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About this programme

Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Jockey Club AI Community Innovation Programme is a 2.5-year hands-on education programme, bringing together participants from schools, communities, and the industry to learn, play and solve real-world problems with artificial intelligence (AI). We will offer a variety of activities, including workshops, seminars and competitions, with the aim of:

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Promoting AI knowledge and its application to solving real-world problems

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Disseminating AI Learning Materials

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Fostering a dynamic AI community in Hong Kong

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Encouraging exchange of ideas and international exposure

The programme is conducted in both Cantonese and English

Programme Framework

Programme Timeline

Note: The date and time of the events may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

Who is this programme for?

8-18yo YOUTH

Receive guidance from experienced mentors who help you to generate solutions, optimise your designs and turn your ideas into reality

Learn about AI technologies and tools with a step by step approach. It is easier than you think!

Meet people from all over the world and learn about outstanding innovative projects through the annual international Technovation Girls competition

You will have a chance to design your project based on real-world problems and create genuine impact on society and the environment with the support of cutting-edge technologies.

Schools & NGOs

Teaching materials developed based on the recognised curriculum by Technovation; diverse content covered in the workshops localised for Hong Kong youth, including AI hardware, mobile app development, problem-solving and design-thinking skills.

Flexible workshop arrangements to fit your students/beneficiaries availability, to be held at our space or your premises.

Professionals

Help youth set and achieve goals, act as a sounding board for solutions to tricky problems, and crucially, help them develop their confidence and self-esteem.

Being a mentor is not just giving advice and support, but also learning from the youth.  As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to  network and meet other passionate mentors in this community

Upcoming Events

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3/12/2022

Saturday

4/12/2022

Sunday

10:00-13:00CatoneseOnlineAdvanced with Mobile App (For 12 to 18 yo students)

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3/12/2022

Saturday

4/12/2022

Sunday

10:00-13:00CatonesePhysicalAdvanced with Block Coding (Family workshop)

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10/12/2022

Saturday

11/12/2022

Sunday

10:00-13:00CatonesePhysicalAdvanced with Mobile App (For 8 to 11 yo students)

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10/12/2022

Saturday

11/12/2022

Sunday

13:00-16:00CatonesePhysicalAdvanced with Mobile App (For 12 to 18 yo students)

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17/12/2022

Saturday

18/12/2022

Sunday

10:00-13:00CatonesePhysicalAdvanced with Block Coding (For 8 to 11 yo students)

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17/12/2022

Saturday

18/12/2022

Sunday

13:00-16:00CatonesePhysicalAdvanced with Python Coding (For 12 to 18 yo students)

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21/12/2022

Wednesday

22/12/2022

Thursday

10:00-13:00CatonesePhysicalAdvanced with Mobile App (For 8 to 11 yo students)

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28/12/2022

Wednesday

29/12/2022

Thursday

10:00-13:00CatonesePhysicalAdvanced with Mobile App (For 12 to 18 yo students)

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29/12/2022

Thursday

30/12/2022

Friday

14:00-17:00CatonesePhysicalAdvanced with Block Coding (Family workshop)

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7/1/2023

Saturday

8/1/2023

Sunday

10:00-15:00CatonesePhysicalChallenge Day

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Programme Advisors

Angie Zhou
Angie Zhou

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Franky Poon
Franky Poon

Hong Kong Red Swastika Society
Tai Po Secondary School

Kevin Pereira
Kevin Pereira

Blu Artificial Intelligence

Mentors

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Alexander Lam

TURNED-E! Education Limited

Alexander Ying
Alexander Ying

DRESIO Limited

Bauhinia Lee
Bauhinia Lee

Anima Ventures

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Cheung Lap Pong

Vinci AI Academy

Clare Liu
Clare Liu

Crypto.com

Clarence Cheung
Clarence Cheung

HSBC

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Donald Chan

HKUST

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Dorothy Chan

Caritas

Elena Kan
Elena Kan

HSBC

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Eric Hui

Morgan Stanley

Eric Thain
Eric Thain

HK Express

Esterina Nervino
Esterina Nervino

City University of Hong Kong

Eunice Ng
Eunice Ng

Avanza Consulting Limited

Felix Wong
Felix Wong

VenturesList

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Fioni Fong

GOODTAKES

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Forte Fung

MotoNerv Limited

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Gaziz Zhumash

Sia Partners

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Genevieve Wong

Logicalis

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Haywood Shum

Binery

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James Cunningham

Speed Sourcing, stealth startup

Janet Ng
Janet Ng

Google

Jenny Zhang
Jenny Zhang
Karin Chan
Karin Chan

Futurist Lab

Kelvin Choy
Kelvin Choy

iCreator Limited

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Kosby Fu

DBS Bank (HK)

