Heads from AWS, Alibaba, Twitter and the World Economic Forum will examine the digital economic revolution at influential Hong Kong summit, April 15-16
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8
April 2019 - The urgent challenges
and exciting opportunities of the ongoing digital revolution will be discussed
at the Internet Economy Summit (IES) 2019 -- a two-day event examining how today's innovations will transform tomorrow's
Now approaching its fourth edition, the Internet
Economy Summit is jointly organised by the Hong Kong SAR Government and
Cyberport. More than 2,000 tech gurus, adventurous entrepreneurs and investors will
gather to map out the possibilities presented by emerging technologies at one
of Hong Kong's largest annual new economy summits, which will take place at the
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) during April 15-16.
Senior figures from tech giants such as Amazon Web
Services (AWS), Twitter, Alibaba Group, Zhong An and Microsoft are among the
line-up of more than 80 guest speakers confirmed to deliver keynote speeches and
participate in panel talks focused around the zeitgeist-grabbing topic of "Digital
Economy * Redefines our Future" during the six specialist forums. Officials
representing the Hong Kong SAR Government set to address the audience include Mrs
Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive; Mr Paul Chan, the Financial Secretary; and Mr Nicholas
Yang, the Secretary for Innovation and Technology.
"The arrival of 5G, connectivity of everything, Big
Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are ushering in a new digital revolution,
which will profoundly change the way we live, work and do business," said Dr.
Lee George Lam, Chairman of Cyberport. "This year's IES gathers leading tech
executives, entrepreneurs and investors to explore the most important
disruptive innovations in business and technology, offering an exciting sneak
peek into the future."
"These discussions will be particularly of interest
to business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs who want to stay ahead of the
curve by embracing the latest technology trends and opportunities to transform
their business model, develop new products and services, and make more informed
investment decisions." Dr. Lam continued.
On the first day (April 15) of the event, the Visionary
Forum will feature international figureheads, while the Chambers Forum in the
afternoon will focus on regional trends. Key trends and technologies will be brought
sharply into focus on the second day (April 16) through the themed Fintech
Forum, AI Forum, Enterprise 4.0 Forum and Cybersecurity Forum.
Throughout the summit sessions, key innovations in blockchain,
supply chain and quantum computing will also be discussed. The spotlight will also be shone on the tech
trends certain to reshape business and society in the coming years, such as FinTech,
InsurTech, virtual banking and enterprise tech.
Taking in the larger picture, some talks will shed
light on the need for sustainable practice, growing smart city integration and "smart
lifestyles". Attendees will also learn about the "Industry 4.0" as well as the
challenges and opportunities of digital transformation across the Greater Bay Area and
beyond. Ms Sandra Särav, Global
Affairs Director at the Estonian government's Ministry of Economic Affairs and
Communications, will be present to introduce the audience to the country's unique
digital society and e-solutions to foreign visitors.
IES attracts the world's most renowned major tech
firms, leaders, innovators and investors.
Mr Bob Kimball, General Counsel of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Ms Maya Hari, Twitter's Vice President of Asia
Pacific, will be among this year's line-up of speakers. IES will also welcome Ms Angel
Zhao, President of Alibaba Global Business Group, and Zhong Xiangqun, Chief
Operating Officer of Bank of China (Hong Kong), representing the business and
Mr David Aikman, the World
Economic Forum's Chief Representative Officer of Greater China; Mr Nigel Duffy,
EY's Global Artificial Intelligence Leader; and Prof Steven Weber from the UC
Berkeley School of Information will provide attendees with
more insights and inspiration.
Concurrent with the IES
will be the International ICT Expo (13-16 April) and the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring
Edition) organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The two shows will
gather more than 3,600 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions, showcasing
cutting-edge solutions and electronic products.
For more details of the IES programme rundown and full
speaker line-up, please visit: www.ieconomysummit.hk
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