• Anson Bailey

    Anson Bailey
    Partner, Head of Consumer Markets, ASPAC

    Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer Markets Practice. He is part of the KPMG Regional Consumer Markets Practice Leadership team as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the High Growth Tech & Innovation Group based in Hong Kong.

    Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports including Global Mobile Payments, Consumers & Convergence, Mobilizing Innovation: The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, The Rise of the Digital Multi-tasker, Be a Smarter Start-up, MNCs in China, Made in China 2025, China’s Connected Consumers, Global Connected Consumers and The Changing Face of Commerce series.

    Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

  • Austin Bryan

    Austin Bryan
    Senior Director – Innovation, CLP Holdings Limited

    Austin Bryan joined CLP Holdings in May 2016 as Senior Director – Innovation, leading the company’s innovation strategy in the face of challenges presented by digital disruption.  He is also a Director of various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group.  Austin has been a pioneer of new services and value creation in the digital media sector for the past 10 years and is a globally recognised leader in transforming business activities in the financial and telecommunications sectors.
    His experience spans the creation of the first direct banking activities in Germany in the early 1990s, the introduction of virtual customer service platforms for American Express and creation of the first 3G multi-media mobile network in Australia with “3 Mobile”.  Most recently he was Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Singtel Optus, in which he led the acquisition of major digital media projects and created a US$1 billion digital media business developing and implementing new digital products and services.

  • Jayne Chan

    Jayne Chan
    Head of StartmeupHK, InvestHK

    Jayne is Head of StartmeupHK at InvestHK, the government department responsible for attracting and retaining Foreign Direct Investment into Hong Kong.  StartmeupHK is InvestHK’s initiative aimed at helping founders of innovative and scalable startups and related community from overseas to set up or expand in Hong Kong. Their services include providing information about the startup ecosystem here in HK, connecting people to the startup community, hosting startup events and helping to foster a positive environment for startups to thrive.

    Prior to joining InvestHK, Jayne was Executive Director at the HK chapter of TiE, a global non-profit network focused on fostering entrepreneurship in the markets in which they operate, and management roles at advertising & digital agencies, startup incubator, management consulting and manufacturing companies.

  • Wisdom Chan

    Mr.Wisdom Chan
    Chief Technology Officer
    CHAIN Technology Development Ltd.

    Mr. Wisdom Chan is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at CHAIN Technology Development, a R&D based startup that provides comprehensive suite of smart city solutions. He has been responsible for overseeing all technical aspects at CHAIN in support of smart-city initiatives. With over 15 years of enterprise networking solutions development & drone flight control engineering, Wisdom has played a leading role in a wide range of smart city projects including intelligent lighting, smart facility management, and building efficiency systems, providing in-depth technical evaluation and strategic proposals to meet the evolving demands from public sector & corporate clients.

    One of CHAIN’s flagship products led by Wisdom is “Hybrid Reality Visualization & Management System” that combines the best of both Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Reality Modeling. It changes the way of massive data visualization that provides intuitive presentation & higher visibility of smart city vital operations. This helps the clients streamline the decision-making process & respond more quickly.

    Most recently, Wisdom was IT Director of drone manufacturer where he led the core technology transformation to UAV flight control system. As IT Consultant at local property management company, he was responsible for the technology transition and integration with enterprise information system among the group for 2,000 clients in Hong Kong.

  • Vince Chan

    Vince Chan
    Co-Founder | TGN Creta Ventures
    Strategic Partner of TGN and TUS Education

    Co-Founder of TGN Creta Ventures, a globally-focused venture investment platform strategically partnered with TGN (TUSPark Holdings and Tsinghua University) to drive tech innovations in education and learning science in China and abroad.  She is also a private investor and advisor at various BioTech, InsurTech and Blockchain ventures.

    In the early days of her career, Vince has served in numerous professional capacities at Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Standard & Poor’s in Asia and the U.S.  She has founded and managed US$1bn global fund as the Head of Asia Pacific at LA-headquartered TCW Asset Management.  She has also launched and pioneered credit financings (US$40bn+) for insurers and banks.  In recent years, Vince has been active in developing and inspiring future talents in China and globally through her books, speeches and career coaching (Renmin University and Tsinghua University).

    Professionally trained as CFA Charterholder and U.S. CPA, Vince has graduated from the University of Toronto B.Comm. Summa Cum Laude, Yale University MBA Full-Time and University of Chicago Booth School of Business MBA Executive.  In 2015, she was recognised as “Outstanding Overseas Returnee” by Forbes China.

  • Keith Cheng

    Keith Cheng,
    Head of Hong Kong Digitalisation Hub

    Before Joining Siemens Hong Kong in Aug 2000, Keith was working for Optus-Singtel in Sydney as a telecommunication specialist responsible for transmission/Access Network capacity planning and data centre implementation. During his 17 years within Siemens, he was working in the Mobility Division on mainly railway projects and progress his career from Engineer to eventually the Head of the department managing Projects, Bids, Innovation and people development. The area of responsibility were transmission data network, telephone systems, station public address announcement systems, passage display system, CCTV system, SCADA control systems and electrical switch gears for the railway overhead lines. Keith was grew the team from 8 to 80 people within 4 years and he is looking forward to a new challenge ahead. Keith is also passionate about young talent development with attendance in career fair and career talks with University undergraduates. Around 10% of his team is employed through these channels and also through internships programmes. Currently, Keith is working in the MindSphere Application Center since 1st Oct 2017 as the Siemens Hong Kong Lead for innovation ideas and software development to enable to better serve our customers and address our customers daily challenges with the application of MindSphere.

  • Joanna Cheung

    Joanna Cheung
    Managing Director
    Tuspark Global Network

    Ms. Wai Sze Cheung, also known as Joanna co-founded City Champion Int'l Limited in 2014 (later renamed to TGN Innovation Limited) and has grown its core business of co-working spaces to become one of the largest operators in Hong Kong under the Tuspark brand. Prior to that, she worked at Nomura International (HK) Limited in Fixed Income Sales and Trading Department, as well as at 8 Securities, a leading Fintech startup founded in Hong Kong. Ms. Cheung also co-founded two technology companies, both of which were participated in e-commerce business. She has been Executive Director of TUS International Limited since June 2015. Ms. Cheung serves as a Director of Nikkin Lifts & Escalators Limited. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brown University.

