INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

The committee comprises Chamber IT senior members representing large corporates, e-businesses, telecommunications companies, a cross section of SME representatives and specialist support services groups such as legal and compliance, Human Resources and IT related consulting firms. Read More

Chair Les Hales CIO Connect
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Les is the Managing Director of the Hong Kong office of CIO Connect, a London based firm that provides advisory and leadership development services to Chief Information Officers. He is also the current President of the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society. Les has over 30 years experience in IT leadership roles including IT research with Gartner in the Executive Program practice, Asia Pacific IT Director at DHL and Director of Customer Services at Unisys. Based in Hong Kong since 1984, Les is a regular contributor to IT and executive leadership media.

Vice-Chair Andre Blumberg CLP
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Andre Blumberg is responsible for IT strategy and direction of CLP Group including technology standards, policies and IT commercial agreements. He also provides vision and leadership across CLP in the development and implementation of viable and sustainable technology and business solutions. Mr. Blumberg leads and strategically manages the IT functions for CLP Power Hong Kong and ensures optimisation of the IT investments, IT governance and integrity, regulatory and internal control compliance and development and delivery of IT infrastructure as well as operations and services. Mr. Blumberg joined CLP in 2001 and has held various senior positions within Group IT.

BritCham Representative Jennifer Tattersall The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
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Jennifer is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and external communications of the British Chamber. This requires communicating effectively through the Chamber’s digital platforms, and various publications that the Chamber compiles which include 'Britain in Hong Kong', the Chamber's bi-monthly magazine and the annual ‘British Business’ membership directory. She also looks after the Women in Business, Innovation & Technology and Marcoms committees. Jennifer has over ten year’s International experience in marketing and communications for globally recognized brands and agencies.

Member Cindy Ng HACTL
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Cindy Ng was appointed Executive Director of Hactl in January 2014. Prior to the appointment, she served as General Manager of Information Services in Hactl. Cindy has over 20 years solid IT experience in the air cargo industry. Working in Hactl, Cindy has participated in a range of key projects such as terminal automations of Kai Tak and SuperTerminal 1, and the development of the award-winning COSAC-Plus cargo management system. As the head of IT, Cindy is responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of the IT services in Hactl. Cindy obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from University of Toronto, Canada and her MBA Degree from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

Member David Bostock PWC
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David is a Partner in the Hong Kong office of PwC and leads the Technology Consulting practice for Hong Kong and China. He is a member of the PwC Asia-Pacific and Global Technology Leadership Teams. He has some 30 years consulting experience gained in the UK, Africa, Asia and Australia, predominantly involved in major organisational, structural and technology transformation projects across a broad range of industries including Transport, Energy, Resources, Public Sector, Financial Services and Consumer Products. He is also an experienced Consulting Executive having led a major division of a multinational technology company across the Asia-Pacific region with responsibility for all technology services (from strategy to outsourced services) for the Pharmaceutical, Consumer Products, Retail and Transport industries in 14 countries. David is married with 3 sons.

Member Iain Reed EFA
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Originally from the UK, Iain has lived in in several regions of the Asia Pacific since 1989 including Thailand, Indonesia, India, Singapore and now Hong Kong. After graduating from Cambridge University he immediately set up his first Company, trading consumer goods between Indonesia and the UK. He then spent 10 years as an investment analyst for Barclays De Zoete & Wedd, Société Générale, and CLSA before leaving to found EFA in 2003, of which he is now Chairman. Iain’s role as Chairman includes acting as a brand ambassador, overseeing the financial and legal functions as well as the Consulting Services division, and business development for the group. He is currently working to diversify the group’s product range, focusing on EFAdrin. He is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, sitting on the Financial Markets, IT and SME committees and the Vice Chairman of the Angel Committee, a programme which connects entrepreneurs with angel investors in Hong Kong. He is also the founding President of TiE Hong Kong, the local chapter of TiE, which is a global non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, education and networking. Iain is an active member of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hong Kong and the Asian region and is an angel investor.

