Tech In Asia KL Chapter #2: Blockchain Application Beyond Coins
Hello there Malaysia!
We all know there has been crazy hype about blockchain and the cryptocurrencies that follow, almost every problem has been said to have a solution in blockchain. However, without applications in real life, what intrinsic value do we have for these coins?
The Kuala Lumpur city chapter committee, along with our partners, DOJO KL and Nation Building School, has hand-picked blockchain industry players with great experience and insights on both the blockchain scene in Malaysia and abroad. You will learn the blockchain initiatives carried out locally, its use and applications, and the industries that are ripe for disruption by this foundational technology. By understanding the fundamentals better, we hope to help startups in Malaysia formulate better ideas and solutions.
To cultivate a better discussion, we have assembled an insightful panel which includes:
Mark Smalley – Mark is the co-founder and CEO of Neuroware, which helps organizations and individuals explore, adopt and implement distributed ledger technology. Having lived in Malaysia for the past 20 years, he is no stranger to the local tech scene. His thought leadership is exemplified by having Neuroware appointed as the sole technical vendor to Securities Commission Malaysia’s blockchain pilot project recently.
Matthew Tan – Matthew is the creator of Blockchain 2.0 Explorer, API & Analytics Platforms Etherscan.io (Ethereum Smart Contracts Platform) and Blockscan.com (Counterparty Tech). With more than 15 years’ experience in the tech industry managing, operating and developing technical solutions for clients, he also cofounded a software development company.
Robin Lee – Robin Lee is the Co-Founder and CEO of HelloGold, which is a Shariah-compliant gold investment app that is built on the Ethereum Blockchain. Robin is the former CFO of the World Gold Council where he was also the principal accounting officer for SPDR Gold Trust (‘GLD”), the world’s largest ETF, with US$24bn in assets under management.
Josh Wei – Josh is the Malaysia Country Manager of OwlTing Group, which launched the world’s first blockchain-based app for tracing food products, in Malaysia. Prior to that, Josh has channelled his entrepreneurial instincts into launching a Jewellery Company’s expansion into China and also cofounded an encryption solutions company in Taiwan.
Moderator: Jack Chan – Co-founder of DOJO KL, Co-Lead of Tech in Asia Kuala Lumpur City Chapter
Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Venue: DOJO KL, Level 1, Menara Amplewest, Jalan P Ramlee, 50250, Kuala Lumpur
7:00 – 7:30 PM: Registration
7:30 – 7:50 PM: Fill your tummy with some food and drinks and say hi to the person right next to you!
7:50 – 8:00 PM: Brief intro about TIA City Chapters and sponsors
8:00 – 9:00 PM: Panel Discussion with Mark Smalley, Matthew Tan, Robin Lee and Josh Wei.
9:00 – 9:30 PM: Mingle and Network!
Shoutout to our chapter lead & community partners:
Jack Chan – TIA Chapter Lead, Kuala Lumpur. Cofounder of DOJO KL Coworking Space.
Pixie Cigar – TIA Chapter Lead, Kuala Lumpur. COO of Nation Building School.
DOJO KL – A coworking space in Downtown Kuala Lumpur that empowers the creative and entrepreneurial community by creating beautiful, unique spaces and providing personalized services to connect members to a powerful network.
Nation Building School –This is an NGO that focuses on youth development targetting youth from 20- 30. Through our programmes, we aim to address issues on youth unemployment, grassroots civic engagement and education reform. Touching on No.1, 4, 8,11 & 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.