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Speaker Profiles

Julian Vella 

Julian is based in Hong Kong and is the Co-Head, China for KPMG’s Global Infrastructure Practice. Until recently he was also the Asia Pacific Regional Leader for 10 years and is a member of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure Board. Julian also previously developed and led KPMG Australia’s infrastructure practice and was a Board member of KPMG Australia for 6 years.

In his current role, Julian travels widely throughout Asia Pacific working with governments and the private sector to develop and advise on infrastructure programs, projects and assets. He is an active public speaker in international and Chinese forums on a range of topics around infrastructure, smart cities and city planning.

He has extensive experience as a lead adviser on a large range of commercial transactions, particularly in the transport and industrial markets sectors. Julian’s advice to Government organisations and corporations includes advice in respect of: infrastructure projects and financing (including Public Private Partnerships), privatisation, corporate strategy, corporate/debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, divestments, and business valuations.

Julian is currently leading the delivery of a major project to develop ways to facilitate greater application of commercial investment and financing to Chinese infrastructure projects in third country markets.

Michael Law

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.

Dr. Dorothy Chan

 Dr. Dorothy T.F. Chan is the Deputy Director, School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong and Head of Centre for Logistics & Transport; an Independent Non-Executive Director of MTR Corporation Limited and AMS Public Transport Holdings Limited.

Dr. Chan retired as the Deputy Commissioner for Transport of the HKSAR Government in 2002.  She was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star for meritorious service in transport.  She promotes the development of professionalism in transport through her involvement in the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).  She was the International President of the Institute (2013-2014).  Founded in 1919, the Institute is the leading global professional organization providing education, training and professional networking platform for members.  She is the Immediate Past Global Chairperson and Advisor of Women in Logistics and Transport in the Institute.

Dr. Chan is closely involved in training and professional development in the field of transport and public administration. She has been engaged in the education field and research topics on China and overseas transport projects. She is a Member of International Steering Group on Mega Projects of Bartlett School of Planning of University College London.  She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Institute for Public Administration.  She is also a council member of MTR Academy (HK) Company Limited and a Director of TWGHs E-Co Village Limited Board.

On public services, Dr. Chan is the Chairperson of Sustainable Agricultural Development Fund Advisory Committee. She was a Member of Advisory Council on Environment and the Chairperson of the Environmental Impact Assessment Sub-Committee (2007-2014). Dr. Chan was a Member of Social Welfare Advisory Committee (2009-2014).  She was also a Board Member and Finance & Administration Committee Chairperson of Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre Limited (LSCM) (2011 – 2018).

Stephane Duguet

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.

David Adelman

David Adelman is the Vice President of Global Partnerships at Via, where he is responsible for establishing innovative shared mobility partnerships around the world. Prior to Via, David led BD and M&A at Snagajob, and previously founded and led two tech startups. David received his MBA from the Wharton School, where he majored in Entrepreneurial Management. Before Wharton, David was an associate with Charlesbank Capital Partners and a management consultant with Bain & Company. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government, cum laude, from Harvard University, and grew up in Israel where he was the Israeli junior national golf champion. He now lives in Washington, DC with his wife Melissa and two little boys, Griffin and Archer.

Newton Ng

Newton Ng is the Head of Development of Citybus Limited and New World First Bus Services Limited.  He has been an assistant director in holding company’s office participated in aircraft leasing and logistic center projects.

He has over 10 years experience at senior management level in transportation. He covered various positions in business development, planning and operations.  He and his team brought the first next bus arrival time estimation system to Hong Kong.  His integral-designed intelligent system has won the Grand Award at Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013.

He has been a Member of the Transport Policy Committee in CILT HK. He holds EMBA and MSc in IT Management degrees.

Kenneth Bell

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.

Dr. Henry Wong

Dr. Henry Wong is currently the Transformation Lead – Engine 2 of MTR Corporation who leads the exploration and development of new business for the company, including smart city development as well as future mobility. Prior to his current position, he was the Head of Corporate Strategy of the Corporation, responsible for the review and formulation of business strategy and monitoring of strategy implementation for the group, review and monitoring of global and local mega-trends impacting the business and operation environments, as well as identifying and developing new and innovative business streams for the company. He also held various business and engineering management roles in MTR, including being the Executive Assistant to CEO and also taking the design and construction management positions for new railway projects.

