Tuesday, 16 April 2019 (Day 2)

FinTech Forum – The New Era of Finance Redefined

Synopsis

Fintech is disrupting traditional financial services globally in new facets never imagined before. As the international financial center, Hong Kong is entering the age of virtual banking where new players are set to transform the incumbent industry landscape, catalyse financial inclusion with greater banking convenience. Leading innovators are also reinventing insurance as a digital business with latest insurtech breakthroughs to optimise service offerings, reinventing cyber insurance at scale while slashing costs along the value chain. Advancement in blockchain-based smart contract innovation continues to streamline and reform workflows in trade finance and enable businesses to optimise efficiency. Hear from the experts and forerunners in these fields for the new order of financial world.

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09:00 – 09:10Welcome Remarks
09:10 – 09:20Opening Remarks
09:20 – 09:25Group Photo
09:25 – 09:50Fintech Empowerment: Entering a New Era of Financial Services

Synopsis

A new round of technology and industrial revolution represented by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, cloud computing, and Internet of Things has emerged. We are in a new digital era with rapid development. To help the Great Bay Area developing an International Innovation and Technology Hub, Hong Kong needs to play a leading role to promote Fintech innovation. With the in-depth integration of technology and finance, financial services in the new era are gradually showing the trends such as automation, intelligence, data-driven, and open ecology. Some new forms such as virtual banks have emerged. The future of financial industry requires all parties to work together to jointly promote technology innovation and regional cooperation, to build the future of financial services together.

09:50 – 10:15Technology Brings Inclusive Financial Services to Small Businesses
10:15 – 10:45Panel Discussion: Virtual Banking Shaking up FinTech Landscape (In Partnership with China Daily)

Synopsis

Hong Kong is welcoming the new era of smart banking with the introduction of virtual banks. The new milestone is set to accelerate financial inclusion and present a new kind of customer experience. As an international financial centre and heavily-banked city, what would be the future roadmap of technology-enabled financial service development? How would the new players supercharge the competitiveness of the sector and expand new businesses especially in the Greater Bay Area, Southeast Asia and beyond to power the growth and interconnectivity of financial services?

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10:45 – 11:05Break
11:05 – 11:30InsurTech: The Tech-enabled Payer-to-Partner Journey

Synopsis

As the InsurTech era dawns in Asia, opportunities abound in creating consumer-driven health insurance and healthcare services experiences. This session will dive into tech-enabled applications such as telehealth, virtual clinics, care coordination, remote monitoring, and data and analytics. This will include examples of the potential for AI, data and analytics and automatized processes to assist pricing, underwriting and claims processing, and personalised insurance. Data and analytics are also important tools for insurers to become true partners with their customers. HealthTech’s development is a complement to InsurTech. AXA’s ability to facilitate customer engagement across the continuum of care is part of AXA’s Payer-to-Partner focus on the customer and innovation.


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11:30 – 12:00Panel Discussion: Setting the New Standard of InsurTech

Synopsis

Nowadays every insurance company is prioritising digital transformation to propel customer-centric services and capture the greatest value of the insurance value chain.

Application of InsurTech becomes multi-fold, integrating AI, machine learning, blockchain, IoT in decision making, data analytics, customer interaction, personalisation and targeting. Flagship programmes introduced by regulatory authority such as Sandbox and Fast Track have also opened up huge opportunities for insurers to embrace technology innovations and sparked wider collaborations between start-ups and incumbents. What will the future insurance ecosystem look like?

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12:00 – 12:30Panel Discussion: The Future of Trade Finance - Smart Contract with Blockchain

Synopsis

The advancements in blockchain technology powering smart contract developments are set to challenge the status quo of trade finance where transactions will be automated, decentralised and business operations rationalised. This session will discuss how smart contracts tackle pain points and achieve optimal efficiencies of SMEs or traditional businesses by reducing redundancy, transforming payment processing and eliminating friction and fraud to make it a truly network business.

