EdTech Asia Summit | The future of learning and workforce innovation

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Now in our third year, EdTech Asia Summit brings together 500+ key stakeholders in the learning, work, and talent innovation spheres for two full days of engaging sessions, workshops, and social networking events. Key influencers and changemakers from across Asia and beyond gather to discuss the future of learning and work while exploring opportunities to enter new markets and foster collaboration.

GET China 2017

EdTech Asia Summit 2018 will be held on July 26-27 at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. Located in the heart of the Asian community, Hong Kong is a leading business hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment and will provide the perfect environment for cutting-edge discussion and engagement focused around the future of learning, work, and skills.

EdTech Asia Summit 2017

EdTech Asia Summit 2018 will consist of multiple plenary sessions and breakout sessions for three customized tracks, an evening networking function, VIP luncheon, awards, workshops, and an optional Shenzhen tech ecosystem tour to be held pre-event. EdTech Asia Summit will be strategically curated and selective bringing together 500+ of the most influential stakeholders from within the Asian region.

EdTech Asia Summit 2017

The two-day summit aims to offer insight into to future of Asia’s complex, rapidly evolving, and high demand learning innovation and future of work ecosystems. EdTech Asia Summit will bring together influential stakeholders from across Asia and beyond including entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, corporate executives, government, academia, consultants, policymakers, and thought leaders.

EdTech Asia Summit 2017

Adopting global, regional and localized perspectives, through engaging plenaries, roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops, and curated networking, EdTech Asia aims to build collaboration, foster networks, and empower learning innovation and talent tech stakeholders across Asia and beyond. In the process, we aim to showcase key players, regional trends, unexpected dynamics, investment opportunities, and what to expect next on the education, learning, employment, and skills horizon.

Visit summit.edtechasia.com for more updates.

Day 1 – Thursday, July, 26 ___________

8:00AM – 9:00AM – Registration and Networking

Charles K. Kao (CKK) Pre-function Hall

 

9:00AM – 9:10AM – Welcome Greetings and Announcements

CKK Main Hall

 

9:10AM – 9:30AM – Perspectives on Asia’s EdTech and Education Markets

CKK Main Hall

Anip Sharma, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

 

9:30AM – 9:50AM – The Future of Education – AI

CKK Main Hall

Dr. Eric Yang, Founder, and CEO, iTutor Group

 

9:50AM – 10:10AM – Global EdTech Ecosystem – 20 City Profiles

CKK Main Hall

Tim Praill, Head of Navitas Ventures

 

11:10AM – 12:00PM – Asia’s Leading Role for the Future of Learning and Work

CKK Main Hall

Diana Wu David (Moderator), Michael Gold (The Economist), Sandeep Aneja (Kaizen PE), Felix Ortiz (Viridis Learning), Clive Lee (Yidan Prize)

 

11:10AM – 12:00PM – Asia’s Evolving Online Learning Landscape: Higher Education and Upskilling

Hall A 4-5 – Rebecca Chan (Moderator), Richard Qiu (Udemy), Amit Goyal (edX), Abhinav Mital (Linc Education)

 

12:00PM – 12:45PM – Education Evolution: The Rise of Early Years Coding and Computational Thinking Providers

CKK Main Hall

Rachel Brujis (Moderator),  Michelle Sun (First Code Academy), Christopher Geary (BSD), John Tan (Saturday Kids),  Yasunobu Hashimoto (Soro Touch)

 

12:00PM – 12:30PM – Building an Education Business that Lasts Forever

Hall A 4-5

Dr. David Klett, Klett Group

 

12:00PM – 12:30PM – Leveraging Social Media to Enter China’s Education Market

Hall B 6-7 | Deana Gao, Founder, China Gravy

 

1:45PM – 2:35PM – The Road to IPO – Insight into China’s Rapid Growth in EdTech

CKK Main Hall [Powered by JMD Edu]

Sophie Chen (Moderator), Kenneth Ke (China New Higher Education Group), Duc Luu (Rise Education), Andrew Yang (Shanghai Xin Nanyang), Steve Zhang, CFO (iTutor Group)

2:35PM – 3:25PM  – Skilling India’s Burgeoning Labour Market – Opportunities and Challenges

