Speaker Profiles (As of 25 Nov 2023, in Order of Appearance)

Guest of SpeakerMs. Christine Yau
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Job Title, CompanyPresident, PMI Hong Kong Chapter
Speaker ProfileChristine is the President of PMI HK Chapter (PMIHK), an organization where she has volunteered since 2007. She has taken various roles at PMIHK and currently re-elected as the President for 2023 – 2025.
Ms. Yau graduated from The University of Melbourne, Australia, with a Bachelor of Science degree major in Computer Science, a Master in Information Technology Management degree from the University of Wollongong, Australia, an Executive Diploma in Finance & Corporate Accounting from HKU Space, and Master of Applied Business Research from Swiss Business School. She is a doctoral candidate of Doctor in Business Administration degree at Swiss Business School.

Guest of HonourThe Honourable Duncan Chiu
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Job Title, CompanyHKSAR Legislative Council Member, Technology & Innovation Constituency
Speaker ProfileDuncan has committed to technology and innovation development for nearly 20 years. He is not only a tech entrepreneur but also a veteran investor, as well as an influential advocator of local technology and innovation policies. He often speaks at forums and conferences to promote start-up culture and helps young entrepreneurs with workshops and mentorship.

Duncan is the President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council (HKITJC) and the Convenor of Innovate for Future, a think tank representing some of the leading technology start-ups in Hong Kong. He is also the Chairman of HKTDC Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Services Advisory Committee, the Chairman of Information Technology Services Committee of the Hospital Authority, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Member of the Advisory Committee of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chairman of Lai Yuen Company Limited.
Session TitleHong Kong’s AI Development Roadmap and Potential Policy Considerations
Session AbstractThe relentless development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, in particular generative AI, is causing swiftly changing regulatory and compliance challenges for the public, commercial and educational sectors. Along with other technology hubs, lawmakers in China and Hong Kong are seeking to develop policies and regulations to promote the ethical and transparent adoption of rapidly evolving technologies, such as AI-generated content and AI-assisted education. Moreover, managing the risks linked to AI in a responsible manner is crucial for its productive utilisation. Therefore, we ought to recognise the hazards arising from its malicious usage and develop regulations that address public concerns, such as data privacy.

Guest SpeakerMs. SoHyun Kang
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Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Project Management Institute
Speaker ProfileSoHyun Kang is the Regional Managing Director of PMI’s Asia Pacific region. SoHyun is responsible for growing markets and delivering positive values to individuals, organizations, and societies in the Asia Pacific region.
In 2014, she joined PMI to establish the PMI Asia Pacific office in Singapore. Since then, she has led teams for chapter engagement, volunteer development, corporate engagement, channel sales, marketing & communications, and events.
With close to 20 years of experience in professional association management, SoHyun previously led the development of regional growth strategies and implementations for growing communities of MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) and ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) in the Asia Pacific region.
SoHyun holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Korea University and graduated executive program at the National University of Singapore. She is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and DASM (Disciplined Agile Scrum Master). SoHyun lives in Singapore with her husband and daughter.
Session TitleProject Management – from Fundamentals to Future
Session AbstractPMI is the leading authority in project management, committed to advancing the project management profession to positively impact project success. We empower professionals to excel in project management practices through our growing global community, knowledge sharing, and best-in-class certifications—driving positive change in organizations and communities. Hear SoHyun Kang, Regional Managing Director, PMI Asia Pacific talk about how profession of project management has evolved over the years and how the role of a project professional is going to become even more critical with all technological advancements.

Guest SpeakerMr. Chirag Desai
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Head of IT Digital & Channels Solutions, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Speaker Profile16 years’ experience in the Offshore & Onshore Betting and Gaming industry.
Led cross channel and geographically dispersed teams/vendors to deliver omni-channel Sportsbook & Casino platforms across Europe, the US and now the Head of IT Digital & Channels Solutions for The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Ran the EMEA and global delivery programmes for William Hill Group and led the programme to set up William Hill US which is now part of Caesars.
Fun fact, I used to live on “The Rock”.
Session TitleManagement Approaches to Adapt to Changing Technology and Commercial Challenges
Session AbstractWith a myriad of geopolitical, economic, technological and social changes, how can managers navigate their way in these turbulent times?
Planning the work and working the plan may not be the ideal way to ensure positive outcomes in an unpredictable reality post the pandemic, so how do you equip yourself with the tools to lead and manage real change.
This short presentation aims to foster a discussion on how managers inform, persuade and influence their teams, peers and boards to drive the real changes required to deliver technology transformations.
How do you Think, Act, and Relate differently so that you can synthesize Why, What and How that you need to focus on to succeed?

