Hugh Madden is a financial markets and security professional with 18 years of experience and expertise in developing and managing institutional/retail financial industry technology operations, and architecting low latency trading platforms. Madden is also a successful serial entrepreneur. In June 2013, Madden co-founded ANX International (ANX) and has since been serving as CTO. ANX has quickly scaled into one of the largest and most established global blockchain solution providers supporting more than 3 million customers in 50+ countries. In 2016, Madden joined EquiChain, as CTO, to oversee and manage the technical direction of the platform. In 2017, Madden lead the launch of OAX, a real-world application of decentralized exchanges which built on the Ethereum blockchain and served as the Technical Director. Madden had served in HSBC, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Lloyds and HBOS. Madden is the Co-Chair of the Blockchain Committee at FinTech Association of Hong Kong and he also sits on the Business Technology Committee at Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong. His thought leader perspective on blockchain has been internationally recognised with his global speaking engagements in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, the Middle East and London. His forefront vision on technology has attracted international media coverage like Bloomberg, CoinDesk and CryptoCoins News.