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To help the contestants better prepare for the #HKICTAwards FinTech Award, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers organized an  Experience Sharing Forum for them today. Thanks for #HKIB Carrie Leung Philip Kam & team’s effort.

We invited last year’s Gold Award winners, Miles Wen (温豪夫) #FanoLabsKen Shih #Aqumon, & Joyce Lau #HKFI. to share their experiences and journey. We also invited Dupty Chief Judges Michael Leung #BOA and Stephen Lau #HKCS, & Chief Assessors Dominic Siu #Prudential & Betty Chung #DahSingBank, to give advice to the contestants.

As the Chief Judge of 2021, I gave an opening speech on “Shaping the Future of FinTech Hong Kong”. In the last few years, we have together built a world class #FinTech hub in Hong Kong. FinTech entrepreneurs from nobody to today’s global FinTech leaders, like Simon Loong #WeLabFred Ngan #BowtieTomas Holub #CovergoTim Lee #QFPayAlvin Kwock #OneDegree & Miles Wen (温豪夫) #FanoLabs. Impressive! #HKMA#SFC #HKIA #InvestHK #Cyberport #HKSTP together with incumbents #Citi #HSBC #HangSengBank #DBS #AMTD #BOCHK #AIA #Prudential, just name a few, also contributed significantly to the growth of HK FinTech industry.

Look forward to witnessing the innovations from this year’s contestants to shape the future of FinTech HK.

Hong Kong ICT Awards – FinTech Award, one of the most respectful FinTech Awards in Asia, is coming again this year. No matter you are #FinancialServices incumbents or #FinTech #Startups, it is a great opportunity to showcase your best use of #Technology and #Innovation in financial services and get recognized by customers, investors, industry practitioners and government officials.

The FinTech Award is composed of three streams:
1. #Banking#Insurance and #CapitalMarkets
2. Emerging Solutions
3. Regulatory Technology and Risk Management*
*Includes FinTech Security

Please find out more from the Award’s Leading Organization, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. Thanks #HKIB Carrie Leung Philip Kam to organize such a great award for the last few years and this year again.
https://lnkd.in/fs6zyte.

The application deadline is July 16, 2021. I have been the Chief Judge for this Award since 2019. I encourage you to join it and experience the rewarding journey. See you there.

King Leung Calvin Choi Karena Belin Medhy Souidi Syed Musheer Ahmed

Grateful to see and contribute to another great offline conference today. The 6th #Cloud Forum Hong Kong was successful launched today at the #HKCEC. The main theme was Cloud HyperDrive in Disruptive Time.
https://www.cloudforum.hk/

I was moderating the 1st panel of the forum and the topic was #CloudMigration. We had a good mix of experiences in our panel so we could make insightful discussion from different perspectives. It included well established company Dr. Ted Suen, MH #MTR, vibrant #FinTech #InsurTech #Startup Michael Kwan Yu Chan #Bowtie and leading Cloud Service provider #AWS  .

It was a very insightful discussion. We touched on internal buy in, Capex and Opex changes in adopting Cloud, governance, partner selection, outsourcing strategy, SME challenges, etc. Thank you for all our panelists’ insightful and practical experience sharing.

Thanks for the great support from Victor Lam #OGCIOPeter Koo FCPA,CA,AICPA,CPA(Aust),ACCA,CIA,CFE,CISA,CISM from #DeloitteCatherine Chan from #Kornerstone and many others.

Felt happy and warm to see many friends in person in these 2 days at HKCEC. It has been a long time. Physical forums are just beautiful. Hope that continues and gets bigger and bigger with good health for all. Take care!

It was a fruitful day in #Cyberport together with Rocky Cheng #BOCHKMichael Leung #BOADr Wendy Woon Ming LEE #AutoDesk and Justin Leung #YCP. We were in the vetting meeting to select #startups to join Cyberport #Incubation Programme #CIP.

Again, quite a few passionate and elite #entrepreneurs applied for the programme. Great innovations on #FinTech#InsurTech#AI#EdTech#HealthTech#PropTech#DigitalEntertainment#LifeStyle#SmartCity, etc. Impressive that a few of them have already had footprint or have their plan and ambition to go after #ASEAN and #GBA markets.

Thanks Cyberport’s team Eric Chan Alice So William Lau Steve Lam and many others for all their effort behind the scene. Keep it going and add oil.

We had lunch in the Interval/Farmacy restaurant in Cyberport. They served vegetables from #Farmacy which use technologies to provide farming at store. Thanks Raymond Mak for making it happened there. Tasty and healthy plus nice environment.

Really happy to see Roy Hung & his friends again. I met Roy a few years ago in our #Cyberport #CUPP 2016 programme. My team & I brought 50+ top university students from Hong Kong to the #StanfordUniversity in #SiliconValley to learn #FinTech & #Entrepreneurship. It was a fruitful, impactful & fun trip. Apart from what we learned from this trip, Roy & I also talked about the tasty & yummy lobsters and crabs in the Fisherman’s Wharf as well as the Ferrari from Leslie Yuen. What an experience and memory!. Thanks Leslie YuenDr. Edwin Lee 李根興Alice So and Katherine Lam for their great effort to make this happened.

Let me give you an eyesight test. Can you find out where Roy and I were in the group photo in front of #Google#INTEL and #PlugAndPlay Headquarters in the #BayArea #California?

Really grateful to see & feel that Roy still has the heart to innovate and be a tech entrepreneur👍 together with his friends. We were discussing another potential and exciting venture last night. Keep it going and add oil💪✊. You have my full support🤝🙌.

