SUSS organises first bilingual conference in inclusive blockchain

The conference advances the knowledge of blockchain and its applications for audience in Singapore and beyond.

Singapore, April 17, 2018 — Come April 17 and 18, about 100 blockchain movers and shakers in the industry will share on its latest developments and applications at the Global Inclusive Blockchain Conference.

The conference, to be conducted in Mandarin and English, is jointly organised by SUSS Fintech & Blockchain community and Longhash, a China blockchain technology company. Held in SUSS campus along Clementi Road, the conference will bring together leading practitioners, thought leaders, and scholars, to discuss a wide range of topics related to blockchain, from macroeconomics to finance & investment, regulation, standards & applications, and technical matters.

With the world bracing itself for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this timely conference will offer participants an opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments in blockchain. The conference will be opened by Mr Roy Teo, Director of FinTech & Innovation Group of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), on April 17. Other distinguished speakers include Dr Xiao Feng, Chairman and CEO of Shanghai Wanxiang Blockchain Inc., Mr James Gong, CEO of ChainB – China’s leading blockchain publication, and Ms Eva Foo, Founder of Scry.info.

On 18th April, the conference will also feature a panel on “Young Influencers” comprising students and alumni of SUSS, where they will share their personal experiences relating to blockchain. Through the SUSS Fintech & Blockchain community pioneered by the School of Business (SBiz), our students and graduates have been immersed in the innovative blockchain development. Many have already started businesses related to blockchain, or are successfully engaged in blockchain projects across various companies.

(Profiles of speakers for media interview are included in Appendix A. More details of SUSS blockchain experts are found in the link below)

For media queries and interviews, please contact:
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Singapore University of Social Sciences
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About the Singapore University of Social Sciences
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is one of Singapore's six autonomous universities and its mission is to provide lifelong education that equips learners to serve society. Home to more than 15,000 students, SUSS provides an applied education that targets both fresh school leavers and adult learners, with a focus on the social sciences. It adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 70 degree programmes in various disciplines. Eligible students taking SUSS undergraduate programmes enjoy government subsidies and access to government bursaries, tuition fee loans and study loans. For more information on Singapore University of Social Sciences, please visit the website (link below).

Appendix A – Profiles of Speakers

Dr Ding Ding
Head of Finance Programme, Business School, SUSS

Dr Ding Ding is the head of BSc. in Finance Programme in the School of Business at SUSS,
where she has been a faculty member since 2008. She graduated from Nanyang
Technological University with a PhD in economics and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst
(CFA). She has rich experience in teaching economics and finance courses to
undergraduate, post-graduate and MBA students, and she has also conducted executive
training programmes to SME owners and senior management. Recently she has developed
and taught the first course in Financial Technologies and Innovations at SUSS to
undergraduate students. Her research interest lies in the area of financial technology and
digital inclusion, economy of China, and international capital markets.

Feng Xiao
Vice Chairman and Executive Director, China Wanxiang Holdings Co., Ltd.

Dr Feng Xiao is currently the Vice Chairman and Executive Director of China Wanxiang
Holding Co. Ltd, Chairman and CEO of Wanxiang Blockchain Inc. He holds a PhD in
Economics from China Nankai University and has over 20 years of experience in Chinese
securities and asset management industry. He is the founder of Bosera Funds, which is one
of the first and the largest mutual funds in China. Prior to founding Bosera in 1998, Dr Xiao
held several senior positions in the CSRC’ s Shenzhen Office. He also held various positions
at the People’ s Bank of China (PBoC) in its Shenzhen Special Economic Zone branch. Dr
Xiao has also served as the Secretary of Board at Konka Group, the first joint venture
electronics company in China.
Note: Interview in Mandarin only.

Bo Shen 沈波
Partner of Fenbushi Capital

Mr Bo Shen co-founded Invictus Innovations Incorporated, the team behind BitShares. He is
a veteran of the traditional financial industry, accumulating 12 years of senior management
roles in brokerages, hedge funds and investment banks. Mr Shen is also a Partner of
Fenbushi Capital, along with Dr Xiao Feng, the Vice Chairman and Executive Director of
China Wanxiang Holdings Co., Ltd., at which the founder of Ethereum, Mr Vitalik Buterin,
acts as a consultant for the company.
Fenbushi Capital was established in late 2015 and is the first venture capital company in
China to focus on investment in blockchain technology-related companies. Its mission is to
provide support for a large number of blockchain-related start-ups and to promote the
development of blockchain economy and programmable money. Fenbushi Capital firmly
believes that blockchain technology will play an important role in the future, bringing more
transparency, higher efficiency, and a safer environment for the global economy.

James Gong
Founder of ChainB.com

James Gong, the founder of ChainB.com, is well known for his internet alias “Baozou
Gongqinwang” (Prince Kung Walking with Rampage). A Mathematics graduate, James
specialises in IT and financial securities analysis and worked for many years at D'Long
Strategic Investments, one of China’s largest firm to venture abroad. Since 2012, he has
been pushing for the development of digital currency and blockchain industry. He has since
translated and written numerous articles related to blockchain projects, and authored many
related books. He has also been involved in the development and investment of multiple
blockchain and digital currency projects, and founded the professional social media
ChainB.com, which earned him a good reputation and followers within the blockchain
industry.

Published: 19 Apr 2018

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