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Opening Keynote Speaker
Terick Chiu
Executive Partner
Gartner Executive Programs, North Asia

As an Executive Partner for the Gartner Executive Programs, Terick works with CIOs across North Asia supporting Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, assisting CIOs in many first tier organisations in a wide range of strategic information technology decision matters. Terick is responsible for providing personal advisory to CIOs from IT strategy formation, positioning of IT organisation, technology selection to IT organisation transformation.

Prior to joining Gartner, Terick was the Asia Pacific Regional IT Director for MindShare and GroupM, the largest and leading advertising media group in Asia Pacific supporting 25 offices and 3000 users. Key achievements included leading the transformation of the IT operation to support rapid business growth and established best practice IT operation processes across the whole Asia Pacific region.

Previously, Terick also took on regional management roles in a number of companies including MRO Software in Asia and IBM Global Services in Australia providing IT advisory and services to many leading organizations in Asia Pacific.

Terick has a degree in Computer Science from University of Sydney and a post graduate degree with Australia Graduate School of Management.

Panel Chairs
Michael Mudd
Managing Partner
Asia Policy Partners LLC

Michael (Mike) Mudd is the Chief Representative in the Asia - Pacific region of the Open Computing Alliance (www.opencomputingalliance.org), an industry supported business group dedicated to advancing new computing business models, such as Cloud Computing. He is a member of the policy committee and Cloud Computing SIG of the Hong Kong Computer Society as well as the Asia Cloud Computing Association and is a founder member of the Cloud Security Alliance. He is also the Asia Pacific Ambassador for the Cloud Credential Council, which is dedicated to advancing industry created certifications for cloud professionals. He is the managing partner of Asia Policy Partners LLC (APP), a consulting firm for technology trade strategy and policy which he founded in 2009.

Mike is an appointed expert to JTC-1 of the ISO in Geneva working on several standards sub groups. He is also an active member of a number of regional business chambers and associations, including chairman of the IT, IPR and Telecom Committee, at Amcham Hanoi an honorary position he has held since 2007.

Prior to this he spent six years as Director of Public Policy, Asia - Pacific for a global IT business association, CompTIA, opening the A-P office in Hong Kong in late 2003. He has held a key commercial position with Riverbed Technology of California and was a Senior Manager with Standard Chartered Bank PLC, in the wholesale banks trade finance/supply chain and e-commerce group for Asia. Previously he was the founding COO of the e-commerce division of Noble Group a major physical commodities supplier.

Geoff McClelland
Program Director
CIO Connect HK

Geoff has over 25 years' experience in Information Technology and Telecommunications (IT&T), having held senior roles or consulting extensively in a number of industry sectors; notably in Telecommunications, Petroleum, IT, Finance, Defence, Retail and Hospitality. Always having a strong technology focus, Geoff has held traditional IT&T staff roles as well as broader R&D, strategic marketing and corporate planning positions.

From 2000, Geoff was the Group Enterprise Architect for Dairy Farm International (DFI); then the VP Technology - Hotel Development for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) until mid-2010; he continues to provide IT governance services to DFI's and MOHG's parent company, Jardine Matheson Limited.

Professionally Geoff's very strong background in Enterprise Architecture led naturally to IT strategy, governance and risk management. His successful transition into broader management roles outside of IT as a Business-Technology professional has heightened his understanding of the challenges faced by organisations in achieving convergence, not just alignment, of IT with the business.

