Keynote & Plenary

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Online Keynote & Plenary Online Workshop
18 November 2020 (Wednesday)
09:30 – 11:30
HKT (UTC+8)
Keynote & Plenary 1
Language: English - SI
09:30 – 09:35
HKT (UTC+8)

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


09:35 – 09:40
HKT (UTC+8)

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


09:40 – 10:00
HKT (UTC+8)

Keynote - The Future of Remote Care Technology


Speaker

Mrs Laurie  M. Orlov
Mrs Laurie M. Orlov

Founder and Principal Analyst, Aging and Health Technology Watch, USA

Mrs Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging and Health Technology Watch – market research, trends, blogs and reports that provide thought leadership, analysis and guidance about health and aging-related technologies and services for older adults. Mrs Orlov spent many years in the technology industry, including 9 years at analyst firm Forrester Research. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
She has a graduate certification in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and a BA in Music from the University of Rochester.   

10:00 – 10:30
HKT (UTC+8)

Panel Discussion with Keynote & Plenary 1 Speakers


Moderator

Ms Grace Chan
Ms Grace Chan

Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Ms Grace Chan has worked in HKCSS for over 14 years. She is a member of the International Federation on Ageing Board of Directors, and also serves as the International Vice President.  She served in Elderly Commission in Hong Kong and participated in some networks, committees and appeal boards in the statutory bodies of the HKSAR Government. Her areas of expertise include dementia, caregiving, long-term care, Age-friendly Cities and Communities, elderly participation, lifelong learning and innovation and technology for ageing. She was awarded the Outstanding Social Worker in Hong Kong in 2000. In 2019, she was awarded as Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencer, in honouring the outstanding achievements of the most influential leader impacting ageing in the Asia Pacific. Ms Grace Chan has developed several innovative services, including Jockey Club 'age at home' Gerontech Education and Rental Service, and Stair Climbing Service, etc. during her term of office as General Manager (Innovation and Technology for Ageing) in HKCSS.

10:30 – 11:20
HKT (UTC+8)

Plenary 1 - Smart Ageing in Place with the Support of Gerontech


Speaker

Mr Ron Beleno
Supporting Carer with Technology

Mr Ron Beleno

Co-Chair, AGE-WELL Older Adults and Caregiver Advisory Committee (OACAC); and
Family Caregiver & Innovation Advisor, RB33, Canada 

Mr Beleno was a caregiver to his father who lived with Alzheimer's for 10+ years to age at home until January 2018. He is known for his creative strategies utilizing innovation, technology, and community to support his family's life to live as best as possible. 
Mr Beleno is an active advocate, advisor, mentor, and coach to caregivers, people living with dementia, students, innovators, organizations, and educational institutions. In Canada, he is the Co-Chair for AGE-WELL NCE's Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committe. He is also with the Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innocation (CABHI) on the Seniors Advisory Panel. 

Prof Jeffrey  Kaye
Evidence-Based Digital Health Solution to Support Ageing in Place

Prof Jeffrey Kaye

Director, Oregon Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH), Oregon Health & Science University, USA

Prof Jeffrey Kaye is the Layton Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He directs the NIA-Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center and ORCATECH, the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology at OHSU. He has led several major longitudinal studies: Intelligent Systems for Detection of Aging Changes (ISAAC), the ORCATECH Life Laboratory, Ambient Independence Measures for Guiding Care Transitions, and the Collaborative Aging Research Using Technology (CART) Initiative studies, all using pervasive computing and sensing technologies for assessment and intervention. He serves on many national and international panels and boards in the fields of geriatrics, neurology and technology, and is an author of over 400 scientific publications. 

11:30 – 13:00
HKT (UTC+8)
Panel Discussion - Gerontech-Enhanced Care in Hong Kong - Achievements and the Way Ahead
Language: Cantonese - SI

Moderator

Mr Hoi-wai Chua
Mr Hoi-wai Chua

Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Mr Chua is the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), which represents over 480 non-governmental social services organisations. The HKCSS aims at building a socially sustainable society through enhancing social services and policies development and promoting cross-sectoral collaboration.
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 Land and Development Advisory committee, the Elderly Commission, and the Advisory Committee on Mental Health. 

Speaker

Mr Ka-tai Lam
Mr Ka-tai Lam

Deputy Director of Social Welfare (Services), Social Welfare Department, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Mr Lam joined the Social Welfare Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in July 1987. He held office as Assistant Director of Social Welfare (Subventions) from September 2010 to June 2012, and as Assistant Director of Social Welfare (Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services) from June 2012 to September 2013. 
Mr Lam has since September 2013 been taking up the post of Deputy Director of Social Welfare (Services), taking care of the planning and development of social welfare services. He is currently Chairperson of the Assessment Panel of the Information and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care.

Dr Ching-choi  Lam
Dr Ching-choi Lam

Chairperson, Elderly Commission, Hong Kong

Dr Lam Ching-choi is a specialist in paediatric and community medicine and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Haven of Hope Christian Service.  Under his leadership, Haven of Hope Christian Service is one of the pioneers in the provision of holistic care for the elderly in Hong Kong.
He is a non-official member of the Executive Council of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He also serves as the Chairman of the Elderly Commission to advise the Government on the related policies.  He is also the Supervisory Board Member of the HK Housing Society.
Dr Lam has been honored by the HKSAR Government with the Justice of Peace in 2003 and Silver Bauhinia Star in 2019 respectively.  In 2018, apart from receiving Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University, he was also given the Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencer Award for his devotion to public services and his influence on policy-making for the global ageing trend.

