Examine the link between workplace agility and technological advancements, and offer an overview of new HR practices drive by IT that aim to usher in an era of better productivity, improved innovation and increase competitiveness.
The Mira, Hong Kong
An office with no fixed-space arrangements, cubicles, immovable desktops and partitions. A fluid office that enables you to log on anytime, anywhere from your own devices, and with no rigid 9-to-5 working hours.
Rising costs, tough economic conditions, and the difficulty to find and retain the right talents is changing the way we look at workplaces. Businesses need to go past fixed-space arrangements with rigid working hours, and ensure all their staff are focused on creating value while at work. New technologies can help, but these need to be deploying alongside new HR practices and strategies for flexible working, mobility and co-working. Done correctly, you can have an engaged, productive workforce and become more competitive.
But how can companies adapt their current working spaces to include new flexible structures and reduce costs? What strategies, processes and technology need to be put in place to be able to achieve this?
This conference will look at these questions and more. Designed for LOB and IT leaders, it will examine the new workplace design, unearth new technologies that is shaping how we will work in the future, and highlight new HR strategies and processes that improves the competitiveness.
● Architecting the workplace of tomorrow for creativity and collaboration
● The role of new technological advancements in efficient teamwork, communication and decision making
● Implementing data security when the workplace becomes social and mobile
● Technologies that the mobile and remote worker needs
● Leveraging Unified Communications for seamless collaboration
● Solutions and strategies to address BYOD/BYOX challenges
● New workers vs. traditional workers - Understanding changing demands and expectations
● Getting the buy-in from management, employees, human resource and IT teams
● Changing HR practices – new ways of managing, motivating and monitoring the workforce
● Key enablers for better talent recruitment and talent retention
Future Workplace 2016 offers delegates to learn from key experts, analysts, practitioners and thinkers on the future workplace. They can network and build partnerships with peers and experts, while learning new ideas, best practices and strategies that they can replicate within their own organizations.
▪ Exclusive opportunity to meet qualified senior level executives from IT and LOB
▪ Strategic conference sessions
▪ Executive luncheon networking
▪ Showcase of leading solutions and services by industry leaders
▪ East Meets West effect - Where experts, speakers and delegates from East (China and SE Asia) and the West (Overseas) interact and exchange ideas
To ensure the conference offers the highest degree of relevancy, only C-Level, Senior Executives and IT professionals from corporate, public and government agencies will be invited to attend. This exclusive format allows delegates to connect with those peers whose insights they respect the most – through exceptional networking, business meetings and strategic information-sharing sessions.
Examine the link between workplace agility and technological advancements, and offer an overview of new HR practices drive by IT that aim to usher in an era of better productivity, improved innovation and increase competitiveness.
Gain a broad definition on the changing mindsets of employees, and key trends that will impact on how they will behave in your company workplace.
Take a technological road trip to new possibilities driven by upcoming IT advances that will redefine workplace productivity and competitiveness.
Seven Minutes To Close: Using Standup Comedy in Business
Investigate with practitioners on what IT innovations worked, and what have fallen by the sidelines.
Go beyond talent solutions based upon historical HR and career mindsets and learn about new approaches to talent management that matches emerging talent and career trends in the market.
Investigate with peers on how Hong Kong employees can best manage millennials and help them make an impact.
Keynote 4: Mobile Security – Ahead of the Crowd with Mobile Threat Prevention
Keynote 5: Feng Shui principles in the Future Workplace
Director, Domestic Business Imaging Solution & Production Printing Group
Canon Hong Kong Company Limited
Philip has extensive experience in development of business solutions for numerous Hong Kong corporations to become leaders in the rapid changing commercial markets. There are examples of migration of technology, business model innovation, etc. He is the Director of Domestic Business Imaging Solution & Production Printing Group in Canon. Philip graduated from the University of Hong Kong in Engineering and held a master degree in Business Administration from the University of Warwick.
Director of IT
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 a chairman of the HKCS CIO Board and board member of SITA AERO based in Geneva. 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.
SE Manager, North Asia
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
John Guo is SE Manager at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. for the North Asia region. Managing a team of SEs, John takes care of pre-sales training, solutions consultancy and technical support for helping Check Point’s development in North Asia region.
John has over 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Check Point John worked as a Lead Security Consultant National Australia Bank. He also brought with him wealth of technical expertise in managed security from Dell, Blue Coat and Verisign.
Computerworld Hong Kong
Carol Ko is Deputy Editor of Computerworld Hong Kong cw.com.hk, an online and print magazine published by global publishing group Questex Asia. Having covered enterprise IT since 2008, she now covers all areas of enterprise IT including cloud computing, big data, mobility and data security. She also reports and moderates key CIO roundtables and panel discussions, plus managing special projects including the Computerworld Hong Kong Awards’ Technology Company of the Year Awards and the Asia Cloud Awards.
