Innovation & Technology Committee

The Committee comprises Chamber IT senior members representing large corporates, e-businesses, telecommunications companies, a cross section of SME representatives and specialist support services groups such as legal and compliance, Human Resources and IT related consulting firms.

The Committee reviews development and Government policies that affect business in Hong Kong and the region and provide advice and information to the Chamber and input to Government as appropriate; reviews levels of ICT infrastructure, facilities, development and investment required for business growth in Hong Kong, in particular to maintain Hong Kong as a preferred world-class information technology/content and trading hub; assesses Hong Kong’s attractiveness and ability to grow key technology enabled businesses and services relationships in the region; and finally, educates the Chamber membership regarding the use of new and emerging business information, telecommunication and broadcasting technology products and services in Hong Kong.

Join the Committee

Philip McManusChairAlumni ServicesRead moreRead lessAs co-founder of artificial intelligence platform Human Managed, Phil spends most of his time working with business leaders across Asia to apply AI to decision making. Whether it’s in the realm of cybersecurity, risk, or digital growth his purpose is to empower responsible decision making through data and technology. Phil has deep roots in Hong Kong, having spent his entire life in the SAR. He has spent the past decade working with technology and business leaders across all parts of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Most recently he has set his focus on applying emerging technologies to help companies in this region meet their digital growth ambitions, while protecting their business.
Peter BullockVice ChairKing & Wood MallesonsRead moreRead lessPeter Bullock is a partner in the Hong Kong office of King & Wood Mallesons. Peter acts for major information technology and telecommunications brands and for investors in and users of TMT systems and services. He advises on regulatory areas such as cyber risks, data law, FinTech and the digital economy, as well as employment and competition law matters. He also has extensive experience in conducting litigation, arbitration, mediation and investigations. He is also an HKIAC Accredited Mediator.
Marketing, Communications & Corporate Relations ManagerKarrie LamRead moreRead lessKarrie is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and external communications of the British Chamber. This requires communicating effectively through the Chamber’s digital platforms and various publications that the Chamber compiles. Karrie is also responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relationships with Sterling members and looks after the Luxury & Retail, Innovation & Technology, Creative Industries and Marketing Committees. Karrie has over nine year’s experience in marketing, communications, fundraising, and donor relations in non-profit industries.
Alexandra GriersonMemberGammon ConstructionRead moreRead lessAlexandra is the Innovation Catalyst for Gammon Construction Ltd, helping to foster an innovative culture across the company. Working closely with Gammon’s Digital teams, she facilitates the Innovation Programme with initiatives such as innovation training and managing collaboration platforms. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2018, Alexandra worked as a project manager and senior consultant for an engineering consultancy, focusing on smart transport solutions and business development. She holds a Masters in Geography from the University of Cambridge and sits on both the Innovation & Technology and Future Leaders Committees for the British Chamber of Commerce HK.
Les HalesMemberCIO ConnectRead moreRead lessLes is the Managing Director of the Hong Kong office of CIO Connect, a London based firm that provides advisory and leadership development services to Chief Information Officers. He is also the current President of the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society. Les has over 30 years experience in IT leadership roles including IT research with Gartner in the Executive Program practice, Asia Pacific IT Director at DHL and Director of Customer Services at Unisys. Based in Hong Kong since 1984, Les is a regular contributor to IT and executive leadership media.
Kevin MooreMemberAgile8 Consulting LimitedRead moreRead lessKevin Moore is Chief Executive of Agile8 Consulting Limited, the developers and owners of COOLNOMIX® and related innovative energy-saving and IT technologies. Prior to founding Agile8 in 2005 Kevin was a Managing Consultant with PA Consulting Group, where he specialised in delivering large IT and business process transformation programmes in Europe, the USA and across Asia Pacific. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer. Kevin’s earlier experience was in the oil industry with a major multinational where he spent 17 years in a number of senior management positions in oil, exploration, chemicals, engineering and IT business areas. Kevin is Secretary and a founding member of the British Chamber of Commerce IT Committee in Hong Kong.
