Analyst Profile

Deacon D.K Wan

Deacon D.K Wan

Research Director

2 years at Gartner ,  23 years industry experience
Hong Kong

Roles and Responsibilities

Deacon Wan is the Research Director at Gartner Application Strategy and Governance.


Previous Experience

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada and internationally groomed, Mr. Wan has diversified experience in developing partners, global teams and affiliates in Greater China, Europe, Japan, Korea and the U.S. He offered strong product development, operations and business management skills for the Hutchison Whampoa Group of companies from 1994 to 2016. Mr. Wan is an executive expert in digital innovations, with end-to-end technical and commercial strength in mobile and e-commerce, emerging payments, online-to-offline (O2O), analytics, big data, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), partnerships and business development. He has proven expertise in monetizing technologies into sound P&L businesses. He developed global services partnerships (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, eBay, PayPal, Skype and Facebook were first-round investors) and managed MNC business units in different regions. Mr. Wan nurtured startups (Siri, Waze, Onavo, Spotify, Fixmo, Bitcasa, Hola, Stevie social TV, zoom, HzO, Invi,, Ginger, Magisto, Shine security, Teralytics, WeLab social lending, etc.) for growth. He also applied technologies and business acumen to drive digital innovations on user interface, apps development, digital/mobile advertising, mobile and e-commerce (,, Priceline, etc.). He worked as a commercial leader with product development, product management and business skills with close collaboration with retailers, payment associations and banks. In addition, Mr. Wan managed global procurements with Qualcomm, Samsung, LG, Sony, Nokia, Motorola, Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, NEC, Mediatek, Gemalto, INQ, MOMO Design, ODM/OEMs, etc. He transformed and integrated mass market services marketing (B2C), enterprise mobility solutions (B2B), technology product developments (R&D and innovation), with P&L responsibilities.

Professional Background

Globetouch, a Hutchison Whampoa Investment, Vice President, Product Management, 2 years
Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong), Head of Product Development and Enterprise Solutions, Sales and Marketing, 2 years
Hutchison Whampoa, General Manager and Head of Global Devices and Applications Group, 18 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

2003, Outstanding Employee of the Year Award, Hutchison
2008, GSM Association Best Mobile Handset/Device - Highly Commended, 3 Skypephone
2009, GSM Association Best Mobile Handset/Device, INQ Mobile
2013, Telecom Asia, Most Innovative Partnership Strategy Award/16th Annual Telecom Asia Awards, 3 x WhatsApp
2013, The International Business Awards, Best New Product or Service of the Year - Bronze Stevie Winner, 3 Super Safe
2013, The International Business Awards, Best New Product or Service of the Year - Gold Stevie Winner, 3HK x WhatsApp Free the World
2014, Paybefore Awards, Winner, Eighth Annual Paybefore Awards, 3 Citi Wallet
2014, The International Business Awards, Best New Product or Service of the Year - Bronze Stevie Winner, 3 CitiWallet


Chinese - Cantonese
Chinese - Mandarin