Peter Y. H. Wong

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Dr. Peter Wong is a result-driven technology executive with extensive experience across industries, including medical, fintech, investment banking and e-commerce. He excels in driving innovation, ensuring successful project deliveries, and optimising operating efficiency. With a proven track record in building and scaling IT systems, from on-premise to cloud-based distributed solutions, Dr. Wong brings expertise in distributed and cloud computing, big data, blockchains, and IoT. He is skilled in leading teams and collaborating with stakeholders across multiple continents and time zones, facilitating global collaboration and successful outcomes.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Peter Wong played a crucial role in expanding Prenetics' cloud-based laboratory and testing platform to meet the soaring demand for testing in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Originally designed to handle only a few hundred DNA tests each day, Dr. Wong designed and scaled the platform to process over fifty thousand COVID tests daily. Notably, the platform achieved much shorter turnaround times, ranging from within an hour to just a few hours. Driven by his leadership, the platform achieved significant scalability and efficiency, making a substantial contribution to the global response to the pandemic.

Dr. Wong has extensive experience in leading and developing technologies within regulated environments, and is familiar with relevant compliance, regulations and corporate government standards. As the Head of Engineering at Travelex, he spearheaded the development of one of the UK's first cloud-based international money transfer systems and successfully obtained both the UK's FCA licence and PCI DSS compliance for the system. Dr. Wong has also demonstrated his commitment to information security and data privacy controls. He achieved ISO 27001 certification for information security and ensured GDPR compliance for Prenetics in Hong Kong and UK as well as ISO 27701 certification, which supersedes ISO 27001 and focuses on PII regulations and GDPR compliance, for ACT Genomics in Taiwan.

Dr. Wong is a frequent speaker at technology events including CIO conferences, Open Source Meet-ups, Cloud computing summits and universities. He holds a Doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, and B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Warwick.

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Research Interests

Dr. Wong is interested in the application of formal methods (formal specification, model-based testing and formal verification) to industrial software development.

Dr. Wong's doctoral research considered the application of the Z notation and the process algebra CSP (Communicating Sequential Processes) to develop a compositional approach to the specification, verification and refinement of workflow (business) processes. The research work was due to the project Choreographing Complex Services, which was part of the CancerGrid consortium. His doctoral study was financially supported by a studentship under the Microsoft Research Grant from CancerGrid.

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Academic Duties

Dr. Wong has served on the programme/organisation committees for the following conferences and workshops:

Dr. Wong has served on the Opposition committees for the following Doctorates:

Dr. Wong has been a reviewer for the following journals:

Dr. Wong has been an external reviewer for the following conferences and journals: