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With strong Leadership provided by ex Sun, Oracle, Accenture, Apple and IBM senior executives, and quality services enabled by our passionate and competent teams with extensive international experiences, our people bring exceptional value to our clients around the globe.

Management Team

dot Nan Yang Nan Yang

Nan Yang is a leading technologist who has worked in over 20 countries aligning IT to business strategy and delivering enterprise-ready software solutions for major clients in Banking, Insurance, Telco, Healthcare, and Governments around the world. He is also an entrepreneur focused on bringing innovation to China.

As former leader for Oracle Enterprise Architecture, Nan provided technical leadership for SOA, cloud, big data, mobility, software engineering and Java. He was the SVP for global engineering and General Manager for China at Navagate Inc, a global sales force automation solution provider. Previously, Nan was global CTO and Chief Architect for Insurance Industry and Mobile Financial Services at Sun Microsystems, and a member of the global FSI management team responsible for driving multi $B annual revenue. Before joining Sun, he was a senior architect with CSC, a global business and technology consultancy, where he pioneered Smart Airport RFID solution and self-service kiosk. Nan holds an MSc in Computing Science from University of Auckland.

dot Tan Yang Dr. Tan Yang
Chief Executive Officer

Tan has more than 15 years’ experiences in general management, operations, strategy, and investment across Asia Pacific and Europe. Tan led and successfully completed one of the largest Chinese outbound pharmaceutical acquisitions in the UK with a deal size of US$1.2billion, and was responsible for the China business of Jacob Rothschild Creat Partners, a US$750million private equity fund co-founded with Lord Jacob Rothschild focusing on outbound investment across a wide range of industries in Europe and U.S. Prior to Creat, he worked for Monitor Group and Accenture in London as management consultant and Siemens in Australia/New Zealand as Corporate Quality Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt. Tan started out his career at Sinotrans, one of the largest shipping companies in China before a two-year stint in the Fiji Island as General Manager of one of the largest retail chains there. Tan holds a PhD in Management Studies from Oxford University. He is currently Honorary Advisor on China for Oxford University and a member of Oxford China Advisory Group.

dot Greg Shea Greg Shea

Greg has over 20 years of Asia and China business experience in IT and TMT industries. He excels at business strategies, leveraging network in business, government, finance and media to hedge risk and maximize success. Greg was the President of BlackBerry China, President and MD of USITO, and Regional Director for Government Industry Sales at Sun Microsystems.

dot Jade Ellis Jade Ellis
Vice President, Americas

Jade has over 20 years experience in IT implementations, management consulting, and real estate and green building. As an experienced manager, analyst, and cross-cultural business advisor, Mr. Ellis has been sought after to bring Asian and Western investors, businesses, and technologies together.

He has been an assistant vice president helping manage the $30B structured finance department at Countrywide (now part of Bank of America), which was the largest U.S. mortgage lender during the housing bubble, and has worked for Golden Bridge Merchant Bank of HK in the clean-tech area. Mr. Ellis has also helped start and grow multiple consulting firms in strategy, operations, and IT after starting his career at Accenture Consulting in the financial services area. Executive MBA from Oxford, MPIA from UCSD in Comparative economics graduating with high honors, and a BA in Economics and business from UCLA as a Regents Scholar.

dot Frank Lau Frank Lau
Chief Technology Officer

Frank is a technology professional with 25 years of IT experience, mostly with Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Frank was the Greater China Chief Architect for Professional Services at Sun Microsystems, covering key clients spanning across finance, telco, and education sectors. He is an expert in Access Management/BPM/Middleware solutions. Frank is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Santa Clara University with Master Degree in Computer Engineering.

dot Jay Elliot Jay Elliot

Jay is currently the Founder and CEO of Nuvel,Inc. an internet acceleration software company. He also is the author of the worldwide best selling book, The Steve Jobs Way. Prior to Nuvel he was the Founder and Chairman of Migo Software, Inc. a mobility software company. Mr. Elliot has more than 30 years operations experience with such corporate giants as IBM, Intel and Apple Computer.

He served as the Senior Vice President of Apple Computer responsible for all corporate operations plus overall corporate business planning reporting directly to Steve Jobs, Chairman of the Board, CEO, and co-founder of Apple. He was a member of the Macintosh Development team and oversaw the software development of Macintosh. During his tenure at Apple sales grew from $150 million to more than $3 billion.

After graduating from college, Mr. Elliot joined IBM as a programmer working on the airline reservation system and moved into management in several key projects in the Disk drive development business, development of the ATM system, the Fair Transaction System and eventually managed the company 16,000-employee software division. In 1980 he called Andy Grove and joined Intel as the Director of the California operations. He also worked with Gordon Moore, chairman of Intel, in the creation of the Intel Foundation.

In addition to his vast technology background, Elliot has extensive experience in both the entertainment and healthcare industries. While at Apple he created Apple TV and internal employee TV communication system. He served as the chief executive officer of San Francisco Studios, where he produced the Academy Award nominated documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties, and the NBC television series, Midnight Caller. In the healthcare industry, Elliot was the CEO of New Health Systems, a network technology group connecting physicians and payers to patients and affiliated hospitals.

dot David Piesse David Piesse

David has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry and has combined insurance, information technology and disaster risk management into a lifelong career. He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Practitioner of the British Computer Society. He is the Asia Pacific Ambassador for the International Insurance Society in New York.

He started his underwriting career at Lloyds of London and worked in the insurance industry in North America and Europe for 10 years before joining the United Nations as a risk management consultant. At the United Nations he was involved in a variety of missions covering many countries on all continents. Some of the work involved reinsurance reporting, microfinance, natural disaster risk management, earth sciences and management information analytics.

Settling in Asia Pacific region permanently Mr. Piesse worked in the Chinese insurance industry for several years before taking the position of Global Head of Sun Microsystems based in Hong Kong. In this role he created the blueprint for the insurance company of the future and headed up both the microfinance program and the Islamic finance program. In 2009 he took over the roles of Chairman of Asia Pacific for Unirisx LLC and in parallel the role of Global Head of Microinsurance making the Unirisx platform mission to be a standard for microinsurance. He is currently the Head of Asia Pacific for Ultimate Risk Solutions specializing in risk based capital solvency modelling for the insurance industry and also a Member of the Advisory Board for Guardtime providing cloud computing security. He currently covers all regions of Asia in his current capacities.

dot Simon Handelsman Dr. Simon Handlesman

Dr. Simon Handelsman is an international minerals development engineer and advisor with global experience of the extractive industries -- advising industry, governments and their state enterprises. He is an acute strategist with broad-based operations and management experience who incorporates technology modeling and international savvy in economic and social development. He was a guest lecturer at both New York University and Columbia University. Simon is an adjunct professor in the mining department at UBC. He is the author of numerous technical publications and conference papers. His recent assignments include financial transaction advisor for the international tenders of world class copper and iron ore deposits. Other advisory work includes business development/negotiation, internal analysis, technical due diligence and technical review of development projects.

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