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As Hong Kong ventures into the next decade, the city finds itself in a technical recession within an ongoing international trade war. Yet, Asia’s world city continues to innovate, focusing on cluster development around artificial intelligence and paving the way for new virtual banks and fintech start-ups.
What keeps our city ticking, and how can we keep up the momentum? What are the most pressing job issues that Hong Kong citizens will face in the near future while continuing to invest in longer term talent development? How will Hong Kong compete and cooperate with its neighbors in the Greater Bay Area?
Experienced in all phases of software development, Pragya Anurakti is a technical expert with a history of successful presales and project deliveries. As Regional Director of Strategic Service Delivery, she leads the international implementation and delivery of Laserfiche solutions. Working with teams in HK and UK, Pragya has helped to establish the expertise of Laserfiche technologies, cultivating market awareness and brand value worldwide. She is a graduate of NIT Kurukshetra, with recognized successes working in India, US, HK and beyond contributing to her invaluable perspective as engineer passionate about the relationship between technology and customer experienceMore information about speaker
Leonie Valentine is Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and sales, and has served as Director of Customer Experience for Asia Pacific at Google for the past two years.
Prior to joining Google, Leonie was Executive Vice President, Customer Service & Operations at CSL Limited. Earlier, she held the position of Chief of Staff for Telstra International Group, and was a member of the Executive Leadership Team charged with managing Telstra Corp’s business growth and assets outside of Australia and New Zealand.
Leonie holds an Executive Certificate in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship of Swinburne University, a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Bachelor of Science from Melbourne University.
Richard is the Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs in Hong Kong, with responsibility for a number of key markets across North Asia. Prior to this, he represented Uber's global public policy team in Australia & New Zealand, one of Uber's most developed and successful markets. Before joining Uber, Richard worked as a policy, political and strategic adviser to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, currently Treasurer of Australia, across a wide array of portfolio responsibilities.More information about speaker
Navigating the brave new world of work as an employee can be daunting. Do we need to worry about algorithmic bias when interviewing for jobs? Should we invest in learning data science to meet immediate demand or try to predict what will be trendy in 2030? Will we need to know soft skills like empathy or cultural intelligence if most of our colleagues are chatbots, robots or automated systems?
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