Chris Cheung Hon Him (artist name: h0nh1m; b.1983) is an artist known for installation art and audiovisual performance whose artistic expression depends upon electronic, sound, image and creative technology in New Media. The artistic practice of h0nh1m reflects his beliefs in Chinese Philosophy and his recent works blending ancient and futuristic ideas to create immersive soundscape, generative and data art. He always exploring new medium and finding aesthetic in technological intervention. He founded XCEPT studio (previously XEX) and XCEED in 2008, the collective works have been showcased worldwide and the creations won him awards in the Reddot, TDC, GDC11, A’ Design, Golden Pin, Design for Asia awards and New York Art Director Club Young Guns 11. He received the Young Artist Award from HKADC and the Young Design Talent Awards from HKDC in 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2014, he was appointed as the Artistic Director and Curator of the 1st HK-SZ Design Biennale, then he was invited to be the guest speaker of Business of Design Week in 2016.
He initiated the “RadianceScape” project back in 2014, the work was selected in various international festival like the Ars Electronica, FILE Festival and the live performance toured in Sónar Festival, WRO Art Biennale and Patchlab Festival in 2017. His latest soundscape installation “Prismverse” and “CarbonScape” gain spotlight in international media like CNN Style, Mashable, Wired, Fubiz, Design Milk and CreativeApplications etc.
Dejha Ti and Ania Catherine are a Los Angeles-based artist duo (operator.la) whose collaborative practice brings together environments, performance, and technology, creating immersive experiences that draw audiences into their idiosyncratic worlds. Both conceptual artists—Ti with an extensive background in immersive art and human and computer interaction (HCI), and Catherine a recognized choreographer, performance artist and gender scholar—their expertise collide in a medium-fluent practice that spans fine art, commercial, and nightlife realms.
Their recent museum exhibition, ‘On View’ (2019), commissioned by the SCAD Museum of Art, looks at the generational desire to be the subject of an art experience. While the audience-reactive exhibition appears to be a non-digital environment, a complex network of technology is embedded both conceptually and practically into the backdrop of the experience—a nod to ubiquitous computing. ‘On View’ discreetly integrates over 20 network devices, real-time facial recognition, kinetic winch control, environmental sensors, and guest profile generation.
Outside museum walls, Ti and Catherine are making waves in experiential nightlife and dissonant hospitality, designing immersive performance installations for the likes of the LACMA Party at Art Basel Hong Kong and Berlin's Trauma Bar und Kino. The duo speaks internationally at fairs, festivals, and conferences as critical voices shaping the future of digital and experiential art.
Jacky Tsai is a Chinese artist based in London. His inventive approach fuses traditional eastern artistic techniques and imagery with western Pop Art references to create an original style that seeks to establish balance and harmony between cultural extremes. Tsai works across many fields, conceiving artworks that manifest themselves through a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, installation, screen-printing and mono printing. In recent years, a large part of his working process has been to explore ancient Chinese artistry techniques such as lacquer carving, painted porcelain and ‘Suxiu’ silk embroidery, and as a result has since produced a number of works applied in these mediums.
Tsai studied for his BA at the China Academy of Art before moving to London to study at Central Saint Martin’s. Since then his work has been exhibited worldwide, with key exhibitions in London, Moscow, Hong Kong, New York and Singapore. February 2018 saw Tsai’s first retrospective exhibition at the prestigious Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), presented a number of works completed over the past several years and marked his first time showing in Russia. Other notable solo shows have been at the Unit London and Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong.
John Wong is a multimedia artist, CEO of dontbelieveinstyle. John’s personal work is always questioning the idea of trust, self-identity, modern supersition over the relationship of Chinese traditional cultures & new technology. Algorithmic installation art, “RUSHI”, exhibits at Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2018; ISEA 2019 at Gwangju; & SIGGRAPH 2019’s art gallery at Los Angeles, where RUSHI awards the “Best in Show – Art Gallery” prize.
Together with Alexson Chu & Henry Lam, John is the core member of an art collective, XRT. XRT means “extended reality art”. XRT is a Hong Kong-based technology-driven art collective. It creates art installation & experience by using extended reality, immersive technology, artificial intelligence, & machine learning. XRT’s work explores or questions the intersection of art at the computing age, immersive & extended reality, over local & modern Chinese cultures.