  • Vivian Cheung

    Vivian Cheung
    Deputy Director, Aviation Development
    Airport Authority Hong Kong

    Mrs Vivian Cheung holds a MBA and Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the United States. She is an alumni of the Stanford Executive Program from the Stanford University.

    Before joining the Airport Authority Hong Kong, Mrs Cheung worked for the General Electric Co. and a high tech startup in the Silicon Valley of California for many years. She joined the Airport Authority Hong Kong in 1992 and was appointed Deputy Director, Airport Operations in 2014, and then Deputy Director, Aviation Development in 2018.  She is currently also the President of Hong Kong International Aviation Academy and the Director of Hong Kong – Zhuhai Airport Management Company Limited.  With more than 24 years of experience in airport management, she had held a number of senior management positions in AAHK, as well as being the CEO of Hong Kong – Zhuhai Airport Management Company Limited from 2006 to 2009, and Deputy President of Shanghai Hong Kong Airport Management Co Ltd from 2009 to 2012.

  • Eric Chong

    Eric Chong
    President & CEO
    Siemens Ltd., Hong Kong & Macao

    Mr. Eric Chong currently serves as President & CEO of Siemens Ltd. since 2011. Mr. Chong is leading the overall strategy in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization and delivering on infrastructure projects and sustainable solutions in the field of energy, healthcare, buildings, power distribution and industry for Hong Kong and Macao.

    Siemens is a global technology powerhouse with almost 170 years of history.  The company is one of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient technologies and is a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.

    Mr. Chong is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Business Environment Council (BEC) and is serving as the Chair of Climate Change Business Forum, an advisory group under BEC dedicated to raising awareness of Climate Change among businesses. He is also member of the HKTDC Electronics / Electrical Appliances Industries Advisory Committee.  As a senior executive for more than 20 years, Mr. Chong has worked at various countries in Asia, including 10 years in China.

    Mr. Chong started his career in Singapore with GEC Plc of UK before joining Siemens in North East Asia region.  He received his tertiary education in Electronics Engineering and Business Administration and he holds a MBA from Henley Management College, UK.

  • Dr David Chung

    Dr David Chung Wai-keung
    Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology
    HKSAR Govt

    Dr Chung has nearly 30 years of experience in information technology (IT) strategic management and entrepreneurship development, and worked in several IT firms. He joined Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited in March 2004 and was responsible for taking forward Cyberport's IT infrastructure and incubation. He was Chief Technology Officer when he left Cyberport in February 2016. Public service positions held by Dr Chung include Council Member of the Hong Kong Computer Society, Convenor of the IT Expert Advisory Group of the Consumer Council, and Member of the Hong Kong/Guangdong Expert Committee on Cloud Computing Services and Standards.

  • YJ Fischer

    YJ Fischer
    Senior International Business Development Lead
    Hyperloop One

    Ms. Fischer is the Senior International Business Development Lead at Hyperloop One.  She works at the intersection of business development, international policy, and law to shape the company’s global market entry strategy.  Ms. Fischer has launched Hyperloop One into 15 markets across 4 continents.

    Ms. Fischer has more than a decade of experience crafting policy across state, federal, and international governments.  She is a seasoned lawyer and expert in global public policy, with deep experience in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Hyperloop One, Ms. Fischer held several appointments during the Obama Administration.  She was appointed as the assistant coordinator for implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, leading negotiations on sensitive diplomatic and political issues related to the agreement and structuring complex multi-million dollar transactions.  She also served as a senior advisor and chief of staff at the U.S. Department of State.  During her tenure, she worked closely with European, Asian, and Middle Eastern corporations on sanctions policy and with the IMF and World Bank to promote fiscally-responsible economic policies in the Middle East.  Ms. Fischer co-wrote the Democratic Party’s platform in 2016 and served as a Deputy Director on the Clinton-Kaine Campaign’s Transition Preparation Team.

    Ms. Fischer has a B.A. from Barnard College and a J.D. from Columbia University.

  • Shannon Kalayanamitr

    Shannon Kalayanamitr
    Partner, Digital Park Thailand

    Shannon is the CEO and Founder of IKIGAI GROUP, a consulting company designed to solve 21st century challenges.
    Currently Shannon is advising the Thailand Government, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, and the Digital Economy Promotion Agency [“DEPA”] on its Thailand 4.0 Strategy, with focus on its Technology, IOT and Start Up Execution. She is also CEO and Founder of IKIGAI SCHOOL, a 21st Century School, a goal with a focus to help Reduce the Inequality Gap through Education, in Bangkok, Thailand.

    In 2013 – 2017 - Shannon Co-Founded Orami, and is the former Chief Marketing Officer of [formerly MOXY] - the largest e-commerce destination for women in Southeast Asia, with 3 M&As under its belt, and global investors such as Eduardo Saverin [Facebook], and Gobi Partners [Alibaba Fund Manager, HK, China], and was one of the first Thai companies to roll out a regional play.
    She is also an advisor to, Santora Nakama, a start up studio, which works with entrepreneurs to build start ups across SEA.

    An Entrepreneur and a passionate Equality Advocate. She is a mover and a shaker, dedicated to building businesses and deeply connected in sectors of Technology, Business, Entertainment & Media, and Social Development for Equal Rights and Education in Thailand and in Asia.
    Shannon is deeply involved in the Start up, Technology and Education sector and devotes time to Mentorship, Programs and Projects. She is currently a Mentor at the UNDP Regional Hub’s Youth Co:Lab, Mentor for DTAC Accelerate Batch 5, 2017, frequent invited Speaker and Judge at various Conferences, Venture, Start Up, Case Competitions through out the region, such as Tech in Asia, Unbound Innovfest, e27’s Echelon, WPP Stream, Siam Commercial Bank’s Digital Venture, Thammasat University Case Competitions, to name a few. In 2016, Shannon was chosen to represent Asia at the FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women Summit, nominated in the "40 under 40" to watch by Campaign Asia and honored to be Thailand's Founder of the Year at the Start-Up Awards.

