Introducing The Speakers At The Gen.T Asia Summit: Part 1
This November 20-21 we will be hold the inaugural Gen.T Asia Summit at the Rosewood Hong Kong. The mission of the summit? To connect, challenge and inspire the next generation of leaders in Asia.
Over the two days, you can expect to hear stories from both global industry titans and fearless young leaders. The event will also feature unique experiential activities in wellness, technology, music and art.
We'll be unveiling the speakers in a series of articles over the next couple of weeks; to see the full list now, visit the Gen.T Asia Summit website. First up, we're unveiling the speakers from the world of technology.
Few people have changed the world quite like Jimmy Wales. In founding Wikipedia, Wales created the most voluminous, widely consulted source of information on the internet. The platform not only democratised knowledge but also introduced the world to the idea of collaborative editing. A tireless free speech advocate, Wales is regularly named as one of the world’s most influential people.
Serial entrepreneur and Gen.T honouree Kathy Gong is best known as the co-founder of WafaGames, famed for its innovative, inclusive games. She previously founded robotics company ai.Law, which has provided affordable, accessible, AI-based legal advice on issues including immigration and divorce to more than three million people. Formerly China’s youngest national chess champion, aged just 10, she also outstanding students from around the world through her NGO World’s Young Voices.
Founder and managing partner, FutureMap
An international relations expert with his finger on the pulse of the future, Khanna is founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. An influential international relations expert, he has worked for organisations such as the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, and has also served as a senior geopolitical advisor to the US government. Khanna, a best-selling author, just released his sixth book, The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century.
Founder and CEO, Yi+
Gen.T honouree Zhang Mo is China-based leader in AI. Yi+, the company of which she is founder and CEO, makes a state-of-the-art visual engine for artificial intelligence computers. A world leader in visually based detection, recognition, understanding, search and recommendation using images and videos, Yi+ provides its services to companies including Alibaba, Huawei, Weibo, Qihoo 360, JD.com and Tmall. Yi+ also owns sub-brand Clothing+, a search engine for fashion.
Inventor and innovator
Chi has worked in roles ranging from astrophysics researcher to Fortune 500 consultant. He pioneers and practices a unique approach to rapid prototyping and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas and move large organisations at unprecedented speeds. A former head of product experience and a founding member of Google X, Chi currently works to advance towards a future where humanity becomes a net positive to nature.
UPDATE Due to the demonstrations in Hong Kong, the Gen.T Asia Summit has been postponed to a later date. Our vision is to stage the summit in Hong Kong in the first half of 2020. Check the Gen.T Asia Summit website for updates as the new dates are announced.