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Anndy Lian (born April 20, 1979) is a Singaporean entrepreneur known for his work in the blockchain technology industry in Asia.

Education

Anndy Lian completed his Diploma in Business Administration from Singapore Polytechnic in 3 years. He has developed an interest in public relations and advertising which led him to pursuit a Bachelor in Communications from Edith Cowan University, Australia where he has obtained full distinctions for his bachelor programme. He has joined several companies such as Singapore Armed Forces, The Events Company, McCann, The Hour Glass, Save Our Planet Foundation, Scientific Tradition. In 2014, he decided to do a Masters in Business (MBA) from University of Wales to advance his knowledge and skills.

His Career

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. 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. At Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), he is also being recognised by council members such as Reuben Wong from National University of Singapore to be the person who came up with great ideas on events to raise the profile of the SIIA, and to keep SIIA balance sheet in the black.

During his time at SIIA, he believes in green, sustainability and climate change under the mentorship of Professor Simon Tay who was the Chairman of National Environmental Agency. Anndy has often shared his views on green initiatives and wants all to play their part for the environment.[1]

An avid supporter for incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in a 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.[2]

World’s First Distributed Supply Chain Platform

Linfinity is founded in Singapore and is the World’s First Distributed supply chain platform based on blockchain, Internet of Things and Big Data technology, that is commercialising FMCG products.[3] They implement blockchain, targeting the various pain points such as costs, bureaucracy, counterfeit frauds and many others, into the total supply chain network.

Linfinity has featured used case studies for healthcare, beauty and tabaco products that use their blockchain technology enterprise solutions. His blockchain knowledge and work have drawn attention from various international media. In October 2018, Anndy is being interviewed by Forbes on how a Singapore Startup Wants Change In Perspective On Blockchain.[4] He was also featured on Singapore mainstream newspaper- The Straits Times in July 2018 on how he offers supply chains a solution to combat fraud using blockchain.[5]

Core Member of Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of the Republic of Korea

The Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee is aimed at cultivating the blockchain industry, building a blockchain research centre, attracting investment in blockchain-related projects, and promoting the development of the blockchain industry in the city of Gyeongsangbuk-do.[6]

Notable blockchain leaders such as Brock Pierce, Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation; Jeffrey Jones, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea; Alexis Sirkia, founder of Yellow.com; Jonathan Kochmer, former Information Architect of Amazon are part of this committee.

Blockchain Adviser to Asian Productivity Organization (APO)

Anndy Lian currently plays a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organization (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 upskill the Secretariat staff in blockchain technologies as applicable to productivity.[7]

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is an intergovernmental regional organisation established by Convention in 1961 by several governments in Asia to hasten their economic development. The current membership is 20 economies, comprising 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. These countries/economies pledge to assist each other in their productivity drives in a spirit of mutual cooperation by sharing knowledge, information, and experience. Exploration of future technology such as Blockchain is part of their roadmap. Anndy Lian who is also the CEO of Linfinity has also signed a MOU to help member economies adopt blockchain technology. The initiative will enable adoption of blockchain-based cybersecurity technologies and enhance data transfer security in smart factories.[8]

Book Author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”, published by Kyobo Books

Anndy Lian spends a lot of his time in South Korea since 2009. His passion from technology grew during his time in Korea. He was particularly impressed by SK Telcom’s innovative ideas like the supermarket trolley automated check out system to their portable air filters and portable projectors. Blockchain was also being introduced to him in Korea and since then he has started to spend more time in Korea discussing about blockchain with politicians, academics, civil servants, MNC, and SMEs.

The book titled “Blockchain Revolution 2030” is a filled with detail information on blockchain and its future scenarios. Anndy Lian, together with co-authors, Professor Park Young Sook and Shawn Hamnison, share insights on how blockchain technology plays an important foundation to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.[9]

This book is carefully worded and has the most extensive research work done. 350 pages of contents are verified and published by Kyobo[10], the largest bookstore chain in South Korea. Kyobo is known for their extensive variety of books and especially in the education segment. It is also one of the recommended book and best seller of the category.

Both Professor Park and Anndy have gone a long way. They are the core members of Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Republic of Korea with Brock Pierce from Bitcoin Foundation and Alexis Sirkia from Yellow.com. They were also the keynote speakers for Global Leaders Forum[11] and Korea Future Forum. They are also playing a role with organisation within the United Nations (UN); Professor Park is the CEO of UN Future Forum, while Anndy is the Blockchain Adviser for the Asian Productivity Organsiation (APO), an intergovernmental organisation part of UN.

Other Ventures

Anndy is also the founder, investor, advisor, author and board member to several other companies in Asia and Europe. Being a strong believer in EOS, Anndy believes that EOS will solve existing scalability issues that blockchain technologies are facing[12]. Using the same beliefs, he convinced a project to use EOS, led and advise it to become the World's First Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) on EOS-based Decentralized Exchange.[13] All tokens were sold off within minutes.


References

  1. ^ Wong, Tessa. "'Green' meetings take off here". The Straits Times. The Straits Times. Retrieved 19 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Linfinity Making Waves Regionally: Engaging Industry Leaders across Sectors in Blockchain Technology Discussions". Digital Journal. Digital Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Linfinity, the World's First Distributed Supply Chain Platform, Disrupts the Supply Chain Industry Through a Transparent and Traceable System". Asia One. PR NEWSWIRE ASIA. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  4. ^ Ang, Prisca. "Singapore Startup Wants Change In Perspective On Blockchain". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Local company Linfinity offers supply chains a solution to combat fraud". The Straits Times. The Straits Times. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  6. ^ "???? CEO Anndy Lian, ?? ???? ????? ??". Go Korea News. Go Korea News. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Mr. Anndy Lian Appointed as Blockchain Advisor to Asian Productivity Organization (APO)". Digital Journal. Digital Journal. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  8. ^ "APO signs MOU with Linfinity to help member economies adopt blockchain technol ogy". Asian Productivity Organization. Asian Productivity Organization. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  9. ^ "[??????2030] ???????". The Millenium Project Korea. The Millenium Project Korea. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Blockchain Revolution 2030 ?????? 2030". http://www.kyobobook.co.k. Kyobo Books. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  11. ^ "???? CEO Anndy Lian, ?6? ????? ?? ??". The Tongil Shinmun. The Tongil Shinmun. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  12. ^ Teng, Angela. "Experts: "Ethereum killer" needs to work on its governance issues or risk losing users". Tech in Asia. Tech in Asia. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  13. ^ "BeFull will be heading to the Southeast Asia market, Singapore to launch another IEO with Biki Exchange to cater to the strong demand from the communities". Yahoo Finance. Yahoo. Retrieved 27 May 2019.

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