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Visited the #HKSTP #InnoCell together with Edmund Lee #TIN Chairman and Duncan Chiu #HKITJC Chairman today. #Wow.. It is amazing. It is another milestone for Hong Kong #Innovation and #Technology #Ecosystem. It is much more than a hotel providing accommodation for #startups to stay and live closer to their offices, labs and incubation centres.

The design of the InnoCell is a #collaboration #community with different types of open indoor and outdoor spaces for like minds #entrepreneurs to mingle, brainstorm and co-create values. Really impressive.

Congratulations and thank you to HKSTP to bring this first of its kind to Hong Kong and empower our ecosystem. More about the InnoCell here.
https://lnkd.in/gZdtfss

The key for success in the #DigitalEconomy is how we can empower enterprises & #startups to collaborate & get the most out of their cooperation or even coopetition. I have been contributing to this on different capacities in the innovation & technology ecosystem. Advisor, professor, mentor, judge of #hackathon & #competition, investors are some of the examples.

Today, I had another chance to do so through delivering a #CUHK #MiniMBA class on “Emerging Tech & Business Innovation”. More importantly, the participants came from both traditional enterprises and startups. This is a special design for our Mini-MBA in Innovative Leadership. Thanks for #HKSTP to bring a few elite startups from their #LEAP & #Incubation programmes like #beNovelty #Compathnion to join the class today. Also thank to large enterprises like #ICBC #CCB for their active participation today.

I was impressed by the chemistry of bringing these groups together in a class. The #diversity stimulated lots of great interaction. We have gone through concepts & cases on #Innovation#BusinessModels #Reinvention, competitions from #DigitalDisruption#Intrapreneurship.

Appreciate Anvil Ng Samuel Choi Nathan Ng #HKSTP for their support to our Mini MBA programme.
https://lnkd.in/g_jpXkr

#CPAAustralia has released their annual survey “CPA Australia Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey 2020-2021”. It covers 11 economies in the APAC including Hong Kong.

Thanks for Janssen Chan FCPA (Aust.) & my #CUHKMBA student Carmen Pan to invite Ryan Fung from #PAOB & I to join a forum to discuss about technology adoption & applications in HK based on the survey. Close to 500 participants joined the online forum.

Hong Kong SMEs are behind some Asia’s economy in terms of #eCommerce#SocialMedia and #Innovation. However, those in HK who used #technology in their business & operation have seen significant growth even under the #Covid19.

Apart on leveraging government funding & support on #SME #Digitalization, SME management should not be afraid of technology & think it is a big investment. In today’s digital world, tools are easier to use & learn and it is affordable. More importantly, it is a mindset change & how we adopt changes.

Technology is a new way to solve customer pain points. Knowing & keeping update on what’s available opening up different ways to solve these problems. Good use of technologies can in fact empower SMEs to beat the big guys with rich supply of traditional asset as proven by the #unicorn.

#CPA Australia survey here
https://lnkd.in/g-8AHFR

Hong Kong #Economy is ramping up again as the Covid-19 is getting less severe lately. I engaged in 6 activities in the last 5 days. I was grateful to see that we have started resuming face to face #f2f functions & hybrid mode as well.

We can finally see friends & partners in person. Someone said to me, “We could finally exchange paper name cards.” What a way to describe how we have been living & working in the online space for a long time.

I love the theme of this year’s Hong Kong Economic Summit – #Recover#Rebuild & #Reborn. I could feel and witness that it is happening now in our #innovation and #technology industry.

Wish the momentum continues in April & beyond. Everyone is healthy, happy & bouncing back well. Thanks for the great effort from everyone in our #ecosystem to make these possible & happened.

I am exhausted but happy. Good that it is weekend now.

More about the 6 events:

#EJ #MetroFinance HK Economic Summit
https://lnkd.in/gA7BXGf

#Kornerstone & #OpenCertHub Data Literacy Forum
https://lnkd.in/gmJc9qx

#HKPC #Innopreneur Programme
https://lnkd.in/g9E9QWV

#JobMarket Best Employer Award
https://lnkd.in/gnrtR-3

#ARUP #PolyU The Asian Knowledge & Innovative Forum #AKIF
https://lnkd.in/gQqHPw5

#MIG #BankTech Conference
https://lnkd.in/geW-z64

The Asian Knowledge and Innovative Forum #AKIF was successfully held today in the beautiful Arup’s office. This year’s main theme was “#Knowlege and #Innovation in the Post Pandemic Era. #PolyU #KMIRC and #ARUP were the organizers for the forum.

Arup is a leading multinational professional services firm which provides structural engineering consultancy services. Many of the region’s most iconic structures were their master pieces.

Michael Kwok Chairman East Asia from Arup & Prof Xiaowen Fu from PolyU kicked off the forum & Professor Eric Tsui moderated sessions.

It was my honor being invited as one of the keynote speakers. I shared my experience on how democratizing #DataLiteracy empowers knowledge intelligence. AI is automating many jobs including professional services like #engineering#accounting#legal and more. Reskilling professionals with data literacy can empower them to transform themselves to take up new roles and become a trusted advisor in the digitally disruptive world. Also, they can create new business models empowered by data.

Eric Chan #CyberportDennis Wong from #HKT & Yannick Lenormand from #Arup shared their experience on the topic. Great insight & examples.

