E2: Tech x Social on April 21st, 2013

The 1st Tech X Social Event in Hong Kong!!

Date:         April 21st, 2013  Sunday
Time:        13:00 – 19:00

Venue:      Hall, 1/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong 

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Gold: Launchpilots


Silver: Social Credits


Bronze: Xingergy Environmental & Energy Technologies


Best Design/Interface: Patalogue


Most Creative: Launchpilots


Most Popular by Audience: Solaris



Guest of Honour

Ms. Florence Hui, Under-Secretary for Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR Government

Speaker Florence Hui

Florence Hui is currently Under Secretary for Home Affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.  The key policy areas covered by the bureau include culture and sports, district administration, youth development and social enterprises.
Prior to joining Government, Florence was Head of Business Planning and Development for North Asia of Standard Chartered PLC, responsible for strategy development and corporate governance.  Before Standard Chartered, she was management consultant with McKinsey & Company, advising international and regional corporations on market entry and growth strategy, organisational restructuring and process reengineering.
While at the bank, Florence served the banking industry as Secretary for the Hong Kong Association of Banks in 2007 and was Part-Time Member of Government’s Central Policy Unit in 2008.
Florence graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Cambridge University in the UK.  She further completed executive programmes at Harvard Business School and Tsinghua University.  Her interests include reading, travel, the arts and green living.  She is married with two daughters.


Insight Sharing Section - Speakers

Dr. David Chung, Chief Technology Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management


Dr. David Chung joined Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited as the Chief Technology Officer leading core public functions of Cyberport, namely IT&T services operations, Technology Centre, Collaboration Centre and Entrepreneurship Centre.  Under his direction, Cyberport is continuing to focus significant resources on fostering the growth of local ICT startup and SME companies. Dr. Chung currently serves as member of the Expert Group on Cloud Computing Services and Standards, Working Group on Cloud Computing Interoperability Standards and Deputy Convenor of the Working Group on Provision and Use of Cloud Services. He also serves as member of the Technical Committee 28 on Information Technology of Standardization of Guangdong Province and Hong Kong / Guangdong Expert Committee on Cloud Computing Services and Standards. Dr. Chung is the President of the IPv6 Forum-HK Chapter to promote the deployment and swifter uptake of the next generation internet with support from industry, education and research organizations.
Dr. Chung holds Engineering Management Doctorate from City University of Hong Kong, Master Degree of Business Administration from Open University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from Chinese University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Science (Engineering) in Computer Science from Imperial College London.
Dr. Chung won the e-business category of the World Summit Award in 2007 and was named a finalist in the culture category of the Stockholm Challenges 2008.


Dr. George Cautherley, Partner, Angels & Incubators

Speaker George Cautherley

George Cautherley was born in Hong Kong, the fifth generation of his family to have lived and worked in China. After education in the UK, George returned to Hong Kong in 1964 to pursue a career which involved marketing and distributing medical devices and pharmaceuticals to healthcare professionals. In the late 1970s he established his own enterprise. Initially the focus was on marketing and distributing medical devices and pharmaceuticals in Hong Kong, but this was subsequently followed with expansion into the China market. More recently the business diversified into manufacturing, setting up facilities to produce diagnostic reagents kits and pharmaceuticals in China for both local and international markets. George is also a shareholder and director in a number of other biotech companies based in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Currently he is serving a three year term on the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Department of Biology and Chemistry at the City University of Hong Kong. He also serves as a member of the Hong Kong Government’s Working Group on Voluntary Supplementary Health Care Financing and is a Non-designated Partner of Sarum Partners LLP, a UK based investment fund focusing on the oncology field. George was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom in 2006 and has been Chairman of the Edinburgh Napier University Hong Kong Scholarship Trust since 1997. He was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2008 Birthday Honours for services to public policy development in Hong Kong. 


Mr. Andy Yee, Policy Analyst, Google Inc.

