UBS Disruptive Technology CEO Summit 2018

Hong Kong September 18, 2018

UBS is proud to host its fourth UBS Disruptive Technology CEO Summit at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on Tuesday, September 18. The theme of this year is "Disrupting the world, Disrupting me" where speakers across different industries  will explore how the latest technology trends are changing the world and their impact on businesses.

Topics include:

  • robotics
  • healthtech
  • transportation
  • artificial intelligence
  • blockchain
  • cloud technology

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Event program

Industry experts will highlight the possibilities of disruptive technologies, share best practices and discuss the key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Event Host

Amy Lo

Chairman and Head Wealth Management, Greater China
Chief Executive, UBS Hong Kong

Amy Lo is the Chairman and Head of UBS Wealth Management, Greater China, Chief Executive of UBS Hong Kong Branch, and a Group Managing Director at UBS. She has over 30 years of experience in the private banking industry and since joining the firm in 1995, she has held various senior management positions including Regional head of UHNW in Asia where she built up the UHNW practice and offering into today's position as the leading regional wealth manager for UHNW individuals.

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.

Amy is passionate in driving youth education and technological innovation in Greater China. She 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. In 2017, Amy was 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. She is also a Board Member of the UBS Optimus Foundation, the independent global grant making foundation aimed at improving the education and welfare of children globally.

Speakers / Panelists

Bill Diamond

CEO, The SETI Institute

Bill Diamond is a Silicon Valley veteran and current President and CEO of the SETI Institute, a position he has held since 2015. The SETI Institute is a non-profit research and education organization focused on astrobiology, space science and technology. Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Diamond held various positions in applied technologies in a career spanning four decades. Most recently, Mr. Diamond was Vice President of Sales for Oclaro, Inc. where he led the company’s penetration in optical networking of the rapidly evolving Web 2.0 Data Center market. He also served as Vice President of Product Management for optical amplifiers, ROADM, high bit-rate modules, and micro-optics.

Mr. Diamond has worked predominantly in applied technologies with over 20 years’ experience in photonics and optical communications and more than a decade in X-ray and semiconductor processing technologies. His corporate background covers the spectrum from venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 100 multinationals, with responsibilities ranging from R&D, engineering and operations, to sales, marketing, product management and CEO positions.

Executive leadership roles include CEO positions at WaveSplitter Technologies, DenseLight Semiconductor (Singapore) and Xradia, Inc., now part of Zeiss. His photonics background also includes six years with AT&T Bell Laboratory’s Optoelectronics business unit and five years as President of US operations for the Swiss technology company, Comet A.G.

Mr. Diamond holds a B.A. in physics from Holy Cross College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgetown University. He is a past member of the Advisory Board for the McDonough School of Business Administration at Georgetown and is a current member of the Optical Society of America and the International Astronomical Congress. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Science and Innovation Council.

Joe Ye

Co-founder & CEO, ULSee

  • CEO & Co-founder of ULSee Inc
  • Graduated from Pennsylvania State University
  • Venture Partners of SoftBank China
  • CEO of CyWee Group Ltd.
  • Vice President (Asia pacific), UTStarcom(USA).Co.Ltd. Increased sales from $1 million to $7 billion in four years
  • Senior Product Engineer, General Motors

Guosheng Qi

Chairman of the Board & CEO, Gridsum

Mr. Guosheng Qi founded Gridsum in 2005 and has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since then. Led by Qi, the company went listed on NASDAQ on September 23, 2016,making Qi the youngest CEO ever among those Nasdaq-listed Chinese companies.

Besides focusing on growth of the Company, Qi also put efforts on the development of software industry and informatization progress in China, as well as caring education for young talents. In 2018, Qi was invited to join the China Info 100, a leading independent platform Initiated by 100 leading scholars, entrepreneurs and policy makers, focusing on China’s public policies to guide innovation in the information era. He has been one of mentors at Schwarzman College of Tsinghua University since 2016, and awarded Outstanding Contribution to Education by Peking University in the same year. Qi has been named to Fortune’s40 Under 40 in China list in 2016 and 2017.In December 2012, Qi was awarded Zhongguancun Starup Star, and years later, the mentor of Zhongguancun Starup Star, by Beijing Zhongguancun High-tech Enterprises Association.