Iain ReedMemberEFARead moreRead lessOriginally from the UK, Iain has lived in in several regions of the Asia Pacific since 1989 including Thailand, Indonesia, India, Singapore and now Hong Kong. After graduating from Cambridge University he immediately set up his first Company, trading consumer goods between Indonesia and the UK. He then spent 10 years as an investment analyst for Barclays De Zoete & Wedd, Société Générale, and CLSA before leaving to found EFA in 2003, of which he is now Chairman. Iain’s role as Chairman includes acting as a brand ambassador, overseeing the financial and legal functions as well as the Consulting Services division, and business development for the group. He is currently working to diversify the group’s product range, focusing on EFAdrin. He is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, sitting on the Financial Markets, IT and SME committees and the Vice Chairman of the Angel Committee, a programme which connects entrepreneurs with angel investors in Hong Kong. He is also the founding President of TiE Hong Kong, the local chapter of TiE, which is a global non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, education and networking. Iain is an active member of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hong Kong and the Asian region and is an angel investor.
Stephanie LiMemberBritish Consulate-GeneralRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Karen KoMemberICAEWRead moreRead lessKaren is the Partner heading up IBM HK Business Transformation Consulting Practice. She leads a team of over 100 consultants in 5 pillars including Finance and supply chain transformation, Strategy and operations, Talent transformation, Customer transformation and Data & technology. Acting as strategic partners with clients to drive innovations in ways of working/ business models with the use of core ERP systems, AI, automation, IoT, data analytics and blockchain. She was previously a Partner with EY leading Strategy & Operations Advisory, with years of professional advisory experience in New York, London and APAC. Karen also part of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) Hong Kong Committee and as the Co-Chair of ICAEW Younger Members Committee
Jonathan VooMemberMayer BrownRead moreRead lessJonathan Voo is the Senior Manager of Innovation at Mayer Brown, having moved from London in 2015. He previously worked at Baker McKenzie as a Legal Project Manager, overseeing global transactions, and played a pivotal role in establishing their Innovation Taskforce in APAC. He has also held positions as a Systems Accountant in other major law firms in London. His passion for his current role stems from a deep belief in the transformative power of innovation in the legal industry. Jonathan firmly believes that combining legal expertise with cutting-edge technology can unlock tremendous possibilities, enabling professionals to advance in their careers while helping law firms adapt to evolving client needs. By harnessing the power of innovation, Jonathan is dedicated to providing exceptional value to clients while upholding the highest standards of legal excellence.
Andre BlumbergMemberCLPRead moreRead lessAndre Blumberg is responsible for IT strategy and direction of CLP Group including technology standards, policies and IT commercial agreements. He also provides vision and leadership across CLP in the development and implementation of viable and sustainable technology and business solutions. Mr. Blumberg leads and strategically manages the IT functions for CLP Power Hong Kong and ensures optimisation of the IT investments, IT governance and integrity, regulatory and internal control compliance and development and delivery of IT infrastructure as well as operations and services. Mr. Blumberg joined CLP in 2001 and has held various senior positions within Group IT.
Jing LeiMemberPALO ITRead moreRead lessMy passion lies in connecting people, cultures and opportunities. Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to conduct 100+ business development and event projects across France, Hong Kong and Mainland China. As a global citizen, my goals at PALO IT are to help both individuals and organisations evolve and embrace new technologies, and use business as a force for the greater good.
Cindy NgMemberHACTLRead moreRead lessCindy Ng was appointed Executive Director of Hactl in January 2014. Prior to the appointment, she served as General Manager of Information Services in Hactl. Cindy has over 20 years solid IT experience in the air cargo industry. Working in Hactl, Cindy has participated in a range of key projects such as terminal automations of Kai Tak and SuperTerminal 1, and the development of the award-winning COSAC-Plus cargo management system. As the head of IT, Cindy is responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of the IT services in Hactl. Cindy obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from University of Toronto, Canada and her MBA Degree from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
Joyce ChanMemberClyde & CoRead moreRead lessJoyce advises financial services institutions and intermediaries on a broad range of corporate, regulatory and compliance matters which includes mergers & acquisitions, joint venture, reorganisation work, assets sale and purchase, establishment of distribution infrastructure structure and digital platforms, green field licensing, authorisation of financial products and establishment of compliance programs. Joyce also advises non-bank Fintech service providers, such as e-payment service providers, aggregators, money service operators on market entries, licensing of regulated activities and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Joyce has spent over 20 years in the area of insurance, both in private practice and as in-house counsel, leading the legal teams at two multinational insurers in Hong Kong. In its category covering "Insurance: Non Contentious – China (International Firms)," Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 recognises Joyce as a leading lawyer and states: "According to one source, Joyce Chan, 'is very attuned to the Hong Kong environment; she knows the players, the regulators and what the issues are.' She also receives praise for her 'good-quality, succinct advice.
