Yat Siu | Founder & CEO, Outblaze
A technology entrepreneur based in Hong Kong, Yat Siu is founder and CEO of Outblaze, a technology conglomerate dealing in gaming, the cloud, and smartphone/tablet software. In 2009 Yat sold Outblaze’s messaging division to IBM, which used it to build IBM’s LotusLive iNotes to deliver business-class email services to SMEs. The transaction resulted in the establishment of the first cloud lab in Hong Kong by a major multinational technology company. Yat is a director for TurnOut Ventures, a partnership between Outblaze and Turner Entertainment that owns and manages the hugely popular rabbit character Tuzki. Yat is also co-founder and director of Animoca, a major developer and publisher of mobile games, and of Animoca Brands, a spinoff focusing on branded mobile games that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. In 2012 Yat set up ThinkBlaze, the research arm of Outblaze dedicated to investigating socially meaningful issues in technology. Yat has earned numerous accolades including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards. He is a supporter of various NGOs and serves as a director for the Asian Youth Orchestra.