Akina HoHead of Digital Transformation & Innovation
The Great Eagle Company, Limited
Cordis, Hong Kong
Accelerating Enterprise Transformation with Optimal Strategies, Support, Resources and Tech
"Today, it is imperative for enterprises to deploy up-to-date technologies and solutions to increase competitiveness and enhance operational efficiency. By taking the benefits of digital transformation, enterprises can increase their potential performance and business agility to better serve their customers."
- Mr. Jason Pun, Assistant Government Chief Information Officer (Cyber Security & Digital Identity),
[As of 14 Nov 2019: Due to escalating unrest in Hong Kong, this event is postponed until further notice]
Proactively responding to market factors, enterprises in Hong Kong are embarking on transformation journeys.
Yet, CDOs, tasked with leading enterprises through digitization to continual success, often find themselves distracted from their essential core duties. Managing stakeholder relationships, securing resources and investments, and exploring potentially disruptive but pre-mature technologies are cited as the top contributors to the modest paces of change observed locally.
To speed up the digitization progress, CDOs are redoubling their focus on collaborate with key stakeholders, cultivating internal advocates, reviewing business models and deploying implementation-ready technologies. It is with persistent that they lead their enterprises to achieve their transformative ambition.
Questex Asia’s Chief Digital Officer Innovation Summit running on 21 November 2019, in Hong Kong, will bring together 150+ senior executives from major enterprises of Greater China – to discuss how some of the successful regional CDOs are expediting their digitization efforts and how they have facilitated their organizations’ digital transformation.
Top CDOs from Governments, manufacturing, BFSI, aviation, retail, logistics, and technology firms along with start-up universe will discuss their roles and contributions in shaping the digital journeys of their enterprises.
Who Will Attend
150+ C and C-1 executives from major enterprises from cross-industries in Greater China, from the following profiles:
Transformation Transformation is challenging. CDOs require support from multiple layers within their organizations in order to implement changes to business strategies and processes. From senior management to front line staff members, CDOs need to cultivate a community that fosters innovation and commits to changes. In this keynote, the speaker will share first-hand experiences in cultivating internal advocates to help drive digitization efforts.
In order to successfully transform, enterprises must be committed to changing their business models and processes. CDOs as the master-minds and facilitators of such changes, must achieve stakeholder buy-ins, secure resources for investments, and line-up relevant talents to implement the digital roadmaps that best suit their business objectives and the core capabilities of their enterprises. While many enterprises acknowledge the market pressure to transform, progress to change need to be quickened. What can CDOs do to expedite the transformation of their enterprises? How do CDOs allay the feat of change to convert the unconvinced? How best to ensure the transformation advocates are properly skilled for digitization? With technology advancing constantly, how should CDOs balance between taking time to achieve buy-in and risking the technology going obsolete before being fully implemented?
With the raise of cloud-native applications, enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud in order to enhance functionality and flexibility while adhering to regulatory requirements and keeping critical data on-premise. What systems are best suited for cloud and on-premise respectively? How should the various cloud and on-premise systems be pieced together to maximize efficiency and security?
Enterprises are transitioning from monolithic architecture to microservices, in order to be more nimble, deploy and scale new software quicker, and increase service reliability. APIs are central to microservices and need to be managed appropriately to facilitate networks of networks. This keynote show cases the best practices for microservices architecture design and API management through end-user case studies.
The wealth of customer pools sitting in digital platforms such as Grab and GO-JEK could proof lucrative if monetized correctly. Through embedding the products of enterprises into the customer journeys of such digital platforms, there could be win-win situations for all parties involved. It is however challenging in the course of building innovative products collaboratively. Speed-to-market, IT architecture, communications, and alignment of business objectives are all factors of conflicts. This case study will showcase how the speaker overcomes these challenges and reveal his/her recommendations for other enterprises that are looking into similar eco-system plays.
Research shows that organisations around the world are failing, flailing, or paralysed in their digital transformation initiatives. Transformation done properly is a risky business. It can bring massive disruption to a company, and transformation in the digital age has been largely associated with multi-year projects, massive outlays of investment, and statistics that say it won’t work. In this session, Rajesh will share the strategies for driving successful transformation to who desire to get more, today, out of their transformation initiatives, or who have a mandate to “do more with data”.
