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Congratulations to AIA on being the Grand Award winner of the 2022 Hong Kong ICT Awards – FinTech Award. Well done Terence Leung #AIA and his teammates to apply AI to optimize training impact on agent’s performance. More about their innovation can be found here: https://lnkd.in/gNebssKA

It is exciting to see more financial services incumbents to innovate and collaborate with the ecosystem this year. Also, happy and proud of Kevin Leung #LIQUIDAndy Ann #YASRebecca Lim, CFA #AutoML and many other awardees. You can download the brochure to know all awardees and more. https://lnkd.in/gXNTAZ8m

Really grateful being the Chief Judge of this award in the last 4 consecutive years to contribute to the #FinTech #ecosystem. Appreciate the trust and support from Carrie Leung and Philip Kam of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers #HKIB, the Leading Organizer of the Award and all the effort from their teammates. Also, big thank to all judges and assessors.

As I said in my remarks during the award presentation ceremony, there is a series of new initiatives and technologies coming like #CDI#CBDC#DigitalAsset#ESG#DeFi#Web3#MetaVerse#FederatedLearning#AI#Blockchain, etc. I look forward to seeing more innovation and value creation riding on these new initiatives and technologies next year. See you.

#HKICTA #HKICTA2022
#Innovation #Technology
#FinTech #InsurTech

My belief is that empowering people to do fishing is always better than serving them fish all the time. Our data and IT professionals have been doing a great job to help busness users to prepare reports and analytics so that the users can make better decisions, actions and even predictions. In the highly competitive envirnoment in the digital economy, doing this is simply not good enough to stay relevant.

That’s why we OpenCertHub Academy #OCHA www.ochacademy.com, a passionate and experienced team on data science and data culture, design our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme #DLEP to empower leaders and users at all levels across the whole organizations in major industries, such as financial services, property, transportation, utility, retail and so on, to speak the 2nd business language – Data. What it means is that everyone communicates, argues and wins with data as a habit in their daily conversation, meetings and tasks. We understand customers, seize opportunities and tackle problems through the smart use of data.

We aim to nurture and change the data culture of the organizations through training, data forums with industry experts and startups, cross-team data projects, community and more. Really grateful and thankful to see BEA to have a visionary leadership to go along with us in this journey of data culture transformation. We cultivated a group of Citizen Data Scientists (CDS) as the change agents to drive data culture change in their respective departments. We also have trained over hundreds of Data Citizens (DC) who now have the data mindset to use data more often in their daily jobs. The journey continues and more to come.

We thank for the trust from BEA senior management to us and have us as their trusted companion in the Data Literacy Empowerment journey. Really appreciate the collaboration and teamwork from BEA’s Data Team Kenny Au, FinTech & IT Team Stephen L. and Training & Development Team Doris Tong, and their bright teammates. Thank you! With their effort and support, we did build a very solid foundation and mutual trust to grow better and faster in 2023 and beyond. Look forward to sharing more experience with you all next year.

#BEA #BankofEastAsia
#DataLiteracy #DataCulture #DataMindset
#CitizenDataScientist #DataCitizen
#AI #BigData #Data #MachineLearning
#OpenCertHubAcademy OpenCertHub Academy

What a morning with old and new friends in the Peak after having lots of moon cakes last night. I went up early so I could enjoy my coffee and breakfast in the Pacific Coffee shop with the best bird’s eye view of Hong Kong. I took a picture with the new #peaktram as well. Met a beautiful cat to walk along with us. Yes, it was a #cat not a dog. What a lovely trip!

Really happy to see my mentor Dr. George Lam and many good friends again there. Thanks Fonia Wong 黃仰芳Alex Au and their #HKDAS teammates to organize this hiking gathering. We had veterans and #GenZ talents on #innovation and #technology, especially #DigitalAsset#MetaVerse#FinTech and #AI, joined the exercise today.

#HKDAS Hong Kong Digital Asset Society is a new organization to bring those who are interested in Digital Asset together to innovate and shape the future of this field in Hong Kong. So honoured to be engaged as one of their industry advisors to contribute and learn more about this emerging industry.

Finally completed the “Data Monetization Strategy: Creating Value Through Data” program organized by MIT Sloan School of Management 美國麻省理工大學斯隆商學院. It was one of the best data strategy programs in the recent few years. Even I have solid experience and background on AI and Big Data, I found that this program provides very relevant practices to monetize our data asset.

Big thanks to Dr. Barb Wixom‘s sharing and effort to put together this insightful program for us. My classmates or learning partners were from all over the world but we have a common goal to find the best way to monetize data. We formed a cross-country, cross-company and cross-function community and had lots of forums in the program to exchange views on relevant topics. That was one of the best parts in the program.

