Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd.
As the Chief Operating Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Howard is responsible for managing all aspects of Cyberport's campus development and management. He leads the formulation and execution of Information Technology Operations, Technical Service, Facilities Management and Hotel strategies for Cyberport, and introduce the application of state-of-the-art digital technologies to serve Cyberport's tenants, start-ups and the campus.
As an experienced business executive, Howard has managed complex operations in his roles as Advisor and Head of Planning and Development with Kowloon Motor Bus, prior to joining Cyberport. Howard was the Managing Director of Serco Group HK Limited, an international service company which specialises in managing complex facilities management-related operations in the public sector where he was overall in charge of the Hong Kong and China business; and was the Assistant General Manager of Hong Kong Airport Authority where he was in charge of various functions and businesses in airport management.
Howard holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, plus an undergraduate degree in Applied Science in Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing from the University of Toronto.
Professor Quentin Parker
Director of the HKU Laboratory for Space Research
Quentin Parker obtained a PhD from the University of St. Andrews in 1986 and joined the faculty at the University of Hong Kong in March 2015 to take up the Headship of the Department of Physics. In 2017 he became Associate Dean (Global) of the Faculty of Science and Director of the Laboratory for Space Research (see https://www.lsr.hku.hk/). Prior to that Quentin worked at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh (1986-1992), Anglo-Australian observatory (1992-1999), Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh (1999-2002) and then in joint position with the AAO and Macquarie University (2002-2015) where he developed and was director of the MQ research centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics. Research activities are mainly associated with Wide Field Astronomy and he has discovered more Planetary Nebulae (PNe) than anyone in history. He has also extensive experience as an instrumentalist with multi-object fibre-optic spectrographs and narrow-band filters. He has published more than 563 papers and articles of which 247 are refereed and has more than 18116 citations and h-index of 63. He has supervised and co-supervised a significant number of PhD, MSc and honours students to successful completion and is always keen to attract students. Quentin also has a long-term interest in Chinese Bronze artifacts and cultural heritage, interdisciplinary studies and science pedagogy. More recently Quentin has been engaged in promoting STEM education from a Space and entrepreneurial direction and is currently Vice Chairman of OASA – the Orion Astropreneur Space Academy.
Mr Paul Ko
Director - Innovation & Technology, Tak Shing & Group of Companies
Paul worked at various engineering corporations in the US related to the automotive and aerospace industries.This included serving the role of responsible engineer at a leading manufacturer of geostationary commercial satellites, where his duties involved the production, manufacture, and testing of over 14+ satellites programs, from the component integration to the launch phase.
Paul holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering with emphasis in mechatronics.His career in various industries has provided him with a wealth of experiences in diverse engineering projects and unique engineering challenges encountered.
Paul moved to Hong Kong with his family in 2017.He is in property management & development, and actively realizing and establishing opportunities in the proptech space.
Mr Perkins Ho
Senior Business Development Manager of Hong Kong/ Taiwan Strategic Programs of AWS in Hong Kong
Perkins is currently Senior Business Development Manager of Hong Kong/ Taiwan Strategic Programs of AWS in Hong Kong. He is responsible for driving the Joint Innovation Programs initiative in Hong Kong to provide a total solution for the government to implement innovation strategies - startup incubation, industry digital transformation, talent development, education and international programs.
Prior to joining AWS, he was Head of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He spearheaded efforts in building the ecosystem, identifying and preparing technologies with potential for commercialisation, incubating technology and social start-ups founded by students and professors, developing programmes to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship from within the University, and developing partnerships with stakeholders including governments, incubators and corporates in Greater China and other parts of the globe.
Perkins got his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.
Dr Abdi Sadjadi
Senior STEM teacher, Genius Development
Dr. SeyedAbdolreza Sadjadi is an internationally recognized Astrochemist scientist with active participation in different chemistry and astrochemistry projects in Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and globally. He is the writer of 31 scientific peer-reviewed papers published in chemistry and astronomy journals. He had 15 invited and contributed talks at international conferences.
His expertise is in computational quantum astrochemistry, an advanced theoretical approach for the exploration of the nature of substances that are being made in outer Space and deep in the universe.
Dr. Sadjadi is currently a research scientist and full time STEM course supervisor/teacher at Genius Development and Science Tech Future Co Ltd, Hong Kong.
Before Joining Genius, Dr. Sadjadi has spent 8 years of research in the Laboratory for Space Research of the University of Hong Kong.
He has received a Ph.D. degree in computational quantum chemistry at the University of Hong Kong (2013). His master’s degree in Physical Chemistry at the University of Tehran (2000) and Bachelor's degree in Pure Chemistry at Shahid Beheshti University (1996).