Our Honourable Speakers for Evolution and Localization of Public Key Infrastructure and Digital Identity –
Digital Trust Ecosystem on 12 and 19 January 2021


Dr Bernard Chan Pak-li, JP

Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Dr Bernard Chan Pak-li was Political Assistant to the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development from March 2013 to June 2017.

Before joining the Government, Dr Chan spent about 10 years working in the technology sector, gaining experience in intellectual property trading and crossover collaboration. From 2008 to 2013, Dr Chan served as a member of the Kwun Tong District Council.

Dr Chan holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering and a PhD degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, USA.


Mr Joseph H. L. Chan, JP

Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury The Government of Hong Kong SAR

Mr Chan was appointed the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on 16 August 2017. Mr Chan has many years of senior executive experience in the banking industry.
He was a Managing Director in the Global Markets Division of Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, and was a Managing Director in Financial Markets of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining the Government, Mr Chan held multiple roles in a number of public and professional bodies, including Vice President of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, Director of Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute, Advisor of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, as well as a General Committee member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Chan was also a member of the Central & Western District Council.
Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hon) and Psychology from the University of Michigan, USA. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mr Victor Lam Wai-kiu, JP

Government Chief Information Officer The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Mr Victor Lam Wai-kiu joined the Hong Kong Government as an Analyst/Programmer in August 1985, immediately after graduation from the University of Hong Kong, majoring in Computer Studies.
As an information technology (IT) professional, Mr Lam has provided IT services to various government departments, including the Housing Department, the Customs and Excise Department, the former Trade Department and the former Information Technology Services Department. He took up the appointment as Government Chief Information Officer on 6 July 2018 to champion the development of information and communications technology, smart city and e-government in Hong Kong.

Mr William Gee

Partner of  PwC China and Vice-Chair of Asia PKI Consortium

William Gee is an experienced Partner in PwC China, currently supporting the design and execution of the Firm’s digitalization initiatives.  Prior to taking up this role, William was responsible for Innovation and Digitalisation for the Risk Assurance practice.  He also served as a member of PwC China Assurance Innovation Think-tank and the PwC Global Assurance Disruption Group.
William specialised in the field of information risk management after qualifying as a UK Chartered Accountant in 1990.  He has over 30 years’ experience in providing a wide range of assurance and advisory services relating to the assessment of business and technology risks, as well as the design, review and enhancement of business and technology processes and controls.
William is a member of the core leadership team at PwC China driving the adoption of Blockchain technology and led the successful development of a blockchain audit platform in 2019.  William is currently examining the combinatorial impact of emerging technologies, including Blockchain, IOT, AI, Robotics, 3D Printing and other related technology components.
William has been driving the adoption of XBRL since 2000 in both Hong Kong and Mainland China; he supported the China Ministry of Finance in the development of the China Accounting Standard Common Taxonomy framework, and served as advisor to similar initiatives in Thailand, Malaysia, and Russia.
William is familiar with international information security management standards, best practices frameworks, and IT related legislations covering digital signatures, data privacy, and internet security.  William participated in many PKI related projects and studies in both HK and China, with specific focus on the operation and management of Certification Authorities.  He played a lead role in supporting the Government of the HKSAR in the development of the CA industry regulatory framework, as well as the Mutual Recognition framework for Electronic Signature Certificates between Hong Kong and Guangdong.


Mr Drummond Reed

Chairman and Steering Committee Member, Trust over IP Foundation (ToIP)

Mr. Reed has spent over two decades in Internet identity, security, privacy, and governance. He joined Evernym as Chief Trust Officer after Evernym acquired Respect Network, where he was co-founder and CEO. At the W3C he is co-editor of the DID (Decentralized Identifiers) specification. At the Trust over IP Foundation, Drummond is a member of the Steering Committee and co-chair of the Governance Stack Working Group. At the Sovrin Foundation, he serves as co-chair of the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group. For ten years he served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee, a semantic data interchange protocol that implements Privacy by Design. Prior to starting Respect Network, Drummond was Executive Director of two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange. He has also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA, XDI.org, and Identity Commons. In 2002 he received the Digital Identity Pioneer Award from Digital ID World, and in 2013 he was cited as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor.

