Feng An | Founder and Executive Director, Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation
Stella Li | Executive Vice President, BYD Company Ltd. and President, BYD Americas
Bill Russo | Founder and CEO, Automobility Ltd. and Chairman, Automotive Committee, AmCham Shanghai
MODERATOR: Terry McCarthy | CEO, American Society of Cinematographers; Former President and CEO, Los Angeles World Affairs Council
Description: To help minimize the environmental impact of transportation, governments and corporations need to align to deliver an ecosystem that benefits society as a whole. Around the world, government policy, consumer demand and shareholder activism, fueled by the climate crisis are accelerating the shift in electrification in mobility. China has become a global leader in smart cities and over the last decade, with targeted technological innovation, has developed smart city infrastructure and massively invested in the digital transformation of its cities. From driverless taxis to automated cargo trucks, autonomous vehicles (AVs) will change the nature of on-road driving and, in the process, revolutionize the automotive and mobility industries and facilitate the acceleration of mobility as a service (MaaS).
Panelists will explain how the mobility sector will become ground zero for a convergence of industries that include automotive, transportation, software, hardware, and data services creating both opportunity and uncertainty for AV players from component vendors to mobility service providers. They will also address the need for strategic cross-sector partnerships and suite of technology services driving innovation in software, solutions, and services, and spawning new opportunities for nimble and creative companies and discuss some of key challenges around infrastructure, customers, ROI and supply chain. The conversation will be moderated by Terry McCarthy, chief executive officer of the American Society of Cinematographers and former president of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.
Michael Sung | Chairman, CarbonBlue Innovations and Professor, Founder and Co-Director, Fudan Fanhai Fintech Research Center
Jason Tu | Co-Founder and CEO, MioTech
Robin Wong | CEO, Mocasa
MODERATOR: Kar Yan Tam | Dean, School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Description: Digital ecosystems are prevalent across Asia. Amid shifts in consumer patterns and sources of growth, FinTech is rapidly evolving in the Greater China region. Disruptions and financial transformations are occurring is areas such as wealth management, credit services, digital payments, insurance and crowdfunding. The region is pushing blockchain technology to the front of its efforts to streamline financial services; and last year, China began piloting the world's first digital sovereign currency. How are local institutions, such as governments, banks and intermediaries responding to the rapid rise and adoption rate of new financial technologies? What changes is FinTech having on large companies, small ventures and on consumers? What is the role of the FinTech entrepreneurs and how can established players defend themselves against this disruption?
Panelists will address the future of financial services in the region and the ongoing transformation of FinTech. They will provide insights on the areas of innovation they find most promising and the unique attributes of consumers in the region and how this influences commercial opportunities. They will also examine the convergence that could reshape the role of financial services players, new partnerships that could emerge and new opportunities for growth to serve consumers in the region. The conversation will be moderated by Kar Yan Tam, dean of the School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).