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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 191 views

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Edmund Yick

Edmund Yick

Edmund Yick is General Manager of Orange Business Services in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

He is responsible for developing and managing Orange Business Services’ portfolio of business solutions for multinational enterprises, and provides strategic direction to support the growth of Orange Business Services as the leading integrated communications provider in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Prior to his current role, Edmund was General Manager, Enterprise Market, of Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong. He was responsible for managing sales, product, key customer service and marketing teams for commercial market for both Mobile and Fixed Networks. With over 30 years of sales and management experience, Edmund specialises in telecom sales leadership and management, corporate customer service, call centre operation and product marketing.

Edmund is a Commerce and Business Administration graduate of the University of Toronto. He is currently based in Hong Kong.

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25/06/19 | Getting around Hong Kong: public sector smart mobility for the future 113 views

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    Eric Mayer

    Eric Mayer

    Eric Mayer is Managing Partner at Thomas, Mayer & Associes.

    Latest Post:
    25/07/19 | The most significant tax reform in China 38 views

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    Janet Yeung

    Janet Yeung

    Janet Yeung is the Head of Human Resources & Administration at JOS Hong Kong.

    Devoted to the field of Human Resource Management for over 15 years, Janet is an expert in human resource management and administration. Her experience includes the initiation and execution of corporate re-branding, system transformation and company culture revolution.

    Latest Post:
    13/08/19 | Why advanced technologies are the Holy Grail for Hong Kong employers 57 views

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    Kamal Karmakar

    Kamal Karmakar

    Kamal is the founder and promoter of CitiXsys. He has been responsible for the company’s evolution to be a specialist provider of software products in Retail segment. Kamal’s responsibilities include Business Strategy, Global Sales, Product Innovation and Growth.

    Under his leadership, CitiXsys grew to become the market leader in Retail Technology domain and known as an innovator in Retail sector. He has also guided the organization to receive several prestigious awards in tech industry.

    Beyond his work in CitiXsys, Kamal has considerable experience at counseling executives at high growth companies on strategy formulation, business model transformation, and implementation of balanced scorecard in their enterprise. He has worked with many companies in a counseling capacity with an exceptional track record of helping management teams achieve better strategy & bottom-line improvements.

    A graduate of Harvard Business School, Kamal is well recognized in the industry and is on board of various companies globally including being a member of SAP Advisory Council for Business One in Germany.

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    06/05/19 | What omnichannel demands from Hong Kong retailers in 2019 121 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).

    Latest Post:
    14/06/19 | Mitigating business risks through cybersecurity 77 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.

    Latest Post:
    08/04/19 | How will IFRS 16 impact Hong Kong corporates? 518 views

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    Matty Kaffeman

    Matty Kaffeman

    Matty Kaffeman, the Vice President for North Asia and Korea at Verint, is a business technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in the global IT industry. He has a solid track record of leading businesses and developing and enhancing IT sales both direct and via channel partners, as well as excellent presentation and customer-facing skills.

    His experience spans a diverse range of sectors from Automation, Enterprise Management, Security, Workload Automation and Software Development tools, and he has a deep knowledge of APJ Markets.

    Before joining Verint, Matty held Sales management roles in CA Technologies, Rogue Wave Software and BMC Software driving revenue growth and through strategic relationships with Value Added Resellers.

    Matty holds B.A. in Computer Science and Economics as well as LL.B. degrees from Tel Aviv University.

    Latest Post:
    07/06/19 | How can Hong Kong be APAC's digital leader? 96 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 200 views

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      Oliver Wyman

      Oliver Wyman

      Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialised expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimise their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

      Latest Post:
      06/06/19 | China-specific Pitfalls and Mitigation Strategies in Procurement Transformation 73 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.

      Latest Post:
      07/11/18 | Five practices to help strengthen online security 101 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 364 views

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