Executive Workshops: AI Investment & Blockchain

Xona Partners and TMT Finance are teaming up to deliver two private, structured Executive Workshops on January 31 in Singapore, prior to TMT Finance Asia 2018 on February 1. 

Join these workshops to optimise your AI and blockchain investment strategies, and increase knowledge of the and AI and blockchain corporate landscapes.

AI

Few technologies have the transformative potential to reshape how we work, rest, play, or even vote. Electricity and the Internet fundamentally transformed life in the 20th century. Artificial intelligence (AI) will do this in the 21st century, changing how people perceive and interact with technology, with machines performing a wider range of tasks, in many cases doing a better job than humans.

AI, in its simplest definition, is an umbrella term for technologies that are inspired by biological systems, giving computers human-like abilities related to seeing, reasoning, hearing, and learning. AI encompasses technologies like machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, machine reasoning, and strong AI.

Recent estimates report that AI is a burgeoning industry, generating over $5 B USD in revenue in 2015, with industry experts expecting this to grow 4X to $20 B USD by 2020. AI is both a horizontal and vertical play at both B2B and B2C levels, impacting industries from aerospace to telecommunications; from education to health and from finance to government.

In this workshop, Xona Partners, based on over three decades of heavy involvement in all aspects of AI, from research to product to investments, across 5 continents and multiple industry sectors, will focus on the following aspects of AI:

● Overview of the industry and the Top 10 AI market trends to watch in 2018 and beyond
● AI 101: a look under the covers at what is enabling AI from hardware to software
● AI Investor or entrepreneur: a how-to guide to valuation, investment and M&A in this new era

See the full programme here

Blockchain

While it may appear to only affect payments, blockchain yields the power to transform every industries supply chain as well as government rules and regulations.

Blockchain might often get a bad reputation for the news headlines and scandals regarding bitcoin, but we believe that this is not a fad, but a long term trend of transformation inefficient business processes big and small.

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in 2017, have raised over $2.3 billion USD and there is a large rush to follow before the window closes. Since 2012, over 650 equity deals to blockchain companies have totaled more than $2.1B.

In this workshop, Xona Partners, will cover the following topics around blockchain:

● Overview of the industry and the Top 10 Blockchain market trends to watch in 2018 and beyond
● Blockchain 101: a look under the covers at what is enabling the technology today
● Blockchain Investor or entrepreneur: a how-to guide to valuation, investment and M&A in this new era

See the full programme here

The Workshops both take place on January 31 and are hosted by Xona Partners.