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2024 Departmental Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award in Professional Achievement

31 May 2024


It is our great honour to announce that Mr. Dave CHEN, Head of Information Technology at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has been awarded the 2024 Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award in Professional Achievement by the Department of Applied Physics.

Mr. Chen has over 20 years of experience in IT management and consultancy, and has been actively involved in various professional bodies, sharing his expertise within the industry and with other parties. In August 2023, he was recognized with the "World CIO 200 Award" in the "Legend Category" by the Global CIO Forum, which honours industry experts and their great achievements from 50 countries.
Most recently, in 2024, Mr. Chen received the "Leadership Award in Open Architecture Standard" from The Open Group, being the sole awardee from Hong Kong. This award highlights his exceptional efforts in contributing to the Enterprise Architecture (EA) community and implementing cutting-edge architecture in HKTDC's digital projects.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Mr. Chen has been a steadfast supporter and contributor to PolyU. He was the speaker in career talks and departmental review meetings as well as the interviewee in several promotional videos. He was also the guest speaker for the master programme. Since 2020, he has served as a mentor in the PolyU Inspire Mentorship program, sharing his valuable experience with students.
Congratulations to Mr Chen for his significant contributions to AP, the Faculty, the University and the community!

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