Actions and Detail Panel
Applied AI. The Artificial Intelligence Among Us
Tue 17 January 2017, 19:00 – 21:30 HKT
The Artificial Intelligence Among Us
Artificial Intelligence is an increasingly integral part of many industries, including marketing. Where is it being used? How are brands prepared to embrace it in their day-to-day work? What are the hurdles in terms of implementation? Will people loose their jobs? Is Hong Kong ready for the AI evolution? Is Asia slower at adoption vs the west?
We hear from industry experts from AI companies, VCs, senior marketers & agency folks; as they tackle these real issues that affect the adoption of AI in the various businesses & industries.
This talk is suitable for those who are involved in AI technologies, start-ups, brands & audience who wish to gain insights on the real-world development, application & adoption of AI in Hong Kong & Asia.
700 pm- registration
730 pm- speaker Eric Thain
745 pm- speaker Tak Lo
800 pm- Panel discussion
Managing Director at Zeroth
Tak Lo is creating startup leaders in Asia. He is a Partner at Zeroth, an AI-focused early stage funding program. Previously, he sourced, invested, and mentored companies in the $3mn Techstars London seed fund. He has worked with over 50 companies from the Asian, European, and NYC startup communities angel investing, founding, and mentoring startups. Tak started his career in the US Army. He graduated from the London Business School and the University of Chicago. His pontificates at taklo.co and tweets frequently at @tak_lo.
Managing Director North Asia, Optimate
Eric Thain is currently the Managing Director, North Asia for Optimate, an Artificial Intelligence platform that curates data in marketing with cognitive computing systems. With 17+ years of Brand Business Management, Tech & Leadership experience across APAC (including China), he has worked with a range of exciting and developing businesses by teaming with entrepreneurial fund and government initiatives across region in both start-up & growth organizations. Prior to Optimate, he held senior positions in Red Bull & Weber Shandwick across the region. He regularly shares his thoughts at marketing conferences such as ad:Tech across Asia.
Head of Digital Transformation at Shiseido Hong Kong
Zaheer Nooruddin is an experienced senior digital professional with a decade at the forefront of digital communications, most recently his role as the head of digital transformation at Shiseido. More than 12 years of international marketing-communications experiences covering Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and the US, he has accumulated profound expertise in digital as senior roles at multinational digital agencies including Golin, Proximity Worldwide/BBDO and Ogilvy.
IBM Watson Partner Innovation Leader Europe
Christoph Auer-Welsbach is an AI expert focusing on the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing space as the leader of IBM Watson Partner Innovation in Europe, supporting high-growth start ups/scale ups, ISVs and enterprises on designing and developing products and services with cognitive technology platform. Christoph is also an initiator of the global applied AI community City.AI, and founder of the applied AI summits Berlin.AI and Amsterdam.AI. He is also tech advisor and frequent speaker on tech conferences, most recently delivered a talk at ChatbotConf 2016 about AI.
Co-founder at Rocco.AI
Sherman Lee was previously involved in social media for 3K Brands, AI/ML for content platform at Yahoo, is also a professional race car driver and tweets @sherm8n.