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 Lee, Vincent 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 #ITB, Joseph HL Chan #FSTB, Allen Yeung, Duncan Wong, Kenneth Chau, Priscilla Yeung, Joseph C. H. So, Miranda 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.
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.
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 #JETCO. https://lnkd.in/gsttKHHt
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 #HKPC. https://lnkd.in/gHMn3HV
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 #OpenCertHub. https://lnkd.in/gAR2-gPy
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 Leung, Stephen Lau, Dominic Siu, Herman Cheng, Jacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, FwiSDP, CSDP, MHKCS, Brit Blakeney Anghelakis, Burton Cheng, Rosie 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.
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.
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.
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 Chia, Francis Fong Eric Chan and Gary Yeung. Met some good old friends and made some new friends there as well King Leung, Eric 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.
To help the contestants better prepare for the #HKICTAwards FinTech Award, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers organized an Experience Sharing Forum for them today. Thanks for #HKIB Carrie Leung Philip Kam & team’s effort.
We invited last year’s Gold Award winners, Miles Wen (温豪夫) #FanoLabs, Ken Shih #Aqumon, & Joyce Lau #HKFI. to share their experiences and journey. We also invited Dupty Chief Judges Michael Leung #BOA and Stephen Lau #HKCS, & Chief Assessors Dominic Siu #Prudential & Betty Chung #DahSingBank, to give advice to the contestants.
As the Chief Judge of 2021, I gave an opening speech on “Shaping the Future of FinTech Hong Kong”. In the last few years, we have together built a world class #FinTech hub in Hong Kong. FinTech entrepreneurs from nobody to today’s global FinTech leaders, like Simon Loong #WeLab, Fred Ngan #Bowtie, Tomas Holub #Covergo, Tim Lee #QFPay, Alvin Kwock #OneDegree & Miles Wen (温豪夫) #FanoLabs. Impressive! #HKMA, #SFC #HKIA #InvestHK #Cyberport #HKSTP together with incumbents #Citi #HSBC #HangSengBank #DBS #AMTD #BOCHK #AIA #Prudential, just name a few, also contributed significantly to the growth of HK FinTech industry.
Look forward to witnessing the innovations from this year’s contestants to shape the future of FinTech HK.
Venture Beyond Boundaries – I love this vision of #CityU #HongKongTech300. The program has gained tremendous support from the power houses and leaders from the #Innovation and #Technogy ecosystem in Hong Kong. It was a great ceremony yesterday to present the seeding funds to selected #startups for the program, appreciate and recognize experienced mentors and annouce the collaboratiom with the China Resources Group #CRC.
I am grateful, as a CityU #DBA Alumni, as well as a Exco of FHKI Startup Council, to be a part of this program as a mentor and vetting team. It was my honor to receive the appreciation plaque from Mr Lester Garson Huang, Chairman of the CityU Council, and President Way Kuo of CityU.
Find out more about the program.
Thank you for my Alma Mater and all the leaders and supporting colleagues in CityU to create such a great energetic and impactful program to support local #entrepreneurs. I look forward to cultivating our next generation of tech entrepreneurs with you all.
It was a fruitful day in #Cyberport together with Rocky Cheng #BOCHK, Michael Leung #BOA, Dr Wendy Woon Ming LEE #AutoDesk and Justin Leung #YCP. We were in the vetting meeting to select #startups to join Cyberport #Incubation Programme #CIP.
Again, quite a few passionate and elite #entrepreneurs applied for the programme. Great innovations on #FinTech, #InsurTech, #AI, #EdTech, #HealthTech, #PropTech, #DigitalEntertainment, #LifeStyle, #SmartCity, etc. Impressive that a few of them have already had footprint or have their plan and ambition to go after #ASEAN and #GBA markets.
We had lunch in the Interval/Farmacy restaurant in Cyberport. They served vegetables from #Farmacy which use technologies to provide farming at store. Thanks Raymond Mak for making it happened there. Tasty and healthy plus nice environment.
Really happy to see Roy Hung & his friends again. I met Roy a few years ago in our #Cyberport #CUPP 2016 programme. My team & I brought 50+ top university students from Hong Kong to the #StanfordUniversity in #SiliconValley to learn #FinTech & #Entrepreneurship. It was a fruitful, impactful & fun trip. Apart from what we learned from this trip, Roy & I also talked about the tasty & yummy lobsters and crabs in the Fisherman’s Wharf as well as the Ferrari from Leslie Yuen. What an experience and memory!. Thanks Leslie Yuen, Dr. Edwin Lee 李根興, Alice So and Katherine Lam for their great effort to make this happened.
Really grateful to see & feel that Roy still has the heart to innovate and be a tech entrepreneur👍 together with his friends. We were discussing another potential and exciting venture last night. Keep it going and add oil💪✊. You have my full support🤝🙌.
Those effort that we put to cultivate next generation of startup entrepreneurs was well spent. Great stuff. 培養香港年青一代成為創業家。年青人及導師都要加油!努力!
To support them further, I have given them a copy of my book #數碼力大提升 with my encouraging message.