CEO Alan Lau  Mr. Lau, tell us about your childhood and school years?
I grew up in Hong Kong as one of 5 children (3 boys and 2 girls). Our father was a business man and his mother took care of our home and family. I completed my school in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
What were your hobbies and interests as a child?
I loved soccer, basketball and swimming. Even computers, of course. We have been taught computer programming in BASIC coding language. The programs were punched on paper tape and we kept them separate.
After the school years, you started to study further. Please tell us more.
I enrolled at the Imperial College of London where I received a degree in Computer Science.
What followed after graduation?
After college, I started my computer career at IBM Labs in the United Kingdom. In my first years of professional activity, I specialized in research and development of Systems Information Control Systems (CICS) and Systems Network Architecture (SNA).
And after IBM?
I moved to China and joined Hewlett-Packard (HP) Sales Manager.
Mr. Lau, please tell us something more about your time at Hewlett-Packard (HP).
These were very exciting years. Computers were becoming popular in China and I had the privilege of being part of the big wave, winning several important new customers and projects for HP.
How would you describe the highlight of your day at Hewlett-Packard (HP)?  I consider one of my biggest successes in bringing online trading to the Shanghai Stock Exchange in the years & # 90; Our installation of the Unix system has made HP a famous brand in China and for this result, I was awarded the HP "President Club" award in 1993.
After HP did you enter the business world? Please tell us more.
From the mid-1990s onwards, I have founded and developed several well-known companies, mostly in IT, technology and online spaces. I also joined one of my activities with the North 22 group, which was listed in Singapore in 2000 and today I am still a shareholder. While JPush is another of my companies, for which an initial public offering (IPO) is being prepared on the US stock market. Currently I also have interests in several other initiatives in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), push-messaging, artificial intelligence, post-quantum cryptography and online games.
Of course, you are also a member of the board and the management team of the Apollon Foundation. Please tell us more.
Apollon is an ecosystem and a blockchain market for the entertainment industry. With current generations increasingly turning to the Internet for all aspects of their daily lives, the online entertainment industry is skyrocketing, both in Asia and the rest of the world. But because of the massive growth, there are serious problems in the industry and Apollon has proposed to provide solutions.
What are the main problems? And what are Apollon's solutions?
The current online entertainment industry is extremely divided and fragmented and the main players have formed their own autonomous silos. For customers, this is a problem because human beings crave a sense of community. The popularity of shopping centers in the real world and of social media communities on the Web are perfect cases. Apollon's global ecosystem is the one-stop online destination for all consumers looking to enjoy a fantastic entertainment experience in a fun and vibrant community that also rewards their loyalty through awards, prizes and special offers. Consumers can enjoy all their favorite online activities in a community environment without ever having to leave the Apollon network, including travel reservations, hotel and restaurant reservations, online entertainment, e-sports challenges, online games and cultural activities, to name a few. just a few . In addition, you can access the Apollon platform worldwide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in the world and on any connected device. And Apollon's APO cryptocurrency makes participation a breeze. No more online transaction fees or cross-border currency difficulties. APO is stable and can be used from anywhere in the world, even at any time. While for economic operators, the Apollon ecosystem also offers the perfect solution solving the key problems of the sector. Not only do companies keep their original brand identities intact when they join us, but as part of a large global community they will have strong and steady visitor flows through their websites and easier conversion thanks to the convenient APO currency this simplifies customer spending. In addition, the Apollon platform business operators can focus on doing business instead of infrastructure problems, because Apollon's team is in charge of IT, administration, customer registration, KYC and AML requirements, and so on.
Mr. Lau, you are clearly a big supporter of blockchain and cryptocurrency. What is your opinion about the future?
Both blockchain and crypto are simply the natural evolution of humanity towards the next level of technological advancement as we continue our journey into the digital age. But since both are still the first years, there is currently volatility as you can expect, more or less like the waves crashing on a boat when it's just off the beach. However, soon enough both concepts will mature on the market out there and it will be easy to navigate from there. Digital currency is the perfect solution for the digital age, but like all new things, it takes a while to get used to, after which we wonder how we could really live without it!
And return to your personal life Mr. Lau, what are your current hobbies and interests?
Of course, I love technology in all its shapes and sizes. In addition, I am a founding member and vice president of the Shanghai Computer Society, a member of the British Institute of Analysts & Programmers ( FMIAP ), also a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS). And I am also a huge fan of the human mind and the extraordinary things we can achieve through the power of thought, creativity and invention. I am therefore proud to say that I am a member of Mensa International, the largest and oldest company with high IQ in the world.
Are you passionate about music? Keen Reader?
Yes, I love classical music more. I also like reading biographies and economics books. One of my favorite authors is Clay Christensen. And at the moment I'm busy with "Principles" by Ray Dalio, also "The Mind Set" by C. Dweck.
What are your favorite sports Mr. Lau?
What is your favorite food? Holiday destination
Obviously Cantonese cuisine. And I love traveling all over the world – I've visited 63 countries so far
Thank you for your time, Mr. Lau – it was a privilege and an honor to get in touch with you.
Jimmy Chan – Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) – Apollon Foundation Limited
CMO Jimmy Chan
Mr. Chan, please tell us about your childhood.
My father was a business man and my mother an accountant. They raised their children – two boys and a girl – in Rangoon, Myanmar. While completing my studies in Hong Kong and Canada.
What were your interests and hobbies in the first years?
As a young man, I loved football, music, drawing and board games, eg. Monopoly. Later, I was also an active member of Union Student at University, publisher of Student Union magazine and set designer for the student Drama program.
After completing your training, what was your first job? Please tell us more.
I started my career as a software specialist at the Digital Equipment Corporation of Hong Kong. Digital Equipment Corp. was the second largest computer company in the world and I had the opportunity to be the first software support agent for the Unix operating system for both Hong Kong and mainland China. An important client was the Ministry of Education, Mainland China, which had purchased and managed 130 of our Unix operating systems.
And what followed Digital Equipment Corp. was a very impressive marketing career with the big brands. Please tell us more.
So far in my career, I have enjoyed sales and marketing positions for more than 25 years, including general management in various avant-garde technology sectors. I have also managed the world's largest electronic magazine in 155 countries and have also held management positions in big names such as Sun Microsystems and Compaq Computer. Later in my career, I provided sales training for more than 1,000 marketing professionals for LG, Lenovo and China Mobile, to name just a few of the big names. While I have further helped several major global brands to enter the Chinese market and successfully install myself.
And of course, you're also in the Apollon management team.
Yes, I am very excited to be part of Apollon's revolutionary journey as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
Mr. Chan, how do you see your role in Apollon?
Apollon uses avant-garde technological tools -e.g. blockchain & crypto- to bring unprecedented solutions to the world of online entertainment. Apollon's opportunity fits perfectly with my skills as a marketing professional with vast experience and experience in the rapidly changing digital and technological world. I am very excited and lucky to be part of the journey and bring the good news of Apollon's great offers to both online entertainment consumers and operators around the world.
What are the challenges you anticipate?
Well Although blockchain and crypto are simply the next logical steps in the digital world, it will obviously take a while before operators and consumers get used to it. Over the centuries history has shown that good ideas eventually sell themselves, we only have to help them initially. And blockchain and crypt are not different. But during these early stages, our role is to educate and support users to understand and embrace the extraordinary potential of these fantastic solutions until results and positive outcomes can finally speak for themselves.
What are your current hobbies and interests, Mr. Chan?
I love jogging – I am an active marathon runner and I have had fun for 5 years. My keen interest is to participate in different countries. My favorite place for jogging is Tokyo, Japan.
Do you like music and reading?
Yes, I love pop music. The Beatles is still my favorite band. My favorite book is "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" by John Gray. And I am currently reading "Inevitable" by Kevin Kelly.
What are your favorite sports?
To watch, I like football. And to participate, jog naturally.
What do you love eating and where do you go on vacation?
Chinese food is my favorite and I love visiting Japan.
Thank you, Mr. Chan, it was great chatting with you.
APO Coin & Crowdsale
The APO currency is the official currency of the Apollon platform and is required for all transactions within the 39; ecosystem and through the entire decentralized global network.
The APO Coin Crowdsale ends on 31st August 2018 and the currency will be available at US $ 1 each during the crowdsale period. At the end of the crowdsale period, APO will be available in the open cryptocurrency market. Due to strong demand in progress, the value of the APO currency should increase after the crowdsale.
Further information on the issue of the use of coins and APO funds is available in the Apollon white paper.
Management, Milestones & Roadmap
The Apollon Foundation is led by CEO Alan Lau, as discussed later.
Mr. Lau is duly assisted by four experienced managers, including CMO Jimmy Chan as previously interviewed. Please meet the online team. While more information on Apollon's Board Members and Advisory Boards are also available in the white paper.
Apollon's exciting journey started at the beginning of 2018. And although several milestones have already been achieved, many more are planned for the immediate future and the years to come. For more information on the Apollon roadmap, see the planning of products and platforms in the document
Apollon is in the hands of a team of ultra-dynamic and qualified industry leaders.
We can not help but be super enthusiastic about the future of the entertainment and online gaming industry!
Web site – Apollon
Whitepaper – Apollon  Contents of the conference – Apollon – Fintech the Future
PWC – China entertainment and media outlook 2016-2020  GlobalCoin Report – Apollon: a blockchain ecosystem and market for the entertainment industry
GlobalCoin Report – Apollon & # 39; s Next Generation Gambling (NGG) ecosystem that will revolutionize online gambling
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