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Wednesday, October 20

8:30am HKT

Registration and Welcome Coffee
Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:30am - 9:00am HKT

9:00am HKT

Morning Conference Chair’s Opening Remarks | Ice Breaking Session
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Leo Liu

Chief Information Technology Officer, dentsu international
With more than 25 years of experience from Silicon Valley start-up to Global Fortune 500, Leo has built and led high-performing agile teams for some of the most innovative companies such as Tesla, Cisco & WebEx before joining dentsu as the Chief Information Technology Officer. He... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:10am HKT

9:10am HKT

Maximizing the Opportunities of Innovation and Technology Within the Greater Bay Area
•    How is the Hong Kong government strengthening and optimizing data consolidation and integration?
•    Reinforcing Hong Kong’s financial ecosystem as the primary platform for financing innovation within the Greater Bay Area
• Partnering with connections and expertise in the mainland

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Peter Mok

Head of Greater Bay Area, HKSTP - Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Peter Mok is the Head of Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. Prior to this role, he held various management roles at HKSTP, including Head of Strategic Partnership and Incubation Programme.Peter also serves as Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Business Angel... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:10am - 9:30am HKT

9:30am HKT

The CIO After the Storm: Strategies for the New Normal
•    How to recalibrate the approach to technology investments to increase enterprise agility, making operations nimbler, more efficient, and better prepared to effectively respond to whatever comes next?
•    How have IT operations, security, and risk priorities shifted over the last few months?
• How should CIOs together with leadership gear up to manage a hybrid workforce? What changes do you expect in the return-to-work phase?

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Ted Suen

Chief Information Officer, MTR Corporation Limited
Dr. Ted Suen is currently the Chief Information officer of MTR Corporation.  Dr. Ted Suen is a senior IT Executive with broad experiences in formulating corporate digital transformation strategy and successfully transforming large scale corporate IT organizations to support corporate... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am HKT

10:00am HKT

The Future of Identity Governance: AI-Driven Identity Analytics
•    Understand market trends, business challenges and use cases
•    Learn why existing identity solutions are falling short
•    What to look for in an AI-driven identity analytics solution
•    What customer success looks like

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Johan Fantenberg

Principal Solution Architect, ForgeRock
Johan is an experienced technologist with a keen eye for emerging technologies and technology driven business opportunities. With more than 25 years of experience from the high-tech industry, he brings insight and innovation to ForgeRock, its customers and the digital identity market... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am HKT

10:20am HKT

Networking Coffee Break
Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:20am - 10:50am HKT

10:50am HKT

Balancing the Act in Remote Work: Is Your Organization Ready for the “Next Normal” that a True Distributed Workforce Could Effect?
•    How AI-powered automation is fueling the future of how organizations work and adapt to the changing business landscape?
•    Is it possible to create and deliver simplicity and uniformity for multiple technology products and services?
•    What are the security threats to look out for in the “new workplace”?

avatar for Leo Liu

Leo Liu

Chief Information Technology Officer, dentsu international
With more than 25 years of experience from Silicon Valley start-up to Global Fortune 500, Leo has built and led high-performing agile teams for some of the most innovative companies such as Tesla, Cisco & WebEx before joining dentsu as the Chief Information Technology Officer. He... Read More →

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Micky Lo

MD, Chief Information Risk Officer APAC, BNY Mellon
Micky Lo joined BNY Mellon in July 2013 as Chief Technology Risk Officer APAC. He is leading the regional team with the mission to enable business solutions while proactively protecting BNY Mellon from information risks in a balanced control environment. He oversees and govern the... Read More →
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Zedia Chan

Director, Cloud Infrastructure Security, Crypto.com
Zedia Chan is the Director, Cloud Infrastructure Security of Crypto.com. He holds the overall responsibility for leading the global infrastructure strategy to ensure robustness and security of the infrastructure to cater for the rapid growth of the company and align with strategic... Read More →
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Steven Fok

Head of Technology Risk Management, Guotai Junan International
Steven Fok is Head of Technology Risk Management at Guotai Junan International. Steven is passionate about helping people to understand information security is not something difficult to comprehended and the importance of looking after their personal information. Prior to joining... Read More →
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Terrence Siu

Head of IT | Director, Information Technology, Vita Green Health Products Co., Ltd.
Terrence Siu is the Head of IT at Vita Green Health Products Company, which is the brand owner for multiple brands including Vita Green, Tea Chateau, Doctor’s Choice, Naturo Vita, Waton, etc.In his current role, Terrence is managing the full IT functions and teams across the region... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:50am - 11:25am HKT

11:25am HKT

Source of Innovation and New Capabilities
  • How can the Blockchain Service Network (BSN) drastically lower blockchain development cost and facilitate global blockchain connectivity?
  • Explore the leading blockchain use cases
  • What are the commercial benefits in integrating blockchain for Financial Services Industry in Hong Kong?

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King Leung

Head of FinTech, InvestHK
As Head of Fintech at InvestHK, the department of the Hong Kong SAR Government responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment, King’s mission is to foster a more vibrant fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area (GBA) where King has the privilege to work closely... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am HKT

11:55am HKT

Adopting Agile DevOps Methodology to Deliver Results and Increase Speed to Market
•    Applying DevOps to provide scalability and improve resilience
•    Evaluate the increasing interdependencies between containers, microservices, and cloud services – a combination that helps DevOps pros experiment and run quickly but safely
•    Integrating a security mindset into development early on to avoid introducing unwanted security risks

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Welcome Chan

Head of Technology Risk Management, ICBC (Asia)
Welcome Chan is the Technology Risk Management Head of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (ICBCA).  With his capacity, he is responsible for ensuring the ICBCA’s information security policies, technology risk matters to ensure the adherence of regulatory... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:55am - 12:25pm HKT

12:25pm HKT

Networking Lunch Break
Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:25pm - 1:40pm HKT

1:40pm HKT

Competing in the “Now” Economy: The Role of CIOs on the Success of a CX Project
•    What must CIOs do to step-up to become a true co-leader of the customer experience process?
•    How can CIOs be insight-driven and operationally efficient while continuously invoking innovation?
•    What are the evaluation criteria to determine which end-to-end technology-based assets CIOs should invest in to assure high-impact CX?

