Speaker's Profile

Speaker's Profile

Keynote Speakers

Dr Bernhard Schwartländer

WHO Representative in China

Dr Bernhard Schwartländer took up his position as WHO Representative in China on 1 September 2013.

Before joining WHO in China, he served as Director for Evidence, Policy and Innovation at UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva and as the United Nations Country Coordinator on AIDS in Beijing, China.

Dr Schwartländer held a number of senior international positions including as the Director for Performance Evaluation and Policy at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Director of the World Health Organization’s HIV Department, and as the Director of Evaluation and Strategic Information at UNAIDS. In 2000, Dr Schwartländer undertook a special assignment at the World Bank to perform economic analyses on the cost and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the responses to it.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Dr Schwartländer was the Director of the national AIDS programme in Germany and the Director of the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Robert Koch-Institut in Berlin, the central biomedical and infectious disease research and reference laboratory of the federal Ministry of Health, Germany.

Dr Schwartländer has published widely in scientific journals and books and taught applied epidemiology in Berlin. He brings extensive experience in development policies as well as infectious disease epidemiology and programming at global and country levels, and holds appointments as adjunct professor with Peking and Tsinghua Universities in Beijing.

Dr Schwartländer is a medical doctor and holds a doctorate in medical epidemiology. He received his education and professional training in Germany and the US at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr Bernhard Schwartländer

Dr Jane Barratt

Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing

Dr Barratt is the Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) comprising government, industry, academia and non-governmental members in 73 countries and representing some 75 million older people.  The IFA is a global point of connection of experts and expertise to help shape and influence age-related policy globally, whose vision is a world of healthy older people whose rights are both respected and protected.

Dr Barratt has direct responsibility for the IFAs global operational performance, quality and strategic implementation and business development including its relations with the United Nations agencies and the World Health Organization.

Dr Barratt is a Churchill Fellow, and honored to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Canada in recognition of her commitment and passion to enhance the understanding of issues relating to ageing and engaging in dialogue with governments and the private sector to improve the quality of life of older people

Dr Barratt serves on several national and international boards both public and private sectors and is an advisor of international studies related to the care of older people.  She is Chair, Selection Committee for the Canadian National Centers of Excellence and former member of the Global Agenda Council on Ageing of the World Economic Forum.

Dr Jane Barratt

Plenary Speakers

Mr Stephen Wong Yuen-shan

Deputy Executive Director and Head of Public Policy, 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 Deputy Executive Director and Head of Public Policy Institute.

Mr. Wong's public service includes various advisory roles appointed by the Hong Kong Government, including Committee Member of the Financial Services Development Council, Sub-committee Co-opt Member of the Sustainable Development Council, and Member of Investment Committee of the Beat Drugs Fund. Mr. Wong is also active in community service. He is Chairman of the Clean Air Network and Vice Chairman of the Budget and Allocation Committee of the Community Chest. Mr.   Wong is also a part-time Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University SPACE for the Institute for China Business.

Mr Stephen Sui Wai-keung

Secretary for Labour and Welfare, HKSAR Government

Mr Stephen SUI was appointed as the Secretary for Labour and Welfare on February 13, 2017.

Mr Sui holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Public Administration degree of the University of Hong Kong. He joined the Hong Kong Government in 1978 and served in various bureaux and departments including the former Music Administrator's Office, the former City and New Territories Administration, the Land Registry, the former Urban Services Department, the Civil Service Bureau and the Department of Justice.  He was the Commissioner for Rehabilitation between February 2008 and July 2014, responsible for the overall co-ordination of the rehabilitation policies and initiatives for persons with disabilities.  He became the Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare in August 2014

Mr Stephen Sui Wai-keung

Dr Ching-choi Lam

Chairman, Elderly Commission, Hong Kong

Dr Lam is the CEO of Haven of Hope Christian Service. Under his leadership, Haven of Hope Christian Service is one of the pioneers in the provision of holistic end-of-life care for the elderly in Hong Kong.

He is now the Chairman of the Elderly Commission and the Elderly Care Service, Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Education Bureau. He also heads the Elderly Commission Working Group on Long Term Care Model and advises the Government on the reform in the related policies. He is also the Chairman of the Community Investment & Inclusion Fund Committee and the Advisory Committee of “The Opportunities for the Elderly Project” of Social Welfare Department.   Dr Lam is also the Executive Committee Member and the Chairman of the Special Committee on Elderly Housing of the Hong Kong Housing Society.  Dr Lam has been honored by the HKSAR Government with the Justice of Peace and Bronze Bauhinia Star for his devotion to public services.

Dr Ching-choi Lam

Dr Chi-kwong Law

Co-founder and Honorary Treasurer, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association

Dr. C.K. Law (J.P., S.B.S., G.B.S.), Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, serves in HKU since 1981. He has broad research interests including various areas of social policies (welfare, health, labour, housing and education). He is regularly engaged by many government bureaux and departments as consultant and advisor. He was co-founder of the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association and he serves as board member in a number of NGOs, including Caritas HK, HK Christian Service, Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. He was a Legislative Council member (1995-97, 1998-2004). He is currently the Chairman of the Community Care Fund Task Force, member of the Commission on Poverty, Statistics Advisory Board and Commission on Strategic Development of the HKSAR government.

Dr Chi-kwong Law

Dr Edith Kwan Ngan-hing

(Elderly representative)

Dr. Edith Kwan Ngan-hing held a number of senior positions from 1980’s – 1997 that included Pacific Area IS Director for The Dow Chemical Company, the IT Service Director for PolyU and CIO of AT&T Asia Pacific.  In 1997, while she was the Executive IT Director for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, she was hit by a major stroke and rehabilitated in 5-6 years.  

She obtained Doctor of Business Administration from PolyU in 2003 and obtained MSocSc from HKU in 2009. 

Her 2nd areer in non-profit organizations includes spearheading the Hong Kong IT Professional Certification; and leading accessible transport services (for people with disabilities and chronic illness). She participated in various Government Advisory Committees and Workgroups with LWB, EDB, SWD HA, OGCIO from 2008 onwards.

She received Distinguished Fellow from Hong Kong Computer Society in 2010, Outstanding Woman Professional Award by HKWPEA in 2011, Medal of Honor from HKSAR in 2014, Outstanding 3rd Age Citizen Award and the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award from PolyU in 2015.

Dr Edith Kwan Ngan-hing

Mr Daniel Lau

Director (Development and Marketing), Hong Kong Housing Society

Mr Daniel Lau is currently the Director (Development and Marketing) of the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS).  Graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mr Lau is a Chartered Surveyor by profession and has extensive experience in areas of planning, land and marketing.

Before joining HKHS, Mr Lau has worked with the Lands Department of Hong Kong SAR Government.  In his current capacity, Mr Lau focuses on exploring and formulating new housing schemes, project planning, land acquisition and strategic marketing.

Mr Lau was also involved in the development of various elderly housing initiatives launched by HKHS, including the Aging-in-Place scheme for the tenants of the HKHS’s rental estates, the Senior Citizen Residences (SEN) Scheme targeting at the middle-income elderly, and the quality elderly housing project The Tanner Hill. 

Dr Ruoyi Zhou

Accessibility Research, IBM, USA

Dr. Ruoyi Zhou is responsible for developing technology and tools to enable accessibility for IBM products, solutions, and services; creating assistive technology for people with special needs; and leading IoT-based cognitive solutions for Aging across IBM Research.  Previously, Ruoyi was the Director responsible for the partnership between Research and IBM Global Business Services. She also served as the executive staff in the Lab Director’s office at IBM’s Almaden Research Center managing Research strategy and operations. Ruoyi spent the early part of her career at IBM as an engineer for the design of magnetic recording heads and development of disk technology. Prior to joining IBM, Ruoyi was a research scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where she studied and researched process and characterization of high-temperature superconductors. She has over 30 publications and is the recipient of several patents. Ruoyi is an editorial board member for two Service Science journals. In 2010 she received the YWCA TWIN Award which recognizes successful women executives for their outstanding achievements.

