Monty’s work is focusing on building the key infrastructure of the internet of value, shaping new monetary systems with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology and rethinking the banking and financial industry due to distributed ledger technology (DLT).
He has more than 20 years of experience as a manager, technology entrepreneur and investor. Monty found his first internet company in 1998 at the age of 18 when he was still at school. He graduated in Switzerland and Germany in Business Administration and electronic Marketing with additional executive programs at Harvard Business School HBS in Boston, USA. 2003 Monty found a global Trend Research Consultancy with offices in Munich, Tokyo, Beijing and New York. In 2008 Monty sold the company, started his Investment and Business Angel activities.
Monty was not only an early crypto investor, but also has been coaching institutions, governments and startups on blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, Tokenization, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Security Token Offerings (STOs).
In his current role as CEO and Founder of LCX his goal is to Empower Professional Crypto Finance. LCX (Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange) is a blockchain ecosystem for professional investors. LCX’s goal is to become one of the world’s first licensed and supervised blockchain banks seamlessly blending traditional and crypto assets.
As a Thought Leader and Futurist Monty C. M. Metzger did work business- and government leaders around the world, including Astellas Pharma, arvato, BMW Group, Citrix, Deutsche Telekom, EPlus Group, GE, GIZ, Goldbach Media Group, Henkel, Heraeus Kulzer, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Holcim, KPN, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsui, Oracle, SIEMENS, Vodafone, WEKA and WPP.
Monty is a professional keynote speaker with more than a decade of speaking experience. He has been invited to speak at many high-level conferences, corporate events and leadership workshops in Europe, USA and Asia, e.g. World Economic Forum, Abu Dhabi Media Forum, Blockchain Symposium Oman, Dansk Internet Forum, eG8 Forum, FIA Mobility Conference, Digital Leadership Forum Hong Kong, DLD Conference, Mobile World Toronto, Monaco Media Forum, Skoll World Forum Oxford and others. As Monty has traveled to more than forty-four countries not only to be part of some of the most influential leadership events, but also to explore the latest trends coming out of every technology hub personally.
Rather than focusing on the distant future, Monty takes an anthropological approach – scanning the near horizon global trends, disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass, and then translating these into usable business strategies.
Monty is Founding Partner Emeritus at Digital Leaders Ventures, a Luxembourg based Venture Capital Fund. Since 2015 Digital Leaders Ventures is investing in technology startups in Europe, USA and Israel.
Furthermore Monty is Chairman at Digital Leaders, a global network of some of the most influential people in digital. The team at Digital Leaders is hosting several international conferences and customized executive tours to technology hubs like Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York – USA, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing – China, Tokyo – Japan or Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa – Israel. On these private learning journeys groups of high-level managers, often lead by their CEO or CDO, are experiencing the latest trends, the innovative culture and digital disruptors first hand.
In 2009 he initiated an open think tank on the future of mobile communication „MOBILE FUTURE 2020: A collaborative vision of the future of mobile media“. Link to Video Summary [Note: Although the study Mobile Future 2020 was published back in early 2009 the predictions had been very accurate and the key trends are now more important than before.]
Monty is married and lives with his wife and his two kids in Switzerland / Liechtenstein.