The Hong Kong IoT Conference was concluded with flying colour on 14 June, 2019, gathering close to 600 delegates from a spectrum of industries. It became a high-level meeting point for industry leaders and experts to discuss and exchange ideas.

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Guest of Honour, Distinguished Speakers and Guests

Dr. Carmen FUNG
Senior Manager, Electronics Cluster
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

Dr. Carmen FUNG has more than 15 years of research experience, both in Hong Kong and in USA, in design and fabrication of micro-devices and micro-sensors using nanostructural materials. She is now working as a Senior Manager at the Electronics Cluster at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and is working closely with partner companies to drive the Innovation and Technology ecosystem in Hong Kong especially in the area of advanced micro/nano sensors and IoT devices.

She had more than 5 years of applied R&D experience for various industry sectors when she worked in HKPC and Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology at HKUST (it is subsumed into Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited (NAMI) in 2006). She conducted contract research on a number of R&D projects in micro/nano sensors.

She was a postdoctoral research associate at Michigan State University, USA and actively involved in various research projects including developing a nano-sensor array and also fabricating a biocompatible and flexible polymer micro-mesh with a high density of small holes to mechanically immobilize living cell junctions and protein structures during AFM imaging. The related research work was nominated as the Best Conference Paper in IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE NEMS).

She has authored/co-authored more than 50 professional journals, conference papers and book chapters on her research work. Her research findings were nominated as the Best Conference Paper in international conferences. She received a number of awards including CUHK Academic Creativity Award, and MTR Corporation Scholarship.

Ir. Eric CHAN
Chief Public Mission Officer
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd

Ir. Eric Chan is the Chief Public Mission Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport. Ir. Chan is in charge of building the ecosystem of nurturing start-ups from inspiring the next generation, through nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit, to empowering global ambition, by providing comprehensive entrepreneurship programmes and early stage funding.

Ir. Chan has 32 years of experience in the ICT industry, a chartered engineer, a chartered marketer and a fellow of Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK). Prior to joining Cyberport, Chan was a Director of HGC Global Communication; and had held various senior positions in global telecom and IT services companies including PCCW, PCCW Consulting Services, Cable & Wireless HKT. Ir. Chan has been active in public services, especially in education and industrial training, professional bodies and charitable organisations. Ir. Chan is the Chairman of Knowledge Management Development Center, Vice Chairman of Industrial Training Advisory Committee (ICT) and a member of Curriculum Development Council. He also serves as advisor and mentor at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Ir. Chan holds a BSc. (Hon) degree in Engineering from University of London, a Master degree in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, and received Executive Education from INSEAD and IESE business schools.

Dr. Toa Charm
Chairman
OpenCertHub

Dr. Charm has over 30 years of management, marketing, entrepreneurship, consulting and executive education experience in innovation and technology industry. He held senior management positions in leading multinational, Hong Kong and mainland enterprises including Cyberport, HSBC, IBM, Oracle, Kingdee and Jardine Pacific. Dr. Charm is the Chairman of OpenCertHub – a globally recognized platform to authenticate AI/Big Data talents in open sources environment. The mission of OpenCertHub is to democratize data literacy to everyone in Asia. He also chairs and advises a few other elite AI/Big Data, FinTech and eCommerce start-ups in Asia. Dr. Charm is currently an associate professor in the CUHK Business School where he nurtures digital talents and cultivates the next generation of digital leaders.

Dr. Charm has been actively cultivating the start-ups ecosystem in Hong Kong and Asia. When he was the Chief Public Mission Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport, Dr. Charm led his team to establish and cultivate a world-leading digital tech ecosystem in Hong Kong with 1,200+ digital tech companies from 30+ countries where 300+ are FinTech companies and at least 3 are unicorns now. Dr. Charm specializes in AI/Big Data, FinTech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Digital Strategy, Leadership and Transformation. He has been empowering enterprises to transform to the digital economy. Dr. Charm serves the community and industry through participating in professional and business associations. It includes Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Hong Kong GS1, Hong Kong Retail Management Association, Hong Kong Consumer Council, and so on. He is the founding chairperson of FinTech SIG and Big Data SIG of Hong Kong Computer Society.

Dr. Charm received 2018 Outstanding Doctor of Business Administration Alumni Award from the City University of Hong Kong and 2015 Best Teacher Award from Institute for China Biz from HKU SPACE. Dr. Charm also completed senior executive programmes from Harvard, UC-Berkeley and CEIBS, and AI/Big Data programme from MIT.