With technological advancements and consumer behavioural changes, opportunities exist for enterprises to create incremental value from existing customers, broaden product offerings to new customer base, and realign core business models to ensure sustainability.
- How should CDOs go about creating changes to business models?
- Between radical opportunistic models and mild adaptation of existing core models, how should CDOs determine the right approach that is uniquely suitable for their enterprises?
- Subscription models, payment models and B2B2C are the latest trends. What opportunities await within each of them and how should CDOs prioritize their focus?
- What are considered great ideas for CDOs? Is ROI the only factor impacting decisions?
Increasingly, enterprises are recognizing the opportunities to monetarize the data that they have collected. Whether it is to analyse big data for better customer profiling and experiences, to identify new revenue streams or to enable better management decision-making, data has vast potential to contribute positively to profitability. In this sessions, CDOs and data experts will explore the fundamentals required, the best practices, and the missed opportunities in monetizing data.
How do you take a 150-year-old company that is comprised of fractious division brand names and cultures, and transform it into a unified, hyper-relevant brand? A design-led vision and a bedrock positioning of how S&P Global delivers Essential Intelligence to its users. Join the speakers as they discuss the launch of a modern-day brand and a completely redesigned digital experience for S&P Global. From a dated and fragmented digital ecosystem to a cohesive, omnichannel experience, the talk will cover how to create a master brand strategy that leverages digital to deliver a more focused value proposition. From there, the conversation will focus on taking advantage of the unified brand and completely redesigned digital experience for the Sustainable Finance sector.
Enterprises have made progresses implementing AI-infused robots. Yet, challenge remains in cultivating a digital workforce that effectively integrate human and AI for enhanced efficiency. From change management and ERP perspectives, the speaker will discuss the factors to success, including reengineering of work scope, change of mindsets, and required skillsets for human to work alongside AI colleagues proficiently.
New technologies are available daily. While it is imperative for CDOs to keep up with the latest technologies, this could be time-consuming and distracting from CDOs core duties of transformation. Some CDOs further opt that their roles are to create the most favorable conditions for their companies based on currently available technology, not to create science fiction-like disruptions fueled by venture capitals. With technology showing no sign of slowing, how should CDOs remain focused on transformations without missing out on new technologies? How should CDOs evaluate emerging technologies without losing sight of their transformative goals?
The Great Eagle Company, Limited
Tricor Services Limited
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Sun Life Hong Kong
CLP Holdings Limited
United Asia Finance Ltd.
Union Medical Healthcare Limited
S&P Global Ratings
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With 20 years of experience in innovative technology, consulting, finance, hospitality and operational executive management experience starting from the Silicon Valley to worldwide. Akina is leading a new department at Great Eagle to execute digital transformation at the group level and also across all subsidiaries globally. She is part of the Investment Committee that evaluate start-ups in cutting-edge technology and disruptive business model across different industries. Previously, Akina was one of the executive that help built a USD 1 Billion valuation start-up in less than two years. She is a respected guest speaker, panel specialist and guest professor for the past ten years touching on various topics and technologies trends in a wide range of summits globally. Akina has also made notable media appearances on Bloomberg and Fox International. She is regularly invited as a speaker and panelist at technology and digital transformation conferences, and also co-hosted the first Propteq Asia Hong Kong 2018. Akina holds an GEMBA from USC and a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA.
Eric Cheung is the Group Transformation Director at Tricor Group, a private-equity backed global provider of business services. He is responsible for driving the transformation across the Group to deliver bottom-line results and improvements throughout the customer journey. With a track record in digital transformation, strategy execution, and operations design, he works closely with the PE investors and business leadership to define and deliver transformational change. He has 13 years of experience in transforming organizations in Asia and North America, with various strategic roles in HSBC & Deloitte Consulting.
As Regional Chief Digital Officer, Enoch Tsui leads Invesco’s digital capabilities and strategy for the Asia Pacific Region, include developing and implementing go-to-market plans for digital products and platforms. He is based in Shanghai and is a member of the Asia Pacific Management Committee.
