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Officiating Guest of Honor Speaker

Ir. Allen Yeung

Government Chief Information Officer
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Ir Allen Yeung has extensive experience in the ICT field.  He held BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin, MSEE from Purdue University and Executive MBA from HKUST-Kellogg Northwestern University. 

As GCIO, his responsibilities include formulating ICT policies and strategies; leading the E-government programmes; promoting and developing ICT industry as key business and economy driver; and bridging the digital divide.

Prior to joining the Government in July 2015, Ir Yeung was the Chief Corporate Development Officer of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.  Ir Yeung started his career in 1987 in the Silicon Valley, working for many hi-tech companies.  In 1995, he relocated to Hong Kong to further his career development, and served in several senior management positions for multinational enterprises and Hong Kong listed companies.

Ir Yeung has contributed significantly in promoting and developing the innovation and technology industry in Hong Kong and the region.  He has served on many councils and advisory committees in the ICT industry associations, business angel networks, engineer professional bodies, as well as educational institutions. 

Keynote Speakers

Carolyn Bigg

Of Counsel

DLA Piper


Carolyn is an experienced technology and communications lawyer, with a particular focus on data protection, data retention and data security law across the Asia Pacific region. Carolyn regularly advises businesses on the best practice approach to regional and international data privacy compliance, as well as co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional data privacy projects. 


She also advises on all forms of technology and communications contracts, and has significant experience in complex outsourcing projects, systems supply and integration agreements, cloud arrangements and e-commerce platforms, acting for both users and suppliers in the technology,
telecommunications, banking, insurance and other sectors, as well as on related regulatory issues.
She has industry and in-house experience from client secondments to an international telecoms
operator, a US software house, a forensic service provider and a global insurer.

Panel Chairs

Executive Panelists

Guy Parsonage

Partner, The Experience Centre

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting


A marketing industry veteran for over 17 years with a broad range of agency experience across Europe, Australia and Asia. Guy brings endless passion and enthusiasm to everything he does. He believes in constantly striving to get the most out of himself, his team and every client opportunity. He knows that amazing things are possible by providing the right direction and focus to amazing people. A believer in driving meaningful change through integrated marketing built on solid brand and digital strategy.

Geoff McClelland

Program Director
CIO Connect HK

Geoff has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Telecommunications (IT&T), having held senior roles or consulting extensively across a number of industry sectors - notably in Telecommunications, Petroleum, IT, Finance, Defence, Retail and Hospitality. Always having a strong technology focus, Geoff has held traditional IT&T staff roles as well as broader R&D, strategic marketing and corporate planning positions.

His career has taken him from Australia, to the UK, the USA and several locations in Asia. Today he is a well-respected technology advisor to several of Asia’s largest companies, especially in the areas of IT strategy, security and governance. He continues, as he has since 1997, to work extensively with the Jardine Matheson Group, one of world’s oldest and largest diversified business groups with some 400,000 colleagues, principally in Asia.

Geoff is an Australian, married with two adult children and lives in Hong Kong. He holds a MBA with a Finance major from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers [MIEEE], a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society [MACS(Snr)] and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors [FAICD].

Paul Jackson

ex Global Head of Cyber Investigations, JPMorgan Chase;
Managing Director
Stroz Friedberg

Henk Ten Bos

Chief Information Officer
Ageas Insurance Company (Asia) Limited

Henk ten Bos is Chief Information Officer at Ageas and responsible for the IT department and the Change Management Office of the Life Insurance Company in Hong Kong. Ageas Insurance Company (Asia) Limited is one of Hong Kong's largest life insurance companies. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of JD Capital. Headquartered in Beijing, JD Capital has offices across China, North America, and Asia and operates a variety of financial services businesses.

Henk has been active in the Insurance industry for over 25 years with a continuous focus on business/ICT alignment. He has a vast interest in IT Innovation and has been leading initiatives that involve implementation of digital, mobile and cloud initiatives.

Last year he received a CIO of the Year award from Computerworld Hong Kong and CIO-Connect.

Steve Monaghan

Regional Director - Head of Edge

Steve Monaghan is Regional Director, Head of Edge AIA accountable for AIA’s group innovation agenda.

Originally a commercial pilot, Steve has held a number of senior corporate and banking roles in product, marketing, operations and general management. He has worked for a number of leading corporations and financial institutions including Dell, Compaq, Citigroup, OCBC, Shinsei and DBS Bank. Throughout his career, Steve has specialized in introducing new business models, businesses and products in all major markets in Asia and has filed six patents.

Steve is a frequent presenter and lecturer around the world on subjects including innovation, banking, Working Capital, M&A and Investing in China. He co-authored a five-year China IPO study and has been frequently published on topics including working capital, investing in China and capital collaboration.

