Cloud Executive Summit Asia: Architecting a Future Cloud Ready Strategy for Metaverse

Cloud Executive Summit Asia: Architecting a Future Cloud Ready Strategy for Metaverse

Metaverse is a much talked about topic nowadays. Technology has a symbiotic relationship with the world, and humans’ interaction with technology constantly gets disrupted with new innovations. The future of the Internet and the vision of it being the Metaverse has definitely a potential for disruptive change to the way we live, work and play. The race is on for businesses looking to have a stake in building and positioning themselves for the arrival of the future. As this will be the next battleground for cloud computing, evolving your cloud strategy and tools will be the first step to lead you to this new frontier. This panel will discuss:

– Defining the metaverse and reasons why we are pursuing it
– Importance of cloud infrastructure in the concept
– How should technologies evolve to support the realisation of this concept

The speakers’ lineup includes:

– Lim May-Ann, Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association (moderator)
– Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE Exchange; Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolian Productivity Organization
– Lionel Chok, Chief Metaverse Officer, Hatten Edge Pte Ltd (Subsidiary of Hatten Land Ltd)
– Dr. Khoo Eng Tat, Principal Investigator, Immersive Reality Lab, National University of Singapore

May-Ann Lim, Emeritus Director – Asia Cloud Computing Association: “Foundational technology and the stabilisation of all of the important bits and pieces usually not as sexy as the things that you build on top of it. So it’s important to integrate for all that we have been really exciting things on the internet. I think foundationally it’s still a wire in the ground that’s bringing us a lot of things. So that I think that stability and environmental systems are important.” (10:17)
Anndy Lian, Chairman; Chief Digital Advisor – BigONE Exchange: “In a very, in a very simple manner I will say that the metaverse is giving the decentralised network a very good use case. You know, apart from that metaverse can actually exist in both and in some ways or another is still centralized; you know whether the metaverse is being controlled by the DAO or it’s being controlled by the centralised party, in some ways, they’re still a form of decentralisation. So the simplest version that I have in mind, is an environment, a place where people can live a second life, a virtual environment apart from the life we are experiencing right now.” (6:27)
Lionel Chok, Chief Metaverse Officer – Hatten Edge Pte Ltd (Subsidiary of Hatten Land Ltd): “You don’t know if it will take 10 or 15 years, you don’t know. But what we do know is that because so many of the tech giants missed the boat or didn’t totally respond to web 1.0 or 2.0, you can be sure that nobody is going to miss the boat this time.”
Eng Tat Khoo, Principal Investigator, Immersive Reality Lab – National University of Singapore: “Moving forward, I think that what the real world is, and what the virtual world is going to merge at some point, right? And that will be truly better is truly multidimensional and truly parallel. And for that to happen, I think there need to be breakthroughs happening in the space, one is on understanding the space and objects, so we do object tracking, localization, and I think you also need to develop some intelligence for normal voice interaction and natural language processing.” (26:47)
Cloud Executive Summit Asia, powered by Cloud Expo Asia, launches on 13th April 2022 at Marina Bay Sands. It is a one-day face-to-face event that will bring together CTOs, CIOs, Heads of IT, Infrastructure, Digital Transformation, AI, Cloud Security, Architecture, IT Operations, etc. from all industry verticals. The exhibition and conference promises challenging content and the opportunity to network with your industry peers.

The theme of the event is Accelerate Business Agility Through Cloud and some of the topics that form the 2022 programme include:

Digital Infrastructure: Fast, Agile, Resilient, Sustainable
– AI in Cloud Computing
– Hybrid Cloud Strategy
– Imagine the Future (Metaverse)
– The Rise of Serverless: IT-as-a-Service
– Work Productivity
– Sustainability
– Data Management

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”.

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Biden’s executive order to review the state of cryptocurrencies

Biden’s executive order to review the state of cryptocurrencies

It’s welcome news that Bitcoin has risen in price by close to 9% after Joe Biden has signed an executive order “to establish the first-ever comprehensive federal digital assets strategy for the United States” which appears to show a constructive engagement with cryptocurrencies.

