Laurent Féral-Pierssens is co-founder and partner of Inception Block Ventures, a Montreal-based venture capital firm dedicated to supporting the blockchain industry and Executive Director, Blockchain Advisory at KPMG in Canada.
Laurent has a unique combination of business, scientific and technical skills, and 15 years leading tech companies in Canada, the United States and Europe as a founder and CEO. Laurent has also led the study “Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the financial services sector” (Finance Montreal / KPMG, nov. 2017) and was blockchain subject matter expert to the study “Economic Development Impact of Mining Cryptoassets” (Hydro Québec / KPMG, feb. 2018). He is a regular public speaker on emerging technologies subjects, including artificial intelligence, blockchain and cryptoassets.
Laurent holds a joint major in Computer Sciences and Mathematics from McGill University. He is an advisor to the board of the Blockchain Association of Canada, member of the Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board of Finance Montreal and a member of the Information Technology Program Committee of McGill University’s School of Continuing Education.
Laurent can be best reached at http://linkedin.com/in/pierssens