E2 on April 13th, 2014

 

Event Flow

Pitching Section

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  • Various pitching teams, from Tech X Social startups, to present their biz models and ideas
  • The tech biz models and ideas should have social impacts, or the social biz models should have tech elements
  • The judging panel and the audience will vote the top winners

 

 

 

Insight Sharing Section

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  • Experts of Tech x Social would share their experience, insights and views about Tech x Social

 

 

 

 

 

Target Audience

  •    Anyone !!

Especially if you are

  • People from tech fields,
  • People from social service, social change and cultural impact fields,
  • Concerned about Tech and Social development, and how these 2 elements can crossover,

Please come to the April 13th event, enjoy the pitching and sharing, and exchange views with people in the fields!

 

Event Information

 

Date:  April 13th, 2014  (Sunday) 
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Venue:  Chamber 3, InnoCentre  72 Tat Chee Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Rundown

Welcome

Opening Speech

Insight Sharing by Speakers Part 1

Team Pitching Part 1

Insight Sharing by Speakers Part 2

Team Pitching Part 2         

Insight Sharing by Speakers Part 3

Audience Polling

Closing Speech

Award presentation (Grand Prize, Most Creative)

 

Guest of Honour (Apr 2014)

Ms. Joey Lam

Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Policy and Community), OGCIO, HKSAR Government

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Headed by the Government Chief Information Officer, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) provides leadership for the development of information and communications technology (ICT) within and outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.

The OGCIO provides a single focal point with responsibility for ICT policies, strategies, programmes and measures under HKSAR Government’s Digital 21 Strategy, in addition to providing information technology services and support within the Government. 

Miss Joey Lam, JP, is the Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Policy and Community).  She is responsible for the formulation of strategy and measures to facilitate the development of Hong Kong into a digital economy, promote digital inclusion and enhance the effectiveness of Government’s e-service to the public.

 

Mr. Charles Ng

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR Government

Speaker Charles Ng

Mr Charles Ng was appointed as the Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) in July 2007. He heads up one of two divisions that is responsible for helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong. His teams are responsible for Financial Services, Innovation and Technology and Information and Communications Technology. 

Mr Ng is also in charge of the Research and Knowledge Management Team as well as the International Operations Team which oversees 23 key business cities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. 

Mr Ng has extensive experience in the private sector, having worked for companies in the manufacturing and trading sectors, as well as for multinationals in the financial services and banking sectors in Mauritius, Canada and Hong Kong. He also has experience setting up and managing his own business and running a major international chamber of commerce in Hong Kong. 

Mr Ng is a part-time lecturer at The University of Hong Kong’s School of Professional and Continuing Education. He speaks English, French, Cantonese, Putonghua, Hakka and Creole, and holds an MBA degree awarded jointly by the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

 

Insight Sharing Section - Speakers (Apr 2014)

Mr. Peter Mok

Head of Incubation Programmes, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks

Speaker Peter Mok

Peter Mok is the Head of Incubation Programmes at the Science & Technology Parks Corporation of Hong Kong focusing on 5 different clusters of technologies; namely, IT&T, Electronics, Green Tech, Precision Tech and Bio-Tech.

Mok started his career as a management trainee of Hong Kong Telecom and later he joined Jardine Office Systems (China) Limited and a few other leading distributors focusing on sales and marketing of IT products in China and other Asian markets.

He later joined Walden International focusing on venture capital investment in various technologies sectors in Asia and has also been an executive recruiter at InterSearch, one of the leading global players in the field.

In recent year, he involved mainly in corporate M&A and investment projects as well as corporate legal affairs.  Peter graduated with bachelor degree in economics from the University of Hong Kong, a bachelor of laws degree from the University of London and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Mr. K. M. Yim

Branding and Marketing Maven

He is the Founder and President of Writ4u.hk, the Chair of Biz Owners Group, Executives’ Global Net, Partner of CSG Consultancy; and a part-time lecturer in CUHK.

He is well experienced in the industry:

l   36 yrs in advertising,

l   28 yrs in co. management,

l   14 yrs as a brand, marketing and entrepreneurship consultant,

l   14 yrs of NGO leadership,

l   12 yrs for marketing and branding training,

l   12 yrs as a newspaper columnist,

In recent years, he has become a public speaker sharing his experiences and marketing views with different groups of audience.

He was a Chairman and vice-chairman of HKIM for 11 years; he has reformed the Institute into a well-known association in the region. Also, he was the founder of Brand Conscience Award in Hong Kong.

He represented Hong Kong in Asia Marketing Federation; he was also a VP there for more than 10 years. He is now the Hon Advisor of Asia Licensing Association and he is the Hon President of Macao Creative Industry Association.

