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Anndy Lian, Intergovernmental Blockchain Expert & Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC is interviewed by Dinis Guarda founder of Citiesabc.
This interview focus on Anndy Lian’s:
1. Background and his blockchain journey
2. Experience with governmental adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency
3. Take on the future of blockchain
4. Views on smart cities and usage of blockchain
5. Thoughts on artificial intelligence and blockchain
About Anndy Lian
Anndy Lian is an all-rounded business strategist with more than 15 years of experience in Asia. He has provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international and public listed companies.
He currently plays a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region. He advises the Secretariat on the latest concepts and applications of blockchain technologies in cybersecurity and IoT network data integrity across smart factories and upskills the Secretariat staff in blockchain technologies as applicable to productivity. APO members include Bangladesh, Cambodia, Republic of China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
He is also appointed as the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group where he looks after the governance and compliance aspects of the business.
Anndy is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce (Chairman, Bitcoin Foundation) and Alexis Sirkia (Founder of Yellow.com), helping the province to grow using blockchain technologies.
He is also Chairman (Singapore) for Korea eSports Industry Association (KeIA) where he is actively promoting eSports to go mainstream and adopt cryptocurrencies.
He was the CEO of LINFINITY, the World’s First Distributed Supply Chain Platform that disrupts the supply chain industry through a transparent and traceable system. LINFINITY has a successful business in Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea.
Prior to Linfinity, Anndy played a leadership role in a not-for-profit and quasi-government linked organizations such as Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) where he worked alongside policymakers, private sector decision-makers, and experts to create business value propositions for different industries.
He wrote a book titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” and is published by Kyobo, the largest bookstore chain in South Korea. Together with co-authors, Park Young Sook and Shawn Hamnison, they share insights on how blockchain technology plays an important foundation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
His blockchain knowledge and work have drawn attention from various international media such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, Yahoo, Nasdaq, FOX News, The Straits Times, Business Times, ABC News, Singapore Business Review, Asia Business Weekly, CBS News, CNET, ZDNET and more.
Anndy is also the founder, investor, advisor, author and board member to several other companies in Asia and Europe. Most recently, he led a project to become the World’s First Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) on EOS-based Decentralized Exchange.
An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in several traditional companies. He has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be "redecentralised".