Dr. Jason Chan, JP

Professional generalist, good at integrating cross-domain knowledge

EdD (Bristol); MET (UBC); MSc,
BA(1st Hons) (CityU); SCPM (Stanford)

Jason has been taking the role as Head of IT at College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) since 2009.  He formulates IT policies for CPCE which has a student population comparable to those of certain UGC-funded universities, and oversees the Information Technology Unit (ITU), e-learning platform, and comprehensive IT services at PolyU’s Hung Hom Bay and West Kowloon campuses.  ITU has achieved high overall student satisfaction ratings in Student Barometer– a global survey of student experience, and compared favorably with international and local universities / institutions.

Making maximum use of his diversified academic background, he also teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of strategy, management, leadership, e-governance and research methodology.

Jason has regularly organized and participated in voluntary community service activities of significant value so as to be a true partner of the community and our nation.  In 2015, Jason set up Totaltact Network- an e-think tank which utilizes artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data, to collect and analyze views from social media and the public to create a mega cross-domain knowledge platform.

Working Experience

  • Head of IT, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2009- )
  • Visiting Lecturer, School of Professional Education and Executive Development (2008-2017)
  • Manager (Research), Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (2006-2007)

Academic Background

  • Doctor of Education, Bristol University, UK
  • Stanford Certified Project Manager, Stanford University, US
  • Master of Educational Technology, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • MSc in Computing, City University of Hong Kong
  • BA (1st Hons) in Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong

Awards

  • 2017 – Ten Outstanding CIO (Chief Information Officer) & IT Executive
  • 2017 – PolyU Most Innovative Green Office Award
  • 2015 – PolyU CPCE Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service Performance / Achievement
  • 2015 – PolyU CPCE Outstanding Service Performance / Achievement Award

Appointed Public Services

Dr. Jason Chan has regularly organized and participated in voluntary community service activities of significant value so as to be a true partner of the community and our nation.

  • Justice of the Peace (2017- )
  • Justice of the Peace Assistance Scheme, Office of the Ombudsman, Hong Kong (2017- )
  • Assessment Panel Member, Enterprise Support Scheme, Information and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission (2017- )
  • Advisory Committee Member, Information and Technology Venture Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission (2017- )
  • Steering Committee Member, Child Development Fund, Labour and Welfare Bureau (2017- )
  • Member, Property Management Services Authority (2016- )
    • Member, Finance and Strategic Development Standing Committee
    • Member, Licensing Standing Committee
    • Member, Professional Development Standing Committee
  • Member,Consumer Council (2016-2017)
    • Convenor, IT Advisory Group
    • Vice-chairman, Publicity and Community Relations Committee
    • Member, Trade Practices and Consumer Complaints Review Committee
  • Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel Lay Member, Judiciary Hong Kong (2015- )
  • Mentor, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme: Mentorship, Education Bureau (2015- )
  • Non-Panel Reviewer, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, Central Policy Unit (2014-2017)
  • Transport Tribunal Panel Member, Transport and Housing Bureau (2013- )
  • Advisory Committee Member (Tertiary Education Representative), Education Development Fund, Education Bureau (2012-2018)

Main Social Services

In 2015, Dr. Chan set up Totaltact Network- an e-think tank which utilizes artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data, to collect and analyze views from social media and the public to create a mega cross-domain knowledge platform.

  • Chairman, Totaltact Network (2015- )
  • Chairman, Hong Kong Mensa (High IQ Society) (2012-2015)
  • Vice-President, Hong Kong Public Administration Association (2014- )
  • Associate Vice-President (Educational Technology), UNESCO Hong Kong Association (2014- )
  • Honourary President, Young Professionals Alliance (2017- )
  • President (Education), Young Professionals Alliance (2014-2017)
  • Associate Editor, Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal (2014- )
  • Assessor, The Hong Kong Awards for Industries (HKAI): Technological Achievement (2013- )
  • Honorary Secretary, Hong Kong Mensa (High IQ Society) (2010-2012)
  • School Manager, C.C.C. Kei Long College (2015- )
  • School Manager, C.C.C. Mong Man Wai College (2011-2015)
  • Deputy Chief Campaigner, Roundtable Pioneers (2010-2012)
  • Deputy Chief Campaigner, Roundtable Community (2008-2010)

Mainland-related Services

  • CPPCC Member, Songjiang District, Shanghai (2017-2022)
  • Vice-President, Hong Kong Shanghai Pudong Association (2015- )