Prior to joining Questex she worked as deputy editor with MIS Asia magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Journalism and Communication from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Law Degree awarded by the Manchester Metropolitan University and HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Allan is Content Director, Enterprise Solutions for Enterprise Innovation and responsible for developing and launching the Finance Innovation media channel. He also supports content marketing engagements for Questex clients as well as moderates and speaks at events. He has more than 28 years of experience across a broad spectrum of business and operational disciplines, including sales, marketing, public relations, industry analyst relations, and software design and programming. Prior to rejoining Questex, Allan was Director of Technology Practice at Hill+Knowlton in Hong Kong where he served clients like Microsoft Mobile, Facebook, BT Global Services, CA Technologies, CSA and Tata Communications. Before joining H+K he served as Director of Client Services at EBA Communications where he served and supported several key accounts, including Dimension Data, ECA International, H3C, Regus, Symantec and Sybase. Before joining EBA he was Content Director at Questex Asia Ltd with editorial responsibility for several titles, web development, and consulted with clients about emerging trends in digital media realm. He also served as Marketing Director for Asia at Hitachi Data Systems with responsibility for public relations, brand management, industry analyst relations, channel marketing and field marketing at the storage company. At Dataquest, he was senior industry analyst, IT Professional Services for Asia Pacific. Allan has hands-on sales experience having worked in various sales roles at Hitachi Data Systems, Encore Computer Corporation and First International Computer. He started his career in Hong Kong as a 3Com and Novell network specialist and later Head of IT at Imagineering/Tech Pacific. Allan has a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong City, Philippines. He is the Founding Director for the Rainbow Project, a children’s charity in Hong Kong serving non-Chinese children with autism. He has done mission work in Papua New Guinea.
Head of Human Resources, APAC
Head of People for Facebook in APAC. Based in Singapore. Mom. Foodie. Global Traveller. Scuba Diver. Singapore + Tokyo + San Francisco + Ocean = me. 20+ years HR experience with global online and offline brands. Every day at Facebook, she loves supporting people to develop and grow their talents by leveraging their strengths and interests.
Hong Kong Jockey Club
Mark is the Chief Architect at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the Club’s transformational activates and realize its vision; to be a world leader in the provision of horse racing, sporting and betting entertainment, and Hong Kong's premier charity and community benefactor.
To realize the vision, Mark collaborates closely with stakeholders (leadership and subject matter experts) across the organization, to provide holistic solutions. The holistic view describes all aspects of the Architecture and complex inter-relationships between them. Thus enabling the Business to align developments which can be used to complement and drive each other; evolving the Club in a strategic and managed manner.
Mark has over 25 years’ experience, 18 of which as an architect. His diverse experience covers business verticals such as: football; law enforcement; utility provision; aircraft design; and finance, usually in a global lead capacity.
Feng Shui Grand Master
Raymond Lo is one of the most sought-after professional Feng Shui and Destiny consultants in the world. As of 2013, he is one of only five people alive to earn the title of “Grand Master” from the International Feng Shui Association (IFSA). A native of Hong Kong, Mr. Lo – popularly known as “Fung Shui Lo” – is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Social Sciences. He is now an author, researcher, lecturer, and teacher with decades of practice. He specializes in private consultations for Feng Shui, Four Pillars of Destiny, I Ching Divination, and Auspicious Date Selection. He pioneered the introduction of these topics in the West and is the first-ever Chinese master to share and teach these ancient arts in the English language. His annual forecasts and Chinese New Year talks are a hotly anticipated affair and garner extensive media coverage. He has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Australian TV’s “Today Show,” and the Discovery Channel’s “Feng Shui Makeover,” CNN’s “Tech Watch,” and Asia’s “Bloomberg.” One of his landmark speaking engagements included an appearance at the World Economic Forum in 1996. Mr. Lo is most famous for accurately predicting hundreds of events – from political, economic, and social issues to natural disasters and events in various industry sectors, including entertainment and technology. For example, he predicted the economic recovery in Hong Kong in 2004, the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011, the re-election of President Obama in 2012, the two young men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, and the 2013 U.S. stock market recovery. He founded the Raymond Lo School of Feng Shui and Destiny in 1993, where he has taught more than 2,000 students from around the world. Many of his students have gone on to become successful consultants, teachers, writers, and practitioners. Mr. Lo has authored 13 best-selling books, both in English and Chinese. These have been translated into more than 10 languages.
Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion
Invest Hong Kong
Charles Ng was appointed as an Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) in July 2007. He heads up one of two sector-focused divisions that is responsible for helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong. His teams are responsible for Financial Services, Innovation and Technology, Information and Communications Technology, Startups and Research & Knowledge Management.
Mr Ng leads the StartmeupHK programme which aims to promote Hong Kong as a premier startup destination in Asia, attract overseas entrepreneurs to the city and help to build it into a leading destination and hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.
He has extensive experience in the private sector, having worked for companies in the manufacturing and trading sectors, as well as for multinationals in the financial services and banking sectors in Mauritius, Canada and Hong Kong. He also has experience setting up and managing his own business and running a major international chamber of commerce in Hong Kong.
Mr Ng speaks English, French, Cantonese, Putonghua, Hakka and Creole, and holds an MBA degree awarded jointly by the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.
Head of Talent Solutions, North Asia
Eric is passionate about building great teams and evangelizing innovating products/services across multiple industries and geographies. He has over fourteen years' experience in the technology industry, primarily in Sales, Strategy, Change Management, and Solution Development.
Prior to joining LinkedIn, he has held leadership positions for Google Greater China and Oracle in Hong Kong, Australia, and the US across multiple industries. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Founder & CEO
LOL Entertainment Group Ltd.
Gary Jackson is a technologist, teacher, standup comedian and host of a podcast called bigdatastupid.com. Gary founded LOL Entertainment Group in 2002 in the United States and has since opened subsidaries in Cape Town, Hong Kong, and Cebu, Philippines. The focus is to use edutainment and analytics to encourage technology adoption and disruption. Gary brings with him nearly two decades of experiences in IT, Enterprise Architecture, and Big Data & Analytics working for and in multinational companies around the world. Gary formally was Regional Director of System Integrators (SIs) and Technology Partners for Qlik across Asia Pacific (including Japan, Australia, and New Zealand), Gary led the drive for interactive and collaborative partnerships between global and regional SIs, Business Consulting firms, and Technology Partners. These included Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, Accenture, Wipro, Cloudera, Revolution Analytics, MapR, Intel, and many others. Prior to that he was the Principal for Big Data & Analytics Growth Markets, for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), supporting Latin America and Asia-Pacific traveling back and forth between São Paulo, Brasil and Hong Kong. Gary has also worked for SAS Institute as Head of Technology for Asia-Pacific, South Africa, Europe, and North America for more than a decade. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Information Technology and Computer Information Systems from DeVry University. He is based in Hong Kong.
Principal, Talent Consulting, Hong Kong
Fontaine is a principal for Mercer’s Talent Solutions and Transformation business. She has more than 24 years of experience in HR and has held leadership roles for Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Fontaine has also spent six years as senior consultant with McLagan Partners. Through her HR business partner roles, Fontaine has gained extensive experience in talent solutions and transformation, especially in the areas of talent management, succession planning, leadership coaching, performance management, and HR transformation. She gained firsthand experience from two large mergers (JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and thoroughly understands the business challenges of attracting, motivating, and retaining talent during times of change. Fontaine has a BA from Macquarie University, Australia, and an MBA from the University of Surrey, UK.
Head of Information Technology
Ted Suen has over 28 years of solid experiences in Information Technology with strong expertise knowledge in IT outsourcing services and large scale system integration projects. Ted is the Head of Information Technology of MTR Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible to formulate the corporate IT strategy, manages the overall MTR corporate IT function, directs the establishment of a stable, reliable and highly effective IT environment to support the business operation and to ensure Information Systems solutions are in-line with corporate business strategies. He is also responsible for the formulation of corporate IT strategies. Ted was recipient of several prestigious IT awards in the last few years including the 2012 China Top 5 CIO Award, 2013 China Best Value CIO Award, 2013 Hong Kong Outstanding Performance IT Award Excellence, 2013 Hong Kong CIO Award for Large Enterprise, and 2014 Asia CIO Award. Ted is Fellow and Vice President of the Hong Kong Computer Society, and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
Founder & CEO
A technology entrepreneur based in Hong Kong, Yat Siu is founder and CEO of Outblaze, a technology conglomerate dealing in gaming, the cloud, and smartphone/tablet software. In 2009 Yat sold Outblaze’s messaging division to IBM, which used it to build IBM’s LotusLive iNotes to deliver business-class email services to SMEs. The transaction resulted in the establishment of the first cloud lab in Hong Kong by a major multinational technology company. Yat is a director for TurnOut Ventures, a partnership between Outblaze and Turner Entertainment that owns and manages the hugely popular rabbit character Tuzki. Yat is also co-founder and director of Animoca, a major developer and publisher of mobile games, and of Animoca Brands, a spinoff focusing on branded mobile games that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. In 2012 Yat set up ThinkBlaze, the research arm of Outblaze dedicated to investigating socially meaningful issues in technology. Yat has earned numerous accolades including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards. He is a supporter of various NGOs and serves as a director for the Asian Youth Orchestra.
