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While generative AI has been garnering the lion's share of attention, experts today suggest that with its widespread applications and transformative potential, quantum computing is poised to lead the next technological revolution. Join us for an exploration of the transformative forces at the intersection of AI and Quantum Computing and their implications for shaping the workforce landscape of tomorrow. Discover how AI, with its machine learning and automation capabilities, is revolutionising industries, streamlining processes, and augmenting human potential. Gain a deeper understanding of Quantum Computing, where the laws of classical physics no longer apply, opening doors to greater computational power and how these innovations are reshaping job roles and how businesses are adapting to stay competitive.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


08:00 - 08:30
Registration, socializing and breakfast
08:30 - 09:55
09:55 - 10:00
Close of event


  • Zeng Bei (Professor, Physics & Quantum Computing at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), PhD, MIT)

    Zeng Bei

    Professor, Physics & Quantum Computing at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), PhD, MIT

    Prof. Zeng received the B.Sc. degree in physics and mathematics and M.Sc. degree in physics from Tsinghua University, in 2002 and 2004, respectively. She received the Ph.D. degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2009. From 2009 to 2010, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo. In 2010, she joined the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph, as an assistant professor, and promoted to Tenured Associate Professor in 2014 and Professor in 2018. In 2019, she joined the Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as a Professor.

    Prof. Zeng’s research strives to bring us closer to the goal of reliable transmission and processing of quantum information. From the theoretical point of view, she is seeking to construct a broad theory for building a large class of quantum error-correcting codes. From the practical point of view, her focus is on the design of quantum error-correcting codes with nice properties that are suitable for high rate quantum information transmission through practical physical channels, and reliable quantum computation with high noise tolerance and low resource requirement.

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  • Rupert Forster (Senior Managing Director, Greater China of PageGroup)

    Rupert Forster

    Senior Managing Director, Greater China of PageGroup

    After graduating, Rupert spent five years in technical and commercial positions in the industrial sector. On joining Michael Page in the UK, Rupert was responsible for setting up our industrial practices, relocating to China in 2011.

    After moving to China, based in Beijing and Shanghai, Rupert led various businesses for the Group, focusing on delivering the right culture, local leadership depth and operational capability, in order to deliver the best possible customer experience.

    Under his leadership, PageGroup’s mainland China business grew rapidly and today consists of specialists with coverage across most corporate functions and industry sectors for executive to management level hiring. Services it offered include search & selection, interim/contracting solutions and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO).

    In July 2023, Rupert relocated to Hong Kong with his family, taking on an expanded role as the leader of Greater China.

    Looking to the future, Rupert and his team are also making significant investments including applying innovative technology and digital products to enhance our customer experience, as well as best practice relating to DEI and ESG to drive social impact, with a view to achieving sustained high-performance for our customers and communities.

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  • Paul Haswell (Partner at K&L Gates)

    Paul Haswell

    Partner at K&L Gates

    Paul Haswell is a partner in the firm's Hong Kong office. He is a member of the Technology Transactions and Sourcing practice, and has over 20 years of experience specializing in both contentious and non-contentious TMT matters. He advises clients on wide-ranging issues including data and cybersecurity, telecommunications, outsourcing, licensing, cloud and datacenters, and evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and blockchain. He has worked on major technology disputes that have been resolved through litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

    Paul is ranked among the leading TMT lawyers in Hong Kong and China by both the Chambers Greater China Region guide and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide. He also regularly speaks and presents on technology matters across Asia, on topics ranging from cloud computing and data protection to social media and AI.

    Prior to joining the firm, Paul served as a partner for the Hong Kong office of an international firm. Paul was a member of the firm's international technology, media, and telecoms practice. Through this role, he leveraged his legal and technological acumen to assist clients worldwide with large-scale IT and telecommunications projects, as well as commercial contracts.

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  • Colin Zee (Global AI programmes for CTO at HSBC)

    Colin Zee

    Global AI programmes for CTO at HSBC

    Colin Zee has over 40 years of experience working in IT in world class organisations, latterly for HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Standard Chartered Bank. Recently he has focussed on Artificial Intelligence, Cloud governance and migrations at scale, and Cyber security, successfully defining and executing global programmes.

    He passionately believes that Artificial Intelligence will be more transformative than anything that has come before, and in much shorter order.

    Culturally aware, he has lived in the UK, Middle East and SE Asia, and is based in Hong Kong.

    In addition to his IT credentials, he recently completed the FT INED Masters Diploma, is an executive coach, and has a never ending quest to get fit.

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  • Edward Chui (Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Edward Chui

    Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Mr. Edward Chui is the Hong Kong Director at the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network.

    Mr Chui has worked in the Greater China region for over 20 years. Before coming to The Economist Group, he was a consultant with Chesapeake Pacific Capital Management overseeing a range of thought leadership projects on the ultra-high net worth, family office, philanthropy, and next generation wealth succession. He was also Vice President at The Private Bank at JP Morgan in Hong Kong working with senior management in the expansion of the Asia Pacific business through special programs and wealth management publications for clients. Mr Chui also possesses extensive experience in the media and technology sectors having worked at Star TV, a subsidiary of News Corp, Alter Ego Networks in Silicon Valley and EF Education focusing on the China mobile business.

    Mr Chui has a BA in Government from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

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