Founder and CEO, Tink Labs
With an innate ability to disrupt the hospitality industry seemingly overnight, Terence Kwok was keenly interested in getting tourtists connected to the local environment, before he creating Tink Labs and Handy smartphones. Now valued at over a USD $1Billion, Tink Labs is one of the world’s first hospitality technology companies, that offers guest free use of a mobile phone during their stay in the hotel, avoiding exorbitant roaming fees and connectivity issues for travelers.
With no ceiling in sight, Terence is pushing the boundaries of cutting-edge technology though his Japanese partnership that has started offering virtual reality headsets as part of its in-room offering and is rumoured to be working with some of the biggest providers of VR content. Growth isn’t just limited to Handy, Terence has pushed his way into the media and advertising space by acquiring the Italian publisher of luxury magazine Luxos in late 2016.
Worldwide expansion is clearly in order as Handy is now in over 600,000 hotel rooms across 80 countries and has offices in a dozen countries and partnerships with top international hotels -- from Park Hyatt to the Ritz Carlton.