Why a Quiz?

RECREATING A THRIVING ENVIRONMENT: Our extensive experience in engaging with over 50+ corporate and 20000+ employees has helped us understand their need to go beyond the routine and seek meaningful outlets that rekindle the spirit of positive competition and yet entertaining too!

REKINDLE THEIR PASSION: Professionals go through the everyday challenges of corporate life and the demands of achieving the highest levels of excellence, they sometime neglect their own passions and stop feeding their need for curiosity and instinct.



ORGANISERS

TSol (Tvameva Solutions Overseas Limited) is a Capability Enhancement firm in the APAC region with several years of experience in conducting custom designed workshops in the areas of Skill & behaviour, Leadership, Business Storytelling, Executive Presence, Diversity and Outbound, Mind Over Matter - Hong Kong Corporate Quiz, to name a few.

We work with businesses, to help them find the right training solutions for their employees - training which is intuitive, engaging, interactive and practical. We design and deliver programs that cover Knowledge, Attitude, Skill and Habit to create long lasting change.

We have over 20 years of work experience in structured corporate roles and training in Multinational companies and banks.



Quizmasters

Vikram Achanta

Very happy to have Vikram Achanta coming back to Mind Over Matter, 2019 - read more about him here: Vikram lives in Delhi, with his wife and 2 children, and when he's not grappling with the challenges of entrepreneurship, likes to write, run and quiz. He writes for a variety of Indian and International publications, including The Hindu, The Man, Outlook, Outlook Business, Outlook Traveller, Man's World, Indian Express, Drinks International, Spiritz Magazine, Sommelier India and Forbes India.

Vikram is a co-founder of Tulleeho, a drinks training and consulting firm. He is also a co-founder of www.tulleeho.com, a drinks website and BarX a fledgling e-commerce venture.

He is also founder of Studwala, an initiative to aggregate used football equipment and then distribute the same to civil society organisations who run football and life coaching programmes for under privileged children.

Vikram Achanta is an Economics Graduate from Delhi University, following which he completed his MBA from IIM, Kolkata in 1992. He then spent 9 years as a management consultant, first with Tata Consultancy Services and then with IBM Global Services. In the year 2000, he turned entrepreneur, setting up Tulleeho.

Vikram has been quizzing since his days at school. 6 years ago, he helped revive open quizzing in Delhi, by successfully co-hosting quizzes in bars and pubs in the National Capital Region, and over the last few years, has hosted over 125 such quizzes.

Laura Dodwell-Groves

Omniana - Pieces of information concerning everything. As a quiz master, Laura is continually garnering and sharing omniana. UK born and Hong Kong raised, with a couple stops in Singapore, Shanghai and Singapore, Laura has explored many pathways - from a Masters in Sociology and then later a Masters in Children’s Literature, she is beginning to bring the paths together again. When not entertaining pub goers and corporations with her trivial knowledge, Laura works with a local food charity and does research into learning and sustainability.

Laura was also one of the Quizmasters at Mind Over Matter for the last 4 years.



Photographers

Apoorva Rajagopal

Hello, I'm Apoorva Rajagopal, currently the Development and Communications Coordinator at Para Site art space. If you don't know me already, fair warning, I'll be your photographer for the evening!

It's always been a hobby and a self-taught interest of mine, so I look forward to honing that skill further but also to the most emotive, passionate display of Quizzery the corporate world has ever seen.

Don't be afraid to bring a little drama along with that brain, my camera will thank you. See you on 24th January!!




ZINEI HO

Hi! My name is Zinei, I am a Senior at Renaissance College, I am one of the photographers for the event, and look forward to capturing the lively yet real moments during the competition, some of my hobbies are boxing, gardening and playing the saxophone








360 VR Photography/Videography

EasyVR - Dr. EDDIE CHAN

Dr. Eddie Chan received B.Sc. degree, M.Sc. degree and Ph.D.degree all in computer science. He is an entrepreneur, researcher and technologist specializing in wireless positioning, communications, agent technology and software development.

Eddie led a startup, PowerMew, to win the Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest 2016 in Hong Kong session and be the 2nd runner up in NTT DATA Open Innovation Business Contest 2016 competing against 32 overseas companies and 55 Japanese companies. He also helped the startup to raise over HK$13M fund. Eddie is the author of two academic textbooks, as well as many research journals. Currently, he is a co-founder of a VR startup, EasyVR, that enables everyone to create VR easily.




Graphic Recording

AIKA NOGUCHI

My name is Aika Noguchi and I’m a student in Year 12, Island School. I am the graphical designer for the board for this event. I am really passionate about art in general, especially graphic design, illustration, photography and basic fine arts. Like photography I love capturing a moment in a photo or a painting and have it show and share a story along with it.







SEEWING CHUN

My name is SeeWing Chun and I am a Year 12 student studying in Island School. I am the graphical designer for the board regarding this event. I am passionate about art in general, but specifically, painting, graphic design and illustrations. I love creating a painting with vibrant colours and creating new designs.







Volunteers

GWENNIE TAN

I grew up as a third culture kid and always had a long answer ready in response to “Where are you from?” because I never thought that "Malaysia" reflected my identity as a whole. Bouncing around Singapore, various parts of China, and now finally Hong Kong, helped me to develop a sense of appreciation for different cultures and meeting new people. I am currently a Bachelor of Laws second year student at the University of Hong Kong and the Curator of TEDxHKU as well. I’m always eager to try new experiences and learn new things to expand my horizon and develop myself further both personally and professionally.




SWAPNIL JOSHI

I am an International sophomore student at The University of Hong Kong, studying Computer Science & Finance. Growing up and being involved in the most active political hub of India, most of my conversations have revolved around finance and politics. Hence, from an early age I have realised the importance and interconnectedness of one’s network with their success, or what I call social capital. Pursuing my studies in Hong Kong has been a great experience for me and I have been able to improve my skills, knowledge, and the quality of social capital. Learning will never end for me, and I look forward to more interesting experiences!.




GENESIS OF THE EVENT

Go beyond routine
Seek meaningful outlets that are entertaining
Spirit of positive competition
Feed the need for curiosity and instinct



Hong Kong Corporate Quiz awakens those pillars of life.