IoL 2018 Schedule

February 2nd, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

8:30am

Attendees Registration & Visiting Exhibitions


9:30am

Welcome Keynote: The Internet of Life 2018 & Beyond

Manav Gupta, Founder&CEO Brinc


09:50am 

Panel: The Promise of Blockchain

Moderator: Veronika Kuznetsova, Managing Director, FinTech Supercharger
Jane Lippencott, Co-founder, ZenSystems
Aurelien Menant, Founder&CEO, Gatecoin
Leonhard Weese, President, Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong
Greg Wolfson, Head of Business Development, Element Group


10:25am

Keynote: Opportunities in Yesterday’s Future

David Goldsmith, Founder and CEO, Goldsmith Organization LLC


11:00am

The Story of Techstyle and The Mills

Vanessa Cheung, Founder, The Mills


11:20am

Textiles innovation for the future: Introducing the work of HKRITA

Edwin Keh, CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)


11:40am

H&M Foundation

Erik Bang,  Innovation Lead at H&M Foundation


12:00pm

Lets talk scale; moving beyond IOST..

Richard Kelly, Chief Catalyst, Fung Group


12:20pm

Innovating from the core: presenting FENC's work in innovation

Jeffrey F. Hsu, Manager, R&D Center - Innovations, Marketing & Partnerships Office, FENC


12:40pm

Introducing Bolt Threads

Dan Widmaier, CEO, Bolt Threads


1:00pm

Lunch


2:00pm

Fireside: The Future of Health is YOUR Responsibility

Alan Patrick, Head of Sales, Biorna Quantics
Bay McLaughlin, COO & Co-Founder, Brinc


2:30pm

Keynote: Edge Computing for IoT

Delon Yau, Software Engineer, Microsoft


3:00pm

Keynote: Are we more than just data?

Sonalie Figueiras, Founder&CEO, Green Queen and Ekowarehouse


3:30pm

Break


4:00pm

Keynote: Underpinnings: Technology from Huawei for a Better Connected World

Walter Jennings, VP of Corporate Communications, Huawei


4:30pm

Panel: The Future of Work and Life

Moderator: Tony Verb, Co-founder, GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors
Jacob Feenstra, Head of Sales, Campfire Collaborative Spaces
Deborah Negrash, General Manager, naked Hub
James Bernardo, Programme Director, Garage Society


5:00pm

Panel: Meet the Founders who are changing the world

Moderator: Fred Chak, Founder, Blocks Wearables
Florian Simmendinger, Co-founder and CEO, Soundbrenner
Kevin Wong, Co-founder and CEO, Origami Labs
Alexandra Foster, Founder and CEO, ACF Clothing


5:30pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, InvestHK