[WEBINAR] Ed Tech in the wake of COVID-19: New tools, new usages, new challenges?

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We will welcome Professor Anirban Mukhopadhyay from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Timothy Tam, Head of

The coronavirus has put much of the world in lockdown, leading to the mass shutdown of schools and universities, as well as the adoption of remote working practices.
Our approach and tools for both learning and working have consequently undergone significant transformation.

This major disruption has accelerated EdTech in an unprecedented way, in innovation as well as usage, but it has also created a lot of confusion and controversy.

With the support of our Digital Innovation Committee, the French Chamber will welcome Professor Anirban Mukhopadhyay from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Timothy Tam, Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google Hong Kong, to take stock of the situation to help us navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by new technology.

They will also discuss if this pandemic has the potential to be a game-changer for the education sector, as the shift to online solutions has created new habits and expectations, while raising questions about how we value education.

Finally, the situation is also changing our approach to work and personal growth through continuous learning tools which have allowed opportunities to up-skill during lockdowns. We ask whether this trend continue in the post-COVID world.

The conversation will be facilitated by Yvon Le Renard, Managing Partner at Clever Age Asia, French Chamber Councillor and President of its Digital Innovation Committee. 

  • Anirban Mukhopadhyay (PhD, Columbia) is the Lifestyle International Professor of Business and Chair Professor of Marketing, and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

    He is also the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Consumer Psychology.

    His research examines the interplay between consumers’ lay beliefs, emotions, and self-regulatory decisions, with substantive interests including food-related decision making, field experimentation with policy implications, and the interplay of consumption and subjective wellbeing.

  • Timothy Tam is a policy advocacy and stakeholder engagement professional with a decade of managerial experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

    As the Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs of Google Hong Kong, Timothy coordinates Google’s public policy efforts in Hong Kong and engages the government, chambers and other stakeholders in building Hong Kong into a smarter digital city.

    Timothy holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Global Management from the University of Hong Kong.


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