*Subject to change

Opening Remarks
Panel I— 2020 & Beyond: How Will Hong Kong’s Future Work?
JENNIFER VAN DALEGEORGE CHENMELANIE BELLDR. SEAN O. FERGUSON

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?

  • JENNIFER VAN DALE (Partner | Head of Asia Pacific Employment at Eversheds Sutherland)

    JENNIFER VAN DALE

    Partner | Head of Asia Pacific Employment at Eversheds Sutherland
  • GEORGE CHEN (Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia at Facebook)

    GEORGE CHEN

    Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia at Facebook
  • MELANIE BELL (Director, Modern Workplace, Greater China of Avanade)

    MELANIE BELL

    Director, Modern Workplace, Greater China of Avanade
  • DR. SEAN O. FERGUSON (ASSOCIATE DEAN at ASIA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN COLLABORATION WITH MIT SLOAN)

    DR. SEAN O. FERGUSON

    ASSOCIATE DEAN at ASIA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN COLLABORATION WITH MIT SLOAN
Panel II— People vs Tech: Some are more equal than others
ADA AUPRAGYA ANURAKTIRICHARD WILLDER

From MNCs to small businesses, today’s companies find themselves flanked on all sides by technological disruptions, competition for the right talent and no simple way forward. By 2022, 75 million jobs are expected to disappear in 20 major economies, with 133 million new and different roles brought forth by 5G’s hyper-connectivity, automation, AI and advanced robotics, among other factors.*

How can leaders to anticipate trends and disruptions and plan an effective, efficient and motivated workforce to give them the edge they need to compete? From reskilling or outsourcing for jobs that don’t yet exist to teaching new ways to collaborate and innovate, our panel will give you actionable ideas and share stories about how to recruit, retain and engage in the age of acceleration.

*taken from the latest World Economic Forum Future of Jobs report

  • ADA AU (Industry Head, Large Customer Sales at Google (Hong Kong) Limited)

    ADA AU

    Industry Head, Large Customer Sales at Google (Hong Kong) Limited
  • PRAGYA ANURAKTI (REGIONAL DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC SERVICE DELIVERY of Laserfiche International Limited)

    PRAGYA ANURAKTI

    REGIONAL DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC SERVICE DELIVERY of Laserfiche International Limited
  • RICHARD WILLDER (Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Uber)

    RICHARD WILLDER

    Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Uber
Panel III— My Boss is a Robot (and other horror stories)
DIANA WU DAVIDAKIHIKO KATAYAMAKEVIN YAOREBECCA SHAM

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?

Our speakers share their insights on how to spot and prepare for the new opportunities on the horizon and future-proof our careers.

  • DIANA WU DAVID (Founder and CEO of Sarana Labs)

    DIANA WU DAVID

    Founder and CEO of Sarana Labs
  • AKIHIKO KATAYAMA (Vice President of Hong Kong at Omniscience)

    AKIHIKO KATAYAMA

    Vice President of Hong Kong at Omniscience
  • KEVIN YAO (DIRECTOR, MARKETPLACE MANAGEMENT of Nike)

    KEVIN YAO

    DIRECTOR, MARKETPLACE MANAGEMENT of Nike
  • REBECCA SHAM (MANAGING DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES QUALITY, TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE of FEDEX EXPRESS, ASIA PACIFIC)

    REBECCA SHAM

    MANAGING DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES QUALITY, TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE of FEDEX EXPRESS, ASIA PACIFIC