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Dr. Chun Por Wong, JP, Chief of Service (Integrated Medical Services), Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals

Dr. Chun Por Wong, JP, Chief of Service (Integrated Medical Services), Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals

Dr. Chun Por Wong, JP
Chief of Service (Integrated Medical Services)
Consultant & Head, Department of Geriatrics
Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals

Key Ideas

  1. Most of industry advancements rely on technologies.  In fact, the healthcare industry needs a big workforce to develop technology.  This generates tremendous potential for improvement and development in the healthcare industry.
     
  2. Students can get a sense of achievement through solving problems in engineering.  This is because the search for solutions, analysis of issues and decision-making are included in the study of engineering.  The discipline is suitable for students with an analytical mind.
     
  3. Today, there is a lack of middle level management personnel to manage technologies in the market.  SEEM can help to train up students to take up the middle management level work by providing appropriate courses that fit the needs of society.
Dr. Chun Por Wong

Profile of Dr. Chun Por Wong, JP

Dr. Wong is concurrently appointed as Chief of Integrated Medical Services & Consultant Geriatrician in-charge of Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals.  He has practiced geriatric medicine since 1981 and steered the development of geriatric services of Ruttonjee Hospital since 1992.  He has special interests in community geriatric services and neurological diseases in the elderly.  Dr. Wong is also the Service Director (Primary and Community Health Care) of the Hong Kong East Cluster of hospitals.  Since 1993, he has pioneered several community projects, including the Community Geriatric Assessment Teams, High Risk Elderly Database, Community Health Call Center, and the Hospital Admission Risk Reduction Program for the Elderly.

Dr. Wong has been council member of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hong Kong College of Physicians and Hong Kong Geriatrics Society, and has been very active in the education and accreditation of Geriatric Medical Training in Hong Kong.  He is a member of the Multidisciplinary Panel on Neuropathic Pain and Hong Kong Cardiovascular Task Force.  He has also a special interest in health informatics and is the chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics, President of the eHealth Consortium, and Past President of Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics.  He is editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics, Asia Pacific Electronic Journal of Health Informatics and Health Informatics Research.

Mr. Edwin Keh, CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Mr. Edwin Keh, CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Mr. Edwin Keh 
Chief Executive Officer 
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)

Key Ideas

  1. Engineers are in great demand and the engineering discipline provides the quantitative solutions to solve problems in our society.
     
  2. Engineering is a fundamental tool that allows us to solve problems.  It provides training that we need for the development of Hong Kong.
     
  3. SEEM has a more comprehensive view of the engineering problems.  It provides creative and innovative solutions for today’s complex society.
Mr. Edwin Keh

Profile of Mr. Edwin Keh

Mr. Keh has extensive experience in senior management roles in procurement, consumer and retail industries. He was the SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement.  Prior to that he was the Managing Director of Payless Shoesource International, Donna Karan International, and Country Road Australia.

He is a faculty member of the Operations and Information Management Department at the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania.

To recognise his contributions to the field of supply chain management, Mr. Keh was the 2011 recipient of the Production and Operations Management Society’s Excellence in Practice Award.

Mr. Keh graduated from Whittier College with a BA in Political Science, Sociology, and Urban Design.

Dr. Gang Yu Co-Founder and Chairman The Store Corporation

Dr. Gang Yu, Co-Founder and Chairman, The Store Corporation

Dr. Gang Yu
Co-Founder and Chairman 

The Store Corporation

Key Ideas

  1. Industrial and systems engineers are in great demand as they possess the skills to work on the real-world problems by cooperating with people from industries.
     
  2. Engineers are good at defining problems and figuring out the best solutions, which are practical and operational.
     
  3. Engineers with analytical skills, having a keen sense of application in practice and a clear goal of improving the real-world problems are in great demand.

