Mr. Wisdom Chan is a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at CHAIN Technology Development Co. Limited, a R&D based startup that provides comprehensive suite of smart city solutions. He has been responsible for overseeing all technical aspects at CHAIN in support of smart-city initiatives. With over 15 years of enterprise networking solutions development & drone flight control engineering experience, Wisdom has played a leading role in a wide range of smart city projects including intelligent lighting, smart facility management, and building efficiency systems, providing in-depth technical evaluation and strategic proposals to meet the evolving demands from public sector & corporate clients.
One of CHAIN’s flagship products led by Wisdom is “Hybrid Reality Platform” that combines the best of Digital Twin, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D Reality Modeling. It changes the way of massive data visualization that provides intuitive presentation & higher visibility of smart city vital operations. This helps the clients streamline the decision-making process & respond more quickly.
Most recently, Wisdom was the IT Director of drone manufacturer where he led the core technology transformation to UAV flight control system. As IT Consultant at local property development & management company, he was responsible for the technology transition of building technology and integration with enterprise information system among the group.
Mr Tobby Fu is the Director, Technical Marketing and Strategic Partnership at Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), the largest applied R&D centre funded by the Hong Kong SAR Government. In his role, he drives strategic partnerships with government bodies, the public and private sectors, technology developers, and universities to build an innovation and technology ecosystem in GBA. He is responsible for Hong Kong’s first-ever 5G-focused Smart City Innovation Centre established at ASTRI’s premises in partnership with the Innovation and Technology Commission and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.
Mr Fu has over ten years’ experience in the innovation and technology sector, covering leadership roles in engineering, marketing and product management and business and ecosystem development. Before joining ASTRI, he worked in leading technology-centric organisations including Avnet and ASM Pacific Technology. He has an MBA from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Master of Science in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick, and a Bachelor's Degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from City University of Hong Kong. He is passionate about enabling innovation and technology development for Hong Kong-based businesses and institutions, contributing to overall smart city development in Hong Kong and GBA.
Alexander Kieran (蔣恩禮), Business Development Executive of Farm66 is in charge of all business development initiatives together with Mr. Gordon Tam. In 2015, Mr. Kieran obtained a dual degree in Economics and Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. He then began a career in the start-up sector where he has now worked for multiple companies ranging from wearable technologies to luxury consumer products. Having successfully launched consumer products of different scales, Mr. Kieran has a rich background in the conceptualization, development and production of mass market products. Mr Kieran also has a strong foundation in developing teams to help bring products from proof of concept to mass production as a means to successfully execute the product development cycle. Mr. Kieran is passionate about building sustainable infrastructure for the future, specifically technologies that can be applied to clean energy and agriculture production.
Kendall Lo co-invented the technology that empowers any capacitive touchscreen to function as a digital signal platform. Trademarked as Electric Field Messaging (EFMTM), the patented technology and associated transceiver product, the DRIFTTM (short for “Duplex Response Interface For Touchscreens), was selected a recipient of the CES 2019 Innovation Awards in the Embedded Technologies category. The technology is set to transform the human-computer interfacing paradigm and enable a new class of consumer and industrial applications made possible by the use of touchscreens.
He previously worked in the field of quantitative finance at the investment bank JPMorgan, as well as the investment fund Citadel. He also served as an external consultant at Udacity, the education platform offering massive open online courses, founded by Sebastian Thrun.
Kendall holds a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia, where he graduated as valedictorian in the faculty.
Avis graduated from Alliant International University (California) with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. His
experience has included private counselling centers, NGO’s, corporate training, schools and hospitals.
Avis has engaged in teambuilding programs that used experiential learning to train a wide diversity of
client in topics ranging from fun team bonding to serious business strategy planning.
His expertise is in facilitating individuals and groups to rediscover the full plethora of resources at their
disposal simply through asking the experts: The participants themselves. His multicultural upbringing has
been helpful in this aspect, as certain assumptions in one group may not exist in another and his personal
experience of multiple paradigm shifts has continually emphasized the importance of objectivity in a
subjective world. Through such changes in perspectives, clients have benefitted from seeing a step
further than their self-imposed limitations.
Avis has delivered talks at BAML, Brocade, Coach (HK) Ltd, Dow Jones, Bank of China (International
Holdings Ltd.), Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, and Socié té Géné rale. In the past, Avis has delivered
teambuilding at institutions including BNP Paribas, BOC (HK), China Life Insurance Co., DHL, Jardine
Engineering Corp., Noble, Schneider Electric, Swire, Thompson Reuters, and Zurich Insurance Group
amongst others. At such companies, his workshops have included energy management, personality
profiling (DiSC/MBTI), situational leadership, strategy development, stress management, crisis debriefing,
and psychoeducational talks addressing wellbeing and relationships.
Francis is the International Development Lead for Acceleration Programmes at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Corporation (HKSTP). There are over 300+ technology startups that call HKSTP their home, developing their business and technologies in the areas of AI Robotics, Smart Cities, Finance and Healthcare. Part of our International development is to bridge global connections with key industry groups such as UBS’s Industry Leader Network.