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Securities and Futures Commission
Stephen is currently Deputy CIO for the Securities and Futures Commission where he leads the Infrastructure and Technical Architecture teams and is involved in all strategic IT projects including collaboration, analytics, eDiscovery and risk.
He originally came to Hong Kong 20 years ago where he became the first IT Director for PwC Hong Kong. After getting everyone at PwC HK onto computers he moved on to become CIO APAC for PwC Consulting prior to its takeover by IBM. He then held a number of regional roles in the consulting arm of IBM (GBS) based in Australia and then the UK.
His first role in IT was working for a startup in California long before the word startup existed…
Regional Workplace Strategy Consultant/ Associate for Consulting Practice
Shell Eastern Petroleum/ Jones Lang LaSalle Singapore
Samarth is an associate at the consulting practice at Jones Lang LaSalle, Singapore, and leads the workplace strategy programme regionally for Shell Eastern Petroleum. He specializes in Workplace Planning, Design and Strategy. An architect by education, Samarth has been active in delivering workplace strategies for leading Energy and Financial sector clients, developing metrics and upgrading business processes to enable sustainable workplace change. In the past, he was involved in developing workplace strategies for BP in multiple locations across South-East Asia, and managing workplace productivity initiatives for ANZ across Australia. In previous roles, Samarth has been instrumental in developing business growth practices for niche real estate services startups in India, and has contributed to managing commercial Indian contemporary art firms.
Canon has in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. Taking the advantage of technology and extensive production lines from hardware to software, Canon Hongkong offers innovative and comprehensive business solutions with strong and professional consulting, sales, service and support teams to help customers from all size of corporation in various industries, streamline operations, enhance security and efficiency and hence transform into SMART office.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.
For more information about Diension Data, please visit www.dimensiondata.com
COL, an IT services subsidiary of Wharf T&T, is a leading IT services company in Hong Kong with over 40 years of experience and has been crowned Excellent HR Information System Provider of HR Excellence Awards 2014 by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. COL offers a full range of IT infrastructure, application development and implementation services including Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).
With domain expertise in business applications, we deliver the best practice Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions ranging from award-winning HRMS, web-based employee self-service portal to outsourcing services for MNCs, enterprises and SMEs. “Doc:brary” Document Management System is another key application in our HCM product portfolio to securely manage HR related documents including employees P-file, appraisal records, training materials, etc.
COL is a Cisco Gold partner, an EMC Velocity Partner, a Juniper Networks Elite Partner, a Microsoft Certified Partner, an Oracle Gold Partner, a VMware Partner and CMMI Level 3 assessed.
FlexSystem is a recognized leader in enterprise management software industry in the Greater China region. Over the past 28 years, FlexSystem has been delivering high quality application software and services to maximize the client's operational efficiency in the accounting, order processing, payroll and human resources, manufacturing, workflow and business management.
With its strong global network of regional offices and partners, FlexSystem serves thousands of customers in more than 36 countries, half of them are listed on 30 global stock exchanges, and 1 in 10 with presence on the Forbes 2000 list. Now and future, FlexSystem continues to keen on technology development and create a complete platform of new generation enterprise resources management solutions.
Established in 1963 as a direct subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd in Japan, Ricoh Hong Kong Limited (Ricoh) is engaged in the direct sales and distribution of Ricoh office products as well as service support provision in Hong Kong and Macau. Ricoh has faithfully served Hong Kong businesses for over 50 years and is today the city’s leading supplier of document systems and office solutions. According to leading market research and advisory firm IDC, Ricoh has remained the No.1 brand* in Hong Kong’s overall digital copier market for 15 consecutive years (2000-14) in terms of unit shipments. In recent years, Ricoh has focused on the development of professional services, including document consultancy, business process outsourcing and IT hosting services. The introduction of surveillance and security solutions, and professional IT team support, provides enterprises and SMEs with one-stop solutions and services.
Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider specializing in document consultancy. We provide document consultancy services and solutions to customers in every industry, through a full range of knowledge and document management solutions and services from multifunctional devices, production printing systems, document management and workflow software to Enterprise Print Services and Business Process Services.
For more information about Fuji Xerox Hong Kong, please visit http://www.fujixerox.com.hk.