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How will US-China Tech Decoupling impact #MNCs and TECH #startups in #HongKong & #MainlandChina#AMCHAM has organized a panel discussion today on this hot topic. Alex Capri #HinrichFoundation Dan Wang #GavekaiDragonomics and I were the panel speakers. Thanks for Margaret Loo David Chao AMCHAM.

We talked about the impact on global supply chain, feasibility of the #TechDecoupling#semiconductor & #AI competitions, Chinese talents in the US, university collaboration, offshoring tech..

I have shared my views on how our HK startups can deal with this challenge. What did we learn from the 9 HK #unicorns?
1. Accelerate our biz to ASEAN & mainland China particularly the Greater Bay, not just HK
2. Set up an international team with leaders & staff in foreign countries
3. Look for partnership & investment from the companies in the just-born Hang Seng Internet and Information Technology Index #HSIII
4. Focus more on business model innovation as we have the market scale with lots of pain points
5. Speed up #DeepTech R&D with universities in HK and funding from the mainland
more..

It is challenging time for our startups for sure. #Cyberport#HKSTP & many ecosystem stakeholders are offering programs and fundings to our startups to overcome this challenging time. We shall overcome.

“Can traditional enterprises stay competitive in the Age of AI?” & “Can we stay ahead of the curve in the Age of AI?”. These are the two key questions that today’s business leaders, executives & professionals in traditional & even technology companies are asking themselves.

My #CUHK #BusinessSchool #APIB teammates & I have put together a 2 days executive education program “The Power Duo of AI and Big Data”. It aims to answer the 2 key questions above. Find out more here.

Program Brochure:
https://lnkd.in/gFf44U7

Introductory Video:
https://lnkd.in/gj-n3Nw

Program Webpage:
https://lnkd.in/gga9qQi

The format of the program is a combination of lectures, case studies, group discussion, demo and hands-on, fireside chats with top business executives and AI leaders from corporates, #startups & #SMEs.

“Keep #Learning” or “#Reskilling” is one of the smartest ways to spend our time under the #Covid19. Good news is that this program is supported by the HK government #RTTP scheme. Participants may apply for the funding support & will pay only 1/3 of the fee.

The schedule is set on Aug 19 and 20, 2020. Hopefully it can be delivered in our campus classroom but it is also ready for a hybrid mode of campus and online Zoom. See you there.

#AI #BigData #DigitalTransformation

“Can traditional enterprises stay competitive in the Age of AI?” & “Can we stay ahead of the curve in the Age of AI?”. These are the two key questions that today’s business leaders, executives & professionals in traditional & even technology companies are asking themselves.

My #CUHK #BusinessSchool #APIB teammates & I have put together a 2 days executive education program “The Power Duo of AI and Big Data”. It aims to answer the 2 key questions above. Find out more here.

Program Brochure:
https://lnkd.in/gFf44U7

Introductory Video:
https://lnkd.in/gj-n3Nw

Program Webpage:
https://lnkd.in/gga9qQi

The format of the program is a combination of lectures, case studies, group discussion, demo and hands-on, fireside chats with top business executives and AI leaders from corporates, #startups & #SMEs.

“Keep #Learning” or “#Reskilling” is one of the smartest ways to spend our time under the #Covid19. Good news is that this program is supported by the HK government #RTTP scheme. Participants may apply for the funding support & will pay only 1/3 of the fee.

The schedule is set on Aug 19 and 20, 2020. Hopefully it can be delivered in our campus classroom but it is also ready for a hybrid mode of campus and online Zoom. See you there.

#AI #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Just completed teaching our #CUHK #MBA AI and Machine Learning Applications in #FinancialServices course tonight. I was impressed by our students’ final project presentations. The theme was how financial services incumbents or FinTech start-ups made use of AI and ML. Our students chose #Citi#HangSengBank#JD#SenseTime and #WeChat for their group projects. Well done, teams.

I would like to thank all guest speakers Vivek Mohindra 默威克 Tim Leung George Lee Medhy Souidi and Jacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, MHKCS to share their experience on how AI applied to #BankTech #WealthTech #InsurTech #PayTech #RegTech #LendTech. Special thank to Professor Kalok Chan to bring me this great opportunity to teach this program.