Geoff is a well-respected technology commentator in the Asia Pacific region especially in the areas of IT strategy, security and governance. Geoff is an Australian, married with two children and lives in Hong Kong. He holds a MBA in Finance from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS); and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Toa Charm
Chairperson, FinTech SIG; Chairperson, BI & Big Data SIG; Vice President
Hong Kong Computer Society

Dr. Charm is one of the few veterans in Business Intelligence and Analytics industry in Greater China. He held senior management, marketing and consulting positions in leading multinational Business Intelligence and Analytics companies. Dr. Charm was the former Regional Head, Business Intelligence Competency Centre, Asia Pacific, HSBC; the former Associate Partner, Greater China, IBM Global Business Services; and former General Manager, Business Intelligence, Greater China, Oracle Corporation. Apart from providing strategy and business analytics consulting and executive training to major clients and partners in Greater China, Dr. Charm provides advisory services to Big Data and BI start-ups in the region on strategic direction, management and funds sourcing.

Dr. Charm is a Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) of TDWI in the US. He also completed a Big Data Certification Program of MIT Sloan School of Management. The research area for Dr. Charm's doctoral thesis was Impact of Organizational Capability on BI and CRM Success. Dr. Charm possesses DBA, MBA and B.Sc. qualification. He has also completed a number of senior executive programs from Harvard, UC-Berkeley, CEIBS and Fudan University. Dr. Charm found the BI and Big Data Special Interest Group (BISIG) for the Hong Kong Computer Society in 2008 - 1st of its kind in the Greater China region. BISIG members include BI and Big Data practitioners, business executives and IT leaders from leading enterprises, consulting firms, governments and vendors in the region. Dr. Charm is the author of two books to be published in 2014 - "Strategic Success of BI and Big Data Journey in Greater China" and "Strategy - Make or Break Our Company and Career Lives".

Dr. Charm is an active speaker and moderator for international and local business and IT forums in Greater China. He has been the conference chair of the Annual Business Intelligence and Analytics Forum in Hong Kong since 2011 and was invited as a keynote speaker in the 2013 Annual Big Data Business Forum in San Francisco, US. Dr. Charm currently holds adjunct professorship in a number of leading universities in Greater China including University of Hong Kong, Fudan University in Shanghai and University of Macau. He was the former Honorary Advisor for the China-Trade Board of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Executive Panelists
Alex Trott
Head, Financial Services Practice, Hong Kong

Alex Trott is a managing director and lead for Accenture’s Financial Services Industry practice in Hong Kong. He is the Banking Industry Lead for the Next Generation Branch and Distribution Offering and has experience implementing digital, branch and front office transformation programmes. These programmes have varied from performance uplift, branch strategy and location modelling to large scale transformational change across people, process and technology. He was a sponsor and active leader in the Accenture FinTech Asia programme run in Hong Kong in 2014.

Fuller Yu
Head of Technology Risk, Group Technology & Operations
AIA Group

Fuller has over 15 years of experience in information security management for financial service industry across Asian countries and leads the IT risk function of AIA and JPMorgan. He received his MBA and Master in Information Systems Management from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Christophe Gabioud
Regional Head of Information Security
AXA Asia

Varun Tandon
Head of Distribution Project, Technology & MidOffice - CDO
AXA China Region Insurance Company

Varun Tandon is an Insurance Industry professional with more than 17 years of experience across Distribution, Operations and Technology. He was worked previously with AIG, Genpact and General Electric in geographies like India and the US. He setup an Insurance IT practice across India, US and UK for Genpact from scratch. Drove the setup of a shared services entity for AIG in India. Worked with GE's Insurance companies in the US on e-Business projects for which he was named as co-inventor on two registered patents.

In this current role, he heads Distribution Projects, Technology and MidOffice for AXA China Region Life Insurance Company. This includes driving Digital and Customer experience enhancement initiatives. Varun is passionate about driving business value through the adoption of new processes and technology.

Dominic Wai
Baker & McKenzie

Mr. Wai's practice focuses on anti-corruption, white collar crime, law enforcement and regulatory matters in Hong Kong, including advice on anti-money laundering. He also handles corporate litigation, shareholders' disputes and insolvency matters, defamation cases, cybersecurity issues, eDiscovery and forensic investigation issues as well as property litigation.