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AI Forum – Path to AI with a Quantum Computer Brain

Synopsis

The term artificial intelligence (“AI”) was first coined in the 1950’s, and has been an integral part of our daily lives, as it has revolutionised how we live, work and get around. Meanwhile, there has been much interest in quantum computing (“QC”) as it allows us to solve more complex problems that can never be solved by classical computing. Given that AI and QC are new and exciting frontiers, this session will discuss how QC can boost AI, and what are the challenges in using QC for AI purposes

14:30 – 14:35Opening Remarks
14:35 – 14:55AI: A Catalyst for Digital Economy

Synopsis

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the key catalysts for Internet economy in the coming digital era. Leveraging on massive database and sophisticated algorithms, the flexibility and precision of AI transform traditional industries and give rise to emerging ones. Mr. Hailong Shang, with his considerable experience and knowledge in ICT industry, will demonstrate several real-world applications of AI technology based on SenseTime’s proprietary computer vision and deep learning technology. The demonstration of the cutting-edge AI innovations aims to showcase the enormous capability and endless applicable possibilities of AI in business scenarios.

14:55 – 15:15AI Drives Retail as a Conversational Service

Synopsis

Attributes to breakthroughs in deep learning in recent years, we have seen rapid progress in core areas of artificial intelligence (AI), such as speech, natural language, vision, dialogue, and multimodal intelligence. While we are excited about the progress, we are more eager than ever about how these technical advances will change our lives. Taking the retail industry as an example, the session will introduce how we can use AI technology to transform retail from simple transactions to conversational services at JD.com. The whole process of retail often includes many stages that involving interaction with customers, such as pre-sale and customer service. In these stages, with advanced conversational AI technology, we will be able to build a multimodal intelligent interactive dialogue system capable of large-scale complex scenes. It can not only answer customer's questions and solve customer's problems quickly, but also provide sympathetic and temperate comfort to customer's emotional appeals, thus providing timely and thoughtful service to customers. On the other hand, the cost reduction and efficiency improvement brought about by intelligent conversational service will also unlock more opportunities that previously could not be afforded, and further upgrade customers’ experience.


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15:15 – 15:35Practices in Intelligent Translation and Intelligent Simultaneous Interpretation

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This report will brief the value and role of machine translation for internet economy and introduce our practices during the development, commercialization, and finally some advices on usage of machine translation under current technical conditions.

  • Dr Jun XIE, Principal Researcher, Tencent
15:35 – 15:50Break
15:50 – 16:10Quantum Information: From Foundations to New Technologies

Synopsis

Quantum communication networks have the potential to revolutionize our information technology, providing enhanced security and unprecedented computational power. Reliable quantum communication links could be used to distribute large computations to multiple quantum processors and to achieve unprecedented precision in GPS networks and other sensor networks. More broadly, the ability to connect quantum devices into a network could enable a variety of new applications, such as secure quantum cloud computing. However, noise and decoherence still stand in the way, and the limited transmission rates make quantum communication a scarce resource. In this presentation I will outline some new proposals for the efficient transmission of data collected by quantum sensors, and some new strategies for mitigating (and sometimes completely removing) noise in quantum communication.


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16:10 – 16:30Quantum Computing Hardware Development

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Quantum computing has been developing as a theoretical concept now for around 40 years, but is a major technological challenge to physically realise. We are now at a very exciting time in quantum computing development where several hardware platforms show prospects of reaching scales at which useful quantum computation may be seen in the 2020s, and this is generating a huge amount of commercial interest and public excitement. In this talk I will provide an overview of the state of the art of the developing quantum computing hardware and give my insights on what we might expect to see in the next 5‐10 years of development.

16:30 – 16:50The Challenge of Programming Quantum Computers

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The advent of quantum computing represents a fundamental advance in our understanding of what it means to process data. Programming quantum computers, however, is unlike programming a conventional computer, due to the need to exploit quantum phenomena of interference and entanglement within algorithms. In this talk, Dr Fitzsimons will discuss some of the challenges of developing software for this new computational paradigm, and what Horizon is doing to overcome these barriers.

16:50 – 17:25Fireside Chat: AI and QC will Bring Massive Change
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17:25 – 17:30 Closing Remarks
17:30End of Forum

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Enterprise 4.0 Forum – Your Transformer to Greater Success

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“Enterprise 4.0” (e4.0) covers various business entities, applicable to both manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. Spinning from the main principles of Germany’s Industry 4.0, e4.0 involves the digitisation of the value chain through six enablers: Sensors, Network, Data, Human-Machine Interface, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

International renowned experts and professional speakers will share the latest trends, insights and best practices in digital transformation, and the process to migrate to e4.0 through technology.

