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Trainer Bio

Paul Kok

Paul has over 25+ years technology working experience in various positions from application development, infrastructure technology, portfolio, program & project management, service management, security & risk management, leadership coaching, innovation design thinking facilitation, employment engagement & HR people operations, and agile & digital transformation. He has worked for both financial, manufacturing and retail industries for multi-national companies, two are components of the Dow Jones Industrial Index and Fortune 100 Best Companies. Paul is now an independent consultant. Most recently, he has worked as an Agile Transformation Coach for Digital Transformation programs in different companies, across gaming, hospitality, fintech, retail and manufacturing industries. He was previously the Director of Program and Service Management for Asia Technology Operations at Nike. Prior to that, he served as the Head of Strategic Initiatives and covered portfolio, program and project management for Asia Technology Infrastructure Services at Goldman Sachs. He was also an entrepreneur co-founded a startup company in the hospitality & gaming industry. Throughout those years, he had been particularly keen on delivering internal training and coaching to staffs covering portfolio, program, project, risk, service, people management, and agile & digital transformation. Over the years, he has acquired a board range of body of knowledge on both soft skills and technical skills with the following certifications.


Professional Certifications:  

SAFe SPC Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprise Program Consultant` 95213584-3505 

SAFe Agilist Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprise  77676390-4659

CInP Certified Innovation Professional, Global Innovation Institute 000424

CDTP Certified Design Thinking Professional, Global Innovation Institute 000424

NPDP  New Product Development Professional, Product Development and Management Association 56601099  

M3.0  Management 3.0 facilitator   181223638

totalsdi Certified TotalSDI Facilitator, TotalSDI 

PfMP Portfolio Management Professional, PMI  1816612

PgMP Program Management Professional, PMI  1828726

PMP Project Management Professional, PMI   1811059

RMP Risk Management Professional, PMI   2045440 

ACP Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI   1822273

CBAP Certified Business Analysis Professional, IIBA 36551

AAC Agile Analyst Certification, IIBA   36551 

CGEIT  Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT, ISACA 1506511

TOGAF 9  Enterprise Architecture, The Open Group Architecture Foundation   53388

ITIL Expert ITIL IT Service Management, Axelos.   980221

DevOps DevOps Foundation Certified, DevOps Institute GR797002609PK

CLSSBB Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, GAQM 89533

CISM  Certified Information Security Manager, ISACA   1529726

CRISC Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control 1722593

CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional, ISC2,  614805

VeriSM VeriSM Foundation

COBIT Control Objective for IT, ISACA

CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional, ISC2, exam passed 

CBCI  Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute, BCI, exam passed 

DGSP Data Governance and Stewardship Professional, DAMA ICCP, exam passed

SMAC Scrum Master Accredited Certification, International Scrum Institute

SPOAC Scrum Product Owner Accredited Certification, International Scrum Institute


Technical Certifications:

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional ZVKHH6SCK1411C95

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional 92PRXNWC12R11G3L

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate  C5RWQKCKCFE4199M

AWS Certified Developer Associate   Y4WTT11211R1Q5KV

AWS Certified SysOps Associate  QN19W4S22JF41VK2

*The following certifications have not been maintained.

CCNP-Security, CCNP-WAN, CCNP-ATM, CCNP-Voice, CCNA, CCSA, CCSE, MCSE, MCSD, CSP, MCNE, CNA 


Education: 

Bachelor Degree, Computer Studies, Hong Kong University 

  

Professional Experiences

2018 June – Now 

Agilizing  Agile Evangelist, Trainer and Coach

Agile Evangelist. Agile Senior Agile Coach, Trainer and Consultant. Specialize in the design and delivery of agile training programs for leader, manager, product owner/manager(PO), scrum masters(SM), user experience(UX), DevOps, software engineering, architecture, human resource (HR) and people operations, employee engagement.


2018 Oct – Jan  

Gaming & Hospitality Industry  Agile Coach Leader, Digital Transformation

Led agile coaches and scrum masters to build and maintain agile culture for team of scrum teams through training and coaching, with focus on the delivery of digital transformation products from concept to deployment while working together with traditional project management office (PMO) and ITIL-based service management organization.


2018 June – Sept  

FinTech Startup Agile Transformation Coach

Led agile transformation program. Recruited to build and maintain agile chapters (SM, PO, UX, QA, Architect, Software Engineering, DevOps, Information Security, HR) and multiple scrum teams focusing on the delivery of transformation products from concept to deployment for a fintech company.


2013 Jul – 2018 May 

Retail & Manufacturing   Asia Pac Lean Agile Transformation Leader

Asia Pac Latin America Portfolio, Program Director

Asia Pac Service Management Director

 Asia Pac Data Center and Platform Service Director; 

 Acting Geo Architect; 

Asia Employee Engagement Champion

Led and drove multiple organization level change and transformation programs across a wide spectrum of areas including Scaled Agile Lean Enterprise Transformation, Full Cloud Migration, Service Management Transformation, Next Generation Network, Direct eCommerce, etc. Established the Asia Pac Portfolio, Program and Project Management Office (PMO) covering full business analysis, technical leadership and IT governance and employee engagement.


2011 Sept–2013 

Jun Jong Kim Teng Junket (new startup company) Founder and Head of IT

Built a new startup business covering business product management, technology enablement and service planning using Lean Startup and Agile Scrum approach. The overall customer transaction turnover had hit US$100M in 2 years with only around 50 staffs.


1993-2011 Aug   

Goldman Sachs Asia LLC  Executive Director 

2008 July -2011 Aug Chief of Staff / Head of Strategic Initiatives, Asia Technology Infrastructure

Co-head of Asia Training Committee & Mentoring Program 

Member of Global Career Development Committee

2004-2008  Head of Asia Network, Voice and Multi-media End-to-end Services

2001-2004  Head of Asia Network, Compute & Storage Engineering 

1997-2001  Co-head Distributed Computing & End User Support, Asia excluding Japan (AeJ)

1995-1997 System and Network Administrator, System Developer (AeJ)

1993-1995  System Administrator and Developer, AeJ


1989-1993   

Bank of China HK   Deputy Manager, Computing Department


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