Anndy Lian is an all-rounded business strategist in Asia. He has various experience in providing advisory services across various industries for local, international, and publicly listed companies and governments.
Besides that, he is an early blockchain adopter. He is also a serial entrepreneur, book author, investor, board member, and keynote speaker.
With his extensive experience and knowledge, Anndy is a sought-after advisor in the region’s business and blockchain community.
What were you doing before Web3?
I was at a director in a think tank, management in a quasi-government business federation, and chief in a fund company.
How did you get into Web3?
I got my first bitcoin in 2013. Started my journey on blockchain in 2017. I guess Web3 is part of the journey.
What was your first crypto or NFT project?
How would you explain what you do to someone outside of Web3?
Which creator or thought leader do you enjoy learning from?
Elon Musk is widely recognized as a prominent figure in the tech and innovation industry. He holds the CEO position in SpaceX, Tesla, and Neuralink and is renowned for his daring and ambitious visions, as well as his candidness on a wide range of subjects.
What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
Having to advise Hyundai DAC, working with 22 governments, launching 2 books and awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree by Ulaanbaatar Erdem University in recognition of my contribution to the development of productivity science in Mongolia seems to be the highlights of my career if you search my name on google.
But I think there will be bigger things to come in the years to come. I will continue to keep building.
What tech or crypto trend are you watching this year?
Web4, AI, NFT, and gaming trends.
What advice would you give someone starting out in Web3?
Your top priority when starting out in Web3 should be to do thorough research. Though there’s a lot of hype around Web3 and blockchain, not all projects or tokens are worth investing in.
Keep in mind that Web3 is a rapidly evolving industry, so buckle up for a potentially bumpy ride. Be ready for fluctuating prices, unexpected project launches, and ever-changing regulations.
Despite the risks, don’t forget to enjoy the journey and all the incredible opportunities that Web3 technology offers.
If you could do a TEDtalk on any topic, what would it be?
Web4, is the second generation of the decentralized web.
What is the one thing you would bring if you were stuck on a deserted Island?
I had to bring just one thing to make my life easier, I’d go for a solar charger! I could keep my phone charged and alive for as long as possible.
Who knows, maybe I could even get some reception and call for help. Or maybe just scroll through social media to pass the time, let’s be real.
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 “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”.