IET Management Symposium 2023: Digital Management in the Post-Pandemic Era


19 May 2023 09:00 Friday


Ballroom, Level 7, CORDIS HOTEL, Mongkok




Advancement in semiconductor fabrication and computer science over the past decades has revolutionized the way in which organizations operate, a phenomena commonly known as Digital imperative. As the speed of the Digital imperative accelerates, organizations must regularly review and update their technological platforms so as to reflect the market, competition, technological and societal need.


The global lockdown as a consequence of COVID-19 presented a whole new set of challenges to the corporate world where new solution chains that run deep across processes, people and technology became the foundation of which the shape of things to come will be depended upon.


Fundamental rethinking on digital twin, data security; enhanced productivity tools that facilitates better interpersonal communications with multiple remote sites; electronics fund transfer and digital currency; digital commerce; data analytic; the applications of artificial intelligence and the implication of emerging technology such as quantum computers should be explored at a strategic level by top executives of all organizations who wish to survive and thrive in the coming decades. 


The symposium aims to bring in enterprise management, senior government officials, entrepreneurs, technology leaders, solution providers and leading academia to share their thoughts and visions on their respective areas of expertise with members of the audience in an interactive manner.


Professor Hoi-Kwong LO

Chair Professor of Physics

The University of Hong Kong

Hoi-Kwong LO is a Chair Professor of Physics at the University of Hong Kong and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Toronto. He is also a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Quantum Bridge Technologies, Inc. (QBT) He received B. A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University in 1989 and Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech in 1994. After spending time at the Institute for Advanced Study(IAS), Princeton, he became a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Hewlett-Packard Labs from 1997 to 1999. He was the Chief Scientist and Senior VP at a quantum start-up, MagiQ Technology, Inc from 1999 to 2002. From 2003 to 2020, he worked full time at the University of Toronto and has been a tenured Full Professor there since 2009. He became a Chair Professor of Physics at HKU in 2020. He co-founded the start-up QBT in 2019.


He is a pioneer in the field of quantum information and quantum cryptography, and was among the first in the world to establish three fundamental results: 1) to prove the information-theoretic security of QKD, 2) to co-invent quantum secret sharing and 3) to prove the impossibility of quantum bit commitment. His research group at the U. of Toronto was the first in the world to implement experimentally the decoy state QKD protocol in 2005 and successfully hack commercial QKD systems (around 2008-2010). In 2012, he co-invented the novel protocol measurement-device-independent (MQI-QKD), which is widely regarded as a breakthrough in the field. Recently, his research group and collaborators invented and experimentally implemented a proof-of-principle demonstration of all photonics quantum repeaters and experimentally implemented the novel twin-field QKD protocol.


He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), an Optica Fellow (OSA), and has been awarded the 2022 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics.

Mr Esmond Kin-Ying LEE

Chief Executive Officer

Euroclear Bank Hong Kong Branch


Mr Esmond LEE Kin Ying (李建英) is now employed by Euroclear.

Before joining Euroclear on 1 November 2017, Mr LEE was the Senior Advisor of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) between 22 August 2016 and 21 August 2017. FSDC was set up by the Hong Kong Government to develop financial services.

Before joining the FSDC, Mr. Lee served as the Executive Director in charge of the Financial Infrastructure Department at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 1 February 2008 to 7 August 2016. Mr LEE has played a key role in the development and operation of the financial infrastructure, especially clearing and settlement systems, in Hong Kong since joining the HKMA in 1993. He served as Chief Representative in the HKMA's New York Office from 1998 to 2000.


Before joining the HKMA, Mr LEE was working in the Hong Kong Government as Principal Economist.

Dr Christine Yuan HUANG

Technology Transfer Director

Hong Kong Quantum AI Lab Ltd

Christine Huang Yuan is the Technology Transfer Director of Hong Kong Quantum AI Lab and was selected as one of Forbes China 2020 “30 Under 30 (Healthcare and Science)”. Christine obtained Doctoral of Medicine from the Southern Medical University and now she is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the University of Hong Kong. She has vast experience in the biotechnology field,  and shares her professional insights as a biomedicine investment consultant for China Internet Investment Finance Holding Limited (stock code: 0810.HK) and as a consultant to Insilico Medicine. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Wing Wah Charity Foundation Hong Kong, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine(UK). Christine is a translational medicine expert especially in the fields of AI-driven medicine, neurodegenerative disease and longevity medicine.

