2020 Congress Speaker Program (As of 11 Nov 2020)
|Mr. Tony Wong, JP [Guest of Honor]||Deputy Chief Information Officer||OGCIO||Government||“How Innovation and Technology Turn Crisis into Opportunity”|
|Mr. Scott Ambler||Vice President & Chief Scientist (Disciplined Agile)||Project Management Institute||Project Management||“Preparing for Next Time : A Disciplined Agile Strategy”|
|Mr. Eric Cheung||Group Transformation Director||Tricor Group||Business Services||“Managing Digital Transformation Through Covid-19”|
|Mr. David Daoud||Managing Director||e-learn2grow||Education||“Leveraging EdTech innovations to achieve your organizational growth amidst the crisis”|
|Mr. Samuel Fung||Director (Marketing, Digital Customer Experience & Retail Lobby, Asia Pacific)||Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific||Food & Beverage||“Elevating Customer Experience and Building Resilience for the future”|
|Dr. Natalie Loong||Clinical Psychologist||Central Minds Ltd.||Medical & Health||“The Way Forward Starting from Within : Mental Health and Resilience”|
|Mr. Frankie Lui||Principal & Founder||Atelier Global||Architecture||“Design in Between Public & Private”|
|Mr. Alessio Quaglini||CEO||Hex Trust||Financial Services||“How Banks are adopting digital assets and moving into DeFi”|
|Dr. Paul Sin||Partner, Consulting (Fintech , Blockchain)||Deloitte Consulting||FinTech||“Blue Ocean Amid COVID-19 : SME Financing Across Greater Bay Area”|
|Dr. Ted Suen, MH||Chief Information Officer||MTR Corporation Ltd||Transport||“Enjoy the Digital Lifestyle”|
|Mr. Gert Verdonck||Interim Director MSF Operations Support Unit, Emergency Co-ordinator COVID-19||Medecins Sans Frontieres||Non-for-Profit (Humanitarian)||“Scale up the global emergency response in an adaptive and flexible approach”|
|Mr. Andy Wong||Head of Innovation & Technology||InvestHK||Government / Foreign Direct Investment||“Road to Recovery – by leveraging Hong Kong’s unique advantages in innovation & technology development”|
|Guest Speaker||Mr. Scott Ambler|
|Job Title, Company||Vice President & Chief Scientist (Disciplined Agile)|
|Speaker Profile||Scott is the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and is an international keynote speaker.
Scott is the (co)-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit as well as the Agile Modeling (AM) and Agile Data (AD) methodologies.
He is the (co-)author of several books, including Choose Your WoW!, An Executive’s Guide to the Disciplined Agile Framework, and The Object Primer 3rd Edition. Scott blogs regularly at ProjectManagement.com and he can be contacted via pmi.org.
|Session Title||Preparing for Next Time: A Disciplined Agile Strategy|
|Session Abstract||For years we’ve been told that we live in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world, and this is clearly true. Yet with years of warning about the need to become more resilient, many organizations were caught flat-footed in their response to COVID-19. For many organizations that have survived this upheaval it has been harder, slower, and more expensive than it needed in their scramble to identify how to respond to their new situation. Will you be so lucky next time?
This session explores how you can learn respond effectively at the individual, team, and organizational levels when the context of your situation changes. The Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit provides contextualized and easy-to-navigate guidance for evolving your way of working (WoW) to address you evolving environment. DA describes a robust, pragmatic, and comprehensive approach to business agility, showing how to respond swiftly and effectively to changing conditions. Discover how you can avoid being caught flat-footed the next time you’re disrupted, and there will be a next time.
|Guest Speaker||Mr. Eric Cheung|
|Job Title, Company||Group Transformation Director, Tricor Group|
|Speaker Profile||Eric Cheung is the Group Transformation Director at Tricor Group, a private – equity backed global provider of business services. He is responsible for driving the transformation with a focus on Hong Kong to deliver transformational change and improvements throughout the customer journey.
With a track record in digital transformation, strategy execution, and operations design, he works closely with
the PE investors and business leadership to define and deliver transformational change. He has 15 years of experience in transforming organizations in Asia and
North America, with various strategic roles in HSBC & Deloitte Consulting.
|Session Title||Managing Digital Transformation Through Covid-19|
|Guest Speaker||Mr. Alessio Quaglini|
|Job Title, Company||CEO & Co-founder, Hex Trust|
|Speaker Profile||Alessio Quaglini has over 15 years of professional experience, developed in banking, regulatory body and management consulting. Prior to joining Hex Trust, Alessio was the Head of Strategy Asia for BBVA, overseeing the overall business development and geographical footprint in Asia. Among the responsibilities, Alessio helped the Bank set up branches and obtain regulatory approvals in Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, and Japan.
Alessio was subsequently Director of Financial Institutions at First Abu Dhabi Bank, where he was responsible for developing the bank’s business with Financial Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions in North Asia.
Alessio also worked at the Italian Financial Services Authority (Consob) in Rome, where he was responsible for the supervision of public equity and derivatives markets in the market abuse department.
Alessio earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from La Sapienza University in Rome and his MBA from IE Business School
|Session Title||How banks are adopting digital assets and moving into DeFi|
|Session Abstract||Banks and Financial Institutions are quickly moving into the DeFi and digital assets world, which has been accelerated by Central Bank Digital Currencies and increased regulatory
clarity. In this session, I’ll explain how banks are adopting digital assets and their plans to provide digital assets services to their institutional, corporate, and retail clients.
|Guest Speaker||Mr. Gert Verdonck|
|Job Title, Company||Interim Director of Operations Support Unit, MSF Hong Kong|
|Speaker Profile||Gert Verdonck joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2010. He was deployed as Nursing Director of the MSF surgical trauma units in Kunduz, Afghanistan and Tabarre, Haiti.
Since 2013, he has been part of the MSF Emergency Team, and has managed a number of medical projects combating disease outbreaks, including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-16, the yellow fever outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016, the diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh, and the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018. He has also led MSF’s medical programmes in other emergencies including the war in Syria, the MSF migration rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, the malnutrition crisis in Nigeria in 2017, as well as cyclone relief assistance in Haiti, Mozambique and India.
Gert is currently the Regional Emergency Coordinator for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and the interim Director of Operations Support Unit of MSF Hong Kong. He is from Belgium and specialised in paediatric nursing and tropical medicine.
|Session Title||Scale up the global emergency response in an adaptive and flexible approach|
|Session Abstract||The first few months of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic required MSF teams around the world to rapidly mobilize and deploy complex outbreak preparedness and response measures. Despite unprecedented supply shortages and travel restrictions, MSF projects in many low resource and humanitarian crisis settings succeeded to remain with existing target populations, implemented essential infection prevention and control measures, and maintained continuity of essential care.
In this sharing session, Gert Verdonck will share the approach and initiatives that MSF teams adopted to overcome many of the major challenges of this global public health Emergency and what the lessons we must take away from the crisis.