It is both an honor and a privilege to deliver this statement on behalf of the Board of Directors and on my personal behalf.
The world we live in today is significantly different from what it was 3 or 5 years ago and continues to rapidly change. Technology driven by Internet has unraveled new paradigms including in the fields of business, education, and engineering. Because of the large scale of momentum from different dimensions, there are plenty of mysteries and misunderstandings regarding innovations. There come the needs to identify and interlink the excitements, the supports, the enablers, the realities and the visions.
Because of such needs, we have propelled ourselves to invite many elites with proven track records and similar value for championing our objectives together.
Not only many of our fellows and members are alumni from the world leading universities (including but not limited to California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Imperial College of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Purdue University, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, University of Hong Kong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas at Austin, etc.) but also their achievements and contributions have been outstanding and consequential. I am fortunate, privileged and proud to be associated with all of them.
The Innovation and Breakthrough Forum (IBF) is our flagship event that we hold annually. For 2017, our theme is “Investment: from growth to sustainability”. We chose this theme to showcase the attractiveness of investing in breakthrough innovation with sustainability. Such amalgamation is critically important but rarely addressed in public.
We treasure the opportunity that a world renowned scientist with impeccable track records in internetworking and network security, would impart her view and analysis on Blockchain.
We hereby take this opportunity to inaugurate our theme and agenda this year and sincerely trust all of us can blossom further with your participations and supports.