Bangalore, July 22, 2021: Global blockchain player, Lumos Labs, an innovation management firm, in association with Woodstock Fund, a DLT focussed global multi-asset fund and DAOMaker, a global growth and funding enablement platform today concluded the 7 day live networking sessions of the Asia Innovation Summit, 2021 to showcase implementable and scalable innovation across Asia and put the spotlight on the burgeoning innovation in the region. Showcasing Asia’s might as a major global tech force, the Asian Innovation Summit facilitated knowledge consumption in a unique format along with real-time contextual networking like never before. Extending over 7 days between July 14 – 21, 2021, it was a culmination of a month-long program that aimed to enable contextual networking opportunities through intriguing panel discussions, one-on-one tech talks with industry experts and employment opportunities for developers and students with 20+ global enterprises in the region’s tech ecosystem.
Asia has proven its strength over the last decade by accounting for 52% of global growth in tech-company revenues, 43% of startup funding, 51% of spending on research and development, and 87% of patents filed, according to new research by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Lumos Labs along with Woodstock Fund and Dao Maker have been at the forefront in identifying and building the ecosystem for Blockchain and other emerging frontier technology.
After the stellar success of the International Blockchain Congress (IBC) 2018 and the Genesis DevCon 2019, Asia Innovation Summit, 2021, Asia’s first premier research-oriented emerging technology conference, brought together a myriad of corporate innovators, academic researchers, startup investors, and the top entrepreneurs from across the continent. The event is sponsored by Asia’s leading clean blockchain Tezos and associate sponsors NEO Foundation among other leading players in the ecosystem. To foster talent and pioneer sustainable blockchain development in key sectors, the summit included an exclusive Tez Day (16 July), a supermeet for the Tezos community where attendees could interact with thought leaders and experts to create impactful connections via engaging panel discussions and a project showcase.
AIS 2021 brought together over 8,000+ attendees from across the globe to explore key frontiers across three tracks – Digital Assets and Decentralized Finance, AI, AR/VR/MR and Machine Learning and Internet of Things and Robotics. The 7 day contextual live networking days were preceded by a 1-month long asynchronous learning session that saw 30 pre-recorded tech talks released over the course of the 30 days. The 7 days networking witnessed over 21 panel discussions, fireside chats, networking events, 1-1 connection opportunities, and a wide variety of job opportunities. The summit also hosted Job corners for over 20+ global enterprises with dedicated talent booths to showcase their tech prowess & associated opportunities open to students and developers.
The format of the event by the way of delivery was designed to be different than most online events that crowd our calendars during post COVID, wherein instead of making the attendees block the whole month for this event, the platform brought the month to them, video by video, followed by a week filled with contextual networking engagements between the speakers and audience. The innovative approach of ‘30 Videos in 30 Days’ allows attendees to visit the Asia Innovation Summit website and find the speakers in action at their own pace. With a line-up of over 40+ speakers across over 21 panel discussions including academicians and innovators such as Balaji Vishwanathan, CEO, Invento Robotics,Rama Devi Lanka, Director, Emerging Technologies, Officer on Special Duty, Govt. of Telangana, Ramanan Ramanathan, Senior Vice President, TCS, Dilip Krishnaswamy, Vice President, Emerging Tech Research and Development, Reliance Jio Platforms Ltd., Anand S, CEO, Gramener: Insights as Data Stories, Om Malviya, President Tezos India Foundation and Prateek Jain, Senior Staff Research Scientist, Google among others makes this conference was an amalgamation of the best minds in the emerging technology space catering for some high-quality content that is a must-listen for all innovators, technology evangelists, students and developers.
The technological innovations across Asia is a testimony to the continent’s growing prowess as the next global superpower and India is leading that march. With the emergence of Blockchain, AI, Cloud Computing, IoT, etc. we are witnessing a rapid acceleration of digitisation. The pandemic has only strengthened our belief that Asia is geared up and ready to implement the latest cutting-edge technologies to improve its operations at large scales. The Asia Innovation Summit aimed to bring back the spotlight on the entrepreneurial boom in the continent as a result of the radical growth of technological innovation. We decided to take a huge risk by launching the Asia Innovation Summit, 2021 in its revolutionary new format bringing together content from industry leaders, leading startups and enterprises, and several partners showcasing the very latest innovations and use cases of frontier technology and providing the much-needed impetus to the ecosystem to flourish. But the response has been hugely encouraging and validates our belief about the need for a platform such as this to bring in great minds and insightful content annually.