XRT’s VR art installation, “I AM/WERE HERE/THERE #1 & 2”, exhibits at Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2018; ISEA 2019 at Gwangju; COMO & HAPPY SCREEN 2019 at Seoul. And A.I. interactive art installation, “MOUNTAIN & WATER”, is selected as The Finalist of The Hopper Prize 2019.
Ryotaro Muramatsu is an artist, and the CEO of Naked Inc. Since he founded NAKED Inc. in 1997, he has lead projects in various fields such as film, TV, music videos, advertisements, and spatial presentation. The films he directed have received more than 48 nominations and awards at film festivals around the world. "Projection Mapping by Ryotaro Muramatsu; SCENES by NAKED" was published by Kadokawa in 2015. In recent years, he has produced immersive art events including "FLOWERS BY NAKED" and "TOKYO ART CITY BY NAKED".
He also continuously works with leaders of traditional Japanese culture to create installations and live performances, while also leading local cultural programs in communities around Japan, starting with Achi Village, Nagano where he is the Branding Director. He keeps creating new experiences and value through both his own work and collaborations.
Ryotaro Muramatsu is also a Visiting Professor at Osaka University of Arts.
Victor Wong is an artist and director, best known for his digital work and special effects, and has been widely acclaimed by international collectors and media. Wong graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1989. Wong’s visual effects (VFX) production company, vfxNova, has developed visual effects for over 100 feature films recently, some of which have won numerous international design awards including The New York Festival Award, Tokyo JIAA Advertising Award, Hong Kong Film Awards and The Golden Horse Awards.
He is recently focusing on a new form of Chinese ink painting by using state-of-the-art technologies. His creation, A.I. Gemini, is the world’s first artificial intelligence “ink artist” which took him three years to build and programme. It gets its name from the astrological sign represented by a pair of twins, to refer to the close relation of I.I. mind and robotic body. In January, Wong’s Escapism series was announced at INK NOW Taipei Art Expo, marking the beginning of the “TECH-iNK” era. In April, Wong held his solo exhibition Far Side of the Moon in 3812 Gallery London, as his debut show in Europe, followed by his solo exhibition in 3812 Gallery Hong Kong, TECH-iNK Garden. In March, Wong was also nominated as the “Martell Artist of the Year 2019” for his emphasis on innovation and heritage preservation in his passionate artistic journey.
Xavier Le Normand strives to perpetually reevaluate his techniques in search of new textures and effects in the matter. The art of glass making fascinates him. In his art, he confronts the immediacy and perpetual movement of blowing the burning glass faced to the time invested when he reworks and resculpts the cold glass. The artist feeds his never-ending inspiration from his many travels throughout the world, where he encountered the very best, such as Monica Guggisberg & Philippe Baldwin. His sculptures seem like imaginary geographies, crossed by strange rivers or volcanoes; unknown gassy planets; multi- colored spheres that fascinate the viewer.
Born in 1980 in Shanghai, Yang Yongliang graduated from Shanghai Institute of Design of China Academy of Art in 1999, majoring in visual communication and design. He now works and lives in Shanghai.
He started his experiments with contemporary art in 2005, and his practice involved varied media including photography, painting, video and installation. He is best known for the contemporary ink landscape he created by integrating numerous urban and natural images together. Poetic and quaint as it appears to be when seen from a distance, it unfolds itself as a fable of the development of modern civilization if one takes a closer look. A sense of psychological turmoil and uneasiness that is characteristic of the modern era can be perceived from the abandoned power tower, the man-made paradise and the vast but internally empty cities.
He started to learn traditional Chinese art and culture since childhood, the inﬂuence of which is seen in the form of his art: a sense of traditional aesthetics can be clearly perceived. In terms of media and content, however, it is brimming with a strong sense of post-modernism. Déjà vu, the large installation to be presented this time, is a brand new attempt by the artist. A somewhat surrealistic approach is adopted to turn back time and bring viewers into their childhood memories. Past memory is relived like a dream.
Yang’s work has been exhibited at Moscow Biennale, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art among others and is collected by public institutes such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, National Gallery of Victoria as well as by private collectors such as Uli Sigg.
Yibi Hu is a multi-award winning visual artist and director with a diverse and eclectic body of work. Before setting up Future Power Station he was a senior member of the BBC’s in-house creative team.
His work experiments with 2D illustration, stop motion, hand drawn and 3D animation; creating TV commercials, brand identity and visual installations for high proﬁle brands such as Huawei, BBC, BOSCH, Sky, Nike and The FA.
Yibi has written and illustrated 4 volumes of his self-created comic series - selling over 60,000 copies - and has directed music videos for some of the world’s best known artists including George Michael, Joey Bada$$, Faithless, Zero 7 and Beyoncé.
Alex is the Co-Founder and CEO of FinFabrik, a Fintech firm headquartered in Hong Kong. FinFabrik creates financial technology to reinvent capital markets, connecting asset owners and investors to make investment opportunities accessible to anyone in the new digital asset era.
Alex has 20 years of deep financial services experience, that he spent most of his time in Tier one global financial institutions overseeing operations across diverse asset classes, client segments and business lines in Europe and APAC.
He is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor with passion. He advocates broader financial participation by empowering people with the right technological innovation.
Co-Founder and COO at The Parallel, Alexander is passionate about XR; striving to promote it across all sectors as he purely believes that it brings the future today. He is also passionate about art and in the era of emerging technologies, he believes that these two should come along that will bring new generation of art techniques.
Bernadine Bröcker Wieder is CEO and Co-Founder of Vastari Group, an online platform securely connecting private collectors of art, exhibition producers, venues and museums for exhibition loans and tours. She was a founding member of the team at Trinity House gallery on Maddox Street in London, has worked to represent illustrators at Traffic Creative Management agency and facilitated museum exhibition design at Ralph Appelbaum Associates in New York.
Bernadine is a member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, the Association of Women in the Arts and the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars. Bernadine holds a Master’s degree in History of Art and Art-World Practice from Christie’s Education/The University of Glasgow and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York.
She is a young ambassador to the Museum of London, an advisor to We Are Museums, Cromwell Place, Artnome, the Christie's Employers Advisory Group and a mentor at the Founder Institute. In 2018 she was selected for Apollo Magazine's 40 under 40 Europe, and Bernadine and co-founder Francesca Polo were shortlisted for the Natwest Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2017.
Bernadine is a huge proponent of technological innovation for the art world, and in July 2018, Vastari helped co-organise the first Christie’s Art+Tech Summit in London, focussing on blockchain technology.
Calvin Hui is an acclaimed cultural entrepreneur, art advisor, collector and curator based in Hong Kong. Recognised as one of the leading figures in the local art scene, he has been active in promoting modern and contemporary Chinese art over the years, with a focus on promoting ink art.
Hui’s art business has been expanding rapidly and internationally in recent years: he founded 3812 Galleries in Hong Kong and London respectively; appointed as the Co-Chairman and Director of FINE ART ASIA from 2011 to 2017 and was the Founder and Director of INK ASIA from 2015 to 2017. Hui is also currently being appointed by Ms. Pansy Ho as the
Art Consultant for building the entire art collection for the MGM Cotai project, which aims to enrich the Chairman’s Collection and other art projects of the corporate.
In 2018, Hui established INK NOW, the world’s first cultural brand specialising in the promotion of contemporary ink art and has organised the first INK NOW Art Expo in January 2019 in Taipei, which was awarded “The Twelfth Taiwan Interior Design Award - The TID Award of Public Space”. Following the notion “Eastern Origin in Contemporary Expression” and “More than Art Fair, More than Ink”, he hopes to raise international attention to Chinese ink art by grounding it in academic research and market insights.
Celina Yeh graduated from Ravensbourne University London, majoring in Design Products. Prior to joining HTC, Celina had the chance to work at cultural institutions and design companies to oversee various projects and looked after art project management and design. Having built a strong foundation via experiences in cultural innovation, Celina is currently the Project Manager at VIVE Arts, her notable projects include Art Basel Hong Kong and The Louvre. She also acts as a liaison with artists and organizations, fulfilling their needs of VR exhibitions.