    Shannon is a Women's and Equality Advocate and remains active in the non-profit sector. She has helped to raise awareness and funds via celebrities and socialites with good causes, such as mentorship and scholarship programs and aiding the fishing rehabilitation projects during the Andaman Tsunami Disaster in 2005. In 2017, Shannon joined the UN Women's HeForShe campaign to be a voice for Gender Equality.

  • Denise Kee

    Denise W.M. Kee
    General Manager -Corporate Strategy
    MTR Corporation Limited

    Denise is a seasoned general management professional. She is currently General Manager–Corporate Strategy in MTR Corporation, and is accountable for the Group’s strategy and has responsibilities over innovation initiatives. 

    Prior to this role, Denise has worked in other management jobs in the field of audit, finance, communication, engineering and project management.  Denise possesses degrees in engineering and business administration, is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Chartered Engineer. 

  • Paul Kent

    Paul Kent
    Director, Economics and Regulation
    KPMG Singapore

    Paul is an economist with over 18 years’ experience in Australia, the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has previously worked as an economist with the Australian Government, and also been based in Beijing between 2000 and 2004 and Hong Kong from 2008 to 2012. He is currently based in Singapore since 2013 where he leads KPMG Singapore’s Economic and Regulation practice, a team of economic, policy and regulatory professionals. He has a strong analytical background and specializes in providing strategic economic advice to guide policy, planning and decision making both within Government and the Private Sector. He has worked extensively within the urban setting advising on economic development, major infrastructure project, productivity and innovation, policy and regulatory instruments, fiscal incentives, governance and institutional frameworks.  Increasingly this work has been in the context of Smart City Development and the use of Data and Analytics to enhance city planning and drive competiveness.  He has also led assessments to derive GDP contributions, and FDI inflows for national economies, the economic costs of national payments systems and the impact of Free Trade Agreements. Paul has Bachelor degrees in Economics and Science, and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Dr Anne Kerr

    Dr. Anne F Kerr
    Global Head, Cities
    Mott MacDonald Group

    Dr Anne Kerr has been a driving force in Mott MacDonald’s businesses relating to the development of future cities and urban living for around 30 years. Having recognised the need to focus attention on developing themes of holistic community development she established the Future Cities Working Group which coordinated thought leaders and practitioners across the Group some years ago. This Working Group is now a Global Initiative which sets targets for growth across the entire business, considers the development of communities and connectors in a holistic manner, and encompasses every sector within which we provide consultancy services. From the start of her career Anne has been engaged in the delivery of projects from concept through implementation in an integrated manner. The benefits of this approach can be seen in community and new town developments in various countries. She has been constant in “putting people and their needs first” and espouses the view “what is the city but the people” so embraces the social health and well being aspects into the built environment.

    Her portfolio of projects includes development of Sustainable Construction Management Frameworks and building performance tools for governments, sustainable transport master planning assessments and frameworks, energy management and calculations of greenhouse gases from power, infrastructure and city developments as well as “green building and sustainable transport planning” in China. She has worked in more than 30 countries and has used the experience gained especially in the Middle East and Asia Pacific to understand the drivers for eco-cities in existing environments and new development areas.

    Anne works across various organisations and institutions and is currently Vice Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and is chair of the Chambers Smart City Forum, among other roles.

  • Herman Lam

    Herman LAM Heung-yeung
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr Herman LAM joined the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2010.  As the CEO of Cyberport, Mr Lam is responsible for leading, representing and administering the company as well as playing a prominent role in promoting and implementing Cyberport’s public mission strategies.

    Within the public mission arena, Mr Lam sets the initiatives for comprehensive programmes which assist the development of Hong Kong as a hub for innovation and trade in ICT, and encourage the development and upgrading of ICT skills and resources in the wider community of Hong Kong.

    Mr Lam is also active in community affairs and industry development, serving a number of statutory bodies such as the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee (2008-2016); Industry Facilitation Task Force (2010-2016); the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ICT Services Advisory Committee; the Hong Kong ICT Awards Steering Committee; Honorary Advisor Council of the Hong Kong Computer Society; the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association; the Digital Solidarity Fund Committee;  the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Department of Computer Science of City University of Hong Kong; the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme Administration Committee; the Information Technology Management Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association and the Advisory Board for the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of Chinese University of Hong Kong; the Advisory Board for the Innovation and Information Management of the University of Hong Kong and the Airport Technology Advisory Council.

    As a pioneer in the technology industry, Mr Lam has been contributing his efforts serving on various competition judging panels throughout the years to promote and comment on ICT excellence in the industry, including the Hong Kong ICT Awards, Facebook Mobile Hack-Hong Kong, Computerworld Hong Kong Awards, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards and the Asia Smartphone Application Contest.

    Prior to his tenure with Cyberport, Mr Lam was the General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong Limited.  Mr Lam holds an MBA in Business Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas in the United States.

  • Wilfred Lau

    Wilfred Lau
    Arup Fellow | Director, Arup

    Wilfred Lau is Arup Fellow and a Director of Arup, the global planning and engineering consultant.  He has led Arup's consulting activities across East Asia for 15 years. He is a board member of Arup East Asia Region Board and was Chief Executive of Arup Vietnam 2008 - 2017. He was Arup Global Transport Planning Leader from 2001 to 2016.

    Mr Lau was the Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Hong Kong and has represented the consulting industry on committees and expert panels. He is a Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK; Fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers; Fellow of Charted Institute of Logistic and Transport Hong Kong; Registered Professional Engineer of Hong Kong and member of Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.
    In recent years, Mr Lau focuses on development of cities and new towns in Asia, advising governments on development and delivery of future generation of cities.  He developed the smart green resilient philosophy and is author of the book “Smart Green Resilient”.

