Smart Homes: Will Hong Kong embrace connected living?
Monday, October 29 2018, JW Marriott Hong Kong
11:30am - 2:00pm

In Hong Kong, the adoption of smart home technology is increasing with the current household penetration rate of 20.1% in 2018. By 2022, the rate is expected to hit 33.4%. Smart homes use wireless technology to connect, collect and exchange data from a network of devices, appliances and applications.

Smart homes are changing people’s lifestyles by offering comfort, convenience, cost savings and energy efficiency. For the elderly, smart home-based remote health care technologies help monitor their health conditions in the comfort of their own homes.

Despite the purported benefits of smart home technology, there are growing concerns that it could potentially bring on cyber attacks, privacy breaches and security risks to users. How can Hong Kong bring the future to the present homes using smart technology while managing the potential risks?

Hear our panelists debate on issues such as:

  • How can industry players solve the interoperability problems of household appliances and devices to offer a seamless experience for users?

  • Can smart home technology help the elderly manage their conditions and avoid accidents?

  • How can industry players address cybersecurity and consumers’ privacy concerns?

  • Will voice-activated home automation gain momentum in Hong Kong?

*CPD e-Certificate will be issued upon request.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration and networking coffee break

12:00 PM 

MC opening remarks and networking lunch

12:30 PM - 1:40 PM

Panel discussion:
Smart Homes: Will Hong Kong embrace connected living?


  • Ian Christofis, Managing Principal Consultant, Advanced Solutions Group, Thales eSecurity

  • Manav Gupta, Founder & CEO, Brinc

  • Florence Kong, Founder, FAB-A-MATTER

  • Tony Yu, Head of Strategy and Marketing, Schneider Electric


  • Gareth Nicholson, Senior News Editor, South China Morning Post

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Q&A session

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

End of seminar and networking