Speakers Profile:

Keynote 1

Mr. Jeremy Richard Godfrey
Government Chief Information Officer
Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Mr Jeremy Godfrey is the Government Chief Information Officer of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).  Mr. Jeremy has an extensive career in the ICT sector, telecommunications industry, management and technology consulting, and has work experience in governments as well.

Mr. Godfrey graduated from Cambridge University in 1984 and he served in the UK government between 1984 and 1989.  He then spent almost ten years in the telecommunications industry specialising in strategy planning and marketing for Hong Kong Telecom and other businesses in the Cable & Wireless Group.

From 1998 to 2007, Mr. Godfrey was a partner with PA Consulting Group in Hong Kong.  He led strategy, e-business, IT and business change projects for the public sector and for private sector clients in the telecommunications, transportation, utilities and entertainment industries in Hong Kong and various South and East Asian economies.  Since November 2007, and prior to his acceptance of the appointment of the HKSAR Government as the Government Chief Information Officer, he worked as an independent consultant advising clients on strategic issues and business change projects.

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Keynote 2

Dr. David G Swartz
Information Security Council Co–Chair, EDUCAUSE

Chief Information Officer, American University

Dave Swartz is the Chief Information Officer of American University and the co-chair of the Higher Education Information Security Council supporting the cybersecurity interests of over 2,000 member universities in the USA. Before coming to American University in 2007, he was the CIO at George Washington University for eight years. He was also the Director of Information Systems and Network Services at West Virginia University, where he had responsibility for enterprise infrastructure and information systems. Dr. Swartz has a long history of supporting university and health care computing and networking. He has worked as a consultant on ERP systems and telemedicine networks for groups such as Columbia Health System, Saint Francis Health System, the states of North Dakota and South Dakota, Indian Health Service, the Veterans Administration and the U.S. Military. He has been an author with Telemedicine Today where he has published over 50 columns featuring articles on telemedicine technology. He has published 33 peer reviewed articles, two chapters and one book.

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Guest Speakers:

Mr. Allen Ting
Chief Privacy Compliance Officer
Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

Mr. Ting is the head of Compliance Division of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD). He takes the responsibility of overseeing the compliance and enforcement of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and has represented PCPD to promote awareness and understanding of the provisions of the Ordinance by delivering presentations at a number of seminars. Prior to joining PCPD in year 2006, he was a Senior Investigator with the Operations Department of the Independent Commission Against Corruption where he had led a number of high profile corruption and fraud investigations. Mr. Ting holds a bachelor’s degree in law, a bachelor's degree in business administration, and a master's degree in security management. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has been a director of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Hong Kong Chapter since 2007.

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Dr. Andreas Matthias
Senior Teaching Fellow
Department of Philosophy
Lingnan University

Dr. Andreas Matthias is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Philosophy Department of Lingnan University, Hong Kong since year 2008.  Dr. Andreas specialising on Computing and Robot ethics and he has over thirteen years of working experience as a webmaster, programmer, instructor for programming languages, and Head of the Information Services group and the Certification Authority at the University of Kassel (Germany) and its Computing Centre.  He has published work in the fields of computing security, internet ethics, and machine personhood.

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Mr. Dickson Wong
Corporate Information Security and Privacy Officer
Housing Authority, Hong Kong

Dickson Wong is the Corporate Information Security and Privacy Officer (CISPO) of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. He has joined the Hong Kong Hospital Authority since 2008 to provide strategic advice and management on the information security and privacy in public hospitals. His primary responsibilities include establishing the Information Security and Privacy Organization, development of the enterprise Information Security strategy and policies, advice on the safeguards on protection patient data privacy, conduct security risk and privacy impact assessments, and enhancing the culture on Information Security and Privacy. Prior to becoming CISPO in the Hospital Authority, Dickson Wong held senior position in IT Security and Risk management of the largest smart card payment system in Hong Kong. He is a CISSP and has vast experience in Information Security, as well as compliance to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance in Hong Kong.

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Mr. Henry Shek
Performance & Technology

Henry Shek is a Partner with the Performance & Technology practice at KPMG. He has experience in various areas of IT, including information security, e-banking reviews, IT Governance, Business Continuity, and IT audit and risk management.  This experience has been built across a range of industries including financial services, consumer markets, education and telecommunications.

In the area of IT Governance and Performance, Henry is the Partner responsible for the independent assessment of IT Governance for a major privately owned infrastructure organisation in Hong Kong.  The engagement spans all areas of IT Governance covering requirements from ITIL, COBit, and ISO requirements. 

Henry has also performed multiple banking security reviews for banks across Hong Kong and China.  Henry has led and performed multiple trading system reviews where emphasis was placed on IT operational risks as well as transaction integrity and availability.  For both UNIX and Windows platforms, Henry has been involved in assessing failover design and setup, authentication mechanisms, encryption and SSL design and database security.

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Mr. Ken Wong
Server Business Group Lead
Microsoft Corporations, Hong Kong

Ken Wong is the Server Business Group Lead of Microsoft Corporations. He has been with the IT industry for more than 15 years. Ken joined Microsoft in Oct 1995 in Malaysia as a System Engineer to support the presales effort on Microsoft servers technology, ranging from Windows Server, Management Tools, Exchange and Security solution.