Harald Kraemer is an Associate Professor at School of Creative Media of City University of Hong Kong and Head of the Curating Art & Media stream of the Master of Arts in Creative Media program. Since his PhD in Art History on Museum Informatics & Digital Collections and his MA in Museum and Curatorial Studies, he has been involved in more than 80 museum projects including numerous collection management databases and interactive media applications such as Virtual Transfer, Artcampus or Vienna Walk. He curated and designed exhibitions like ISEA2016 in Hong Kong, The Age of Experience (HK 2015/Vienna 2016) or Interval in Space (Nairs/HK 2017).
Dr. Kraemer has written and published widely on hypermedia design, museum informatics, digital collections, and contemporary art. Recent publications: The Age of Experience. Hong Kong ‒ Vienna. Exhibition Strategy & Reflection (2017); Robert Lettner. Das Spiel vom Kommen und Gehen (2018). Dr. Kraemer’s coming Publications include Multimedia Classics ‒ Hypermedia Hermeneutics. Museums and their Digital Intangible Heritage.
Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader and Asia FinTech Leader, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.
He leads PwC’s crypto efforts and advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, funds, custodians and token issuers on a broad range of crypto matters from regulatory and tax to governance and capital raising. He also advises numerous leading financial institutions on their crypto initiatives and many governments, regulators and central banks on crypto regulatory and policy matters.
Henri is a TEDx and global keynote speaker, a best-selling published author and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
He was named by LinkedIn as one of the global Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is the host of the FinTechCapsules™ and CryptoCapsules™ social media series.
He has also received many industry and academic awards over the years. Recently, Chambers Global named him the “highest profile FinTech consultant in Hong Kong” and Asian Private Banker awarded him the “FinTech Changemaker of the Year” award.
Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. He started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong.
He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke; and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal.
Dr. Jason Si is currently the Dean of Tencent Research Institute, the general manager of Public Strategy Research , and the Director of Public Policy. He is a member of Information Society 50 Forum and a senior research fellow of International Copyright Research Center in NCAC. He is also a visiting scholar of Stanford Law School, President of the Shenzhen Copyright Association, and an advisor to postgraduates at Peking University Law School. Council member of China Law Society. Deputy director of China Industrial Internet Development Alliance.
Before joining Tencent, he held key positions in Netease, Xunlei, and other renowned Chinese internet companies. This unique combination of both academic and practical experiences helps him cut deep into those often fast-changing structures and practices of the Chinese internet industry, and develop his reputation as an influential advisor in relevant fields.
Jenny Guo is the Co-Founder of LumiereVR, an award-winning creative producer, VR arts collector, and tech entrepreneur. She has been named on Forbes 30 under 30 in Asia and is a top 5 female XR entrepreneurs in China. The VR projects she worked on have also won numerous awards in both Asia and the U.S, including a prestigious award from the Advanced Imaging Society.
Jenny has worked on producing and distributing multiple VR Art exhibitions, including KWM Art Center and the K11 art mall in Hong Kong. She has collaborated with artists Wang Xin, Liu Xin, Rachel Maclean, and Chen Tian Zhuo on VR art projects. Her latest project, in collaboration with Liu Xin, is the first Chinese project selected for Sundance New Frontier Lab.
Jenny has spoken at multiple conferences, including Harvard Graduate School of Design, J.P Morgan, SXSW, VREdEx, TEDxBohaibay, and Wharton School of Business.
Jonathan Cheung (JC) is the Co-Founder of Buzz Agency Hong Kong, a leading luxury PR agency that recently merged with Occasions PR Group. JC also serves as a design consultant to ITC Properties Group Ltd., a HKEX-listed company engaged in property development and investment in Macau, Hong Kong, the PRC, Canada and the United Kingdom.
JC is a member of Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee of Tate and Asian Council of Serpentine Galleries in the UK. Locally, he supports the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Design Trust Hong Kong.
