Guest of Honor

Chief Guest of Honor

Mr. Anand Chandrasekher
most recently President of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Qualcomm, Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Intel (USA)
Mr. Anand Chandrasekher

Chandrasekher is a seasoned global operating and management executive with a track record for delivering innovation. He is recognized as a visionary with the ability to create and exploit disruptions in the marketplace. During his 24 year tenure at Intel Corporation, Chandrasekher held a variety of roles including head of Intel’s mobile business, server and workstation business, global sales organization; and, global marketing. His last assignment at Intel was the Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Most recently, he was President of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. and Vice Chairman of Huaxintong Semiconductor, Inc. (China), and, was in charge of the Qualcomm Centriq™ processor family. He is known for his pioneering efforts on the Intel Centrino™ and Atom™ platforms which helped usher in the modern era of mobility; and, for his work on Qualcomm’s Centriq™ARM servers. Chandrasekher is presently working on a startup that is in stealth mode.

Chandrasekher received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Cornell University, his Master’s in Operations Research from Cornell University; and, his MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Chandrasekher is a founding board member on Cornell’s College of Computing and Information Sciences; a member of Cornell’s Trustee Council; and, a charter member at The Indus Entrepreneurs. Chandrasekher was named CRN’s “Innovator of the year” in 2004 for his work on the Intel Centrino™ platform; and, was nominated to be one of the “Top 25 CMO’s” in 2014 by Forbes. He is cited in Steve Hamm’s book “The race for perfect”; and, in Judy Estrin’s book “Closing the innovation gap”. Chandrasekher has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley Haas School of Business.

He lives with his wife and two children in Saratoga, CA.

Principal Guest of Honor

In alphabetical Order of the Last Name
Mr. Bryan Che
Chief Strategy Officer, Huawei
Mr. Bryan Che

Bryan Che is Chief Strategy Officer at Huawei. There, he leads Huawei’s vision and strategy across its overall businesses and portfolio, which spans mobile and consumer electronics, telecommunications, enterprise IT, and cloud.

Bryan has tremendous experience building new enterprise businesses and open source technologies. Prior to joining Huawei in China, Bryan spent over 15 years at Red Hat in the US, where he was the general manager of their cloud business and also led overall product strategy across the company. As an American expat employed in China who has traveled 3 million miles to over 40 countries, Bryan has worked extensively with many customers and partners around the world.

Bryan graduated with his Bachelors and Masters degrees in computer science from MIT.

Ir Dr Raymond Ho Chung-tai, SBS, S. B. St. J., JP
Chairman of Dashun Foundation
Chairman of SCUD Group Limited (HKEX: 01399)
Dr Raymond Ho

Dr Raymond Ho is the Chairman of Dashun Foundation, Founding Chairman of Belt & Road Global Development Alliance, Chairman of Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Plant, LingAo Nuclear Plant Safety Consultative Committee and Professional Advisor to The Ombudsman of HKSAR, Chairman of Association of Engineering Professionals in Society, President of Greater Bay Area Myanmar General Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Ho has 55 years of experience in the fields of civil, structural, environmental and geotechnical engineering and has directly managed numerous mega-sized infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and in the U.K. He is a former Member of Legislative Council of the HKSAR Government (1996 – 2012), Hong Kong Deputy to the 10th and 11th National People's Congress of the PRC, Past President of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. While representing the Engineering Functional Constituency in the Legislative Council, he was Chairman of the Public Works Subcommittee and Chairman of the Subcommittee responsible for investigating the Lehman Brothers Minibond Saga and other investigations under Legislative Council (Power and Privileges) Ordinance, like New Airport chaos and short pile problems.

Dr Ho was Founding Council Chairman of the Hong Kong City University, Chairman of the Technology Committee and Member of Industry and Technology Development Council promoting automation, Chairman of Transport Advisory Committee, Member of the former Basic Law Consultative Committee, Hong Kong Affairs Advisor, Board Member of the Hong Kong Airport Authority, Chairman of the Infrastructure Development Services Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and so on.

He is also serving as Chairman and Non-executive Director of SCUD Group Limited (HKEX: 01399) and Independent Non-executive Director of several companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of HKSAR.

Dr. Raj Jain
Barbara J. and Jerome R. Cox, Jr., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University
Dr. Raj Jain

Raj Jain is currently the Barbara J. and Jerome R. Cox, Jr., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Jain is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of AAAS, a recipient of 2018 James B. Eads Award from St. Louis Academy of Science, 2017 ACM SIGCOMM Life-Time Achievement Award, 2015 A.A. Michelson Award from Computer Measurement Group and ranks among the Most Cited Authors in Computer Science. Previously, he was one of the Co-founders of Nayna Networks, Inc - a next generation telecommunications systems company in San Jose, CA. He was a Senior Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation in Littleton, Mass and then a professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

He is the author of ``Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis,'' which won the 1991 ``Best-Advanced How-to Book, Systems'' award from Computer Press Association.

