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I ran into “Bank of Future” today in the 2022 FinTech Week Hong Kong #FTWHK https://lnkd.in/gNF–y47. It was wonderful and amazing to see many old and new friends in the FinTech space. More eye-opening innovations from our FinTech ecosystem. Our innovation have not been stopped by the pandemic.

“Pushing Boundaries, Reaping Benefits” is this year’s main theme. I saw traditional financial services are doing exactly like this. Transunion’s “Beyond Credit”, DBS’s “More like a startup, less like a bank”. How about FinTech startups? #DimOrder looks like a POS system and now well beyond POS to solve finance related pain points for their supply chain. They got accepted to the world’s best accelerator, #YCombinator. Arguably, Y Combinator is the factory of Unicorns. DimOrder is our Hong Kong’s honour and proud. #Diginex goes beyond ESG reporting to solve the financing issues of SMEs. And more beyond everything plus the X factor of MetaVerse.

Thanks for Victor Yim #CyberportCrystal Fok #HKSTPJessica Liu #FTAHK and many other ecosystem enablers to make these all happened. More financial services incumbents are open their doors to collaborate with startups while the government and regulators have new policy and fundings for the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong.

New initiatives on #CBDC#CDI#DigitalAsset, blockchain-based and AI applications plus #MetaVerse with infinite imagination are emerging. The financial services companies in this decade is going to be revolutionized. Or we should ask ourselves “What is a financial services company in 2030?” Stay tuned for more.

Glad to meet quite a few elite FinTech leaders and entrepreneurs there, such as, Marie Claire Lim Moore #TransunionBen Wong #DimOrderBenedict Ang #OCBCKevin Leung #LIQUIDTaurus Cheung #ShipAnyPatrick C.S. Fan #beNoveltyThomson Ho #10LifeAnkit Suri #PlanToBen Wong #SunLifeJaff Lau #HSBCPaul Wan #SCBCulsin Li #BaoBabTre and many other great startups and innovation leaders from #HSBC#SCB#BEA#DBS#OCBC, and more there as well. See you around in the venue or online.

#Innovation #Technology
#FinTechWeekHK
#Transunion #TU

Do you know which companies in Hong Kong are the most innovative ones? More importantly, what can we learn from them? I am so excited to let you know that we are ready to announce the result of our first-ever Hong Kong Corporate Innovation Index CII on Nov 23, 2022.

After more than one-year work on CII, we have identified the most innovative enterprises and SMEs in Hong Kong based on our innovation framework. We will also announce a Composite Index for Corporate Innovation in Hong Kong so that we can compare our improvement in the future years. Don’t miss it. Find out more and register here: https://lnkd.in/dznKapFj

Our aim is not so much on the rankings and awards, but more on identifying the gaps and empowering our Hong Kong companies to innovate more effectively. A series of seminars and workshops will follow. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to this project as it is impactful, meaningful and influential to Hong Kong competitiveness and sustainable growth.

In the past year, we have done a series of tasks and in fact iterations of tasks, e.g. research, pilot study, interviews, survey, analysis, expert groups, etc., to get these results ready. It was not an easy job as you can imagine. Appreciate all the effort and hard work from our CUHK teammates, all steering committee members, all organizing committee members, all sponsors, all supporting organizations and certainly all the companies who participated in our survey and discussions.

Please join us in the afternoon of Nov 23, 2022 to learn more about corporate innovation. Apart from the CUHK senior management, we will have 2 discussion panels. One is on corporate innovation and another one is on SME innovation. We will talk about the findings from our survey and then discuss with the panelists. They are all ranked high on our Corporate Innovation Index.

HKSAR Government top officials, CUHK management, the top management of the awardees, the key leaders on innovation and technology ecosystem in Hong Kong have confirmed to join the ceremony. Please come to learn from and mingle with them.