Mr. Wai graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechinic (now the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) with a Professional Diploma in Business (Banking) (1985), City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (now City University of Hong Kong) with a first class LL.B. (1994) and P.C.LL. (1995). He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong.

Vineet Malhotra
Managing Director, Aladdin Product Group

Vineet Malhotra is the Managing Director and Asia Pacific Lead for Web, Aladdin Product Group at BlackRock. Based in Hong Kong he manages strategic initiatives across Retail, Institutional and iShares businesses in Asia Pacific using integrated technology to deliver a superior online client experience. Prior to joining BlackRock in February 2011, Vineet managed direct channels and overall channel strategy for HSBC Commercial Banking Asia Pacific. He also worked with HSBC in the US, developing global commercial banking direct initiatives and in the UAE where he set up HSBC's Retail and Commercial direct banking business. Vineet started his career with Andersen Consulting and also worked with Ernst and Young in his early years.

Micky Lo
Head of Information Risk Management, APAC
BNY Mellon

Over 20 years of IT experience in Financial Service Industry that spans across a diversified IT management disciplines including regional and location management, IT and security architecture, distributed computing engineering, technology infrastructure operation, outsourcing/in-sourcing management, IT risk management and technology audit.

Specialties: Information and resilience risk management skills, technical architecture, IT service delivery, Data Center Operation Management, IT products engineering, people management, IT regulation, six sigma project management, negotiation and influence skills, IT process re-engineering.

Suk-Wah Kwok
Regional Chief Information Officer - APAC
Lockton Companies (Hong Kong)

Suk-Wah Kwok is the Asia Pacific Regional CIO of Lockton Companies. Lockton is the largest privately owned independent insurance brokerage firm in the world, and ranked number 9 overall. Worldwide, Lockon operates in over 60 offices in US, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Headquartered in Kansas City with a history of 46 years, Lockton has won many awards in the insurance industry, including "Broker of Choice" and, most notably, multiple and consecutive winning of "Best Places to Work in Insurance" in various cities around the world.

Prior to Lockton, Suk-Wah worked for Lockton's competitor Aon, which is the world's largest insurance brokerage firm. Suk-Wah was CIO of Aon Hong Kong for over 10 years, and was instrumental in leading Aon Hong Kong to be among the first few companies in Asia to successfully migrate key IT services to a public cloud.

Suk-Wah is an experienced IT professional well known for her versatility and insightful ideas on many IT areas. Her IT career spans over 20 years, with her early years specializing in application design and development, mainly in banking, finance, and government sectors in Australia.

She was then recruited from Australia to return to Hong Kong to lead a development project for the New Chek Lap Kok Airport. After the airport move completed, Suk-Wah joined Sun Microsystems as a Project Manager, and her career focus changed from application development to network architecture and infrastructure.

After Sun, Suk-Wah held various IT management positions such as Head of IT, Asia Pacific for Baring Asset Management, and Operations Director for commercial data centers, before taking up CIO roles in insurance broking firms.

Suk-Wah graduated with a First Class Honors in Computer Science from the University of Sydney. She also holds an MBA majoring in Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Putting aside IT as her major personal hobby, she is also a Senior Inspector in the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force, and has a strong passion for various sports including skiing and motor cycling.

Anna Yip
Head of Hong Kong and Macau
MasterCard International

Maurice Mo
Director, Regional IT Security
Prudential Corporation Asia

Maurice is currently the Director of Regional IT Security at Prudential, responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the IT Security policies and programs, which include network and application security, identity and access management, threat and vulnerability management, data security and encryption, security metrics and operations. Prior to this, he served as CISO for the Asia Pacific and Middle East region and the global lead for the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) at Zurich Insurance Group.

Maurice holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and is currently pursuing an EMBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He holds the professional designations of FFSI, CISSP, CISA, and CISM.