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Lam Wai Hung

Lingnan University

Lena Wong
Lena Wong

Womentors

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Liz

FreshAR Technology Limited

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Lowene Chan

HSBC

Marianne N. Michaels
Marianne N. Michaels

Udemy

Nicholas Ooi
Nicholas Ooi

Hong Kong Baptist University

Nikita Mo
Nikita Mo

Google Cloud

Oscar Venhuis
Oscar Venhuis

EQ Lab

Perkins Ho
Perkins Ho

AWS

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Sam Lam

OriginBit

Samson Li
Samson Li

CarryAI Company Limited

San
San Wong

R2C2 Limited

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Sang Joon Ahn

Sia Partners

Serena Lee
Serena Lee

Care Bear

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Shirley Lam

Stryker

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Sophie Chui

Sensational Communications

Victor Wong
Victor Wong

Bridge AI

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Wally Kwong

HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21

Become a Mentor

Are you an educator or industrial professional?
Are you interested in AI technologiesband would like to guide in the journey of learning AI?

Then apply to become a mentor today!

You don’t need any prior knowledge and skills, as you will get all the support you need and become a capable AI mentor, step-by-step, through our capacity building workshops. Anyone passionate about learning AI-technologies or developing AI-related expertise can also join.

International Partner

Technovation is a global technology education nonprofit, empowering underserved groups to tackle problems in their communities with cutting-edge technologies, such as AI and coding. Over the years, it has supported more than 130,000 youths, 28,000 mentors and parents across 100+ countries. Since 2018, Technovation has been running the world’s largest AI-education competition, with 18 countries involved and engaging around 10,000 under-resourced 3rd to 8th grade  students and their parents in a 10-week programme.

Free, Registration required

FAQ

For the community workshops, you are eligible if you are:

  • Youth aged between 8-18 (priority will be given to recipients of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme or the School Textbook Assistance (TA) Scheme) and their parents

For the capacity building workshops, you are eligible if you are:

  • Schools and NGOs; or
  • Professionals

No. As the programme is funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, it is free of charge for all participants.

Subscribe to our page and stay in touch with us! We may have other AI workshops for you later.

No. The programme is about AI for everyone. You can join even if you don't have any prior AI knowledge or experience.

Mainly at our makerspace in Tsuen Wan and occasionally at our PMQ space or our partners’ venues. Information will be given upon registering any event.

You can contact Mr Cyron Chan at [email protected].

Yes. Every bit of work you put in is recognised.

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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.

MR. FRANKY POON

Principal

Hong Kong Red Swastika Society Tai Po Secondary School

Franky Poon is the Principal of Hong Kong Red Swastika Society Tai Po Secondary School and as the Specialist of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Mr. Poon was seconded to EDB to provide support to over 80 local schools on catering for learner diversity and building inclusive ethos and measures. He is invited to be the Speakers in various tertiary education programs and teacher training courses to share experience on supporting students with diverse needs. He is also an author of various book chapters and journals as well as presenter at local and international conferences on how to enhance school’s capacity to cater for student diversity. He is the Project Lead of Jockey Club “Diversity at Schools” Project (2018-2024), which aims to enhance primary and secondary schools’ capacity to cater for learner diversity.

MR. Kevin Pereira

Managing Director

Blu Artificial Intelligence

Kevin Pereira is currently the Managing Director for Blu Artificial Intelligence, a consulting firm that specializes in Artificial Intelligence (AI), based in Hong Kong. Kevin has worked on consulting projects and is a major contributor to BLU’s knowledge base of AI applications in various industries. He is passionate about AI’s impact on society, including skillsets and job markets for the future, and also the ethical considerations involved with AI.

To this end, he has collaborated on articles and podcasts, and also spoken at numerous events and panels which have focused on the aforementioned topics. In addition, he has also delivered numerous AI workshops to members of innovation and strategy teams from a myriad of industries in multiple locations around the world.

He is also a part-time lecturer at HKU (University of Hong Kong) and HKUST (The HK University of Science and Technology) along with a number of other schools both in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pac region. His courses focus on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and their applications in business.

