Crypto Valley Malaysia Presents Blocktech Forum 2022 – The Most Exciting Event for Malaysia’s Blockchain and Crypto Ecosystem Supported by Cyber Security Malaysia.
In conjunction with CyberSecurity Malaysia Awards Conference & Exhibition (CSM-ACE), Crypto Valley Malaysia organized one of the largest events for Malaysia’s Blockchain and Crypto Ecosystem – Blocktech Forum 2022. The event was powered by Blockworq Sdn. Bhd., one of the key industry players in Malaysia’s Blockchain ecosystem.
Blocktech Forum 2022 opened with welcoming remarks by the program director Paul Sykes, who also works with Blockworq as a CMO, and CEO of Humateca, a company focusing on humanizing technology. Opening remarks were delivered by Dato’ Ts Dr Hj Amirudin Abd Wahab, CEO of Cyber Security Malaysia.
Effendy Zulkifly, President of Crypto Valley Malaysia and CEO of Blockworq Sdn. Bhd. presented a keynote on The Blockchain Ecosystem. His expertise as a Blockchain Architect and a veteran Blockchain spokesperson shines through as he illustrates the role of Blockchain as a trust and transparency mechanism that could be used in multiple different industries. He also mentioned that Blockchain technology is one of the 5 foundational technologies in Malaysia’s National Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) alongside Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics, and Advanced Material and Technologies. Second keynote on Defining New Rules: Blockchain Tech, Risk Management & Global Regulatory Trends was presented by Jessica Chuah, Country Manager of Chainalysis.
“We have three phases in terms of engagement: the first phase of the strategy focuses on education sector partnerships. The second phase will involve engagement with the government sector on implementing blockchain technology. The third phase will facilitate and assist further integration between the government & education sector in a much bigger way,” said Effendy Zulkifly in an interview with Blockhead.
The event featured industry veteran speakers that share their insights on various topics around Blockchain and its ecosystem. The panel sessions were extremely informative with industry-leading panelists such as Mohamed DW, Co-Founder of Pentas.io, Johan Nasir, Director of NFT Pangolin Technologies, and Jessen Ng, Founder of iYuho having conversations and sharing insights on a panel session on Non-Fungible Token (NFT). Melvyn Ho Ming Han, Deputy CEO of MX Global, and David Yang, Co-Founder of David Justin Academy spoke on a panel discussing The Future of Crypto Exchanges.
Another interesting panel session of Blockchain Sukuk & Cryptocurrency from Syariah Perspective was delivered by Mufti Yousuf Sultan, Founder & CEO of Adl Advisory, Dr Taha Omar, Director of Codam. The last panel session was on Evolution of Virtual Assets Monetization: Shifting from Financial Instruments to a New Class of Assets, paneled by Dr. Eric Ong, Investment Advisor and Blockchain/Web 3/NFT Developer and Advisor at Money Compass International, and Kalam Azad, Founder of MyPaaa Sdn. Bhd..
Speakers from different sectors within the Blockchain ecosystem represented their companies to share their blockchain-related products that have been in development. A highly trendy topic of the Future of Web 3 & Metaverse was presented by Lai Ann Cheang, CEO of Consortium 21, and Dr VK Liew, CBO of Centriverse. Paul Sykes, CMO of Blockworq Sdn. Bhd. presented on Harnessing AI & Blockchain in Marketing Ethically for Competitive Advantage. He also revealed Blockworq’s market penetration strategy that will focus on 10 different sectors: Education, Food Services, Halal, Healthcare, Government Services, Insurance, Property, Banking & Finance, Entertainment, and Luxury Goods.
Romeo Ganit, Country Director of iYuho International talked about Blockchain Monetization with iYuho Super Apps while Kaveh Javani, Director of Malaysia Computer Measurement Group Inc shared on Blockchain Tech & Smart Manufacturing. Together with Quoc Danh Bui, Co-Founder of Avatar Global Network, Effendy Zulkifly presented on Blockchain for The Real Estate.
Awards were also given from Crypto Valley Malaysia during Blocktech Forum 2022. Dato Ts Dr Hj Amirudin Abd Wahab was presented the award of Blockchain Icon of The Year 2022. Additionally, Blockworq Sdn. Bhd. was presented the award of Blockchain in Cyber Security Project of The Year 2022 for its project Blockcert while iYuho International was awarded Blockchain in Finance Project of The Year 2022 for iYuho Super Apps.
Two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ceremonies occurred during the event. The first one being the MoU between Blockworq Sdn. Bhd. and Spectre MD Sdn. Bhd and another was between Avatar Global Network and iYuho International.