Prof. Jain has 14 patents, and has written 17 book chapters, 79+ journal and magazine papers and 122+ conference papers. His papers have been widely referenced and he is known for his research on congestion control and avoidance, traffic modeling, performance analysis, and error analysis. Google Scholar lists over 25,200+ citations to his publications. He is a co-inventor of the DECbit scheme, which has been implemented in various forms in DECnet, OSI, Frame Relay, and ATM Networks. His team has developed several switch algorithms for explicit rate-based congestion avoidance in ATM networks.

He received his BE in Electrical Engineering from A.P.S. University and MS in Computer Science from India Institute of Technology and his PhD in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science from Harvard University.

Dr. George Lam
Chairman of Cyberport Management
Dr. George Lam

Dr. Lam is also Non-Executive Chairman – Hong Kong and ASEAN Region and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia, having served earlier as a General Manager of Hongkong Telecom, Vice President and Managing Partner – Greater China of the international management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, President & CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Chia Tai Enterprises International Limited (now C.P. Lotus Corporation) of multinational conglomerate CP Group, Vice Chairman and COO of Investment Banking Division of BOC International Holdings (the international investment banking arm of the Bank of China group), Executive Director of Singapore Technologies Telemedia (a member of Temasek Holdings), and Chairman – Hong Kong / Vietnam / Cambodia / Laos / Myanmar / Thailand and Senior Adviser – Asia of Macquarie Capital.

Dr. Lam is a member of the Hong Kong SAR Government Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-Industrialization, the Council on Professional Conduct in Education, the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, the Court of the City University of Hong Kong and Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Business Advisory Council and Chairman of its Task Force on Banking and Finance, Chairman of the Permanent Commission on Economic and Financial Issues of World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME), Honorary Chairman – Asia Pacific of CMA Australia, Chairman of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong and President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation. Earlier he also served as a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit, and a member of the Task Force on Industry Facilitation under the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, the Assessment Panel of the Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme under the Innovation and Technology Fund, the New Business Committee of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and the Legal Aid Services Council.

Mr. Vincent Lee
Chairman of Tung Tai Group of Companies
Mr. Vincent Lee

Mr. Vincent Marshall LEE Kwan Ho, Deputy of the National People’s Congress of PRC, BBS, Officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium). He is the chairman of Tung Tai Group of Companies. Mr. Lee was an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (0388) between 2000 and April 2017. He is an independent non-executive director of the Guangdong Land Holdings Ltd (0124) since 2009 and was a non-executive director of LT Commercial Real Estate Limited (0112) between March 2013 and June 2017. Mr. Lee has over thirty years of experience in the securities and futures industry and has extensive experience in banking, corporate finance and investment. He worked for Coopers and Lybrand, Los Angeles & Boston from 1978 to 1981, and for HSBC group, Hong Kong & Vancouver from 1981 to 1990.

Mr. Lee is a non-official member of Financial Services Development Council. He has been elected consecutively as a member of the Election Committee of the HKSAR since 2002. He is the chairman of the Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee and the chairman of Correctional Services Children’s Education Trust Investment Advisory Board. He was also a part-time member of Central Policy Unit of the Government of the HKSAR from 2007 to 2008, a member of Academic and Accreditation Advisory Committee of Securities and Futures Commission from 2002 to 2006, a member of Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal from 2003 to 2009, and the chairman of the Institute of Securities Dealers Limited from 2005 to 2009.

Mr. Lee is a member of the Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the Chairman of Leo Tung Hai Lee and Vincent Lee Foundation Ltd since 2008. He is a Founding Member of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, and had been the Chairman of School Management Council from 2006 to 2008.

Mr. Lee graduated Magna Cum Laude in Accounting and International Finance from the University of Southern California, USA and received a Master of Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London, UK. He is a certified public accountant in State of California, USA and fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Wong Ming Yam
Board Chairman of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
Mr. Wong Ming Yam

He also chairs the Board of InnoLink Investments Limited and serves as a Director or Non-Executive Director for a number of technology companies. Previously, he had been the Chief Executive Officer of Elec & Eltek Display Technology Limited and Senior Vice President of Royal Philips Electronics.

Mr. Wong is currently the Honorary Chairman of both Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association, and Hong Kong Critical Components Manufacturers Association. Passionate about developing innovation and technology as well as serving the community, Mr. Wong has been associated with several Government Boards and Committees over 35 years. He was a member of Innovation and Technology Fund Vetting Committee as well as the Assessment Panel of Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme (SERAP) of Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), HKSAR Government. He was also the Council Member & Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Productivity Council, a Director of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, and an ex-officio member of the Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government.

At present, Mr. Wong continues to contribute in a number of public service roles linked with Government’s Innovation and Technology initiatives. He serves as a member of Enterprise Support Scheme Assessment Panel under the Innovation and Technology Fund; the Chairman of the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee, CreateHK, and an ex-officio member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation of the HKSAR Government.