AWS Innovate Online Conference

10:00AM - 4:30PM  | October 13, 2022

18F Ballroom, The Mira Hong Kong, 118-130 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

AWS Innovate Online Conference – AI and Machine Learning Edition
10:00AM - 4:30PM
October 13, 2022
18F Ballroom, The Mira Hong Kong, 118-130 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Join us in person to meet and gain inspirations from other startup founders, investors and AWS experts in Hong Kong!
Designed for startup founders, this free full-day event will deliver opportunities to enable and accelerate startup innovation and growth, provide education on emerging trends and inspire action through the personal experiences of startup founders. 
This one day physical event is packed with sessions that will explore how to enable startups with thought leadership content and fruitful technical sharing to help you build more robust businesses. 

Event Highlights

Hot Startup Stories

Hear how popular startups in Hong Kong started and scaled their business

Trending technology

Learn how emerging and trending technology like machine learning and serverless can benefit your business evolution and expansion

Web3.0 Highlights

Explore exciting possibilities of employing new technologies like blockchain, NFT and Metaverse, and DeFi

Business Insights

Hear from startup founders and VCs to share their experience in solving common challenges faced by startups such as talent acquisition and fundraising 


Network with other startup founders, VC community, investors and AWS startup team in the physical AWS Startup Day

 October 13 (Thursday) | 10:00AM - 4:30PM
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Opening Remarks - The Day 1 Mentality (English)

Chan Sze Lok, Head of Startup Business Development, AWS

Venue: Theatre 1 & 2

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

VC Panel Discussion: State of the Union:  Animoca Brands & Gobi Ventures (English)

Benny Lee, Head of PE Business Development, Greater China, AWS
Cindy Zhang, Executive Director, Gobi Ventures
Josh Du, Head of Digital Asset Portfolios, Animoca Brands

Venue: Theatre 1 & 2

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Networking Break
  Technical Track
  Tech Track A Tech Track B
11:15 AM - 11:50 AM

Serverless VS Server - Which Architecture should Businesses Choose? (English) | Level 200

Louis Lor, SVP, IT and Engineering, YOOV Internet Technology (HK) Limited
Karl Leung, Marketing Director, YOOV Internet Technology (HK) Limited
Benjamin Hui, Solutions Architect, AWS

Venue: Theatre 1

AI-driven target identification for drug development (English) | Level 300

Frank Pun, PhD, Head of Hong Kong Office, Insilico Medicine
Jacky Wu, Solutions Architect, AWS

Venue: Theatre 2

11:55 AM - 12:30 PM

The Rise of Chat Commerce: How Social Messaging Transforms Smart Retail (English) | Level 200

Matt Ng, Vice President of Business Development, Omnichat Limited
Louis Yau, Chief Software Architect, Omnichat Limited
Lok Yeung, Solutions Architect, AWS

Venue: Theatre 1

Leveraging AWS IoT and AI/ML Services - Beaconing airport ground operations to the cloud (English) | Level 200

Jerrel Leung, Chief Architect & Co-founder, ubiZense Limited
Louisa Liu, Solutions Architect, AWS

Venue: Theatre 2

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch Break (Lunch not included)
  Web 3 Ready Track Business Track
1:45 PM - 2:20 PM

The Why-and-How for Enabling Businesses on Web3 (Cantonese)

Gabriel Kwong, Founder, AiR World
Carson Chan, Territory Business Development Manager, AWS

Venue: Theatre 1

Hiring the Right Talent  (English)

Maxime Danjoux, Senior Recruiter, GoodNotes
Agnes Wun, Co-founder & CEO, Neufast Limited
Willie Lee, Senior Startup Business Development Manager, AWS

Venue: Theatre 2

2:25 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion: The Future of Web3 Gaming
(Firework Games + Digital Games Lab + Kingdomverse) (Cantonese)

Alvin Lam, Founder, Digital Games Lab
Moses Ip, Director, Firework Games
Kelvin Ho, COO, Kingdomverse
Albert Lau, Territory Business Development Manager, AWS

Venue: Theatre 1

The State of Ownership: A Primer for Equity and Token Management (English)

Andy Lee, Founder & CEO, Sprout

Venue: Theatre 2

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Break
3:15 PM - 3:50 PM

Creating value through NFT (Cantonese)