The course was not that easy as we might think of. It took me a few months to go through a series of modules and assignments. However, it is worth spending effort on this course out of my already-packed schedule.

The program had quite strict requirement to grant the certification to the participants and really tested my knowledge and persistence. My drive is that we are not just learning a new technology. To stay relevant in today’s digitally-disruptive world, we got to have the mindset to keep learning and innovating. Grateful that I did it and was granted the certificate.

My key takeaway is that it takes more than data and technology to monetize data effectively. Democratizing data literacy to everyone at all business levels and empowering them with data mindset are critical for data monetization success. That is what my team and I at OpenCertHub Academy have been empowering quite a few enterprises in Asia to do so.

If you would like to know more about this MIT program, here is a good video for it https://lnkd.in/gVZcdnuq

Enjoy learning and innovating!

#MIT#MITSlogan
#Data#DataLiteracy#DataStrategy
#DataMonetization#DataAsset
#CitizenDataScientist
#DataCitizen
#AI#BigData#MachineLearning
#OpenCertHubAcademy#OCHA#OpenCertHub
#LifeTimeLearning#Innovation#Technology

Grateful to have Dr. Victor Ng to co-deliver our joint AI for Financial Services course to ICBC (Asia) at CUHK today. Really appreciate the full-day presence of Miss Gao, the Chairman and Executive Director of ICBC(Asia) together with their senior management. That was an excellent Lead-by-Example for all leaders. If you would like to cultivate and change your colleagues, you demonstrate it first. Really appreciate it, Miss Gao.

Dr. Ng and I have designed a Data Literacy Empowerment Programme #DLEP to empower all levels of colleagues in organizations to speak data. Today, I shared about how AI applies to financial services with real cases and examples worldwide while Dr. Ng cultivated the participants on data culture and mindset through experiential exercises. We have been doing it for many enterprises especially banks. What a practical combination to illustrate how leading enterprise is making good use of data to win the hearts of their customers. To know more about DLEP, please visit OpenCertHub Academy www.ochacademy.com.

The most impressive and rewarding part for me and Dr. Ng was the sharing from our students about their findings and suggestions from their team exercises. After we have shared our experiences, our students not only digested the key points well, but also come up with solid suggestions to make changes in ICBC to empower their colleagues to be citizen data scientists and data citizens. More importantly, their own data mindset has changed and they appreciate even more to use data to solve problems. Thanks to all for your effort. Congratulations and welcome aboard to the DLEP journey.

#ICBC #ICBCASIA #CUHK
#OpenCertHubAcademy #OCHA
#DLEP #DataLiteracy #Data
#AI #BigData #MachineLearning
#CitizenDataScientist #DataCitizen

Grateful to have Cally Chan from #Microsoft to be my guest for another episode of the RTHK New Management Thinking programme #管理新思維. Appreciate her insightful sharing with us. Thanks to her teammate Bobo Wong for her great effort behind the scene.

We tapped into Cally’s brain on her view on a few interesting hot topics like Women In Tech, Hybrid Working Style, Startups, Digital Transformation, GenZ Talents, Sustainability and ESG, and certainly Cloud and MetaVerse.

We also explored the future of Hong Kong and GBA. Cally is a positive, passionate and visionary leader. She and I believe a healthy and vibrant ecosystem is super important for everyone’s success in Hong Kong. Knowing how to co-create values with the ecosystem will lead us to stay ahead of the curve.

Cally talked about “ABCD..EFGH”. What is it? Stay tuned to RTHK1 this Sunday Aug 21 at 2pm to listen to Cally’s sharing. https://lnkd.in/f-X8RaN

More about the programme and review of the past episodes can be found here https://lnkd.in/gYddhHHW

#WomenInTech #Startups #Ecosystem #Startups
#HybridWorkingStyle
#DigitalTransformation
#GenZ #DigitalTalents
#Sustainability #ESG
#Cloud #AI #MetaVerse
#GBA

Here you go for our third Mastermind forum this year for Sun Life Hong Kong and its financial advisors. The main theme this time was “Everyone Speaks Data” or “全民「講」數”。The last 2 Mastermind forums can be reviewed here:
https://lnkd.in/g_dAewVp
https://lnkd.in/gnuE3yEf

We aim to inspire and encourage Sun Life colleagues and ecosystem to co-create values for their customers with data. Good panel discussion as well as interaction with the f2f and online audiences.

I am grateful to have experienced AI and data corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants in town as my panel speakers, including Patrick Khong #HASEJacob Wai, FRM, FFA FIPA, FCMA, CSDP, MHKCS, LLM, MBA #DeloitteCalvin Cheng, CFA #Wizpresso and certainly our host Alex Wong #Sunlife. Really appreciate their insightful sharing. Thanks to SunLife Clement Lam Alice ChuckShirley Mak, the supporting team and my CUHK teammates today.

