Joint Chamber Webinar: AI in the New Reality
Joint Chamber Webinar: AI in the New Reality

Not long ago, technology leaders everywhere were scrambling to keep pace with the accelerating speed of digital business transformation. Then, Covid-19 came along and everything changed…

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased collaboration between the business and technology teams, and also accelerated digital transformation and adoption of emerging tech such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, IoT, and intelligent automation. Many companies are trying to boost their performance using digital technologies and approaches.

At this joint chamber webinar on November, 27th  James O’Callaghan – Partner and Head of Technology Consulting at KPMG in Hong Kong, China- will share the key findings of the Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2020. It covers some of the issues that are most important to technology leaders: from board priorities to technology strategy, to career.

Together with Lucy Werner – Head of Cloud at Google Hong Kong- talk about the AI adoption and readiness in Hong Kong, as well as the highlights and recommendations set out in the latest “Smarter Digital City – AI for Everyone” whitepaper.


Topics to be covered:

  • Top priorities of CIO/technology leaders after the pandemic: what’s changed, what remains constant, and what digital leaders are doing to outpace their rivals in this new reality
  • The perception of AI that includes motivation and barriers for adoption from businesses
  • Uncovered future opportunities to accelerate AI development in Hong Kong post-COVID-19
  • AI use cases from the Cloud perspective in four key sectors: Finance, Retail, Travel & Logistics, and Technology & Innovation
  • Examination of the current AI ecosystem in Hong Kong


Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Access link for the webinar will be sent to participants 1 day before the event.

This session will be conducted via Webex.




James O’Callaghan, Partner at KPMG China

James is a Partner in KPMG’s Advisory business. With more than 20 years of experience, James has worked across industries from banking and insurance to the public sector, education, telcos, and media. He specialises in digital and operational transformation but also has a strong grasp of the governance and controls needed to run these new economy business models. His experience is spread across the UK and Europe and for the past 14 years in Asia.



Lucy Werner, Head of Cloud at Google

Lucy Werner is responsible for leading Google Cloud’s business in Hong Kong focused on helping enterprise customers with their digital transformation strategies and accelerating innovation. Her prior role at Google was leading Finance and Travel strategies for Pan Asian clients based in Hong Kong.

Lucy joined Google in January 2015. Her career prior to Google included leadership roles at Kenshoo across the Asia Pacific and in the USA at Spruce Media where Lucy was the Chief Operating Officer (a Facebook PMD partner), and at AdBrite as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development where she built the largest Independent Ad Exchange globally.

Lucy has also held several leadership roles in Finance at JP Morgan, Merill Lynch, and Deloitte.

Lucy holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School a Bachelor of Commerce and CPA certification from the University of Cape Town.







November 27 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Member: FREE
Non-Member: 100HKD
Registration Deadline: November 25th





Joint Chamber Webinar: AI in the New Reality

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