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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. 

11:20 – 12:05

Frontier Technologies: Accelerating Sustainable Transformation via Collaborative Networks

Our climate ambitions and SDG aspirations will require changes in the ways in which energy, food, mobility and other goods and services are delivered, distributed and consumed. How does harnessing collective technological innovation help us gain 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?
  • 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 solutions 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 and harness collective innovation

Speakers

MODERATOR

Professor Lapman Lee

Professor of Practice (ESG, Sustainable Finance, FinTech)

HK Polytechnic University

Professor Lapman Lee

Professor of Practice (ESG, Sustainable Finance, FinTech)

HK Polytechnic University

Lapman Lee is a Professor of Practice (ESG, Sustainable Finance, FinTech) and convenor of the HK Polytechnic University Sustainable Finance Center (CESEF). He advises Asian policymakers, listed and private companies on sustainability risk management, reporting standards, strategic communications and PR, technology.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Moving beyond PR and statements towards positive sustainable change and profitability balancing people and planet

 

Chris HF Leung

Associate Partner; Data and Technology Transformation Leader, Hong Kong

IBM Consulting

Chris HF Leung

Associate Partner; Data and Technology Transformation Leader, Hong Kong

IBM Consulting

Chris HF Leung is currently the Data & Technology Transformation Service Line Leader and Sustainability Practice Leader at IBM Consulting, Hong Kong. He has extensive managerial experience and proven track records in driving business transformation and innovation with Cognitive/AI, Advanced Analytics, Big Data and other exponential technologies.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Leveraging Exponential Technologies to Drive Tangible Business Impacts from Client’s Sustainability Goals

Alice So

Head of Entrepreneurship

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd

Alice So

Head of Entrepreneurship

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd

Alice has been dedicated to provide supports to Hong Kong start-ups for more than a decade, currently leading the Entrepreneurship Team at Cyberport to nurture talents and digital tech startups at different life stages through the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund and the Cyberport Incubation Programme. She also drives the integration of traditional and new economies through adopting more innovative solutions as well as strengthens the collaboration of different stakeholders to foster the development of local industries and the economy. Prior to Cyberport, she has worked for HKSTP and various multinational companies in plastic resins, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.

Alice has been in the judging and assessment panels for signature technology awards and innovation funding schemes including Hong Kong ICT Awards, Jumpstarter of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund and the TSSSU fundings of universities, etc. She is a Council Member of the Hong Kong Computer Society, a Project Management Professional of the Project Management Institute and a member of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association. She holds a Degree in Public and Social Administration and a Master in Engineering Business Management.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

More people have the opportunity to learn and adopt technology to improve their daily lives which finally contribute to the city’s sustainability.

Ben Wong

Head of Open Innovation

Eureka Nova

Ben Wong

Head of Open Innovation

Eureka Nova

Ben manages and drives the strategy of Eureka Nova, a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation. Through Eureka Nova’s accelerator programs, open competitions and sandboxes, participating startups work with New World Group’s business units and corporate partners to design innovative technologies that solve real business problems. Ben also co-founded Impact Kommons, the first UN SDG accelerator in APAC focused on accelerating impact with purpose-driven startups.

Prior to Eureka Nova, Ben founded Startup Launchpad, now Asia’s largest I.o.T. startup trade event. He has helped startups raise more than $2 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. He is an angel investor and regularly mentors in startup support programs.

He holds positions as a Director and Vice Chairman of the Dongguan-Hong Kong Bay Area Association to drive innovation initiatives between Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Ben graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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12:05 – 13:05

Tech Talks: Sustainable Technologies

Come hear from Hong Kong’s innovators on their sustainability solutions for infection control and healthcare, carbon removal, smart mobility, and eliminating barriers of entry for implementing sustainability standards.

12:10-12:20 Lewis Ho, Co-Founder and CEO, Avalon SteriTech

12:20-12:30 Antonio Ng, Founder/Director, Formwork IO

12:30-12:40 Jason Ho, Vice President, Electrical, Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Limited

12:40-12:50 Carl Johan Bjoerk, Co-founder, OK Systems Limited

12:50-13:00 Tanya Uppal, Director Business Advisory Hong Kong, Arcadis Consultancy Hong Kong Limited

Speakers

Lewis Ho

Co-Founder and CEO

Avalon SteriTech

Lewis Ho

Co-Founder and CEO

Avalon SteriTech

Lewis Ho leads Avalon SteriTech as the Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for business in APAC and beyond. He also oversees the company’s products and services which include consultation, tailor-made SOPs, designs and technical training for clients, with the goal of helping them devise and implement long-term strategies for public health and infection control.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Empowering public health by accelerating the adoption of smarter, more environmental-friendly infection control technologies for our next generation.

