Management Team

Ivan Ng

Chief Executive Officer
Ivan Ng graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, Master of Science degree in Finance, a Master of Philosophy degree in Information Engineering (with an Outstanding Thesis honorary mentioning, among all the engineering master and doctorate candidates of the year) and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Engineering (with a First Class Honor).

Ivan is a veteran of Big Data technologies. In Lively Impact, he has been the R&D head and Big Data analyst on both the design and implementation of a mobile advertising platform – Fingereach - that leverages big data advanced analytic to predict the likelihood of clicks on mobile advertisements out of billions of view and click data points. Before founding Lively Impact, he worked as a technology head and Big Data analyst on both the design and implementation of a logistics optimization platform that leverages big data technologies to collect huge amount of sensor data through a complicated sensor network in a supply chain and to perform logistics planning on top of these data in a timely fashion.

With a mission to bring leading and practical Big Data technologies to Hong Kong, Ivan introduced a series of structured Cloudera-based Big Data training to the region since 2012. He has delivered more than a dozen of Big Data training and seminars in various occasions since 2012. He has trained more than 1000 participants since his introduction of the Big Data training to the region.

Ivan is the inventor of 2 US patents (patent-pending) related to Big Data technologies and co-inventors of 7 China patents.

Alan So

Sales & Business Development Director
Alan So graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Science degree in Finance, a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.

In Lively Impact, he has been the Sales & Business development head on market development of the company’s innovative products and services.  Fingereach is one of them.  Before working in Lively Impact, Alan took roles of sales/account management in well-known multinational companies for more than 10 years.  He also delivered solid sales/consulting track record with ad agencies, retailers, luxury brands, service companies.

Dr. Toa Charm

Strategic Advisor
Dr. Charm possesses Doctor of Business Administration, MBA and B.Sc. degree.  He completed senior executive programs from Harvard, MIT, UC-Berkeley and CEIBS.  Dr. Charm is a TDWI Certified BI Professional and completed a Big Data Certification Program of MIT.  
Dr. Charm is an experienced and reputable business leader and information technology professional in Asia Pacific.  He has more than 25 years of management experience from leading multinational and Chinese companies in Asia.  He specializes in strategy, big data, customer experience, innovation, internet finance and internationalization for emerging enterprises.  His vision is to leverage on innovative strategies and technologies to transform traditional enterprises for their sustainable growth, revolutionize Asian cities to become data-driven Smart City, and nurture startups to transform innovation into profitable business by providing them consultancy and training services.  

A solid and wide network in business, ICT, public and academia areas was built by Dr. Charm in Asia as well as the world. He is the Vice President of Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS), Chairperson and Founder of the Big Data SIG (BISIG) for HKCS, Chairperson and Founder of the FinTech SIG for HKCS, Advisor of Entrepreneurship Center - Hong Kong Cyberport, Mentor of the Incubation Center - Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, and Advisor of Big Data Initicative - Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) which aims to establish Malaysia to be the leading big data hub in ASEAN.