IoT x Blockchain – Convergence of Smart Hardware and Finance

IoTxBlockchain: Convergence of Smart Hardware and Finance cum Network Reception

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:00 PM

IBM Client Centre
10/F PCCW Tower, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay Quarry Bay, HK

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Dear all,On the 1st Day of Smart IoT HK, IOTA is proud to host a Network Reception cum Panel Session with exciting speakers at the IBM Client Centre after the event.Come meet up with members and guests from US, Singapore, and Shenzhen, and enjoy also the amazing refreshment sponsored by Exclusiv Wines (Hong Kong)!Date: May-24Venue: 10/F PCCW To…

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Date: May-24

Venue: 10/F PCCW Tower, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Registration: RSVP here (50 seats)
Seats are limited and priority will be given to IOTA Corporate and Individual members.


18:00 Registration

18:15 Welcome Remarks

18:20 The Convergence of IoT and Blockchain
Speaker: Mr. Clarence Sham, Client Technical Advisor, ISST Team.
Leveraging blockchain for your IoT data opens up new ways of automating business processes among your partners without setting up a complex and expensive centralized IT infrastructure. In the session, the expert from IBM will provide a snapshot on this revolutionary shared ledger technology and cover some use cases how to increasing trust, accountability, and transparency across your business networks.

18:35 Panel Discussion
Topic: IoT x Blockchain: Convergence of Smart Hardware and Finance
Ernest Lo, Director, HK IOT Alliance / Founder, Future Impact Lab
Jeffrey Au, Director, HK IOT Alliance / Chief Strategy Officer, Incu-Lab

Lawrence Ma, CEO, eMALI.IO
Ludovic Depoid, General Manager, Tektos Ecosystems Ltd
Clarence Sham, Client Technical Advisor, IBM HK
Eddie Rong, CEO, Heycoins

19:10 Networking
will end at around 20:00

Looking forward to seeing you.

HK IoT Alliance


About the Speakers

1. Lawrence Ma
Lawrence has over 20 years of academics, finance and technology development and business experiences.

Lawrence is currently the CEO of eMALI.IO. eMALI, based in Hong Kong, is led and founded by Lawrence along with several industry veterans in 2016. The primary focus of eMALI is to develop blockchain applications in Public and Fin/Insur Tech sectors specializing on identity management, and customer care program.  eMALI has recently been chosen as one of the Top 5 Winners of AIA Blockchain Global Challenge; a global competition with entries from 19 countries.

Successful track record include: Implemented a proprietary algorithmic trading platform for a joint venture with ED&F Man; implemented together with Bain for Greater China an exotic derivatives pricing platform for Bank of China; cofounded the first independent factor in China, Orbrich (China) International Factors; implemented a trade finance risk management and operation platform for Orbrich.

Education: B.A. (Hon) (Yale University), M.S. (Stanford University), PhD (Cornell University)

2. Ludovic Depoid
Ludovic Depoid is Director of Tektos, a group focusing on the mobile accessories ecosystems, and is responsible of corporate development including finance, governance and innovation strategy. Pushing the introduction of new connected (IOT) devices, helping partners in the process of product innovation manufacturing and focusing on products design and simplicity are among his expertise. Ludovic has over 25 years of software and innovative consumer electronics product development experience in Asia.

3. Clarence Sham
Clarence Sham has been working in IBM for 20 years. He has been an IT Specialist, IT Architect, Technical Sales Manager, Consultant, etc in various IBM local and regional teams. He is currently a Client Technical Advisor looking after a number of financial accounts in Hong Kong.

4. Eddie Rong

Eddie is a young and passionate entrepreneur with formal backgrounds in Finance and Risk Management. Before starting the venture of HEYCOINS in Hong Kong, Eddie has multi-sector experiences in various companies across China, Singapore, Hong Kong and U.S: FWD Life Insurance (H.K), China Taiping Reinsurance (H.K), ICBC (China), Pan Pacific Hotels Group (S.G) and Neusoft Corporation (China).