As the founder of multiple startups, including ventures in cloud computing software, big data security software and biotech, Kaufman is well known for developing strategies to use big data and analytics solutions to help a variety of brands and businesses. Kaufman leveraged his background in cyber security and brand protection to unite blockchain and AI in his latest vision to strengthen digital commerce against counterfeiting. Previously, Kaufman held a number of key roles at Trend Micro for over 15 years where he used cloud computing to help businesses resolve digital safety issues. Kaufman graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA.
Over the course of the past 15 years, Ronnie has worked across Asia where he has founded and sold multiple start-up companies, including a media consulting company and an English language learning institute with 45 branches throughout China. In 2013, Ronnie co-founded simplyBrand, a big data intelligence company with the ultimate goal of bringing a blockchain-based solution to brand protection. Ronnie graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA.
Frank has been engaged in data processing for more than 10 years and possesses rich experience in AI technology, cryptography and blockchain architecture. Previously, Frank worked for CIC where he built the distributed data collection system. Frank’s experience in AI, along with his vast knowledge of blockchain architecture, will be used to couple these technologies to create a disruptive new solution that will see people and brands working together to fight counterfeiting. Frank graduated from China Normal University with a BS in Software Engineering.
Aleen has a varied background including, product research, interaction design, SaaS application development, as well as experience in transaction data and transaction ledgers within blockchain ecosystems. Currently, Aleen is in charge of data platform and product user R&D, as well as demand mining and blockchain architecture. Aleen’s knowledge of blockchain technology has helped drive this project from a simple thought into a great reality by bringing together AI and blockchain to create the new core simplyBrand platform. Aleen graduated from Hunan University of Commerce with a BA in Advertising.
Ada has almost 20 years of experience in consumer research and business development, focusing on managing research projects, defining business development goals and building SaaS products for clients. Currently, Ada heads the planning and research department for blockchain development. Ada’s industry knowledge and experience in blockchain has driven the development of the simplyBrand blockchain model through her concise and data backed research. Ada graduated from Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics with a BS in Finance and Taxation.
Rita possesses a background in sales and business development in blockchain, having served in positions around Asia. She is now working to develop long term client relationships, manage accounts and analyze data for existing clients, including AI output data. Rita’s understanding of the scope of blockchain in the Asia-Pacific region has helped to define clear goals for simplyBrand to ensure that this project results in tangible solutions for brand protection strategies. Rita graduated from Donghwa University with a BS in Information Management.
Hsin-Chi is an award-winning graphic artist and commercial designer that received a Bronze at the Cannes Advertising Festival in 2015 and the IF Concept Award in Package Design in 2013, among others. Her expertise in design and artistry has won her a number of global clients, including New Balance, Ford, HSBC and Ant Financial. Hsin-Chi uses her expertise and vast experience to produce evocative and high-quality imagery to fully define simplyBrand’s visual identity. Hsin-Chi graduated from National Taiwan University with a Master’s in Commercial Design.
Oleksandra is a marketing professional having 1 year of prior experience in risk controls cross-border investment. She is a native Ukrainian who has lived in China for more than 5 years. Her stint as Programme Assistant at the ESSCA School of Management sparked her interest in blockchain technology. She holds a Master's degree in International Relations from East China Normal University and a Bachelor's degree in Chinese Language from Kyiv National University of Taras Shevchenko.
Thibault is a French citizen, born in New Caledonia. He has more than 2 years of experience in digital marketing with QPSoftware, Pernod Ricard and Keli Media. An MBA graduate from ESSCA School of Management in digital marketing and E-business.