Micky Lo

Chief Information Risk Officer APAC, Information Risk Management
BNY Mellon

Over 20 years of IT experience in Financial Service Industry that spans across a diversified IT management disciplines including regional and location management, IT and security architecture, distributed computing engineering, technology infrastructure operation, outsourcing/in-sourcing management, IT risk management and technology audit. 

Specialties: Information and resilience risk management skills, technical architecture, IT service delivery, Data Center Operation Management, IT products engineering, people management, IT regulation, six sigma project management, negotiation and influence skills, IT process re-engineering.

Alison Dack

Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific
FedEx Express

Alison Dack leads the Information Technology group for FedEx in Asia Pacific providing technology infrastructure and complex information flows to meet the business goals of the world’s largest express transportation company.


Her team of 400 staff across 13 countries designs and manages technology strategy planning, software engineering, voice and data network management, data center and information security services and field support for all business and operational IT solutions. 


Ms Dack has over 30 years experience leading technology operations and initiatives across various industry sectors. Prior to joining FedEx in 2006, she was Vice President, Group IT Strategy and Architecture at a telecommunications service provider where she was responsible for Information Systems strategies.  She also led the development of major programs and managed projects for businesses in the telecommunications and public sectors. Subsequently she was Consultant Programme Manager for a multinational media and entertainment company, where she led the implementation of the 20+ critical business solutions and other technologies critical to the operation of a multi-billion USD start-up business.

Shane Read

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Noble Group

Shane Read is the CISO for Noble Resources Limited based in Hong Kong.  Prior to this he has been with the Australian Federal Government for the past 15 years, predominantly within the Department of Defense undertaking the role of their Information Systems Security Officer.  His passion in the industry is broad, and while now he favors building the Boardroom’s understand of InfoSec delivering the overall program, his real excitement is playing with new and emerging technologies.  He feels the key to InfoSec is in understanding your data, the protections you can employ on that data (CIA&NR) and being able to continue build your cyber maturity.  “If you don’t understand your own networks and external connections you are not placing yourself well to understand an attack”


Shane hold a Masters of Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism from Macquarie University.

Anna Gamvros


Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong

Anna Gamvros is a technology and innovation partner based in Hong Kong. 

Anna is co-author to Internet Law in Hong Kong published by Sweet & Maxwell and is recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers Asia as a leading individual for her expertise in the area of technology and data protection, in particular for her "extensive IT transactional work" and experience across a number of industries, notably with retail and luxury brands.

Anna's practice focuses primarily on technology and communications related issues. She advises clients on licensing and technology agreements, outsourcing, privacy and data protection, and telecommunications and Internet regulatory issues. She has assisted clients with Hong Kong and China based projects and well as having a wealth of experience in multi-jurisdictional projects, particularly in implementing e-commerce and data management projects in Asia.


Anna is the Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) KnowledgeNet Chapter in Hong Kong and sits on the Hong Kong Government Working Group on the Provision and Use of Cloud Services. She is admitted as a solicitor in Queensland, Australia and Hong Kong.

Technology Leaders

Peter Bourke

Head of Group Information Systems

Cheung Kong Hutchison Holdings Limited

Peter Bourke is Head of Group Information Systems of Cheung Kong Hutchison Holdings Limited based in Hong Kong.

Alongside his duties to provide development and support services to the group Head Office, he is responsible for bringing together IT activities across the CK Hutchison group through

  • Driving IT value through group wide procurement activities

  • Managing group wide IT investment programmes

  • Leveraging IT capability and driving  IT synergy around the group

  • Setting IT policy and standards

  • Global vendor standardisation and vendor performance management

  • Facilitating collaboration and value creation amongst subsidiaries

  • Establishing, managing and delivering shared services across applications and infrastructure

  • IT budget management and governance

  • Identifying new and innovative technology to be implemented throughout the group


Peter Bourke was educated in Sydney and has an Economics degree with majors in Accounting and Computing.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts and The Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tim Archer

Security Architect

Cathay Pacific Airways

Tim Archer is a Security Architect for Cathay Pacific based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Cathay Pacific Tim held numerous consulting roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers in cyber security and computer forensics, and a security engineering role with CSC. Tim has worked across numerous locations including Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Bangalore, and in numerous industries including transport and logistics, banking and finance, mining, oil and gas, government, telecommunications and manufacturing. Tim believes in taking a common sense and pragmatic approach to security architecture, which includes educating the business on cyber risk, tackling cyber risk as a business issue and not just an IT issue, and balancing positive and negative risk.