Guest SpeakerDr. Ted Suen
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Deputy Chief Executive Officer, LPS
Speaker ProfileDr. Ted Suen is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of Lenovo PCCW Solutions (LPS), a technology solutions powerhouse in Asia Pacific formed by Lenovo and PCCW through a strategic partnership in August 2022. Ted works closely with the CEO to spearhead
go-to-market and technology solutions offerings to drive business growth in Asia Pacific.
Ted is one the best-known technology senior executives in the region. Before joining LPS, he led the cognitive digital mobility strategy and platform design as the Executive Director Digital Mobility and Chief Technology Officer of the Land Mobility sector at NEOM, the mega cognitive city project in Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, he served MTR for 10 years where his last position was Chief Information Officer. During his tenure with MTR, he managed one of the most complex global IT operations in the region, and formulated corporate digital transformation and cybersecurity strategies; he also led various innovation implementation programs at MTR. Additionally, Ted had years of leadership experience in system integration projects and IT outsourcing services at EDS.
In recognition of his contributions to the IT community in the region, Ted has received many prestigious IT awards, including the China Top 5 CIO Award, the China Best Value CIO Award, the Hong Kong Large Enterprise Top CIO Award and the Asia Top CIO Award. He was also awarded the Medal of Honor by the Government of HKSAR in 2020 for his contribution to talent cultivation and development. He was the President of the Hong Kong Computer Society from 2017 to 2021.
Ted holds a diverse spectrum of academic qualifications, including Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the Australian National University, and a Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting from Charles Sturt University. In 2020, he gained a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from SBS Swiss Business School.
Session TitleThe Power of Innovation Through Employee Motivation
Session Abstract“The Power of Innovation Through Employee Motivation” explores the dynamic relationship between employee motivation and organizational innovation. This topic delves into how a motivated workforce can become a catalyst for innovation within a company. By fostering an environment that encourages creativity, risk-taking, and continuous improvement, motivated employees are more likely to contribute novel ideas and solutions.
The discussion highlights the pivotal role of leadership in cultivating a culture of motivation, where employees feel valued, engaged, and empowered to bring forth their innovative potential. Through real-world examples and case studies, the topic underscores the transformative impact of motivated employees on driving organizational innovation and staying ahead in today’s competitive business landscape.

Guest SpeakerMr. Galen Townson
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Strategy Oversight Committee Chair, Project Management Institute
Speaker ProfileGalen is a compassionate systems leader with 30 years in strategy execution, change programs, and PMOs across diverse sectors, from internetworking and dotcom start-up, to energy and infrastructure, to sustainable development and UN peacekeeping missions. He leads the PMO, project governance and capability to enable wellbeing and social impact at the Department of Communities for Western Australia. He is a PMP, PMI-ACP and Disciplined Agile instructor and coach, has taught MBA project management, and speaks regularly at conferences. A PMI member since 2000 and volunteer from 2009, Galen serves the PMI global community and volunteer leaders as a chartered director on PMI’s board and chairs its strategy oversight. He is grateful living and learning with his family on Whadjuk Noongar land in Perth Boorloo, Australia.
Session TitlePMIxAI and adoption of GenAI
Session AbstractAI and Machine Learning is transforming our world, work, and project management. Hear the latest thought leadership and developments in AI for Project Managers from PMI, the global project management professional association. Learn how generative AI is making it easier for project managers to deliver successfully, though not without issues to navigate. Benefit from PMI’s free Generative AI for Project Managers training, tools, and resources to make it easier to chart your development, and by leveraging AI, shape your future in project management.
Followed by a brief overview of PMI’s Construction Professional for Built Environment (PMI-CP).

