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Eric YUNG

Founder and CEO, Playnote Limited

1997 BEng(ELEC),2000 MPhil(ELEC), 2010 MBA

Eric is an entrepreneur and expert in the engineering, music and legal professions. He has founded and invested in various startup companies. He is the founder and CEO of Playnote, which focuses in next generation technology for music education. He is also one of the co-founders, former executive director and chief technology officer of Perception Digital, which is one of the companies under HKUST entrepreneur center and was listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX:01822) since December 2009. And, Eric is a professional musician. He has participated in various public international performances, as pianist, artistic opera tenor or orchestra conductor.

 

 

Business Awards

2012 Grand Award of Best Startup Award, Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2012
2012 Merit Awward of Best eLearning Award, Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2012
2012 Gold Award, HK Information and Communication Technology Award

 

HKUST Awards

1999 Best Paper Award (The first HKUST International Research Award by student in the record), IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
1998 Best Composition – Composition Section of Inter College Singing Contest
1998 Champion – The 51st HK School Music Festival SATB Chinese Hymn section(Award of HKUSTSU Choir, under Eric’s baton)

 

HKUST Experience

2011-2012
President, HKUST MBA Alumni Association
2009-Present
Columist, HKUST MBA Column in HK Economic Journal
2006-2008
Mentor, HKUST ECE Department
2006
Organizer, HKUST 15th Anniversary Concert
2001
Composer, Song “Fei Xiang” for HKUST 10th Anniversary
1998
Conductor, HKUSTSU Choir in the 51st HK School Music Festival
1997-1999
Founding President, HKUST EEE Alumni Association(Renamed as HKUST ECE Alumni Association now)

Other Experience

2005
Artistic Director, Musical “The Rising Track”, Premier performance
1998-2006
Executive Committee and IT Director, Hong Kong Youth Choir
1997-2004
Tenor at various international opera performance

Associations

Member – Composer and Author Society of HK (CASH)