Meet the Team..
The Digital Cayman Executive Board comprises a group of a digital specialists across a broad range of tech and non-tech sector industries.
Paul Byles – Director, is the Founder and Director of FTS, which provides regulatory, economic, and management consulting services. Paul is a strong professional, skilled in regulation, economics, and private banking, having worked in the financial services industry for 25 years. He also serves as an independent director on a number of financial services and local operating firms
Chris Wall – Director, is a qualified solicitor and is a counsel at Ogier. He is also co-founder of Grappzie, a UK based digital-first marketplace for personalized creativity. Chris has over 15 years of experience in the legal industry and is currently admitted to practice as an attorney in England and Wales and the Cayman Islands.
Charlie Kirkconnell – Director, is the Chief Executive Officer at Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), a special economic zone development project that helps international business establish a genuine physical presence of their own within Cayman’s dynamic digital community. A determined and skilled leader, Charlie is spearheading the development and execution of the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations of CEC’s multiple award winning special economic zones.
Blair S. Lilford – President, is an engineer by trade and is the Founder and CEO of SALT Technology Group (SALT), a Cloud & Technology Solution Provider based in the Caribbean with their head office in the Cayman Islands. Under his leadership, SALT was named 2017, 2018 and 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year for the Cayman Islands and received the Outstanding Innovation Award from the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce in their first year of business. He is passionate about applying technology to solve real-world problems and further advance our islands through innovation.
Alee Fa’amoe, Vice-President has over 25 years experience in the technology & telecommunications space as an engineer, consultant, and a regulator. He currently serves as the Cayman Islands Government Representative in the United Arab Emirates, and as the team leader for the Cayman Islands Government’s presence at the World Expo in Dubai.
Adam Lambert, Secretary, is an 18-year seasoned veteran of the financial industry. His aptitude for computer programming emerged while developing dark pool and algorithmic trading strategies. He began applying his vast experience in financial markets and technology to decentralized finance and infrastructure and helped establish the first nodes in the Caribbean for several eminent blockchains including Helium and Secret Network. An accomplished public speaker, Adam has advised both public and private sectors on topics such as distributed ledger infrastructure and decentralized due-diligence.
Sandra Castelo – Treasurer, is the Financial Controller at TAAL Technologies SEZC, a global team of industry leading experts focused on creating the future of blockchain mining. Castelo and her team are on a mission to be the world’s largest, vertically integrated blockchain service provider. They take complex business operations and deliver turn-key solutions to enterprise clients, streamlining their entry into the industry.
Vlad Logvinov – Associate Director, is a founder of the Cayman-grown RegTech company Privork. He is a serial entrepreneur and tech executive with vast knowledge in cross-jurisdictional product development with strategic implementations across USA, Europe, and the Caribbean. Vlad is determined to change the way technology is used and perceived with socially driven interactive models and gamification for the driest corporate objectives.
Polly Pickering – Director, is Managing Director at eShore Ltd. SaaS & Cyber Security enthusiast supporting technology solutions for Financial Services, FinTech development, Blockchain, BCP /DR clients, working with requirements that focus on AML and offshore compliance and innovation. Enjoying last two decades of service and consulting. Based in the Cayman Islands & working with 300+ Caribbean offshore & LATAM businesses, (always keen to discuss business development for evolutionary technologies).