meet the team
the people making it happen

team

Association + management

Name

Ricardo Kuonen

bio

Ricardo brings solid banking education and experience in various management positions of national and international companies to the management of VISION(G8). His team leader skills have led to many good solutions in difficult situations.

Name

Dogan Kaleli

bio

He supports us with his extensive leadership qualities in the corporate, start-up and non-profit business. Thanks to his international career in the management of the ALLIANZ insurance company and his knowledge in the area of special insurance and business, Dogan has the competence to assess situations correctly and to advise the VISION(G8) Association with his experience.

Name

Daniel Neeser

bio

Since 2003, he has been a professional in the following fields; Mobile technology, Internet and network, Internet of Things (IOT), Cloud & Smart ICT Big Data. Advises and supports countless companies in these areas. His proposed solutions and their implementation as well as the associated technical refinements have accompanied the VISION(G8) project right from the start.

Name

Marc Schildknecht

bio

Since 2015 he has been responsible for mining farms in Switzerland and nearby foreign countries. As a technical genius, he is responsible for the processes and day-to-day business of the VISION(G8) Association.

Project Board

Name

Carlos Marquez

bio

Carlos brings 20 years of experience in design and management with him and has long been in charge of setting up online communities at Swiss universities. With an application developed by him, he belonged to the winning team of the Start-up Boot Camp 2018 in Dubai. Together with over 20 developers, Carlos is now responsible for building up the VISION(G8) community.

Name

Nicolas Schmid

bio

As an expert for software development, leader of major projects in state-owned companies as well as international corporations and a profound expert on the crypto world, Nicolas supports VISION(G8) with words and deeds. His work in project preparation is invaluable for VISION(G8).

Name

Tino Ahlers

bio

For decades Tino has been working as a motivator with the opinion makers and leaders of our society. He is the owner of an influencer marketing agency that reaches over 20 million people worldwide and launches projects in the luxury real estate and goods sector. With the resources of this agency he supports VISION(G8) in a great way.

Name

Faa Balàzs

bio

As a professor at Eszterházy Károly University in Budapest, Faa teaches and imparts knowledge about the world of colors and shapes and their influence on our society. His areas of expertise are applications and web design as well as modern application possibilities and developments in this field. Faa supports the VISION(G8) project with his large network and a lot of commitment.

strategy + Planning

Name

Csaba Aszalai

bio

From Bundesbahn directly to VISION(G8). Csaba is a systems engineer for security and archiving. Highly complex structures are his daily tasks, applications his passion. He is a specialist for Ubuntu Server, Apache/nginx, iptables, OpenVPN, OpenSSL, Icinga, MySQL, MongoDB, Windows Server, MS-SQL Server, VMware ESXi.

Name

Tobias Gremaud

bio

Tobias is a specialist in digital economy and integrated communication. He has many years of professional experience in various industries and positions and works internationally as a lecturer and speaker. With his experience in digital innovation processes and data-driven marketing platforms, he is the perfect partner for VISION(G8) in strategy development and implementation.

Name

Johann Marquez

bio

Johann has already led international teams in Latin America, North America and Europe. He is an award-winning entrepreneur with many years of experience in operations management and adept at handling start-up projects. For VISION(G8) he is building the international network.

Name

Pascal Schildknecht

bio

As a lecturer for online media and marketing at the Swiss School of Economics and Information Technology, Pascal is one of the pillars of VISION(G8). He now brings his decades of experience in the international money transfer business to this project.

Software + Design

Name

John D Allen

bio

John Allen is a highly experienced Software and IT Engineer, having worked across the world at many very high profile companies since the mid-90’s.

Lockheed Martin, Dayton OH, Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek CA, Hitachi, 2000 Sierra point Parkway, Brisbane CA, MAZDA Motor America, Irvine CA, James Martin Associates, Staines, London. UK. (Texas Instruments). IEF 3GL source generators of IEM method, early work on Powerbuilder projects for Hitachi, Early Mosaic ! & first Applets at Lockheed w/ JDBC-ODBC ORB Bridges/ Orbixweb - CORBA implementations.

Name

Alisha Rosen

bio

Alisha joined the team to offer some visual direction and creativity. She also builds and maintains the new VISION(G8) website.  User experience is very important to her and offers a different perspective than the engineering team.

Name

Izidor Hody

bio

Visualization of content and smooth data transfer are important factors at VISION(G8), which is taken care of by Izidor, a master in this field. Ubuntu Server, apache / nginx, iptables, OpenVPN, OpenSSL, Icinga, MySQL, MongoDB, Windows Server, MS-SQL Server, VMware, ESXi

Name

Balàzs Dohanyos

bio

Balàzs is responsible for our databases and their security. He specializes in high-performance activities where he ensures smooth processes. Java, .NET (Server, WPF, WinForms), PHP Android, Objective-C (iOS), Swift (iOS), C ++, ABAP (SAP), PKI (X.509, PKC S, CA, AA, embedded Java Card programming), DBA

Name

Arpad Miklos

bio

Arpad brings his experience from numerous major projects to VISION(G8). Big Data, data analyst, DB optimizing, data mining, MS-SQL, IIS & .NET framework: C #, ASP, MVC, WinForm, Entity Framework 6.x, WebService, WebSocket, .NET CORE 2.0: C #, MVC, MySQL - .NET Core Connection, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Go

German Community Leaders

Name

Julian Brandt

bio

Media such as Telegram, Twitter and Co. are Julian’s specialty. On Telegram he maintains one of the largest German news / information channels in the crypto sector. Julian has many years of experience in support and moderation of groups and channels. His maxim is: Only a satisfied community member is a happy community member. His helpful and open-minded nature as well as his in-depth knowledge in the field of crypto and assets make Julian the perfect contact for the members of the community.

