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Felt great to pick up my guitar and sang my favorite folk songs. It feels like back to 30 years old when I was singing folk songs from town to town back then. Yesterday, we went to a professional studio to sing and record a favorite song of mine, Peter, Paul and Mary’s <Tall Pine Trees>,即是林子祥的<我要走天涯>。

To celebrate the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2020, #ESGMatters gathered some friends including me to sing some songs. That was why we were there. It was so fun and triggered me to think back the joy back then. “Those were the days..”

If you would like to watch our performance, please stay tuned for the following sessions of #ESGMatters ESG Matters 自動生成ESG報告 on Nov 2: https://lnkd.in/g2EHP-n

Register here for the #ESGNight
https://lnkd.in/g_rQ_vr

Thanks so much to Andy, Dicky, 豹哥 and many ESG Matters’ teammates with full support and passion to make this happen. May Lit Lavin Yeung Dicky Lo Wilson Kwok MA(HONS), FCPA, CA, ATIHK, FHKFA, CFP, CFT Also, thanks to the key men behind the FinTech Week Hong Kong 2020 King Leung Anthony Sar for their effort and support.

See you in Hong Kong FinTech Week 2020. Let’s learn, network, do #FinTech business and have some fun as well. Cheers.

#TECH in #China becomes a hot topic in the West these days. I have conducted an online class on “Emerging TECH in China” to the fellow executive students from one of the top universities in Europe, the #ImperialCollege Imperial College London. It is a part of the one week program of #CUHK The Chinese University of Hong Kong to the Imperial College Business School in #London.

I talked about the Tech landscape, the #startup #ecosystem and #CorporateInnovation in China. I covered hot topics like the foreign market and investment strategy, self-reliance capabilities, #5G#AI#Semiconductors, Corporate #intrapreneurship, talents, #GreaterBayArea#HangSengTechIndex, tech giants returning from #Nasdaq to Hong Kong and Shanghai #StockExchanges, etc.

I used a number of cases like #Baidu#Alibaba#Tencent#ByteDance#TikTok#AntFinancial#SenseTime#PingAn#Haier#Huawei#BYD#XiaopengMotors#Hema#Xiaomi#Qihoo360#SequoiaCapital#IDGCapital#MatrixPartners as examples to show the strength and potential risks of China Tech.

The Imperial College’s students showed great interest on this topic, were engaged well and asked lots of sensible questions. I also learned a lot from their views and feedbacks as well. Thank you so much for their active participation.

很開心我剛出版的書 #數碼力大提升 能帶給我的朋友及家人單是知識,還有很多喜樂。大家看看他們的笑容便可感覺到。

特别感恩我能在中秋節送一本我的心血傑作給我最愛的媽媽,感恩她還健康及有能力閱讀我這本書。我在幾年前教了己80多歲的她用WhatsApp,今天真的能大派用場,也是我一生最好的一堂授課。

原來我的書也可用來親子用。W.K. Wong 就送了一部給他的女兒作生日禮物,真的很有意義 。

大小企業老闆, 如 #周大福 #滙豐銀行 #Convoy #CUHK #Sanomics #FORMS #OpenCertHub #POSIFY #HeyCoins #LivelyImpact #LimeHK #JardineRestaurantGroup 等等, 也贈送了我的書給同事upgrade and recharge自已,不斷學習進步。

我在香港、澳門、内地、台灣、東南亞及外國的學生及朋友也十分支持。

感謝大家給我的支持及喜悦。I love you all。

The world’s top 5 companies are #Platform in terms of Market Cap. They are #Microsoft, #Apple, #Amazon, #Alphabet, #Facebook, not the traditional leaders. Successful unicorns are mainly platforms like #Uber, #Airbnb I have designed a 2 days Platform Strategy & Breakthrough training program for executives to learn & unlock the potentials of platform business models for their companies. The training was done last week. The participants were from #FinancialServices, #Retail, #Telecom. We have discussed a few inspirational cases #Airbnb, #ZBJ, #XFire, #Qihoo, #Dianrong, #Quicken, #Adobe, #Nike, #Hema, etc. The participants learned about the best industry practices of platform like #NetworkEffect, #ChickenAndEgg, #Multihoming, #Disintermediation, #Monetization #Governance, etc. I have also invited Norman Tam from #Tencent & Samuel C.H. Wan from #Stockviva to share their wisdom to design, run, monetize, govern their platforms. It was very useful. To thank them & my students for a fruitful two days, everyone received my book #數碼力大提升 with my autograph. This course is a part of the #DigitalLeadershipSeries for Executive Program that I designed for #CUHK. Other courses include #AI, #Blockchain, #CorporateInnovation, #Entrepreneurship, etc. More here. https://lnkd.in/gZBZmjp

Today is a special day for me. I have just received my book #數碼力大提升. It is the best gift that I have ever received in the #MidAutumnFestival of my life.

Also, it came on time as I was giving a keynote speech on #SME #Digitalization today in a series of webinars hosted by #HSBC Commercial Banking & #SMELAB. I have shared the key essence of my book & exchanged ideas with the guest panel speakers. Really learned a lot from Daniel Chan Teddy Liu Sam Sio CY Chan. Pls download my presentation deck today here:
https://lnkd.in/gHEFWzs

Also many thanks to the teammates from #HSBC #SMELAB Ada L. Danielle Jaff Lau & many others to organize this wonderful & fruitful discussion.

I would also like to thank the publisher of my book #Enrich #天窗 Wendy Tsang & her teammates for their professional support to make my dream come true. Please visit their website to find out more about my book & order a paper copy or ebook.
https://lnkd.in/gN-TJvJ

You can go to my website to find out more about my book & related activities. https://lnkd.in/gp3cgyc

Tune to #新城財經台 #FM104 at 1pm Oct 1. Alaric Chu 朱子昭 will interview me on my book.