The Asian market with its expansive talent, entrepreneurial acumen, and conducive regulatory framework is a bludgeoning playground for technological innovation and we are excited to join hands with Lumos Labs and Dao Maker to host the Asia Innovation summit this year and provide the right platform for industry players to collaborate and encourage the Web3.0 drive globally,” added Pranav Sharma, Founding Partner, Woodstock Fund.
“With advanced innovation in technology, the world has seen a wave of revolutions ranging from www to Web3.0. Events like the Asia Innovation Summit aid to bring a variety of different but related insightful conversations under one banner. With the aim to achieve an information exchange that brings ample awareness about the latest innovations in the whole Tech sphere, we are excited to see the participation and an influx of informative and interesting conversation through the inaugural edition of this summit and look forward to a successful repeat sprint in the coming years.” Malte Christensen – Chief Sales Officer – DAO Maker commented.
“Asian enterprises today are increasingly recognizing the revolutionary power of blockchain and are looking for new ways to disrupt industries. Our mission at Tezos is to not only empower the current market with growth opportunities, but to foster the next-generation of talent in blockchain and beyond. Asia is a hotbed of innovation, and through the Asia Innovation Summit, we aim to create an impactful connection with the community and play a key role in promoting sustainable development in the region.” said Om Malviya, President of Tezos India.
With over 8,00+ registrations, 20+ Panel Discussions, 40+ speakers and 20+ job openings, The Asia Innovation Summit is an annual community engagement and educational property of Lumos Labs that brings together expert professionals and provides them a stage to impart their views and their experiences to the young minds present.
To register and know more about Asia Innovation Summit, Visit: https://www.
About Lumos Labs
Lumos Labs is a Singapore-based innovation management firm that specializes in running technology open innovation programs. Founded in 2018, the company has run several accelerators and open innovation programs for multiple for Indian and international technology firms, corporates, governments and investment firms. Our services include Growth Services, Open Innovation, Start-up Enablement, and organizing large-scale developer & technology conferences & hackathons.
To know more, visit – https://www.lumoslabs.co/
About Woodstock Fund:
Woodstock is a multi-asset emerging technology fund house currently focused on investments in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) with emphasis on four areas – Infrastructure layer, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Web 3.0 protocols, and Tokenization (both fungible and non-fungible). Woodstock works diligently with portfolio companies to help them scale and grow their ecosystem globally. Woodstock has made early-stage investments in pioneering DLT companies – Elrond, Covalent, Terra Virtua, Propine, and Band Protocol among others.
To learn more about Woodstock Fund, please visit- https://woodstockfund.com/
About DAO Maker:
Founded in 2018, DAO Maker creates growth technologies and funding frameworks for start-ups while simultaneously reducing investors’ risks. DAO Maker provides leading solutions in community incubation, fundraising and other growth-related techs for tokenized businesses, featuring social mining SaaS for community growth, DYCO and SHO for fundraising support and upcoming Venture Bond and YieldShield to create safe environments for retail investors.
To know more, please visit: https://daomaker.com/
Tezos is an open-source decentralized platform, blockchain and ecosystem for assets, applications and services. This platform is backed by a global community of participants such as validators, researchers, developers and builders – all committed to engaging and growing the ecosystem. A self-upgradable blockchain with a proven track record, Tezos seamlessly adopts tomorrow’s innovations without network disruptions today.
To learn more, visit www.Tezos.com
Tezos India is an Indian entity with a strong focus on developer adoption, education, and providing assistance to individuals, startups & corporates to builld their blockchain solutions on Tezos. Tezos India regularly organizes educational webinars, workshops, hackathons, and fellowships, to nurture, develop, and facilitate the Indian blockchain ecosystem.
Learn more at: https://tezosindia.org.in