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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.

It was one of the best forums on #AI and #BigData that I have hosted in the recent years where speakers and participants were highly engaged. Thanks for Shanghai Commercial Bank to invite my team #OpenCertHub to co-organize this forum.

#ShanghaiCommercialBank is one of the major banks in Hong Kong. They are passionate about #DigitalTransformation in particular how to become a AI-first data-driven bank.

I have invited top Hong Kong locally-grown AI #startups, multinational consulting firm and Chinese tech-savvy financial group to share with Shanghai Commercial Bank how they have empowered mid-sized banks in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other major economies in Asia. We have talked through AI technologies, application, adoption, challenges, culture, #ecosystem#data#reskilling#upskilling and more.

More importantly, CEO Mr. David Kwok and Board Member Mr. Sunny Cheung fully supported and engaged with us. They asked sensible questions and encouraged their senior management, middle management and young colleagues to proactively participate and have the courage to innovate. More than 250 staff have joined the forum on site and online as well. We also exchanged ideas through networking sessions.

Really appreciate the trust and support from Mr. Kwok, Mr. Cheung and their senior management. Special thanks to Ken Shih #AqumonCalvin Cheng, CFA #WizpressoMiles Wen (温豪夫) #FanolabsPatrick C.S. Fan #beNoveltyDaniel Ling #OneConnect, and Dick Fong. Also thanks my OpenCertHub teammate Andy Kwok and our team for their effort behind the scene.

Hope mid-sized banks in Asia can ride on AI to stay competitive and relevant in the #DigitalEconomy.

What a rewarding 4 days together with my #CUHK #EMBA students! I took them through a very timely and critical intensive training on #innovation #strategy & #management. Our students are all senior executives from mainland #China including traditional companies and tech giants.

I have invited 4 guest speakers to share their corporate innovation experience with us. Thanks Eric Hui #ZurichInsuranceCharles Lam #FubonAkina Ho #GreatEagle and Damien Ko #G2000. Their sharings were insightful & practical. We all learned a lot from them. Thank you.

I used a few inspirational cases as the core for my class, such as, #Disney#Netflix#Marriott#Airbnb#Adobe#PingAn#Haier#Philips#Samsung#Booking.com, #3M#Amazon#Alibaba#Advantech#Walesgreen, etc.

Though we had to use Zoom for the training, the class participation from our students on our case discussion was no less than a #f2f class. Really impressed by the quality of my students’ questions, analysis, debates & suggestions. Thank you.

My students had a nice dinner in Shenzhen with lots of joy after the 4 days class. They were well deserved it. Hope to join them next time when there is no quarantine needed.

Happy Father’s Day for everyone!

#CUHKEMBA #Intrapreneurship #CorporateInnovation #Ecosystem

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.

Visited the #HKSTP #InnoCell together with Edmund Lee #TIN Chairman and Duncan Chiu #HKITJC Chairman today. #Wow.. It is amazing. It is another milestone for Hong Kong #Innovation and #Technology #Ecosystem. It is much more than a hotel providing accommodation for #startups to stay and live closer to their offices, labs and incubation centres.

The design of the InnoCell is a #collaboration #community with different types of open indoor and outdoor spaces for like minds #entrepreneurs to mingle, brainstorm and co-create values. Really impressive.

Congratulations and thank you to HKSTP to bring this first of its kind to Hong Kong and empower our ecosystem. More about the InnoCell here.
https://lnkd.in/gZdtfss

Hong Kong #Economy is ramping up again as the Covid-19 is getting less severe lately. I engaged in 6 activities in the last 5 days. I was grateful to see that we have started resuming face to face #f2f functions & hybrid mode as well.

We can finally see friends & partners in person. Someone said to me, “We could finally exchange paper name cards.” What a way to describe how we have been living & working in the online space for a long time.

I love the theme of this year’s Hong Kong Economic Summit – #Recover#Rebuild & #Reborn. I could feel and witness that it is happening now in our #innovation and #technology industry.

Wish the momentum continues in April & beyond. Everyone is healthy, happy & bouncing back well. Thanks for the great effort from everyone in our #ecosystem to make these possible & happened.

I am exhausted but happy. Good that it is weekend now.

More about the 6 events:

#EJ #MetroFinance HK Economic Summit
https://lnkd.in/gA7BXGf

#Kornerstone & #OpenCertHub Data Literacy Forum
https://lnkd.in/gmJc9qx

#HKPC #Innopreneur Programme
https://lnkd.in/g9E9QWV

#JobMarket Best Employer Award
https://lnkd.in/gnrtR-3

#ARUP #PolyU The Asian Knowledge & Innovative Forum #AKIF
https://lnkd.in/gQqHPw5

#MIG #BankTech Conference
https://lnkd.in/geW-z64

“Seeing is believing it”. I had another chance to do so today. I visited Fanny Chan of #ChinaEverbrightBank #中国光大銀行 in Hong Kong.

