Hung-Yue (Collin) Suen

Assistant Professor, Technology Application & HRD at National Taiwan Normal University · Partner, International Human Resource Certification Institute


Dr. Hung-Yue (Collin) Suen is an assistant professor of technology application and human resource development at National Taiwan Normal University, and a partner at the International Human Resource Certification Institute, an organization focused on promoting the HR profession and growing the number of certified HR professionals worldwide. Before joining academic life, Dr. Suen served as an HR director for several financial holding companies, where he oversaw both international and domestic HR functions. His main research interests include social computing, human–computer interaction, data analytics, and artificial intelligence in HR. His works have been presented in several international conferences and journals. Learn More.

Emil Chen

Vice President of NetDragon Websoft Inc.


Emil Chen serves as the vice president of NetDragon Websoft Holdings. He is in charge of the business development of education technology and emerging business for the group, including IM, virtual reality, online educational tools, educational application distribution platforms, and more. He has promoted the cooperation between NetDragon and several multinational enterprises, such as Pearson, Disney, and Tokyo Shoseki. Emil is also currently the associate dean of the Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, a national key and double first-class educational institution in Mainland China. Learn More.

Francis Tan

Vice President of Learning & Talent Management, MGM China


After joining MGM China since August 2014, Francis heads the learning and talent management function for two properties with a combined workforce that exceeds 10,000 employees. Complementing MGM’s vision to create experiences that entertain, engage, and inspire both their guests and team members, he implemented strategic and structural changes to focus on brand and employee experience, performance management, career development, learning, and organizational culture. Prior to MGM, Francis headed Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Asia Pacific Division’s talent management and organizational development function for over 15 years. Learn More.

Glenn A. Casey

Lead, IBM Learning & GBS Learning & Knowledge, Greater China Group at IBM


Having had the fortune of pursuing a professional career in leadership and organization development, Glenn has experienced the gamut of approaches and interventions in how one best transforms organizational and personal capability and leadership style and achieves personal and career success. From master’s programs to best-in-class corporate leadership coaching, Glenn finds the force that makes the greatest difference continues to be the simplest and most fundamental. Glenn believes that guiding and coaching people in organizational settings is a privilege and an empowering position to be in. His personal career and leadership journey started with foundational corporate leadership programs, business enablement, adult education, and psychology. Learn More.

Hanief Saha Ghafur

Education Chairman, Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (CBNU) · Professor, Graduate School of Strategic & Global Studies at University of Indonesia


Dr. Hanief Saha Ghafur is the Chairman of Education at Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (CBNU). CBNU was established on January 31, 1926. It is the largest independent Islamic organization in the world with a total of 94 million members (2016). CBNU is also a charitable body, funding schools and hospitals as well as organizing communities to help alleviate poverty. Dr. Hanief handles the general education policy & manages 228 higher education institutions, 24.000 schools & 17.000 pesantren (religious boarding schools). He has completed his Master degree in Educational Anthropology from University of Indonesia 1993 and completed his Ph.D. in Administration & Educational Policy from Indonesia University of Education, Bandung 2008. Learn More.

Hoan Phan Viet (Harry Phan)

Co-Founder & Chairman, ISS Vietnam (Vietnam Information System Solutions Corp)


Harry Phan is the founder and chairman of ISS Vietnam, a group of companies which is leading on recruiting ecosystem in the country. His career has combined entrepreneurial, corporate, and academic activities. In 2006, he co-founded VEN (Vietnam Entertainment Network) company which aimed to develop eSports and served as its CEO until 2009. Harry was also a founding member of VIRESA (Vietnam Recreational and eSports Association) and then represented for Vietnam to join as one of founding members of IeSF (International eSports Federation) in 2007 in Korea. In 2009, Harry was also a Vice President Organizer of eSports game in ASIAD. Learn More.

Jane Shih

Founder & CEO, WeTogether


Jane Shih founded her company at the end of 2014, a networking platform for technology professionals, especially for women in tech. Before founding her company, she worked at eBay Inc. in the Silicon Valley for 6 years as financial governance manager under technology. She’s the APAC Regional Director of Ladies that UX, City Director of Women Who Code Taipei and Ex-Managing Director of Girls in Tech Taiwan with over 6000 active members across various communities. Learn More.

Josh Davies

Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Work Ethic Development


Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. An in-demand speaker, Josh gives keynote presentations and workshops to dozens of education, workforce, and corporate events annually. In preparation for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, he led the training for all 10,000 volunteers and more than 4,000 local service professionals for the event. Training magazine named him one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40. Davies is currently the CEO of the Center for Work Ethic Development, an organization committed to developing workplace skills in the global workforce. Learn More.

Ken Phillips

CEO, Phillips Associates


Ken Phillips, CPLP, is the creator and chief architect of the Predictive Learning Analytics™ (PLA) learning evaluation methodology. He has more than 30-years’ experience designing learning instruments and assessments and has authored more than a dozen published learning instruments. Ken also regularly speaks to Association for Talent Development (ATD) groups, university classes and corporate L&D groups. Since 2008, he has spoken at the ATD International Conference on topics related to measurement and evaluation of learning. In addition, since 2013 Ken has spoken at Training magazine’s annual conference and expo on topics related to measurement and evaluation. Learn More.

