HKUST Business School Ideas Lunch Series – Alumni Online Sharing: At the Driving Seat of Digital Transformation


To keep up with our efforts in alumni engagement, HKUST Business School is presenting the Ideas Lunch Series, an online lunchtime chit-chat session featuring successful alumni from different industries.

On July 23 (Thu), our BBA & MSc alumna Maria HUI, Director of Marketing and Operations at Microsoft Hong Kong, will share and interact with the alumni community online. A well-known tech giant, Microsoft has been a strong driving force behind various waves of digital transformation. Most recently and in the wake of COVID-19, they have seen more and more businesses urgently implementing workplace solutions that enable their staff to safely and efficiently WFH or work remotely. Looking ahead at the new normal: what trends are expected and how can business executives capture the opportunities to drive further innovation and business performance? Maria will share with us her experience at the core of this transformation, as well as her takeaways from her journey from a management consultant to a prominent female leader in the tech industry.

The webinar will be moderated by Professor Dongwon LEE from the ISOM Department.

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Maria Hui (BBA IS & MSc ISM)
Director of Marketing and Operations
Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Maria Hui is currently the Director of Marketing and Operations Group (M&O) in Microsoft Hong Kong. M&O organization leads the mission of Microsoft in the local community: to empower everyone and every organization to do more and achieve more in the new digital era, where Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Cloud will play a key role. She is responsible for leading business operations, marketing strategy and overall business performance of the various business groups.

Prior to her current role, she was the Director of Human Resources at Microsoft Hong Kong for over three years. Maria started her career as a management consultant in PwC Consulting, which was later acquired by IBM. Her domain focus was on big data and analytics. She gained a reputation for her skills in project management and business analytics. She made a shift in her career to become an HR business partner. Over the years, she has taken up various leadership positions in HR, including executive compensation leader and regional HR partner leader roles.

Alumni Price
  • This is an online webinar on Microsoft Teams.
  • Due to limited quota, registration will be on first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Successful registrant will receive a confirmation email with a link to the online webinar.


Kindly contact the Business School External & Alumni Relations (EAR) Team.






23.07.2020 - 23.07.2020 (GMT+08:00)

13:00 - 14:00 (Please sign in at 12:50)


Online via Microsoft Teams

Event Host
Business School
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