Abstract

AI is going to be the key driver for our economy in the next decade. More importantly, what does it take for individuals, enterprises and societies to be successful in the AI Economy? Would that be the same as the last decade? IQ and EQ are used to be the core competence for success. To be able to perform well in the AI economy, citizens, employees and leaders need to build up a high DQ (Data Quotient) on the top of just IQ and EQ. A wide range of data-savvy professionals from Citizen Data Scientists to AI Experts will be on high demand in the AI economy.

OpenCertHub aims to democratize data literacy to everyone in the AI economy and authenticate the data competence of leaders and professionals through examination and certification. Globally recognized and open sources-based Certified Professionals for Apache Projects (CPFA) is the first qualification that OpenCertHub has launched to the market. Dr. Toa Charm, Chairman of OpenCertHub, will share with the audiences on the algorithm for success in the AI economy.

Ms. Zdravka PASKALEVA NEWMAN
Lead Smart and Connected Communities, APJC
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Zdravka Paskaleva Newman is a 15 year veteran at Cisco. She held various roles within the company expanding between sales, strategy and consulting.

Zdravka started her professional career within Cisco in the Netherlands as a sales executive for education sector. She quickly then supported various customers in complex ICT projects including Connected Real Estate for new mega educational campuses such as Amsterdam Community College, The Hague Community College and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

After 5 years serving education market Zdravka took a year off to complete a dual MBA at Nyenrode Business University and Kellogg School of Management defending her master thesis on Engagement Models for Smart Cities.

Upon returning at Cisco she took ownership of the Smart and Connected Communities (S+CC) charter for The Netherlands. Her most recent work in that role was developing strategy around the role of technologies for sustainable urban development. Applying new methodology to Dutch urban development, Zdravka orchestrated a complex PPP project between City of Eindhoven, VolkerWessels (top tier real estate developer) and Cisco to deliver smart and connected community on the premises of Strijp-S – leading development within the Netherlands. City of Eindhoven has been voted the Smartest Region in 2011 by ICF.

In addition Zdravka has played central role in other smart urban development projects such as Smart Work Centres in Amsterdam, Metropolitan Amsterdam Network as well as Smart Society Almere.

In 2012 Zdravka moved to Hong Kong as senior consultant within Cisco Consulting Services for ASEAN. Exporting her European knowledge, her primary focus was providing strategy and advice to transform cities, communities and developments in the ASEAN region into Smart and Connected Communities. She worked closely with major real estate developers and government authorities to embed ICT master planning methodology into new and existing developments, infrastructural projects and regulation policies.
Currently Zdravka is leading Cisco Smart and Connected Communities business development in APJC. In this role she engages with city officials, governments and urban service providers across the region to define, orchestrate and execute smart city projects.

Zdravka is from Bulgarian origin.

Abstract:

IoT Devices are everywhere! Typical ways to secure the IoT network is securing IoT end devices.
It is definitely not enough. A holistic approach to secure the IoT infrastructure is a MUST!
If you want to know how to protect IoT infrastructure in a holistic approach, please come and join this session.

Mr. Jerrel Leung
Chief Architect
UbiZense Ltd

Jerrel Leung is the Chief Architect of ubiZense and he is responsible for designing AI-based analytics leveraging on IoT-enabled big data. He has over 10 years of experience in the IoT field. Prior to joining ubiZense, Jerrel was a Research Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His ambition is to bring academic innovations into the the industry.

Abstract

To strengthen airport management, Airport Authority Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and ubiZense, jointly developed the Augmented Airfield Service System (AS2), a managed cloud-based service-oriented system, which utilizes and integrates a multitude of existing disparate data sources such as corporate systems and IoT networks. The integrated data is leveraged to bring real-time operations visibility with descriptive and predictive AI-enabled analytics to the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) community.

AS2 allows the HKIA community to better manage the aircraft turnaround, which includes the processes that need to be performed between an aircraft arrival and departure, such as baggage handling, catering, etc. An aircraft turnaround involves coordination and cooperation of different companies on the apron to ensure the timely arrival and departure of flights (i.e. On-Time-Performance OTP). Descriptive analytics are available to monitor the current operations and predictive analytics are available to detect any anomalies from preparatory stage to completion stage to allow coordination and rapid remedy during normal operation and in times of contingency respectively.

Ir. Kelvin Ko
Group Vice President and Head of Logistics Technology
BPS Global Group

Kelvin KO is currently the Group Vice President and Head of Logistics Technology of the BPS Global. Kelvin is a seasoned professional in logistic operations and process innovation. Throughout his 25+ years serving the logistic industry, he has planned, set up and managed a number of state‐of‐the‐art logistic facilities focusing on automation and process innovation, including the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, the DHL Central Asia Hub, and a number of key express sorting hubs and logistic facilities for SF Express and DHL Express.