Member James Mckeogh KPMG
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Member Joe Locandro Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
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Joe Locandro is currently the Director Information Technology for Cathay Pacific Airways. His responsibilities include the strategic positioning and delivery of the airline’s information management and technology requirements. A veteran in IT management, consulting and marketing, Mr Locandro has held a variety of Chief Information Officer posts in various industry sectors ranging from energy to entertainment. He has broad experience working globally and in Asia Pacific for well known blue chip companies. Mr Locandro is a member of the Hong Kong SAR government’s Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee , as well as several other IT related advisory boards for universities, semi government authorities and technology companies. He is also an executive member of the HKCS CIO Board and the Hong Kong Computer Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Commerce from University of Melbourne, a graduate diploma in Marketing from Monash University and Strategic Application of Information Technology from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Member Jose Reboredo BT
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Jose Reboredo was appointed to lead several large global accounts in the region as a Senior Pursuit Leader of BT in Asia Pacific in May 2002 based out of Sydney Australia. In 2010 he was relocated to Hong Kong as Head of Major Accounts. Jose has over 20 years of experience in the solutions space with 14 of those years within the telecommunications industry, with the majority of time based in the Asia Pacific region but has spent time travelling to London and the USA. He has successfully grown account board level engagements and has experience in multiple verticals with clients like Thompson Reuters, Coca Cola, P&O, NCR, ABN AMRO, Australian Stock Exchange, JP Morgan and Allianz.

Secretary Kevin Moore Agile8 Consulting Limited
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Kevin Moore is Chief Executive of Agile8 Consulting Limited, the developers and owners of COOLNOMIX® and related innovative energy-saving and IT technologies. Prior to founding Agile8 in 2005 Kevin was a Managing Consultant with PA Consulting Group, where he specialised in delivering large IT and business process transformation programmes in Europe, the USA and across Asia Pacific. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer. Kevin’s earlier experience was in the oil industry with a major multinational where he spent 17 years in a number of senior management positions in oil, exploration, chemicals, engineering and IT business areas. Kevin is Secretary and a founding member of the British Chamber of Commerce IT Committee in Hong Kong.

Member Mark Lunt JOS
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Mark has over thirty years’ international experience in the IT sector in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia and China. He has held MD/CEO and non-executive board positions in listed and private companies from startups to large corporates and has a great deal of experience in capital raising, company restructuring, strategy development and implementation and M&A work. He is Group Managing Director at Jardine OneSolution. JOS employs over 3,000 IT professionals and is one of the region’s largest providers of technology infrastructure, services and solutions. The company is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

Member Michael Ho Hutchison Whampoa
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Michael has been with Hutchison Whampoa for 8 years during which time HWL has made significant progress in establishing standardization on desktop hardware to support head office expansion and the adoption of standard systems around the group. Michael is currently the Senior Manager – Group Productivity Services for Hutchison Whampoa Limited; based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Hutchison Whampoa in October 2006, Michael was an I.T. Manager of a global investment bank and an U.S. software organization. He has over 10 years’ experience on a wide spectrum of application implementation including CRM, E-Business, mobile technology and banking industry.

Member Peter Bullock Pinsent Masons
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Peter Bullock is a Partner with international law firm Pinsent Masons. He has been based in the firm's Hong Kong office since 1997 and before that worked in the firm's London office. Peter’s background is in risk management and litigation, for clients in the IT and telecommunications sectors. He has acted in numerous disputes for hardware manufacturers, suppliers of software systems, government bodies using IT systems and in relation to outsourcing. He is an accredited mediator with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, as well as a domain name arbitrator. He leads the firm's Technology & Dispute Resolution practice in Asia Pacific. His team also deals with IT mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, licensing, intellectual property enforcement and trade marks.

Member Phil Aldridge FunctionEight Ltd
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Phil Aldridge is COO of FunctionEight Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with regional offices in Singapore and New Zealand, FunctionEight provides IT Managed Services and private cloud computing solutions to SME's and Regional Offices of MNC's across the APAC region. As COO Phil heads up the product, marketing and sales functions, as well as providing technical oversight. Phil has been in Hong Kong since 1991 and having worked in various firms in positions of Regional IT manager or similar he joined FunctionEight in 2006.

Member Philip McManus BT
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Philip McManus works for BT where he began his career on the graduate programme, and now manages several large banking accounts across Asia, Middle East, and Africa. He has lived in Hong Kong all his life, and speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese. At the British Chamber of Commerce, Philip sits on the I&T and Emerging Leaders committees, and actively participates in events hosted by the Financial Markets and SME committees. He has a great interest in sailing, and enjoys participating in regattas across Hong Kong.

Member Steve Moorshead Practicus
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Steve Moorshead is the Hong Kong Country Director for Practicus –Asia, established in Hong Kong since January 2013. Practicus is an Outcome Delivery partner with a straightforward and collaborative approach to major change management programmes, aligning our clients goals with our own and delivering results that we – and our clients – can be proud of. Results that last. Steve had been in Hong Kong for approaching five years and was previously Head of Program and Project Services for SMS Management & Technology in Hong Kong. For more than 25 years Steven’s professional career has been in the area of management in professional services. Working on varied and complex projects over this period, he gained extensive knowledge of business and IT practices within a number of government and high profile corporations in the UK, Australia and Asia.