Dr Ruoyi Zhou

Ms Janice Chia

Founder and Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Singapore

Ms Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore Janice founded Ageing Asia – Asia’s first ageing market consultancy social enterprise, with the mission to drive innovation in the way future generations age, by engaging the business community to create better products and services that will enable healthy ageing, independent ageing and dignified ageing. Janice has accumulated her vast experience from visiting over 250 residential and aged care homes from over 15 countries. Since 2009, she has been actively involved in consulting organisations seeking global best practices in housing, health and care models that can be translated for the Asian market. Janice is also quoted regularly in the media on Asia Pacific business trends in ageing. Janice has also launched several industry innovations, including, ASPIRE55 Singapore – Asia’s first virtual retirement village, a wellbeing community that offers a combination of social, health and care services, but enables members to continue living in their existing homes.

Ms Janice Chia

Mr Hiroyasu Itoh

CEO, Abilities Care-net Incorporated, Japan

Mr Itoh suffered Polio when he was one-year old, Mr Itoh established Japan Abilities Association (NPO) in April 1966 after graduating from Waseda University. In June 1966, he started a company operated “by the disabled, for the disabled”. Started off as a printing company, the corporation expanded to the development, sales, import/export of the equipment for the disabled and the operation of facilities for the elderly and the disabled. In 2001, Mr Itoh started the National Network for JDA (Japanese with Disabilities Act) with other groups for the disabled. The law was later enacted in June 2013. Mr Itoh is the Chairperson of Japan Abilities Association and Guest Professor for Wenjing College of Yantai University, he was also awarded medals of Honor by the Prime Minister of Japan in 1987 and the Prince Henrik of Denmark in 2001.

Mr Hiroyasu Itoh

Prof Yeh-liang Hsu

Director, Gerontechnology Research Center, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Professor Yeh-Liang Hsu received his Bachelor Degree from the National Taiwan University and was conferred PhD by Stanford University in 1992.

He is concurrently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Gerontechnology Research Centre at Yuan Ze University; CEO of Seda G-Tech Co., Ltd.; Director of Y.Z. Hsu Medical Foundation, Editor-in-Chief for “Gerontechnology” and “Journal of Gerontechnology and Service Management”; Sinophone Chapter President and IT Director of International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), as well as Co-Director for Italian Design Summer School of the University of Bologna.

Professor Hsu is a renowned academic in Gerontechnology and has been the Dean of Academic Affairs and Secretary General at Yuan Ze University. He is actively involved in the ISG and has chaired the 9th World Conference of Gerontechnology and was previously the Vice President of ISG.

Professor Yeh’s research interests include innovative product design and gerontechnology.

Prof Yeh-liang Hsu

Professor Daniel Lai Wing-leung

Chair Professor of Social Work and Gerontology & Head; Director; Institute of Active Ageing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professor Daniel Lai is Chair Professor of Social Work and Gerontology, Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS), and Director of the Institute of Active Ageing (IAA) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He began his career as a frontline social worker working with families and older adults; and in the past 30 years of academic involvement, he has devoted to integrating research and practice in social work and gerontology, social policy, culture and immigration, and outcome evaluation. Before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he was Professor and Associate Dean (Research & Partnerships) in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary, Canada between 2000 and 2015. He was also named Alberta Heritage Health Scholar in 2003-09 and Killam Annual Professor in 2014-15.

Dr Mok Chun Keung

Dr Mok Chun Keung

Chief of Service, Department of Medicine & Geriatrics, Tuen Mun Hospital; Cluster Coordinator (Medicine & Geriatrics), New Territories West Cluster, Hospital Authority

Dr Mok Chun Keung Francis is a senior medical consultant specialized in Geriatric Medicine in Hong Kong. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong in 1985. He later obtained his Master degree in Health Administration from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a fellow of the HK College of Physicians and HK Academy of Medicine. He was also granted fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, Glasgow and Edinburg. He is currently the Chief of Service, Department of Medicine & Geriatrics of Tuen Mun Hospital and also Cluster Coordinator (Medicine & Geriatrics) of the New Territories West Cluster (NTWC) of HK Hospital Authority. He is also the chairman of the Geriatrics Subcommittee of the HK Hospital Authority, overseeing Geriatric service provision to the public in Hong Kong. His main interest is in clinical Geriatrics and health care planning for older people.

Dr Mok Chun Keung

Prof Takashi Iba

Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management and Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan

Takashi Iba is an associate professor in the Faculty of Policy Management and the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University, Japan. He received a Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University in 2003. Then, he studied as a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence during the 2009 academic year. He is the president of CreativeShift Lab, Inc. and a board member of The Hillside Group. Collaborating with his students, Dr. Iba created many pattern languages concerning human actions like Learning Patterns (2014), Presentation Patterns (2014), Collaboration Patterns (2014), Words for a Journey (2015), Project Design Patterns (2016) and academic books in Japanese such as the bestselling Introduction to Complex Systems (1998). The Presentation Patterns received the Good Design Award 2013, and Words for a Journey received the Grand Prize of Dementia Friendly Award 2015 and the Good Design Award 2015.

Prof Takashi Iba

Prof Goldie Nejat

AGE-WELL Robotics Research Project Lead and Network Investigator; Canada Research Chair in Robots for Society and Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Goldie Nejat is the Canada Research Chair in Robots for Society and the Director of the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics (IRM) at the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Founder and Director of the Autonomous Systems and Biomechatronics Laboratory (asblab.mie.utoronto.ca).  

Prof. Nejat’s research is leading the development of intelligent assistive robots to meet the challenges posed by an aging population. Her interactive robots are being designed to provide cognitive and social interventions, help with activities of daily living, and lead group recreational activities to improve the quality of life of older adults. Her team collaborates with healthcare experts and healthcare facilities in order to develop these unique social robots so that they can be effectively integrated into everyday life.
 
Prof. Nejat has over 140 international publications and has been invited to speak at numerous events and institutions around the world. Her team's work has also been showcased in approximately 70 media stories. In 2013, she received the Engineers Canada Young Engineer Achievement Award and in 2012, the Professional Engineers of Ontario Young Engineer Medal. Both awards are for her exceptional achievements in robotics.

Prof Goldie Nejat

Mr Peter Poon King-kong

Deputy CEO, Community Rehabilitation Network, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

Mr. Peter Poon is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation; the Adjunct Associate Professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Rehabilitation Sciences Department; the Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation and the Honorary Consultant of the Macau Rehabilitation Society.  Peter have been working in Australia and in Hong Kong in community health and community-based rehabilitation services for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions.  He was the pioneer in the development of the Chinese version Chronic Disease Self-management Program developed by the Stanford University and the first certified T-trainers in the Asia-pacific region.  He has been actively involved in various developmental projects including the e2Care Project which is supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities that aims to transform the conventional model of chronic disease self-management education by integrating the on-line and off-line service delivery.

Mr Peter Poon King-kong

Healthy Ageing Summit Speakers

Mr Albert Wong Hak-keung

CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Albert Wong joined Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) on February 1, 2016 as the Chief Corporate Development Officer.  He was appointed the CEO on August 1, 2016.

Albert holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Hong Kong, and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Albert has over thirty years of commercial experience with various multinationals, including Schlumberger, Caterpillar, Emerson Electric and General Electric.  Before joining the HKSTP, Albert was the CEO of ATAL Engineering in Hong Kong.  Prior to that, Albert spent fifteen years with GE in the US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China, in which he was responsible for M&A, Business Development, Product Management, and Business Operations.  Albert’s last positions at GE were China CEO of GE Oil & Gas; Asia CEO of GE Industrial Solutions.

Albert is committed to build an ecosystem in Hong Kong to drive development in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  He firmly believes that the future of Hong Kong rides on the success of this ecosystem.