  • Dr Edmund Lee

    Dr Edmund Lee
    Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre

    Dr Edmund Lee is the Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre, a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising Hong Kong’s profile as a design hub of creativity and innovation, driving value creation through design and innovation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Dr Lee currently serves as Board of Director of PMQ, Member of the Design Council of The Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Nominated Member of Hong Kong Brand Development Council, Advisory Committee on Design, Licensing and Marketing of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Advisory Committee of the Institute of Active Ageing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Design Council of IE School of Architecture and Design (Spain), Arts and Culture Advisory Committee of Hong Kong International Airport, and Art Advisory Panel of MTR. Other public duties include chairmanship or membership of a number of professional management bodies and service organisations. Dr Lee received his PhD in biotechnology from King’s College London and MBA from Warwick Business School.  He has also completed advanced training in non-profit management at Harvard Business School on HBS Club Scholarship.

  • Gregg Li

    Gregg Li
    President, Invotech

    One of the most important components in the discussion of Smart City has been Smart Governance, and Dr. G has been pushing this concept to the test.   In this new space, Dr. G and his team have been investigating the feasibility of Smart City for Hong Kong; and with entrepreneurs from many sectors have been attempting to ground the true meaning of Hong Kong as a Smart City, and the Greater Big Bay Area as a Smart Region. 

    In the realms of Smart Buildings and Smart Communities, Dr. G is exploring these possibilities with colleagues at the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) where he serves as their non-executive director.  To harness the power and adaptation of Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, and Blockchain and with colleagues at the Cyberport, Dr. Li also serves as a non-executive director for this high tech park. As the President of Invotech -- a citizens-based do tank looking to spark new innovative fire into Hong Kong ways to reinvent the ecosystems and regional clusters of Greater China – he’s working with over 50 partners and city ambassadors.  Time permitting; he also acts, on separate occasion, as the Chairman of the Advisory boards of Polytechnics Design School and the Centre for Family Business at Chinese University.  

    Dr. G has been an Industrial Engineer, a Visiting Professor, and mostly a Strategy and Governance Consultant for banks, family businesses, governments, and non-government organizations.   Over these 40 years and working together with strategists to start-ups, ranging from the World Bank to IBM, he has co-created new business models, new companies, new consulting methodologies, new university programs, and nurtured budding entrepreneurs in new ecosystems. Dr. G is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (Liberal Arts), University of Hawaii in Econometrics (MA), UCLA (MBA), and University of Warwick (Engineering Doctorate). 

  • Mark Lunt

    Mark Lunt
    Group Managing Director, JOS

    Mark Lunt is Group Managing Director of JOS, one of Asia’s leading providers of IT services and solutions. The JOS team of 2,200 IT professionals serves more than 10,000 customers from nine locations in Asia.

    In this role he heads the JOS senior leadership team, driving the company’s vision, strategy and growth. He has been instrumental in transforming JOS’s business, building upon its traditional strengths in systems integration and infrastructure projects and securing the company’s place at the forefront of advanced technology solutions in cyber security, big data, cloud, enterprise scale applications and the Internet of Things.  

    He has over 30 years of international management and CEO level experience in the technology sector and has been a director of listed and privately-held companies for more than 25 years.

    Starting his career in a multinational computer manufacturer in the UK, Mr. Lunt progressed to Sales Director of an LSE-listed software company. Later roles included Managing Director leading the MBO of a data communications product manufacturer, Managing Director of one of the biggest financial services companies in the UK and Chairman of one of New Zealand’s leading computer services companies.

    He moved to Hong Kong in 2011 with Pingar Group, a New Zealand based specialist developer of natural language processing and text analytics technology. He joined JOS in June 2013 as non-executive Chairman and oversaw the development of corporate strategy, providing leadership and direction for the Group’s future development. He was appointed to his current executive role in July 2014. 


  • Normandy Madden

    Normandy Madden
    Global Director, Media & Brand Innovation
    The Digit Group

    Normandy Madden is the global director of media and brand innovation of The Digit Group (TDG), which designs, builds and manufactures holistic smart cities that provide greater security, increased safety, lower energy use and a better urban experience.

    TDG’s smart city solutions are created through a matrix of innovations such as master architectural design and engineering services, digital fabrication and manufacturing and the real-world implementation of the Internet of Things. TDG’s solutions and technologies have been implemented in China, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.

    Normandy helps TDG (www.thedigitgroupinc.com) commercialize smart city technologies such as autonomous transportation systems, kinetic, solar and wind energy systems, and interactive solar-powered charging-WiFi stations/mass transit shelters. Her mission is connecting TDG’s world-class team of architects, engineers, urban planners, construction and transportation experts and software developers with brand owners producing fast moving consumer goods, as well as retailers, entertaintment companies and the travel and tourism industries. By helping those businesses enhance their marketing, retail, manufacturing and distrubution platforms through better understanding of smart city technologies, TDG will build cities that are both functional and fun for residents and optimize the end-user experience.

    In addition, Normandy helps TDG identify tech start-ups developing innovative solutions in areas like HealthTech, FinTech, IoT and virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality which can be incorporated into TDG’s smart city solutions. In that capacity, she serves as a mentor for various startup accelerators programs in Asia and the U.S. She also oversees TDG’s media and public relations activities and manages advertising sales for the company’s digital out of home media networks in these cities, in part through a strategic partnership with Dentsu Aegis Network.

    Normandy graduated from Grinnell College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. For most of her career, she was a business journalist, editor and talk show producer for companies like Advertising Age, eMarketer, AdFest and Thoughtful Media Group. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences such as Web Summit (Lisbon), Rise (Hong Kong), China Connect (Paris), Festival of Media (Rome & Singapore), Content Matters (Singapore), AdFest (Pattaya), Europe Asia Roundtable Series (Helsinki) and ad:tech (Shanghai).

  • Taylor Man

    Taylor Man
    Chief Technology Officer
    NTT Com Asia Limited

    Taylor Man is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of NTT Com Asia Limited where he drives the company’s development and adoption of innovative technologies to create strategic business value. Mr. Man oversees all product business units at NTT Com Asia, including cloud, data center, network as well as integrated ICT solutions. His role as CTO also spearheads development of partner strategy to strengthen the company’s capabilities and
    generate new business opportunities.

    Mr. Man joined NTT Com Asia in 2005. Before being promoted to CTO in 2016, he served as Executive Vice President of the Cloud Business Division. He led the company to become
    the leading data center service provider in Hong Kong.

