1. decentralized engagement network.

2. a room, in a house or apartment, place or planet that provides a comfortable and informal atmosphere for conversation, exchange, reading, writing, etc.

3. a thought provoking movement aiming to change the future of social media, the evolution of communities and the values around them.

DEN Summit 2018
Thursday, 18th October 2018

JET8 Foundation hosted the inaugural DEN Summit 2018 at the National Gallery in Singapore.

The conference celebrated social impact through the innovation of technology and the building of communities of value through decentralised engagement networks (DENs).

With the theme Networks are Communities, the DEN Summit brought together visionaries and industry leaders from a host of sectors and looked at the impact of DENs on business, culture and society.

Keynote Speakers

Julius Wiedemann
Senior Editor and Curator at Taschen Books
Julius Wiedemann is both the Executive Editor of Design and the Director of Digital Publications for TASCHEN publishing. In the last seven years he has edited over 25 books, in areas such as advertising, Internet, computer graphics, art, product design, computer games, and others, collaborating with people from over 50 countries. His many TASCHEN digital and media titles include Illustration Now!, Advertising Now, Logo Design, and Brand Identity Now!. His upcoming books include The Package Design Book, Asian Graphics Now!, and D&AD 2010, The Best Advertising and Design in the World.
Julius Wiedemann was born in Brazil, moved to Japan to work in the field of design before working for TASCHEN, and now currently splits his time between Germany and the United Kingdom. To date his books have sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Angela Hucles
Professional footballer
Angela is a retired American professional soccer midfielder and member of the United States women's national soccer team. Hucles served as the Women's Sports Foundation President, effective January 1, 2015 to January 2017. Angela has become a regular speaker on topics of sports leadership, equality, inclusion & safe spaces, anti-bullying, and the power of sport and its impact on personal growth and development. She is a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports.
Dr. Robert Donald Deutsch
Cognitive Anthropologist & Founder of Brain-Sells
Bob Deutsch Ph.D., is a cognitive anthropologist, founder of consultancy Brain Sells, and author of the book The 5 Essentials: Using Your Inborn Resources To Create a Fulfilling Life (Penguin: Hudson Street Press, 2013). His insights into human behavior have made him a valuable asset to the State Department and the Department of Defense. His commercial clients have included MasterCard, American Express, Pfizer, Apple, HSBC Bank, National Geographic and The Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
Senta Slingerland
Brand Architect and Consultant
Senta is the former Director of Brand Strategy for Lions Festivals, organisers of international events including the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, where she helped transform the company from a week in Cannes for the ad crowd, to an institution that is both a benchmark of, and campaigner, creativity globally.
In her eight years at the company, Senta launched numerous programmes and initiatives aimed at employing creativity and the creative community as a force for change, including Lions Innovation, The Glass Lion, See It Be It and Cannes Chimera. Today, as a brand innovation specialist and speaker, her clients include Metro, Accenture, adidas, Tech Open Air, Lannoo Publishing, Serviceplan, Beyond Luxury, Mesa and others.
David Hertz
Chef & Founder of Gastromotiva
Social Entrepreneur and Chef-Instructor, David combines his passion for people and food to transform lives and communities. He founded Gastromotiva in 2006, the first socio-gastronomic business in Brazil that uses the potential and responsibility of gastronomy to generate empowerment and social awakening. Through peer-to-peer education, it trains people who are underprivileged on becoming professional cooks and food mentors. Hertz is a social mobilizer and network builder who started the Social Gastronomy Movement, a network of institutions from different sectors of society engaging people who are working together to leverage the food system towards being healthier and inclusive. Young Global Leader from the World Economic Forum, class of 2012, he is also an Artemisia entrepreneur since 2004 and an Ashoka Fellow since 2011. He received the 2009 Future Social Entrepreneur Award from Folha de São Paulo newspaper and Schwab Foundation. Member of the Slow Food Brazil Board, he graduated in Culinary Arts from Senac University, with a Social Entrepreneurship Management MBA from FIA-USP.
Genevieve von Petzinger
Paleoanthropologist & rock art researcher
Genevieve von Petzinger is a Canadian paleoanthropologist and rock art researcher finishing up her doctorate at the University of Victoria. She studies some of the oldest art in the world -- Ice Age cave art created by early humans in Europe between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago.
Genevieve's specific focus is on the geometric signs found at many of these sites, and she's interested in how these images can help us to better understand human cognitive evolution as well as track ancient patterns of migration and explore the origins of symbolism and graphic communication. Her research has been featured both nationally and internationally in print, radio and television. In 2013, Genevieve was selected as a TED Senior Fellow.
Victor Zabrockis
JET8 Foundation Chairman
As a vanguard of app design, system architecture, UI and UX, JET8 Foundation Chairman Victor Zabrockis has been crafting digital experiences for over 20 years. Founding businesses from Brazil to Southeast Asia, Victor has pioneered new web-based technologies, creative branding, and user experiences that have revolutionized the marketing and advertising industries.
In 2005, Victor founded Creative HotHouse, dedicated to crafting digital branding for advertising agencies. CHH acted as a catalyst for Victor’s desire to create positive social impact through technological innovation. Drawn together by this ambition, co-founders Mike Allen and Joshua Thomson joined Victor in the creation of JET8 - the world’s first tokenized social media ecosystem.
Since 2014, JET8 has grown into a global network of brands, agencies, apps, and retail partners - all driven by micro-influence, fuelled by JET8’s own social currency, and built upon user-friendly social media technology.
As Chairman of the JET8 Foundation, Victor is now dedicated to advocating decentralized engagement networks as a means for building bridges of communication and understanding between communities for a more connected world.

"Networks are Communities"

The DEN Report is our yearly inspirational and irreverent collection of questions, essays and contemplations about how we, as humanity, believe the past, present and future of our communities are connected in a common technology.


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