Chris BarfordMemberEYRead moreRead lessChris is a Partner in EY’s Data and Analytics practice leading the Financial Services team in Hong Kong SAR, having moved from EY London in 2016. His client focused team covers all aspects of data and analytics and his purpose is to build powerful analytics platforms that enable customer insights, regulatory risk management, advanced data science and machine learning. His financial services experience has encompassed all types of providers – from universal banks, insurers, regulators, asset servicers, retail banks and investment banking, with sizes ranging from new start-ups to the largest global multi-nationals. Chris is also involved in the FinTech Association of Hong Kong as a co-chair of the AI & Big Data Committee.
James KimMemberAccentureRead moreRead lessI am passionate about technology, innovation, new and disruptive business models and the application of these elements in ultimately achieving business success. I currently apply these passions in leading Accenture's Software & Platforms Industry in Asia Pacific, overseeing Accenture’s business with Asia's leading internet and technology companies, as well as in advising and collaborating with early stage tech start-ups. With over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles within Accenture, I've had the privilege of travelling the world and working with industry leading companies across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and am currently based in Hong Kong.
Carolyn BiggMemberDLA PiperRead moreRead lessCarolyn Bigg is an experienced technology and communications lawyer, with a particular focus on data protection, data retention and data security law across the Asia Pacific region. Carolyn regularly advises businesses on the best practice approach to regional and international data privacy compliance, as well as co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional data privacy projects. She also advises on all forms of technology and communications contracts, and has significant experience in complex outsourcing projects, systems supply and integration agreements and e-commerce, acting for both users and suppliers in the technology, telecommunications, banking, insurance and other sectors, as well as on related regulatory issues. Carolyn has been involved in a wide variety of general commercial projects, including joint ventures, agency, distribution, licensing and franchising arrangements. She has industry and in-house experience from client secondments to an international telecoms operator, a US software house, a forensic service provider and a global insurer.
Ricky TsuiMemberArupRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Kevin WongMemberBritish Standards Institution Read moreRead lessKevin Wong, Sector Development Director, Built Environment, BSI APAC. Kevin is an active leader in built environment sector, working with global brands, governments, Universities and industry associations partners to bring their requirements into acceptable market compliance with Regulatory and Performance requirements. Kevin is a Hong Kong citizen, currently the Sector Development Director of Asia Pacific region for BSI Group covering Australia/New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Hong Kong. He has Civil and Structural Engineering Degree and Master Degree in Information Technology, with 20 years work experience in the International Standards, construction design management and construction products sector.
Tommy FungMemberStandard CharteredRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Charlie NixonMemberGLGRead moreRead lessBio Pending


Dheeraj KaulMemberBTRead moreRead lessDheeraj Kaul is currently heading the AMEA ( Asia, Middle East & Africa) region in BT for their Unified communications Solutions. Dheeraj Kaul has been with BT for more than 2 years and prior to that was working with TATA Communications where he was leading their UC practise for APAC. Prior to coming to Hong Kong, Dheeraj Kaul was based in India and hasworked with organisations like TATA, Ericsson & Siemens.
William HahnMemberGXS PartnersRead moreRead lessWilliam is a director at GXS Partners, a Hong Kong-based independent management consultancy. Passionate about technology, innovation and disruptive business models, William has worked with clients across Asia Pacific – including mainland China – for over 10 years to realise their ambitions. Prior to joining GXS Partners, he was a director at a multinational risk and investigations consultancy.


