Mr. Hugh Chow
Hugh Chow, former CEO of ASTRI, is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, investor, sportsman and engineer at heart. Before returning to Hong Kong, he co-founded ViXS Systems Inc. in 2001 and took the company to public in 2013. In 2016, he co-founded a successful tech VC firm, Pool Global Partners Inc., specialising in artificial intelligence, big data and digital health, etc.
Mr Chow has extensive experience in executive and engineering management holding senior and advisory roles in private and public companies. He is an inventor for more than 10 US patents. He attained Hong Kong Canada Business Achievement Award in 2014 and the ACCE International Business Entrepreneur Award in 2007. He is also a Transport Canada licensed pilot, a marathoner and an Ironman triathlete.
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Dr. Sun Wing Lui
Ir. Dr. Sun-Wing Lui served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Enterprise of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (‘PolyU’) and PolyU Technology & Consultancy Co. Limited (“PTeC”) and the PolyU Enterprises Limited. Dr. Lui served as Vice President of Partnership Development of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2000 to July 1, 2010 and was responsible for partnership development, applied R&D and technology transfer. He served as Divisional Head of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, from October 1981 to November 1992 and served as its Branch Director from December 1992 to June 2000, where he was responsible for overseeing the materials and process branch.
Dr. Lui serves as Founding Chairman of the SAE-International (HK Section). He has been a Non Executive Director of Eco-Tek Holdings Limited since January 16, 2001. He serves as Director of Advance New Technology Limited. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited since December 15, 2010. Dr. Lui has been Independent Non-Executive Director at Human Health Holdings Limited since January 27, 2016. He served as Non Executive Director of Leeport (Holdings) Limited from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014 and also as its Executive Director from July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2013. Dr. Lui served as an Independent Non Executive Director of Eva Precision Industrial Holdings Limited from January 11, 2005 to January 10, 2013. He served as a Director at Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (formerly SAE International). He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of 3D-GOLD Jewellery Holdings Limited (also known as Hang Fung Gold Technology Ltd) from May 9, 2005 to November 7, 2008. He has been Member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers since 1985.
Dr. Lui served as President of the Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology as well as Honorary President and Honorary Advisors of various commercial, industrial and professional associations. He served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Leeport (Holdings) Limited from May 7, 2003 to July 1, 2011 and Green International Holdings Limited from April 6, 2006 to October 28, 2008. Dr. Lui obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Birmingham University of United Kingdom in July 1979.
Chairman of E-Business Solutions Limited (EBSL) and Jetty Innovations Limited. With 30+ years experience in IT industry, had held various senior management positions including VP, Systems & Technology Group of IBM GCG, General Manager of IBM HK and Board Director of ETI Consulting Ltd ; also served as Chairman of Digital Solidarity Fund by the HK Council of Social Service, Director of HK Computer Society, Honorary Advisor of HK Computer Society, and member of IT Training and Development of the Vocational Training Council.
Mr. Yung obtained a bachelor of science degree majoring in physics and minoring in electronics and a MBA, both from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in October 1973 and October 1986 respectively. Mr. Yung also completed a Harvard Business School Executive Education course in July 1997.
Mr. Yung has extensive knowledge and 43 years’ experience in the ICT industry. Before his retirement in April 2011, Mr. Yung was the general manager of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, responsible for the development of the ICT industry in Hong Kong. From May, 1992 to April, 1995, Mr. Yung was elected as the president of the Hong Kong Computer Society. During this period, he worked closely with the China Computer Federation, introducing ICT applications and management to mainland China. After his retirement, Mr. Yung still actively involved in ICT industry activities, including performing as the chairman of the Hong Kong Game Industry Association, the vice president of the Hong Kong Software Industry Association and the council member of the Hong Kong Association for Advancement of Science and Technology. Mr. Yung was also elected as distinguished fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society and member of the first three Election Committees of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Mr. Yung is an independent non-executive director of Gameone Holding Limited (Stock code: 8282).
Corporate strategist. Experienced in green field start-ups and market entries of global companies into Asia Pacific and Greater China. Turnaround two international companies with no growths with sustainability.
Led notable technology projects in CRM, Mobile commerce and digital strategies including the launch of innovation portal in China for over 200 retail channels. Notable companies of note include: Hong Kong Jockey Club, PCCW, Ocean Park, LV, MTR, Amway among others. Growth Through Innovation and Passion led business design co-developed with IDEO. Active member in social entrepreneurship in Asia Pacific.
Former Regional Vice President, Enactus. Current: Co-Founder, Popular Street, Board Member – Invotech.
Robert Fong has been Executive of Government Programs, IBM China/Hong Kong Limited, since 2004. His role provides public policy and government relations expertise to support IBM’s growth and business operations. He works with government on key economic, governmental, and societal issues, helping to solve problems and create strategies for the future.
Mr. Fong holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree, both in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of California at Berkeley. He also obtained a MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Social Science degree from the University of South Australia. He completed a Client Executive Program from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the IBM Systems Research Institute. Externally, he sits on the council of Hong Kong Computer Society, Hong Kong Information and Technology Federation, serves as the Vice Chairman of the Digital, Information and Telecommunications Committee of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of The University of Hong Kong.
Founder and CEO of iCharacter Ltd, President of Hong Kong Creative Art Education Development Association. Mr. Kam is a visual arts expert and has been assuming creative director roles at 4A’s companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi Ltd. before starting his own venture on digital creation. Throughout the years, he has served many international brands like Sony and has been assuming Advisory roles at various organizations and government departments.
Mr. Kam is on the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, and is on the organization committee and vetting committee of the Hong Kong ICT Awards.
Dr. Peter Kwan
Co-Founder of Big Data Architect Limited (BDA), a data science company which helps clients to capitalize their data as a strategic asset in many industries notably financial services, transportation, manufacturing, retail and broadcasting. The company employs cutting-edge business intelligence tools, advanced statistics and machine learning techniques to convert data into strategic assets. It seeks to develop a platform for the execution and management of advanced predictive models on high performance architectures.
Peter is also a court member of the University of Hong Kong, and served as a Director of the Hong Kong Computer Society.
IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Hong Kong. During his career with IBM, he has held number of senior technical and architectural leadership positions in the company. Samson is a passionate speaker and evangelist on Big Data and Analytic technology. He works closely with clients and institutions in designing and developing solutions related to the use of analytic in businesses. Samson holds a degree in Computer Science and a Master degree in Business Administration. He is a Chartered Engineer, CEng, MIET; a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) of the British Computer Society; and a Distinguished Chief/Lead IT Architect of The Open Group.
Director of Shenzhen ID Online Technology Co.Ltd., an internet finance firm building value chains with business alliance ecosystem. He was a former AIG licensee in Hong Kong for which he established a service platform in 2001 with innovative business model. Alex was graduated from Cornell University, and is now serving in the Hong Kong Crowdfunding Association as VP.