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Wednesday 05 October 2022

Rethinking Innovation & Technology

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From redefining corporate social responsibility, focusing corporate giving on systemic issues, to driving Rethinking Innovation & Technology will tap into start-ups, researchers and cutting-edge technology in Hong Kong and beyond, with the aim of bringing together the resources and networks to help businesses develop the right innovation strategy and portfolio for greater impact. 

11:00 – 11:10

Opening Welcome: Rethinking Innovation & Technology

11:10 – 11:20

Session details coming soon!

11:20 – 12:05

Frontier Technologies: Accelerating Sustainable Transformation via Collaborative Networks

Our climate ambitions and SDG aspirations will require fundamental changes in the ways in which energy, food, welfare, mobility and other goods and services are delivered, distributed and consumed. How does harnessing collective innovation and entrepreneurship help us gain socio-economic developmental momentum, and enable businesses to become more resilient and future ready?

Learnings

  • How can the business community best collaborate and make use of digital innovation to drive progress on sustainable business practices? Perspectives from green and climate tech.
  • How can we leverage market opportunities – locally and with the GBA – to scale solution trials and adoption, with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship, technical skills development and innovative technology applications?
  • What role does the financial sector play in supporting the development and scaling of locally grown solutions and start-ups to capture opportunities and sharpen their competitive advantages?

Post-Event Actions

  • Rethink how your company and industry can contribute to bringing people and ideas together to affect systemic change?

12:05 – 13:05

Tech Talks: CleanTech & Smart Office Solutions

14:00 – 14:50

Session details coming soon!

14:50 – 15:20

Unleashing the Power of Hong Kong’s Tech Ecosystem: Big Ideas and Real-World Sustainability Challenges

Technology is revolutionising the way we live and work. Now more than ever, innovators and business leaders in Hong Kong are harnessing their creativity, technical prowess and reach with the aim of unlocking new opportunities and reshaping our sustainable future in the most impactful way.

Learnings

  • How can we best connect and engage innovative minds – developers, start-ups, accelerators and tech hubs, corporates, universities – to create technology-driven solutions and help address real world business challenges?
  • In times of crisis, how has the tech industry harnessed the support and knowledge of its partners to bring together the expertise and resources needed for an effective response?

Post-Event Actions

  • Consider how your organisation and industry have benefited from recent technologies, initiatives and innovations in the past – and especially in times of crisis.
  • Explore how your organisation can support and contribute towards the implementation and scaling of impact-generating technologies.

15:20 – 16:05

Transforming with Technology: The Role of Real Estate for a Sustainable Future

The real estate industry plays a crucial role in the city’s sustainable future, both from the climate perspective and as a cornerstone of our social well-beings. Transformation has taken off with technology and innovation fuelling a new ecosystem.

Learnings

  • How sustainability has been factored into strategic agendas of developers and real estate investors
  • Where do we see technological innovation create solutions, environmental and social, to deliver real impact to businesses and communities
  • What are some challenges and how can we foster a collaborative PropTech ecosystem in Hong Kong

Speakers

MODERATOR

Rainie Pan

Managing Director

Hong Kong PropTech Association

Rainie Pan

Managing Director

Hong Kong PropTech Association

Ms. Rainie Pan is the Managing Director of the Hong Kong PropTech Association, an independent organisation that aims to build a collaborative ecosystem around real estate technology stakeholders. Rainie serves in mentor and advisor capacities at a few NGOs and startup programs, and she is also a seasoned management consultant by training serving as a Principal at Oliver Wyman.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

The three SDGs that are dear to my heart and I hope to see & contribute to positive changes in Hong Kong are: Reduced Inequalities (#10), Sustainable Cities and Communities (#11) and Partnerships for the Goals (#17)

Herbin Koh

Head of Growth Equity

Gaw Capital

Herbin Koh

Head of Growth Equity

Gaw Capital

Herbin heads up the Growth Equity Platform at Gaw Capital, with a strong focus on PropTech and Sustainable / Impact Investments. A former entrepreneur himself, Herbin is excited to partner up with founders who are passionate about making a positive impact to the world. He also sits on the advisory board and board of directors of many startups in the region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

KPI for asset managers being aligned with the Sustainability Goals

Jayne Chan

Head, StartmeupHK

InvestHK

Jayne Chan

Head, StartmeupHK

InvestHK

Jayne is Head of StartmeupHK at InvestHK, the government department responsible for attracting and retaining Foreign Direct Investment into Hong Kong. StartmeupHK is InvestHK’s startup division, aimed at attracting innovative startups, investors and other stakeholders to Hong Kong. Its objectives are to provide a one-stop service platform to support these companies setting up in the city, promote Hong Kong as a premier startup destination and help build the ecosystem to transform the city into a global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining InvestHK, Jayne was Executive Director at TiE, a global non-profit network focused on fostering entrepreneurship, and management roles at advertising & digital agencies, startup investor & incubator, tech consulting and manufacturing companies.

