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Annual Digital Forum 2016
24 Jun 2016 (Friday)
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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.


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Welcome keynote by PCCW Solutions Managing Director Ramez Younan


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Keynote speech by Mr. Liu Binxing, Director of Greater China, Alibaba Cloud International


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Panel Discussion


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Technology showcase by PCCW Solutions


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Technology showcase by PCCW Solutions’ partners

  



AGENDA


TimeDetails
08.30 - 09.15

Registration

09.15 - 09.35

Welcome and Opening Keynote
Mr. Ramez Younan, Managing Director, PCCW Solutions

09.35 - 10.05

Powerful Keynote Speech
"Creativity on Business @ Cloud Era"
Mr. Liu Binxing, Director of Greater China, Alibaba Cloud International

10:05 - 10.45

Industry panel disucssion
From Financial Centre to Fintech Centre – China & Hong Kong’s rapid innovation & cultural transformation

Moderator:
Ms. Fion Li, Hong Kong Bureau Chief, Bloomberg Hong Kong

Panelists:
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

Coffee Break

11.05 - 11.30

Keynote Speech
"Unlocking New Insights in Dark Data"
Mr. Samson Tai, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technologist, IBM Innovation Network, Hong Kong

11.30 - 11.55

Keynote Speech
"Oracle Cloud Strategy"
Dr. Dennis Leung, General Manager, SaaS & Applications, Oracle Systems (HK) Ltd.

11.55 - 12.35

Industry panel discussion
Future of Travel and Transport: Impact of connected technologies and big data

Moderator:
Ms. Kit Tang , Feature Director of Bloomberg Buisnessweek/Chinese

Panelists:
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

Executive Lunch

14.15 - 14.45

Powerful Keynote Speech
"Success factors for digital transformation – an e-commerce perspective"
Ms. Michelle Leung, General Manager, Hong Kong and Taiwan Cross-Border Trade eBay Greater China

14.45 - 15.05

Keynote Speech
"Unleash the Power of Big Data with the SAP HANA Platform Big Data, Big Challenges, and Big Opportunities"
Mr. Greg Wong, Director Analytics, Centre of Excellence, SAP Greater China

15.05 - 15.25

Keynote Speech
"Overcoming the Industry’s Insecurity Complex: Generating Security Investment ROI by Putting Culture First, Technology Second"
Mr. Neil Wu Becker, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing And Communications, A10 Networks Inc

15.25 - 15.45

Coffee Break

15.45 - 16.25

Industry panel discussion
Turning touchpoints into customer journeys – Transform the ways brands interact with customers

Moderator:
Ms. Lulu Chen, Business Reporter, Bloomberg Hong Kong

Panelists:

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

Keynote Speech
"New World, New IT"
Mr. Jackie Chen, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, SANGFOR Technologies

16.45 - 16.55

Closing Remarks and Lucky Draw

Mr. Sinko Choy, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, PCCW Solutions



SPEAKERS


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Ramez
Younan

Managing Director
PCCW Solutions


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.




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Liu
Binxing

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.




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Richard
Leung

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.




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Nilo R.
Reyes

Client Partner
PCCW Solutions


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.




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Nicholas
Lee

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.




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Samson
Tai

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.




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Andy
Bien

Chief Information Officer
Hong Kong Airport Authority


Currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Airport Authority of Hong Kong, Mr. Bien has been in the Information Technology (IT) industry for over thirty years.

Trained as an engineer, his technical expertise spans from hardware design, software development to lectureship in tertiary institution. In addition to his technical background, he has gained extensive business and management experience through general management roles in the finance, telecommunication, logistics, transportation and aviation industries.

As Chief Information Officer, he is responsible for the strategic planning and provisioning of IT services to the Hong Kong International Airport and its community. He is also active in engaging community work in promoting IT industry development, green IT, innovation and talent cultivation.

Mr. Bien obtained his BSc Degree (Hons) in Computer Engineering from Queen's University, Canada in 1981 and his MSc Degree in Communication Engineering from Imperial College, University of London in 1986.




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Ted
Suen

Head of Information Technology
MTR Corporation Limited


Ted Suen has over 25 years of solid experiences in Information Technology with strong expertise knowledge in IT outsourcing services and large scale system integration projects. Ted graduated from Australian National University with double degrees in Economics and Science. He also holds a Master Degree in Accountancy.

Ted is the Head of Information Technology of MTR Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible to formulate the corporate IT strategy, manages the overall MTR corporate IT function, directs the establishment of a stable, reliable and highly effective IT environment to support the business operation and to ensure Information Systems solutions are in-line with corporate business strategies. He is also responsible for the formulation of corporate IT strategies.

