2017 Testimonials

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We asked participants what they thought about EmTech Hong Kong 2017. Here’s what they had to say about the event:

 “EmTech is a very unique emerging technologies conference hosted by MIT Technology Review. As a curation of the world's leading scientists, technology executives and investors, EmTech has grown into a global community in the United States, Europe, South America, India, Singapore, and now in Hong Kong."

Alexandar Wai, Vice President (Research Development) and Chair Professor of Optical Communications, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


“The EmTech Hong Kong conference was superb. A splendid range of contemporary topics delivered by an amazing set of presenters. The curation was first rate. I learned so much outside my field of expertise.”
Donald R. Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, MIT


“EmTech Hong Kong was a fascinating collection of speakers making genuinely groundbreaking progress on real solutions to mankind's problems. Too many confabs now are feel-good cheerleading. EmTech genuinely stretched my thinking about how real scientific and technological breakthroughs will change our lives in the near future from the people doing the research.”
Andrew Work, Head Content Strategist for Asia Pacific, NexChange


“EmTech Hong Kong really is one of the few events in Hong Kong and for that matter in Asia that brings together deep industry and scientific insight in emerging tech and its commercialisation with a focus on Asia but a global outlook. Imagine TED on MIT steroids.”
Vincent Ng, Founder, 1+1=11 Productions


“EmTech HK presents a unique opportunity to hear about the emerging technologies that will shape our future lifestyles and meet people who are actually making them happen.”
Weng-Li Yoong, Research Director, Athenex


“I liked the talks - especially the ones that are outside the domain of my study. You can see similar logic flowing beautifully and echoing in a different domain language. That is the art of technology and why it is amazing. ”
Yingrui Li, Cofounder and Chief Scientist, iCarbonX


"Fascinating, inspirational and one step ahead of other traditional technology conference."
Alain V. Fontaine, Partner, Ocean Equity Partners


"A great event to get myself up to speed on the latest & cutting-edge technology. Would love to join again next year!"
Penny Tu, Vice President, JPMorgan Asset Management


"I have learned a lot and made new friends in this conference. Great speakers and several interesting topics!"
Yeo Kiat Seng, Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design


"Very good conference focusing on the latest technologies."
Pey Kin Leong, Associate Provost, Singapore University of Technology and Design


"An event to learn, get inspired and be challenged to think. I’ll be attending the next EmTech conference!"
Bert Kastel, Principal, Tech 844


"A well organised event! Interesting and informative presentations were delivered."
Yuk Sum Wong, Senior Research & Development Manager, Hong Kong Productivity Council


"EmTech HK was a great networking opportunity for me and I was able to establish some really meaningful connections at the event."
Angela Wu, Assistant Professor, HKUST & Founding Member, Agenovir Corporation


"EmTech HK is an excellent event to get to know the latest technologies that will be impacting our future. The topics are relevant and the speakers are all top notch. It was an honour to have been involved in 2017."
Alvin Wang Graylin, China President of Vive, HTC


"The EmTech event brings together researchers, practitioners and users of high technology and Artificial Intelligence. It truly was a bridge to facilitate the exchange of ideas, an essential ingredient for high technologies to grow."
Qiang Yang, New Bright Professor of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


"EmTech Hong Kong not only holds the promise of all EmTech meeting series to bring top technologists together in a fascinating yet compact format, but also leverages unique local resources to ignite exciting crosstalk between financial capital, science-engineering, and entrepreneurship that reach beyond Hong Kong."
Le Cong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


"MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Hong Kong is the premier Emerging Technologies Conference. The 2017 Conference was the perfect forum to showcase our predictive analytics initiatives. I look forward to participating again next year."
Tom Chittenden, Founding Director, Advanced Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory, WuXi NextCODE Genomics


"I really enjoyed the conference. The talks covered an interesting range of cutting-edge subjects and the speakers made meaningful points. I learned a lot in a short period of time (which is not always true of other conferences). The networking was very good as well. I plan to attend again next year."
Alfonso Ballesteros, Secretary General, The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong


"During the EmTech Hong Kong conference we had the opportunity to meet such incredible individuals where a ten-minute conversation carried on to over an hour. We listened to amazing talks about the next generation of grid level batteries, new kinds of sensors, cryptocurrencies, AI, and cancer development, that has left a positive impact and opened my eyes to new fields of study. Once again, thank you for providing such an insightful opportunity to learn more about the next generation of emerging technology and connecting with some very intelligent individuals."
Akshay Kumar, Cansbridge Fellow


"There are very few sources I trust for staying in the flow and in the know with respect to emerging tech. MIT Technology Review's EmTech Hong Kong is one of these sources -- top notch speakers and content across the most promising tech innovations as well as great networking with like-minded expert attendees so can dive deeper into the topics. All of this while taking in bright, stunning views of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour."
Blums Pineda, Partner, Prophet