Mr. Tokinori Terada, Founder and CEO
Mr. Atsumi Kaburagi, Co founder and CTO
Mr. Kaburagi has overseen the creation of many systems and applications, and has always kept up with new initiatives.
He will oversee the system and operations of UNIPLAT, providing new possibilities and experiences for users.
Mr. Takahisa Karita, Co founder and CFO & COO
2004 – 2006:
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Engineering, Part-time teacher (Japan)
2007 – 2014:
Chinese Medicine Medical Research Promotion Foundation (Ministry of Health, Labor
and Welfare related organizations), Director (Japan)
2013 – 2017:
General Association NITOBE International Foundation Preparation Committee, Managing Director (Japan)
2016 – 2017:
West Los Angeles College, GIE (Global Institute for Entrepreneurship) Ambassador (USA）
2012 – 2017:
CRISEN Technology Inc (Shenzhen Stock Market Securities Code: 430218), CFO (China)
2014 – 2016:
Beijing Collaborative Clinical Pharmacology Experiment Technical Service Co., Ltd. (Organizations related to the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China), Advisor (China)
2013 – Present:
CFO of CDTEC Inc. (China)
2017 – Present:
Tsangs Group, Advisor (UK / Hong Kong)
2019 – Present:
Fight Cancer Global, Global Leadership Panel Member
2020 – Present:
SHIGERU AG, CFO (Switzerland)
2021 – Present:
General Incorporated Foundation Shared Opportunities Society, Board of Directors (Japan & USA)
2020 – Present:
Chemiteras Inc., Corporate Officer (Japan)
Dr. Torkel Falkenberg, CRO
1987 : BSc in molecular biology
1990 – 95 : PhD training, Dept of Pharmacology and Physiology, Karolinska Institutet (KI)
2010 – : Head The Research Foundation IC – The Integrative Care Science Center
2012 – : Scientific Chair of the Ekhaga Research Foundation
2012 : Board of Directors, The Swedish Physician Society for Integrative Medicine
2012 – : WHO Advisor drafting the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2013-23
2014 – 16 : Head/Deputy Head – Karolinska Institutet Center for Social Sustainability
2016 – : Chair, KI Saco, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations
2016 – : Representative at the Board of Karolinska Institutet (Konsistoriet)
2017 – : Member of Saco-S representative council Sweden
2017 – : Co-President, 2017 World Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Berlin, May 3-5
Mr. Lukas Wadsack, Domicile director
Lukas has a wide experience in tax law that spans a period of almost 10 years. Before joining Wadsack as a Partner, he worked for 2 of the major business law firm in Zurich and in Zug where he was member of the tax team and was focusing on the tax advice for individual and corporate clients. During this time, he gained additional experience in all aspects of business law as well as in notarial services. Lukas graduated at the University of St. Gallen with the major legal studies and is a Swiss attorney at law. Furthermore, he is a Swiss certified tax expert. He is an active member of the professional society and holds memberships in the Zug and Swiss bar association and is a member of the International Fiscal Association. Lukas is leading the tax and legal department of Wadsack.
Mr. Alan Malcolm, Senior advisor (Chief Commercial Officer, NikkeiFT Learning)
Born in New Zealand, Alan has lived and worked in Asia for more than 22years.
Alan has lead businesses across Asia in the Education, HR, SAAS and media sectors. He has been responsible for orchestrating a number of large scale partnerships and development projects Across ASEAN, Japan, Korea and Australasia.
For much of the past decade, Alan held the role of Head of Asia for global Education leader Pearson and is currently Chief Commercial Officer at Nikkei FT Learning, while continuing an active role on our Advisory.
Though his broad experience and active commitment to Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging, Alan has a strong passion for developing globally mobile talent and is committed to helping people to improve their lives through access to better learning and collaborative opportunities.
Dr. Nigel Clarke, Senior advisor (Chair of the GPhC)
Nigel Clarke is the Chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). He started the role in March 2014 after he was appointed by the Privy Council.