CKK Main Hall

Monica Mehta (Moderator – Strategic Advisor to Education Startups), Rahil Rangwala (Michael and Susan Dell Foundation), Shivaam Sharma (TransNeuron Technologies), Arunprasad Durairaj (Flintobox)

 

1:45PM – 2:35PM – Accelerating Growth by Closing the Funding Gap for Edtech Startups

Hall A 4-5

Phil Psilos, FHI360 (Moderator), So-Young Kang (Gnowbe), Lana Duong (Open Space Ventures), Richard Roque (SA Capital)

 

2:35PM – 3:25PM  – ASEAN’s Emerging Tiger Markets – Opportunities and Challenges

Hall A 4-5

Will Greene (Moderator), Takuya Homma (Quipper), Bobby Liu (Topica), Judge Calimbahin (Edukasyon), Raphael Nolden (Jaipuna)

 

1:45PM – 3:25PM – Workshop: TBL Approach to Financial Management for EdTech and HRTech Founders

Hall B 6-7

Brian O’Dwyer, Commercial Founder, Cognalearn

 

4:00PM – 4:45PM – Growing an EdTech Company in Hong Kong: Gateway to Asia

CKK Main Hall  [Powered by HKSTP]

Jimmy Hui (Coding 101), Olive Wong (Motive Force), Eric Yung (PlayNote), Edward Chan (Moderator)

 

4:45PM – 5:30PM – AI Technology: Reshaping the Learning Experience through AI and Analytics

CKK Main Hall

Jun Lin (17zuoye), Conor O’Sullivan (Adaptemy), Dr. Andy Chun (City University of Hong Kong)

 

4:00PM – 4:50PM – India’s Coming Inflection Point: Is Mass EdTech Adoption Near?

Hall A 4-5

Utkarsh Lokesh, EdTech Review, (Moderator), Sunitha Vishwanathan (Unitus Seed Fund), Krishna Srinivasan (PALGenie),T. K. Arunachalam (Cambridge English)

 

4:50PM – 5:20PM – Effectiveness or Efficacy? Tips for Successful Implementation of EdTech Solutions

Hall A 4-5

Yurika Morita, Head of Partnerships, Quipper

 

4:00PM – 5:20PM – Workshop: Insight into ASEAN Education Markets – Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia

Hall B 6-7

Leap Sok (Systems Experts), Tram Ho (Kyna), Monique Morales (Klasecko), Paul Sabda (Zenius)

 

Day 2 – Friday, July, 27 ___________

9:30AM – 9:40AM – Welcome Greeting and Announcements

CKK Main Hall

 

9:40AM – 10:00AM – AWS Education Program Launch t.b.a.

CKK Main Hall

Vincent Quah, Regional Head, Education, Research, Healthcare and Not-for-Profit APAC Public Sector AWS

 

10:00AM – 10:50AM – Trends in Asia’s Online English Language Learning Market

CKK Main Hall

Eloi Andre (Moderator), Vu Van (ELSA), Kai Herng Loh (Duolingo), Gaku Nakamura (RareJob), Dr. Minh Tran (EF)

 

11:10AM – 12:00PM – HRTech: Knowledge and Skills, What are Modern Employers Looking for?

CKK Main Hall [Powered by Young Founders School]

Billy Naveed (Moderator), Nikki Davies, Head of APAC Campus Recruitment – (Credit Suisse), Lars Bratsberg, Industry Head of Agency – (Google)

 

11:10AM – 12:00PM  – Global Perspectives: Asia’s Education and EdTech Investment Opportunities

Hall A 4-5

David Li (Moderator), Furuzonfar Zehni (Fresco Capital), Raj Shastri (Kaizen PE), Michele Daoud (Monks Hill), Koji Takahashi (EduLab)

 

11:10AM – 12:00PM – Addressing Core Issues in Education through Technology – Opportunities for Impact

Hall B 6-7

Kentaro Watari – Moderator (Fulbright University Vietnam), Tom Stader (The Library Project – China/Vietnam), Ichiro Miyazawa (UNESCO Bangkok – Thailand), Talitha Amalia (Solve Education – Indonesia), Rina Bautista (Knowledge Channel Foundation – Philippines), B.A. Wahid Newton (BRAC – Bangladesh)

 

12:00PM – 12:45PM – HRTech: Unlearning to Learn – Fostering Intrinsic Learning Motivation in the Modern Workplace

