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The best way to learn how to seize the opportunities of #BigData and #AI is not just reading books or taking training. Rather, we should learn from the industry leaders and practitioners. #OpenCertHub and I have started a series of experience sharing sessions called “Toa Sir Data Talk” or “Toa Sir講數”.

I will talk to the leaders from major industries in Hong Kong, Mainland and Asia on their journey of #DigitalTransformation. In particular, we will explore how #data empowers digital transformation.

Today, I have talked to Susanna Chiu, ED of #Bonjour #卓悦控股, one of the #NewRetail pioneers in Hong Kong and mainland. Susanna has been an innovator throughout her career from IT Audit, Digital TV to Supply Chain and New Retail. She is always a believer of digital innovation.

We discussed how we can make use of data on #Ecommerce #O2O #KOL #Platform #Ecosystem and more. Seeing Is Believing it. Susanna also walked me through their facilities with lots of new initiatives and fun. We both believe that empowering partners, customers and merchants with the power of data analytics is the key to the success of today’s business in the #DigitalEconomy.

Many thanks to Susanna and her teammates in Bonjour. We will continue talking to influential leaders on Data. Stay tuned for #ToaSirDataTalk and #ToaSir講數 on how you can access to this series of experience sharing.

Really grateful that the Hong Kong Book Fair is back. Mr. Paul Pong 龐寶林 and I will have a chance to meet you face to face in the Fair. We will sign our books #新經濟制霸戰 及 #數碼力大提升 for you, have a chat with you and take a photo with you.

See you in the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair.
July 16 (Fri) from 4pm to 4:30pm
1A-C16, Hall 1, 1/F., HKCEC

Paul is an expert in investment field. He will share his perspective on the investment opportunities in the #NewEconomy with you.

I will share with you on how leaders, executives, #startup entrepreneurs, professionals and students can leverage on #Innovation and #Technology to seize the unprecendented opportunities in the #DigitalEconomy.

Here is a video of mine and the book webpage to introduce my book:
https://lnkd.in/gWpKnm3
https://lnkd.in/gagkR9k

More about the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair:
https://lnkd.in/g3TiZKZ

#BookFair2021
#HKBookFair2021
#香港書展
#2021書展
#2021香港書展
#天窗出版社
#EnrichPublishing

Join me on June 24 at 11:15am HKT to have a live discussion with the next generation of leaders in the #DigitalEconomyKen Lo #SF Supply Chain, Yvonne L. #Alipay Hong Kong and Michael Ng #WeLab Bank will be with me in a panel of the 2021 #KODW #KnowledgeofDesignWeek organized by the #HKDC #HongKongDesignCentre.

We will talk about how these leaders innovate and empower #eCommerce #ecosystem#Data are the secret sauce of their success. How are they making use of data? What’s next for these leaders to bring us to the next level of e-commerce in the post pandemic era. Come and join us.
https://lnkd.in/eQjBePj

Launched in 2006, Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) offers an exciting and premier global knowledge platform for local & international #designer#brand #strategist, business leaders, #entrepreneur#technologist#educator & #visionary to share industry insights, trend analysis, creative solutions & game-changing innovation to transform individuals, businesses & the society.

This year’s KODW has invited over 50 global & local leaders to share their knowledge. Find out more about the speakers and programmes here.
https://lnkd.in/e9EAmgT

Thanks Edmund Lee #HKDC for his marvelous leadership throughout the years to make #KODW as a global brand and conference.

Leaders in Hong Kong shared experience on how corporates can innovate in this challenging time & seize the opportunities in the #DigitalEconomy. It was a fireside chat moderated by Patrick S Lee & I in the launch of Corporate Innovation Index program organized by #CUHK & #HKGCC.

Key takeaways:
1. Corporate innovation is about margin, sustainability & opportunities.

2. Engaging new generation is important for corporate innovation. Reverse mentorship is very effective to empower senior management on innovation.

3. The more challenging time we are in, more innovation we need (not an excuse to give up the priority of innovation)

4. Passion is a key for driving innovation

5. CEO cannot delegate innovation. He or she has to drive it & align with the company’s strategy with it. Bottom up is as equally important as top down.

more…

Grateful to have all these leaders in innovation & technology ecosystem to join the forum and appreciate their active participation. Francis Ngai #IBMAndrew Ling #SAPEugene Hsia #HKSTPStella Kwan #Cyberport, Eunice Chan #HangSengBank, Raymond Cheng former C-suite #HSBCMatthew Chan
#JardineRestaurantGroupLarry Poon #CUHK & more.

We look forward to collaborating with all to deliver our Corporate Innovation Index for Hong Kong.

The key for success in the #DigitalEconomy is how we can empower enterprises & #startups to collaborate & get the most out of their cooperation or even coopetition. I have been contributing to this on different capacities in the innovation & technology ecosystem. Advisor, professor, mentor, judge of #hackathon & #competition, investors are some of the examples.

Today, I had another chance to do so through delivering a #CUHK #MiniMBA class on “Emerging Tech & Business Innovation”. More importantly, the participants came from both traditional enterprises and startups. This is a special design for our Mini-MBA in Innovative Leadership. Thanks for #HKSTP to bring a few elite startups from their #LEAP & #Incubation programmes like #beNovelty #Compathnion to join the class today. Also thank to large enterprises like #ICBC #CCB for their active participation today.