#CII #CorporateInnovationIndex
#innovation #CorporateInnovation
#Technology #Ecosystem
#CUHK CUHK Business School
#HKGCC #HKSTP #Cyberport #AWS #IBM #SAP #JETCO #HASE #JardineRestaurantGroup #TradeLink
#CUHKEMBA #CUHKMBA #CUHKMiM
CUHK EMBA CUHK MBA CUHK MiM CUHK MSc in Finance
#SME

Grateful to have joined the 62nd Annual Dinner of #FHKI last night. Most of the top government officials, including Chief Executive Mr. John Lee and ITIB Secretary Professor Sun Dong, and FHKI leaders, including Chairman Dr. Sunny Chai, and all key Chairpersons in the Innovation and Technology ecosystem, including #ASTRI Sunny Lee, #LSMC Dr. Alan Lam#Cyberport Simon Chan, #HKSTP Dr. Sunny Chai, #HKPC Sunny Tan, and more were there. Really full of stars🌟🌟 #星光熠熠 there.

Really feel thankful and honour being a ExCo Member and Chief Mentor of the Startup Council of FHKI under the leadership of Jason Chiu together with a team of veterans in the innovation, technology and industry ecosystem. As now we have the Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau #ITIB, the Startup Council can and will contribute even more to bridge the #industrialists and tech #startup #entrepreneurs. More about the Startup Council here https://lnkd.in/gD8zQ6Xj

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.

Congratulations to the Hong Kong Digital Asset Society #HKDAS Inauguration Ceremony today at Cyberport. It was also a showcase of their hackathon winners. The award winners were so impressive. The youngest awardee was only 14 years old. It was an excellent start to nurture our next generation of digital asset talents for Hong Kong. Appreciate the great effort from the HKDAS’ leaders Fonia Wong 黃仰芳Alex Au, and their committee members including the well-known artist Hanjin Tan, Celia Lok. Thanks for inviting Edmund LeeVincent So and me to be the DAS’s industry advisors. It was our pleasure to join today’s ceremony. As more and more events back to f2f, I am really glad to see friends again. I am very pleased to see Sunny Lee, #ASTRI Chairman, Simon Chan, #Cyberport Chairman, Peter Yan Cyberport CEO, David Chung #ITBJoseph HL Chan #FSTBAllen YeungDuncan WongKenneth ChauPriscilla YeungJoseph C. H. SoMiranda Lou, and many others today. Look forward to contributing more to the DAS in the future. #MetaVerse #NFT #Blockchain #DigitalAsset #DeFi #Cryptocurrency

We kicked off our Hong Kong #CorporateInnovationIndex #CII programme last year https://lnkd.in/geGBxEVS. CII is being co-organized by #CUHK and #HKGCC, and has gained full support from #ITF#HKSTP#Cyberport and many other leading enterprises, tech leaders and professional associations.

Since then, apart from research and literature review, we have done a series of consultation sessions and pilot studies with industry leaders and practitioners. We are grateful that we have finished the design of our Corporate Innovation Framework. Thank you so much to all those who have contributed to our framework and definitely my teammates at CUHK.

The framework contains 12 factors under three constructs – Resources, Enablers and Value. If you would like to know more about the framework, please let me know. Based on the framework, we have designed a survey to measure the corporate innovation of large companies and SMEs.

We have started introducing the Corporate Innovation Framework and the survey to different associations and companies. Today, we have done a joint webinar with #HKiNEDA for their #INED members. Appreciate their support. We did have a good discussion today. If your associations or companies would like to organize a session to learn about our Corporate Innovation Framework, please let me know.

We have just launched the CII survey and are now collecting data. If you would like to have a health check for the innovativness of your company, I would encourage you to participate the survey. Find out more here https://lnkd.in/gzykEWCF.

It is not just a ranking exercise. Rather, it will give you a good opportunity to discuss about innovation with your colleagues when you are filling up the survey. You will find out and learn more about your company.

We will also provide assessment to you so you know where you are and where to improve. A series of workshops and trainings will be offered then.

Let’s together enhance the innovativeness of our companies, our teams and ourselves.

CUHK Business School
HKiNED 香港獨立非執行董事協會
香港總商會

First of all, I wish all of you have a prosperous, healthy & happy year in 2022. It is time to review 2021 & plan forward.