Name

Jan Hartmann

bio

Jan grew up with Bitcoin, Altcoin and Blockchain in the German cryptoscene. He has been active in the crypto world since 2013. Prior to joining VISION(G8), he worked as an advisor to other ICOs and other projects in the field. With great dedication and well-founded know-how, Jan now takes over this central task area at VISION(G8). He is the contact person for the German community.

Association Advisory, Finance + Legal

Name

Matt Wei

bio

An ex- HSBC Banker, and member of law and compliance division at HSBC Singapore. Matt is since 2010 working as compliance officer and law advisor for Apex Capital Ventures HK Ltd. Matt has his focus in new technology and new compliance regulation. Working as IT law and compliance manager at Apex, Matt has extensive experiences with Blockchain implementation projects.

Name

Peter Wong

bio

Senior board member at Apex Capital Ventures HK LTD. Peter has more then 30 years experiences in classic banking and trade business and was working at several bank institution in Asia, such as HSBC, DBS and Standard Chartered Bank. Peter is responsible for project structuring and assets management at Apex board since 2011.

Name

Roland Ringgenberg

bio

As an independent digital architect with over 25 years of experience in digital business for international companies, Roland transforms purpose, determination, strategy, impact and customer focus into scalable solutions and guarantees sustainable success in the implementation and continuous development of digital business models and ecosystems. Roland is the official Hedera Hashgraph Ambassador.

Name

Alexander Sabeti

bio

Alexander is a senior board member of Apex Capital Ventures Ltd. Alexander is since 1993 active in financial sector and was working for companies such as HSBC New York, HK and Dubai, Mercer NYC, Litasco Dubai, Glencore NL and CH and is a board member of Apex since 2010. Alexander’s focus is the asset management, project management, project advisory, trade structuring and financing.

150+

team members

2+

years of testing

1825+

Days of progress

3000+

gallons of Coffee

the vision(g8) timeline

2016

genesis

03.2016

The vision

The VISION(G8) team developed initial concepts which were assessed as feasible in a Feasibility Study.

09.2016

First Investments

The initial financing was provided by the team members and work on the project began.

02.2017

Phase 1

First applications were tested and the VG8 stations were designed, for which technical drawings were made.

07.2017

Phase 2

Completion of the closed beta version and continuous implementation of the end user functions in the VG8 stations.

10.2017

Phase 3

Testing the applications in connection with the integrated credit cards.

01.2018

Phase 4

Order 50 VG8 stations from the manufacturer in order to test network activities, processing mechanisms and the supply chain at various European locations.

03.2018

structural setup

After successful completion of the test phase, the city of Zug in Switzerland was chosen as the new headquarters for the VISION(G8) Project.

06.2018

Identity setup

Design and implementation of the VISION(G8) image. Alignment of the VG8 stations with extended community functions.

07.2018

station design

The appearance of the VG8 stations has been adapted to the new requirements. The monitors have been enlarged to 42 inches to display all community functions.

09.2018

development Platform

All teams involved meet in Zug and decide to adapt the systems and applications of VISION(G8) on the basis of HEDERA HASHGRAPH.

09.2018

investments

The first negotiations with selected investors have begun to lead VISION(G8) into a global future.

11.2018

Vision(g8) 1.0

Provision of the open beta community application with initial standard features. Adjustments will be made based on feedback from this field test.

12.2018

Banking capabilities

VISIONG8 secured the Banking, Bankcard, Exchange and OTC Features for Worldwide roll out with a Swiss financial Market authority approved partner.

06.2019

going public

The first VG8 stations are put into operation at exclusive locations with the help of existing partners, including Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Dubai and Brazil.

08.2019

Vision(g8) Lounge

Opening of the first VISION(G8) Lounges in Switzerland and Germany.

10.2019

Project EUROPE

Nationwide expansion of the VG8 station network for the entire European market.

12.2019

Marketplace 2019

Publication of the VG8 Community Marketplace 2.0 with extended functions and additional marketing options for end users and dealers.

06.2020

vision(g8) mobile

Provision of enhanced VG8 services for mobile interfaces to maximize the access potential of the existing community infrastructure at all times.

10.2020

future development

Continuous trend and market analysis serve as a basis for extended research and development projects to ensure the future viability of VISION(G8) well beyond 2040.

into the future we go