In the keynote opening speech at the Singapore-South Korea Immersive Program supported by Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore, Skills Future Singapore and presented by Singapore Institute of Retail Studies and Nanyang Polytechnic, Mr Anndy Lian, Book Author of Blockchain Revolution 2030 highlighted how blockchain technology plays an important role to transform and create a new model of digital economy.
“Blockchain technology has enabled new business models, innovative organisational forms and work processes. It has opened doors for many new possibilities. With smart contracts, reporting and monitoring of required data, checking of compliances, and approval processes will become easier than ever. This has also given policy makers more confidence to issue regulated securitised blockchain and crypto currency exchanges.”
Industry 4.0 is also one of the most talked about topic. Industry 4.0 is an emerging era of connectivity and interaction among parts, machines and humans. The fourth industrial revolution together with blockchain will be established on trusted networks that remove the need for middlemen. Simple manual processes will be undertaken in an integrated way using digital, autonomous systems, this changes the way we live, work and relate to one another. Anndy who is also the Blockchain Advisor of Asian Productivity Organization (APO) mentioned to the audiences that we need to read more about the latest adoptions and plans made by international and intergovernmental such as APO. They provide the latest updates, trends and deep insights of emerging innovative business trends and solutions.
Kim Hyeong-joo, Chairman of Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association and Former Seoul Vice Mayor also presented his speech on South Korea as a nation embraces blockchain. “South Korea, the country that has been in the forefront of the crypto industry since the 2017 and the nation is gradually changing its views regarding cryptocurrencies. While the lift on the ICO blanket ban was announced by the officials last month, the country has recently been vocal about its intention to lead the fourth industrial revolution, powered by blockchain initiatives. We believe that blockchain technology will change our lives.”
The 3rd blockchain immersive program is held from 2-6 September 2019 in South Korea. In the past immersion programs, leading Korea companies like Samsung, Deloitte Blockchain Startup Advisory and Dunamu Upbit have shared their best practices. Delegations from Singapore such as Singapore Entreprise Singapore (Ministry of Trade and Industry), Health Promotion Board (Ministry of Health), Gov Tech, Singapore Armed Forces have benefited from the knowledge sharing session.
SKILLSFUTURE SINGPAPORE (SSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It will drive and coordinate the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promote a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthen the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore.
Together with educational institutions and training partners, SSG will ensure that students and working adults have access to high quality, industry-relevant training throughout life.
SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF RETAIL STUDIES (SIRS) is a Continuing Education & Training (CET) institute of Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP). Set up in 2006, SIRS’ excellent performance and track record won the conferment of National CET Institute status, pinnacle status for CET centres.
NANYANG POLYTECHNIC is a higher institution under Ministry or Education who is committed to empower learners for work & life, co-creating with industry for growth, sustainability and aspire to be the innovative polytechnic – nexus of future-ready people, learners & industry.
About Anndy Lian
Anndy Lian is an all-rounded business strategist with more than 15 years of experience in Asia. He has provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international and public listed companies. He currently plays a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organisation committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region. He is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea. He wrote a book titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and is published by Kyobo, the largest bookstore chain in South Korea.