Electronic Games: from Hobby to Career

Alumni Events and Activities   Past Event   Electronic Games: from Hobby to Career  

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Mr. James Hong

Voluntary Guest Speaker:
Mr. James Hong

 

Date:
13 Jan 2011 (Thursday)


Time:
7:00-8:30pm

Venue:
Serena Yang Lecture Theatre

Homantin Campus


Organizer:
Alumni Affairs Office, Public Affairs Unit   

 

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Sichuan-born immigrant to Hong Kong since 1985   

 

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General Manager (Marketing Division) of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited, responsible for the marketing of PlayStations PS3TM and PSP®

 

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2006 “HKMA/TVB Distinguished Marketer Award” & 2009 “Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Person of The Year”

 

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He will talk about how he moved up from an immigrant to become a General Manager in PlayStation within 13 years. From an enthusiast of electronic games, he now oversees PlayStation’s marketing work in 6 countries.

 

The Alumni Affairs Office of the Public Affairs Unit organized three career talks for alumni and students in January.


'Have you ever thought of turning your hobby into a career?’ This is what Mr James Hong, General Manager (Marketing Division) of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited, asked 100 attendees at a talk titled ‘Electronic Games: from Hobby to Career’ on 13 January. Mr Hong shared his path from video game fan to senior executive of a game developer. He also talked about his 13 years of working experience during which he frequently travelled across the Asia-Pacific Region, including Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, as well as staff training programmes in his company.