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Several key drivers of data innovation & culture for their organizations were in my f2f offline panel yesterday. Heartfelt thank to Edwin Hui #AccentureBessie Chong #EsquelSusanna Chiu #BonjourMaggie Yung #DBS.

#DataLiteracy
Here are my key takeaways:

1. The mindset of the top management on the urgency of empowering every employee is critical for #DigitalTransformation. DBS has trained >50% of their employees on data literacy with their CEO’s support.

2. AI not just automates our tasks but also releases us from tedious & dangerous tasks. Manufacturers like Esquel has made use of #data & #AI to make their staff happier, healthier & more efficient.

3. Start with the colleagues in key departments who are more reluctant to change & help them solve their problems using data. It will drive the company to become data driven.

4. Not just training is needed but also internal competition, collaboration with external #ecosystem, mixing colleagues from different units #Squad to do data projects, recognition, are important for culture & mindset change.

5. #Reskill & #Upskill colleagues on data literacy should be on the top priority for #HR to empower their colleagues in the #DigitalEconomy.

Thanks Catherine Chan #Kornerstone Andy Kwok #OpenCertHub to organize the 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

“The Power Duo of AI and Big Data” is one of my favorite courses in our #CUHK Digital Leadership Series for Executives. In the last 2 days, I have delivered this class to the #ChiyuBank #集友銀行 in Hong Kong & Xiamen. Thanks for Michael Chan, Executive Director of the Chiyu Bank, to kickoff the class & his support.

I have shared my #BigData & #AI experience from #MachineLearning #Algorithms #DataLiteracy concepts to innovative applications in #FinancialServices #FinTech & #ResponsibleAI. Apart from lectures, case studies & group discussions, I have invited 2 AI experts to share their experience. My heartfelt thanks to my guest speakers Calvin Cheng, CFA from Wizpresso & Daniel Ling from OneConnect Financial Technology.

I encouraged more interaction from my students in the class. The most engaged students were given a copy of my book #數碼力大提升 with my signature and personalized message. Congratulations to 3 winners today.

Grateful that more and more enterprises and their executives are taking the courses in our #DigitalLeadershipSeries for executives to empower & #reskill themselves to be competitive & relevant in the #DigitalEconomy.

For more about our #DigitalLeadershipSeries, please read my post here.
https://lnkd.in/gU8AzDJ

#CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA #APIB

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

“Every leader needs to be a #DigitalLeader in the #DigitalEconomy.” #Digital is not just an enabler for business but also a #GameChanger for almost all industries. To stay competitive and relevant, every executive and professional need to #reskill and #upskill on their digital leadership instead of leaving it to just #IT colleagues.

A team of well-experienced digital practitioners, innovative entrepreneurs & I, together with my #CUHK teammates, have designed a “Digital Leadership Series for Executives” programme to empower today’s leaders from traditional industries with digital #Mindset#Capability & #DigitalWorkforce management.

The series include 8 two-day modules with lectures, cases, discussions, guests sharing & hands-on workshops. Participants can take one to all of these modules. Topic ranges from #DesignThinking #DigitalMarketing #CustomerEngagement #CorporateInnovation #Entrepreneurship #Agile Development #AI #BigData #Blockchain #Platform.

Good news is that most of these modules are eligible for the #RTTP https://lnkd.in/gwwfXHT funding from the government.

To find out more about this Digital Leadership Series for Executives Programme, please visit https://lnkd.in/gZBZmjp

Appreciate our team’s effort Matthew Chan Teddy Liu KC Tsui Bernard Suen Ivan Ng.

#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

Glad to meet 2 good friends of mine Andrew and Greg in #SAP. Met both of them for years since the good old days of #BI and #DataWarehousing.

Wow.. SAP has a brand new office with a nice open innovation environment to empower internal and external collaboration. I particularly like the workbench facing the Hong Kong Jockey Club #HKJC in #HappyValley.

It is not just an image packaging but a necessity these days to create values for a wide range of their clients. Most of the top companies are using SAP enterprise software. Like all other industry leaders, SAP also faces new challenges from a new wave of tech giants like Google, Amazon, Alibaba as well as thousands of #unicorns. Also, attracting & retaining young talents are very critical for today’s success. On one hand, SAP keeps building on their strength with deep domain knowledge & #ERP technologies; on the other hand, an #OpenInnovation strategy is undergoing to cope with new competitions & talents acquisition. Great and positive change!

Really pleased to see my two good friends today, a retail and supply chain expert Andrew Ling and a #AI and #BigData expert Greg Wong. Also met new friends in SAP Sandy Yu and Helen Lam. Let’s collaborate to contribute more to the #innovation and #technology industry in Hong Kong.

Today is a big big day for our Master’s students at #CUHK #BusinessSchool CUHK Business School – Masters because today is their graduation day. Congratulations to you all my fellow students for your marvelous accomplishment.

I am so grateful to have a chance to teach and make friends with some of you in my #EMBA#MBA and #MiM classes on various #DigitalLeadership #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #FinTech #AI subjects.

You have completed an important milestone of your life journey. Keep up your passion of lifetime learning to cope with the ever changing world. Remember that your #DigitalLiteracy is the new language in the #DigitalEconomy. Keep it up, guys.

We “#LookForward” to hear from you and witness you to create more business and social impact to industries and societies in the road ahead. Congratulations again. Really proud of you all.

Thanks to our Dean’s leadership and all fellow faculties and admin colleagues. Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Grace Liang Andrew Chan.

Special thanks to Angel Ng #CEO #Citi to give a specular speech to our students. Find out more in my comments below.

In today’s #DigitalEconomy, executives & professionals have a sense of urgency to master “The Power Duo of AI & Big Data”. In the last 2 days, I delivered an executive class on this. I am so grateful to have a class of highly-engaged students across industries. We had fruitful discussion on the opportunities & challenges of #AI & #BigData. Thanks to my fellow students.

My career journey has been highly related to data from my 1st job in #SiliconValley #Informix #RDBMS to later #BI#DW #BigData & #AI. My key takeaway from this journey is not just technology but also how to make use of data to create value for our customers & capture value for our companies.

The students learned about applications & technologies of AI, #MachineLearning & Big Data through cases #Airbnb#StitchFix #Lemonade #SquirrelAI #Linkedin #Uber #MasterCard.

Big thanks to Jade Tin Hei Lee from #ChowTaiFook and Calvin Cheng, CFA from #Wizpresso to share their experience with our students from a traditional company and a startup perspective respectively.

The Power Duo of AI & Big Data is a module of #CUHK #Digital #Leadership Series Program. #Platform #Strategy is another module. We launched it a few weeks ago as well.
https://lnkd.in/gDWxx4X

#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.