French AI & Data Week @HKU

Date: From March 8, 2021 (Monday) to March 11, 2021 (Thursday)
Time: Please refer to the details below
Venue: Zoom Online Webinar


Date: March 8 – 11, 2021

Venue: Zoom online webinar


In collaboration with Campus France (Hong Kong) and Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau, a series of online webinar – Welcome to France: Digital Revolution & Industries of the Future "French AI & Data Week @HKU" will be held during Mar 8 – 11, 2021.


Through the series of webinar, you will meet with academic expertise and leading industry professionals from France and Hong Kong to learn about how data science, big data and artificial intelligence is transforming global industries and business strategies in a world post-2020.


It is also a chance for you to explore how new jobs on the market are reflecting these global evolutions and to know more about the training opportunities in French higher educational institutes.


Note: Time periods below are based on Hong Kong Time Zone

  March 8, 2021 (Monday)

  3:45pm – 4:45pm


    [Her]Story: Women in Tech


  • Dr Caroline Dingle,  Senior Lecturer/Honorary Assistant Professor, School of Biological Science HKU
  • Dr. Edith C.H. Ngai, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering HKU
  •  Elise Tchen, CEO of Parrot Asia Pacific


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  5:00pm – 6:00pm


   The Big Debate – Technology & Trust: An Ongoing


  • Dr. Michael C.L. Chau, Associate Professor in Innovation and Information Management,  HKU Business School
  • David Gurlé, Founder & CEO of the unicorn Symphony, Former VP of Skype
  • Cedric Delzenne, Managing Director APAC, 55, The Data Company


  March 9, 2021 (Tuesday)

  3:00pm – 4:05pm


  Data Science – The Revolution in Business Strategy
  & Intelligence


  • Dr. Hailiang Chen, Master of Science in Business Analytics Programme Director, Associate Professor, HKU Business School
  • Prof. Ghassan Yacoub, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Academic Director of the MBA in Leadership and Coding in partnership with Le Wagon Paris Coding School, IESEG School of Management Paris
  • Prof. Steward Huang, Head of SKEMA’s Master of Artificial Intelligence and Business Transformation
  • Prof. Christophe CROUX, Head of Data Science, Economics and Finance Faculty EDHEC








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  4:15pm – 5:15pm


  The Potential & Future of FinTech


  • Dr. K.P. Chow, BASc(FinTech) Programme Coordinator, MSc(CompSc) Programme Director, Associate Professor Deparment of Computer Science HKU
  • Elvie Lahournere, Director, Digital & Innovation, Asia Pacific at Natixis
  • Kévin CARILLO, Associate Professor, Information, Operations and Management Sciences, Toulouse Business School    
  • Prof. Jérémie Bertrand, Professor of Finance, Academic Director of the Master in Apprenticeship Financial Institutions: Risk, Compliance and Data Analytics, IESEG School of Management Lille


  March 11, 2021 (Thursday) 

  3:30pm – 4:50pm


  Everything You Need to Know About Studying in
  France: Postgraduate and Research Opportunities


  • Yasmin Chafra, Head of Campus France – Hong Kong Office
  • Mathilde Boisserin, Scientific Officer, French Consulate


  Sharing Session from HKU Alumni and Former
  Exchange Student



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  4:55pm – 6:00pm


  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet
  of Things: The Future of Science and Technology


  • Prof. Reynold C.K. Cheng, Computing and Data Analytics Programme Director, Department of Computer Science HKU
  • Rabih Haddad, Director of International Programs, EPITA, France
  • Julien Bourgeois, Head of Department of Computer Science of Femto-ST (one of three research laboratories of EIPHI), Member of the Executive Committee of Graduate School, UBFC EIPHI Graduate School
  • Thomas Heide Clausen, Director of the Internet of Things: Innovation and Management Master Program, Ecole Polytechnique