Dr. Wong is a chartered civil engineer who possesses about 15 years of engineering experience in design and construction of infrastructure projects including railway such as the West Island Line and the Express Rail Link in Hong Kong, as well as research and development experience on civil engineering field.  Dr. Wong is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree on Civil Engineering.

Nora Tang

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.

Patrick Fung

Patrick Fung is the Chief Executive Officer of the Clean Air Network, a non-profit organisation that dedicates its focus to clean up the air in Hong Kong. Since 2016, Patrick led Clean Air Network to spearhead public engagement programme to arouse conversation and actions on improving walkability, transport management and zero emission mobility in Hong Kong. Under Patrick’s leadership, Clean Air Network has developed extensive collaboration with the air science, public health, urban planning professionals, and civil, international and business community.

Patrick has 10 years of experience at public / NGO sector. He currently serves in the steering committee of non-profit Walk DVRC, and was appointed by the HKSAR Government as expert member of the Air Quality Objectives Review Working Group during 2016-18.

James Ockenden

James Ockenden is founder and editor of Transit Jam, Hong Kong’s first and only registered newspaper dedicated to local sustainable transport, liveable streets and road safety.

James has worked in media for 25 years: he was a journalist and editor at leading energy and finance trade magazines, including Energy Risk and Risk in London and Asia Risk and Benchmark in Hong Kong.

Originally from Coventry in the UK, James moved to Hong Kong in 2005, where he built a successful corporate communications business, serving clients as diverse as Prudential, Veolia, Mercedes-Benz and SHISEIDO.

James has a degree in Natural Sciences from The University of Cambridge and a Masters in Corporate Environmental Governance from the University of Hong Kong. His Masters thesis examined the issues of critical sustainability in space tourism and was nominated for the Sir Arthur Clarke Award.

James has two daughters, aged 2 and 4, and since 2016 has worked as a “full-time dad”, scaling back other work to fit around family life.

Oren Tatcher

Oren Tatcher is Principal of OTC Limited, a Hong Kong-based firm specializing in the planning and design of airports, transportation terminals and urban mobility. After receiving his Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, in 1995, he joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), working first in New York and, from 2003, in Hong Kong and Shanghai, where he served as the urban design studio head.

Since founding OTC in 2007, the firm has worked on airport master plans and terminals, railway stations, marine transport terminals, intermodal stations, and urban mobility solutions around the world. Current projects include new airport terminals in Hong Kong, Mexico and Switzerland; prototypes and designs for next-generation transport hubs in Singapore; a bus terminus improvement project in Hong Kong; several large intermodal hubs in Mexico City, redeveloped as PPP projects; and a large carpark project in Bangkok.

Oren has also been working closely with international NGOs and development banks to promote best practice in sustainable transport development and transportation terminal planning. He is a frequent speaker at international symposiums on public transportation and transit-oriented urban development, where he emphasizes the importance of high-quality, people-oriented and efficient mobility systems and terminals, seamlessly integrated in the urban fabric, for the well-being of cities and their residents. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design and the American Institute of Architects.

Alok Jain

Alok is currently the Managing Director of Trans-consult. He is an international expert in public transport operations and management, with specialization in new technology, artificial intelligence, data analytics and clean fuel technologies. With 30 years of experience in the industry, Alok has worked with an array of international consultants and leading transport operators like MTR Corporation, Hong Kong and Kowloon Motor Bus, Hong Kong. He is an international expert trainer for the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and a Fellow of Civic Exchange, a Hong Kong based non-profit independent think tank. He regularly teaches at University of Hong Kong and serves as a Member in Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong. He has several publications to his credit, including contribution to a book on best practices in railways operations and management.

Alok is civil engineer and holds post-graduate degrees in transportation engineering and management.

