By Prof. Jack Lau (Moderator)
Chairman, HKUST Institutional Advancement and Outreach Committee

By Mr. Albert Au
Founder, AcesoBee

By Mr. Danny Tao
CEO and Co-Founder, ePropulsion

By Ms. Fion Leung
Co-Founder, Time Auction

Date: 09 Dec 2019
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: HKUST Business School Central
15/F, Hong Kong Club Building
3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
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Tech For Social Good

by Mr. Albert AU, BEng (1995) and MBA (2003)

Technology has been used to raise productivity and growth since the Industrial Revolution, but today it has a far wider role.  As people become more globally aware, they expect technology to improve their social, environmental and economic outcomes.  So how can we ensure that today's tech developments empower citizens and create real social impact?  Albert will review the key elements and challenges of a “Tech for Social Good” approach, citing local examples and referencing his own transformation from a health-tech specialist and start-up founder into a social entrepreneur.



by Mr. Danny TAO, BEng (2012) and MPhil (2015)

Boating might seem a rather leisurely and lo-tech pursuit, but the latest technological innovations are opening up whole new horizons for keen mariners, as well as helping the planet.  Founded in 2012 in Hong Kong by four HKUST graduates, ePropulsion is dedicated to developing intelligent and sustainable marine propulsion systems.  It has now become a world-leading supplier of small electric outboard motors and boat power systems.   Danny will talk about the history of ePropulsion and how its innovative products are changing the boating industry.


From Side Project To International Charity

by Ms. Fion LEUNG, BBA (2010)

Sharing your knowledge and experience with others is not only educational – it can also prove a valuable way of helping society.  That’s the concept behind Time Auction, started by Fion as a side project in 2014, in which prominent leaders are invited to donate a few hours of their time to inspire and connect with young audiences, who in turn pay for their places in volunteer hours.  Fion will share her story of how her team grew their movement into a seven-city international operation by being resourceful and sincere.

Speaker Profile
Prof. Jack Lau (Moderator)
Chairman, HKUST Institutional Advancement and Outreach Committee

Prof. Lau is the first PhD alumnus from HKUST and a faculty member of the university. He founded his own business, Perception Digital Holdings Limited, a pioneer in technology solutions for digital sequel processing and turn-key consumer electronics. It was one of the first companies accepted by the HKUST Entrepreneurship Program. Perception Digital became the first HKUST spin off company to go public on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Mr. Albert Au
Founder, AcesoBee

Albert Au is a self-made entrepreneur in the eHealth and HealthTech industry. After graduating from HKUST in Computer Science, he began his career as a healthcare solutions specialist at IBM China/Hong Kong before founding his own business venture, which was acquired by Quality Healthcare in 2001. He then established another health-tech venture, AcesoBee, under which he has developed TeamCare, a portable Personal Care Plan and Point of Care system that facilitates outpatient care management in the community. He is also a part-time lecturer at HKU SPACE and visiting lecturer for The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Mr. Danny Tao
CEO and Co-Founder, ePropulsion

Born in Ningbo, China, Danny Tao received his BEng in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from HKUST in 2012 and MPhil in Electronics and Computer Engineering in 2015. During his studies, he showed great interest in mechanical engineering and robotics, and led the HKUST Robocon teams in 2009 and 2010 to top all Hong Kong entrants in the ABU Robocon Competition. He founded ePropulsion Technology Limited with three Robocon teammates during his postgraduate studies and has been CEO of the company since then. It now has over 100 employees at offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Dongguan.
Ms. Fion Leung
Co-Founder, Time Auction

After graduating from HKUST with a degree in Business Administration, Fion Leung worked as a product evangelist at Notey, a media start-up, and as an analyst at Barclays. Since she co-founded tech-enabled charity Time Auction five years ago, it has quickly gained traction among generous donors and young adults, becoming a registered Hong Kong charity in 2017. Fion now dedicating herself full-time to the organization and leads its international operations and expansion, pursuing a mission to make volunteering a fulfilling and vital part of people’s lives. Her efforts have to date generated over 50,000 hours of volunteer work.