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EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE

"With French innovation, fuel your business, embellish your life"

From 26 to 28 April 2017,

Discover some of the latest innovations from French companies.

Enjoy our interactive gallery of educational exhibits at your leisure.

Quizz the Sponsors experts in the exhibition space.

Attend scheduled demonstrations and expert talks.

Network with like-minded forward thinking people. 

Join us to find inspiration for your business, career and everyday life!

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2017 PROGRAMME OF TALKS & DEMONSTRATIONS:

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All programme activities taking place in LOFT22 unless indicated otherwise. Programme is subject to change without prior notice

 

     Wednesday 26  (Day 1) -            Exhibition opening times 10am to 9pm

8:30 – 10:00

 Inaugural Breakfast

 Private Event – by personal invitation only

 Presided by Eric Berti, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

 Guest of Honour, Nicholas W. Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

With the generous support of Classic Fine Foods      

10:00

 Exhibition Opens to the Public

10:00 – 12:00

 Exhibition

12:15  -12:45

 An insightful conversation on Artificial Intelligence

 With Fabrice Fisher, CEO & Founder, Blu Ltd AI, and Karen Farzam, Co-Founder, WHub

12:55 – 13:40

 Panel 1: How AI is transforming banks and insurance companies

  > What does Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language processing, RPA mean today? What are  the enablers?

 - How is it applicable for banks and insurance? What are the business benefits? What is happening behind the scenes?

 - From data mining and analytics to the improvement of services and experience of clients

 - Guillaume Huet, Senior Project Manager / Innovation Front-Runner, Societe Generale

 - Edouard Zuber, Chief Digital Officer, Axa

 Moderated by  David Daoud, Principal, Maltem Consulting - Founder & CEO, E-learn2grow

13:50 -14:25

 Panel 2: Data Management & Blockchain

 - Pierre Lubin, Partner, Fairman Consulting

 - Other speakers TBC

 Moderated by Charles d’Haussy, Head of Fintech, Invest Hong Kong

14:30 – 18:00

 Exhibition

15:00 – 17:30

 PolyU Tour (Exhibition remains open to the general public)

18:00 -18:40

 Keynote 1: Tech Trends and New Business model

   > Impact of Emerging Technologies and digitalisation on the boundaries between industries, product lines and the “actual providers of services”.

   > How organisations are gearing up to face these unique challenges 

 - Sudhir Pai, Global CTO for Financial Services and APAC CTO, Capgemini

18:45 – 20:00

 Keynote 2: Open Innovation: Bridging the Gap between Global Corporations and Talent

   > Open Innovation: the reality behind the buzzword, the how and benefits

   > Views and Return of Experience from the ecosystem: Corporate, Accelerator and the Startups Community.

 - Karen Farzam, Co-Founder, WHub

 - Nicolas Richard, HR Director, Vinci APAC

 - Mathieu Planchard, Head of Impact Network APAC So In So Good

 - Alan Cymberknoh, Founder, The E Cycle

 - Mathieu Toulemonde, CEO, Agorize Asia

20:00 – 21:30

 Networking - FrenchTech First Year Anniversary Celebration - Supported by Classic Fine Foods & Harris

 

 

 

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   Thursday 27 (Day 2)  -            Exhibition opening times 8am to 9pm

8:00 – 09:00

 Innovation Breakfast on Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE)

   > Today’s challenges/inhibitors in the efficient collaboration between Startups and Large Corporates

   > How AIE helps Startups and Enterprises connect and ‘apply’ and ‘exchange’ innovative ideas around the globe

 - Sudhir Pai, Global CTO for Financial Services and APAC CTO,  Capgemini

 - Steffen Schacher, Applied Innovation Exchange Director, Capgemini

10:15 – 11:00

 Panel 1: Mobility and Sustainability for a Smart City

   > Benefits of smart mobility, mobility as a service 

   > Innovative waste management and urban development solutions for a cleaner city

 - Andrew Pickford, Director of Infrastructure and Transport Advisory Services,  SYSTRA

 - Franklin Willemyns, Senior Vice President, SUEZ ASIA
Moderated by Peter Lewis, Host of Radio Television Hong Kong's (RTHK) "Money Talk" on RTHK Radio 3

11:00 – 12:00

 Exhibition

              11:10 -11:40

 

 Keynote 1: OPTEMAR: a new era in shipping: the invention of the “missing link” to reduce merchant
 ship fuel consumption and lessen its environmental impact

 - Jacques Brémond, CEO, Optemar

 

12:00  -12:45

 Panel 2: From Internet of Things to Intelligent Things

   > How smaller, cheaper, better and new components enable new products

   > From connectivity to embedded computers

   > The importance of user experience

 - Franck Martins, Snr Regional Marketing & Business Development Manager – APAC, STMicroelectronics

 - Jerome Leroy, Sales & Marketing VP – Co-founder of WiZ

 - David Stoikovitch, Cofounder / CTO, Moona

 Moderated by Benjamin Joffe, Partner, HAX

12:55 – 13:55

 Pitch & Demo Session 1: Smart Life

   > Xtra by AXA: Personal Coaching with real wellness motivator mobile app that rewards you for living a healthy lifestyle.

