Technology advances continue to create amazing new opportunities for business and society. Much like the industrial machines that transformed manufacturing in 1760, Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered systems will transform the global workforce, arming it with the necessary knowledge and reasoning capabilities, enabling what was never possible. With the recent convergence of a transformative set of technologies, economies are entering a new era in which AI has the potential to overcome the physical limitations of capital and labor and open up new sources of value and growth. IDC forecasts that widespread adoption of cognitive system and artificial intelligence across a broad range of industries will drive worldwide revenues from nearly $8.0 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020.

At the CIO & INNOVATION Roundtable, we have invited globally renowned speakers and CIOs in Hong Kong to examine AI’s impact on the economy and society—from our everyday lives to how businesses operate and innovate. We will share how innovative industry-leading organizations are adopting the intelligent technology and gaining competitive edge, and engage the leaders to envision their enterprise innovation in 3-5 years.

The participants would also have the opportunity to put themselves in their customers' shoes to identify their future needs through a first-of-its-kind simulation workshop. It is a brain stretching, knowledge rich, creative and a unique event for the CIOs in Hong Kong.
















Welcome Address

Speaker: Chwee Kan Chua – Global Research Director, Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive, IDC Asia Pacific


Technology Vision 2017: Technology for the People

Speaker: Justin Baird – Accenture Technology & Innovation Managing Director

It's an exciting and unprecedented time in technology. We’re poised for the biggest change since the dawn of the information age several decades ago. With technology designed by people, for people, we can transform how we work and live, and can achieve far more than we have in the past. Technology is poised to raise many questions about the opportunities, as well as very serious challenges we must address.


AI and Thinking Machines: The next 5 years—opportunities and challenges for business and society

Speaker: Gerd Leonhard – Futurist & Humanist, author of “Technology vs Humanity”

Machines that can think. Machines that can do almost any job. Machines with an IQ of 50.000 ... barely a day passes without another headline on artificial intelligence. But what does it all mean? Where are the real opportunities and where are the real challenges? AI will be one of the key game changers in our society, and its power seems virtually unlimited—the next 20 years will change humanity more than the previous 300 years. So how will we harness these technologies to actually further human flourishing, and to build a better future for all of us? The future is no a timeframe—it's a mindset!


Networking Break


Simulation Session: Staying ahead of the Curve

Facilitator: Accenture

What do you think your business could look like 5 years from now? How different would it be? Which immediate opportunities do you see arising from artificial intelligence/intelligent assistance technologies? We will discuss and explore about the future through a hands-on simulation and Design Thinking guided workshop.




Networking Cocktail