Mr Yim has been invited to be a judge by more than 15 major branding and marketing awards in China and HK. He has also delivered more than 200 speeches of which including brand building, marketing strategies, business start-ups, e-marketing, CRM etc.

In education, he is a board member of the Academic Advisory Board of Shue Yan University for Master degree; Business school of Zhuhai College for Higher Education; member of the Internal Validation panel of the marketing programme of Hang Seng Management College; Advisor of the business school of United International College. He also teaches Internet marketing in CUHK.

In social service, he is a member of the PR committee of the 50th Ann. Organization committee, CUHK; a committee member of the Alumni Association of the JLM, CUHK; a member of the Validation panel of the HKCAAVQ.etc.

Mr Yim is a renowned columnist. He has published more than 500 articles and 3 books,

Specialties:

Strategic Branding, Marketing, e-Marketing and start-up consultant. Judge for creative/marketing awards, Newspaper columnist. Book author.

 

Mr. James Munro Boon 

FounderElephant Branded

Speaker James Munro

After working on a project to design and build a nursery school in South Africa as an Undergraduate James gained first hand exposure to poverty and was shocked by the basic lack of school equipment which children had access to. 

Upon graduating from university James jumped on a plane to China, with no idea of what to expect. He spent the next year working in architecture in Guangdong Prov­ince Southern China and loved it! 

After travelling extensively through Asia, James was again dismayed by the lack of access children had to basic educational equipment. 

Inspired to make a difference he took a simple idea.. Elephant Branded... by doing something small and as simple as buying a bag from a store you have inadvertently donated a School Bag to a vulnerable child in Africa or Asia, giving them an opportu­nity that they previously never had. 

Elephant Branded products are handmade ethically by local village cooperatives out of recycled materials. Benefiting the local community and giving people the skills to earn a good wage and get themselves out of poverty.. Enterprise out of poverty with these two simple principles Elephant Branded was born!

James was named one of Google’s Young Mind winners for business in 2012 and 

Elephant Branded has gone on to become one of the Top 20 UK start ups of 2012 as well as being recently voted the 18th most ethical business in Britain in 2013. 

Elephant Branded is currently working with new communities across the world to help spread our message and help more people.

 

Mr. Alan Yip

Managing Director, Guru Online

Mr. Yip is currently the Managing Director of Guru Online, an award-winning digital marketing company. He leads the Company to devise strategies for multinational brands across industries. Headquarter in Hong Kong, He has successfully led the company entering into China market. Prior to joining the firm, he was the Regional Marketing Director of La Souhait Cosmetic Group and oversaw the Greater China region. He was responsible for leading corporate business portfolio strategy, brand management and initiatives. Prior to the company, Mr. Yip joined Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world largest consumer product company. He devised numerous shopper and retail marketing strategies for international FMCG brands. Mr. Yip studied the Entrepreneur CEO program at The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Mr. Andy Cheung

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Hong Kong

Speaker Andy Cheung

Andy Cheung is working at Microsoft Hong Kong as a Technical Evangelist, focusing on Windows 8 and Windows Phone app ecosystem. Before joining Microsoft, Andy was the Data System Architect in Centamap.com and was awarded Microsoft MVP for 3 consecutive years.

 

Mr. Sammy Fung

President, Open Source Hong Kong

Sammy is president of Open Source Hong Kong, he is a open source event/conference organizer in HK and Asia. He is also founding chairman of Hong Kong Linux User Group, director of Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association Ltd. And he is also program committee member of the largest Chinese open source conference - COSCUP in Taiwan, and member of GNOME Asia committee.

His first business software was delivered to client when he was 16. And he is interested to write codes and open technologies.

At his work, Sammy is Project Manager at Gownjob Limited to provide web/mobile development, cloud and network solutions with over 15+ year of working experiences in ITand open source industry.               

 

Ms. Jah-ying Chung

Chief Executive Officer, Launchpilots (Gold Winner of E2 April 2013 Event)

Jah Ying is Founder and Air Marshal of Launchpilots, an online marketplace dedicated to empowering students through campus event sponsorships. Prior to Launchpilots, Jah Ying worked with venture philanthropy firm Social Ventures Hong Kong, global climate change NGO 350.org, and the United Nations Development Program.

 

Mr. Tsz-wai Loong

Co-founder, Community Power of Narrative

Speaker Loong Tsz-wai 2

With his academic background in molecular biotechnology and political philosophy, he has been working in a wide range of sectors and participates in various projects and campaigns on social housing, community development and empowerment of the underprivileged. He is the co-founder of Community Power of Narrative and Chief Development Officer at Community Development Initiative. He is interested in affairs related to social reform and is very actively involved in curating various communal art and education projects. Recent projects include "Power of Narrative" and "Across the Border - the Relation between Hong Kong and China". He is also the member of organizing committee of E2 Tech X Social. Besides, he regularly comments on current affairs and his articles can be found in Hong Kong Economic Times, Hong Kong Economic Journal and MingPao. He recently writes "Housing or Real Estate? Research Report on Long Term Housing Strategy of Hong Kong" (co-author, 2013) and is a columnist at PenToy.