Dr Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., LL.D. (Hon.), M.S.M.,

Executive Director of Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre, and former Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Canadian province of Ontario

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an International Standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages! In 2018, PbD was included in a sweeping new law in the EU: the General Data Protection Regulation.
Dr. Cavoukian is now the Executive Director of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. 
Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust” with Tyler Hamilton, and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World” with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named as one of the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, and named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders (November, 2017), named among the Top Women in Tech (December, 2017), was awarded the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Award (April, 2018), recognized among the Top 100 Identity Influencers (February, 2019), and most recently, she was named among the Top 18 Global AI Influencers within the AI & Tech Space (February, 2019), was awarded the 2020 Canadian Women in Cybersecurity Lifetime Achievement Award In Recognition of Your Outstanding Contributions to Cybersecurity and Privacy in Ontario (March 2020).

Ms Karla K. McKenna

Head of Standards of Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) and Managing Director of GLEIF Americas

Karla McKenna is an international standards specialist in the area of financial services. Ms. McKenna is the Head of Standards for the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) for which she is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of GLEIF standards and leveraging international standards from organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to maximize data quality and the operational integrity of the Global LEI System. Ms. McKenna also is Managing Director, GLEIF Americas.
Ms. McKenna chaired the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 (ISO/TC 68), Financial services, from 2006 to 2018 and continues work with the committee in the areas of standards interoperability, regulatory use of international standards and best practices for financial services standards.
Ms. McKenna currently serves on the Board of XBRL International and is a member of the inaugural Board of the Eurofiling Foundation. Ms. McKenna is Immediate Past Chair of the Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG) and also has served on the Boards of the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) and the Accredited Standards Committee X9 (ASC X9).

Mr Stephan Wolf

CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

Mr. Stephan Wolf is the CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Since January 2017, Mr. Wolf is Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). In January 2017, Mr. Wolf was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity by One World Identity. He has extensive experience in establishing data operations and global implementation strategy. He has led the advancement of key business and product development strategies throughout his career. Mr. Wolf co-founded IS Innovative Software GmbH in 1989 and served first as its managing director. He was later named spokesman of the executive board of its successor IS.Teledata AG. This company ultimately became part of Interactive Data Corporation where Mr. Wolf held the role of CTO.

Ms Eva Chan

Chairman of HKPKIF

Ms. Eva Chan is the CEO of Certizen Limited, the operator of Hongkong Post Certification Authority (HKPCA) and has been leading the operations of e-Cert Services by appointment by HKPCA for over 10 years. It mainly specializes in providing network security services and solutions to promote local and international secure e-commerce activities as well as maintain with SLA and have obtained Webtrust international standard for the past 10 years.
Ms. Chan has over 20 years’ experience in IT industry starting with Guangdong Mobile Dual SIM Service, ‘One SIM-card, two numbers’. She became an entrepreneur in 2000s to develop world-class Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems supplied to major China and Hong Kong Telecom providers.
In 2012, Ms. Chan and her team participated and facilitated the Mutual Recognition of Electronic Signature Certificates issued by Hong Kong and Guangdong, based on which citizens in Hong Kong and mainland China are able to conduct legal binding cross- border transactions.
Following in 2015, Hong Kong Monetary Authority issued electronic cheque, and Ms. Chan collaborated with major banks in Hong Kong by providing electronic signature the legal status same as handwriting signature, making electronic more secure and more private and easy to use. Based on this, she further cooperated with Shenzhen Financial Electronic Settlement Center and enabled e-cheque transaction in RMB.
Ms. Chan is currently the chairman of the Hong Kong Public Key Infrastructure Forum and the convenor of Information Technology & E-commerce Industrial Committees of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong with the aim of building up a secure environment for electronic commerce which finally lead to the construction of smart city. 