Speaker Andy Yee

Andy Yee is a Policy Analyst in Google's Public Policy and Government Affairs team in Asia Pacific, with a specific focus on Hong Kong and Taiwan. This entails a full range of internet policy issues including innovation, copyright, privacy, security and free expression. He is a former researcher at the Political Section of the European Union Delegation to China in Beijing. He has written extensively on China, international relations and the internet at Global Voices Online, East Asia Forum, openDemocracy and ChinaGeeks. His works have also been published in Global Asia, the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, South China Morning Post, Asia Sentinel and PBS MediaShift. To date, his writing has been mentioned by respected publications including The New York Times and the Guardian. He holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Mr. Charles Mok, Councilor, HKSAR LegCo IT FC

Speaker Charles Mok

Mr. Charles Mok is the Legislative Councilor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency of the Hong Kong SAR.  
Charles is well known as one of the ICT industry leaders and Internet pioneers in Hong Kong, and one of the most out-spoken IT professionals who advocates the application of ICT in the Hong Kong community.  He is the Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation and the Past Chair of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association. In 2006, he co-founded the Internet Society Hong Kong, the local chapter of  Internet Society, the global technology and advocacy body for the Internet.  
Charles has also maintained close ties with the international IT community.  He serves as the Chairman of the Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which facilitates the alignment of the Internet development in Hong Kong with the international pace and trends.
Further to his work in ICT, Charles is active in public services with a view to uphold and safeguard the core values of Hong Kong of which include democracy, liberty, human rights, rule of law and integrity.  He serves as a member of the Consultation Panel of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and, CreateSmart InitiativeVetting Committee. He is an elected member of the Election Committee (IT Subsector) since 1998.  As regards to his engagement in the civil society, Charles is the Chairman of the Professional Commons, a cross-sector professional think tank. He is also a member of the Management Committee of Cyber Senior Network Development Association and, a director of Hong Kong Democratic Foundation.
Besides the legislature and his public and community services, Charles is a director of two ICT companies. 
Charles graduated from the Purdue University in the United States with his Master degree of Science in Electrical Engineering and his Bachelor degree of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering. 


Dr. Haggen So, Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University

Speaker Haggen So

Graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Dr. Haggen So has been previously engaged in research and management work in different tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. Dr. So was the former Project Manager for Creative Commons Hong Kong and is currently a lecturer in the Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also the chairperson of Hong Kong Linux User Group.


Mr. Francis Ngai, Founder and CEO, Social Ventures Hong Kong 

Speaker Francis Ngai

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Hong Kong, he is also a core-organizer of The 30S Group. With over 15 years of experience in marketing and strategy profession, Francis was the Assistant Vice President – Strategic Development of a technology conglomerate before fully dedicating himself in SVHK. He is now also a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government and part-time visiting lecturer in universities. He hopes to promote young professionals’ participation in social entrepreneurship and social innovation through the SVHK platform. SVHK is a non-profit venture philanthropic organization, supporting social enterprises in Hong Kong by providing financial, intellectual and network resources.


Mr. Tony Tsoi, Founder, House News

Speaker Tony Choi

Founder of House News  (Chinese: 主場新聞)which is a Hong Kong news website, content aggregator, and blog founded by Tony Tsoi, Man-Tao Leung, Simon Lau and Greg Sung,[1] featuring columnists and various news sources. The site offers news, blogs, and original content, and covers politics, business, lifestyle, culture, nature, technology, media, and local news.


Ms. Allison Baum, Director, General Assembly Hong Kong

Speaker Allison Buma 

  • Graduated from Harvard studied Economics, Film, and French
  • Spent 3+ years working in Equity Derivatives at Goldman Sachs
  • Worked as Associate Producer on Microlending Film Project - a documentary about women around the world affected by micro finance
  • Quit Goldman in early 2012 to pursue an opportunity in tech education space at General Assembly in New York
  • Worked as a product manager at General Assembly in New YOrk to help fill the gap between traditional education and the tech skills that most in demand in today's modern economy
  • Helped to build 10-12 week training programs in practical skills like web development, UX design, and digital marketing
  • Now establishing General Assembly in Hong Kong (education platform for tech, business, and design that helps transform thinkers into creators)
  • This is our first location in Asia, and have been inspired by the amazing entrepreneurs and the growing startup spirit in Hong Kong
  • Also love to paint, hike, watch great films, and travel


