Shanghai 28 June - 1 July 2017

Future Tech Summit

Conference Summit


Date & Time

Friday, 30 Jun 2017

11:30 - 17:30


SNIEC Hall W3 Auditorium D


This Summit is open to people holding Gold and VIP passes. All-Exhibition-Pass holders can upgrade their pass to attend this Summit by visiting our registration page.

What will consumer tech innovation look like 10, 20 or 30 years from now? How will technology change our lives over the decades? How will new technology impact business? And what should we do to shape the future of global technology? 


The Future Tech Summit will bring together the global leaders of innovation, technology and business, futurists, scientists and pioneers to decode the future of global trends and technologies. 


11:30 – 11:40 Opening Remarks of Future Tech Summit

Patrick Forth, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

11:40 – 12:00 Is technology the bad guy? 

Social impact of future technologies and solutions to drive economic security 

Patrick Forth, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

AI, Chatbot and Virtual Assistant

12:00 – 13:00 AI, Chatbot & Virtual Assistant – Short Presentations & Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dan Kara, Research Director, Robotics,  ABI Research 


Diego Cibils, CEO, KONA

Doug Makishima, COO, Meeami Tech, Inc.

Tzahi Efrati, Senior Director of Innovation, Vonage

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

AI, robotics and future lifestyle

14:00 – 14:20 The Future of AI and Cloud Robotics 

Bill Huang, CEO, CloudMinds

14:20 – 14:40 Robots in Classroom

Celestino Alvarez, CEO & Founder, Adele Robots

14:40 – 15:00 Spotlight on AI: The Most Exciting Applications Transforming Our Daily Lives

Paul Matts, P&G Research Fellow

15:00 – 15:20 Edge computing, Drive AI to Embedded 

 Rocky Yang, VP, Thunder Software Technoloy Co., Ltd

15:20 – 15:40 Future Wearables

Pankaj Kedia, Senior Director & Business Lead, Smart Wearables Segment, Qualcomm Tech

15:40 – 16:00 Networking Break

Future Network and Communication for Business

16:00 – 16:20 Future Network and Communication 

Theodore Sizer, VP, IP & Optical Network Research, Nokia Bell Labs

16:20 – 16:40 Quantum Communication

Yingwei Liu, GM, Hengtong group Jiangsu Hengtong asky Quantum Communication Industry Research Institute Co. Ltd.,

16:40 – 17:00 Tech in Business and Industry Impact

Peter Zhou, Chief Marketing Officer, Wireless Network Product Line, Huawei

17:00 – 17:20 Cognitive Service & Network Operation

Hua Yang, CTO, Telecommunication, Media & Entertainment Division, IBM China