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.
11/05/18 | How 5G will keep Hong Kong connected 179 views
As Head of Innovation at JWT Atlanta, Charles Ogilvie brings more than 20 years of global experience in innovation, spanning from retail and hospitality technology, mobile, satellite and terrestrial communications, aviation, FinTech and interactive platform architecture, content & analytics to traditional entertainment. In addition to client-side agency management, Charles has also developed, negotiated and executed interactive content deals with major brands such as Google, Land Rover, Virgin Atlantic and others.
Previously, he has served multi-million dollar startup and corporate efforts, including leading the design and execution of the award winning guest-engagement system, Red, as the Founding Director of Inflight Entertainment & Partnerships at Virgin America. He brought Seatback Food and Drink Ordering, payment processing and settlement and a cashless cabin to the skies, made seat upgrades, lounge access upgrades, and seat changes and other reservation system functionality easier on Virgin’s hospitality kiosks and on other platforms, made WiFi an expectation as well as a tool for crew optimization, and helped rethink legacy B2C and B2B models.
A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC)’s Marshall School with both an IBEAR MBA and a BS in Business Administration. Charles has been through Jack Welch’s Leadership program at the Jack Welch School of Management and has had the pleasure of learning from Warren Bennis at USC.
09/03/18 | The changing landscape of advertising & PR: from intentional innovation to AI-led advancements 500 views
David Hui is a Partner in Heidrick & Struggles based in Hong Kong. He has over 20 years of experience in executive search and consulting globally. He specializes in senior-level assignments relating to executives in public and private companies and family-owned businesses.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, David was the Founding Partner of a regional boutique search and consulting firm. From 2005-2008, David served as the Head of the Financial Services Practice for Asia Pacific at Korn/Ferry International, leading a team of more than 40 consultants. Prior to this, he spent six years as Head of Asia for Whitehead Mann, UK’s largest listed Executive Search firm.
David holds an LLB (joint honors) degree in law and Chinese studies from the University of Leeds, and an LLM from the University of London. He also holds an MBA from the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program in Hong Kong. David is qualified to practice as an attorney in England and Wales, as well as in Hong Kong.
08/03/18 | Why Hong Kong listed company culture isn't fit for the future 140 views
Killian Kostiha is a French digital marketer who started to work on SEO in 2008. He has more than 10 years confirmed experience in digital marketing and has worked in various countries (France, Spain, Bulgaria, Hong Kong).
He works in Hong Kong since 2014 and was SEO manager for iProspect Hong Kong (digital marketing agency) where he led a team who was managing the SEO strategy for iconic brands like Shangri-La or Peninsula. In 2015, he moved to Lane Crawford and was SEO manager during two years, before starting its own SEO agency, Get Clicks, in 2017. He offers tailored SEO and content marketing solutions for SMB, start-ups and larger groups in France and in Hong Kong.
13/03/18 | How to do digital marketing in Hong Kong 1121 views
Lawrence Chia is the Chairman and CEO of the Hong Kong-listed Pico Far East Holdings (Pico Group) (SEHK: 752).
11/09/18 | AI in Hong Kong: An urgent need to realise opportunities 139 views
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.
26/04/18 | Transporting Hong Kong into the future 148 views
Mark Kramer is the co-founder and managing director of FSG and the author of influential publications on shared value, corporate social responsibility (CSR), catalytic philanthropy, strategic evaluation, impact investing and adaptive leadership.
Mark oversees FSG’s consulting practice and helps drive the vision and growth of the firm. He has led consulting engagements across all of FSG’s impact areas, with particular emphasis on philanthropic strategy for private and community foundations, CSR, evaluation and impact investing. He also leads the research on many of FSG’s publications and publishes regularly in Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and is the co-author of the book Do More Than Give.
He is a frequent speaker around the world on topics in catalytic philanthropy, collective impact, creating shared value for corporations, new approaches to evaluation and shared measurement, impact investing, social entrepreneurship and adaptive leadership.
Before co-founding FSG, Mr. Kramer served for 12 years as president of Kramer Capital Management, a venture capital firm, and before that as an associate at the law firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston, and as a law clerk to Judge Alvin B. Rubin, Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.
After earning his B.A. (summa cum laude) and M.B.A. at Brandeis University and University of Pennsylvania, respectively, he went on to achieve his J.D. (magna cum laude) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
26/02/18 | How will Hong Kong profit from a purpose-driven economy? 165 views
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.
25/07/18 | WiFi marketing to go mainstream in Hong Kong 145 views
With over 12 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, Richard Hanson is CEO and Co-Founder of Jobable, Asia’s most advanced career platform with over a million users and incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence.
A known figure within the talent acquisition and retention space, Hanson makes regular appearances at industry round tables and entrepreneurship events and his blogs and whitepapers have been featured in global HR publications.
Jobable launched in March 2016, with close to 200,000 job applications processed for over 2,000 employers. Jobable’s ‘special sauce’ is their machine learning recommendation engine that examines hundreds of data points to efficiently connect job seekers to the best opportunities and companies to the best talent. The company also operates in the Philippines and Singapore.
The company has raised close to US$3 million in venture funding with their most recent round led by Asian-based investors including Welight Capital, a firm founded by former Tencent executives, and Garage Capital.
18/01/18 | The Artificial Intelligence Revolution – more human than you think 130 views
As 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.
02/05/18 | Five website design and SEO trends to help optimise your online performance in 2018 129 views
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.
06/07/18 | How to safeguard your business whilst expanding along the Belt and Road? 150 views
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.
22/08/18 | Hong Kong internet traders: Invest in cybersecurity or risk losing business 307 views