Before joining HKSTP, Francis worked in strategic program development over the last 20 years with names like Dell, Cisco and TE Connectivity in Japan, Singapore and now HK. He's been involved with buzzwords such as data analytics, innovation and change management and digitalisation, and occasionally rambles on about them as a guest lecturer at a local class. He is a Canadian national with mechanical engineering degree from the University of British Columbia and is a MBA graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business from Western University. With the good fortune of continuing education, Francis has also completed a corporate executive program from The Wharton School and an innovation management program at UC Berkeley.
HKSTP is grateful to participate in the UBS Industry Leader Network and wishes all participants to enjoy their visit to the Hong Kong Science Park.
As a multilingual, global leader Stefan Rust turns the potential presented by cutting edge technologies into commercial opportunities.
He has held executive positions and launched companies by building strategies, raising funds and creating business development partnerships as a foundation for successful ecosystems and associated business growth across mobile, IoT, big data & blockchain.
As early as April 2012 Stefan engaged in bitcoin technology, paying developers for their services in bitcoin and hosted Hong Kong's first bitcoin event.
Prior to Bitcoin.com, Stefan founded and led Exicon, a mobile marketing automation SaaS platform, aggregating mobile, and social data to automate the engagement of mobile users for businesses.
It was at Exicon where he built a network of 3,000 independent software companies with over 30,000 software engineers, acquired and engaged across hundreds of custom software projects, in the development of more than 500 mobile apps and over 100 developer events globally.
Stefan is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum and was elected a top 50 Global Mobile Entertainment Executive. As a contributor to the greater digital community Stefan remains engaged with various industry organizations and start-ups around the world.
He previously worked with Siemens, Lucent and Sun Microsystems as well as starting up 8 of his own companies in the technology space. He is also a champion masters swimmer. His proudest achievements are his 4 fabulous kids.
Harris is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about innovation and exploration. He is also the award winner of multiple startup competitions. He is committed to getting things done and creative in problem solving.
• BSc. (Computer Science) (HKU)
• MSc. (Computer Science) (CUHK)
• Founding Member of Innovation Centre of Cathay Pacific Airways
• Winner of Red herring Asia TOP 100
• Winner of TechCrunch China Regional Final (HK) (2018)
• Winner of Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (2018)
• Winner of "Star of Entrepreneurs" NanShan Competition (HK) (2018)
• Finalist of China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition (2018)
• Award Winner of ShenZhen Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Internet & Mobile Internet) Competition (2018)
• Awarded "30 Fastest Growing Companies to Watch 2018" by CIO Bulletin
• Awarded "25 Hottest APEC AI Companies 2018" by CIO Advisor
• Award Winner of Techsauce Global Summit (2018)
• Award Winner in Youth Development Fund (2017)
• Award Winner of Global Entrepreneurship Week (2017)
• Award Winner of Challenge Cup (2017)
• Award Winner in HKU DreamCatchers 100K (2017)
Gordon Tam first discovered his interest for planting in an agricultural laboratory at Washington State University, when he was studying architecture and interior design. Upon his return to Hong Kong, he worked in an architectural firm prior to spending a few years in real estate and asset management.
To meet the demand for pesticide-free fresh produce, he started his own farming venture.
Leasing about 3000 square feet in an industrial building in 2012, he has since transformed the unit into a laboratory for agricultural research. Farm66 is the first to grow a variety of lettuces using an “aquaponics” system that combines aquaculture with hydroponics to create a symbiotic relationship between fish and plant life. A spectrum of LED lighting is applied via “wavelength technology” to increase the photosynthesis for the plants, which are grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers. Developed by Gordon and his research team, the system has been patented.
Jeff Walters is the leader of Boston Consulting Group’s Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice in Asia Pacific, the co-leader of BCG GAMMA in Greater China, and the leader of BCG's China Center for Customer Insight, which builds proprietary insights, data and methodologies for understanding China's consumers. He is also a co-leader of the go-to-market in emerging markets topic for BCG, a member of the leadership team of the firm’s Consumer practice in China, and a core member of Global Advantage practice.
Since joining BCG in 2003, Jeff has worked extensively in strategy development and operations for consumer goods companies and retailers. He has deep experience in the evolving consumer landscape in China, including consumer consumption patterns, the geographic distribution of China's growing middle class, online behavior, and the growth of e-commerce.
Kenneth Yu has been working as a trainer, coach and lecturer for over 17 years, conducting programs
and providing services in the following areas: Team Development, Creative thinking, Problem Solving,
Communication skills, Strategic Planning, Meeting Facilitation. He provides facilitation for companies to
define their vision, mission & values and to develop implementation strategies and desired organizational
cultures. Since 2014 he is involved in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® , it is an innovative process designed to
enhance innovation and business performance. Based on research which shows that this kind of handson,
minds-on learning produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the world and its
He believes there’s always a “higher” level to take one’s life, performance, business, or team, even if the
current situation is already impressive. His coaching supports individuals to continuously develop their
potential and transform their visions into reality. People describe him as inspiring, encouraging, focused,
having strong people skills and empathy.
He is experienced and professional online marketer for 6 years, providing professional E-commerce
management and marketing solution to corporations who want to achieve outstanding Sales and
Branding results on internet platforms, especially in worldwide. He eventually awarded PolyU Microfund
Innovation Stream and Entrepreneurship Stream in 2012 and 2013 respectively, and JCI Harbour Young
Leader Award in 2013.