Speakers

2019 Congress Speakers

“Imagine the World, Lead the Way”

When one thinks about many of mankind’s discoveries, innovations & accomplishments such as walking on the moon, hosting of Olympics, building of major architectural icons such as Eiffel Tower, the invention of automobile, television, internet, mobile phone through to current investment & future ambitions in digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G & Artificial Intelligence – none of these would have been possible without the combination of vision, passion, determination, leadership, business expertise and project management.

Join us on an exciting journey of discovery, professional development and memorable Congress experiences. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear, learn and share with Business Leaders and Project Management Professionals and certified Project Managers will earn seven (7) Professional Development Units (PDUs) towards maintaining their PMI certification.

For further details about the 2019 Congress, please visit our 2019 PMI HK Congress website at www.pmihkcongress.com

Our latest line-up of distinguished guest speakers and industry leaders as of 16 October.


Guest of Honor : Dr. George Lam, BBS

“Responsible Professional Management in the Digital Era : Golden Opportunities in the Greater Bay Area”

Speaker Profile

Chairman, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd

Non-Executive Chairman – Hong Kong and ASEAN Region and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia

Executive Committee / Board Member / Advisory Roles for HKSAR Government, HKTDC, General Chamber of Commerce on Innovation, Technology, Reindustrialization, Belt & Road and Greater Bay Area.

Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
Fellow of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Australia
Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Directors


Guest Speaker : Prof. CK Chan

“Technology Adoption in Financial Services”

Speaker Profile

Professor of Practice in FinTech, CUHK
Programme Director , MSc FinTech Programme

28+ years professional experience in Financial Technology

Former CIO, Retail Banking & Wealth Management, HSBC
Global Head of Digital Mobile and Channels Engineering, HSBC

Recipient of numerous Innovation Awards by IDC, Asian Bankers

B.Sc (Engineering) (Univ. Hong Kong), MBA (CUHK), DBA (City Univ.)


Guest Speaker : Dr. Andy Chun

“Can Artificial Intelligence be Managed?”

Speaker Profile

Director of Professional & Career Development, Convenor of AI Specialist Group, Hong Kong Computer Society

Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong

30+ years technology innovation experience across multiple industries

Global Technology visionary and leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) pioneer in Hong Kong

Recipient 2012 HK CIO Award


Guest Speaker : Mr. David Davies

“Technology’s role in addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”

Speaker Profile

Founder & CEO, AgUnity

AgUnity is a philanthropic venture applying blockchain and smartphone technology to improve the lives of small farmer cooperatives in developing countries.

FAC Global Agripreneur of the Year 2018

Former Background : Senior Roles at at global investment banks Goldman Sachs, Lehman, Nomura & SCB and was the founder of successful startups in FinTech SaaS and mobile technology.


Guest Speaker : Mr. Deniz Güven

“The Brave New Bank”

Speaker Profile

CEO, Standard Chartered Virtual Bank

Deniz is an internationally recognised leader in driving digital transformations and bringing new digital banking experiences to audiences globally. As the CEO of the virtual bank by Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong, Deniz leads the team in building a smart bank to solve clients’ pain points with real digital services. The new banking model focuses on financial inclusion and fostering dynamic partnerships to create a comprehensive digital ecosystem. Deniz joined Standard Chartered in 2017 as the Global Head, Design and Client Experience, where he oversaw client journey and optimizations, digital wealth and collaborations with tech firms and start-ups.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Deniz served as the Senior Vice President at BBVA Group’s Garanti Bank in Turkey. During his role at Garanti, Deniz was responsible for end-to-end digital assets, as well as iGaranti the first mobile only bank in Turkey. Deniz played an important role which enabled Garanti to reach 5 million active digital customers and to grow their market share in Turkey.

Deniz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in New Media and Communications from Marmara University and an MBA from Istanbul Bilgi University. In addition to being a technology enthusiast, he enjoys yoga, writing and supporting the Besiktas Football Club.


Guest Speaker : Ms. Akina Ho

“What Should a Chief Digital Officer Do to Drive Effective Change?”

Speaker Profile

Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation, Great Eagle Holdings Limited

20 years of experience in innovative technology, consulting, finance, hospitality and global sales operations management experience starting from the Silicon Valley to worldwide.

Guest speaker, panel specialist and guest professor at various summits globally, plus media appearances on Bloomberg & Fox International for the past ten years touching on various topics and technologies trends, Digital Transformation.

Co-Host of Inaugural Propteq Asia Hackathon Hong Kong 2018.

GE MBA (USC) & Bachelor’s degree from UCLA.


Guest Speaker : Mr. Andrew Ling

“Entreprise Strategy for Digital Transformation”

Speaker Profile

Advisor to Management Board, OpenCertHub
Professional IT Partner and Advisor to Top Management on Driving Digital Strategy & Transformation

15+ years CIO Experience with Esquel Group & Bossini Group

Extensive Digital Transformation Strategy & Experience leveraging latest digital technologies e.g. AI, RPA, Robotics, IoT

Broad Experience & coverage in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Warehouse & Logistic, Apparel Retail & eCommerce, Shipping, Oil, Healthcare Industries and Industrial Tourism Ecological Park.

CIO 100 Award, 2008 & 2014 [CIO Asia], China Top CIO, 2009 M. Management (HK Polytechnic University)


Guest Speaker : Mr. Albert Su Yau-On

“Go Beyond our Imagination, Exploration of Education Data Analysis”

Speaker Profile

Chief Executive, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs)

Oversees the planning, development and operation of the medical, education, community service, cultural & heritage conservation, property services and funding raising.

Former Assistant Commissioner for Transport , HKSAR

Executive Committee on Commission on Poverty
Action Committee Against Narcotics cum Sub-Committee on Preventive Education and Publicity of the HKSAR Government

Recipient of Medal of Honour Award in July 2019.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong


Guest Speaker : Ms. Zoe Wong

“Empowered – How to Successfully Bring Strategies to Life”

Speaker Profile

Strategy & Operations Manager – North Asia, Treasury Wine Estates

Strategy Professional with strong experience across Australia and China. Instrumental role in the development & implementation of growth strategies for Asia wine market.

Previous professional experience working across variety of industries on M&A and strategy projects

Director on Board of Global Consulting Group (Non for Profit organisation providing pro-bono consulting services to Charities such as United Nations ESCAP and St Vincent de Paul

Bachelor Law / Bachelor Commerce, Univ. Melbourne