Chief Director, Innovative Mind

Chief Director, Innovative Mind

Mr Kenny Chan

Mr Kenny Chan is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of industry experience on emerging sensing and display-related technologies. As the Head of Innovative Mind (INM) Technology Division at ASTRI, he leads the Emerging Sensing and Display Technology (ESDT) core competence group (CCG) in developing cutting-edge technologies. These include photonics devices, optical sensing and display modules, hardware systems, and various sensing and display software methodologies.

Under his guidance, INM delivers innovative product solutions such as micro display (LCoS), diffractive optics (DOE), holographic optics (HOE), waveguide optics for anti-counterfeiting, 3D sensing modules for behaviour analysis, multi-factors biometrics sensing devices, and AR/VR/MR displays.

Mr Chan’s expertise spans applied research, product design and manufacturing, product marketing, management and start-ups. He has a proven track record of driving technology commercialisation through technology licensing, contract services, management buyouts, and spin-offs. The technology solutions developed by his team have been successfully deployed in various sectors related to Smart City and the Metaverse, including caring, construction, and transportation. Mr Chan’s leadership has been instrumental in establishing joint R&D centres and laboratories with top-tier domestic and international companies, promoting Hong Kong’s sensing and display technologies in Mainland China and abroad.

Under his leadership, the R&D team has won two Hong Kong Industrial Awards, three HKICT Gold Awards and five Geneva Invention Gold Awards. As an inventor himself, Mr Chan has filed 10 patents, with six granted so far.

Mr Chan has chaired the AR Forum in China International Optoelectronics Exposition since 2015. He holds a Master of Electronics Engineering focused in Digital and Image Processing from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).