Ken has a wide range of experience with Microsoft and similar technologies during his 15+ years in the IT solutions marketplace. This includes his time working in Malaysia as a Senior Consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services led the team to a few strategic server projects including implementation of Microsoft Commercial Internet System for Telekom Malaysia Data Center, supporting 250,000 users in an ASP environment. Ken has also acquired regional knowledge on APAC and GCR during his time when his role requires him to cover SEA, India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

As the Server BG Lead for Microsoft Hong Kong, Ken is responsible on leading a team to provide leadership on driving Microsoft Servers solution adoption for Hong Kong market; this include, Business Intelligence Solution, RDBMS, Identity & Access Management, Security, System Center Suite of Server & Desktop Management tools, Windows Server, Virtualization technology and etc.

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Mr. Meng-Chow Kang
Director of Information Security
China and APJ regions
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mr. Meng-Chow Kang is the Director of Information Security of Cisco Systems, Inc. for the China and APJ regions.  Based in Beijing, Meng-Chow has been a practicing information security professional for more than 20 years, with field experience spanning from technical to management in the various security and risk management roles in the Singapore government, major multi-nationals financial institutions, and security and technology providers.   

In August 2005, Meng-Chow was presented the accolade “IT Evangelist of the Year 2005” by the Singapore National Infocomm Competency Council (NICC) in recognition of his work and contribution to the IT security community and standards arena.  Meng-Chow was also the recipient of the “Distinguished Award” and “Distinguish Partner Award” from the Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING Singapore) in September 2005, and August 2008, respectively, for his continuous efforts and leadership in shaping the IT security standardization landscape in Singapore.

Meng-Chow received his MSc degree in Information Security from the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, and completed his PhD in Information Security Risk Management at the Southern Cross University, Australia. He has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 1998.

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Mr. Paul Andrew Jackson
Chief Inspector
Technology Crime Division,

Hong Kong Police Force

Paul is a Chief Inspector from the Technology Crime Division of Hong Kong Police Force. Paul has been working in the Hong Kong Police Force since 1988, and has been involved in technology crime related policing since 1997. Prior to joining the Force, he graduated from Liverpool University with a BEng. (Hons) degree in “Engineering Science and Industrial Management”. He has a broad range of experience including telecommunications related investigations for the Criminal Intelligence Bureau, computer security work for the Crime Prevention Bureau and more recently as part of the Technology Crime Division of the Commercial Crime Bureau where he has been working since 2001. He has attended numerous computer crime and forensics training programs and is the holder of two post-graduate diplomas in Computer Forensics from the HK University of Science and Technology.

Paul has been responsible for developing computer crime investigation training programs on behalf of the Interpol Asia South Pacific Working Party on IT Crime, and has led regional training programs in Korea, Japan, New Zealand and American Samoa. In addition, he has led training to Police Forces in Australia, India, Bangladesh and China, and has assisted with delivering IT Crime investigation training to European Police Forces on the AGIS program. He has also delivered presentations at numerous international computer crime related conferences.

After promotion in 2006, Paul took over as head of the Forensic Section for the Technology Crime Division, in charge of three teams of digital forensic examiners. Outside of the HK Police Force, he is the former President of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Asia Pacific Chapter, he is an appointed Professor with the China Institute of Defence Science and Technology, and is currently also Vice Chairman of the International Organisation on Computer Evidence (IOCE).

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Mr. Peter Rajnak
Solution Specialist Director
Identity Management
Fusion Middleware
Oracle Asia Pacific

Peter Rajnak is Solution Specialist Director – Identity Management, Fusion Middleware at Oracle Asia Pacific. The company’s security evangelist for the region, he is responsible for developing the strategy for Oracle’s identity management business in the region, and works with Oracle’s customers to craft and implement highly effective solutions that match their business requirements and long-term security strategies and help them achieve their business goals.

Peter has 18 years of experience in the IT industry, the last 10 of which saw him specializing in security, identity, risk and compliance solutions. An engaging speaker, he is frequently sought after to share his expertise at industry seminars and technical conferences on how enterprises can address IT governance and security issues arising from increasingly demanding government and corporate policies, standards and regulations. Prior to joining Oracle, Peter worked for IBM as Asia South Manager for Tivoli Security solutions.

A native of Slovakia, Peter resides in Singapore and holds a Master of Science degree in Economics & Business from Economics University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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Mr. Roy Ko
Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre

Mr. Ko is the Centre Manager of the Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre (HKCERT) in Hong Kong, aiming at providing computer-related incident response and assistance to the general public.  Mr. Roy Ko is also a principal consultant with the IT Industry Development Division of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC).   He is currently responsible for providing consultancy services in software quality, process improvement and information security issues.  He was also the project coordinator of the HKSAR government  funded projects on information security and software process improvement.

Mr.  Ko is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).   He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering.  He is a member of the Computer Security Institute, and is the secretary of the Information Security Specialist Group of the Hong Kong Computer Society.

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Mr. Sam Ng
Regional Consulting Manager
Fortify Software Inc

Sam Ng is the Regional Consulting Manager in Fortify Software Inc, a leading application security vendor for government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. In this role, Sam provides various security consultation and services to customers from many different industries. Sam has more then 10 years of software development experience. He has a patent pending algorithm for web application attack prevention.

Sam is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA). He obtained a bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong and a Master in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Mr. Toon-Chwee Wee
Chief System Consultant
VMware, Hong Kong

Mr Wee Toon Chwee is the Chief System Consultant for VMware and he has over 13 years of professional experience in information technology, including Information Security, System Network, Application Integration, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Server virtualization technology.

As Chief System Consultant, Toon Chwee is responsible for providing pre-sales technical support to the Enterprise Account team, handling major accounts in the Hong Kong territory. He has also obtained the Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification.

Prior to joining VMware, Toon Chwee was a pre-sales Consultant at RSA Security, where he was involved in many major information security implementations in South Asia.

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