CG Lati has been a career diplomat for the past 22 years and is not new to China and Asia.
Right before arriving in Hong Kong, he was Director of North East Asia department at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Asia and Pacific division (2019-2021).
He was also Consul General of Israel in Chengdu (2014-2018) and Deputy Consul General of Israel in Shanghai (2006-2010).
He has received an MBA in Finance and Organizational Behavior from Tel Aviv University, MA in Democratic Studies from Open University of Israel and BA in Economics and Chinese Studies from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He speaks Hebrew and English, with basic Korean. He has attended Beijing University and is proficient in Chinese.
Dr. David Chung Wai-keung JP is currently the Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since 1 March 2016. Prior to being appointed to the position, Dr. Chung worked as Chief Technology Officer (2011 - 2016) and Head of IT Office (2008 - 2010) at Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. He was also a winner of the “China Top 5 CIO Award” in 2013.
CEO of Seekr with over 4 years of experience managing projects in USA, Cambodia and Myanmar.
- MPhil and BEng (HKUST)
- HKSAR Talent Development Scholarship Recipient
- Team Leader, HKUST Chem-E-Car representing Hong Kong at AICHE 2017
Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries Group 18
Hong Kong Proservices Council
Partner of Deloitte
Emil is a FinTech evangelist, digital transformation consultant, and startup mentor with extensive experience encompassing cross-border financial systems design, operations in the banking industry, and capital market strategy advising in the emerging technology market.
In order to build a solid nurturing environment for the next-gen Fintech ecosystem as his own mission, not only does Emil advise corporates and startups in the region, but he is also a startup mentor, Entrepreneurship Committee Advisory Group member of Cyberport, the adjunct professor, visiting lecturer and guest speakers of renowned universities including CityU, HKU, PolyU, HKUST, HKBU, CUHK, and VTC, etc for almost a decade.
Ernest found AESIR.HK, AR and VR Therapeutic Game company which been selected as Global Top 500 Technology Startup, Top 12 Social Enterprise in Asia. He holds overseas working experience in Ukraine, Sweden and Vietnam and is currently member of Advisory Panel on Vetting of Amusement Games / Machines and Panel of Adjudicators (Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles).
Gabriel has over 10 years experience in fintech, edtech, and other regulated industries. Gabriel is currently an enterprise solutions architect for Atomic Knowledge Proof Limited, a web3 startup incubated at Hong Kong Science Park. Gabriel serves as the Secretary General for the International Blockchain Olympiad, an annual student competition with entries from hundreds of students from dozens of countries and territories. Gabriel studied Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Thomas Chau, a current student at the London School of Economics and Political Science in UK and Consulting Intern at Appetizup Company last summer. On the Insight Eyes start-up project, I primarily worked on business development work, conducting research on market trends and formulating the start-up's early business plan.
Professor Andrew Chi-fai Chan has been invited to be the President of the Greater Bay Area Business School since July 2020. At present, he is also the Emeritus Professor of Department of Marketing in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He was the Director of CUHK EMBA Programme from 2002 to 2020 and Head of Shaw College from 2010 to 2020. Professor Chan has been active in participating in public services. In recognition of his distinguished public and community service, he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2005 by the Hong Kong SAR Government and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2007.
Associate Head of New Asia College
Executive Director of Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance
Co-Director of Global Economics and Finance Program
Associate professor of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chairman of Innovax Holdings Limited
Ever since her childhood in India, Bharati has grown up with Mother Nature, animes of all kinds, and the spirit of entrepreneurship. After specializing in Marketing during her MBA from a prominent institute in India, she achieved her Master of Design, with distinction, from Hong Kong. Always looking for inspiration and creativity in every avenue, Bharati wishes to disrupt the 'status-quo' of the mind, and create new frameworks.
Ir. Eric Chan is the Chief Public Mission Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport. Chan is in charge of the public mission operation at Cyberport, building the ecosystem of nurturing start-ups from inspiring the next generation, through nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit, to empowering global ambition, through comprehensive entrepreneurship programmes with funding and other value-added services.
