We are very grateful to have a terrific Steering Committee to guide the development and implementation of the Programme, including:
Regional Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon
Janet joined BNY Mellon in August 2017 with extensive experience in marketing and communications, brand strategy and advertising in financial services and technology industries. Janet was with Intel’s Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing Group for over 18 years, where she held various leadership positions, including Regional Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Greater Asia Region. Prior to that, Janet held marketing roles at Chase Manhattan Bank and American Express. Janet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Director of Corporate Communications, SAP
Benson is a professional communicator who has enabled a number of well-established corporations to communicate effectively and efficiently with external and internal audiences over two decades. He has served in leadership capabilities in the Swire Group, the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and News Corp. He advises company decision-makers to connect the dot on communication issues and has spearheaded local and regional communication teams on executive communication, media relations, crisis communication, issue management, corporate social responsibility, internal communication and media training.
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.
Financial Services Technology Consultant, Accenture
Bess has more than 10 year’s experience working with tech in banking, professional services and the travel industry. She is currently a Financial Services Technology Consultant based in Accenture’s Hong Kong office, advising on and driving transformational change for clients’ digital and customer experience initiatives. Bess also leads Accenture Hong Kong’s Corporate Citizenship team and the Gender Diversity Programme, in line with her passion for building a more inclusive and sustainable society. She is an alumni of TWF’s Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders. Bess graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
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.
Regional CSR Manager, Corporate Affairs – Greater China, Cisco
Joseph is responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs CSR development for Cisco in Greater China, especially for the Cisco Networking Academy Programme since 2011. He has over 10 years of experience in leading Cisco’s business and market development with a focus on the public sector in Asia Pacific and Greater China, and has extensive experience in networking consultancy and teaching in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States. He also serves as the Program Director in the Guanghua-Cisco Leadership Institute at Peking University, and led the outreach programme of Cisco’s 21st Century Leadership Programme for senior government leaders, state-owned enterprise leaders and city mayors in close collaboration with key Ministries in China and Peking University.
Vice-Chairlady of HKCS FACE club & General Manger of HKC Technology Limited
Candy has over 17 years of experience holding senior regional executive roles in the IT industry. She started her career in multi-national technology enterprises such as BT, EMC and HP. In 2018, she joined HKC Technology, a Hong Kong listed company with a focus on IoT, RFID and robotic solutions; and is responsible for leading their R&D, sales and marketing teams in Hong Kong, China and Singapore. Prior to HKC, she held several senior positions in multi-national technology enterprises such as HP, EMC and SevOne. She is currently the Vice-Chairlady of HKCS FACE Club, the first ICT club for women in Hong Kong, with 2000 members; and she is also the Director of Hong Kong Computer Society Foundation, which leverages technology to help the groups in need, including students and the elderly. Candy graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a degree in Electronic Engineering.
Honorable Charles Mok, JP
Charles is 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.
Information Security Director, State Street Asia Limited
Perry joined State Street in 2007, and is responsible for the implementation of cyber security strategy, providing information risk consulting and advisory services. His responsibilities have recently expanded to leading a regional team for IT governance, risk and compliance matters. Prior to joining State Street, Perry has 15 years of experience in the telecom industry managing revenue assurance, fraud investigation and IT audits. Perry also serves as the Chair of the Hong Kong Community Support Program Committee of State Street Hong Kong which is responsible for the oversight of community programs including grant making, volunteering, community event sponsorship and environmental education activities. He is also one of the key champions in the State Street Global Inclusion Committee. Perry graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and holds an MBA at Henley Management College, U.K.
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.
Managing Director, Sales & Operations, Google Hong Kong
Leonie has over 20 years of experience in marketing and sales, and has served as Director of Customer Experience for Asia Pacific at Google for the past two years. Based in Hong Kong from September 2011, prior to joining Google, Leonie was Executive Vice President, Customer Service & Operations at CSL Limited. Earlier, she held the position of Chief of Staff for Telstra International Group, and was a member of the Executive Leadership Team charged with managing Telstra Corp’s business growth and assets outside of Australia and New Zealand. Leonie held a variety of senior marketing and sales leadership roles across Telstra from 2002-2014. She was a board member for HandsOn Hong Kong from 2014-16. Leonie holds an Executive Certificate of Business Administration (AGSE Swinburne University), a Master’s Degree in Communication Management (University of Technology Sydney), and a Bachelor of Science (Melbourne University).
Deyi joined BlackRock as an Analyst in Business Operation team in New York. Currently, she is a member of BlackRock's Asia ex-Japan Client Business and is responsible for developing and maintaining institutional relationships with the firm's clients in China. Within BlackRock, Deyi co-chairs the Hong Kong GIVEs chapter for local charities and founded the Hong Kong Hiking Club. Prior to BlackRock, Deyi was an Equity Research Analyst in Knights Group and a Capital Analyst in UBS London. Deyi graduated from University at Buffalo with double Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Finance.