Web3 is going mainstream, but what is all the hype about? In this episode of “Bridging the Gap to Web3”, we dive into and look beyond the hype to identify why this change is so important. Our two guest speakers, one from a traditional Web2 background and another working within the world of Web3, will chat about the marketing hype and the real-world utility behind Web3 technology.
We will be discussing the impact of this technology across the world - that is not being talked about in the mainstream media, the power of effective storytelling, and how we see Web2 and Web3 working together in the future.
Our featured speakers for this episode will be David Gielan and Dimitris Neocleous.
David is a 4X Startup Founder with multiple positive exits, David has maintained positions as an Investor, Board Advisor, and general business consultant to startups and growth-focused companies and continues to provide his expertise and experience to purpose-driven organizations all over the world.
Dimitris is the UK & EU Ecosystem Manager of VeChain Europe. He works with VeChain to build bridges between blockchain technology and the real world. VeChainThor’s evolution continues to gather pace, transitioning from a consortium network to a best-in-class public blockchain platform impacting organizations across the globe.
This event is hosted by SG Columbia MD
Founder/Chief Creative Officer
UK and EU Ecosystem Manager
David is a serial entrepreneur and business owner with extensive experience in finance, business development & marketing with a heavy focus on the technology, food & entertainment industries. David has worked in many sectors affording him intimate knowledge and understanding of what it takes to help agencies, brands, and creatives alike are successful.
As a (4x) Founder with multiple positive exits, David has maintained positions as an Investor, Board Advisor, and general business consultant to startups and growth-focused companies. He continues to provide his expertise and experience to purpose-driven organizations worldwide.
With an unrelenting passion for brand storytelling, David founded his most recent venture, Dominant Creative, in 2020 to help brands and organizations tell their story and be the agent of change they're born to be. Dominant is a global creative agency and production company based in Los Angeles, CA, focused on branding, strategy, creative, and execution.
Dimitris graduated from the University of Nicosia with a Bachelor’s degree in law. Dimitris has a strong background in legal consulting, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, and he also provided legal and compliance advice to blockchain companies in Europe. Dimitris joined VeChain in January 2019, and he facilitates the adoption of VeChain enterprise solutions in Europe.
In 2015, the VeChain Foundation worked tirelessly to build bridges between blockchain technology and real life. VeChainThor’s evolution continues to gather pace, transitioning from a consortium network to a best-in-class public blockchain platform. As the ecosystem enabler, the Foundation’s mission is to empower builders and innovators by developing tools that systematically eliminate adoption hurdles and lower entry barriers for businesses and developers alike.
VeChainThor has already been applied across a diverse array of use cases, aiding the daily operations of corporations and creating new value and efficiencies. Alongside key strategic partners PwC and DNV, VeChain has collaborated with world-leading enterprises, including Walmart China, Bayer China, BMW Group, BYD Auto, PICC, Shanghai Gas, LVMH, D.I.G. ASI Group, and more.
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