Dr Wai-Mo SUEN

Chief Executive Officer

Clustertech Limited


Dr Wai-mo SUEN obtained his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He is Founder and CEO of ClusterTech Limited, leads his company with the inquisitive spirit of a scientist and the application of high-performance computing technology to help corporations solve challenging obstacles such as managing massive amounts of data, large-scale calculation, in-depth analysis and artificial intelligence. Dr SUEN is an Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics of the Washington University, and an Honorary Professor of the Chinese University to Hong Kong.


Dr SUEN is committed to developing cutting-edge computing technology and has received prestigious accolades. As a researcher in theoretical physics, he got the 1995 Outstanding Young Researchers Award from the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers, recognising his contributions to the numerical study of general relativity and black holes physics. As an entrepreneur, he was awarded Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards 2017 Hong Kong by Enterprise Asia in 2017, the InnoStars Award 2019 by Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) and the IFTA Fintech Achievement Award 2019 - Iconic Star by The Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA), in recognition of his contributions to technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


Dr Paul SIN

Director – Technology & Transformation

New World Development Company Limited


Dr Paul SIN is now leading the group technology function of New World Development, a conglomerate covering property, retail, healthcare, infrastructure, etc. with 20+ years of IT management and consulting experience.  Prior to this role, Paul established the FinTech consulting practice and Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab in Deloitte.  Paul had also incubated and served as CEO and Executive Director of a FinTech startup before, as well as led the IT functions of different multinational financial institutes.

Ir LEE Che Kit

Chief Engineer/Digitisation and Technology,

Electrical and Mechanical Services Department



Ir LEE is a Chief Engineer of Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He has over 30 years of diversified professional engineering experience in project management, consultancy, maintenance management and safety advisory in the fields of electronics, IT and biomedical engineering. He is currently overseeing digital transformation in EMSD and supporting innovation and technology as well as smart city development initiatives in various government departments.


Ir Lee is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology,  Fellow Member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Full Member of the Hong Kong Computer Society, and a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council. Ir Lee is the current Chairman of the Electronics Division of the HKIE.

Ir Rex CHING Chit

Chief Technology Officer

Television Broadcasts Limited


Competencies and experience Mr CHING, aged 46, was appointed as Group Chief Technology Officer in September 2021 to lead the development and dissemination of technology across all business groups within TVB. He was also appointed as President of MyTV Super Group in January 2022 for overseeing the business, operations and technology development. Mr CHING also holds directorships in certain subsidiaries of the Company. He joined TVB as Head of Technical Engineering in October 2014. Before joining TVB, Ir CHING worked in PCCW Solution to lead the IT development for nowTV. He has 24 years of extensive experience in OTT, IT and Telecommunication industries. Ir CHING holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Master of Economics from The University of Hong Kong. He is also the Corporate Member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

Ir Simon Chi-Hung, LEUNG

Chief Engineer / Development (1)

Water Supplies Department


Ir LEUNG received his B.Sc. (Eng) in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 1989.  Later in 2000, he received his M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the same institution.  After graduation, he joined the Government of the Hong Kong SAR as Civil Engineering Graduate.  He obtained the professional qualification as members of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 1993 and 1994 respectively.  He then worked in Highways Department and undertook various different posts responsible for district administration and project management.  One of the projects that Ir LEUNG involved is the Stonecutters Bridge which is one of the cable-stayed bridges with the longest main spans in the world.  Ir LEUNG joined the Water Supplies Department (WSD) in 2018 and is currently the Chief Engineer heading the Development (1) Division responsibles for administering the Asset Management Section, the Planning Policy Section, the Training and Grade Management Section and the Water Loss Management Section.

Mr Kok Tin GAN

Partner in Pricewaterhouse Coopers



Kok-Tin is a Partner in PwC’s Cyber Security & Privacy practice with over 17 years of experience.  Kok Tin is also the founder of PwC’s Darklab, Hackaday and Hackbot. Kok Tin is currently the Vice Chairman of ITSMf HK Chapter and the member of security committee of Fintech Association of HK.


