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The freight and logistics industry has not been known for driving innovations. In the face of surging demand and volatility, companies have moved slowly to digitize processes and incorporate emerging technologies, such as Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), to increase connectivity and automation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has however turned supply chain digitization from a "nice-to-have" into a "must-have" for many organizations, forcing them to adapt and modernize quickly to keep their operations running and better weather the crisis. Amid such complex supply chain challenges, coupled with emerging opportunities, it is imperative that businesses rethink their supply chains to adapt to and thrive in the new normal.

Join our webinar on 29 June, when IBM representatives Karen Ko, Jenny Zhang and Chris Leung will explain the benefits of Blockchain and IoT adoption in the freight and logistics industry. They will also touch on how connecting missing links in the supply chain can promote information sharing and collaboration across the supply chains, thereby encouraging industry innovation to ultimately transform the industry for the better.

Please refer to the following details on the virtual seminar:
- Upon successful registration of the event, a unique webinar link will be sent to your registered email 2 days before the event. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide here should you experience any issues in locating the webinar link.
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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.

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Karen Ko

Partner, Business Transformation Services Leader, Global Business Service, IBM

Karen has years of professional advisory experience in New York, London and APAC leading transformations. She currently leads IBM Business Transformation consulting practice in Hong Kong. Her role focuses on transforming businesses with the use of AI, automation, Internet of Things, data analytics and blockchain to create intelligent workflows.

She has a proven track record in building and driving a large scale team to deliver global transformation projects, for drivers including operating model reorganization, cost optimization, M&A integration/ separation and automation. Advisor and implementation partner of CFO, COO, CRO, CHRO, CEO and head of businesses throughout the lifecycle of strategy refresh, business case development, operating model design, program/ project planning all the way to execution of changes in organization, governance, data, systems, processes and controls.

Karen joined IBM from EY where she was the Partner leading Strategy & Operations Advisory. She qualified as a chartered accountant with ICAEW, HKICPA and AICPA.

Jenny Zhang

Blockchain Leader, Global Business Services, IBM

Jenny has enriched digital transformation consultation experience in nascent tech  (Blockchain, RPA, AI, IoT, ML, Digital Marketing, Data Analytics, Cloud) for various verticals with over 20 nation-wide scale blockchain & AI projects and 30 enterprise-wide scale digital transformation projects in Asia  and Middles East.

She has led many end-to-end projects from design, develop to deploy in supply chain provenance, distributed identity for individuals and business, eKYC, cross-border legal enforcement, education chain,  tokenization of digital asset and loyalty points on blockchain platforms like Ethereum, R3 Corda, Hyperledger Fabric, Quorum, etc.

She focuses on driving blockchain adoption for government and enterprise in cross industries in GCG and currently she is working on Tradelens for international trade, Digital Health Pass for cross-border travel, international banking settlement, tokenization of digital assets and interoperability among different blockchain solutions.

Chris Leung

Data & Technology Transformation Leader, Global Business Services, IBM

Chris Leung is currently the Data & Technology Transformation Service Line Leader at IBM Services, Hong Kong. He has years of professional advisory and implementation experience and proven track records in driving business transformation and innovation with Cognitive/AI, Advanced Analytics, Big Data and other exponential technologies.

Playing the role of Project Delivery Executive in Data and Analytics solution, Chris leads and mentors the project team in cognitive solution design, conversational AI adoption, insight/information governance, digital strategy and roadmap definition, target operating model design, business process re-engineering, change management and Agile/Innovation program management for clients.

In addition, Chris is a regular speaker and facilitator on cognitive and advanced analytics technologies and management consulting at universities and professional associations.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/06/29 14:00 to 15:00
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Stephanie Kwan
Tel: 28231246
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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