Eric Van der Kleij
Eric Van der Kleij is a technology entrepreneur and CEO of Centre for Digital Revolution (C4DR.com), an international hub focussed on Blockchain, Fintech & AI. He is also the Chair of distributed security business Keybox.co, and Hon. He is Chair of distributed security business Keybox.co, and Hon. Chairman of the Advisory Group and Adviser on Fintech and Blockchain for The UK Government's (DIT) Global Entrepreneur Programme. Eric is Special Adviser to the FinTech stream of the Zurich based Kickstart Accelerator. Prior to this he created and led Level39, Europe's largest hubs for Fintech, Cyber & Smart Cities technology companies based on the entire 39th, 42nd and 24th floors at Canary Wharf's One Canada Square. Previously he was the first CEO of the UK Government's Tech City Investment Organisation, tasked by the Prime Minister with boosting investment, entrepreneurship and skills in the "Silicon Roundabout" area of East London. He was also the co-founder of FinTech company Adeptra (raised $40M - sold 2012 to NYSE FICO).