||Alan Yau, Partner, Audit, KPMG China
Alan is a partner of KPMG. He joined KPMG Hong Kong in 2004. In his early years, he spent extensive time working in mainland China, primarily in Beijing and Shanghai, primarily on state-owned enterprises IPO projects.
In 2007, Alan was seconded to the Property and Infrastructure practice of KPMG UK. He returned to KPMG Hong Kong in 2009 to continue his career at KPMG Hong Kong.
Alan has extensive experience in auditing Hong Kong listed companies, multinational companies, public sector and not-for-profit organisations. His clients involve in a wide range of businesses, such as technology, datacenter, real estate, hospitality, construction, public sector. Alan involves extensively in providing assurance and audit services to a number of real estate and hospitality clients and advisory services for M&A activities for non-audit clients.
Alan has extensive experience in handling capital market transactions like IPOs, major M&A transactions, bond issuances, etc. He is also experienced in providing accounting advisory services to non-audit clients in Hong Kong.
Alan is a member of Smart City team of KPMG Hong Kong; helping to promote 'Smart City' initiatives in Hong Kong to public and private sectors, collaborate regularly with government agencies, start-up companies, investors and multinational corporates to support Smart City eco-system; and mentor the next generation in Startup events and pitching. He has also worked with multinational corporates in technology, education and real estate to support their innovation agenda such as robotics, AI and Ed-tech.
Alan is also a member of Audit Technology Committee of KPMG China. He has helped to drive a number of initiatives to transform the audit practice nationally by leveraging technology such as robotics, AI, D&A to improve audit quality and efficiency.
Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company
Eric is in charge of building the ecosystem of nurturing start-ups from inspiring the next generation, through nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit, to empowering global ambition, by providing comprehensive entrepreneurship programmes and early stage funding.
Eric has over 30 years' experience in the ICT industry, a chartered engineer, a chartered marketer and a Fellow of Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK). Prior to joining Cyberport, Eric was a Director of HGC Global Communication; and had held various senior positions in global telecom and IT services companies. Eric has been active in public services e.g. education, industrial training, professional bodies and charitable organisations.
Eric holds a BSc. (Hon) degree in Engineering from University of London, a Master degree in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, and received Executive Education from INSEAD and IESE business schools.
Keith Cheng, Head of Digital Hub, Siemens
Since 2017, Keith has been leading innovation and technology development with Siemen's Smart City Digital Hub. During his 18 years with Siemens, he focused on managing railway mobility projects including such aspects as bids, innovation and people development. Before joining Siemens Hong Kong in 2000, he worked for Optus-Singtel in Sydney as a telecommunication specialist for network capacity planning and building co-location hubs in Melbourne.