 

Mr. Joseph Fernandez

Founder and Executive Director, Trade Without Borders

Speaker Joseph Fernandez

 

Mr. Denis Huen,

Founder, G-Innovator Research & Creation

Denis is a creative problem solver and a talented inventor. Having strong passion in science and engineering, he aspires to bring about change to the world through new technologies. After getting a Bachelors and Master degree in Physics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he is currently pursuing his M.Phil. in Physics at the University of Hong Kong. He is also running his own startup, G-Innovator Research & Creation Co.,Ltd., which aims at developing innovative and pioneering products and services to improve lives and solve social problems. He had won many top national and international awards in science and engineering. One of his inventions, an artificial robotic leg for the disabled, won him a Third Place Grand Award and a Special Award presented by the Wright State University USA at the 57th Intel ISEF in 2006. Denis was also awarded the title of "Little Young Scientists of Tomorrow" - an award only given to the top three secondary school science students in the whole of China by the Ministry of Education in 2006. His university final year research project "Energy Conversion From Nuclear Radiation to Electrical Energy " also won him the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008 Best Innovation & Research Gold Award. Denis was also the Chairman of the Hong Kong Science Talent Society from 2009 to 2012. Utilizing his invaluable experience in scientific research and competitions, he wished to serve as a role model to inspire and support young budding scientists to pursue their dreams in the field.

 

Mr. Danny Chan

Chief Praise Maker, Praisage (Most Creative Winner of E2 Nov 2013 Event)

Speaker Danny Chan

It was while studying in Australia and supporting himself through part time work in customer service positions that Danny came to experience and realise the physical and psychological challenges of working on the front-line of business, as well as the power of both complaints and appreciation.  

After returning to Hong Kong in 2001, Danny engaged in a variety of roles across diverse industries ranging from tourism to branding, and from people development to public relations. But at the heart of his work lay a deep and sincere commitment to serve and support people. 

But it was at the age of 32 that Danny made a profound and remarkable decision that would radically alter the direction of his life.  In response to what he experienced as an emerging corporate culture dominated by complaint driven reaction, he committed himself to developing a platform through which he could champion and promote a somewhat contradictory culture of praise and appreciation, and lead a transformation in organisational behaviour. 

The outcome of his courageous effort is this award-winning concept, Praisage (www.praisage.com), which is now the world's first platform of praise.

 

Mr. Wan-leung Wong

Co-Founder, Linkomnia

Speaker Wan-leung Wong

Vice-President of Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association (HKCOTA)

Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Linux User Group (HKLUG)

He has over 10 years experience with support of communities in Hong Kong with Open Source Technologies, F/OSS and Linux.

At hands-on user meetings and workshops, newbies and developers can know how F/OSS or new open technologies could use in their projects such as virtualisation, backend services, monitoring system, open source hardware, DIY gateway and so on...

Christina Tang is the first Acumen Global Fellow from Hong Kong. Acumen is a patient capital which invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that changes the way the world tackles poverty. Over her fellowship year, Christina was in Ghana with WaterHealth International, a for-profit social enterprise providing clean drinking water access to underserved communities. She worked to align business processes across WaterHeath's India and Ghana operations, and implemented professional training and development. Prior the fellowship, Christina was a management consultant at Bain, and founded a rainwater harvesting organization in India. She is now launching a start-up Blue Sky to provide real-time power usage management, improving energy efficiency for homes and businesses in Greater China.

 

Ms. Ellen Pearlman

Director & Curator, 3D Volumetric Society of New York

Ellen Pearlman is currently a Ph.D. student in the School of Creative Media at Hong Kong City University. She is Director and Curator of the 3D Volumetric Society of New York and has presented at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of Cyberfest, the Bushwick Film Festival, The London|Museum, Toronto, Canada, and ArtShare, LA, The Video Show, Raritan College, NJ

 

Ms. Christina Tang

Global Fellow, Acumen Fund

17 years of product development and global supply chain management experience serving major importers and distributors globally, including Bajaj Electricals in India Wal-Mart in the U.S.A., Tesco in Europe, and the Dairy Farm Group in Asia

Product Development projects have involved taking concepts from initial engineering drawings, prototype development, mold fabrication, trial production run to mass production.

Served as Project Manager on projects such as the Safety Quick Light (www.safetyquicklight.com), a patented lighting and ceiling fan fixture;

Collaborated with Envisage Products, a U.S.A./Hong Kong venture to conceive of and develop a unique Wearable Lighted Display for which a U.S. Patent filing was eventually made.

