Anndy Lian: Industry 4.0 + Blockchain Changes the way we live, work and relate

Anndy Lian: Industry 4.0 + Blockchain Changes the way we live, work and relate

Anndy Lian, Book Author of Blockchain Revolution 2030 gave an opening keynote speech in Seoul at the Singapore- South Korea Immersive Program presented by Nanyang Polytechnic – Singapore Institute of Retail Studies and supported by SkillsFuture Singapore.

In the keynote opening speech, Mr. Lian highlighted how blockchain technology plays an important role to transform and create a new model of the digital economy. “Blockchain technology has enabled new business models, innovative organizational forms and work processes. It has opened doors for many new possibilities. With smart contracts, reporting and monitoring of required data, checking of compliances, and approval processes will become easier than ever. This has also given policy makers more confidence to issue regulated securitized blockchain and cryptocurrency exchanges.”

Industry 4.0 is also one of the most talked-about topics. Industry 4.0 is an emerging era of connectivity and interaction among parts, machines, and humans. The fourth industrial revolution together with blockchain will be established on trusted networks that remove the need for middlemen. Simple manual processes will be undertaken in an integrated way using digital, autonomous systems, this changes the way we live, work and relate to one another. Anndy who is also the Blockchain Advisor of Asian Productivity Organization (APO) mentioned to the audiences that we need to read more about the latest adoptions and plans made by international and intergovernmental such as APO. They provide the latest updates, trends and deep insights of emerging innovative business trends and solutions.

Kim Hyeong-joo, Chairman of Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association and Former Seoul Vice Mayor also presented his speech on South Korea as a nation embraces blockchain. “South Korea, the country that has been at the forefront of the crypto industry since 2017 and the nation is gradually changing its views regarding cryptocurrencies. While the lift on the ICO blanket ban was announced by the officials last month, the country has recently been vocal about its intention to lead the fourth industrial revolution, powered by blockchain initiatives. We believe that blockchain technology will change our lives.”

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The 3rd blockchain immersive program is held from 2-6 September 2019 in South Korea.


About Anndy Lian

Anndy Lian is an all-rounded business strategist with more than 15 years of experience in Asia. He has provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international and public listed companies. He currently plays a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region. He is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea. He wrote a book titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and is published by Kyobo, the largest bookstore chain in South Korea.

About SkillsFuture Singapore

SKILLSFUTURE SINGAPORE (SSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It will drive and coordinate the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promote a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthen the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore.

Together with educational institutions and training partners, SSG will ensure that students and working adults have access to high quality, industry-relevant training throughout life.

About SIRS

SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF RETAIL STUDIES (SIRS) is a Continuing Education & Training (CET) Institute of Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP). Set up in 2006, SIRS’ excellent performance and track record won the conferment of National CET Institute status, pinnacle status for CET centres. In 2016, SIRS is appointed as the Anchor Provider for the Retail Industry by SkillsFuture Singapore, as well as the Lean Enterprise Development Multiplier and Programme Manager for the Professional Conversion Programme & Earn And Learn Programme by Workforce Singapore.

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NANYANG POLYTECHNIC, an Institute of Higher Learning under the Ministry or Education is committed to empowering learners for work & life, co-creating with industry for growth, sustainability and aspire to be the innovative polytechnic – nexus of future-ready people, learners & industry.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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