Qi earned his bachelor degree from School of Software, Tsinghua University in 2006. While he was in college, he founded the Student Software Industry Research Association of Tsinghua University, and worked as an intern at Microsoft Research Asia, where he participated in the research and development of the next generation of search engine.

Ryan Pandya

Co-Founder & CEO, Perfect Day

Ryan is a 26-year-old bioengineer and entrepreneur from Milford, Connecticut. He studied Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts University, where he contributed to early research on cultured meat. After graduating, Ryan worked at MassBiologics, a biomedical company in Boston, MA, where he honed skills in cell line development and small-scale biomanufacturing. In May 2014, along with Perumal Gandhi and Isha Datar, Ryan started Perfect Day, a company that is developing a new source of milk and dairy ingredients using fermentation.

David Norwood

CEO, Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

David Norwood is a serial science and technology entrepreneur and investor, whose ventures include Oxford Sciences Innovation, a £580m investment fund backing Oxford University spinouts, which he helped set up in 2015. He previously founded technology commercialisation business IP Group in 2000, which he floated in 2003 for £112m; it is now valued at £964m. To date, it has helped produce 17 AIM-listed firms.

He is an investor in many UK technology companies, including Tech Track alumni Wolfson Microelectronics and Oxford Nanopore; and is chairman of Oxford Pharma science, 4D Pharma and Genomics, which work with live bio therapeutics and DNA data respectively to inform drug development.

David is a former chess grandmaster, and previously captained the England chess team.

Shlomo Gadot

Co-Founder & CEO, Inuitive

Mr. Shlomo Gadot, BSc. MBA with 34 years of experience of management start-up companies.

Mr. Gadot is a graduate from the Technion (Israel institute of technologies) and has a Master in Business Administration from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Shlomo is the CEO and co-founder of Inuitive Ltd. Inuitive is developing a 3D imaging and multi core processors chip. This chip includes the most advance 3D depth, computer vision processors and deep learning processor (CNN, RNN).

Prior to Inuitive, he had founded Percello Ltd. in 2007 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He led Percello team to become the leader of the –small cell baseband market. Percello was acquired by Broadcom in 2010 for 88M$ with in less than 3 years from establishment. After acquisition he has served as a senior director at Broadcom and led the small cell unit.

Prior to Percello Mr. Gadot was a Co-Founder of Modem Art Ltd. and served as its Chief Executive Officer. ModemArt was acquired by Agere for $145M in 2005 After acquisition Mr. Gadot served as a Director of baseband processor at Agere in charge of Agere teams in U.K ( 2G), Israel (3G), Australia (4G-LTE).

Prior to Modem-Art, he served at AT&T Paradyne and AT&T Bell Labs where he was in the founding team that developed the first ADSL/HDSL in the world. His team had span off from AT&T and became a public company (Globespan – GSPN)

Harry Hui

Founder, ClearVue

Over the past two decades, Mr. Hui has served as CEO, investor, TV producer, speaker, author and global business strategist in Asia's consumer and media sectors.

Mr. Hui is currently the founder and managing partner of ClearVue Partners (cvpcap.com). Formed in Shanghai in 2010, CVP is a private equity firm investing into growth stage companies in China’s consumer sectors. ClearVue has invested into 26 companies with ~ usd1B in assets under management.
Previously, Mr. Hui served as CMO and President of Pepsico Investment (China) limited. Prior to PepsiCo, Mr. Hui spent five years as President of Universal Music Asia. He managed all aspects of the company’s business across Asia and also created and produced three #1 rated TV shows in China. Prior to Universal, Mr. Hui was MD of North Asia at MTV Networks Asia.

