Past events & speakers

We are honoured that some of the worlds leading experts and practitioners have helped us build such a passionate and engaged community in this part of the world. Here’s some of the memorable faces and highlights from previous events.

SDHK 2019

Adam Lawrence
Hong Kong
Co-author of 'This Is Service Design Doing'
Birdie Salva
Philippines
Localising Human-Centred Design
Bruce Wan
Hong Kong
Experience-driven design literacy
David Kohler
Hong Kong
Impact at scale
Gaëlle Loiseau
Hong Kong
Impact at scale
Heidi Spurrell
Hong Kong
From the planet to the planet
Jeff Rotmeyer
Hong Kong
Kindness matters
Ketut Sulistyawati
Indonesia
People and their money
Megan Lam
Hong Kong
Your solution is not my problem
Olivia Wong
Hong Kong
Impact at scale
Sky Siu
Hong Kong
Impact at scale
Stephanie Lukito
Singapore
Designing for a multi-sided marketplace
Sue Toomey
Hong Kong
Impact at scale

SDHK 2018

Anne Tham
Malaysia
Rethinking life and learning outcomes for primary school children
Bosco Leung
Hong Kong
Human futures in smart cities
Daniel Weitze
Hong Kong
Human futures in smart cities
Dr Richard Claydon
Hong Kong
Human futures in smart cities
Fiona Meighan
Australia
Human futures in smart cities
Harriet McDougall
Australia
Harnessing Emerging Technology
Icel Argana
Philippines
Smart city scenarios around Asia
Iñaki Amate
Hong Kong
Transcending
Jessica Pang
Hong Kong
Smart Payment Experiences
Kasia Mierzejewska
Australia
Harnessing Emerging Technology
Lucinda Pike
Hong Kong
Putting financial literacy before financial technology
Nav Qirti
Singapore
How sensible are Asia’s smart cities
PB Subbiah
Hong Kong
Creating psychological safety for people in a tech-driven world
Patricia Lau
Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s plans for citizen-centric design
Rachel Chan
Hong Kong
‘Unleash!’ Hong Kong
Richard Morris
Thailand
A low-tech approach to building resilient communities
Samuel Horman
Australia
Harnessing Emerging Technology
Shuyang Lin
Taiwan
Prototyping Democracy
Vincent Siu
Hong Kong
Innovation Through Play
Zamira Monteiro
Hong Kong
Putting financial literacy before financial technology

SDHK 2017

Alvin Chia
Singapore
A 22,000 person startup
Alvin Yip
Hong Kong
Social Innovation & Service Design
Angelia Muller
USA
Best practice is past practice
Arthur Yeh
Taiwan
Computer says no: why do many organisations find it hard to change
Chirryl-Lee Ryan
Hong Kong
Computer says no: why do many organisations find it hard to change
Girish Jhunjhnuwala
Hong Kong
Shiny happy people - the Ovolo story of customer experience
Maaike Steinebach
Hong Kong
Technology & inclusive leadership
Maria Sit
Hong Kong
Computer says no: why do many organisations find it hard to change
Nelson Mckey
Hong Kong
Best practice is past practice
Perry Lam
Hong Kong
Storytelling for business
Professor May Lee
China
Computer says no: why do many organisations find it hard to change
Steven Lau
Hong Kong
Getting real with design thinking
Tim Alpe
Hong Kong
Shiny happy people - the Ovolo story of customer experience
Todd Hougland
Hong Kong
Battling Disney: Ocean Park’s response to one of the world's biggest brands

SDHK 2016

Ada Yip
Hong Kong
Contextual inquiry in changing waste habits
Ada Yuen
Hong Kong
“Questions from the panel to audience”
Adam Lawrence
Hong Kong
This is Service Design Doing
Elaine Ann
Hong Kong
“Questions from the panel to audience”
Lauren Currie
Scotland
What is service design & Why does it Matter?
Marc Stickdorn
Australia
What is service design & Why does it Matter?
Michael Lai
China
Innovation in China - why it’s Different. Why it Matters?
Shalini Mahtani
Hong Kong
“A question which would be very useful for the whole room”
Stephen Wong
Hong Kong
“A question which would be very useful for the whole room”
Xiangyang Xin
China
Reshaping education in China