The Future of NFTS and Games


Yat Siu
Animoca Brands Outblaze, Co-Founder & Chairman Founder & CEO

Yat Siu is a technology entrepreneur/investor based in Hong Kong. He is co-founder and chairman of Animoca Brands, a company focusing on leveraging popular brands, gamification, AI, blockchain, and mobile technology to make engaging apps ranging from games to fitness solutions.

Yat began his career at Atari Germany in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong to establish Hong Kong Cybercity/Freenation, the first Asian free web page and email provider. In 1998, Yat set up Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web services. He sold Outblaze’s services business to IBM in 2009, and pivoted Outblaze to become a conglomerate specializing on cloud, AI, blockchain, and mobile software.

Yat is a director for TurnOut Ventures, a partnership between Outblaze and Turner Entertainment that brought to prominence the hugely popular emoticon character Tuzki. In 2017 he set up the Dalton Learning Lab, an afterschool lab environment that supplements Hong Kong students with skills not emphasized by the local education system, including divergent thinking and design thinking. He is the founder of ThinkBlaze, the research arm of Outblaze investigating socially meaningful issues in technology. 

Yat has earned numerous accolades including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards.

A classically trained musician, Yat is a member of the advisory board of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and a director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.

John Linden
Mythical Games, CEO
Jeff Zirlin
Sky Mavis, Co-Founder
James Zhang
Concept Art House Fifth Era, CEO, Concept Art House Partner, Fifth Era

James is the founder and CEO has led Concept Art House, one of the most celebrated art services companies in the gaming industry.  CAH has helped ship over 1000 games in its 13+ year history.  The company has created art for such notable gaming franchises such as: Call of Duty Mobile, Fortnite, Game of Thrones: Conquest, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Magic: The Gathering, Marvel: Contest of Champions, NBA 2K series, ROBLOX, PUBG and many more.

James is also a partner at Fifth Era, an early stage tech investment firm and manager of Blockchain Coinvestors, the leading Blockchain VC Fund of Funds. James’ advisory positions span US and China gaming and blockchain space including Bowei- a filecoin ecosystem company, Gamesbeat, Near Protocol - a leader in D-app platform applications, Redemption Games, An Applov’n company, and Tilting Point, a leader in mobile game publishing.

Our panel of the leaders of NFT gaming will talk about what happened that made the NFT market explode. They’ll make their predictions about what’s hype and what’s real, and the prospects for mass adoption, as well as the potential to disrupt gaming with a new kind of triple-A game.