Clash of the Titans: Can China Dethrone Silicon Valley?






 
  When:    28 Jun 2018 ( 08:00 - 09:15 )  
  Where:  Harcourt Suite, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
     

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    Clash of the Titans: 
    Can China Dethrone Silicon Valley?

    InterCham Breakfast Briefing | Thu 28 June 2018 

    Over the last few years, management consultants have focused on helping their clients understand the myths and realities of digital disruption, and mapping the evolving nature of technology-driven companies.

    But what if the biggest future disruptions and most important competitive dynamics take place between nations and cultures as opposed to firms and industries?  The IT industry has been dominated by Silicon Valley for so long, that it is hard to imagine otherwise.  But the rapid rise of China makes entirely different scenarios possible.

    Join our friends at British Chamber to explore Chinese plans, capabilities, companies and initiatives, as we examine the impact of strategic play at a national and global level, and what this means for your organisation.

    About the Speaker:
    Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for Leading Edge Forum and the lead practitioner for Wardley Maps advisory service helping clients anticipate market and ecosystem developments.

    Simon’s focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies.  His research covers topics including Of Wonders and Disruption, The Future is More Predictable Than You Think - A Workbook for Value Chain Mapping, Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts: Strategies for an Increasingly Open Economy, Learning from Web 2.0 and A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing.

    As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems or managing companies. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics.

    Simon is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide, and has been voted as one of the UK's top 50 most influential people in IT in recent Computer Weekly polls.

    Date:
    Thursday 28 June 2018

    Time:
    8:00am – 9:15am

    Venue:
    Harcourt Suite, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 
    1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
    (The venue is booked under the name of Andrew Seaton)
    *Please check the dress code carefully here.

    Cost:
    Member HK$400
    Non-Member HK$520
    (including breakfast buffet)

    *Please check the event flyer here.

    Simon Wardley