Guest SpeakerIr. Dave Chan
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Chief Executive of Information, Communications & Building Technologies, ATAL Engineering Group
Speaker ProfileIr Dave CHAN is Chief Executive of Information, Communications & Building Technologies in ATAL Engineering Group. He oversees the ICT, energy management, and smart building businesses of the Group. Dave holds an engineering degree from University of Hong Kong and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, BEAM Professional, and a Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Dave has extensive experience in building technologies specialising in BMS, energy management and air-conditioning systems. He also spearheads a dedicated R&D team in ATAL to carry out product development in areas involving energy optimisation, big data analytics, machine learning and IoT technologies.
Session TitlePowering Smart Cities through Digital Transformation in the Built Environment
Session AbstractDigital transformation plays a crucial role in empowering smart cities by utilising advanced technologies to optimise the built environment. This presentation explores the intersection of digital transformation and the built environment, highlighting the transformative potential of integrating technology, data, and infrastructure to create efficient, sustainable, and productive workplaces. We will delve into the key components of digital transformation, including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and big data analytics, and examine their applications in various aspects of the built environment, such as Digital Twin, energy optimisation, wellness/IEQ analytics, predictive maintenance, video analytics, and tenant services. Join us on this transformative journey towards smart cities through the implementation of advanced technologies.

Guest SpeakerMr. Martin Liu
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Assistant Director, Platform Development at HKSTP – Hong Kong,
Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Speaker ProfileMartin Liu has over 10 years of working experience in the artificial intelligence industry. He is a seasoned IT professional with extensive experience in developing computer vision solutions and in depth knowledge in product development. Currently Martin is the Assistant Director of STP Platform and was the AI technical lead in HKSTP. He handles the AI Infrastructure and provides support to tech companies in science park.

Prior to this role, Martin was leading the system design and development team of an AI company in developing computer vision solutions for diamond related technology, smart retails, and facial recognition technology. He is the inventor of 4 patents. He invented the reddot winner, a patented diamond viewer with algorithm for viewing nano scale marking and specific 8A8H pattern on diamond.

Martin holds an Master Degree in E-Commerce and Internet Computing, and Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Hong Kong.
Session TitleEmpowering Tech Ventures by HKSTP’s Support
Session AbstractDiscover the support provided by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) to tech ventures through various programs. Learn how STP platform services, such as validation services, hackathons, competitions, digital membership and the latest LLM Project Room, help speed up the development of tech ventures.

Additionally, explore an example of how HKSTP accelerates the development of generative AI through the LLM project, driving innovation from idea to production.

Guest SpeakerMs. Akina Ho
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Co-Founder, Global Head of Business Consultancy and Lead Ambassador for AsiaPacific AllstarsWomen DAO
Speaker ProfileAkina Ho, is Co-Founder and the Lead Ambassador for AsiaPacific at the AllStarsWomen DAO, Co-Founder and Advisor for Hong Kong Proptech Alliance, and a thought leader in the innovative tech like AI, PropTech and the Web3 space covering NFTs, Metaverse, blockchain, GameFi, DeFi, and DAOs. She is also on Board of Web2, Web3, and AI companies. She was one of the Executives that helped a built a Unicorn in Hong Kong in 2017 with investors from FoxConn and Softbank. Akina has over 20 years of experience in change management, digital transformation, innovative technology, corporate strategy consulting, marketing strategy, finance, hospitality and global sales operations management experience starting from the Silicon Valley to worldwide. She also built the VC arm at Great Eagle and was part of the Investment Committee focusing on cutting-edge technology and disruptive business model across different industries.
Akina is an Adjunct Professor for HKUST (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology) teaching EBMA classes on using the Art of War for Change Management and Business Transformation.

She is a respected global guest speaker, panelist and guest professor with notable media appearances on Bloomberg and Fox International about innovative technologies.
Session TitleBeyond Customer Experiences
Session AbstractIn this presentation, we delve beyond the realm of basic customer experience, emphasizing the transformative power of brand experiences. We explore the concept of engaging all five senses to elevate customer interactions, creating an immersive journey that transcends traditional service models. By focusing on the holistic sensory experience, we aim to turn satisfied customers into passionate brand advocates, fostering a connection that extends beyond transactions to lasting loyalty and advocacy.

Guest Speaker (Facilitator) Dr. Kelvin Wan
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Job Title, CompanyEMBA Adjunct Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Speaker ProfileDr. Wan is a “3H” High-touch, High-energy & Highly-engaged (leveraging Tech) Live Trainer and Corporate Coach.

