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.
The world’s top 5 companies are #Platform in terms of Market Cap. They are #Microsoft, #Apple, #Amazon, #Alphabet, #Facebook, not the traditional leaders. Successful unicorns are mainly platforms like #Uber, #Airbnb I have designed a 2 days Platform Strategy & Breakthrough training program for executives to learn & unlock the potentials of platform business models for their companies. The training was done last week. The participants were from #FinancialServices, #Retail, #Telecom. We have discussed a few inspirational cases #Airbnb, #ZBJ, #XFire, #Qihoo, #Dianrong, #Quicken, #Adobe, #Nike, #Hema, etc. The participants learned about the best industry practices of platform like #NetworkEffect, #ChickenAndEgg, #Multihoming, #Disintermediation, #Monetization #Governance, etc. I have also invited Norman Tam from #Tencent & Samuel C.H. Wan from #Stockviva to share their wisdom to design, run, monetize, govern their platforms. It was very useful. To thank them & my students for a fruitful two days, everyone received my book #數碼力大提升 with my autograph. This course is a part of the #DigitalLeadershipSeries for Executive Program that I designed for #CUHK. Other courses include #AI, #Blockchain, #CorporateInnovation, #Entrepreneurship, etc. More here. https://lnkd.in/gZBZmjp
#Platform is the KING. The world’s leading companies are running Platform business. SMEs are being replaced by large & small platforms from #startups. How can we compete in #DigitalEconomy?
Why are platforms so powerful? Can we or should we be a platform? How to build, cultivate, operate, govern & sustain a platform profitably? What are capabilities, culture & tech needed? More importantly, what is the best-kept secret of a winning platform?
To master all these, please don’t miss my class “Platform Revolution & Breakthrough” at #CUHK Biz School Asia-Pacific Institute of Biz on Oct 14-15, 2020.
I have talked about Platform in my #EMBA #MBA #Tech #Innovation #Entrepreneurship classes & seminars plus in my new book #數碼力大提升 (Boost up Your Digital Power) https://lnkd.in/g4_RWBE. I will explore deeper in this course with #international & #local cases.
#Corporate #SME #Startup leaders & executives are keen on the course & have already enrolled it. Good news is that the course is eligible for the govt #RTTP scheme & the participants may get #subsidy from the scheme but have to enrol the course quick (2 weeks b4 the class starts) to be qualified.