Jayne has a BSc(Hons) in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Elimination of single use plastics, better management of construction waste, effective removal of ocean waste

Kevin Lee

Head of Smart Facilities Management

SOCAM

Kevin Lee

Head of Smart Facilities Management

SOCAM

Kevin Lee is the Head of Smart Facilities Management at SOCAM Development Limited (SOCAM), a member of the Shui On Group. Prior to joining SOCAM, Kevin was an Executive Director at a global investment bank, with a focus on investing in renewable energy and digital infrastructure in Asia-Pacific.

16:05 – 17:05

Tech Talks: Powered by the Hong Kong PropTech Association

Come hear from Hong Kong’s innovators on their sustainability solutions for EV charging, hospitality and guest experience, lighting and building services, and safe and clean air for all.

Speakers

Henry Louie

Managing Director

Wilson Group Hong Kong

Henry Louie

Managing Director

Wilson Group Hong Kong

Since first joining Wilson Group in 1997 in Hong Kong, Henry has worked in South Korea and China for the business. Now, as Managing Director – Hong Kong, he is responsible for continuing Wilson Group’s position as Hong Kong’s leading provider of transport infrastructure management services and smart mobility solutions.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

That businesses develop and deliver sustainable solutions that provide both operational benefit to the business as well as the consumers. It’s not about jumping on the ESG bandwagon but really developing solutions that provide a long term common sense outcome.

Gary Leung

Co-founder, CEO

Blue Pin (HK) Limited

Gary Leung

Co-founder, CEO

Blue Pin (HK) Limited

Former AGM, Product Development of SmarTone

Experience covers e-Commerce, online payment service, Call Mgmt service, Mobile Security, Robotics, Cloud Community service etc.

BSc. (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Sci.

MBA and MScMET, PolyU

MSc in E-Commerce, CUHK

Candidate of Engineering Doctorate in PolyU

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope to have paperless experience in hotel guest services, particularly for hotel room check-in/check-out process such that both material and operation effort can be saved.

Timothy Mak

Group General Manager

Signify Hong Kong Ltd

Timothy Mak

Group General Manager

Signify Hong Kong Ltd

Mr Timothy Mak is currently the market leader for Signify in Hong Kong and Macau, obtained a bachelor’s degree of Computer Science in University of London and has accumulated over 30 years of experience in the corporate communication system and information technology industry. He was also entitled with management positions in Korea and Mainland China in his early years and has years of management experience across Asia Pacific regionally.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

As an essential part of building services, the lighting industry has a very important role to play in the pursuit of sustainability development goals and ESG compliance.

Kenneth Yuen

Managing Director

Aurabeat Technology Limited

Kenneth Yuen

Managing Director

Aurabeat Technology Limited

Kenneth Yuen is the Managing Director of Aurabeat Technology Ltd., focusing on Sustainability and Antiviral solutions for real estate, infrastructure and railway sectors. With more than 20+ years of experiences, Kenneth has held various senior sales positions in MNCs which specialize in engineering, digital transformation & innovations.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Joint efforts from various sectors in moving towards carbon neutrality with the use of latest technologies and innovations.

17:05 – 17:55

A Digital Path to Sustainability: Transforming Systems, Processes and Infrastructure

Technology has the power to increase productivity and efficiency, optimise the use of resources, reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and measure, analyse and track progress, all of which can help minimise the environmental impact of businesses. For companies ready to progress with their digital and sustainability agendas in concert, technology can serve as a major accelerant.

Learnings

  • What is the state of play of Hong Kong and Asia’s innovation ecosystems? What are the opportunities, prospects and challenges of accelerating technology for sustainable impact?
  • How are businesses leveraging innovation, advanced analytics and digitised operations to manage carbon emissions and accelerate progress in systems, processes and infrastructure transformation towards sustainability?
  • How is smart manufacturing and production being harnessed with quantifiable metrics and assurance capabilities to track sustainability performance? 

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on how advanced technologies are enabling profitable solutions with a positive impact on net zero and ESG goals.
  • Consider how your company can set a roadmap for new tech adoption that will accelerate your journey to sustainability.

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Thursday 06 October 2022

Rethinking Value

In Partnership with

Rethinking Value is an interactive learning experience brought to you by Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong. In this track, participants will build knowledge of shared value across different sectors, challenging traditional notions of value.  We will explore the importance of building shared value understanding beyond the private sector, and show how partnership and collaboration across private, public and civil sectors underpin shared value success.