Kelvin is a professional trainer and coach. He has been providing live training and coaching to 8,000+ executives in last 20 years coming from US, UK, Middle East, Asia Pacific regions and GBA on soft skills, methodologies and company strategies. Most of them possessed 15+ years of experience in project environment.

Recently in 2020 during pandemic period, Dr. Wan organized a ground-breaking large-scale training over Zoom virtual platform. More than 3500 working professionals attended with more than 3000 CEU (Continuous Education Unit) issued. It breaks the myth that soft-skill training could only be delivered in physical room by adopting high-touch technologies e.g. virtual break-out room, virtual white-board, virtual collaboration tools … etc. He is nominated to the Government’s Pandemic Innovation Award.

He is also a practitioning-scholar. His recent research paper about Soft Competence for executives has been accepted by a renowned US forum and published on major search engines.

Kelvin is an experienced project professional. He has been the Head of PMO in HSBC to rollout a multi-million USD learning project to 78 countries. In his current role, his main responsibilities are overseeing the project professionals upskilling, talent management, capability assessment and curriculum development for the company.
Female Power for the Future
Session AbstractWhat role can education and awareness play in transforming societal attitudes towards women’s power and leadership? / What are some potential challenges or roadblocks that may hinder progress towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment?
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Ms. Ernie Szeto
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Job Title, CompanySenior Business Process and Marketing Operations Manager,
Merit Medical Systems
Speaker ProfileErnie’s journey in healthcare began with an internship, culminating in her current role in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector in the Asia Pacific. With experience spanning sales, marketing, process engineering, operations, and multichannel strategy. Notable projects include HCP education for cardio/vascular at Cook Medical and the post M&A integration of orthopaedic Rx drug with Novartis.
Currently, Ernie serves as the overseeing force behind the business operations of Merit Medical in the Asia region. Prior to this, Ernie led two start-ups, one as a social enterprise focused on providing alternative solutions for mental health issues among the underprivileged.
Ernie’s contributions to her field were recognized with the prestigious 2023 PMI Future 50 award. Her commitment extends beyond the professional realm, as she volunteers with the Standard Insights Team of the Project Management Institute.
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Ms. Miranda Cheung
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Job Title, CompanySenior Manager, Information Security Technical Department,
Octopus Cards Limited
Speaker ProfileMiranda is Chartered Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Institute of Engineering and Technology, as well as iLEAP Cohort 3 member of the Hong Kong Computer Society.
With more than 25 years of work experience in the IT sector, Miranda is currently responsible for implementing cyber security solutions and managing quality management of the organization to ensure compliance and effectiveness of security controls.  Miranda was a recipient of the 2021 Cyber Security Service Excellence Award by HKPF.
Ms. Winnie Chan
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Head of Personal Banking IT, Information Technology Department, The Bank of East Asia, Limited
Speaker ProfileWinnie has been working in the banking industry for more than 20 years and she has extensive experience in the application development & support on banking applications. She is currently leading a team of more than than 60 people supporting systems such as e-Banking and core banking applications under Personal Banking Division at the Bank of East Asia. She was in the Organizing Committee for the first Digital Leadership Development Programme organized by HKCS.

