Speakers | Hong Kong

Dr David Chung Wai-keung, JP
Under Secretary
Innovation and Technology Bureau

Dr Chung is the Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, assisting the Secretary for Innovation and Technology in strengthening the cooperation with the industry, academia and the research sector, fostering development of innovation and technology to promote development of high-end manufacturing industry as well as enhancing nurture of innovation and technology talents with an aim to create a vibrant ecosystem for innovation and technology.

He has almost 30 years of experience in information technology strategic management and entrepreneurship development. Dr Chung worked as Chief Technology Officer at Cyberport Management Company Limited, responsible for taking forward its core mission on IT infrastructure, industry collaboration and incubation platforms for IT entrepreneurs. He also assisted in setting up the first Micro Fund Scheme in HK for young information and communications technology entrepreneurs. Dr Chung was a winner of the “China Top 5 CIO Award” in 2013.

 

Francis Fong
Honorary President
Hong Kong Information Technology Federation

Mr. FONG Po Kiu, Francis is currently a Member of HKSAR Election Committee, Information Technology Subsector; Honorary President of Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF); Founding & Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing (HKAIM); President of Hong Kong Consumer Electronics Alliance (HKCEA); Founder of e-Learning Consortium (eLC);Co-opted Member of IT Expert Advisory Group, Consumer Council; Member of RTHK Programme Advisory Panel, Radio Television Hong Kong; Member of ICT Services Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC); Member of Advisory Committee of Médecins Sans Frontières Hong Kong; Member of Fundraising and Communications Committee, Oxfam Hong Kong, etc.

He has been working in ICT Industry for over 20 years, he introduced many pioneer products and technologies into Hong Kong. He is also a columnist in several popular newspaper and magazines, such as am730, Hong Kong Economic Journal, PC Market and e-zone.

Alvin Rodrigues
Chief Security Strategist, APAC
Fortinet, Asia Pacific

Alvin Rodrigues has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. At Fortinet, Alvin is responsible for sales and marketing strategy, program development, business messaging, and the deployment of the strategies through the different routes to market across Asia Pacific. He speaks at public forums and events on security, and engages with executives one-to-one or over roundtable discussions to understand their security challenges and propose solutions optimised to their business needs.

Cherry Fung
Country Manager, Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia
Fortinet Inc.

Cherry joined Fortinet in Dec 2009 as Country Manager of Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to joining Fortinet, she has been working in IT industry for more than 15 years on various positions in 3Com Corporation and H3C Technology Limited. She was Senior Channel Manager in H3C and had successful track record of developing and implementing channel strategies and programs that resulted in growing both company and partners business.

Daniel Kwong
Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Security Services
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited

Mr. Daniel Kwong joined CITIC Telecom CPC in July 2009 as General Manager, Security Services and was appointed as Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Security Services in September 2012. Mr. Kwong was also appointed by CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited as a member of Technology Innovation Committee in Oct 2009.

Apart from leading the Security Services team to manage and develop TrustCSI™ information security solutions and services, as well as establish strategic partnership relations with different security product vendors for strengthening the solution offerings and service levels; Mr. Kwong is also entrusted to the development of new cloud services – SmartCLOUD™. He also leads the Information Technology Services team to ensure the optimal delivery and operation of CITIC Telecom CPC’s IT infrastructure and applications services.

Mr. Kwong has around 20 years of development and management experiences in information technology areas, including working in Motorola. He was also the senior manager of Information Technology in Jones Lang LaSalle Limited prior to joining CITIC Telecom CPC, responsible for management of information technology in Asia Pacific Regions.

Mr. Kwong holds the Bachelor Degree of Science from the University of Waterloo and Master Degree in Information Technology from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  He also possesses the professional qualifications of ITIL.

Edison Yu
Director, ICT Practice
Frost & Sullivan APAC.