Andrew GreenMemberJLLRead moreRead lessBio Pending
James O'CallaghanMemberKPMGRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Roy ChanMemberPwCRead moreRead lessRoy Chan is a Partner leading the Infrastructure Economic Practice in PwC Hong Kong. He has over 15 years of experience specialising in market positioning analysis, economic impact assessment, and financial viability assessment. Roy has advised both public and private sector clients on a wide range of infrastructure and innovation and technology (I&T) development projects including large-scale development projects, science parks & industrial estates, transportation facilities, and tourism and commercial facilities. Roy is very familiar with the development of the I&T industry in Hong Kong. Currently, he is advising the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Corporation (HKSTPC) on its development strategy and implementation approach of digital infrastructure in Hong Kong. In addition, he has extensive knowledge and expertise in the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy (NMDS) and has provided his recommendation to the Hong Kong Government and other public organisations on their positioning and development strategies on the Northern Metropolis. Recently, Roy has been invited to various seminars to provide his insights on I&T and industry development under NMDS to both public and private sectors, including CEDD, PlanD, PICO, ITC, HKSTPC, Cyberport, HKPC, HKGCC, HKiNED, MTR, the CPA Australia, etc. He is also a co-author of the “Shenzhen and Hong Kong - Agglomeration of Strengths for Mutual Development" with China Development Research Foundation under the State Council to recommend the optimal industry mix for NMDS. Prior to joining PwC, Roy was a Senior Economist in the Financial Secretary’s Office of the HKSAR Government. He led many of the economic assessment works in the Government to evaluate the land supply, science park, I&T, tourism, real estate, and infrastructure projects from a Government perspective, including but not limited to SPX1 and InnoCell at HKSTP, and Advanced Manufacturing Centre and DT Hub at IEs. Roy holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Jennifer WuMemberPinsent MasonsRead moreRead lessJennifer Wu is a Senior Commercial and Tech Disputes lawyer. She manages and leads the Hong Kong TMT and Data Team at Pinsent Masons. She has a particular focus on cross border cyber, tech and data related issues, protecting systems, software and information held online for businesses. She has acted as the lead advisor for many trusted international and local clients and has been commended for her strategic advice in Court litigation, International Arbitration and data governance on complex projects and cross-border matters in jurisdictions, including USA, Europe, England & Wales, China, Singapore, South Korea and India. Outside of her work, Jennifer champions equality and is part of 2 diversity and inclusion groups in Hong Kong, Women in Law Hong Kong and CIArb East Asia Branch. She is also the current co-chair of CIArb East Asia Branch’s Young Members Group and a HK45 Committee Member. For further details, please see
Ted ChwuMemberBird & BirdRead moreRead lessI'm managing partner for Bird & Bird’s China operations, and I am also a co-head of our international technology and communications practice, covering over 300 lawyers over our global footprint. My main practice is as an intellectual property lawyer focusing on complex cross-border IP litigation across Asia Pacific, particularly Mainland China. In recent years, I have been increasingly advising on regulatory and commercial issues in relation to cross-border investment and expansion of projects in the Internet and mobile economies. More recently I’ve supported fintech clients on commercial issues in Mainland China and Hong Kong including on establishing new NFT platforms for trading and establishing new IP rights. My background in prosecuting IP rights as a patent and trade mark attorney enables me to offer a holistic perspective in international IP litigation, where I specialise in consumer electronics, software and mechanical and materials technology. I have advised on disputes involving embedded software copyright, materials technology, aerospace, semiconductors, chemical and refrigerant technology, LEDs and consumer electronics. I also advise on IP-related competition issues. In recent years, I have managed teams of lawyers across China, India, Japan and South Korea in high value patent infringement and invalidation actions. Before joining Bird & Bird in Hong Kong, I practiced in London for several years advising clients on global IP protection strategies including drafting and prosecuting patent applications and oppositions before the UK Patent Office (The Intellectual Property Office), the European Patent Office and globally via the PCT system. I am a member of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Patents and a committee member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, through which I advocate on issues important to IP rights holders across Asia. I regularly contribute to IP publications and I am fluent in English and Mandarin.
Paul SommerinMemberCAPCORead moreRead lessPaul leads Capco’s Asia Pacific Digital, Data and Technology Business and is also a client partner for a number Capco largest clients and is based in Hong Kong. Prior to Capco Paul spent 8 years in Dubai and during this time led some of the largest transformations across the Middle East and Africa, including working with the Central Banks in Egypt and Pakistan on modernization of the country’s financial markets. He has worked with some of the largest Banks on their Innovation, Fintech and Technology agenda’s. He also helped create the technology platform for the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia, and Paul was the Global Client Service Partner for ENBD, where he is responsible for managing the entire global relationship.
Raymond WongMemberSeyfarth ShawRead moreRead lessBio Pending