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Modern manufacturing is growing more complex day by day - batch sizes are smaller, lead times are shorter, and quality expectations are higher. To thrive in the Industry 4.0 era, manufacturing is undergoing a tremendous transformation by solving their challenges through Internet of Things ("IoT"), Artificial Intelligence ("AI") and Robotics. It is vital for manufacturers to embrace AI to enhance performance, shorten production cycle and improve cost control, safety and efficiency. How can manufacturers take advantage of new technologies to innovate, differentiate and grow? How should businesses leverage key technologies to engage with and create new value for your customers?

A dedicated panel of speakers will discuss the problems facing today's factories and recent advances in IoT and AI which allow factory owners to identify shop floor and worker problems in real-time and analyze root causes.

Below is the Programme Rundown of the seminar.

1. 2:00 - 2:30pm: Registration and Booth Viewing
2. 2:30 - 2:50pm: Smart Manufacturing Case Sharing by Dr Alvin Lai, Director - OEM Business and Operations, Leo Paper Group
3. 2:50 - 3:20pm: Real time Shop Floor Operation Monitoring through AI Applications by Mr Ken Law, CEO, MotherApp
4. 3:20 - 3:40pm: Accelerate Time to Actionable Insights with AI Reference Architecture by Ir. Dr. Samson Tai, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technologist, IBM Innovation Network, Hong Kong
5. 3:40 - 4:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A Session

Speaker(s) Ir. Dr. Samson Tai, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technologist, IBM Innovation Network, Hong Kong
Mr Tai was appointed IBM Distinguished Engineer (DE) in the field of Big Data/Analytics in April 2014. In this capacity, he assumes the leadership role of Chief Architect of Smarter Analytics across IBM in the Greater China region, while continuing his role as Chief Technologist for IBM Hong Kong.

As DE, Samson works directly with the client teams to lead them to explore and develop new innovative solutions for clients, and advises the senior management team in setting the technical agenda. He also serves as the focal point for IBM to forge collaborative partnerships with government IT councils and universities, and fosters innovation vitality within the IBM technical communities across Greater China.

As Chief Technologist, IBM Innovation Network, Hong Kong since 2008, Samson has been the lead innovation and technology spokesperson for IBM Hong Kong, engaging with clients, the industry and the community to share insight and provide consultation. He has helped advance IBM's innovation agenda and drive the strategic growth initiatives of Cloud Computing, Smarter Commerce and Big Data/Analytics in Hong Kong, involving in many first-of-a-kind and complex client projects.

Dr Alvin Lai, Director - OEM Business and Operations, Leo Paper Group
Dr Lai participated and managed various business scopes including corporate planning, OEM business and sales development, Lean manufacturing and operations as well as print supply chain management. The diversified exposure gave him profound knowledge and experience. Dr Lai proactively researches and explores the key successful factors of the sustainable development of OEM business in the printing industry. Currently he is leading the Group to upgrade and transform into a Smart Manufacturer.

Mr Ken Law, CEO, MotherApp
Mr Law witnessed firsthand that a company can make money and contribute to society at the same time. After earning his MS degree at Stanford, he joined Google as the first group of interns and became a full-time employee in 2000. While at Google, Mr Law developed a patented algorithm to find related pages.

In 2007, Mr Law returned to Hong Kong and started MotherApp, a mobile innovation agency with a core belief that their work should help people's daily lives one app at a time.

In 2017, Mr Law launched the PowerArena platform which analyses video streams from factories and cities to reveal real-time insights. MotherApp and PowerArena have received many international awards such as GSMA Asia Mobile Awards - Best Mobile App in 2016 and WSA Global Champion Award - Smart Settlements & Urbanization in 2018.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/03/15 14:30 to 16:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Stephanie Kwan
Tel: 28231246
Email: stephanie@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$280 / Non-Members @ HK$580
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