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Tech for Good: Adoption & Adaption

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 13:30 - 14:15

Location: Sustainable Communities Theatre

People & Purpose

Overview

This session will explore how technological initiatives and innovations can address social, environmental and economic challenges. How is Hong Kong’s information and technology community rising to the challenge to advance a healthier and more sustainable living environment for all?

Learnings

  • How do we define “Tech for Good”?
  • 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?
  • How is our city’s tech industry working to develop and implement solutions and collaborations to maximize positive impact and address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

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

Mark Lunt

Partner

Tolo Partners

Mark Lunt

Partner

Tolo Partners

Mark Lunt is a seasoned technology executive, investor and mentor. He has worked in companies ranging in size from small start ups to substantial corporations and has extensive global experience that encompasses Europe, the USA, SE Asia, China and Australasia.

His most recent corporate role was as Group Managing Director of the Jardine OneSolution Group JOS, one of Asia’s largest IT services companies. As well as working in the corporate environment he has spent many years in startup or early stage companies, experiencing the stresses founders and investors face when time, resources and money are scarce.

Before moving to Hong Kong in early 2011 he held sales, operational and MD/CEO roles in the UK and New Zealand.

Mark is now a partner in Tolo Partners, an advisory firm working with start up and early stage Hong Kong companies and a Senior Adviser at Equiteq, a global M&A firm focused exclusively on the technology sector.

Cynthia Chow

Associate Director, Smart City Team

KPMG

Cynthia Chow

Associate Director, Smart City Team

KPMG

Cynthia is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Practice. She focuses on planning and execution of Hong Kong/China business development strategies. Working with her team to identify and develop long-term, sustainable account and sector strategies for key clients, and related country & community programs. Cynthia is driving the KPMG Smart City Initiative and project managing external and internal stakeholders in shaping thought leadership, private public partnerships and project collaboration around major city themes of sustainability, liveability and connectivity. She takes an interest in the development of China’s Greater Bay Area and Connected & Sustainable Cities and produced various KPMG publications on these topics. In her spare time, she hosts the Hong Kong Eco Film Festival.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Collaborating with clients and stakeholders to progress our smart + green city goals. Let’s get connected!

Dr Ted Suen

Chief Information Officer

MTR Corporation Limited

Dr Ted Suen

Chief Information Officer

MTR Corporation Limited

Dr. Ted Suen is the Chief Information Officer of MTR Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible to formulate the corporate IT strategy, manage the overall MTR corporate IT function, direct the establishment of a stable, reliable and highly effective IT environment to support the business operation and to ensure Information System solutions are in-line with corporate business strategies.

Sankar VS

Digital Services & Products Leader (East Asia)

Arup

Sankar VS

Digital Services & Products Leader (East Asia)

Arup

Mr Sankar holds the responsibility of leading Digital Services & Products for Arup in East Asia. It involves creating new software as service, creating strategy for digital solutions & product, and advising clients on becoming a data driven business.

He has over 20 years of experience in design and implementation of transformational smart operational solutions, leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics across various domains viz. construction, public security, gaming, property, supply chain/logistics etc. He has managed several landmark projects in Hong Kong and gained extensive multidisciplinary experience in bid to strategic delivery. His pro-bono work includes board of director position at the Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance and serving Project Management Institute (Hong Kong Chapter Board).

Mr Villupuram holds MBA (HKUST) with a bachelor’s in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. He is a professionally qualified CPIT (Project Director), PMP, CISA & CISM. He completed the executive course from MIT on Innovation & Leadership in 2019 & has been awarded CXO of the year under “Value Creation” category in the program hosted by INSEAD & judged by IDC, HPE & Intel.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Shape a better world.

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