Mr Albert Wong Hak-keung

Mr Nicholas Yang Wei-hsiung

Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government

Mr Nicholas Yang was appointed Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the fourth-term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 20 November 2015. The Innovation and Technology Bureau is responsible for policy matters on information technology, as well as innovation and technology.

Mr Yang graduated in 1977 from the California Institute of Technology in the United States with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics.  He pursued further studies in Stanford University and obtained a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1978 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1982. Mr Yang worked as a senior design engineer for Intel Corporation in 1978 and subsequently as a strategic management consultant for Bain & Company. Returning to Hong Kong in 1983, he joined Shell Electric Mfg. (Holdings) Limited as its Executive Director and Deputy Group Managing Director. He was senior consultant and director of several venture capital and private equity investment firms in 2002. Mr Yang was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited in 2003 and was an Executive Vice President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2010 to February 2015.  In March 2015, he was appointed by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government as Advisor on Innovation and Technology, and a Non-official Member of the Executive Council which is the Chief Executive's top advising body.

Mr Nicholas Yang Wei-hsiung

Prof Eng Kiong Yeoh

Director, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Yeoh is Professor of Public Health, Director at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and also Head of Division of Health System, Policy and Management at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care.  His research is in health systems, services and policy.  A current research interest is applying a system framework in enhancing an integrated health and social care delivery model for the elderly population.  He is a member of the Research Council of Our Hong Kong Foundation.  He leads in the Asia Pacific Network for Health Systems Strengthening in knowledge transfer to enable strengthening of health systems.  He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the National University of Singapore Initiative to improve health in Asia.

Prior to joining The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Yeoh was Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region between 1999 and 2004. From 1990 – 1999, Professor Yeoh was head & the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.  He was President of the International Hospital Federation from 2001 – 2003 and was awarded the Hospital Management Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

He was awarded JP in 1993, OBE in 1997 by the Hong Kong Government and GBS in 2005 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Prof Eng Kiong Yeoh

Prof Kendall Ho

Lead, Digital Emergency Medicine; Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr Kendall Ho is a Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UBC Faculty of Medicine and a practicing emergency physician at the Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He leads the Digital Emergency Medicine Unit which focuses on digital health research. He is the principal investigator of TEC4Home - the use of sensors and wearables to improve the quality and safety of patient care when transitioning between hospitals and homes. TEC4Home is attracting international attention, with academic and commercial collaborators across Canada, Europe, and Australia. In the BC Emergency Medicine Network, he leads the provincial development of a virtual network of emergency physicians to provide mutual and real time electronic support. He is the Executive Director of inter-Cultural Online Health Network, supporting the multicultural populations in BC to raise digital health literacy for chronic disease management. He publishes widely in these areas in scientific literature, speaks nationally and internationally on these subjects in academic and business forums, and works with national and international health policy makers and academic partners to amplify evidence-informed policy translation in health system transformation through digital health technologies and pathways.

Prof Kendall Ho

Mr Rob Royea

CEO, Cyrcadia Health, USA

Mr Royea has led global efforts of both public and private venture backed technologies, with demonstrated successes in the healthcare and retail markets, from start-up to over $550M in sales.  Most recently, Mr Royea structured the sale of Qi Imaging, Inc. (Ziosoft US/Japan) to Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Nantworks to enable a centralized patient data domain containing imaging and genomic data targeted at cardiovascular and cancer research.   Mr Royea was awarded the Top 40 Healthcare Transformer honor by MM&M Magazine in 2016, and his leadership helped Cyrcadia to be awarded the Gold Edison Award for Top Wearable Device in Healthcare in 2016.  Mr Royea is a senior operational, sales, and marketing executive with demonstrated success at creating and executing strategies necessary to grow sophisticated medical technology and software companies. Has proven visionary expertise in facilitating market expansion through merger, acquisition, strategic partnership, and corporate branding resulting in sustainable revenue and EBITDA gains. Through Cyrcadia Health, Mr Royea is now introducing a wearable early breast cancer detection technology designed to automatically alert the women’s physician and insurance provider to an early cancer indication, to improve dense tissue accuracy and to reduce unnecessary breast surgeries.

Mr Rob Royea

Mr Thomas Sudow

Director of Business Development, Cleveland Clinic, USA

Thomas Sudow is Director of Business Development for Cleveland Clinic Innovation (one of the top 2 hospitals in the U.S.) and he served for 9 years as the Business Development Director for the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC). He also served as the Director of Business Development for the Global Healthcare Innovation Alliance. Tom serves as an Advisor to eHealth Ventures, a venture capital firm investing internationally in the digital health space; as a member of the Due Diligence Committee for the Akron BioInnovation Fund (Fund 1 and 2); and as advisor to two Chinese investment Firms – SCI and PX Advisors. Tom is also the Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Tom served as Vice President for Team NEO, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce in Beachwood where ; and as managing Partner of TNS & Associates. Tom has also served in leadership for a number of international and community organizations. He is a frequent guest columnist and commentator in publications and on radio and TV. For his outstanding work, he has been recognized with awards from many economic development and community organizations.

Mr Thomas Sudow

Dr Robert Chang

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University; Co-founder of AVA Inc., USA

Professor Chang is a medical innovator on faculty at Stanford University. He is a trained biodesign educator and startup mentor. As a full-time glaucoma and cataract expert surgeon, Dr Chang is an early adopter of new medical technologies and currently focuses research on machine learning, portable imaging, wearables, and telemedicine. He is co-inventor of the first universal smartphone adapter to take pictures of the front and back of the eye, licensed to Digisight Technologies as the PAXOS scope. He also co-created the first Stanford-China Biodesign Bootcamp (http://www.dhealthclass.com/) held at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing, runs the annual DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon in Hong Kong (www.dreamcatchers.hku.hk/), and leads healthcare innovation in Brazil (hilab.org).

Dr Chang received his MD from a combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a research and clinical glaucoma fellowship at the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He has published 40 peer-reviewed papers, delivered more than 100 invited national and international lectures, been awarded many grants, holds multiple patents, and advises medtech, pharma, and digital health companies on a regular basis.

Dr Robert Chang

Prof Johanna Westbrook

Professor of Health Informatics; Director of Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia

Professor Johanna Westbrook is Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She is internationally recognised for her research evaluating the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) in health care. She has over 390 publications and been awarded >$40M in research grants. Johanna has led important research in the development and application of approaches to evaluate ICT, including new tools and methods which have been adopted internationally. Her research has led to significant advances in our understanding of how clinical information systems deliver (or fail to deliver) expected benefits and supported translation of this evidence into policy, practice, and IT system changes. Johanna is currently leading research investigating the role and impact of ICT in the community and aged care sector. She was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics in 2005. In 2014 she was named Australian ICT professional of the year by the Australian Information Industry Association and in 2015 was appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. In 2016 she was appointed to the Board of the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Prof Johanna Westbrook

Prof Hong Fung

Executive Director, CUHK Medical Centre; Professor of Practice in Health Services Management, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Hong Fung is the Executive Director of the CUHK Medical Centre.  He is also Professor of Practice in Health Services Management at the Jockey Club School of Public Health & Primary Care, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and President of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine since 2014.  

Before joining CUHK, Dr Fung was the Cluster Chief Executive of the New Territories East Cluster and Hospital Chief Executive of the Prince of Wales Hospital at the Hospital Authority from 2002 to 2013.

Prof Hong Fung

Dr Jason CH Yap

Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore; Program Director, National Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Dr Jason Yap is a public health physician with 30 years of healthcare experience with diverse responsibilities covering public policy, informatics, marketing and education, he now serves as an Associate Professor in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health in the National University Health System, where he supports undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and continuing professional education in various capacities. He is the Program Director for the NUHS National Preventive Medicine Residency Program. His academic interests are in Integrated Care, Health Informatics and Healthcare Management.

