Innovation for Hong Kong's Upward Social Mobility

2 Professor Yan XU Prof. Yan XU obtained his B.Sc in Radio Engineering and M.Sc in Management Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications of China in 1984 and 1987 respectively, and his Ph.D in Management from Strathclyde University of the UK in 1997. He then joined the HKUST Business School and at present is professor in the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management. Prof. XU has been the Associate Dean of HKUST Business School overseeing HKUST EMBA program, executive education and China strategy since 2011. His research areas include technology and innovation management, and telecommunications policy. He has published several books including Chinese Telecommunications Policy and Innovated by Hong Kong. He is in the editorial board of Telecommunications Policy and other international renowned journals. He has conducted research projects for China Mobile, Siemens, Hong Kong Telecom (HKT), Audit Commission of the Hong Kong Government, Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK), Central Policy Unit (CPU) of the Hong Kong Government, the Liaison Office of the Central Government in Hong Kong, Hutchison Telecom, Huawei Technology Co. Ltd., SmarTone and International Telecommunications Union of the United Nations. He has also participated executive education programs for institutes like China Telecom, China Mobile, CITIC Pacific, Li Ning, TCL and Tencent. He has also been commissioned by the ITU to provide training to Pakistan Telecommunications Authority and the National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand in the capacity of expert of the United Nations. Prof. XU served as president of the Regulation Issues Group of the Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) from 2005 to 2017, and was the member of HKCSS (Hong Kong Council of Social Service) Institute Steering Committee from 2016-2018. He has been the board member of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS) since 2002, and was Chairman of ITS’s strategic Planning Committee from 2005-2012. Prof. XU was appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong as member of the Communications Authority of Hong Kong from 2017 to 2019.