Having seen a rockstar game developer, an array of drones and much more, RISE Day One has come to a close.
Here are just some of the highlights, including picks from CNBC, who were catching some of our speakers on the ground in Hong Kong.
The cult hero
Min-Liang Tan’s gaming company, Razer, inspires devotion – fans have been known to get the brand’s logo tattooed on themselves. Min-Liang talked about how to keep you community engaged, and we grabbed him after his talk to get him to answer questions that up and coming startups had.
Making wearables wearable
“The vision for wearables is always to make devices that don’t look like wearable tech,” said Misfit CEO Sonny Vu on Centre Stage. We caught Sonny after his talk and put our startups’ questions to him.
Taxi turf warsGrab have introduced a real-time data analytics system, which they hope will help them match consumer display and demand. Co-Founder Tan Hooi Ling talked about the new system and how to get ahead in a particularly crowded marketplace.
As Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Business Development, Peggy Johnson is in charge of cutting deals for one of the world’s bona fide behemoths. In conversation with The Wall Street Journal’s Yun-Hee Kim on Centre Stage, she encouraged startups to solve local problems first before attempting to address global needs.
A sustainable future
Ambarish Mitra is CEO of unicorn Blippar – an augmented-reality advertising company which allows people unlock digital experiences from the physical world. He gave a Centre Stage talk on how AI can fit into a vision for a sustainable future.