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Panel Discussion: "Assets-as-a-Service: Using the Digital Euro for Industrial Use Cases

Join Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (moderator), Maximilian Forster, Cash-on-Ledger, Dr. Florian Forst, Arthur D. Little, Prof. Dr. Agatha Ferreira, Warsaw University of Technology, and Benjamin Schaub, for an exciting panel discussion focused on the future Asset-as-a-Service (AaaS) business models. 

About the lecturers

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). In 2018 and in 2019, he was ranked as one of the “top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belonged to the “Top 40 under 40” — a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. Since 2017, he is member of the FinTech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. The expertise of Prof. Sandner includes blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights, and digital identity. You can contact him via mail (, or via:

LinkedIn profile of Philipp Sandner

Maximilian Forster, Co-Founder of CashOnLedger, is  passionate about Digitization, Innovation and Blockchain Technology.Throughout his career, he has been recognized as subject matter expert for Blockchain Technology & Digital Finance in various roles, was exposed to senior management and established relationships to key stakeholders in politics & economy. As such, Maximilian is a private sector expert for virtual assets within the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), member of the Economic Council of Germany for digital assets & member of the German Banking Association. Furthermore, he is a public speaker and expert on “Central Bank Digital Currencies” within the European Commission & Parliament.

LinkedIn profile of Maximilian Forster

Dr. Florian Forst, Head of Financial Services Central Europe of Arthur D. Little, looks back on more than 20 years in consulting with executives and decision-makers in the financial services sector. With a doctorate in law, Florian Forst started his career in 2000 at McKinsey & Company, where he advised financial institutions throughout Europe and the UK. In 2007, he joined UniCredit Group, where he was responsible for setting up the in-house consulting unit and supporting the group across Europe in challenging growth, restructuring and change projects. In 2016, Forst joined zeb consulting, where he advised international and European universal banks, German private banks, financial services infrastructure providers and private equity firms.

LinkedIn profile of Dr. Florian Forst

Agata Ferreira is an assistant professor at the Warsaw University of Technology and a guest professor at a number of other academic institutions. She studied law in four different jurisdictions, under common and civil law systems. Agata Ferreira practiced law in the U.K. financial sector for over ten years in a leading law firm and in an investment bank as well. She is a member of a panel of experts at the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, a member of an advisory council for Blockchain for Europe, a Research Fellow of the Digital Euro Association and has gathered great expertise in regulatory issues around DLT, Blockchain and Smart Contracts.

LinkedIn profile of Prof. Dr. Agatha Ferreira

Benjamin Schaub did his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen. Later on, he worked as a project manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and is now the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Apart from that, he is the Head of Digital Hub at Plutoneo. He is keen on Blockchain regulatory and governance, such as the development of Blockchain-Use-Cases.

LinkedIn profile of Benjamin Schaub

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