Insights from industry experts
Hear from Geoffrey Prentice, Co-Founder of Oriente, Skype and Atomico on how things are different now to entrepreneurs in tech space.
Online vs in-store shopping: How can retailers close the gap? Alistair Crane, CEO & Co-Founder HERO ® shares his perspectives.
What will the school of the future look like? Mark Luo, Founder & CEO of Huohua Siwei (Spark Education) help us envision how the next generation would be educated.
From being diagnosed with a rare granuloma to becoming the youngest CEO in cannabis, Rylie Maedler, Founder of RyliesSmileFnd shares her incredible journey with us.
Solving the plastic waste crisis, do big companies truly come to the realization? Daniella Russo, CEO & Co-Founder, Think Beyond Plastic™ explains.
Is China leading in VR application? We talk to Curtis Hickman, Chief Creative Officer of The VOID on the sidelines.
We've all heard the buzz of 5G. But is your life really 5G-ready? Sandeep Gantori, Equity Analyst, CIO, UBS Global Wealth Management tells us in what ways it is going to affect us.
Online – Ecommerce/ Retail
Robotics/ Artificial Intelligence
Industry experts will highlight the possibilities of disruptive technologies, share best practices and discuss the key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Co-Head Wealth Management Asia Pacific,
UBS Global Wealth Management,
Head and Chief Executive, UBS Hong Kong
Group Managing Director
Amy Lo is Co-Head of Wealth Management Asia Pacific, Head and Chief Executive of UBS Hong Kong, and a Group Managing Director at UBS.
Amy has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Since joining UBS in 1995, she has held a number of senior management positions including Regional Head of Ultra High Net Worth in Asia. Today, the ultra-high net worth business is the leading wealth manager for ultra-high net worth individuals in the region.
Actively involved in the development of the private banking industry in Hong Kong, Amy chairs the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA), is a member of the Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Education Bureau, and a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
A passionate supporter of youth education and technological innovation in Greater China, Amy is a member of The Court and the MBA Advisory Board at The University of Hong Kong, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an Advisor of the Industrial Consulting Committee at the HongKong X, a tech start-up platform aim at promotion of innovations among young entrepreneurs. She is also a Board Member of the UBS Optimus Foundation, the independent grant-making foundation that helps UBS clients improve the education and welfare of children globally.
Amy received the Executive Award at the DHL/SCMP Business Awards 2018 for her efforts in promoting the growth and development of the wealth management industry, and for her drive in building UBS as a corporate citizen in Hong Kong. She was also named by a top-tier Chinese media, China Business News, as one of the "Hong Kong Top 20 in the next 20 years" for her contribution to innovation developments in 2017.
Head of Investment Bank, Asia Pacific
Group Managing Director
Member of Global Investment Bank Executive Committee
David Chin is Head of Investment Bank, Asia Pacific, for UBS based in Hong Kong. Between 2009 and 2015, he was Head of Investment Banking Division, Asia for UBS. Under his leadership, UBS was consistently ranked top in Asian investment banking league tables and won numerous awards.
Prior to 2009, David had held various senior positions including Head of Financial Institutions Group and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions in UBS Asia. In 2008, UBS was awarded Best FIG House in Asia by both FinanceAsia and The Asset.
He played an active role in business development for UBS, particularly in Hong Kong and China, including the development of offshore Renminbi equities and bond products since 2011; the formation of UBS Securities in China in 2007; and UBS's US$500m investment in Bank of China in 2005.
David led a wide range of capital market and M&A transactions for major clients in Asia, such as Bank of China, China Merchants Bank, China Pacific Insurance, Haitong Securities, Cinda Asset Management, and HKEx.
Between 2016 and 2019, he was a Non-executive director of Postal Savings of China. During the academic year 2015-16, he was a Visiting Bye Fellow at Selwyn College, Cambridge University, England.
David joined SG Warburg, a predecessor firm of UBS, in London in 1994, and moved to Hong Kong in 1996. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London in 1993. He has a MA degree in Economics from Selwyn College, Cambridge University, England.
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Master of ceremony / Moderator
Partner, SPARQ Capital
Donna NguyenPhuoc is Partner of SPARQ Capital, a multi-FO investment vehicle providing venture capital to growth-stage technology companies. Donna manages investments into highly compelling and well-curated global ventures across Europe, the US and Asia. She and her team at SPARQ Capital provides thorough due-diligence, structuring and management of the investments as well as operational support for the portfolio companies.
Based in Hong Kong, Donna is a prolific, well-respected investor and entrepreneur who has invested in and established successful enterprises across a diversified range of asset classes, including technology, fine art and real-estate.
Donna has been actively involved in technology investments since 2011, and her experience since then has seen her develop into a known figure on the subject. She is a strategist who has helped various growth-stage startups develop, refine and execute their business plans and enabled founders to maximise their potentials through her global networks.
Head of Innovation Technologies, Greater China, UBS Wealth Management
Cat has extensive leadership experience driving mobile, internet and software related transformation with large enterprises and start-ups.
Her current role is Head of Innovation Technologies, UBS Wealth Management Greater China where she is responsible for driving client engagement around technology. Previously, she spent more than 15 years building eight technology companies in software, cloud and mobile in Hong Kong, China, the US and the UK.
