#DigitalTransformation is a must for almost every large or small company these days. Most of the failure cases of digital transformation is on the soft side of the journey. The soft side includes #leadership#culture#talent and most importantly #ChangeManagement.

I am so grateful to partner with one of the most experienced enterprise transformation leaders in #DigitalEra in Hong Kong, Teddy Liu, to co-create, co-design and co-deliver a course on the soft side of the Digital Transformation. We called the course “Leadership & Workforce Transformation in the Digital Era”. Really appreciate Teddy’s contribution. This course is a part of #CUHK #APIB #DigitalLeadershipSeries designed by a number of #digital experts and myself.

We also invited two top leaders, Stephen Leung #Pfizer and Joe Wan #Tricor in Hong Kong to share their experience in their digital leadership. Special thanks to Stephen and Joe, and look forward to learning from them.

We highly recommend corporate leaders, #HR practitioners, digital transformation professionals, innovation leaders and change agents to join the course. The upcoming class will be on Oct 12 and 13. Be HURRY to enroll if you are interested. More information and enrollment link can be found here.

See you there!

“The Golden 10 Years of Hong Kong #Startups” or “香港初創黃金十年” – That was the main theme of my interview with Hong Kong #ITPro IT PRO, Giant Media 炬傳媒 – a leading IT magazine for #digital and #corporate leaders in Hong Kong. The whole article was published on the latest volume vol 173. https://lnkd.in/g-wj3FDp

I was so grateful to study #ComputerScience and start my career 30 years ago in #SiliconValley in the US.  Then, lots of ups and downs throughout my career. In the interview, I shared my career experience from the US to Asia and from the corporate world to recently startups.

The 1st “5 Golden Years of Hong Kong Startups”:
I have been heavily engaging in the startups ecosystem since I joined Cyberport as the 1st Chief Public Mission Officer. My mission in Cyberport was to cultivate not just over 1,000 startups but also an ecosystem to connect all key stakeholders so new and existing startups can leverage on it to grow.

Glad to see that we have established a vibrant international #ecosystem for our start-ups to grow and for our corporates to co-innovate with in the last 5 years. With the joint effort from the key stakeholders in our ecosystem like #Entrepreneurs#Investors#CorporateLeaders#Incubators#Professors#Regulators#PolicyMakers#Professionals, and more, we not only have created 10+ #Unicorns for Hong Kong but also have empowered quite a few influential #B2B collaborations.

The 2nd “Golden 5 Years of Hong Kong Startups”:
With the establishment of a competitive startup ecosystem in Hong Kong, we need to leverage and capitalize on this foundation in the next 5 years to grow Hong Kong to be the leading #innovation and #technology hub in the world. We do have 2 big markets, #GBA and #ASEAN, just next door. Let’s join hands to seize these unprecedented opportunities.

As a professor, an entrepreneur, an investor, and advisors to both startups and corporates, I am continuing my effort to contribute, empower and engage with this ecosystem, and further extend it to GBA and ASEAN in coming 5 golden years for HK startups. To find out more, please read my sharing in this issue of ITPRO. Let me know if you cannot access a copy of it.

Special thanks to ITPRO teammates to interview me and put together this edition. I have been lucky having a supportive family and met many great mentors, partners and friends in my career. Appreciate all of you who have helped me grow in my journey.

Seizing the opportunity in the #ASEAN market was my topic today at #InnoPreneur Meetup of #HKPC. I talked about the growth in ASEAN, opportunities & challenges to enter the market.

We introduced the ASEAN #Entrepreneurship & Market Development Executive Diploma Programme jointly organized by HKPC and me. It aims to empower #SMEs & #startups to enter to the ASEAN market.

Find out more about the program & enrol asap. The training program starts in late Aug. Only a limited number of seats can be eligible for the government funding. ACT FAST.

HKPC Programme Webpage:

Programme and guest speakers:

One key message was that all of us need to be #digital savvy to capture the ASEAN market no matter which industry you are in. I presented today’s participants complimentary copies of my book #數碼力大提升 with my autograph. Hope that helps encourage more SMEs to catch up the high speed train of #digitalization.

Thanks #HKPC Karen F. Marius Chow #IOTHK wilson chong #Bowtie Emily Loi #Posify Koey Lee #BPO Portia Pui Shan Tang

If you missed my today’s session, please come to HKPC tomorrow afternoon (Aug 13) at 3pm. I will share again on ASEAN & present my books. See you there.

#Vietnam #Thailand #Indonesia #Malaysia #Singapore

“Every leader needs to be a #DigitalLeader in the #DigitalEconomy.” #Digital is not just an enabler for business but also a #GameChanger for almost all industries. To stay competitive and relevant, every executive and professional need to #reskill and #upskill on their digital leadership instead of leaving it to just #IT colleagues.

A team of well-experienced digital practitioners, innovative entrepreneurs & I, together with my #CUHK teammates, have designed a “Digital Leadership Series for Executives” programme to empower today’s leaders from traditional industries with digital #Mindset#Capability & #DigitalWorkforce management.

The series include 8 two-day modules with lectures, cases, discussions, guests sharing & hands-on workshops. Participants can take one to all of these modules. Topic ranges from #DesignThinking #DigitalMarketing #CustomerEngagement #CorporateInnovation #Entrepreneurship #Agile Development #AI #BigData #Blockchain #Platform.

Good news is that most of these modules are eligible for the #RTTP https://lnkd.in/gwwfXHT funding from the government.

To find out more about this Digital Leadership Series for Executives Programme, please visit https://lnkd.in/gZBZmjp

Appreciate our team’s effort Matthew Chan Teddy Liu KC Tsui Bernard Suen Ivan Ng.

Thanks for Edmund Lee and his teammates at #HKDC Hong Kong Design Centre to organize this year’s #KODW Knowledge of Design Week with theme on Designing Digital Future. It is a hybrid of virtual and physical conference with renowed #design and #digital experts around the globe as speakers.

Edmund’s team really gave us an excellent example of what the HK Design Centre always empowers us i.e. #CustomerCentricity. I can feel the details and processes that his team has been putting together to run this conference and helping every speaker and panelist in such a difficult period under Covid-19. Well done and appreciate it, team.

My discussion with Romeo Durscher from #DJI was very fruitful. One of the key takeaways for me is how his company connects many experts in #Drone#AI#MachineLearning and #BigData around the world through #Crowdsourcing and #SharingEconomy to build innovative models, technologies and applications to solve lots of problems in natural disasters, safety, health, etc.

For all #innovators and #entrepreneurs, while we may make money from our innovations, it is more important how we can make use of technologies to save lives and do social good. Great lesson today. Thanks Romeo.

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.

9Dr. Toa Charm is invited by Drucker Academy to share his valuable opinions on the topic of “Strategic Thinking in the Digital Era” in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 9 Dec, 2015.

The talk will mainly focus on:

  • Why is strategic thinking more important than ever in the digital era?
  • How leaders should think strategically in the digital era?
  • Are what Drucker taught us about Strategic Thinking still useful? If yes, how can we leverage on his wisdom and experience?