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“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

Today was the graduation ceremony of the 3rd cohort of our #MiniMBA programme co-orgainized by #CUHK #BusinessSchool #APIB & #Convoy since April 2019. We’re so grateful to have trained over hundreds of high-calibre Convoy executives. https://lnkd.in/gmXVW_3

Every cohort had 9 modules taught by our faculties with deep real-world industry experience. #ActionLearning projects done by our students were full of #entrepreneurship passion. The best projects are further cultivated & funded to progress further. Industry seminars on #FinTech topics were held https://lnkd.in/gzQy_-8. The inspired Convoy team then initiated its own #Hackathon #Finspire with great success https://lnkd.in/gJQupVP. Convoy also supported #Cyberport #CUPP & joined #MIT #InnovationNode workshop.

The last 15 months was a fruitful training journey for all students from Convoy & CUHK faculties. That is an excellent example of how corporates & universities worked together to cultivate the next generation of leaders to seize unprecedented opportunities in digital economy & manage chaotic world.

Thanks to Convoy Wing-Fai Ng Almond Wong Shin Kin Hang Shirley Tsui Miu Ling & CUHK Waiman Cheung Wendy Lai Rebecca Wong. Appreciate great effort from our faculties & students and congrats to all accomplishments.

 

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 #innovate when we are getting bigger? In the #DigitalEconomy, industry leaders cannot keep on doing what they have been doing. Even we have invested 15% or more of our sales revenue on R&D, it doesn’t mean we can continue winning & surviving. #DisruptiveBusinessModels & #EmergingTechnologies have already got into traditional industries & disrupted or even killed the leaders there.

How to formulate our #InnovationStrategy to compete & sustain our success? I am grateful to teach one of my favorite courses in #CUHK #EMBA on Zoom & shared my experience with top executives from mainland #China & #HongKong. Special thank to Prof Andrew Chan for giving me this opportunity. Key topics are #OpenInnovation #Intrapreneurship #Experimentation #DesignThinking #LeanStartup #AgileManagement & more.

We’ve gone through a series of cases #IDEO #BookingCom #Huawei #Xiaomi #GE #Adobe & certainly #TechGiants & #Unicorns. More importantly, I’ve invited #startup & #CorporateLeader as guest speakers to share their experience. Thanks to Harris Sun #RaspectMatthew Chan #JardineRestaurantGroupAndy Bien #HKAirportAuthority & Hugh Chow #ASTRI. We all learned a lot from them.

If you would like to learn more about #Strategic #Innovation #Management, I am happy to share more with you.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/toacharm_innovate-digitaleconomy-disruptivebusinessmodels-activity-6679770403289858048-H0kF

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:
Competing in the Digital Economy: Platform Revolution & Breakthrough Training Programme

 

數字領導力培訓系列:
數碼經濟的核心策略:平台革新與突破」課程

 

What is a platform?  

What do these top companies like Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Tencent and Ctrip have in common? Apart from being the world’s highest valuated businesses, they are the world’s most influential platforms.

Defining platforms

Source: https://www.launchworks.co/platform-strategy-illustrated/

By operating as open ecosystems, companies match suppliers of products, services, or content to consumers, and gain enormous value and market share.  These companies, known as multilateral platforms, act as intermediaries, connecting service providers and users to serve users of different needs.

Two world-leading universities, Chinese University of HK CUHK & University of Chicago, joined hands to empower tech entrepreneurs researchers scientists startups students to launch their ventures through a 8-week long  DeepTechVentureLaunch program in HK.

The program organizer, CUHK Business School & UniversityofChicago Polsky Centre have been receiving great support from the innovation & technology ecosystem in HK. Thanks to our strategic partners HKSTP   Albert Wong,  #Cyberport Peter Yan,  #Alibaba  AEF Cindy Chow & ChicagoBooth Angels Network Brian Tsui; Tech Mentorship Partner ASTRI Hugh Chow; Industry Mentorship Partner FHKI StartupCouncil Jason Chiu; Tech Partner AWS Ahim Kho; & supporting orgs.

Apart from classes taught by top professors & industry leaders, we have the leading tech entrepreneurs from HK Jason ChiuCherryPicks, OneDegree, Stanley Sy Sanomics, Tim Lee QFPAY to be our head coaches, together with experienced coaches/mentors, to guide our program participants. Appreciate all their support.

The program is now OPEN for application. FinTech BioTech AI Robotics IoT and all TECH are welcome. Do u want to launch a successful & impactful tech venture? Don’t miss this chance.

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5 passionate and innovative teams from our CUHK Convoy MiniMBA programme have presented their “NextBigThing” projects today. The winning team not only won a marvellous award but also their project will have good potential to be a real project.
It was the most important part of the whole programme as each team has to capitalize what they learnt from the 10 modules of the programme & innovate like a startup. Rather than just training, it cultivates the intrapreneurship & innovation mindset & capabilities for the participants. It becomes a DNA of the staff & the company for sustainable competitiveness in the ever-changing DigitalEconomy.  
The programme include EmergingTechnology, DesignThinking, High Performance Leadership, CorporateGovernance, Strategy Investment Decisions, and more. I’m so grateful to have a chance to contribute, design, teach & coach the participants.  Look at how they summarized what they learnt on the white boards – impressive. Witnessing their changes & improvement is amazing. It has been 2 cohorts already & the 3rd cohort is on now. Keep it going, teams. You are all our champions.
Big thanks to Convoy Almond Wong, Shirley Tsui Miu Ling, Bobo Wong, WF Ng, Henry Shin CUHK APIB Rebecca Wong, Prof WM Cheung,  Wendy Lai
HR Talent FinTech

“We are not creating a breakthrough technology. We are creating an unforgettable customer experience”. This is what I learned from Jess Mak from HTC. In most of our innovation and technology discussions, we focus pretty much on technological advancement, business models, investments, markets, etc. We seldom talk about the Human Side of technology. It is not just important to our customers and but also to our colleagues. Though we talk a lot on pain points of our customers, engagement with our colleagues, how many of us are doing it well? Jess Mak from HTC brought us her experience on how human centricity 以人為本 can make a difference in Leadership, Marketing, Customer Services, Product Design, Research, Staff Management, etc. To many of us, HTC is a mobile phone maker. In fact, their mission is “We are not creating a breakthrough technology. We are creating an unforgettable customer experience”. Listen to the episode of CUHK EMBA 管理新思維 on RTHK1 FM926 broadcasted on Jul 28, 2019. Professor Andrew Chan, RTHK Fiona and I had a fruitful, interesting and joyful discussion with Jess. I also learned a lot from her. Big thank you to Jess. https://lnkd.in/e9k3nwF