Chan has over 30 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 held various senior positions in global ICT companies including Hutchison, PCCW, Cable & Wireless HKT etc.. Chan has been active in public services, especially in education and industrial training, professional bodies, and charitable organisations. Chan is the Chairman of Knowledge Management Development Center, Chairman of Industrial Training Advisory Committee (ICT Sector) and serves on a number of advisory committees under Education Bureau and Home Affairs Bureau. He also serves on advisory boards and mentorship programs at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Education University of Hong Kong.
Chan holds a BSc. (Hon) degree in Engineering from University of London, an MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School and received Senior Executive Education from INSEAD (France) and IESE (Spain) business schools.
Mr Eugene Fong as Chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation and Past District Governor of Rotary International District 3450
- Deputy Convenor, Youth Development Committee
- Economics BSc Hons (Lancaster University)
- Over 8 years of equities investment experience
Professor Hau Kit Tai is Research Professor of Faculty of Education of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also Fellow of American Educational Research Association and the International Association of Applied Psychology, as well as the member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Technical Advisor Group and Strategic Development Group. He was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and President of the Division of Educational, Instructional and School Psychology. Professor Hau’s research areas include motivation, psychometrics, research methodology and large-scale educational monitoring. He has published extensively in major international academic journals and spared no effort in contributing to the education sector of Hong Kong and mainland China with his professional knowledge. Professor Hau actively serves on various advisory boards of the government, secondary schools and voluntary agencies in curriculum and youth development. He has also conducted over 100 national advanced applied statistics workshops in mainland China to promote empirical research in social sciences and education.
Albert is an experienced engineer, accomplished entrepreneur, innovative educator and a humanitarian worker. His research interests include robot-assisted search and rescue systems, humanitarian technology, and emergency water and sanitation systems. He is Director of Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative and Service-Learning at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Albert was the first Hong Kong engineer to join Médecins Sans Frontiers’ field missions in 2000. He volunteered in South Sudan during the civil war, Uzbekistan during 911, Indonesia during the South-East Asia Tsunami, Pakistan during the Kashmir earthquake, and Sichuan during the Wenchuan earthquake. Albert has completed 13 months of field mission and served as board members and advisors for major international relief organizations, including MSF and Red Cross, for nearly 10 years.
Albert co-founded INSIGHT Robotics with 2 friends in 2009 and developed world’s most accurate wildfire detection robot to protect valuable natural resources. The Company now has over 50 staff from 12 nationalities based in 5 offices around the globe. In China alone, over 70 robots are currently operating in 5 provinces. IBM named INSIGHT Robotics as Global Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 for its cutting-edge technology and social responsibility.
In 2006, Albert solo-cycled 2000 km across the Qinghai-Tibet plateau to raise $200,000 for Medecins Sans Frontiers. Prior to the Sichuan Earthquake, Albert organized the first “Emergency Engineering” course in 2006 with HK Institution of Engineers to prepare young engineers for demanding emergency relief operations. Some of the participants later contributed to the relief work in Sichuan Earthquake.
Mr. Jonathan Lai is the Chairman of the China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association and the EDUC Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Baptist University. He has been a school head of two secondary schools in Hong Kong after leaving the HK-SAR Education Bureau before the turn of the century. He is now the principal of his alma mater, Lee Kau Yan Memorial School.
Mr. Lai has immense interest in studying the governance of public organizations and exploring ways to get these public corporations such as schools connected with the community and the global environment. He holds a Master Degree in public administration conferred by the University of Hong Kong and one in Language Studies awarded by the Hong Kong Baptist University on top of his B.A. (Hons.) in Chinese and English granted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Ron is born and raised in Hong Kong and he is an engineer specialized in Cybersecurity and ICT industry. He is a CUHK MBA candidates and is working in a multi-national railway operator, which based in Hong Kong. His main duties are to conduct design on communication systems and provide cybersecurity input for the new railway projects.
