ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

Frontier Technologies: Accelerating Sustainable Transformation via Collaborative Networks

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 11:20 - 12:05

Location: Change Makers Stage

Redefining Value

Overview

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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