We have studied not just AI #technologies but also #BusinessModel and #Innovation of leaders like #Tencent #DBS #HSBC #MasterCard #KristalAI #Lemonade #Wealthfront #LendingClub #WeLab #Cuvva #CCB #PingAn #AntFinancial and more.

We have done this course twice already. Students of last cohort were great as well.
https://lnkd.in/gnKvCXC

More students enrolled this year with a hybrid of classroom and Zoom participation. Keep positive and keep learning about #DigitalTransformation #FinTech#AI#BigData and #MachineLearning even under the #Covid19.

How do we bounce back from the #Covid19#Digital leaders and experts from different domains will share their experience on how #DigitalTransformation can build #Resiliency for companies especially #SMB #SME to bounce back from this unprecedented #crisis. It will further strengthen SME’s knowledge on how to make use the #DBiz D-Biz Scheme from #ITB to seize business opportunities in #DigitalEconomy.

I will share a topic on #AI Resiliency. Will explore how AI #innovation and #technology empower companies and individuals to overcome chaos arisen and seize opportunities evolved. More importantly, how we better equip and prepare ourselves for current and future unforseeable challenges.

The webinar will be on Jul 7, 2020 from 2:30pm to 5pm. Please find out more from this link.
https://lnkd.in/gyRNEp9

Thanks for Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association #RTIA Vincent So Henry Yeung and #ETNET #經濟通 See Salome Ada Chow of #HongKongEconomicTimes #HKET #經濟日報 Group and #香港中小型企業總商會 #HKGCSMB to organize this knowledge sharing webinar. See you there.

It has been a year since I taught my favorite subject for #CUHK #MBA – Applications of #AI & #MachineLearning in #FinancialServices. I remember how engaged my MBA students like Daniel Lee Carmen Pan Olivia Saha & others were to learn about the subject. They did a few group projects on #PingAn #WeBank #DBS #HKEx impressively. Appreciate all guest speakers Wing Cheung Tim Chan, MBA, FLMIBianca HoJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, CMA, MHKCS & Tim Leung to share their practical experience. My students loved this part very much.

A new cohort will start next week. Thanks for Grace Liang‘s & her team’s support to make it happened under the #Covid19. We received great interest & enrollment for this class. Will share the latest AI #innovations on #WealthTech #LendTech #BankTech #PayTech #InsurTech #RegTech & #MarketIntelligence. Again I have invited seasoned #FinTech, AI & #BigData #entrepreneurs & innovators from incumbents & #startups to share their experience. Thanks in advance for Vivek Mohindra 默威克 #KristalAIMedhy Souidi #DBS #TencentJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, CMA, MHKCS #FitchGeorge Lee #Mastercard & Calvin Cheng, CFA #Wizpresso.

Look forward to another great learning journey with my #CUHKMBA students & guest speakers on AI in financial services.

Digital Leadership Training Series:
The Power Duo of AI & Big Data

 

數字領導力培訓系列:
「數字經濟的雙引擎:人工智能與大數據」課程

WHAT IS THE POWER DUO OF AI & BIG DATA?  

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is only possible with big data, because we need a tremendous amount of data to “teach” or “train” AI systems. As its name suggests, AI has a form of intelligence of its own. It figures out which rules to follow based on the data that we feed them.

An AI application doesn’t just do what it’s been programmed to do. AI can go further than that. It responds to changing information and makes adjustment based on what it learns as it goes along. AI differs from supercomputers and other systems with powerful computing capabilities in one important way. AI systems are capable of not just computing, but actual learning — machine learning. The more data you give these machine learning networks and the more computational capability you give them, the better the result becomes because the results of previous machine-learning exercises can be fed back into the algorithms.

Macao has been cultivating the Specialised Finance for the last few years. With the new government administration on board, a few exciting Financial Services initiatives are being explored and will soon be launched. AI is inevitably one of the key FinTech areas that Macao needs to support the Macao CE’s vision to transform Macao into a Digital Macao.

