IoT Trends and Insights for Hardware Startups

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Thursday, July 21, 2016From 14:00 to 17:00


CoCoon HK
3/F Citicorp Centre
18 Whitfield Rd.
Tin Hau, Hong Kong


Are you an IoT geek? Then you don’t want to miss this upcoming IoT event with the experts from Microsoft and Wearable IoT World!

This event will feature William Dam, Senior Technical Evangelist from Microsoft, and Francis Ng, Managing Director Asia of Wearable IoT World (the world's first accelerator focused on the Internet of Things, wearables and emerging technology markets), to share their views on IoT and hardware development. Join us to learn and meet with these thought leaders in the region!

This event is supported by:
• Startup Launchpad - Asia’s largest hardware startup tradeshow held in Hong Kong that gives new companies access to 60,000+ distributors and retailers worldwide.
• CoCoon - a coworking place where entrepreneurs, creative talent, successful leaders and investors meet, collaborate and deliver results together..
• NOA Labs - one of the world's best known turnkey solution for design, development, prototyping, crowdfunding, and mass production.

Event Agenda:
14:00 - 14:30 Registration and networking over beer and pizza
14:30 - 14:45 Opening remarks
14:45 - 15:15 Presentation 1: IoT Trend and Development, by William Dam from Microsoft
15:15 - 15:45 Presentation 2: Trends of Wearable IoT, by Francis Ng from Wearable IoT World
15:45 - 15:50 Break
15:50 - 16:20 Panel discussion on IoT: Moderator: Ben Wong from Global Sources; Panelists: Greg Fisher from Hardware Massive; Willian Dam from Microsoft; Francis Ng from Wearable IoT World
16:20 – 17:00 Networking over beer and pizza

William Dam - Senior Technical Evangelist of Microsoft Hong Kong DX Team
William Dam serves as the Microsoft Hong Kong Bizspark Champ and also responsible for Windows platform developer adoption. William has involved with partner engagement, process and startups advisory on technology and lately focusing on IoT and Fintech segment.

Francis Ng - Managing Director Asia at Wearable IoT World
Francis is the Managing Director, Asia at Wearable IoT World, a global accelerator for wearable tech and has 20 years of R&D experience and a rich background in software engineering and business development. Mr. Ng specializes in product management, Internet, startups, and consulting, helping several companies launch in the Chinese market. Through the years, Francis has developed a wide network of business, technology and investment professionals across China, Europe and the U.S.

Greg Fisher - Founder of BSG Berkeley Sourcing Group, Founder of Hardware Massive
Greg Fisher works with startups to manufacture innovative products, and help establish Hardware Massive, the global hardware startup ecosystem, and the annual conference, Hardware Con, whose missions are to empower hardware startups to succeed through networking, education, and access to resources.

Ben Wong - Head of Startup Launchpad
Ben Wong is responsible for developing Startup Launchpad – Asia’s forst B2B tradeshow + tech conference event for hardware startups – and manages the company’s cross-border O2O distribution channels for emerging brands in the Asia Pacific region.