Albert received his BEng degree (First Class Honors) in Information Engineering and his PhD degree inElectrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), both from The University of HongKong (HKU), in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of University of California, Berkeley. He is now the Chief Technology Officer and the ChiefScientist at Fano Labs, a deep-tech startup specializing in speech and language technologies enabled by AI. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in both EEE and Geography at HKU, and a Croucher research fellow. He is a member n the Expert Committee of Shenzhen Artificial Intelligence IndustryAssociation and a Senior Member of IEEE. His research interests include optimization, AI, intelligent transportation system, and smart city. He is anAssociate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and IEEETransactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Associate Professor at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Kevin Lee Ka Tsun, Founder & CEO of Redspots Creative, has been contributing in the digital entertainment and media technology field for more than 17 years. Kevin participated in producing more than 230 hours of TV drama series and 1500 episodes of online programs. Since he started his own business in 2007, he has been developing latest media technologies and providing all-rounded media production services to the Asia markets. In 2009, he and his team established ‘miniV.tv’, the first 3G mobile interactive TV platform in Mainland China, which had later become a main business stream of a leading entertainment listed company in the market. He has also established ‘Maji TV’, the first 3D TV channel in Hong Kong partnering with Samsung and LG Smart TV platforms, and MOME TV, the leading transportation media in Macau. Redspots Creative has developed various proprietary AR and VR technologies, registered 14 software copyrights and served numerous clients in different countries and regions, including international brands like KPMG, AIA, KFC, Sands Group, BNY Mellon, Bank of China, China Unicom, United Nations Foundations, etc.
- Women in Engineering
- BEng (1998), MPhil (2000) and PhD (2005), all in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST
- Joined ASTRI from 2005-2016 where her last position was Director of Optoelectronics
- Joined Belun Technology Company Limited in 2016 as CEO; the startup’s first product, BelunTM Ring, received the Award of the Year in Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018 and Red Dot Design Award 2018 in Germany
Mr. Andy Liu is the investment director at CRE Alliance fund. He internally transferred to the fund 5 years before to set up the first private equity in HK within the group. Before he served the China resources enterprises as internal management. He is now taking charge of deal resources and portfolio management. The target project is the one that could develop in China market and has synergy with the existing business of China resources group.
Andy has been actively engaged in major private equity investments across the sectors of consumer and technology. He has been involved in leading deals including Shanxi fenchiew（Chinese traditional liquor brand and one of the leading reputational brands in China mainland market）, Scholar Education (leading after school tutoring group in GBA area), Fenchiew was one of the most growth potential and successful consumer company in China market.
Andy has supported the team through significant growth. CRE alliance is recognized by HKFIA an award Sina Finance amongst the Top 2“the best investor in the Great Bay Area”
Raymond is the co-founder and CEO of Farmacy Hong Kong Limited, the 1st “Agri-Prop” (agriculture and properties) tech company in Asia that builds smart indoor mobile farms in highly urbanized cities, enabling supermarkets, restaurants, schools, offices, residential projects, and households to farm ultra-fresh, safe and nutrient rich green produces on-site with 100% transparent and fully automated indoor farming technologies.
Dr. Data Ng is an entrepreneur, professionally trained experimental Physicist, self-taught DIY/ Synthetic biologist and hardware hacker in Hong Kong. He is also a community builder of the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong. Data founded the first biotech education startup in Asia - 42Lab which is a first portable and affordable biotech equipment for STEM Education which was incubated and invested by Entrepreneur First, SGInnovate and Cyberport.
Helen Or is the Principal Consultant and Foresight Practitioner at Explorer Futures Lab. She is a Strategy Consultant and Executive Coach for over 25 years. She has led over 50 transformational strategy projects and leadership development projects throughout Asia, including Greater China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, India and Australia.
Helen works extensively with her clients in generating foresights through scenario planning and developing practical strategy that gain consensus among the executive team. She works with executives to develop individuals and teams who are creative, agile, resilient and future-oriented.
Before Helen runs her own consulting and coaching practice, she worked as management consultant and executive search consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton for 8 years and Spencer Stuart Associates for 3years. She holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and Information Systems from the National University of Singapore (1990) and an MBA from INSEAD, France (1994). She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She has obtained her Certificate in Foresight Essentials by Institute for The Future in 2020.
Business Developer of Seekr with over 5 years of experience in social impact and startup acceleration globally.