14:30 – 14:35Welcome Remarks
14:35 – 14:55Powering the Digital Economy

Synopsis

Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace, driven by a new digital economy where IoT, AI, and digitisation are enabling companies to be drastically more efficient, disruptive, and stand-out from the market. Companies can grab hold of this opportunity in the new economy to generate bold ideas and innovative technologies, with an aim to serve customers better.


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14:55 – 15:15Business Growth through Smart Innovation

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Through applying new business models that incorporate digital elements, traditional manufacturing industries can be transformed from OEM to OBM, empowered by “Enterprise 4.0” and Smart Innovation.


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15:15 – 15:35Direct Manufacturing through Additive Technology

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The use of additive technology for “Direct Production” can go a long way to help digital business to address future market needs and the emerging trend of personalisation.

15:35 – 15:55Accelerate Your Digital Transformation with a Smart, Secure and Scalable Enterprise Platform

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The world is changing at a rapid pace. To ensure that enterprises stay relevant, you must be able to quickly connect and make decisions in near real-time. Join this session and hear how to transform your business and create new lines of revenue with a smart, secure and scalable enterprise platform.

15:55 – 16:10Break
16:10 – 16:50Digitalisation + Connectivity – Way Towards Smart Factory

Synopsis

Real-time information generation through vertical integration and single source of truth provides the first essential and critical step of “Enterprise 4.0” migration.


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Case Sharing of Smart Factory Migration by Hong Kong Enterprises

Synopsis

Hong Kong manufacturer successfully achieved 1i Maturity Level (Real-Time Information Generation End-to-end) of Industry 4.0 Smart Factory through “Digitalisation + Connectivity”.

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  • Mr Edmond LAI, Chief Digital Officer, Hong Kong Productivity Council
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16:50 – 17:10Case Sharing on Growing your Business with Smarter Things

Synopsis

Internet of Things (IoT) offers novel solutions in various industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, building management and logistics, to assist business growth.


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17:10 – 17:30Identifying, Enhancing and Protecting Sources of Competitive Advantage in the Age of “Enterprise 4.0”

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In the age of greater connectivity, data sharing and automation that characterises “Enterprise 4.0”, the valuable intellectual property (IP) originates a company’s competitive edge, with everything from identification, enhancement and protection of the specialised know-how, trade secrets or legal rights. To achieve success in the age of “Enterprise 4.0”, companies must leverage their valuable IPs to stand apart from their rivals and sustain operations.

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Cybersecurity Forum – The Next-Gen Defence against Cyber Threats

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Cybersecurity is a key concern in the age of Internet. The increasing volume of activities and information flow in the digital space has come along with more frequent, sophisticated and determined efforts from cyber-criminals. To secure information and activities on the Internet, businesses and institutions alike need dynamic measures and initiatives such as data protection strategies (e.g. cloud security), attack and defence technologies, professional trainings and qualification, and legal awareness. This forum aims to help the participants to gain a better understanding of the cybersecurity ecosystem. It will enable them to better prepare for the challenges posed by security issues in the digital world.

14:30 – 14:32Welcome Remarks
  • Dr Martin SZETO, Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute
14:32 – 14:35Group Photo
14:35 – 14:40Overview on the Modern Cybersecurity Ecosystem

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14:40 – 15:05How can IT Compliance Boost your Cybersecurity

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15:05 – 15:30Professionalism Creating a Cyber Security Eco System

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15:30 – 15:55Cloud Security and Trusted Services

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In cloud computing services, Service Level Agreement (SLA) is a crucial contract which stipulates the mutual constraint between cloud service providers and customers. For many users, however, since most SLA are in the form of terms, they can hardly understand what services will be actually provided. Based on the analysis of the current application of cloud SLA agreements, this seminar will explore how users can validate their services that have been promised by the cloud service providers through the effective technical methods (such as blockchain and trusted computing).


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15:55 – 16:10Break
16:10 – 16:35An Uphill Fight for CyberCrime
16:35 – 17:30Panel Discussion: Tactics for Businesses to Embrace Modern Cybersecurity Challenges
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17:30End of Forum

Investor Matching Session

Time: 11:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
Venue: Theatre Foyer

Investor Matching Session

 

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