Mr. Jason Chiu, Chief Executive Officer, Cherrypicks

Speaker Jason Chui

Jason Chiu is the CEO of The Cherrypicks Group, a regional leader in mobile marketing and commerce related to O2O (online to offline services) retail and gamified shopper platforms.  Cherrypicks focuses on creative and high quality branded mobile applications (all smartphone platforms), augmented reality AR / 3D solutions, and cloud-based mobile advertising platforms.  Cherrypicks, together with Media Palette/Dentsu, introduced “iButterfly”, a gamified coupon entertainment services, which has taken Asia by storm.  Cherrypicks has also launched “TVB Fun”, cloud-based social play-along TV service on mobile.  And its award-winning “Towncheck” App has been a pioneer mobile marketing platform for fast image recognition and mobile AR vision.

Cherrypicks’ global blue-chip client base include HSBC, MTR, Prudential, Unilever, Hang Seng Bank, HK Jockey Club, Moet Hennessy/LVMH, Sulwhasoo, TVB, Cathay Pacific, Mercedes Benz, HK Tourism Board, HK Arts Festival, Towngas, China Light & Power, etc.

Headquartered in HK, Cherrypicks has regional presence and offices in China and Indonesia.  Cherrypicks is a Red Herring Asia 100 company, founding member of the Wireless Technology Industry Association and the Lead of Mobile Marketing Association in HK.  Since 2011 to date, Cherrypicks scooped a record-breaking 50 international and local technology and marketing.  In 2012, Cherrypicks was honored to win global award: United Nation’s World Summit Award, and three other top awards in technology and marketing innovation fields: Best Technology Company of the Year 2012, ICT Award of the Year 2012 and Asia-Pacific Mobile Marketing Agency of the Year 2012.  Cherrypicks is also a Harvard Business School case (#N9-807-106).  

Prior to founding Cherrypicks in 2000, Jason was a Director for Global High Technology and Telecommunications Practice at Deloitte Consulting in Toronto and Hong Kong.  Jason holds a First Class Honor B.A.Sc. Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering with Management Science Option from the University of Waterloo, Canada.  And Jason studied at the Diocesan Boys’ School in Hong Kong.


Pitching Section - Judging Panel


Mr. Andy Yee, Policy Analyst, Google Inc.

Speaker Andy Yee

Andy Yee is a Policy Analyst in Google's Public Policy and Government Affairs team in Asia Pacific, with a specific focus on Hong Kong and Taiwan. This entails a full range of internet policy issues including innovation, copyright, privacy, security and free expression. He is a former researcher at the Political Section of the European Union Delegation to China in Beijing. He has written extensively on China, international relations and the internet at Global Voices Online, East Asia Forum, openDemocracy and ChinaGeeks. His works have also been published in Global Asia, the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, South China Morning Post, Asia Sentinel and PBS MediaShift. To date, his writing has been mentioned by respected publications including The New York Times and the Guardian. He holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Ms. Ivy Wong, Strategic Advisor, Next Mobile Limited, ex-CEO of Next Mobile and ex-COO of TVB.com