   > Clim8:  Feel the heat when you need it, with Intelligent Thermal Clothing

   > Oui Smart: Moovy Bag, world’s unique magnetic and wireless charging bag

   > Air Serenity: Breathe better

 - Louis Charpigny Senior Digital Innovation & Partnership Officer, Axa

 - Pierre Mouette, CTO, clim8

 - Bruno Lin, Oui Smart

 - Matthieu Coutière, CEO, Air Serenity

 Facilitated by Brice de Matharel, FrenchTech HK, COO Think it Twice Ltd

14:05 -14:50

 Pitch & Demo Session 2: Smart Life

   > WiZ: The ultimate light experience

   > Devialet: Gold Phantom, experience the best sound in the world

   > Parrot Drones: Making the Sky your Playground

 - Antonin Carré, Software Product Manager, WiZ

 - Kim Ing, Marketing Director Asia Pacific, Devialet

 - Gary Lo, Technical Support Manager, Parrot

Facilitated by Brice de Matharel, FrenchTech HK, COO Think it Twice Ltd

14:30 – 17:00

 Exhibition

18:00-18:45

 Panel 3: Cybersecurity & Blockchain, from fringe tech talk to the centre of the conversation

 - Jonathan Partouche, CEO, Origone
 - Sopheap Lao, Founder & CEO, Xnotes Alliance
 - Jean-Luc Gustave, Managing Partner, Globality Ventures
Moderated by Gilbert Réveillon, CEO Mobile LOOV - President ICT Digital Economy at CNCCEF

19:00 – 20:00

 Keynote: Innovation for the Uncharted, the New Chernobyl Sarcophagus

    > Innovation at every step for a pioneering project and unique engineering feat.

 - Laurent Boutillon, Scientific Director, Vinci Construction Grands Projets

20:00 – 21:00

 Networking

 

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  Friday 28 (Day 3)  -              Exhibition opening  times 9am to 8pm

09:00

 Exhibition Opens

09:00 – 09:45

 Panel 1: Living With Robots: The Impact on Industry, Jobs and Daily Life

   > Examples of robots, from toys to service robots to manufacturing

   > The future of manufacturing: automated, intelligent, distributed and bespoke?

   > Robots, society and government: the challenges ahead

 - Prof. Norman C. Tien, Dean of Engineering HKU, Chairman of the Robotics Alliance of Hong Kong

 - Berry Leung, Founder & Director, Teksbotics

 Moderator by Bay Mclaughlin, Co-Founder & COO, Brinc

10:00 – 12:00

 Exhibition

12:00  -12:30

 Keynote 1: Into the world of semi-conductors

   > The semiconductor environment and what the industry enables

   > Key steps of chip fabrication, from design to manufacturing

 - Xavier Baraton, Strategic Business Development Director Greater China & South Asia, STMicroelectronics

12:40 – 13:20

 Pitch & Demo Session 1: Smart Customer Experience/Smart Retail

   > SoftBank Robotics/Teksbotics: Meet NAO an interactive companion robot

   > Ubudu Asia: Proximity Technologies enhancing the customer experience

 - Berry Leung, Founder & Director, Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Limited

 - Victor Bogey, Asia CEO & Co-Founder, Ubudu Asia

 Facilitated by Romain Aubert, FrenchTech HK, Growth & Business Development Consultant, Wild

13:40 -14:20

 Pitch & Demo Session 2: Smart Customer Experience/Smart Retail

   > Loyal Wines: IOT & Authenticity - Anti-counterfeiting solution for the wine and spirit market

   > Wassa: Innovate with Computer Vision

 - Louis de Surrel, CEO, Loyal Wines

 - Victoria Journeau-Gagnon, Head of Sales, Wassa

 Facilitated by Romain Aubert, FrenchTech HK, Growth & Business Development Consultant, Wild

14:30 – 17:30

 Exhibition

16:30 – 17:30

 HKUST Tour (Exhibition remains open to the general public)

17:30 -18:15

 Panel 2: Innovation for new market opportunities and new business models

   > Cross Industries Perspectives

 - Yoann El Jaouhari, Managing Director, JC Decaux

 - Julien Bergère, General Manager Asia Pacific, Devialet

 - Elise Tchen, CEO, Parrot Asia Pacific Ltd

 Moderated by Emmanuel Mantanié, Managing Director, Comité national des conseillers du
Commerce extérieur de la France (CNCCEF)

18:30 – 19:00

 Closing Keynote: Internet of Life

   > Technology vs Humanity

   > The megashifts - the next 5 years in technology and innovation

   > The future of professionals

 - Manav Gupta, CEO, Brinc

19:15 – 21:00

 Farewell Drinks@ CE LA VI (informal, special package at participants' expense)

http://www.harriscorps.com/DEMONSTRATIONS (Previous Event - Nov 2015)                                                                                                                         

Every day

12:00 - 14:00:
             8 Securities - demonstration of their app

12:00 - 14:00:
             Arkadin - demonstration of their solutions

11:00 - 19:00:
             STMicroelectronics - demonstration of their products

Special events

18 November - 12:30-14:00:
             Kids Dailies - Demo the Digital editions - showing a short presentation about how much
                                    technology helps young children with learning, reading and discovering  

20 November - 16:30-18:00:
             Parrot - demonstration of their drones
                           Lucky draw: come and win a drone 

21 November - 14:00-15:00:
             Kids Dailies - Demo the Digital editions - showing a short presentation about how much
                                    technology helps young children with learning, reading and discovering  

22 November - 14:00-15:00:
             Kids Dailies - Demo the Digital editions - showing a short presentation about how much
                                    technology helps young children with learning, reading and discovering  

24 November - 12:30-14:00:
             Parrot - demonstration of their drones
                           Lucky draw: come and win a drone 

25 November - 12:30-14:00:
             Kids Dailies - Demo the Digital editions - showing a short presentation about how much
                                     technology helps young children with learning, reading and discovering   

27 November - 12:30-14:00:
             Parrot - demonstration of their drones
                           Lucky draw: come and win a drone  

 

 


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