SHARP Forum 2020-21

2020-21 Past Forums

Managing through Supply Chain Disruptions
Innovative Solutions for Business Resilience
17 June 2021 (Thursday)
Managing through Supply Chain Disruptions

Preventing deliveries of the right products to the right customer at the right place in the right quantity at the right time in the right condition at the right cost, supply chain disruptions caused by unforeseen events (e.g., Suez Canal blockage) or catastrophes (e.g., COVID-19 pandemic) often pose substantial operational and financial consequences. How might companies mitigate the disruption risks with innovative strategies and smart technologies? Corporate leaders from various industries will share their experiences and advice.

Speaker(s): Bobby Liu, Co-founder & CEO, Milton Holdings
Ronald Iu, CEO, Airstar Bank
Keith Ip, CMO, SF Express Hong Kong
Moderator: Henry Ko, Managing Director, Asia of Flexport
Catching the Digital Wave
The Burgeoning Challenges and Opportunities for FinTech Talent Development
3 June 2021 (Thursday)
Catching the Digital Wave

As a global hotbed for FinTech startups and scaleups, Hong Kong has seen a talent gap wherein supply for a myriad of skills required for digital transformation is not meeting demand. To prevent talent shortage, what are essential strategic imperatives for corporates? How should individual talents develop relevant core competencies to align with the resulting opportunities for advancement? Leading experts are invited to address these questions.

Speaker(s): Dr. Lucas Hui, Acting Co-CEO cum CTO, ASTRI
Jeff Tang, Partner, EY
Fred Ngan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bowtie
Philip Tam, Founder, CryptoSX
Moderator: San Lee, Head of Talent Acquisition, ASTRI
Consumers and the New Reality
Boosting Immunity against Competitive Threats with Digital Innovation
6 May 2021 (Thursday)
Consumers and the New Reality

The restricted social lives amidst COVID-19 have prompted companies in service-oriented sectors, including retailing and banking, to stretch their digital capabilities to engage, enable and delight customers with minimum direct contacts. The capabilities, in turn, have increased consumers’ reliance on digital channels, rapidly reshaping their behavior. Will such a reliance be long-lasting or ephemeral? Industry experts will discuss how to develop innovative and competitive channel strategies that align with new normal consumer behavior trends.

Speaker(s): Anson Bailey, Partner, Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, KPMG
Calvin Ng, Alternate Chief Executive,Co-Head of Retail Banking, ZA Bank
Plato Wai, General Manager, SHOPLINE Hong Kong
Moderator: Luke Chu, Chairman, Hong Kong Internet & Ecommerce Association
Working Smart ATAWADAC
The Emerging Trends of Our Future Workplace
11 March 2021 (Thursday)
Working Smart ATAWADAC

Standing for “Any Time, Any Where, Any Device, Any Content,” ATAWADAC is known to be the digital future of our office.

For many corporations, upskilling employees to work ATAWADAC while maintaining effective collaboration and efficient productivity was desirable, but not a necessity until after the onset of COVID-19. Such a necessity has accelerated the development and adoption of smart office solutions. This forum invites leading industry experts to share their views on how to take full advantage of smart workspace toward the halcyon post-pandemic days.

Speaker(s): Aaron Yim, Managing Director, Ricoh Hong Kong
Guru Balasubramaniam Operations Director, Rentokil Initial HK
Jordan Kostelac, Director - Asia Pacific, JLL
Moderator: Mr. Eric Yeung, CEO and Co-founder, Skyzer VC Group
Turning Bugs into Buck$
Booming Opportunities of Farming and Eating Insects
11 December 2020 (Friday)
Turning Bugs into Buck$

Is it true that insects can provide a solution to food shortage, malnutrition, and waste problems while creating economical and environmental benefits? To discover the answer and its implications to business venture opportunities and environmental sustainability in Hong Kong, industry and academic gurus will jointly share with you the bees-knees of insects. Don’t miss out!

Speaker(s): Lucie Somé Founder Grazing Ltd.
Chan Ka Ming Director E Farm Biotech
Cristina Michelini COO Livin Farms
Moderator: Professor Olivier Sparagano Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health City University of Hong Kong
Esports Ecosystem and Trends in Hong Kong
Win the Tournament in Business Arenas
26 November 2020 (Thursday)
Esports Ecosystem and Trends in Hong Kong

Possessing enormous economic potentials with an unforeseen capability of connecting people from all over the world, esports have seen a rapid boom in Hong Kong. To harness the power of the virtual connectivity, industry experts are invited to discover the trends of esports ecosystem, explore the downstream business opportunities, and shed light on future development of streaming and tournament platforms.

Speaker(s): Terence Leung Senior Manager (Esports and Youth Team) Hong Kong Cyberport
Alwin Wong Head of Business Development & Partnership CAPSL
Tristan Lo Co-Founder and CEO Godzpeed Autosport
Moderator: Eric Yeung President Esports Association Hong Kong