Innovation and Breakthrough Forum

About Innovation and Breakthrough Forum

The Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals (CII), together with Agile Blockchain Consortium (ABC), have gathered Blockchain experts from all over the world to convene at "IBF 2018: Blockchain --- Promises, Realities and Beyond". Join us on a day of interactive intellectual discussion with the world's elite on this topic.

Reasons to Attend

Blockchain is not limited to Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrencies. It is broader than finance. It can be applied to any multi-step transaction where traceability and visibility is required.

Blockchain is being used by firms like Microsoft and Amazon to validate cloud data, by Google to assist self-driving cars, and by game makers to validate the authenticity of digital goods.

However, a wise man once said, "Don't believe the hype." Blockchain has become a major tech buzzword of 2018—but virtually no company is actually adopting the distributed ledger technology, according to a Thursday report from Gartner. Only 1% of the more than 3,100 CIOs surveyed said they had already adopted some kind of blockchain within their organization. Just 8% said they were in short-term planning or active experimentation with blockchain, the report found.

On the flip side, 77% of CIOs said their organization has either "no interest" in the technology, or "no action planned" in terms of investigating or developing it, Gartner 2018 CIO Survey found.

Blockchain technology requires the understanding of, at a fundamental level, aspects of security, law, value exchange, decentralized governance, process and commercial architectures. It therefore implies that traditional lines of business and organization silos can no longer operate under their historical structures.

Blockchain technology doesn't have to exist publicly. It can also exist privately - where nodes are simply points in a private network and the Blockchain acts similarly to a distributed ledger.

Speakers

Mr. Andy Bien
Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Airport Authority
Professor Tim Cheng
Dean of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mr. Ian Huang
Chairman, Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals President & CEO, Digital Transaction Limited
Mr. Steve Lap-wai Hui
President & CEO, Foxconn Power-all Networks Ltd.
Dr. Meikei Ieong
Chief Technology Officer, Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)
Mr. Charlie Kaufman
Network Security Architect, Dell/EMC
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Mr. Edwin Keh
CEO of Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
Mr. Ashok Krishnan
Chief Data Officer and Head of Customer Experience AXA China and Hong Kong
Mr. Brian Lam
Senior Manager, Fintech Facilitation Office, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Mr. Paul McSheaffrey FCA, FCPA
Partner / Head of Banking & Capital Markets, Hong Kong / Head of Internal Audit & Risk Compliance Services, KPMG
Dr. Radia Perlman
Chair, Executive Committee, Agile Blockchain Consortium Senior Fellow, Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals
Dr. Samson Tam
Chairman, Group Sense Limited
Dr. Kwok Leung Tse
Head of Economic Research Division at Bank of China (Hong Kong).
Mr. Arthur Wong
Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited
Dr. Collin Wong
Associate Dean (External), School of Decision Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of Supply Chain and Information Management; Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Supply Chain Management Programme Director; Hang Sang Management College

Agenda

09:30 - 10:00
Registration

10:00 - 10:10
Welcome and Opening I
Mr. Ian Huang
Chairman, Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals

10:10 - 10:20
Welcome and Opening II
Dr. Radia Perlman
Chair, Executive Committee, Agile Blockchain Consortium

10:20 - 10:30
Foreword/ Congratulatory Messages
By Emcees Ms. Jenny Chan and Mr. Anthony Woo

10:30 - 10:55
Keynote Speech: Innovation in Computing: The NEXT 40 years
Mr. Anand Chandrasekher
Chief Guest of Honor

10:55 - 11:00
Photo Session with Chief Guest of Honor, Principal Guest of Honor, Speakers & Prog. Committee

11:00 - 11:20
Tea/Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:15
Panel Discussion: Blockchain Ecosystem: Hong Kong and the World
Moderator
Mr. Ian Huang
Convener, Agile Blockchain Consortium
Panelists (All Principal Guests of Honor):
Mr. Bryan Che
Chief Strategy Officer, Huawei
Dr. George Lam
Chairman of Cyberport Management
Mr. Ming-yam Wong
Chairman of ASTRI

12:15 –13:00
Blockchain+ : Not Just Trust or No-Trust
Dr. Raj Jain
Principal Guest of Honor

13:00 - 14:20
Lunch (By Special Invitation ONLY)

14:20 - 15:05
Blockchain: Myths, Realities, and Futures
Dr. Radia Perlman
Chair of the Executive Committee, Agile Blockchain Consortium

15:05 - 15:55
Panel Discussion: Finance & Banking Industry
Moderator
Mr. Paul McSheaffrey
Head of Banking & Capital Markets, KPMG
Panelists
Mr. Ashok Krishnan
Chief Data Officer and Head of Customer Experience, AXA China
Mr. Brian Lam
Senior Manager of Fintech Facilitation Office, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Dr. Kwok Leung Tse
Head of Economic Research Division, Bank of China
Mr. Arthur Wong
Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited

15:55 - 16:15
Tea/Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:05
Panel Discussion: Supply Chain Management
Moderator
Dr. Samson Tam
Chairman, Group Sense Limited
Panelists
Dr. Meikei Ieong
Chief Technology Officer, ASTRI
Mr. Edwin Keh
CEO of Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
Mr. Jay Liang
Founder and Co-chairman of Hong Kong Blockchain Association
Dr. Collin Wong
Associate Dean of Decision Science and Director of Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain, Hang Seng Management College

17:05 - 17:55
Panel Discussion: Future Landscape of Blockchain
Moderator
Professor Tim Cheng
Dean of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Panelists
Mr. Andy Bien
Chief Information Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong
Mr. Steve Hui
President & CEO, Foxconn Power-All-Network, Shenzhen, China
Mr. Charlie Kaufman
Network Security Architect, Dell EMC, Seattle
Dr. Radia Perlman
Chair, Executive Committee, Agile Blockchain Consortium

17:55 - 18:00
Closing
Mr. Ian Huang
Chairman, Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals

18:05 - 19:30
Cocktail

19:30 - 21:00
Dinner

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Start:
Nov 9, 2018, 10:00 AM
End:
Nov 9, 2018, 10:00 PM
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