Mr. Tsui is a veteran in digital business, having served in the APAC region for 25 years. Twelve of these years were with Ping An Insurance Group, where he served as General Manager of E-Commerce. Enoch was an Executive Committee member at Ping An, leading the consolidation and growth of the company’s internet business including the move to integrate all Ping An subsidiaries onto a single internet services platform. His efforts including the “Ping An One Account (平安一账通)” initiative saw Ping An win the Most Innovative Internet Product award and he was recognized with the Internet Leaders award from the China Internet Society in 2010.
Before joining Ping An, Mr. Tsui held various executive positions at international companies in the Asia Pacific region, including Procter & Gamble, Dell computer, American International Group and Anheuser Bush.
Enoch holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Master of Information Systems Management and a Master of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is native in Cantonese and fluent both in Mandarin and English.
Maria has been the Chief Client Experience & Digital Officer at Sun Life in Hong Kong since 2016 where she is shaping and delivering the digital transformation agenda of the organization that firmly anchors on putting clients in the centre.
Maria has 23 years of corporate and consulting experience in digital user experience and marketing management spanning Asia Pacific and Europe. She spent 10 years at HeathWallace, a leading international digital experience design consultancy, where she founded in 2006 their user experience design business for Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining HeathWallace, Maria spent six years at AXA Investment Managers in London, Paris and Hong Kong where she was responsible for developing the asset manager's global online strategy and marketing capabilities.
Austin R. Bryan joined CLP Holdings in May 2016 as Senior Director – Innovation, leading the company’s innovation & ventures strategy in the face of challenges presented by digital disruption. He is also a Director of various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group. Austin has been a pioneer of new services and value creation in the digital media sector for the past 10 years and is a globally recognised leader in transforming business activities in the financial and telecommunications sectors.
His experience spans the creation of the first direct banking activities in Germany in the early 1990s, the introduction of virtual customer service platforms for American Express and creation of the first 3G multi-media mobile network in Australia with “3 Mobile”. Most recently he was Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Singtel Optus, in which he led the acquisition of major digital media projects and created a US$1 billion digital media business developing and implementing new digital products and services.
Jo is an Account Director with Alteryx and in her role, Jo drives strategic client engagements across Asia in the adoption of Alteryx’s data & analytics software platform. She is responsible for business development, account strategy and client sales execution.
Prior to Alteryx, Jo held diverse roles in General Electric and IBM in Singapore and Australia ranging from client relationship director, analytics software account executive and alliances partnership director. Passionate about digital transformation and analytics, Jo has actively spoken at various industry and corporate events on the value of enterprises adopting analytics solutions to improve business productivity, efficiency and market competitiveness.
Jo graduated from Monash University Melbourne, Australia in Business Systems and completed Business Industry Insights course with Singapore Management University in partnership with Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Aaron Lee has joined UA Finance as Group Chief Information Officer and is responsible for formulating digital transformation services strategies and deploying Fintech/DX solutions, including but not limited to digital and on-line, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, cognitive and machine learning and robotics process automation, to transform the company’s capability in finance services innovations, strengthen the Company’s market leading and drive business revenue.
He has been taking up the senior regional management role in many consulting firms like PCCW Solutions and Atos, Big-4, Microsoft and Sybase since 1998 in which provided enterprise advisory consulting and business services to a portfolio of sizable clients within the Asia Pacific/Greater China region ranging from Banks, financial groups, multi-national corporations, Hong Kong-based conglomerates and HKSAR Government . He is a subject matter expert of digital transformation with more than 24 years of experience IT strategic planning, project management and strategic partnership and alliance formation with 1st-Tier IT Solution providers.
He graduated from Said Business School of Oxford University and the Staffordshire University with BSc information Systems.
