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All core development members of EPOCH and market expanding team are from Switzerland. They have always been committed to the implementation and promotion of the enterprization of blockchain technology. Over the years, they have also accumulated significant industry experience and solid technical practices in the areas of Internet of Things, finance and supply chain. In 2015, with the rapid development of blockchain technology, the team members keenly realized that leveraging the unique benefits of blockchain at the enterprise level would be a great innovation that would disrupt the traditional industry pattern, improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of enterprises. Since the establishment of the team in August 2015 until now, the development team has been working on creating an innovative product framework. In the process of product upgrading and business line updating, the founders of EPOCH proposed a business vision and development goal of “making blockchain technology to be used in the production link of traditional enterprises in a more efficient, safe and reliable way". The team has been adhering to the principle of "independent innovation and open-sharing” in the detailed design of product framework and code logic optimization. Based on integration of the existing blockchain technologies, it has improved and introduced the “bft-pos” algorithm with independent intellectual property which makes EPOCH commercial solution can intensively and efficiently adapt to existing enterprise production environment, and greatly reflect the core idea of "decentralized" blockchain.

EPOCH core team members

  • Dr. Leonz Kessler / Co-founder and Principal Consultant

    Leonz has over 10 years of experience in investment banking in Switzerland and has extensive practical experience in financial auditing and venture capital. He graduated from the University of Basel with dual degrees in finance and business administration. At present, Dr. Leonz is employed by the EPOCH team and is mainly responsible for the establishment of external strategic relationships, risk management and control of corporate strategic direction. Dr. Leonz has once served as a senior researcher of the Institute of Financial Policy of ETH Zurich and published many professional papers on the industrial pattern of new economic configuration to explore the possibility and diversity needs of financial innovation in the era of digital economy. He has deep insight and firm confidence on the rise of digital economy in the future.

  • Dr. Niklas Lattmann / Co-founder and CEO

    Niklas has nearly eight years of experience in the financial industry and has held senior management positions in two large German multinationals. Niklas graduated from the University of Bern with a doctorate degree in applied mathematics. Currently serving as CEO in the EPOCH team, he is responsible for the daily operations management and commercialization of EPOCH Blockchain and is committed to building an enterprise commercial platform for the EPOCH blockchain and overseeing the whole process of business implementation. During his eight years of working experience, Niklas has served as a senior consultant and professional manager for a number of financial industry companies with profound experience and marketing capabilities in finance and supply chain fields, and also has a good accumulation in comprehending customized needs of enterprises.

  • Balz Lenzi / Co-founder and Chief Architect

    Balz is responsible for the concept, system, product design and R&D of EPOCH blockchain, and providing technical architecture and strategic thinking for EPOCH. As chief architect, he is responsible for leading the entire R&D team. He has many years of experience in the blockchain technology industry and has won honors such as blockchain industry alliance expert and doctor in service contract. He focuses on and practices blockchain technology and applications, and is good at cloud computing, big data and software-defined storage. He has served as the chief software architect of finance industry in IBM Switzerland, was an executive of a number of cloud computing companies and is a high-end foreign expert of Kone. He has published over 20 papers in international conference journals and is the author of Blockchain Technical Guidelines.

  • Dr.Conz Brändli / Blockchain Technology Development

    As the sponsor and major developer of blockchain PPs open source project, he has in-depth practice and research in network and communications technology, and has more than ten years of experience in software development and project management. By deeply practicing in the field of digital encrypted currency represented by bitcoin, he first puts forward the idea of “blockchain + network communication” to maximize the revolutionary value of the blockchain and strives to promote the technological innovation and application development of blockchain and network communication integration in the form of open-source project.

  • Ruven Häsler / Product Design and Custom Development

    He has more than ten years of experience in large-scale software technology architecture. In the last three years, he has been focusing on the application of blockchain technology in mass data and in a high-performance, high-availablility software system. As a blockchain technology enthusiast, he focuses on the combination of cloud computing and blockchain. He has long been involved in the design and development of large projects such as performance tuning tools, display and video drivers, H5 Web OS, distributed multimedia processing and transmitting cloud platform.

  • Helen Düscher / Chief Financial Officer

    As the former senior audit managerof the Swiss branch of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Helen has more than 12 years of professional experience as a certified public accountant and is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant, a fellow member of the Swiss Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

EPOCH operation team

  • Nolan Schalcher / Sales & Marketing Manager

  • Kevin Asper / Chief Technical Officer

  • Jonas Zahner / Senior C, C++ Development Engineer

  • Juna Wegmüller / Legal and Compliance

  • Levin Sidler / Ethereum Development Engineer

  • Leon Schöni / Software Engineer

  • Théo Hagenbuch / Software Engineer

  • Louis Bichsel / ERP Implementation Engineer

  • Jürg Aerne / Data Analyst