Dr. Edith Mok
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Being a veteran in the IT Sector for five decades, Edith worked as the Pacific Area Information System Director for the Dow Chemical Company (23 years), IT Service Director for the PolyU, Chief Information Officer of AT&T Asia Pacific, and IT Director for the Hong Kong Jockey Club for 32 years.
In 1997, she was hit by a massive stroke (inter-cerebral hemorrhage). She lost her speech, mobility and mental capability. With strenuous rehabilitative effort, she gradually recovered her speech, mental functioning and partially her mobility.
She restarted with humble volunteer work. In 1999, she continued her 2nd Year DBA study in PolyU under very difficult conditions and finally acquired the DBA in 2003.
As a stroke survivor, Edith devotes her 2nd career in rehabilitation services especially for People with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases to enrich the lives of the disadvantaged segments. From 2010 onwards, she leads accessible transport services and ICT towards organization development with the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.
In addition, she spearheaded the IT Professional Certification System for the Hong Kong Computer Society. In 2009, she participated in the IT Strategic Review of the Social Service Sector (>150 NGO’s). She was the External Examiner of a UK-based University MBA program for 3 countries in 2012-2015. From 2008 onwards, she is involved in Advisory Committees and Working groups for 5 departments/bureaus of HKSAR.
2003 DBA (PolyU HK)
2009 MSocSc (HKU) with Distinction
1994 MBA (Warwick, UK)
2010 CPIT (Project Director)
Retired. 2nd Career in rehabilitation services
2015 PolyU Outstanding Alumni
2015 Outstanding 3rd Age Citizen (HKCSS & HKE)
2014 MH, HKSAR
2011 Outstanding Woman Professional (HKWPEA)
2004 Outstanding People with Disabilities (HKCSS)
Vice Chairperson, Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation (HKSR) 2011 -
Chairperson, HKSR Committee of Accessible Transport & Travel 2011 -
Chairperson, HKSR Committee of ICT 2009 –
Co-Chair, HKSR e2Care e-Health Learning Program – Strategic Steering Committee 2014 - 2018
Distinguished Fellow, Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) 2010 –
Advisor, HKCS Advisory Council 2013 - 2018
Chairperson, HKSAR Rehabilitation Advisory Committee (RAC) –Access Sub- Committee 2016 - 2018
Member, HKSAR RAC 2010 - 2018
Member, HKSAR HA – MMRC Hospital Governance Committee 2014 - 2018
Member, HKSAR Social Welfare Department (SWD) –Joint Council of IT (JCIT) 2008 - 2014
Member, HKSAR SWD JCIT Project Steering Committee – Review of IT Strategy for the Social Service Sector 2012 - 2013
Member, HKSAR EDB HK Qualification Framework - Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) 2013 - 2018
Member, KHSAR OGCIO Various Advisory Committees, workgroups and Taskforces on Digital Inclusion 2008 - 2016
Advisor, Project Management Institute (PMI) HK Chapter 2008 -
Patient-Centred Care (PCH) in Hong Kong – An Exploratory Study (2012) by Edith Mok, K. P. Tsang