- Juris Doctor Student (CUHK); BA (HKU)
- Appointed Member, HKSAR Home Affairs Bureau
- Hult Prize 2018 Regional Winner
Kimberly was raised in both California and Hong Kong. She is a CUHK MBA candidate and currently working in an HK Asset management listed company. As well she acquired diving instructor qualification from National Association of Underwater Instructors (US NAUI).
As a passionate, strategic, and results-driven leader with regional exposure, Alice has been dedicated to providing support to Hong Kong start-ups for more than a decade. Before she joined Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited in 2011, she supported the design-related start-ups for years at the Hong Kong and Science Technology Parks. She has also worked for multinational companies in plastic resins, chemical and pharmaceutical businesses, with an extensive business background in regional markets which require a deep understanding of multicultural and multi-ethnic working practices. Currently, as the Head of Entrepreneurship, Alice leads the Entrepreneurship Team to nurture talents and assist startups at different life stages to accelerate in the digital tech industry worldwide, through the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund and the Cyberport Incubation Programme with financial support and professional services. She also drives the integration of traditional and new economies through adopting more innovative solutions as well as strengthens the collaboration of different stakeholders to foster the development of local industries and the economy.
With a Degree in Public and Social Administration and a Master's degree in Engineering Business Management, Alice continues to equip herself with knowledge of business and technology trends, as well as to support and empower those around her to push the boundaries of their capabilities to become their best selves. She believes very strongly in the importance of people developing an entrepreneurial mindset, no matter they are in the role of a student or an employee. Alice has been in the judging and assessment panels for signature technology awards and innovation funding schemes including the Smart People Award of Hong Kong ICT Awards, the Jumpstarter 2017 of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, 2019 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, the Technovation and the TSSSU fundings of universities, etc. Alice is a Council Member of the Hong Kong Computer Society (2021-22) and a Project Management Professional of the Project Management Institute.
Chairman of Group Sense (International) Ltd
Partner of Hong Kong Inno Angel Fund, Vice Chairman of the PRD Council, Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Dr. Tam was an elected member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Information Technology).
Professor of Department of Chemical Pathology
Faculty of Medicine, CUHK
CEO/Founder Tomas was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the Institute of Financial Technologies Asia in 2022
Dr. Maggie Haitian Wang is currently an Associate Professor in the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She received her bachelor degree (Hon) in Physics in 2005, and PhD degree in ISOM (Statistics) in 2011, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Dr. Wang has published over 130 research articles, and was the principal investigator of RGC, NSFC and HMRF grants. Her research interest is developing new statistical and bioinformatic methods towards better vaccine design and human genome interpretation. She serves as the board of directors of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society, Council member of the Bioinformatics Society of China, Co-Director of the Master Program of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Associate Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, CUHK.
Dr. Wang is the founder of Beth Bioinformatics Co., Ltd (BethBio). The company translates the state-of-the-art vaccine design technologies to pharmaceutical industry towards higher vaccine effectiveness and production efficiency. BethBio is a member of TSSSU program, IncuBio program supported by the ITC, and HKAI Lab, and won the Top 50 Innovative Biotechnology Company Award in the Greater Bay Area 2021. BethBio also operates a local APP, vaccine4u, to facilitate vaccination against infectious diseases including flu, COVID-19 and HPV in Hong Kong.
Nelson is a serial entrepreneur, the Founding CEO and Director of EP Venture Limited, a business strategy consultancy, and Appetizup Company Limited, an ESG consultancy. He provides advisory services to transform start-ups, public organizations, and private firms into efficient and sustainable businesses, with a focus on green energy, electronic commerce, and technology to improve business models. Nelson is also the Founding President of Unleash Foundation, an NGO that emphasizes social empowerment through education, and the Founding President of the China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association, an NGO that promotes inclusion through cross-cultural exchange.
China Hong Kong Cultural Exchange Association is committed to providing a platform for cultural exchange between Hong Kong and international through organizing a wide variety of programs. The Association also contributes to discovering talents and nurturing incubation projects in the Greater Bay Area. It also established a collaborative and cooperative platform for professionals from different fields to improve communication and get inspired from each other, then lead to a stage of co-creation for producing positive social capitals. Promoting shared and co-created values and collaborated messages to future leaders helps to shorten the gap among people from different cultural backgrounds and build an integrated society.