I am going to deliver a webinar on AI for Financial Services for the Faculty of Finance, the City University of Macau on May 14, 2020. Financial institutions and Financial Technologies (FinTech) startups are using AI and Machine Learning methods to assess credit quality, to price and market insurance contracts, and to automate client interaction. Some of these companies are optimising scarce capital with AI and machine learning techniques, as well as back-testing models and analysing the market impact of trading large positions. Financial services companies are using these technologies for regulatory compliance, surveillance, data quality assessment, and fraud detection. I will explore more on the webinar.

Here are more information for the webinar: https://lnkd.in/g6YArVm

Contact me if you would like to know more about Macao and explore more opportunities in Macao.

Industrialists, Bankers, Retailers & Entrepreneurs joined hands to share how to deal with and bounce back from the Coronavirus / Covid19. I joined 2 online forums as panel speakers today with the same theme i.e. how to bound back from the downturn due to the Pandemic. The 1st one focused on retailers while the 2nd one was on industrialists, startups & entrepreneurs.

I had a fruitful discussion with Chow Tai Fook’s Kent Wong & Quentin Wong and HKMA’s Dr. Victor Lee on the impact of AI, Platform, Gamification and more on the retail industry.  I also learned a lot from YaTa’s Susanna Wong, Fortress’ Clarice Au, and HKRMA’s Mary Suen.  Susanna made a great point. She said, “2 things that we must invest”.  1st is engagement with colleagues & 2nd is technology.  These investments were well justified & paid off as it helped them overcome this challenging period. The 3 leaders also shared about the unprecedented challenges on Logistics, Agility, Staff Skills, Customer Expectation & how to deal with them.  Excellent sharing.

I also had an insightful exchange with FHKI’s Dr. Daniel Yip, Startup Council’s Jason Chiu & Bryant Chan, and HSBC’s Daniel Chan on opportunities & challenges for startups & opportunities in HK, GBA, SEA & Reindustrialization. Stay tuned for the upcoming DemoFest.

Global FinTech Innovation and Industry Best Practices
Training Program 
for Macau

「全球金融科技創新與行業最佳實踐」
培訓課程
(澳門班)

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

This “Global FinTech Innovation and Industry Best Practices Program for Macau” aims to explore the following 4 key questions with the participants, prepare and empower participants to take on the FinTech wave and seize the opportunities in the Greater Bay, South East Asia and key markets globally.

  1. What does the latest development of FinTech worldwide mean to financial services incumbents, start-ups, investors, regulators, governments, universities and students in the Greater Bay Area especially Macau?
  2. How to get the most out of this inevitable revolution to the financial services industry, especially in the Greater Bay Area and the SE Asia markets?
  3. How to innovate new business models for financial services with emerging technologies such as, AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Cryptography, API, IoT and AR/VR?
  4. What is the implication of the latest development of FinTech worldwide to Macau’s “Specialised Financial Services” strategy?

Dr. Toa Charm is the chief architect of this program.  He has over 30 years of experience in leading financial services incumbents, technology giants and innovative start-ups.  When he was the Public Mission Officer of Cyberport Hong Kong, he nurtured more than 300 FinTech start-ups, including TNG, WeLab, QFPay, Zhongan, Bowtie, OneDegree, Covergo, etc. Dr. Charm has teamed up with a group of experienced and passionate leaders from vibrant Fintech start-ups and global leading financial enterprises to design and create this program. All the trainers have in-depth industry experience from the world’s leading fintech hubs, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

Global FinTech Innovation and Industry Best Practices Program is designed to empower participants with practical fintech knowledge, including the latest business models, technologies, innovative mindset and culture, to take up the FinTech wave and seize the opportunities in the world.