Prof LO Yuk Lam, BBS

President of HK Bio-Med Innotech Association

Since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the harm has been great and the impact has been profound, and the anti-epidemic has also become normal. Because of its strict review mechanism, the security that cannot be tampered with, the reliability of non-repudiation, and the diversified application methods of digital identity technology, it can solve some application problems such as qualifications and cross-regional acceptance in the virus detection process. The following will elaborate on some integration points of digital identity and epidemic prevention work, hoping to provide constructive ideas for long-term virus detection.
Build Hong Kong's digital identity interconnection system
As the chairman of the Hong Kong Public Key Infrastructure Forum, I have been committed to improving the authenticity, integrity, confidentiality and non-repudiation of public key infrastructure ("PKI") products and services in solving electronic-based communications. And the importance of resolving security issues related to open networks, and enhance the interoperability and ease of use of PKI.
In order to eliminate the negative impact of the epidemic, with the assistance of the Hong Kong Smart City Alliance, we actively expand cooperation with various government certification agencies. Previously, through the "Beijing-Hong Kong Information Service Industry Cooperation Special Event", we have already participated in the Office of the Chief Information Officer of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Financial Affairs and Treasury
Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology, and the Beijing Municipal Economic and Information Bureau. Witnessed by the support of the Foreign Exchange and Cooperation Office of the Bureau of Chemistry and other governments, the Hong Kong Smart City Alliance, China Financial Certification Center, CICC Payment Co., Ltd. and Beijing Software and Information Service
Industry Association signed the "Promotion of Beijing-Hong Kong Non-face-to-face Electronic Contract" "Memorandum of Cooperation" and "Memorandum of Cooperation on Promoting Beijing-Hong Kong LEI Coding".

Dr Shi Lop Tak, Allen, BBS, MH, JP

President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong

Dr Allen Shi is the President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong and the Founder and Chairman of Brilliant International Group Limited. Dr Shi actively participates in various charity and social services and has been serving on numerous public bodies for many years committed to promoting the development of the industry. As a reflection of Dr Shi’s business leadership and community involvement, he has received numerous honors and awards. He was appointed Justice of the Peace (JP) in 2010 and was awarded the Medal of Honor (MH) and the Bronze Bauhinia Star Award (BBS) by the HKSAR government in 2007 and 2017 respectively. Over the years, numerous local and overseas Universities conferred the honorary title of University Fellow on Dr. Shi in recognition of his contributions. A new addition to recognitions for Dr Shi’s contributions is the Honorary Fellowship conferred by The Professional Validation Council of Hong Kong Industries in 2020.

Prof Joshua Mok

Vice-President and Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University

Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho is the Vice-President and concurrently Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University. Before joining Lingnan, he was the Vice President (Research and Development) and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, Professor Mok was appointed as the Founding Chair Professor in East Asian Studies and established the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
Professor Mok is no narrow disciplinary specialist but has worked creatively across the academic worlds of sociology, political science, and public and social policy while building up his wide knowledge of China and the region. Professor Mok completed his undergraduate studies in Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong in 1989, and received an MPhil and PhD in Sociology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991 and The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1994 respectively.
In addition, Professor Mok has published extensively in the fields of comparative education policy, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia. In particular, he has contributed to the field of social change and education policy in a variety of ways, not the least of which has been his leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organisation of the field. His recent published works have focused on comparative social development and social policy responses in the Greater China region and East Asia. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (London: Routledge) and Asian Education and Development Studies (Emerald) as well as a Book Series Editor for Routledge and Springer.

