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First of all, I wish all of you have a prosperous, healthy & happy year in 2022. It is time to review 2021 & plan forward.

I was engaged in a few impactful & amazing programs in 2021. I couldn’t have accomplished all these without the trust & support from you all, my partners, friends in the ecosystem & my teammates. Heartfelt thank to all of you. I look forward to collaborating with you even more in 2022 & beyond.

Amazingly, I have done over 120 LinkedIn posts in 2021. It indicated well that our innovation and technology #ecosystem is not just resilient but also vibrant again. To recap 2021, let me share with you my top 12 posts. Really appreciate your support to my sharings posted in the last 12 months.

1. IT PRO Cover Page
Interviewed by IT PRO on my view of the future of HK Innovation & Technology. Thanks to #ITPROhttps://lnkd.in/g3_nWg32

2. 2021 HKICT Awards
It was my honor to be the Chief Judge of the FinTech Award. Thanks to #HKIB & #OGCIOhttps://lnkd.in/gYNU9F7T

3. Hong Kong Corporate Innovation Index
Initiated this project as a founding organizing committee member. Thanks to #CUHK #APIB #HKGCC #Cyberport #HKSTP #HASE #AWS #IBM #SAP #JETCOhttps://lnkd.in/gsttKHHt

4. 2021 Hong Kong FinTech Week
Moderated an inspirational session on #FinTech #Innovation of incumbent banks. Thanks to #HSBChttps://lnkd.in/gy4nweCj

5. HKPC Innopreneurs Forum Series & #ASEAN Market Development Program
Designed & delivered these programs to empower SMEs & startups on digital transformation & market penetration to ASEAN. Thanks to #HKPChttps://lnkd.in/gHMn3HV

6. #GBA Forum with ASTRI & Sun Life
Moderated two GBA forums with #ASTRI & #SunLife. Thanks to #GBABusinessSchool & #CUHKhttps://lnkd.in/geXUkNtq & https://lnkd.in/gKcwZVtk

7. 2021 HKICT Expo
Showcased B4B’s data hackathons & #OpenCertHubAcademy’s Data Literacy Empowerment Program. Thanks to #B4B & #OCHhttps://lnkd.in/gZa2iP4W

8. CityU #HKTech300
Engaged as vetting team and mentor for a major entrepreneurship enablement program in HK. Thanks to #CityUhttps://lnkd.in/gBBrX9za

9. Launched Data Literacy Empowerment #DLEP Forum in Shanghai Commercial Bank
The forum is a part of our #DataLiteracy Empowerment Program which aims to transform enterprises to be data-driven analytical competitors. Thanks to #OpenCertHubhttps://lnkd.in/gAR2-gPy

10. 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair
Launched my book #數碼力大提升 in the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair. Thanks to #EnrichPublishinghttps://lnkd.in/gBsy3_y

11. Toa Sir Data Talk “#ToaSir講數
Launched a series of talks with leading enterprises on their use of #Data https://lnkd.in/ggvNv8BN

12. Publication of HSBC Business Case
Shared my experience in publishing a case on #HSBC innovation in the world’s leading Case Publisher #IveyPublishing with my CityU DBA alumni & LPs. https://lnkd.in/gdseNXhS

plus another 100+ posts. Isn’t that Amazing! Thankful & grateful to my family & all in my journey. What a memorable year!

As a member of the GS1 HK’s IoT Industry Advisor Council, I am glad to join the 16th Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao IoT Technology Application Summit co-organised by GS1 HK today in 3 locations, mainland, Hong Kong and #Macau, simultaneously.

Appreciate the effort from Anna LinCorinna FungJulian Sin#GS1HK, Kingsley Wong #OGCIOIvan Lam#ASTRI, 龍勝當 #澳門電腦學會,and certainly counterparts in Guangdong. Glad to see many industry experts there as well Andrew Lingwilson chongVincent SoIr Dr Venus LunHarman NgKinsen LeeBryan Peng(彭文俊)Alex Chung 鍾孝揚 and many others.

