In Person Visitor Info
Location

WLAB, 1/F, Block A-D, Tung Kin Factory Building 196-198, Tsat Tsz Mui Road North Point, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Health and Safety Protocols

Your health and safety is our top priority. That is why we require all attendees, partners, exhibitors, speakers and contractors to show proof of their double vaccination record upon entering the venue. When in the venue, we will implement the following event house rules as below:

wear mask at all times
no eating or drinking
keep your hands clean
keep social distancing
Agenda
TimeTitleSpeakersType
12:00Welcome to SIS4.0!
  • Karen Contet
  • Karena Belin
  • Walter Jennings
Introduction
Welcome to #SIS4.0, Scaleup Impact Summit! With a focus on Industry 4.0 and Tech empowered ESG. Networking, Insights, and Experiences, plus a special gift in form of a carbon-neutral NFT! We kick you off and give you a brief peak into what we have in-store.
  • CEO and Co-Founders
  • WHub and AngelHub;
  • Head of Corporate Communications
  • HashKey Group
12:15Industry 4.0 and Tech-Empowered ESG from Hong Kong and for Hong Kong
  • Dr. Edward Yau
Keynote
The Honourable Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development Bureau will showcase innovation from startups scaling and and from HK in the areas of Industry disruption and ESG related matters. And elaborate on opportunities lying ahead including developments in the GBA (Greater Bay Area).
  • Secretary for Commerce and Economic
  • Development of Hong Kong S.A.R.
12:25Welcome by The DO @ WLAB
  • Belinda Esterhammer
  • Karena Belin
Introduction
A warm welcome by our venue partner and an introduction to WLAB Hong Kong
    12:30Unicorn Talk & Special Announcement: Innovation in Financial Services and Banking
    • Jessica Lam
    • Karena Belin
    Fireside
    Our homegrown FinTech unicorn will reveal its latest developments in the region. Stay tuned to understand FinTech disruption at its best!
    • Group Chief Strategy Officer WeLab & WeLab Bank
    • CEO and Co-Founder WHub and AngelHub
    13:00The Future of Fashion: Disruptive technologies in the Fashion Industry
    • Aadi Vaidya
    Fireside
    Zilingo recently joined the unicorn club and has become one of the largest B2B e-commerce players in Southeast Asia. Get insights from its focus towards B2B opportunities across the supply chain, incl. offerings to transform a fragmented, inefficient, cash and tech-strapped value chain.
    • COO
    • Zilingo
    13:30Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation applied
    • Bhaskar Sambamurthy
    • Karena Belin
    Fireside
    One of the leading practitioners of Industry Disruption in Supply Chains and Digital transformation in FMCG, manufacturing and highly regulated industries, he will also touch on his advisory roles to governments to support transformation and innovation.
    • Head Corporate Functions Asia LIDL
    • CEO and Co-Founder WHub and AngelHub
    14:00OFFLINE STARTUP PITCHES
    • Karena Belin
    • Kenneth Kwok
    Interactive Presentation
    14:30AI and ESG Impact
    • Elaine Wu
    • Dorothy Lam
    Fireside
    Negative news and events from companies can signal potential ESG issues, with shares underperforming for months to years as a consequence. We will understand how leading firm JP Morgan uses natural language processing to identify controversial events that are material and get insights from their report.
    • Executive Director | Head of Asia ex-Japan ESG and Utilities Equity Research
    • JP Morgan
    15:00Investing with a Purpose: Opportunities in ESG Startup Investing
    • Sandra Capponi
    • Remon Gazal
    • Jenny Zhang
    • Karena Belin
    Panel
    Investors and highly innovative ESG startups in the FashionTech and GreenTech industry will be sharing insights on opportunities and challenges to invest in and scale ESG driven tech companies.
    • Co-Founder & CEO GoodOnYou
    • Founder & COO ESGTech Pte Ltd.
    15:30Family Office and Impact Investing for NexGen Women
    • Jennifer Cheng Lo
    • Helen Cheung
    Fireside
    Understanding a concrete case study on Smart Mobility and Smart City Solutions: Wilson Group and its new platform on Parking and Mobility.
    • Co-Founder & Director, NewChic Capital
    • Associate Director, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited
    16:00Fashion for Good
    • Faiza Seth
    • Karena Belin
    Fireside
    Mega & Macro trends in ESG, with a special zoom into the manufacturing and fashion industry. Innovation and up-cycling in material, product & packaging, the role of influencers and the role of certifications.
    • Founder & Philanthropist
    • Avantguard
    16:30Blockchain for Good
    • Sean Lee
    Keynote
    Building a trusted, public and permissionless infrastructure for the borderless economy together with the community, hear from world's greenest blockchain foundation on latest trends, developments and opportunities.
    • CEO and Director
    • Algorand Foundation
    17:00Building an EdTech Investment Community
    • John Tsang
    • Daniel Cheng
    • Rachel Chan
    Panel
    The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of EdTech. EdTech deal flow in 2021 looks set to outpace 2020 levels but it remains an area that requires more patient capital. This panel will discuss the EdTech application and funding trends and how Hong Kong could build an EdTech funders community.
    • Founder Esperanza
    • Chief Investment Officer BlueTop Group
    17:30To B or not to B Corps?
    • Laure Korenian-Chabert
    • Per Dahlberg
    • Nikki Wong
    Workshop

    How to build a better startup with the B Corp Framework!