Kok-Tin’s key areas of expertise and experience include Cyber security strategy, framework, IT security framework (ISO27001, NIST, Multi Level Protection), application security (OWASP, OWASP Mobile) and data security (e.g., PCI DSS), secure development life cycle, DevSecOps, Cloud security, IT risk, security / technology architecture and white hat hacking. 


Kok-Tin has co-authored a number of cyber security and technology risk related guidelines for the Regulators in the Asia Pacific Region.


Kok-Tin has led ~300 small to large size of security assessment / transformation engagements and has worked across different continents including, Asia, America, Europe and Africa.

Kok Tin is a TED talk speaker and he also founded a company during his early days of his career.



8:30 am


9:00 am

Welcome Address

     Ir Wing-Ip HO

     Symposium Chairman

9:10 am

Opening Address

     Ir Dr Hon Wai-Kwok LO, GBS, MH, JP

     Symposium Advisor

9:20 am

Keynote Address

     Hon Mr Duncan CHIU

     Legislative Councilor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency, HKSARG

9:40 am

Presentation of Souvenirs to Speakers and Sponsors & Taking group photos

10:00 am

Cyber-security in a Quantum World

    Professor Hoi-Kwong LO

     Chair Professor of Physics

     The University of Hong Kong

10:25 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am

Implications of Central Bank Digital Currency

     Mr Esmond Kin-Ying LEE

     Chief Executive Officer

     Euroclear Bank Hong Kong Branch

11:10 am

Why We Age, and Why We Don’t Have to: Impact of AI in Longevity Medicine

     Dr Christine Yuan HUANG

     Technology Transfer Director

     Hong Kong Quantum AI Lab Ltd    

11:35 am

How High Performance Computing has changed our World - Smart Applications Around Us

     Dr Wai-Mo SUEN

     Chief Executive Officer

     Clustertech Limited

12:00 pm

Open Forum

     Ir Lap-Man CHOW

     Panel Advisor

12:30 pm


2:00 pm

Value-Driven Digital Transformation

     Dr Paul SIN

     Director – Technology & Transformation

     New World Development and Company Limited

2:25 pm

Digital Transformation for a Smart City

     Ir Che-Kit LEE

     Chief Engineer/Digitisation and Technology

     Electrical and Mechanical Services Department

     The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

2:50 pm

Challenges of Transforming Traditional Media to Digital Media

     Mr Rex Chit CHING

     Chief Technology Officer

     Television Broadcasts Limited

3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:35 pm

Digital Twin for Water Supply System

      Ir Simon Chi-Hung LEUNG

      Chief Engineer Development (1)

      Water Supplies Department, HKSARG

4:00 pm

Current Cybersecurity Trends with Real Life Cases and Data Security Regulation Trends in China

     Mr Kok-Tin GAN


     Pricewaterhouse Coopers

4:25 pm

Open Forum

     Ir Henry CHEUNG

     Panel Advisor

4:55 pm

Closing Remark

     Mr Jan CHIU

     Chairman of Symposium Organizing Committee


Symposium Advisor

Ir Dr Hon LO Wai Kwok, GBS, MH, JP

Chairman, The IET Hong Kong



Symposium Chairman



Panel Advisors









Vice Chairmen

Ms Joanne TSE

Ir Kelvin CHAN

Hon. Secretary



Hon. Treasurer






Technical Programme

Ir Albert LEUNG

Ir Eric CHAN


Ir Henry CHAN

Ir Johnny LEUNG


Ms Jenny LIN

Mr Martin LAM


Mr Samuel CHUNG






Ir Mackins HO

Mr Ben LAM


Ir Ivan CHIN




Mr Roy NG


Mr Vincent YUEN






Mr Vincent WAN

Ir Aldous LEUNG


Ir Chlorine TANG

Ir David CHENG


Ir Sally LEUNG

Mr Stephen KONG




Logistics Management

Ir Coleman TSE

Ir Jacqueline Lo


Ms Joanne TSE

Mr Harvey CHU


Mr Kenneth LAM

Ms Kitman CHEUNG



Mr Samuel CHU


Mr Stephen CHENG

Mr Walter NGAN


Mr Willian YIP





Website Administrator

Mr Vincent WAN

Ir Chlorine TANG