Speaker Ivy Wong

Over a fifteen year period in media industry, first in a role as Asia’s Senior Director of Global Sales at Yahoo!, and then as COO of TVB.com, and CEO of Next Mobile Limited. Ivy Wong has successfully expanded two traditional media companies into digital.  
Ivy Wong was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Next Mobile Limited in September 2011.  Parent company Next Media Group is Hong Kong’s largest publicly listed Chinese-language print media company, publishes 12 newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong and Taiwan. With the vision of building a next media empire, Next Media has been investing in producing various digital content, like the very popular Animated News and videotainment content; and gaming and commerce. Mobile as Web 3.0 is the key focus of Next Media to build deeper engagement with our users thru these digital content and various new initiatives.  With the core responsibilities to oversee the company’s overall mobile strategy and grow the overall digital advertising business, Ivy has growth Next Media’s digital business by over 60% in Hong Kong and Taiwan. With her leadership, Next Media partners with major mobile manufacturers and operators to successfully expand into mobile world.  Apple Daily is currently available on iOS, Android, Win 8, Samsung TV and soon on Blackberry platform.  Traffic has growth over 50% in 12 months period.  Next Mobile also enters into mobile gaming by launching two successful location-based role playing mobile game in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. One of the game, “Life is Crime”, became the number 1 top grossing mobile game on iOS platform. Location-based mobile commerce is also under development.      
Before Next Media, Ivy was Chief Operating Officer of TVB.com Limited since November 2007. Parent company TVB is the largest terrestrial television broadcaster in Hong Kong and the southern China region serving a TV catchment area of some 300 million homes. Ivy built and ran a team of over one hundred imaginative and dynamic individuals focused on developing strategies and new markets for TVB.com in the digital entertainment and new media industry.  In a short three years, Ivy successfully turned TVB.com from a simple information website into a powerhouse streaming video portal which ranked No. 1 entertainment portal in Hong Kong. Successful product “myTV” and “myTV on mobile” changes many people’s media consumption habits.   
TVB.com grew from only 200,000 monthly unique users to over 7 million unique users and over 100 million page-views per month under Ivy’s leadership.  Website traffic and advertising revenue continued to grow apace.  With such promising results, Ivy helped TVB.com achieved its mission: to build a community meeting place for the world’s Chinese-language audience, and allow them to enjoy exclusive TVB television programs anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Before TVB.com, Ivy spent more than 8 years with Yahoo! Inc.  She joined Yahoo! as its core team member in its start-up days in the late 90s. She contributed greatly to building Yahoo’s Hong Kong business and helped shape the growth of online media business from simple banner ads to interactive marketing solution.  As the Head of Media Sales of Yahoo! Hong Kong, Ivy led her sales team in creating and delivering online marketing solutions to the top marketers in the region. Her clients included Cathay Pacific, Coca-Cola, Citibank, HK Trade Development Council, HSBC, Intel, Nike, Nokia and many more. In 2006, Ivy was appointed as Yahoo! Asia’s Senior Director of Global Sales. In her regional/global role, Ivy was the leader in building global infrastructure, taking Asia-based multinationals (e.g. Cathay Pacific and Samsung) onto the global stage and bringing US/European based multinationals (e.g. Nokia and General Motors) to Asian markets. 
Ivy holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from the University of Toronto, Canada, majoring in International Economics and Marketing. She is an advanced diver who enjoys sports and traveling.


Mr. Casey Lau, Co-Founder, StartupsHK

Speaker Csaey Lau

Casey Lau is one of the Hong Kong tech start-up pioneers, having launched one of the first HK-based web design studios, co-founded ActionAce.com during the DotCom era – HK’s first e-commerce site specialising in toys, anime and video games (later sold to PCCW in 2000). He also co-founded Velocity9 – a multimedia company sold in 2002, and the Popcorn Media Network – a digital media company that publishes luxury shopping sites like Butterboom.com.
He is also the newly appointed Community Developer for the SoftLayer Catalyst Startup Program in Asia-Pacific, providing virtual incubator services for startups across the region.
He is also a comic book creator with the iPad-original series Super Kaiju Hero Force available for iBooks.


Ms. Miranda Wong, Unit-in-charge, Youth Business Unit, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Speaker Marinda Wong

Miranda Wong heads the Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK) of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.  Enlisted the support of The Prince's Youth Business International (YBI), YBHK established in 2005 is the first and an influential one-stop service enabling 18-35 year-olds to run their own businesses with interest-free loan, mentorship, business support and network.  By working in partnership with the local business community YBHK enhances employability and benefits the entire community through active promotion of entrepreneurship.  These homegrown entrepreneurs also find their feet in the competitive world with different achievements including speaking at APEC Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit 2011 and winning the Global Environmental Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011 as well as a runner-up award in Global Entrepreneur of the Year 2012. 
Prior to joining YBHK, Miranda specialized in youth leadership training and developed social enterprises of the Federation.  Harnessing a vision that young people can unleash their potential through unique opportunities, Miranda also involves in advocacy for youth entrepreneurship by organizing the HSBC Youth Business Award and participating in the publishing of case books and local research on youth start-ups.  She also coordinates various projects including the establishment of organic farm, youth hostel and a training centre in the mainland meeting ever-changing needs and expectations of Hong Kong's youth.




