Session Overview
Welcome to the Metaverse: The Wild West for Creative Industries

Today’s youth have migrated to the virtual world for socializing and entertainment, blurring and blending the borders between virtuality and reality. For future generations, daily life on the internet will cover gaming, entertainment, arts & collection, fashion, and retail. A new economy is hatching within the metaverse as well. As corporations are boldly proclaiming their metaverse strategies, join us to explore the challenges and advantages of Taiwan’s creative content industry to gain a first-mover advantage in the wild west for creative industries.


Venue|Multifunctional Exhibition Hall (Tobacco Factory 2F), Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (or online) in Taipei, Taiwan
Join Us |Book Onsite Ticket / Watch YouTube Live
YouTube Live|
LIVE (English):


Moderator | 
Hsiao-Ching Ting(Taiwan Creative Content Agency/Chairperson)

Speaker |
Audrey Tang(Executive Yuan/Digital Minister)
Ethan Tu(Taiwan AI Labs/Founder)
T.H. Tung(Pegatron Corporation/Chairman)
Sandee Chan(Le Musique Co.,Ltd/Music Producer)

Venue Multifunctional Exhibition Hall Tobacco Factory 2F
Date/Time 13:30-15:00
  • { "cover": "", "pos": "Moderator", "nameZh": "Hsiao-Ching Ting", "nameEn": "Chairperson", "desc": "Ting Hsiao-Ching received a B.A. in philosophy from National Taiwan University. She served as reporter, television documentary filmmaker, and worked for Taiwan Public Television Service PTS as news department producer and deputy director of the reporter division. From her wide experience in media Ting has acquired an acute sensibility for visual image and a profound insight into various social issues. During the eight years serving as programming department manager at PTS, Ting oversaw the production of several famous Taiwan dramas, such as Wake Up in 2015. She facilitated the innovation of television programs and has been recognized by several international awards.

    During the years serving as political deputy minister of culture, Ting participated in launching multiple initiative programs for cultural content industries and in legislative enactment of major bills regarding cultural affairs. She engaged in the establishment of Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab C-Lab. In May 2019, Ting was inaugurated as board chair of TAICCA. She will utilize institutional support to establish a platform for interdisciplinary cooperation, to accelerate the progress of content industries, to plan for global distribution and to build a brand identity for Taiwan’s cultural industries." }
    Hsiao-Ching Ting
  • { "cover": "", "pos": "Moderator", "nameZh": "Audrey Tang", "nameEn": "Digital Minister", "desc": "Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister in charge of Social Innovation.

    Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin.

    In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and the 12-year basic education curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project.

    In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.

    In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v “gov zero”, a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.”" }
    Audrey Tang
    Digital Minister
  • { "cover": "", "pos": "Speaker", "nameZh": "Ethan Tu", "nameEn": "Founder", "desc": "Ethan Tu contributes to using artificial intelligence to solve the problems we encounter in society. Prior to founding Taiwan AI Labs, Ethan worked in the National Institutes of Health NIH to develop cancer detection systems and human genetic research in the US. In 2006, Ethan had started to work in Microsoft’s AI team and be the principal development manager in 2012.

    Taiwan AI Labs aims to develop next-generation AI solutions and define future experience with AI for the world. There are three topics that Taiwan AI Labs focuses on, which are “HealthCare,” “Smart City,” and “Human Computer Interaction.” The mission statement of Taiwan AI Labs is: Innovate AI in Taiwan and for The World, bring technology to meet nature and humanity, and create impacts and improvements for human well-being.”

    Ethan Tu holds bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in computer science from National Taiwan University NTU." }
    Ethan Tu
  • { "cover": "", "pos": "Speaker", "nameZh": "T.H. Tung", "nameEn": "Chairman", "desc": "Mr. T.H. Tung is the founder and chairman of Pegatron Group, and he is also the honorary president of TCA. As one of the co-founders of ASUSTeK Computer, he led a team to develop a laptop computer brand which later earned highest market share in Taiwan and made its name to the top 10 laptop brands in the world. In 2008 Pegatron split from ASUSTeK, Mr. T.H. Tung joined Pegatron as chairman and group CEO. Pegatron Corporation employs strong design capability and abundant experiences to develop diverse DMS services. With the upmost usage of its net asset of NT$198.9 billion and the outstanding performance of 160,000 Pegatron employees worldwide, the consolidated revenue of Pegatron reached NT$1,399 billion in 2020." }
    T.H. Tung
  • { "cover": "", "pos": "Speaker", "nameZh": "Sandee Chan", "nameEn": "Music Producer", "desc": "Sandee Chan is one of the most influential female musicians and composers in the Chinese-speaking regions in recent years. As a renowned record producer and songwriter, she has collaborated with many recording artists and is one of the few professional musicians in the Chinese music genre who can create music to reflect both macrocosmic and microcosmic perspectives. Over the years, Chan has been recognized by many mainstream and independent music awards for her solo albums as well as the records she produced for other artists. In addition to music albums, she has produced soundtracks and theme songs for films and stage dramas, published picture books, and held photography exhibitions. She has also served as a judge for many awards, including the Golden Horse Awards, Taipei Film Festival, Golden Melody Awards, and Golden Indie Music Awards, exerting influence in many domains." }
    Sandee Chan
    Music Producer