Everyone is talking about the Metaverse. With virtual worlds like Decentraland and local social media creations like Bondee, the possibilities for businesses and individuals are vast. Accompanying this are the waves of change Metaverse is bringing to the way we work and interact. It is now possible to hold meetings via avatars, buy and sell digital tokens such as NFTs, and use blockchain technology to build virtual worlds.
Big brands are leveraging the Metaverse to virtualise their products. Nike created ‘Nikeland’, a metaverse space that allows consumers to meet, socialise, and buy digital products to decorate their avatars. Whilst Ikonz, a wealth-building platform, helps intellectual property owners, artists, and other established icons manage and monetise digital assets.
Interested to know more about this enigmatic universe? Join this fireside chat which two highly esteemed speakers will share how the Metaverse is creating opportunities for companies and individuals. Mr Edmund Situmorang, CTO at ABL, will share about Metaverse-related opportunities within emerging ASEAN markets, including creating startups and businesses related to or within the Metaverse. Mr Lionel Chok, Chief Metaverse Officer at WORLDX, will share about Singapore’s rate of adoption of the Metaverse, and how companies are virtualising their products and services. Fire your burning questions during the Q&A segment and network with the speakers over lunch.
Our speakers’ unique perspectives, borne out of the different ecosystems that they work in, will help you understand:
- The reasons for the Metaverse fever
- The rate of adoption of the Metaverse between different markets/ countries and the ways businesses are leveraging the Metaverse
- Metaverse-related opportunities to explore, and the skills/mindsets and courses you need
Chief Metaverse Officer, WORLDX
A specialist in spatial computing and extended reality, Lionel 'entered' the Metaverse when his start-up iMMERSiVELY was acquired during COVID-19 to embark on the Web3 journey. Today – aside from serving as Chief Metaverse Officer at WORLDX, he also mentors start-ups and adjunct lectures at universities on XR and Web3.
Chief Technology Officer, PT. Asian Bulk Logistics
Edmund Situmorang, the Group Chief Technology Officer of ABL, has over 15 years of senior management experience in multiple businesses across verticals and horizontal streams, from financial Industry such as banking, insure-tech and fintech fields, as well as tech development in artificial intelligence and blockchain. He is passionate about Strategy, Technology with speciality in AI and IoT, and Human Capital Development with a motto of “Invest in People”.
Edmund has been invited to many International Leader's Summits to deliver keynote speeches on Cyber Security, AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, Digital Transformation and Marketing. While actively engaging as a community resource, he also fosters the startup community. He has been studying abroad since his early teens, graduating from High School in the Philippines, finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and taking on a Master’s in Business at the age of 17. Edmund has worked in the United States for 11 years as Programmer and Strategist, and is enthusiastic about technology, especially in the development of the Metaverse and blockchain.
Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Event Venue: Sesame Room, Shaw Foundation Alumni House
Faculties: College of Design and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, School of Computing, NUS Business School
Target Audience: All students