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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.

What are the Top Most Important Job Skills for #2020 & beyond? Listen to the digital leader Bernard Marr, an internationally bestselling author (16 best-selling books), futurist, keynote speaker, & strategic advisor to companies & governments, on his inspiring view. The top ten job skills are:

  1. Data Literacy
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Tech Savviness
  4. Adaptability & Flexibility
  5. Creativity
  6. Emotional Intelligence
  7. Cultural Intelligence & Diversity
  8. Leadership Skills
  9. Judgment & Complex Decision Making
  10. Collaboration

Bernald said that Data has become every organization’s most important asset. Companies that don’t use that fuel to drive their success will inevitably fall behind. To make data valuable, companies must employ individuals with #DataLiteracy & the skills to turn the data into business value. Companies need not only DataScientists but also talents in between Data Scientists & Business. Gartner called this role CitizenDataScientist   https://lnkd.in/fa2skdn

Are you ready to upskill reskill yourselves & your colleagues on the MostWanted Skill in DigitalEconomy ? OpenCertHub’s mission is to democratize Data Literacy to everyone from novice to expert. Find out more www.opencerthub.com HR DigitalTransformation BigData AI

OpenData  OpenSource experts and 300+ audiences had a very fruitful forum today in HKPC.  HKSAR OGCIO Victor Lam JP shared what our government has been doing to transform Hong Kong to be a SmartCity & a DataEconomy. Dr. Bernard Chan JP, Under Secretary for Commerce & Development, and many government leaders & officials have joined the forum. Mr. Stephen Wong, HK Privacy Commissioner, also shared his view on how to protect our data privacy in Data Economy.

Appreciate HKPC Edmond Lai Just Tang (Justine) and their teammates to organize a great platform for all of us to share & learn from each other. AWS OpenCertHub CIOConnect HKU CUHK SCC HKCOTA OpenSourceHK HKSTP Cyberport and many others were there to share and support the open data and open sources community in HK. Thank you all.

As OpenCertHub Chairman, I shared my view on talents requirement in Data Economy and how enterprises & SMEs should reskill their colleagues to be AI & BigData ready. Empowering business & functional leaders & executives to be CitizenDataScientist is the key to success in the inevitable AI Era.

My final thought shared was that Open Sources & Open Data, in fact, bring OpenInnovation & CoCreation mindset to traditional companies to stay relevant & competitive in the DigitalEra.

ASEAN countries are ramping up to seize the AI and BigData opportunities. For instance, according to a latest IDC report, AI will nearly DOUBLE the rate of INNOVATION in MALAYSIA by 2021. https://lnkd.in/fm_kaXS.  A strong demand of AI and Big Data technical and business talents are there in ASEAN.  OpenCertHub www.opencerthub.com has launched its partnership program in  KL on Sep 24,  2019 to collaborate with training institutes, universities, consulting firms, government agencies, recruitment firms, etc., to authenticate and certify AI and Big Data talents. We received great responses from Malaysia’s AI and Big Data ecosystem and have already moved forward with key partners in KL. Special thanks to MD of  KnowledgeSociety Selva Nagappan, Senior Data Scientist of MDEC ADAX Dr. Poo Kuan Hoong, GAIN Global AI Network in Malaysia and Pauline Goh from InvestKL for their support. We are also working on other ASEAN countries especially Singapore , Thailandand Vietnam. If you were in the AI and Big Data ecosystem of these countries, we are happy to collaborate with you. Cheers.

Apart from GreaterBayArea, SouthEastAsia is another uprising region in the vibrant Asia. We are both ramping up our talents to prepare for AI & BigData Era. The Mission of OpenCertHub is to democratize data literacy and capabilities to everyone so that we are ready to take up new jobs created by AI instead of being replaced. We need not just DataScientist but also CitizenDataScientist. “Reskill Everyone for the Unprecedented DataEconomy” is the main theme of our upcoming workshop in KualaLumpur Malaysia on Sep 24 pm. It is our honour to co-organize it with GAIN Global Artificial Intelligence Network in Malaysia. It is a conjunction with the NextBigTech Asia 2019 conference organized by MDEC in KL last week. https://lnkd.in/frzHw3n We welcome partners and enterprises to join us to explore how we can collaborate to furthur strengthen the Data Economy in Malaysia. Please see the details on the poster below and the QR code for registration details. We will continue collaborating with SE Asia’s AI and big data ecosystem. See you soon. To learn more about the concept of the big data democratization, please read one of my interviews on the capacity of the Chairman of OpenCertHub. “Data Quotient”​ (DQ) – New Competence in the Digital Age https://lnkd.in/fwqbUff

Towngas is a great learning organization with open culture to keep their teams innovative in the Digital Economy. They have been organizing Techtalks regularly on topics like IOT AI 5G MachineLearning to educate their colleagues at all levels updated on Innovation. They made use of lunch time & Skype to make these available to most staff in different locations. Great effort there. It was my honour to share my experience on BigData with them. Thanks for GM of Corporate IT Susanna Shen inviting me for such a great sharing session. We talked about a few key innovations to make use of big data including Philips,  Michelin, Siemens, Amazon and Alibaba. I use life examples to make this topic understandable to audiences with different backgrounds. I believe it is the key as TechTaks do not have to be RocketScience. Rather, it should bring out how technology relates to what the audiences care like customer experience. Everyone needs to be Citizen Data Scientist and high DataQuotient to make intelligent use of data to compete in today’s digital world. We also discuss Preventive Maintenance on stoves, pipes, Smart Meters to do Smart City AlgorithmaticTrading.  Great to have the discussion to trigger more inspirations. Keep it going TownGas to create more values to us. Thank you.

AI hashtagChina hashtagUS hashtagDataQuotient hashtagDQ hashtagCitizenDataScientist By 2030, AI will generate a significant impact to the GDP of whole world. The top 2 countries are China 26.1% and the US 14.5% according to PWC. Trade War is now but AI War is the future. I have just done a series of talks on this topic in the 3 major cities of China: Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. Though we always say that people from these 3 cities are very different, they are the same in facing the same opportunity and challenge ahead in the AI era.

It is not a question if we are ready or not. We need to embrace it and sit on the driving seat to leverage on AI or amplify our abilities to compete in the future (in fact very near future). We need to keep learning AI and have a mindset of AI first. Are you prepared to be a Citizen Data Scientist? Proving yourselves that you can speak the language of AI and have a high Data Quotient (DQ) are a must for our career advancement just like we need to speak English and have a high IQ, EQ and AQ in the past 2 decades. Look forward to having a great AI journey together with you.