David Ong
Executive Director, Head of Business Insights

Technology Leaders
Rob Hinson
Business Development, APAC
AirWatch by VMware

Rob Hinson works in business development at AirWatch by VMware, the leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider. In this role, Hinson manages the North Asia markets, focusing on providing clients in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea with enterprise mobility management solutions to optimize their mobility strategy. He has experience across all verticals, having worked with premier clients in industries including aviation, hospitality, utilities, retail, education and government.

Prior to joining AirWatch, Hinson worked as a financial analyst for the German company Hansgrohe, where he headed projects to lower production costs and increase margins, performed inventory spot checks, created annual budgets, analyzed sales numbers, and ensured accurate reporting of company profits and costs.

Hinson graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelor’s degrees in international business and German.

Matthias Yeo
Chief Technology Officer, APAC
Blue Coat

Matthias is responsible for driving Blue Coat’s solution strategy and technology vision throughout Asia Pacific. He serves as a trusted advisor to senior executives (such as CIOs and CISOs) and in strategizing and improving the overall security postures for their organization. He has over 14 years of information security experience in Mobile Security, Network Defense, Data Protection and Risk and Compliance, and specializes in providing technical leadership in security strategy, assessment, processes and incident response.

Matthias is an active conference speaker in Asia Pacific on security issues at technical conferences and industry events, where he provides deep insights into trends, developments and strategies for digital security.

Ivan Lam
Product Manager, Asia Pacific

Keith Ng
Application Development Specialist, HP Software, HK & Macau
Hewlett Packard

Vandia Yang
IT Solution Director, Enterprise Business Group, 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. To be a senior IT solution expert, not only did he lead the first MicroDC product charter development, but also joined the development of the next generation of data center framework of Huawei - distributed cloud data center, the public cloud solution of Multi-Tenancy Data Center as well as the smart city data center solution.

He comes from Taiwan and holds a bachelor degree of international trade and finance from Taiwan Catholic Fu Jen University.

Jim Fagan
President, Managed Services

Based in Hong Kong, Jim Fagan is responsible for oversight of the Company's suite of managed services.

Jim has 15 years of diverse experience, including product management and financial management that he brings to Pacnet. He previously worked at Rackspace as Managing Director of Asia Pacific, where he oversaw the management, strategy and growth of the company’s Asia Pacific operations. He also served as Director of Financial Operations, and was instrumental in supporting the company’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Prior to joining Rackspace, Jim was at Dell for nine years, most recently as Finance Controller for the Managed Service business, where he was responsible for the overall financial management and pricing structure of the company's services division. Previously, Jim worked at Chase Manhattan Bank and Sei Corporation.

Jim holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a BS in Finance from Villanova University.

Bisham Kishnani
Consulting Engineer (APJC) – Data Center & Virtualization
Palo Alto Networks

Bisham Kishnani has 15+ years of experience in different areas of networking & security. He is Consulting Engineer responsible for driving Data Center & Virtualization technology across APJC at Palo Alto Networks. Worked with companies like Juniper Networks & US telecoms, Bisham brings tremendous experience and expertise in Data Center & Virtulization space.

Vishal Ghariwala
Middleware Business Unit Manager
Red Hat Asia-Pacific

Vishal Ghariwala heads the Red Hat Application Platform Products Business Group in Asia Pacific. He is overall responsible for the Middleware, Mobile and PaaS product lines.

In this capacity, he takes care of Strategic Customer Engagement, Product Management, Product Marketing, Technical/Sales Enablement and Sales/Channels Operations for the region.

Vishal works closely with the local and regional management teams to meet the specific needs of our customers in Asia Pacific.

In addition, he has a close working relationship with the Professional Services, Engineering, Marketing, Partner, Sales Operations and Customer Support departments within Red Hat Asia Pacific.

Vishal has worked in the IT industry for more than 15 years, and has led technology vendors such as IBM, ILOG, Intalio, and most recently Red Hat for half of that career.

Welson Cheng
Director of Strategy and Business Development
SolutionOne Technology

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