Bettium is a global decentralized platform enabling users to bet on sporting events against each other, each using big data and established experts to improve forecasts and strategy. Traditional sites pit the bettor against a classical bookmaker, an entity disinterested in the player’s success. Bettium provides direct access to AI, Big Data and powerful analytical tools to help the bettor make smart conclusions and smart bets against peers.
The Bettium gaming space is professional, transparent, and fair to all users, both professional and amateur.
Ben is Founding Partner of Breega, a venture capital firm financing European innovative tech start-ups at Seed/Series A stage. Breega, built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, manages $200M and is backed by 100 bluechip executives and entrepreneurs, from the former CEO of Vodafone Europe to one of the cofounders of LinkedIn.
Ben started his career in Paris in the strategic marketing department of Orange in charge of financial planning for new broadband services and for partnerships with startups. Then he joined Macquarie Bank Mergers & Acquisitions team in Sydney where he worked on cross-border deals over 100M Eur (Series D+) in the Tech/Media/Telecom industry. Back in Europe, he co-founded two different startups he still sits on the board of – Fiftyfor, the very first financial rating platform for SMEs in Africa, and Rugby Division, a digital native rugbywear brand - before launching Breega.
Ben is a Telecom engineer (MSc in Physics) and a graduate from ESSEC (MSc in Management).
Nathan Hunt has served on the Board of Directors of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association since 1996. He was Chairman of CERBA’s National Board of Directors from 2009 through 2013 and Chairman of the Moscow Chapter of CERBA from September 2001 to the present.
Since 1996 he has been employed as Director of the Russian Office of the Canadian brokerage Ronald A. Chisholm Limited. Over the past ten years he has served as full partner or investor in numerous European ventures connected with real estate, residential construction, hospitality, film/TV production, science, and the food industry.
Hunt’s US-based holdings include HunTel Engineering, a Nebraska corporation specializing in fiber optics engineering for LECs and internet service providers in middle America. A second company HunTel Security sells/installs industrial security systems, while a third, HunTel Communications, markets customer premises equipment for corporate voice/data networks and is largest reseller for telecom giant Mitel Networks in its region.
Hunt’s has served as General Manager and CEO of Bettium.com since the company’s inception.
Brian Bellerose specializes in international commercial and securities law with a focus on corporate structures, investment management and investment banking transactions.
He has over 22 years of experience advising companies on asset management platforms, multinational corporate and tax structures, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, strategic sales and IPOs primarily in Emerging Markets and Asia.
Before joining Bettium, Brian was Chief Counsel for Bigfoot Entertainment (Tokyo), Director and Chief Operating Officer of BeiKai Capital (Beijing), a private equity firm. His career includes senior management positions in Kazimir Partners (Moscow), Oriflame Cosmetics (Brussels), MDM Holdings (Moscow), and Renaissance Capital (Moscow).
Brian started his career at the US Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit) and then worked as an attorney at major law firms in New York.
Brian graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the University of Chicago. He is a member of the New York State Bar.
As the Founder and CEO of TerraLink, a global technology integrator with 500+ people working in the USA, Canada, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, Ron’s background is in complex IT solutions and architectures, including blockchain, IT security, and designing and implementing business-critical solutions with 99.999% uptime and 24x7 availability.
Beyond technology expertise, Ron brings proven experience developing and overseeing international go-to-market strategies and managing and scaling the organization to meet its goals. Serving as the Chairman of the Committee for Innovation and Technology at the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, as well as the Committee for IT and Innovation in the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association, Ron also understands and advises on difficult regulatory issues in emerging markets and technologies.
Mr. Lewin has contributed to many studies and reports on innovation, spoken at events including a recent panel on start-ups in Silicon Valley, and has been interviewed and quoted by well-known publications and news programs including CNN, the BBC, Forbes, BusinessWeek and The New York Times.
Sheldon Bennett has over 20 years of management experience leading international companies including PwC, Ernst & Young, Baker & McKenzie, Cisco Systems and Fonterra CIS.
For the past three years Sheldon led Canadian mining operations of BitFury, one of the world’s largest blockchain and cryptocurrency mining companies, where he was responsible for the setup and development of industrial bitcoin mining operations, including government relations, power optimization with Canadian utilities, and the engineering and development of mining operations.
