Glad to have Mr. Clement Lam, CEO of Sun Life Hong Kong, be my guest on the RTHK radio programme – New Management Thinking 管理新思維. Really appreciate Clement’s sharing and time, and my RTHK partner Jenny Lee. We talked about how insurance companies innovate. While we are seeing some progress in this space, there are still quite a few internal and external challenges to making changes and innovations to this legacy industry. What have we discussed? 1. Sun Life has been in Hong Kong for more than a hundred years (130 years to be exact). Clement shared his experience of how to change the culture of a well-established company with many professionals and legacy culture to encourage and embrace innovation. 2. Leveraging and investing in startups (for example, Sun Life invested in Bowtie) and collaborating with the ecosystem are other topics that we discussed. 3. We also talked about opportunities and challenges for insurance companies in Hong Kong and the GBA. 4. We exchanged ideas on acquiring, cultivating and retaining the right talents, especially for young generations. 5. Leveraging slashers in the Gig and Sharing Economy is becoming a trend and more companies are making use of it. And a lot more.. If you would like to learn more from our discussion, please tune in RTHK1 this coming Sun (Apr 17) from 2 pm to 4 pm. https://lnkd.in/f-X8RaN Update: You can listen to it here now https://lnkd.in/gYddhHHW #insurance #insurtech #healthtech #fintech #startup #ecosystem #Bowtie #RTHK #香港電台 #管理新思維 #NewManagementThinking 永明金融 #SunLife #SunLifeHK #GigEconomy #SharingEconomy #GBA #GreaterBayArea CUHK Business School, CUHK EMBA, #CUHK #CUHKEMBA #EMBA Andrew Chan Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Chun So
I did an interview with Dr. Denis Yip 葉成輝, CEO of ASTRI, on the trend, opportunities and challenges for Innovation and Technology industry in the Greater Bay Area a few weeks ago. Here is my post:
The video of the interview is available now. It was taken professionally by the ASTRI team and their production team. You don’t want to miss that out. Thanks again for their support.
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 Lin, Corinna Fung, Julian Sin#GS1HK, Kingsley Wong #OGCIO, Ivan 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 Ling, wilson chong, Vincent So, Ir Dr Venus Lun, Harman Ng, Kinsen Lee, Bryan 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.
How should we leverage #DigitalTransformation to capture the opportunities in the 80+ million people #GBA market? Glad to have a chance to discuss this theme with influential leaders in Hong Kong. It included
1. Professor Andrew Chan, President of the #GBABusinessSchool
2. Edmond Lai, Chief Digital Officer of #HKPC
3. Andrew Ling, Director of Value Advisory, #SAPHK
I also shared my experience as one of the judges for the 2021 Digital Transformation Awards #DinggeAwards #鼎革獎 where I witnessesed and learnt from many innovative and impactful digital transformation real-life cases implemented by enterprises from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The Awards is an annual competition organized by #HarvardBusinessReview, #HBR, #TsinghuaUniversity and #SAP. Hong Kong started participating this competition first time in 2021.
Here is the article from HKET which summarized the key takeaways.
Glad to share my view on the opportunities & challenges in #GBA with 2 passionate, innovative & elite #CEOs of two #Tech #startups, Andy Kwok #OpenCertHub and Wiva Wei #MatrixSense from Hong Kong today. We were interviewed by CTgoodjobs on the theme of preparing talents to seize the opportunities and manage challenges in the #GreaterBayArea.
#GBA is a new market to many startups. It has its own uniqueness & challenges but at the same time it has huge market potential. Whenever we enter into a new market, we will have these issues. GBA has no difference. Hong Kong talents can go after this market gradually. From knowing the market, building the people networks, identifying product-market fit to engaging with the right partners and investors.
In terms of skills, apart from Putonghua, Cantonese and English, the young talents need to pick up another important language called #DataLiteracy. Enterprises in GBA badly need not just IT staff but also non-IT staff to master data literacy to sharpen their competitiveness locally and globally.
#ASEAN is the #NextBigThing for startups from #HongKong, #GreaterBayArea #GBA as well as #mainland #startups. ASEAN has close to 650 million people with growing number of middle class and millennials.