Prof Lok Sang Ho, Ph.D.(Toronto),BBS

Senior Research Fellow of Pan Sutong Shanghai-HK Economic Policy Research Institute, Lingnan University

Prof. Lok Sang Ho is currently Senior Research Fellow at Pan Sutong Shanghai-HK Shanghai-HK Economic Policy Research Institute at Lingnan University.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto, had worked in the Ontario Government as an economist and taught at the Chinese University of HK for 12 years before assuming the Headship of the Economics Department and Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University.   Among the books that he authored are Public Policy and the Public Interest, Health Policy and the Public Interest, Psychology and Economics of Happiness, all published by Routledge.  His first book on health policy, titled Healthcare Financing and Delivery: A Model for Reform, was published by City University of HK Press.  Apart from over 100 articles and book chapters on a range of policy issues from housing to international finance, his edited volumes on happiness, China, APEC, public governance, exchange rate regimes, etc., were published by Palgrave Macmillan, World Scientific, Edward Elgar, and Kluwer.  He was awarded a BSS from the HK SAR Government in 2016 for his achievement in public policy research.  Prof. Ho also writes poems and translates classics such as the Daodejing, which is published as Human Spirituality and Happiness by Amazon.



Prof Albert YU, PhD, JP

Chairman, CEO and Founder of Hai Kang Life Corporation Ltd. (HKLife)

The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC) – Chairman
Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization (HKBIO) – Chairman
Guangdong HK Macau Greater Bay Area Biotechnology Alliance (GBABA) - Chairman
BIOHK2021 Convention – President
Asian Fund for Cancer Research – Director
Gordon Research Conference – Member, Board of Trustees
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation – ex Board Member Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA) – Biotechnology Industrial Committees Chairman
China National Task Forces for Pandemic Diseases – Member (early 2000s)
Chinese Society of Neuroscience – Former Vice President Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – Member of the Henan Provincial Committee
Hong Kong-Taiwan Youth Exchange Promotion Association Chinese – Vice Chairman
University of Saskatchewan, Canada – PhD (Pharmacology)
Peking University – ex Vice-Director, Neuroscience Research Institute; Professor,
Department of Neurobiology; Professor, Infectious Disease Center
UCSF, Stanford, HKUST, Peking U – Other past research / academic posts

Mr Gordon Szetu

Senior Direct Channels Manager, Smart Banking, Digital, WPB, HSBC HK

Gordon has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry and has involved in the development of a number of banking industry standards including Faster payment system and Open API common baseline, and is now actively involved in the broader application of fintech in the industry and development of smart banking.

Mr Gary Yeung, MH

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Techture Limited, and President of Smart City Consortium

Gary, a young I.T. entrepreneur, graduated from Electronic & Computer Engineering of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is now studying in Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) of Tsinghua University.
As an entrepreneur, Gary started his own business when he was studying in HKUST. Since then, his keen interest in Internet has driven him to focus on Internet-related business and his dedication in the I.T. sector secures his success. He is now the Founder and CEO of Techture Limited, a Digital Agency providing integrated online to offline (O2O) solutions with a pool of PR and IT experts.
As the founding member and President of the Smart City Consortium (SCC), Gary has focused on developing electronic identification (eID) applications for both Chinese mainland and Hong Kong in recent years. With growing enthusiasm, unique business insight and cutting-edge technology, he is seizing the rare opportunity of China-Hong Kong Smart City development. He is also the guest host of Metro Radio. Apart from contributing to SCC, he also undertakes different professional roles such as Vice-President of Internet Professional Association, Vice-Chairman & Honorary Treasurer of Hong Kong Software Industry Association.
Last but not least, Gary is appointed by the HKSAR Government to serve as the School Management Council Member of The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), Council Member of Vocational Training Council (VTC), Member of Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund, Member of Vetting Committee of the Trade and Industrial Organisation Support Fund of Trade and Industry Department. He also founded Ma On Shan Youth Association in 2007. The Association is a Registered Charitable Organization which currently operates two social enterprises. Gary received the “Young Leader Award” from the Harbour Junior Chamber in 2008 and was awarded the Medal of Honour from the HKSAR Government in 2017. Both awards acknowledge his significant outstanding achievement and contribution to the Hong Kong community.


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