Disrupt Events

Smart Living Disrupt

Encourage Hong Kong SMEs to address industry pain points with innovative technologies. Create a smarter life and explore business opportunities.


(From left) Mr. Kenneth Chan, Enterprise Architect, JOS; Mr. Keith Cheng, Head of Hong Kong Digitalization Hub, MindSphere Application Center – City, Siemens Limited; Mr. Francis Fong, Honorary President, Hong Kong Information Technology Federation; Mr. Alexander Lau, Executive Director, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited; Mr. Daniel Chun, Chairman, Research and Blueprint Committee, Smart City Consortium; Mr. Alex Cheung, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited; Ir Dr. Anthony Lo, Director – Corporate Customer Experience, Customer & Business Development, CLP Power; Mr. Xaviour Wong, Executive Director, SME Banking Centre Head, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited; Dr. Ernest Lo, President, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance; and Mr. Marcos Chow, Partner, IT Advisory, KPMG Hong Kong at DBS BusinessClass Smart Living Disrupt.

Organised by DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, the DBS BusinessClass Smart Living Disrupt was successfully held on 11 April 2019. Themed “Work Smarter, Live Better”, DBS focused on exploring business opportunities for SMEs in smart living sector. Seven delegate speakers shared their insights on the smart living initiatives with 300 industry attendees, covering the use of innovative technologies to address the industry pain points and how SMEs could apply “Work Smarter” strategies to create business opportunities. In addition, 20 participating enterprises and start-ups demonstrated their smart living business models and technology applications at the exhibition area, including artificial intelligence, facial recognition, virtual reality, smart offices, indoor smart plant growers, medical data analysis, cloud computing and more.

Enterprises Work Smarter; Customers Live Better

Mr. Alex Cheung, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited said DBS BusinessClass aimed at providing a networking platform for SMEs, enabling players from different industries to explore partnership opportunities in the smart living sector, and to stimulate innovative ideas and enable their success by scaling up their business. He also encouraged SMEs to seize this golden opportunity while improving the quality of living by innovative technologies, and to create a healthy and sustainable environment for society.


Mr. Alex Cheung, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, encouraged Hong Kong SMEs to enhance quality of living by innovative technologies to create sustainable business environment for the smart economy.

Mr. Daniel Chun, Chairman, Research and Blueprint Committee, Smart City Consortium, said in a keynote speech on “How small businesses could benefit from smart living initiatives?”. “In the past, a major pain point for SMEs was how to expand their customer base. Now, through online platforms, customers can order food and purchase merchandise conveniently. With this, merchants are able to collect customer data for analysis, making it effortless to reach a wider range of customers.”


Mr. Daniel Chun, Chairman, Research and Blueprint Committee, Smart City Consortium, provided analyses with multiple perspectives on the business opportunities associated with the advancement in smart living, in the keynote speech - “How small businesses could benefit from smart living initiatives?”.


Smart Living Meeting Market Demands

Mr. Marcos Chow, Partner, IT Advisory, KPMG Hong Kong; Mr. Kenneth Chan, Enterprise Architect, JOS; Mr. Keith Cheng, Head of Hong Kong Digitization Hub, MindSphere Application Center – City, Siemens Limited; Mr. Francis Fong, Honorary President, Hong Kong Information Technology Federation; Dr. Ernest Lo, President, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance; and Mr. Daniel Chun shared their insights on the “Bridge to the Smart Living Business”, that smart living not only focuses on technical level, but more importantly on how to make good use of technology to improve the industry and create a better ecosystem.


DBS BusinessClass Smart Living Disrupt attracted a total of 300 industry participants, generated lively interactions, and provided a tremendous value.


Ir Dr. Anthony Lo, Director – Corporate Customer Experience, Customer & Business Development, CLP Power, explained how a large enterprise assisted SMEs in benefiting from smart living initiatives.

In the speech “Power up the Growth of SME Business”, Ir Dr. Anthony Lo, Director – Corporate Customer Experience, Customer & Business Development, CLP Power, shared the best practices in orchestrating smart living projects.


Through exhibitions and interactive demonstrations, 20 exhibiting enterprises and startups to showcase their applied technologies in smart living, including Growgreen, which showcased its asparaTM indoor hydroponic smart grower, enabling individuals, enterprises, and communities to grow zero-polluting fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, by quantifying the movement of the fingers and wrists, and using the micro-current stimulation (EMS) technology to mimic the feedback of human touch, H2L delivered solutions that enabled hand-controlling in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or the Internet of Things (IoT) for interactions and operations.


Exhibitors Kactus Limited (left) and Mad Gaze (right) demonstrating their smart living products to industry participants.


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