Founding Chairman at Data Literacy Association
Government Chief Information Officer at HKSAR Government
Board of Director of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Vice President of the Hong Kong Federation of e-Commerce
Chief Products Officer, Solutions, Asia Pacific at TransUnion Asia Limited
Head of Omni Channel & Corporate Strategy at Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited
Founding Fellow at Data Literacy Association
Head of Security Engineering Hong Kong and Taiwan at Check Point Software Technologies
Dr. Charm has amassed over three decades of experience in the innovation and technology industry. He previously served as the Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport and held senior executive positions at leading multinational, Chinese, and Hong Kong enterprises such as IBM, Oracle, HSBC, Jardine Pacific, and Kingdee.
He specializes in digital strategy and transformation, corporate innovation, intrapreneurship, and start-up cultivation. He possesses technical expertise in areas such as big data, AI, fintech, blockchain, and e-commerce. In 2020, Dr. Charm published his book 《數碼力大提升》.
Mr. Chia Pun-Kok, Herbert, JP has over ten years of practical experience in big data strategy and application with unique insights into the future trends of e-commerce. He joined Alibaba in 2010 and served as the Vice President of Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd. and the President of Data Committee. During his tenure with Alibaba, the data team of Alibaba was awarded “China Excellent IT Team” in the “Excellent Chinese CIO” selection in 2014. Mr. Herbert Chia was rated as “China Top 10 Most Influential Big Data Entrepreneurs” by the State Information Center of China in 2017 and also garnered Outstanding Achievement Award in 2021 AI Golden Goose Awards of China. He is also a former Venture Partner of Sequoia Capital China.
Mr. Chia has been making significant contributions in helping to bring China’s big data industry to a new level and has actively promoted Hong Kong to become the big data pilot city in The China Great Bay Area and The Belt and Road. He is currently a member of Big Data Advisory Group of Beijing Government. In Hong Kong, he serves as a co-opted member of the Information Technology Services Committee of the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a non-official member of the Governance Committee of Hong Kong Growth Portfolio, the Education Commission, and the Digital Economy Development Committee and Vice Chairman of GBA International Information Technology Association.
Mr. Chia is the Adjunct Professor of the School of Management of Zhejiang University and the Alibaba Business School, and the Adjunct Associate Professor of The University of Hong Kong (Institute for China Business). He is also the author of various bestselling books including The Big Data and The Nature of Big Data. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree from Tsinghua University and an EMBA degree from the Institut Européen d’ Administration des Affaires (INSEAD).
As the Government Chief Information Officer, Mr WONG supports the Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau in formulating policies and strategies, and overseeing the implementation of the programmes and initiatives that drive the further development of information technology (IT) and the related industry in Hong Kong.
Mr WONG is the Government’s principal advisor who provides professional advice on government IT infrastructure, architecture and IT system development, as well as related technical standards and data application. He leads and coordinates the digital government programme and smart city development with cross-agency responsibilities. He also actively champions the adoption of new and advanced IT and the development of innovative applications and services. Mr WONG oversees the Government’s IT budget and IT investment, its procurement of IT products and services, and formulates the long-term human resources planning for the government IT professionals.
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