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Blockchain and the Metaverse

Blockchain, NFTs, and the Metaverse

With Subject Matter Experts

Po Chi Wu

Matt Sitter

Why are so many people frightened by what is happening with blockchain? What is going on here, with all this techno-mumbo-jumbo, words whose meaning we can’t understand?

A fundamental factor in the disconnect is the invention of various computing technologies, especially blockchain, which appeared out of thin air and from an anonymous source. This meant that older academics and professionals were at a disadvantage compared to young enthusiasts who embraced blockchain’s philosophy and technical potential quickly and whole-heartedly.

CEOs and corporate managers these days are perplexed and are struggling to find ways to manage this new workforce that uses unfamiliar tools and doesn’t accept the conventional corporate ethos. What are the questions that we need to ask ourselves and each other?

In this event, Po Chi will discuss the following topics:
- Digital natives as the next generation of employees.
- New products and services built on newly invented digital technologies are changing the world.
- Resistance to change and glimmers of hope for the future.

Po Chi Wu

Dr. Po Chi Wu is a Visiting Professor in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and Management at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

A highly successful international venture capitalist and entrepreneur, he has lived and worked both in the United States and in Asia, and brings a unique perspective and the rich context of more than 30 years of experience and insight into the challenges of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Co-founder and Managing Director of DragonBridge Capital, an investment advisory firm that focused on early-stage technology-focused companies in China, he was also co-founder and President of Allegro Capital, a successful venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.

He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton University and has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Matt Sitter

Matt Sitter is a passionate believer in the power of networks to innovate and realize new opportunities. His career has focused on helping leaders grow, succeed, and to mobilize their teams, organizations, and networks.

Matt’s work has spanned a broad array of industries including Healthcare, Technology, Real Estate Investment, Consumer Products, and Finance (amongst others). He has worked with multiple Fortune 500 executive teams, Private Equity firms, startups, and everything in between.

In addition to his role at AFN, Matt is currently a partner at the Advisory Services firm, Advantary. His experience includes leadership roles at The McChrystal Group, CrossLead, Inc., and MedLever. He has led multiple functions including Product Management, Marketing, Reimbursement, and Product Development.

Matt is a certified Executive Coach, completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University and received his MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. He is a proud father and husband.

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