HKBN to Become Hong Kong's Most Cloud-Proficient Telecom Company

1,000 Talents Gear Up to Help Businesses Accelerate Their Digital Transformation
2018-11-13 19:37 536

HONG KONG, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding that the cloud is critical to the future competitiveness for businesses across all industries, HKBN Group ("HKBN" or "the Group") is taking a bold step to establish itself as Hong Kong's most cloud-proficient telecom service provider with the most professionally-certified cloud experts. To make this happen, around 300 HKBN Talents have pledged to equip themselves with globally-recognised cloud certifications from Amazon Web Services ("AWS") or Microsoft Azure in the coming 10 months, while around 700 HKBN Talents will undertake a learning path on cloud computing fundamentals at Cloud Academy.

This latest move aims to turbocharge HKBN's cloud business, augmenting its ongoing strategies to leverage first-rate expertise from I Consulting Group Limited ("ICG"), a regional cloud expert and a newly-acquired managed service provider ("MSP") of HKBN.

Billy Yeung, HKBN Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer -- Enterprise Solutions said, "HKBN is gearing up to be the industry's most formidable and knowledgeable cloud technology expert, embedding world-class cloud expertise across every level of our Talent base. Our aim is to ensure at every corporate customer touch point, our Talents fully understand customer needs and provide best fit solutions to empower our customers' success."

Starting this month, around 300 HKBN Talents, including department heads and team leaders from HKBN Enterprise Solutions, corporate sales experts, technical professionals from IT and Network Technology as well as Talents from other business and customer support departments, will receive multimodal training on leading e-training platform Cloud Academy, and then undergo examinations to obtain cloud certifications from AWS or Microsoft Azure. Enabled with enhanced technical mastery of cloud computing and migration, these Talents will perform as cloud architects and help HKBN Enterprise Solutions customers optimize their business growth opportunities by accelerating their adoption of cloud and digital transformation.

Simultaneously, around 700 HKBN Talents are expected to complete "Benefits of Cloud Technology for Business: Getting Started with Migration" at Cloud Academy, a course designed to help professionals understand the fundamentals of cloud technology, strategic cloud transition and cloud migration planning. At present, all six members from HKBN's Management Committee, i.e., all CXOs at HKBN, have already completed the course.

ICG is the exclusive partner of Cloud Academy in Hong Kong. ICG Chairman Andy Lau said, "Traditional approach to training is no longer effective. Cloud Academy redefines technical training by offering practical, impactful, self-paced and scalable e-training, ranging from the fundamentals to advanced scenario training for IT and technical experts. The bite-sized video courses support personalised learning process with maximum agility. As a leading enterprise training platform, Cloud Academy works with technology leaders in the world, and is adopted by major enterprises in different markets, empowering their technical professionals with the knowledge, critical thinking and hands-on experience needed to adopt, operate and optimize across multiple clouds." 

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Photo caption: Leading by example, all six members of our CXO Management Committee stand tall and proud after completing the fundamental cloud technology courses on Cloud Academy.

About HKBN Group

HKBN Group ("HKBN" or "The Group") is Hong Kong's largest provider of residential high speed fibre broadband service (100mbps -- 1,000mbps symmetrical) and a fast growing enterprise solutions provider. The Group offers a wide range of telecommunications solutions for both the residential and enterprise markets, including broadband and managed Wi-Fi services, voice communication, mobile services, OTT entertainment, data centre services, integrated cloud services, data connectivity and system integration. HKBN owns an extensive fibre network in Hong Kong, which covers over 2.3 million residential homes passed and 2,400 commercial buildings. HKBN embraces "Make our Hong Kong a Better Place to Live" as its Core Purpose, and takes great pride in developing its Talents into a competitive advantage. The Group is managed by Co-Owners (supervisory-and-above-level Talents in the Group) who have invested their own savings to buy the shares of HKBN Ltd (SEHK Stock Code: 1310) shares. HKBN Group is part of HKBN Ltd.

About ICG

ICG aims at linking information technology ("IT") to business success. As a Multi-Cloud Trusted Advisor and a qualified Next-Generation Cloud MSP, ICG accelerates cloud and digital transformation for enterprises across APAC. ICG is the only Hong Kong headquartered MSP named a top 100 Public Cloud MSP for 2018 by ChannelE2E and recognised in the Gartner's Asia/Pacific Context: 'Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure MSPs, Worldwide' (by Michael Warrilow et al, 30 March 2018). With numerous successful cloud use cases, ICG is entrusted by enterprises to deliver the first-class IT solutions through its expertise in cloud assessment, architecture, deployment, management and cost optimization. ICG is an HKBN Group company.

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Source: HKBN Group & ICG