Tiago Costa Alves as Tokoin’s Advisor: How Alves’s Crucial Skill Set Will Help Tokoin Grow
Tiago Alves joined Tokoin’s advisory board in the very early days of the project’s life. What are the skills that make Tiago the perfect advisor for Tokoin?
The modern business world is full of small challenges and unexpected obstacles that boost companies’ savviness and help them to grow and develop. These problems that can be relatively easy to solve are the kind of issues that companies go about on a daily basis. Usually, these small hiccups do not bring any significant damage to them.
However, there are some lingering issues in the global business industry that require special attention. We talk about challenges that have been around for dozens of years yet never received enough consideration from the public and the government. While large corporations are able to deal with the problems of a bigger size, those that are still growing, medium and small enterprises, are quite vulnerable when it comes to serious difficulties.
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Today: Solution for Lingering Issues
Specifically, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are the ones that experience the harsh reality of the business world in the most painful way. MSMEs in emerging markets are facing limited access to valuable information about markets they operate in, as well as they struggle to have access to the necessary capital to grow and develop. These challenges are also accompanied by the growing competition from larger companies, making it hard for the MSME sector to steadily grow.
The situation around the MSME sector has been around for many years and Tokoin has appeared as one of the players in the crypto space that came forward to help growing companies. Tokoin was born to create the so-needed environment for MSMEs to be able to overcome the above-mentioned obstacles.
The unique idea suggested by Tokoin has its foundation in the blockchain-powered platform that enables firms to set up their digital business identity, establish their authority and expand their partnership network via sharing information. Through these opportunities, MSMEs are able to get the necessary resources, thanks to the digital identity they establish and can keep up with the competition by getting access to the capital and shared valuable information.
What Alves Brings as Tokoin’s Valuable Advisor
Since its creation, Tokoin project has gained a lot of followers and attention, not only in the crypto community, but on a global scale. At the same time, Tokoin has been able to attract a lot of great minds to its team of advisors, thus strengthening and diversifying its knowledge and expertise profile. One of the great advisors on the Tokoin advisory board, Tiago Alves, joined Tokoin’s side in the early days of the project.
Tiago Costa Alves currently serves as the Vice President of AppCoins’ Asia Pacific branch, which is a Singapore-based blockchain-based open-source protocol for the App Economy. It is supported by the Aptoide App Store and aims to move App stores in-app purchases, advertising and developer’s reputation to the blockchain. AppCoins is the second-largest Android app on Google Play with 250 million active users.
Tiago Costa Alves started his career back in 2001 as a VoIP Engineer with Marconi Telecommunications in Portugal. After having served there for 2 years, he became the Product Manager with Portugal Telecom. He’s also been involved with Portugal Telecom as the Consultant to the CEO’s team, Project Manager, and the Team Leader responsible for Mobile Business Development in the period between 2008 and 2015.
For one year from 2007 to 2008, Mr. Alves was the Services Marketing Manager with Hewlett-Packard, one of the largest tech companies in the world.
As Tiago Alves parted ways with Portugal Telecom, he joined Aptoid as the VP of Corporate Strategy, having then advanced to the VP of Asia Pacific later in the year of 2015. In September 2017, Mr. Alves also became the VP of Asia Pacific region for AppCoins.
Aside from his brilliant career highlights, Tiago is a very talented speaker and regularly shares his valuable speeches at various tech events across Asia. (e.g. Echelon, Tech in Asia, GMASA, GOAB, RISE, and Android Meetups). One of the recent events honored to have Mr. Alves as a speaker was the Blockchain Asia Forum 2018, where he spoke about AppCoins.
Before climbing his career ladder, Tiago Costa Alves obtained a software engineering degree from the University of Macau, as well as an MBA in Technology Management from the San Francisco School of Management. Noteworthy, Tiago Alves also gained a Master degree in Chinese Mandarin from Beijing Language and Culture University.
Tokoin believes that his extensive tech background and deep knowledge of Asian markets makes Tiago Costa Alves one of the most valuable members of the advisory board. Mr. Alves’ ability to think strategically, his business development skills, and his understanding of the telecommunications sector will strengthen Tokoin’s position in the crypto community and help the project grow substantially.