ChainCyber is an Excellence Center built by Amaris, a global consulting company providing services and technology solutions in more than 55 countries, specialized partners like Coinnect, a technology company providing Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Cyber Security consulting and solutions development, Lance, an advisory firm with dedicated legal, compliance and asset management services for Crypto Assets.

The mission of ChainCyber is to provide knowledge and advanced skills, to study and define best practices related to Cyber Security, Digital Assets, Security and Compliance of Cryptocurrencies, use of Blockchains technologies for Business

The Center will offer his support and services in the definition of business models, safe adoption and to gain competitive advantages from the Blockchain technology revolution. The Center will also offer a Showcase and Lab for technology partners and customers to evaluate, prototype and see innovative solutions in action. 

One of the main issues in the industry is the lack of Experts to satisfy the market requests and increasing demand of Cyber Security and Blockchain talents. The Center offering is built to mainly provide Remote and Managed Services to Swiss and Global customers. The position of the Center in Ticino (Switzerland) is a strategic decision to attract talents from Europe and Switzerland due to the excellent combination of quality of life, climate, costs of living and fiscal advantages for employees.


The ChainCyber Center of Excellence will leverage the expertise of Amaris Consulting, a global consulting company with presence in 55+ countries, and specialized partners like Coinnect and Lance to provide a broad set of services related to Cyber Security and Blockchain including:


  • Strategic and Technology Consulting
  • Software Development
  • System Integration
  • Legal and Compliance Advisory
  • Managed Services


The ChainCyber organization is a cross-company team leaveraging the specific skills of Amaris, Coinnect and Lance and a global Netowork of 6.000+ professionals in 55 countries. 

Laura Ansaldi
Head of ChainCyber

Head of IT and Strategy for the German and Italian part of Switzerland at Amaris Consulting, Bachelor in Economics & Statistics at Bocconi University in Milan and a MBA at the Zürich Elite Business School; over 15 years' career in consulting and advisory, always deployed in international and very innovation driven environments.  Before joining Amaris, a professional path started with Accenture (consultant in IS&Digital, Finance & Strategy), then Michael Page International (Manager for the Finance & Banking division) and BeOne Schweiz (Country Business Manager), always in leading roles within international consulting projects.

Massimiliano Rijllo
Cyber & Blockchain

CEO of Coinnect SA, 15+ years of experience in Technology Start-ups, Sales, Channel Management, Business Development for IT and Cyber Security corporations including Sophos, Trend Micro, IBM, Palo Alto Networks. He co-founded a Cyber Security startup in 2004 and covered different roles building Channel Organizations, cooperating with Large IT System Integrators, managing Sales of Cyber Security solutions to Top Enterprises, Banking and Finance customers. Degree in Computer Science at University of Pisa, Blockchain Strategy Programme at Saïd Business School University of Oxford.

Franz Alberini
Legal & Compliance

20+ years advising Italian and foreign companies in Mergers & Acquisitions as well as in Private Equity transactions. Advisory activity in Compliance, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies. 10+ years at global law firms like Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners and Linklaters. Co-founder at Lance Partners. Experience in financing matters assisting borrowers in financing transactions such as LBOs, project finance and the related security packages. Italian mother tongue, Francesco speaks fluently English, German, French and basic Russian. Master of Laws at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München.

Miriam Schramm
Industrial & Automotive

Head of IT and Engineering at Amaris Consulting Germany; 6+ years of work experience as Project Lead and Sales Manager. Before joining Amaris, her professional path started with the Siemens AG in Product Portfolio/Marketing & Strategy Management. She promoted the podcast “Simocode pro for Profinet” for the Siemens AG and was a part of the Leading Trainee Program at Peek & Cloppenburg KG. After her Bachelor in IBS at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg with an abroad study program at the Harvard University in Boston as well as the San Diego State University, she completed her MSC in Strategic Management at the Leopold – Franzens – University in Innsbruck. She is a proficient communicator in German, English, Spanish, and French.

Stéphane Decor
Cyber Risk & Business Intelligece

30+ years of professional experience in IT, with 23 years in business intelligence, senior roles in project management for large Enterprises and Finance Customers. Stéphane’s experience allows him to cover all aspects of a BI solution implementation project, both a project manager and business intelligence architect/developer. His focus in ChainCyber is on Data and Business Intelligence Analysis  as a key element of an innovative approach to Cyber Risk Assessment and Management. Computer Science specialization form Engineers School of Geneva, MBA from Management School of Lausanne.



Founding members

The center will add more partners to offer a broad Cyber Security, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies spectrum of services and technologies.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining our initiative.


Contact Us

c/o Lance A&F SA
Via Dogana Vecchia 2
6900 – Lugano (Switzerland)


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