    “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose”.

    This workshop explores:

    • What is the B Corp movement, and how you can join it today.
    • How the movement helps you align your values, with your customers values, for better returns.
    • How you, by being part of the B Corp framework can get, not only Shareholders, but Stakeholders to invest in you!
    • Co-Founders
    • Purpose Bureau
    18:15LawTech, RegTech and Tokenisation
    • Machiuanna Chu
    • Kristi Swartz
    • Angelina Kwan
    • Musheer Ahmed
    Panel
    Hear from Asia’s leading end-to-end digital asset management and finance house Hashkey Group, as well as leading law firms Deacons & DLA Piper about latest applications of Blockchain in Law Tech, RegTech and the potential of industry disruption through tokenisation.
    • Partner, Deacons
    • Partner DLA Piper
    • Senior Advisor to the Board
    • HashKey Group
    18:45Corporate Purpose and how to be sustainable by VISA
    • Maaike Steinebach
    • Karen Contet
    Fireside

    This is an inspiring talk about robust, sustainable business models thanks to purpose. It will cover Visa’s purpose strategies supported by proof points and use cases in several areas:

    • Women empowerment (She’s Next - (female entrepreneurs)
    • Sports (Olympics financial education)
    • HK citywide championship on small business
    • Sustainability (eco bundles & sustainable cards)
    • General manager Hong Kong & Macau VISA
    • CEO and Co-Founder WHub and AngelHub
    19:15Closing
    • Karen Contet
    • Karena Belin
    • Walter Jennings
    Fireside
    Highlights from Day 1 and a sneak peek on Day 2.
    • CEO and Co-Founders
    • WHub and AngelHub;
    • Head of Corporate Communications
    • HashKey Group
    TimeTitleSpeakersType
    09:15Welcome to Day 2 SIS4.0!
    • Karen Contet
    • Karena Belin
    • Walter Jennings
    Keynote
    Welcome to Day 2! What you might have missed from yesterday and what we have in store for you today!
    • CEO and Co-Founders
    • WHub and AngelHub;
    • Head of Corporate Communications
    • HashKey Group
    09:30NFTs, BlockChain and the Internet of Value
    • Yat Siu
    Fireside
    Is the Kodak moment of Big Tech finally here? How will gaming be a key enabler for mass adoption and mainstream usage of Blockchain. Will the Metaverse bring us Internet 3.0? Hear from the Chairman and founder of globally leading Animoca brands.
    • Founder & Chairman
    • Animoca Brands
    10:00Disrupting one of the most traditional industries: Digital Art, NFTs and ArtTech.
    • Francis Belin
    • Bowie Lau
    Fireside
    Christie's, the leading auction house, and its contributions to NFTs and digital art adoption and growth towards mainstream. How and how fast is the industry evolving and is it fuelling its own disruption?
    • President Asia Pacific, Christie's
    • Founder - MaGEHold/MaGESpire
    • Partner - True Global Ventures
    10:30Enterprise Blockchain
    • Ben El-Baz
    Fireside
    Awarded as Most Innovative FinTech Institution in Hong Kong, Hashkey group empowers institutions to capture opportunities in digital assets and blockchain technology. Learn from concrete case studies and latest trends.
    • Head of Ecosystems
    • HashKey Group
    11:00Cybersecurity 4.0 - Are we prepared for a Cyber Pandemic?
    • Uli Ries
    • Kenneth Kwok
    Fireside
    COVID significantly disrupted our daily lives, communities, and economies and has caught us brutally and by surprise. What did we learn and are we prepared for a digital pandemic?
    • Author, Journalist & Founder
    • Intelletech
    11:30Accelerating Smart City and ESG driven Startups
    • Manav Gupta
    • Belinda Esterhammer
    • Lee Williamson
    Fireside
      12:00Success engineered: Startup Corporate Co-Innovation
      • Anne O'Riordan
      • Karena Belin
      Fireside
      With most of Jardines Group companies now setting up and running their own in-house innovation teams, the group stays at the forefront of corporate startup co-innovation initiatives. Hear latest trends and success cases from the Group's Director of Digital.
      • Group Director of Digital
      • Jardines Matheson Group
      12:30Global Leader's Perspective: Animoca's Ecosystem in Gaming and Entertainment
      • Evan Auyang
      Fireside
      Get the hottest insights on the latest trends in the Gaming and Entertainment Industry AND understand how Animoca's ecosystem play will fuel its growth, explained by Group President of Animoca brands himself.
      • Group President
      • Animoca Brands
      13:00ESG and the Exchange - beyond reporting standards
      • Julien Martin
      Fireside
