Horace Chu, Head of Information Management Services, Gammon Construction

March 25, 2013
Among other topics, Horace discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:
  • How Gammon Construction leverages the benefits of being a 50/50 joint venture with Jardine Matheson and Balfour Beatty
  • Gammon’s approach to aligning IT and business strategy and how it maps all projects to its strategy
  • Gammon’s use of an internal satisfaction survey to identify opportunities for improvement in serving the organization’s needs
  • The importance of career development and Gammon’s diligent approach to growing each individual’s skills
  • The organizational emphasis on innovation at Gammon and the incentives in place to foster an innovative culture
  • Eye on Trends: The internal application of social computing for knowledge management and information sharing, as well as the use of smartphone technology to enhance awareness and opportunities in the recruiting process

Horace Chu’s Biography

Horace is the Head of Information Management Services at Gammon Construction Limited, a leading construction company based in Hong Kong which has been building a wide range of construction projects for over 50 years.  Horace is responsible for defining and executing the company’s IT strategy.

Prior to joining Gammon Construction, Horace was a Senior Manager in JOS Synergy, a joint-venture between Jardine Matheson and Canadian TELUS focusing on IT outsourcing services in Asia.  Horace focused on IT operations and implementation of large scale ERP and IT infrastructure projects.   Horace possesses a broad spectrum of experiences including information security, business process re-engineering, managing regional IT operation, and IT architectural services.  With strong skills in communication and aligning IT with the rest of the organization, Horace is also experienced in pre-sales solutioning and large scale application systems development.

Horace has a Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick in the UK and an MBA from the University of Hong Kong.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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