Kelvin holds a bachelor degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. He is a founding member of the Logistic and Transport Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Transport and Logistics. He is also the Chairman of the Logistics Industry Training Advisory Committee, under the Education Bureau of Hong Kong SAR Government, and is the subcommittee member of Hong Kong Logistics Development Council.

Abstract
Combating high rental, high labour cost and latest enactment of fire services regulations, BPS Global introduced a new concept of total solution alongside the adoption of Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV) for StoreFriendly. In addition, this solution has enhanced their customer experience.

By applying this logistics technology, a “no-man zone” operation concept can be realized to ensure the highest level of security. The solution which provides customer’s personal storage appointment by processing the request ahead of time. This eliminates the waiting time of patrons at the shop. It also realizes the concept of “Cabinet to Person” which provides a superior enjoyment to end users. It is thus a self-storage service of StoreFriendly provided to its customers rather than a conventional facility rental.

Mr. Terrie HUNG
Chief Highway Engineer
The Highways Department, HKSAR Government

Mr HUNG graduated from the University of Birmingham, England with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and he further obtained a Master of Science degree in Computer Science in the same University. Mr Terrie KC HUNG is now the Chief Highway Engineer of the Highways Department heading its Research and Development Division.

Mr Hung has been practising civil engineering and at time with application of his IT knowledge since he first joined the government as engineering graduate. Before his appointment as the Chief Highway Engineer of the Research and Development Division of the Highways Department, he had been managing the design and construction of a number of civil engineering projects, including the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor and the Deep Bay Link which form the Shenzhen Bay Port (深圳灣口岸)today.

With his drive to explore the use of technology to enhance safety of road works workers, Mr. Hung initiated and co-invented with the Hong Kong Productivity Council the robot system for placing and collecting traffic cones and lanterns for road works – one of the high risk operations on public roads with live traffic.

Abstract:

Prototype of Robot System for the Placement and Collection of Traffic Cones and Lanterns in Road Works

The Highways Department (HyD) always attaches highest priority to the safety of road works workers. Setting up traffic cones and lanterns to fence off works area on roads manually at nighttime for road works with live traffic is always a very dangerous operation for the workers. Minimizing their risk of exposure to live traffic in this operation is therefore extremely important.

Now, HyD and Hong Kong Productivity Council have successfully conceptualized, designed and developed the world’s first robotic system with full cognitive abilities to understand its surrounding to automate this dangerous operation on the roads.

It is no longer a dream. The system is expected to operate on the roads in the near future.

Dr. Lawrence Poon
General Manager(Automotive and Electronic)
HK Productivity Council

Dr. Poon is the General Manager of Hong Kong Productivity Council and Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre. Dr Poon took lead a team of professional Engineers and researchers with rich experiences in EV and Autonomous technology development. The most representative R&D results include a series of pure electric and hybrid-electric commercial vehicles, EV chargers, active safety systems and big data analytic platform for automobile. In addition to automotive R&D, Dr. Poon and his team also conducted many technology and market study with focus on EV, EV charging infrastructure and connected vehicles.

Dr Poon is also serving as Hon Secretary of SAE HK and Section-Chair of HK Bio- & Eco- Energy Industry Association and Fellow of Green Strategy Association. He has been appointed as Technical Expert by the HK Council for Accreditation and Academic & Vocational Quality since 2015. His major research interests focus on the development of energy storage systems, electrical vehicle control systems and EV charging infrastructure.

Dr Poon graduated with first class honor degree from HKPolyU Mechanical Engineering Department. He got the doctoral degree in 2004. In addition to the duty in HKPC and APAS R&D Centre, he is also a visiting lecturer in HKPolyU for number of subjects related to Automotive Safety and Reliability, and Product Design.

Abstract:

Prototype of Robot System for the Placement and Collection of Traffic Cones and Lanterns in Road Works

The Highways Department (HyD) always attaches highest priority to the safety of road works workers. Setting up traffic cones and lanterns to fence off works area on roads manually at nighttime for road works with live traffic is always a very dangerous operation for the workers. Minimizing their risk of exposure to live traffic in this operation is therefore extremely important.
Now, HyD and Hong Kong Productivity Council have successfully conceptualized, designed and developed the world’s first robotic system with full cognitive abilities to understand its surrounding to automate this dangerous operation on the roads.

It is no longer a dream. The system is expected to operate on the roads in the near future.