Cherry Cheung, CEO, RareDram
Sandy Lam, Startup Business Development Manager, AWS

Venue: Theatre 1

Panel Discussion: Startup Business around ESG (English)

Willie Lee, Senior Startup Business Development Manager, AWS
Angus Tsang, Assistant Manager, Investment, Nan Fung Group, The Mills Fabrica
Carla Martinesi, CEO & Co-Founder, CHOMP
Kevin Ng, CEO, InnoBlock Technology Limited

Venue: Theatre 2

3:55 PM - 4:30 PM

Modernizing AI-driven Fintech Towards Web3 (English)

Jason Chan, CEO, OlaWealth
Chris Wang, Startup Business Development Manager, AWS

Venue: Theatre 1

Raising initial funds as Startups(Sharing from HKSTP & HKAI Lab) (Cantonese)

Perkins Ho, Senior Business Development Manager, Strategic Programs, AWS
Timothy Leung, Executive Director, HKAI Lab
Joe Lin, Manager, Promotion and Community Development, HKSTP

Venue: Theatre 2

Note: event agenda is subject to change

Featured Speakers

Gabriel Kwong 
Founder, Air World Limited 

Josh Du
Head of Digital Asset Portfolios, Animoca Brands 

Carla Martinesi
CEO & Co-Founder

Alvin Lam
Digital Games Lab Limited

Moses Ip
CEO & Founder
Firework Games

Andy Lee
CEO & Founder

Cindy Zhang
Executive Director
Gobi Partners

Maxime Danjoux
Senior Recruiter, Goodnotes

Joe Lin
Manager, Promotion and Community Development

Timothy Leung
Executive Director

Kevin Ng
InnoBlock Technology Limited

Frank Pun, PhD
Head of Hong Kong Office
Insilico Medicine

Kelvin Ho
COO, Kingdomverse

Agnes Wun
Co-founder & CEO, Neufast Limited

Jason Chan
Co-Founder & CEO

Matt Ng
Vice President of Business Development, Omnichat Limited

Louis Yau
Chief Software Architect, Omnichat Limited

Cherry Cheung

Angus Tsang
Assistant Manager, Investment, The Mills Fabrica, Nan Fung Group

Louis Lor
SVP, IT and Engineering
YOOV Internet Technology (HK) Limited

Karl Leung
Marketing Director
YOOV Internet Technology (HK) Limited

Jerrel Leung
Chief Architect & Co-founder
ubiZense Limited


Angus Tsang is an Assistant Manager, Research and Investment at The Mills Fabrica, a go-to solutions platform accelerating techstyle (the combination of technology and lifestyle) and agrifood tech innovations for sustainability and social impact. He is responsible for conducting industry research and sourcing and evaluating early-stage investment opportunities in the textiles and agri-food sectors. He also assists in research publications on circularity and sustainability to support The Mills Fabrica in building a wider innovation ecosystem.


Josh is Animoca's Head of Digital Assets Portfolio, responsible for managing Animoca Brands' digital asset treasury, balance sheet optimization and yielding activities, as well as group market making and trading operations.Josh brings over 15 years of experience in the asset investment management industry across multiple asset classes including crypto, equities, and credit. He is an experienced money risk manager having been entrusted with discretionary portfolios of upward of a billion dollars in his previous portfolio manager roles at multiple tier-1 hedged funds including Horizon Asset LLP and Nine Masts Capital. He was a partner at crypto investment manager Symphony Digital where he directed research and capital allocation. Josh also previously dabbled in entrepreneurship and co-founded an onchain DEX, but started his career in a more traditional way at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank’s principal investment desks.


Maxime is a senior Recruiter at GoodNotes, one of the most loved apps for Productivity and Education, growing a 30+ team locally to 150+ globally. Former Engineer, he has been helping fast-growing start-up and scale-up companies to hire passionate Tech talent for over 7 years.  


Andy began his career in finance as a venture investor with SIG Capital (now part of GGV Capital) in Shanghai and as a dotcom 1.0 technology banker with firms now known as Credit Suisse and BofA Securities in London, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Andy is an active alumni of UC Berkeley where he studied International Business and East Asian Studies. Outside of work, Andy serves as a mentor for numerous accelerators and early stage investors, supports non-profit causes and volunteers as a foster parent, youth baseball coach and Sunday school teacher.

