EEE alumni and distinguished guests speak on Engineering Entrepreneurship – The Importance of Being Entrepreneurial
Date:
15 Apr, 2016 (Fri)
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location:
Lecture Theatre A, Chow Yei Ching Building

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Speaker

Mr. Philip Leung
Mr. John Miers
Mr. Cheuk-Fei Man

Abstract

The panel consists of accomplished entrepreneurs who have developed insights over Many years of working in a rapidly changing world. Business success often hinges on the ability to envision changes, and harness such changes to create competitive differentiation or strategic advantage. In particular, the technology business is driving changes which are as disruptive as they are rapid.

In this panel the speakers will share the art and science of business leadership, and will deliver entrepreneurial wisdom and inspiration, applicable in start-ups as well as in established companies.

In addition, the panel will share observations about visionary business titans, and examine the traits and behaviour patterns which made them highly effective leaders over long periods of time.

 

Registration:

There will be 20 seats available for EEE alumni to join the event. Interested alumni please register by 11 Apr 2016  14 Apr 2016 at: https://www.eee.hku.hk/online_reg/AlumniGathering20160415/register.htm. Seat is on first-come-first-serve basis. Refreshment will be provided outside Chow Yei Ching (CYC) Building Theater A from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. For enquiry, please feel free to contact Mr. W.K. Lee (email: wklee@eee.hku.hk) and Dr. YC Wu (email: ycwu@eee.hku.hk).

 

Biographies of speakers:

Philip_LeungMr. Philip Leung
President, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Mr. Philip Leung is an executive in technology and international market entry. He is President of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He is also advisor at Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon-Valley firm, and Sancus Technology Partners, a firm investing in global technology opportunities; and Founding President PRD Chapter at AAMA, Silicon Valley’s largest organization for Asian-American high-tech professionals. He is a frequent speaker and thought leader on driving social and economic progress through innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

Mr. Leung worked as CEO or founder at various companies such as Commence Technology Partners, Compaq Computer (East Asia), SGI (Asia), Chinese Books Cyberstore, Vtech (USA) and AMD (Taiwan). He founded the China Affairs Group at AmCham, where he created a highly successful annual China Conference for an international business audience, and a Briefing Program serving Chinese companies expanding globally.

He holds an MBA from Harvard University, and a BSc in engineering from HKU.  He has lived in various cities in Asia and the US, including 12 years in Silicon Valley.

 

John_MilersMr. John Miers 
Black Isle Group

Throughout a varied and challenging career in the Royal Navy, in which he rose to submarine command, John developed an incredible understanding of human communication.

Frequently a Royal Navy media spokesman and having been part of the production team during a major TV series, John founded Black Isle in 1990 in order to share his experiences and understanding of effective communication within a business environment.

This highly individual and successful approach has allowed John to expand Black Isle across four continents and to seven offices around the world. As well as coaching numerous politicians in Asia, North America and Europe, John has helped many senior lawyers, executives and public figures perform more effectively in high profile appointments.

In 2008 John produced a television series where he interviewed famous Canadian personalities to find out what they had learned in their lives, not just business but personal skills as well.

John has worked in Asia, based in Hong Kong since 1993.

 

Cheuk-Fei_ManMr. Cheuk-Fei Man

Mr. Cheuk-Fei Man graduated from the Department of Chinese, University of Hong Kong in 1987. During his study there, he actively participated in different student bodies. In 1986, he was elected the Internal Vice-President of the Students’ Union. From 1988 to 1991, he was Tutor of Old Halls.

From 1990 he started his journalistic career. He first joined Next Magazine as political reporter. Later he became the founding Editor-in-Chief of Teacher Plus, a monthly magazine for Hong Kong educators. In 1992 he joined Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ) as Editor/Writer of the Commentary section. In early 2000, he became Assistant Chief Editor. He was Chief Editor of HKEJ Monthly from 2001 to 2013. He launched Master Insight Media in Oct, 2014. He is Publisher & CEO of the media group.

In 1999 he obtained his M.Phil in Government & Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2000, he was granted both a Knight Fellowship from Stanford University, and a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University. He finally decided upon spending the year at Stanford. In 2011-12, he received a scholarship to attend an EMBA media course at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management.

Mr. Man has been serving as HKU’s Convocation Standing Committee Member and Court Member from 2003-2013, and Council Member since 2007. During his service at Council, he has been appointed Chairperson of the Discrimination Complaints Committee; and has served on the Grievances Panel for Staff, the Council’s Group to Hear Appeals of Disciplinary Committee Cases and the Committee for the Selection of Wardens and Hall Tutors. After the 818 incident in 2011, as a Council elected member, he joined the Review Panel on the Centenary Ceremony Held on August 18. A comprehensive report was published in February, 2012. He is a member of the Search Committee for the Dean of Dentistry starting from November, 2012. He is also an elected member of the Selection Committee for the next HKU Vice Chancellor in 2013.

His other social services include: President of Hong Kong University Graduates Association (HKUGA, 2006-2010); Vice President of HKUGA Education Foundation; Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Journalists; Member of the Advisory Committee on Communications and Public Affairs, PolyU; Advisory Committee Member, Chinese Department of Lingnan University; External Member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Humanities, Hong Kong Institute of Education.

He has published 5 books and one coming soon.

 

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Organizer

Mr. W.K. Lee, Dr. Y.C. Wu

Most seminars are open to the general public, free of charge, unless otherwise stated. Registration is not required. Arrangement for car parking facilities on campus please contact us for details.

For enquiries, please contact:
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Room 601, Chow Yei Ching Building,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3917 7093
Email: seminar@eee.hku.hk