Thanks for the kind words. Essentially IT Governance and Compliance is all about ensuring the company’s IT processes, procedures, and policies are aligned with the expectations of regulators, authorities, and international standards. This means when it comes to audit engagements and regulatory assessments, we would have sufficient material to support our compliance statuses. Besides that, I would also help on several security-related topics, answering due diligence questionnaires from our clients, technology risk management, and occasionally supporting procurement on the technology/security side.
Some people might think that I focus on security topics because of my reporting line, but my work actually covers all aspects of tech, so you would see me talking to our engineering teams and operations team quite often.
I first heard of blockchain and Bitcoin when I was in high school, but I did not pay too much attention to them except using GPU mining to show off my new Nvidia Graphics Card. My younger sister joined a web3 company in 2020 after her graduation, and she introduced a lot of things she saw to me; that’s when I got more interested in web3 / digital assets. Now I can be proud to say that I probably know more than she does!
A couple of obvious differences: Agility, Innovation, and Fun People!
To be honest, I had never heard of Hex Trust until the introduction by the recruiter. However, it immediately got my interest after a few minutes of reading up. The job opening was relevant to my profile, and I always wanted to try working in a startup, but what really made me decide to join was the interviewers. Each of them was a domain expert in what they do, were very passionate about their job, and most importantly, they all believe in the future of this company. That’s why I decided to join Hex Trust and learn from them.
I am a huge tennis fan, and I play at least twice a week. I love to cook (best dishes include green curry, stir-fried prawns, and Cantonese roast pork belly), but I seldom follow recipes (and I get a lot of complaints about this). And I enjoy having a drink (fav drink is a mojito) or two with my colleagues.
Morning person or night owl?
Night owl, I have been spending at least an hour every night watching The Office (the US version!) before I sleep.
Favorite sports teams?
NBA: Warriors, Football: Manchester United
Dogs or cats?
Sweet or salted popcorn?
Coffee or tea?
The Intern, Interstellar, Hangover, The Big Short
Favorite travel destination?
Taiwan for food, Australia for the weather, and Koh Samui for Sunshine beaches
What would you eat for your last meal?
A decent burger with thick-cut fries
Bitcoin or Ethereum?
Ethereum for investment and Bitcoin for religious beliefs