ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

FoodTech: Innovations to Accelerate Our Transition Towards a Sustainable Food Ecosystem

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 14:10 - 15:00

Location: Sustainable Partnerships Theatre

Food & Nature

Overview

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and demands of customers with healthier habits, the agrifood sector has shown agility by embracing digital transformation to create new business models and foster disruptive solutions for food system efficiency and sustainability.

Learnings

  • FoodTech is an emerging ecosystem made of agrifood entrepreneurs and startups exploring how technology can be leveraged for contemporary challenges, such as food security, population growth, climate change and food waste, in all stages – from food design, production, distribution to consumption.
  • What is the state of play in Hong Kong?
  • What are some significant trends in foodtech? Perspectives from biotechnological innovations, trading platforms and more.

Post Event Actions

  • Gain insights on current and emerging trends in foodtech, and the potential they have to solve problems along the whole food chain system, such as climate change, food waste, traceability, amongst others.
  • Rethink how your company and industry can better collaborate and contribute to building a greener and more sustainable food system.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Anson Bailey

Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC; Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong

KPMG

Anson Bailey

Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC; Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong

KPMG

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer & Retail Practice in the ASPAC region. He is part of the KPMG Global Consumer & Retail Steering Group as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the Cluster Leader for the Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice based in Hong Kong.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports including Global Mobile Payments, Consumers & Convergence, Mobilizing Innovation: The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, The Rise of the Digital Multi-tasker, Be a Smarter Start-up, MNCs in China, Made in China 2025, China’s Connected Consumers, Global Connected Consumers, Connecting Hong Kong – Perspectives on our future as a smart city, Connected Cities – insights across the ASPAC region and The Changing Face of Commerce series.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in both the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the globe and has completed his Executive Masters in Technology & Innovation with the Poly University as well as the MIT Executive Leadership & Innovation Program.

Anita Chau

Head of Ecosystem Development

Cyberport

Anita Chau

Head of Ecosystem Development

Cyberport

Felix Cheung

Founder and CEO

IXON

Felix Cheung

Founder and CEO

IXON

Felix Cheung is the founder and CEO of IXON, a Hong Kong startup that specializes in food preservation. He is one of two co-inventors of advanced sous-vide aseptic packaging, a sterilization-cum-packaging technology that enables sous vide food to be stored at room temperature for up to two years. Felix holds a doctorate degree in plasma physics from University of Sydney and a master degree in food analysis and food safety management at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Jessica Lam-Wong

Director, Deliveroo Hop & Groceries

Deliveroo

Jessica Lam-Wong

Director, Deliveroo Hop & Groceries

Deliveroo

Jessica Lam-Wong is the director of Hop and On Demand Grocery at Deliveroo Hong Kong. Since joining Deliveroo in April 2022, she has been responsible for overseeing the operations of the firm’s first Hop site in Hong Kong, which was launched in July 2022. Hop is a rapid grocery delivery service operated by Deliveroo and is the latest addition to Deliveroo’s business portfolio.

Jessica currently leads a team of over 30 members, including account managers and business development professionals, all working towards a strategic purpose: to offer the best grocery delivery partnership experience to partners, and help them grow their businesses through delivery, while providing consumers with an even more convenient shopping experience with greater choice.

Prior to joining Deliveroo, Jessica co-founded JouSun.com in 2015, a grocery startup that delivers fresh food from hundreds of Hong Kong farms and food specialists to homes. Outside of Hong Kong, Jessica also worked and studied in the US and UK. She was a business strategist at Gucci, analyst at Vision Investment and a management consultant at Capgemini. She graduated from Columbia Business School and Brown University.

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