Advisors

Phil Inje Chang

Advisor, Decentralised Systems and Product Development

PHILINJE CHANG is a seasoned technology product developer in the domains of crypto/DeFi, AI, SaaS, Ad Tech, mobile, ecommerce, video/broadcast, OTT, energy, real estate, trading (gold, equities, options, currencies and crypto). He is also well known as the primary author of myriad Wikipedia Foundation publications since 2011. Mr. Chang’s global experience encompasses Silicon Valley (16 years), UK (7 years), and Japan/Asia (10 years). Currently based in London, Mr. Chang is Chief Product Officer at Verasity. He has also served as consultant to MakerDAO, to onboard real-world assets including real estate as collateral for DAI.

Lennox Gay

Advisor, Smart Contracts

LENNOX GAY is an expert on Ethereum Hyperledger and Solidity smart contracts. A holder of the MSC degree in Software Engineering, HND Electronics & Telecommunication, Mr. Gay is a proven agnostic developer with wide experience in POC, R&D, Mobile Telecoms, Multimedia, Oil and Gas Renewable Energy, Charity, Banking, Electronics, Music, MR, AI, AR, Blockchain Art, Fashion and Automotive Currency. He holds a United Kingdom Patent in Wireless Messaging Architecture, and is known for his contribution to the development of the world’s first set top box interactive TV and mobile banking app.

Davin Broadbent

Advisor, Strategic Marketing

DAVIN BROADBENT has spent the past 20 years in senior marketing roles across a wide range of industries in both client and agency capacity. Currently the MD of UK based Proven Marketing, a strategic agency supporting a number of fintech and blockchain projects. A long term cryptocurrency enthusiast and entrepreneur, Mr. Broadbent expresses pride in offering his experience and advice to OMNIA DeFi in relation to strategic marketing, communication and advertising.

TOM Kozacinski

Advisor, Product Design

A Techstars-London mentor, TOMISLAV KOZACINSKI has owned and operated a small boutique design agency, consulted as Lead Product Designer for large company b2b projects, run mastermind communities for solopreneurs and small business owners. Breaking Freelance is Mr. Kozacinski’s insightful newsletter for freelancers and first-time founders. A popular motivational speaker, he has traveled the world on talks and workshops, from South Africa to Siberia. Amazingly, Tom is also a professional stand up comedian, since 2005! He loves both cats and dogs, and riding his cool motorcycle.

Masood Ariff

Advisor, Corporate and Global Affairs

MASOOD ARIFF is a senior executive with over 37 years of experience in international banking, including Adviser to Commerce Bank of Zambia, placed in London. His extensive professional background covered credit and risk management, trade and project finance, feasibility and value engineering studies, marketing and human resource management. Since 1998 Mr. Ariff has turned his focus to innovating recycling technologies that convert composite solid waste materials with little or no value into highly valuable fractions. For over 20 years he has worked closely with renown scientist Ron Hodkinson, and in 2007 was instrumental in organising the first public demonstration of a PEM Fuel Cell, in Mumbai, India. Mr. Hodkison’s work on systems integration and materials technology for both Alkaline and PEM Fuel Cells resulted in the production of the Tower Cube. Since 2018 Mr. Ariff has been associated with the development of zero emission compression ignition ammonia engine with Ron Hodkinson. He holds three directorships in green technology companies based in London.

Nils Elmark

Advisor, Future Trends

NILS ELMARK is Founder and Consulting Futurist of Incepcion Ltd., and Creative Director of Bankinglab.london. For over 20 years Mr. Elmark has been helping international business leaders to mould their companies. He began his working life as a journalist before becoming editor of a financial magazine; then later established his own strategic communication agency. He is a sought-after executive coach, and in his career has conducted development projects for over 100 Nordic and international companies within every conceivable industry. Mr. Elmark’s latest publication is The New Local Economy, which discusses how the future’s big businesses will grow out of small communities.

Jago Penrose

Advisor, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

JAGO PENROSE is an accredited dispute resolution practitioner with diverse experience in identifying and averting corporate conflicts and managing risks associated with high-value contractual arrangements. He has successfully mediated disputes worth millions. Mr Penrose believes that with the evolution of technology online dispute resolution will play a vital role in the future of law and society, most notably, decentralised technology to maintain impartiality. From the moment he left law school Mr. Penrose has immersed himself in various global technology-focused projects, as entrepreneur, and investor, and co-founder. He is also an established published writer.