About Us

Swiss Blockchain Academy is devoted to enabling you to think differently in order to seize opportunities in the era of           Digital Assets and Decentralised Finance with our high calibre academy experts.

Swiss Blockchain Academy is an education and promotion platform for individuals and organisations to gain insights and realise business value of Blockchain Technology. Our institutional Blockchain training focuses on calibrating the right “Blockchain Mindset” for Executives to lead their organizations towards successful business execution in an era of disruption and change.

We bring the much-needed awareness and business insights through our dynamic and interactive approach to Blockchain Mindset Training, addressing the most relevant topics at Executive level from a business impact perspective, without any technical jargon.

Our multidirectional ecosystem development consists of Banks, Fund Managers, Insurance sector, government bodies, Established Tech brands and promising start-ups as well as investor communities as stakeholders.

Supported by the Canton of Schwyz and the Crypto Valley Association (CVA), the Swiss Blockchain Academy is setting a new standard in training Executives, Management, Practitioners, and Enthusiasts thus ensuring the impact of Blockchain/DLT and its value propositions are adequately comprehended across all business sectors and industries being disrupted today.

Our Experts

Shivansan Macilamani

Chairman of the Board – Setting the Right Direction for Adoption

Senior Banking & Markets specialist with 23 years wealth of experience gained through both Tech start-ups such as Swisscom Blockchain AG and Tier 1 Banks including Credit Suisse, RBS, HSBC, Barclays Bank & BNYM.

Blockchain entrepreneur focusing on business applications to shape the future of business transactions and strategies to seize opportunities. Influencing business decision-makers & technology counterparts to build new business models.

DLT/ Blockchain subject matter expert covering topics that matter the most to both established enterprises as well as startups with focus on practical route to implementation by addressing the  business aspects including Tokenization / Digital Assets, Funding & Liquidity, and unique value proposition of decentralized technologies through developing new lines of business and shaping emerging use cases in Banking, Securities and bilateral Transactions.

Fred-Marc Gmür

Fred-Marc Gmür

CFO & Business Advisor

Fred brings over 30 years of experience covering newly founded companies, turnaround situations, reorganisation management,  appointments of board of directors, IT project financial management, ERP implementations, software deployment in finance, banking & control functions, company takeovers & successions, MBI, M&A, business strategy development and implementation.

He is proficient in Swiss German, Standard German, English, French & Spanish.

Fred-Marc Gmür

Laura Lazdane

Business Development and Communications 

Enthusiastic and highly motivated commercial analyst with bachelor’s in Business Management. Laura brings with her a wealth of 5+ years experience in online business customer services with passion for supporting digital businesses, customer interaction and languages. 

Lic.Phil. Boris Otonicar

Pioneering Decentralized Finance (Defi)

A certified Blockchain Specialist (BVS &CBP and Scrum Master) and data scientist who advises both Start-ups and institutional clients covering real world blockchain use cases focusing on industry verticals including Banking, ICT, Commerce and Industry. An experienced blockchain trainer with proven delivery of education and promotion of Blockchain at international summits covering Decentralized Finance, Bitcoin protocol, Distributed Ledger Technology and Smart Contracts.

Boris brings with him 11 years of business and technology experience with niche skill set required to successfully manage the implementation of disruptive technologies. His extensive network spans  across notable organizations and influencers of Blockchain industry.

He holds master degree in psychology, Economics and IT from University of Zurich and proficient in Swiss German and English languages

Johannes Kern

Building the Digital Assets Cluster 

Senior consultant with proven track-record bridging technology and business. At L1 Digital, Johannes is responsible for blockchain research and working with investors to put digital assets on the map.

Before joining L1 Digital, Johannes was a consultant at Swisscom Blockchain covering tokenisation and blockchain advisory aspects to help organisations create unique business cases leveraging on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

He founded and scaled Europe’s largest network for early stage start-up cofoundme.org and holds a Master of Arts in Business Management from the University of St. Gallen with additional studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago de Chile.

 

Kasimir Blaser

Advancing Real-World DLT Applications

A software Architect, Blockchain Engineer and Consultant with 20 years of experience covering the entire DevOps lifecycle. Before founding DigitalizeIT, Kasimir was a manager at Swisscom Blockchain responsible for Ethereum and Smart Contract implementation where he built solutions for crypto banks, pharma industry and commodity trading. He was also a core member of the Swisscom Blockchain Academy and delivered numerous Blockchain trainings nationally and internationally.

Capitalising on his experience over the years covering telecom, finance and transportation industries as well as federal government offices to facilitate CAS lectures for advanced studies in Distributed Technology & Applications at various universities.

His credentials include B.Sc. in Computer Science with CAS software architecture , AWS Certified Solutions Architect Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and Developer I (PSD I), Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer, Oracle Certified Associate and Java SE 7 Programmer.

Kasimir is proficient in Swiss German and English languages.