I was impressed by the chemistry of bringing these groups together in a class. The #diversity stimulated lots of great interaction. We have gone through concepts & cases on #Innovation#BusinessModels #Reinvention, competitions from #DigitalDisruption#Intrapreneurship.

Appreciate Anvil Ng Samuel Choi Nathan Ng #HKSTP for their support to our Mini MBA programme.
https://lnkd.in/g_jpXkr

#SMEs are keen on picking up technologies but don’t have confidence on it. I had a chance to share my experience with the SMEs in a forum on #SME #Digitalization. It was an interactive discussion and the SMEs asked quite a lot of sensible questions. Fortunately, we could do it in a hybrid mode with #f2f and #online participants.

One of the questions from the particpants was which technology they should start with. My answer was that starting with a customer pain point and then look for new ways to solve it. If #technology helps, then use it. #Empathy on customers is the key for any successful business for many decades and it has no difference in today’s #DigitalEconomy.

Thanks for Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations #HKCNIA and #IOTHK to invite me to share my experience. I have talked about some of the key insights from my book #數碼力大提升 and gave a few of the books to the participants. #DBS #PAOB #HKPC also shared their experiences how to help SMEs on #DigitalTransformation and #Cybersecurity.

Heartfelt thanks to #全港各區工商聯 #香港物聯網 Wilson Chong and Sam Wu for organizing such a great forum.

#DigitalTransformation is on the top of the list for many leaders across different industries. How #HR should formulate their digital workforce to suit for this transformation? How individuals should prepare themselves to become marketable talents in the #DigitalEconomy? I have shared my views with #CTgoodjobs HR Guru recently.

I also used my journey as an example when I started my #innovation and #technology #career 30 years ago in the #SiliconValley. Hope that gives you some inspiration no matters you are HR professionals, IT and non IT executives, #enterpreneurs and certainly bosses.

Video interview (in Chinese)
https://lnkd.in/gQJ-Bj7

Article (in Chinese)
https://lnkd.in/g6fp3sq

Thanks #CTgoodjobs Regina Tam and Cindy Chan for their arrangement and effort.

Will #PostgreSQL replace #Oracle to become the world’s leading #database in the #DigitalEconomy? What is PostgreSQL? Why should corporate leaders (not just IT) care about it?

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system that uses & extends the #SQL language combined with many features that safely store & scale the most complicated data workloads. It originated from the POSTGRES project at the University of California at #Berkeley 30 years ago.

For years, PostgreSQL has been on the rise, even as Oracle & #MySQL (its open source database) have faded. PostgreSQL is now a strong fourth place, with #MongoDB right behind it. Its popularity is not just because of codes sharing and cheap, but also its functionality & scalability.

The mission of #OpenCertHub is to empower business & IT executives with #DataLiteracy & #OpenSource technologies as they are the crucial competence for entreprises & individuals in the Digital Age. As Chairman of OpenCertHub & Chairman of the Open Sources Development Committee (#OSDC) HK, I will give a keynote speech in the annual PostgreSQL Conference in GZ China on Jan 15-16. OSDC will empower HK community to learn and use PostgreSQL. Thanks Emil Chan Happy Lee Andy Kwok.

Info & register here:
https://lnkd.in/g5CAz_6

Really like the award categories of the Best HR Awards 2020 #BestHRAwards2020 organized by #CTgoodjobs. They are innovative and inspiring. In particular, I like these categories:

Best GenZ Attraction Award
Best HR Analytics Strategy Award
Best in HR Digitalisation Award
Best Innovative HR Initiative Award
Best L&D Technology Implementation Award

I am pleased to see that these categories were all encouraging #HR to leverage more on #innovation and #technology to empower their companies, colleagues and even partners. It is an excellent direction towards the #DigitalEconomy.

I was so honoured to join the judging panel with all top HR leaders and professionals. I enjoyed to contribute my experience on innovation and technology to select the award winners this year. Learnt a lot from the award judges and the participating teams. Thank you.

Congrats to all of the winners like #DBSHK#BOCHK#ChowTaiFook#ChinaEverBrightBank#KPMG#OneDegree#SunLife#HKPC#ZungFu, just name a few. Well done. The trophies are just BEAUTIFUL. Find out more about the awardees and the categories here:
https://lnkd.in/e4G6d2T

Special thank to CTgoodjobs team William Ho, Sherman ChatCindy ChanReo LamRegina Tam Natalie Fong Suky Cheung more.. Well done. Keep it going. 辛苦了,加油!

A brand new year is coming. Let’s have a great start. My first open talk in 2021 will be on Jan 13. The theme of my sharing session is “Winning with #DigitalLeadership“.

In today’s digital age, every leader needs to be a digital leader. It is not just the job of #TECH guys but also a crucial competence that every leader of large to small companies should possess to seize the emerging opportunities in the digital economy, and keep your companies and yourselves relevant and competitive.

I will talk about 8 secret weapons of the digital leaders and their digital talent strategy in the session.

This forum is organized by #CUHKEMBA where we are providing a number of #CUHK #EMBA and #ExecutiveEducation courses on #CorporateInnovation#Entrepreneurship and #DigitalTransformation to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the #DigitalEconomy. I will talk about it as well.

If you are interested, please register here. See you then.

Hong Kong
https://lnkd.in/gs-FjZJ

#Macau
https://lnkd.in/gH2GRSA

Thanks to 2 of my great mentors
Pong Yuen, Howard Lam and Andrew Chan who have made our EMBA program impactful to many today’s top leaders in Hong Kong. We are proud of both of you. Happy New Year!