Entrepreneur. Invested. Involved. This is the core mindset that Ralf Glabischnig embodies as Managing Partner at inacta with 20 years’ experience as a business and IT consultant.
Ralf possesses extensive expertise in transforming the finance and insurance industry, as well as a diverse entrepreneurial background stemming from multiple ventures and advisory board positions. As Founder of CV VC (Crypto Valley Venture Capital) he is fostering the blockchain startup ecosystem from the heart of the Crypto Valley. As initiator of Europe's largest blockchain competition, founding member of the Crypto Valley Association and the Swiss Blockchain Federation as well as co-founder of the CV Labs, he is committed to developing the blockchain ecosystem both in Switzerland and worldwide.
Dr. Markus Hosang
Dr. Markus Hosang is a General Partner and Managing Director at the life sciences venture capital firm BioMedPartners in Basel. He has strong experience and broad knowledge in strategic and operational aspects of the VC business, as well as in pharmaceutical and diagnostics R&D. Before joining BioMedPartners, Dr. Hosang was a Venture Partner at MPM Capital, where he managed their European office and was co-responsible for their European deal flow. Previously, at Roche in Basel, as a Vice President and Director, he held several senior management positions of increasing importance in its global Pharma R&D organization, and was directly involved in major strategic transactions, including the acquisition of Genentech and the acquisition and integration of Syntex. Dr. Hosang obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the ETH Zurich with summa cum laude. He served and still serves on the boards of several biotech and medtech companies, many of which have already been exited highly successfully via an M&A transaction or an IPO. As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unitectra AG (ad personam), he supports the joint technology transfer activities of the Universities of Basel, Zurich and Bern.
Daniel Peter is the brain behind the idea of VIAC – the first fully digital 3rd pillar pension solution. His strengths lie in the conceptual elaboration of the system and its further development, so that customers can constantly enjoy new innovations. In his former professional career, he has worked for Reichmuth & Co, a private bank headquartered in Lucerne and a Zurich family office, Finad 1976. He had positions as a Portfolio Manager and Relationship Manager. Daniel has 10 years of experience in banking. Daniel received a BA in Business and Economics from the Universität Basel and an MA in Business Innovation from the Universität St. Gallen.
Dr. Christopher J. Waller
Dr. Christopher Waller is Executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He has been in his current position since 2009. He earned a BA from Bemidji State University (1981) followed by an MA (1984) and a PhD (1985) in economics from Washington State University. He began his career at Indiana University-Bloomington from 1985-1998. He then moved to the University of Kentucky, where he served as a professor and C. M. Gatton Chair of Monetary Economics. In 2003, he joined the University of Notre Dame as a professor and Gilbert F. Schaefer Chair of Economics. His research focuses on monetary theory and has been published in a variety of top scholarly journals such as the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.