Sheldon currently serves as Director and Chief Operating Officer of DMG Blockchain, a diversified cryptocurrency and blockchain platform focused on mining public blockchains and applying proprietary blockchain technology to address fraud and friction in supply chains.
Alex has been engaged in data analysis and big data manipulation for over 10 years, specializing in the optimization of distributed ledgers.Throughout his career he has worked in software design and development, including development of algorithmic platforms for financial market operations. Most recently he has worked on blockchain architecture design and development of a protocol for efficient scaling of blockchain solutions and optimization of smart contracts.
Alex graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute, where he concentrated on math, statistics, and probability theory. He currently specializes in smart-contract applications, Artificial Intelligence in the blockchain, data structures and classical algorithms.
Dan Hunt earned a degree in Computer Science from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Since graduating in 1985 Dan has been heavily involved in the technology aspects of his family’s business, HunTel Communications. Immediately after graduation Dan worked on the IBM 4361 mainframe system programming JCL and RPG code. With the advent of personal computers Dan assumed responsibility for the company’s corporate network, building their first LAN from the ground up. His skills became valued as a consultant for HunTel’s clients, helping them build and implement their own PC-based computing systems. With experience with ARCNet, Token Ring, and Ethernet systems and a programming background he dove into routing and learned IP. By the mid-90’s the Internet was growing in popularity and their HunTel’s business expanded into ISP services by offering dial-up, P2P, DSL, and DOCSYS-based connections enhanced by DNS, email, and web services.
His family sold their ISP and data processing divisions in the mid-2000’s and he now focuses on business communications solutions, specializing in fiber engineering (FTTH) and business communications. As President of HunTel Communications, the region’s premier Mitel dealer, Dan’s is now helping 1000’s of companies implement and maintain their communications networks.
Alice Douglas boasts 10+ years of experience working with large scale firms on SaaS (SAP, SalesForce) implementation. She is conversant in CSM, PMP, Salesforce Sales & Marketing Cloud, SAP, Jira, MS Project, Visio, SEO, and Google AdWords & Analytics. She has worked as Team Leader for SAP, Pacific Gas and Electric, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and others.
She was co-founder and product manager of CIVIC VOICE, a blockchain-based G2C (government to consumer) voting platform for real estate development projects in France.
She served as Stakeholder Manager and Team Leader in several SAP and Salesforce implementations/ integrations, including management of cross-functional teams (IT, Operations, Finance, Accounting, Sales, Marketing). Specific expertise includes SAP cloud implementation, data migration & integration, data cleansing, workflow automation, Sales Data & Forecasting, SFCD CPQ, custom SFCD App development, ISV management, Business Process Automation. Ms. Douglas has also has experience in SEO optimization and Google Analytics.
Edgard Luque is a full stack data scientist that connects people, processes, and data to accelerate growth in organizations. He specializes in the creation of predictive and prescriptive algorithms that take advantage of patterns in structured and unstructured data to drive sustainable advantages in business. Edgard is currently focusing his efforts on growth hacking (acceleration) using machine learning, predictive analytics, and digital marketing, in areas such as: • Customer segmentation and behavioral analytics modeling • Business outcome predictions using linear regressions and machine learning algorithms • Customer lifetime value modeling, retention and conversion metric funnels • Fraud prevention models using boosted decision trees and decision jungles • Recommendation systems using Python Naive Bayes Classification and Eigenvectors • Euclidian distance algorithms to target nearest ideal outcomes Edgard's big data open source technology stack leverages Python, Anaconda, Spyder, Pandas, Numpy, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Hadoop, Spark, Tableau, PowerBI, Google Analytics, Lean Operations, Simulations, Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning. Professionally, Edgard is currently a lecturer at Arizona State University teaching Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Python, Hadoop, Power BI and Data Warehousing courses. He also spent ten years at Microsoft Corporation, where he started his career as a software engineer, data scientist, managing consulting and ended up as Chief of Staff for a multi-billion-dollar division at Microsoft. Throughout his Microsoft career, Edgard built and directed large business transformation solutions for some of Microsoft's largest global customers using C++, C#, SQL Server, OLAP and Microsoft Azure. Academically, he earned an undergraduate degree is in Management Information Systems from Creighton University, graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a received a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Arizona State University. .