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EmTech Hong Kong Defines the Transformational Power of Emerging Technologies

HONG KONG – On June 26-27 at Hong Kong Cyberport, the 3rd EmTech Hong Kong will delve into emerging technology trends that are transforming our lives. From the fields of smart city management, intelligent machines, cloud computing, bioengineering, AR/VR, fintech and cybersecurity, 40 of the world’s most influential minds are set to challenge and inspire future innovators.

Co-organized with MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse Pte Ltd and in collaboration with host partner Hong Kong Cyberport, EmTech Hong Kong showcases emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives. The event is expected to draw over 500 participants from more than 20 countries.

With the advancement of the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong is widely recognised as a

flourishing international business and financial centre and a gateway to Mainland China.

According to KPMG, the region is expected to play a leading role in advanced manufacturing, innovation, shipping, trade and finance by 2030.

“As the digital technology flagship in Hong Kong, Cyberport always strives to nurture talent and keep industry stakeholders abreast of the latest digital tech trends. The themes EmTech Hong Kong covers are also the various key focuses of Cyberport which include FinTech, Digital Entertainment, Smart Living, Blockchain and AI/Big Data. We are glad to be the host partner of this inspirational event, which gathers industry heavyweights from the Mainland and overseas to exchange unique insights and market updates, enabling knowledge transfer across the region. We will continue to collaborate with industry partners to facilitate talent cultivation to drive the development of new economy,” said Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer of Cyberport and Host Partner of EmTech Hong Kong.
 

Some of the world’s most influential leaders and innovators that are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs will be at EmTech Hong Kong. They include:

Intelligent Machines

  • Xuedong Huang, Head, Speech and Language Group, Microsoft
  • Juan L. Aparicio Ojea, Head of Research Group - Advanced Manufacturing Automation, Siemens
  • Hyunkuk Lim, CEO, Hankook Mirae Technology
  • Salah Sukkarieh, Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, University of Sydney
  • Michael Yu Wang, Founding Director, Robotics Institute, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Bruce Davie, VP and CTO, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware
  • Yi Wang, Founder and CEO, Liulishuo (AKA LingoChamp)

World of Immersive Media

  • Adrian David Cheok, Chair Professor of Pervasive Computing, City, University of London

Rewriting Life

  • Andrew Hessel, CEO, Humane Genomics
  • Wu Ji, Director, Tsinghua-iFlyTek Joint Lab, Tsinghua University
  • Katharina Volz, CEO and Founder, OccamzRazor 
  • Steven Tucker, Chief Medical Advisor at LumenLab - MetLife Innovation Center & Founder, Tucker Medical     Tucker Medical
  • Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Diane Wu, Cofounder, Trace Genomics
  • Zainul Charbiwala, Cofounder and CTO, Tricog Health

Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

  • Vivienne Ming, Cofounder and Managing Partner, Socos
  • Mike North, Host, Discovery Channel
  • Will Knight, Senior Editor for AI, MIT Technology Review
  • Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Future Cities & Sustainability

  • Siqi Zheng, Faculty Director, MIT China Future City Lab (MIT-CFC)
  • John McGeehan, Co-Director- Institute of Biomedical & Biomolecular Science, University of Plymouth

Connectivity

  • Marius de Mos, VP of Technical Affairs and Development, Airborne Wireless Network
  • Amir Farhand, CEO and Founder, Takor Group

Fintech and Cybersecurity

  • K.P. Chow, Associate Director, Centre for Information Security and Cryptography, The University of Hong Kong

EmTech Hong Kong will also witness the announcement of the call for nominations for the 6th edition of Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific, MIT Technology Review’s recognition for young innovators who are developing new technologies or creatively applying existing technologies to solve big problems. Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific is the region’s top award for young innovators in Australia, Hong Kong SAR, New Zealand, Southeast Asia (all countries) and Taiwan.

Key sponsors and partners for this year’s conference include Host Partner: Hong Kong Cyberport, Innovation Partners, Hong Kong Baptist University and The University of Hong Kong; Silver Sponsor: Find Solution AI, Strategic Partner: Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and; and Supporting Partners: MIT Club of Hong Kong, The Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, AngelVest, brinc, FinTech Association of Hong Kong, HAX, InvestHK, METTA, Penn Club of Hong Kong, Techstars, WHub and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


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About EmTech Hong Kong

EmTech Hong Kong is where technology, business, and culture converge. It is the showcase for emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives. It is an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. Most of all, it is a place of inspiration — an opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand the technologies that matter and how they will change the face of business and drive the new global economy. For more information, please visit www.emtechhk.com. Find us on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn with the official event hashtag, #EmTechHK
 

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About Koelnmesse

Koelnmesse is one of the world's largest trade fair companies. Its more than 70 trade fairs and exhibitions have the broadest international scope in the industry, as 60 percent of the exhibitors and 40 percent of the visitors come from outside Germany. The Koelnmesse events include the leading global trade fairs for 25 sectors, such as Imm cologne, Anuga, IDS, INTERMOT, Interzum Cologne, Photokina, Gamescom and the International Hardware Fair Cologne. Koelnmesse is MIT Technology Review’s organiser for EmTech Hong Kong, EmTech Asia and Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific.

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