Hong Kong Tech and Innovation Leaders Share Practical and Disruptive Ideas at InnoFoco’s ‘Innovation in Action Forum’

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On Wednesday, we attended InnoFoco’s ‘Innovation in Action Forum,’ a get together for corporate and startup leaders to talk action plans for Hong Kong’s future.

Featuring dynamic keynotes, panels and afternoon workshops, the one-day conference at the University of Hong Kong also featured a neat tech element called ‘Wisdom From the Crowd.’ The audience were polled through their mobile phones on questions such as “what are the barriers to innovation in Hong Kong?” where attendees ranked “trader mentality” as the biggest hurdle.

InnoFoco’s founder Rachel Chan stepped up to moderate a panel of successful execs who shared how they keep their large companies innovative. “When people think about innovation, they always think of it as a ‘Eureka moment,’” she said. “But innovation is something that needs to be nurtured vigorously.”

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Startup Roundtable of IBM’s Cloud Event 2014: What Are The Pros and Cons of Starting a Company in Hong Kong?

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We’ve spoken to investors and veteran entrepreneurs alike and advice for first-time founders is unanimous: when building your business, you need to think globally. Thanks to innovations such as the internet, social networking and the Cloud – it has never been easier to grow and stay connected with your customers and collaborators.

On Monday’s IBM Cloud Event 2014, leaders within the investment, hardware, gaming, web, mobile, social and co-work space community came together in a Roundtable discussion on the pros and cons of Hong Kong’s ecosystem. In an exciting nexus point for major startup scene players, the Roundtable was an opportunity for key IBM/SoftLayer execs to understand how they can help Hong Kong’s ecosystem.
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