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Mr. Alexander Lam

Co-founder

TURNED-E! Education Limited

I am graduated from HKUST computer science and experienced in stem education industry for more than 5 years.Being a stem tutor in Sino group – Olympian City, I taught student STEM knowledge, programming logic, science and robot design, including microbit, Arduino, laser cut ,3D printing ,lego EV3.

Currently, I am working as a programmer in Shoalter Technology to develop market-leading online shopping platform in Hong Kong – HKTVmall including web and mobile app development.

MR. Alexander Ying

Founder & CEO

DRESIO Limited

Alexander Ying is the Founder & CEO of DRESIO, an AI company dedicated to merging camera-based edge AI and exercise science to detect exercise skill levels and prevent injury. In less than a year from inception, Alex has led the company to acquire the IT & Smart Tech Award for the One Million Dollar Startup Competition from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and become one of the winners of the IPHatch Startup Competition 2019/20.

Alex’s background is in big data analytics and has a passion for AI. Prior to DRESIO, Alex co-founded Jumping Price Limited, pioneering in applying big data and machine learning into eCommerce retailing. He also has years of experience managing multi-million retail businesses for Cartier in Hong Kong & Macau, and as a renowned analytic & strategy consultant for international brands such as Coca-Cola, Abbott Laboratories, and Wrigley.

Ms. Bauhinia Lee

Founder & Impact Venture Builder

Anima Ventures

Bauhinia is an Impact Venture Builder and the Founder of Anima Ventures, a female-focused Venture Studio based in Hong Kong, with a mission to actively support female startup founders and bridge the funding gap in the ecosystem. She believes in building businesses with ‘purpose’, and advocates passionately for youth, diversity and inclusion, including gender and cognitive diversity.

As a multi-hatter “spinning multiple plates”, Bauhinia is the Co-Lead of the Hong Kong branch of SoGal Foundation, a global platform for diverse entrepreneurs and investors with 50 chapters across 6 continents. She is often a collaborator, moderator, and co-host of workshops, panels and seminars in support of women across Finance, startups and venture. She is most excited about synthesising ideas and innovation across different verticals and in Web 3.0.

Bauhinia started her career in Finance, trading FX and STIR at Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. She enjoys reading, philosophy, horse-riding and speaks six languages, including French, German and Spanish.

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Mr. Cheung Lap Pong

General Manager

Vinci AI Academy

LP Cheung is an experienced AI practitioner. Currently, he is a senior lecturer at Hong Kong Metropolitan University. He is also the founder and general manager at Vinci AI Academy, an AI education company.

As the manager of STEAM Lab of the university, Mr. Cheung developed various workshops, including AI, robotics, and Internet of Things, to promote technology education in secondary schools, and therefore understand the situation and pain point of STEM education. Besides HKMU, Mr. Cheung is also a lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, teaching a data science course to master students.

Before joining HKMU, Mr. Cheung was a data scientist at a leading international investment bank – UBS, Bank of China (Hong Kong), and HK01. During his tenure, Mr. Cheung has developed many large-scale machine learning systems, including a news recommendation system serving more than 5 million customers, a credit risk prediction system, and a machine translation system.

Before working as a data scientist, Mr. Cheung was an AI researcher. His research interests include Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, and adaptive learning. Some of the results are published in international conferences and journals.

Ms. Clare Liu

Data Science Specialist

Crypto.com

Clare Liu is a data science Specialist at Crypto.com. She is also a contributing author at several publications including Towards Data Science and KDnuggets. Her new video channel – AI Sensei was launched in March this year delivering innovative and cutting edge AI and Machine Learning knowledge in Hong Kong for everyone.

Prior to joining Crypto.com, Clare was working in DBS innovation and ecosystems team to drive various data-related projects in different teams and her major role was to involve in data mining research projects and bring innovative insights to her teammates.

MR. Clarence Cheung

Asia Pacific Regional head of business analytics, wholesale banking

HSBC

Clarence Cheung is currently the Regional Head of Business Analytics at HSBC, leading a team to leverage advanced analytics to drive business outcome. Prior to joining the bank, Clarence has spent a decade as a management consultant, and in between corporate jobs worked in his family fashion trading business and founded 3 businesses including Add Fashion, 88beans, and Data Exchange.

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MR. Donald Chan

Student / Startup Founder

HKUST

Donald is currently a fourth year student at HKUST, studying business but also very interested in tech and entrepreneurship.

He is experienced in design thinking and product development, and he is currently working on a startup which he cofounded with his partner few months ago.

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MS. Dorothy Chan

Social worker

Caritas

My name is Dorothy. I am a social worker working at NGOs, my service target normally are secondary school and young adults.

