Stefan Schulz is the CEO and co-founder of Bitfury Entertainment. He has spent more than 20 years in the music industry, pioneering the use of technology for the benefit of artists. In 2001, Stefan became the founding member and CEO of Universal Mobile, a Vivendi business unit that went on to dominate the mobile music market. Later, as the EVP of Universal Music’s Digital Business in Central and Eastern Europe, he led milestone deals with large players such as Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Nokia, Verisign, Apple, NTT DoCoMo, Deezer, Spotify and many more. For both Universal Music and Vivendi, Stefan actively designed and developed new business models around audio and video content and license for equity programs and consumer platforms. In 2016, Stefan joined Simon Fuller (XIX Entertainment) to create the first global pop group entirely based on social media and audience engagement. Most recently, he has led the design of digital live entertainment rights (including social media, AR/VR and streaming content) for artists, promoters and music labels. Stefan is dedicated to co-creating a decentralized, open marketplace, based on trust, transparency and collaboration for all relevant stakeholders in the music and entertainment industry. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has worked with globally known artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, Snow Patrol,U2, Florence and the Machine, Gwen Stefani, Bon Jovi, Sting, and Andrea Bocelli.