Yat Siu (Outblaze)

Yat Siu is the Founder and CEO of Outblaze and Animoca, Asia’s largest app developer/publisher. In addition Yat serves on the board of directors for TurnOut Ventures, a joint venture between Turner Entertainment and Outblaze Investments. He also serves as a director for the Asian Youth Orchestra and various other NGO’s.

Yat began his technology career in 1990 working for AtariGermany.

Three years later he joined Lexicor, a graphics software company based inSilicon Valley, as Director and Head of East Coast Operations. In1996 Yat moved to Hong Kong to establish Hong Kong Cybercity, the first free web page and email provider inAsia. Later renamed Freenation, the service grew rapidly and was acquired by a US-based company. In 1997 Yat joined AT&T Solutions’ System Integration practice, and left a year later to found Outblaze, a multiple award-winning company that pioneered cloud-like provision of multilingual white label web applications. In 2009 Yat sold the messaging unit of Outblaze to IBM to become part of IBM’s Lotuslive product suite.

He has received multiple awards including the Standard Chartered Platinum Achievers Award, URENCO Innovation Award, 2006 Piaget Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, and he was declared Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP 2009 Business Awards. The execution of Yat’s vision has earned Outblaze several technology awards, including being named I.T. Company of the Year atHong Kong’s ComputerWorld Awards 2009.

In 2002, the World Economic Forum named Yat Siu a Global Leader of Tomorrow, and he was declared a Young Global Leader in 2006. He is a supporter of various NGO and charity organizations such the Asian Youth Orchestra, WITNESS, APCAUCE, the Salvation Army, the SPCA, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and others.