Guest SpeakerDr. Darron Sun
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Chair, External Affairs Committee, Hong Kong PropTech Association
Speaker ProfileDarron is a highly accomplished professional with extensive expertise in the fields of IT, FinTech, PropTech, Internal Audit, and Cybersecurity. With a wealth of experience garnered from both the public and financial sectors, he has established himself as a seasoned practitioner in his field.
Darron has been honored with the distinction of being included in the World CIO200 (HK) list. Currently, he serves as the Head of Information Technology in the public sector, overseeing strategic technology initiatives and driving digital transformation efforts.
Prior to his current role, Darron held several senior positions within a prominent global financial institution. Notably, he served as the Senior Audit Director and Assistant Vice President of Information Systems, among other leadership roles. During his tenure, he made significant contributions to enhancing organizational performance and leading the digital transformation journey of the organization.
Darron’s professional qualifications are extensive and diverse. He possesses two Master’s degrees and holds certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Fellow member of CIMA (FCMA), Certified Financial Technologist (CFT), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), among others. These credentials attest to his comprehensive knowledge and expertise across multiple domains.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Darron actively engages with various professional bodies and contributes to community service initiatives. He holds prominent positions, including Vice Chairman of the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA), Vice President & Treasurer of ISACA (HK), Chair of the External Affairs Committee of the Hong Kong Proptech Association, Past President of the Lions Club of Hong Kong IFC, Vice President of Scout Yau Tsim District, and Financial Expert of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), among others. Through these roles, he leverages his expertise to drive innovation, promote industry standards, and make a positive impact on society.
Darron’s remarkable professional journey and diverse accomplishments demonstrate his unwavering commitment to excellence, leadership, and continuous professional development.
Session TitleHarnessing the Power of Proptech: Transforming Housing Management Practices
Session AbstractThe session “Harnessing the Power of Proptech: Transforming Housing Management Practices” aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role of Proptech in revolutionizing housing management. Proptech refers to the technology-driven innovations and solutions specifically designed for the real estate and property management industry. This session will explore the impact of Proptech on housing management practices, the digital economy, and the future of Proptech.
By attending this session, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Proptech, its transformative potential in housing management, and the key trends shaping the future of the industry. They will also have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions with the speaker, enabling them to stay ahead in this rapidly evolving landscape.

Guest SpeakerMr. Paul Henry Measor
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Head of Merchant Acceptance, Fiserv
Speaker ProfilePaul H. Measor is Fiserv’s Head of Merchant Acceptance for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, responsible for acquiring and managing merchant partners in these markets. The Head of Merchant Acceptance is responsible for growing the merchant base by improving the user experience and ensuring market competitiveness through product enhancements and commercial strategy.
Paul H. Measor joined Fiserv in 2021 after 5 years at foodpanda and 8 years in the education field, having established his own businesses and consultancies. Paul is also a father to three daughters, an avid basketball fan, and general digital transformation enthusiast.
Session TitleHow Payments affect customer experience and how digital payments will continue to evolve.
Session AbstractWhat does bad payment system look like – Events, travel, online?
How could some of those case studies be avoided whit technology?
How quick is digital payment growing across credit cards, digital wallets, others?
What new technology is coming and what advantages will they bring?
Key takeaways

Guest SpeakerDr. Kelvin Wan
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Job Title,
EMBA Adjunct Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Speaker ProfileDr. WAN, a practitioning-scholar, recently had his research paper on Soft Competence (Power Sill) for executives accepted by a prestigious US forum and published on major search engines. Kelvin is an accomplished project professional who has served as the global Head of PMO at HSBC, overseeing the successful rollout of multi-million USD financial projects in 78 countries.
Dr. WAN is passionate about project professionals upskilling, talent management, capability assessment and curriculum development. In his current role, Kelvin is responsible for developing project methodologies, upskilling project professionals, managing talent, and providing management consulting services for medium-to-large corporates.
Dr. Wan is a “3H” High-touch, High-energy & Highly-engaged (leveraging Tech) Live Trainer and Corporate Coach. He has been providing live training and coaching to 8,000+ executives in last 20 years coming from US, UK, Middle East, Asia Pacific regions and GBA on soft skills, methodologies and company strategies. Most of them possessed 15+ years of experience in project environment.
Recently in 2020 during pandemic period, Dr. Wan organized a ground-breaking large-scale training over Zoom virtual platform. More than 3500 working professionals attended with more than 3000 CEU (Continuous Education Unit) issued. It breaks the myth that soft-skill training could only be delivered in physical room by adopting high-touch technologies e.g. virtual break-out room, virtual white-board, virtual collaboration tools … etc. He is nominated to the Government’s Pandemic Innovation Award.
Session TitleUnknown management in AI and Robotic era for PMPs
Session AbstractThe convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics has revolutionized the field of project management, introducing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. This presentation explores the uncharted territory of managing projects in the AI and Robotics era, shedding light on the unique skills and strategies project managers must employ to navigate this rapidly evolving landscape. From harnessing the potential of autonomous systems to mitigating ethical concerns, project managers face a myriad of “unknowns”.

This abstract aims to equip PMPs with insights into the intricacies of managing AI and Robotics projects, enabling them to embrace the unknown, leverage emerging technologies, and drive successful project outcomes in this transformative era.