Antonio Ng

Founder/Director

Formwork IO

Antonio Ng

Founder/Director

Formwork IO

Meet Antonio Ng, founder and director of Formwork IO, a startup in the climate tech space with a mission to accelerate the transition towards carbon neutrality targeting the buildings and construction sector. Antonio is a future strategist (ICFS) and innovation leader with over 25 years of professional practice experience within the sector. Prior to founding Formwork IO, Antonio was the Executive Director of Innovation at AECOM as well as the East Asia Architecture Leader at Arup Group.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To reach carbon neutral in the R&D of our initial paving block product. Personally, I hope to see the development of Hong Kong as regional carbon exchange for both mandatory and voluntary carbon markets.

Jason Ho

Vice President, Electrical

Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Limited

Jason Ho

Vice President, Electrical

Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Limited

Jason has some 20 years of experience in the Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification industry. He has extensive experience in leading the team to develop new services for serving the industries ranging from electronic, wireless to textile and apparel. He has also been managing projects relating to robotic, cybersecurity and smart clothing. He works closely with customers and industry stakeholders to provide Total Quality Assurance solutions for adding value to their R&D process and supply chains.

Jason received his MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Science Applied Chemistry (major in environmental study) from the City University of Hong Kong.  Besides, he attended an executive training program Management of Technology Program in Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, USA. He is an Executive Committee Member of The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association Limited (HKEIA).

Carl Johan Bjoerk

Co-founder

OK Systems Limited

Carl Johan Bjoerk

Co-founder

OK Systems Limited

Responsible for OK’s global growth strategy. Carl has done business in Mainland China and Hong Kong since 2008. He has in-depth knowledge in product design, R&D, and APAC supply chain management. Carl is passionate about innovation and empowering organisations to achieve growth through closed-loop supply chains and sustainable practices.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Real-time product information is increasingly more accessible globally. The Hong Kong supply chain management industry, shouldering unrivalled cumulative experience, can maintain its leadership through collaboration and the embracement of 21st-century technology solutions.

Tanya Uppal

Director

Arcadis Consultancy Hong Kong Limited

Tanya Uppal

Director

Arcadis Consultancy Hong Kong Limited

Tanya is a Management Consultant with more than a decade of experience in the Infrastructure Advisory, Strategy and Transformation and is a Director for Business Advisory for Arcadis Hong Kong. Her service offerings focuses on Sustainability, Smart City Advisory and Operational Improvement helping out clients with developing guidebooks, policies and strategy across Asia and Middle East.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Hong Kong needs to start looking beyond economic development to the improve the quality of life for the people and the overall health of its natural environment

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14:00 – 14:50

Nordic Talk: Accelerating the Green Transition Through Technology and Innovation

The Nordic Prime Ministers have decided on a vision for Nordic cooperation – the Nordic countries are to become the most integrated, sustainable region in the world by 2030. The countries will work together to promote the green transition of their societies and work towards carbon neutrality and a sustainable circular and bio-based economy. This session will bring together experts from both the public and private spheres in the Nordic to share their views, experiences and ideas of transition to a green economy of Nordic countries, and address how Nordic countries are using innovation to move the green transition forward and handle sustainable development challenges.

Learnings

  • How are Nordic countries using innovation in their green transition and tackling of sustainable development challenges?
  • How do we see the opportunities and risks of innovation and technology concerning the green transition?
  • How can business networks operate as change makers?
  • What are the prospects of a green transition in Hong Kong and relevant collaboration opportunities between the Nordic and Hong Kong? How can the Nordic and Hong Kong learn from each other, and how can we benefit from the exchange of culture, ideas and best practices? What are some relevant barriers to be addressed?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain inspiration from initiatives in the Nordic countries towards sustainable development and the UN 2030 SDGs.
  •  Gain insights on how Nordic countries are making the best use of technologies to achieve low-carbon transformation, and potential collaboration opportunities with Hong Kong.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Veera Sinnemaki

Program Manager for Climate for Global Production

H&M Group

Veera Sinnemaki

Program Manager for Climate for Global Production

H&M Group

Veera Sinnemäki is a Global Sustainability Program Manager for Climate at H&M Group driving the implementation of carbon positive strategy and goals in H&M Production.

