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- “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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