Education is key to the progress and well-being of a society. 

And everyone should play a part.

How can we work together to ensure our next generation is future-ready?


This forum gathers educators, funders, corporates, learning service providers, startups, NGOs, parents and students to propel new thinking, innovative ways of learning and cross-sector collaboration. John Tsang, Founder of Esperanza, will talk about the upcoming work of Esperanza under the Reimagine Education initiative. The two expert panels will address specifically:

  • The 21stcentury learning required in school and at the work place, the types of learning solutions our schools and businesses are looking for and how they can collaborate with different stakeholders in the community
  • The education ventures and projects that foundations and angel investors are interested in supporting and investing


Three education service providers will share their work and seek participants’ support to help scale their work for greater impact on the society:

Dalton Learning Lab
which designs and develops professional STEAM products, services and solutions for educators and institutions around the world from its base at Cyberport

a global non-profit with a HK chapter, set up by McKinsey to build the skills of young people and connect them with employers looking to fill their entry-level positions

Methodist Centre for Quality Life Education
a NGO that pioneers innovative ways of life and values education


11 May 2019 (Sat am)


Methodist International Church, Wesleyan House, 271 Queen’s Rd East, Wan Chai


Cantonese (with Simultaneous Interpretation)

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Dalton Learning Lab

Methodist Centre for Quality Life Education

Programme Rundown

0900 – 0930


0930 – 0940


0940 – 1000

Keynote: Winning at the Starting Line?

Mr John C Tsang


1000 – 1100

Nurturing a Future-Ready Generation
(Cantonese Session)

This panel will invite educators and a talent development professional to talk about the skills required for 21stcentury ; and how they can potentially collaborate with different stakeholders in the community.


Ms Ada Wong


Mr M C Kwok

Curriculum Coordinator
Christian and Missionary Alliance
Sun Kei Primary School

Ms Brenda Fung

Vice Principal
Pak Kau College

Prof King Chow

Interdisciplinary Programs Office

Mr Teddy Liu

General Manager
Corporate & Talent Development
New World Development

1100 – 1115


1115 – 1205

Funding for Future Learning Needs
(Cantonese Session)

This panel will invite different types of funders to share the type of education ventures/projects they will support.


Prof. Dominic Chan
Founder and Chief Consultant
Decisive Consulting Ltd

Mr Leong Cheung

Executive Director
Charities & Community
Hong Kong Jockey Club

Mr Alan Chow

Executive Director
The D H Chen Foundation

Ms Cindy Chow

Executive Director
Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund

1205 – 1255

Innovating the Learning Experience: Case Presentations
(Cantonese Session)

This panel will invite three education innovators to share what they do in the areas of failure education, vocation skills training and STEAM education; and the support they need to scale the impact of their work.


Mr Joe Ngai

Director and Managing Partner
McKinsey Greater China

Ms Jessica Chan

General Secretary
Methodist Centre for Quality Life Education

Mr Lobson Chan

Dalton Learning Lab

Brian Cheng

Generation Hong Kong

1255 – 1300

Concluding Remarks

1300 – 1400

Networking Lunch

Supporting organizations:

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Born and raised in Hong Kong, John emigrated to the United States when he was a Form II student at La Salle College. He continued his education at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to complete master degrees in Bilingual Education at Boston State College and in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He worked in the Boston Public Schools as a teacher and in curriculum development.

John returned to work as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government in 1982. He took up a number of posts relating to commerce and finance. After reunification, he was appointed as Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Secretary for Planning and Lands, Secretary for Commerce, Innovation and Technology, Director of the Chief Executive’s Office and in 2007, Financial Secretary where he served until 2017. He ran for the post of Chief Executive and lost.

John is currently engaged in a number of diverse activities. He is the Founder of Esperanza, a non-profit organisation, the Vice Chairman of Ion Pacific, a financial institution that specialises in technology investments, the Senior Advisor of Bowtie, a virtual insurance company, the host of a weekly music program on Commercial Radio and the fencing coach of La Salle College.

