Archive

Year: 2017

  • Web Summit 2017 galvanizes the global tech community

    November 13, 2017

    Web Summit, the world’s largest tech conference, attracted more than 59,000 innovators and investors from 170 countries to Lisbon this year, including many of the world’s most inspiring speakers, hottest startups and top influencers. This four-day celebration of entrepreneurship presented 25 independent conferences under one roof, with attendees taking the party to city’s restaurants and hotspots each night. At a Summit bookended by stirring speeches from Stephen Hawking and Al Gore, it was perhaps not...

  • Web Summit Day Four Snapshot

    November 10, 2017

    Going into the fourth and final day of Web Summit 2017, keynotes and casual conversations continued to focus on how we can harness tech development to benefit society. With some 60,000 attendees from 170 countries, Web Summit is one of the tech world’s largest gatherings. Many here have sounded warnings about the possible downsides of digitalization, including Stephen Hawking, but the Professor and many other speakers set an optimistic tone that will continue to inspire...

  • Web Summit Day Three Snapshot

    November 9, 2017

    It was another beautiful day in Lisbon, and another busy day for the thousands of entrepreneurs, innovators and other tech industry insiders here at Web Summit 2017.   Ride-sharing in the sky After revolutionising urban transport on the ground, Uber is eyeing the skies. Chief product officer Jeff Holden took to centre stage to detail Uber’s plans and partnerships to make urban aviation a viable means of transport for today’s cities, at prices comparable with UberX...

  • Web Summit Day Two Snapshot

    November 8, 2017

        It was another day of insight and excitement at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, with presenters digging deep to answer pressing questions on a broad array of topics. AI and human augmentation continued to create buzz, along with the impact of tech on individuals, society and the planet. Robots debate AI-human evolution Web Summit favourite Sophia, Chief Humanoid at Hanson Robotics, commanded Centre Stage again this year. She was joined by fellow robot...

  • Web Summit Day One Snapshot

    November 7, 2017

    Web Summit 2017 kicked off last night in Lisbon with more than 59,000 attendees from 170 countries registering for the four-day event. They are here in Portugal to woo investors and partners, be inspired by 1,200 expert speakers, connect with 2,600 international media, share insights, and make and strengthen friendships. Stephen Hawking sounds AI warning Surprise guest Stephen Hawking, appearing at Web Summit via telepresence, talked up the potential of AI to transform society by...

  • Beyond Ventures Appoints FleishmanHillard Hong Kong as its PR Agency

    November 7, 2017

    Beyond Ventures is a Hong Kong-based venture capital fund established by eGarden Ventures in partnership with locally-grown serial entrepreneurs. The fund is also supported by leading investment company Hony Capital, which manages more than US$10 billion in assets. Adopting the slogan “From Hong Kong For Hong Kong”, Beyond Ventures seeks to revitalise Hong Kong’s innovation ecosystem by bringing experienced venture and private equity funds together with successful entrepreneurs to provide start-ups with mentoring support. FleishmanHillard...

  • Robots Can’t Tell Jokes! Six things I Learnt about AI

    September 28, 2017

    Agreeing to moderate a panel on a topic you know only a little about is a great way to learn and quickly. What better way to accelerate up a learning curve than being on stage quizzing the experts! Here are six things that I discovered moderating a panel on “The Future of Communications in an AI World” at the 2017 In2 Innovation Summit in Hong Kong. It’s all about the learning Computers do all sorts...

  • Campaign of the Year & Best of Show at Marketing PR Awards 2017! FleishmanHillard Hong Kong Cleans up with 4 Golds and 1 Bronze.

    September 6, 2017

     At the Marketing PR Awards in Hong Kong on Friday September 1st, FleishmanHillard Hong Kong was recognised with the ‘Best of Show Award’ having picked up a glittering array of trophies throughout the night: ManulifeMOVE won Gold as the Campaign of the Year An Evening with Professor Hawking for ARHT Media won Golds in two categories: Best Experiential PR Campaign and Best PR Campaign - Media Relations. The Illusion of Plenty campaign highlighting Hong Kong’s...

  • RISE 2017 Inspires, Delights and Boosts Asia’s Startup Ecosystem

    August 7, 2017

    RISE conference* in Hong Kong is an amazing opportunity for tech innovators and investors to meet, make connections and be inspired. It’s a platform for startups looking for high-quality exposure, and a place for new leaders to get valuable advice from world-class founders. It’s also a fun three-day celebration of entrepreneurship that spreads out from the official conference halls into the restaurants, bars, karaoke lounges and tourist hotspots of Hong Kong. By the numbers, alone...

  • Don’t Hunt the Big Cats: Listen to the Lion Cubs

    July 28, 2017

    Written by James Hacking, Senior Vice President of BlueCurrent Hong Kong The array of speakers from an impressively diverse range of industries at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity was as glittering as the city itself. This year the event played host to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, human rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson while Oscar winners like Dame Helen Mirren, rap star A$AP Rocky and photographer Mario Testino provided a hit of...