On one hand, the local startup ecosystems in ASEAN countries are heating up with rapidly-rising middle class, great government initiatives for tech startups, #VC and #CVC investors’ appetite on tech, certainly innovative #entrepreneurs and more. #GoJek and #Tokopedia from #Indonesia, #Lazada and #Razor from #Singapore, #Grab from #Malaysia #Singapore, #VNG from #Vietnam, just name a few. On the other hand, it has huge opportunities for startups from HK, GBA and mainland startups.
Join me to explore with entrepreneurs who have been working on their ventures in 5 major ASEAN countries including #Singapore #Malaysia #Indonesia #Thailand #Vietnam. Thanks for #HKPC Hong Kong Productivity Council to organize the forum.
Find out more and enroll here:
Chia Hock Lai Robin Leong (CIM UK) Winnie Lee Wing Yan Dr. David Ma JOSEPH LEE, CFA ALEX Chan Jack Lim Paranee Damodaran Marius Chow Karen F. Dato’ Vimmy Yap Gopi Ganesalingam Chinawut Chinaprayoon Ridha W. See Toh Kean Yaw VS Ravi Medhy Souidi Vijay Sharma
This “Global FinTech Innovation and Industry Best Practices Program for Macau” aims to explore the following 4 key questions with the participants, prepare and empower participants to take on the FinTech wave and seize the opportunities in the Greater Bay, South East Asia and key markets globally.
- What does the latest development of FinTech worldwide mean to financial services incumbents, start-ups, investors, regulators, governments, universities and students in the Greater Bay Area especially Macau?
- How to get the most out of this inevitable revolution to the financial services industry, especially in the Greater Bay Area and the SE Asia markets?
- How to innovate new business models for financial services with emerging technologies such as, AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Cryptography, API, IoT and AR/VR?
- What is the implication of the latest development of FinTech worldwide to Macau’s “Specialised Financial Services” strategy?
Dr. Toa Charm is the chief architect of this program. He has over 30 years of experience in leading financial services incumbents, technology giants and innovative start-ups. When he was the Public Mission Officer of Cyberport Hong Kong, he nurtured more than 300 FinTech start-ups, including TNG, WeLab, QFPay, Zhongan, Bowtie, OneDegree, Covergo, etc. Dr. Charm has teamed up with a group of experienced and passionate leaders from vibrant Fintech start-ups and global leading financial enterprises to design and create this program. All the trainers have in-depth industry experience from the world’s leading fintech hubs, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Global FinTech Innovation and Industry Best Practices Program is designed to empower participants with practical fintech knowledge, including the latest business models, technologies, innovative mindset and culture, to take up the FinTech wave and seize the opportunities in the world.
The course will explore the following key topics with the participants:
- Core FinTech Concepts and Technologies
- Innovative Business Models of FinTech Unicorns
- FinTech Strategies of Financial Services Incumbents
- Values of Fintech Ecosystem to Financial Institutions and FinTech Start-ups
- FinTech Intrapreneurship and Corporate Innovation Management
- Future Trend and Development of Fintech
- Management and executives in financial services companies
- Management and executives in innovation and technology companies
- Management and executives in FinTech and Tech start-ups
- Government officials, regulators and policy makers
- Academia, researchers and university students
Remarks: No pre-requisite is required
DR. TOA CHARM 湛家揚博士
- Associate Professor, CUHK Business School
- Chairman of Dr. Charm & Co. and OpenCertHub
- Former Chief Public Mission Officer, Cyberport Hong Kong
- Former Executive: HSBC, IBM, Oracle and Jardine Pacific
- Chief Judge, 2020 & 2019 HK ICT Awards – FinTech
- FinTech Advisory Panel, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
MR. MICHAEL LEUNG 梁建文先生
- Group CEO, BOA Financial Group
- The Medal of HonourHong Kong SAR Government
- Former CIO and COO, China CITIC Bank International
- Former Deputy Chief Executive, China Construction Bank (Asia)