In his career, he has been involved in major healthcare changes in Singapore. From 1999 to 2005 in the National Healthcare Group, he worked first in hospital health information management, and then in 2001 set up NetCare (the first comprehensive personalized patient portal in Singapore) as well as an online pharmacy and the Integrated Care Information System, the national stepdown care electronic referral system. In 2002, he joined NHG’s core team for the consolidation of the cluster’s multiple hospital IT departments, serving as IT Director for corporate services and planning, quality management, and IT security. During this time, he conceptualized NHG’s ONE Vision for IT Consolidation as well as NHG’s proposal of the national Electronic Medical Record eXchange for patient information sharing in the public sector. When attached to Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a clinical epidemiologist during the SARS outbreak in 2003, he designed and led the development of SARSWeb, a patient contact information exchange platform for the Ministry of Health, public and private healthcare providers.

Dr Jason CH Yap

The Hon Mrs Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun

Chairperson, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Mrs Fanny Law is a HKSAR Deputy to the 12th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, a Member of the HKSAR Executive Council, the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and an independent non-executive director of a number of listed companies.  She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Science and received her Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.  She had been a career civil servant for 30 years with experience in a wide range of public services.

The Hon Mrs Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun

Mr. Chua Hoi-wai

Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Mr Chua Hoi-wai became the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (the Council) in 2013. The Council represents more than 450 non-governmental social services organizations, aims at building a socially sustainable society through enhancing social services and policies development and promoting cross-sectoral collaboration.

M. Chua has participated in a number of public services. He is currently a member of the Commission on Poverty and chairs its Special Needs Group Task Force, a Member of the Housing Authority, the Land and Development Advisory committee and the Committee on Promotion of Organ Donation, and an Associate Member of the Central Policy Unit.  

M. Chua is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong in Mechanical Engineering.  He studied Master of Social Work in University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is a social worker by profession and was the President of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association from 2004-08.

Mr. Chua Hoi-wai

Mainland Forum

Mr Chang-sheng Wang

Deputy Director-General of the Department of Civil Affairs of Guangdong Province

Mr Chang-sheng Wang has a master’s qualification. He is the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Civil Affairs of Guangdong Province. He oversees a number of offices, including the Office of the Committee on Ageing of Guangdong Province.

Mr Chang-sheng Wang

Mr Shao-xiong Fang

Deputy Executive Director, Office of the Committee on Ageing of Fujian Province

Mr Shao-xiong Fang was born in August 1962.  He has obtained a postgraduate qualification.  He has served in different frontline and commander positions in the military service of the Fujian Province from December 1976 to November 1996.  From November 1996 to July 2012, he has served in the Department of Civil Affairs of Fujian Province and was a division chief before he left the department.  He has been the Deputy Executive Director of the Office of the Committee on Ageing of Fujian Province since July 2012.

Mr Shao-xiong Fang

Business Luncheon Speakers

Mr Mikio Okumura

President and Chief Executive Officer of Sompo Care Inc., and Director, Managing Executive Officer of Sompo Holdings, Inc., Japan

Mr. Mikio Okumura has been an Executive Officer at Sompo Holdngs, Inc., one of the largest insurance companies in Japan, since April 2015, and its Nursing Care & Healthcare Business Owner since April 2016. SOMPO entered into the nursing care business in 2015 by assigning Mr. Okumura to the President and CEO of Sompo Care Inc., a new subsidiary for developing a strategy and managing the administration of the Group’s nursing care businesses.

Currently, SOMPO Care Group is offering more than 25,700 units of residences for the elders, leading the nursing care industry in Japan.

He served as the General Manager of Corporate Planning Department at Sompo Holdings from April 2015 to April 2016, after he served as CEO of Yasuda Seguros S.A. in Brazil, where he accumulated his experience from 2009 to 2015.

Mr Mikio Okumura

Mr Matthias Kück

Project Co-ordinator, European Union-funded PERFORMANCE project; CEO, Biozoon Food Innovations GmbH, Germany

Mr Matthias Kück is a qualified process engineer who founded the company Biozoon GmbH in 2001. He is CEO and technical director of the successful SME as well as Co-founder of the so-called smoothfood concept, a nutrition concept targeted to frail and elderly suffering from mastication and swallowing difficulties. Matthias Kück was highly active in European Research since FP IV both as coordinator and as participant.

Mr Mathias Kück

Workshop Speakers

Mr. Takeshi Kobayashi

Senior Officer for Welfare Equipment and House Repair/for Development and Promotion of Nursing Care Robot
Division of Support for the Elderly, Health and Welfare Bureau for the Elderly,
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Graduated from School of Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy major), Shinshu University (one of the national universities in Japan) in 1986, Mr Kobayashi started as a clinical occupational therapist at Teikyo University Medical Center.  He has also served as an instructor/educator at Chiba Prefectural University of Health Sciences and other institutions before becoming an officer at MHLW since April 2016.

At present position, Mr. Kobayashi has been engaged in development/promotion of technical aids, assistive devices, care robotics, as well as housing modifications, etc. to enhance care environment for elderly persons and their caring families, as well as of staff members and executives at care service facilities.  He also engages himself in wider range of activities, such as clinical works in the field of neuropsychology and rehabilitation with cancer patients, as well as education on occupational therapist both during the graduate courses and post-graduate stage.

Ms. Ho Sim Ki, Jennis

Service Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Ms. Ho Sim Ki, Jennis has been working as the Service Director of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited. Jennis is a senior elderly service social worker with the Bachelor Degree in Social Work and Master Degree of Social Service Administration. She has been actively involving in voluntary social service, particularly concern about life education, bereavement and end of life care. Jennis is the Board Member of Marycove Centre, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Member of the Social Enterprise Development Committee, Hong Kong Federation of the Handicapped Youth, Member of the Social Section Panel of the Hong Kong Award for Young People, and served as the Chairlady of the Comfort, Care and Concern Group in 2004-2012.

Mr. Michael Tsui

CEO, Rehab-Robotics Company Ltd

Mr. Michael Tsui is the founder and CEO of Deltason Medical Ltd and Rehab-Robotics Company Ltd. He has almost 20 years of vast experience in medical device industry. With the background of occupational therapist, he has been dedicated to spearhead new technologies in the field of medical device by introducing high-quality rehabilitation system to Hong Kong. Mr. Tsui commercialized a medical device named Hand of Hope, which has gained the Grand Prix Award of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva and this prize is awarded to Hong Kong-based organization for first time in 40 years. He is also the pioneer to introduce integrated pharmacy automation system to hospitals of Hong Kong. His endeavor has improved the convention pharmacy system in some hospitals by increasing the efficiency and accuracy of drug dispensing. From a registered occupational therapist to a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Tsui always remembers his responsibility and duty to society.

Mr. Pun Chi Meng, Paul

Secretary General, Caritas Macau

Mr. Paul Pun is the Secretary General of Caritas Macau.  He is con-currently the principal of St. John de Brito School and was also one of its founders.  He has been working in the social service field for more than 30 years.  Paul graduated from the Department of Social Work, University of Guam, and received his Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University. He has made many proactive contributions, advocacy and recommendations on a number of social policies in Macau.  In 2009, he received the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace medal from Vatican Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace. Since the beginning of the 1980, Paul has established a variety of social services through Caritas Macau, including services related to family, elderly, youth, rehabilitation, stress counseling, education, homeless, the poor, and foreign workers.  He has also served as a Director of the Hong Kong-based Asia Partnership for Human Development (APHD).

Ms. Yeung Wai Lan

Service Manager, C&W District Elderly Community Centre, St James' Settlement

Ms. Lanly, Yeung Wai Lan is the Service Manager of the St. James’ Settlement C&W District Elderly Community Centre.  She has 18 years working experience in elderly service, including support team for the elderly, caregivers’ support service, volunteer development, Funeral Navigation Service etc.  She is also involved in developing new projects to meet existing service gap for the elderly.

