Online Keynote and Panel Discussion

Registration will start in September
(Date to be announced)

SI: Simultaneous interpretation service to Cantonese, Putonghua or English will be available on 2-3 Nov.

02 November 2021 (Tuesday)
09:15 – 10:00
HKT (UTC+8)
Welcoming Message & Keynote 1
Language: English - SI
09:15 – 09:20
HKT (UTC+8)

Welcome Address by The Honourable Bernard Chan, Chairperson, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service


09:20 – 09:30
HKT (UTC+8)

Opening Remarks by Mr Alfred Sit Wing-hang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


09:30 – 10:00
HKT (UTC+8)

Keynote 1 – Supporting Aged Care Providers to Adopt and Embrace Technology


Speaker

Dr Majd Alwan
Dr Majd Alwan

Senior Vice President of Technology & Business Strategy, LeadingAge Inc., USA

Dr Majd Alwan, PhD, a noted researcher and authority on aging-services technologies, is LeadingAge’s Senior Vice President of Technology and Executive Director of the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST).
Dr Alwan leads a network of technology companies, providers and research institutions focused on technology solutions for an aging society.
Prior to joining CAST, Dr Alwan served as Assistant Professor and Director of the Robotics and Eldercare Technologies Program at the University of Virginia's Medical Automation Research Center.
Dr Alwan has a PhD in intelligent robotics from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, UK; a Master of Science degree in control engineering with distinction from Bradford University, UK; and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Damascus University, Syria.

11:20 – 13:00
HKT (UTC+8)
Panel Discussion 1 – Enhancing Medical-social Collaboration with Gerontechnology
Language: Cantonese - SI

Speaker

Mr Gordon Leung Chung-tai
Mr Gordon Leung Chung-tai

Director of Social Welfare, Social Welfare Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Mr Leung joined the Administrative Service in August 1985 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A in April 2018.  He has served in various bureaux and departments, including the former Security Branch, the former Deputy Chief Secretary's Office, the former Office of Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, the former Economic Services Branch, the former City and New Territories Administration, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat on secondment, the former Education and Manpower Bureau, the former Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau, the Innovation and Technology Commission, Radio Television Hong Kong, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, the Project Planning Office and Celebrations Coordination Office for the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR, and the Hongkong Post.  He has been serving as Director of Social Welfare since September 2019.

Dr Tony Ko Pat-sing
Dr Tony Ko Pat-sing

Chief Executive, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Dr Tony Ko is a physician by background and a specialist in geriatric medicine. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HA).  Dr Ko moved from clinical medicine to health services management in 2008 and served under various management offices in the HA Head Office until the appointment to Hospital Chief Executive of Pok Oi Hospital and Cluster Chief Executive of New Territories West Cluster in 2012 and 2014 respectively.  He was then appointed as the Director of Cluster Services in 2018 prior to the appointment to his current position in August 2019.

Mr Albert Wong Hak-keung
Mr Albert Wong Hak-keung

Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

Mr Albert Wong was appointed CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation in 2016 to lead the organisation in accelerating the development of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Hong Kong. Mr Wong possesses more than 30 years of experience with various multinationals, including 15 years spent with GE in the US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China, where he was responsible for M&A, Business Development, Product Management and Business Operations.

Mr Stephen Wong Yuen-shan
Mr Stephen Wong Yuen-shan

Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Public Policy Institute, Our Hong Kong Foundation

Mr. Stephen Wong received a B.A. Degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. Degree in East Asian Studies (Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies) from Yale University. Since then, he worked for a number of global financial institutions, including as an Executive Director in UBS (London) and a Managing Director at RBS. Mr. Wong joined Our Hong Kong foundation as Senior Consultant in May 2015, and was appointed Deputy Executive Director and Head of Public Policy in November of the same year. He is now Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Public Policy Institute.
Mr. Wong’s public service includes various advisory roles appointed by the Hong Kong Government, including Board Member of the Financial Services Development Council, Board Member of the Urban Renewal Authority, Member of the Town Planning Board, Co-opted Member of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force of Commission on Poverty, Member of Investment Sub-Committee of the Housing Authority, Member of the Task Force for the Study on Tenancy Control of Subdivided Units, Member of the Assessment Panel of the “Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care”, and ex-Member of Task Force on Land Supply etc.
Mr. Wong is also active in community service. He is Vice Chairman of the Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee and Investment Sub-Committee Member of the Community Chest, and Executive Committee Member & Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Social Enterprise and Innovation Platform of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.  Mr. Wong is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University SPACE for the Institute for China Business.

Moderator

Mr Hoi-wai  Chua
Mr Hoi-wai Chua

Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Mr Chua Hoi Wai is the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), which represents over 490 non-governmental social services organisations. The HKCSS aims at building a socially sustainable society through enhancing social services and policies development.  The HKCSS provides a joint platform for cross-sectoral collaboration and social innovation, and has championed gerontechnology and transitional social housing in recent years.
Mr Chua has participated in a number of advisory or statutory bodies of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He is currently a member of the Elderly Commission, and the Advisory Committee on Mental Health.
Mr Chua is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong in Mechanical Engineering. He studied Master of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago and is now a social worker by profession. He was the President of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association (2004 – 2008).

03 November 2021 (Wednesday)
14:00 – 14:35
HKT (UTC+8)
Keynote 2 – Danish Experience of Using Technology in the Elderly and Rehabilitation Care
Language: English - SI

Speaker

Mr  Jakob Skaarup Nielsen
Mr Jakob Skaarup Nielsen

CEO, Healthcare DENMARK

Mr Jakob Skaarup Nielsen is the CEO for Healthcare DENMARK, a public-private partnership and non-profit organisation. Healthcare DENMARK is the official gateway for international stakeholders to Denmark’s healthcare and life science expertise and innovation.
He has broad international experience from leadership positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and has served at diplomatic mission in the USA, China, Japan, Singapore as well as with the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union in Brussels.
Born in 1970, he holds a master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration and Commercial Law from Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark.

 

16:00 – 17:30
HKT (UTC+8)
Panel Discussion 2 – Rethink Gerontech and the Way Ahead
Language: Cantonese - SI

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Moderator

Mr Timothy Ma
Mr Timothy Ma

Council Member, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises

Timothy is a registered social worker, and also a fellow of Certified Risk Planner. He is the Founding Executive Director of Senior Citizen Home Safety Assn., of which is the most social service applying Gerontech. to serve their service users via its 24 hour operating emergency alarm service.  He is an co-opted member of the SIE Fund Task Force, and serves as mentor of the new start up SE projects of STP.  He is also a member of the JCIT looks after the digital strategy of the welfare sector.  He was one of the anchor at the RTHK TV series on Gerontech / Smart Ageing years before.

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The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

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