Alumni Sharing: “A Career in Finance Vs Tech - Lean into twists and turns: How to navigate no straight career path” By Ms. Connie Cheung, Head of Greater China Watson Customer Engagement, IBM (Sep 18)

Come and ask Connie, our SBM UG Alumnus on questions below:

  • Career: How does an “Investment Banker” becomes an “Entrepreneur” and end up to be a “Tech Professional”? A Career in Finance Vs Tech?
  • Change: How to Prepare Changes in Your Career?
  • Study: How’s life in UST Vs MIT Sloan?
  • Work: Working in HK, US and China – What’s the difference?

Connie, our SBM UG Alumnus will share her experience which involves a “no straight career path”! She has the first-hand experience on ALL the above. And she welcomes your questions if you want to know more!

Date: September 18, 2019 (Wednesday) 
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (Registration starts at 6:15 p.m.) 
Venue: Room 1005, 1/F, Lee Shau Kee (LSK) Business Building, HKUST
Language: English

Speakers’ Bio: 
Ms. Connie Cheung is currently Head of Greater China Watson Customer Engagement at IBM.  Connie is responsible for leading to bring Smart to Marketing, Supply Chain and Commerce profession in Greater China area with Watson Customer Engagement Solutions – one of the leading AI-embedded Solutions in the industry. Previously, she led several transformational business and initiatives in the company, like cloud technology, innovation ecosystem and AI Solutions in China and the US. Prior to IBM, Connie started her career as investment banker at Credit Agricole and investment management at Fidelity in Hong Kong. She had extensive experience in Asian financial industry. She received a MBA degree from MIT Sloan and BBA (Information Systems & Finance) from HKUST.


To Register:

Interested business students are welcome to apply online at this link HERE. Seats are limited and first-come-first-served.

Registration Deadline: September 16, 2019


Please contact Ms. Sophia Wan of UG Student Development and Career Services (HKUST Business School) at .


*UG Programs Office of HKUST Business School (SBM) reserves the right to cancel the event if the registration is lower than a specified number. Those who wish to participate in this event are highly recommended to register as soon as possible. Please send email to on or before Sep 16, 2019 for cancellation of your registration if needed. Otherwise, your absence without prior notice will be recorded by SBM UG Programs Office.