24 April 2017 (Conference Day One)
Plenary Session (A1)Ms Mary AlbertsonPresident, AUTM
Plenary Session (A2)Ms Katharine KuExecutive Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University
Keynote Address (A3)Judge Randell R. Rader
Former Chief Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
(Speaker sponsored by: Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding of The University of Hong Kong)
Plenary Session (A4)Dr Stephen Susalka
Chief Executive Officer, AUTM
Prof Yesha Y. Sivan
Executive Director, Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University; founder of Metaverse Labs
Prof Dan Shechtman Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2011);
Professor in Materials Science;
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
Innovation and IP Development (T1)Dr Shin Cheul Kim
Director of Technology Transfer Office (TTO),
Managing Director of Versitech Limited, and
Associate Director of the Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO) in the University of Hong Kong
Dr Angela KukulaDirector of Enterprise, The Institute of Cancer Research
Chair of Praxis Unico
Dr Jasemine Choy ChambersOf Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Prof Teck-Seng LowChief Executive Officer
National Research Foundation, Singapore
(Speaker sponsored by: Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding of The University of Hong Kong)
Prof Tim SwagerProfessor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Speaker sponsored by: Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding of The University of Hong Kong)
University-Industry Tech Transfer: A Blue Ocean through the Red Sea? (T2)Dr Alwin Wong
Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ms Kirsten Leute Senior Vice President, University Relations, Osage University Partners
Dr Sze Tiam LinDirector, IPI Singapore
Mr Nick Chan, MHPartner of Squire Patton Boggs
Council Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong
Council member of HKUST
Mr Benjamin SofferChief Executive Officer, T3 - Technion Technology Transfer
Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer in China, Singapore, United States and United Kingdom (T3)Dr Alfred Tan (Moderator)Head of Knowledge Transfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University
Prof Ikhlaq SidhuChief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, Industrial Eng & Operations Research, UC Berkeley
Mr Peter Mok
Head of Incubation Programmes, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Dr Steve CleverleyHead of Oxentia, Oxford University
Prof Den Huan HooiDirector, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technological University
Mr Dongfang LiuPartner, Patent & Trademark Attorney, Technology Broker, Beijing Longan Law Firm
Regional Panel Session (S1)Dr Andy Sierakowski (Moderator)Chairman Int'l Committee ITTN (China), International Tech. Transfer Network
Dr Michael MurrayPrincipal, Murray International Partners
Mr Duncan MackintoshInvestment Manager, Brandon Capital Partners and the MRCF, New Zealand
Mr Tristan WalkerVice-President of Innovation and Economic Development,
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Regional Panel Session (S2)Prof Dongmin Chen
Dean, School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Peking University
Mr Takafumi YamamotoPresident and CEO, TODAI TLO, Ltd
Ms Eilene HsuOperations Centre for Industry Collaboration, National Tsing Hua University
Prof Sang-Keun LeeDepartment of Energy System Management Engineering, Dongshin University, Korea
Dr Renchen LiuDeputy Dean, Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen
Regional Panel Session (S3)Dr Alfred Tan (Moderator)Head of Knowledge Tranfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University
Mr Sean P. FlaniganDirector, Industry Liaison Office, National Unviersity of Singapore
Dr Hanumanthu PurushothamChairman and Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science and Technology, India
Mr Stephen Kim Seng CheahPresident, Global Entrepreneurship Thailand
Mr James D. Laur, Esq.Vice President for Legal and Technology Affairs, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Networking Dinner Prof Joseph (Yossi) KlafterPresident, Tel Aviv University
25 April 2017 (Conference Day Two)
Plenary Session (B1)Ms Ada KL Leung, JPDirector of Intellectual Property, HKSAR
Plenary Session (B2)Ms Lita NelsenDirector (Ret.) Technology Licensing Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Technology Transfer Office - Best Practices (B3)Prof Andy T.S. Hor
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Hong Kong
Prof Poh Kam Wong
Director, Entrepreneurship Centre of National University of Singapore
Mr Takafumi YamamotoPresident and CEO, TODAI, TLO, Ltd
Mr Tom HockadayFormer Managing Director of Oxford ISIS
(Speaker sponsored by: Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding of The University of Hong Kong)
Ms Imelda OropezaLicensing Associate, Stanford University
Health & Green Innovation in Asia (T4)Dr Albert Wai-Kit Chan
Managing Partner, Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan, PLLC
Prof Walter Ho
(Opening Remarks)
Director, Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ms Patrea L. Pabst, Esq.Partner, Pabst Patent Group LLP
Mr Rex Sham Chief Science Officer/Co-Founder, Insight Robotics Ltd
Dr Kenneth Fong Chairman, Kenson Ventures, LLC
Prof Young Ho KimDepartment of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Yonsei University Medical Device Development and Promotion Center
Mr Ian HuenCEO, APTUS Therapeutics Limited
Towards A Smarter Community (T5)Dr Kim-fung Tsang (Moderator)Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong;
Chairman of IoT Committee, Smart City Consortium
Prof Fengjun LiAssistant Professor, University of Kansas
Dr Shahid MumtazSenior Research Scientist, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Prof Stefan Mozar Consultant and Professor, Dynexsys & GDUT
Mr Vandia Yang IT Solution Director, Enterprise Business Group
Huawei Hong Kong
Emerging Trend in Technology Management and Transfer for Internet Big Data (T6)Prof Enboa Wu (Moderator)Associate Vice-President for Knowledge Transfer, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof Lei ChenAssociate Director, Big Data Institute, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mr Henry MaVice-President & Chief Information Officer, WeBank Co., Ltd.
Dr Jennifer ShockroAssistant Director for Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships (OTTCP), California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
The Renaissance of Ancient Silk Road (B4)
Dr David AiDirector of Knowledge Transfer, City University of Hong Kong