Compiled extensive Secondary Market Research and managed Primary Market Research activities by an integrated design team on development of a Solar Refrigerator for the Philippines.

Current Product Development clients include Biogents, developers of the most effective Mosquito Trap in the world against mosquito vectors that transmit Dengue Fever and B9 Plastics, inventor of a Dynamo-powered UV Water Purifier

Collaborated with Catapult Design in San Francisco, U.S.A. to test and establish the solar power requirements to power the Biogents trap in off-grid locations.

Expert Adviser to the Common Pitch 2011 winner, Bright Products, inventor of the Bell Solar Lamp (https://vimeo.com/37304026)

Adviser to a graduate-level Energy & Environment Workshop at Columbia University, U.S.A. that was developing the requirements for a Clean Technology Portal for E+Co, a leading investor in Clean Energy enterprises

Former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (DRC, Africa)

Member: United Nations Foundation's Energy Access Practitioner Network

Invited guest lecturer & business case writer on Social Enterprise, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and City University of Hong Kong

MBA, International Management, Thunderbird, School of Global Management, No. 1 ranked U.S. International Business School, & MSc in Business Information Technology

 

 

Pitching Session - Judging Panel (Apr 2014)

 

Mr. Jeffrey Au

Partner / Startegist / Care Taker, Incu-Lab

Speaker Jeff Au

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.

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.  

 

Mr. Stephen Wong 

Partner, Incu-Lab

Speaker Stephen Wong

黃元山Stephen Wong),前投資銀行董事總經理(Managing Director)暨亞洲債券部管理委員會委員(Asia Fixed Income Management Committee)。1997至2004年間任職雷曼兄弟(Lehman Brothers),長駐紐約及倫敦;後轉至瑞銀(UBS)倫敦任執行董事(Executive Director),然後至英國蘇格蘭皇家銀行(RBS),主管亞太區結構信貸衍生部門。 又為新城財經台蔡展輝主持電台節目《財智學人》。

 

Mr. Wan-leung Wong

Co-Founder, Linkomnia

Speaker Wan-leung Wong

  • Vice-President of Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association (HKCOTA)
  • Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Linux User Group (HKLUG)
  • He has over 10 years experience with support of communities in Hong Kong with Open Source Technologies, F/OSS and Linux.
  • At hands-on user meetings and workshops, newbies and developers can know how F/OSS or new open technologies could use in their projects such as virtualisation, backend services, monitoring system, open source hardware, DIY gateway and so on...

 

Name                      Idea

Chi-shing Chan           An Innovative Wireless Positioning System for Large Scale Precise  Animal Behavioral Monitoring

Mandy Poon                 Life We Love

Ken Chan                     Mobile Game's Social Impact in Education and Visual Impaired Circle

Sana                             Stories Beyond Borders

 

 Photos

 E2 2014.04.01.1   E2 2014.04.01.2    E2 2014.04.01.3

 

Guest of Honour: Joey Lam

E2 2014.04.02

 

Guest of Honour: Charles Ng

E2 2014.04.03

 

Insight Sharing Part I - As incubators, how to encourage, inspire and incubate more Tech x Social entrepreneurs

K. M. Yim                                                  Andy Cheung

E2 2014.04.04    E2 2014.04.05

Peter Mok                                                Sammy Fung

E2 2014.04.06    E2 2014.04.07

 

E2 2014.04.08    E2 2014.04.09

 

Pitching Session Part I

Chi-shing Chan                                     Mandy Poon 

E2 2014.04.10    E2 2014.04.11 

 

Insight sharing part 2 - Innovative ideas and cases related to Tech x Social

Tsz-wai Loong                                      Jah-ying Chung                                   Wan-leung Wong

E2 2014.04.12    E2 2014.04.13    E2 2014.04.14

Alan Yip                                                   Ellen Peralman

E2 2014.04.15    E2 2014.04.16

 

E2 2014.04.17    E2 2014.04.20

 

Pitching Session Part II

Ken Chan                                                Sana (Google Hangout)

E2 2014.04.18    E2 2014.04.19

 

Insight Sharing Part III - As entrepreneurs, how do you develop your enterprise or project consisting of both tech and social elements

 James Munro Boon                             Denis Huen                                             Joseph Fernandez

E2 2014.04.21    E2 2014.04.22    E2 2014.04.23

Danny Chan                                           Christina Tang

E2 2014.04.24    E2 2014.04.25

 

E2 2014.04.26   E2 2014.04.26.1

 

Award

Grand Prize: Chi-shing Chan            Most Creative: Sana 

E2 2014.04.28    E2 2014.04.27

 

 

 

 

 

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