We are very grateful to have a terrific Steering Committee to guide the development and implementation of the Programme, including:
Industry Head, Large Customer Sales, Google
Ada is Industry Head for Large Customer Sales at Google Hong Kong, advising Beauty, Luxury, and CPG brands on Google’s products to connect with their audiences. She joined Google in 2016 and was Head of Global Customer Care for Greater China for three years. Prior to Google, Ada’s career has spanned luxury retail and investment banking.
Ada is passionate about coaching women and was a mentor in TWF’s Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders as well as a Co-Lead of Google’s Women@ HK Chapter.
Ada holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Dr Ray Cheung
Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Ray received his Ph.D. degree in computing from Imperial College London. Previously, he was a visiting fellow on trusted VLSI designs at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, and his research interests include cryptographic hardware designs, rapid prototyping trusted computing platforms, high-performance biomedical VLSI designs, deep learning hardware and mobile application developments. Passionate about promoting citywide computing education, he is currently the Director of CityU Apps Lab (CAL) supporting Campuswide Mobile Application development and serves at the Hour of Code HK (HoCHK). He is also the recipient of the 2012 CityU Teaching Excellence Award.
Executive Director, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC
Annie works in the Engineering Division of Goldman Sachs Asia, and is the regional head of Private Wealth Management Technology, Asia Pacific. She joined the firm in July 2007 in London. Prior to that, she worked at a number of multinational organizations including PwC Consulting, IBM and BNP Paribas in Sydney. Annie is an advocate for women in Engineering. She is passionate about raising awareness on the career opportunities that STEM can offer. She initiated the Girls in Technology program at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, having co-run a similar program in London.
Business Operations Manager of Cisco Greater China CEO Office
Jessica has been at Cisco for more than ten years and is currently Business Operations Manager in the Greater China CEO Office. She has worked in different business functions there, including talent acquisition, human resources, strategy and planning as well as project management. Most recently, her work has involved coordinating global and regional internal meetings and events as well as local employee engagement activities. She understands Cisco’s strategies around people and culture and has extensive experience in event organization. Jessica is also involved in developing the ONE Corporate Social Responsibility platform and strategy and the Women of Cisco network.
Assistant Vice President of IT Group, Capital Group
Calvin is responsible for all IT operations in Hong Kong and China for Capital Group. He looks after both the front-end support and backend cross-region infrastructure teams for Capital’s equity trading and research. He drives the continuous development of the internal IT teams and develops strategies to enable new technical capabilities to the business. He is also a current member of the office coordinating committee for the Hong Kong office, helping to identify or introduce opportunities to improve the overall well-being of office associates.
Vice-Chairlady of HKCS FACE club & General Manager of HKC Technology Limited
Candy Liu is General Manager at HKC Technology. She leads their R&D, sales and marketing teams in Hong Kong, China and Singapore. She has over 17 years’ experience in the IT industry including senior positions in multi-national technology enterprises such as HP, EMC and SevOne. Candy is involved in many NGOs and is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Smart Hong Kong, Chairperson of the IT advisory team at the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and of Smart Living at the Hong Kong Innovative Technology Development Association, Vice-Chairperson of HKCS FACE Club, and Director of Hong Kong Computer Society Foundation as well on the Board of Directors for The Women’s Foundation.
Candy graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a degree in Electronic Engineering.
Honorable Charles Mok, JP
Former Legislative Councillor
Charles was the Legislative Councillor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency. He has been serving the ICT industry for more than 20 years. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Professional Commons, Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation and Founding Chairman of the Internet Society Hong Kong. Charles is active in public services with a view to upholding the core values of Hong Kong of which include democracy, liberty, human rights, rule of law and integrity, and is serving on various advisory bodies in the Hong Kong government, Hospital Authority, WKCDA, and higher educational institutions etc. Charles graduated from Purdue University in the United States with his Bachelor and Master degrees of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering.
Head of Marketing, Consumer Group of HKT and HKT Education Limited
Teresa joined HKT in 2011 and is a seasoned marketing professional and gained more than 20 years of experience across diverse FMCG products. She is responsible for formulating marketing strategies for several businesses including Broadband, Fixed Line, eSmartHealth and HKT education. In 2012, she was appointed as Head of Marketing to oversee the marketing function for HKT Education Limited, which has now become the market leader for STEM and eLearning development in both Hong Kong and Macau. She has also successfully sustained a steady market growth and increased the brand awareness for Netvigator, Eye3 and eSmartHealth. Prior to joining HKT, Teresa was the Head of Marketing in Unilever for both Hong Kong and Taiwan markets. She also held several senior positions in Mead Johnson Nutritionals HK Limited and Amoy Foods Limited. Teresa graduated from the Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Fund Administration Asia Pacific, State Street
Cora Tang is Head of Private Equity Fund Administration for Asia Pacific at State Street. Cora joined State Street in 2012 having previously worked at various financial institutions and technology companies including Citi and FIS. Cora is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with a double BSc in Engineering and Commerce from the University of Melbourne, a MA in Information Management and Systems from Monash University and MBA from Australia Graduate School of Management. Cora sits on the Community Support Program (CSP) committee at State Street Hong Kong and is also a member of the Finance & Administration Committee of the Hong Kong Society for the Blind.
APAC Mobile Representative, Bloomberg L.P.
Oliver is responsible for all aspects of enterprise mobile in the APAC region for Bloomberg. He has over 20 years of experience in professional Telecommunication/IT. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2015, he worked at several multinational corporations including Ericsson, Acatel-Lucent and BlackBerry. His objective is to encourage technology as a necessary skill to enable youth and less fortunate individuals in the workforce to succeed.
Strategy Consultant and Corporate Citizenship Lead, Accenture
Janice is a Consultant at Accenture Strategy. She has rich experience advising on a range of topics from innovation and digital transformation to ecosystem partnership. She presents new opportunities that arise at the intersection of business and technology to clients across financial services, communications, high tech, retail and travel industries.
Janice is an advocate for social innovation and the lead for Corporate Citizenship at Accenture Hong Kong, where she is responsible for driving social impact initiatives through partnerships with NGOs. Janice also serves on the Advisory Board for the Global Business Programs of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School. Prior to joining Accenture, she was an NGO representative at the United Nations HQ in New York and started a social enterprise.
Janice holds a Master Degree in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business and Chinese Enterprise (First Class) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Coordinator, Pre-career Initiatives, Hong Kong
Lena is the Pre-career Initiatives Lead for 100WF in Hong Kong and also the Founder and Executive Director of Hong Kong Momtrepreneurs, an NGO supporting mothers on their entrepreneurial journeys. Starting her career as a financial analyst, Lena worked in a number of asset management firms specialising in HNWI and institutional clients.
In her role at 100WF, she introduces pre-career young women in Hong Kong to opportunities in the finance industry. She is passionate about innovation and sustainability. Lena is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BBA in Finance and Marketing from Simon Fraser University, Canada.
APAC Corporate Communications, BlackRock
Joanna is a vice president at BlackRock’s APAC Corporate Communications team. She is a committee member and former co-chair of the Women’s Initiative Network & Allies at BlackRock Hong Kong. .
Joanna joined BlackRock in 2017 from HSBC Private Banking where she looked after the bank's employee and external communications for the private banking business in Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Joanna worked for a financial public relations consultancy and advised financial services firms and corporations on communications initiatives such as media relations, thought leadership as well as issues and reputational management.
.She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media and Communications from the University of Melbourne.