Hong Kong is widely known to be the flourishing international business centre and a gateway to Mainland China, especially the Pearl River Delta region. Over the last few years, it has become a technology incubator for innovative enterprises.
EmTech Hong Kong ideally provides a platform in the city where technology, business, and culture converge. It is a place of inspiration — an opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand the technologies that matter and how they will transform the face of business and drive the new global economy.
It is coming up with its second edition on 6 and 7 June 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Co-organized with MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, EmTech Hong Kong will be seen showcasing emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives and an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world.
The theme of the conference is The Future of Technology, Today, and key topics include New Materials, Innovation, Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Automation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Life, Healthy Ageing, FinTech, Cybersecurity and Future Cities.
Professor Alexander Wai, Vice President (Research & Development) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Host Innovation Partner of EmTech Hong Kong, commented,
We are glad to be the Host Innovation Partner for EmTech Hong Kong to further foster interactions and partnership with various stakeholders to meet the needs of society.
Some of the world’s most influential leaders and innovators that are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs will speak at EmTech Hong Kong. Over 30 speakers will be talking about various verticals including Gary Marcus (Founding CEO, Geometric Intelligence & Former Head of Uber AI Labs), Wang Gang, (Chief Scientist, Alibaba AI Labs), Steve Leonard, (Founding CEO, SGInnovate), Alvin Graylin, (China President of Vive, HTC), among others.
The conference aims to facilitate innovators and enterprisers by giving them a voice as well as a platform for engagement. Over 500 participants are expected to turn up from more than 20 countries. Participants can expect opportunities to learn how their businesses can incorporate and benefit from the emerging technologies showcased at the conference while networking with other like-minded individuals.
Dr Michael Sung, Chair of the EmTech Hong Kong Advisory Committee and Managing Director, CarbonBlue Innovations and Adjunct Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology opined about the future of emerging technology,
We are at an exciting juncture where Chinese-lead innovation is becoming more influential globally. EmTech Hong Kong gives you a front-row seat at the nexus of all the action so that you can see how disruptive technologies of the future will shape our lives.