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  • West vs. China Tech - Hong Kong's Unique Opportunity (Back by popular demand)

    July 20th 2017, 7:00-9:00pm
    California Tower 加州大廈

    • Did you know WeChat has 800 million users to date while HSBC only has 60 million users worldwide? • Curious about how the China's Tech Giants Alibaba / WeChat / Xiaomi work differently from the West? • Want to know how the China Tech ecosystem will affect Hong Kong and the rest of the world - and how Hong Kong can rise above it? Back by popular demand, please join Mettā Curator and design expert Elaine Ann as she shares what her company Kaizor Innovation has learnt in the past 15 years helping Western companies such as Google, Airbnb, Dropbox, BMW, Intel, Siemens, Motorola etc. when strategizing their products/services for the next billion people China market. Elaine has 15 years of experience helping these companies understand China users, leading User Experience Tours and gaining first hand insights into China's Tech Ecosystem, which are very much different to those of the mainstream media. Previous to that she spent more than a decade in the US design innovation industry in New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, landing her in the perfect place to understand UX and Tech in both the East and West. Elaine will share with us her perspective on how China and U.S. Tech companies innovate differently and her unique insights into Hong Kong's position and future. For more, view article: What can Bruce Lee teach us about Innovation for Hong Kong? Schedule:  19:00 - 19:30 - Registration and Networking 19:30 - 20:15 - Talk  20:15 - 20:45 - Q&A 20:45 - 21:30 - Networking and Wrap Up Language: English supplemented by Mandarin Who Should Attend: Corporates, Tech Startups, Managers, Designers, Students interested in the China's Tech development scene. About Kaizor Innovation: Kaizor Innovation is a strategic innovation consultancy with over 15 years of experience helping MNCs and Western innovation consultancies such as Google, Airbnb, Dropbox, BMW, Intel, Siemens, Motorola, Cartier etc. understand Chinese users and strategise their products/services for the China market. Elaine is the Founder/Director of Kaizor Innovation, she lived and worked in the U.S. for 12 years between New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley before returning to Asia in 2002. Being bilingual and bi-cultural growing up in Hong Kong, she is passionate about bridging the chasm between East and West design cultures and innovating for the next billlion people market. At leisure, she experiments with fusion food, practices Qigong and organises UX/Design events.   www.kaizor.com

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