John is married with two grown children and John is married with two grown children and three grand-children.


Ms Ada Wong

Ada has led a varied career as solicitor, educator and social innovator.  She is a staunch advocate of creative education and social and public sector innovation.

Ada founded Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), a unique non-profit cultural organization whose mission is education innovation and a creative civil society. HKICC founded the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in 2006, a senior secondary school dedicated to the nurturing of talents for Hong Kong’s cultural development.

In 2010, she co-founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative, a creativity for good platform for young changemakers in Asia.  In 2012, she founded The Good Lab, a do tank and social innovation hub to enable tri-sector collaborations for positive changes in society. In early 2016, Ada has been invited by the Mayor of Seoul, Mr PARK Won-soon, to join as member of his “Advisory Group for Seoul Innovation" together with social innovation leaders around the world.

Since 2016, Ada, in her capacity as a Director of Ednovators, led and designed the Innopower Teacher Fellowship, which aims at building the innovation capacity of teachers in Hong Kong.

Ada received her BA (Hons) from Pomona College, California USA, and M Ed from the University of Hong Kong. She is an Honorary Fellow of Lingnan University, Hong Kong Education University and the Hong Kong Baptist University.


Mr Kwok Man-chiu

Mr Kwok is the Primary School Master (Curriculum Development) in Christian and Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Primary School. He attained Bachelor of Science in the City University of Hong Kong, PGDE in Hong Kong Baptist University and Master of Arts in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2017 and 2018, Mr Kwok was invited by The Education University of Hong Kong as a guest speaker to share the experience of the school-based curriculum with the new Primary School Curriculum Leaders. With the purpose of making contribution to IT Education, he has taken the role of a Seconded Teacher for 3 years in EDB, sharing experience and ideas through over 50 workshops and school-based teacher professional training. In 2016 and 2018, he joined the Microsoft Education Exchange (E2). Mr Kwok has been recognised as Microsoft Innovative Education Expert for 4 years, and his achievement has been further recognised as he attained the Microsoft Most Influential MIE Award in 2016.


Ms Brenda Fung

Miss Brenda Shun-Ning Fung is currently the Vice Principal of Pak Kau College in Hong Kong.  She has been teaching in secondary school for many years. She is committed to promoting innovative teaching and life planning education. This year, Pak Kau College has invited Prof. Michael Fullan, O.C.,the Global Leadership Director, to come to Hong Kong and conducted "deep learning" training for the teachers. We attempt to integrate "Deep Learning" into our curriculum in order to enable our students to master the 6C abilities in the learning process. We keep evolving with a focus shifting from imparting of traditional academic knowledge to equipping students with 21st century skills, innovative mindset and skillsets to tackle future challenges.


Prof King L Chow
Prof. Life Science, and Chemical & Biological Engineering, HKUST

Professor Chow is a Geneticist with a PhD in Cell Biology from Baylor Coll. of Med.  He was a Belfer Fellow of Molecular Genetics at Albert Einstein Coll. of Med.  At HKUST, he served as Associate Dean of Students, Academic Director of the Common Core Program, Directors of the Molecular Biomedical Sciences Program and Bioengineering Program. He holds the position of the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs Office which oversees the development of Environment and Sustainability, Public Policy, Risk Management and Business Intelligence, Technology Management and Innovation Programs. He heads the Center for the Development of Gifted and Talented promoting gifted and STEM education. His own research focuses on molecular genetics, neural development, synthetic and evolutionary biology, exploring pattern formation and animal communication. He actively engages in various teaching programs spanning liberal arts and interdisciplinary studies.  He has taught subjects of his own expertise areas, as well as subjects at the juncture between science, engineering, social science and humanity in different formats, from traditional lectures, group work, exploratory-project-based courses, MOOC to extensive flipped classes at all levels, earning him the School of Science Teaching Award, the Michael G. Gale Medal of distinguished teaching at HKUST.