JC earned his undergraduate degree at Parsons School of Design and completed his graduate studies at The Bartlett of University College London.
Joyce Hei-ting Wong is a Curator at Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Exhibitions she has worked on include Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara (2015); Bat Cave: Treasures of the Day and Creatures of the Night (2015), Shen Wei: Dance Strokes (2016), Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power (2016), Roaring Guardians: The Mari- Cha Lion with Asian Traditional and Contemporary Art (2017), Breathing Space: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong (2017). Most recently, she assisted the inauguration of Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s 20th Century Chinese Female Artist Series with Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling (2017) curated by Kuiyi Shen and Julia F. Andrews, the first installment preceding Song of Spring: Pan Yu-Lin in Paris.
She holds a BA from the University of Hong Kong, double majoring in English Literature and Fine Art (2015). Prior to joining Asia Society, she had experiences as a writer, editor and critic.
Karena Belin is the Co-Founder and CEO of WHub and the Co-Founder and COO, CFO and Responsible Officer of AngelHub. She is passionate about helping startups succeed and accelerating the growth of the tech and innovation ecosystem. WHub and AngelHub, co-founded with Karen Contet Farzam, empower startups to drive innovation, wealth and economic growth.
As a leader in the start-up scene since 2013, Karena is a speaker, mentor and judge at the Asia Pacific Conference of the German Industry, Chicago Booth GNVC, Google EYE, RISE Conference and Web Summit, Jeju Peace and Prosperity Conference, FinTech Valley Vizag India, Techsauce Thailand, Tech Open Air Berlin, IFLR, Nexchange, Techstar’s StartupWeekendHK, global YPO YNG+ and more.
Karena is also a member of the Global FinTech Core Group at the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Vice President and an ex-committee member of The Indus Entrepreneurs Network (TiE) HK, an Ambassador to the German Senat in Berlin through Startup Asia Berlin, and a member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong.
Kent Ho is the Founder and CEO of s28 Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund with US$170 million under management. The fund focuses on early stage technology companies with a strong emphasis on leveraging data to disrupt and transform traditional industries. Some of his previous investments include: Palantir, Coupang, Evernote, and Zoom.
Kent is also an Executive Director of Sing Tao News Corporation, which maintains the highest circulation newspaper in Hong Kong as well as a presence in 4 continents.
Kent earned his M.B.A from Stanford Graduate School of Business and his B.A. from Duke University. He is an Honorary Trustee from Peking University. He also sits on multiple boards including Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Innovation & Technology Advisory Committee, and is an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong listed Grace Wine Holdings Limited.
Kent was selected for the Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum in 2018.
Lee Kien Yi is the Founder and CEO of Pacific Future. Kien has 10 years of experience in technology, operations structure design, cross border business cooperation and angel investments.
In 2016, he established Pacific Future Limited in Hong Kong and a laboratory in Shenzhen with team members from Malaysia, Australia, France, USA and China. The company focuses on hardware/software AR+AI technology. It underwent 3 rounds of seed funding with the latest in October 2019, valued at 120 million USD (A series funding). It owns 164 technology patents worldwide.
Kien won the 2019 Top Outstanding Young Malaysian Award, and is a Council Member of ARM AI Ecosystem Consortium, the Vice President of Shenzhen Augmented Reality Technology Association, and the Vice President, Association of Belt and Road Malaysia.
Artist and entrepreneur Pierre Blaise Dionet is the founder of the award-winning innovation studio CITYSHAKE based in Hong Kong. Last year, CITYSHAKE was one of the 30 startups around the world to be awarded Top Finalist of the LVMH INNOVATION AWARD.
Specialized in content production and innovative art, the studio has a strong take on R&D and currently works on 20 innovation programs with applications in the fields of art, branding, music, education and culture.
CITYSHAKE pushes the limits of artistic disciplines by inventing beautiful dreams: real-time data painting, interactive art reacting simultaneously to live music and dancer's movements, mixed art light exhibition, etc.
Always curious to learn through artistic collaboration and share its technological know-how with other artists, CITYSHAKE organises at least 2 residencies per year and systematically involves artists in its developments, with the belief that this is above the artistic imagination that gives a positive sense to technologies.
