Over 300 Industry Leaders and Stakeholders Will Gather in Singapore to Discuss Evolving Communities and the Social Impact of New Technologies
The inaugural DEN Summit 2018 will be held on October 18, 2018 at the National Gallery in Singapore. Hosted by Singapore-based non-profit JET8 Foundation, the conference will celebrate social impact through the innovation of technology and the building of communities of value through decentralised engagement networks (DENs).
Under the theme Networks are Communities, the DEN Summit brings together visionaries and industry leaders from a host of sectors and will look at the impact of DENs on business, culture and society. Victor Zabrockis, JET8 Foundation Chairman and founder of JET8 technology said: “I’ve witnessed first-hand the restrictions that poverty has on a person’s opportunities in life, and how limited access to technology has had a profound impact on their ability to earn or have any kind of influence in the world.”
“JET8 Foundation was founded precisely to eradicate this problem, and to elevate all of humanity to a plane of equal and fair opportunities. This inaugural DEN Summit will provide the perfect platform for us to gather and share our vision with like-minded individuals, and will kickstart a series of recurring assemblies so we can sustain our efforts on an international scale,” he added.
Keynote speakers for the event include two-time Olympic Gold medalist and humanitarian Angela Hucles; cognitive anthropologist and author Dr. Bob Deutsch; brand innovation specialist and former Director of Brand Strategy for Lions Festivals Senta Slingerland; David Hertz, chef and founder of social gastronomy movement, Gastromotiva; and paleoanthropologist, rock art researcher, and TED Senior Fellow Genevieve von Petzinger. The event will be hosted by Julius Wiedemann, Executive Editor of Design and Director of Digital Publications for leading global publishing firm, TASCHEN.
Since 2015, over one million users have earned from their social influence using JET8 technology throughout Southeast Asia, South Africa and the rest of the world. Using JET8’s social currency, JETS, users of JET8 apps are rewarded for their influence as they engage with the brands and communities they love. Launched in 2018, the JET8 Foundation was founded with the purpose of enabling members of disadvantaged communities to create, share, and completely own their own social media footprint through JET8 technology.
During the Summit, the JET8 Foundation will additionally announce its partnerships with both international and local non-profit organisations, including the Singapore Wellness Association. Created to develop, promote and advocate wellness for the individual, society and environment, guests can look forward to the launch of a JET8-powered app to facilitate social media campaigns that further health initiatives such as self-care, personal fitness and emotional wellness.
“Ultimately, our vision is to build a technology company that is focused on improving quality of life, addressing human needs and promoting positive social change. The successes from the democratisation of the social media industry is only the first example of how JET8 technology can empower the underdogs, and it will surely not be the last,” said Mr. Zabrockis.
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