27 May 2020 · Wed 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Ecomomy Evolved: Chances & Challenges in the AI Economy
About this Event
The mist of uncertainty covers all over the global economy. Millions of people are in despair since the outbreak of Coronavirus as many of them have to accept severe pay-cut if not have their jobs lost. The foreseeable economic downturn creates a pessimistic atmosphere across all countries affected by Covid19. Without a doubt, it’s the crucial yet inevitable challenge to the human race in the 21st century.
However, challenges always coexist with chances. Flipping another side of the coin, various streams of AI Technologies have been immensely contributing to different industries in which favouring efficiency & scalability at a lesser expense. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, AI and AI-related tech will contribute at least USD 15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030. Therefore, AI & Economy are inseparable couples in the future world.
In exploring further, Mr Simon Squibb (serial entrepreneur and founder of Nest and Mettā) and Mr Lavine Hemlani (Founder & CEO of Xccelerate aka Vice President of AI Society of Hong Kong) are going to reveal the essence on how to succeed in the AI Economy in the post-pandemic era throughout a fireside chat.
Who should attend?:
If you are interested in chances & challenges in the AI Economy and what steps you can take to better understand it, this event is for you.
About the Speakers:
Entrepreneur, Hong Kong based Angel Investor and host at the Good Luck Club Podcast.
Simon is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, motivational speaker, podcast host and mentor. He has started 17 businesses, invested in over 65, and has mentored hundreds of founders. Having sold his award-winning insight-driven branding and digital agency, Fluid, to PwC, Simon now focuses on inspiring, motivating and guiding both budding and experienced entrepreneurs by sharing his personal experiences, insights, ideas and tips on his website www.simonsquibb.com and through his social channels and The Good Luck Club Podcast.
Founder & CEO, Xccelerate
Passionate about pioneering advanced technology education to empower individuals, enterprises and workforces.
Founder and CEO of Xccelerate, a leading ed-tech and future of work start-up headquartered in HK with regional capabilities. Xccelerate is founded on the vision that the greatest opportunity for improving lives is education and aspires to reinvent education to address the colossal talent challenges in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Process Automation, Software Engineering, Blockchain and Design across Asia.
Xccelerate drives outcomes for individuals, enterprises and governments by leveraging expert instructors, proprietary curriculum and learning software. Prior to Xccelerate, Lavine co-founded FLYR and worked with deep learning startup Thread Genius (acquired by Sotheby’s). Lavine began his career in investment banking in NYC at Lazard’s Mergers & Acquisitions division (M&A) and held investment facing roles at the following funds: Atlas Capital, Marwar Capital and Union Park Capital.
Lavine also serves as Vice President of the Artificial Intelligence Society of HK and on the Board of Directors of the 24 Hour Race, a global non-profit that fights modern slavery.