CITYSHAKE is currently inviting in Hong Kong Paris-based Glass Artist Xavier Le Normand to collaborate on the second edition of the award-winning exhibition Augmented Lighting, mixing glass art and projections interactive content, creating an art experience that is beyond reality. Our showcase will be opened to private viewings in Hong Kong starting on November 21st.
Qinwen Wang‘s adventures span from being an Artist, to Venture Capital to Entrepreneurship geographically extending from China, the Middle East to Europe.
Founded in 2012, QW Art Advisory exists to support Qinwen’s art projects and to enrich art market’s access to technology through advisory business. During VC days in Kuan Capital, she helped Israel technology to commercialize in China through co-innovation investment model. And now Qinwen joined
Web3.foundation, a Swiss foundation founded by Dr. Gavin Wood fostering the cryptographically-enabled protocols that safeguard decentralization and enable the vision of Web 3.0.
Unique hybrid backgrounds forms Qinwen’s mission-driven dedication in Art & Technology to progress Art Industry with Technology and support Technology Generative Art Movement. She launched Art & Tech online course with HashBang (which she co-founded) and support ArtWook to improve the liquidity of Fine Art market through ownership tokenization by blockchain. Qinwen is also the advisor to The Museum of Contemporary Digital Art and speaker at Bahrain Art Week and APEC Women Connect.
Roksana is an Artist in Residence for Fabergé. She creates artistic interpretations of Fabergé eggs and the iconic brand’s designs by applying her signature style: photography printed on aluminium with ethical diamonds and technology. Since 2017 she has also collaborated with legendary photographer Terry O’Neill. Her art has been exhibited internationally and sold at auction houses Sotheby’s, Phillips and Bloomsbury Auctions.
Roksana transitioned into “portfolio life” with the founding of PossibleX - collaborative platform, a nexus of ideas, concepts and people by fusing art, finance and technology to bring about outcomes that shape a better tomorrow.
Prior to her "portfolio career", her work spanned two decades at leading financial institutions including Bank Pekao, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Edmond de Rothschild and EBRD in London. She last served as Vice President of the Management Board of Bank Peako S.A. in Poland and President of Peako International.
Roksana also serves as Advisory Board member for the Technical University of Gdansk, is a guest lecturer at Stanford University and a frequent speaker at a plethora of recognised events globally. In 2014 the World Economic Forum named Roksana a Young Global Leader.
Roksana is deeply passionate about advancing the state of British Polish relations. She is co-founder and has served as a President of Polish City Club under the honorary auspices of the Polish Ambassador to the UK and Embassy of Poland in London.
She also produced the critically-acclaimed short film, Battle for Britain (2011), which highlighted the role of Polish pilots during the Second World War. In 2008 Roksana received the prestigious Newsweek Polska award in recognition of her efforts to strengthen British-Polish relations.
Roksana is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Masters and Engineering degrees in Management and Economics from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. Roksana has completed numerous executive courses at Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and Singularity Universities. In addition, she has studied art and photography at Emily Carr Insitute in Vancouver, Canada.
Sylvain and Dominique Levy co- founded DSLcollection in 2005. Since its inception, the DSLcollection has been trying to bridge harmoniously the worlds of Art, Humanities, and Science.
•   Art especially by being one of the only collections focused on Chinese contemporary art.
•   Humanities by keeping the collection as a family and personal journey, and especially by having their daughter fully involved in the project.
•   Science by using the technology to open new spaces and experiences for people to connect with art.
DSLcollection also decided that the collection should be a nomadic one. From 2005 it went from a website to a 2D and 3D museum, and in 2012a museum on Second Life and now augmented reality and virtual reality.
Todd Eckert is the Founder and CEO of Tin Drum, the world’s premier Mixed Reality production studio. In 2019 the company made history by exhibiting the Life with Marina Abramović at the Serpentine Galleries, London - it was the first large-scale MR exhibition anywhere, with an over-capacity audience of 5,000 seeing the piece over a week. It will begin touring the world in 2020.
