2013 APCS keynote speakers
Former Mayor Ken Livingstone
During Ken’s career in city government from 1971
to 2008 he learnt much about the problems of managing a city that was declining
(as London was) in the post World War II period and then managing the dramatic
turnaround as London overtook New York to become the leading city in the west.
Ken’s greatest challenge as Mayor of London was dealing with the city's ageing
transportation infrastructure. Ken introduced many schemes including bendy
buses, oyster cards and the congestion charge.
Ken also made a significant effort to reduce London’s impact on the environment.
All this led to Ken being named 'Politician of
the Year' by the Political Studies Association.
Cher Wang, co-founder and Chairman of HTC has been announced as the
second keynote speaker for the 2013 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS).
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as the most influential woman in wireless
technology, Ms Wang’s business achievements have been further acclaimed
by the likes of Fortune Magazine, the Financial Times and the New York
Ms Wang was a pioneer of the global development of the smart phone.
Her entrepreneurial drive and capacity to anticipate market trends has
led to HTC manufacturing one in every six smart phones in the USA and
HTC being one of the most easily recognisable Taiwanese brands in the
Berkley educated, Ms Wang’s entrepreneurial savvy saw her turn HTC into
an indispensable ally of both Google and Microsoft and her model of
designing products directly for major mobile networks is largely behind
the success of HTC in the cut-throat smart phone environment.