Andy has extensive experience across operational, international expansion and strategic partnership in the US and APAC in both management roles and startups. He worked in China for 20 years for Uber, Mapbox and Kabam as well as NBA China and STAR TV /News Corporate.

Andy began his career in finance as a venture investor with SIG Capital (now part of GGV) in Shanghai and as a dotcom 1.0 technology banker with Credit Suisse and BofA Securities in London and the US. 


10+ years extensive experience in Supply Chain Management and Blockchain solutions. After founding a supply-chain blockchain solutions company in Singapore in 2018, Alvin saw the opportunity of how blockchain technology and the increasing adoption of NFTs together could potentially disrupt the gaming industry at the time.  Therefore he founded Digital Games Lab in 2021, an NFT gaming studio.


Background in traditional finance, and crypto trading in the secondary market, a senior investor in cryptocurrency, and an investment expert in the DeFi. He has cooperated with Polygon, Coinbase, CoinMarketCap, and CoinGecko, and maintained a good business friendship.


Dr. Frank Pun is the Head of the Hong Kong Office of Insilico Medicine. He is leading a team of application scientists in Hong Kong working on the AI-enabled biological target discovery platform - PandaOmics. His goal is to deliver the latest AI technology to scientists, medical doctors, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies around the world to help find actionable therapeutic targets, and accelerate drug discovery and development. Before joining Insilico, Frank was the CEO of PharmacoGenetics Ltd., a biotechnology company in Hong Kong focusing on genomic sequencing and diagnostic product development. Frank received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2010. Upon graduation, Frank served as a visiting scholar, leading a team to study human CNS diseases and cancer for years. Afterward, he received his MBA from Rutgers Business School in the US.


With solid experience in corporate sales and team management, Matt’s career expands several industries across Financial Technology, Marketing Technology and E-Commerce. Currently as the Vice President of Business Development at Omnichat, Matt has spearheaded several ground-breaking strategies that propelled the company’s business growth to new heights.  With a deep understanding on business models in different industries, Matt has demonstrated great performance in planning go-to-market strategy.


Louis Lor has been the Senior Vice President in IT and Engineering at YOOV since 2022. He has over 20 years of experience developing software, including project management, architecture design and technical leadership. He co-founded Julojo Studio and Airtiser Limited and held various development and management roles at Nova Dynamic Media, Mad Head, and Frenzoo.


ARDGO is a venture investor in deep technologies, especially in the artificial intelligence, fintech, and blockchain spaces. We strongly believe in the decentralized nature of blockchain for the best security, transparency, and efficiency. Our team is professional in both technologies and financial institutions with seasoned experience in Asia. Investing and nurturing innovation to turn it into commercial success. ARDGO focuses on the digital platform, protocol, and infrastructure investments at various stages to optimize performance and risk.

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Jerrel Leung is the Chief Architect and Co-Founder of ubiZense and he is responsible for designing AI-based analytics leveraging on IoT-enabled big data. Prior to joining ubiZense, Jerrel was a Research Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and he has taken upon several project management positions at renowned international organizations. Recently, Jerrel led the development of AS2, which captures IoT data to real-time show and predict airport performance. AS2 garnered a grand and gold award at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019 and an award at the WITSA Global ICT Excellence Award 2019. 


Cindy joined Gobi as a Senior Investment Director in 2020. Prior to joining Gobi, Cindy held positions in the investment banking division of Guggenheim Securities in New York. Cindy received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.


Joe joined HKSTP in 2019 as the Promotion and Community Development Manager responsible for managing the startup community to foster collaboration among entrepreneurs. Over the past few years, Joe has advised more than 50 early stage startups to drive the business success and technological innovation. He has a strong interest in technological applications in AI and ICT.Prior to joining HKSTP, Joe worked in the Corporate Strategic team for a family-owned business in the elderly industry, conducting the business innovation in Hong Kong and Southern China.


Agnes Wun comes with 16 years of corporate and startup experience. Her career started with A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research as Research Student and ABB as Marketing Engineer for the ASEAN market after graduating from the National University of Singapore under the Singapore Government Scholarship for Hong Kong students. She worked for the Labor and Welfare Bureau of HKSARG for a recurring government funding for social inclusion of PwDs. Agnes studied at Imperial College London for MSc in Applied Mathematics. She worked as software engineer at Accenture UK. Before founding Neufast, Agnes worked in Portfolio Management for a listed infrastructure fund of USD 12Bn market cap and an USD 200m energy company HKEx IPO while completing MBA at HKUST. She is a Chartered Engineer with CPA (Aust.) and FRM. Agnes is serving as a faculty member of the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Head of Artificial Intelligence for SOEHK.