CKK Main Hall

Min-Lin Lim (Moderator), Shah Widjaja (Palo IT Singaopre), Djoann Fal (GetLinks), Tomas Laboutka (SEA Founders)

 

12:00PM – 12:45PM – Innovative Trends in Education Admissions, Counseling, and Coaching

Hall A 4-5

Gerry Chu (Moderator), Huixian Ye (Paragon One), Rohan Pasari (Cialfo), Xin Er Quek (Crimson Education), Sarah Lee (Higher Ground Education)

 

12:00PM – 12:45PM – Cultivating STEAM Education with Blended and Online/Offline Solutions

Hall B 6-7

Cheuk Kwong Ng (Moderator), Gabriel Suppiah (Score Campus), Eric Lam (Amdon Consulting), Chu Tsz Wing (EdFuture)

 

1:45PM – 2:35PM  – Blockchain Technology: Implications for the Future of Education and Employment

CKK Main Hall

Ramya Ravikumar (Anquan Capital) Moderator, Andrew Duck (Aversafe), Jonathan Chan (Jules), Vivian Leung ANX Academy

 

2:35PM – 3:25PM  – Education Evolution: Cultivating Entrepreneurship and 21st Century Learning Skills in Youth

CKK Main Hall

David Doran (Moderator), Natalie Chan (Own Academy), Billy Naveed (Young Founders School), Tu Ngo (Yola), Shannon Kalayanamitr (Ikegai Group)

 

1:45PM – 2:35PM – EdTech Product Localization for Asian Markets: China and Beyond

Hall A 4-5

Yaki Dayan (Moderator), Natalya Twohill (Kiddet), Yoshi Okamoto (SZIV), Tawan Dheva-Aksorn (Aksorn Education Group)

 

2:35PM – 3:25PM – Leveraging YouTube to Scale Education Content Distribution

Hall A 4-5

Don Anderson, Head of Kids and Learning Partnerships APAC (Google Youtube), Gerald Sebastian (Kok Bisa), Colin Brown (Skoolbo), Hitendra Merchant (Yoboho)

 

1:45PM – 2:35PM – Myanmar and Bangladesh Education Market Insights and Opportunities

Hall B 6-7

Hla Hla Win (360Ed), Abu Sayed (Tutor 71)

 

2:35PM – 3:25PM – Education in the Workplace: Interest, Insurance, or Investment?

Hall B 6-7

Weisheng Neo, Moderator (UpGrad), t.b.a.

 

4:00PM – 4:30PM  – Fireside Chat: Ryan Bubinski, Co-founder of Codeacademy

CKK Main Hall

Bhavneet Chahal, GoSkills (Interviewer), Ryan Bubinski, Co-founder, Codeacademy

 

4:30PM – 4:45PM –  Closing Remarks

CKK Main Hall

Mike Michalec, EdTech Asia

EdTech Asia Summit 2017

Venue

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP), one of Asia’s premier innovation hubs will serve as the venue for EdTech Asia Summit 2018. Conveniently located in the middle of Hong Kong, HKSTP is equidistant from central Hong Kong and one of mainland China’s tech hubs Shenzhen.

HKSTP can be easily be reached via taxi from Hong Kong international airport (40-45 minutes), Kowloon area (15-20 minutes), Hong Kong island and central area (30-35 minutes) or public transport to MTR University station where shuttles and buses depart for HKSTP (5 minutes) frequently. As of late 2017 HKSTP is home to 617 companies that employ 11,349 persons. The total estimated annual turnover of HKSTP’s companies is around HK$121 billion.

Hong Kong is one of Asia’s leading business hubs and a true gateway to China, Southeast, and East Asia. The city is one of the world’s most convenient cross-cultural business destinations as English is widely spoken and citizens from nearly 170 countries can stay between seven and 180 days without a visa. Hong Kong’s commercial and geographic access to the region’s high-growth markets makes it an ideal hub for regional business interests.

The city offers well-established tax and legal benefits and nearby many of the world’s largest and most robust economies. Less than a five-hour flight from more than half of the world’s population the city shares timezones with Beijing, Singapore, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. Other regional cities such as Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta are only a one-hour time difference away hence providing a unique opportunity for conveniently engaging Asia’s key markets.

More details about HKSTP including detailed maps and facilities can be found at this link.

 

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