The bank is a great example of #HR #Innovation. Recently, they won 4 awards in the HR Awards 2020 organized by #CTgoodjobs. Congratulations again.
1. Employer of the Year
2. Best of the Best HR Star of the Year (Awardee is Fanny Chan)
3. Perfect Office Award
4. Best Change Leadership Strategy Award

I was one of the judges for the competition but could only read all the materials online but not offline. Today I really learned a lot more from Fanny & Mike Chen (CEO of the bank).

One thing that cannot be read from online well is the culture, passion & attitude of the bank. Their passion for improvement & the way of hosting me was impressive. Not just personalized greeting messages but also the whole journey of the visit. The message on their visual display “#Agility #Technology & #Ecosystem” was right fit for #DigitalEconomy. The amazing gifts were very thoughtful & useful. The digital accessories & innovative cups were wonderful. Really appreciate it.

Walking around, talking to people & visiting leading companies are very effective to learn new things & keep ourselves up to the market need. Will share more for my future visits. Stay tuned.

I have experienced a #LearningOrganization in Hong Kong today. #HKPC 香港生產力促進局 runs an internal forum every month to gather all colleagues together to learn relevant topics from external and internal experts. I love the tag #growth in the amazing new work space in HKPC. Great #culture!

Today, it was my honour to be invited by HKPC to share my view on #FutureSkills. Over 300 colleagues participated. Thanks Mohamed Butt Karen F. Marius Chow for their arrangement and their #talents #leadership at HKPC.

Top three future skills in my view are:
1. #DigitalLiteracy
2. #Intrapreneurship
3. #Ecosystem #Collaboration

These skills are the secret sauce of today’s digital leaders including #TechGiants#Unicorns and even #incumbents who have transformed successfully. More importantly, they have democratized these skills to every single colleague, tech and non-tech, in their companies.

I have talked about these skills and how they helped individuals and leaders in their #DigitalTransformation in my book #數碼力大提升。Read on..

#TECH in #China becomes a hot topic in the West these days. I have conducted an online class on “Emerging TECH in China” to the fellow executive students from one of the top universities in Europe, the #ImperialCollege Imperial College London. It is a part of the one week program of #CUHK The Chinese University of Hong Kong to the Imperial College Business School in #London.

I talked about the Tech landscape, the #startup #ecosystem and #CorporateInnovation in China. I covered hot topics like the foreign market and investment strategy, self-reliance capabilities, #5G#AI#Semiconductors, Corporate #intrapreneurship, talents, #GreaterBayArea#HangSengTechIndex, tech giants returning from #Nasdaq to Hong Kong and Shanghai #StockExchanges, etc.

I used a number of cases like #Baidu#Alibaba#Tencent#ByteDance#TikTok#AntFinancial#SenseTime#PingAn#Haier#Huawei#BYD#XiaopengMotors#Hema#Xiaomi#Qihoo360#SequoiaCapital#IDGCapital#MatrixPartners as examples to show the strength and potential risks of China Tech.

The Imperial College’s students showed great interest on this topic, were engaged well and asked lots of sensible questions. I also learned a lot from their views and feedbacks as well. Thank you so much for their active participation.

Congrats to Hong Kong Startups Ecosystem. 3 flagship events are all in this week. InvestHK HKFinTechWeek, Cyberport Venture Caplital Forum (CVCF) and HKSTP ElevatorPitch (EPiC). We altogether organized a super successful startups week in Hong Kong and for HongKong even under the recent situation in Hong Kong. Thank you.

What we can do these days is not to give up or stop our innovation and technology aspirations. Rather we need to work together even harder and contribute even more to continue building on what we have established in the past few years and keep cultivating our startups. That is the way we can help HK in this stage and sustain our strength. Let’s keep on our momentum.

Glad to see many friends this week Peter Yan Albert Wong Hugh Chow King Leung Jessica Ng Curtis Chan Benjamin Wong Charles Lam Stella Kwan Teddy Lui Queenie Chang Peter Mok Alice So Anvil Ng Peter Yeung AC Andy Michael Sukui Xue Ivan Yip Pierre Wang Eddie RONG Ken Lo Samuel C.H. Wan and the list goes on and on. Glad to see you all there. Thanks for your effort and support.

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