CloserStill Media Brings Global Women in Tech Initiative at HK Cloud Expo

CloserStill Media has officially announced the second installment of its Global Women in Tech Initiative at Cloud Expo Asia, which will be held in Hong Kong on May 18 and 19.

CloserStill Media, which hosts a total of 13 business technology trade shows over five different territories worldwide, said the Global Women in Tech Initiative provides a unique platform to promote equality and diversity through the stakeholders of its events, specifically giving female leaders in technology a voice.

“We are delighted to announce that we have successfully formed a global jet stream of female technology expertise, which began at our flagship events in London, and was a huge success,” the firm said in a statement.

Going forward, CloserStill Media said it will be hosting panel discussions between global women in technology and inviting young and inspiring women in technology from around the globe to learn from and join in the discussion.

The first installment of the Global Women in Tech Initiative was in London and it will be continued with another inspiring line up at the upcoming Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World, Hong Kong events, taking place on the 18 – 19 May 2016.

Meet the panellists:

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Susanna Shen, VP (IA) & Honorary Treasurer, HKCS and Head of Corporate IT, The Hong Kong and China Gas

Ms Susanna Shen has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology. Starting in IT after graduating from HK Polytechnic University in Computing Studies. She gained an Executive Masters of Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong in 2004.

She joined The HK and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) in 1988 and has held various management positions.

The IT team under Susanna’s leadership is responsible for providing corporate IT services and solutions to support the business mission of Towngas and its subsidiaries consisting of over 120 joint ventures covering 20 provinces and municipalities.

Emily Chan, Director of Women & Youth Programmes, HKCS and CTO, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Ms Emily Chan is responsible for driving WKCDA’s technology directions, guiding strategy planning, overseeing and monitoring the progress of IT initiatives implementation and ensuring their alignment with the business priorities in the WKCDA.

She was formerly the Director of Business Technology at the Hong Kong Disneyland where she led a motivated and business-oriented IT team that creates business value by leveraging technology as well as delivering optimal efficiencies and services.

She has more than 25 years of experience in IT, and her experience includes more than 15 years of progressively larger leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies.

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Nicole Wong, Director of Women & Youth Programmes, HKCS and Assistant Systems Manager – OGCIO, HKSARG

Miss Nicole Wong, a young ICT professional has joined HKSARG for five years and is now Assistant Systems Manager. Nicole obtained her master degree in Public Administration from The University of Hong Kong and a first class honors degree in BBA Information Systems from City University of Hong Kong.

After graduation, Nicole was employed by Hewlett-Packard HK SAR Limited (HP) as a Graduate Trainee. She then joined the HKSARG and worked in the Security Bureau for three and a half years. She is now serving in OGCIO. She is responsible for project management, IT strategy development and providing IT advice to internal users.

Dr. Edith Mok, Distinguished Fellow, HKCS

Dr. Edith Mok had many years of ICT experience, including 10 years of generic professional and social service with ICT/ICT-related/non- ICT sectors.

She was Pacific Area ITCS Director for The Dow Chemical Company, CIO of AT&T Asia Pacific; IT Service Director for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and Executive IT Director for the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 1980’s – 1997. She was hit by a major stroke and rehabilitated.

She obtained DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) from PolyU in 2003. Her research interests are organization development and learning. In 2009, she obtained MSocSc (Behavioral Health) from HKU.

To register for your FREE ticket to attend this panel discussion, plus access over 200 leading speakers in a multi-stream conference and 100 international vendors in a practical exhibition follow: www.cloudexpoasiahk.com/globalwomenintech

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