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HK Blockchain Week 2020 - Panel: Public Open Blockchains, Regulation and Interoperability: Explained

Olga Yaroshevsky
Content Strategist at NexChange Group
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Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020
November 16, 2020, Online, Hong Kong, China
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Olga Yaroshevsky
Content Strategist at NexChange Group
Julian Low
South East Asia Business Development Director at TZ APAC
Yifan He
Chief Executive Officer at Red Date Technology
Pindar Wong
Chairman at VeriFi Ltd.
Waishun Lo
General Partner at DL Capitals

Olga Yaroshevsky has become a personality known in the global blockchain community for her media management and content work with NexChange Group and previously with Tokenbox project. Her interviews with widely respected figures in the blockchain world are renown and include talks with Roger Ver, Brock Pierce, John McAfee, and Dirk Ahlborn.Before joining the blockchain industry, Ms Yaroshevsky worked as journalist, interviewer, editor and reporter for TV channels in Moscow and Kiev, Ukraine, while contributing to a number of magazines and printed journals. In 2014 she moved to the United States, where she worked as an editor and writer for RT news website and pursued an academic career as a teacher of Russian language and literature for students of AU, Georgetown University, Russian Cultural Centre and post-graduates involved in the international Alfa Bank fellowship program.Ms Yaroshevsky graduated from the Journalism Department at the Russian State University for the Humanities. In 2010, she completed her PhD research in Russian literature (philology) and received a scientific degree.

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Julian Low is the Business Development Director for South East Asia TZ APAC. He has been involved in several start-ups, and is a founding member of a Singapore-based start-up well-known for its live customer support chat widget. Julian is also a former director of a socially-conscious enterprise that helps scores of low-income and disadvantaged individuals in society earn a living in a scalable manner, and an advisor to an early and growth stage VC firm.

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Yifan He, the founder and CEO of Red Date Technology, obtained his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from SUNY at Stony Brook and MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. He founded his first internet company in 1998 and started equity investment since 2005. Mr. He has over 20 years of experience and expertise in the fields of information technology, investment and corporate management. Red Date Technology currently serves as the vice chair of the BSN Development Association. As a founding member, Mr. He is the executive director of the association.

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Pindar Wong is an internet pioneer, who co-founded the first licensed Internet Service Provider in Hong Kong in 1993 and Chief Architect of the ‘Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium’. Pindar serves on the Hong Kong Government’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation, as a Director of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and also serves on the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ICT Services advisory committee, the School of Engineering Advisory Committee Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Technical Advisory Board of the Packet Clearing House and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Internet Protocol Journal. Previously, he was the first Vice-Chairman of ICANN, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Internet Association, alternate Chairman of Asia Pacific Network Information Center, Chairman of APRICOT, Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance and elected Trustee of the Internet Society. From 2010-2015 he served on the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Government and the Task Force on Industry Facilitation. In 2015, he helped organise Asia’s first Blockchainworkshops.org, Phase 1, 2 and 3 of ScalingBitcoin.org and sponsored the Hong Kong Bitcoin Roundtable. Together with Dr. Shin’ichiro Matsuo, he is establishing the bsafe.network to promote applied academic research in blockchain technologies.

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Dr. Waishun Lo is currently General Partner of DL Capitals (點亮資本), an angel investment fund focusing on disruptive and exponential technologies. He is also Adjunct faculty of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (MSc/Entrepreneurship/ IT Management, EMBA/Innovation, OneMBA/Entrepreneurship), and Visiting Professor of PKU (School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship).His expertise and current interests include Intellectual Property Commercialization, Business Models Innovation and Technology Transfer.His previous experience includes positions with Bell Labs, Cable & Wireless Innovation, Hong Kong Telecom, and S Venture, an early stage investment company. He had served as Board of Directors for two listed companies in Hong Kong, as panel of assessors of SERAP (Small Entrepreneurs Research Assistance Program), and as Director of the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council.Dr. Lo was a Senior Researcher at Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Asia-Pacific Research Center. He had conducted many consulting projects for institutions and PE funds such as HK Government (regulatory policy), IFC of World Bank (Investment strategy in China), Intellectual Ventures (Invention Network) and had advised many startups in the past.He holds BSc and Mphil from CUHK, a Ph.D. from Brown University, and has executive management training from INSEAD.

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