    A veteran in IT management, Mr. Man worked in Silicon Valley for 15 years, and focused on enterprise networking and internet infrastructure. He has extensive experience in Greater China, and was responsible for establishing three data centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, as well as deploying an ATM and IP network connecting over 38 cities in Guangdong Province. He also previously served as Associate Director, Information Technology at UBS Bank, and was a Partner and Technical Director at Alliance Partners Consultants Limited.

    Mr. Man holds a degree in Computer Science from the California State University, Hayward.

  • Julian Marland

    Julian Marland
    Director, Development, West Kowloon Cultural District

    Julian Marland is a professional fundraiser with a wide experience of working with a range of well-known institutions. In August 2017 he was appointed the first Director of Development for the West Kowloon Cultural District, with the task of planning and implementing one of the largest capital fundraising campaigns ever attempted in Asia.  West Kowloon itself is the largest cultural development in the world today, with an ambition to create world class arts institutions at its dramatic site on Hong Kong’s harbour.

    After his undergraduate degree at Oxford (Merton College), he joined the London office of Chase Manhattan Bank and worked for seven years as a relationship manager covering financial institutions.  He completed the full-time MBA at London Business School and after helping set up a new credit card bank, he joined the British Museum as one of the founders of its development office in 1994.  During his five years at the BM, he helped raise over £100 million towards the Great Court redevelopment and other projects.   In 1999 he was recruited to join the management team at the South Bank Centre, as Development Director, setting up the campaign office which ultimately raised the money to renovate the iconic Royal Festival Hall. 

    In 2003 he moved to a consultant role with the international fundraising firm Brakeley, advising not-for-profit clients in Europe and Asia on philanthropy strategies. He became a Board Member and shareholder in the firm and was appointed Managing Director of Brakeley Asia in 2007, relocating from London to Hong Kong in 2008.  In 2009 he bought out Brakeley Asia and then sold the firm in 2012, when he was appointed Development Director at Canadian International School, where he set up the school’s first Annual Fund, which raised US$2.1m in its first year, with over half of families giving.

    Julian was also a Founding Partner in an early stage Fintech investment fund, True Global Ventures, set up in 2009 by a classmate from an LBS exchange programme, which now has over 40 partners in 9 cities around the world.  He was co-lead on one of the earliest and most successful investments, Sharespost, a trading platform for late-stage private tech firms, and was on the investment committees of two other tech firms.  He has travelled regularly for TGV to California to meet VC firms on behalf of portfolio companies, and was named TGV Partner of the Year in 2016.   

  • Robbie McRobbie

    Robbie McRobbie
    Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Rugby Union

    Robbie joined the Union in 2003 and assumed the role of CEO on 1st May 2017.
    Prior to the Union, he spent 11 years in the Hong Kong Police Force, where he served in a number of roles including presenter of the "Police Report" TV show.

    He has a MA (Oxon) and completed a PGC in Sports & Recreation Management at HKU Space in 2001.
    He is a Director of local charity, Operation Breakthrough, which uses sport as a medium to help at-risk local youngsters.

    Mr. McRobbie is married with one son and a small dog.

  • Diane Mensah

    Diane Mensah
    Corporate Partnerships | WHub.io

    Diane Mensah leads Corporate Partnerships at WHub, helping large organisations with innovation and digital transformation.  Diane became familiar with the Hong Kong startup scene when she joined General Assembly as the founding Admissions Manager in 2013.  Since then, she has expanded the WHub partnership network to startups, co-working spaces and corporates.  With a diverse background working with people, having worked in luxury fashion retail management in the UK for eight years and then three years at the UK Government Home Office overseas, Diane’s career has taken her from London, via Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Hong Kong.

  • Billy Naveed

    Billy Naveed
    CEO & Founder
    Young Founders School

    Billy Naveed is the CEO & Founder of Young Founders School. Currently, he works at Credit Suisse in a dual role, one of which is head of Tech Sales. In this position, he works with startups and VCs from around the Asia region to connect them to Credit Suisse. Before Credit Suisse, he spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley in London and Hong Kong. Prior to the world of finance, Billy founded a couple of small startups in software development and interior design. He is very active in the startup scene in Hong Kong and South-East Asia and has invested in startups around the world.

    Billy studied Economics at Warwick University and his MSc in Finance at Economics at Warwick business school under full scholarship.

  • Charles Ng

    Charles Ng
    Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong
    The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

    Charles Ng was appointed as an Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) in July 2007. He heads up one of two sector-focused divisions that is responsible for helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong. His teams are responsible for Financial Services, Financial Technology, Innovation and Technology, Information and Communications Technology, Startups and Research & Knowledge Management.

    Mr Ng leads the StartmeupHK programme which aims to promote Hong Kong as a premier startup destination in Asia, attract overseas entrepreneurs to the city and help to build it into a leading destination and hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.

    He has extensive experience in the private sector, having worked for companies in the manufacturing and trading sectors, as well as for multinationals in the financial services and banking sectors in Mauritius, Canada and Hong Kong. He also has experience setting up and managing his own business and running a major international chamber of commerce in Hong Kong.

    Mr Ng speaks English, French, Cantonese, Putonghua, Hakka and Creole, and holds an MBA degree awarded jointly by the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

  • Gracie Ng

    Gracie Ng
    Team Manager
    Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

    Gracie Ng is the Team Manager of the Information and Communications Technology Cluster of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation where she leads the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence technology clusters, as well as champions the Smart Region initiatives where new technologies and innovative business models can be trialled in Science Park.  Gracie also heads up the Data Studio that brings together Data Owners and Developers to innovate with data to address Smart City challenges.   Prior to joining the Hong Kong Science Park, Gracie had a long and successful career with IBM China/Hong Kong Limited where she held several leadership roles, namely, Talent and Change Management Domain Leader with IBM Global Business Services, as well as the Demand Program Leader for IBM Marketing.

  • Sui Yang Phang

    Sui Yang Phang
    Managing Partner, Nest

    With 13 years of financial market experience, Sui is passionate about helping corporates to innovate and building motivated teams. 
    Sui’s goal at Nest is to work with partners to understand their unique innovation objectives, and to design bespoke, results-orientated programmes to suit their needs.

