Keynote Speakers

Monday, 17 June, 2024, 09:30-10:20

Yoni Assia

CEO and Co-founder of trading and investing platform eToro

Keynote Title:

DeFi, Digitalization and the Future of Money

Speaker Bio:
Yoni Assia is a fintech trailblazer. As CEO and Co-founder of eToro, the trading and investing platform, he’s created an investment platform built around social collaboration that today has over 35 million registered users from more than 100 countries. He co-founded eToro in 2007 and he is widely regarded as a crypto pioneer. In 2012, he co-wrote with Vitalik Buterin (the founder of Ethereum) the white paper for Colored Coins. These tokens are believed to be the first ever NFTs. Not satisfied with disrupting the world of investing, in 2018 Yoni founded GoodDollar to shake up the philanthropic world. This blockchain project transforms the traditional model of giving and aims to make universal basic income a reality on a global scale. Yoni is a member of the YPO and was included by Financial News in its Fintech 40 ranking and their Rising Stars in Asset Management ranking. He was also listed in Fortune’s 40 under 40 and in City A.M’s fintech 100 top influencers.
Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 10:30-11:30

Haridimos Tsoukas

Professor, University of Cyprus and Warwick Business School

Keynote Title:

Searching for Eudaimonia through Organizing: Insights from Aristotle and Heidegger

Speaker Bio:
Haridimos Tsoukas is the Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Cyprus and a Distinguished Research Environment Professor of Organization Studies at Warwick Business School. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney and at Queensland University. He has published widely in leading journals of organization studies and management research. Former Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies, and co-founder (with Ann Langley) of the annual International Symposium on Process Organization Studies (PROS). He has co-edited several volumes published in the Oxford University Press Series “Perspectives on Process Organization Studies” and, among others, the Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies (with Ann Langley, Sage, 2017). Co-author of (with Charles Spinosa and Matthew Hancocks) Leadership as Masterpiece Creation: What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Humanities about Moral Risk-Taking Cambridge (MIT Press, 2024), and author of: If Aristotle were a CEO (Kastaniotis, 2004, in Greek, 4th edition), Complex Knowledge (2005, Oxford University Press) and Philosophical Organization Theory (2019, Oxford University Press)