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ECS Technical Seminar on Engineering Career in Telecom Industry


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Experience sharing and guidelines for Engineering and ICT Professionals who are interested to work in fast-paced telecommunications environment; and to developing their professional Chartered Engineer in Telecom Industry.

Date and Time

20 November 2017 - 18:30-21:30


Hung Hom, Hong Kong - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the E & S.E Asia:Hong Kong local network.

About this event

Telecommunications is one of the largest employment sectors in Hong Kong. With the rapid pace of technology evolution, typically the convergence of audio, video and data network, and the foreseeable trend in extensive deployment of Big Data, IoT, Cloud Initiative, AR and VR, many conventional Telecom job types are rendered obsolete and redundant.
This seminar will seek to explore how engineers would seek development in this career sector despite the uncertainty. The talk will compose of two parts: A senior practitioner will give an overview of the industry followed by an experienced Chartered Telecom Engineer who will share his insights, career development in the fast-paced environment and professional development.

About the Speaker

Ir. Ben LI 
Ir. Ben LI has more than 30 years experience in electronics, communication and manufacturing engineering. In year 1994, he founded his own business and since then he has encountered all the up and down in many business cycles.
Currently he is the director of a number of engineering and technology companies in Hong Kong and China. Ir. LI got his B.Sc (Hons) from Chinese University of Hong Kong majoring in Electronics and is one of the early direct students of Prof Charles K Kao. He holds an MBA from Henley Management College and Brunel University and has also possessed a number of professional Diplomas in Management Studies and Public Administrations from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a Chartered Engineer and is now the Chairman of Electronics and Communications Section Committee of IET Hong Kong. Ir LI has a strong passion at community works. He had been an adjunct lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic for 18 years. Currently he is an External Assessor for Research Grant Approving Committee of CityU of Hong Kong . He has also served at the Executive Board of Association of Evangelical Church of Hong Kong since year 2005 

Ir Kelvin Ma
Ir Kelvin Ma is a Chartered Engineer and Certified PMP with 20 years of experience in Telecommunications and ICT Industries. He is Construction Engineer I – Communications with MTR Corporation Ltd.  As Project Manager, he is responsible for leading cross function team from detailed design, construction and transformation of integrated Mobile Radio Communications System project in Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Phases 1 & 2 project.

Prior to joining MTR, he has held various managerial and technical positions with Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Hongkong Telecom CSL and WT&T. He has extensive project management experiences in mobile technologies, switching network, data center solutions and ICT transformation in Telcos, Banking, Government, Public Safety and Rail Transport sectors.

He has served as member of number of Committees including Honorary Treasurer of Electronics and Communications Section of IET Hong Kong, HKIE Electronics Division and OFCA Telecommunications Regulatory Affairs Advisory Committee.  He holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Arizona, USA and received his Master’s degree in Communications Engineering from University of Hong Kong and an MBA from HKU Business School.

Additional information

Organized by: ECS Section, IET Hong Kong 

Registration information

Enquiry: Ben LI ,  Email: benli.iet@gmail.com


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