d2-conference

09:30~09:55

Keynote 6

Hong Kong's transformation into a world-class international innovation and technology superhub: seizing opportunities arising from the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the Belt and Road markets

The past three years have seen Hong Kong transforming decisively into the innovation and technology direction with a focus on fintech, artificial intelligence and robotics, smart city and biotech, and with a wide range of supportive government policy initiatives including more resource allocation and enhancement of the start-ups ecosystem including Cyberport. Hong Kong is, already blessed with a multitude of competitive advantages such as the protection of intellectual property, the free port status, the bilingual and multicultural population, the geographical location edge and the abundance of risk capital and smart money, thus well positioned as the leading global tech hub for both the Greater Bay Area and the Belt and Road markets.

Dr. Lee George Lam, BBS
Chairman, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
林家禮博士, BBS
香港數碼港管理有限公司董事局主席

Dr. Lam is Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Non-Executive Chairman - Hong Kong and ASEAN Region and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia, a member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-Industrialization and the Court of the City University of Hong Kong, Convenor of the Panel of Advisors on Building Management Disputes of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Home Affairs Department, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council and Chairman of its Task Force on Banking and Finance, Vice Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area Committee, Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Committee and a Board member of the Belt and Road General Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association, Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN), Special Advisor to Asia Pacific Real Estates Association, Vice President of the Hong Kong Real Property Federation, a Board member of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong, Honorary Chairman - Asia Pacific of CMA Australia, Chairman of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong, and President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation.

09:55~10:20

Keynote 7

Applying digital solutions to accelerate industry success
善用數碼方案 加速行業發展

The evolution of digital technologies, such as AI, data analytics & IoT, is propelling transformations across many industries. In this session, Mr. Brian Groen will share the impact of technology development on the banking, finance, retail and manufacturing industries, and how businesses can enhance their digital capabilities to engage digital-savvy consumers, supercharge competitiveness and be prepared for the digital future.

Mr. Brian Groen
Senior Vice President, PCCW Solutions

Mr. Brian Groen is Senior Vice President, Data Center, Infinitum Digital and Cloud Solutions, and Head of Retail, Manufacturing and Logistics, Hospitality Industry of PCCW Solutions, responsible for developing business strategies and roadmap of digital, cloud, analytics, IoT solutions as well as data center services.

Prior to this role, Mr. Groen held executive position at IBM Hong Kong Cloud Business Unit. During his more than 20 years’ service with IBM, Mr. Groen has held several senior positions, including National Command Centre manager for Australia and New Zealand markets, leader of Infrastructure Services across Asia Pacific and Services/Cloud solution in Greater China Group.

With strong IT services delivery experience, Mr. Groen took the leading roles in various projects, such as the IT infrastructure delivery project for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

10:20~10:45

Keynote 8

超級城市羣中電腦學術團體如何扮演創新助推器角色:長三角案例解析

Dr. Bai Shuo
China Computer Federation,
Chairman of the China Computer Federation Shanghai Branch
白碩博士
中國計算機學會(CCF)上海分部主席

白碩,FinTech專家,中國計算機學會(CCF)上海分部主席,中國中文信息學會常務理事,上海丹渥智能科技有限公司董事長,中國科學院計算技術研究所、信息工程研究所兼職博士生導師,香港“前沿区块链”團隊創始人之一。曾任上海證券交易所總工程師、中國科學院計算技術研究所軟件研究室主任等職。參與發起設立中國計算機網絡應急技術協調中心(CNCERT/CC)。

11:15~11:40

Keynote 9

Accelerating Fintech development in Hong Kong – Role of HKSTP

  1. HK as the global financial centre
  2. Ongoing servicing the need of business and financial sectors in GBA and the region
  3. Examples of HK accelerating the fintech development – HKMA, industry, research
  4. HKSTP is stepping up the Fintech program 

Mr. George Tee
Chief Technology Officer, HKSTP
戴紹龍先生
香港科技園公司首席科技總監

Mr. George Tee, Chief Technology Officer of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, responsible for shaping the development strategy of technology clusters and application platforms, strengthening I&T ecosystem; over 20 years of experience in business technology and operations with proven leadership in driving transformation and enhancing corporate agility and efficiency. He was previously Operating Executive of Silver Lake Partners, Vice President of Allyes Holding - a leading digital marketing technology company in China; Executive Chief Information Officer of GE Corporate Asia; Chief Operating Officer of GE Capital Greater China and IT Director of GE Money Japan. George also worked for McKinsey& Company in Singapore.

11:40~12:05

Keynote 10

How Technologies Bring About Urban Entertainment for the New Generation
如何以科技打造新型都會娛樂

In his keynote session, Larry will touch on how Lai Sun Group and its latest development in Hengqin – Novotown, has brought significant changes to the cultural and tourism scene in the Greater Bay Area region. By introducing different international brands and content, Novotown is bringing a brand new concept of “Urban Entertainment”, enabled by new technologies, in view to build a quality tourism landscape in Zhuhai Hengqin

Mr. Larry Leung,
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Hengqin Project, Lai Fung Holdings
Managing Director, Novotown
梁浩昌先生
麗豐控股橫琴項目高級副總裁及董事總經理
麗新橫琴創新方董事總經理

Larry manages strategy execution and oversees daily operations for all lines of business of Novotown. He also serves as Senior Vice President at Lai Fung Holdings Limited. Larry has a wealth of experience in sales development and strategic partnership management. Prior to joining Lai Sun Group, he held the role of Director, Travel Trade Sales at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, developing and implementing sales strategies across different markets. His previous experience also included various roles at Rolex (Hong Kong) and Hong Kong Dragon Airlines. Larry holds an Ivey Executive MBA from Western University.

12:05~12:30

 

Keynote 11

5G and Cloud Enable Transformation

5G is coming to Hong Kong soon. With its capability, digital transformation will be accelerated. But 5G is not just about improved communication, its convergence with cloud technology would pose new challenges for users and suppliers. What benefits will it bring and what are some of the considerations? These are issues that an enterprise considering 5G will need to investigate. The presentation will provide an overview of that initial investigation.

Mr. Andy Bien
Chief Information Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong
卞家振先生
香港機場管理局首席資訊主管

Currently the Chief Information Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, Mr Andy Bien has been in the Information Technology (IT) industry for over 30 years. He is responsible for the strategic planning and provisioning of IT services to Hong Kong International Airport and its community. He is also active in community works to promote IT industry development, green IT, innovation and talent cultivation.

Trained as an engineer, Mr Bien’s technical expertise spans from hardware design, software development to lectureship in tertiary institution. He has extensive business and management experience in the finance, telecommunication, logistics, transportation and aviation industries.

Mr Bien obtained his BSc Degree (Hons) in Computer Engineering from Queen's University, Canada and MSc Degree in Communication Engineering from Imperial College, University of London.

Afternoon Session: C. Cybersecurity - Theatre 1

14:35~15:00

Building cyber fitness using new technologies: more benefit at lower running cost.

In this seminar, Felix will share some case studies and potentially new directions for the audience to reimagine “how our cyber defence can be tuned to protect the business more, while spending less”.
Felix will share a few proven tactics that he observed from various industries

Mr. Felix Kan
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
ExCo Member of Cyber Security Specialist Group, HKCS
簡培欽先生
羅兵咸永道會計師事務所合夥人
香港電腦學會網絡安全專家小組成員

Felix is a Partner in PwC’s Risk Assurance Cybersecurity & Privacy practice with 10+ years of extensive experience. He started his career as an ethical hacker and personally committed to help companies in HK to improve their security postures and deal with cyber-attacks more efficiently. Given the nature of cybersecurity – an area that is very difficult to justify Return on Investment (ROI), Felix developed real-life attack simulation methodology and tools with PwC HK and helped his clients to transform on their cyber journeys. Felix’s key areas of expertise and experience include IT governance, IT security framework, application and data security, IT risk, security management, technology architecture and ethical hacking focusing on high security network, web and mobile applications.

In addition to the professional services provided by Felix with PwC HK, Felix played a leading role to educate the public in general, especially students in the Universities, to help them understand what ethical hacking is and how this skill can help companies to better secure HK. Examples include the organisation of PwC’s Hackaday 2017 (the first locally organised Capture-the-Flag hacking competition open to local Universities), and the establishment of PwC’s Dark Lab, a small cyber space in Central that open for visit (reservation required) to provide facilities for CIO/ CISO to visualise cyber-attacks and brainstorm effective cyber defence and blueprints. Felix also participated in media interviews and seminars as speaker

15:00~15:25

IOT is here. Hackers are ready. Are you ready ?

IOT is poised to change our lives in the next decades. The added benefit also comes with unprecedented cybersecurity risks. Here, we shall explore the security issues most important to manufacturers and service operators. While there is no silver bullet to the problem, what are the basic principles that allow future IOT devices to stay secure in their operation life of 10 years and beyond ?

Dr. Welland Chu
Business Development Director,
Thales Transport & Security (Hong Kong)
Limited
朱偉年博士
泰雷兹(香港)有限公司亞太區業務拓展總監

Welland Chu is the Business Development Director, APAC at Thales (http://www.Thalesesecurity.com), the world leader in advanced data security solutions and services. Over his 26 years in the security industry, Welland has been leading teams of security professionals in implementing security solutions for or providing independent security assessments on:

• Fintech & traditional payment
• Device, cloud and on-prem security
• Personal data privacy

Welland holds a Doctorate Degree, CISA and CISM certification. He also serves as a Secretary and Vice President of ISACA Hong Kong Chapter, a global non-profit organisation focusing on governance and cybersecurity.

15:25~15:50

Strengthen Your Corporate Capability Against Cyber Threats

For over a decade, companies have been urged to transform digitally or risk getting left behind. Technology innovations such as AI, Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Apps, etc are shaking up businesses globally. We can no longer distinguish between digital and business as they are unavoidably linked. These presents us, at once, with great opportunities but also great peril. Our prosperity in the next few decades will depend on cyber security. Therefore, strengthening our corporate capability against cyber threats is inevitable. But where do we invest our resources and how do we keep up?

Mr. Breyvan Tan
Managing Director, Wissen International

Mr. Breyvan Tan is the Managing Director of Wissen International Pte Ltd. He carries with him 25 years of experience in IT training and education solutions to enterprises, professionals and students in Asia Pacific region.
Since setting up Wissen in 2008, Mr. Tan has led his company to be a well respected and reputable international student recruitment company in ASEAN as well as a cyber security competency development company representing EC-Council.
Prior to this, Mr. Tan was the Executive Director for Informatics Global Campus and before that, the Managing Director for Informatics Education Singapore, responsible for strategising and spearheading the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) in a highly competitive and rapidly changing business and product environment. Mr. Tan was with the Informatics Group (SGX:BOU) for 14 years since beginning his career with them in 1994 as an IT lecturer and subsequently assumed various senior management and business roles.
Mr. Tan witnessed how EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker certification took the market by storm when it was first launched in Singapore in 2003 and how it became the world-leading Ethical Hacker credential. He also participates in the development work with EC-Council on some of the latest cybersecurity curricula and new certification launches.
Today, Wissen is also the exclusive distributor for EC-Council and her cybersecurity courses in Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. Wissen manages close to 80 partners in these countries. Working with various government departments, training centers and educational institutions, Wissen trains and develops cyber security professionals for the world. To further that, Wissen also organises cyber security leadership training as well as workshops for specialised cyber security skills.

16:20~16:45

The Latest Cybersecurity Threats in Greater Bay Area

Ransomware, like Ryuk, has been used in the final stage of tailored attacks after the target’s systems or networks have been compromised for a period of time. The attacker then manually plants Ryuk to encrypt only critical assets in the victim's environment. In this talk, Frankie is going to show you how to make use of his ransomware IR playbook[1] to handle common ransomware attacks and a special triple-threats ransomware, like Emotet-Trickbot-Ryuk attack.

Mr. Frankie Li.
Security Analyst
Dragon Advance Tech Consulting Company Limited

Frankie is a world-renowned expert in malware and cyber threat analysis. He is frequently invited to speak at top-notch security conferences worldwide, including US BlackHat, the High-Tech Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) conference.

One of Frankie’s research results was published and was one of the frequently accessed SANS Gold papers in 2011. He is teaching Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering in HKU Master programme.

16:45~17:30

Panel Discussion:
Securing our digital future in Digital Bay Area

Mr. Matthew Kuan,
Director, Solutions & Marketing,
South East Asia & Hong Kong, Fortinet

Matthew Kuan is the Solutions & Marketing Director for Fortinet in SEA & HK based out of Singapore. In this role, Matthew is responsible for solutions marketing, corporate messaging and content creation, strategic field marketing planning and execution.

Prior to joining Fortinet, Matthew has worked with Motorola Solutions as a Leader for Vertical Solutions & Marketing in Asia Pacific & Middle East, he has also amassed a great wealth of experience in developing strategies and change management in the area of sales and marketing at Avaya and Nortel Networks in Asia Pacific.

Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Computing and Information System, University of London, UK

LLB (Hon), Law (Company Law & Evidence), University of London, UK

Moderator:
Mr. Felix Kan
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
ExCo Member of Cyber Security Specialist Group, HKCS
簡培欽先生
羅兵咸永道會計師事務所合夥人
香港電腦學會網絡安全專家小組成員

Felix is a Partner in PwC’s Risk Assurance Cybersecurity & Privacy practice with 10+ years of extensive experience. He started his career as an ethical hacker and personally committed to help companies in HK to improve their security postures and deal with cyber-attacks more efficiently. Given the nature of cybersecurity – an area that is very difficult to justify Return on Investment (ROI), Felix developed real-life attack simulation methodology and tools with PwC HK and helped his clients to transform on their cyber journeys. Felix’s key areas of expertise and experience include IT governance, IT security framework, application and data security, IT risk, security management, technology architecture and ethical hacking focusing on high security network, web and mobile applications.

In addition to the professional services provided by Felix with PwC HK, Felix played a leading role to educate the public in general, especially students in the Universities, to help them understand what ethical hacking is and how this skill can help companies to better secure HK. Examples include the organisation of PwC’s Hackaday 2017 (the first locally organised Capture-the-Flag hacking competition open to local Universities), and the establishment of PwC’s Dark Lab, a small cyber space in Central that open for visit (reservation required) to provide facilities for CIO/ CISO to visualise cyber-attacks and brainstorm effective cyber defence and blueprints. Felix also participated in media interviews and seminars as speaker

Mr. Vince Wan,
Business Development Director, wepro180

Vince, co-founder of wepro180, has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry with the past 10+ years focused on IT security, particularly on encryption, key management and email phishing.  Vince’s past experiences in communicate difficult to understand “high tech” content to his clients inspired him to setup wepro180 which transforming the professional IT security concept into an easily comprehensible “Infotainment” to his audience.  Prior to wepro180, Vince worked in the field of hardware encryption and 2 factor authentications which majority of clients coming from the Governments and Financial institutions.       

Vince is also the board director of Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong chapter since 2015 and has joined a local Hong Kong startup company on handling phishing emails.   

Mr. Robert Wu
Senior Manager, Finance Services Office
Ernst & Young Global Limited

Worked in the financial industry for 16 years.Employers were some of Fortune 500 companies: Ping An Bank, Alibaba, Evergrande Group, a national bank: Guangfa Bank, and one of the top security technology companies: NSFOCUS;
Have served in financial technology company as director of information security and CSO.
Have a wealth of experience in construction of information security system and architecture,including business security, application security, data security, network security, host security, physical security, terminal security, secure data for enterprises and users, and security for big data platforms based on the data management lifecycle.

Mr. Breyvan Tan
Managing Director, Wissen International

Mr. Breyvan Tan is the Managing Director of Wissen International Pte Ltd. He carries with him 25 years of experience in IT training and education solutions to enterprises, professionals and students in Asia Pacific region.
Since setting up Wissen in 2008, Mr. Tan has led his company to be a well respected and reputable international student recruitment company in ASEAN as well as a cyber security competency development company representing EC-Council.
Prior to this, Mr. Tan was the Executive Director for Informatics Global Campus and before that, the Managing Director for Informatics Education Singapore, responsible for strategising and spearheading the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) in a highly competitive and rapidly changing business and product environment. Mr. Tan was with the Informatics Group (SGX:BOU) for 14 years since beginning his career with them in 1994 as an IT lecturer and subsequently assumed various senior management and business roles.
Mr. Tan witnessed how EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker certification took the market by storm when it was first launched in Singapore in 2003 and how it became the world-leading Ethical Hacker credential. He also participates in the development work with EC-Council on some of the latest cybersecurity curricula and new certification launches.
Today, Wissen is also the exclusive distributor for EC-Council and her cybersecurity courses in Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. Wissen manages close to 80 partners in these countries. Working with various government departments, training centers and educational institutions, Wissen trains and develops cyber security professionals for the world. To further that, Wissen also organises cyber security leadership training as well as workshops for specialised cyber security skills.

Mr. David Chan
Chief Information Security Officer,
Hang Seng Bank Limited

David has over 12 years in the area of information security including risk management, penetration testing and application security in various industries such as government, private sectors, utilities and FSI and is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Hang Seng Bank. Prior to joining the bank, David led a team in DMX Technologies which is part of KDDI group to deliver hands on security testing and consultancy to various clients. His strong technical expertise in penetration testing and secure application development allowed David to protect the bank from various cyber threats by having a holistic view in ensuring the controls are designed and operating effectively.

Afternoon Session: D. Emerging Technologies- Theatre 2

14:35~15:00

Low Code Platform - Accelerate your Digital Transformation

Studies from IDC shows that two-thirds of Global 2000 CEOs have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategies. However, IT are encountering challenges in delivering digital transformation initiatives to meet business expectations in terms of speed amid IT resources constraints. Low-code is an emerging technology that empowers IT to deliver digital initiatives 3-6 times faster without specialized resources required.
This session will introduce Low-Code and how leading corporations are benefit from using it for their different digital journeys

Mr. Anthony Lam
Head of Solution Architecture, OutSystems

Anthony Lam is the Head of Solution Architecture for Outsystems covering Greater China Region. Prior to Outsystems, Anthony assumed architecture leadership role in AXA Asia to define solution architecture for its various transformation initiatives. Prior to that Anthony has more than 15 years of information technology consulting experience from Oracle, IBM, Pegasystems..etc

Anthony holds a M.B.A. from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada. He also obtained his Master and Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada and University of Hong Kong respectively.

15:00~15:25

Accelerating new business services through cloud

Launching a new business services can be expensive, time consuming and risky. Through the adoption of a new team, agile development, and leveraging the scalability of cloud, CLP Innovation Enterprises was able to launch a new service in very short period to provide sustainability services to customers.

Mr. Pubuda Abayasiri,
Associate Director, Digital Products (Innovation),
CLP Innovation Enterprises Limited

Pubs Abayasiri has worked in the technology and energy sector for +15 years. In that time, Pubs has worked in consulting and held positions in a range of industries and companies with the majority in the energy sector. Currently at CLP Holdings, Pubs runs the Digital Products team where he focuses on energy saving solutions.

Within CLP, Pubs lead a range of initiatives including setting up the initial Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure, managing cross business-unit applications and establishing the analytics practice. More recently Pubs has been managing the Smart Energy Connect program where the mission is to simplify adoption of energy management for corporate customers.

15:25~15:50

Accelerating 5G R&D in GBA
應科院推動香港及大灣區 5G 研發產業

5G is coming and is a catalyst for the development and integration of smart cities with Intelligence, Connectivity and Trust technologies. Our Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) in GBA plays a strategic role to supply advanced R&D technologies to incubate local customer-oriented innovations. Together with our WFOE organization in Shenzhen, ASTRI can quickly accelerate our partners’ 5G solutions benefited from our high-quality “made in HK” research supported by HK government.

In this talk, we will introduce ASTRI R&D on the 5G technologies and present some successful stories by tight collaborations with companies in GBA. ASTRI is also promoting an ecosystem of Open-Radio Access Network (O-RAN) where our partners in GBA could be benefited from this new business model to develop their 5G innovated products.

Dr. Eric K. C. Tsang,
Director, ASTRI
曾江州博士
香港應用科技研究院通信技術部總監

Dr. Eric K. C. TSANG is a Director of the Communications (COM) Technology Division at the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI). He has over 18 years’ experience in the wireless communications and machine intelligence, leading a team of 70+ engineers in the applied research and development of 4G and 5G communication systems. His post-doctoral research was in the areas of computer vision, machine learning and artificial neural networks. Dr. TSANG has enabled the team successes in developing commercial grade 5G solutions with intelligent and trusted technologies, e.g. 5G automated guided vehicles (AGV) system. He has extensive experience in building team’s core competencies and enabling new ecosystems.

Dr. TSANG received B.Eng., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2001, 2003 and 2007, respectively.

16:20~16:45

Creative confidence: Turning emerging technologies into real impact

In this talk, Dr. Lo will share his experience as a lonely innovator driving disruptive technologies development such as LiFi, smart farming and other Smart City technologies back in 2010, and how to turn ideas and passion into real business with zero resource.

Dr. Ernest Lo
President ,Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance (HKIOTA)
盧思遠博士
香港物聯網聯盟主席

Dr. Lo is a technopreneur driving innovation for social good. He was a Croucher Fellow at Stanford University and Chief Executive of an advanced European Smart City R&D centre. He won 3 IEEE Best Paper Awards in Glasgow, Paris, and Houston, and successfully transferred inventions to business and academic sectors. In 2018, he helped shape the Design Thinking movement in Hong Kong whose definitive statement at the kickstarting workshop was converted to the name and theme of the programme "Unleash Hong Kong". He is the Chairman of HKIOTA, Founder of Future Impact Lab, and teaches Creativity and Business Innovation at HKU.

