The PCCW Solutions Annual Digital Forum 2016 was completed successfully on June 24th. This one-day event has attracted more than 600 delegates from broad spectrum.
The theme of this year was “Digital Power Shift: Consumers Run Enterprises”. During the Forum, PCCW Solutions has showcased its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, Infinitum™ Cloud Solutions Suite and latest solutions for specific industries. On the day, we have also announced the launch of D-Infinitum Global Data Center Alliance.
It was a very unique opportunity that we gathered so many experts to share their industry insights during the keynote speeches, and renowned CIOs and CEOs of big corporations to share how they enhance customer experience and maximize their corporate efficiency through adopting digital solutions.
Our sincere appreciation to all our customers, sponsors, speakers and delegates to make this event a big success.
Welcome keynote by PCCW Solutions Managing Director Ramez Younan
Keynote speech by Mr. Liu Binxing, Director of Greater China, Alibaba Cloud International
Technology showcase by PCCW Solutions
Technology showcase by PCCW Solutions’ partners
|08.30 - 09.15|
|09.15 - 09.35|
Welcome and Opening Keynote
|09.35 - 10.05|
Powerful Keynote Speech
|10:05 - 10.45|
Industry panel disucssion
Ms. Fion Li, Hong Kong Bureau Chief, Bloomberg Hong Kong
Mr. Eric Wong Wai-yin, General Manager and Head of Technology & Productivity Division, The Bank of East Asia, Limited
Mr. Richard Leung, Managing Director, Co-Head-IT Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Mr. Nilo R. Reyes, Client Partner, PCCW Solutions
Mr. Nicholas Lee, Head of Products, Visa Hong Kong and Macau
|10.45 - 11.05|
|11.05 - 11.30|
|11.30 - 11.55|
|11.55 - 12.35|
Industry panel discussion
Ms. Kit Tang , Feature Director of Bloomberg Buisnessweek/Chinese
Mr. Andy Bien, Chief Information Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong
Mr. Ted Suen, Head of Information Technology, MTR Corporation Limited
Mr. Atreya Chaganty, Senior Vice President, Business Strategy, Consulting & Solutions, PCCW Solutions
Mr. Charlie Wong, CEO, ZUJI Hong Kong
|12.35 - 14.15|
|14.15 - 14.45|
Powerful Keynote Speech
|14.45 - 15.05|
|15.05 - 15.25|
|15.25 - 15.45|
|15.45 - 16.25|
Industry panel discussion
Ms. Lulu Chen, Business Reporter, Bloomberg Hong Kong
Mr. Bertrand Chen, Data Scientist, Asia Miles Limited
Mr. Chow Shing Yuk, Founder&CEO, Lalamove (SEA) / Huolala (China)
Mr. Edward Yeung, Managing Director, Hong Kong & Taiwan, Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd.
Mr. Ivan Wong, Managing Director of UA Cinema Circuit Limited
Mr. Brian Groen, Senior Vice President, Digital, Cloud and Data Center Solutions, PCCW Solutions
|16.25 - 16.45|
|16.45 - 16.55|
Closing Remarks and Lucky DrawMr. Sinko Choy, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, PCCW Solutions
| Managing Director|
Mr. Ramez Younan is Managing Director of PCCW Solutions. Mr. Younan has over 25 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies including organizations in IT and telecommunications in 60 countries, and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, integration and assimilation of global organizations.
Mr. Younan joined PCCW Solutions as Chief Operating Officer of its international business in August 2013. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Orga Systems in Germany making it the fastest growing in the industry during his tenure. He had also served at Oracle Corporation for more than a decade in several roles, last of which was Global Group Vice President of Global Consulting Services of the telecommunications unit making it the largest global telecom software provider at the time.
| Director of Greater China|
Alibaba Cloud International
Liu Binxing has more than 10 years cloud business and globalization experience. Now he is responsible for the business in Greater China region in Alibaba Cloud International. He leads the team to provide cloud services for both Chinese overseas business, Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to joining Alibaba Group, he worked as Director in CEE &Nordic in Huawei for cloud and IT solution. Liu binxing graduated from Tongji University and has a master degree in Loughborough University.
Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive range of cloud services which offers cutting-edge technologies across computing, database, networking, security, management and monitoring, storage and analytics. With global data centers around the world, Alibaba Cloud provides highly scalable, highly available and cost-efficient cloud computing services.
| Managing Director, Co-Head - IT Division|
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Richard Leung joined HKEx in October 2011. He is currently the Co-Head of HKEx’s IT Division. In his position, Mr. Leung works with the Platform Development team to spearhead a number of strategic system developments.
Mr. Leung has worked with exchange and financial sector technology over the past two decades. Prior to joining HKEx, Mr. Leung was the Chief Technology Officer for Chi-X Global. Mr. Leung joined Chi-X Global in conjunction with Chi-X Global’s 2008 acquisition of Cicada. Prior to joining Cicada, Mr. Leung held a 14-year career with Dow Jones Telerate in the Asia Pacific region, where he served in various senior technical positions.
Mr. Leung has a Master of Science degree in E-Commerce from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
| Client Partner|
Nilo R. Reyes is a Client Partner in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry at PCCW Solutions. His current focus is on building and enhancing client relationships, providing value-added sales and service support and proactively working with partners in new business and product development initiatives.
Prior to joining PCCW Solutions, Nilo was an independent financial services consultant based in Singapore, working with clients in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar and Hong Kong. With 30 years of experience in international banking, Nilo has worked for Bank of America, DBS Bank and ANZ Bank, where he had hold senior roles in the areas of Business/IT partnerships, Core Banking Change and Transformation, Customer Experience, Program and Project Management, Systems Development and Business Solutions Delivery.
Having spent most of his time in Asia Pacific, North America and European countries, Nilo is well versed in leading multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams across geographies. During his career, he has led various banking technology and business operations strategic initiatives covering Core Banking, Customer Relationship Management, Sales and Service Channels, Wealth Management, Bancassurance and other business and technology competency areas.
| Head of Products|
Visa Hong Kong and Macau
Nicholas Lee, Head of Emerging Products & Innovation for Hong Kong and Macau, is responsible for managing contactless, mobile and eCommerce solutions for Visa in these two markets.
In addition, Nick is also responsible for working with key partners and technology solutions providers to help develop and test next generation of commerce enabling solutions including mobile commerce, information services & loyalty program management.
Nick has over 14 years of experience in the payments industry and prior to Visa, he was responsible for strategy and new business development for American Express in US and Samsung Card in Korea.Nick holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Rochester and MBA from Cornell University.
| Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technologist|
IBM Innovation Network, Hong Kong
Samson Tai was appointed Chief Technologist, IBM Innovation Network, Hong Kong since 2008. In this capacity, Samson is the lead innovation and technology spokesperson for IBM Hong Kong, engaging with clients, the industry and the community to share insight and provide consultation. He is also responsible for developing a local technical community within IBM to serve as a portal to IBM research and development, and fostering innovation vitality within the community.
Samson is an evangelist on mainframe technology and his recent work is focused on cloud computing, enterprise marketing management and the application of predictive analytic and social media technology in commerce and smarter city projects.
IBM Innovation Network help advance IBM's innovation agenda with multiple audiences and add value to the conversations between IBM and its clients, influencers and internal community.
Chief Information Officer
Head of Information Technology
| Senior Vice President|
Business Strategy, Consulting & Solutions
Mr. Atreya Chaganty is Senior Vice President, Business Strategy, Consulting & Solutions of PCCW Solutions, responsible for architecting and supporting the execution of the strategic direction at PCCW Solutions.
Mr. Chaganty is closely involved in identifying new markets, solutions and strategic partners to support growth initiatives. He also heads the M&A function for the business unit. In addition to supporting organic and inorganic expansion, Mr. Chaganty also heads the Business Consulting & Solutions practice that is tasked with providing value-added strategic business advisory, technology consulting and industry digital solutions to clients. Prior to this role, Mr. Chaganty held various executive management positions at PwC Consulting, Oracle Consulting and Orga Systems.
ZUJI Hong Kong
Charlie Wong is responsible for leading the ZUJI Hong Kong team to build the ZUJI brand, grow the ZUJI business and establish strong relationships with partners and travel suppliers in order to deliver great value travel and a one-stop-shop for travel products online to Hong Kong travellers.
