Understanding the Blockchain, NFTs and DeFi

Date 3 February 2023
Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Venue Online via Zoom (Meeting Link)
Speakers Part 1: Mr Chan Fai Lam, Deputy Director, Trust and AI Technologies (TAIT)
Part 2: Mr Jacky Zhang, Principal Engineer, TAIT
Company ASTRI

Part 1: Blockchain and Commercial Applications

Blockchain is a disruptive technology that applies the unique distributed ledger and smart contract technologies to develop innovative payment and non-payment applications. It helps resolve existing issues and enable new capabilities. This presentation will introduce the technologies of blockchain and the use cases of blockchain solutions as well as the benefits provided by blockchain.

Agenda:

  1. Blockchain Technologies & Advantages
    1. Blockchain Infrastructure
    2. Blockchain Transaction Processing
    3. Smart Contract
  2. Blockchain Applications
    1. ERC20 Coin
    2. Programmable Payment
    3. Property Sales Blockchain
  3. Q & A

Part 2: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

A Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is a unique digital identifier which is recorded in a blockchain to certify authenticity and ownership. The ownership of an NFT is recorded in the blockchain and can be transferred by the owner, allowing NFTs to be sold and traded. NFTs typically contain references to digital contents such as images, videos, and audio.  Decentralized Finance (DeFi) describes the growing market of financial products and services being built on the blockchain, such as borrowing and lending services. This presentation will introduce the technologies and use cases of NFT and DeFi solutions.

Agenda:

  1. Non-Fungible Token (NFT): History, Development, and the Current State
    1. ERC-721 Standard
    2. NFT for Digital Creativity, Intellectual Property (IP), Royalty, and Trading
    3. Non-transferrable NFT
  2. Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
    1. Decentralized Exchanges
    2. Lending, Yield Farming, and Insurance
    3. DeFi and Metaverse
  3. Q & A

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Can We Escape Ransomware?

Date 18 November 2022
Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Venue Online via Zoom (Meeting Link)
Speakers Mr Kane Chan, CyberSecurity Manager
Miss Mani Lui, Senior CyberSecurity Consultant
Company Ensign InfoSecurity

Ransomware is a malware designed to deny a user or organisation access to files on their computer. In this seminar, experts from Ensign will first talk about the history and the impact of ransomware. They will then share the case study on how ransomware can reach your infrastructure, what threat actor will do to maximise the impact and finally Ensign will share the way to prevent ransomware and minimise the impact.

Agenda:

  • History of Ransomware
  • Kill Chain
  • Impact & Preventive method
  • Q & A

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Initializing the Business Value of IoT Analytics and Big Data Use in IoT Security

Date 21 October 2022
Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Venue Online via Zoom (Meeting Link)
Speakers Mr. Benjamin Then, Technical Solution Architect
Mr. Ricky Mok, Cyber Security Architect, SecOp APJ
Company Cisco Systems

In this forum, Cisco will state the importance of a cloud-based platform to manage and build the IoT systems with simple and high volume of data and statistics. Furthermore, Cisco will share the case study to illustrate how enterprises make use of IoT to improve their operational efficiency and make the right decision of business investment.

Cyber threats keep evolving. Threat intelligence gives the most complete view of the relationships and evolution of internet domains, IPs, and files — helping to pinpoint attackers’ infrastructures and predict future threats, exposing current and developing threats. Cisco delivers the context you need for faster incident investigation and response.

Agenda:

  • Illustration of the trend of IoT
  • Use case of IoT in commercial
  • How the enterprises improve their efficiency
  • IoT security – how to protect its big data
  • How to response swiftly under the cybersecurity threat
  • Q&A

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Omniverse: A Platform for Metaverse and Next Era of AI

Date 23 September 2022
Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Venue Online via Zoom (Meeting Link)
Speaker Dr. Charles Cheung, Deputy Director of NVIDIA AI Technology Center HK
Company NVIDIA

In this talk, Dr Cheung will present a platform, Omniverse, for building metaverse for the next generation of the internet. It is a single collaboration platform that connects most of NVIDIA’s technology , such as AI, rendering technology, robotic simulation, digital twins, etc. Dr Cheung will discuss the capabilities of Omniverse. Videos will also be shown to demonstrate some of the projects NVIDIA is working on worldwide.

Topics to be covered:

  • Metaverse
  • Simulation
  • Digital Twins
  • AI for Science
  • Q&A

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