Great to see the collaboration across 3 regions on IoT applications on various industries. To make our Greater Bay Area or GBA work, we need smart money flow (FinTech and RegTech), smart logistics flow (AIOT) and certainly smart information flow (AI and Big Data). All these flows have to be protected by CyberSecurity and Blockchain.

Thanks for Anna’s leadership and her GS1HK team effort. Look forward to having more collaboration in these areas and contributing more in this alliance across the #GreaterBayArea#GBA in 2022 and beyond.

#SmartMobility#SmartCity#SmartRetail
#SmartLogistics#SmartTravel
#SupplyChain#Logistics
#AIOT#IOE#IIOT#AI#BigData
#FinTech#RegTech#Blockchain#CyberSecurity

First of all, Merry Christmas🎄🎁🎉 to you all. Really happy to meet my new and past MBA students in this year’s CUHK MBA Christmas Party. Lots of fun and memories. Our Dean of CUHK Business School Professor Lin Zhou, MBA Director Grace Liang, EMBA Director Pong Yuen, Howard Lam and many faculty members like Dominic ChanHugh Thomas Seen Meng Chew and many others also joined today’s party to share the happy moment together.

Recalled that my MBA students were doing their final projects on my #FinTech#AI and #BigData classes. They were all very professional and put real effort there. Well done! Keep up the learning spirit.

I enjoyed the party very much. Thanks for Grace’s invitation and the effort from the new MBA cohort and our MBA office to organize such a great and joyful party.

By the way, how do you like my BOWTIE 🎀 look😆✌?

Wish you all have a Merry Christmas 🎄🎁🎉 and good health always.

#MerryChristmas #Bowtie
#CUHK #CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA
#MBA #EMBA
CUHK Business School

Grateful to meet a few great innovators and friends in the awards presentation ceremony of the 2021 HKICT Awards. Congratulations to all Award winners especially the following #entrepreneurs #startups:

Wiva Wei #MatrixSense, the Grand Award winner of the Digital Entertainment stream

Samuel Chan #Descamps, the Grand Award winner of the Smart People stream

Taurus Cheung #Appcider #ShipAny, the Gold Award winner of the Smart Mobility (Smart Logistics) stream

Edward Mak #VistaInnoTech, the Gold Award winner of the Startup stream

Also pleased to meet friends like Victor Wong, Anna LinWilly LinTony LeeTeddy KoEmil ChanDr. Angus HoCecilia WongMonita LeungMichael LeungHerman ChengJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, FwiSDP, CSDP, MHKCS and many others. Our innovation and technology ecosystem has not just recovered, but also growing strong. Keep its going.

More about the #FinTech Award of 2021 Hong Kong ICT Awards here:
https://lnkd.in/gYNU9F7T

Brochure of the 2021 Awards Presentation Ceremony:
https://lnkd.in/gnwmi8S7

#HKICTA
#HKICTAwards

First of all, congrats to all 2021 FinTech Award winners and participating teams of the 2021 Hong Kong ICT Awards. Really happy for #Wizpresso Calvin Cheng, CFA and his team to win the Grand Award this year. Really proud of them for their great progress in the last few years. Also congrats to all the other winners including #CoverGo #MediConCen #FCCAnalytics #Tappy #AIA #LeapXpert #Quantifeed #Contrendian. Find out more https://lnkd.in/gnwmi8S7

It has been my great honour to be the Chief Judge of the #HKICTAwards FinTech Award this year and in the last few years. Big thanks to all judges and assessors like Michael LeungStephen LauDominic SiuHerman ChengJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, FwiSDP, CSDP, MHKCSBrit Blakeney AnghelakisBurton ChengRosie Hampson, Pete Townsend, CK Wong, Betty Fung, Andy Tong, Wilson Pang, for their contribution. Appreciate #HKIB teammates led by Mr. David Kwok, Carrie Leung and Philip Kam for their leadership and professional management of the FinTech Award. Also thank for the great support from #OGCIO #HKMA #HKIB #HKSFC #Cyberport #HKSTP #ASTRI and other supporting organizations.