Thanks Ricky Tsui Elise Chan & Nicole SY from ARUP to organize such a great forum.

“Seeing is believing it”. I had another chance to do so today. I visited Fanny Chan of #ChinaEverbrightBank #中国光大銀行 in Hong Kong.

The bank is a great example of #HR #Innovation. Recently, they won 4 awards in the HR Awards 2020 organized by #CTgoodjobs. Congratulations again.
1. Employer of the Year
2. Best of the Best HR Star of the Year (Awardee is Fanny Chan)
3. Perfect Office Award
4. Best Change Leadership Strategy Award

I was one of the judges for the competition but could only read all the materials online but not offline. Today I really learned a lot more from Fanny & Mike Chen (CEO of the bank).

One thing that cannot be read from online well is the culture, passion & attitude of the bank. Their passion for improvement & the way of hosting me was impressive. Not just personalized greeting messages but also the whole journey of the visit. The message on their visual display “#Agility #Technology & #Ecosystem” was right fit for #DigitalEconomy. The amazing gifts were very thoughtful & useful. The digital accessories & innovative cups were wonderful. Really appreciate it.

Walking around, talking to people & visiting leading companies are very effective to learn new things & keep ourselves up to the market need. Will share more for my future visits. Stay tuned.

#DigitalTransformation is on the top of the list for many leaders across different industries. How #HR should formulate their digital workforce to suit for this transformation? How individuals should prepare themselves to become marketable talents in the #DigitalEconomy? I have shared my views with #CTgoodjobs HR Guru recently.

I also used my journey as an example when I started my #innovation and #technology #career 30 years ago in the #SiliconValley. Hope that gives you some inspiration no matters you are HR professionals, IT and non IT executives, #enterpreneurs and certainly bosses.

Video interview (in Chinese)
https://lnkd.in/gQJ-Bj7

Article (in Chinese)
https://lnkd.in/g6fp3sq

Thanks #CTgoodjobs Regina Tam and Cindy Chan for their arrangement and effort.

Really like the award categories of the Best HR Awards 2020 #BestHRAwards2020 organized by #CTgoodjobs. They are innovative and inspiring. In particular, I like these categories:

Best GenZ Attraction Award
Best HR Analytics Strategy Award
Best in HR Digitalisation Award
Best Innovative HR Initiative Award
Best L&D Technology Implementation Award

I am pleased to see that these categories were all encouraging #HR to leverage more on #innovation and #technology to empower their companies, colleagues and even partners. It is an excellent direction towards the #DigitalEconomy.

I was so honoured to join the judging panel with all top HR leaders and professionals. I enjoyed to contribute my experience on innovation and technology to select the award winners this year. Learnt a lot from the award judges and the participating teams. Thank you.

Congrats to all of the winners like #DBSHK#BOCHK#ChowTaiFook#ChinaEverBrightBank#KPMG#OneDegree#SunLife#HKPC#ZungFu, just name a few. Well done. The trophies are just BEAUTIFUL. Find out more about the awardees and the categories here:
https://lnkd.in/e4G6d2T

Special thank to CTgoodjobs team William Ho, Sherman ChatCindy ChanReo LamRegina Tam Natalie Fong Suky Cheung more.. Well done. Keep it going. 辛苦了,加油!

Glad to meet 2 good friends of mine Andrew and Greg in #SAP. Met both of them for years since the good old days of #BI and #DataWarehousing.

Wow.. SAP has a brand new office with a nice open innovation environment to empower internal and external collaboration. I particularly like the workbench facing the Hong Kong Jockey Club #HKJC in #HappyValley.

It is not just an image packaging but a necessity these days to create values for a wide range of their clients. Most of the top companies are using SAP enterprise software. Like all other industry leaders, SAP also faces new challenges from a new wave of tech giants like Google, Amazon, Alibaba as well as thousands of #unicorns. Also, attracting & retaining young talents are very critical for today’s success. On one hand, SAP keeps building on their strength with deep domain knowledge & #ERP technologies; on the other hand, an #OpenInnovation strategy is undergoing to cope with new competitions & talents acquisition. Great and positive change!

Really pleased to see my two good friends today, a retail and supply chain expert Andrew Ling and a #AI and #BigData expert Greg Wong. Also met new friends in SAP Sandy Yu and Helen Lam. Let’s collaborate to contribute more to the #innovation and #technology industry in Hong Kong.

Today is a big big day for our Master’s students at #CUHK #BusinessSchool CUHK Business School – Masters because today is their graduation day. Congratulations to you all my fellow students for your marvelous accomplishment.

I am so grateful to have a chance to teach and make friends with some of you in my #EMBA#MBA and #MiM classes on various #DigitalLeadership #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #FinTech #AI subjects.

You have completed an important milestone of your life journey. Keep up your passion of lifetime learning to cope with the ever changing world. Remember that your #DigitalLiteracy is the new language in the #DigitalEconomy. Keep it up, guys.

We “#LookForward” to hear from you and witness you to create more business and social impact to industries and societies in the road ahead. Congratulations again. Really proud of you all.

Thanks to our Dean’s leadership and all fellow faculties and admin colleagues. Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Grace Liang Andrew Chan.

Special thanks to Angel Ng #CEO #Citi to give a specular speech to our students. Find out more in my comments below.