I was engaged in a few impactful & amazing programs in 2021. I couldn’t have accomplished all these without the trust & support from you all, my partners, friends in the ecosystem & my teammates. Heartfelt thank to all of you. I look forward to collaborating with you even more in 2022 & beyond.

Amazingly, I have done over 120 LinkedIn posts in 2021. It indicated well that our innovation and technology #ecosystem is not just resilient but also vibrant again. To recap 2021, let me share with you my top 12 posts. Really appreciate your support to my sharings posted in the last 12 months.

1. IT PRO Cover Page
Interviewed by IT PRO on my view of the future of HK Innovation & Technology. Thanks to #ITPROhttps://lnkd.in/g3_nWg32

2. 2021 HKICT Awards
It was my honor to be the Chief Judge of the FinTech Award. Thanks to #HKIB & #OGCIOhttps://lnkd.in/gYNU9F7T

3. Hong Kong Corporate Innovation Index
Initiated this project as a founding organizing committee member. Thanks to #CUHK #APIB #HKGCC #Cyberport #HKSTP #HASE #AWS #IBM #SAP #JETCOhttps://lnkd.in/gsttKHHt

4. 2021 Hong Kong FinTech Week
Moderated an inspirational session on #FinTech #Innovation of incumbent banks. Thanks to #HSBChttps://lnkd.in/gy4nweCj

5. HKPC Innopreneurs Forum Series & #ASEAN Market Development Program
Designed & delivered these programs to empower SMEs & startups on digital transformation & market penetration to ASEAN. Thanks to #HKPChttps://lnkd.in/gHMn3HV

6. #GBA Forum with ASTRI & Sun Life
Moderated two GBA forums with #ASTRI & #SunLife. Thanks to #GBABusinessSchool & #CUHKhttps://lnkd.in/geXUkNtq & https://lnkd.in/gKcwZVtk

7. 2021 HKICT Expo
Showcased B4B’s data hackathons & #OpenCertHubAcademy’s Data Literacy Empowerment Program. Thanks to #B4B & #OCHhttps://lnkd.in/gZa2iP4W

8. CityU #HKTech300
Engaged as vetting team and mentor for a major entrepreneurship enablement program in HK. Thanks to #CityUhttps://lnkd.in/gBBrX9za

9. Launched Data Literacy Empowerment #DLEP Forum in Shanghai Commercial Bank
The forum is a part of our #DataLiteracy Empowerment Program which aims to transform enterprises to be data-driven analytical competitors. Thanks to #OpenCertHubhttps://lnkd.in/gAR2-gPy

10. 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair
Launched my book #數碼力大提升 in the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair. Thanks to #EnrichPublishinghttps://lnkd.in/gBsy3_y

11. Toa Sir Data Talk “#ToaSir講數
Launched a series of talks with leading enterprises on their use of #Data https://lnkd.in/ggvNv8BN

12. Publication of HSBC Business Case
Shared my experience in publishing a case on #HSBC innovation in the world’s leading Case Publisher #IveyPublishing with my CityU DBA alumni & LPs. https://lnkd.in/gdseNXhS

plus another 100+ posts. Isn’t that Amazing! Thankful & grateful to my family & all in my journey. What a memorable year!

First of all, congrats to all 2021 FinTech Award winners and participating teams of the 2021 Hong Kong ICT Awards. Really happy for #Wizpresso Calvin Cheng, CFA and his team to win the Grand Award this year. Really proud of them for their great progress in the last few years. Also congrats to all the other winners including #CoverGo #MediConCen #FCCAnalytics #Tappy #AIA #LeapXpert #Quantifeed #Contrendian. Find out more https://lnkd.in/gnwmi8S7

It has been my great honour to be the Chief Judge of the #HKICTAwards FinTech Award this year and in the last few years. Big thanks to all judges and assessors like Michael LeungStephen LauDominic SiuHerman ChengJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, FwiSDP, CSDP, MHKCSBrit Blakeney AnghelakisBurton ChengRosie Hampson, Pete Townsend, CK Wong, Betty Fung, Andy Tong, Wilson Pang, for their contribution. Appreciate #HKIB teammates led by Mr. David Kwok, Carrie Leung and Philip Kam for their leadership and professional management of the FinTech Award. Also thank for the great support from #OGCIO #HKMA #HKIB #HKSFC #Cyberport #HKSTP #ASTRI and other supporting organizations.