The good news for this year is that we are witnessing better and stronger teams year from year. Here are the 3 key highlights.

1. We had record high in terms of number of applications this year.

2. We had richer varieties of #FinTech innovations this year, such as #InsurTech#RegTech#Tokenization#AI on HR in Financial Services.

3. We also appreciated more collaboration of FinTech #startups #entrepreneurs and financial services incumbents #leaders to #cocreate better customer experience, products and services, and innovate new business models. From competition to collaboration.

With this foundation and FinTech ecosystem that we have built for Hong Kong, plus initiatives like HKMA #FinTech2025 and #CDI#GBA#ESG#InsuranceConnect, etc., We are expecting even better innovations coming in the next few years.

Congrats to all of you including myself and be grateful to be a part of the FinTech innovation journey for Hong Kong. Thank you.

Wizpresso 濃說
Tappy Technologies
CoverGo | Insurtech
LeapXpert
Quantifeed – The Wealthcare Experts
CONTRENDIAN

Would like to share with you my 3 “brights” today. We all enjoyed a “bright” weather today to kickoff our Digital Leadership Empowerment programme for a group of “bright” talents of China “Everbright” Bank Hong Kong.

The key objective of the programme is to empower China Everbright Bank HK with innovative, data driven, intrapreneurial and agile mindset and capabilities to seize the emerging opportunities and manage the unprecedented challenges in the #DigitalEconomy.

A big thank to Fanny Chan and her teammates to make this happen. I enjoy collaborating with her team. They are not just bright but also positive, passionate and joyful. Also appreciate the great support from #HKIB Carrie Leung and #OpenCertHub Andy Kwok and their teammates.

It is just the start of a fruitful and impactful journey of #upskilling #CEBHK. I am so grateful that we can be a companion with this group of bright minds in the road ahead.

#ChinaEverBrightBank
#中國光大銀行香港分行
#中國光大銀行
#CEBHK #CEB
#DigitalTransformation
#DigitalLeadership
#DataLiteracy #AI #BigData #FinTech
#FutureSkills

Glad to see that another great #FinTech Awards organized by another major media #HK01 to recognize and encourage incumbent financial services and FinTech startups to innovate and cocreate more values for our customers and citizens.
https://lnkd.in/g9W9w5FD

Thank you HK01 team including their Executive Editor-in-chief Ernest Chi, CCO Angie Leung and their teammates to organize their 1st FinTech Awards. Appreciate the continuous support from #HKITB#InvestHK#HKMA#FSDC#Cyberport#HKSTP#HKSCC and many other organizations.

My honour to be one of the judges in their 1st FinTech Awards together with experts Dr. Winnie Tang (鄧淑明博士)Herbert ChiaFrancis Fong Eric Chan and Gary Yeung. Met some good old friends and made some new friends there as well King LeungEric Chan Viola Lam Carrie Leung Crystal Fok Ivy Tse Reeve Chu Corbin Sun Gary Lam Caca Lam Seen Meng Chew Rocky Tung Rico Tang Wilson Chan and many others.

Congrats to all winners of the Awards like #HangSengBank #HSBC #LiviBank #PAOB #Alipay #YAS #Octopus #FreightAmigo #HKBitEX, just name a few. Really proud of you all. Keep up your good work. Here is the list of winners this year https://lnkd.in/gUiDKxd9.

Building Billion Dollar Ecosystems was the key theme of my panel discussion with the top leaders from #HSBC on the 2nd day of #HongKongFinTechWeek 2021.

I had a team of experienced banking leaders in my panel. Together they are a great representation of not just HSBC but also the incumbent banks. Really thank and appreciate their contributions and sharings:
1. Christina Ong, Head of Business Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC
2. Yvonne Yiu, Managing Director, Head of Global Liquidity & Cash Management, Hong Kong, HSBC
3. Dharini Kannan Hemant, Head of PayMe, HSBC
4. Sami Abouzahr, Head of Customer Wealth, Hong Kong, HSBC

We had a full house today. If you have missed it, here are my key takeaways.
1. Align external and internal stakeholders of the ecosystem, such as #FinTech #startups#regulators, internal colleagues like #compliance and #procurement, to focus on customers. Do we know their pain points? Can we solve them effectively and fast enough? Can we collaborate with the ecosystem to achieve these?

