WEB3


Conference Track
Date 24 Aug 2022 - 25 Aug 2022
Time 09:30 - 17:30 
Asia World Expo  Hong Kong 

"The web has been evolving for decades now, bringing us from the early days of Web1, all the way through the rise of Web2. Now as we are at the beginning of Web3, it is a chance to reimagine the internet. Web3 envisions value and data being seamlessly moved across decentralised platforms, creating new forms of economic and social interaction that allow users to collaborate, create, exchange and take ownership of their digital identity and assets. As we are seeing a shift from the traditionally centralised infrastructure towards a user-controlled environment, how would it impact businesses / how to embrace the arrival of Web3? Join us to explore the future capabilities of Web3 and prepare your business for a more transparent and connected internet.

  • Technology of Web3
  • Business Implications of Web3 – Opportunities and Challenges
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organisations (DAOs)
  • Future of Consumer Experience
  • Brand Imperative - Metaverse
  • GameFi
  • DeFi
  • Digital Identity
  • Protocols
  • More

Programme

Cities like Hong Kong are rapidly evolving, driven by governments, talents in the cities and more and more importantly, technology. Where does the future of Hong Kong as a global city look like in the future? How will technology and innovation reshape the way Hong Kong is structured? Joining us with the insightful dialogue about our paveway to revive Hong Kong with energy, technology and future-proof city map.

Metaverse is the next frontier that everyone would want to conquer, but how can business explore the metaverse and navigate the hype vs reality? MTR is one of the first corporations in Hong Kong to enter Web3 and the Metaverse, collaborating with Animoca Brands and Collectiv on a number of initiatives on the Metaverse and NFTs. Our panel speakers from the 3 organisations will share their insights and first-hand experience on what web3 and metaverse means for businesses, why businesses are investing in this space and how to get started.

The cornerstones of the Internet protocols we use today are somewhat hourglass-shaped. The bottom layer of the protocols is diverse to adapt to physical devices, and the top layer is riched to fit applications. However, in the middle, there are only a few protocols such as TCP/IP survives. We can boldly predict that most web3 protocols/platforms today will die after the bubble burst. The question is which protocols can survive? This lightning talk will try to make a bet on which protocol is likely to stay, and which protocol we hope to survive?

You probably have heard of Blockchain, NFT, smart contract, Web3…but do you really understand them? What are the difference between Web2 and Web3? Chris Chan, Head of Cybersecurity Research of UD, will share everything you need to know about Web3 with a focus on the security aspect. What are the common web3 security concerns? What security measures should you adopt? Join Chris to find out more. 

Everyone wants a piece of Web3, but who's truly ready?
In his talk, Michael will explore how might we leverage a designer's approach to navigate the complexity and challenges when creating an Enterprise Experience in the Web3 space. He will touch on how Data, AI, Cloud, and Metaverse bring system-level considerations and how Design can offer an unexpected advantage to Enterprises venturing into this unknown territory.

Blockchain 101: one major type of blockchain - consortium blockchain; What are the strength/ advantages of consortium blockchain; How do brands and customers benefit from using consortium blockchain? How's the current Hong Kong market being adaptable to this disruptive technology?

Digital ESG: Connecting Web3 with impact

Along the rise of digital asset ownership around the world, we also witness a rising trend of related cybersecurity threats and crimes targeting the digital assets. While platforms are enhancing their security to fight against the trend, how digital asset owner can take proactive action in safeguarding the digital investments? The offering of digital asset insurance offers additional protection for investors and significantly lowers the risk born by both investors and digital asset platforms. With the presence of Asia-first digital asset insurance, how does that transform the crypto asset markets?

Today we see a lot of instability in the Crypto market with the implosion of the Terra stable coin, Bitcoin plunging below USD 20 000 and Coinbase announcing that they will lay off 18% of its employees. Is this the end of the Crypto saga or just another bump in the road? The development of the Metaverse doesn’t seem to halt and Crypto is still expected to play an essential role, right? Looking forward, how shall you and your organisation handle Crypto, Web3 and the Metaverse? Shall it be a part of your long-term strategy or not?

The metaverse is quickly becoming the next digital frontier that everyone will want to conquer. Organizations have already been looking to metaverse as a means of connection and new sources of revenue. Leveraging the AI technologies, metaverse could have huge impact on businesses and our daily lives. In this session, our panel will explore different potential and different business approaches in metaverse.