Previously she was heading the sustainable chemical domain in the H&M Production supply chain.

Before moving to Hong Kong, Veera was regional Social Sustainability Manager in Shanghai, China, as well as shortly Sustainability Country Manager in Myanmar, always with H&M Group. Her previous career before fashion industry was with Nokia as Project Manager.

She holds a Master’s degree in Business Communication from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland, with studies on Chinese politics and diplomacy in Fudan university, Shanghai, China.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Push for change or it pushes you

Per Augustsson

Consul General

Consulate General of Sweden to Hong Kong and Macau

Per Augustsson

Consul General

Consulate General of Sweden to Hong Kong and Macau

Per Augustsson is Sweden’s Consul General in Hong Kong since September 2020. He has worked for the Swedish foreign service since 1992 in various positions at the Government Offices in Stockholm and at Swedish missions abroad, including as Deputy Head of the MFA Personnel Department, Deputy Head of the Swedish Embassy in London and Deputy Head of the Swedish Embassy in Beijing.

Linda Bradley

Trade & Invest Commissioner Hong Kong for Sweden

Business Sweden

Linda Bradley

Trade & Invest Commissioner Hong Kong for Sweden

Business Sweden

Linda Bradley, MSc Industrial Engineering, is Sweden’s Trade and Invest Commissioner to Hong Kong as of this year. Sweden’s business promotion focus areas are Smart city development, Smart Energy and Sustainable consumption/food. Linda is Chairperson at Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong, helping innovative companies to tap into the market.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Sweden aims to be the first fossil-free welfare nation in the world.

This aim shows that Sweden’s strategy is not just about reducing emissions, but is also about doing so in a way that also enhances well-being. By showing that it is possible, we can inspire more countries to follow the same path.

Jessie Chung

Senior Sourcing Director, Commercial Sourcing Care

Electrolux (Far East) Limited

Jessie Chung

Senior Sourcing Director, Commercial Sourcing Care

Electrolux (Far East) Limited

Jessie Chung possesses many years of senior leadership experience in Strategic Sourcing Operations across multiple global locations with the responsibility to drive sourced products profitability. She has joined Electrolux for 7 years as Senior Sourcing Director focusing on strategic supplier development for Taste and Wellbeing in Product Sourcing Operation. Being part of the leadership team, she is keen on building up sustainable strategic relationship with suppliers through transformation and essential stakeholder engagement with Sustainability and customer-centricity as DNA to deliver the best results in Electrolux. In Mid-2022, she has taken up a new challenge as the Senior Commercial Sourcing Director for Care and continues to bring values.

Timo Kantola

Consul-General

Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao

Timo Kantola

Consul-General

Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao

Timo Kantola has served as the Consul-General of Finland to Hong Kong and Macao in September 2022. He previously served as the Ambassador of Finland to Estonia. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Director General of the political department at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. From July 2010 to August 2013 he served as Ambassador of Finland to the OSCE in Vienna. He has also served as the Security Policy Director at the MFA, and his earlier career includes assignments in Brussels (EU/Political and Security Committee), Ankara Turkey, Geneva (disarmament and non-proliferation), and Vienna (OSCE ). He joined the foreign service of Finland in 1988.

Nikitha Manoharan

General Manager

Wärtsilä

Nikitha Manoharan

General Manager

Wärtsilä

Nikitha Manoharan is a mechanical engineer by training and has over a decade of experience in the marine and energy markets of the Middle East and Hong Kong. Currently doing her MBA from HKUST, she works closely with multiple stakeholders in the industry towards the common goal of decarbonisation and environmental sustainability.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

In the short term, I hope to see Hong Kong make strides towards better waste management, increased recycling and reduction in air pollution.

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14:50 – 15:15

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.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Karena Belin

Founder & CEO

WHub and AngelHub

Karena Belin

Founder & CEO

WHub and AngelHub

Founder of WHub and AngelHub. Member of several think tanks and government steered committees in Hong Kong and Germany. International keynote speaker, judge and mentor incl. 10 Best Female Entrepreneurs of the World award by True Global Ventures and Women of Hope Awardee. Previously, Finance Group Manager at Procter&Gamble in Europe, Northeast Asia and Greater China.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

More investments in the tech companies fuelling our sustainable Future!

