Unissu Connect Hong Kong

AsiaPropTech is proud to be the Hong Kong Partner for Connect and bring PropTech knowledge to you. 




After months of coordination with Unissu and assisting the speaker through the hurdles, we started and finished the Hong Kong's Connect recording on 13th March, 2020, and the videos are now available! We believe that you can received a career benefit from the insights of PropTech thought leaders in Hong Kong . Whether you want to increase productivity, or learn new skills, keep going and reach your goal!


Connect is the global real estate equivalent of the TED Talk. All recorded content, from around the world will be gathered together and become available to the public.


Innovation in the Real Estate World

Fay Fang, Swire Properties

Fay talks you though the insights she's gained from working in new ventures focusing on innovation and development.

The Future is so Bright, We’ve Gotta Wear (Smart) Shades

Jordan Kostelac, JLL

Extended reality applications such as Virtual and Augmented Reality have largely been viewed as novelties for entertainment or advertisement. As we transition to a new decade these types of platforms will form the new interface for our world, forever changing how we gather and consume information. This discussion explores the impact of this ready-to-explode technology on the property sector.

Where IoT meets ERP

Bernie Devine, Yardi

Real Estate has long been focused on back-office business process. Now that we're actively connecting the Business to the Property we need to understand how these two different would fit together. I explain some of the key issues to be dealt with.


Transdisciplinary Consulting: The Computational Approach to Real Estate Development and Built Assets

Emidio Piermarini


The AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner-Operations) industry is notorious for delivering projects that are over budget, completed late, and leave much to be desired operationally once completed. Much of this reputation comes from the fact that the industry’s approach to adoption digital technology has lagged behind other industries, with one of the main problems being a lack of a common framework for the storage and transmittance of increasingly large and complex amounts of information across increasingly numerous amount of stakeholders. Whilst in the past 10-15 years the idea of Building Information Modelling (BIM) was seen to be a solution to this problem, we have yet to see the industry change significantly in its effectiveness. There are many reasons for this, however, one stumbling blocks for BIM is that so far, BIM has manifested itself as a proprietary, 'one software fits all' solution. This follows in the tradition of AECO valuing ‘off-the-shelf’ software, starting with CAD and Excel in the 90’s, exclusively for all technological solutions. However, for an industry where every property/project is somewhat different, demands bespoke solutions, and the solutions rely on expertise from numerous discipline experts, this tradition is simply not sustainable. In this talk, we will briefly introduce how we have arrived at this paradigm and how bespoke computational consulting is rapidly disrupting this paradigm. The key shift in the dynamics that has happened is that the industry is shifting from emphasis on software adoption to skills adoption - namely, coding skills. Whilst for years the concept of ‘parametric design’ or ‘generative design’ have been promoted in the industry, these are terms that are still not well understood and whose use case studies usually serve to myopically optimize one discipline’s work to the detriment of others. We will show how by using computation, transdisciplinary models can be leveraged to create data-driven insights for bespoke design, development, and operational situations like never before. This method can be used at all stages of property development - from site selection to operations - and on any scale - from building to city scale. Anybody who is passionate about the future of the built environment, property development, and construction will not want to miss this talk!

Farming Revolution in Properties: To make global cities self-sufficient and sustainable in their food production with innovative agricultural technology

Raymond Mak, Farmacy

Traditional farmland is under the pressure of climate change and overpopulation. There is a sense of urgency to make full utilization of urban area for farming. This act helps to protect the rainforest and provides a better way out for the food production cycle. With our advanced indoor farming technology - Smart Mobile Farms, we enable ecological and decentralized farming of safe and fresh produces right in the heart of the city.

Barriers to PropTech Adoption in CRE Management

Tyler Holland, En-Trak

PropTech advocates face an uphill battle in selling, implementing and operating new technology-based solutions. This talk reviews some of those obstacles and what we can do to surmount them. Examples range from fitting SaaS solutions into traditional design/build contracts to managing IoT solutions to selling technology solutions across multiple siloed departments. Viewers will come away with a greater appreciation for the value of innovation teams within property developers/managers, the need for technology providers to do more to make things easy for their clients, and the possibility that great projects can turn into white elephants.


The Future Of Real Estate Investing

Darren Wong, Denzity

(1) Don't rely on traditional method;

(2) Experts need an online community dedicated to the real estate sector that rewards contribution and transparency;

(3) From 2020 onward, you can access to the global real estate market just with a few clicks away.

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