GREAT Festival of Innovation

21-24 March 2018

21 March 2018

Showcasing the best of innovation and creativity from the UK at the Asia Society Centre in Hong Kong and to the world online on 21-24 March 2018.

 

Watch speakers from across the UK and Asia live from the GREAT Festival of Innovation discussing how innovation impacts on business, consumers and society today and predictions for the future.

 

Learn more about the GREAT Festival at www.great.gov.uk/innovation and follow #GREATInnovation on Twitter.

Wednesday 21 March 2018

09:35
KEYNOTE: FESTIVAL OPENING

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade


10:18
POWERING TOMORROW'S IDEAS

Amanda Williams, Head of Nest Innovation

Peng Peng, General Secretary, China New Energy Investment and Financing Alliance

Wai-Shin Chan, Global Head, Climate Change Centre of Excellence, HSBC


10:18
THE FUTURE OF FREE TRADE

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

Alderman Charles Bowman, Lord Mayor of the City of London, City of London Corporation

Hon. Bernard Charnwut Chan, Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council, Hong Kong SAR

Stuart Tait, Group General Manager, Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia Pacific, HSBC

Yvonne Man, Anchor, Bloomberg 


11:28
SECURING THE GLOBAL NETWORK

Clara Ho, Head of Information Security Risk, Asia Pacific, HSBC

Dr Frank Law, Senior Superintendent of Police, Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau, Hong Kong Police Force 

Lulu Chen, Bloomberg

Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Darktrace


13:43
FINTECH FUTURES

Alex Kong, Founder & Chairman, TNG FinTech Group

Dr Vivek Ramachandran, Head of Growth and Innovation, Global Commercial Banking, HSBC

Hon. Tara Rivers JPMinister for Financial Services and Home Affairs, Cayman Islands

Jean Claude Farah, Executive Vice President and President of Global Payments, Western Union

Sui Yang Phang, Managing Partner, Hong Kong, Nest 


13:43
LORD PRICE: ENGAGING THE WORKFORCE AND WORKPLACES OF THE FUTURE

Lord Price, The Rt Hon The Lord Price CVO 

Christina Gaw, Managing Principle/Head of Capital Markets, Gaw Capital

David Nelson, Head of Design, Foster + Partners

Junny Lee, Founder & CEO, The Work Project


14:54
THE MASSIVE SMALL

Jacqueline Keogh, Global Head Payments GTM, Western Union

Kathy Gong, Co-Founder & CEO, Wafa Games 

Kevin Burrowes, Head of Clients and Markets, PwC

Leo Johnson, Partner, PwC

Professor Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland Business School


14:57
DAWN OF THE AI AGE

David Halliwell, Director of Knowledge and Innovation Delivery, Pinsent Masons

Julian David, CEO, techUK

Martin Haines, Managing Director, Asia, First Derivatives

Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Raymund Chao, Asia Pacific and Greater China Chairman, PwC China


16:00
CLOSING KEYNOTE

Brent Hoberman, Entrepreneur, Founders Factory, Founders Forum & First Minute

Frank Meehan, Co-Founder & CEO, Smart Up

Dr Jack Kreindler, Founder, Medical Director at Centre for Health and Human Performance Ltd.

Sachin Dev Duggal, Founder, Engineer.AI

Victor Chu, Chairman & CEO, First Eastern Investment Group


18:35
WELCOME RECEPTION SUPPORTED BY HSBC

The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

Ian Stuart, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC UK


Thursday 22 March 2018

09:10
KEYNOTE: LIFE IN THE BALANCE

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Executive Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Heba Bevan, CEO & Founder, UtterBerry


10:10
SMART CITIES 1: FROM SIMULATIONS TO CITIZENS

Baroness Fairhead CBE, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion

Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

Heba Bevan, CEO & Founder, UtterBerry

Shinya Kukita, Chief Engineer, NEC Corporation

Simon Bee, Managing Director, Global Design, Benoy


10:10
DEMOCRATISING SPACE

Dr Naomi Kurahara, CEO, Infostellar

Sir Martin Sweeting, Founder and Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor, University of Leicester

Tom Choi, Chairman, Airspace Internet Exchange Limited


11:55
THE “SOFTWARE” OF THE BELT & ROAD

Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group Asia Pacific, HSBC

Gabriel Wong, China Corporate Finance Leader, and One Belt One Road Leader, PwC

Stephen Phillips, Director-General, InvestHK

Vincent HS Lo, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)


11:55
END OF THE ROAD FOR CARS?

