Business Afternoon

Open Collaboration–An attractive Concept for Business and Entrepreneurs?

This session discusses the concepts of open collaboration processes and technologies from a business perspective. What are the experiences with open innovation, open access in Asia? Does open collaboration with partners, clients and stakeholders speed up innovation? What are the challenges?

To register, please use the Business Afternoon category on the event registration page.


Business Afternoon Session 1

Time Training Room 1
Chair John Bacon-Shone, Associate Dean, Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong

Creating an eco-system for entrepreneurs and start ups in Hong Kong

Charles Ng, Associate Director-General InvestHK


Discussion: Science as an open enterprise

Open data and open access of publicly-funded research can increase the speed of discovery. The disclosure of experimental and observational data to a wider community changes the governance of scientific knowledge creation. What is the current state of open science among the R&D community in Hong Kong?


  • Daniel Mietchen, Wikimedian in Residence on Open Science
  • Leslie Chan, University of Toronto
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Business Afternoon Session 2

Time Training Room 1
Chair TBA

Eurocham Panel Discussion: Collaborative Technologies – how have they changed the way we do business?

Today, there are numerous technologies, platforms and tools that promise to make collaboration across global organisations and operations more open and transparent.
Has the Network Society made collaboration and knowledge sharing easier? What insights have we gained with networked organisations and society? What are emerging trends in collaborative technologies?
While business seems easier and more convenient in many ways, it has also created new challenges, e.g. the constant pressure on knowledge workers to respond, communicating across time-zones, intercultural communication challenges and others.

  • Mr. Johan Lallerstedt, Head of Technology and Innovation, Ericsson, Region North East Asia
  • Eberhard Brodhage, General Manager, Commerzbank AG, Hong Kong Branch
  • other speakers to be confirmed

The session is followed by informal drinks courtesy of Ericsson.



  Please use the Business Afternoon category on the event registration page.