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Aaron Lee

Chief Information Officer, Blue Insurance
Aaron Lee has joined Blue Insurance as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for formulating digital transformation services strategies and deploying Fintech/DX solutions, including but not limited to disruptive digital and on-line: AI, Big data, blockchain, cognitive and machine... Read More →
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Ir. Dr. Daniel Ng

Director, Kun Hang Group
Ir. Dr. Daniel Ng is serving as CIOs (Chief Investment Office and Chief Information Officer) in a family fund focusing on R&D and new technology divestiture in East Asia, Mediterranean Sea and Europe about smart radio, nanoelectronics for AI/GAN and smart mobility.

Wednesday October 20, 2021 1:40pm - 2:10pm HKT

2:10pm HKT

Driving the ESG Agenda: The Positive Impact of a CIO
  • ESG regulatory and reporting standards
  • Identifying the ESG issues material to your organisations
  • The rise of net-zero carbon pledges by corporates

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Melody Ma

General Counsel & Chair of ESG, BC Group
Melody Ma is the General Counsel of BC Technology Group (stock code: HK 863), Asia’s leading fintech and digital asset company. It is the parent company of OSL, the first SFC-licensed digital asset exchange for professional investors. OSL has most recently established a joint venture... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:10pm - 2:40pm HKT

2:40pm HKT

Networking Tea Break
Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:40pm - 3:10pm HKT

3:10pm HKT

Attracting, Nurturing and Retaining IT Talent in Hong Kong: the Challenges and Opportunities
•    How can CIOs keep up with fast-changing demand, control your costs, and recruit people with the right skills?
•    How do CIOs leverage the current disruption to reshape the tech talent pool that will undoubtedly remain constrained into the future years?
•    Seeking new skillsets to accelerate technology delivery for survival in the next years as organizations realize their goals

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Alfian Sharifuddin

Head of Technology and Operation, DBS Bank
Alfian is a senior technology and operations professional with experience in implementing large group-wide programs and projects and for defining technology and operations road maps and strategies for financial organisations.Experienced in building high performing teams of technologists... Read More →

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Terence Chow

Group Senior Director, Internal Audit and Risk Management, Vitasoy International Holdings Limited
Terence Chow, Chief Audit Executive with over 20 years of extensive experience in different multi-national companies across different industries. Mr. Chow’s current role is Group Senior Director, Internal Audit and Risk Management for Vitasoy and Mr. Chow is responsible for developing... Read More →
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Andy Chun

Regional Director, Technology Innovation,, Prudential
Andy Chun is the Regional Director of Technology Innovation for Prudential Corporation Asia. As a member of the Digital Team, he is responsible for technology innovation initiatives in support of Prudential’s Pulse digital ecosystem and driving customer acquisition through AI. He... Read More →
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Darron Sun

Head of IT, Public Sector and Vice Chairman, The Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA)
Darron is a seasoned IT, Internal Audit and Cybersecurity professional with years of experience gained from both public and financial sectors covering a broad spectrum of domain areas including operational audit, IT audit, cybersecurity, IT management, FinTech, IT compliance, etc.Being... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:10pm - 3:45pm HKT

3:45pm HKT

Putting the Foot on the Pedal: Looking Beyond the New Normal
•    Identify the prevailing issues in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion to create and define a strategic road map to move forward
•    Will Covid-19 finally be the catalyst that impels meaningful ESG actions?
•    Adopting and implementing ways that facilitate business continuity with minimal time required to switch between your models

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Suzanne Cheung

Head of Sustainability, Swire Coca-Cola HK
Suzanne Cheung is a Corporate Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment and the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals.  With over 12 years in senior positions in NGOs and private sector, she accumulated extensive experience related... Read More →

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Meredith Balenske

Global Head of ESG, GLP
Meredith Balenske is a senior vice president at GLP, a global investment firm with $121 billion AUM in real estate and private equity. In her role at GLP, she leads the Company’s global sustainability practice. Meredith was formerly vice president at Revolution, a U.S.-based venture... Read More →
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Akina Ho

Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation, Great Eagle Holdings Limited & Board Member, Hong Kong PropTech (HKPTA)
Akina has over 20 years of experience in change management, innovative technology, consulting, finance, hospitality and global sales operations management experience starting from the Silicon Valley to worldwide.  She is now leading a new department at Great Eagle to execute digital... Read More →
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Brian Chan

Information Technology Director, Jebsen Group
Mr Brian Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Master degree in Business Administration. Before joining Jebsen, Brian took on various regional IT roles in adidas Group, Carlsberg Group and PVH Corp.As the Information Technology Director of Jebsen Group, Brian now... Read More →
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Sudesh Thevasenabathy

Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Asia, Manulife
Sudesh Thevasenabathy brings with over 20 years of experience specialising in customer experience, process efficiencies and change management across multiple industries including telecommunications, consumer products, manufacturing, banking, healthcare tech, insurance and D&I, through... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:45pm - 4:20pm HKT

4:20pm HKT

Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference
Wednesday October 20, 2021 4:20pm - 4:30pm HKT