Co-Founder & Chairman, Animoca Brands

Yat Siu is a technology entrepreneur/investor based in Hong Kong. He is co-founder andchairman of Animoca Brands, a company focusing on leveraging popular brands, gamification,AI, blockchain, and mobile technology to make engaging apps ranging from games to fitnesssolutions.Yat began his career at Atari Germany in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong to establishHong Kong Cybercity/Freenation, the first Asian free web page and email provider. In 1998, Yatset up Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web services. He soldOutblaze’s services business to IBM in 2009, and pivoted Outblaze to become a conglomeratespecializing on cloud, AI, blockchain, and mobile software.Yat is a director for TurnOut Ventures, a partnership between Outblaze and TurnerEntertainment that brought to prominence the hugely popular emoticon character Tuzki. In 2017he set up the Dalton Learning Lab, an afterschool lab environment that supplements Hong Kongstudents with skills not emphasized by the local education system, including divergent thinkingand design thinking. He is the founder of ThinkBlaze, the research arm of Outblaze investigatingsocially meaningful issues in technology. Yat has earned numerous accolades including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the WorldEconomic 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 (BritishAcademy of Film and Television Arts) and a director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.