speaker bio

Genya Smagin

Metaverse Partnerships Lead - SK Telecom

Genya Smagin is an investment professional with extensive experience in Web3 since 2018. He specializes in P2E gaming, digital assets, XR and platform development. Currently, Genya is leading partnerships and business development at SK Telecom. Genya's involvement extends to the SK Telecom Accelerator Advisory Board, where he advises early-stage startups on financial structuring and fundraising strategies.
Genya is the main author of the business case titled "SK Telecom 5G Business Diversification: Cloud Gaming" and has served as a judge at various investment events, including "K-Startup Grand Challenge, "The APEC Entrepreneurship Program," and others. Genya is a renowned public speaker, with numerous appearances on Korea's most notable TV talk shows. He has also been a keynote speaker at various conferences, including the World Broadband Forum, Metaverse Asia Summit, Digital Bridge, World Knowledge Forum, and many others. Fluent in Korean, he has called Korea home since 2015 and holds an MBA degree from KAIST College of Business.

Tuesday 19 September | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | CET
Laying the foundation for monetizing the metaverse