ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

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

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 17:05 - 17:55

Location: Change Makers Stage

Redefining Value

Overview

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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