Share. Inspire.

In-Person | Zurich, Switzerland | September 10–11

UBRI Connect brings scholars, researchers, and thought leaders in the UBRI network to showcase blockchain initiatives, share knowledge, and inspire future research.
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UBRI Connect

UBRI Connect

On September 10–11, join in‑person to hear the latest and update your knowledge base on the following topics:

  • AI ​&​ Blockchain
  • A​pplications & Use Cases
  • B​lockchain for Good / Sustainability
  • D​eFi
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Interoperability
  • Stablecoins
  • XRP Ledger Features & Functionality



The two-day conference is hosted at the University of Zurich by the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab and the UZH Blockchain Center.

Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab & UZH Blockchain Center

Rämistrasse 71, 8006
Zürich, Switzerland



Ripple has reserved a block of rooms at the citizenM hotel, 2.5km from the University of Zurich, for UBRI Connect attendees.

Rooms are available at the discounted rate of CHF 299 - 314 ($330-$345 USD) plus city tax, per night through Thursday, August 8 or until they sell out.  

Click here to secure your room in the UBRI block through citizenM’s online reservation system.

citizenM Hotel
42 Talacker
8001 Zurich


The UBRI Network

  • Australian National University
  • Arizona State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Delft University
  • Duke University
  • EBS Universität
  • ETH Zurich
  • European University Institute
  • Fundacao Getulio Vargas
  • Georgetown University
  • IE Madrid
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
  • International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad
  • Korea University
  • Kyoto University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Morgan State University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Northeastern University
  • NOVA School of Business and Economics
  • NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Princeton University
  • Portland State University
  • Reykjavik University
  • Royal University of Bhutan
  • Rutgers University
  • Stanford University
  • Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson)
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Tsinghua University
  • Universidad de Sao Paolo (USP)
  • University College London
  • University of Bern
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Luxembourg
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nicosia
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Trento
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Wyoming
  • University of Zurich
  • Victoria University


2023 Speakers

Aanchal Malhotra

Head of Research

Adrien Treccani

Metaco SA

Ahmed Zawia

Graduate student
University of Waterloo

Andreas Veneris

University of Toronto

Annibale Panichella

Associate Professor
Delft University of Technology

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Associate Professor of Economics
Carnegie Mellon University

Arno Pernthaler

DEC Institute

Chu Wei Rong

Team Lead, Blockchain Department, NUS Fintech Society
National University of Singapore

Daniel Rabetti

S. Dhanabalan Chair in Quantitative Studies & Assistant Professor of Finance
National University of Singapore

Dave McKay

Technical Lead, Cybersecurity Research Lab
Toronto Metropolitan University

Dawn Song

UC Berkeley

Douglas Eakeley

Alan V. Lowenstein Professor of Corporate and Business Law
Rutgers Law School

Elaine Shi

Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Flaviene Scheidt de Cristo

PhD Student
University of Luxembourg

Gabriel Silva Cogo

Assistant Professor

George Mocsary

Professor of Law
University of Wyoming College of Law

Gregory Landau

CEO & Co-Founder
Regen Network

Guiwen Luo

University of Waterloo

Gustavo Salaiz


Henry Kim

Associate Professor & Director, Blockchain.lab
Schulich School of Business, York University

Hitesh Tewari

Assistant Professor
Trinity College Dublin

Hyunok Oh

Hanyang University/Zkrypto

Ignacio Amores

PhD Student
University of Bern

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Dean of the School of Science and Technology
IE University

Jackson Mills

Software Developer

Jason Tigas

Developer Advocate

Jefferson Colombo

Assistant Professor
Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) / São Paulo School of Economics

Jillian Grennan

Associate Professor
UC Berkeley

Joe Vollono

Director, Business Development CBDC

Julian Kanjere

Founder & CEO
Mandla Money

Jungpil Hahn

Professor and Director of NUS FinTech Lab
National University of Singapore

Keith Lim

Co-Director, Blockchain Department, NUS Fintech Society
National University of Singapore

Ken Weber

VP, Social Impact & Sustainability

Kenichi Ueda

University of Tokyo

Klitos Christodoulou

Assistant Professor
University of Nicosia

Laura Chioda

Director of Research
UC Berkeley

Leid Zejnilovic

Academic Co-Director / Assistant Professor
Data Science Knowledge Center / Nova School of Business and Economics

Marcos Simplicio

Associate Professor
Universidade de São Paulo

Mariarosaria Barbaraci

PhD Student
University of Bern

Miesha Williams

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Economics
Spelman College

Moazzam Khoja

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Texas at Austin

Mohamad Sadegh Sangari

Postdoctoral Researcher
Cybersecurity Research Lab, Toronto Metropolitan University

Nicholas MacGregor Garcia

Co-Director, NUS Fintech Lab
National University of Singapore

Nick Dazé


Qihong Ruan

PhD Candidate
Cornell University

Radu State

University of Luxembourg

Rasa Karapandza

Professor of Finance & Economics/Vice Dean Education
New York University Abu Dhabi & EBS Business School

Roberto Caparroz de Almeida

FGV Direito Sp

Rudrapatna Shyamasundar

INAE Distingusihed Professor
IIT Bombay

Sagar Shah

Head of Custody

Sangita Gazi

Senior Research Fellow, Fintech and Blockchain Program
Rutgers Law School

Sara Rouhani

Assistant Professor
University of Manitoba

Sarah Hammer

Professor and Executive Director
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Say Keong Poh

Co-Director, Blockchain Department, NUS Fintech Society
National University of Singapore

Scott Chamberlain

Entrepreneurial Fellow
ANU School of Law

Scott Hendry

Senior Director
Bank of Canada

Shihao Yu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Columbia University

Stu Alderoty

Chief Legal Officer

Vito Tumas

PhD Candidate
University of Luxembourg

Walter Hernandez

Research Fellow
DLT Science Foundation