It’s also good news that the White House wants measures to protect American consumers on the one hand, while also directing the Depart of Commerce to create a framework that “drives U.S. competitiveness and leadership in, and leveraging of, digital asset technologies.”

In a similarly balanced approach, which seeks to safeguard against the risks while benefiting from the opportunities crypto provides, the order sees their utility in opening up financial provision, certainly a positive step. Indeed, the prematurely published statement from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen aligns with this sentiment, suggesting these measures “could result in substantial benefits for the nation, consumers, and businesses.”

In 2021, many lawmakers failed to take additional steps in the cryptocurrency space, owing to a lack of critical legislative fundamentals and poor opinion polls.

Part of the problem is simply lack of legislative tools to do the job for such innovative assets. This has meant the SEC has been slow to crack down on rogue ICOs, using legislation designed for a pre-crypto era, while threatening to widen its scope based on its interpretation of how securities law applies to even new assets such as NFTs.

As a result, since Bitcoin launched in 2008 the US government has had to play catch up, for example in last December executives of eight major cryptocurrency firms were called to testify before the House Financial Services Committee, a US congressional committee. That was the first time crypto companies in the US have been questioned in that way and was well overdue considering the hype and scams around the ICO boom took place back in 2017/18.

Whether the regulatory policy in the field of crypto assets can be implemented in 2022 will also necessitate close collaboration among governments from across the world to develop a practical regulatory policy plan agreed by the majority of them. Indeed, the international aspect is mentioned in Yellen’s abortive reference to promoting international standards and “a level playing field”. What such a field means in practice is quite another thing, especially if the US gets to call the tune to the detriment of emerging crypto economies from Dubai to Gibraltar.

This point was also recently underlined with the economic sanctions against Russia, which were in part resisted by crypto exchanges. However, it’s noticeable that US exchanges such as Coinbase have started to fall into line by banning 25,000 Russian accounts. However, Coinbase is treading a fine line with the Biden administration by confirming it would not ban accounts for ordinary Russians.

The use of the SWIFT payments system to take down the Russian economy, which has pushed the Russian central bank into closer cooperation with the Chinese government’s own financial system has also reminded US lawmakers of the importance of work to create a US digital currency. The executive order is well timed therefore in tasking the Treasury Department in this respect, along with the Justice Department’s role in deciding on what new law would be required as a result.

What will be interesting too is how this plays out in the battles over privacy rights, in deciding what a digital US currency will look like, in the months and years to come.

 

Author: 

Anndy Lian, Chairman of BigONE Exchange

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”.

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Anndy Lian Joins EG Association as Non Executive Chair “Social Impact Supercharged Using Blockchain”

Anndy Lian Joins EG Association as Non Executive Chair “Social Impact Supercharged Using Blockchain”

Anndy Lian has joined EG Association as their Non Executive Chairman. The EG Association, a social impact-driven organization leveraging the power of blockchain technologies. The association is a non-profit organization that serves to bring and influence social impact activities to all regions of the world.

The mission is to leverage community action and blockchain technologies to grow a global movement that defies the status quo and makes profitability intrinsically linked to positive social impact. This means that the EG Association acts as the real-world gateway – governing social impact activities on the ground such as donations, sponsorships, social entrepreneurship, and community actions.

Anndy is the Chairman of the Korea eSports Industry and BigONE Exchange. He is also the Chief Digital Advisor to Mongolia’s national productivity agenda. Previously, he was an Advisory Board member for Hyundai DAC and Blockchain Advisor to Asian Productivity Organisation.

“I am delighted to be part of the association as their Non Executive Chair. The identity as a non-profit organisation is easier for us to reach out to the masses and seeking partnerships with corporations and governments. By far, more than $3 million is donated. We have also partnered with ZHC on other initiatives. The association’s agenda is straight forward and we will continue to help communities with actionable deliverables.” Anndy Lian said.

He is welcomed by Alexander Gambon, Chief Brand Officer and Danijela Svircic, VP of Social Impact & Partnerships on this video. Both Alexander and Danijela have also shared their perspectives and through the creation of the volunteer programme, we aim to build a global network of people supporting various causes in their local communities.

To find out more about EG Association, visit www.eg-a.com.

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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”.

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