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Innovating the Future of Tech: India, Hong Kong, China

03.12.2019, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Drinks Reception 6:00pm
Discussion 6:30pm
Close 8:30pm

Asia is witnessing rapid growth in innovation and technology. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Virtual Banking, Smart Cities are making important strides today and the global tech economy is witnessing profound changes. China is emerging as one of the world’s centers in these technologies and innovations. India, with over 7,000 start-ups and some of the youngest entrepreneurs in the world, is seeing its start-up ecosystem grow at 12-15 %. Hong Kong with its expanding fintech sector, world class finance base and over 2,600 start-ups, is also witnessing an 18% growth. With China and India accounting for nearly 38% of the combined world population, having large domestic markets and a growing appetite for more technology, internet and smart phones, they are becoming innovators and consumers in one of the largest markets for e-commerce.

The evening inaugural discussion will showcase business leaders from India, Hong Kong and China. They will discuss how they built and are innovating their businesses in the rapidly changing and disruptive tech ecosystem. Tencent Holdings Limited is China’s multinational conglomerate, ranked as one of the world’s most valuable companies. Founded in Shenzhen in 1998, their subsidiaries specialise in Internet-related services and productsArtificial Intelligence (AI) and technology both in China and globally. Tencent’s virtual bank business is tasked with the mission of exploring innovations and opening new frontiers. In May 2019, Fusion Bank Limited, a joint venture initiated by Tencent, was granted a virtual banking license by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Info Edge, a listed Indian tech pioneer which has grown and diversified rapidly, today is India’s premier online classifieds company, with businesses in real estate, education and related services. It has been investing in the Indian start-up ecosystem over the last 10 years. Amongst its portfolio companies, Zomato and Policy Bazaar are unicorns. It went public in 2006 and has continued to invest aggressively in R&D and new businesses.

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Date:
03.12.2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Website:
https://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/events/innovating-future-tech-india-hong-kong-china

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