Future-Proofing Hong Kong for the 4th Industrial Revolution: Education

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The 4 pillars of the Hong Kong economy are tourism, professional services, finance and trading logistics, with Education as part of the 6 industries, are we educating the future workforce ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

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Note: This event will now be held via online livestream! RSVP and you will be sent the link on the day of the event.


With schools and universities being one of the first places forced to close its doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Hong Kong's Education system has been one the first to go digital and quickly adapt to disruptive technologies. Its has been huge pressure on the education system and their I.T teams to come up with a solution, especially if Hong Kong wants to hold its position, having been ranked second in the world in a massive global study of school performance by the OCED, (running just behind rivals Singapore).

But many students, and teachers alike are saying that the world of work is changing so rapidly, and that much of what our children are being taught in school -- delivered by an education system designed decades ago -- will simply be irrelevant when they enter the workforce. Economists predict that within the next 20 or so years, advances in technology will replace up to 47 per cent of jobs that are commonplace today with roles of an entirely different nature.

Amid millions of lay offs and hiring freezes around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the only roles that are seeing an upsurge is in the IT sector.

Is the education system has shown that we are keeping up with advancements in A.I technologies and skilled labour to remain competitive in these realms?

During this expert panel, we will dig into what it will take for Hong Kong to remain stable throughout the next decade as we quickly move into the 4th industrial revolution, where education becomes increasingly more fused with the digital universe through A.I adoption.

Topics we will cover:

-Are the 4 pillars future proof with A.I technologies?

-What are the disruptive technologies shaping the Education?

-What other leading countries are doing to stay ahead

-Jobs in the education sectors will inevitably become redundant

-How can teachers adapt their careers?

-How are institutions upskilling their workforce?

-How are schools helping those that are about to enter the increasingly digital workforce?

Who should attend:

-Anyone personally or professionally invested in the realm of the 4 pillars

-Those looking to future proof their careers

-Educators and execs that what a high-level overview of emerging technologies that are transforming the way we do business

-This event will kick off a multi-event series, with each workshop going deeper into the individual pillars. More details will be announced during this event.

-This event is part of a multi-event series, with each workshop going deeper into the individual pillars and industries. More details will be announced during this event.


Mark Sims

Chief Operating Officer

Lavine Hemlani

Founder, CEO & Chairman

Matthew Ng

Co-Founder, CEO of kosmic.io

Betty Lin

Associate Director & Associate Professor of Business Education, HKUST

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