Bernd Petak is an advisor, mentor, consultant and investment professional to early and mid-stage internet-driven technology companies and their investors. After eight years as an engineer he graduated with a MBA from the University of Western Ontario Ivey School. Bernd finished a tenure at Deloitte as a partner responsible for the firm’s regional strategy and operations practice. Bernd left Deloitte to found his first startup, a computer game development studio. Since 2006 Bernd has provided strategy and operations advice to numerous technology companies including acting as COO, CFO or CEO to several. Bernd is an active contributor to the early-stage technology community as a mentor for several Vancouver-based accelerators and incubators including Decentral, Vancouver’s crypto-technology hub. Since 2010, Bernd has had a specific interest in crypto-technology, including crypto-currencies as well as smart contracts.