Data and IT Leaders: The Opal Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for senior data and IT executives in Hong Kong

Hosted by Snowflake, Data and IT Leaders: The Opal Virtual Roundtable was set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for senior data and IT executives of prominent firms in Hong Kong to discuss, debate, and share experiences.

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers.

Data-driven Transformation: Holy Grail or Hype

From technology vendor communities to high-paid consultants – everyone is talking about adopting data-driven strategies. Conventional businesses can learn a great deal from data-driven businesses, especially on how to increase their competitiveness in an information-rich world, transforming valuable information into monetizable assets. 

Digital Transformation is rapidly becoming the holy grail of most organisations as it offers an easy and effective way to achieve greater efficiency, operational reliability and reduced costs. 

  • What does being data-driven really mean and how does it apply to real companies with real problems and constraints?
  • How can conventional organisations easily transform into a data-driven business?
  • How do companies share data between different entities, regions and business units, when they are subject to different regulations?

1:50 pm: Guests to check-in online
2:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club
2:10 pm: Introduction of participants
2:20 pm: Short address from Snowflake
2:30 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
3:15 pm: End of Session


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Wednesday, 17th of June, 2020

2:00 PM (HKT)

Attended by:

CEO & Founder at Wine Cross Border
CTO & Co-Owner at HKBN Group 
CTO at REA Group Asia
Executive Director of IT at Sino
Head of Global IT at Gaw Capital
Head of Data  at Love Bonito 
Head & Director of Data Science at Swiss Re
Head of Data at The Lane Crawford Joyce Group 
Head of Innovation & Technology at InvestHK
Head of Group Information Systems at CK Hutchison Holdings
Head of IT at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks
VP of Information Technology at Li & Fung
Director of Data at South China Morning Post 
Deputy GM of IT at Mediterranean Shipping Co.

Hosted by:

Martie BautistaThe Opal Roundtable