Industry Insights: What are the Next Steps for Adoption of Web3 and the Open Metaverse? (Panel Discussion)

Industry Insights: What are the Next Steps for Adoption of Web3 and the Open Metaverse? (Panel Discussion)

What are the Next Steps for Adoption of Web3 and the Open Metaverse? (Panel Discussion)

The concept of Web3 and the Open Metaverse has gained significant attention as a potential paradigm shift in the digital world. With Web3 referring to a new generation of internet technologies that aim to decentralize the internet and empower users with control over their digital assets and data, Web3 provides the underlying infrastructure and protocols that can power an open metaverse, creating a virtual world concept where users can create, own, and interact with digital assets in a shared online space, utilizing blockchain technology for ownership and governance.


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About the lecturers

Sheraz Ahmed has advised hundreds of startups on implementing modern practices to further their business objectives, experienced with an insightful understanding of innovation. As the Managing Partner of STORM Partners, an all-in-one solution provider, and the Co-Executive Director of the Crypto Valley Association, he drives growth, collaboration, and integrity across the global blockchain ecosystem.

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Nicolas Weber is an early-stage crypto investor, writer, philanthropist, podcast host, and entrepreneur. He is part of the founding team at Amazing Blocks, the Founder and CEO of DAC, and the Founding Initiator of MetaGameHub DAO. Additionally, he is the Co-Founder of the Tokenization Working Group at the European Blockchain Association. He previously worked for established companies such as Daimler, Dieffenbacher, and Allianz Global Investors.

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Alex Schlicher is a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the finance and technology sectors. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Fansea and Kickz M3ta, two innovative startups disrupting the sports and entertainment industries by leveraging blockchain technology and creating new business models. With a strong background in finance, Alex has been instrumental in securing funding, building partnerships, and driving growth for both companies.

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Konstantin Druker is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in the consulting and financial services industries. He is a Partner at PwC, specializing in helping clients navigate complex regulatory environments and optimize their business operations. Throughout his career, Konstantin has built a strong track record of delivering value to clients, building and leading high-performing teams, and driving growth for his firm.

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Frank Desvignes is an accomplished entrepreneur and the Head of Partnerships and Ecosystem at AXA Next, the innovation arm of AXA. He is responsible for identifying and nurturing partnerships with startups and other innovative companies to drive digital transformation and growth across the organization. With over a decade of experience in the insurance and financial services industries, Frank understands the sector's challenges and opportunities and is committed to leveraging technology and collaboration to create new customer value.

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