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#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:
https://lnkd.in/g2G5EQf

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

Many of the offline classes & forums have been canceled or postponed due to the Cornavirus outbreak. Fortunately, technology can keep learning as usual. A group of big data experts has made use of technology to share their experience online on the topic of BigDataLiteracy in the DigitalEconomy.

HKPC together with OpenCertHub organized an online forum on the topic “The Most Wanted Data Technology Talent”. In this decade, AI & Big Data skill will be a necessity for everyone, not just IT & data scientists. We need IQ, EQ & now DQ in order to compete and survive. DQ stands for DataQuotient or DataLiteracy. Every business leader and executive needs to boost their DQ in order to be able to create data-driven business models and monetize their data. It is a common language like English that we use it for our business worldwide. Please refer to my previous article for more. https://lnkd.in/fwqbUff

Reskilling everyone of us to be a CitizenDataScientist has become an urgency in this decade no matter what industry & what position we are in now. Hundreds of audiences from a diverse background has joined the online forum. Glad that they have started aware of this urgency.

Thanks Patrick Tsoi , Daniel Yuen, Andy Kwok, HKPC Edmond Lai, Karen Fung, Desmond Chan, & the audiences joined the forum.

300+ participants of HKICTAwards 2020 joined a briefing session organized by OGCIO &  HKPC. Competition judges & award winners have shared their experience. Thanks Sunny Lee Kingsley Wong Agnes Mak & Dr. Chris Leung.

Almost 50%  participants are their first time joining HKICT Awards. The speakers’ sharings were very useful to them. I am the Chief Judge of the FinTech Award & have experience in hundreds of worldwide competitions. Let me share some thoughts here.

My key messages are:

1. Mindset: The participants are all winners already as this process will facilitate them to learn from the judges, participants, etc.

2. Critical Thinking: Get someone outside your comfort zone to challenge you. If you’re a corp, get startups & investors to critically review yours & vice versa.

3. Hockey Stick: BusinessModel solving a big pain point with scalability & explosiveness as a hockey stick

4. Team Mix: Do u have a good mix of domain, biz mind, entrepreneur, technologist, finance expert in your team?

5. WoW: Do u have a WoW in your innovation? How unique is it?

6. KYJ: Know Your Judges. Different judges have different appetites. Predict what they ask.

Then, Practise & Rehearse more. Join local, mainland & international hackathon accelerator pitching to learn more.

Experts shared their views on the Enterprise Adoption and Business Models of OpenData and OpenSources in HKPC Hong Kong Productivity Council 1.5 months ago. If you have missed it, please watch and review it here on YouTube: https://lnkd.in/fnVsie4

In the capacity as the Chairman of OpenCertHub, I shared my view in the panel discussion on democratizing DataLiteracy to everyone to fuel the growth of DigitalEconomy. Gartner created the term BigData 2 decades ago and Big Data has further stormed the world since then. In the decade of 2020, we will see their vision on Data Literacy as a language for everyone in Digital Economy to become reality.

Apart from DataScientist, as Gartner took DataEconomy further, we need all business leaders and professionals to be CitizenDataScientist. AI and Big Data Open Sources tools will accelerate this. If you are interested in this topic, you can watch my session on the video (from 3:45 to 12:12).

I also had a previous post on the event organized by HKPC https://lnkd.in/fQHkiW8

OpenData & OpenSource are two critical engines to empower collaboration among technology giants, startups, citizens, governments & universities in the DigitalEconomy. In the AI &  BigData space, open data and open source technologies have proven to be efficient & cost-effective in getting big data stored, analysed & visualised. Open source data & open source products are no longer as risky as they used to be, so more companies are adapting & implementing leading open data tools like #Apache’s #ASF’s Hadoop, #Kafka and #R.

Open source tools are also globally democratized to the mass from tech giants to startups, enterprises to SMEs & experts to laymen.  Where is Hong Kong now? Here is a chance to learn from all the key stakeholders in the Open Sources Economy. HKPC HKSTP Cyberport HKU has co-organized an Open Data & Open Sources Forum on Oct 29. Thanks Edmond Lai and his teammates HKPC to organize it. Registration https://lnkd.in/fXAfJc2 & agenda https://lnkd.in/fkzTC6i

OGCIO PCPD industry practitioners & researchers will share their experiences on open data & open sources. On behalf of OpenCertHub, I will share the open sources talent development in HK, mainland & Asia. It is our honour to be a sponsor for the forum together with AWS CIOConnect. See you there.