What car should I buy next? Is that your question too? That was my first question to ask Frederik Gollob, an veteran in automobile industry, in one of the panels in the annual global #BODW conference organized by #HKDC Hong Kong Design Centre 香港設計中心#GlobalDesignReset is the main theme of BODW this year. Find out more https://2021.bodw.com/en.

Fredrick and I had a very trendy and interesting fireside chat on the crossover of #Design and #Digital. Our topic was “Navigating a New World Order of Electric Vehicles”. Innovative design of the interior and exterior of the new #EV cars, digital empowerment on the car making it not just smart but also connected everything around to create unprecedented experience for our living and working in the city.

We also talked about other interesting topics like the trend of EV. The Empire like #BMW#Mercedes, is striking back. Traditional leaders will provide more choices and different EV models are expected from all major brands. #Tesla is not their only competitor. Several emerging EV brands #Li#Nio#XPeng from China are doing well with great design and digital features. They are also growing aggressively to the global markets. We will see more competitions ahead.

Another good one is that, “Will rich people buy EVs as they need prestigious image and have peer group pressure?”. An analog is that I am wearing a smart watch because of it’s cool, for health and friends community. I am not chasing after Rolex watch. Frederick said that it is getting there as EV car makers are launching high end luxurious cars. Really learnt a lot about #cars and #electrification from Fredrick. Thank you.

Appreciate Eric YimEdmund Lee, Dr. Joseph F WongJillian Lee and their great #HKDC teammates to organize such an insightful conference. Thank you for having me as a part of it.

Thanks to Michael Ng #WeLab Bank, Yvonne Leung #Alipay HK and Ken Lo #SF Supply Chain for their insightful sharing in our panel in the 2021 #KODW Conference. It was organized by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC). We talked about Winning in Hyper-efficient Commerce.

My key takeaways were Relevancy, Experience and Trust. Our panelists shared how they have brought these values to their customers and the key role of #data in achieving these goals.

Appreciate #HKDC team led by Eric Yim Edmund Lee Jillian Lee to organize such a marvelous global conference. More about the conference https://lnkd.in/e9EAmgT

Join me on June 24 at 11:15am HKT to have a live discussion with the next generation of leaders in the #DigitalEconomyKen Lo #SF Supply Chain, Yvonne L. #Alipay Hong Kong and Michael Ng #WeLab Bank will be with me in a panel of the 2021 #KODW #KnowledgeofDesignWeek organized by the #HKDC #HongKongDesignCentre.

We will talk about how these leaders innovate and empower #eCommerce #ecosystem#Data are the secret sauce of their success. How are they making use of data? What’s next for these leaders to bring us to the next level of e-commerce in the post pandemic era. Come and join us.

Launched in 2006, Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) offers an exciting and premier global knowledge platform for local & international #designer#brand #strategist, business leaders, #entrepreneur#technologist#educator & #visionary to share industry insights, trend analysis, creative solutions & game-changing innovation to transform individuals, businesses & the society.

This year’s KODW has invited over 50 global & local leaders to share their knowledge. Find out more about the speakers and programmes here.

Thanks Edmund Lee #HKDC for his marvelous leadership throughout the years to make #KODW as a global brand and conference.

Thanks for Edmund Lee and his teammates at #HKDC Hong Kong Design Centre to organize this year’s #KODW Knowledge of Design Week with theme on Designing Digital Future. It is a hybrid of virtual and physical conference with renowed #design and #digital experts around the globe as speakers.

Edmund’s team really gave us an excellent example of what the HK Design Centre always empowers us i.e. #CustomerCentricity. I can feel the details and processes that his team has been putting together to run this conference and helping every speaker and panelist in such a difficult period under Covid-19. Well done and appreciate it, team.

My discussion with Romeo Durscher from #DJI was very fruitful. One of the key takeaways for me is how his company connects many experts in #Drone#AI#MachineLearning and #BigData around the world through #Crowdsourcing and #SharingEconomy to build innovative models, technologies and applications to solve lots of problems in natural disasters, safety, health, etc.

For all #innovators and #entrepreneurs, while we may make money from our innovations, it is more important how we can make use of technologies to save lives and do social good. Great lesson today. Thanks Romeo.