Gene Soo

Head of Ecosystem - Global Innovation, MTR

    Gene Soo is the Head of Ecosystem of Global Innovation Department at MTR. Having led the creation of Hong Kong's startup ecosystem by cofounding StartupsHK, Gene is now tasked with building new businesses and enhancing the core MTR business with technology, partnerships, and new business models. Prior to his role at MTR, Gene led the launch of Citymapper, a transport app, into Hong Kong in 2015 as General Manager. Prior to Citymapper, Gene has been involved in building fashion, lifestyle and mobile gaming startups.** **Gene has been pushing for more focus on user experience, sustainability and open data practice in Hong Kong and believes strongly in improving daily lives through better design and technology.** **Gene received his BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University as well as MBA from Columbia University.

    All Sessions by Gene Soo

    3:30 pm - 4:05 pm
    Greener Transport Solution

    Zooming into the Future: What’s Next for Electric Vehicles?

    Electric vehicles (EVs) have become popular in recent years but are yet far from mainstream. What will accelerate their growth in the upcoming decade? Entrepreneurs and business leaders from the electric vehicle ecosystem will share insights on infrastructure needs, technological innovations and policy changes that are required to support the growing EV industry.