About Chok Ooi
Chok is the CEO of Kenzie Academy, a 6-month to 2-year tech apprenticeship school, pioneering a new model in education; developing future technology leaders with the skills, passion and purpose to meet the needs of employers and closing the talent gap. Kenzie is focused on empowering individuals to achieve extraordinary outcomes, providing them with access to the skills and opportunities to build their future in tech.
Chok is also Chairman of AgilityIO, a software innovation company, and an angel investor. With a background in Electrical Engineering, Chok has gone beyond the technical aspects of his work to foster cooperation between business and technology. In 2011, he founded Agility with a team of like-minded individuals and has grown the company to over 250 employees globally over the span of six years.
Prior to this, he built trading systems for top investment banks including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Bank of America. Chok also worked for Silicon Valley startup Loopt and was previously CTO of AZAP Mobile and Head of Web and Mobile Solutions at Selerity.
Chok enjoys discovering the latest tech and startup trends and meeting people in the field at various conferences around the globe. In recent years, he has traveled extensively and met entrepreneurs across the U.S. and also in Asia and the Middle East. Chok has shared his experience at the Echelon Malaysia Conference 2014, with students at Wharton School of Business and also several educational institutions in Malaysia. He was a speaker at the Malaysia Forum 2014 in New York and was profiled on Astro Awani's program, "Life in the Valley, the Digital Gold Rush."