Mr. Li Shih-hung

CEO, Sisters of Our Lady of China Catholic Charity Social Welfare Foundation

Mr. Li Shih-Hung, from Taiwan, has a Master Degree of Social Work from the Department of Medical Sociology and Social Work of Kaohsiung Medical University. He has been engaged in social work for 21 years and is now the CEO of Sisters of Our Lady of China Catholic Charity Social Welfare Foundation. He also teaches social work and related disciplines at the university.  With over 15 years of long-term care experience, he is currently a consultant to many Taiwanese government departments for long-term care development programs and innovative services.

Dr. Su Yuen-wang

Senior Manager (Professional Development), SAHK

Dr. Ivan Su is the Senior Manager (Professional Development) of SAHK and Director of the SAHK Institute of Rehabilitation Practice. A physiotherapist by training, Dr. Su obtained his doctorate in Health Science at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and received an Honorary Conductor award granted by the International Petö Association, Hungary in 2007. He joined SAHK in 1987 and appointed Senior Physiotherapist in 1992. He specialises in curriculum development for adults with developmental disabilities and recently more in service development in community-based rehabilitation and supports for adults with acquired conditions. He served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation Sciences, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2012 to 2014 and is currently a member of the Appeal Board for Standardised Assessment for Residential Services for People with Disabilities, Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong.

Ms. Li-li Yu

CEO, Old Five Old Foundation

Ms. Yu Li-li is currently the CEO of Old Five Old Foundation. She has been a member of Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Senior Citizens’ Welfare Committee; the Vice-director of Taiwan Home Service Strategic Alliance; Member of Taichung City Government Senior Citizens’ Welfare Committee; Managing Supervisor of Taichung Social Worker Association. She is the Adjunct Lecturer of colleges and universities in Taiwan Ministry of Education approved lecturer Senior social worker of higher examination. She is now a Doctoral student of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, National Chi-Nan University.

Prof. Lin Chong Wey

Founder and President, OurCityLove Social Enterprise Co., Ltd, Taiwan

Accessibility is an emerging issue in most of the Asian cities, especially facing the aging challenges. Since it takes time and money to make the city to be 100% accessible, giving the seniors, the disabled and their families and friends, the accurate, reliable and user-friendly accessibility information service is definitely a huge market. Founded in 2014, the OurCityLove Social Enterprise is the leading smart city accessibility information service partner for 15 city governments, 3000+ companies in public service category and 77 NGOs in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Many famous museums, shopping malls, hospitals, schools, transportation stations and government agencies adopt OurCityLove's advanced IoT solutions to bring ultimate satisfaction of their customers, visitors, and the differently-abled people by providing them personalized handy information for the access of requested facilities and services, help and emergency. In Gerontech and Innovation Expo, Prof. Lin will present and demonstrate OurCityLove's latest web/mobile service the "Friendly Hotel" and seek for strategic partnerships in China and South East Asian countries.

Ms. Lillian Li

Director, Lightbulb Ltd.

Miss Lillian Li, Founder of Lightbulb, works on different projects with social meaning, now co-operate with different stakeholders to develop the “Friendly Restaurant” app, which not just offer friendly restaurant options but also help to build a friendly city and raise awareness on people with different needs. Miss Li is also the Co-Founder of two charity - SEN Rights and Silence.

Prof Shih-Chung Jessy Kang

Co-chair and Project Leader, Smart Aging Alliance

Prof. Shih-Chung Jessy Kang, Ph.D. of Stanford University, is currently a professor in department of civil engineering in National Taiwan University. His research focuses on the advanced visual and robotics tools for engineering purposes. He developed multiple methods on the automation and simulation for crane operations.  He is now the editor-in-chief of Visulziation in Engineering. He edited multiple special issues on the topics related to the visualziation and robotics applications. Prof. Kang is also an active researcher on innovative engineering education. He offers courses on engineering graphics, game development, data visualization and robotics and was award as NTU excellent teacher. His coursera course on engineering graphic was ranked top 2% MOOCs among Chinese learners.

Ms. Chou Wen Chen

CEO, Bjorgaas Social Welfare Foundation

Ms. Chou currently is the CEO of the Bjorgaas Social Welfare Foundation, which is dedicated to elderly care in Pintung County of Taiwan and education & community development in Malawi, Africa. For the elderly care in Taiwan, Bjorgaas Foundation provides home care service, home bath van service, and runs an elderly day-care center and an assistive device center commissioned by Pingtung County Government.

She is devoted to social welfare area in Taiwan over 25 years. Her past work experiences include: social resources mobilization, protection & promotion of rights of persons with disabilities, etc. Ms. Chou has EMBA degree and studied social work at college.

Mr. Robert Wong Kin Ming

Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Mr. Robert Wong is a Hong Kong registered architect and a member of Royal Institute of British Architects with over twenty years of professional experience and academic training in architecture, design and urban development planning. Over the years, he has been actively involved in community services. He is currently holding the position of Project Development Director at Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited and passionate to use humanities design projects in helping the poor, elderly and the disadvantaged.

Robert was awarded the Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Person 2015 to recognize his achievement in the architectural profession and his contribution to community in Hong Kong. In the architectural professions, Robert has continuously received different design awards including design competitions in Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong. Building upon Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited’s rich experience of elderly service and its architectural design, Robert worked together with his colleagues to publish “Construct Miracles for Seniors – Reference Booklet for Elderly Service Project Design” in China.

Mr. Perick Wong Lai Choi

Service Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Mr. Wong Lai Choi, RSW, Service Director of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, has worked and supervise in a wide variety of social service units over 20 years, including Youth Service, Total Integrated Services, Employment and Training Service, Day Care Service, District Elderly Community Service, Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Integrated Home Care Services, Subvented and Self-financing Residential Care Home. He is devoted to building an aged age-friendly community to help elderly people lead a fruitful life.

Ms. Ko Ming Hui

Supervisor, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Tseung Kwan O Aged Care Complex

Ms. Ko Ming Hui, MSW, Service Supervisor of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Tseung Kwan O Aged Care Complex, Master Trainer of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program of the Stanford University, is committed to promoting citizen participation and health self-management. Having 33 years of experience working in community development and elderly services, Ming Hui raises public awareness on housing policies, elderly policies and age friendly communities. She also facilitates affected group to participant in the decision making process of district redevelopment plans and signature project scheme. Besides, she also empowers elderly with chronic diseases and dementia to regain dignity and confidence through forming mutual support groups and engaging in activities that improve their wellbeing. She was awarded Outstanding Social Worker in 2002 by Hong Kong Social Workers Association.

Mr. Takaaki Yoshikawa

Councilor, Advanced R&D Planning & Promotion Group, Panasonic

Mr. Takaaki Yoshikawa graduated in Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA, USA and got his Masters Degree in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY, USA
     
He worked with Takara Belmont USA, Inc from 1980-1989 and was responsible for product design & development in Dental Care Division and Beauty Care Division.

Mr. Yoshikawa joined Panasonic Corporation in 1995 and focused on Overseas Product Planning and Corporate Strategic Planning.  At present, he is Councilor of the Advanced R&D Planning & Promotion Group of the R&D Planning Office in the Corporation. He is responsible for Promotion of Innovation within Engineering Division.  Under his leadership, open innovation activities (eg. supported alliance with MIT Media Lab, Stanford Univ. Design School, IDEO, Ziba design) have been expanded.  Besides, he is also responsible for the strategic planning for ceramic dental materials and senior care balance product, as well as the Global Strategy for AgeFree Division.

Dr. Yen-Fu Chen

Assistant Professor, Department of Media Design, Tatung University

Dr. Yen-Fu Chen is Assistant Professor of the Media Design Department and joint appointment Assistant Professor of the Industrial Design Department at Tatung University, Taiwan. He is also the Principal Investigator of Participatory Design Lab, Tatung University, investigating into how designers empower stakeholders as co-designers to bring knowledge of their context in designing for social innovation. His design research projects cover interaction design, game design and product design with a focus on the issue of active aging, healthcare, and sustainability. His main teaching role is in the Game Design course that is a multidisciplinary course with the development of game themes, aesthetics, mechanics and programming. He holds a Ph.D. in Design and an MRes in Art and Design from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK; an MSc in Industrial Design and a BSc in Industrial Design from Tatung University in Taiwan.

