How Technological Innovation Expands Consumer Choice


We are living in the age of disruptive innovation, which will impact economies, private firms and consumers. The Singapore government has recently announced numerous initiatives to prepare our economy to ride this wave of the future, and aspiring entrepreneurs are leveraging on various platforms to bring their creations to the market.

In this context, our event will explore how the technological innovations in our contemporary society help to expand consumer choice, and enrich our everyday lives. We will be featuring three speakers in our event line up.

Our Head of Students for Liberty (Singapore), Mr Bryan Cheang, will start off the event with a talk on "Permissionless Innovation and Consumer Choice". Bryan is currently a PhD researcher at King's College London and specialises in the areas of philosophy, politics and economics. He is most interested in promoting the role of markets and entrepreneurial capitalism as a means to generate human welfare.

Mr Tomas Forgac then will be speaking on "The Potential of Blockchain Technology". Mr Forgac is a specialist on blockchain technology, and has expensive experience in promoting the use of digital currencies. He previously designed and developed one of the first and most successful Bitcoin over-the-counter payment systems, and through this, helped merchants accept Bitcoin in their physical stores. Being a specialist in cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin, he has also spoken at many international tech, financial and libertarian conferences and has been repeatedly interviewed by various media platforms including the BBC, CNA or Reuters.

Last, we have Mr Daniel Shen, founder of Soqqle, a new social learning platform that reinvents social networks by making it more meaningful. Powered by blockchain and AI, Soqqle helps individuals achieve effective reskilling with better awareness, meaningful networks and incentives, preparing them for the future of work where displacement through automation is common.

This event is co-organised by CoSpace Park and Students for Liberty (Singapore)

6.45: Arrival of guests
7.00: "Permissionless Innovation and Consumer Choice" by Bryan Cheang
7.15: "Potential of Blockchain" by Tomas Forgac
7.45: "Blockchain and Educational Choice" by Daniel Shen
8.15: Q&A
8.30-8.45: End

Our events are open to anyone, but we especially welcome youths, students and young professionals. This event will be particularly useful for those interested to keep abreast with the fast changing world of technological innovation, and how it impacts consumers in the marketplace.

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Sat Jan 6, 2018
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