Tim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in IT from Swinburne University, a Certificate III in Investigative Services and qualifications in SABSA, ITIL and GIAC GSEC.

Zane Moi

Head of Business Development – Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan

Amazon Web Services

Zane leads AWS’ business development organization for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, which includes responsibilities around local business development, systems integrator and technology ecosystem partnerships. Prior to AWS, Zane founded a Big Data Analytics and Visualization startup called TreeCrunch and also spent over a decade at smartphone maker BlackBerry where he held leadership positions in Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, most recently as their Regional Director for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. He has a BA (Hons) in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Hong Kong.

Paul Crighton

VP Sales, APJ


As BlackBerry Sales Leader in APAC, Paul is responsible for helping customers realise the huge business benefit that mobility and mobility application usage can bring while providing a high level of security.

Joining BlackBerry through the 2015 acquisition of Good Technology, Paul was previously Head of APAC Sales at PGi, where he led an Enterprise Sales Team of 70 people. He has also held senior leadership positions at Symantec and Intel Security as a Sales Director, responsible for managing the go-to market strategy as well as the sales force.
Paul has over 20 years of hands-on experience achieving outstanding sales results and he has a passion for helping individuals to maximise their potential.

Nigel Lee

Senior Director, Systems Engineering, APAC


Nigel Lee is the Senior Director of Systems Engineering, APAC at NetApp. He
leads the technical presales team across Asia Pacific. As part of the Asia
Pacific Executive team, Nigel sets and executes against sales strategies in
the customer and partner ecosystem. The systems engineering team
architects solutions that help customers transform from traditional IT
infrastructures to solutions that accelerates and creates business
opportunities. Nigel also oversees the Asia Pacific Office of CTO which is the
think tank that evangelizes IT futures.

Nigel has held leadership roles at NetApp since 2003 and has been employed
at NetApp since 2001 in various technical engineering roles.

Nigel holds a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg and HKUST.

Gregor Theisen

Senior Partner, Hong Kong

McKinsey & Company, Inc.


Based in Hong Kong, he is the managing partner of the Business Technology/Digital office in Asia and has broad experience in banking and insurance and focuses on insurance, asset management, and pension reform. Prior to this, he led the European Insurance and Asset Management Practice and was the managing partner of the Frankfurt office. Gregor has nearly 20 years experience in all parts of the value chain of financial institutions.

Peter Doherty

Principal Solution Consultant APJ


Peter has extensive Service Management experience across Asia Pacific and has quite a following as the ‘ITIL Ninja’. He is a widely published on the subjects of Service Catalog, Service Management, Cloud Adoption, Cultural and Organisational Change Management, and is a frequently requested speaker at forums worldwide. He is one of the foremost proponents of Service Portfolio Management, concentrating on driving IT to be more business relevant, focus on delivering value and meeting business needs.


He is also a practitioner and as such has helped design and implemented many successful Service Management Programs in the APJ region such as Tabcorp, ANZ Bank, Department of Human Services and Telstra to name a few.


Peter is very much a leader in the practical and pragmatic adoption of best practice frameworks and concentrates on delivering business outcomes that drive business value. He complements this with his cultural and organisational change expertise to drive organisational adoption of these programs.


Peter Doherty is an ITIL V2 Master (Distinction) / ITIL V3 Expert and a contributing author to the ITILV3 Service Operations Book.

Sum Wu

Technical Manager, Hong Kong & Taiwan

Veeam Software

Sum joined Veeam in 2013 as Senior Regional System Engineer, later promoted to System Engineering Manager, Hong Kong & Taiwan in 2016, where he works with Veeam’s partners and customers to realise the benefits of Veeam’s software solutions. As part of the Asia & Japan SE team, Sum works hand in hand with Veeam’s partner community providing training and assistance as necessary to drive sales results.

Sum brings with him over 9 years of professional experience in Data Availability and Management solutions and 22 years in the IT industry working with SMB and Enterprise sized organisations where he can analyze technical and business issues, and develop tools for effective solutions quickly. Sum brings a solid technical foundation, coupled with strong professional and business knowledge to customers.

Jun Shi

Vice President of Sales Engineering, APAC CTO

Juniper Networks


As VP of Sales Engineering and CTO for APAC at Juniper, Jun Shi leads the pre-sales Engineer team to help drive the whole APAC business. Jun has a tremendous track record of driving innovation and developing new markets and products, alongside proven leadership skills in steering high-level strategy to build-up market-leading product portfolios from inception. An industry veteran of twenty years, Jun’s extensive experiences across Product Management, Technical Marketing, Engineering and Sales. 


