Our next ‘Changing the Game’ event will air on November 12th, 2020 at 4:30pm HKT. During this event we will hear about two very different industries – Sports and Wellness. Our speakers will discuss how innovation is transforming their industries and Changing the Game for years to come!
To kick off the event, we will hear about how the sports industry is leveraging technology to become more digital. Our panel of experts will discuss how their companies are adapting to change and how technology is enabling them to deliver highly engaging customer experiences.
Afterwards, we will hear about how disruption is changing the way we approach wellness. We are excited to have an expert in the field who will share his insights on the potential Psychedelics have as both a frontier for knowledge and medical treatment.
Speaker - Sports
CEO of OG Esports
J.M.R. LUNA is an award-winning Director / Producer and a member of the Producer's Guild of America (PGA).
Originally hailing from Madrid, Spain, J.M.R. was educated at some of the most prestigious film institutions in Europe. He graduated with honors from the University of Madrid, was awarded an Erasmus scholarship for graduate school in Denmark, and earned his Masters in Los Angeles where he developed his career working in Hollywood.
J.M.R. LUNA’s prolific filmmaker career has taken him around the world, where he has done more than 25 commercial and short content campaigns, and 8 Feature Films including one with MGM and three with Netflix.
In January 2017, J.M.R. LUNA started working in Esports. First as the Head of Content for Evil Geniuses, and then as the VP of Content and Production for Immortals Gamers Club (MIBR, LA Valiant, Immortals).
In May 2020, be was named CEO for OG Esports and has since relocated to Europe.
Speaker - Sports
Hua Fung Teh
Group President of One Championship
Hua Fung Teh is the Group President of ONE Championship. Together with Chairman/CEO Chatri Sityodtong, Teh leads the company's management team with a focus on group strategy, international expansion, global strategic partnerships and capital markets. He also served for a year as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to ONE, Teh was a Principal at global private equity firm TPG Capital (TPG). As a senior member of the Southeast Asia investment team, he was responsible for the origination, execution and portfolio management of growth and late-stage investment deals in Southeast Asia. He also served on TPG’s China and US teams prior. Before TPG, Teh was an aviator with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and held leadership positions both at the RSAF and at Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, where he served as the ministry’s Formula One (F1) Project Team Leader. In this role he helped secure the F1 Grand Prix hosting rights for Singapore and coordinated efforts between government agencies and private sector parties to execute the first night race in F1 history in 2008.
Teh holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MEng and BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a member of the men’s varsity basketball team. A Taekwondo black-belt holder, he also sits on the Global Steering Committee of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and is a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum.
Speaker - Wellness
William A. Richards
Ph.D. John Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research
William A. Richards (Bill) is a psychologist in the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he and his colleagues have been conducting research with psilocybin for the past two decades. He is also a clinician in private practice in Baltimore, a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and a consultant with research organizations that are committed to the exploration of human consciousness. His graduate degrees include M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, S.T.M. from Andover-Newton Theological School and Ph.D. from Catholic University, as well as studies with Abraham Maslow at Brandeis University and with Hanscarl Leuner at Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany, where his involvement with psilocybin research originated in 1963. From 1967 to 1977, he implemented studies of psychotherapy research with LSD, DPT, MDA and psilocybin at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, including protocols designed to investigate the promise of psychedelic molecules in the treatment of alcoholism, depression, narcotic addiction and the psychological distress associated with terminal cancer, and also their use in the training of religious and mental-health professionals. From 1977-1981, he was a member of the psychology faculty of Antioch University in Maryland. His publications began in 1966 with “Implications of LSD and Experimental Mysticism,” coauthored with Walter Pahnke. His book, Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences has been released by Columbia University Press.
Head of Global Research New Business Initiatives
The Investment Research industry is changing rapidly as regulatory and technological change challenge legacy business models. UBS Global Research is committed to developing new products, platforms and partnerships that leverage our market-leading differentiated content. Damien leads this global effort from Hong Kong.
Prior to taking on this role in 2020, Damien led our Asia Pacific Investment Research team for almost a decade. UBS has consistently had one of the largest commitments to research in the region and the team was #1 ranked (in aggregate) in the Asia Pacific Institutional Investor surveys from 2016 through 2019.
Prior to taking on the APAC role, Damien was Head of Japan Research and led the team to top 3 rankings in various investor surveys. He moved to Asia in 2005 and was initially Head of our #1 ranked Asian Transport Research team. He was also the global coordinator for the sector.
Damien joined UBS in London in 2002. His experience in investment research stretches back almost 30 years. He started his career in Australia, where he covered the local transport sector for ABN AMRO and BT Alex Brown. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (finance and accounting) from the University of New England (Australia) and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School in 2017.
10th September 2020
Changing The Game Series
President, Singapore Business of Electronics, ST Engineering
Chief Technology Partner of Click Ventures
President & CEO at Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong
UBS Global Wealth Management, CIO
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