    Prior to joining Nest, Sui spent 11 years with Citi Global Markets, first in Kuala Lumpur, and then Hong Kong. There, he helped clients to create tailored solutions in risk management and investments. Working with corporates, both large and small, financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds, Sui led deals that won industry recognition with multiple awards.

    A proud wine-geek and an avid traveller, Sui has developed a love for the complexities of history, identity and place. As a father of a young daughter and son, he has found these passions to be thoroughly useful.

  • Stephen Phillips

    Stephen Phillips
    Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong
    The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

    Mr Stephen Phillips is the Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong
    (InvestHK), the Government Department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct
    investment into Hong Kong.

    Mr Phillips has served in senior positions in a number of private and public organisations. He
    lived and worked in Hong Kong from 1989 to 2004 holding senior investment banking positions
    with Deutsche and BZW/Barclays Capital before co-founding a Hong Kong-based group of
    companies providing IT, financial and consultancy services across Asia. In 2004, Mr Phillips
    joined UK Trade & Investment (now the UK’s Department of International Trade) before becoming
    the Chief Executive of the China Britain Business Council in 2006, as well as Chairman of the EU
    China Business Association.

    Mr Phillips holds a BSc in Chemistry and Law from the University of Exeter

  • Sabine Reppert

    Sabine Reppert
    Founder & Director, Intent-X Limited

    Founder and director of Intent-X Limited, a consultancy firm for digital business transformation based in Hong Kong, author, trainer, and blockchain methodologist.

    Ms. Sabine Reppert is helping international large scale companies succeed with digital business transformation. Her specialties are digital strategy development, digital leadership capability building, and transformational change management. She founded her first coaching and consulting firm in 2011 in Germany and moved her business to Hong Kong in 2014.

    Ms. Reppert holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Philipps University Marburg and a Master’s degree in Business Coaching & Change Management from the European University of Applied Sciences (Euro-FH) in Germany. She is also a graduate of HBX Harvard Business School (Disruptive Strategies with Clayton Christensen).

    In addition to coaching and consulting international large-scale companies, Sabine works as a mentor coach for start-ups. Sabine became a founding member of the Mettā Entrepreneurs’ Club in Hong Kong in 2016. For senior executives, Sabine teaches "Digital Business Transformation in Hong Kong" at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

    Sabine’s first book, Breakthrough - The Art and Science of creating magical Change by using the Example of Theory U, has been published in 2016.

  • Waltraut Ritter

    Waltraut Ritter
    Principal, Knowledge Dialogues

    Waltraut Ritter is principal of Knowledge Dialogues, specialising in applied research and advisory services relating to societal issues around information, knowledge, and intellectual capital across the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. She works on projects at the intersection between universities, government, business and civil society.

    Current projects include: Open Science data, citizen-driven smart city development in Asia and Europe, and data governance in digital economies. She regularly contributes to UNESCAP, UNESCO and OECD working groups around sustainable development and information/data economies.
    She is adjunct faculty in the M.Sc. in Innovation Management Programme at the Singapore Management University and in the HK Polytechnic University Executive Master in Digital Leadership programme. She holds an MA in Information Science and Sociology from the Free University of Berlin and an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

    She is a founding member of the New Club of Paris, a knowledge-economy think tank and a member of APSTN (Asia Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network). Ritter has been serving on the Digital21 Strategy Advisory Committee of the HKSAR government between 2010-2017. She also serves on the Information and Communication Technology committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau.

  • Matthew Smith

    Matthew Smith
    Global Head of Market Development – Internet of Things
    Cisco Systems

    Matthew joined Cisco in 2000, is based in Hong Kong and leads a global team, driving the creation of disruptive market opportunities arising from the emerging digital economy. Matthew’s charter is to work with large Multi-National and Government customers to develop strategies and solutions for outcome based technology solutions.

    Prior to joining Cisco, Matthew had a varied career starting as an aircrew officer in the Royal Navy. He also served as an Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police and worked for a Big Four Accounting firm.

    Cisco was recently named the leading proponent of Smart Cities Globally by Navigant.

  • Monika Sturm

    Monika Sturm
    Principal Key Expert, Siemens AG 

    Monika joined Siemens Austria R&D department in 1987 and continued her research in the area of artificial intelligence in cooperation with the central R&D department at Siemens Munich. From 1997 onwards she worked as project manager for several international research projects. In the following years she managed the business development and marketing group at Siemens Austria for Energy Management. As a next step she took over responsibility for the energy IT business at Siemens Austria. In 2004 she moved to Germany and was heading the regional strategy department for Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution globally. 2008 she took over the operational responsibility of Energy Distribution Services for Central East Europe and ramped up the Siemens metering service business in Europe. Currently she is working as Senior Manager for Sustainable Cities and Principal Key Expert Engineer for Cyber Physical Systems at the headquarter of Cooperate Technology; being globally responsible for defining research road maps and strategic partnerships, screening and evaluating new technologies, managing internal and external R&D projects.

    Since 2002 she has a University teaching position at the Leibniz University Hannover.

  • Dr. Winnie TANG, JP

    Dr. Winnie TANG, JP
    Honorary President
    Smart City Consortium

    Dr. Winnie Tang JP is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong(HKU), she is one of the locally-bred IT entrepreneurs of Hong Kong. She has over 20 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. She is the Founder and Chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited, an international office of Esri which specializes in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, and is among the top 50 software companies in the world.

    Dr. Tang actively promotes ICT application through writing articles for a range of publications in which she also shares her views on environmental protection, tree conservation, smart city concepts and entrepreneurship. She has published 7 books in Chinese and English as well as over 200 research papers, newspaper articles and journals, mainly published in the local Chinese media, such as Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong Economic Times and Recruit as well as the English media, such as South China Morning Post, Harbour Times and ComputerWorld. Dr. Tang is a pioneer in bringing Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to benefit the public and private sectors in Hong Kong. She has also been actively advocating the use of technology through her services in government and non-government organizations.

