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OpenSource is the core of Digital Economy. Top tech giants in the East and the West are all leveraging on open sources to innovate effectively together with their Lean Startup and Agile practices. Almost all key apps on internet and mobile, such as Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Alibaba, etc., that we are using every day are based on open sources. It stimulates and empowers Co-Creation in not just the startup world but gradually the Corporate Innovation world.

Join the upcoming Hong Kong Open Source Conference HKOSCon2020 HKOSCon on Jun 12 and 13 at Cyberport. Experts and users of open sources will share their experience. Not just techies will find it useful, business leaders and professionals will also find it valuable for their Digital Transformation and Innovation.

On the capacity as the Chairman of OpenCertHub, I will share how open source technologies democratize Data Literacy to everyone which is badly needed in Data Economy.

Find out more about the conference and register it here.   https://lnkd.in/gUi97BD

Appreciate the great support from Charles Mok and the great effort from the organizers Sammy Fung OSHK Open Source Hong Kong Committee, HKCOTA HK Creative Open Technology Association, HKLUG HK Linux User Group, and Cyberport teams.

Leveraging technologies to keep learning and upskilling ourselves during this period of time is a positive way to manage today’s global chaos. I have delivered a series of forums in different cities in China on this topic.

I have explored why and how we should reskill ourselves to become big data literate and empower ourselves and colleagues around us to be a Citizen Data Scientist so that we can unleash the power of big data in the real world.

A summary of my China Series Webinar on Big Data Literacy in April 2020 can be found here:

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/FEXJKL4mea4qS_SVutGxBw

Many corporations have noticed the importance of Data, Big Data AI & aggressively kick-started its Digital Transformation journey. However, successful Digital Transformation involves far more than IT or DT (Data Technology) tasks, it calls for company-wide full participation of all departments. In any change management process, talent is always the key.

As such, top management including CEO, CTO, CIO, CDO, COO, CFO, CMO, HRBP, etc. will need to co-design digital transformation strategy, set up of organization structure, develop Data Literacy culture within the company, build up a strong data-literated team from recruitment, training & reskilling current staff, etc.

It is my pleasure to deliver an information session on Apr 17 for AmCham Shanghai to help their members in China to get the latest information on the critical keys & considerations for corporations conducting Digital Transformation. Thanks for the arrangement from Kornerstone & OpenCertHub in Shanghai.

 

We will explore:

  1. Global scene & China’s example in Digital Transformation
  2. Key successful factors & examples in Digital Transformation
  3. Importance of Data Literacy & Re-skill
  4. Roadmap on People Dimension in conducting Digital Transformation

 

Find out more here https://lnkd.in/fqrreS8

Traditional companies can compete well in the DigitalEconomy if they can reskill & empower their employees with BigData capabilities & DataLiteracy.  Adsale, a leading exhibition services company in Asia, is a great example.

My team & I have conducted a 2 days big data workshop to Adsale’s 60+ employees from top to middle mgt, from sales to ops. The learning culture of Adsale is what I admired the most. A traditional company has the practice to keep innovating & learning every year, from DesignThinking, to BigData & AI. Big Data is an enabler but an innovative culture is the key for any big data project success. In today’s digital era, every company needs to be DataDriven & every employee needs to be CitizenDataScientist in order to have the right to compete.

We talked about the core concepts, applications, monetization, platform, cases, implementation, challenge, org issues, prioritization, governance & more. I also invited big data startups LivelyImpact ClareAI Luna2 Radica to share their innovations & IT veteran Andrew Ling to share his experience as CIO of several major traditional companies. All these discussions were fruitful & practical.

Thanks to all guests, Adsale’s mgt & their teammates, my partner Ivan Ng for their active participation.

Experts shared their views on the Enterprise Adoption and Business Models of OpenData and OpenSources in HKPC Hong Kong Productivity Council 1.5 months ago. If you have missed it, please watch and review it here on YouTube: https://lnkd.in/fnVsie4

In the capacity as the Chairman of OpenCertHub, I shared my view in the panel discussion on democratizing DataLiteracy to everyone to fuel the growth of DigitalEconomy. Gartner created the term BigData 2 decades ago and Big Data has further stormed the world since then. In the decade of 2020, we will see their vision on Data Literacy as a language for everyone in Digital Economy to become reality.

Apart from DataScientist, as Gartner took DataEconomy further, we need all business leaders and professionals to be CitizenDataScientist. AI and Big Data Open Sources tools will accelerate this. If you are interested in this topic, you can watch my session on the video (from 3:45 to 12:12).

I also had a previous post on the event organized by HKPC https://lnkd.in/fQHkiW8