I am passionate work with youth and interested in trying new things, I hope that I could through this program learn something new.

Ms. Elena Kan

Interim Regional Head of Data And Analytics, WCOO ASP

HSBC

Currently the interim regional head of data and analytics at HSBC for Asia Pacific Wholesale businesses, which compromises of corporate customers from SMEs to multinationals. Previous experience include strategy development, M&A and advisory for financial institutions in Asia Pacific

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MR. Eric Hui

Technology VP

Morgan Stanley

I have been working in tech sector for 15+ years. Enjoy inspiring our new generation to learn coding from a young age.

MR. Eric Thain

General Manager – Brand & Customer

HK Express

Eric Thain is the General Manager of Brand & Customer for HK Express, overseeing all aspects of customer experience, brand, marketing, digital, social media, PR & CRM for HK Express. As the modern chief marketer, Eric spearheads the company’s customer-centric business transformation, championing growth through holistic CXM across all functional departments.

Eric is a hybrid experienced business leader with profound mixed discipline experience in developing Integrated Marketing Strategies and leading Digital Transformation projects across APAC (including a decade of in-market experience in China).

Eric is also Chair of the Artificial Intelligence Society of Hong Kong, pushing the role & integration of AI in the modern brand space. He sits on the Board of Advisors in various Marketing Associations, advising issues that affect the marketing industry. Eric is a recipient of numerous personal & team awards in marketing, including APAC Brand Communicator of The Year & ‘100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders’ by the World Digital Marketing Congress.

Ms. Esterina Nervino

Assistant Professor

City University of Hong Kong

Esterina Nervino is currently Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong holding a joint appointment at the Department of English and the Department of Marketing. She is also Junior Adjunct Professor of Intercultural Communication and Language Variation at the Universita’ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy) and invited External Member of the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and her research interests include social semiotics, multimodality, business communication, luxury studies in relation to art, space, sustainability, and retail experience.

Prior to CityU, Esterina was the Director of Retail in Asia (part of Bluebell Group) in charge of media brand operations including content selection, curation, edition, and commercial strategy. At Bluebell Group she also took on the role of Public Relations Lead working on internal/external communication and ESG strategy.

She also holds a M.A. in Foreign Languages for Business Communication from the Universita’ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy), a B.A. in Language Mediation from the Universita’ degli Studi della Calabria (Italy), an Executive Education Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from INSEAD (Singapore).

Ms. Eunice Ng

Director

Avanza Consulting Limited

Eunice is an entrepreneurial Director with over 20 years of experience in dynamic consulting & advisory industry, talent acquisitions, executive & professionals coaching & placement and people development advisory. She has assisted many renowned and multinational companies in making business changes and improvement through people. Her clients has mostly found Eunice a professional advisor and consultant that has understood the clients needs well and has delivered good results.

MR. Felix Wong

Founder

VenturesList

Felix is a growth marketer, with a passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed.

He is the Marketing Lead at CardUp, a fintech platform that allows payment or collection of big expenses using credit cards, where cards are not accepted today. He leads the marketing and growth in the Hong Kong region.

After getting a taste of Startup Weekend, Felix co-founded Cloudbreakr in 2015, an AI-powered marketing software designed to help brands analyze and engage with influencers.

As a startup community advocate, Felix previously served as a Community Manager for Techstars, where he spearheaded the ecosystem development in the Asia Pacific and Greater China region, in addition to leading efforts in corporate innovation and regional partnership. He was also the Head of Growth for AngelHub that offers equity crowdfunding investment for aspiring startups.

In his free time, Felix enjoys playing soccer, cycling, cooking pasta, and reveling in the Marvel Universe.

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Ms. Fioni Fong

Co-founder

GOODTAKES

Fioni Fong is currently the VP of Marketing of AskLORA, a stock investment app powered by AI, her job includes overseeing both Product and Marketing. Prior to AskLORA, Fioni worked in several high growth startup in Proptech, Fintech and Fashion industry. She has also co-founded an award winning food waste app in Hong Kong.

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MR. Forte Fung

CoFounder & CEO

MotoNerv Limited

Forte Fung is a technology entrepreneur focused on AI and Blockchain technology. Forte is the founder & CEO of MotoNerv, a vision-based AI driving analytics platform incubated by HKSTP and the City University of Hong Kong, which provides life-saving dynamic driving behavior and performance analytics for the motor vehicle industry.