Charlie’s joined ZUJI Hong Kong in Sep 2007. Prior to joining ZUJI, Charlie held financial roles in organizations spanning the Asia Pacific region. Charlie has tertiary education qualifications from Sydney University and gained his CPA accreditation with KPMG in Hong Kong.
A keen traveller, Charlie likes to spend his holidays with his family in rural Japan and on wine tasting tours. He is a die-hard Liverpool fan, plays tennis weekly and enjoys the company of his family during his leisure time.
| IT Solution Director, Enterprise Business Group|
Huawei Hong Kong
Vandia Yang now is leading the IT business at enterprise business group of Huawei Hong Kong. Before this job, he had worked as the Technical Director at global IT Data Center Solution Sales Department, and the head of global IT public industry solution department. He saw the growth of Huawei IT business and acted a key role of them.
He strives to IT and data center territory and got a strong experience in that. He joined the development of the next generation of Huawei data center framework – distributed cloud data center, and acted as the first solution owner of Huawei Smart City Cloud Data Center solution.
| General Manager, Hong Kong and Taiwan Cross-Border Trade|
Business Strategy, Consulting & Solutions
eBay Greater China
As the General Manager of Cross-Border Trade at eBay Hong Kong and Taiwan, Michelle Leung is primarily responsible for driving business innovation and growth for the company across these important markets. Under her leadership, eBay Hong Kong successfully built its cross-border trade business with growth in excess of 200 percent over five years. At the same time, she established the cross-border trade business in Taiwan and doubled its gross revenue in two years. Michelle also pioneered a number of new categories in the cross-border trade business – including Greater China Fashion and Home & Garden – while at the same time reinforcing the selling platform’s infrastructure to achieve triple-digit growth in 2012.
Prior to joining eBay, Michelle led the team at Getty Images Hong Kong, where she oversaw all sales and marketing efforts across Asia Pacific, earning her place as the highest revenue-per-employee earner in the region.
| Director Analytics, Centre of Excellence|
SAP Greater China
Mr Greg Wong has been in IT industry focus on Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse for more than 15 years. He is the very first Technical Consultant in Crystal Decision then acquired by BusinessObjects at 2003-Jul. SAP acquired BusinessObjects at 2007-Dec. He left SAP at end of 2010 and he was the Head of Business Intelligence and Information Management for Greater China. He has in-depth knowledge on SAP BusinessObject Business Intelligence Solutions and the Enterprise Information Management Solutions. He is a technical person but understand how important the solutions need to map into business in order to achieve the business value. He has been an advisory role on lots of strategic SAP customers during SAP BI implementation. He understand the tactic how to drive the BI success within the organization. After he left SAP, he has stayed in China, Shanghai act as a VP of Global Presales for a Chinese Enterprise Software Vendor (eBaoTech, www.ebaotech.com) to provide enterprise core insurance applications for insurance company around the world. He understand the BI value is all about business instead of product's features & functions. He has re-joined SAP at 2015-Sep as a Director Analytics, Centre of Excellence BI where he will focus on supporting SAP BI sales on those strategic accounts again. With his rich knowledge on both business & technical, he will provide lots of insight & value to SAP customers especially how to implement & adopt business intelligence strategically.
Mr Greg Wong graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and major in Computer Science.
|Vice President of Worldwide Marketing And Communications|
Business Strategy, Consulting & Solutions
A10 Networks Inc
Neil Wu Becker was named one of the industry’s top-15 tech PR professionals in 2009 and was a director on Cisco’s PR team acknowledged by PRWeek in 2013 as the best inhouse team in the entire profession. While at Cisco from March 2006 to February 2014, Neil led various communications teams supporting more than half of the Dow Jones component’s business – its largest multi-billion-dollar business units (routing, switching), biggest growth opportunities (data center, cloud, SDN), security, wireless networking, application networking, and partnering. From February 2014 to May 2015, Neil was vice president of marketing communications at secure managed cloud provider Armor Defense, which protects HIPAA-, PCI-, and other compliance-driven businesses. From May 2015 to March 2016, he was the head of worldwide PR at bellwether memory chip maker Micron Technology.
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