Webinar – Disruptive Innovation within Industries

Wednesday, April 15th 2020

Online webinar

18:00 – 20:00 (GMT + 8h)

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“Disruptive innovation” happens in every industry. Entrepreneurs achieve disruption by developing  start-ups  that transform the way business is done. For example, Airbnb has changed the world of travel forever.  The term “disruptive innovation” was first defined and analysed by the late  Clayton M. Christensen , a Harvard University professor, and his team beginning in 1995. It is a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth and organisational development.

A “disruptive innovation” often creates a new  market  and  value network , as in the case of Airbnb. Hence, successful businesses do not wait for the next wave of start-ups to disrupt their industry. Many established companies are disrupting themselves internally. For example, Johnson & Johnson created the Clinical Trial Innovation (CTI) to develop solutions that will modernize clinical trials, improve data quality, enhance the processes for patients and investigators. To compete with disruptors, many companies need to capitalize on internal disruptive innovation.

This webinar aims to discuss pertinent issues about “Disruptive Innovation Within An Industry”.


Professor Dominic Chan has founded Decisive Consulting Limited, a management consulting firm, and co-founded Dark Horse Investment that focuses on early stage technology investment. Worked as a consultant with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Professor Chan was also the former co-CEO of a-connect (China), a professional consulting staffing firm and China general manager of Englishtown.com (an EF Group company) providing online language training service.  As a serial entrepreneur, he has been involved in technology companies in the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) application, integrated communication, mobile device applications, e-commerce solution and e-learning areas.

Professor Chan is a frequent speaker at conferences, business seminars and university lectures. He is also a corporate trainer, executive coach and visiting lecturer. He is the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for mathematics presented by Queen Elizabeth II. Professor Chan studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, graduated with BA, MA and PhD (Digital Signal Processing) degrees.  Professor Chan is the author of the book My Cambridge Days. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and speaks basic French and Japanese.

Dr. Sloan Kulper is the winner of IMAGINE IF 2019 - Innovation Forum Hong Kong. Dr. Kulper is an American engineer from MIT with deep ties to the Silicon Valley startup community. A serial entrepreneur and an inventor with multiple international patents, he has built successful startups in four countries and raised millions of US dollars in grants and seed funding across multiple ventures.

He has also served as an engineering consultant to several multinational medical device firms, including Fortune 500 firms Stryker and CR Bard. Sloan has received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an MFA Degree (industrial design) from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a PhD Degree (biomedical engineering) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Yi Lei Tan is an alumna of the University of Cambridge (BA, MSci, PhD in Biochemistry). Dr. Tan is currently an IT Business Analyst based in Hong Kong. Yi Lei joined the Innovation Forum in August 2016. As the President of Innovation Forum in Cambridge (2017–2018), she was actively involved in coordinating event organisation and business development. Yi Lei was also the Head of Agenda for the Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum 2019. In this capacity, Dr. Yi Lei Tan was responsible for developing the conference programme, focusing on key trends, challenges and the future of various facets of the global healthcare industry.

Dr. Cecilia Tsui is a serial entrepreneur, and a management consultant. Also, Dr Tsui is Advisor (Management Education & Research) of Drucker Academy Hong Kong, as well as Founder Chairperson of Chartered Management Institute Hong Kong. In promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, Cecilia has served as a mentor and a judge for various entrepreneurial programmes. With her multidisciplinary background, Cecilia is currently developing an MBA course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship with a leading American scholar. Prior to that, she has worked for the Swire Group, Citicorp International Limited, Hang Seng School of Commerce and the Open University Hong Kong.

Dr. Cecilia Tsui is an alumna of the University College London, UK (PhD in Quality Assurance in Higher Education), University of Hong Kong (MEd), AGSM University of New South Wales, Australia (MBA), and the University of Cambridge, UK (MSt in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment). In pursuing her PhD degree, Cecilia has visited major higher education centres in Europe, including the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), UNESCO, and OECD Higher Education Programme. She has interviewed leading scholars and policymakers in the field of higher education. In recent years, to lead the Innovation Forum Hong Kong forward, Cecilia has compared development of Smart Cities in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Dr Cecilia Tsui specialises in advancing Management as a Liberal Art (MLA), as well as innovation and entrepreneurship relating to life sciences, sustainability and green


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