Forte was also the Head of Research of a Hong Kong-based crypto fund group, and Forte was in charge of implementing in-depth research and investment strategy decisions across primary & secondary crypto markets, NFTs, and other digital assets, focusing on public chains, Web3.0, metaverse, and DeFi protocols. Forte researches on-chain and off-chain data, token fundamental & technical analysis, macroeconomics, and the political environment. The fund he led is achieving a substantial outperforming growth.

Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Forte was a venture capital investor at Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, which has invested in outstanding startup companies like DayDayCook, GoGoX, and Prenetics. Besides investment, Forte devoted himself to nurturing enormous startups and promoting entrepreneur spirit around the globe; JUMPSTARTER was one of his most remarkable achievements in the startup ecosystem.

Forte received his MSc in Marketing from the City University of Hong Kong.

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Mr. Gaziz Zhumash

Data Scientist

Sia Partners

I am a Data Science Consultant with 1 year experience working as a Data Scientist/Data Analyst in the banking and consultancy industry.

I have contributed to the delivery of key projects in areas such as data management, data transformation, data visualization and Machine Learning modelling. Some of the main clients that I have worked for are DHS, Coca Cola, Cartier and etc. I am passionate about contributing to the growth of young community of data scientists in Hong Kong.

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Ms. Genevieve Wong

Enterprise Technology Sales

Logicalis

Genevieve is Australian Chinese and derives from a multi-discipline of Start-Up, Technology and Financial Services. An Enterprise Technology Sales by trade, currently resides in the cloud technology sphere. A highly creative mind and has a passion to enhance young minds, she esteems to channel the learning and growing mindset towards the next generation.

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MR. Haywood Shum

CEO

Binery

Haywood is not an accountant who co-founded a technology enabled accounting firm.

Haywood started Binery because as a founder himself, he recognized that many founders did not want to do their accounting either for lack of time or knowledge, nor did they have the budget of large companies to pay for a professional service.

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Mr. James Cunningham

Director of Sustainability and Business Development

Speed Sourcing, stealth startup

Background in broadcast media production, NGOs and trade show production.

Currently engaged in apparel development and production, focused on sustainability, and creating a business in the clean tech space.

MS. Janet Ng

Key Account Manager

Google

Passionate in people development with professional experience in ads sales, client education and workshop facilitation.

Mrs. Jenny Zhang

Jenny sees herself as a builder, of everything from products to teams to ecosystems. She is working at the intersection of technology, design and finance to drive decarbonization in various industries.

As a founding member of Carbonbase, Jenny is helping corporate clients in energy, logistics, real estate, and manufacturing sectors to manage millions of tons of carbon emission every year, and building digital solutions to incentivize individuals and companies on their journey toward carbon neutrality.

Previously Jenny spent 6 years in Deloitte advising on international M&A transactions totaling over $12B. She is a licensed CPA and a trainer in social impact assessment as well as design thinking. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Business and Fine Arts.

Ms. Karin Chan

Founder

Futurist Lab

Karin is the founder and CEO of Futurist Lab, an impact-driven start-up that pioneers application of Design Thinking into life and career planning. She partners with educators and corporates to offer extensive workshops to develop young talents’ career journey and help them think one step ahead into their professional and entrepreneurial future – adopting innovative thinking to realise career aspirations with methodology.

Prior to her latest venture, Karin was a core member of an EdTech firm incubated by Cyberport with a focus on ABCD (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud & Big Data). Not only is she actively engaging in the startup community, Karin also spent the last decade in the HR consulting industry offering leadership and soft skills training and serving clients spanning across multinational companies to rising startups. Her core belief in open-minded education and career planning leads her to identify individuals’ unique qualities and help them focus on their strengths with the leverage of the latest technology. Having lived in France and the United States, she is also passionate about connecting people across cultures.

Karin graduated with a bachelor degree in Hotel Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. With customer-centric training in the hospitality industry, it shapes her approach of curating authentic personal branding for professionals to engage with different stakeholders in both private and public sectors.

MR. Kelvin Choy

General Manager

iCreator Limited

Kelvin is a big believer in applying various Art Tech into movie making in Hong Kong. He has participated in movie production, distribution and sponsorship. In 2021, he won the Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the GBA and found iCreator limited. The mission of iCreator is to use emerging deep technology such as Artificial Intelligence to assist the current creative process. Kelvin was invited by Cyberport as a speaker of the Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum to share about “How AI Scripting will Change the Entertainment Production“.

