Knowledge Exchange Series
Women, Leadership and Technology
Speaker: Flora Ng, Chief Information Officer and University Librarian, The University of Hong Kong
Moderator: Ying Chan, Professor and Founding Director (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU
Date: 27 October 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00 PM
Delivery: via Zoom
Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong as its Chief Information Officer and University Librarian in May 2021, Flora Ng spent over 30 years in the commercial sector, leading teams in over 16 countries around the world. In this talk, she will share her vast corporate experience and her views on women’s leadership. She will also discuss her plans for HKU’s digital transformation, as well as unconscious biases in the work environment, with a particular focus on the field of technology.
Flora Ng is the University of Hong Kong’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and University Librarian. From 2018 to 2020, she served as the Group CIO for Dairy Farm Company Ltd, one of Asia’s largest multi-banner FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) retailers, with revenues of US$22 billion in 2019. During her tenure with Dairy Farm, she led an organization-wide digital transformation, drove the adoption of data and analytics, and spearheaded the unification of cross banner customer loyalty initiatives. Ms. Ng has previously held senior executive roles at major corporations around the world, including Vice President of Information Technology at Johnson & Johnson’s global headquarters in New Jersey; CIO of Johnson & Johnson’s Asia businesses in Singapore; and Corporate Process CIO at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan.
Ms. Ng holds a Master of Applied Science in Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. She has completed the CXO Leadership Exchange Program at INSEAD, Singapore, and Harvard University’s Women on Boards program. She currently sits on the Board of the Joint Universities Computer Centre (JUCC) Ltd. in Hong Kong.
This event is organized with the support of the HKU Gender Studies Programme, and the Women's Studies Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong.