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Executive Interview
Herbert Siu
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   Executive Interviews   
An Interview with
Herbert Siu
Quokka Hong Kong
  1. Quokka Hong Kong is named after Quokka being branded as the “the happiest animal on earth” and it represents Quokka’s underlying mission – to bring happiness to the workplace. Quokka engagement solutions aim to help companies ramp up their employee benefits programme at an affordable cost, plus introducing a gamification system to encourage specific corporate behaviours through sending out appreciative badges and Quokka tokens to coworkers for perks redemption in our marketplace, where Quokka liaises with merchants to provide unbeatable corporate discounts.We link employees’ happiness to productivity through our customized challenges, which employees could enjoy more rewards and attain various skillsets when they crack the challenges. These data form the backbone of the performance review process and also the career development of the individual. We collect data from organisations, industry research and HR practitioners and automate various aspects of the engagement process, such as feedback collection, analysis, and delivery, turning complex data analysis into actionable insights. With Quokka, employees have a way to make their opinions known. This enables companies to pinpoint areas with problems, act to troubleshoot them and to identify the best performing teams, analyze what makes them productive, and apply their insights to other teams. We empower managers to drive change with insights & engagement analytics
Publish Date: 
9 March 2020
Hong Kong

Tell us about your background, and how you came to found your company?

Having worked at J.P.Morgan, Microsoft and private equity over the years in London/Hong Kong, Herbert last worked at Octopus Investments (UK) to launch fintech products. Herbert graduated from HKUST and holds an MBA from the London Business School. He also holds CFA charterholder and CPA qualifications.

What is most important to you and your organization – mission, vision, or core values? Why?

Our vision is to lead the reinvention in Human Resources to create an open, responsive and innovative workplace in the digital era. Quokka helps company improve their employee experiences and create a happier workplace. We empower managers to transform the workplace with data insights and improve employee engagement, retention, recognition and collaboration

Can you explain briefly how your service(s)/product(s) works?

Quokka is a SaaS staff engagement platform which is driven by AI / ML to provide insights to management

How has the industry been changing in recent years?

Still lack of digital solutions and no address to the new young workforce in workplace

What makes you different from what’s currently available in the market?

Gamified user experience with AI / ML algorithm to drive dashboard analytics

What does the future hold for your company?

The next generation companies would be those who are able to navigate the magic solutions of engaging their staff


Herbert Siu

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