Masayuki Imamura

General Manager, Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. (ISID)


Masayuki Imamura is a general manager of the Work Style Innovation Acceleration department and HR manager at Information Services International-Dentsu Ltd. (ISID). ISID provides integrated business solutions, which the company plans, designs, develops, and maintains, and provides consulting services, hardware configuration, and software support. Masayuki has been responsible for HRM/HRD for over 25 years. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in economics from Waseda University, he worked at Sharp Corporation, a group company in Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group. Masayuki has been a member of the HPI Forum in ATD’s International Network in Japan since 2017. Learn More.

Mei Gu

COO & CHO, CyberLink Corp.


Mei Gu joined CyberLink Corp. in 1996. Since then she has accumulated more than 10 years of diverse experience in research and development, and cross-domain roles spanning business development, human resources, and operations. Mei currently works as COO and CHO of CyberLink Corp., engaging in the organization’s human resources strategic planning and execution. Under Mei, CyberLink Corp. has won many domestic and international corporate and product awards. Learn More.

Nam S. Cho

APAC HR Lead, Qualcomm Inc.


Nam S. Cho is the APAC HR lead for Qualcomm, a world leader in wireless communication technology and solutions. Nam oversees Qualcomm’s HR operations in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and other countries in the APAC region. Before joining Qualcomm in 2008, he was the senior manager of organization development and learning with LG Electronics for their U.S. mobile business unit. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of organization development, change management, talent development, leadership development, and HR management. Nam received the ASTD Excellence in Practice Award for his work on the Top Technical Talent program in 2010. Learn More.

Rick Liu

Executive Advisor, Chinese Human Resource Management Association (CHRMA) · Special Advisor, 104 Corporation


Rick is a senior professional with more than 30 years’ experience in all aspects of human resource management and development. His past capacities include director of HR, IT, and PR of China American Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (CAPCO); a BP JV in Taiwan; president of CHRMA; vice president of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Associations (APFHRM); and co-chair of Human Resource Committee, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei. Rick is an American Management Association (AMA) certified trainer and works as a professional trainer and consultant with an emphasis on strategic human resources management, compensation, competency, performance management, and more over the past 28 years. Learn More.

Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu

Senior Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)


Ms. Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu has been in TDRI since 2002 and is familiar with latest trend and development in Thailand. She has participated in various research projects in Thailand and ASEAN. Also, TDRI plays an important role to provide professional suggestion to the nation and important inputs to Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), one of the largest project in Thailand in these years. Learn More.

Sebastian Lillo

Vice-President APAC, DOOR International


Sebastian is focused on connecting people with their potential by providing engaging environments that present opportunities to fortify the areas where their advantages are. His accomplishments center in the fields of mergers & acquisitions, product innovation, market development, education, sustainable development and organizational culture management. His professional experience is in the private, public and charitable sectors in various industries in over 15 countries on 5 continents. Despite the variety of locations, the thread that has joined them is a dedication to a multi-disciplinary approach to education, the rise of the need to own one’s identity and working with teams that manifest the vision that they have defined as their goal. Learn More.

Steven D. Masterpolo

Head, Global Sales Force Effectiveness at Merck KGaA Biopharma Global Operations


Steven Masterpolo is a dynamic and inspiring Global Commercial Leader whose professional background features a diverse range of business experiences. He has held roles in primary care, specialty and institutional sales and sales management, leadership development, sales and managed markets training, and account management and sales operations. Steven is a results-oriented professional with vision and a strong ability to execute. An intense competitor, he operates with a sense of urgency, while simultaneously sharing ideas, collaborating with others and promoting personal and team effectiveness. Learn More.

Thilo Eckardt

Chief Inspiration Officer & Founder, MyLearningBoutique


Thilo Eckardt is the Chief Inspiration Officer and Founder of MyLearningBoutique, a Swiss-based, international people-focused consultancy. His mission is to develop companies and senior managers around the world and help managers to better walk the talk. Thilo has worked for more than 15 years in various international executive and board functions in the learning and development and consulting industry. He currently works as a consultant, speaker, senior coach, and trainer with various multinational companies in the area of talent and leadership development, change management, strategy implementation, and cross-cultural management. Thilo holds a PhD in cross-cultural marketing and teaches several marketing courses for master’s students at the highly ranked Universities EPFL (Polytechnic) and HEC (commercial) of Lausanne in Switzerland. Learn More.

Vine Management Consulting

Ming Chou

General Manager, Vine Management Consulting


Ming Chou is the General Manager of Vine Management Consulting. With profound executive management experiences of full functions of HR in multiple high-tech corporates across both Taiwan and Mainland, Ming used to engage in high-level decision making processes, building talent development system, and cultivation of business culture. As a professional facilitator and consultant, he successfully integrates business practice with solid methodology to continuously exceed his own professional level and facilitating skills. Learn More.

