Disruptive Tech throughout the years

A look back at our past events

2019 Highlights

Survival of the fittest, fastest or first

Hong Kong October 29, 2019

For the fifth year running, investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered at the UBS Disruptive Technology CEO Summit to connect and inspire. Our 2019 summit titled "Survival of the fittest, fastest or first", drew more than 700 participants to Hong Kong's Rosewood Hotel on Tuesday October 29.

With a line-up of 27 speakers across the medicine, content and entertainment, agriculture, materials, transportation, aerospace, education and consumer retail industries, participants took away with them new ideas, perspectives and connections.

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Hear from Geoffrey Prentice, Co-Founder of Oriente, Skype and Atomico on how things are different now to entrepreneurs in tech space.

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Online vs in-store shopping: How can retailers close the gap? Alistair Crane, CEO & Co-Founder HERO ® shares his perspectives.

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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.

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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.

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Solving the plastic waste crisis, do big companies truly come to the realization? Daniella Russo, CEO & Co-Founder, Think Beyond Plastic™ explains.

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Is China leading in VR application? We talk to Curtis Hickman, Chief Creative Officer of The VOID on the sidelines.

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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.

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2018 Highlights

UBS Disruptive Technology CEO Summit

Hong Kong September 18, 2018

UBS was proud to host its fourth UBS Disruptive Technology CEO Summit at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The theme of our 2018 event was "Disrupting the world, Disrupting me" where speakers across various industries explored how the latest technology trends are changing the world and their impact on businesses.

Topics discussed included:

Robotics                        Healthtech              Transportation

Artificial intelligence      Blockchain               Cloud technology

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2017 Highlights

UBS Disruptive Technology CEO Summit

Hong Kong September 26, 2017

We hosted our third UBS Disruptive Technology CEO Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Over 300 Chairmen, CEOs, entrepreneurs, industry consultants, and financial investors shared their experiences as proven market disruptors.

Topics discussed included:

Healthcare               Consumer        Next generation computing                 

Manufacturing        Sustainability

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Dan Vahdat

CEO Medopad

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Tony Atti

CEO Phononic

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Victor Christou

Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge Innovation Capital

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Min-Liang Tan

Co-founder, CEO and Creative Director, Razer

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William Li

Founder and Chairman of NIO

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2016 Highlights

UBS Disruptive Technology CEO Summit

Hong Kong September 27, 2016

UBS hosted the 2nd Disruptive Technology CEO Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. At this summit, CEOs, Chairmen and Founders from across the region shared their insights and experiences in leading companies proven to be major or potential "disruptors".

What were some key discussion topics?

  • The economic impact of disruptive technology is expected to reach USD25 trillion by 2025 - Amy Lo, Head, UBS Wealth Management Greater China.
  • AI & VR, disruptive China trends, next-gen transportation. Are you future-ready?
  • How does technology benefit our Client Advisors?
  • Why does Baidu believe in the future of food delivery in China?
  • Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. How will these disruptive tech trends impact your world?

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Interview with Leo Cui, CEO, TalkingData

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Interview with Neville Spiteri, CEO, Wevr

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Interview with Wellen Sham, Chairman & CEO, Thunder Power

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Interview with Andras Forgacs, Co-Founder & CEO, Modern Meadow

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2015 Highlights

UBS Disruptive Technology CEO Summit

Hong Kong November 16, 2015

UBS hosted the first Disruptive Technology CEO Summit in Hong Kong on Monday, November 16, 2015. The event brought together CEOs, Chairmen and Founders from across the region who shared their insights and experiences in leading companies proven to be major or potential "disruptors".

Disruptive Technologies will transform life, business, and the economy.

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Interview with Josh Tetrick, CEO & Founder, Hampton Creek

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Interview with Michael Stewart, Founder & CEO, Lucid Holdings Inc.

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Interview with Marco Gervasi, Managing Director, Red Synergy Shanghai

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2021 Event

Check out our 2021 Event page to see what’s in store for this year