Co-organized by Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada and Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong.

Webinar – Digital Disruption and Technology Trends amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

April 21, 2020 / CanCham

Date and Time: April 27, 2020 11:00am GMT+8 (Hong Kong)

Duration: 1 hour

Speakers and moderator: Professor Haipeng Shen, Professor Ning Su, Professor Chris Chan

Language: English

Format: Online via Zoom

Places are limited, participants will be admitted into the webinar on a first-come, first-serve basis. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused.


Professor Haipeng Shen

Associate Dean (Executive Education),
Patrick S C Poon Professor in Analytics and Innovation,
Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU

Speaker Highlight Prof. Haipeng Shen, the Patrick S C Poon Professor in Analytics and Innovation at HKU, will share his insights on how businesses can effectively extract value from data, to support decision making under uncertainty. He will use business cases to demonstrate how business problems, data, and analytics work together to generate business value. He will particularly share a recent forefront innovation in health care – how artificial intelligence assists early screening and quick diagnosis in the ongoing global battle against COVID-19.

Professor Ning Su
Associate Professor, General Management,
Strategy & Information Systems,
Ivey Business School

Speaker Highlight
Professor Ning Su is an award-winning scholar and educator, and an expert on global innovation and outsourcing strategies at Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada. He will share his insights in digital disruption and technology trends such as big data and AI. He will discuss examples about how the convergence of these technologies can be leveraged to improve businesses, address social issues, and assist in containing the spread of epidemics and pandemics such as Ebola and coronavirus.

Professor Chris W.H. Chan
Associate Dean, Asia
Ivey Business School
Prof. Chris Chan is Professor and Associate Dean of Ivey Business School, and faculty director of executive education for Ivey in Asia. He will join this webinar as a moderator with Prof. Shen and Prof. Su.


Summary of the webinar
This webinar will give a brief overview of how AI, Blockchain, these disruptive technologies might potentially revolutionize industries such as financial services, healthcare, etc and a few examples of their real-world commercial applications. We will also discuss how business could be resilient by adapting digital and technology trends amid the pandemic challenges.