Profile of Dr. Gang Yu

Dr. Gang Yu is the co-founder and Chairman of The Store Corporation.  Prior to his current position, he served as Vice President, Worldwide Procurement at Dell Inc. managing Dell’s over $18 billion procurement in Asia Pacific.  He was also appointed as Vice President of Worldwide Supply Chain Operations at Amazon.com.   He was the founder and former Chairman/CEO of CALEB Technologies Corporation (now a subsidiary of Accenture).

He has been the Jack G. Taylor Professor of Business at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin for fifteen years and published over 80 journal articles, three patents and four books.  He won the 2002 Franz Edelman Management Science Achievement Award from INFORMS and the 2003 Outstanding IIE Publication Award from the  Institute of Industrial Engineers, in addition to many other awards.

He received his MS from Cornell University and his PhD from the Wharton School of  Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Horace Chow, General Manager, Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Mr. Horace Chow, General Manager, Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Mr. Horace Chow
General Manager

Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Key Ideas

  1. The latest trend of IT development, including the cloud, social media and the Big Data, creates tremendous opportunities for engineers to change the lives of people.  Through the social media, engineering becomes more outreaching.
     
  2. No matter which subjects students are studying, passion and fun can help to override the hardship of the study.
     
  3. The SEEM programme can address the social needs of today and is applicable to the real world.
Mr. Horace Chow

Profile of Mr. Horace Chow

As General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong Limited, Mr. Horace Chow oversees the overall strategy and business operations in Hong Kong.  He leads an executive team responsible for Microsoft business, including key customer organizations, business, marketing groups and technical support and consultancy services.

Horace is a data management, business intelligence and enterprise mobility industry veteran.  Prior to the appointment as General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Database & Technology for SAP China.  In that role, Horace was responsible for the overall strategic development and business performance for all SAP database offerings, including engagement with customers and partners.

Prior to SAP, Horace was the Vice President for Asia Pacific and General Manager for North Asia region at Sybase, where he was responsible for financial performance and market leadership in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea markets. Before Sybase, Horace was a Manager in the IT Consulting Practice of KPMG Management Consulting.

Horace graduated in Computer Studies in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  He also holds an Honors degree in Computer Science from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Puneet Anand Managing Director Global Markets Risk Executive-Asia Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mr. Puneet Anand, Managing Director, Global Markets Risk Executive – Asia, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mr. Puneet Anand 
Managing Director 
Global Markets Risk Executive-Asia
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Key Ideas

  1. Engineering promotes the skills that are hugely demanded by a wide range of careers because engineering can provide analytical skills regarding how to use data intelligently.
     
  2. Engineering is challenging and difficult, but not harsh.  In fact, it is interesting and fun.  To succeed in their future careers, students should choose a subject of their liking and aptitude.
  3. The SEEM programme can equip students with the skills set that is relevant to our modern world, so it is perfect for students who want to pursue a career in the service or financial industry.

Profile of Mr. Puneet Anand

Mr. Puneet Anand was appointed Global Markets Risk Executive for Asia in May 2012, and is responsible for working with the various Global Markets businesses towards identification, navigation and management of Market and Counterparty risks.  He chairs the Asia New Product Review Committee and is a member of the Global Markets Leadership Committees in the region.  He also represents Bank of America at the Regional Head of Risk forum for foreign banks in Asia, and is a member of number of other management committees.

Puneet joined Bank of America in 1989 as a management trainee, and has since worked in the areas of Corporate Banking, Corporate Credit Risk, Financial Institutions Credit Risk, Credit Review, Counterparty & Issuer Risk, and Market Risk.  Puneet has over twenty years of banking experience, both in Lines of Business and in Risk.  His product experience spans trading businesses, capital markets, structured finance, wealth management products, real estate, project finance, working capital finance and, trade and payment products.  He has extensive experience across the different countries in Asia Pacific having risk managed the portfolios for all countries at some point in time.  

Puneet graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India where he majored in Computer Science & Engineering.  He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.

Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, CUHK