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Cisco Connect Greater Bay Area

Hong Kong • 30 May 2019 | Qianhai & Macau • 31 May 2019

  • Date:
    30 May
    31 May
  • Location:
    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
    Qianhai & Macau
  • Duration:
    9:00am – 5:00pm
    10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Attendance:
    C-level, senior executives and IT professionals

Global vision. Local insight.

Cisco Connect is a global Cisco initiative that delivers inspiration, technical contents and industry insights to technology visionaries. Cisco Connect Greater Bay Area, a two-day conference, will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by this dynamic region’s aspirations and how adopting the right technologies can help local businesses succeed regionally and globally.

The two-day conference will feature a diverse range of activities, including keynotes from prominent speakers, technical breakout sessions, showcases of exciting new products, and off-site visits.


Get a glimpse of what the future may hold and Cisco’s role in delivering a secure and intelligent platform for digital businesses.


Breakout Sessions

Learn from Cisco technical experts and IT practitioners on the latest solutions for Cloud, Collaboration, Security, and Enterprise Networking.



Watch demos of exciting solutions developed by Cisco and leading vendors.


Off-Site Activities

Discover real-life examples of businesses thriving in the Greater Bay Area.


Cisco and the Greater Bay Area: Building bridges to new possibilities

The uncontested leader in technology, Cisco sets the standards for all things digital. Today, we accompany thriving businesses worldwide on their digital transformation journey. In Hong Kong, we and our valued partners are ready to play our part in leveraging your unique strengths and technological prowess to realize the aspirations of the Greater Bay Area at large.

I look forward to warmly welcoming you at Cisco Connect Greater Bay Area 2019, where together we will build bridges to a new world of possibilities for your business.

Herman Lam
Managing Director, Hong Kong and Macau
Cisco Systems (HK) Limited

Keynotes & Speakers

Mark Phibbs

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Cisco APJC

Dr. David Chung

Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau


Joseph Bradley

Global Vice President, Customer Experience, Incubation Services & Technology


Raymond Janse van Rensburg

Director, Systems Engineering

Cisco APJC

Join more than 1,000 delegates at Cisco Connect Greater Bay Area

Expand your knowledge, be inspired, and discover possibilities.

Book your ticket for this unmissable event today to enjoy our Early Bird rates!

Price Hong Kong
30 May 2019
31 May 2019
31 May 2019
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*Early-bird offers valid till 10 May 2019


Cisco Connect Greater Bay Area 2019

Watch innovation keynotes from distinguished speakers


Time Topic Speakers  
08:00-09:00 Registration    
08:15-09:00 Executive Breakfast (by invitation only)

Mark Fettroll, Digital Transformation Director, Orange Business Services

09:00-09:10 Welcome & Opening Speech

Herman Lam, Managing Director, Cisco HK & Macau

09:10-09:40 Opening Keynote: IT Management and Digital Transformation

Joseph Bradley, Global Vice President, Customer Experience, Incubation Services and Technology, Cisco

09:40-10:20 Guest Keynote: Hong Kong’s Future as an Innovation and Technology Hub

Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau, HKSAR

10:20-10:50 Coffee Break    
10:50-11:20 Technology Keynote: Imagine the Future – Intuitive Technology for Businesses

Raymond Janse van Rensburg, Director, Systems Engineering, Cisco APJC

11:20-11:40 Keynote: The Innovation of Data-Centric Computing from Intel and Cisco

George Lan, Regional Account Director, Intel Corporation

11:40-13:00 CXO Luncheon (by invitation only) and Delegate Lunch

Steven Medeiros, President, Dimension Data Hong Kong & Macau


Breakout Sessions

Track A:

Security as Foundation & Workspace Transformation

Track B:

Reinvent The Network

Track C:

Embrace Multicloud World

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break    
15:30-16:15 Panel Discussion – How to Grow and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Greater Bay Area through Technology

Moderator: Herman Lam, Managing Director, Cisco HK & Macau


- Yvonne Wong, General Manager, Qianhai International Liaison Services Limited

- Duncan Chiu, Chief Representative, Hengqin FTZ (Hong Kong) Representative Office

- Leo Yang, Tax Partner, Deloitte China

- Cally Chan, General Manager, Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau

16:15-16:45 Keynote: How Technology is Transforming Customer Experience

Mark Phibbs, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Cisco APJC

16:45-17:00 Closing    

Off-site Activities

Join informative sessions and visits in Qianhai, Shenzhen and Macau on Day 2, and experience the Greater Bay Area concept in action.

Qianhai aims to provide a growth platform for innovation and enhanced cooperation between Guangdong and Hong Kong to create a modern service industry zone, with an ambition to bolster the development of modern services and lead industry upgrades in the region.

The event will include presentations and a panel discussion that will demonstrate how collaboration can be facilitated between Hong Kong and Qianhai, followed by a luncheon and visits around the zone. The day will conclude with a networking reception in Macau.


Time Activities Speakers
10:00 - 10:25 Registration  
10:25 - 10:30 Cisco Welcome Speech

Herman Lam, Managing Director, Cisco HK & Macau

10:30 - 10:45 Qianhai Welcome Speech

Yanxia Wang, Deputy Director General, Qianhai Authority

10:45 - 11:05 Opening Keynote: Smart Endeavour @Greater Bay Area

Zdravka Paskaleva Newman, Lead Smart and Connected Communities, Cisco APJC

11:05 - 11:35 Guest Keynote: Building International Innovation Center in Greater Bay Area

Prof Witman Hung, Principal Liaison Officer for HK, Qianhai Authority

11:35 - 12:30 Panel Discussion - A Guide to Success for Greater Bay Area Technology Startups from Grown-ups

Moderator: Robin Cai, Director of Technology Solution, Cisco


- Linshan Mu, Executive Director, Hong Kong X Foundation

- Wanxing Zhang, the Director of the Board office and the Director of Digital Business Group of Qianhai INNO-TECH Investment Holdings Co., Ltd.

- Gilbert Mak, Vice President, China Business, Commercial Group, HKT

- Sophy Wu, Senior IT Architect, Cisco Greater China

12:30 - 14:20 Lunch  
14:20 - 15:30 Tour Visit
- Qianhai Enterprise Mansion (前海企業公館)
- Qianhai Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (前海深港青年夢工場)
- Qianhai HKXTech Startup Platform (前海香港X科技創業平台)
- Qianhai Exhibition Hall (前海展示廳)


Time Activities Speakers
16:30 - 17:00 Registration  
17:00 - 18:00 Keynote: WiFi 6 – The Next Generation Enterprise Networking

Rica Lai, Business Development Manager, Cisco APJC

18:00 - 18:10 Closing Remarks

Herman Lam, Managing Director, Cisco HK & Macau

18:10 - 20:00 Networking Reception and Cisco Showcases  


Premier Sponsor

CXO Luncheon Sponsor

Executive Breakfast Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor

Display Solution Sponsor

Macau Cocktail Sponsor

Networking Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Supporting Organizations

Media Partners


  • Hong Kong:

    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road,
    Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Qianhai:

    Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and
    Entrepreneur Hub, Qianwan 1st Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen
  • Macau:

    180° Lounge, 59/F, Macau Tower
    Convention & Entertainment Centre, Macau