Les is a Managing Partner 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 Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce Innovation and Technology Committee and 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.
Peter is a Managing Partner of the CIO Connect Hong Kong office. He is also the Chair of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Business Technology Committee. He is a seasoned professional in the IT and telecommunications industry having played a key role in several major “business transformation” programmes throughout his career. With the majority of his 28 year career spent working at the forefront of the ICT industry, he is now applying his unique knowledge and experience to a number of growing and innovative Asian businesses including CIO Connect.
Graham has three decades’ of experience in coaching, facilitation and conflict/dispute resolution techniques to address the tensions, conflicts and performance challenges that arise individually and collectively in the context of change. He has previously held senior HR leadership positions in Cathay Pacific, Swire Properties, Arcadis and a number of leading organisations in Asia.
Graham holds postgraduate degrees with distinctions in Linguistics (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ); Clinical Organisational Psychology (INSEAD, France); and Strategy & Innovation (University of Oxford), and an LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from the University of Hong Kong. He is a Founding Fellow at the Institute of Coaching Professional Association and frequently collaborates as an Associate Fellow on executive development initiatives with Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Tim has 30 years of experience gained at senior levels delivering technology solutions in the financial services industry. He has operated as a CIO for many years working within a complex global matrix in the most highly regulated environment. He has been instrumental in the delivery of a number of the largest global change programs of recent years including M&A, corporate restructuring, major application change and asset disposals.. In addition, he has experience managing a very large captive technology function in India where he significantly improved numerous aspects of the operation ranging from business connectivity through to diversity management in the team.
Amanda has been working in the Asia Pacific region for twenty years with blue chip organisations to build leadership capability and transform organisations both as an external consultant and senior business leader. Her international experience includes five (5) years running PwC Financial Services Consulting, Change Strategy and Human Capital practice in Asia based in Hong Kong. Her change work in Hong Kong has encompassed both government and industry including Citigroup, Prudential, Cathay Pacific, CLP, HKMA, SFC, Hong Kong Police and the Hong Kong Jockey Club amongst her clients. She has considerable depth and breadth of experience in transformation, culture change, strategic talent development, internationally within IT Functions and across the business.
Dr Victor Hung
Victor received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and taught economics and finance for many years at University of Southampton. After returning to Hong Kong worked in the City University and the University of Hong Kong specialising in research on corporate strategy and public policy. He was one of few pioneers developing ecommerce business programme for enterprises in early 2000 in Hong Kong. Now as a data scientist, he advises on Artificial Intelligence Governance project in Research Centre of Sustainable Hong Kong in City University of Hong Kong and works for the Federation of Ecommerce to roll out their Big Data and Machine Learning initiatives in One Belt One Road and Great Bay Area.
In the past, he has acted as an advisory member of the OFCA Telecommunication Regulatory Affairs Committee, Central Policy Unit Task Force for Transport and Open Data Policy Working Group of University of Hong Kong. He headed the Consumer Council Planning Division for 5 years, involved in developing their digital business strategy. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Faculty of Business and Economics since 2006 and worked with Research Institute of Economics and Business Strategy in University of Hong Kong
Raymond has over 25 years of industry experience, including 16 years at the Hong Kong Jockey Club where he was the Head of IT Infrastructure and Operation Services. Prior to HKJC, he worked in a number of management and executive positions at Nortel Networks, Digital Equipment Corp and Compaq Computer in Hong Kong, China and Asia Pacific.
Since 2006, he has been active as an investor and advisor in the start-up communities in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley and New York City. Raymond is currently a member of the Information Technology Technical Advisory Subcommittee of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.
Malcolm is a Principal Advisor in the CIO Connect Hong Kong Office. Malcolm previously worked for HSBC as a business transformation and change leader with a track record of delivering complex projects. Leadership roles within HSBC included Programme Director (Private Bank), Chief Information Officer (Baoviet Holdings, an HSBC investment) and Senior Executive Special Projects; special projects included such as M&A due diligence, organisational restructuring and IT benchmarking and optimisation. Prior to this Malcolm was Regional Head of IT Operations for HSBC Asia.