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Technical Webinar: Metaverse and Blockchain! Why are they needed and why are they interdependent?

Date, time & venue

2022-09-22;6:30pm-8:00pm;Webinar via zoom

Organised by HKIE-CA Division

Programme Highlights

Blockchain technology initially created a decentralised economy parallel to the traditional centralised one. The technology has advanced and evolved rapidly in a mere few years, with implications far beyond the financial context. It has enabled concepts that were considered futuristic just a few years ago, to take real shape today, one of them is the “Metaverse”. The Blockchain-based NFTs and cryptocurrencies provide an ecosystem for creating, owning, and monetizing our digital assets in the Metaverse, in other words, blockchain allows such virtual space to operate on the principle of decentralisation, transparency and immutability — which fundamentally distinguish the metaverse from the current internet.


Mr. Ian Huang, Founder, CEO & Chief Architect of ParallelChain Lab 

Ian is an infrastructure technologist, having served leadership roles at Westinghouse, Tektronix, Northrop Grumman, Shugart, Zilog, DEC and Hughes Network Systems. 

Throughout his technical journey, he contributed to the inventions of real-time multi-tasked OS, semiconductor design, dataflow & reduced instruction set CPU designs, multi-threaded I/O, deterministic and stochastic network protocol, and integration of synchronized and asynchronized systems, in robotics, TekDOS, Priority Sectoring Processor for the USAF A-10 Thunderbolt, SCSI, RISC, FDDI, ATM Switch and Ethernet/VPN Switch. 

Ian has been an adviser to the EmTech program of MIT Technology Review since 2015. He was the first Visiting Chief Architect for Singapore National Science and Technology Board (now A*STAR). 

Ian received his BSECE and MSCS from Carnegie-Mellon University and MSEE from University of Portland. He is also a Harvard Advanced Management Program graduate.


Cantonese supplement with English terminology

Registration & Enquiries

This webinar is free of charge but prior registration is required. The number of participants is limited to 200 and applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. For registration, please register online at https://forms.gle/BS9gVpzwM7eKwmbJ7. The deadline for registration is 19 September 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by email on or before 21 September 2022.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Crystal CHAN via Email: crystal.chan.hkie@gmail.com





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