategies and tactical plans across branding and marketing.

He championed all projects from planning, strategy, social, creative, development, & launch.

His experience working a diverse range of clientele including ICOs, FinTech, CPG’s, e-commerce, mobile apps, and professional services.

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Jillian Godsil

Blockchain Advocate, Conference Chair, Keynote Speaker, Crypto Journalist, Broadcaster, Writer.

Jillian has held senior positions with global PR companies in Sydney, Singapore, London and Dublin. She was PRO of Iona Technologies (Ireland’s first company to float on NASDAQ). She changed the law in Ireland in 2014 and is a former European Parliamentary candidate (as an independent).

She is a leading freelance crypto journalist writing for Irish Tech News, Irish Central, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and is a founder of Blockleaders. She has her own radio shows on DublinCityFM and EastCoastFM. Her first job after graduating from Trinity College was as a systems analyst with JP Morgan. She is advisor to a number of ICOs, has been named a Crypto Queen by In Zero Conferences as well as listed in the 50 most influential women in the global blockchain rollcall. She is a board member of the US Blockchain Association and of EOS Dublin. She is CEO of Blocknubie. She keynotes and chairs blockchain events around the world – including Kiev, Austin, Muscat, Columbo. Dublin and London.

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Jillian Godsil

Blockchain Advocate, Conference Chair, Keynote Speaker, Crypto Journalist, Broadcaster, Writer.

Jillian has held senior positions with global PR companies in Sydney, Singapore, London and Dublin. She was PRO of Iona Technologies (Ireland’s first company to float on NASDAQ). She changed the law in Ireland in 2014 and is a former European Parliamentary candidate (as an independent).

She is a leading freelance crypto journalist writing for Irish Tech News, Irish Central, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and is a founder of Blockleaders. She has her own radio shows on DublinCityFM and EastCoastFM. Her first job after graduating from Trinity College was as a systems analyst with JP Morgan. She is advisor to a number of ICOs, has been named a Crypto Queen by In Zero Conferences as well as listed in the 50 most influential women in the global blockchain rollcall. She is a board member of the US Blockchain Association and of EOS Dublin. She is CEO of Blocknubie. She keynotes and chairs blockchain events around the world – including Kiev, Austin, Muscat, Columbo. Dublin and London.

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Adam Hill

Adam is a marketing + experience + tech hybrid who helps companies from New York to Hong Kong create customer experiences that drive sales and build loyalty.
With this depth of experience and a rare combination of technical knowledge, marketing insight with customer experience optimsation techniques, Adam has the expertise to drive growth and increase client engagement.

Adam brings 25 years’ experience in marketing, tech and customer engagement, and continues to bring his own brand of results-driven solutions to market for such companies as One Social Network, Bupa, Maersk, Marex Spectron, and many new start ups in the cryptosphere.

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Adam Hill

Adam is a marketing + experience + tech hybrid who helps companies from New York to Hong Kong create customer experiences that drive sales and build loyalty.
With this depth of experience and a rare combination of technical knowledge, marketing insight with customer experience optimsation techniques, Adam has the expertise to drive growth and increase client engagement.

Adam brings 25 years’ experience in marketing, tech and customer engagement, and continues to bring his own brand of results-driven solutions to market for such companies as One Social Network, Bupa, Maersk, Marex Spectron, and many new start ups in the cryptosphere.

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Peter Kristensen

His career began with a small Danish bank in 1986 and by the mid 1990’s he was working for Saxo Bank. He was then seconded to Synthesis Bank, now Saxo Bank Switzerland, to establish their presence in the online trading world..

Peter’s capital markets background sets him apart from many other fund services executives, with a bias towards solution finding.

This expertise has made him a highly sought-after advisor for Blockchain solutions and ICO’s. He is currently an active advisor for several ICO startup/running companies and Co-Founder of C6 Advisors Switzerland and ICOsofa London.

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Peter Kristensen

His career began with a small Danish bank in 1986 and by the mid 1990’s he was working for Saxo Bank. He was then seconded to Synthesis Bank, now Saxo Bank Switzerland, to establish their presence in the online trading world..

Peter’s capital markets background sets him apart from many other fund services executives, with a bias towards solution finding.

This expertise has made him a highly sought-after advisor for Blockchain solutions and ICO’s. He is currently an active advisor for several ICO startup/running companies and Co-Founder of C6 Advisors Switzerland and ICOsofa London.

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