Ibrahim Orhan Demir 

İbrahim Orhan Demir earned his B.Sc. Degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 1979. He obtained his M.Sc. degree from the Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Department of Architecture. Mr. Demir worked as a city planner, deputy manager and project manager at the Istanbul Grand Master Plan Bureau, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and STFA Engineering, between the years of 1983 and 1994. Since 1986, he has also been involved in urban and regional-level transportation projects such as transportation master plans; highway, tramway, light rail and subway systems’ demand analyses and feasibility studies for various cities and regions in Turkey, especially Istanbul. Mr. Demir has been a part-time lecturer at the Department of City and Regional Planning in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Faculty of Architecture since 1999, giving lectures and workshops on transportation planning. As of July 26, 2019, Mr. Demir was appointed as the Deputy-Secretary General of the IMM.

Ken Zita 

Ken Zita is a seasoned digital industry executive and management consultant who specializes in public policy, corporate strategy, and investment design.  He has led projects in over 50 countries for government, multilateral, corporate and financial clients and is widely regarded as a visionary on the strategic impacts of information infrastructure and services on national economic growth.

Ken is President of Network Dynamics Associates, a global advisory firm ( and has deep domain expertise in information infrastructure and services, policy, e-government applications, digital transformation, investment planning and PPPs.  He has a sophisticated ability to integrate organizational vision with technology innovation and reframe complex situations into clear, bankable opportunities.  He has recently developed smart city programs for Amman (Jordan), Davao City (Philippines) and Istanbul, Ankara and Gaziantep (Turkey).

Dr. Berto Lee

Dr Berto Lee is a Programme Manager with Civic Exchange (CEx), an independent Hong Kong public-policy think tank addressing environmental and development challenges in Hong Kong. Berto supports overall project management and research, including CEx’s current engagements on mobility. He spent 10 years in academia and has extensive experience in environmental and sustainability-related research, with particular foci on air quality, data statistics, and modelling. He partook in several cross-disciplinary field studies on vehicular emissions of gaseous and particulate pollutants, and has a keen interest in urban road- and rail transport, its infrastructure, and related developments. Berto holds an MPhil in Atmospheric Environmental Science and a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Enrico Durbano

Enrico Durbano is Eco-Counter General Manager. Eco-Counter is the world leader in cyclist and pedestrian counting technology with projects in more than 53 countries worldwide. He graduated in Italy as Forest Engineer in 2000. After some work experiences, he settled in France in 2003 and integrate Eco-Counter as first employee. Since then, his career has allowed him to develop project in a variety of cities, in Europe and Worlwide at any level, local, regional and national. His most valuable accomplishments has been to set the National standards in France for Bike Counting (more than 60 local authorities involved). He has extensive experience in project management, consulting and data analysis.

Over the last 3 years, Enrico Durbano covers the position of General Manager and lead the company with a strong vision of innovation in sustainable mobility.

Charlie Catlett 

Charlie Catlett is a senior research scientist at the Discovery Partners Institute of the University of Illinois and a senior computer scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. He also is a visiting senior fellow at the University of Chicago’s Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation. His current research focuses on urban data analytics, urban modeling, and the design and use of sensing and “AI-at-the-edge” computing technologies embedded in urban infrastructure and the environment. He was the principal investigator of the NSF-funded “Array of Things” (AoT), an experimental urban infrastructure to measure the city’s environment with sensors and embedded (“edge”), remotely programmable artificial intelligence hardware. He also is a co-principal investigator of the NSF-funded “SAGE: Software-Defined Sensor Network” project, a joint effort including Northwestern University, Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago, and others.

Catlett served as Argonne’s chief information officer from 2007-2010. Before joining UChicago and Argonne in 2000, he was Chief Technology Officer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From NCSA’s founding in 1985, he participated in the development of NSFNET, one of several early national networks that evolved into what we now experience as the Internet. During the exponential growth of the web following the release of NCSA’s Mosaic web browser, his team developed and supported NCSA’s scalable web server infrastructure.

Catlett founded the Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD), now part of the Mansueto Institute, at the University of Chicago in 2012. He was recognized as one of Chicago’s “Tech 50” technology leaders by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2014, and nationally as one of “25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” of 2016 by Government Technology magazine. He also is the recipient of the Argonne Board of Governors 2019 Distinguished Performance Award. Catlett is a computer engineering graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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