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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 154 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 74 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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14/06/19 | Mitigating business risks through cybersecurity 16 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? 332 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.

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07/06/19 | How can Hong Kong be APAC's digital leader? 44 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 190 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 50 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 257 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 100 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? 168 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 356 views

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