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Alumni webinar discusses the hype and potential of NFTs

20 Oct 2022

The Alumni Affairs Office hosted a webinar on “The Hype of NFT – What’s Next?” on 20 October, bringing together four alumni across different fields to share their insights with the PolyU community. Apart from examining the NFT fundamentals, the speakers also discussed the trends and prospects with our audience. The event attracted 440 registrations and was well received by the participants.

Mr Dick Fong, our Computing graduate and Venture Leader of McKinsey & Company, set the scene through an introduction to NFTs. Illustrated with vivid examples, his insightful presentation covered the evolution, latest applications and market trends of the digital assets.

Mr Keith Wong, our Fashion and Textile graduate and Chairman of APPortfolio, talked about the application of NFTs in the art and design industries. He explained how the world of craftsmanship has changed since then, as well as the creative ways that international brands adopted to capitalise on NFTs.

A panel discussion was conducted after the presentations. Joined by the event MC Dr Peter Ng, our Computing graduate and Teaching Fellow, and moderated by our DBA graduate Prof. Dicky Shek, Vice President of the GBA Business School, the session was especially enlightening with many in-depth questions from our audience. All speakers agreed that it is important for us to keep abreast of technology trends so that we would have an edge in the digital world.

Dr Ng made the concluding remarks that in the recently announced “Best Universities for Blockchain 2022”, PolyU stands out among 240 universities and is ranked No. 1 in the world. The University has also launched Hong Kong’s first Master of Science in Blockchain Technology this year, followed by the Master of Science in Metaverse Technology in 2023.

To help our alumni community stay on top of emerging technology trends, the University and the Alumni Affairs Office are going to organise more programmes and activities. Please stay tuned.

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