Edison currently heads the Enterprise ICT practice, which covers a diverse range of technology segments, including, Information and Cyber Security, Networking, Collaboration, Contact Centers, Internet of Things and Data Analytics. Edison specializes in tracking and analyzing market trends and developments in a diverse array of technology/services segments across 14 markets in Asia Pacific. 

These include a multitude of security and networking technologies, be it network/content security, data security, mobile security, virtualization security, cyber security, professional/managed services, application networking or application performance management, as well as cloud enablement technologies, cloud services, datacenter transformation trends, BYOD/mobility trends. Edison also leads the firm’s initiatives in the area of Decision Science and Statistical Analysis. He provides expertise in the area of statistical modeling, having led numerous consulting engagements involving benchmarking and creation of indices in areas such as business performance, customer satisfaction and perceptual-to-behavioral analyses. 

As an analyst, Edison provides thought leadership in establishing the latest market and technology trends, be it through speaking engagements, media interviews or whitepapers. He is particularly keen to operationalize the impact of technology on end-users and is focused on forging greater understanding between the demand and supply perspectives. 

Edison earned his Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology from the National University of Singapore, with specialization in the field of psychometrics.

Eric Chan
Pre-Sales Consulting Director
Fortinet, Asia Pacific

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Eric Chan has more than 15 years of experience in the network & cybersecurity industry. He currently manages the APAC regional system engineering and professional services team.

Since joining Fortinet in 2006, he has helped Fortinet grow into the top cybersecurity company in APAC and Worldwide. Prior to Fortinet, he was working with Dimension Data handling networking and OSS solutions.

Gavin Chow
Network Security Strategist
Fortinet, Asia Pacific

Gavin Chow has 15 years of experience in consulting and delivering cybersecurity projects for many industry verticals across the Asia Pacific region.

He is currently involved with strategizing Fortinet’s advanced security solutions to mitigate attacks in a modern threat landscape.

Matthew Kuan
Director, Solutions Marketing
Fortinet, Asia Pacific

Matthew Kuan is the Solutions Marketing Director for Fortinet in Asia Pacific based out of Singapore.  In this role, Matthew is responsible for marketing messaging and content, vertical solutions, strategic marketing plans and execution for Fortinet.

Prior to joining Fortinet, Matthew has worked with Motorola Solutions as a Leader for Vertical Solutions & Marketing in Asia Pacific & Middle East, he has also amassed a great wealth of experience in developing strategies and change management in the area of sales and marketing at Avaya and Nortel Networks in Asia Pacific.

Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Computing and Information System
University of London, UK

LLB (Hon), Law (Major – Company Law & Evidence)
University of London, UK

Phil Trainor
Senior Technical Product Manager
Ixia

Phil has worked in the network security industry for 14 years holding senior level engineering roles at California-based startups. He was recently a guest lecturer at the 2016 RSA Asia Conference discussing ‘Advanced Persistent Threats’ and has also lectured at Blackhat, DefCon, ToorCon, and at many other prestigious security events.

Shikwang Jang
Technical Director APAC & Korea Sales Head
FireMon

Shikwang Jang (SK) has been working in the IT industry for more than 16 years spanning roles from technical support, professional service and pre-sales engineer. And he has joined FireMon in 2014 to help build business in APAC.

He’s passionate about IT industry and has been exposed himself to many different roles and technologies so he can be an instrument to fill the gap among technology silos and even between technology and business. 

He worked for companies like Crossbeam systems, Intel Security (McAfee), Limelight Networks covering APAC region. 

CISSP, CCSE, CCNA, CSA
B.A. & MBA

Wong Ching Ping
Snr Business Development Manager
Fortinet Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

C.P. is responsible for driving greater adoption of Fortinet’s Enhanced Tech solutions in the region. Prior to Fortinet C.P. spent more than 10 years in Product Development and Engineering in a leading Telco in Southeast Asia, bringing new technologies and solutions to the Telco market.

C.P. holds a Master of Engineering from National University of Singapore and Master of Business Administration from University of Manchester. He is also a certified ITIL and BCP professional.