Rachel Freeman is the director and chief innovation and strategy officer for AMTD International. She is an experienced and internationally recognized financial expert, particularly in the areas of financial inclusion and innovative financial technologies. Before joining AMTD, Ms. Freeman served as the IFC Financial Institutions Advisory Manager for Asia since 2014. In her role, she leads IFC’s advisory program for existing and potential investee clients for value enhancement and development impact, to achieve IFC's goals in financial inclusion and climate change mitigation. Rachel led the development of client solutions in SME finance, bank-fintech collaboration, MFI transformation, risk management, Banking on Women, agrifinance and climate change finance for strategic IFC clients. Since 2001 she had several senior positions at IFC in Central Asia, Africa and Asia. Prior to joining IFC, Rachel was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in the US and Russia, and also worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Business School and a degree in International Politics and Economics/Russian from Middlebury College. She also attended Executive Education at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Gemini is a thought leader and technology expert with over 20 years of experience in the travel and medical industry. In the ever-evolving digital industry, Gemini is a passionate advocate of changes, as he always believes,“Digital is all about destroying and rebuilding. Be bold to make a difference, make changes and make mistakes!”
As the Chief Digital Officer, Gemini leads UMH to achieve digital innovation and transformation. He joined the group in 2018, bringing digital leadership & e-commerce expertise to the company. He successfully restructured the IT team and formulated new IT vision for UMH group.
Prior to his current role, Gemini was part of Hong Kong Disneyland as the Director, Digital Business from 2013 – 2018.
Maria Gagos leads the vision, strategy and execution for transforming the digital footprint S&P Global, spanning web properties and marketing technology stack. She is responsible for the online properties of S&P Global, as well as for the company’s digital advertising and social efforts. In addition, Maria focuses on analytics and operations. Prior to S&P Global, Maria was at American Express, where she looked after the growth of a non-card lending product. Before American Express, Maria was at Microsoft, where she leveraged her business and technology acumen in several technical and non-technical roles. Maria has an MBA from Columbia University, NY, along with certifications from MIT Sloan School of Management. As side passion, Maria published two interactive children’s eBooks, and is working on a trivia board game for “green” matters. You can find her work at www.GreenRank.me.
Heather Kwong leads the Asia-Pacific Marketing programs at S&P Global Ratings. Based in Hong Kong, she is also the global marketing lead for Content Strategy, Sustainable Finance, Corporates and Infrastructure. Before joining S&P Global Ratings, Heather was the Brand & Communications Lead in PwC. Before that, she held various roles with Fortune 500 companies with responsibility for Asia-Pacific branding, marketing, communications and crisis management. Heather holds a Master of Social Science in Corporate Communications from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Anna is experienced in driving digital transformation for multinationals. She oversees digitalization strategy and digital business “Schindler Ahead” in 16 countries, harnessing the power of IoT, AI and machine learning and defining the future of business with focus on customer experience. Previously leading digitalization and communications functions at BASF Monomers and Siemens, she built digital roadmaps, scouted new technologies, founded partnerships, commercialized digital products and shaped the companies as technology powerhouses through 360-degree marketing and communications strategy. Being a strong advocate to inspire more people to join tech sector, Anna was invited to speak at TED talk and tech conferences worldwide. Her active support of the innovation ecosystem earned her finalist recognitions of “IoT Leader of the Year 2019” by IoT World Asia, “Transformation Leader of the Year” by Women in IT Awards and received “Rising Star” and “Innovator 25 APAC” awards by the Holmes Report.
Andrew Jacobs is the Asia-Pacific Regional Director of Strategy & Transformation for Vistra, a leading global trust, corporate services and fund administration provider that is headquartered in Hong Kong and has presence across 46 jurisdictions. He is responsible for the strategy, design, and implementation of transformative commercial projects across the APAC region – aimed at providing exceptional service to clients while delivering bottom line growth for the business. A key priority is to provide clients with digital solutions to meet their complex needs, while equipping internal front-line teams with the digital tools necessary to effectively service clients. Andrew has over 10 years of professional experience in strategic planning and transformation projects across APAC and Middle East. Prior to Vistra, he was responsible for Asia Strategy and Projects at First State Investments. He has held other roles with PwC and BHP – the world’s largest mining company – where he led a commercial team responsible for managing the gas and power assets for the company. He holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, and a Diploma of Accounting.