Mr. Felix Lam, Managing Director, Red Chapel Advisors

Speaker Filex Lam

Felix has been involved in technology and manufacturing business throughout his career, co-founded business ventures which include internet service provider, software companies, distribution business and business consultancy with ongoing success & exits. He is currently the Executive Board Member for TiE Hong Kong and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Cocoon, a vibrant community of entrepreneurs. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN) and serves as a mentor & vetting committee member for a number of startup incubators and business angel programmes in the region.Felix is the co-founder for Makible, a 3D printing technology company and runs a manufacturing operation in Hong Kong/China for fashion accessory products in the global markets. He also serves as an advisor for Kleef & Co., a consultancy on sustainability and green ventures in Asia.Prior to that, he held engineering, sales & marketing positions for Alcatel-Lucent, Hewlett-Packard and Nortel Networks in the Asia Pacific region. He holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours) and Master of Engineering Science in Telecommunications from the University of New South Wales. Felix was awarded the Australian Students Prize in 1990.


Ms. Christina Lo, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Appledaily

Speaker Christian Lo

Christina Lo is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Appledaily from 2008 to now, she develops and manages digital contents of Appledaily.   
She was the Executive Producer of N Heroes Production from 2003 – 2008, she is keen on producing environmental documentary films, some were award winning programs:  
1. Sea World Odyssey series 1 & 2  (RTHK commissioned) both awarded Best Program in RTHK TV Program Appreciation Index in 2008 & 09 
2. No More Milk (HK Connection, RTHK) awarded Cert. of Merit at the Chicago International TV Awards 2008 
3. Rocking Consumption Series(RTHK commissioned), beside TV broadcasting, the programs were also showcased at the Hong Kong Trade and Development Symposium in 2005 when Hong Kong hosted the WTO Submit.  
She was also the project leader of ESD Services Limited, the Assistant Town Planner of Townland Consultancy, the Producer of Television Broadcasts Limited


Mr. Jeffrey Au, Partner, Angels & Incubators

Speaker Jeff Au


He is involved in the development and advocacy of most of the pioneer digital products and services in Internet’s earliest stage, including Internet content portal, e-commerce, search engine, push technology platform, digital community, mobile gaming, mobile utilities and other most novel digital services in the development of Chinese Books Cyber Store (1st online shopping store in HK), China Dotcom (1st HK/China based listed company in Nasdaq), Hongkong Dotcom (listed company in HK), Taiwan Dotcom, Netscape search engine, AOL Hong Kong, Cable & Wireless-Hong Kong Telecom’s various digital setups, YesMobile’s mobile application services, etc.  He is also involved in public policy advocacy, including research, engagement, partnership and education in various settings of thinktanks and consultancies. 

His life goal is to evangelize people about the significance of fulfilling human needs with services that are embedded with humanistic elements, thus creating solution with human touch.  He is the partner and startup care-taker in the angel setup of Angels and Incubators, developing talents and incubating startups in the community of startups, digital entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs. He serves this community through performing as the judge in the Mob Ex Award 2012 (Marketing Magazine), as judge in Hong Kong-Shanghai Hackathon 2012 (HK Cyberport), as judge in Stereoscopic 3D Competition 2012 (HK Cyberport), as vetting committee member and mentor in the Young Business Hong Kong program (HK Federation of Youth Groups), as judge in HKUST 2013 One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition, and various roles in other entrepreneurship and incubation platforms.

Jeffrey Au belongs to the 1st generation of creative-force in e-business, e-content and mobile business when the technology, Internet and telecommunication boom started in the exciting 90’s. 


Pitching Team


Term No.  Idea / Project Name Team Leader
1 Xingergy Environmental & Energy Technologies Seth Knutson
2 Voluntary "I Care" Initiative Larry Kwan
3 LaivLearn Shing Kwan
4 Bathe To Basics Edmund Ip
5 Donate! Quentin So
6 Hepo Creative Mobile Loyalty Programme Jerry So
7 Sports for the Underprivileged Youth Gilbert Joa
8 Social Credits Tony Chan
9 Launchpilots Jahying Chung
10 99Composers Patrick Chu
11 College.ee Derren Lam
12 Solaris Nicky Loh
13 Social Dollar Andrew Tang
14 Carshare.hk Christopher Yeung
15 Patalogue Ernest Chan


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