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Innovation and technology (I&T) are expected to play a key role in helping global economies to rebuild after the Covid-19 pandemic recedes. In recent months, Mainland China in particular has successfully used a wide range of advanced technologies including big data, robotics, AI, mobile apps, autonomous vehicles and drones to contain the coronavirus outbreak. This will likely speed up the adoption of such technologies in Mainland China, and help promote the development of related markets.

While Mainland China's homegrown technological advancements have been leading the rest of the world in a number of areas, major western countries, notably the United States, are working hard catch up in order to establish their own competitive advantages.

Amid such a keen competitive environment, the next few years will be critical to the development of the I&T industry in the Mainland. The Greater Bay Area (GBA) aims to be an international I&T hub, so the development of the I&T sector in the GBA will be a good indicator of how Mainland China is doing in this "tech war."

To learn more about this rapidly developing sector, the Chamber has invited industry experts to share with members their insights on the development and opportunities of I&T in the post-pandemic era in Mainland China, especially in the GBA.

To minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus, this informative session will be conducted in the format of a webinar. Upon successful registration, registrants will receive a confirmation email with a specific link to access the webinar on the event date.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s) Wong Kam Fai, Associate Dean (External Affairs) of the Faculty of Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Edward Lau, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Kingdee International Software Group
Ho Kai Cheung, Business Director, Huawei Cloud
Jack Lau, Chairman, Swanland.AI Ltd (Moderator)

Wong Kam Fai
Associate Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wong Kam-fai is Associate Dean (External Affairs) of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Director of Centre for Innovation and Technology, and Associate Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also Director of Key Laboratory on High Confidence Software Technologies (Sub-Lab, CUHK), Ministry of Education, Honorary Professor of Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, and Adjunct Professor, School of Computer Technology, Peking University.

His research interest focuses on Chinese natural language processing and database. He has published over 260 technical papers in these areas in different international journals and conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a fellow of BCS (UK), IEE (UK) and HKIE. He is the founding Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Asian Language Processing (TALIP), and International Journal on Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing.

Wong is very active in professional activities and social services. He is a Member of The 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Chairman, ICT Advisory Committee, HK Scout Association; Member of the Consumer Council; Non-official Member, Airport Technology Advisory Council of the Hong Kong International Airport; Member of Radio Television Hong Kong Board of Advisors; and Member of The Hong Kong Society for the Aged Advisory Committee on ICT Development.

Edward Lau
General Manager, Asia Pacific, Kingdee International Software Group

Edward Lau is the General Manager, Asia Pacific of Kingdee International Software Group. Kingdee Group is public listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 0268.HK) and has been recognized by IDC as the "No.1 market share holder of ERP solutions" in China for 15 consecutive years since 2005. Kingdee also ranks "No. 1 of Cloud ERP in China" and "China Mid to Large Enterprise Mobile Office Market". Among the top 100 enterprises in Fortune China, half of them are Kingdee's clients.

Lau leads the company's business development functions in the Asia Pacific market. He is a seasoned business executive with over 15 years' experience, specializing in information technology, enterprise resources planning (ERP) and e-business. Edward serves Fortune 500 clients and provides IT solutions on group finance, supply chain management, manufacturing, human resources management and e-commerce.

Ho Kai Cheung 
Business Director, Huawei Cloud

Ken has over 20 years of IT and IT Security experience. Recently, he dedicated his focus mainly in Cloud and Internet business in Greater China area. Prior to Huawei Cloud BU, Ken worked different major cloud vendors, including Akamai, Amazon Web Services in Business Development & Consultation with extensive industry and customer knowledge.

Jack Lau (Moderator)
Chairman, Swanland.AI Ltd

Jack obtained his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, under the Honors Degree Program. While at Berkeley, he was a recipient of the UC Berkeley Alumni Scholarship, Unisys Scholarship, Cray Research Scholarship and Coca Cola Scholarship. He had subsequently worked at Hewlett Packard, and Schlumberger, and a startup in the Silicon Valley. He is currently the Chairman of Swanland.AI Ltd, a venture capital company.

Jack completed his doctorate study in Electronic Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1994 and became the university's first PhD graduate. He then continued his post-doctoral research at Stanford University. In 1998, after returning to the Faculty of Electronic Engineering of HKUST, he received his tenure there. His research areas at that time were consumer electronics and wireless circuits. Jack is passionate in his teaching. He received a Teaching Appreciation Award from the School of Engineering of HKUST in 1995.
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Language English
Date and Time 2020/08/05 11:00 to 12:30
Venue This event will take place online via ZOOM
Media Closed to media
Enquiries West Lam
Tel: 2823 1265
Fee Members @ HK$150 / Non-Members @ HK$300
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