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Blockchain and Energy in Asia: Opportunities & Challenges for transforming the energy sector

At the onset of a renewable and decentralized energy grid in Asia, blockchain-energy applications are starting to gain some traction. However, this is not without a share of opportunities and challenges. Join this webinar as we explore both from the strategy side and the technical side what are these opportunities & challenges.

  • Looking at the current ecosystem and macrotrends, how can corporations--from multinationals to startups--utilize new tools and methodologies to revolutionize the energy market? Blockchain is an important and enabling technology.

  • Beyond applications in the energy market what other innovative industries can corporations deploy blockchain?

SHERYL FOO /// DIRECTOR VERTECH CAPITAL APAC - VERTECH CAPITAL
With presence in APAC, Europe and the Americas, Vertech Capital’s key expertise is in the smart energy industry. Sheryl helps innovative firms scale in new markets by providing futures analysis, designing cross-domain solutions, and commercializing frontier technologies. She drives the core business offerings of the firm on Solar projects, Electric Vehicles and Blockchain with Fortune 500 clients. Her skillset is premised upon design thinking, financial/futures analysis and modelling, business strategy & development, and strategic value creation. Facilitating the Fourth Industrial Revolution by bringing frontier technologies to emerging markets is core to her personal work. Her previous working experiences include stints with Accenture, CoreAlpha, WPP Kantar Consulting, World Vision, Forum for the Future and the US Dept of State. Outside of professional work, she is passionate about sustainable development and women in business. She was President Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leader Academic Fellow in 2015, and has volunteered with Choson Exchange’s Women in Business program as business leader. She is the ex-curator for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community (Singapore Hub).
SHERYL FOO
DIRECTOR VERTECH CAPITAL APAC /// VERTECH CAPITAL
LESLIE CHENG /// PROJECT MANAGER - ENERGO LABS
Leslie has more than 6 years of experience in leading high level strategic planning for energy conglomerates and startups. In his years with Envision, the world's leading wind turbine technology company with a global footprint of more than 10 countries, he has led and managed multiple large scale wind energy projects. Prior to joining Energo Labs, Leslie helped Akcome Technology with intelligent operation and management of power station in areas such big data, wireless transmission, cloud services, cloud computing functions. His core skill sets include product development, strategic planning and project management in the renewable energy space. Currently Leslie leads blockchain strategic planning and execution of energy related projects in Asia Pacific for Energo Labs. With industrial insights into blockchain applications, Leslie will be able to provide a comprehensive overview of opportunities and challenges in the regional energy market.
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LESLIE CHENG
PROJECT MANAGER /// ENERGO LABS