AI & Crypto Artist 
Ting Song

Listed in 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Art and Gen.T x Chanel 2021 Asia Artists, Ting Song is an AI & Crypto artist who specializes in using blockchain technology and generative adversarial networks to create artworks exemplary of contemporary thinking in technological philosophy, the future in science fiction, and the tradition of Chinese ethnic arts. In her exploration and expression of individualized aesthetics of the era of new technology, she has long focused on themes including on-chain AI, neuromorphic computing, and multi-party privacy secure computing. 

Partner, Jingtian & Gongcheng 
Angell Minjie Xi

Ms. Angell Xi is Partner of Jingtian & Gongcheng. With 25 years’ rich experiences in practicing and in-house, Ms. Xi is a recognized expert in Art, Luxury & Fashion, IP Licensing, M&A. Prior to Jingtian & Gongcheng, Ms. Xi was Asia Pacific General Counsel for GE Intelligent Platforms, Ashland Inc., Leading Compliance for Kering Asia. Ms. Xi is Senior Vice Chair of IBA Art Law Committee, China Advisory Committee Member of Licensing International, Director of Art Law Sub-Committee of Shanghai Law Society, Culture Industry Law Committee. Ms. Xi is one of the first lawyers in China who handled with NFT and Metaverse projects in art, fashion & luxury, entertainment, sports, finance, pro bono, etc., as well as AI and other technology application projects in such fields. Ms. Xi is co-author of Art Law, Luxury & Fashion Law, Trademark Law, Private Client Law, which are annually published in London, U.K.

Co-founder, Conflux
Yuanjie Zhang

YuanJie holds a Bachelor's Degree from Fudan University and a Master's Degree from Brandeis University. Before becoming a founding member of Conflux, Yuanjie worked at Huatai Private Fund of Funds, UNC Endowment Management Company and Novus in Wall Street. He has expertise in investments, capital markets and business operations.



Dennis Chookaszian is the former Chairman and CEO of CNA Financial (CNA) and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on the board of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in addition to numerous other prominent board appointments for publicly traded and private companies as well as not-for-profit organizations, including a Trustee of Northwestern University and on the Deans Council of the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. Chookaszian is a respected cryptocurrency expert and sits as a board advisor to the Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association (GDCA). He is also on the advisory board of Spores Capital, an NFT Ecosystem company that powers Web3 entertainment and marketing experiences, where he will offer counsel on tokenomics across the Spores Network ecosystem and governance across the venture capital fund. He is also on the board of Diffuse, which manages three crypto currency funds.

Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management, Chicago Booth;
Former Chairman & CEO, CNA Insurance



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