Industry Insights: Business Models in Web3 - Who Uses These New Applications? (Panel Discussion)

Industry Insights: Business Models in Web3 - Who Uses These New Applications? (Panel Discussion)

Business Models in Web3 - Who Uses These New Applications? (Panel Discussion)

Business models in Web3, the decentralized and blockchain-based internet, are transforming how companies operate and interact with users. From decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized applications (dApps), Web3 offers innovative and disruptive business models that challenge traditional models. Evolving from solely being used by early adopters to becoming potentially mainstream, these provide multiple benefits but also come with challenges.


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About the lecturers

Victoria Gago is the Co-CEO & Co-Founder of the European Blockchain Convention, Europe's most influential Blockchain event. She has vast experience in hosting online and offline events, and her goal is to bring together thousands of the world’s brightest minds to discuss the role Blockchain technology will play in the future. She is also a Co-Founder of the European Tech School, a first-of-its-kind online blockchain & web3 school set to disrupt the way we learn about technology.

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Dr. Hamid Haqparwar is an experienced global automobile industry professional, having held various senior leadership positions during his tenure with one of the world's biggest car brands. He has worked in Germany, the Middle East, and Asia. Dr. Haqparwar has an impressive educational background, including a completed Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen, a Post-doc from Columbia Business School, an MBA from Western Carolina University, and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim. He is Managing Director at BMW Group Middle East in Dubai.

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Jens Hermann Paulsen is a Senior Manager at Deloitte Germany, leading the Blockchain DE & Talent Group and the Innovation & Incubation team. With a focus on Bitcoin, blockchain, innovation, and digital assets, he is an expert in these areas and is passionate about driving innovation and digital transformation.

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Axel Roitzsch is the Founder of Vanagon Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology startups. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Roitzsch has expertise in startup operations, product development, and corporate strategy. Before joining Vanagon Ventures, Axel worked at several technology companies in senior leadership positions.

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Pierre Samaties is a Partner at Roland Berger in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he serves as the Global Head of Digital Assets, Web3, and Metaverse | Energy Ventures. He has a consulting, innovation, and strategy background, with expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the crypto economy. He has also held senior advisory roles with the World Economic Forum and served as the Head of the Middle East for Innogy Consulting GmbH.

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Philipp Weiling, who has a background in finance and economics, is an experienced entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of Polygon Labs, a leading provider of interactive data visualization and broadcast graphics solutions. He has played a pivotal role in building sustainable partnerships and driving the company's growth by taking ownership and maintaining a laser-like focus on delivering results.

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