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Industrialists, Bankers, Retailers & Entrepreneurs joined hands to share how to deal with and bounce back from the Coronavirus / Covid19. I joined 2 online forums as panel speakers today with the same theme i.e. how to bound back from the downturn due to the Pandemic. The 1st one focused on retailers while the 2nd one was on industrialists, startups & entrepreneurs.

I had a fruitful discussion with Chow Tai Fook’s Kent Wong & Quentin Wong and HKMA’s Dr. Victor Lee on the impact of AI, Platform, Gamification and more on the retail industry.  I also learned a lot from YaTa’s Susanna Wong, Fortress’ Clarice Au, and HKRMA’s Mary Suen.  Susanna made a great point. She said, “2 things that we must invest”.  1st is engagement with colleagues & 2nd is technology.  These investments were well justified & paid off as it helped them overcome this challenging period. The 3 leaders also shared about the unprecedented challenges on Logistics, Agility, Staff Skills, Customer Expectation & how to deal with them.  Excellent sharing.

I also had an insightful exchange with FHKI’s Dr. Daniel Yip, Startup Council’s Jason Chiu & Bryant Chan, and HSBC’s Daniel Chan on opportunities & challenges for startups & opportunities in HK, GBA, SEA & Reindustrialization. Stay tuned for the upcoming DemoFest.

Part 2 of #FHKI × #HSBC STARS Programme: 12 elite entrepreneurs shined on the demo day of our #FHKI × #HSBC STARS Programme in front of a number of  influential and experienced #toys and #electronics manufacturers.   We have carefully selected these start-ups through several rounds of assessment and prepared them for the demo day.  Congrats to AGIT FreightAmigo Quikec PowerArena Raspect  ArtroDigital Parami Posify 42Lab BNET-Tech CapLab and iCUBE.

The participating manufacturing leaders from FHKI will help and collaborate with these innovators on #GoToMarket strategy, #Production, #Marketing, #Funding, business connection and matching, etc.  Both sides were highly engaged in the demo and networking sessions.

Thanks again for #HSBC Daniel Chan Jaff Lau and Ada LAM for their support and presence on the demo day.  Daniel also shared how HSBC collaborates with startups to support SMEs.   Appreciate FHKI Bryant Chan Jason Chiu Gordon Lo Idy Cheung for their excellent leadership and execution.  It was my honour as the Principal Mentor of this program and am proud of all the participating startups and FHKI manufacturers.  Enterprise collaboration is the key for start-ups’ success.  Keep it going.

Part 1 of #FHKI × #HSBC STARS Programme can be found here.
https://lnkd.in/f5ui7rG

It is absolutely critical to have leading manufacturers,  financial services institutes &  startups to collaborate together to co-create innovative solutions to solve customers’ pain points & come up with new business models to seize the market opportunities in the Digital Economy. Here is a great example in  Hong Kong.  FHKI Federation of Hong Kong Industries Startup Council partnered with  HSBC has organized a STARS programme to select the best of the best startups to add values to the Toys & Electronics manufacturing industries. https://lnkd.in/fV79SXT Today, we have done the vetting exercise. It was my honour being the Chairman of today’s judging panel & Principal Mentor of the programme. Experienced manufacturers, serial entrepreneurs, financial services leaders & investors were in our panel today. 10+ teams were selected & will proceed to next round for business & investors matching. It is encouraging to see all key stakeholders of the start-up ecosystem working together.  It combines the strength of HK to create synergy & miracles. Look forward to seeing more joint effort there. Special thanks to FHKI & HSBC to make it happen & the great effort from participating startups. Bryant Chan,  Jason Chiu , Gordon Lo , Idy Cheung Jaff Lau,  Ada LAM,  Daniel Chan & more.

Digital Transformation for SME is very critical for small to medium-sized companies in Hong Kong and many cities in  Asia to operate, compete and survive in the ever-changing digital world. from Metro Radio & I have been doing a series of chats with innovative start-ups and large companies in Hong Kong to tap into their minds and how they help SME to transform digitally. You can listen to the program 智識做老闆 from this link: https://lnkd.in/fvCkxmT

Jul 27 HSBC Daniel Chan Support SME Digitalization

Jul 20  Backers Damien Ng Match  innovators with  retailers

Jul 13  Raspect Harris Sun Use  AI to inspect buildings & roads

Jul 6  Quikec Peter Li Use AI to do QA & QC for  manufacturing

Jun 29  LivelyImpact Ivan Ng Leverage BigData to do smart advertising

Jun 22 theAnswr Edmund Lee Democratize Big Data Analytics to the mass

Jun 15 Posify Make online & offline O2O retailers to do business easier

Jun 8 CryptoBlk Duncan Wong Apply blockchain in the real world

Jun 1 OpenCertHub Dr. CHARM Toa Build startups ecosystem Certify Big Data & AI talents

Let me know if you would like to know more how Digital Innovation can empower your businesses & operations. Thanks Christine Lam & all of guests to share their valuable experiences with us.

It is my honour to receive the Outstanding CityU DBA Alumni Award 2018 from Prof Ozer, CityU DBA Director, and Dr. George Lam,Cyberport Chairman. I would like to thank Prof Ozer, Prof Vogel and Prof Kumar, many professors there to nurture me and support me to complete my doctoral thesis on big data in my Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) journey.

Thanks for Dr Geroge Lam, Tenny L. Michael Leung Dr. Wilson Cheung as my guests of honour to witeness my award presentation. I would like to thank my family to raise me up with solid education in school and at home.

During my career, I was so fortune to work for great companies Cyberport HSBC IBM hashtagOracle Informix JOS Kingdee and met with great people. I learned a lot from them. It is only a few of them here. Daniel Lai Susanna Chiu Susanna Shen Sunny L. Stephen Lau Louis Ma Thomas Wan Kevin SM Yeung Allen Yeung David Chung Andrew Chan, Prof Jacky So of University of Macau, Mr. Robert Xu from Kingdee, Mrs. Chan Siu Hing from HSBC, and many others. Thank you so much to all of you.

I will continue to improve and do my best to contribute to innovation and technology industry especially in AI BigData FinTech and the society, economy and next generation in Asia. Cheers.