Mr Clarke served on the General Osteopathic Council from when it was set up in 1996 until 2008, and he was chair from 2001 to 2007. He was also a member of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (now the Professional Standards Authority) from 2003 to 2008. This is the oversight body for the nine health professions regulators, including the GPhC.
In 2007 he chaired the Independent Inquiry into a Future Professional Body for Pharmacy and then the Transitional Committee, which created the prospectus for the reformed Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).
Mr Clarke is senior partner of Learned Lion Partners; chairs the Boards of medical research business Oxford BioElectronics and diagnostics business Attomarker Ltd; and serves on the Advocacy Committee of the European Society of Cardiology.
Mr. Anand Kannan, Senior advisor (CEO, Avas Digitech International Pvt Ltd.)
Mr. Anand Kannan has over 25+ years of marketing & Business development experience in varied sectors ranging from Media, Engineering, Education & Innovation management
Academically, he holds a PG in Marketing from IIM-C &PG in International trade & Packaging Design from NID.
Currently, he is the CEO of Avas Digitech a company which own & runs one of the few innovation platforms which work from ideation to commercialization. The Platform is called Sparkinov. He is the National President of International Federation of Inventors Association –ABIPIR Latin America’s India chapter. As head of the Indian Chapter, Anand has
- worked with various start-ups, innovators, universities & has sent almost 600 start ups to various IFIA sponsored innovation events.
- Has conducted multiple seminars in India, Bhutan,Nepal.
- Working closely with start-ups to assist in commercialization of innovation, funding opportunities.
- Set up 5 subchapters as on date in India.
With Global Innovation Field Trip (GIFT)-USA, he is one of the Board Members, where they work with children’s innovation, creativity in 50 + countries.
He is also conversant in multiple languages.
Mr. Michael Conniff, Senior advisor (Managing Director of The Accelerator with Michael Conniff, Executive Board Member of Foreign Press Correspondents Association/Club USA)
Mr. Michael Conniff graduated from Harvard with honors in History and won a summer fellowship at the Harvard Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
He was the first Harvard writing instructor to use word processing as a teaching tool and is considered a pioneer in the online world.
He is co- founder of the Isaacson School for New Media in Aspen—selected Faculty of the Year by students—and founded the Digital Story Lab at Colorado Mountain College.
He was also the first person hired full-time in new media at NBC. In addition, he is host of The Accelerator podcast; a Mentor at NewChip Accelerator in Austin, Texas;
an Advisor at Holt Accelerator in Montreal, Canada; a Business Development Partner for Listing Partners Limited in Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
a Strategic Leadership Advisor at the Pace University Lubin School of Business; in New York; a Board Member of the Foreign Press Correspondents Association;
and the Editor-at-Large at SKI TV.
And his novel, BOOK OF O’KELLS: MOTHER NATURE, reached the Amazon Top Ten list for Historical Fiction.
The author of more than a dozen published short stories, he was selected as a Sokolov Scholar in Fiction at the Breadloaf Writers Conference.
Mr. Mark Hu, Senior advisor (Co founder & CEO, Think Net Inc.,Skyline Technology USA LLC, Thunderbirds.Me Inc. )
Mr. Mark Hu is long time Wall Street veteran, XR & AI specialist, Web 3.0 & MetaVerse evangelist and system for solution architect with very strong Fin Tech background that focus on world human equality, race equality & health equality with ESG focus.
In 2000, Mr. Hu founded Think Net Inc. which serves Wall street financial clients for 20+ years, developed various software-solution development & consulting firm for top tier Wall Street investment banks and US government agencies.
In 2013, Mr. Hu founded Smart Financial Technology LLC as smart cloud-based big data analytics firm and was successfully acquired by a Hedge Fund in 2015. Since Nov 2016, Mr. Hu founded Skyline Technology USA LLC which customized XR & AI driven systems and solutions development group company. And Skyline Technology USA LLC is strong collaboration with Princeton Innovation Joint Lab of Princeton University. In 2021, Mr. Hu founded Thunderbirds.Me Inc. which expertises XR & AI, NLP driven MetaVerse, MultiVerse Web 3.0 ready platform.