Rajesh, is a Principal Solution Consultant with Domo. He has over 19 years of experience in various facets of IT verticals primarily focussing on Digital and IT transformation. Rajesh has worked in several notable organisations like SingTel, Amdocs and Dell Technologies. He strongly believes that digital transformation is the amalgamation of digital technology into different areas of an organization. It fundamentally changes the way one operates and delivers value to customers. The key is to help the organizations with analytics-focused leadership and drive innovation through data. Rajesh is a seasoned technology consultant having extensive experience in South East Asia and emerging markets.
Rachel Wang is a Senior Strategist for the Asia Pacific region of RGAX, a subsidiary of RGA, the innovation accelerator of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA).Racheltakes care of RGAX’s strategic investment initiatives, andsupportsclients withtheirtransformation efforts, delivering bespoke solutions fordigital distribution, customer engagement and advanced data and analytics.Based in Hong Kong, Rachel works closely with various business units acrossthe global RGAX and RGAnetwork. She applies her extensive experience in investment, innovationand business development to move the industry forward. She facilitatesclient growthusing her talent for establishing strongstrategic partnerships and bringing strong business value to our clients. Before joining RGAX, Rachel workedwith global financial institutionsand management consulting firmstobuildtheirbusinessesand redesign the customer experience in China. Her experience and network, developedas a corporate strategic investor in Fintech and Insurtech, positionher with a strong, holisticperspective when approaching businesses at all stages of growth.Through strong partnershipsand tactical investments, Rachel hascreatednew commercial value to countlessbusinesses.Rachelhas been responsible for bringingnewbusinessesandtechnology innovations to market, with a focus on enhancingthe customer experience and industry competitiveness. Rachel’s ability toestablish andimplement strategies in market entry, business scale-up, partnership, channel management, salesforce management, digitization and process reengineeringenable her to drive strategic change for client organizations of all sizes.Rachel has an entrepreneurial mindset and leverages her experience and education to exceed client needs. She holds an MBA from Babson College –Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business and aMaster of Science degree in International Banking and Finance from University of Glasgow.
Tealium revolutionises today’s digital businesses with a universal approach to customer data orchestration – spanning web, mobile, offline and Internet of Things devices. With the power to unify customer data into a single source of truth, Tealium offers a turnkey integration ecosystem supporting more than 1,200 client-side and server-side vendors and technologies. The Tealium Universal Data Hub encompasses tag management, API hub, customer data platform, and data management solutions that enable organizations to leverage real-time data to create richer, more personalised digital experiences across every team, technology, and customer touchpoint.
Alteryx Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, offers an end-to-end analytics platform which empowers people to break data barriers, deliver insights, and experience the thrill of getting to the answer faster. With Alteryx, business analysts and data scientists alike can discover, share and prep data, perform analysis – (statistical, predictive, prescriptive and spatial) – along with deploying and managing analytic models. Organizations all over the world rely on Alteryx daily to deliver actionable insights. Alteryx is proud to be Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms.
Velocity Business Solutions
Velocity is a Hong Kong based data analytics company transforming data into actionable insights. We enable you to prepare, blend and analyse your complex data and present it in a way that’s easy to understand, giving you complete visibility into your entire business operations to empower everyone to make informed decisions faster.
We are a leading Hong Kong based data analytics services and solutions provider focused on transforming data into actionable insights. We work with top executives from leading enterprises in Asia Pacific to support digital transformation across multiple industries, including banking, insurance, retail, sourcing, transportation, logistics and property. Our key objectives are to help our clients deploy cost-effective solutions that deliver significant value and insight within a short period of time.
We have an experienced services team with vendor-certified technical consultants who have delivered over 400 data analytics projects. We enable you to prepare, blend, model and analyse your complex data and present it in a way that’s easy to understand, giving you complete visibility into your entire business operations to empower everyone to make informed decisions faster.
Hong Kong’s most recognized Data Analytics Solution Provider:
Alteryx Premier Partner
Alteryx APAC Partner of the Year Award 2019
Largest DataRobot partner in Hong Kong
Qlik’s Elite Solution Partner
Qlik APAC Solution Provider Awards of the Year 2015 to 2018
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