Dr Simon Wong has over 10 years’ experience in information technology (IT) training and consulting. He first started his IT career as a consultant at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis/St Paul - Twin Cities, USA) in 1991 where he pursued, simultaneously, his Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSci). After obtaining his BCompSci with distinction in 1993, Dr Wong joined a PC-FAX driver vendor as a software engineer. He was awarded a Research Studentship in 1994 for his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) study at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) where he also held tutorial and laboratory classes. In 1996, he focused his research on self-healing asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network while working as a Demonstrator at PolyU. In 1997, he obtained his MPhil in ATM network research. From 1998 to 2000, Dr Wong was in charge of networking and computer programming subjects as a lecturer at PolyU. He also organised networking courses with Cisco Networking Academy for the PolyU staff and students.
From 2000 to 2003, Dr Wong worked as a senior consultant for Oracle, a worldwide leader in database management systems, specialising in pre-sales and post-sales support, bid and proposal management, project management in Oracle course development, consultancy and training of Oracle products for various sectors such as banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, government and tertiary education. With his technical expertise on Oracle database administration, application server, tools, and applications, he was able to provide practical and valuable business solutions to clients. In recognition for his contribution to Oracle's business growth, he was named Quarterly Outstanding Performance Staff by Oracle in the fiscal year 2002-2003.
Dr Wong joined HKCC as a lecturer in 2003. He is in charge of various IT subjects at HKCC. In addition to teaching, he is interested in IT education research. Meanwhile, he took the Doctor of Education (EdD) study at the University of Leicester (UK). In 2012, he received his EdD in IT education research.