With the aim of promoting technology and transformation, Cat holds senior roles with the Women's Foundation and InvestHK; she also leads a Facebook community with over 12k members around start-up. She was named a top 20 female entrepreneur to watch by ANZ Bank.
Prior to her days in technology, Cat spent 5 years in China building companies, factories and amusement parks.
She studied Management and Statistics at St Andrews University and received Diplomas in Marketing and Process-reengineering.
She also speaks Mandarin, French, German and some Spanish; and was born and raised in Asia.
Managing Director, Sales & Operations, Google Hong Kong
Leonie Valentine is Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong, having originally joined Google in 2014 as APAC Director of Customer Experience. She has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations.
Prior to joining Google, Leonie was Executive Vice President, Customer Service & Operations at CSL Limited. Earlier, she held the position of Chief of Staff for Telstra International Group, and was a member of the Executive Leadership Team charged with managing Telstra Corp’s business growth and assets outside of Australia and New Zealand.
Leonie holds an Executive Certificate in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (Swinburne), a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of Technology Sydney, and a Bachelor of Science from Melbourne University. Since moving to Hong Kong seven years ago, her studies have focused on learning the basics of Cantonese and Mandarin.
Leonie is a board member for Pro-Pac Packaging Limited (ASX: PPG), IAB HK, and Save The Children HK, a Governor for the American Chamber of Commerce HK, as well as an advisor to CUHK's EMBA Program. She actively supports The Women’s Foundation in Hong Kong, and is a member of the Women on Boards Advisory Panel (30% Club) and the Girls Go Tech Advisory Committee. Previously she was a board member for HandsOn Hong Kong from 2014-16.
Group Managing Director and Executive Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Chairman of Greater China
Ms. Cai joined UBS in Nov 2017 as Group Managing Director / Executive Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Chairman of Greater China. Prior to this position, Ms. Cai was also Chairman and Head of China Investment Banking at Citi, Chairman of China Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ms. Cai also worked at ABN Amro as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking, and worked at JP Morgan as a Managing Director and Head of China's Equity Capital Market.
Ms. Cai has over 20 years of experience in the investment banking industry and participated in many equity, debt and M&A transactions.
Bowtie Life Insurance Company Limited is an authorized life insurance company and Hong Kong’s very first virtual insurer approved under the Fast Track pilot scheme. Built with modern technology and medical expertise, Bowtie’s platform offers health insurance plans under the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) to customers directly. Bowtie is backed by Sun Life and supported by leading international reinsurers. Bowtie will launch more medical insurance products in the future to provide protection to Hong Kongers. Stay up to date at www.bowtie.com.hk.
Bugbank is a well-known network security brand of Shanghai mule Network Technology Co., Ltd. It is also the proponent and advocator of the concept of "open security". In the industry, we took the lead in implementing the "security certification" technology under the concept, cooperated with global network security experts, collected, analyzed, responded to and tracked the latest Internet vulnerabilities, gave early warning of zero time difference vulnerabilities and major network security threats in the first time, and strive to build the first brand of Internet security.
Launched in 2015, HERO® works with global retailers to transform billions of sq. ft. of analogue retail space into smart stores of the future.
Now everyday across the world, stores and associates are no longer standing idle, but are proactively assisting millions of online shoppers - transforming the role of the store for 21st century retail and creating a formidable advantage against pure-play online retailers.
Adam and Alistair previously launched Europe’s largest app commerce business, with studios in London and San Francisco. For clients including Visa, Virgin, Adidas and Samsung, they created m-commerce platforms that transacted hundreds of millions in revenue annually.
Our team of designers, engineers, retail specialists and data scientists are based in London and New York. Hero is backed by private investors from across technology and retail.
Fun, fit, fab!
We make workout fun for you. Star coaches, uplifting music, classes for different moods, needs and duration.
Leave stress or work behind and enjoy your ME TIME.
Have a good stretch or break a sweat. Be grateful to yourself that you put in time and effort to get fit.
Be comfortable in your own skin.
Feel strong and ready to conquer the world.Feel fabulous in the post-workout glow and big grin on your face.
With Kara, you will want to work out every single day.
MIWA is a technology company driven by a mission to prevent the creation of waste from single-use packaging. MIWA has developed a standardized reusable packaging with RFID chips for distribution of the dry and liquid products in bulk; this packaging works in tandem with the unique electronic dispensers that are placed in the shops.
Thanks to the data-driven operational efficiency and the focus on brand/product quality tracking and communication, the system enables so called packaging-free sales for the large brand owners and retailers.
Further development of the technology includes solutions for consumer packaging and household management to reach a maximum convenience for shoppers.
Every customer deserves clothes which fit perfectly. TG3D Studio helps the apparel market to design and manufacture garments with the perfect fit with a comprehensive suite of digital tools. Through interactive retail experiences, powered by the Scanatic Platform, consumers are empowered with interactive and immersive shopping experiences to make smarter buying decisions.
#TOGETHERBAND was born to raise public awareness and action for all of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At the core of the campaign are bands representing each of the UN Global Goals made from reclaimed ocean plastic and decommissioned firearm metal. For every #TOGETHERBAND sold, money is raised to support charities and organizations working towards achieving the UN Goals. The campaign has been attracting a growing community of celebrities, athletes, academics and more the general public who have been joining, buying the #TOGETHERBANDs to support the UN Goals and spreading the word about the campaign.
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