Thanks again to many friends to make my dream come true. Have a wonderful #Mooncake Festival & enjoy the holiday.

Thanks for all of your support to my newly released book #數碼力大提升.
https://lnkd.in/g5bjf_4

I will talk about the essence of my book in the following 2 programmes next week. Stay tuned.

1. #HSBC #VisionGo #機匯啟航週
#老闆數碼力升級班
Sep 30 at 2:30pm
https://lnkd.in/gNGjm9j
Very pleased to give a briefing of my book and discuss SME Digitalization with Daniel Chan Teddy Liu Sam Sio CY Chan Ada L.

2. #MetroRadio #新城財經台 #FM104
Oct 1 at 1:00pm
<投資Fight Club>
https://lnkd.in/gMgmjxF
Very pleased to be interviewed by 朱子昭Alaric Chu 朱子昭

More to come..

Enjoy the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival next week with your families and friends. Cheers.

#Platform is the KING. The world’s leading companies are running Platform business. SMEs are being replaced by large & small platforms from #startups. How can we compete in #DigitalEconomy?

Why are platforms so powerful? Can we or should we be a platform? How to build, cultivate, operate, govern & sustain a platform profitably? What are capabilities, culture & tech needed? More importantly, what is the best-kept secret of a winning platform?

To master all these, please don’t miss my class “Platform Revolution & Breakthrough” at #CUHK Biz School Asia-Pacific Institute of Biz on Oct 14-15, 2020.

I have talked about Platform in my #EMBA #MBA #Tech #Innovation #Entrepreneurship classes & seminars plus in my new book #數碼力大提升 (Boost up Your Digital Power) https://lnkd.in/g4_RWBE. I will explore deeper in this course with #international & #local cases.

#Corporate #SME #Startup leaders & executives are keen on the course & have already enrolled it. Good news is that the course is eligible for the govt #RTTP scheme & the participants may get #subsidy from the scheme but have to enrol the course quick (2 weeks b4 the class starts) to be qualified.

Overview:
https://lnkd.in/gmzAZBJ

Course brochure:
https://lnkd.in/gjV2pkG

Enroll here:
https://lnkd.in/gFiBt26

My new book #數碼力大提升 on digital transformation: 各位朋友,經過多個月的努力,終於完成我這本書 <數碼力大提升>,把我30多年創科及企業 #數碼轉型 的實戰經驗與大家分享。大家可到我書的網頁知多一些本書的内容: https://lnkd.in/gagkR9k

感覺是完成一個大project, 甚至博士論文,但十分有意義。在疫情或疫境中,大家需要善用科技克服挑戰; 在疫情後更要在 #數碼經濟 中掌握商機。”數碼力即競爭力”已是 #新常態。希望我的分享能幫助大小企業及個人裝備好,迎接未來的數碼世界。

我準備了「限量紀念版」,大家可在九月三十日前到這連結登記。 https://lnkd.in/gGche87

十月後各大書局及網上正式發售,感謝支持。特别感謝很多專家及朋友的支持才能做好這本書:Kent Wong Simon Loong Herbert Chia Hugh Chow Peter Yan Albert Wong Daniel Chan Anna Lin Charleston Sin Jason Chiu Carrie Leung Francis Ngai Peter Koo FCPA,CA,AICPA,CPA(Aust),ACCA,CIA,CFE,CISA,CISM Rocky Cheng Alaric Chu 朱子昭 Simon Ho Andrew Chan David Ho Dr. George Lam, 巢國明先生, Prof. Lin, Prof. N.R. Liu, Matt Lin and more..

#數碼轉型 #數碼科技 #創新科技 #中小企業 #數碼力 #競爭力 #新常態
#Book #Digitalization #DigitalTransformation #NewNormal

Industrialists co-creating with startups is one of the best ways to achieve Product-Market Fit and Scale-Up. Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries FHKI Dr. Daniel Yip, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of FHKI Hong Kong Startup Council, Jason Chiu and Bryant Chan, and I, shared our experience on this key collaboration in the Digital Economy on Orient Daily 東方日報。https://lnkd.in/gp7B-RS

Also, learn more about this from our 3rd STARS Programme DemoFest https://lnkd.in/gBmvkRp

The 4th STARS Programme on FoodTech is open for application.

“STARTUP X Food Tech Industry” Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

Don’t miss the opportunity.

https://lnkd.in/gkNynCm

 

OpenSource is the core of Digital Economy. Top tech giants in the East and the West are all leveraging on open sources to innovate effectively together with their Lean Startup and Agile practices. Almost all key apps on internet and mobile, such as Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Alibaba, etc., that we are using every day are based on open sources. It stimulates and empowers Co-Creation in not just the startup world but gradually the Corporate Innovation world.

Join the upcoming Hong Kong Open Source Conference HKOSCon2020 HKOSCon on Jun 12 and 13 at Cyberport. Experts and users of open sources will share their experience. Not just techies will find it useful, business leaders and professionals will also find it valuable for their Digital Transformation and Innovation.

On the capacity as the Chairman of OpenCertHub, I will share how open source technologies democratize Data Literacy to everyone which is badly needed in Data Economy.

Find out more about the conference and register it here.   https://lnkd.in/gUi97BD

Appreciate the great support from Charles Mok and the great effort from the organizers Sammy Fung OSHK Open Source Hong Kong Committee, HKCOTA HK Creative Open Technology Association, HKLUG HK Linux User Group, and Cyberport teams.