TOP 6 Hong Kong MVPs That You Should Follow
posted by Linh Nguyen
on Jul 18, 2016
Hong Kong has an incredible potential for Microsoft to grow big – and for professionals looking to become Microsoft MVPs. Let’s take a look at the six biggest names in Hong Kong technical community at the moment.
What Is An MVP?
To many people, the acronym MVP stands for ‘Most Valuable Player.’ But this is not the NBA; in the Microsoft world, the acronym MVP stands for ‘Most Valuable Professional’. These talented professionals are experts in SharePoint, Outlook, Excel, and many more. They are invaluable to the tech community for the assistance they provide in answering a range of questions about all things Microsoft.
Every year, Microsoft selects local tech leaders from around the world and awards them with the Microsoft MVP title. The award recognizes the professionals who are involved in their community by sharing their knowledge through online forums such as Microsoft Answers, TechNet, MSDN, wikis and blogs; and offline events such as SharePoint Saturday and local user groups.
Hong Kong MVPs To Follow
Now that you know what it means to be an MVP, let’s check out the superstars of the Hong Kong tech community.
1. Ken Lin
Known as the co-founder and Vice President of Hong Kong .NET User Group HKNetUG, Ken Lin has gained some additional recognition for holding most of the Microsoft certifications, including MCP, MCP+I, MCDST, MCSA, MCSE, MCSE+I, MCDBA, MCAD, and MCSD since WinNT 4.0. He has also been an MCT, or Microsoft Certificated Trainer, for many years.
Ken has also garnered some fame for his technical blogging, particularly about Vista; MSBLOG and JO-SAN.IT have invited him to be their Vista blogger, and he was selected to join a training from Windows Vista Product Group in Singapore.
To fully list his achievements might take a whole separate blog post, as this guy has over 11 years of experience with desktop and web application development and has accumulated a total of 12 MVP awards since receiving his first one in 2002. Get in touch with him at [email protected] or [email protected]
2. Justin Lau
Acknowledged in the categories of Windows and Devices for IT, Justin has been the recipient of three MVP awards. He won his first award in 2013 and has remained consistent since, continuing to gain recognition through his strong voice in Hong Kong’s tech community. He prides himself on his work as an IT-pro who focuses on Windows Server Administration, Active Directory, and virtualization technology. You can reach to him at [email protected]
3. Dominic Lee
Since 2013, Dominic has been awarded three MVP awards in the category of Business Solutions. Find him on LinkedIn to learn more about his talents with Microsoft SQL Server and Dynamics and ERP.
Calantes has received two remarkable MVP awards for the Windows phone since he began offering up his expertise in 2014. His love for the Windows product has led him to co-found a website about Windows/Windows phone news, Q&A, review, and more called We Love Windows.HK . You can always reach Calantes Wong at [email protected]
David’s profile is truly awe-inspiring; before joining the Hong Kong community, he had been the International Development Manager for the Aruba – the largest Italian web services provider. Davide is currently the Director and CTO of DBTek Limited, a software house and IT consultancy company in Hong Kong. This Italian transplant has over 13 years of experience in software development and IT and has earned himself 2 Microsoft MVP awards under the categories of Visual Studio and Development Technologies. You can reach him by clicking in LinkedIn or Twitter.
6. Wai Man Wong
Wai Man Wong has been working in human resources for several years and has significant experience in the areas of HR systems, analytics, servicing, and reward management. This Hong Kong-er also specializes in Excel/Access automation of data conversion, data validation, data cleansing, mass report generation, and developing in-house Access applications. He is currently working for HSBC and HKJC while running his own blog and working towards his next MVP award. You can contact him at [email protected]
The names above are the top Microsoft MVPs in Hong Kong. If you think you belong on this list or know someone else who should, comment below and let us know who is missing!