Mr Michael Law graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Civil Engineering. Since then, he has been working in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for various civil engineering projects, including the design and construction of To Kwa Wan Typhoon Shelter and the Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel, which is now under construction. He has also been substantially involved in information technology during his career. For example, he was the Chief Engineer/Smart Mobility of the Transport Department in 2018 responsible for intelligent transport systems. He is now Assistant Commissioner/Technical Services of the Transport Department responsible for delivery of various smart mobility initiatives.
Professor Anthony B. L. Cheung, GBS, JP, is currently the Research Chair Professor of Public Administration at the Education University of Hong Kong where he was President during 2008-12.
From July 2012 to June 2017, Professor Cheung was Secretary for Transport and Housing of the Hong Kong SAR Government and, in that capacity, Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, Chairman of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, Chairman of the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council as well as Board Member of the Hong Kong Airport Authority and Mass Transit Railway Corporation.
Professor Cheung has been active in public service and served as Non-Official Member of the Executive Council (2005-2012) and Chairman of the Consumer Council (2007-2012). Since stepping down from ministerial office, he has been appointed as Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, and Member of the Education Commission and University Grants Committee.
Mr. Kenneth Bell is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Tradeport Hong Kong, a premium-grade regional distribution centre situated at Hong Kong International Airport.
After graduating from the University of Hong Kong, Kenneth joined Jardine Matheson in 1992 as a Management Trainee and worked extensively in the Jardine Aviation Services Group of companies in aviation and airport ground handling operations. Before Tradeport, he worked at HK Air Cargo Terminals (HACTL), as Director, Service Delivery from 2006 overseeing the operations of a nearly-2,000 strong team servicing over 80 airlines. He then held the post of Managing Director of its logistics subsidiary, HACIS, before being transferred to Tradeport in October 2012.
Kenneth is also currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce’s Shipping and Transport Committee and a Vice-Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s Logistics Committee and also serves as an Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Logistics Management Staff Association. Outside of work, he enjoys sports, particularly football, running and hiking, reading, and travelling.
Micah Starkis is Director Open Data and Innovation at Transport for NSW where he has driven innovation as a new way of getting things done for almost a decade. Through a drive to enable anyone to access transport data and assets, a new generation customer products has lifted customer satisfaction and delivered better outcomes for customers. The Transport open Data Hub has been accessed now by over 8 billion times by a community of more than 42,000 users. Though a robust collaboration program, this community has applications used to date by more than 8 million customers. Micah’s career spans 20 years in leadership, innovation and transformation across transport, media and e-Health programs of national significance.
Dan Wong is an expert in the fields of digital transformation and product innovation – with over 20 years of experience in Greater China and Silicon Valley. Dan is currently GM of Global Innovation at MTR Corporation, where he and his team are tasked with building new businesses and enhancing the core business with technology and partnerships. MTR is one of the most respected transport operators in the world, with operations in Stockholm, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, and of course Hong Kong. MTR is at the nexus of “new mobility” (new modes of transport, O2O, urbanization, smart city, and public private partnerships). There are few companies with the unique expertise and resources to capture the emerging changes before us.
Stephane has assisted different companies to implement actionable Business Intelligence for 20 years in Luxury Retail, Home Appliance Retail and in Transportation industries.
He is now delivering value and innovation with his Research and Technology team for Thales Group in Hong Kong, and they are using this Big Data thingy that some talk about.
Married with two kids. Book lover that like to keep in touch with his tech side.
Traveler discovering different cultures that also like to stay at home playing board games with friends.
Stephane can’t be described so easily in few words but he will be happy to discuss with you so you can know more about him, and him about you.
Ben Hague is the Partnerships Principal leading Via’s on-demand transit business across Australia and New Zealand. Ben is responsible for establishing and growing mobility partnerships with private operators, governments, councils and transit operators who are interested in using modern technology to tackle transport challenges. Prior to Via, Ben managed the Transport for NSW On Demand program, a world leading program that saw 22 on demand pilots implemented in metro, rural and regional settings across NSW as well as the establishment of permanent on demand services. Ben was also a Manager with PwC, advising clients in both Australia and New Zealand. Ben received his MBA from Deakin University and holds Bachelors Degrees in Commerce and Law from Waikato University.
