Introducing The Speakers At The Gen.T Asia Summit: Part 1
On 3-4 April 2020 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; 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.
Data scientist and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower
Christopher Wylie shook the world in 2018 when he released a cache of documents detailing how his former employer, the now defunct Cambridge Analytica, had allegedly misappropriated data from Facebook users to deploy in targeted political campaigns. The Canadian data scientist, who originally developed many of the techniques used by Cambridge Analytica, now works as consulting director of research for fashion group H&M.
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.
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.
Entrepreneur and investor
In 2008, while he was still a teenager, Ankur Jain founded his incubator Kairos, which invests in young entrepreneurs, with a focus on meeting the most pressing needs of humanity, including healthcare, clean water, housing and transportation. It has since invested in companies worth more than US$6.5 million. He is also the founder of contextual address book service Humin, which was acquired in 2016 by Tinder, where he also worked as VP of product.
UPDATE: The Gen.T Asia Summit has been postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19. Subscribe to our events mailing list to get updates on future Gen.T events.