    Major appointments that Dr. Tang currently holds include: Member of Election Committee (IT Subsector) 2007 to 2016; Member of Antiquities Advisory Board; Chairman of Kwai Tsing District Youth Programme Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region Government; Founder and Chairman of Steering Committee of Smart City Consortium; Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation; Member of Computer Science Advisory Committee, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong(HKU); Founder and Chairman of the Conservation E3 Foundation; Co-Founder and Board Member of eHealth Consortium; and Director of Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN).
    In recognition of Dr. Tang's outstanding contributions to society, she was recognised as one the Distinguished Alumni by the Faculty of Science of HKU in 2009. In the same year she was also appointed as Justice of the Peace (JP) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

    In 2006, Dr. Tang was recognised as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the year. In 2004, Dr. Tang received the Young Achiever of the Year in the Women of Influence Award presented by the American Chamber of Commerce.

  • Joe Vasquez

    Joe Vasquez
    Co-Director, Runway Incubator

    Currently, Joe Vasquez is a Co-Director at Runway Incubator, a leading startup incubator and corporate innovation lab in San Francisco. He is also a founder of the Michelson Runway Edtech Accelerator and a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum. To date, Michelson Runway, an initiative of Runway Incubator, has invested in five leading education technology startups with plans to invest in several more in 2017. Before joining Runway, Joe led data strategy at Enuma (formerly LocoMotive Labs), an education technology company that builds engaging math games for elementary students with special needs serving over four million worldwide.

    Before joining the Enuma team, Joe worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs and spent two years teaching bilingual mathematics with Teach For America. Joe was also an early co-founder of StartX, a startup accelerator based out of Stanford University that has supported over 300 companies to date. He is currently on the Board of 826 Valencia, a nationally recognized nonprofit supporting under-resourced students with their creative and expository writing skills and was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his work in education. He was also named to the 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley list.

    Joe received a B.S. in Atmosphere & Energy Engineering from Stanford University and lives in San Francisco.

  • Tony Verb

    Tony Verb
    Founder, GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors

    Tony is a serial entrepreneur, urban innovator, venture capitalist and film producer, based in Hong Kong.

    He’s the founder of GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, an integrated investment and consulting firm, specialised on modern urban development and smart cities. With a focus on the Greater Bay Area around the Pearl River Delta, he intends to play an active role in building the biggest megacity in the world and facilitating the adaptation of best practices globally.

    Tony launched several initiatives and contributes to different verticals and communities locally and globally, with experience in corporate innovation, accelerator programmes and ecosystem building as partner of Nest.vc and co-founder of Mettā. He is an acclaimed public engagement expert for cities and large scale events.

    In his spare time, Tony contributes to philanthropic projects and he is a proud member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community.

  • Julian Vella

    Julian Vella
    AsPAC Regional Head - Global Infrastructure Advisory
    Co-Head – China Infrastructure

    Mr. Julian Vella is the ASPAC Regional Leader for KPMG's Global Infrastructure Practice and is a member of KPMG's Global Infrastructure and Global Corporate Finance Leadership Team. Mr. Vella was also a Board member of KPMG Australia for 6 years. He was also a member of the Australian Government's Infrastructure Finance Working Group. Mr. Vella is now based in Hong Kong.

    Mr. Vella has extensive experience as a lead adviser on a large range of commercial transactions, particularly in the industrial and transport markets sectors. Mr. Vella's advice to Government organisations and corporations includes advice in respect of: infrastructure project development and financing (including Public Private Partnerships), privatization, corporate strategy, corporate / debt restricting, mergers and acquisitions, divestments, and business valuations.

  • Jukka Viitanen

    Jukka Viitanen
    CEO, Resolute HQ Inc.

    Dr. Jukka Viitanen has extensive international experience in planning and managing innovation environments for global excellence. He has served several organizations in Asia and Oceania and participated in founding of the Finnish Science Institute in Japan, the Finnish Innovation Center - FinNode Japan and Asia-Pacific Insight consultancy during his 15 years abroad. He has developed several private and governmental programs to facilitate cross-border technology transfer, growth SME programs and S&T funding collaboration schemes across various geographies.

    Dr. Viitanen is a co-author of a globally recognized publication: Hubconcepts™ - The Global Best Practice for Managing Innovation Ecosystems and Hubs. The book introduces a practical approach to the planning and developing the innovation hubs of the future, rendering a fully integrated management framework that defines a holistic view to cross-sectorial innovation collaboration.

  • Andrew Weir

    Andrew Weir
    Global Chair, Real Estate & Vice Chair
    KPMG China

    Andrew is the Regional Senior Partner of KPMG’s Hong Kong office. He has over 25 years' experience servicing listed companies, public bodies, investment funds and MNCs in Hong Kong, Asia and internationally. He has considerable experience working with a number of major audit committees and boards in Hong Kong and internationally. He has a keen interest in corporate governance and leads the quarterly KPMG Independent Non-Executive Directors Forum.
    Andrew is Chairman of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and sits on the advisory panels of the Securities Institute, Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and a member of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) and FSDC Policy Research Committee.

    Andrew has had a number of global and regional roles with KPMG. He is the Global Chairman of Real Estate and Construction, and ASPAC Chairman of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, which also includes the real estate, hospitality and transport sectors. He is also a board member of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) and the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV).

    In the community, Andrew has served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and is also the Chairman of Plan International Hong Kong and Community Business, as well as a Trustee of Outward Bound. In addition, he is Chairman of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, and a member of the World Economic Forum B20 Trade and Investment Taskforce, International Business Council, Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme (SERAP) of the Innovation and Technology Commission HKSAR, and the Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Advisory Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

    Andrew was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 for his contribution to trade and investment links between Hong Kong and the UK.