Dr Zhu Peiying, Fellow/Senior Director, Wireless Technology Lab, Huawei Technologies

Mark Nodder OBE, Chairman & CEO, Wrights Group Ltd

Steve Man, Director of Asia Research Bloomberg Intelligence, Senior Auto Analyst, Bloomberg

Takashi Yoshizawa, VP of R&D Autonomous Driving, Nissan


14:05
LIVING LONGER, LIVING BETTER

Amanda Williams, Head of Nest Innovation

Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman and Director of Narayana Health and Health City, Cayman Islands

Justin Howden, Global Head of Government Affairs and Industry Development, H&H Group (Swisse Wellness)

Professor Steven Fang, CEO & Co-Founder, Invitrocue Ltd


14:13
SMART CITIES 2: MAPPING THE FUTURE CITY

Ambarish Mitra, CEO & Co Founder, Blippar

Nigel Clifford, CEO, Ordnance Survey

Pae Natwilai, CEO, Trik

Tim Stonor, Managing Director, Space Syntax


15:13
THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

Alex Cruz, Chairman & CEO, British Airways

Professor Frederick Ma, Chairman, MTR Corporation

Paul Priestman, Director, PriestmanGoode

Professor Rahim Tafazolli, Head of the Centre for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey


15:20
CONNECTIVITY 2030: ENABLING THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Lord Ashton of Hyde, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Brian Groen, Senior Vice President, Data Center, Infinitum Digital and Cloud Solutions, PCCW Solutions Limited

Dr Andy Sellars, Chief Business Development Officer, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult

Dr Peter Zhou, Chief Marketing Officer, Wireless Network Product Line, Huawei Technologies


16:25
CLOSING KEYNOTE: SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE: THE FUTURE OF IMPACT INVESTING

Lord Nat Wei of Shoreditch

Donna NguyenPhuoc, Partner, SPARQ Capital

Dr Delman Lee, President and Chief Technology Officer, TAL

James Chen, Chairman, Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation and Founder, Clearly, Legacy Advisors Limited


Friday 23 March 2018

09:05
KEYNOTE: FORCES SHAPING THE FUTURE

The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales

Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

Chairman Yuan Yafei, Founder & Chairman, Sanpower Group Co., Ltd.

Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder & CEO, WPP


10:10
RETAIL REANIMATED

Ewan Venters, Chief Executive Officer, Fortnum & Mason

Stephen Engle, Chief North Asia Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

Winston Cheng, President of International, JD.com

Chairman Yuan Yafei, Founder & Chairman, Sanpower Group Co., Ltd.


10:15
CONSUMER TRENDS THAT MATTER

Catherine Lim, Senior Analyst, Bloomberg L.P.

David Weiland, EVP, Asia, BBC Worldwide

Dee Poon, Managing Director, Brands and Distribution, Esquel Group

Jean-Marc Frangos, Managing Director, Products & Services Research and Open Innovation, BT

Megan Higgins, Director, PwC UK


11:35
NEW DESTINATIONS: CULTURE AND COMMERCE

Duncan Pescod, CEO, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Ian Blatchford, Director & Chief Executive, Science Museum Group

Jonathan Zeman, Chief Executive Officer, Lan Kwai Fong Group

Megan Higgins, Director, PwC UK

Winnie Chiu, President and Executive Director, Dorsett International


11:40
FASHION THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council

Dylan Jones, Editor-in-Chief, British GQ, Condé Nast Publications

Rob Jones, Creative Director, Teatum Jones

Susanna Lau, Founder, Style Bubble


13:05
THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Dorothy Tse, Author

Jamil Anderlini, Asia Editor, Financial Times

Dr Jung Chang, Author

Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director, Young Vic Theatre

Nury Vittatchi, Author & Journalist


14:00
THE FUTURE OF LUXURY PART 1

Guy Salter, Chairman, London Craft Week

Sabrina Fung, Group Managing Director, Fung Retailing Limited


14:45
THE FUTURE OF LUXURY PART 2

André Fu Founder, AFSO

Angie Lau, Horizons Ventures / Li Ka Shing Foundation 

Elaine Yan Ling Ng, Founder, Fabrick Lab

Hannah Whyte, Global Brand Strategy Manager, British Airways

Hon. Joey Hew JP, Minister for Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, Cayman Islands

