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  • Web Summit Day Four snapshot

    November 9, 2018

    Europe’s largest tech conference was this year dominated by questions about the relationship between technology and humanity. From Tim Burners-Lee’s opening reminder of the origins of the web as a platform for everyone, to criticism of social media’s failures to curb hate speech and fake news and calls for more regulation, the need for increased industry responsibility and accountability was a key theme.   The call to restore public trust in the information, technologies and...

  • Web Summit Day Three snapshot

    November 8, 2018

    It was another busy day in Lisbon yesterday as some 70,000 entrepreneurs, innovators and business and government leaders convened to confront some of the toughest questions in tech at Web Summit 2018. Arguments for communications: rebuilding public trust The debate around how to combat fake news continued today with a focus on how to be defensive and proactive at the same time. On a panel with Margot James, UK Minister for Digital, and Ann Mettler...

  • Web Summit Day Two snapshot

    November 7, 2018

    What will the future bring for fake news, personal privacy, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and more? Many speakers pulled no punches at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon on Tuesday, but optimism about the industry’s ability to solve problems was the order of the day. Rebuilding trust FleishmanHillard CEO John Saunders addressed the topic that is emerging as one of the hottest at this year’s Web Summit: fake news. It’s nothing new, he says, but it’s now...

  • Web Summit Opening Night Snapshot

    November 6, 2018

    Web Summit 2018 opened last night in Lisbon with more than 69,000 attendees from 159 countries and markets registering for four days of inspiring talks, shared insights, and the chance to make connections and woo investors and potential partners.   Now bigger than ever, Europe’s largest tech event has lined up more than 1,200 influential speakers this year and more than 1,800 of the world’s hottest start-ups are in attendance. This is also the world’s...

  • Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018 – Day 3 Highlights

    November 1, 2018

    Financial Secretary Opens; HKMA on Trade Finance and with 4 CEOs; Digital Banking; AMTD China Bank Alliance; Revolut, Starling Bank Debate; Insurtech  [October 31, 2018] Day 3 at Hong Kong Fintech Week, organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) at Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre was buzzed with energy as the three stages hosted speeches and lively panel sessions to full houses, while the numerous fintech company booths attracted delegates amid the hubbub of meetings...

  • Hong Kong Fintech Week 2018 – Day 2 Highlights

    October 31, 2018

    HKEx Heralds Blockchain, Fintech Forge Discusses Banks, Tencent Mulls China, PWC Talks Cryptos; and Winners at Finovate Finale Day two of the FinovateAsia leg of Hong Kong Fintech Week, organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), focused on the need for financial institutions to adapt to change or risk disappearing, along with fintech petting zoos, when to run and exciting developments in mainland China, before ending on a high with a launch event for the InvestHK...

  • RISE 2018 Day Three Snapshot

    July 13, 2018

    Good morning. RISE 2018 is over, after three days of intense networking, brilliant insights and good times that spread out from the Convention Centre and into the restaurants, bars and tourist attractions of Hong Kong. At final count, RISE welcomed 15,774 attendees from 120 countries and markets, including 760 start-ups and 450 journalists. Artificial intelligence (AI) was a key theme this year, as was China’s growing role in global technology. We’ve already heard from the...

  • RISE 2018 Day Two Snapshot

    July 12, 2018

    Good morning. Artificial Intelligence (AI) continued to dominate discussions on Day Two of RISE 2018, plus we saw traditional and digital companies go head to head, and got some tips from leading entrepreneurs.   Where is AI going and what does it mean? Microsoft President Brad Smith urged his Hong Kong audience to be part of a crucial global conversation about AI. With technology advances now giving computers parity with humans in key areas (including...

  • RISE 2018 Day One Snapshot

    July 11, 2018

    Good morning. RISE 2018 opened its doors in Hong Kong yesterday to more than 15,000 attendees from 100 countries and markets. Representing many of the world’s most exciting start-ups and largest companies, they are here to make connections, share stories and woo investors and partners. The team has lined up 350 high-calibre speakers and more than 700 leading journalists and bloggers are on site. Here’s a snapshot of what caught our attention on Day One...

  • MWC Shanghai Snapshot: Day Three

    June 30, 2018

    Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 concluded yesterday, with the clear message that 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) are key to our mobile future. The industry’s leading companies inspired us with a great many 5G-related demos and there was a real buzz about the upcoming shift, both on stage and in casual conversations around the halls. With more than 60,000 attendees to impress, many companies were working hard to give us a taste of what 5G...