Yat Siu - Founder & Chief Executive Officer Outblaze
Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze (www.outblaze.com), a digital services and solutions company specializing in gaming, cloud technology, and smartphone/tablet software development. A serial entrepreneur, Yat is also a founder and board director of mobile games publisher Animoca (www.animoca.com), which in its first year published 200 apps and accrued over 60 million players before attracting investments from Intel Capital and IDG-Accel. He is the Fonero Leader for the Asia region and head of FON operations in Hong Kong. Yat is also a board director for TurnOut Ventures, a joint venture between Turner Entertainment and Outblaze Investments.
Yat began his technology career working for Atari Germany in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong to establish Hong Kong Cybercity/Freenation, Asia’s first free web page and email provider, later acquired by a US-based company. In 1998 he set up Outblaze, a multiple award-winning company that pioneered cloud-like multilingual white label web applications. In 2009, IBM purchased Outblaze’s messaging division and used it to open the first IBM cloud computing lab in Asia. After the asset sale, Yat successfully pivoted Outblaze to focus primarily on digital consumer entertainment.
Yat has received the URENCO Innovation Award, the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Business Awards, and many others. In 2002, the World Economic Forum named him a Global Leader of Tomorrow, and in 2006 he was declared a Young Global Leader. He is a director of the Asian Youth Orchestra and supporter of various NGO and charity organizations. He is a member of BAFTA.