Mr.Hu has many professional certifications & proficient in many programming languages, specializing in platform architecting and development as well as big data and cloud based analytics and algorithms optimization. Besides Mr.Hu is highly skilled at developing stock, futures, and foreign currency trading systems. Mr. Hu is professional architect with operational approaches and system characteristics of major Wall Street investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and UBS and involved in the efforts of these major investment banks to adopt artificial intelligence, machine learning and related critical business workflow optimizations.
Mr. Keary Dana Hayes II, Senior advisor (CEO and Co-Founder of TerraScale, Global Program Manager of the United Nations new ImPPPact Program within the C.R.E.A.M. European Unions PPP Alliance)
Danny Hayes is the CEO and Co-Founder of TerraScale, a green technology company reinventing the future of global sustainable development models. Danny is committed developing sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing energy and digital infrastructure challenges. He is currently leading various projects at the bleeding edge of technological innovation and sustainable development. TerraScale is currently advised by Goldman Sachs.
Danny’s decades of work in and around sustainable infrastructure, finance, and technology led to his 2021 appointment to the role the Global Program Manager of the European Unions new ImPPPact Program within the C.R.E.A.M. European Unions PPP Alliance.
Danny’s work as the developer of TerraScale’s flagship initiative, Project Energos, has won the 2020 Platinum Outstanding Property Award London, the 2021 ICONIC Innovative Architecture Award and the 2021 Golden Novum Design Award.
Danny also serves as a Financial Advisor to Hudson Capital Advisors, Ambri and FlowCell. He is both a financial advisor and founding partner of the European Union’s C.R.E.A.M. PPP Alliance with the United Nations: visit impppact.org.
In 2020, Danny was appointed Director Emeritus of the non-governmental organization Green Cross. Green Cross is a consultative member of the United Nations on Climate Change and the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
Danny currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of University of California, Riverside. He is also a member and was the 2021 Gold Sponsor of Top Tier Impact, a global ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs and professionals who are focused on solving the critical issues of our time.
Danny’s experience includes advising institutions, governments, corporations and individual HNW clientele on developing smart, resilient infrastructure, master planning of industry development, large unit global sales, business negotiations with Fortune 500 companies and lobbying political entities. He was formerly both a LBMA Metals trader (Au) as well as an infrastructure investment banker specialist in structured finance.
Ms. Virginia Tan, Senior Advisor (Founding partner of Teja Ventures, the first gender lens VC fund for emerging Asia, Pioneering Thought Leader for gender and technology in Asia)
Virginia Tan is the founding partner of Teja Ventures, the first gender lens VC fund for emerging Asia. As a pioneering thought leader for gender and technology in Asia, she founded She Loves Tech, the world’s largest startup competition for women and technology. Virginia Tan is also the founder and former president of Lean In China, one of China’s leading nonprofit platforms for women with over 100,000 members across more than 25 cities and 100 universities in China, which supports the goals and aspirations of Chinese women.
Virginia’s background is in law and finance, having worked in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America for 2 magic circle firms Clifford Chance and Allen and Overy. She specialised in emerging market investments and has covered more than USD 30 billion of transactions in the course of her career. She moved to Beijing in 2013 to work on strategic investments related to the “One Belt One Road” initiative.
In 2020, Virginia was selected by the Rockefeller Foundation as one of 8 Next Generation Leaders for its Beijing25+ Summit in 2020 and made Singapore’s 100 Women in Tech inaugural list. She was named by Fast Company as one of 100 most innovative people in business in China and by Prestige as one of Singapore’s 40 under 40 in 2019, and as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2014. Forbes as hailed her as “removing barriers to global womens empowerment and Fast Company has named her “the Hua Mulan of the business world”. Her work has been featured by leading media such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Financial Times, BBC, China Daily, CCTV, Straits Times, VICE etc. She has spo- ken at some of the world’s largest corporations and leading institutions such as Alibaba, Baidu, Bloomberg, Dell, Disney, DSM, General Electric, Google, P&G, HP, Medtronic, Peking University, Ts- inghua University, Columbia University, UNICEF, UN Women, World Economic Forum, Milken Insti- tute, etc.
