MaGESpire Presents: Harnessing Blockchain Technology for Digital Transformation
18 Aug 2020 07:00pm - 08:30pm
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MaGESpire Presents: Harnessing Blockchain Technology for Digital Transformation

18 Aug 2020 07:00pm - 08:30pm

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7pm HKT MC Bowie: introduction
Keynote 1: Floyd DCosta - "Harnessing Blockchain tech to lead in a post Covid-19 World" 15 mins
Floyd will be sharing his insights on how Banks and Financial Institutions to issue, distribute, and manage digital currencies!

720pm HKT Panel: Harnessing Blockchain Techn for Digital Transformation 45 mins
Panelist 1: Angie Lau, Founder & CEO, Forkast.News
Panelist 2: Karena Belin, Co-Founder & COO, Angelhub, Co-Founder & CEO, WHub
Panelist 3: Floyd D’Costa, Co-Founder, Blockchain WorX & Block Armour
Q&A from audience

Angie Lau is the Founder and CEO of Forkast.News, a digital media platform covering blockchain technology at the intersection of business, economy and politics. As an award-winning veteran journalist, Angie interviews newsmakers, CEOs and icons, including the exclusive with Li Ka-shing — his first television one-on-one in more than a decade. Angie is a respected thought leader in blockchain technology, having been featured in Vogue Hong Kong’s May 2019 issue: “Power of Next” for her leadership in media covering blockchain. She was also invited to speak at the Forbes Women’s Summit 2019. Before founding Forkast.News in July 2018, Angie anchored Bloomberg TV’s flagship morning show First Up with Angie Lau, broadcast globally from Hong Kong into 350 million homes, offices and trading floors.

Karena Belin
Karena Belin, CEO of WHub and COO/CFO of AngelHub, is passionate about helping startups succeed. She successfully co-founded WHub and AngelHub with Karen Contet Farzam. Together they are on a mission to empower startups to drive wealth and economic growth.

Since 2013, she has been passionate about entrepreneurship and a leader in the startup scene. She acts currently as speaker, mentor and judge at events and organisations such as the Chicago Booth GNVC, Google EYE, RISE Conference and Web Summit, FinTech Valley Vizag India, Techsauce Thailand, IFLR, Nexchange, Techstar’s StartupWeekendHK and more.
Karena is also a member of the Global FinTech Core Group at the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Ex-Com member of The Indus Entrepreneurs Network (TiE) HK, member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK), President of the board of the parent organisation (PFO) at Hong Kong International School, as well as driving diversity and inclusion as board member of WOW at the American Women’s Association.

She has previously worked 15 years for Procter & Gamble in various roles including Finance, Sales and Strategy across Europe, North East Asia and Greater. She has extensive background in business and financial planning, business acquisition and integration.

Floyd DCosta

Floyd DCosta is the co-founder of Blockchain Worx, a FinTech-RegTech venture focused on helping institutions harness the potential of Blockchain technology for Digital Transformation. Floyd is separately also the co-founder of Block Armour, a Blockchain-enabled Cybersecurity venture that was accelerated by Airbus and recently featured among the top 20 cybersecurity startups worldwide by Accenture.
With a background in Management Consulting, Floyd has over 18 years of international professional experience in setting up and growing enterprise business practices as well as advising senior client executives on decisive topics. His previous experience includes eleven years at Capgemini and spans a variety of industry sectors and technology platforms. He led the Industrial Manufacturing segment globally and was a part of the core team that set up the digital practice. A regular writer and speaker at various events, Floyd advises multiple public and private institutions on harnessing Blockchain technology for digital transformation.
Floyd holds a Masters in Computer Information Systems from ITM, Mumbai and the Exec General Management Program from IIM-Bangalore. And, when he is not traveling, Floyd enjoys spending time with his family in Singapore.