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Mr. Kosby Fu

Vice President, Group Strategic Marketing and Communications

DBS Bank (HK)

Kosby is the Vice President of Group Strategic & Marketing Communications in DBS Bank (HK), leading a team on corporate branding and digital marketing, he is also part of the team to drive the sustainability agenda across the bank.

Previous working in innovation & technology teams, he supported the bank’s innovation agenda through the fintech acceleration programme (DBS Accelerator), customer journey design, business ecosystem and cultivation of innovation culture internally.

Before joining the bank in 2015, Kosby was an experienced art and motion graphic director in his co-owned brand design studio, and he spent his early career in the media industry specializing in channel branding and programme promotion and received several industry awards.

Kosby holds a Master Degree in Creative Cultural and Entrepreneurship in Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Bachelor Degree in Digital Graphic Communication, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University.

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Mr. Lam Wai Hung

Instructional Designer

Lingnan University

I have worked in several universities, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Lingnan University, Education University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Metropolitan University in the past 15 years and contributed to the fields of teaching, programme management, research and teaching innovations.

I have published 10 peer-reviewed papers on educational technology and teaching innovation. I led some institutional-wide surveys on the universities and was a principal investigator in some educational projects in higher education and pre-school education.

I am also a professional statistician from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. I have solid academic training in mathematics, statistics, research methods, psychology, and information technology.

Ms. Lena Wong

Co-founder

Womentors

An impact maker, an entrepreneur, an advocate and a mother, I have a strong calling to push forward Motherhood & Entrepreneurship. I believe there should be no boundary to how works should be done. I was a finance professional who left behind her decent livings and devoted herself to the family when her first daughter was born. Eventually landed myself in my own consultancy firm and also dedicated myself in founding Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs – a non profit organization in Hong Kong supporting moms and families in their entrepreneurial journey. I also appreciate the impacts from social innovations and further pursues my works in promoting UNSDGs.

In my leisure time, I enjoy sipping a glass of wine or coffee with friends and I also contribute as Advisor and Trainer at Junior Chamber International and as Programme Chair in HK Association of Business and Professional Women.

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Ms. Liz

Business Lead

FreshAR Technology Limited

The Eco Star of China 2020 ;

APAC Female Entrepreneur Award 2021

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Ms. Lowene Chan

Service Design Consultant

HSBC

Lowene is a seasoned service designer who has been practising human centred design for over 20 years. She had worked in HSBC, AIA, and Global Sources to bring design thinking in-house, enabling teams to build empathy with customers and to take on an innovative approach in problem solving.

Lowene also provides design strategies workshops and coaching to NGOs and public institutions.

She holds a degree in Cognitive Science / Psychology from UCLA and 3 master degrees in Design Strategies, Information System Management and Organisational Learning from recognised universities. She is a certified Endorsed Facilitator from IAF. She advocates Agile way of working and also Diversity and Inclusion.


Ms. Marianne N. Michaels

Global Online Instructor

Udemy

Marianne is a Rocket Scientist, published author, academic, and engineer.

She has acquired 20+ years of professional experience, and has applied this to her work at Fortune 500 multinational corporations (MNCs).

After receiving her Masters degree in Engineering in 2010, she began teaching, concurrently, while working full-time at the MNCs.

Also an Educator, for more than 15+ years, she has taught all levels, including postgraduate students. Subjects taught include: Data Science (Big Data), Mathematics, Engineering Design, IBM SPSS, Renewable Energy, and Quantitative Data Analysis.

She would like to share her enthusiasm with you, and hopes to provide a fun and enjoyable learning experience.

Happy Learning!

MR. Nicholas Ooi

Innovation Lead of TriAngle, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning

Hong Kong Baptist University

Nicholas OOI (Nick) is currently the Innovation Lead of TriAngle, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning at Hong Kong Baptist University. This place aims to promote the concept of Social Innovation and cultivate innovation culture and entrepreneurial spirit in a liberal arts context. Nick is experienced in conducting Design Thinking workshops for students and he has conducted more than 80 workshops with accumulations of a total of more than 600 training hours. After joining the Teaching and Learning Studio at Stanford d.School and Participatory Design Training from MIT D-Lab, he begins to design different artefacts to improve students learning from different design methods. Nick is currently one of the Faculty Innovation Fellows of the University Innovation Fellows Programme at Stanford d.School. 