Ms. Lily Truong

Co-founder/CEO, Clear Ear

Ms. Lily Truong is the co-founder and CEO of Clear Ear, a privately held consumer medical device company focused on delivering innovations that make ears happier. Clear Ear was founded out of the Stanford Biodesign Program and has since commercialized its first product, the Oto-Tip.

She is the inventor on multiple patents & enjoys coaching fellow entrepreneurs through the biodesign process. In addition, her past volunteer work included serving on the board of the Healthy Scholars Foundation, a non-profit focused on removing heath barriers to learning. Prior to Clear Ear, Lily earned her B.S. and M.S. in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Her passion for global health innovations has brought about her diverse work experience within the healthcare industry at Genentech & Alcon in the U.S., Wavelight AG in Germany, and Focused Photonics in China.

Mr. Joe Wong

CEO, Medisen Limited

Mr. Joe Wong currently is the Chief Operating Officer in Sengital Group and Chief Executive Officer in Medisen Limited. He is active in technology and Engineering related field in Hong Kong. He currently is a Vice President (Incubatee) of Technology Incubation Network, which helps serve by providing a network for knowledge, experience and ideas. He also is a Chairman of CUHK Engineering Faculty Alumni Association, being eligible for all graduates of Engineering Faculty, CUHK for membership. On the other hand, he is a member of Committee Member of Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association, helps members improve and upgrade their technological and management expertise.

Mr. Wong has obtained an US provisional patent for the Conversion of two acceleration vectors to angular velocity for game controller applications with Dr. Hiu Fung Lam, the CEO of Sengital Group. Mr. Wong leads the team for different R&D projects, technologies and manages the company operation for long time.

Prof. David Man

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professor David Man’s specialties are in memory research and innovative cognitive rehabilitation, tele-rehabilitation, virtual reality systems and computer-assisted platforms for persons with acquired brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, schizophrenia and substance abusers.

He has been the grant holders of many competitive grants including several General Research Grant (Research Grant Council), Health and Health Services Research Grant and IGARD grant (Product Development) and overseas collaborative project grant.

He has published widely in journals in SCI and SCCI and in the area of neuro-rehabilitation, geriatrics, rehabilitation psychology, occupational therapy and quality of life. Within the of The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU, he is now the coordinator of the Neuroscience and Neurological Rehabilitation team, a key person to Cognitive Rehabilitation Laboratory studying prospective memory, executive function and decision-making.

Mr. Jordan Cheng

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Dragon Creative Enterprise Solution Limited

Dragon Creative Enterprise Solution Limited, founded in 2012, by Mr. Cheng Man Fai, Jordan, a.k.a. “Father of Smart Glass in Hong Kong” and “IT Rising Star”, has become a top 5 mobile application development company in Hong Kong. Our core team has accumulated 10+ years practical experience in providing technological solutions. Jordan has foreseen all sorts of technology applications in daily lives and their benefits since 2013. Applications such as mobile application, augmented reality application and wearable smart glass development, MAD Gaze had been envisaged great potential in China and global markets.

Mr. Raymond Poon

Customer Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems (HK) Limited

As an Customer Solutions Architect for Cisco Systems HK, Mr. Raymond Poon is the lead for Cisco Internet of Things vision locally representing the largest network communication company in the world. He has over 20 years of experience in wire and wireless networking communication technologies. His daily role involves closely dealing with manufacturing, utilities, retail and logistics business listening to their challenges and provide advice and suggestion to solves their business problem which enable them to digitally transform their businesses.

Mr. Frank Wong

Deputy Head, Energizing Kowloon East Office, Development Bureau

Mr. Frank Wong is an architect by profession and has been involved in institutional design in the private sector for almost 10 years before joining the Government.  He was the Project Director in Architectural Services Department handling mainly government offices, law courts and school projects before joining the Energizing Kowloon East Office of the Development Bureau in September 2016 as the Deputy Head of Office.

Dr. Woo Kam Tim

Associate Professor of Engineering Education, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dr. Woo is the founding director of the Center for Global Community & Engagement under School of Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  He leads and develops the student’s enrichment programs with multi-disciplinary units, engineering professional institutes, NGOs, and industrial partners. He runs several student engineering projects which are addressed community needs.

Dr. Woo has been very actively involved in teaching innovation. Beside developing different experiential learning courses, he encourages and supervise students to join various project design competitions. Some projects are being able to contribute to the wellbeing of society and fulfilling the social responsibility.

Mr. Berry Leung

Director, Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Mr. Berry Leung is the founder of Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Ltd. He has in-depth understanding of robotics and artificial intelligence market in the Greater China area and extensive connection in Europe and the USA. In recent years, he has been working closely with top tier robotics and artificial intelligence research institutes and companies around the world including BigML, IIT/MIT, Softbank Robotics, Shadow Hand, Revolve Robotics and Italian Technology Institutes.

Mr. Eric Wong

SE/TIS, Transport Department

Mr. Eric Wong is a civil engineer and has been working in the Transport Department for over 14 years in the field of traffic engineering and information system. His main areas of interest are intelligent transport systems, smart mobility and geographic information system. He is currently responsible for disseminating real-time traffic information to the public, e.g. CCTV, cross harbor tunnel journey time, speed map panel and special traffic news. He developed the Hong Kong eTransport and Hong Kong eRouting mobile applications for public to search public transport and driving routes.

Ms. Tong Choi Ying

Programme Director (Elderly Care-Home & Community Care) Christian Family Service Centre 

Ms. Tong Choi Ying has been serving the local elderly care services for 17 years. She had pioneered different kinds of pilot projects and schemes, not only in the elderly but also the rehabilitation and family service settings. She has graduated in the University of Hong Kong in 1993 for the Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration and 1995 for the Master of Philosophy as well as the City University of Hong Kong in 2005 for the Master of Arts ( Information System ). Her strength is on developing innovative service ideas and piloting new services.

Mr. Lam Siu Hin

Chief Executive Officer, Mindvivid Limited

Mr. Isaac Lam Siu Hin graduated from Computer Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. After graduation, he founded Mindvivid Limited to pursue his dream and take the social responsibility in addition to developing his business ambition. Now Isaac is the Chief Executive Officer of Mindvivid, his main duty is to research and develop the dementia related products.

Mindvivid aims to create a leading platform on dementia diagnosis, prevention and data management focusing on mid-aged people and the elderly. In the process of research and development, Mindvivid is now collaborating with researches of HKUST and CUHK. In 2017, an innovative brain training application- “Brainastic” was launched by Mindvivid and aims to provide a relaxing, entertaining, scientific oriented, Chinese oriented dementia prevention tool to the Hong Kong society.

Mr. Michael Man-kit Cheung

Assistant Research Officer, Law and Technology Centre, The University of Hong Kong

Mr. Michael Cheung is the Assistant Research Officer of the Law and Technology Centre of the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong and the Content Editor of the Community Legal Information Centre (CLIC) Project (including CLIC, Youth CLIC, Senior CLIC and Family CLIC). He also writes for CLIC on “Maintenance and Safety of Property”, “Redevelopment and Acquisition of Property” and “Disputes with Neighbours”.

Mr. Arnold Wu

Chief Innovation Officer, Single Person Transport Design (SPTD) Limited

Mr. Arnold Wu became interested in robotic engineering when he was nine, and extended his knowledge to electronics, programming, fabrication and mechanics. With his cross-disciplinary experience he leads the company's innovation process. He actively promotes innovation in many spheres, and is a Student Invention Award Judge for the HKICT Award, Founder & Chairperson of the BNI Sunshine chapter and Co-founder of the Hong Kong Maker Club.

