Monday, 15 April 2019 (Day 1)

Visionary Forum – The Future of Digital Age

Synopsis

Today, the game-changing innovations are breaking down existing confines and injecting new possibilities to our everyday life. Connectivity and data are the main drivers of new economic growth that bring along challenges and benefits. What does the future hold for digital transformation and how do businesses and the community harness the technology disruptions to stay ahead and resilient? Renowned industry heavyweights and leading global thinkers will share their vision for the digital future powered by the internet economy.

IES Opening Session
09:00 – 09:05Welcome Remarks
09:05 – 09:15Opening Remarks
09:15 – 09:25Opening Remarks
09:25 – 09:35Group Photo
09:35 – 09:45Opening Address
Visionary Forum – The Future of Digital Age
09:45 – 10:10Innovation is How

Synopsis

In tomorrow’s world computing power, big data, connected devices, and machine learning will be essential building blocks for success in business and public services. This includes everything from healthcare and pharmaceuticals, to financial services, media, transportation, and “smart cities” of the future. The ability to effectively harness and deploy new technologies to create innovative new products and services will be critical. Hear from Bob how AWS and its customers are using the cloud – and cutting edge machine learning services - to innovate faster and more effectively than ever before.

10:10 – 10:30Digital Economy: Towards an Inclusive, Green & Sustainable Future

Synopsis

Technology advancement is accelerating inclusive and sustainable growth for businesses big and small, where digital transformation redefines new market frontiers to embrace boundless opportunities and achievements. Hear how Alibaba envisions businesses of all sizes and next-Gen entrepreneurs could benefit from globalisation to spur future growth powered by the internet. Sophisticated and integrated one-stop solution like Alibaba Operating System is disrupting and escalating tomorrow’s business value-chain to a new level.

10:30 – 10:55The Power of Digital Real-Time Platforms in Connecting the World

Synopsis

Maya Hari, Twitter’s Vice President of Asia Pacific, will share rich insights and examples of how the power of real-time public conversations is bringing the world closer, driving economic development and solving tangible real-world problems. From gender empowerment to disaster response to smart cities to brand engagement, Asia can lead the way through public discourse on digital real-time platforms to improve societies across the region.

10:55 – 11:15Break
11:15 – 11:35The Future Prodigy: Cybersecurity in 2025

Synopsis

To address the growing gulf between today’s operational security priorities and the range of security challenges in a future time frame, the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Cybersecurity (GFC), the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and CNA’s Institute for Public Research jointly conducted the Cybersecurity 2025 project by developing a set of 2025 scenarios on the cybersecurity challenges that government, industry, and civil society will face in the future and gauging how various stakeholders in different parts of the world respond to these scenarios. The findings serve to better position decision makers to reduce detrimental frictions and seize upside opportunities for cooperation. This talk will report on the findings from the year long project to enable us to extend and amplify the upside of the digital revolution.

11:35 – 11:55Shifting Paradigms: How China is Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Synopsis

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is disrupting and transforming our systems of health, transportation, communication, production, distribution, consumption, energy and governance. China, with its sheer market size, considerable investment resources and growing innovation capacity, is poised to redefine the global technology landscape, but do the structural challenges outweigh the potential opportunities? How can China build a more sustainable, inclusive and trustworthy digital future for all?

11:55 – 12:15Artificial Intelligence: The Force Reshaping Tomorrow's More Human & More Humane Society

Synopsis

Digital transformation is now a public-sector imperative. Nigel Duffy, EY Global Artificial Intelligence Leader, will discuss how AI can make cities both more human and more humane. By enabling higher quality human interactions and building an environment that is better for society, AI is enabling governments to create improved outcomes for citizens. Through compelling case studies, Dr. Duffy will outline how governments can adopt digital technologies pioneered by the private sector and collaborate to deliver beneficial digital services which improve the lives of citizens all around the world…painting a picture of what the cities of the future could look like.

12:15 – 12:35e-Estonia: Decoding the Success Formula of the Future's Digital Society

Synopsis

Estonia’s vision is not to be the most digitally advanced country, but to deploy tech innovations to transform the country into truly digitally-integrated, seamlessly connected and agile country with the purpose of being user-centric. Estonia has leveraged the new and emerging technologies for the advancement and services and to maximise value in government processes. It can be said that the key factors of Estonia’s success are related to the country’s openness to innovation and collaboration with the nation’s community as well as active participation in the international fora.

12:35End of Forum
13:00Networking Luncheon (by invitation only)

 

Chambers Forum – The Future Digital Opportunities

Synopsis

The session will focus on the vast opportunities offered by innovative technologies in the Greater Bay Area and across Asia from a business perspective. Topics like smart mobility, open data, digital supply chain, e-commerce, impelling convenience and smart living, creative technological trends alongside the Greater Bay Ares, as well as Hong Kong’s role as a global innovation hub will be discussed.

Co-organisers:

CMA

CGCC

14:30 – 14:35Welcome Remarks
  • Dr C H NG, Chairman, The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association
    14:35 – 14:41Opening Remarks
    14:41 – 14:45Group Photo
    14:45 – 15:15Harnessing the New Opportunities of Open Data
    Introducer & Moderator:
    Keynote Speaker:
    Panellists:
    15:15 – 15:35Panel Discussion: Digital Supply Chain Reshaping the Ecosystem of New Commerce

    Synopsis

    New technologies such as AI, blockchain and the Internet of Things are accelerating the advancement of supply chain management in today’s hyper-competitive and omni-channel commerce environment. The panel session will shed light on how the next-generation digital supply chain is going to help companies including SMEs to enhance their logistics agility, increase customer satisfaction and slash operation costs, with practical tips for SMEs to integrate digital supply chain technologies in their current operations.

    Moderator:
    • Mr Duncan CHIU, Vice-Chairman of InnoTech, Creativity and Culture Committee, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
    Panellists:
    15:35 – 15:55AI and Digital Transformation: Realizing Future Opportunities

    Synopsis

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the defining technology of our times, empowering companies to achieve more through digital transformation. Jason will share how AI transforms companies and industries, as well as the growing adoption of AI in China and GBA, to inspire the audience on the potential impact of AI that could bring to their businesses. He will also speak about Microsoft’s transformation and share how companies can be successful in this AI journey.

    Introducer:
    Speaker:
    15:55 – 16:20Panel Discussion: Impelling Convenience in the Digital Greater Bay Area
    Moderator:
    Panellists:
    16:20 – 16:40Break
    16:40 – 17:05The Innovation Hub – Highflying for Smart Lifestyle
    Introducer:
    Speaker:
    17:05 – 17:30Panel Discussion: Innovation along the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
    Moderator:
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    17:30End of Forum
    17:45Networking Reception
    Welcome Remarks
    Opening Remarks
     

    Programme is subject to change without prior notice

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