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Free for members of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

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For general attendees (non-members)

Standard Price HKD 100

Event Details

Not long ago, technology leaders everywhere were scrambling to keep pace with the accelerating speed of digital business transformation. Then, Covid-19 came along and everything changed…

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased collaboration between the business and technology teams, and also accelerated digital transformation and adoption of emerging tech such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, IoT and intelligent automation. Many companies are trying to boost their performance using digital technologies and approaches.

At this joint chamber webinar on 27 November, James O'Callaghan, Partner, Head of Technology Consulting, Hong Kong, KPMG China will share the key findings of the Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2020. It covers some of the issues that matter to technology leaders: from board priorities, to technology strategy, to career. Together with Lucy Werner, Head of Cloud, Google Hong Kong talk about the AI adoption and readiness in Hong Kong, as well as the highlights and recommendations set out in the latest Smarter Digital City - AI for Everyone whitepaper.

Topics to be covered:

  • Top priorities of CIO/technology leaders after the pandemic. What's changed, what remains constant, and what digital leaders are doing to outpace their rivals in this new reality
  • Perception on AI includes motivation and barriers for adoption from businesses
  • Uncovered future opportunities to accelerate AI development in Hong Kong post-COVID-19
  • AI use cases from Cloud perspective - four key sectors: Finance, Retail, Travel & Logistics and Technology & Innovation
  • Examine the current AI ecosystem in Hong Kong

Date: Friday, 27 November 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon

Cost: Free: Spanish Chamber Members, $100HKD: Non-Member


  • Access link for the webinar will be sent to participants 1 day before the event. This session will be conducted via Webex.


  • James O'Callaghan (Partner at KPMG China)

    James O'Callaghan

    Partner at KPMG China

    James is a Partner in KPMG’s Advisory business. With more than 20 years of experience, James has worked across industries from banking and insurance to public sector, education, telcos and media. He specialises in digital and operational transformation but also has a strong grasp of the governance and controls needed to run these new economy business models. His experience is spread across the UK and Europe and for the past 14 years in Asia.

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  • Lucy Werner (Head of Cloud at Google)

    Lucy Werner

    Head of Cloud at Google