Dr. Eric Tam

Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ir Dr. Eric W. C. Tam, is the Associate Dean of Students and Head of the Office of Student Resources and Residential Life at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Dr. Tam is also the Director of the Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre and Assistant Professor of the Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering.  Ir Dr. Tam has over twenty-five years of experiences in providing assistive technology services to the local community. His professional interests included the application of Assistive Technologies for elderly and the disabled; Environmental Accessibility as well as the Etiology and Prevention of Pressure Ulcer.

Mr. Chun Kwok Tung

Founder, MoNi Studio Interactive Interior Design Ltd.

Mr. KT Chun, the founder of MoNi Studio Interactive Design, holds a M.S. degree in Architecture from Delft University of Technology, registered architect (SBA).

KT specializes in multi-disciplinary design and CAD/CAM, passionate about creating innovative furniture of which design, craftsmanship, technology and mechanism are integrated and cooperate with each other.

Mr. Kwok Chak Yan, Isaac

Clinical Psychologist, Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society

Mr. Kwok is currently a clinical psychologist (CP) working in the Hospital Authority (HA).  After obtaining his master degree of clinical psychology, he worked in the Department of Health to develop dementia care materials and attend media interviews for health promotion.  He is currently appointed as the Convener of the Working Group of Elderly Service to promote CP elderly service development in HA.  He developed different kinds of group treatment protocols, including cognitive behavioral therapy group treatment for elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment.  He is a member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society (Division of Clinical Psychology) and appointed as the Convener of the Working Group of Column Writing (Sky Post) to promote dementia care and mental health.  He is also the Honorary Practicum Supervisor of master program in Clinical Psychology and part-time lecturer of professional development centre in various non-government organizations.

Dr. Raymond Chuen-chung Chang

Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Raymond Chuen-chung Chang, Associate Professor of the School of Biomedical Sciences, is the Lab Chief for the Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, member in The State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Dr. Chang is also the Founder and Secretary of HKU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Network. His research interest is pathophysiological (apoptosis & autophagy) changes of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the risk factors leading to AD. He has published 130 peer-reviewed papers and 14 book chapters in these areas. His h-index is 34 by Scopus. Dr. Chang is in the Scientific Advisory Board of International AD/PD Symposium since 1998. He has also been appointed Associate Editor for Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Senior Editor for Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, Chief Editor for American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, member of editorial board of more than 20 different journals, and grant reviewer for different grant agencies/Foundations.

Dr. Allen Wong

Head of Product and Business Development, Consumer Group of HKT

Dr. Allen Wong is the Head of Product and Business Development of HKT Limited, responsible for product management and business development that serves Residential market segment.  This includes ‘eye’ multimedia service for fixed line, Netvigator fiber broadband, Smart Living home automation and networking, eSmartHealth cloud-based health management system, HKT Education e-Learning solutions and Smart Charge electric-vehicle charging services.  Allen is also one of the founders and technology inventors of “nowTV” IPTV platform.

Allen has over 20 years of R&D experience in Broadband Internet and Video Technologies over different kinds of physical media such as Coaxial cable, Satellite, xDSL, Fiber and WiFi.  Prior joining PCCW Ltd in 2001, Allen has held several senior technical sales positions in 3Com Asia Pacific Ltd., Harmonics Inc., LSI Logic, C-Cube Micro-system and A.S. Watson Group (A Hutchison Whampoa Company).  Allen holds a Ph.D. degree in Opto-eletronics Engineering from University of Bath, UK and BSc (First Class Honours) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the same university.

Mr. Ma Chun Kee

Business Development Director, Qorvo Hong Kong Ltd.

Mr. Frank Ma is the Business Development Director for Qorvo with responsibilities on business development for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, etc. Frank has been in Consumer electronic market for 24 years used to be working in financial pager, mobile phone, tablet and now he is focusing in emerging smart home industry with carriers and eCommerce and ZigBee remote control for STB.

Mr. Vincent Wong

Senior Project Manager of Technology Development, LSCM R&D Centre

Working for over 20 years in the IT industry, Mr. Vincent Wong has experience in the field of software and system development. Vincent is currently managing several research projects funded by the ITF (Innovation and Technology Fund) administered by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR. One of the projects of which he is in charge is the development of a cloud-based infrastructure which, together with the “Smart Blind Cane” developed by the Centre, provides assistance to the visually impaired to offer aid in their daily lives. Vincent had also represented the Centre to participate in the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions in 2016, where the “Smart Blind Cane” was awarded with the “Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury”.

Ms. Cheung Lai Ming Lily

Superintendent, Yuen Long Home for the Aged Blind, Hong Kong Society for the Blind

Ms. Lily Cheung is the Superintendent of The Hong Kong Society for the Blind Yuen Long Home for the Aged Blind. She is a Registered Social Worker, she received a Bachelor degree in Social Work from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Master degree of Social Science in Counselling from the University of Social Australia. She has been working on the social services field for 20 years, and as Superintendent for 9 years. Her experiences in the redevelopment projects for community and elder home, management of the Home for the Aged Blind, and make use of innovative approach in order to promote person-center and a harmony new live for the services users at Jockey Club Yan Hong Building.

Ms. Wong, Yiu Ming Anita

Director, Elderly Service, Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club

Ms. Wong is the Elderly Services Director of the Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club. She obtains her BSW from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and her Master of Science in Social Work from the Columbia University, NY, specializing in gerontology and clinical practice. Ms. Wong is an experienced practitioner and trainer in aged care for many years and is the pioneer of numerous elderly services and programs in Hong Kong including elder learning, LTC assessment, care planning & quality monitoring, as well as dementia care services. She is currently serving in numerous government bureau and department working groups related to aged care services enhancement and planning.

Mr. Gabe Rijpma

Senior Director, Health and Social Services, Microsoft Asia

Mr. Gabe Rijpma is Sr. Director Health & Social Services for Asia. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Gabe’s responsibilities include leading the teams responsible for meeting the needs of healthcare customers across the greater Asia Pacific region.

A seasoned global trekker, he spent 18 years of his career in Singapore, the USA and Australia before returning to his homeland in late 2015.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Gabe worked as Principal Consultant at Software Spectrum in Sydney, Australia, where he led the business solutions practice. His early career was spent as an entrepreneur and early pioneer in the Internet building numerous online businesses.

Dr. Ngai-Yin Chan

Deputy Chief-of-Service and Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine & Geriatrics, Princess Margaret Hospital

Dr. Ngai-Yin Chan received his MBBS degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1992.  He has been conferred FACC, FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Lond) and FHRS after graduation. He is currently Deputy Chief-of-Service and Consultant Physician in the Department of Medicine & Geriatrics in Princess Margaret Hospital.  He is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of Department of Medicine & Therapeutics in Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He was the past President of the Hong Kong Interhospital Network of Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology.  He is currently the Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology.  He is the first author of over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts.  He is the editor of a textbook titled “The Practice of Catheter Cryoablation For Arrhythmias”.   With his outstanding performance both professionally and in the community contribution, he won the Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in the year of 2006 and the Hong Kong Humanity Award in the year of 2015.

Professor Andrew Leung

President of the Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings

Professor Andrew Leung taught in Hong Kong University, Manchester University and City University and is honorary/guest professor of 17 universities.  He is the President of Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings, President of Asia-Pacific Intelligent Green Building Alliance, Chairman of the China Green Building (HK) Council, Council Member of Hong Kong Institution of Certified Auditors, HK Board member of The RICS, Fellow of RICS, CIOB, HKIE, and RAeS and a member of HK BEAM Faculty. He is an education supervisor of the Hong Kong Alzheimer Disease Association.

He is the convener of the construction group and a member of IT group of a 1400-bed nursing home in Lam Tei and the project manager of a 185-flat residential home in Happy Valley that are being built.