Ms. Nikita Mo

Industry Manager

Google Cloud

At Google, Nikita leads the Retail and Conglomerate Business for Google Cloud in Hong Kong. Leveraging her experience and Google’s leading technologies such as Big Data and AI to help clients to accelerate growth and transformation. Prior to Google, Nikita worked at Microsoft, where she led a diverse global team to manage HSBC APAC, helping the largest bank of the world to solve the biggest challenges, assisting the most senior leadership of the bank to transform their organization successfully and continue to be the leader in their industry.

Studied in Germany, lived and traveled to most parts of the world with over 10 years of experience in information technology specialized in Banking, Retail and global conglomerates business development. Nikita speaks 4 languages and excels at global senior relationship building, managing cultural diverse teams and most complex projects at enterprise level.

Nikita’s vision is not only to achieve success for her company and the client, but be an influencer to push gender equality, inclusivity, diversity, to make this world a better place for the minority of the society, either it’s women or people with color or disabilities and even animals. To make the world treat them with respect, see them as equal, not less. She organizes and participates in several supporting women in IT organizations, such as EDM Women in Data council.

MR. Oscar Venhuis

Founder

EQ Lab

I’m a serial problem solver with the capacity to transform complex ideas into market-ready products through the application of Business Design, an emergent design-doing discipline and that operates in the whitespace of three intertwining domains; organisational design, business strategies and innovation methods.

Nike, Adidas, UBS, Star Wars, and Asia Society are a few international brands that I have developed new services and products for.

Prior to EQ Lab I co-founded theDesk, a successful coworking workspace in Asia. My unorthodox approach to the collaborative workplace was recognised with a merit from Design For Asia and a Golden Pin Design Award.

I have a degree in Product Design (NL), studied at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London, ranked globally #1 for creativity, and completed a Masters Degree in Design Management (distinction, UK).

For General Assembly I have produced over 200 digital seminars and was the first instructor at GA to deliver UX Design workshops entirely remotely across the APAC region.

I’m a certified PADI Rescue Diver and an accredited Heineken Beer Pourer.

MR. Perkins Ho

Senior Strategic Program BD Manager

AWS

Perkins is currently Senior Business Development Manager of Hong Kong/ Taiwan Strategic Programs of AWS in Hong Kong. He is responsible for driving the Joint Innovation Centre initiative in Hong Kong to provide a total solution for the government to implement innovation strategies – startup incubation, industry digital transformation, talent development, education and international programs.

Prior to joining AWS, he was Head of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He spearheaded efforts in building the ecosystem, identifying and preparing technologies with potential for commercialisation, incubating technology and social start-ups founded by students and professors, developing programmes to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship from within the University, and developing partnerships with stakeholders including governments, incubators and corporates in Greater China and other parts of the globe.

Perkins got his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.

Mr. Sam Lam

Business Manager

OriginBit

Mr. Lam is a lecturer at HSUHK and a co-founder at OriginBit. He is experienced in IT industrial production processes and tools in the creation of web services. He had industrial experience in Blockchain, cloud technology, web and mobile application development, and digital project management.

Mr. Lam provided technology training in machine learning, data science, web and mobile application development, and programming. Also, he provided business and IT coaching for social enterprises in FSES, Innovator Farm, and SEnSE.

Mr. Lam studied Computer Science in HKUST and obtained industrial qualifications like MCSE (Microsoft), MCP (Microsoft), CCNP (Cisco), CEH (EC-Council), and SAA (AWS).

MR. Samson Li

Founder

CarryAI Company Limited

Founder of CarryAI and SenianAI
Specialized in Computer Vision based AI
CarryAI currently is focused in building Computer Vision Solutions for business as well as STEM Education sector
SenianAI is focused in using Computer Vision Technologies for Elderly care / health care sector

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MR. San Wong

Founder

R2C2 Limited

San Wong is the Founder and CEO of R2C2 Limited. San graduated from the Univerity of California, Irvine with a B.S and M.S degree in Electrical Engineering.

San has years of research and industrial experience in AI and robotic development. R2C2 develops a universal robot management platform (ARC: AI-Robot-Collabration) to improve productivity and safety in many industries.

As the first and only Boston Dynamics SPOT developer in Hong Kong, R2C2 deploys numbers of robotic dog in construction, inspection and property management industries.

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Mr. Sang Joon Ahn

Head of Data Science, Asia

Sia Partners

Sang is the Head of Data Science, Asia at Sia Partners.

Sang is versed in the application of data science in the retail, marketing and customer experience sectors, as well as on topics such as data strategy and valorization. He is a graduate from the University of Maryland’s Engineering school and UCLA Anderson’s MBA program.

