About This Talk
Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion where our expert panelists will explore the ways in which Web3 and the Metaverse are changing the landscape of consumer experiences and what the future may hold. The panel will also examine the role of Web3 and the Metaverse in building experiences for existing brands, discussing how they can leverage these technologies to create new and innovative customer engagement models. Do not miss this opportunity to hear from industry leaders on the forefront of Web3 and the Metaverse!
GK Digital Ventures
Anand has been a journalist and GTM strategist for FinTech. In the metaverse, he was Twobadour, Steward of the $250mn Metapurse Fund. With Metakovan, he won the historic $69 mn Christie's auction for Beeple's First 5000 Everydays. He was the executive producer of Dreamverse New York, the largest ever NFT Art Exhibition. As Co-Founder and CEO of Layer-E, Anand builds plug-and-play blockchain infrastructure for brands, creators and communities.
Based in Silicon Valley, Dirk is a serial entrepreneur and an early adopter of blockchain and related technologies. In addition to being the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Uplandme, Inc., Dirk co-founded and is chairman of the Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 (OMA3). He is the author of the bestselling book, Navigating the Metaverse: A Guide to Limitless Possibilities in a Web 3.0 World (Wiley, 2022) and the official Metaverse ambassador of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).
Previously, Dirk co-founded European and US-based FinTech and digital media companies, including the Financial Times Deutschland and Forbatec, which SunGard acquired (today NYSE:FIS). Dirk mentored over 30 startups through his work at international startup accelerators in Silicon Valley and is a frequent speaker/panelist focusing on topics about the metaverse, blockchain, and platform economics. He studied Business Administration in Frankfurt and Paris and earned a Ph.D. from the European Business School in Germany, where he wrote his doctoral thesis about private and state-controlled currencies.
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