This lecture took place on 26 October 2022.

When people talk about “killer apps,” they usually talk about a single monetization opportunity along the line of Web2 applications. The biggest drawback when it comes to Web2 is that a handful of companies hold an overwhelming majority of power and control over the internet which makes it very difficult for established organizations and newcomers alike to compete in that market.

MOBI and our partners are building a “killer technology” by using new global web standards to enable trusted, direct connections between parties; creating an even playing field for connected mobility and smart city applications. We call this the MOBI Technology Stack (Citopia and the ITN), a Web3-enabled cooperative infrastructure enabling ecosystem stakeholders to:

  • Control and monetize their connected data in a decentralized and privacy-preserving manner
  • Participate in an interoperable digital economy — ability to share data, communicate, and transact without having to build new infrastructure

In this lecture, MOBI’s own Tram Vo (CEO + Founder) and Andreas Freund (CTO) will give viewers an inside look at the current state of progress of Citopia and the ITN, including an overview of the underlying technology, key applications being demonstrated, deep dive into the architecture including zero-knowledge proof, and a funding roadmap for the near future.

Read about completed and ongoing pilots leveraging Citopia and the ITN here!

About the Speakers

Tram Vo is an interdisciplinary entrepreneur with an extensive background in the blockchain/DLT space. She is the CEO and Founder of MOBI; CEO and Founder of Citopia; as well as founder of DREAM, the Distributed Registry for Entertainment, Art, and Media. Prior to working in technology, Tram spent most of her career in academia and nonprofit sectors, where she consulted on heritage conservation and preservation projects for many global museums, universities, and NGOs such as UNESCO. She served the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles (Conservation Institute and Museum) for almost two decades; leading highly specialized projects in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the US.

Andreas Freund, PhD is the lead for the technical development of the ITN, the Co-founder of the ConsenSys Kapture Fan Engagement platform, the TCS 2017 Distinguished Engineer for his contributions to Blockchain technology, a seasoned business, and technology leader, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has a proven international record of over $1Bn+ in enterprise value enhancements, leading many successful business & technology transformations, M&A, Restructuring, and Continuous Improvement initiatives, and building successful technology practices. He now specializes in creating digitally-enabled organizations focusing on rapid digital strategy and product development and implementations spanning Fortune 500 to Private Equity companies. He managed 50+ enterprise programs with budgets up to $35M in financial services, insurance, alternative lending, supply chain, manufacturing, transportation/logistics, high-tech, media/telco, and publishing.