Estella Lu

Senior Manager · Consultant · Facilitator of Vine Management Consulting

Estella demonstrates solid professional experiences in Talent/Leadership development area as Consultant, Training Program Designer, and Professional Facilitator in service of Consulting industry. With another 11 years of business-oriented experiences in multiple functions in MNCs, Estella is equipped with abundant business acumen in her consultant role to facilitate effectively all kinds of training and development programs. Learn More.

Wally Su

Founder, Over-Paradigm Technology Inc. · ATD Facilitator


Dr. Wally Su graduated from National Sun Yat-sen University and majored in business administration. He has more than 20 years of experience in online learning and people development. He uses simple but engaging methods to deliver complicated content to make it easier for the learners. Through great instructional design, Wally ensures that learners can apply what they’ve learned on the job. Learn More.

Wayne Chen

Professor of Practice & Director of Centre of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Peking University HSBC Business School · Former Senior Vice President, DiDi Chuxing


Wayne Chen is the professor of practice and director of Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBC). Prior to joining PHBC, Wayne was the senior vice president for Didi Chuxing. Before this, Wayne served as executive vice president and CHRO at Vanke Enterprises Co. Ltd. Wayne also worked for Coca-Cola and Nike in marketing and general management earlier in his business career. Wayne received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from East China Normal University and a master’s degree in workforce learning and development from Pennsylvania State University in the United States. He also graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Learn More.

Yin-shou Chang

Executive Vice President, Cathay Life Insurance Company


With 25 years of experience in Cathay Life Insurance, Yinshou Chang is an expert in operation management, overseas market expansion, and business training. He has established an employee development system for overseas subsidiaries with fruitful results, and greatly increased the telemarketing team’s market share. As an executive vice president of the omni-channel marketing department, Chang is committed to lead the channel sales as they maintain a winning streak, simultaneously attaching great importance to employee development. He also undertakes student group insurance and fulfills corporate social responsibility, ensuring Cathay Life’s leading position in the insurance industry. Learn More.

Moderator & Honored Panelists

Leaders Panel

December 5th, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Topic: Digital Transformation – How to Use the Development Model of Innovative Talents to Build Cross-Domain Skills

David Wang

Executive Advisor, Chinese Human Resource Management Association (CHRMA)

Moderator / Taiwan

David Wang is a senior professional with 30+ years’ experience in all aspects of human resource management and development and he also worked as an adjunct Instructor for Chinese Culture University. He used to be the Vice President of the Human Resources in HTC Corporation, and Director of Human Resources in TSMC. From the earliest, he had worked as a personnel clerk in a global company and now he is a Vice President of Globalized Enterprises. He also went through various of grassroots and management positions in the domestic and overseas human resources field, and during that time he also served as a faculty member and a volunteer service for the association. Learn More.

Amy Cheng

HR Lead, Microsoft Taiwan

Honored Panelist / Taiwan

Amy Cheng joined Microsoft in 2013 as a senior HRM in China, where she built a deep connection with corporate functions and sales teams in both commercial and consumer.In 2017, she moved to Taiwan to take the HR Lead role for Taiwan sub and since then she has been focused on transforming the culture and leadership as well as building the skills and capability that assure the success of the people and organization. Prior to Microsoft, Amy has worked for Cisco, Google and Sanyo Electric Company and General Cable in many different HR roles across China, United States and Japan. Learn More.

Chen-Yu Lee

Consultant, Taipei Computer Association · Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office (TPMO)

Honored Panelist / Taiwan

Dr. Chen-Yu Lee is a consultant for Taipei Computer Association (TCA) as well as the director for Taipei Smart City Project Management Office (TPMO) established by Taipei City Government. TCA was built in 1974 and is the leading industrial organization in Taiwan. Before serving at TCA, Lee used to work in the Institute for Information Industry (III), which works to strengthen the competitiveness of information industry. He has worked on numerous central government projects, including Smart City Promotion Project, Cloud Computing Industry Project, UX Project, E-learning Project, and more, and had more than 15 years of research experience in ICT related industry. Learn More.

Daniel Lee

General Manager, Public Affairs and Career Development Center at 1111 Job Bank

Honored Panelist / Taiwan

Mr. Daniel Lee serves as the general manager for Public Relation Department & Career Development Center for 1111 Job Bank. 1111 Job Bank established 20 years ago and is one of the largest jobs searching platform in Taiwan. The service includes job searching, head hunting service in executive levels, manpower, business starting, franchising, job training, creative think tank and foundation for enterprise and college. It has tremendous contributions for job searching professional, industries in Taiwan and foreign enterprises.

Current Occupation:

  • National Education Radio “Let’s talk about Education” Host
  • BRAVO 91.3 Radio “The trend of future” Host
  • Good News Radio “the leading trends” Host


  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Master of Fine Arts of Communication of Arts

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