Tin Drum was formed in 2016 as a content collective focusing on volumetric moving photography of real people to create holographic presentations of performance, narrative and installation. Todd produced Control, Anton Corbijn’s award-winning feature film about Joy Division’s lead singer Ian Curtis, which premiered at the Cannes film festival in 2007. He was Director of North America for Eutechnyx, a British video game development company. He began his career as a music journalist, becoming an editor of the national magazine OnlyMusic at 17.
Tony is a serial entrepreneur, urban innovator, venture capitalist and film producer, based in Hong Kong.
He’s the founder of GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, an integrated investment and consulting firm, specialised on cross-border innovation and smart cities. Tony is committed to accelerate the growth of technology companies that positively impact urbanisation under the thesis he coins as “Urban Tech with Impact”. The Greater Bay Area of South China, Hong Kong and Macau is the biggest megacity on the planet and he sees the region as the best place to facilitate and scale the adaptation of urban tech best practices globally.
Tony launched several initiatives and contributes to different verticals and communities locally and globally, with experience in corporate innovation, accelerator programmes and ecosystem building as partner of Nest.vc and co-founder of Mettā, an entrepreneur club.
Tony also contributes to philanthropic initiatives, creative projects and studies quantum physics. He is a proud alumni member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community and he is a Greater Bay Area Investment Committee Vice Chair under the Smart City Consortium of Hong Kong.
Vadim Trarasov is the Managing Director of TUS Asset Management, a private equity investment and asset manager, part of the TUS Financial Group. The group covers finance leasing, venture capital, and various sector-focused private equity fund management, such as real estate, culture-media, equity and debt and fixed income securities. The Group’s parent company, TUS Holdings Co., Ltd., is the pioneer and the most established science park developer-operator in China.
Vadim’s expertise spans over deep-tech companies, especially in the areas of connectivity/5G, IoT, AI, big data, AR/VR, sensors, MEMS, RISC V and advanced UAV-related technologies and solutions. He also covers VC investing in the US and Europe in ICT space. Vadim is also the Managing Partner of CB Invest, an early stage VC.
Vadin received his master’s degrees in mathematics and applied mathematics from Moscow State University and his MBA degree from La Salle (URL).
Yat Siu is a serial technology entrepreneur and active investor based in Hong Kong. He co-founded and chairs Animoca Brands, an ASX-listed company focusing on leveraging popular brands, gamification, AI, blockchain, and mobile technology to make engaging apps ranging from games to fitness solutions.
Yat also founded Outblaze, a conglomerate specializing on cloud, AI, blockchain, and mobile software, The Dalton Learning Lab, an afterschool lab environment, ThinkBlaze, investigating socially meaningful issues in technology.
Yat is a Global Leader of Tomorrow awarded by the World Economic Forum, and a Young Entrepreneur of the Year awarded by DHL/SCMP.
A classically trained musician, Yat is a member of the advisory board of British Academy of Film and Television Arts and a director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.
Being certified by Disaster Recovery Institute, Harry Yin is an expert in Business Continuity Management, CBCP, CCNP, MCSE, OpenStack Administrator. He has a deep understanding of big data platform such as Hadoop / Spark / Storm.
Yin also participated in programming work for People’s Bank of China and China Banking Regulatory Commission, just to name a few.
Yin is now the CTO of Artron Group. He previously held positions at Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, China Netcom, Beijing Teamsun Tech Co etc. He has accumulated knowledge in IT management skills, applying big data in finance industry, risk management, data disaster recovery, business continuity management and cloud computing.
Yin has also participated in participated in Beijing Xiangyun Project’s Industry Chain Analysis project leader of Chongqing’s “Cloud Project” Industry Planning, advisor of Guangzhou’s “Cloud Project” Industry Planning and lead advisor of Harbin’s Yunfeiyang Project i.e. the cloud computing development plan of the Harbin Science and Technology Innovation Town.
Being the pioneer in China’s IT industry, Yin has provided professional advice to China Banking Regulatory Commission, People’s Bank of China and China’s major cities states government. He also serves at the lead representative / advisor for various Fortune 500 companies, such as Mercedes-Benz, Airbus, China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications etc.
* Speakers and programme subject to change