Dr. Richard Ji

Co-founder, All-Stars Investment

Dr. Richard-Weidong Ji is the co-founder and managing partner of All-Stars Investment Limited, which focuses on investing in the “all-star” companies in China’s Internet and consumer brand markets. The fund currently manages $1.5 billion dollar assets and has invested in the tech champions, such as Xiaomi, Didi Chuxing (China's Uber), Tujia (China's Airbnb), Full Truck Alliance (Uber-like "sharing economy" leader in China's logistics market), and SenseTime (the leading artificial intelligence solution provider in China), as a value-added strategic investor. Dr. Ji was the managing director and the head of Asia-Pacific Internet/media investment research at Morgan Stanley. He has participated in the IPOs of over a dozen companies, including Tencent, Alibaba.com (B2B), Shanda, TAL Group (Xueersi), and YY.com. He was highly ranked by the Institutional Investor and Greenwich Associates polls and was awarded “The Best Investment Bank Analyst for New Economy” by iResearch. He was rated as “the No. 1 stock picker in Software and services” in pan-Asia by Financial Times and was also voted as the First Team (Asia) by Asiamoney. His views have been widely quoted by renowned media, such as The Wall Street Journal, Caijing Magazine, Sina and Phoenix TV. Richard received his Doctor of Sciences degree from Harvard University and an MBA degree from Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania), where he was on the Director's List for academic excellence. He received his B.S. degree from Fudan University.

Brian Wong

Co-founder & CEO, Kiip

Brian Wong is the 27-year-old co-founder and CEO of Kiip. Kiip (pronounced “keep”) is a mobile consumer engagement platform that advertises in “moments” in 10,000 apps. Kiip is credited with the creation of “moments marketing”, which involves brands marketing to consumers in the right timing and mindset, based on their mobile behaviors. Backed by Verizon Ventures, American Express Ventures, US Cellular, Interpublic Group, North Atlantic Capital, Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, and others, the company has raised over $35 million in funding to date. Kiip has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List,” named on the Dow Jones “FasTech50” and is listed on Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.” Once the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, after skipping four K-12 grades. Brian has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including:

  • Forbes’ “30 under 30” for three years in a row, and then a judge for 2016
  • Business Insider’s “Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley,” “30 Under 30 in Advertising” and “18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising”
  • AdAge's “Creativity Top 50”

Brian recently launched his first book, The Cheat Code, published by Crown Business / Penguin Random House. The Cheat Code contains 71 bite -sized and virtually effortless shortcuts to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for creative thinkers and their ideas, and to accelerate success. The book has been translated into Simplified Chinese and Arabic, and is featured by Forbes, CNBC, Elle, The Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, and many more publications around the world, and is quickly becoming the go-to book for entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial advice for our generation.

Lai Pak-Seng

Head of Private Markets APAC, UBS AG

Mr. Lai is Managing Director and Head of Private Markets APAC of UBS AG. He has more than 20 years of experience in global private equity investments in US, Europe and Asia. He was Managing Partner of two China private equity funds. Prior to that, he was Head of Asia and Managing Director of HQ Capital, a global alternative investment firm with around USD 11 billion under management. Prior to HQ Capital, he was Head of Investment Process at Schroder Adveq, a global private equity fund of funds based in Switzerland. Previously, he held positions at Transpac Capital and Singapore Technologies, where he was primarily engaged in sourcing transactions and making growth capital investments in Asia. He also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and is a Certified Public Accountant of Singapore.

Mr. Lai earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from National University of Singapore.

Ken Shi

Partner, Morningside Venture Capital

Mr. Shi joined Morningside in 1999 after receiving his M.B.A. degree from China Europe International Business School. Mr. SHI has nearly 20 years’ venture capital investment experience. Being an expert in education, media, and entertainment, Mr. Shi is a founding publisher of Forbes China and founding staff of Harvard Business Review Chinese edition. He led successful investments in China Distance Education (NYSE: DL), The9 Limited (NASDAQ: NCTY) and CTRIP (NASDAQ: CTRP).

Marcel Poser

CEO, Tectus Group & Dream Lab

Marcel Poser is an entrepreneur, business strategist and technology innovator. He is CEO of Tectus Group, a family-owned, multinational business headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

The company has diverse operations and investments across a variety of market segments ranging from testing & sensing, to digital health, to entertainment & lifestyle, to real estate and special engineering & construction.

