Founding Members

Barbara Wang

Founder of W CAPITAL GROUP

Barbara is the Principal of W CAPITAL GROUP, a family office, asset allocating and overseeing investments into private equity, direct investments, alternative investments, and real estate. 

 

Barbara is an Advisor to the Chairman of 3 Taiwan-listed technology firms. Barbara was also the Advisor to the CEO of a 3D Depth Sensing and LiDAR technology company. As a serial entrepreneur and tech investor, Barbara makes investments into sports entertainment, tech, clean water technology, hardware technologies, and media content. 

 

Barbara holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University. Barbara is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board Director of the Hong Kong Smart City Association. Barbara also serves as a Board Director of the Hong Kong Helicopter Club and is a Co-Founder of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association®. Additionally, Barbara is an NBA Sport Agent for Tim Hardaway (Assistant Coach of the Detroit Pistons), signing Hardaway to SINA SPORTS. In 2009-2012, Barbara was the Sports Agent for NBA legend Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls #33).

Dr. Andrew Hung

Founder and CEO of Opus Microsystems

Dr. Andrew Hung is the founder and CEO of Opus Microsystems Corp., the pioneer of fabless MEMS design house in Taiwan. Opus Microsystems is a leader of MEMS based solutions for 3D depth sensing and augmented reality display for robotic vehicles, mobile computing devices and smart industry.

 

Dr. Hung has over 20 years experience in MEMS and IC industry and holds 32 patents. Prior to starting Opus Microsystems, he served in Transpac Capital for venture investment in Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia, and co-founded Taiwan Semiconductor Technology Company invested by TSMC, Acer and Amkor and later acquired by Amkor Technology.

 

Dr. Hung obtained his BS degree from National Taiwan University and MS and PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and he also holds an MBA degree from National Taiwan University. He is also the advisor of Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems Research Center of National Taiwan University since 2016.

Sean Chen

Business Development Manager at Vircon Limited

Sean Chen graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s in Structural Engineering. He has more than 8 years of experience in Smart City Technology and Building Information Modeling implementation in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.  Sean had also built 3 start-ups in China and Hong Kong. He is currently promoting Smart Building and Smart Manufacturing adoption in the Great China market.

Dr. Yufan Elvis Wang

Founder of AI Sports Motion Limited

 Dr. Yufan Elvis Wang is the founder of AI Sports Motion Limited. He possesses five years of academic research experience in the area of wearable cyber-physical devices, artificial intelligence, and motion analysis and nine years experience on AIoT field. Currently he holds 19 patents and he is excited about MEMS technology for IoT products, healthcare, and artificial intelligence. Dr.Wang also won the National Championship of China University Volleyball Association (CUVA) in 2011.

George Maddock

Deloitte Japan FSI-Risk Advisory

Deloitte Japan FSI-Risk Advisory.  George is a bilingual (二か国語) 20-year resident of Tokyo, where he launched his career in Financial Services as Controller at Credit Suisse, UBS and Merrill Lynch, following a successful foray in marketing & advertising for Formula 1 Racing's Benetton Team.

Country experience includes being based in Tokyo and NYC, while working on extended assignments in London, India and Brazil, as well as projects across Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Korea.  Prior to Deloitte, he headed the Internal Audit function at Diginex, a HK-based FinTech startup.  Up to Diginex, he served as Barclays’ Head of Audit, Japan & Korea.  And in advance of Barclays, he was responsible for Legal and Regulatory Compliance Auditing, as Nomura Holdings' Executive Portfolio Director.  

George holds a B.S. in Economics from Florida State University. He serves as FinTech Sub-Committee & Internal Audit Representative on the ACCJ’s Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Committee.

Max Song

Partner, Blockdynamics

Max Song is a graduate of Brown University and a Schwarzman Scholar with significant experience as a data scientist for various start-ups and government organizations. Now, he is a co-founder and partner of Blockdynamics, an APAC based startup with data science and blockchain expertise. He is actively focused on scalable technologies that can positively address the urgent climate change problem. 

Thor Chan

CEO of AAX

Thor Chan was one of the founding members of AAX and is the mastermind behind the company's product development strategy. His expertise reaches across all operations and is a driving force behind the team's success. His experience includes building global order management systems, global settlement systems, and low-latency trading platforms for professional traders.

 

He was previously licensed in Hong Kong to manage equities and derivatives brokerage and trading operations. He's held various roles, including Deputy COO at FDT Group, and product management roles at App Annie, Microsoft, Publicis, and HSBC.

Stephen Chiu

Former Senior Content Programmer

Turner Broadcasting Asia Pacific 

With over 22 years in the Broadcast Media industry in Hong Kong, Stephen Chiu started at Channel [V] International at StarTV (later known as Fox International) and over 15+ years at Turner Broadcasting (now WarnerMedia) as the Channel Programmer for kids entertainment and general entertainment channels.

 

Stephen's love is promoting and demonstrating technologies, whether it's the Oculus DK2 or the various early consumer Sous Vide devices he backed on crowdfunding sites before consumers ever heard or cooked with these smart devices,

 

Stephen is always looking at what new high tech gadgets that would and should be adopted into everyday use by people. Stephen can usually be found in virtual reality or doing a demo of his newest VR mobile headset and getting people to join him in the Oasis.   

Ker Zheng

Marketing & Partnerships Manager

Ker is a marketing and partnerships manager at Azoya Group, an e-commerce enabler in Shenzhen.  Ker previously worked at SF Express and Baidu. He is a graduate of Tufts University and spent his formative years in Rhode Island.

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