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JET8 Foundation to Host Inaugural DEN Summit in Singapore

JET8 Foundation to Host Inaugural DEN Summit in Singapore
  • Over 300 industry leaders and stakeholders will gather in Singapore to discuss evolving communities and the social impact of new technologies
  • DEN Summit features an impressive line-up of five world-class keynote speakers including TED Fellows and industry thought leaders
  • DEN Summit sets in motion a global advocacy campaign for decentralised engagement networks and the role they play in the future of community building and global connectivity

SINGAPORE, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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).

DEN Summit 2018: Networks are Communities on October 18 at the National Gallery, Singapore
DEN Summit 2018: Networks are Communities on October 18 at the National Gallery, Singapore

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. Keynote speakers include two-time Olympic Gold medallist 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.

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 capability 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 year's DEN Summit will provide the perfect platform for us to share our vision with like-minded individuals, so we can further our cause on an international scale", he added. 

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 the 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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With a focus on research and development, the JET8 Foundation is a non-profit, technology company that supports the global adoption of decentralised engagement networks together with mobile engagement platform, JET8.

The social media apps available on the JET8 network support authentic and organic peer-to-peer communities, that connect people around their passion points and reward them for their creativity and engagement. JET8 innovates social engagement technology with the purpose of enhancing accessibility to ensure that anyone, anywhere, has the ability to interact and earn from their social influence on a global stage.

The JET8 Foundation was founded in 2018 and is based in Singapore.

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