- Doctor of Business Administration (candidate, CityU)
DR. DUNCAN WONG 王世松博士
DR. WING CHEUNG 張嶸博士
MR. ALVIN KWOCK 郭彥麟先生
MR. KEN LO 盧廷匡先生
DR. DAVID MA 馬志偉博士
- Co-founder and Chief Risk Officer, RTL Limited
- Co-Founder & Advisor of Elite FinTech Startups in China
- Former Head of Data Science, AIG, AIA, Citi Group and Bank of America
- PHD, Yale University, USA
MR. JACOB WAI 韋達人先生
- Founder & Managing Director, Toppix Holdings
- Former CDO and CRO, MoneySQ
- Former Executives of China CITIC Bank International, UBS AG and HSBC
- Doctor of BA (candidate, University of Wales Trinity Saint David)
August 22,29; September 5, 12 & October 3, 2020
The program contains 10 half-day modules and is conducted in 5 days:
|Day One||Module 1:
Global FinTech Trends & Ecosystem
Payment & Remittance
|Day Two||Module 3:
WealthTech and Robo-Advisory
Lending & Alternate Financing
|Day Three||Module 5:
Virtual Banking and Open Banking
AI, Machine Learning & Big Data
|Day Four||Module 7:
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
|Day Five||Module 9:
RegTech, Compliance, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
FinTech Intrapreneurship and Corporate Innovation
Macau Institute of Financial Services
The class will be delivered in Cantonese and Putonghua.
The training materials are primarily in English.
Certification will be issued by Macau Institute of Financial Services to those participants who have successfully met all the following criteria.
- Completed no less than 8 modules of the program
- Obtained a Grade C or above on the assessment test of each participated module
- Completed the final project of the program and obtained a Grade C or above
The program fee is 15,000 MOP per student.
Remarks: Only exceptional case will be granted for participants to attend individual module(s); the program fee for individual module is 2,500 MOP per student .
Macau Institute of Financial Services
(853) 2856 8280
ASEAN countries are ramping up to seize the AI and BigData opportunities. For instance, according to a latest IDC report, AI will nearly DOUBLE the rate of INNOVATION in MALAYSIA by 2021. https://lnkd.in/fm_kaXS. A strong demand of AI and Big Data technical and business talents are there in ASEAN. OpenCertHub www.opencerthub.com has launched its partnership program in KL on Sep 24, 2019 to collaborate with training institutes, universities, consulting firms, government agencies, recruitment firms, etc., to authenticate and certify AI and Big Data talents. We received great responses from Malaysia’s AI and Big Data ecosystem and have already moved forward with key partners in KL. Special thanks to MD of KnowledgeSociety Selva Nagappan, Senior Data Scientist of MDEC ADAX Dr. Poo Kuan Hoong, GAIN Global AI Network in Malaysia and Pauline Goh from InvestKL for their support. We are also working on other ASEAN countries especially Singapore , Thailand, and Vietnam. If you were in the AI and Big Data ecosystem of these countries, we are happy to collaborate with you. Cheers.
Apart from GreaterBayArea, SouthEastAsia is another uprising region in the vibrant Asia. We are both ramping up our talents to prepare for AI & BigData Era. The Mission of OpenCertHub is to democratize data literacy and capabilities to everyone so that we are ready to take up new jobs created by AI instead of being replaced. We need not just DataScientist but also CitizenDataScientist. “Reskill Everyone for the Unprecedented DataEconomy” is the main theme of our upcoming workshop in KualaLumpur Malaysia on Sep 24 pm. It is our honour to co-organize it with GAIN Global Artificial Intelligence Network in Malaysia. It is a conjunction with the NextBigTech Asia 2019 conference organized by MDEC in KL last week. https://lnkd.in/frzHw3n We welcome partners and enterprises to join us to explore how we can collaborate to furthur strengthen the Data Economy in Malaysia. Please see the details on the poster below and the QR code for registration details. We will continue collaborating with SE Asia’s AI and big data ecosystem. See you soon. To learn more about the concept of the big data democratization, please read one of my interviews on the capacity of the Chairman of OpenCertHub. “Data Quotient” (DQ) – New Competence in the Digital Age https://lnkd.in/fwqbUff