2. Culture and practice do impact the effectiveness of the ecosystem collaboration. #Payme was a very important milestone for HSBC not just business but also internal buy-in on how innovation and agile worked. The passion of the Payme team really made a difference to influence the culture of the bank.

3. How we can go beyond banking and empower our customers from their end to end journey and help them see the mutual benefits are very important.

Elephant can dance and change. We can see major banks like HSBC are very determined to make changes to transform themselves into an innovative and digital bank instead of being perceived as a traditional bank. The end game is still who can effectively identify and solve their customers’ pain points fast enough. Value co-creation with the ecosystem is the only way.

Big thank for Jaff Lau Winny So Agnes Tin Noel Yick Cecilia Wong and many other HSBC colleagues to make this wonderful forum happened.

By the way, how do you like my fresh digital look or #DLook? Stay Young! Stay Innovative!

Glad to have a fruitful discussion with elite #FinTech leaders on the theme of #FinancialInclusion on the 1st day of the 2021 Hong Kong FinTech Week #HKFTW #HKFinTechWeek. We had Tat Lee #WeLabBankVenetia Lee #AlipayDavid Rosa #Neat and myself in our panel moderated by Karen Man #BakerMckenzie.

My 3 key takeaways from our panel are:

1. Large FSIs and FinTechs need to be customer centric on empowering the #SMEs and under privileges to make use of finance to change their lives. It is not just a business model to make money but also a very meaningful PURPOSE. That aligns all key stakeholders to collaborate.

2. #Data is key for the success of financial inclusion. #FSI is a regulated industry. Banks need to use #DataScience to seize opportunities and manage the risk of financial inclusion while SMEs can make use of data to identify areas to improve their credit scores.

3. The success of Financial Inclusion needs #DataLiteracy democratization. Data is our customer voice in particular we need to deal with massive number of customers in the financial inclusion market. Every one in FSI needs to be reskilled or upskilled to be a #CitizenDataScientist. Major financial services incumbents are proactively working towards this direction.

See you on the Day 2 (Thu, Nov 4) in the following panel. I will talk to the senior executives of #HSBC on the theme – Building Billion Dollar Ecosystems.
https://lnkd.in/gSPRn_Xx

Hong Kong FinTech Week is back to f2f physical starting tomorrow (Nov 3) and will last for 3 days. Please join me for the two inspiring discussion panels, one with the top #FinTech #Startups in Hong Kong and the other one with one of the world-leading #Incumbent #Bank, in the next 2 days.

Panel 1
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Theme:Reaching the Unreached: Disruptive Technologies Changing the Narrative

Venue: Future stage, Hong Kong FinTech Week, HKCEC (10:30am, Wed)

I will discuss with the financial inclusion leaders in town, Tat Lee #WeLabBankVenetia Lee #AlipayDavid Rosa #Neat and Karen Man #BakerMckenzie on how technology and data have democratised finance and empower more people to make use of finance to change their lives.

Panel 2
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Theme: Building Billion Dollar Ecosystems

Venue: Hong Kong Stage, Hong Kong FinTech Week, HKCEC (10:30am, Thu)

I will discuss with leaders from #HSBCDharini Kannan HemantChristina OngYvonne Yiu and Sami Abouzahr on how to collaborate with the #innovation and #technology #ecosystem to co-create values for customers. Startups, incumbent banks and investors shouldn’t miss this opportunity to learn from HSBC’s valuable experience. Thanks for Jaff Lau and many other HSBC teammates to make this happen.

I cannot wait to learn from the panel speakers and contribute my experience to these 2 panels. Also, many exciting talks, forums, networking, pitching sessions and fun and more..will be there in the next 3 days at the #HKFTW #HKFinTechWeekhttps://lnkd.in/gbdw5bcU

See you there..