Those effort that we put to cultivate next generation of startup entrepreneurs was well spent. Great stuff. 培養香港年青一代成為創業家。年青人及導師都要加油!努力!

To support them further, I have given them a copy of my book #數碼力大提升 with my encouraging message.

“The Power Duo of AI and Big Data” is one of my favorite courses in our #CUHK Digital Leadership Series for Executives. In the last 2 days, I have delivered this class to the #ChiyuBank #集友銀行 in Hong Kong & Xiamen. Thanks for Michael Chan, Executive Director of the Chiyu Bank, to kickoff the class & his support.

I have shared my #BigData & #AI experience from #MachineLearning #Algorithms #DataLiteracy concepts to innovative applications in #FinancialServices #FinTech & #ResponsibleAI. Apart from lectures, case studies & group discussions, I have invited 2 AI experts to share their experience. My heartfelt thanks to my guest speakers Calvin Cheng, CFA from Wizpresso & Daniel Ling from OneConnect Financial Technology.

I encouraged more interaction from my students in the class. The most engaged students were given a copy of my book #數碼力大提升 with my signature and personalized message. Congratulations to 3 winners today.

Grateful that more and more enterprises and their executives are taking the courses in our #DigitalLeadershipSeries for executives to empower & #reskill themselves to be competitive & relevant in the #DigitalEconomy.

For more about our #DigitalLeadershipSeries, please read my post here.
https://lnkd.in/gU8AzDJ

#CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA #APIB

#FinTech is very critical for Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading financial centres. #HKUSPACE has started a comprehensive FinTech diploma course in 2021 with aim to cultivating more FinTech talents for Hong Kong. It is amazing to see that we have a full range of FinTech training now from PhD, Master’s Bachelor’s to Diploma, Certificate & MOOC from all major universities here. We had none of these 5 years ago.

Calvin Cheng, CFA, the CEO of #Wizpresso Wizpresso, is the key designer and instructor of this course. Calvin invited me as his first guest speaker for the class. I shared about my experience on FinTech, FinTech ecosystem and open innovation. Calvin’s students were very eager to learn and asked quite a few good questions.

Glad to see that young professionals from financial services and non financial services industries have such a drive to learn more about FinTech. The class is on every Friday evening for many weeks. It is not easy obviously. I am so respectful to Calvin and all his students to spend time and effort to learn. Great learning attitude👍🙏. 加油💪👊!

Appreciate Calvin and hkuspace programme leader Ringo Chan for their effort to put together such a practical and timely FinTech programme for Hong Kong. Find out more here https://lnkd.in/gvP_TCR

#Covid19 cannot slow down HK people to keep flourishing & moving forward. I was engaged in 6 amazing events organized by key HK partners in 1 single week. #Accounting #HR #FinTech #OpenSource #BIGDATA #EMBA. What a way to start 2021!

Really pleased to see healthy & happy friends online & f2f. Appreciate the efforts & passion of the organizers to make these happened. Thank you & keep it going. That is #HongKongSpirit, that is us.

Congratulate to all the awardees & thank to the forum participants.

Judge: 2020 #CTgoodjobs Best HR Awards Presentation on Jan 15
https://lnkd.in/e4G6d2T

Judge: 2020 #ETNET FinTech Awards Presentation on Jan 12
https://lnkd.in/ePKxHAZ

Keynote Speaker: Democratize Big Data through Open Source Technologies
Annual #PostgreSQL Conference #Guangzhou on Jan 15
https://lnkd.in/ejuc9Y9

Speaker: The Most Valuable Accountant in the Digital Economy
#HKiCPA #CPD Forum #Shanghai on Jan 14
https://lnkd.in/ebuCdYk

Speaker: Winning with Digital Leadership
#CUHK #EMBA #CUHKEMBA Forum on Jan 13
https://lnkd.in/eVHp-Pc

Chief Advisor: 2020 #B4B Challenge #Shanghai on Jan 14
https://lnkd.in/e3auUpz

Cindy Chan Ada Chow Reo Lam Emil Chan Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Catherine Chan Catherine Leung Chun So Susanna Chiu Happy Lee

Exhausted.Weekend is coming😅😃

#InsurTech is getting great momentum in Hong Kong. #Bowtie #Blue #OneDegree #CoverGo #Coherent #Weinsurance #ZongAn & a few more have been pioneering it & performing well. At the same time, incumbents gradually ramping up their innovation  like #Aviva #AXA #Prudential #SunLife #Zurich

I had a fruitful discussion with Fred Ngan #Bowtie in the #BODW2020 a few weeks ago. Today, I had another chance to talk to a group of experts in the InsurTech industry including Isabel Feliciano-Wendleken Lapman Lee  Syed Musheer Ahmed in the 2020 #NEXX FinTech at #Cyberport.

My key takeaways:
1. InsurTech startups need to find the right sponsor in the incumbents which are aligned on KPIs

2. Like #OpenBanking#OpenInsurance is needed for better customer experience & collaboration with the ecosystem

3. Build digital insurance from scratch so that the end products are simplier in nature & easier for designing better customer centric solutions

4. #B2B gains good momentum while #B2C can learn from #VirtualBanks.

Apart from InsurTech, the Conference had panels on #VirtualBanking#Payments & other hot FinTech topics. Glad to see good friends Ernest Leung from #WeLabMedhy Souidi from #DBS & FinTech guru Emil Chan & others.

Appreciate Mann WM Yim & Ivy Chan for organizing the conference.

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.