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The Asian Knowledge and Innovative Forum #AKIF was successfully held today in the beautiful Arup’s office. This year’s main theme was “#Knowlege and #Innovation in the Post Pandemic Era. #PolyU #KMIRC and #ARUP were the organizers for the forum.

Arup is a leading multinational professional services firm which provides structural engineering consultancy services. Many of the region’s most iconic structures were their master pieces.

Michael Kwok Chairman East Asia from Arup & Prof Xiaowen Fu from PolyU kicked off the forum & Professor Eric Tsui moderated sessions.

It was my honor being invited as one of the keynote speakers. I shared my experience on how democratizing #DataLiteracy empowers knowledge intelligence. AI is automating many jobs including professional services like #engineering#accounting#legal and more. Reskilling professionals with data literacy can empower them to transform themselves to take up new roles and become a trusted advisor in the digitally disruptive world. Also, they can create new business models empowered by data.

Eric Chan #CyberportDennis Wong from #HKT & Yannick Lenormand from #Arup shared their experience on the topic. Great insight & examples.

Thanks Ricky Tsui Elise Chan & Nicole SY from ARUP to organize such a great forum.

#DBS, a leading Asia’s #bank, equips employees with skills to become everyday ‘Data Heroes.’ Over 16,000 employees (>50 of its workforce) have been trained in big data & data analytics in the last 2 years.

#Esquel, a leading garment & textile #manufacturer in the world, builds its data culture by organizing data hackathon.

#Bonjour, a leading #retailer in Asia, is pioneering #NewRetail with the power of big data.

#Accenture, a leading consulting firm, innovates with #AI & #BigData to empower human to collaborate with AI.

How about #HR#Marketing#Finance and #Accounting professionals? These leading professionals have already made use of data to amplify their brain power to achieve more.

March is a special month for women. In fact, we have many great female data leaders #WomenInTech as you can notice in our panels. Happy to see all genders and all professionals treat data literacy seriously these days. #Diversity & #DataDemocratization are critical for data#innovation indeed.

If you would like to learn more about how these leaders and professionals are enhancing their #DataLiteracy, don’t miss this forum on Mar 24, 2021 afternoon in #HKPC. Register here for a complimentary pass:
https://lnkd.in/g74Hatw

I will see you there.

#Kornerstone #OpenCertHub #AIM #CIM

Do you speak #Data“? Here is a golden chance to learn about #DataLiteracy.

Seasoned leaders from #Retail#Manufacturing#FinancialServices#Hospitality#Property including Susanna Chiu from #Bonjour #卓悦Maggie Yung from #DBSBessie Chong from #EsquelAkina Ho from #GreatEagle, will share how to make use of data, nurture data culture & talents in their industries.

#Marketing #HR #Accounting #Consulting professionals, Johnson Lo from CIM | The Chartered Institute of MarketingEdwin Hui from #AccentureSunny Cheng, ACCA, CPA, EMBA from #UCPKris Lui from #Vertiv, will share how their professions are transforming to be data driven & how they are reskilling themselves on data literacy to keep relevant & competitive in the #AI Era.

To warm up on the theme, you may be interested in 3 recent posts:

Maggie Yung DBS on their data strategy
https://lnkd.in/gmdEWbJ

My post on a data hackathon organized by Bessie Chong Esquel.
https://lnkd.in/gvUbkVb

Andy Kwok #OpenCertHub on #DataLiteracy & #CitizenDataScientist qualification and career development
https://lnkd.in/gYHshws

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from the dream team on Mar 24 in #HKPC. Thanks to all panel speakers, Catherine Chan #Kornerstone & Andy Kwok #OpenCertHub #hkaim #cim #kos

#Covid19 cannot slow down HK people to keep flourishing & moving forward. I was engaged in 6 amazing events organized by key HK partners in 1 single week. #Accounting #HR #FinTech #OpenSource #BIGDATA #EMBA. What a way to start 2021!

Really pleased to see healthy & happy friends online & f2f. Appreciate the efforts & passion of the organizers to make these happened. Thank you & keep it going. That is #HongKongSpirit, that is us.

Congratulate to all the awardees & thank to the forum participants.

Judge: 2020 #CTgoodjobs Best HR Awards Presentation on Jan 15
https://lnkd.in/e4G6d2T

Judge: 2020 #ETNET FinTech Awards Presentation on Jan 12
https://lnkd.in/ePKxHAZ

Keynote Speaker: Democratize Big Data through Open Source Technologies
Annual #PostgreSQL Conference #Guangzhou on Jan 15
https://lnkd.in/ejuc9Y9

Speaker: The Most Valuable Accountant in the Digital Economy
#HKiCPA #CPD Forum #Shanghai on Jan 14
https://lnkd.in/ebuCdYk

Speaker: Winning with Digital Leadership
#CUHK #EMBA #CUHKEMBA Forum on Jan 13
https://lnkd.in/eVHp-Pc

Chief Advisor: 2020 #B4B Challenge #Shanghai on Jan 14
https://lnkd.in/e3auUpz

Cindy Chan Ada Chow Reo Lam Emil Chan Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Catherine Chan Catherine Leung Chun So Susanna Chiu Happy Lee

Exhausted.Weekend is coming😅😃

#BillGates said, “Banking is necessary, banks are not”. Have we thought about “Accounting is necessary, accountants are not”?

#Accounting#Auditing and #Finance professionals are used to have a peace of mind in earning secured income and having great prosperity. However, another #NewNORMAL has come to them in this decade and they have to respond well to keep flourishing for their career.

While these professions are still very important to us, many of them are in high risks of losing their jobs to #AI and #BigData in this decade.

According to PWC, 30% of our current jobs will be automated by AI by 2030. Accounting and Finance is ranked as the top tier of the list. How should the professionals and students in the profession prepare themselves for this tsunami? The answer is #DataLiteracy.

On behalf of #OpenCertHub, I will share our view on this hot topic together with #EY and #Kornerstone in Shanghai on Jan 14, 2021. Thanks to the support from Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. If you are interested, just scan the QR code below or contact #HKiCPA #HongKong or #Shanghai for more information.
https://lnkd.in/g4daTPR

#Accountant #Auditor #Finance #Accounting #CPA #AI #BigData #OpenSource #Reskill #Upskill #Talent Catherine Chan Catherine Leung

BigData is the Secret Sauce of today’s most successful companies like Amazon, Alibaba, etc. What does it mean to Accounting and Finance professionals, leaders of traditional enterprises and individuals’ career?

I have delivered a series of sharing sessions in Malaysia on these topics and generated lots of interests here. All the audiences were serious to learn the secret sauce and how to prepare their companies and themselves ready for this inevitable change. Empowering majority of workforce to be data literate & CitizenDataScientist is the key to be a DataEnterprise, innovate data driven business models & monetize big data effectively. Please find out more about Citizen Data Scientist from one of my advising companies OpenCertHub and www.opencerthub.com.

Thanks for ACCA, MiCPA, MDEC, 6Biz, ADAX my teammates in HK and KL, and many others’ support to make these forums possible. Met lots of great accountants, auditors CFO, business leaders, young entrepreneurs, university professors and certainly big data and AI practitioners. Special thanks to Dato’ Vimmy Yap Datuk Dr. Stanley Yap (Professor) Paul W Chan Dato’ Robert Teo Kean Sim Woon Jack Lee Carmen Thong Shun Shun Aishvarya Lakshimy (Aishu) MMIM, CPC (TCI) Poo Kuan Hoong and many others.