Dr Ngai-chiu Sunny Chai
Dr Ngai-chiu Sunny Chai

Chairman, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Dr Chai assumed the position of Chairman of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation in 2018. In the same year, he was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the HKSAR Chief Executive for his outstanding contribution to promoting the innovation and technology development in Hong Kong, and was conferred a University Fellowship by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received the Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong in 2004. 
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), and completed an Executive MBA program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. In 2010, he was awarded the Doctor of Engineering from City University of Hong Kong. 

Mr Bryan Wong
Mr Bryan Wong

Head of Charities (Grant Making), The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Ms Martha Hao
Ms Martha Hao

Chairperson, Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association

Ms Martha Hao, currently the Business Consultant of Wise Ally Holdings Ltd. focusing in electronic modules and solutions for worldwide markets. She is also the founder of XPlatform Limited, driving digital transformation for SMEs and collaborate with strategic partners in both China and Overseas for cross industries AI related solutions. Ms Martha Hao has comprehensive experiences in General Management, Strategic Planning, International Business Development, Project Management and R&D. She held a number of senior management roles and possesses wide experiences in working with both startups and MNC. She is also actively serving the industries and community in different roles and responsibilities and is currently a Chairperson of Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA), Council Member of Internet of Things Alliances (IoTA), Industries Advisory Committee Member of HKTDC, Fellow of Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy.

15:00 – 16:45
HKT (UTC+8)
Plenary 2
Language: English - SI
15:00 – 16:15
HKT (UTC+8)

Plenary 2 - Sustaining the Development and Application of Gerontech


Speaker

Mr Peter  Saraga
The Work and Achievement of AAL in Promoting the Development of Gerontech

Mr Peter Saraga

President, Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Association

Mr Saraga ,CBE, FREng, FInstP, FIET, obtained an MA degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) at Cambridge University and an MPhil in Electrical Engineering at Imperial College.   
He spent the main part of his career working for Philips Research. He was Director of Philips Research Laboratories UK from 1992 to 2002 where he was responsible for major research programmes including displays, wireless communications and interactive digital television. Since 2002 Mr Saraga has undertaken a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles particularly in Higher Education and science policy. 
Mr Saraga has chaired the Advisory Board of the Ambient Assisted (AAL) Living Association between 2008 and 2018 and acts as President since 2018. 

Mr Bengt Andersson
Nordic Welfare Technology for Ageing in Place

Mr Bengt Andersson

Senior Advisor, Nordic Welfare Centre 

Holding the title of Senior Advisor, Mr Andersson is responsible for the combined Nordic efforts within health and assistive technology. Placed at The Nordic Welfare Centre, he has the professional and budgetary responsibility for all projects and initiatives that is introduced within the welfare technology. The area receives its mandate from the ministerial councils or directly from the five Nordic governments. 
Between 2007-2012, Mr Andersson was head of program for three government assignments in the field of welfare technology called Technology for elderly I and II and a mapping of welfare technology in elderly care in Swedish municipalities. 

Dr Henk Herman  Nap
Application and Development of Ageing Innovations in Europe

Dr Henk Herman Nap

Expert and Coordinator eHealth, Vilans – Dutch Expertise Centre on Long-Term Care, the Netherlands

Dr Henk Herman Nap has a background in Cognitive Ergonomics and a PhD in Gerontechnology at Eindhoven University of Technology.  
Currently he works at Vilans - the national expertise centre on long-term care in The Netherlands - as an expert in eHealth and visiting researcher at the TU/e specifically on the field of gerontechnology for people with dementia and AI & ethics. He is involved in 7 European Active and Assisted Living (AAL) projects and coordinator of 2.  Specialties: Gerontechnology, Usability, Human-Technology Interaction, eHealth, Ethnography, Smart Living, Cognitive Ergonomics, Policy, Health Care, Statistics, Serious Gaming, Senior Gamers, Human Factors, AAL. 

16:15 – 16:45
HKT (UTC+8)

Panel Discussion with Plenary 2 Speakers


Moderator

Ms Grace Chan
Ms Grace Chan

Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Ms Grace Chan has worked in HKCSS for over 14 years. She is a member of the International Federation on Ageing Board of Directors, and also serves as the International Vice President.  She served in Elderly Commission in Hong Kong and participated in some networks, committees and appeal boards in the statutory bodies of the HKSAR Government. Her areas of expertise include dementia, caregiving, long-term care, Age-friendly Cities and Communities, elderly participation, lifelong learning and innovation and technology for ageing. She was awarded the Outstanding Social Worker in Hong Kong in 2000. In 2019, she was awarded as Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencer, in honouring the outstanding achievements of the most influential leader impacting ageing in the Asia Pacific. Ms Grace Chan has developed several innovative services, including Jockey Club 'age at home' Gerontech Education and Rental Service, and Stair Climbing Service, etc. during her term of office as General Manager (Innovation and Technology for Ageing) in HKCSS.

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