Marcel serves in leadership positions for several Tectus Group companies and leads various new ventures in virtual and augmented reality, digitalization, industrial internet of things, artificial intelligence and engineering productivity with a focus on change, innovation and value creation for all stakeholders. Additionally, he is the founding partner and director of Tectus Dreamlab Pte. Ltd., a cross-functional research center in Fusionopolis, Singapore.

Marcel earned his undergraduate degree in structural engineering from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in and a master’s degree from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. In 2016 Marcel became only the 30th alumni of The University of Texas at Austin, who is recognized with the prestigious "Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate Award".

Connor Campbell

CEO, Osler Diagnostics

Connor Campbell is the CEO of Osler Diagnostics, an Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) backed University of Oxford spin-out, focused on developing disruptive diagnostic platforms, including a universal point-of-need medical diagnostic.

Connor previously worked for Oxford Sciences Innovation, the £580m investment fund backing University of Oxford spinouts. Before that, he was a McKinsey & Company consultant, working on a range of public and private sector projects. He also spent a year in Sierra Leone, during the Ebola crisis, working for the President of Sierra Leone's Delivery Team – a group responsible for distributing and managing international aid funding across the country.

Connor holds a Medical Sciences degree from the University of Oxford.

Roger Lienhard

Founder & Chairman, Blue Horizon

Roger is evangelist and founder of Blue Horizon Corporation and the affiliated Blue Horizon International Foundation. His primary objective is to generate synergies between the associated companies to ensure the maximum impact on the major global shift towards a more sustainable food system. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and sold several companies within the IT, advertising and online marketing industry.

Cat Rüst

Head of Innovation Technologies, UBS Wealth Management Greater China

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 over 15 years building 8 technology companies in software, cloud and mobile around the world.

Cat holds senior roles with the Women’s Foundation and InvestHK; she also leads a Facebook start up community with over 12k members. 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.

Daniel Kroening

CEO, Diffblue

Daniel Kroening is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and co-founder of Diffblue, Ltd., a University spinout that develops AI that writes code.

Much of the work was done at the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, USA, which he joined in 2001 as a Post-Doc. Daniel became an assistant professor at the Swiss Technical Institute (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland, from 2004 to 2007.

Daniel has been awarded with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Inventor Recognition Award, an IBM Faculty Award, a Microsoft Research SEIF Award, the Wolfson Research Merit Award and a Google Faculty Fellowship. His interests include automated reasoning about hardware and software systems.

Richard Browning

Founder & CEO, Gravity Industries

Richard is the Founder of Pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity. Launched in March 2017 Gravity has invented, built and patented an ‘iron man like’ flight system.

The dream was to reimagine an entirely new authentic form of human flight leaning on an elegant collaboration of mind and body augmented by leading edge technology. Gravity has to date been experienced by over a billion people globally with video views alone running at more than 60m within 7 days of launch. In the first 12 months Gravity executed 46 flight events across 16 countries including 4 Ted talks.

Richard and the team are delivering on the vision to build Gravity into a world class aeronautical engineering business, challenge perceived boundaries in human aviation, and inspire a generation to dare ask ‘what if…’.

Sundeep Gantori

Equity Analyst, Chief Investment Office, UBS Global Wealth Management

Sundeep Gantori is an equity analyst responsible for covering the global technology sector and the Asia ex-Japan Focus 20 list, which features CIO's highest conviction ideas in the region.

Sundeep joined UBS Global Wealth Management as an equity analyst in February 2007. His coverage primarily focuses on global technology sectors including internet, semiconductors, software and services, and hardware. Additionally, Sundeep is also responsible for managing the Asia ex-Japan Focus 20 list, covering Taiwanese equities and developing other thematic ideas. Before joining UBS, Sundeep worked as an equity analyst at PCS Securities, an Indian brokerage firm where he was covering the Indian IT and telecom sectors.