It takes not only IT team effort but also collaboration with data-literate colleagues at all business levels. Senior management’s determination on nurturing a data culture is very important but it is not enough. Pervasive use of data across the enterprise is the key for success. To unlock the values of data, not only IT and Data teams need to do a good job, all others need to see the values of data in their daily jobs and use data as their business language every day.

Hang Seng Bank is a great example and one of the pioneers in Hong Kong to go along this direction. Patrick is leading this change and empowering majority of their workforce on data literacy. They are also nurturing a group of citizen data scientists in different units to act as culture carrier to build, empower and sustain data culture. More here https://lnkd.in/g3PXKFYS.

Jacob and Calvin shared practical approaches to achieve this goal. Alex has also started this journey at Sun Life HK. This direction also aligns well with my vision and experience. My teammates from OpenCertHub Academy and CUHK are supporting quite a few companies in Hong Kong, including Hang Seng Bank, to empower their staff to nurture data culture, mindset and skills. To know more about our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme #DLEP, please check it out here www.ochacademy.com

Look forward to empowering more companies and talents to make smart use of data everyday.

#Sunlife #SunLifeHK #Insurance #InsurTech
#OCH #OCHA #OpenCertHub #CUHK
#DataLiteracy #CitizenDataScientist #DataCitizen
#AI #BigData #Data

Congratulations to OpenCertHub Academy on reaching another key milestone. Apart from onboarding a few influential enterprises to our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme in the last 12 months, we have moved to our new office. Our core team did a soft internal launch on a great “lucky” day with some traditional Chinese ceremony. “Pau Pau” bear also joined us. Thanks Ryan Lai #FoodPanda for the super cute bear.

To cope with higher demand from our clients, we have further expanded our team and office. Appreciate the trust from our customers and partners. Heartfelt thank to my teammates Andy Kwok, Dr. Victor NgFrancois LeeCandi Yeung and many others plus our close partners to make it happen.

My team and I will keep up our effort and passion to empower and upskill more talents on data literacy in Hong Kong as well as #GBA and #ASEAN.

To find out more about our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme or #DLEP, please visit here www.ochacademy.com

If you are interested in our DLEP programme as a client or a partner, please feel free to contact us. Cheers!

#DataLiteracy #Data #AI #BigData
#CitizenDataScientist #DataCitizen
#OpenCertHubAcademy#OpenCertHub
#PauPau

Glad to sit down and have a chance to chat with Simon Chan, the new Chairman of Hong Kong #Cyberport. Simon is an experienced banker and has been contributing to the #innovation and #technology#ecosystem in public and private sectors for decades.

We explored different strategies and best practices in Hong Kong and worldwide innovation and technology hubs. More importantly, we shared how to empower our current and future #startups and #entrepreneurs.

We discussed the trends of #FinTech#MetaVerse#AI#BigData#DigitalTransformation for traditional enterprises and more. I also shard my book #數碼力大提升 with him. It was fruitful and insightful discussion.

Thanks Simon. We look forward to seeing more impactful initiatives from Cyberport to Hong Kong with your leadership. Will be there to collaborate and support.

It was my first-time visit to the Hong Kong Observatory 香港天文台 #HKO headquarters in TST yesterday. It is on the top of a small mountain in the busy TST district. I can see the advanced devices and technologies as well as the 130+ years of legacy in the beautiful and historical buildings there. What a contrast and learning for this trip of mine!

I was invited to share my experience on how to collaborate with the #innovation and #technology #ecosystem to co-create values for customers and more importantly for citizens in Hong Kong. In fact, HKO has been good at making use of science and technologies but also putting emphasis on serving our citizens. I particularly appreciate their mission on “Innovate with Science, Serve with Heart” https://lnkd.in/d9XBB65J. I am impressed by what they have been doing for our citizens. Thank you.

I have shared how we can make use of data to understand the voice of our citizens and the importance of everyone in HKO to speak the language of data so they can solve the pain points of our citizens even better. Through most of the HKO colleagues are engineering background, they also recognized and agreed enhancing their data literacy with right data mindset and skills to understand citizens and solve customers pain points are very crucial for their success.

Thank you so much for Dr. Cheng, Director of HKO, his top management and staff participating in my sharing. In particular, thanks for their meaningful questions and ideas exchanges as well. Appreciate Justine Tang and #PolyU Research Institute for AI of Things #RIAoT to facilitate this sharing session.

#AI #BigData #Data
#DataLiteracy #DataMindSet