Globalization 4.0 & Blockchain

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Globalization has underpinned our ideas, politics, and economy for decades. Technological evolution and globalization has led to the emergence of ecological constraints, an increasingly multipolar international order, and rising inequality.

So what does Globalization 4.0 mean for us? How can technological innovations like blockchain help shape the new world order?

To discuss these questions, and more, Blockchain Centre Singapore invites you to our next event, Globalization 4.0 & Blockchain on 27 May 2019, 6.30-8.30pm.


6.30 pm – Registration, drinks & snacks
7.00 pm – Welcome & Introduction
7.05 pm – Keynote Presentation
7.15 pm – Fireside Chat & Q&A with Karthik Iyer
8.15 pm – Networking



Takatoshi Shibayama, Founder, Blockchain Centre Singapore

Takatoshi has been a corporate restructuring specialist for 17 years, having analyzed and invested in complicated special situation events of companies.

He started his career in investment banking, and later joined a US hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management.

He co-founded 3D Investment Partners in Singapore, and more recently, founded Blockchain Centre Singapore, the global non-profit blockchain knowledge hub.


Karthik Iyer, Founder & CEO, Blockchain Monk

Karthik Iyer is the ambassador of the P2P-Foundation and runs BlockchainMonk a DLT / DAO think tank out of Singapore and San Francisco. He was featured in the top 100 crypto influencer list and mentors dozens of DLT startups in 4 continents.

He is a serial entrepreneur and founded Asia’s first neural network in the matching space and was part of the team that built one of the first tablet devices way back in 2007; he has successfully exited all his ventures to date. He holds close to half dozen degrees from leading schools in the world like KTH in Sweden, Fudan University in China among others.

He is regularly featured in Forbes, Economist and leading newspapers in Scandinavia, India and other Asian countries.



Teymoor Nabili, International Broadcaster & Journalist

Teymoor Nabili is a veteran international journalist based in Singapore.

Over a 28-year career he has anchored, reported and produced news and programmes for the BBC, Al Jazeera, CNBC, CNN and Channel News Asia.

He has reported major breaking stories from the field, including 9/11, the Asian Tsunami and the Japan earthquake, and covered global events from the studio like the Arab spring and the global financial crisis.


Who should attend?
The event will be open to individuals who are curious about the future, technological innovations, or blockchain.


27 May 2019


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Function Room 4.1, SMU Administration Building
Function Room 4.1, Level 4 SMU Administration Building 81 Victoria Street Singapore, 188065