Mr Teddy Liu

Teddy Liu currently oversees three core teams at his role, namely corporate development for planning, promoting and managing corporate change initiatives, talent training and development as well as internal audit. Mr. Liu has served New World Group for over 20 years with diversified experience in business management and corporate controllership functions. Prior to joining New World, Mr. Liu had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years with major focus on statutory audit, due diligence, merger and acquisition, and tax planning.

Mr. Liu holds the Certified Public Accountants designation and is a member of various professional bodies in the field of accounting, company secretary and taxation. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MBA degree from The University of Hong Kong.


Prof. Dominic Chan (PhD, MA, BA Cambridge)
Founder and Chief Consultant, Decisive Consulting Ltd
Co-founder and Partner, Dark Horse Investment Ltd.
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Associate Professor of Practice, Dept. of Decision Science and Managerial Economics; Associate Director, EMBA Programme; Project Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship

Prof. Dominic Chan founded Decisive Consulting Limited, a management consulting firm, and co-founded Dark Horse Investment that focuses on early stage technology investment. Worked as a consultant with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Dominic was also the former co-CEO of a-connect (China), a professional consulting staffing firm and China general manager of (an EF Group company) providing online language training service. As a serial entrepreneur, he has been involved in technology companies in the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) application, integrated communication, mobile device applications, e-commerce solution and e-learning areas.

Dominic is a frequent speaker at conferences and business seminars. He is also a corporate trainer and executive coach. He is the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for mathematics presented by Queen Elizabeth II. Dominic studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, graduated with BA, MA and PhD (Digital Signal Processing) degrees, he is a board member of Cambridge University Alumni Advisory Board. Dominic is the author of the books “My Cambridge Days《八載劍橋》” and “Dream Journey For Two《夢想侶遊》”. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and speaks basic French and Japanese.

Mr. Leong Cheung
Executive Director, Charities & Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Mr. Leong Cheung has been the Executive Director of Charities & Community at The Hong Kong Jockey Club since 2014. In this capacity he is also the co-Chair of the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Mr. Cheung is also co-Founder & Chairman of an innovative social enterprise, RunOurCity.

Mr. Cheung has had extensive experience before joining the Club. He was an Operating Partner with Bain Capital. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Global Sourcing & Supply Chain at Esquel Group, the founder and CEO of an education focused Internet venture, and a senior consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.

Mr. Cheung is active in the community. He currently serves in the Elderly Commission, and the Community Care Fund task force under the Commission on Poverty of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. He is a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and is an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Cheung has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Mr Alan Chow

Mr. Alan Chow is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The D. H. Chen Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation established in 1970 by the late Dr. Chen Din Hwa, founder of the Nan Fung Group.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Mr. Chow had over twenty-five years of diverse experience in financial services including private wealth management, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and private equity in Asia, having held various senior management positions at Credit Suisse Private Banking and Citigroup Private Bank as well as being the Chief Financial Officer and executive director of a publicly listed company in Hong Kong. After his retirement in 2008, Mr. Chow committed full-time in philanthropy serving a number of public bodies and non-profit organizations in Hong Kong.

Mr. Chow is currently Council Member of Hong Kong Red Cross and Chairman of Hong Kong Red Cross Special Education & Rehabilitation Service Governing Committee. He is currently also Member of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund, HKSAR, Member of the Community Investment & Inclusion Fund, HKSAR and Member of the Investment Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

Mr. Chow received his Master of Accounting Science degree from the University of Illinois and Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Honors) from the University of Oregon.


