Kick-Off Ceremony

Key Events

Asia Smart App Awards (ASA) is coming back!

The 9th edition of the Awards, organized by Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and with the funding support from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, not only recognises Asia’s inventive and best-of-breed smart apps, but also provides a platform for app development professionals in Asia to learn and share the latest industry updates and expertise.

With great pleasure and honor to announce the launch of the 9th edition of awards, we sincerely invite you, our friends from the ICT community, to discover the future of app growth alongside some of the ASA 2023 Award Winners.

Looking ahead to 2023, the smart app seminar will recap 2022 with insights from invited experts and share predictions for the app development industry in the coming year.

Details of the event as below
  • Date

    5 January 2023 (Thursday)

  • Time

    3:00pm – 5:00 pm
    (Registration start at 2:45 pm)

  • Venue

    The Point CoWorking Center,
    Suit 720, 7th Floor,
    Tower A, New Mandarin Plaza,
    14 Science Museum Road,
    Tsim Sha Tsui East

Agenda

Welcoming Speech
Mr. Keith Li, Chairman, WTIA

Kick-off Ceremony
Mrs. Lowell Cho, Assistant Head of CreateHK
Mr. Keith Li, Chairman, WTIA
Mr. Donald Chan, Vice Chairman, WTIA

Group Photo Session

Introductory Session

Panel Discussion
“One App Toward a New Era: Ecosystem Changes and Must-Have Strategies for 2023”
Moderator
Mr. Donald Chan, Vice Chairman, WTIA
Panelists
Dr. Chung Ng, Senior Vice President (HKT InnoLab), PCCW-HKT
Mr. Edward Lai – Founder, CEO & Chief Design Officer, CheckPlus Limited
Dr. Mak Nin Fung Joseph – Founder & CEO, ANIWARE Company Limited
Mr. Patrick Tu – CEO &Co-Founder, Dayta AI Limited
Mr. Teresa Ng – Chief Commercial Officer, Dr.Go , Head of Marketing & Partnership,
HKT Home of HKT and HKT Education Limited

* All the panelists are the previous winners of ASA 2021.

Networking

*The Ceremony and Seminar will mainly conduct in English

Panelists

Dr. Chung Ng
Senior Vice President (HKT InnoLab), PCCW-HKT

Dr. Chung is a SVP at Group CTO Office of the HKT/PCCW Group, where he’s responsible for leading the group’s product and technology roadmap and strategic development. He also represents the group as board members of Lynx Analytics and Bindo Labs.

Chung received his DPhil in Information Engineering from the University of Oxford and held the Croucher Foundation Scholarship to work toward his research degree in wireless ad-hoc networks. Chung also received BEng and MPhil in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Edward Lai
Founder, CEO & Chief Design Officer, CheckPlus Limited

Mr. Edward Lai is the Founder, CEO and Chief Design Officer at CheckPlus. He believes, with advanced automation, this will significantly bring down cost for repetitive tasks and increase productivity. CheckPlus for Nonprofits is his first phrase to bring his vision of advanced automation to the nonprofits and CheckPlus is now in use at 50+ nonprofit organizations in Hong Kong, and CheckPlus received the Gold Award in the Public Sector Category at the Asia Smart App Awards 2021.

Dr. Mak Nin Fung Joseph
Founder & CEO, ANIWARE Company Limited

ANIWARE’s founder Dr. Joe Mak is a research-turned entrepreneur with strong track record of leading design and development of cutting-edge MedTech products/app and its AI applications.

Before starting ANIWARE, he was the honorary assistant professor at the HKU. He also led projects in biosensing and AI technology in the US Department of Health and a Silicon Valley company as the R&D director. Joe specialized in the analysis and research of clinical electrophysiology and related AI data such as ECG. With previous solid experience in human MedTech R&D, Joe brought the transformation to animal healthcare and started ANIWARE in 2016.

Mr. Patrick Tu
CEO &Co-Founder, Dayta AI Limited

With a vision to build a SmartRetail ecosystem that entails Computer Vision and Business Intelligence, Patrick Tu, started the Hong Kong-based AI startup right after he graduated. His SaaS product, Cyclops, helps offline retailers acquire and analyse data for the future planning and performance evaluation with the help of artificial intelligence.

Ms. Teresa Ng
Chief Commercial Officer, Dr.Go
Head of Marketing & Partnership, HKT Home of HKT and HKT Education Limited

Teresa is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience across diversed FMCG products. She joined HKT Limited in 2011 to formulate effective marketing strategies across Broadband, nowTV, Fixed Line, HKT education, eSmartHealth and DrGo. Teresa is a strong entrepreneur who expanded the scope of EduTech & HealthTech for HKT.

In Apr 2022, Teresa was appointed Chief Commercial Officer to oversee DrGo which is now the market leader for telemedicine and a driver for digital transformation for healthcare sector.