ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

All Hands on Deck: How Business Leadership Can Leverage Technology to Build a Sustainable Future

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 14:25 - 15:20

Location: Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Redefining Value

Overview

It is now conventional wisdom that technology will play a critical role in tackling global environmental issues. But have we become too fixated on digital technology or the next “cutting-edge” technology as the panacea for all our challenges while failing to invest in those that will solve critical problems? As the market size and investments into green technologies continue to grow, how can businesses prioritise technological innovations that build long-term societal resilience and a sustainable future? What is required to enable adoption of sustainable solutions?

Learnings

  • Have we become too fixated on digital technology, and do we tacitly assume that cutting edge technologies will be a panacea for all our challenges while failing to invest in those that actually solve critical problems? What are examples of environmental technologies that have resulted in the sustainable and wide-reaching impact? What lessons can we learn?
  • What are the biggest barriers in Hong Kong and beyond, when it comes to development and adoption of sustainable technologies? What are the policies, economic incentives, infrastructure development, and other supporting factors required to enable large scale adoption of sustainable technologies?
  • Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Fund has invested significantly in environmental-technology-related R&D projects. What fields of environmental technology is Hong Kong competitive in? Can we transform Hong Kong into a hub for sustainable technology innovation?

Post Event Actions

  • Learn from examples of the successful adoption/application of green technology for sustainable impact.
  • Rethink how your company and industry may utilise technology specifically for the purpose of sustainable development.
  • Consider opportunities that will pave the way for the adoption of innovations that contribute to a amore sustainable future.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Eric Stryson

Managing Director

Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT)

Eric Stryson

Managing Director

Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT)

Eric leads GIFT’s dynamic advisory business, manages global clients, and facilitates GIFT’s leadership development programmes. He has worked with thousands of executives from all regions in areas of governance, business and sustainability. He writes and speaks on topics related to development, technology, and the role of business in society.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Reduced waste, improved walkability, overall improved quality of life for all, including the basics of housing affordability, access to nutritious food, purposeful employment, dignified ageing in place.

Dickson Law

Managing Director, Transportation and Water for Asia

Atkins

Dickson Law

Managing Director, Transportation and Water for Asia

Atkins

With more than 25 years of experience in engineering and construction in the infrastructure and transport markets, Mr. Dickson Law is the Managing Director for Transportation and Water Businesses for Asia in Atkins.

Mr Law is responsible for all the civil engineering offerings in Hong Kong & Macau, including Highways and Transport Infrastructure, Tunneling and Ground Engineering, Aviation and Government Works, and Water and Environment.

Mr. Law was involved in various major multi disciplinary infrastructure projects and has played a key role in successfully delivering some of the most recognizable and complex projects in Hong Kong, including the Central Reclamation Phase III, Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge, Airport Third Runway projects.

Mr. Law is a registered Chartered Civil Engineer and holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and Master Degree in Civil Engineering Management . He holds the membership of MHKIE, MIStructE , MICE, RPE, RSE 1 PRC, Accredited NEC3/ NEC4 ECC Project Manager and he is currently a Council Member of the Hong Kong Association of Consulting Engineers (ACEHK).

Pamela Mar

Managing Director

ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Pamela Mar

Managing Director

ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Pamela Mar is the Managing Director of the Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) of the International Chamber of Commerce, based in Singapore. She was previously Executive Vice President for Knowledge and Applications with the Fung Group, where she served as a sustainability and supply chain innovation leader for over 10 years.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Accelerate the digitalization of supply chains and global trade in order to drive growth, development and inclusion.

Bertrand Piccard

Founder and Chairman

Solar Impulse Foundation

Bertrand Piccard

Founder and Chairman

Solar Impulse Foundation

Psychiatrist and explorer Bertrand Piccard made history by accomplishing two aeronautical firsts – flying around the world non-stop in a balloon, and more recently in a solar-powered airplane plane without fuel. Pioneer in his way to consider ecology through the lens of profitability, he began working in the early 2000s to promote renewable energies and clean technologies. As Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, he has succeeded in his mission to identify 1000 profitable solutions to protect the environment and support clean growth.

Noky Wong

Chief Executive

Jardine Engineering Corporation

Noky Wong

Chief Executive

Jardine Engineering Corporation

Noky has over 30 years of experience in managing engineering businesses and before joining JEC, Noky held a number of leadership roles in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia with Jardine Schindler Group. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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