Nelson has also served in trade industries and IT committees of various government and non-government bodies, focusing on consultancy services for technological and sustainable business practices and other government statutory bodies as members of the board of directors.
Nelson was also a Torch Bearer in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a recipient of the HKSAR Government’s Medal of Honor in sports promotion for disabled athletes. Nelson’s story is about resilience, not disability. Nelson graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Computer Science and a master’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds a master’s degree in Quantitative Analysis in Business from the City University of Hong Kong from there he was conferred an Honorary Fellow. He serves as an honorary lecturer in various local Universities and was awarded Lion Rock Entrepreneur Award as well as was conferred an Honorary Fellow from Lingnan University in October 2021.
Lianna Yuen is a final-year Law LLB student studying at the University of Warwick. Living by the maxim “With great power comes great responsibility”, Lianna has been striving to expand her knowledge and skillsets to serve the community around her. With an aspiration to be an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Lianna has established a start-up project – Heart to Hear – with an aim to spread awareness for the hearing disabled community in Hong Kong. Lianna is also constantly seeking to expand her knowledge and experience in the fields of law, business, and technology. In this mobilisation seminar, Lianna will be sharing how governance and legislation play an important role in supporting the minorities in Hong Kong and how can we take part in building a better future for our community as a whole.
As a native of Guangzhou, Mr. Nick Zeng Jingqiang started his own business after graduating from the Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology programme offered by PolyU’s School of Design. Nick is now the CEO of People Strong High-tech Ltd, a Shenzhen-based corporation committed to creating novel elderly healthcare solutions. His remarkable career success has earned him numerous accolades. He was recently honoured in the Hurun China “Under 30s To Watch 2020” list that recognises elite entrepreneurs aged 30 or under in China, and he was also recognised in the Forbes China “30 Under 30” 2019 list.
作为负责人承担了国家社科基金艺术学项目、中国工程院重大咨询项目子课题、国家自然科学基金等课题，在文化创新设计、商业创新设计、智能设计等方面进行了研究和探索，以第一作者和通讯作者在国际期刊《Design Studies》 、《The Design Journal》、《Human Computer Interaction》、《International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics》、《Computers in Human Behavior》等上面发表多篇高水平论文，出版著作5部，教材1部。
中國民主促進會廣東省委聯絡工委 | 委員 兼 青年委員會|委員
英中貿易聯盟 | 監事
緬甸中(港澳)企業聯誼會 | 監事
四川省僑聯青年委員會 | 委員
湖南省僑聯青年委員會 | 委員
甘肅省僑聯青年委員會 | 委員 廣東省僑界海歸協會|常務副秘書長兼健康醫療專業委員會 | 副主任 廣東省歐美同學會 | 青年分會 | 理事
廣東省新的階層人士聯合會 | 理事
廣州市天河區第七屆僑聯 | 委員
茂名市第八次歸僑僑眷代表大會 | 代表
廣州市青年鄉村振興促進會 | 會員單位
國科慧龍科創基地 | 創新創業導師 (廣東省科技廳孵化載體平台備案) 廣東省萬訊大學生創新創業公益促進會 | 會員單位
2013 年任景域集團驢媽媽旅遊網運營中心副總監，統計網站各項數據和用戶反饋，分析用戶需求、 行為，蒐集網站運營中產生的產品購買及網站功能需求。
2016 年任創新工場投後管理總監，負責公司係統的架構設計、研發工作;協助企業市值管理;對 系統框架相關技術和業務進行培訓，指導人員開發。投後管理的企業有:美團、知乎、曠視、要出發周邊遊、想像傳媒等。
2018 年成為創新工場大灣區基金合夥人，孵化創新工場——創新奇智廣東分公司建立;同年參與 泡泡瑪特 IPO 類融資。
2021 年創立創新集鉅科技投資(廣東)合夥企業(有限合夥)和旗下品牌根基賦能，任創始合夥人; 持有律師執業證。