During the past few years, Sundeep has authored many thought-leadership pieces on topics like AI, automation, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, etc., and his views regularly appear across high-profile media outlets.

David Chin

Head of Corporate Client Solutions, Asia Pacific, UBS investment Bank

David Chin joined SG Warburg, a predecessor firm of UBS, in London in 1994, and moved to Hong Kong in 1996.

David is currently Head of Corporate Client Solutions, 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. In 2013, IFR Asia, FinanceAsia and The Asset all named UBS as Best Investment Bank in Asia.

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.

He is currently a Non-executive director of Postal Savings Bank of China. During the academic year 2015-16, he was a Visiting Bye Fellow at Selwyn College, Cambridge University, England.

David 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.

Roger Ver

“The 100 Most Influential Blockchain People”

After founding several successful companies in Silicon Valley, Roger began his Bitcoin journey in February 2011. Years before traditional venture capital firms became involved, he became the first person in the world to start investing in Bitcoin related-startups, nearly singlehandedly funding the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses.

His current investments include Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Bitpay.com, Kraken.com, and many many others. In his free time, he enjoys competing in Brazilian Jujitsu tournaments.

Jeff Chen

CSO, WeDoctor

Jeff Chen is the Chief Strategy Officer of WeDoctor, one of the leading technology enabled healthcare platforms in China. Wedoctor’s shareholders include Tencent, AIA, NWS, Goldman Sachs, Fosun, Hillhouse, Morningside and Qiming. Prior to his current role at WeDoctor, Jeff previously served as Head of Technology Investment Banking for Asia Pacific at HSBC, where he was in charge and led all the TMT transactions across the region. Prior to that, Jeff spent more than 5 years with Credit Suisse Hong Kong’s TMT team.

Jeff graduated from the University of Southern California in 2003 with a BSc in Business Administration and Management.

Nancy Yang

CFO, Yidu Cloud

Nancy is the Chief Financial Officer of Yidu Cloud, a data science driven health care total solution provider based in Beijing, China. Nancy joined Yidu Cloud in 2017.

Prior to joining the firm, Nancy served as the Senior Vice President of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). Prior to GIC, she worked for Bain & Company in management consulting.

She Earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from the School of Economics at the Peking University.

Ke Wei

Partner, China Renaissance

Mr Ke Wei was the Managing Director of General Atlantic. He was responsible for TMT and consumer sector investment and was in charge of large-scale projects, including sofang.com, meituan.com, 58.com, Xiabu Xiabu and Tenfu’s Tea. Mr Wei served as the Investment Director of Actis Capital and joined The Boston Consulting Group. He holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in English for Science and Technology from the University of Science and Technology Beijing.

Martin Yule

Deputy Head of Research, Asia Pacific, UBS Investment Bank

Martin Yule is Deputy Head of UBS Research for APAC.  He has spent the last ten years in research management, and over 22 years in research and the financial services industry.  He joined UBS in February 2016.

Martin spent most of his career at Morgan Stanley, where he was a highly ranked equity analyst in Sydney and London. He became head of Australian research in 2007, and was promoted to Managing Director in 2008.  Martin moved to Hong Kong with Morgan Stanley in 2011 to become head of regional research product.

Currently, Martin is the key MiFID II spokesperson for UBS Research for APAC.  He is based in Hong Kong, where he has lived with his wife and three daughters for the last seven years.

Richard Zhang

Chief Investment & Financing Officer, Full
Truck Alliance Group

  • Oversees financing and investment efforts of Full Truck Alliance Group
  • Former Managing Director and Head of Asia General Industrials Investment Banking of Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Over 14 years experience in investment banking, lead over $100bn financing and cross boarder M&A transactions
  • Mr. Zhang received his MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds Master degrees in Accounting and Mathematics, and Dual-Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Mathematics with honors from University of Waterloo in Canada.
  • CFA and CPA