Nadira Lamrad

Head of Sustainability

Jardine Matheson

Nadira Lamrad

Head of Sustainability

Jardine Matheson

Dr. Nadira Lamrad is the Head of Sustainability at Jardine Matheson. Nadira is a corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioner with rich experience advising large multinationals on sustainability and social responsibility strategies, corporate responsibility and sustainability communications through reporting and investor questionnaires, developing relevant governance structures, planning and facilitating stakeholder engagements, improving ESG performance, and identifying performance gaps and action plans to address them.

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15:15 – 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)

Francois Chabaudie

CEO

Neoma

Francois Chabaudie

CEO

Neoma

Francois heads up Neoma, a tech company delivering seamless and personalized property experiences powered by AI. On a mission to enable people-first spaces, where everyone’s interactions in physical spaces are personalized and stress-free, Neoma has created 350k+ customer journeys across millions of sqf.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

My sustainability goals focus first on helping real estate owners and operators reduce their energy consumption by uncovering space usage analytics. I also wish to make manual customer data search a thing of the past to help their staff get peace of mind.

Jason Lam

Director

Gaw Capital

Jason Lam

Director

Gaw Capital

Jason oversees APAC (ex-China) Asset Management at Gaw Capital, with a strong focus on executing core value-add strategies and portfolio positioning. Given real estate’s scale and tangibility, Jason is excited to partner up with proptechs that bring strategic win-win growth on the portfolio level and sustainable impact on the asset level. Prior to joining Gaw Capital, Jason was Managing Director at a North-American Developer, overseeing their APAC M&A investments and development.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Bridging sustainability and innovation with fiduciary and commercial viability

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.

CY Lu

Senior Manager, StartmeupHK

InvestHK

CY Lu

Senior Manager, StartmeupHK

InvestHK

CY is the Senior Manager of StartmeupHK, a one-stop portal to the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong and the dedicated team at InvestHK to support startup companies. Beside information, StartmeupHK provides pro bono advisory services to work with overseas and mainland entrepreneurs who wish to set up an office or expand their existing business in Hong Kong.  CY holds a MBA degree from International University of Japan and a MSc in Telecommunications degree from HKUST.

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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, safe and clean air for all, and the food court paradigm and how we can change the way we eat.

16:10-16:20 Henry Louie, Managing Director, Wilson Group Hong Kong

16:20-16:30 Gary Leung, Co-founder, CEO, Blue Pin (HK) Limited

16:30-16:40 Tung Wong, Head of Marketing, Signify Hong Kong Ltd

16:40-16:50 CH Chan, Chief Operating Officer, Aurabeat Technology Limited

16:50-17:00 Matt Reid, CEO & Co-founder, KIN Food Halls

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.

Tung Wong

Head of Marketing

Signify Hong Kong Ltd

Tung Wong

Head of Marketing

Signify Hong Kong Ltd

Tung Wong is currently the Head of Marketing at Signify Hong Kong (formerly known as Philips Lighting). I always enjoy taking up challenges and finding innovative ways to drive business transformation. I am leading the team to accelerate the deployment of energy saving system and solution to support Hong Kong to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Dedicated to support Hong Kong to accelerate to transition to the carbon neutral with innovative solutions.

CH Chan

Chief Operating Officer

Aurabeat Technology Limited

CH Chan

Chief Operating Officer

Aurabeat Technology Limited

CH is Chief Operating Officer at Aurabeat Technology Limited. He has 30 years experience across different functions, industries, and geographic regions. He has worked in Consumer Electronics, Lighting, and Consulting as Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Business Management, Transformation Management, and General Management; in Hong Kong, China, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Europe, North America, and Latam. His recent assignments gave him insights into technologies that can help reduce the energy consumptions for commercial real estates and into protecting us and our next generations with clean air solutions, and made him realize the importance to continue the development of innovative solutions to make sure the next generations can continue live as we’ve enjoyed it.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Through innovations and joint efforts to enable our next generation can continue living a ‘Normal’ live as we do.

Matt Reid

CEO & Co-founder

KIN Food Halls

Matt Reid

CEO & Co-founder

KIN Food Halls

Matt Reid is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Steelhead Group which includes Maximal Concepts, KIN Food Halls, Far North Productions, Plastic Conscious and Disruption Labs, with long time business partner, Malcolm Wood. Steelhead Group is a symbiotic group of companies across four primary verticals; hospitality, environmentalism, wellness and content production. Each business draws from the other; all grounded in core areas of passion and disruptive ideas harnessing creativity, innovation, powerful content, branding, strategy and design. Everything is led by the desire to use business to create positive impacts and a triple bottom line mentality.

