The Aegis Dinner Discussion – AI: Friend or Foe?

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Wednesday, July 10th, 18:00 HKT

IT leaders responsible for driving AI strategy in Hong Kong are invited to join this roundtable dinner on “AI: Friend or Foe?

An expert moderator will guide the knowledge-sharing event, stimulating discussion between participants in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is complimentary and by invitation only.

AI: Catalyst or Catastrophe? Navigating the Double-Edged Sword

As we delve into the ever-evolving tech landscape, Artificial Intelligence stands as both a beacon of innovation and a potential harbinger of challenges. On one hand, AI is revolutionizing cybersecurity, data analytics, and operational efficiency, enabling organizations to uncover patterns and anomalies within immense datasets, thereby optimizing performance and bolstering strategic decision-making. On the other hand, the proliferation of AI stirs significant concerns around privacy, job displacement, and the potential for misuse.

Recent insights from Splunk’s CISO Report reveal a stark dichotomy: while 70% of CISOs believe AI empowers cyber adversaries, only 35% currently leverage AI for security purposes. This underscores the critical challenge of harnessing AI’s immense potential while mitigating its inherent risks. Mastering the art of responsible AI adoption, enhancing domain-specific security, and leveraging observability are vital steps towards achieving digital resilience. As we stand at the crossroads of innovation and risk, understanding AI’s future impact on business strategy is paramount for navigating this dualistic technology.

  • How can organizations implement responsible AI adoption to maximize benefits while mitigating privacy and ethical risks?
  • What are the most effective domain-specific security and observability use cases for enhancing digital resilience using AI?
  • How should businesses prepare for the future impact of AI on strategic planning and operational efficiency, considering the balance between opportunities and potential risks?

Join leaders interested in exploring the intersection of technology and ethics as they navigate the complexities of AI’s impact on society, privacy, and the future of innovation.

Job titles may include CTO, CIO, Chief AI Officer, IT Director, Head of IT and other senior IT decision makers

Current attendees include: 


  • IT Service Manager at AIA Group
  • IT Operations Lead at Lenovo Asia Pacific
  • Cybersecurity Manager at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX)
  • IT Support Manager at Swire Properties
  • IT Compliance Manager at Sun Hung Kai Properties
  • Technology Innovation Manager at PCCW Limited
  • Data Analytics Manager at Bank of China (Hong Kong)


6:00 PM: Arrival of guests and drink reception
6:30 PM:
Welcoming and opening address by The Ortus Club
6:40 PM:
Short introduction by Splunk
6:45 PM:
Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
7:15 PM:
Appetizers are served
7:45 PM:
Discussion ends, mains are served
8:15 PM:
Desserts, coffee and tea are served, and guests are encouraged to stay and network

Grand Hyatt Grissini

1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong | Google Maps

The Ortus Club hosts knowledge-sharing discussions in the best private dining rooms in the world. These venues provide an elegant high-end atmosphere and impeccable table service.

Hosted by Splunk

Your Own Peer Network

Take your seat at the table where industry leaders converge. Before and after our discussions, you’ll have dedicated time to connect with like-minded peers who share your passions. Immerse yourself in a dynamic, collaborative community that fosters innovation and knowledge-sharing. Whether you seek mentorship or professional camaraderie, no man is an island at our events.

Future Insight

Surrounded by elite visionaries, thought leaders, and disruptors, you’ll gain access to insights and emerging trends that extend beyond the horizon. Attending our events allow you an opportunity to not only anticipate change but to actively shape the future of your industry, returning with a strategic edge and a treasure trove of new ideas to elevate your business.

Expert Event Orchestration

Engage in candid, knowledge-rich conversations set against the backdrop of the world’s finest venues. With over 2,000 events since 2016, we are dedicated to professionalism, curating topics, guest lists, and moderators to provide you an unparalleled experience. 

Tailored Discussions

Your engagement is our priority; our renowned, handpicked moderators, adept at crafting immersive discussions, ensure that your time is thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating. Prior to the event, we’ll ask you questions to ensure the discussions are fruitful and aligned with your interests – all you have to do is show up.

Sensory Delight

Delight in meticulously curated three-course meals crafted by maestro chefs. Then take your pick from our curated menu of wines and coffee, all set within an ambiance that not only satisfies your palate but also inspires connections and ideas.

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