#GBA (80+ million people in 11 cities of South China) and #ASEAN (650+ million people in 10 countries of SE Asia) are the two biggest and rapidly growing markets nearby Hong Kong. Enterprises, #SMEs and #Startups in Hong Kong are finding ways to seize these unprecedented opportunities for them.
Today, I was so grateful to have experts on GBA and ASEAN to share their experience in 2 consecutive forums. I moderated one forum on GBA in #SunLife in the morning and moderated another forum on ASEAN in #HKPC in the afternoon.
Appreciate King Leung #InvestHK, Peter Mok #HKSTP, Jennifer Tan #AntGroup, Keith Ip #SFExpress, Dick Fong and Thomson Ho #10Life to share their experience on the ecosystem collaboration in GBA.
Thanks Joseph Chan #AsiaPay, Stanley Sy CCRA #Sanomics, wun chi lam #Spaceship, Sunny Chau #HKTDC, Gary Lam #AsiaCEOCommunity and Sunny Chow from Leading Star Vietnam to share about their market entry strategy to ASEAN, consumer behaviors, partnership models and talents management for ASEAN markets.
Heartfelt thank to Clement Lam, Cynthia Sit, and Alice Chuck #SunLife, Karen F. Marius Chow #HKPC and my #CUHK teammates to make these 2 forums a successful learning opportunity for everyone.
I believe Hong Kong can reach another peak in the next 5 to 10 years by leveraging on #innovation, #entrepreneurship #intrapreneurship and #technology to capture the arising opportunities in GBA and ASEAN. Creating synergy through the collaboration of two regions is critical for our success. That is what I have been working on as well. Let’s add oil 大家加油!
Amazing f2f panel discussion today with 5 elite digital leaders. Thanks for Ian Chan #Octopus, Adrian Toy #Google, Kevin Huang #Carousell, Ralph Szeto #AIM & Frankie Ng #Shopify.
We discussed 2 key questions.
1. What are the hurdles of #DigitalTransformation?
2. What are the impacts of the pandemic on Digital Transformation?
My key takeaways are:
1. Sense of urgency is critical to drive change including digital tranformation.
2. Great potential of our #Entrepreneurship were unleashed when people have more time with themselves during the pandemic.
3. Culture is key as political and functional silos causing lots of hurdles without alignment.
4. The pandemic drives not only digital adoption of users but also #CustomerExperience #innovation from the providers.
5. Some great visions of the panelist: Carousell wants to make 2nd hand products as people’s first choice. It brings #Sustainability & #SocialImpact to the society while Shopify aims to be the platform of all commerce at all touchpoints instead of just #Ecommerce.
Appreciate CUHK MBA Alumni Association Alexandra Lo, EMBA and Armstrong Lee & #CUHKMBA and #CUHKEMBA colleagues to make this amazing forum possible. Thanks to all f2f and online participants & their active participation. See you next time.
Another good news to the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Ecosystem. City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has launched its #HKTECH300. It aims to raise up to 300 start-ups in 3 years. They offer attractive 10K, 100K, 1,000K schemes to cultivate these emerging #startups.
Depending on stages of the startups, the beginning startups can start with 10K which basically includes a series of #entrepreneurship training. If the startups are more mature, they can go for a seed fund of 100K or an angel fund of 1,000K.
Are you qualified for this program? If one of the key members in your startup is a CityU alumnus or your project can make use of CityU’s #IP, you may apply for it. For exact eligibility, please refer to the link https://lnkd.in/gSHdQ7m .
I am so grateful to be a member of the vetting team (as EXCO of FHKI Startup Council) to help choose the best of the best to join the program, & provide mentorship & advice when appropriate. More importantly, I am so proud of my Alma Mater, CityU, where I earned my doctoral degree years ago. Thank you #CityU to empower me & many leaders in the #innovation and #technology industry.
Thanks, Ron Kwok, Adams C., Michael Yang, Thomas Chan, & many other professors & colleagues City University of Hong Kong to make this happen.
“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.
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.
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!
Today is a big big day for our Master’s students at #CUHK #BusinessSchool CUHK Business School – Masters because today is their graduation day. Congratulations to you all my fellow students for your marvelous accomplishment.
I am so grateful to have a chance to teach and make friends with some of you in my #EMBA, #MBA and #MiM classes on various #DigitalLeadership #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #FinTech #AI subjects.
You have completed an important milestone of your life journey. Keep up your passion of lifetime learning to cope with the ever changing world. Remember that your #DigitalLiteracy is the new language in the #DigitalEconomy. Keep it up, guys.
We “#LookForward” to hear from you and witness you to create more business and social impact to industries and societies in the road ahead. Congratulations again. Really proud of you all.
Thanks to our Dean’s leadership and all fellow faculties and admin colleagues. Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Grace Liang Andrew Chan.
Special thanks to Angel Ng #CEO #Citi to give a specular speech to our students. Find out more in my comments below.
Really glad to discuss with the key leaders and drivers of our #CUHK #EMBA programme Pong Yuen, Howard Lam and #MBA programme Grace Liang today. We had a fruitful chat on how we can further empower our current executive students and alumni with #DigitalLeadership, #Innovation, #DigitalTransformation, #Entrepreneurship and #Career. Stay tuned for more initiatives from both programmes in the coming year.
I also shared the insights from my book #數碼力大提升 with Howard and Grace, and presented a copy to them. Look forward to seeing you in the upcoming digital-related initiatives and classes from #CUHKEMBA and #CUHKMBA.