Fri, Sep 27 | WeWork

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Australia and Taiwan

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Australia and Taiwan

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
WeWork, 97 Songren Road, Xinyi District, Taipei

About the Event

We are honored to have invited some of Australia and Taiwan's leaders in entrepreneurhip, innovation, and blockchain technology, Leanne Kemp and Jason Hsu. Join us to gain insights into Australia and Taiwan's entrepreneurhsip and technology environment.

Event Agenda

7:00 to 7:30 - Registration and networking

7:30 to 8:00 - Keynotes and Q&A

                    - Jason Hsu on "building Taiwan as Blockchain island and crypto nation" 

                    - Leanne Kemp on "how to be a successful entrepreneur"

8:00 to 8:30 - Networking

Light refreshments will be served throughout the event. 

Leanne Kemp - "How to be a successful entrepreneur"

Leanne Kemp is the Founder & CEO of Everledger. Using her extensive background in emerging technology, business, jewellery and insurance, Leanne is pushing boundaries with Everledger, addressing real-world challenges through driving transparency and trust along global supply chains using emerging technology.

With a rich history in innovation, Leanne previously founded three Australian startups including Absoft Queensland, Fastcards Pty Ltd. and the Great Australian Survey Company. Through these companies Leanne introduced and patented transformational technology ideas including Fastcards, a smart card with managed identification services; and commercialised Multicard, credential verification for consumer, governments and corporations. In addition, she has created various solutions to streamline inventory and supply chain operations.

Her entrepreneurial success has led to her appointment as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur for Australia in 2018, a role to further develop the startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation throughout the state of Queensland. She is the first female entrepreneur to hold this position. 

Leanne is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Blockchain Business Council and a Co-Chair for the World Trade Board's Sustainable Trade Action Group. She is also on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors.

Her leadership role in technology has been recognised, winning awards including the AIM Global Allan Gilligan Award 2019, Advance Global Australian Awards 2018 for Technology Innovation and Innovator of the Year 2018 at the Women in IT Awards (London).

Leading the market in a real-world application of distributed ledger technology, Everledger, under the leadership of Leanne, has widely received industry recognition since inception, winning awards including Best Blockchain Company in the European Financial Technology Awards, Best Newcomer in the Asia Insurance Technology Awards as well as Best B2B Startup in the Digital Top 50 Awards presented by Google, Rocket Internet and McKinsey. Everledger was also named as a World Economic Forum 2018 Technology Pioneer.

Jason Hsu - "building Taiwan as Blockchain island and crypto nation"

Jason Hsu is technologist-turned-legislator. He currently serves as legislator at-large in Taiwan’s parliament overseeing technology developments, entrepreneurship and innovation. Among the crucial legislations he introduced and passed include FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Act, Self-driving Vehicle Act, Angel Investment Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines (Security Token Offerings). Jason is a proponent for cryptocurrency and blockchain. Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is credited for setting up Asia Blockchain Alliance (ABA),Taiwan Parliamentary Coalition for Blockchain(TPCB) and Self-Regulatory Organization(SRO). Legislators Hsu also worked on Artificial Intelligence Leadership Act and in charge of setting up Council on AI, Law and Ethics. Legislator Hsu also founded Indo-Pacific Cybersecurity Alliance under auspices of US State Department’s Global Training Framework Workshop with ICT Ministers from 15 countries.

A regular keynote speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations, Jason has spoken at Global Blockchain Forum, BlockCity, Seamless Asia, World Economic Forum (WEF) Center for Industry 4.0, Google, G20 Summit in Osaka, Berkeley Blockchain Club and Taiwan RegTech Conference, Asia Leadership Summit, World Knowledge Forum, Harvard

Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet, Yale’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. Jason is a founding member of Global Blockchain Policy Council.

Jason Hsu co-founded TEDxTaipei in 2009 and served as TEDx senior ambassador to Asia from 2011~2015. Hsu graduates from Singularity University with a focus on exponential technology. He is a Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law(CDDRL). He’s also selected as an IVLP fellow by U.S. State Department.

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