SIM-UOL Hosts Inaugural Lecture on the Impact of Blockchain

The University Of London and SIM GE organised the inaugural lecture on ‘Blockchain-ging the world: How this new technology might, can, and should affect our future' on 4 April 2019.

14 May 2019

5 mins read

By Favell Ang, Senior Programme Executive, Higher Education 1


Panel members (from left to right): Prof Robert Zimmer, Mr Khoong Hock Yun, Mr Liang Yansui, and Dr Lillian Koh.


The University Of London and SIM GE organised the inaugural lecture on ‘Blockchain-ging the world: How this new technology might, can, and should affect our future' on 4 April 2019.

The event which was held at SIM's campus was graced by Professor Peter Kopelman, Vice-Chancellor of the University Of London, and Professor Mary Stiasny, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of the University Of London.

Keynote speaker Professor Robert Zimmer, Head of the Computing Department at Goldsmiths, University Of London gave an overview of blockchain technology and shared his insights on its application across industries, underpinning its importance behind digital technologies in the Industrial Revolution 4.0. The talk provided much food for thought for the audience, who came from industries such as Finance, Real Estate, Healthcare, Engineering, Legal and the public sector.


The audience were kept engaged during the lively discussion.

The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with industry practitioners Mr Khoong Hock Yun, Senior Advisor at Tembusu Partners and Mr Liang Yansui, Chief Technology Officer at OneConnect Singapore.  Dr Lilian Koh, CEO of Fintech Academy, moderated the discussion with wit and candour that kept the audience engaged.

The audience submitted questions on an interaction app.  Questions ranged from cryptocurrencies, tangible applications of blockchain technology to security and precautionary measures in specific industries.

The lecture was held in conjunction with the launch of the new Master of Science in Data Science programme that will be delivered with teaching support at SIM GE, with specialisations in Artificial Intelligence and Financial Technology.

The new programme is academically led by Goldsmiths, University Of London. The programme provides a unique opportunity to receive two globally-recognised credentials with certification through the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) and a master's degree from University Of London. The inclusion of the MPP helps students to gain technical expertise and professional experience.

Posted online, 14 May 2019