In the years as the Executive Director of the HKAI Lab, Timothy has supported and coached many startups in the journey to become a successful business, including areas in fund raising, product and business development, and team management. He leveraged his own experience as a startup co-founder and network in the startup ecosystem. Timothy has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the Information and Internet field. He worked in esteemed companies such as Alibaba, Apple, and PCCW. He is now the Executive Director of the HKAI LAB, which is a not-for-profit initiative fully funded by the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund and SenseTime focused on advancing the frontiers of AI with cutting-edge technologies and expertise, and empowering startups to commercialize their new inventions. Timothy is strong at business strategic planning and implementation. He had managed direct sales team and channel partners for technology products and internet services, such background equipped him with comprehensive experience in sales, marketing, product development and senior management. He had many successes in government and private sector partnership development and management.


Kevin is the CEO at InnoBlock Technology Limited. Since 1st April 2020. InnoBlock focus on Blockchain as a service, especially in the supply chain industry, ESG and Green finance. Establish business across Asia, such as Hong Kong, China and Cambodia. Kevin is the Vice President of Financial Services Industries Global Sales at Huawei Technologies Limited (Head Office). His responsibilities encompass developing Huawei’s global FSI sales and channel addressing the financial markets and retail banking sectors including branding, channel development, Huawei’s overall Go to Market messaging, and campaign management programs, as well as leading a new client innovation and transformation analysis team. Kevin has 26 years’ experience in the fields of Blockchain Fintech, telecom network infrastructure and operations, and networking vendors in the Global Enterprise sector. He is a leading global sales team focused on global retail banking, insurance and securities client, and establish a global channel to support retail and insurance clients. He is a subject matter expert in retail banking branch transformation; financial markets low latency trading, and technical and is a frequent speaker and panellist at major retail banking and financial markets conferences in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.  


Jason Chan is the Co-Founder & CEO at Areix Analytics Limited with a profound belief in democratizing intelligence for good. He has developed his professionalism in Digital Assets and FinTech, and is a qualified SAS® Certified Data Scientist and a US patent owner in P2P network authentication. Before founding AREIX, Jason worked in Binance and SAS Institute, covering the building of analytics-driven solutions for the financial services industry, digital banking and risk management.  


Carla is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHOMP, Hong Kong’s food saving app which aims to change the way people feel about food consumption. The platform connects F&B businesses (like restaurants, cafes, bakeries and more) to customers who can purchase a discounted Mystery Box of unsold food items directly from them. Launched in 2021, Carla hopes to reduce how much perfectly edible food gets thrown into Hong Kong’s landfills. Before founding CHOMP, Carla worked in various F&B roles from banqueting to restaurants to the kitchen and has a Hospitality degree from Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland. CHOMP currently works with over 95 F&B partners across Hong Kong and has been featured in SCMP, NowTV, Ming Pao and to name a few.


Louis Yau is the Chief Software Architect at Omnichat with over 10 years of experiences in software development and architecture design. Currently, he is leading the development team in building chat commerce SaaS product that handles over 10M messages per month.

Why Attend

Startup founders (from the earliest stages to expanding startups), technical founders, technical staff, and growing companies
 Dive deep on the hottest technical trends in the market
 Learn how early stage startups can scale businesses
 Network with other startup founders, VC community, investors and AWS startup team

Who Should Attend

The VC community, investors, incubators and anyone who is eager to launch a new business
 Startup founders (from the earliest stages to expanding startups), technical founders, technical staff, and growing companies
 The VC community, investors, incubators and anyone who is eager to launch a new business

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Participate in the Startup Day mini-quiz and earn the chance to win a special edition AWS outdoor air sofa and more! Attendees who have completed the post event survey and created a new AWS free account will receive US$25 in AWS Credits.

AWS Hong Kong Startup Day attendees physically located in Hong Kong are eligible to participate. An email with redemption details will be sent to all eligible attendees by the end of September, 2021. In case of any disputes, AWS’ decision will be final.

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