Ted won the 2012 China Top 5 CIO Award, 2013 China Best Value CIO Award, 2013 Hong Kong Outstanding Performance IT Award Excellence, and 2013 Hong Kong CIO Award for Large Enterprise.

Ted is a fellow and Vice President of the Hong Kong Computer Society, member of the CIO Board, and fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers.





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Atreya
Chaganty

Senior Vice President
Business Strategy, Consulting & Solutions
PCCW 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.




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Charlie
Wong

CEO
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.




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Vandia
Yang

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.




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Michelle
Leung

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.




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Greg
Wong

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.




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Neil Wu
Becker

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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Bertrand Chen

Data Scientist
Asia Miles Limited


Bertrand leads a team comprised of Data Engineer, Data Scientist and Data Driven Designer at Asia Miles. He is building a data platform to extract value from Asia Miles’ Data Sets.

Before becoming a Data Scientist, Bertrand spent 10 years on Wall Street. He started as a Credit Derivatives trader for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in New York. Then he moved to Hong Kong as an Equity Derivatives trader with Merrill Lynch.

Bertrand holds a MSc. in Financial Engineering from Columbia University and a MSc. in Applied Mathematics from École Centrale Paris.




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Chow
Shing Yuk

Founder & CEO
Lalamove (SEA) / Huolala (China)


Shing scored 10 distinctions in HKCEE, and graduated with distinction from Stanford University. After graduation from Stanford University, he came back to Hong Kong and became a management consultant with Bain & Company in 1999. Internet boom in China from 2002 to 2013, where giant internet companies like Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu were being built. Shing noted how mobile internet will transform human future, then he set out to build EasyVan (now called Lalamove, and Huolala in China), a platform connecting goods and drivers in late 2013. Lalamove connects hundreds of thousands of customers with tens of thousands of professional van, motorcycle, lorry and truck drivers. With its state-of-the-art technology & best-of-class customer service, intra-city delivery has never been easier, faster and safer.




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Edward
Yeung

Managing Director, Hong Kong & Taiwan
Nutanix Hong Kong Ltd.


Edward Yeung was appointed managing director of Nutanix Inc. in January, 2015. He is responsible to lead all aspects of Nutanix operations and brand presence in the region while ensuring a superior customerexperience.

Edward has spent over 30 years in IT industry, employed at companies such as IBM, Aspect, Vignette, Business Objects(SAP), VMware. He was instrumental to start up Greater China sales presence and has built some significant business growth for some of the above companies.

Edward has served in senior positions in Product Management, Sales Management, and General Manager. He is a regular spokesperson at user and IT conferences.He received a B Soc. Sc. degrees from University of Hong Kong and a LLB from University of London and a MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.




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Ivan
Wong

Managing Director
UA Cinema Circuit Limited


Ivan Wong is currently Managing Director of UA Cinema Circuit Limited and has worked in the telecom, media & entertainment industry for over 20 years specializing in business management, strategic planning and marketing. Ivan is a Chartered Marketer in UK, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM), Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Marketing (FHKIM) and he has also won the Outstanding Marketing Professional Award from HKMA/TVB Award for Marketing Excellence 2009. Ivan is also the Executive Committee member of Hong Kong Theatres Association, Vice Chairperson of Lions Nature Education Foundation, Academic Advisor of Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association as well as Treasurer of Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong.




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Brian
Groen

Senior Vice President - Digital, Cloud and Data Center Solutions
PCCW Solutions


Mr. Brian Groen is Senior Vice President, Digital, Cloud and Data Center Solutions of PCCW Solutions, responsible for developing business strategies and roadmap of Digital, Cloud, Analytics, Security 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 in New Zealand, Australia, Greater China Group and Hong Kong, 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.




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Jackie
Chen

Chief Product and Marketing Officer
SANGFOR Technologies


Born in 1982, his energetic and responsive life style impressed everyone working with him. 12years of working experience in Telecom and IT industry in Asia, Europe and United States with world’s leading telecom giants such as Ericsson, Juniper, Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent made him shining with broad international vision.

His technical skills spread from telecom fixed and mobile network, such as IP and transmission network, firewall, DPI, mobile packet core, to Data Center solutions including network, SDN, compute and storage virtualization.

With 10 years living with polar bear in Sweden, Jackie is very calm and rational with lots of inspiring ideas. He likes meditation and Tai Chi a lot. He is humble, open minded and he has good multi-cultural social skills.

Last but most importantly, he smiles almost all the time.




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