Erica-Poon

Werkun, Head of Research, UBSS

Erica is a Managing Director and Head of UBSS Research. She was previously Head of Asia Consumer and Internet Research. Her teams were ranked #1 in “Asia Consumer Staples”, #2 in “Asia Consumer Discretionary”, and runner-up in “Asia Internet Research” in the 2017 Institutional Investor Survey. Erica joined UBS in 2004 from Goldman Sachs where she covered the Consumer and Property sectors in Hong Kong, and the Technology sector in Taiwan. Before that, Erica worked in the Investment Banking Division of CSFB Technology Group in Palo Alto and Hong Kong, as well as SG Cowen in San Francisco and New York, where she focused on the TMT sector. Prior to that, she was a Tax Consultant at KPMG in New York. Erica holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is a CFA Charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant.

Eugene Lee

COO, GoGoVan

Eugene spent his career in both the corporate and start-up world. Starting at Hewlett Packard (HP) Asia Pacific, holding various executive positions, covering the region. Homing his management, business development and technical skills, he subsequently embarked on his entrepreneurial journey.

In 1999, Eugene founded and was the CEO of SurfGold – a marketing and CRM solutions business, with presence in 12 countries. It was successfully acquired by Accentiv' (subsidiary of Accor S.A) in 2008, after which Eugene increased sales to over US$100M in the first year after the acquisition. Eugene later ventured into education, as co-founder and CEO of NeuroPlay Asia, an early children educational development business in China. Being a successful serial entrepreneur with a proven track record, Eugene actively mentors in several start-up programs. Coaching and advising young and aspiring entrepreneurs on their business models and management development.

As the COO of GOGOVAN, Eugene oversees the strategic direction and operations in GoGoVan’s six countries (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, India, Taiwan and China) presence. In August 2017, GOGOVAN merged with 58 Suyun, the leader in China’s intra-city logistics market, and with operations in over 300 cities and over 1.2 million registered drivers. The combined entity is now Asia’s largest logistic delivery platform. Eugene continues to chart the company’s expansion plan, evolving and improving the company’s operational processes, engagement, efficiency and productivity, as GoGoVan takes on its next phase of growth and progress.

Charles Ng

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR

Mr. Charles Ng heads up one of the two divisons helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong. His teams are responsible for Innovation and Technology (which include Health Tech, Smart city, Artificial Intelliengence and Robotics, Information and Communications Technology), Financial Technology, and Startups.

He has worked for companies in the manufacturing, trading, financial services and banking sectors in Mauritius, Canada and Hong Kong. He speaks 6 languages and dialects and holds an MBA degree awarded jointly by the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

Jon Richards

CFO, HaloDoc

Prior to joining HaloDoc in 2016, Jon was the Head of Investment Banking for Valbury Asia Securities in Jakarta for 5 years. Prior to that, he worked at Rohatyn Group in Hong Kong and New York for 2 years. Between 2006-2009, he worked as Manager of Development Asia Pacific and MENA for Jumeirah Group in Dubai. He holds a bachelor's degree from London School of Economics and a MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Thomas Deng

Managing Director, Chief Investment Office, UBS Global Wealth Management

Thomas Deng is the Regional Chief Investment Officer & Chief China Strategist at UBS Global Wealth Management. He is based in Hong Kong, and serves as a member of the CIO Asia Investment Committee.

Thomas has over twenty years of investment, research and investment banking experience with a focus on China and the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining UBS, Thomas was CEO and Senior Strategist at a boutique China asset management firm. He was also Deputy CEO and Head of Investments at Invesco Great Wall Fund Management Company, with assets under management over USD10bn.

Before embarking on asset management, Thomas was a Managing Director and Chief China Strategist at the Global Investment Research division at Goldman Sachs during 2004-2010, where he was recognized as a leader in China equity research by both Asiamoney and Institutional Investor for many years. Thomas also served as Managing Director and Head of China Equity Markets at Goldman Sachs during 2010-2011, during which he managed several landmark transactions.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Thomas covered PRC-related financials, conglomerates, and technology as a sector analyst at Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas. Thomas started his career as a FX dealer at CA Indosuez. Thomas became a CFA charterholder in 2000, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong.

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