Paul is an innovation evangelist. He is passionate about technology and keen to apply technologies to transform traditional businesses to be future ready. Paul started his career as open-source developer in Los Angeles, then joined Li & Fung in Hong Kong. He is currently with Fung Group, managing the innovation center inside the Explorium, a globally-connected open innovation ecosystem for supply chain and retail.
Paul has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Explorium 2.0 is Fung Group’s value-generating ecosystem for commercial enterprises, where technology and business model innovation come together on an experimental platform for developing a full range of consumer products, supply-chain solutions and services related to branding and retailing. The platform will facilitate the incubation of companies whose ideas, innovations and technologies are relevant to the Fung Group’s businesses, and allow for the rapid prototyping of new business models, products and retail technologies through experimentation and partnerships with external partners. Explorium 2.0 has a strong focus on collaborative innovation with various partnerships—such as Microsoft Accelerator, TechNode and the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology—as well as the mandate to showcase the rich capabilities the Fung Group has developed over the course of the company’s 111-year history.