Date: 2 Nov 4.00-5.00
With the increasing incorporation of technology in all industries and business, the leadership and management style has also changed. Leadership today is seen to be a social phenomenon, meaning it’s not about management, but both factors are important for success.
Our panel discusses the use of technology in different industries and the leadership and management skills required for success in the digital era.
Dr Alan Miller, CEng, CMgr FCMI SMIEEE MIET
Dr. Miller is a board executive and consultant with more than 25 years international experience in technology, engineering, strategy, and large complex project execution. He has served in senior executive capacity across the private sector and consults at board and high decision-making government level. Having worked on projects in more than 70 countries, Dr. Miller has led teams ranging from several specialists to more than 500 contractors on projects ranging from small to over several billion in value for a diverse range of clients.
Dr. Miller also serves as a consultant to private office investment across a range of technical arenas, and acts as an invited speaker at various professional events.
Dr. Miller trained as an electrical and electronics engineer at Heriot Watt University Scotland, as a computer software engineer at Stirling University and was awarded his PhD in Biomedical/Medical Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
1. Dr Paulina Chan CMgr CCMI SMIEEE
Dr Paulina Chan CMgr CCMI is a global citizen. Her expertise is innovative technology business development and cross-disciplinary collaborations. She is a strong advocator of STEM & M(Management), in particular for young professionals and women.
Paulina received PhD, DIC in EEE specialising in Communications at Imperial College London, MSc (Business) at Birkbeck College, University of London, and PhD (honoris causa) International Open University – WHO/UNICEF Alma-Alta Declaration.
She is Principal and CEO of Global Mutual Innovation Consortium, a think-tank in multiple countries. Her career includes Managing Directors and expatriates of AT&T/Lucent Technologies in the US, Asia/Pacific Region, and the EU; Project Director of Exxon/Mobil Corporation Headquarters, New York NY; China Regional General Manager and expatriate of ICO Global Communications London and Beijing; and Senior Adviser of the EU for Hungary.
Paulina is also Member & Geographic Activities Representative on Diversity and Inclusion Committee of IEEE Board of Directors; Chair, IEEE Public Visibility Committee; former Chair, IEEE Hong Kong; Former Ambassador of Imperial College London; and Champion, Imperial College Mentoring Programme.
2. Mr Justin Leung
Justin is an entrepreneurial leader and senior executive with extensive experiences in management consulting, financial advisory, startup practice development and business development. He has held senior positions at YCP, McKinsey, Booz Allen Hamilton, KPMG, HP and Chase.com.
Justin received his BSc (Eng), ACGI in Computing Science from Imperial College and MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University. He has also taken a mini-MBA program and the Sloan Managing Technology Program at McKinsey & Co.
3. Mr Derek Choi MCMI
Derek is Director and Senior Advisor at Pathleader Education Consultants, a registered private K-12 institution in Hong Kong with working partnerships with schools in UK, US, Canada and HK and relocation agents in China. He manages a team of 10 teachers and consultants in helping families and students plan their education path. Prior to his current role, Derek founded his first private tuition company in 2013, with an aim to help students learn to learn through innovative and connective teaching methods and more systematic teaching materials. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, he was one of the first educators in Hong Kong to facilitate online learning.
He is an advocate of lifelong learning. Having graduated from the London School of Economics, he is now pursuing a Masters degree in Teacher Education at the University of Oxford.
Among his many voluntary positions, Derek is also the Technology Engagement Member of the LSE Alumni Association Executive Committee, the Vice-chairman of the Friends of LSE in Hong Kong and a founding member of the London Ball Foundation.
4. Ernest Yuen FCMI
Ernest Yuen FCMI is a Solicitor with over 30 years of experience in the legal profession, and is currently a Partner in Messrs. Yuen & Partners, with his major areas of practice being Civil Litigation, Commercial Law & Litigation, and Conveyancing.
Ernest has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Toronto in Canada and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the China University of Political Science and Law. Currently the Chairman of Kowloon Chamber of Commerce, and Vice President & Legal Consultant of The Yuen Clansmen’s Association, Ernest is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Eggriculture Foods Limited and China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited.
Ernest is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and joined the CMI Hong Kong Regional Board in September 2021.