10:30 – 10:45

Opening Welcome: Rethinking Value

Speakers

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Leading private and social enterprises for over 25 years in multilateral, culturally diverse environments, Virginia is passionate about bringing to life innovations that impact our society.

Virginia has a demonstrated track record of securing strategic partnerships between corporations, governments, and non-profits to deliver on social impact projects. She started her career in telecommunications, building satellites, and the distribution of free-to-air television across 60 countries in Asia.

Seeing the uptake firsthand, Virginia focused on education, believing that investing in people is the key driver for impactful change. Bringing together diversity and crossing cultural divides is a pathway to create Shared Value in our world, aligning purpose with profit.

After serving on the board of several educational institutions, Virginia is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Adecco Group Foundation in Switzerland a social innovation lab, incubating and accelerating new solutions in the world of work.

10:45 – 11:00

Rethinking Business: Reconceiving Products & Markets

In the first of three mini sessions on the levels of shared value, SVIHK looks at how products and markets can be reconceived through successful shared value business models. Hear how this new approach can open new markets for your company by serving unmet needs in underserved communities.

Learnings

  • Introduce the concept of creating market-based solutions to social problems.
  • Consider new ways to deliver and distribute products & services.

Post-Event Actions

  • Learn how to apply shared value thinking to your business.
  • Learn from case studies and use these to establish your own business case for shared value.

Speakers

Karen Tsang

Partnership Experiences Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen Tsang

Partnership Experiences Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

With over 10 years in partnership, community management, and brand strategy, Karen believes that the most impactful changes can be achieved with purposeful collaborations. Before joining SVIHK, Karen was the Regional Brand and PR lead for National Geographic, where she oversaw the marketing, communications and brand strategy for Hong Kong Southeast Asia. She also managed the Explorer Community, aligning impactful brands with changemakers across Asia through common purpose and impact.

Passionate about social and environmental equity, Karen is determined to drive impact at scale through cross-sector partnerships.

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Leading private and social enterprises for over 25 years in multilateral, culturally diverse environments, Virginia is passionate about bringing to life innovations that impact our society.

Virginia has a demonstrated track record of securing strategic partnerships between corporations, governments, and non-profits to deliver on social impact projects. She started her career in telecommunications, building satellites, and the distribution of free-to-air television across 60 countries in Asia.

Seeing the uptake firsthand, Virginia focused on education, believing that investing in people is the key driver for impactful change. Bringing together diversity and crossing cultural divides is a pathway to create Shared Value in our world, aligning purpose with profit.

After serving on the board of several educational institutions, Virginia is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Adecco Group Foundation in Switzerland a social innovation lab, incubating and accelerating new solutions in the world of work.

11:00 – 13:10

Human Factor Fresk: Is our Brain our Biggest Enemy or Strongest Ally for Sustainable Behaviour Change?

How can we transform the way we do business to align profit with purpose, to create shared value?

SVIHK will co-host this session with Humans Matter, specialists in cognitive design, to explore how to accelerate sustainable measurable change.

Participants will be invited to play the Collaborative Game, which leverages cognitive science, to help diagnose what factors hinder or trigger our ability to change and adopt new behaviours, individually and collectively.

Learnings

Understand the links between our brain and the ability to adopt new behaviours in order to accelerate personal and corporate transformation required to create shared value.

Post-Event Actions

Having understood what factors can develop our ability to take action, delegates can rethink the cognitive strategies they put in place to engage their teams in their corporate sustainable transformation toward shared value.

14:00 – 14:15

Session details coming soon!

14:15 – 14:30

Rethinking Business: Redefining Productivity in Value Chain

In the second of three mini sessions on the levels of shared value, SVIHK explores how companies can improve their own business processes though social or environmental innovation by redefining productivity in the value chain.

Learnings

  • Understand how societal problems add economic costs to a company’s value chain and, consequently, how redefining productivity in the value chain can improve social and environmental conditions whilst improving a company’s bottom line.
  • Learn about opportunities for shared value innovation around inclusive business, increasing employment, quality productivity and differentiation.

Post-Event Actions

Apply shared value thinking to corporate value chains, to implement social and environmental innovations that improve business processes.

Speakers

Karen Tsang

Partnership Experiences Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen Tsang

Partnership Experiences Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

With over 10 years in partnership, community management, and brand strategy, Karen believes that the most impactful changes can be achieved with purposeful collaborations. Before joining SVIHK, Karen was the Regional Brand and PR lead for National Geographic, where she oversaw the marketing, communications and brand strategy for Hong Kong Southeast Asia. She also managed the Explorer Community, aligning impactful brands with changemakers across Asia through common purpose and impact.

Passionate about social and environmental equity, Karen is determined to drive impact at scale through cross-sector partnerships.