16:45~17:30

Panel Discussion:
Emerging technologies adoption in enterprises - challenges and opportunities

Moderator:
Mr. KC Fung, Chief Technology Advisor,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
馮家聰先生
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 首席技術顧問

KC Fung is a seasoned IT veteran with more than 30 years of industry experience; specialized in systems architecture, digital transformation and innovation management. He is now the Chief Technology Advisor of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hong Kong and Macau where he provides technology leadership and vision to help define go-to-market strategy and provides senior level customer coverage. Before that he has held senior technical and management positions at the Airport Authority, EMC, Sun Microsystems, Scotiabank, Dow Chemical in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Canada. KC graduated from the University of Hong Kong and Macquarie University in Australia. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Institute for IT Professional Certification

Panelists:
Mr. Andy Bien
Chief Information Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong
卞家振先生
香港機場管理局首席資訊主管

Currently the Chief Information Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, Mr Andy Bien has been in the Information Technology (IT) industry for over 30 years. He is responsible for the strategic planning and provisioning of IT services to Hong Kong International Airport and its community. He is also active in community works to promote IT industry development, green IT, innovation and talent cultivation.

Trained as an engineer, Mr Bien’s technical expertise spans from hardware design, software development to lectureship in tertiary institution. He has extensive business and management experience in the finance, telecommunication, logistics, transportation and aviation industries.

Mr Bien obtained his BSc Degree (Hons) in Computer Engineering from Queen's University, Canada and MSc Degree in Communication Engineering from Imperial College, University of London.

Dr. Ernest Lo, President ,
Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance
(HKIOTA)
盧思遠博士
香港物聯網聯盟主席

Dr. Lo is a technopreneur driving innovation for social good. He was a Croucher Fellow at Stanford University and Chief Executive of an advanced European Smart City R&D centre. He won 3 IEEE Best Paper Awards in Glasgow, Paris, and Houston, and successfully transferred inventions to business and academic sectors. In 2018, he helped shape the Design Thinking movement in Hong Kong whose definitive statement at the kickstarting workshop was converted to the name and theme of the programme "Unleash Hong Kong". He is the Chairman of HKIOTA, Founder of Future Impact Lab, and teaches Creativity and Business Innovation at HKU.

Mr. Pubuda Abayasiri,
Associate Director, Digital Products (Innovation),
CLP Innovation Enterprises Limited

Pubs Abayasiri has worked in the technology and energy sector for +15 years. In that time, Pubs has worked in consulting and held positions in a range of industries and companies with the majority in the energy sector. Currently at CLP Holdings, Pubs runs the Digital Products team where he focuses on energy saving solutions.

Within CLP, Pubs lead a range of initiatives including setting up the initial Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure, managing cross business-unit applications and establishing the analytics practice. More recently Pubs has been managing the Smart Energy Connect program where the mission is to simplify adoption of energy management for corporate customers.

Mr. Edmond Lai
Chief Digital Officer, Hong Kong Productivity Council
黎少斌先生
香港生產力促進局首席數碼總監

Mr Edmond Lai joined HKPC in 2018, he worked in General Electric (GE) for 22 years. He started in GE as a management trainee in the Information Technology department. After finishing the two-year management trainee programme, he switched to the internal audit and finance function, and had several assignments in various countries (United States, Greater China, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, etc.) and business units (plastics, healthcare, capital, power, aviation, transportation, etc.)

Edmond also worked in commercial and business management roles, progressively taking bigger regional or global profit & loss responsibility in various business units for different industries (rail, mining, renewable energy, marine, energy storage, thermal power generation, etc). He has hands-on experience in leading a sizeable organization in i4.0 transformation and digital products development.

Edmond obtained Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) and Master of Philosophy (Computer Science) degrees from the University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Eric Ho
Chief Information Officer Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited
何贊輝先生
香港寬頻網絡有限公司資訊科技總裁

Eric is entrusted by HKBN to develop a world-class IT strategy and to optimize business support and processes through IT system development, integration and management. Prior to joining HKBN, Eric was Head of IT and Service Platform at SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited, and before that, he held senior IT positions at Huawei Software Technology, Emperor International Holdings, Westpac, CSL and Bank of America. Eric was recognized as Medium Enterprise CIO of the Year by Computerworld Hong Kong and CIO Connect in 2013. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Hong Kong, a master’s degree in business administration Degree from Oklahoma City University, U.S., and a master’s in accountancy Degree from Charles Sturt University, Australia.