He is a Director of Social Enterprise Ltd and Smart Integration Company in Science Park major in Internet of Things for healthcare and environment.

Dr. Joost van Hoof

Head of Fontys EGT, the Centre for Healthcare & Technology, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

Dr. Joost van Hoof works as a research leader in the field of Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare with Fontys University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He is programme leader of the ‘Nursing Home of the Future’, a collaborative initiative in which the industry, nursing home staff, residents, and Fontys work together on innovations for aged care. Van Hoof attained his doctoral degree from Eindhoven University of Technology with a dissertation on ageing-in-place for people with dementia, and an MSc degree in Building Physics and Services. For his work, he won several (inter)national awards, including the REHVA Young Scientist Award 2011. He is the author of over 250 scientific publications, a member of editorial boards of various scientific journals, a board member of the Herman Bouma Fund for Gerontechnology Foundation, and member of the board of directors within the domain of healthcare real estate at Habion and Vastgoed Zorgsector.

Mr. Alan Young

Head of Caritas Information Technology Advancement Centre – Caritas Hong Kong

Mr. Alan Young is the Founder of Caritas Information Technology Advancement Centre, Caritas Hong Kong. Mr. Young is appointed the Head of CITAC, he is responsible for strategic direction, business development and overseeing the daily operations of the centre. His professional team provides IT services to the Hong Kong Diocese, Caritas Hong Kong, SMEs and HKSAR Government. Mr. Young is concurrently appointed as the Chief I.T. Officer of Canossa Hospital (Caritas) and Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas). He is responsible for the daily operations of the I.T. department of these two hospitals including the development of the two hospital information systems.

Mr. Young has also developed the elderly care management system, eCare, which is now being used by over 80 NGOs elderly homes in Hong Kong. He will demonstrate some new functions and development of this system at the summit.

Dr. Danny Chow

Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Dr. Chow is Chief Information Officer of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited and as co-opted member of Education & Training subcommittee, ICT Industry Training Advisory committee. Before, he was employed in various multi-national corporations and was responsible for business development, IS/IT strategy Management and project management in different industries throughout Asia Pacific. Dr. Chow managed, developed and deployed over hundred application which include various resource management system, command and control communication system, cloud mobile application system etc. He is now focus on social service technology.

Ms. Li Fai, Grace

Chairperson, The Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong

Ms. Li Fai, Grace was a doctor at the Eighth People's Hospital of Guangzhou City, Infectious Disease and she has broad experience in medical and elderly home experience. Ms Li is now the Chairperson of The Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong.  She also sits on the Industry Training Advisory Committee - Elderly Services (2012-2018) and is one of the advisors of the 2017 CLP "SME Consultation Association.  She runs six private residential care homes and is the chief executive officer of a contract home for the elderly.

Mr. Yeung Ho Lan, Alan

Executive Committee Member of The Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong

Mr. Alan Yeung is an Executive Committee Member of The Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong.  He holds the degree of Master of Business Administration, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia; Master of Management (Finance), Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia; CEC in e-Logistics Management, City University Hong Kong, Master of Technology Management, University of New South Wales, Australia; and Bachelor of Science (Computer), University of New South Wales, Australia.

Mr. Lau Kwok Wa, Otto

Convenor, Steering Committee on Age-friendly Hong Kong, HKCSS

Mr. Otto Lau is now the General Secretary for Social Services of Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union Hong Kong Ltd.  The agency develops a wide range of innovative projects to support the elderly in the community.  Otto has been involved in the promotion of age friendly campaign through active participation in the steering committee of Age Friendly Hong Kong and motivate agency staff to practice age friendly measures in service delivery, including the design of service centres, involvement of elderly members, community participation, caring of elderly and families.

Mr. Chan Wan Mow

Representative of Kwai Tsing Age-friendly Ambassador

Mr. Chan Wan Mow (Uncle Mow) aged over 80, has been devoted to participate in volunteer services after retire.  Uncle Mow was the founder of the Tsuen Kwai Tsing Elderly Council which organized in 2007, and has been being the leader of the Kwai Tsing Age-Friendly Ambassador Troops since 2009.  The Kwai Tsing Age-Friendly Ambassador Troops initiated the Priority Seats at Rainshelters Project with encouraging support from Kwai Tsing District Council in 2014.  Uncle Mow witnesses the Age-Friendly Hong Kong commence and develop.  He is willing to share his experience in promoting Age-Friendly Community in the territory, especially with the elders.   Uncle Mow use to be awarded the Outstanding Third Age Citizens Award, and also the Outstanding Contribution to Volunteer Service of the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme.

Mr. Benson Ng

Senior Service Coordinator, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre

Mr. Benson Ng has devoted to serve the elderly for more than 20 years. He focuses particularly on the development of Community Care and Community Support Services for the elderly, and promoting elderly social participation in Hong Kong.  He is one of the pioneers to advocate Age-Friendly Hong Kong movement since 2009.  He used to be the convenor of the Task Force on Capacity Building and Good Practice Sharing, Age-Friendly Hong Kong Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Council of Social Services.  Now, he is the Secretary of the Age-Friendly Kwai Tsing Steering Community of the Kwai Tsing District Council.  Mr. Ng emphasizes “Elderly Participation and Cross-sectoral Collaboration” in promoting Age-Friendly City and Community movement.

Mr. Yip Kam Sing

Social Worker, Po Leung Kuk Lau Chan Siu Po District Elderly Community Centre

Mr. Yip Kam Sing is the social worker of Po Leung Kuk Lau Chan Siu Po District Elderly Community Centre. He is responsible for leading and coordinating the project of building an age-friendly community in East Kwun Tong. The project aims at arousing the community awareness of creating an age-friendly environment, strengthening the roles and encouraging participation of elders in community through education and co-operation with various district parties.

Mr Ryan Yeung

CEO, Happy Retired

Happy-Retired (www.happy-retired.com) is an O2O platform tailored for Hong Kong’s “young old” (age range: 50 - 70). The platform encompasses website, mobile app, social media and offline community. Happy-Retired leverages its platform to help Hong Kong people Retire with Fun, Health and Social Good through encouraging community members to utilize their talents, experience and expertise in self-initiated / self-organized activities. Happy-Retired lobbies employers to hire “young old” on project basis, provides job and volunteer positions screening and matching services for organizations and its target community. Having built a dedicated multi-channel digital information platform for its clearly defined target segment, Happy-Retired has also evolved into a valuable O2O marketing platform for brands and organizations to access and develop Hong Kong’s silver hair market.

Mr. Koo Wai Lam

Course Development Officer (IT), ELCHK, Shatin District Community Centre for the Aged

Mr. Koo Wai Lam has more than 30 years IT-related working experiences. He joined The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong 10 years ago and now manages an IT training Institute & develops a numbers of IT related courses for the elderly. To serve elderly who have less IT knowledge, the institute organized some digital Inclusion projects that lead a numbers of IT volunteers to help train the elderly.

Mr. Ng Hing Bong

Project Manager, Digital Pioneer

Retired 8 years since 2009, with a background in mechanical engineering, Mr Ng Hing Bong has had many years of working experience in quality management in procurement/quality control/assurance environments within the manufacturing sector major.   His last job before retirement was an ISO9001 Quality Management System lead auditor of a Holland based company in Hong Kong.

His current major interest is video filming and editing since 2011 at cybersenior.org.hk

Mr. Leung King Man

Senior Project Officer, HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre – Dr Lam Chik Suen DECC

With more than 20 years’ experience in elderly service, Mr. Leung has organized Senior Information Technology activities to encourage elderly people to participate in promoting digital inclusion since 1998.

The recent "Free Hong Kong Fonts" project is well received by the education sector and parents in Hong Kong. It received the Best Lifestyle (Learning & Living) Bronze Award and Special Mention (Silver Power) from the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2017. The Stroke5 Chinese input method is another open source project. The stroke patients can also use this technology to communicate with others.


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