Paris Blockchain Week 2024


Patrice Poujol


Founder & CEO


Patrice Poujol is the founder and CEO of Lumière, a cutting-edge media finance company with a global reach based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Patrice is a MediaTech, Film3, and Web3 research expert. He is a film professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial sector and the entertainment industry. He is the co-founder of Hong Kong-based The Curve media outlet and partner at Avalon Capital. At Lumière, Patrice has worked with solid partners, including Animoca Brands, RollingStone, Decentraland, and Kenzo’s K3. He is currently developing projects with a pipeline of top-tier brands and movie clients, including "The Infinite Machine," which is co-produced by Versus entertainment and Ridley Scott's renowned production company, Scott Free. Patrice's passion for innovation and technology has led him to become an authority on the integration of blockchain technology in the Creative Media industries. In 2018, he obtained the world's first PhD in this field with CityU Hong Kong through an academic exchange with UCLA and participation in the prestigious MEFTI program at MIT. His book "Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts," published by Springer in March 2019, downloaded more than 10,000 times has become an early reference in the field. Patrice regularly speaks at top-tier film festivals and Web3 events around the world, including the Berlinale (EFM), Cannes Film Festival, Filmart, MIPCOM, Los Angeles AFM, PBW, Fintech Week Hong Kong, Game On!, AIBC, WoW Summit, Blockshow. He is a member of the Hong Kong Internet Governance Forum (HKIGF) and has been an EnTech public policy postdoctoral senior research fellow at the prestigious Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media (ACIM) at City University of Hong Kong. Patrice's passion for research and innovation continues to this day, with a funded government program at the Academy of Film, HKBU, where has produced a roadmap on Web3 technologies and their impact on the entertainment industry in Hong Kong. The Roadmap is currently under review and expected to be released in May 2024.