INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

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.

Member Avril Parkin Thomson Reuters Hong Kong Limited

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Avril Parkin is currently the Director of Client Technology for Thomson Reuters in North Asia. A global IT professional with over 20 years experience, 15 of which within the financial services community. In her current role she is focused on strategic discussions to leverage innovation and technology to address business challenges. Sharing insights on new technology, from the semantic web to distributed ledger technology and digital identity. Prior to this Avril was supporting Telstra’s strategic growth into the Financial Services vertical, providing key industry insight to shape new technology solutions. Avril started her career in Network Engineering and progressed to Service Management and Solution Sales before her recent involvement in Fintech and innovation.

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 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.

Member 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 is the Group Managing Director of JOS, one of Asia’s leading providers of IT services and solutions with a team of over 2,000 IT professionals serving more than 10,000 customers, including many of the region’s largest and most prestigious organisations. He has over 30 years of international management and CEO level experience in the technology sector and drives the company’s vison, strategy and growth. Mark is leading the transformation JOS’s business, building upon its traditional strengths in systems integration and infrastructure projects and putting the company at the forefront of advanced technology solutions in cyber security, big data, cloud, enterprise applications, AI and the Internet of Things.

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 Mike Mathias EY

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Mike is a partner for Ernst and Young Financial Services in Hong Kong. A proven leader in Financial Services and Technology with over 25 years of client engagement/delivery including transformational change, integration programmes and business/IT strategy. Mike has been a financial markets trader and has managed the wholesale banking technology one of the largest global banks. He has specific expertise and experience in business and technology relating to Capital Markets, Asset Management and Securities Services. He has worked across UK, Europe and Asia supporting multi-national financial services clients for over 25 years.

 
Member Neville Metcalfe Mayer Brown JSM

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Member Peter Bullock King & Wood Mallesons

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Peter Bullock is a partner in the Hong Kong office of King & Wood Mallesons. Peter acts for major information technology and telecommunications brands and for investors in and users of TMT systems and services. He advises on regulatory areas such as cyber risks, data law, FinTech and the digital economy, as well as employment and competition law matters. He also has extensive experience in conducting litigation, arbitration, mediation and investigations. He is also an HKIAC Accredited Mediator.

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.