Tanya Knowles is the Business Manager at Adhara, which provides liquidity management and international payments for decentralised financial networks. Prior to this, she was the managing executive of Fractal Solutions, a Division of Strate (Pty) Ltd - South Africa’s authorised Central Securities Depository providing electronic settlement of securities concluded on various stock exchange in the country. Tanya is Chair of the South African Financial Markets Blockchain Consortium representing close to 50 of the country’s largest financial institutions. She has a certification in blockchain technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and holds a BA, PDM, and MBA all from the University of the Witwatersrand. Tanya is also a faculty member at SingularityU South Africa, and speaks on Blockchain and the Crypto Economy. Having presented across four continents, Tanya is a well-renowned speaker and thought leader in her area of expertise. In her private capacity, Tanya is involved in a number of women’s leadership and mentoring initiatives aimed at professional business women.