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Adeline Hales

Adeline Hales

Adeline Hales is the Director and Head of Branding at iconic global marketing and communications agency, Young & Rubicam. Adeline is a
corporate consulting professional with extensive industry experience covering corporate branding, marketing, digital, and management consulting. In her current positive, Adeline is responsible for strategic brand consulting for the agency’s leading regional clients.

Before joining Y&R, Adeline held senior positions at top management consulting and technology firms consultancies, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger, and IBM. Adeline’s current topics of interest – integrated branding, startup branding, and smart city development. 

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07/02/19 | Branding is the foundation that every Hong Kong startup needs to ensure success 120 views

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Brian Lavallée

Brian Lavallée

Brian Lavallée is the Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing with global responsibility for Ciena’s Packet and Submarine networking solutions. Brian has over 20 years of telecommunications experience with past roles in Product Line Management, Systems Engineering, Research & Development, and Manufacturing. During his career, he has worked in various areas of optical networking including access, metro, regional, long-haul, and submarine networks. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Concordia University and an MBA in Marketing from McGill University, both located in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Latest Post:
11/05/18 | How 5G will keep Hong Kong connected 250 views

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Lawrence Chia

Lawrence Chia

Lawrence Chia is the Chairman and CEO of the Hong Kong-listed Pico Far East Holdings (Pico Group) (SEHK: 752).

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01/04/19 | Facial recognition tech: running ahead of the game 69 views

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Lawrence Tsi

Lawrence Tsi

As the Head of Accounting and Tax (APAC) in TMF Group, Lawrence Tsi manages the client services team across the whole region. He has advised multinational, private equity and local clients on accounting and tax and M&A related issues.

With more than 10 years of experience in accounting and finance in the Asia Pacific and Americas regions, Lawrence has significant international exposure and a proven track record of delivering integrated and high-quality client services to a wide range of clients across the globe.

Lawrence had received a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Sydney in Australia and is a dual member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Hong Kong.

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08/04/19 | How will IFRS 16 impact Hong Kong corporates? 131 views

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Linda Hui

Linda Hui

Linda Hui is the managing director for Ruckus, an ARRIS Company, in Hong Kong and Taiwan, with responsibility for developing the company’s business in these markets, targeting the hospitality, retail, education, transport, mobile network operations and service provider sectors.

With over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, Linda has extensive knowledge of wireless and wired infrastructure, application traffic management and data security, and its applicability to emerging sectors such as Smart Cities, and Smart Governments.

Prior to joining Ruckus in 2014, Linda was the managing director at F5 Networks for Hong Kong and Taiwan, where she grew its application delivery networking business to the largest in the market. Before that, she held senior executive roles at Arthur Andersen (Risk Consulting Practice), Dow Jones Telerate, British Telecom, and AT&T Easylink.

Linda has a Bachelor Degree in Computer and Management Science from the University of Warwick, in England, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. 

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26/04/18 | Transporting Hong Kong into the future 149 views

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is the Director, Property Management at CBRE Hong Kong.

Latest Post:
27/02/19 | Hong Kong is catching up with other APAC markets to embrace sustainability 172 views

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Philip Yu

Philip Yu

Philip Yu is the General Manager of H3C Hong Kong and Macau, responsible for expanding H3C’s business growth in Hong Kong and Macau through overall strategic planning, business and sales development. Philip has joined New H3C Group since 2006, spanning a variety of leading product marketing and sales roles across network security, hyper-convergence and cloud computing technology and more. He has solid experience in product management, sales and marketing, and operation management. Besides, he has forward-looking sensibility about technology and insights on the development trend of the IT industry.

Philip holds a Master of Science (MS), Digital Communication and Media. Multimedia from the University of Bath and a Bachelor of Science, Computer Technology/ Computer Systems Technology from Northwestern Polytechnical University.

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25/07/18 | WiFi marketing to go mainstream in Hong Kong 245 views

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Roger Chen

Roger Chen

As Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific Region at GoDaddy, Roger is on point to build a market-leading position for GoDaddy in the Region by delivering compelling end-to-end experiences supported by world-class go to market activities offering SMB online solutions and platforms.

Prior to GoDaddy, he spent 6 years at Yahoo where he last served as Vice President of Product Management, led PM and Design teams for Asia across Media, Search, e-Commerce, Mobile, Partnerships, and Custom Solutions.

He has over 20 years of professional experience in Asia & US, focused on internet product development, marketing, consumer hardware, and telecom. His previous leadership experiences included Technical Director at AT&T/SBC Communications, and led product development of consumer laptop group at Dell with annual billion dollar product revenue.

Roger graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, double-majored BA degree in Computer Science and Economics.

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07/11/18 | Five practices to help strengthen online security 99 views

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Sarah Grimmer

Sarah Grimmer

Sarah Grimmer is Secretary-General of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. She was formerly Senior Legal Counsel at the PCA where she served as tribunal secretary in multiple investor-State arbitrations and was appointed registrar in several inter-State arbitrations.

Prior to joining the PCA, Sarah served for three years as Assistant Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris. She was also a member of the international arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Paris, prior to which she worked in private practice in Auckland. In 2015, Sarah was appointed to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Disciplinary Board. She is a member of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages (2016), ICCA Publications Committee (2015), the IBA Investment Arbitration Subcommittee (2014), New Zealand ICC Arbitration Committee (2014), and the IBA Arb40 Steering Committee (2013). She has an LLM from Cambridge University and an LLB/BA (Criminology) from Victoria University of Wellington. She is admitted to practice law in New Zealand.

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06/07/18 | How to safeguard your business whilst expanding along the Belt and Road? 166 views

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Wickie Fung

Wickie Fung

Wickie Fung is general manager, Hong Kong and Macau at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, he is responsible for developing market strategy and helping customers plan and implement robust cybersecurity infrastructure.

With more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry, Wickie has vast knowledge in cybersecurity especially in the area of cloud security and user authentication solutions. He works with customers from a wide range of industries such as finance, healthcare, government and other verticals across the region. 

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22/08/18 | Hong Kong internet traders: Invest in cybersecurity or risk losing business 351 views

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