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Innovating for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 12:40 - 13:10

Location: BEC Sustainable Business Theatre

Decarbonisation

Overview

Innovation is a key driver to business growth and development. How can businesses take a step further to innovate change for a better future for all?

Learnings

  • Innovation will play a major role in post-COVID recovery
  • Innovation that takes into account wider societal needs as well as social and environmental impact are extremely important in a future that emphasises sustainability, resilience, diversity and inclusiveness
  • How to align innovation with the new concept of green growth is an important topic for business leaders

Post Event Actions

  • Understand the innovation strategy of your organisation, if any
  • Assess the lifecycle social and environmental impact of the innovation/technologies developed or adopted in your organisation
  • Devise a new strategy that would minimises the adverse impact identified above

Speakers

MODERATOR

Benjamin Wong

Head of Transport, Infrastructure and Advanced Manufacturing

Invest Hong Kong

Benjamin Wong

Head of Transport, Infrastructure and Advanced Manufacturing

Invest Hong Kong

Mr Benjamin Wong is from Invest Hong Kong, the Government department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment. He sits on the committee of the HK Maritime and Port Board and HKTDC.

Mr Wong holds a MBA degree from CUHK and a Bachelor degree from the University of Alberta. He is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Society.

Serena Pau

Product Delivery Lead, Digital Services

CLP Holdings Limited

Serena Pau

Product Delivery Lead, Digital Services

CLP Holdings Limited

Serena currently manages the Product Delivery Team – Digital Services at CLP Holdings Limited as Product Delivery Lead.  She has led a team of digital talents to launch over 10 digital products in the smart building field to help make sustainability a practical reality for commercial and industrial clients in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Prior to joining CLP, Serena started her own tech start-up, Ozmo, and has been heavily involved in hardware and software development, as well as product marketing over the past 14 years.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Hong Kong is transitioning to net zero diligently in recent years. I hope our partners and governments continue to deliver a credible decarbonisation plan, and leverage technology to serve growing demand for energy solutions.

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.

Samantha Woods

Sustainable Development Manager

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

Samantha Woods

Sustainable Development Manager

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.

Samantha is responsible for helping Swire’s businesses apply to the Swire Pacific Sustainable Development Fund. The fund offers up to HK$ 100 million annually to accelerate and scale up the adoption of technologies and innovative solutions that can help the Group meet its ambitious carbon, water and waste targets.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Find new ways to drive more investment and collaboration into tackling the global climate emergency.

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