Roksanda Ilincic, Designer, ROKSANDA


14:50
GETTING PERSONAL

Dr Christina Dean, Founder & Chair, Redress

Grace Chen, Designer & Founder of Grace Chen

Roja Dove, Perfumer Roja Dove and Owner of Roja Parfums

Sophia Tsao, VP Newegg Global Marketplace, Newegg


16:00
TOMORROW'S CREATORS

Gareth Neame, Executive Chairman, Carnival Films

Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director, Young Vic Theatre

Tea Uglow, Creative Director, Google

Tom Punch, Global Chief Commercial & Creative Officer, VICE


16:00
CREATING A CULTURE OF CULTURE

Lord Ashton of Hyde, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Conrad Shawcross, Artist, Conrad Shawcross Studio

John Kampfner, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Industries

Magnus Renfrew, Managing Director & Founder

Dr Tristram Hunt, Director, Victoria and Albert Museum


Saturday 24 March 2018

10:05
WELCOME ADDRESS

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

Edward Yau, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government


10:25
HEALTHY PARTNERSHIPS

Professor Cherie Armour, Associate Dean (Research and Impact), Ulster University

Professor Damien Coyle, Professor and Research Director, Ulster University; CEO, NeuroCONCISE Ltd.

Professor Hongnian Yu, Professor in Computing, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University

Dr Karin Munasinghe, Ph.D., Senior VP, Asia Pacific Marketing, Fresenius Medical Care

Dr Xiaosong Yang, Associate Professor of Computer Animation, Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University


10:59
STEP INSIDE: UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Professor Adrian Hilton, Director, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey


11:20
MIND THE GAP AND MEET MARKET DEMAND

Professor Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University

Christopher Weavill, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Hertzian Ltd.

Nick Dixon, Head of the Launchpad Programme, Falmouth University


12:10
STEP INSIDE: COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Dr Tom Gorman, Coventry University


12:25
DOWN TO EARTH: SPACE INNOVATION

Sir Martin Sweeting, Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey

Professor Paul Monks, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Science and Engineering, University of Leicester

Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor, University of Leicester

Professor Yang Gao, Associate Dean, Professor of Autonomous Systems, University of Surrey


12:40
STEP INSIDE: DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Professor Andrew Collop, Deputy Vice Chancellor, De Montfort University


14:07
STEP INSIDE: ULSTER UNIVERSITY

Timothy Brundle, Director of Research and Impact, Ulster University


14:35
DRIVING FORCES

Andrew Noakes, Senior Lecturer in Automotive Journalism, Coventry University

Craig Callum, Design Manager, LEGO

Guy Burgoyne, Design Chief, Geely


14:40
STEP INSIDE: UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor, University of Leicester


15:10
STEP INSIDE: BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Katie Thompson, Research Assistant, Bournemouth University

Peter Truckel, VFX Hub Project, Bournemouth University


15:50
GUILDFORD SCHOOL OF ACTING PERFORMANCE

Performance from the Guildford School of Acting (GSA), University of Surrey


15:55
CONNECTED LEARNING

Alison Barrett MBE, Director, Education & Society, East Asia, British Council

Peter Truckel, VFX Hub Project Director, Bournemouth University

Timothy Brundle, Director of Research and Impact, Ulster University

Tin Ming Kwok, Founder & CEO, Trumptech


16:45
STEP INSIDE: FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Professor Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancelllor, Falmouth University


17:05
GLOBAL WARNING

Dicky Wong, Senior Inspector of Police, Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau, Hong Kong Police Force

Professor Helge Janicke, Head of the Cyber Technology Institute (CTI), De Montfort University

Professor Paul Monks, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Science and Engineering, University of Leicester

Professor Yang Gao, Associate Dean, Professor of Autonomous Systems, University of Surrey


17:40
IN CONVERSATION WITH DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Rebecca Street in conversation with

Dr Manjeet Ridon, Associate Dean International at De Montfort University


18:19
CLOSING REMARKS

Andrew Heyn OBE, British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao

Conrad Bird, Director, GREAT Britain Campaign