      Starting in 2013 with a Guide on ESG Reporting, the HKEx provides a clear framework for ESG disclosure, application and implementation, through listing regulations, rules and education. Today, there is so much more to the role of ESG Impact - hear from HKEx's expert directly.
      • Head of Emerging Business Development
      13:15STREAMING ONLINE PITCHES
      14:00More than just Capital - Benefits of Equity Crowdfunding
      • Karen Contet
      • Karena Belin
      Fireside
      Many startups of all stages leverage equity crowdfunding to bring their business to the next level; investors look for opportunities to broaden their portfolio diversity. Learn how AngelHub solves the pain points of "Time, Access & Know-How" for both, scaleups and investors.
      • CEO and Co-Founders
      • WHub and AngelHub
      14:30CBDC, Trade Financing and FinTech on the Blockchain
      • Benedicte Nolens
      • Daniel Eidan
      • Asad Khan
      • Musheer Ahmed
      Fireside
      Interest in CBDC has grown in response to changes in payments, finance and technology, as well as the disruption caused by Covid-19. A 2021 BIS survey of central banks found that 86% are actively researching the potential for CBDCs, 60% were experimenting with the technology and 14% were deploying pilot projects. CBDC and other applications demystified!
      • Head of Inovation Hub
      • BIS (Bank for International Settlements)
      15:00Industry 4.0 - Robotics and Smart Warehousing
      • Rahul Nambiar
      • Kenneth Kwok
      Fireside
      Industry 4.0 drives rapid change due to increasing interconnectivity and smart automation. These changes seen are more than just improvements to efficiency, but express a significant shift in the entire manufacturing and supply chain. Learn from a concrete case study about robotics and its potential in Smart Production & Warehousing.
      • Co-Founder
      • BotSync
      15:30Live performance: Music on NFTs!
      • Hanjin Tan
      • Karena Belin
      Interactive Presentation
      Hanjin Tan is trying to solve a very specific problem of the Music Industry. He sees NFTs representing a way to monetize for China's music industry. He recently auctioned his single, "Nobody Gets Me" on crypto-goods marketplace OpenSea for 7 ETH (about US$17,000 at the time of writing). The single was meant to prove the validity of his thesis, which Tan is working to evangelize.
      • NFT Music Artist & Singer
      16:00Tokenomics: Unleashing the Power of Blockchain
      • Sean Lee
      • Lucy Gazmararian
      • Jeffrey Tchui
      Panel
        16:30Shaping the future of global trade - Serai
        • Sandy Lau
        • Anson Bailey
        Fireside
        Fully backed by HSBC, Serai’s mission is to simplify global trade, starting with the apparel industry. Not only an example of value chain disruption, but also applied corporate innovation through startup empowerment, this case study will explore Serai's recent wins, but also further growth opportunities.
        • Head of Growth
        • Serai
        17:00Redefining an entire industry and inventing Venture Building; PDS Group
        • Pallak Seth
        Fireside
        By now a hot Harvard Business School Case Study: Transforming a traditional family business and inventing the concept of Venture Building, Pallak will share how his ecosystem play with the sourcing and fashion industry is nurturing the next wave of disruption.
        • Founder & Vice Chairman
        • PDS
        17:30Algorand Intervention & Prize Distribution
        • Sean Lee
        • Karena Belin
        Interactive Presentation
        Meet the winners from Algorand's Hackathon for a chance to build on the 🌏 world's greenest 🌱 blockchain, gain insights from industry experts, and win crypto prizes 🏆 up to 10,000 Algos 👛! Testify the life transfer of the prize into their wallets!
        • CEO and Director
        • Algorand Foundation
        18:00ESG and Industry 4.0 in the GBA
        • Bernard Chan
        • Karena Belin
        Fireside
        Sustainable City, Smart City and now ESG, disruption in service industries, as well as manufacturing and supply management, Hong Kong has evolved significantly and is set to further grow in the context of the Greater Bay Area. Understand trends, opportunities and still major areas that need to improve.
        • Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Hong Kong Government
        18:30Closing
        • Karen Contet
        • Karena Belin
        • Walter Jennings
        Keynote
        It's a wrap! Here is what you missed in case you did not join. Thank you for being with us and please mark your calendars for SIS'22 in May 2022!
        • CEO and Co-Founders
        • WHub and AngelHub;
        • Head of Corporate Communications
        • HashKey Group
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