Mr. Billy FUNG
IoT Business Development Director
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Billy Fung is a IoT Business Development Director of Cisco Systems. Billy is responsible for digital transformation business of various industries in Greater China region. He has been working for Cisco for over 21 years and with more than 25 years of experience in IT and telecommunications industry. In addition to business development, Billy worked as an IoT Architect for Asia Pacific and Greater China region for five years and also had been a Sales Manager for Hong Kong public sector.

Abstract:

Cities today are challenged with Rapid Urbanization, Economic Constraints, and Environmental Sustainability. In order to stay ahead of this urbanization, cities worldwide are becoming digital—or evaluating strategies for doing so— making use of the unprecedented opportunities possible from rapidly expanding connectivity around the globe.

Digital transformation (or digitization) requires city leaders to rethink how their agencies operate—and interoperate—to maintain city infrastructures and deliver citizen services efficiently. They should understand that a host of new technology strategies are available to help them do that.

Digitization necessitates a combined understanding of government, citizen, and business processes in order to apply the appropriate technology strategies and architectures that will connect everything—people, data, actions, devices, machines—as well as embrace analytics and take a holistic approach to data security and privacy that spans technology, operations, and culture.

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Agenda

  • 8:45 - 9:15

    Event Registration
  • 9:15 - 9:20

    Welcome Remarks
    - Mr. Andy BIEN, President, HK Internet of Things Industry Advisory Council/CIO, The Airport Authority of HK
  • 9:20 - 9:35

    Opening  Address by Guest of Honour
    - Mr Nicholas W. YANG, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, ITB, HKSAR Government

    Opening Ceremony Officiating Guests
    - Mr Nicholas W. YANG, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, ITB, HKSAR Government
    - Mr. Victor LAM, JP, Government Chief Information Officer, OGCIO, HKSAR Government
    - Mr. Andy BIEN, President, HK Internet of Things Industry Advisory Council/CIO, The Airport Authority of HK
    - Mr. Peter YAN, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd
    - Mr. Albert WONG, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
    - Ms. Anna LIN, JP, FCILT, Chief Executive, GS1 Hong Kong

  • 9:35 - 10:00

    Keynote Session: IoT, Build a Better Connected World
    - Mr. Aaron WANG, VP of IoT Service Product Dept, Huawei Cloud
  • 10:00 - 10:20

    Plenary Session (1) : Preparing and Starting Your Industry 4.0 Journey and the Epicor Connected Enterprise
    - Mr. Billy LUI, Business Solutions Director, Asia, Epicor Software
  • 10:20 - 10:40

    Morning Refreshment Break & Visit to the Marketplace
  • 10:40 - 10:55

    Plenary Session (2) : The Engine of AI Economy: Certified Professionals for Apache Projects (CPFA)
    - Dr. Toa CHARM, Chairman, OpenCertHub
  • 10:55 - 11:10

    Plenary Session (3) : Haier Smart IoT Technology Case Sharing
    - Mr. Xueliang LIU, QC Director, Qingdao Haier Biomedical Co Ltd
  • 11:15 - 11:35

    Plenary Session (4) : Redefining Cities in the Age of Digital Transformation
    - Ms. Zdravka PASKALEVA NEWMAN, Lead Smart and Connected Communities, APJC, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • 11:35 - 11:55

    Plenary Session (5) : Hong Kong’s Smart City Resolution
    - Mr. Clarence CHING, Director, Solutions Consultant, Solace Corporation
  • 11:55 - 12:10

    Plenary Session (6) : Data Intelligence Drives Smarter Business
    - Dr. Stephen LAM, Chief Operating Officer, GS1 Hong Kong
  • 12:10 – 12:45

    Executive Panel : Connectivity is Key to Maximising IoT Business Values
    Moderator:
    - Dr. Carmen FUNG, Senior Manager, Electronics Cluster, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
    Panelist:
    - Mr. Aaron WANG, VP of IoT Service Product Dept, Huawei Cloud
    - Mr. Billy LUI, Business, Solutions Director, Asia, Epicor Software
    - Dr. Toa CHARM, Chairman, OpenCertHub
    - Mr. Xueliang LIU, QC Director, Qingdao Haier Biomedical Co Ltd
    - Mr. Clarence CHING, Director, Solutions Consultant, Solace Corporation
    - Dr. Stephen LAM, Chief Operating Officer, GS1 Hong Kong
  • 12:45 - 14:00

    VIP Luncheon (By invitation only)

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Event Details

HK IoT Conference 2019

Date: 14 Jun 2019
Time: 09:15 – 17:00
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre S421 & S400 series (Old Wing), Level 4, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)
Language: English

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