We bring you some quick highlights from the conference:
The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam called for Innovation and technology development with no compromises as opposed to politics. She also assured those who visit Hong Kong in the next four years will have an energetic leader.
Co-founder of Canva, Cameron Adams spots the vibrant Asian startup scene as he debuts at RISE with an amazing lineup of speeches. “There is always new problems to solve, new social dynamics and new people. In mentoring a few startups at RISE I realise they were all from different countries and culture and they are discovering problems and trying to solve it together at RISE”
Co-host of RISE and tech startup evangelist, Casey Lau calls Hong Kong the most international city and the best destination for RISEConf. “People here are friendly and speak English. There is convenience and accessibility with taxis, subways, octopus and 24-hrs restaurants. Hong Kong also has one of the most coveted skylines in the world”, he says.
The Co-founder and Chief Executive of 9GAG, Ray Chan, left the audience in awe when he told how companies could make their ideas go viral. “To make the audience want to share your content, you can do either of these – ‘make me laugh’, ‘surprise me’, ‘this is me’, and ‘give me hope’,” quipped Chan.
Line CEO Takeshi Idezawa says we see cryptocurrencies as a new challenge and that the market is about to grow in a big way.