Sang was previously at another data science consultancy in HK and prior to that with Neustar-Marketshare in Japan and the US.

Ms. Serena Lee

Founder & CEO

Care Bear

Serena is involved in research and clinical work as a psychology and counselling graduate from The University of Hong Kong. On top of her role, her passion for social innovation and human-centric design led her to found Care Bear, a depression-centric social enterprise that incorporates technology and the human touch in early detection and gamifying symptom alleviation, with the ideology of fostering resilience and mutual accountability and empowerment among youth. Her work in psychology has brought her onto the global stage as a presenter at the APA Convention 2020, and opened doors to collaborative community projects in Kenya, Malaysia and Sweden. Involved in mental health initiatives including Coolminds (Mind HK), HKJSSP, Psycboost, International Association for Youth Mental Health etc., she hopes to facilitate conversations about mental health and voice up for the stigmatized, and provide insight for budding social entrepreneurs to acclimate and adapt to trends and needs, and adopt a creative mindset in developing innovative solutions for good.

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Ms. Shirley Lam

Lead Digital Marketing Specialist

Stryker

I am a strategic facilitator who communicates design values to help people collaborate and innovate.

In this VUCA world where problems are becoming more complicated than ever, and digital transformation is experienced in different industries, facilitation is the core pillar of my practice to elicit group wisdom from people. My T-shaped experience combines digital marketing, design and communication that allows me to drive changes at different tables:

• Facilitate meetings, cross-country collaboration and large events for healthcare innovation in work. Spanning countries and continents from Australia, Korea, ASEAN, India, Japan and China.

• Design learning experiences for UX education in Hong Kong and delivered training since 2021, including hackathons, boot camps and workshops.

• Volunteer on social projects and startups through strategic planning, value proposition refinement, action plan creation and evaluation.

When I’m not on the job, I enjoy travelling, coffee, art museums, and good books.

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MS. Sophie Chui

Producer

Sensational Communications

About me: A believer in growth mindset, a keen learner, a doer

Experience: A corporate communications and business development professional, good at partnership and community engagement. Extensive experience in serving clients from public sector, technology, properties, tertiary education and media. Possess solid project management skills and administrative abilities. Resourceful, efficient, adaptable and agile. Business exposure gained in the Greater China Region and Asia, based in Hong Kong.

Mr. Victor Wong

Founder

Bridge AI

Victor is passionate about education. He strongly believes that children with learning challenges can discover their true potential if schools provide the right environment and remain relentlessly focused on providing high quality of teaching. He founded Bridge Academy in 2014, a school providing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services for children with learning difficulties aged 2 and above. More than 500 special education needs (SEN) children has received ABA services since 2014.

Victor has also found Bridge AI, a company using Artificial intelligence (AI), big data and video and audio communication systems to support e-learning of SEN children. He is now collaborating with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) in a project funded by the Hong Kong Innovative and Technology Bureau (ITB) to develop the Integrated Intelligent Intervention-learning system (3i-learning system) that tailors the individual needs so students with SEN.

Victor is a Doctor of Education student at The Education University of Hong Kong and holds a master’s degree in accounting from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a speaker at IEEE conferences about next generation technologies for people with cognitive and learning disabilities.

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MR. Wally Kwong

Development Officer

HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21

Wally is an experienced STEAM Educator and formerly served as the educational lead at Inno Space, an education hub powered by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. He is a doer, agitator and advocate of STEAM education grounded on his beliefs that the future of our society relies on the young generation in which fully engaged and empowered youth can help to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. As an action-driven person, Wally has rolled out a series of virtual STEAM initiatives with local educators and Edu-Tech startups to promote remote learning in local schools during the pandemic, reaching 40,000+ beneficiaries since March 2020.

He is also an enthusiast supporter of entrepreneurship among university students and recent graduates, especially in the field of Edu-Tech, Engineering and Social Innovation. By actively reach out to startups & makers communities, he has engaged 100+ startups and inventors to translate their ideas into industrial designs, prototypes and products so they can turn concepts into reality.

Wally is currently the curriculum lead of the HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21 (M21), a digital skill transformation centre based in Aberdeen. Proactive in anticipating rising and transforming educational needs, he takes initiative to go beyond the expected parameters of a local service centre to implement the idea of social design throughout the learning journey. He believes a youth centre shall add vibrancy, vigour and velocity to the neighbourhood, as well as to enable youth to receive professional digital transformation training and incubation, gather to explore new ideas and invigorate the district.