  • Dr Miles Wen

    Dr. Miles H.F. Wen
    Fano Labs Ltd.
    CEO & Founder

    Dr. Miles Wen received his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering with First Class Honors and minor in Finance from HKU in 2011. He then obtained his PhD degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering under Prof. Victor Li from HKU in 2015. Dr. Wen is an alumni of Lee Hysan Hall, former resident tutor at New College, former Founding Vice-President of Eta Kappa Nu (Lambda Iota Chapter) at HKU, and former Fulbright scholar at Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UC Berkeley. He is an expert in power system, information and communication technologies, optimization algorithms, big data, machine learning. He is the author of over 10 academic papers and the inventor of one patent. In 2015, he co-founded Fano Labs (formerly known as "Accosys"), a high-tech startup backed by HKU, Hong Kong Science & Technology Park, angel investors, and Horizons Ventures. He is currently the CEO of Fano Labs. Since early 2016, he has been appointed as an Honorary Assistant Professor (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at HKU.

  • Rosana Wong

    Rosana Wong
    Executive Director, Yau Lee Holdings Limited

    Ms. Wong is a visionary entrepreneur and has 2 decades of experience in different business entities globally. She began her career in Hong Kong since 2003 in Yau Lee Holdings Limited. With extensive entrepreneurial experience, she oversees the Group’s corporate business development, formulate strategic directions, lead/invest and implement R&D projects and advanced technologies, management of construction projects and also advocate corporate social responsibility. Under her leadership, Yau Lee Holdings Limited has grown to be a forward thinking, green corporation providing multidisciplinary services from building construction, IT solutions, MEP  Services, architecture and engineering, energy optimization solutions, precast and low carbon building materials, curtain wall and steel works, to investment, property and hotel development.

    Ms. Wong is driven by her passion in technology, innovation and science. She has established different new ventures, for instance, environment, infrastructure, care, transformation, coding, AI and Nano, to help develop and build a smarter and more sustainable ecosystem through exponential research and development in this dynamic community.

    Ms. Wong is also the Vice President of Smart City Consortium and the Chairperson of its Smart Living Committee, Deputy Director of China Green Building (Hong Kong) Council, Member of Transport Advisory Committee of The Government of the HKSAR, Member of the Environment and Conservation Fund Committee of The Government of the HKSAR, Director of Cyberport Management Company Limited, Council Member of The Better Hong Kong Foundation, Member of The Zonta Club, Founder and Chairperson of Smart Generation Leadership Council, Exponential  Advisory Board Member of Singularity University, Board Member of Virtual Builder and Advisory Board Member of Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) at Stanford University.

  • Eric Yeung

    Eric Yeung
    Smart City Consortium

    Eric Yeung is the Founder of FlexWorkflow Limited, which specializes in enterprise software system development and project implementation. 

    Under the leadership of Eric, FlexWorkflow achieved outstanding results, its success is well recognized by the IT sector. FlexWorkflow is the only Hong Kong software company which received two awards in different categories of the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA), it also received the Hong Kong ICT Awards (HKICT), and the China Outstanding Software Product Awards (COSPA) for four consecutive year. Eric graduated from Computer Science & Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also obtained the Master of Business Administration and Master's Degree in E-Commerce from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    Eric plays an active role in IT industry. He is the Chairman of Hong Kong Software Industry Association, Vice Chairman of the Internet Professional Association, Council Member of Hong Kong Computer Society and Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council. He is also a guest columnist in various famous newspapers and journals, writing articles on IT industry and youth issues. Eric also devotes his time and effort to various community services, especially in youth development and education. He promotes technology innovation to the youngsters and encourages them to contribute to the society.

    As the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong United Youth Association and Executive Vice President of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Small and Medium Business, Eric provides consulting services to different Government Advisory Committees. He is member of various Committees, such as the Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology, Council for Sustainable Development, Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education, Small and Medium Enterprises Committee, Telecommunications Users and Consumers Advisory Committee (TUCAC), Telecommunications Regulatory Affairs Advisory Committee, Kowloon City District Youth Programme Co-Ordinating Committee and Kwai Tsing District Youth Programme Co-Ordinating Committee.

    In 2010, Eric was honored with the Young Leader Award by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong in recognition of his outstanding leadership talent as well as his significant contribution to the community.

  • Mike Zamora

    Mike Zamora, CREIF, SLCR, MCR
    Managing Director
    Asia Real Estate Advisors

    Mr. Zamora is currently Managing Director of Asia Real Estate Advisors, which provides due diligence, financial and advisor services for real estate investment companies and multi-national corporations throughout the Asia Pacific Region.

    His experience encompasses numerous functions in the real estate industry and multiple geographies. For the past 20+ years he has worked on real estate projects throughout the entire Asia Pacific Region.
    He has worked in the Corporate Real Estate arena, where he helped Cisco develop a 12,000 person / 1.5 million sf campus in India. This included all phases: locating and negotiating with the Landlord on the Build to Suit terms, working with the Business and Architects on the masterplan and building design, and incorporating the technology into the building. He also planned a 3,000+ person campus in Sydney, Singapore and Shanghai. His role also included the Portfolio Management Strategy for70+ location in 13 countries in approximately 5.3 million sf throughout Asia Pacific. Due to his diverse skill set, he held many different roles throughout his 13 year tenure at Cisco. This included functional roles and leadership roles.

    Mr. Zamora was also a Director at Brooke International where he provided real estate consulting services for global multinational clients throughout the Asia Pacific region. When he initially arrived in Hong Kong, he was the Vice President for Koll Asia Pacific, a US based real estate development company. At Koll he oversaw the development of a 300 room hotel project in China and a 1,200 acre new town development in Thailand. While in the US, Mr. Zamora worked for the Koll Company as an Asset Manager for a 1.5 million sf mixed use project.

    He started his career in the US, working in the fields of: Architecture, Development and Real Estate Finance. Mr. Zamora is still a registered Architect in the US. In addition to working throughout Asia, Mr. Zamora has also worked in London, Boston, New York, Newport Beach and Phoenix.
    Mr. Zamora previously served on the Harvard Business School of Hong Kong Association’s Board of Directors. He has also served on CoreNet’s Global Board of Directors. He has spoken at MIPIM and other real estate conferences. For the past 10 years, he has taught multiple real estate courses throughout Asia, Europe and the US for real estate professionals. His real estate articles have been published in various real estate journals. He has written articles on: Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability, Real Estate Investment and Corporate Real Estate.

    He graduated from Harvard Business School with a Master of Business Administration and attained his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Arizona State University.