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Leading private and social enterprises for over 25 years in multilateral, culturally diverse environments, Virginia is passionate about bringing to life innovations that impact our society.

Virginia has a demonstrated track record of securing strategic partnerships between corporations, governments, and non-profits to deliver on social impact projects. She started her career in telecommunications, building satellites, and the distribution of free-to-air television across 60 countries in Asia.

Seeing the uptake firsthand, Virginia focused on education, believing that investing in people is the key driver for impactful change. Bringing together diversity and crossing cultural divides is a pathway to create Shared Value in our world, aligning purpose with profit.

After serving on the board of several educational institutions, Virginia is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Adecco Group Foundation in Switzerland a social innovation lab, incubating and accelerating new solutions in the world of work.

14:30 – 16:00

Shared Value Showcase: Practitioner Success Panel

Real world case studies are key to teaching shared value. Join Hong Kong-based shared value practitioners who will discuss their shared value journey. A unique window into their experience practicing shared value in Hong Kong covering their success, challenges, learnings, and more.

Learnings

  • Open up a candid dialogue and learn about the opportunities and challenges of practicing shared value in Hong Kong.
  • What are the key factors that enabled their shared value success? What were the challenges they faced on their shared value journey?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain actionable insights from Hong Kong shared value practitioners.
  • Learn from case studies to help establish your own business case for shared value.

16:00 – 16:15

Rethinking Business: Enabling Local Cluster Development

In the third of three mini sessions on the levels of shared value, SVIHK explores the connection between a company’s success and its community’s success and the importance of building local cluster development.

Learnings

  • How are companies innovating collaboratively to catalyse major improvements in the local economy, simultaneously creating growth opportunities?
  • How do companies benefit from strengthening the link between their own success and their community’s success?

Post-Event Actions

Gain actionable insights into this key pillar of shared value practice to build a business case for local cluster development in your company or organisation.

Speakers

Karen Tsang

Partnership Experiences Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen Tsang

Partnership Experiences Lead

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

With over 10 years in partnership, community management, and brand strategy, Karen believes that the most impactful changes can be achieved with purposeful collaborations. Before joining SVIHK, Karen was the Regional Brand and PR lead for National Geographic, where she oversaw the marketing, communications and brand strategy for Hong Kong Southeast Asia. She also managed the Explorer Community, aligning impactful brands with changemakers across Asia through common purpose and impact.

Passionate about social and environmental equity, Karen is determined to drive impact at scale through cross-sector partnerships.

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Leading private and social enterprises for over 25 years in multilateral, culturally diverse environments, Virginia is passionate about bringing to life innovations that impact our society.

Virginia has a demonstrated track record of securing strategic partnerships between corporations, governments, and non-profits to deliver on social impact projects. She started her career in telecommunications, building satellites, and the distribution of free-to-air television across 60 countries in Asia.

Seeing the uptake firsthand, Virginia focused on education, believing that investing in people is the key driver for impactful change. Bringing together diversity and crossing cultural divides is a pathway to create Shared Value in our world, aligning purpose with profit.

After serving on the board of several educational institutions, Virginia is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Adecco Group Foundation in Switzerland a social innovation lab, incubating and accelerating new solutions in the world of work.

16:15 – 17:30

Redesigning Our Value Systems: Wheel of Fortune

Returning by popular demand, our Wheel of Fortune game show returns to Rethink HK this year, with players from diverse business and impact perspectives as they strive to balance People, Planet & Profit – with your input.

Learnings

  • Explore the way in which different “systems” – financial, manufacturing, philanthropic – make contrasting decisions on the same scenarios based on value priorities.
  • Analyse the way in which systems of value measurement and impact management are evolving and converging, across management, reporting, investing and more.
  • Gain insight into how to reconcile tensions and start making decisions with a shared value lens.

Post-Event Actions

  • Learn about changing frameworks to measure and communicate value and impact.
  • Understand how evolutions in the private and civil sectors may affect each other.
  • Apply shared value thinking in designing strategies, programmes and metrics with partners.

17:30 – 17:35

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Virginia Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Leading private and social enterprises for over 25 years in multilateral, culturally diverse environments, Virginia is passionate about bringing to life innovations that impact our society.

Virginia has a demonstrated track record of securing strategic partnerships between corporations, governments, and non-profits to deliver on social impact projects. She started her career in telecommunications, building satellites, and the distribution of free-to-air television across 60 countries in Asia.

Seeing the uptake firsthand, Virginia focused on education, believing that investing in people is the key driver for impactful change. Bringing together diversity and crossing cultural divides is a pathway to create Shared Value in our world, aligning purpose with profit.

After serving on the board of several educational institutions, Virginia is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Adecco Group Foundation in Switzerland a social innovation lab, incubating and accelerating new solutions in the world of work.

All sessions are subject to change.