Dragon Core Team

Dragon CEO – David Shimmon - Director

David is a highly experienced CEO of the highest calibre. His last role was as CEO of Ichor Systems, Inc, one of the world’s leading semiconductor businesses.

He was also CEO of global digital technology agency Celerity from 1999 to 2008, executive chairman from 2000 to 2008 and executive director from 2000 to 2008. Prior to this he had a number of other senior roles, including president of Kinetics Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Celerity, Inc. from 1996 to 2005, CFO from 1991 to May 2005, and COO from 1990-1991.

He has also been the director of The Tech Museum of Innovation in California.

Dragon CTO – Richard Dennis - Director

Founder of Dragon, and a globally acknowledged, prolific and prodigious cybersecurity and cryptography expert. He is also internationally recognised as a one of the world’s leading cybersecurity lecturers with a specialism in secure networks, blockchain and encryption. He has published a significant body of published research and presentations on next generation solutions across a wide range of subjects, including Bitcoin wallet vulnerability, an analysis into the scalability of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and a formal analysis of the Temporal block.

Dragon CISO – Dr Gareth Owenson

Gareth holds a PhD in Computer Science and a BSc in Internet Technology and is a specialist in internet security, cryptography and distributed systems. He has conducted research in large distributed systems with a particular interest in cryptographic applications such as darknets and digital forensics, including developing automated analysis techniques to rapidly reverse engineer advanced malware to determine its functionality and develop countermeasures. He has authored many publications in journals and conferences and regularly serves as a referee for Elsevier, IEEE and CHINACOM. He has conducted a large study into the use of darknets; he is widely recognised as an expert in this field and frequently speaks on this topic. He has also advised the UK and US governments on darknets and internet filtering policy.

Dragon CFO - Peter Chard  - Director

Financial Services specialist with 36 years’ experience, including experience in operations, financial management, business analysis, compliance and regulatory controls. Roles have included Partner of corporate finance house Giltspur Capital LLP, Director of Giltspur Group Limited, Founder and Partner of wealth management firm Centurion Capital LLP as well as roles at SEB and UBS.

 

Dragon Technology Team

Cintya Aguirre

Eugene Zimnitskiy

Senior/Team Lead Full Stack Developer. Stack of technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, NodeJS, Angular, VueJS, React Native, React, HTML, CSS, Apache Cordova, AWS, MongoDB, LMDB, Blockchain, MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, C#, Ruby. He have been developing applications for 8 years. He projects included cross-platform mobile applications, chatbots, desktop, finance and more.

 

Alexey Yalokiv

Egor Veremeychik

Egor is an iOS developer. He has over four years’ experience in software development. His core technology is iOS. Egor is responsible for writing temtum applications, and for developing and supporting the iOS application. His main tasks include the implementation of data, views, logic layers, bug-fixing, performance and security optimizations. Languages: Swift. Technologies and tools used in iOS application: CoreData, Alamofire, DeepLinks, WebSocket, XCTest, Cocoa Pods, Keychain, Firebase Messaging, Fabric, Crashlytics.

Artem Koush

Andrey Vladyko

Ilya Zabrodsky

Ilya is a full-stack JS developer with extensive experience, management and teamwork skills. As a developer with around five years creating awesome software, he has mastered web development and uses a highly scientific approach to coding. He applies the latest technologies and know-how to make the project work. His stack of technologies includes: JavaScript, TypeScript, NodeJS, Angular, VueJS, HTML, CSS, React JSMongoDB, MySQL

Consultants and Representatives

Johannes Fröhling

After spending his whole career working in the strategy departments of public high-tech companies – mainly in the semiconductor and display sectors – he founded his own investment company running merger and acquisition projects with a strong focus on deeptech. He works with leading venture capital companies, private equity firms and private investors on a global basis. Johannes can rely on his global experience and network which he has generated working for over three years in China at Grace Semiconductor and a further three years in the USA at Applied Materials. Beyond that he lived and worked in India and Japan for several years. Johannes holds an MBA and a Graduate Engineering degree in semiconductor technology.

Bo Lasater

Bo's 20+ year career in Silicon Valley has focused on product design and engineering. He started as an engineering manager at Morgan Interactive, one of the early leaders in multimedia entertainment, and eventually became a designer and producer. In the late 90s and early 2000s, he co-founded two successful sister companies, Fort Point Partners and Totality. Fort Point built high-performance e-commerce sites and Totality provided systems integration and application management services for them. Totality raised over $100m and was eventually sold to Verizon. Since then, Bo founded SuperEgo Games, a company that developed console episodic content for Sony's PlayStation network. He also ran the Reputation project at MySpace. Currently, Bo heads engineering and product at Mido Play, a venture he co-founded that is building a social-mobile platform for lottery applications.

John Deacon

Structured finance specialist with 26 years’ experience, including experience as one of the leading investors in the European structured finance market and as Chairman of the CMSA-Europe Investor Forum. Experience as an investor, trader, issuer, investment banker and lawyer in London, Paris and Hong Kong. Roles have included founder of Giltspur Capital, Head of Debt Principal Finance at UBS, Head of Principal & Corporate Finance at Greenwich NatWest. Author of Global Securitisation & CDOs (Wiley Finance); qualified as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong.

Mark Wiltshire

Financial services specialist with 24 years’ expertise; highly experienced in alternative assets, special situations transactions & complex capital markets products. Holds CFA, CAIA and FRM designations and serves on policy and management committees for these professional associations. Roles have included Partner of corporate finance house Giltspur Capital, Principal at distressed fixed income consultancy Latemar Capital Ltd, Investment Committee member at credit hedge fund Florin Advisers Ltd, Head of Real Estate Acquisitions at Florin Capital Management, and roles at Tremont Capital Management, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank and Societe Generale.

Andreas Mueller

Over 30 years of experience in the financial sector. A multi-faceted professional, with significant expertise in capital market trading, asset and liability valuation, product development, distribution, credit/operational/regulatory/legal risk management, audit, merger integration and complex portfolio acquisition and disposal.

Matthew Strain - Director

Specialising in difficult and or complex litigation and commercial cases, he has built up an excellent reputation for working with clients and creating solutions that improve their commercial position, rather than hinder.

Matthew takes a keen interest in technology and the law relating to online contracts and the benefits and pitfalls surrounding them. He has advised internationally and has been quoted in national and international papers, and interviewed on Sky New and Australia's SBS World News.

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