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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.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Karena Belin

Founder & CEO

WHub and AngelHub

Karena Belin

Founder & CEO

WHub and AngelHub

Founder of WHub and AngelHub. Member of several think tanks and government steered committees in Hong Kong and Germany. International keynote speaker, judge and mentor incl. 10 Best Female Entrepreneurs of the World award by True Global Ventures and Women of Hope Awardee. Previously, Finance Group Manager at Procter&Gamble in Europe, Northeast Asia and Greater China.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

More investments in the tech companies fuelling our sustainable Future!

Fabrice Bayon

Strategy & Sustainability Director

PALO IT

Fabrice Bayon

Strategy & Sustainability Director

PALO IT

Executive manager with business and engineering skills, 20 years of expertise in designing and implementing innovative, profitable and sustainable policies.

Visionary and result-oriented leader, I am a motivating leader and mentor who excels at guiding others to achieve professional and personal growth.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

A population aware of the effects of climate change and willing to take action. Less inequalities in the population. Richest people showing the example.

Mercy Liu

Head of Global Industrial Business

SmartMore Corporation

Mercy Liu

Head of Global Industrial Business

SmartMore Corporation

Miss Mercy Liu is the Head of Global Industrial Business at SmartMore. Working closely with the General Manager, Mercy facilitates channel development, growth strategies & partnerships across different industrial applications of smart manufacturing. She is a experienced business development manager with 8 years experience in strategies, business planning, as well as building and maintaining collaborations with institutional partners ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to SMEs across industries in APAC.

Clifford Phung

Managing Director, Transport and Infrastructure, Asia

WSP

Clifford Phung

Managing Director, Transport and Infrastructure, Asia

WSP

A geotechnical engineer by profession with over 20 years of experience in geotechnical, tunnel, civil and structural engineering, Clifford is now leading WSP to incubate innovative solution into infrastructure projects and shape Future Ready communities across the region to meet community needs for mobility, connectivity, sustainability and resilience.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Hong Kong infrastructure can adopt decentralisation process and share proprietary model by adopting blockchain technology to enhance the efficiency, from Hong Kong to GBA and Asia.

Gene Soo

Head of Ecosystem – Global Innovation

MTR

Gene Soo

Head of Ecosystem – Global Innovation

MTR

Gene Soo is the Head of Ecosystem of Global Innovation Department at MTR. Having led the creation of Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem by cofounding StartupsHK, Gene is now tasked with building new businesses and enhancing the core MTR business with technology, partnerships, and new business models. Prior to his role at MTR, Gene led the launch of Citymapper, a transport app, into Hong Kong in 2015 as General Manager. Prior to Citymapper, Gene has been involved in building fashion, lifestyle and mobile gaming startups.

Gene has been pushing for more focus on user experience, sustainability and open data practice in Hong Kong and believes strongly in improving daily lives through better design and technology.

Gene received his BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University as well as MBA from Columbia University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

For 2022, I would hope to see the city to push for better use of design, technology and innovation such that green and sustainable habits would become second nature to people in Hong Kong.

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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 Choi

Partnership Development Representative

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen Choi

Partnership Development Representative

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen knows how instrumental a people-centric approach is to winning trust and working effectively with clients in all functions at companies of all sizes and across all industries.

Growing up in Hong Kong, living a year in Germany, Karen has a proven track record in client relationships management, partnership and community development, and event organisation. Before joining SVIHK, Karen worked in the German Chamber of Commerce as a bridge between the German and Hong Kong businesses. Leading some German corporate delegations in the energy industry, she discovered how business can play a role and positively impact the environment and society. She now puts all her energy into rallying companies, government and society’s partners through purpose-driven partnerships.

A sports enthusiast, Karen knows persistence and patience are essential for impactful change.

11:00 – 13:15

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.

Speakers

Karen Choi

Partnership Development Representative

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen Choi

Partnership Development Representative

Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong

Karen knows how instrumental a people-centric approach is to winning trust and working effectively with clients in all functions at companies of all sizes and across all industries.

Growing up in Hong Kong, living a year in Germany, Karen has a proven track record in client relationships management, partnership and community development, and event organisation. Before joining SVIHK, Karen worked in the German Chamber of Commerce as a bridge between the German and Hong Kong businesses. Leading some German corporate delegations in the energy industry, she discovered how business can play a role and positively impact the environment and society. She now puts all her energy into rallying companies, government and society’s partners through purpose-driven partnerships.

A sports enthusiast, Karen knows persistence and patience are essential for impactful change.

Ludovic Curtil

Director

Keep Learning Ltd