4 December 2014 | HKCEC Hong Kong #FTInnovate 
An event of APAC Innovation Summit 04/12/2014
1:00 pm - 1:50 pmRegistration
2:05 pm - 2:15 pmWelcome from the FT
David Pilling, Asia Editor, Financial Times
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmKeynote Session: From the Outside In – Customer Driven Innovation in Asia
Steve Monaghan, Regional Director, Head of Edge (Group Innovation), AIA
2:45 pm - 3:35 pmPanel Discussion: Making a Footprint in the Market
A successful product or service offering is one that meets the needs of the target market. This panel brings together forward-thinking executives from some of the most innovative companies across the region, to share their experiences of what it takes to develop and monetise a novel concept or idea. What does it take to build and market an internationally-recognised product, service, concept or brand? What is the potential of reverse innovation? Why are innovations flowing from emerging markets into more developed ones? What advantages do emerging market companies have over multinationals?

Jacob Cooke, CEO, Web Presence in China
Asmita Dubey, Chief Marketing Officer, L’Oréal China
Asif Ghafoor, Founder and CEO, Spacious. HK
Yat Siu,
Founder & CEO, Outblaze
Simon Squibb,

3:35 pm - 3:55 pmNetworking Break
3:55 pm - 4:25 pmKeynote Interview: Delivering Competitive Advantage through Innovative Technology
Cordelia Chung, Vice President, Industry and Value Creation, IBM Asia Pacific

4:25 pm - 5:20 pmPanel Discussion: Nurturing the Workforce - Driving Innovation
There is no secret recipe for fostering great ideas. However, a smart and creative workforce is certainly a good start, along with a corporate culture that celebrates and promotes originality and innovation. Which best practice strategies are needed to capture and enable innovation internally? How can firms attract and retain the top talent? What are the obstacles? How can organisations justify large investments in R&D? In what ways can alternative approaches to management or novel business models help firms to get ahead?

Jane Gottschalk, Co-Founder, Jax Coco
David Jin, Chairman & President, North East Asia and China, Harman International 
Ramprasad K R, Chief Technologist and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, AI & Cognitive Computing, Wipro 
Rachael Regan-Paterson, Vice President, Human Resource - Greater China & India, Fonterra

5:20 pm - 5:30 pmClosing Remarks
David Pilling, Asia Editor, Financial Times
5:30 pmCocktail Reception