The course will explore the following key topics with the participants:

  1. Core FinTech Concepts and Technologies
  2. Innovative Business Models of FinTech Unicorns
  3. FinTech Strategies of Financial Services Incumbents
  4. Values of Fintech Ecosystem to Financial Institutions and FinTech Start-ups
  5. FinTech Intrapreneurship and Corporate Innovation Management
  6. Future Trend and Development of Fintech

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  1. Management and executives in financial services companies
  2. Management and executives in innovation and technology companies
  3. Management and executives in FinTech and Tech start-ups
  4. Government officials, regulators and policy makers
  5. Academia, researchers and university students

Remarks: No pre-requisite is required

KEY TRAINERS

DR. TOA CHARM  湛家揚博士

  • Associate Professor, CUHK Business School
  • Chairman of Dr. Charm & Co. and OpenCertHub
  • Former Chief Public Mission Officer, Cyberport Hong Kong
  • Former Executive: HSBC, IBM, Oracle and Jardine Pacific
  • Chief Judge, 2020 & 2019 HK ICT Awards – FinTech
  • FinTech Advisory Panel, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

MR. MICHAEL LEUNG  梁建文先生

  • Group CEO, BOA Financial Group
  • The Medal of HonourHong Kong SAR Government
  • Former CIO and COO, China CITIC Bank International
  • Former Deputy Chief Executive, China Construction Bank (Asia)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (candidate, CityU)

DR. DUNCAN WONG  王世松博士

  • Founder and CEO, CryptoBLK
  • Former VP, Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
  • PHD, Northeastern University, US

DR. WING CHEUNG  張嶸博士

  • CEO and Chief Science Officer (CSO), Lattice
  • Former Head of Portfolio Analytics at Lehman Brothers
  • Former Head of Portfolio Analytics at Nomura (London)
  • PHD, Cambridge University, UK

MR. ALVIN KWOCK  郭彥麟先生

  • Founder & CEO, OneDegree
  • Head of Research, Asia-Pacific Head of Emerging Technology and TaiwanJP Morgan
  • MA degree in Social Science and a BA degree in Economics, the University of Chicago

MR. KEN LO  盧廷匡先生

  • Founding Member, ZhongAn International
  • Former Consultant, Mckinsey and E&Y
  • Former Management Trainee, HSBC
  • Master of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

DR. DAVID MA  馬志偉博士

  • Co-founder and Chief Risk Officer, RTL Limited
  • Co-Founder & Advisor of Elite FinTech Startups in China
  • Former Head of Data Science, AIG, AIA, Citi Group and Bank of America
  • PHD, Yale University, USA

MR. JACOB WAI  韋達人先生

  • Founder & Managing Director, Toppix Holdings
  • Former CDO and CRO, MoneySQ
  • Former Executives of China CITIC Bank International, UBS AG and HSBC
  • Doctor of BA (candidate, University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

MR. EMIL CHAN  陳家豪先生

  • Chairman, Smart City Consortium Fintech Committee
  • Founder and Hon. Chairman, StartHK
  • Former Executive, Credit Suisse and BayernLB
  • MBA, University of Northern Iowa

PROGRAM DETAILS

August 22,29; September 5, 12 & October 3, 2020

The program contains 10 half-day modules and is conducted in 5 days:

  Morning Afternoon
Day One Module 1:

Global FinTech Trends & Ecosystem

Module 2:

Payment & Remittance

Day Two Module 3:

WealthTech and Robo-Advisory

Module 4:

Lending & Alternate Financing

Day Three Module 5:

Virtual Banking and Open Banking

Module 6:

AI, Machine Learning & Big Data

Day Four Module 7:

InsurTech

Module 8:

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Day Five Module 9:

RegTech, Compliance, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Module 10:

FinTech Intrapreneurship and Corporate Innovation

Macau Institute of Financial Services

The class will be delivered in Cantonese and Putonghua.
The training materials are primarily in English.

Certification will be issued by Macau Institute of Financial Services to those participants who have successfully met all the following criteria.

  1. Completed no less than 8 modules of the program
  2. Obtained a Grade C or above on the assessment test of each participated module
  3. Completed the final project of the program and obtained a Grade C or above

The program fee is 15,000 MOP per student.

Remarks: Only exceptional case will be granted for participants to attend individual module(s); the program fee for individual module is 2,500 MOP per student .

Macau Institute of Financial Services
(853) 2856 8280
general@ifs.org.mo
www.ifs.org.mo

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