Among Jun’s many accomplishments includes his leadership of spearheading the Internet Core architecture transition, and the build-up of leading Core products in the industry for both Juniper and Cisco. He built up the leading Juniper Core product portfolio through full product cycles from early chip definition to product shipment, including overseeing the rebuild of the entire PTX product family, pioneering the Packet Optical convergence in the industry, and building up the industry’s leading WAN SDN controller Northstar. When he was with Cisco before joining Juniper, he fathered CRS1 Thin Core, created 140G CRS3, and led NCS6000 product management. Before Cisco, he worked for China Telecom.

Summit Highlights

According to the latest CIO study by Forbes, 31% of CIOs and IT leaders say digital transformation will expand signifi­cantly within the next 24 months. There is no argument that digital transformation represents the future of enterprises - it’s just a matter of to what degree this will take place. Today's digital ecosystems are evolving rapidly as forward-looking enterprises compete for top talent, drive higher engagement levels from their customers, and ultimately define their future profitability.  How are today’s Digital CIOs harnessing technology to transform, reinvent and accelerate growth of their enterprise and what are their New Roadmap for Digital Leadership?


This year, the summit carries the theme of “Transform, Reinvent and Accelerate: The New Roadmap for Digital Leadership”.  Targeting 200+ CIOs and C-level delegates, this premier annual CIO event series dedicates in optimizing delegates’ business information technology management with a new strategic outlook. 

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September 8, 2016 (Thursday)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

08:15 - 09:00              Registration

09:00 - 09:10              Opening Remarks by Officiating Guest of Honor
                                       Allen Yeung 
                                       Government Chief Information Officer 
                                       The Government of HKSAR

09:10 - 09:40              Opening Keynote: Leading in the Digital Age

                                       Gregor Theisen

                                       Senior Partner, Hong Kong 

                                       McKinsey & Company, Inc.

09:40 - 10:10              Keynote 1: Data Stewardship: The Key that Unlocks Cost Reduction, Improved Governance and Service                                            Delivery

                                       Nigel Lee

                                       Senior Director of Sytems Engineering


10:10 - 10:40              Keynote 2: Disrupting the Digital Disruptors

                                       Peter Doherty

                                       Principal Solution Consultant APJ


10:40 - 11:10              Keynote 3: Building a Secured Mobile Strategy

                                       Paul Crighton

                                       VP Sales, APJ


11:10 - 11:30              Morning Networking Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00              Keynote 4: Cloud-Centric Approaches Around Business Transformation

                                       Zane Moi

                                       Head of Business Development – Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan

                                       Amazon Web Services

12:00 - 12:55              CIO Insights Panel 1: 
Transform, Disrupt, Accelerate: The New Roadmap for Digital Leadership

                                       Panel Chair:

                                       Geoff McClelland, Program Director, CIO Connect HK 


                                       Executive Panelists:

                                       Henk Ten Bos, CIO, Ageas Insurance Company (Asia)  

                                       Steve Monaghan, Regional Director - Head of Edge (Group Innovation), AIA 

                                       Peter Bourke, Head of Group Information Systems, Cheung Kong Hutchison Holdings Limited

                                       Alison Dack, Vice President & CIO, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express                                         

13:00 - 14:15               CIO Networking Luncheon Roundtables (By Invitation Only)

                                       Sponsored by Veeam Software

                                       Topic: Delivering Availability 24.7.365 : CIO Strategies Must Evolve For The Always-On Enterprise

                                       Sum Wu

                                       Technical Manager, Hong Kong & Taiwan, Veeam Software

14:15 - 15:00               CISO Insights Panel 2: 

                                     Mitigating Cyber Risks in the Growing World of Internet-connected Devices

                                        Panel Chair:

                                        Paul Jackson, ex Global Head of Cyber Investigations, JPMorgan Chase; Managing Director,                                               Stroz Friedberg 


                                        Executive Panelists:

                                        Micky Lo, MD, Chief Information Risk Officer APAC, BNY Mellon  

                                        Tim Archer, Security Architect, Cathay Pacific Airways                                   

                                        Shane Read, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Noble Group
                                        Anna Gamvros, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong

15:00 - 15:30              Keynote 5: The Innovations to Take Control of Your Stack

                                       Jun Shi

                                       Vice President of Sales Engineering, APAC CTO

                                       Juniper Networks

15:30 - 16:00               Keynote 6: Technology Revolution and the Future of Data Privacy

                                       Carolyn Bigg

                                       Of Counsel, DLA Piper

16:00 - 16:10              Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

16:10 - 16:40              Closing Keynote: The New CIO Agenda – Evolving for Agility in a Digital World
                                        Guy Parsonage

                                        Partner, The Experience Centre

                                        PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting

16:40                          End of Conference

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