SD+DS is the short form of "SD Plus Designpreneurial Sharing" series for stories and experiences of design-driven start-up. We have SD Alums Mr James O and Mr Adam Kong to be our guest speakers at our first sharing session on 30 Aug 2022.
Guest Speaker #01 - James O
Mr O Hing Pong James is Co-Founder and Head of Marketing and Advertising of GOGOX HOLDINGS LIMITED. He oversees GOGOX’s brand management, marketing strategies and promotion activities. Throughout the years, James has successfully enhanced GOGOX’s brand awareness and established its brand identity through various creative marketing activities. James has also designed GOGOX’s user-friendly app interface, enabling the company to provide efficient, easy to use delivery services, thus enhancing delivery efficiency.
Before starting up GOGOX, James worked in global advertising agencies including McCann Worldgroup, Leo Burnett, DDB, Ogilvy & Mather, to name but a few. With his extensive experience in the advertising industry, James led several award-winning campaigns. James graduated with first class honours for his bachelor’s degree in advertising design from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Guest Speaker #02 - Adam Kong
Mr Ming Kong, Adam is the CEO of TG0, a London-based technology company specialised in creating human-machine-interaction products. Ming studied Industrial and Product Design at School of Design, the HK Polytechnic University and obtained duo Masters Degrees from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art majoring design and engineering. Following his passion, Ming travelled and worked in central Europe and worked for companies such as Nestlé, Takram London and Anythingby Studio before he co-founded TG0.
Under the leadership of Ming, TG0 developed a method of touch and pressure sensing, which relies on injection moulded conductive polymeric materials. Touch location, gestures and pressure are then interpreted via signal processing and machine learning. Unlike other touch sensing methodologies discrete electronic sensors are not needed. Such breakthrough through innovation attracted venture capitals including Amadeus Capital Partners, it has also received grants and awards from the Royal Academy of Engineering and Innovate UK. TG0 is now a team of 35 and just recognised as one of the DeloitteUK’s Fast 50 fast growing tech companies ranking top 35 overall and No. 1 in hardware in 2021.