Ms Cindy Chow
Executive Director
Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund

Cindy Chow has been the Executive Director of the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund since 2015. The Fund is set up with a mission to help Hong Kong-based entrepreneurs and young people realize their dreams and visions for their businesses and communities. The Fund runs various programs to fulfil this mission, including the Investment Program, the HKAI LAB bringing together startups, academia and corporates to develop and commercialise innovations in articial intelligence, the Internship Program for Hong Kong graduates and students from tertiary institutions, and the annual JUMPSTARTER, the largest home-grown startup event in Hong Kong.

Before assuming her current role, Cindy joined Alibaba Group in 2007 as the Senior Director of International Finance, focusing on financial control and planning capacity. Before joining Alibaba Group, Cindy worked at a number of Hong Kong-listHed companies, specialising in financing, management reporting and planning. Cindy holds a Master of Business Administration and is a certified public accountant. She is a non-official member of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation, and volunteers for various organisations dedicated to youth development. Through different initiatives launched by the Fund and in her own capacity, Cindy aspires to help Hong Kong’s entrepreneurs and young realise their dreams in a vibrant world city.


Mr Joe Ngai, JP

Joe Ngai is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China office, comprising more than 550 Partners and consultants across offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei.

Previously Joe has been a leader of McKinsey’s Financial Institutions and Private Equity Practices in Greater China. He has led many large-scale transformation efforts for Chinese as well as multinational institutions, and has advised senior management on topics such as strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and organizational transformation.

Joe serves on various government advisory committees, including the Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development for the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, the Financial Services Development Council, and the Financial Infrastructure Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.  He is also a Board Member of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and advisor to the Better Hong Kong Foundation.  He is regularly quoted in top-tier publications and is a frequent guest speaker at major international forums.

Joe is passionate about social enterprise and education. He is the Chairman of DiamondCab, an award-winning social enterprise, a director of Diocesan Boys’ School Foundation, Regional Association President of Phillips Exeter Academy, and a former president of the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong.

A Hong Kong native,Joe attended Diocesan Boys’ School, was valedictorian at Phillips Exeter Academy, and received his AB, JD and MBA from Harvard University, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.

Ms Chan Sui, Jessica

After graduating from the Hong Kong Education University, Ms. Chan Sui worked as a secondary school teacher for more than 20 years. During these years, she served as the panel head of various subjects and aimed to foster moral education and health education at school. She also completed her Master’s degree in Values Education in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

After a special encounter in life in 2014, Chan aspired to help people find their values and purpose in life. She quit her teaching job and was fully committed to promoting life education.

As the General Secretary of the Methodist Quality Life Education Centre, Chan aims to raise people’s awareness about the future development of education and to put into practice innovative ideas about education. It is her hope that she can gather like-minded individuals in society to equip the next generations with qualities and capabilities to meet future challenges.

Mr Lobson Chan

Lobson joined Outblaze in December 2000 as Product Manager.  He was later promoted to Product & Project Director in 2007, Senior Director in 2009, and COO in 2014.  His role is to centralize and coordinate the management of projects, product development and daily operations with a view to implementing company strategies.

Lobson is also operating Dalton Learning Lab, a joint venture between Outblaze and the two Dalton School co-founders.  This R&D Lab develops EdTech products, services and solutions for educators and institutions around the world, while offering a variety of STEAM courses for children to promote creative, tech-fluent learning that is project-based, collaborative, inter-disciplinary and divergent.

Lobson holds Master degrees in Information Systems, Linguistics, Communication and New Media. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Senior Certified Commercial E-Business Specialist.



Mr Brian Cheng

Brian Cheng is the Chief Operating Officer of Generation Hong Kong, a global non-profit founded by McKinsey in 2014 to tackle the gap between education to employment through an employer- driven skills-based training methodology. Brian has been leading Generation Hong Kong’s operational direction and development since its launch in early 2018.

Prior to joining Generation, Brian had been in the higher education sector over the past decade. Through different roles in leading projects bridging the gap between education to employment and the talent mismatch, Brian has worked heavily with youth and employers to bridge the skills gap between them, and to prove a positive return to both parties.

Brian graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts respectively.