Agenda day one.

08:00 – Registration opens


09:10 – A welcome to the 4th 121 Tech Investment Hong Kong conference & business card exchange


09:20 – A welcome note from the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury

Joseph H.L Chan, JP, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

09:30 – Technology investment outlook 2019/2020

• 5G, cybersecurity, wellness, autonomous driving, drones… What technologies are getting investors excited for 2019/2020?
• How will investment appetite in technology evolve over the next 12 months?
• Is the glut of cash in the region artificially inflating the valuations of tech projects? And what impact is this having on the investment ecosystem?
• Closer to home: What does recent investment activity tell us about Hong Kong’s investment community?

Panellists include:
Francis Wong, Executive Director, Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia
Collin Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Intrepid Ventures
Ho-Yin Lee, Managing Director, TMT Investment Banking Group, Citi

Tech company presentations

10:00 Wedge Networks – Rob Fong, Chief Operating Officer & CFO
10:10 Kater Technologies – Scott Larson, CEO
10:20 Atlas City – Darren Oliveiro-Priestnall, CEO

10:30 – Morning networking and refreshments


11:00 – Greater Bay Area > Silicon Valley?

• The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: What are the latest in the developments for this project? And how will it impact Hong Kong investors?
• A look at the capital flows across the region
• Comparing the bay areas: Capital available, work culture, and lifestyle
• Examining the potential for the GBA to become the paramount global tech centre

Guest Moderator:
Maggie Lee, Head of Capital Markets Development, Hong Kong, KPMG

Panellists include:
Atin Batra, Principal, Qventure Partners
Karen Lai, Executive Director, Lionrock Capital
Carman Chan, Founder and Managing Partner, Click Ventures

Tech company presentations

11:30 1414 Degrees – Kevin Moriarty, Executive Chairman
11:40 Nanotech Security Corp – Troy Bullock, President/CEO
11:50 Schrole Group Ltd. – Rob Graham, Managing Director

12:00 – Only the best ideas…The Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund

In conversation with
Chibo Tang, Partner, Gobi Partners

Tech company presentations

12:30 BTC Corporation Holdings – Domenic Carosa, Chairman
12:40 Matchmove Pay – Nisha Paramjothi, Senior Vice President, Head of Investments
12:50 Blue Hill Foundation – Israel Guerrero, PR

13:00 – Networking lunch break


14:00 – Chinese outbound investment in technology

• Where are we seeing PRC investors making moves across the globe and what types of technology is attracting mainland money?
• Examining the potential blow-back of the Huawei controversies and what it could potentially mean for technology investment
• What are the opportunities for JVs with mainland Chinese investors?
• What acquisitions are the big Chinese tech companies looking to make?

Guest Moderator:
Napoleon Biggs, Founder & Market Accelerator, Web Wednesday Ventures

Panellists include:
Edan Lee, Managing Director, Olympus Capital
Benjamin Peng, Managing Director, Cukierman & Co

14:30 – China’s IoT infrastructure: From use cases to reality

Meng Wu, Director, Finance – China,PCS

15:00 – Afternoon refreshment and networking


15:30- KYM: The emergence of the M to M economy

Pindar Wong, Chairman,VeriFi(Hong Kong) & Commissioner, Global Commission on Internet Governance

16:00 – Smart Cities:  An investor’s view

In conversation with
Douglas Gan, CEO and Co-Founder, GBCI

16:30 – End of day one closing remarks


17:00 – 121 drinks reception at the Pool House