Mr. Kannan Hariharan, Senior advisor (Startup Advisor, Entrepreneur, Operator turned Seed Investor)
Mr. Kannan is an entrepreneur, operator turned seed investor with 20+ years of experience in corporate and start-up across formation, validation, and growth stages. In India, Kannan built a payment infrastructure company from scratch that raised $22.4m in growth capital from ICICI Ventures and has recently filed for an IPO. He currently advises start-ups and growth companies for venture growth, capital raise, cross-border expansion, and enabling strategic connections between India, Australia, and New Zealand. Also, he was part of an India based early-stage angel investment syndicate that has invested in 9 early-stage companies, one of which was successfully exited, two planned for series A funding, and one was due to file for an IPO in 2022. As an investor and operator of a UK fintech company, he worked with them to build a successful business by forming strategic partnership with global financial institutions across three markets, Australia, New Zealand, and India. Presently, he is involved in setting up a micro-VC fund to invest in SaaS companies connecting India and Australia. Kannan is driven by a desire to build a more equitable and efficient financial services ecosystem, especially at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) by leveraging technology. In addition to his passion for fintech and Defi, he is very keen on health and education.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from University of Calicut, India and earned his MBA from Narsee Monjee Insitute of Management Studies (NMIMS), India. Besides work, Kannan is a professional badminton player who won silver in a world masters doubles event held in Auckland in 2018. He enjoys running, reading, and listening to J Krishnamurti’s talks. He lives with his wife and daughter in Sydney.
Mr. Alvin Foo, Senior Advisor (Voted Top 100 most influential person in social media)
Voted Top 100 most influential person in social media. Previously Google China’s Head of Mobile; IPG Reprise China’s Managing Director; Omnicom Media Group China’s Head of Mobility & Innovation; Advisors for SXSW, China Accelerator & Sparklabs Korea. Well-sought after speaker in blockchain community.
Ms. Ubani Vivian, Youth Lead Advisor (Expert member of Education Commission, World Innovation Alliance)
Ubani Vivian is an Educator with keen interest in Educational Research, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. She is a member of Delta Epsilon Tau International honor society of Georgia and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).
Vivian holds a B.Ed in Elementary Education from University of Cross River State Nigeria, Diploma with honors from Ashworth College, Norcross Georgia USA. She has acquired knowledge in leadership and sustainable business strategy from Harvard Business School Online.
Currently Vivian is the executive director of Education Sustainability and Vocational Development Initiative, the CEO Nicbel Foods a startup that produces a range of west African indigenous luxurious snacks. Vivian is a Volunteer, Quality Education Ambassador and the Presidential Youth Leadership Fellow of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
Vivian is a recipient of a few awards including the Nigeria Female Educator of the Year by the Nigeria Women Achievers. Through the Hult Prize Foundation as global academic organization, Vivian has worked with and trained Nigeria students in colleges and universities in developing innovative business startups from the On Campus stage to the global accelerator program. In 2020, Vivian co-hosted the Calabar impact summit with the Hult Prize Foundation.
Facilitated physical trainings and webinars in Education, entrepreneurship and leadership across different countries including Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Australia, India, Zambia, USA and Sierra Leone.
Vivian is a TEDx trained speaker with experience in leadership, business, advocacy and program management. Vivian serves as a mentor with Zahara Dream Network NYC and We-In-Africa Initiative respectively. Vivian has acquired trainings, mentorship and certifications which are relevant in her field.
BLOCKRAISE, Technical Advisor
BLOCKRAISE is a venture builder and advisory. The advisory function embodies a suite of comprehensive service offerings, tailored to businesses with focus on Web3, DeFi, NFTs, Metaverse, among others. The advisory team consists of blockchain, finance and M&A experts that help clients navigate the blockchain industry through start-up acceleration.