The good news for this year is that we are witnessing better and stronger teams year from year. Here are the 3 key highlights.

1. We had record high in terms of number of applications this year.

2. We had richer varieties of #FinTech innovations this year, such as #InsurTech#RegTech#Tokenization#AI on HR in Financial Services.

3. We also appreciated more collaboration of FinTech #startups #entrepreneurs and financial services incumbents #leaders to #cocreate better customer experience, products and services, and innovate new business models. From competition to collaboration.

With this foundation and FinTech ecosystem that we have built for Hong Kong, plus initiatives like HKMA #FinTech2025 and #CDI#GBA#ESG#InsuranceConnect, etc., We are expecting even better innovations coming in the next few years.

Congrats to all of you including myself and be grateful to be a part of the FinTech innovation journey for Hong Kong. Thank you.

Wizpresso 濃說
Tappy Technologies
CoverGo | Insurtech
LeapXpert
Quantifeed – The Wealthcare Experts
CONTRENDIAN

Glad to see that another great #FinTech Awards organized by another major media #HK01 to recognize and encourage incumbent financial services and FinTech startups to innovate and cocreate more values for our customers and citizens.
https://lnkd.in/g9W9w5FD

Thank you HK01 team including their Executive Editor-in-chief Ernest Chi, CCO Angie Leung and their teammates to organize their 1st FinTech Awards. Appreciate the continuous support from #HKITB#InvestHK#HKMA#FSDC#Cyberport#HKSTP#HKSCC and many other organizations.

My honour to be one of the judges in their 1st FinTech Awards together with experts Dr. Winnie Tang (鄧淑明博士)Herbert ChiaFrancis Fong Eric Chan and Gary Yeung. Met some good old friends and made some new friends there as well King LeungEric Chan Viola Lam Carrie Leung Crystal Fok Ivy Tse Reeve Chu Corbin Sun Gary Lam Caca Lam Seen Meng Chew Rocky Tung Rico Tang Wilson Chan and many others.

Congrats to all winners of the Awards like #HangSengBank #HSBC #LiviBank #PAOB #Alipay #YAS #Octopus #FreightAmigo #HKBitEX, just name a few. Really proud of you all. Keep up your good work. Here is the list of winners this year https://lnkd.in/gUiDKxd9.

How do you like my “Digital Look”? Stay young and stay innovative. We should not call “IT Look” anymore as it not cool or chill enough. It should call “Digital Look” or “D-Look” these days.

Since I have seriously been engaging with the innovation and technology ecosystem worldwide 7 to 8 years ago, I feel younger and more passionate than my last 25 years in the traditional IT industry. If you would like to be younger or look-n-feel at least, stick around the innovation and tech ecosystem.

Feel really grateful and happy to be back to large-scale physical innovation and technology conferences and exhibitions in the 2021 Hong Kong ICT Expo this week and the 2021 Hong Kong FinTech Week next week. More importantly seeing my friends and partners f2f like #OpenCertHub Andy Kwok #B4B Francois Lee #HKTDC Will Li #Arical Clement Tien #CRGroup Dennis Choi #Cyberport Queenie Chang #HKSTP and #ASTRI friends, Emil Chan Paul kk Chan wilson chong and more. Lots of joy and catch-up!

See you around in the upcoming physical events. More to come like 2021 HKICT Awards Ceremony… I have a series of fully packed activities before Christmas. Cheers.

#HKICTExpo
https://lnkd.in/g7UQCttk

#HKFTW #HKFinTechWeek
https://lnkd.in/gNF–y47