He now lives in Newcastle, Australia with his wife Sarah and four children.
Ms. Nora Tang is the General Manager of Octopus Technical Department who has since been involved in the delivery of projects and consultancy to overseas clients as well as the establishment of the quality system for Hong Kong technical services. Being the General Manager of Technical Department, Nora manages teams of IT professionals with extensive experience in electronic payment and ticketing systems to maintain and enhance the Octopus Clearing House System and other back office systems in Hong Kong, as well as bringing the Octopus’ unique technologies and operational experience to overseas clients in the other countries. Based on the successful experience in Hong Kong, the teams have been working with partners to design, develop, implement and roll-out ID-based and card-based ticketing schemes to countries and communities in Norther America, Europe, U.A.E and New Zealand.
Nora holds a postgraduate diploma in Business Administration from the University of Warwick, a master degree in Information Technology Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a master degree of Linguistics from the City University of Hong Kong.
Hans Voerknecht is Een Nieuwe Kijk (A New Perspective). Together with partners in consultancy, science and knowledge institutes Hans develops the method of A New Perspective On Accessibility. This New Perspective aims at assessing measures and investments in Daily Urban Systems from a broad welfare perspective. Economic, ecological and social (transport justice!) impact of interventions are taken into account equally. It aims at a paradigm shift from accommodating mobility towards guaranteeing an acceptable level of sustainable accessibility for all groups in society. In his view, investing in bicycling yields at least 4 times higher results in accessibility than investing in cars.
After his studies in econometrics he worked at several provinces as a policy advisor and for CROW as the international ambassador on cycling policy. He was the founding father of the Dutch Cycling Embassy. In this position he visited numerous countries exchanging knowledge on cycling policy.
His aim is to develop methods for assessing the enormous value of a cycle inclusive accessibility policy for all regions in the world, showing the contribution more cycling means for economy, sustainability, transport justicy, liveability, health and joy of living. Especially the amount of joy that cycling contributes to wellbeing of people can hardly be overestimated.
After working for consultancy (CE Delft and MOVE Mobility) he established a New Perspective.
A New Perspective shows the broad, integral maybe even holistic values of integrating cycling for society as a whole.
Ziad is the founder and COO of Padam Mobility specializing in product management, operations & business development. He graduated from the France’s highest-ranked science and engineering university Ecole Polytechnique with Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Ziad co-founded Padam to push further the boundaries of user experience, automation, and organization in public transport. Today, Ziad is particularly in charge of international expansion.
Mr. CHIU has been serving in the HKSAR Government mainly on central information technology (IT) infrastructures and services for over 25 years. He has led various government-wide IT initiatives, including standardisation and virtualisation of the OGCIO’s data centres, central secure messaging within the Government and establishment of the first government cloud platform. His current works mainly include providing data science advisory services and IT infrastructures for government departments in developing data-driven e-government services as well as facilitating them to open up data for public innovation and technological research.
Mr. CHIU was a winner of the Hong Kong Computer Society Outstanding ICT Awards (Project Management Category) in 2012.
Doris Wiederwald has been working on regional development and mobility for more than 20 years, with a special focus on sustainable mobility and mobility innovation in the last 10 years.
At AustriaTech she is in charge for urban mobility policy and the support of the Austrian mobility lab initiative in its implementation.
Daniela is Expert for Digital Infrastructures & Data at AustriaTech, the Austrian federal agency for technological measures.
Prior to her appointment as Expert of the federal agency, Daniela has gained extensive project management experience in urban development and real estate projects in China, Hong Kong, the Middle East and North Africa, until she joined academia in 2016. Daniela has conducted research in Oxford (UK) and focussed her work on the investigation of innovation processes of mobility systems. Furthermore, she engaged in research and teaching activities in the field of Smart City, Smart Mobility and Smart City Governance.
At AustriaTech Daniela is member of the Trends and Technology Team and engages in the optimisation of the ‘linking of services’ concept. She is also Project Manager of the LinkingAlps project, which is high profile project and develops novel technological approaches to establish a fully distributed route planning service throughout.