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Venture Beyond Boundaries – I love this vision of #CityU #HongKongTech300. The program has gained tremendous support from the power houses and leaders from the #Innovation and #Technogy ecosystem in Hong Kong. It was a great ceremony yesterday to present the seeding funds to selected #startups for the program, appreciate and recognize experienced mentors and annouce the collaboratiom with the China Resources Group #CRC.

#ITB Secetary, #HKSTP Chairman, #Cyberport Chairman, #FHKI Chairman, #StartupCouncil Chairman and many other leaders in town were there to show their support.

I am grateful, as a CityU #DBA Alumni, as well as a Exco of FHKI Startup Council, to be a part of this program as a mentor and vetting team. It was my honor to receive the appreciation plaque from Mr Lester Garson Huang, Chairman of the CityU Council, and President Way Kuo of CityU.

Find out more about the program.
https://lnkd.in/gg5yStf

Thank you for my Alma Mater and all the leaders and supporting colleagues in CityU to create such a great energetic and impactful program to support local #entrepreneurs. I look forward to cultivating our next generation of tech entrepreneurs with you all.

#HKTech300 Sunny Lee Matthew K O Lee Ron Kwok Gary Cheng Jason Chiu Muammer Ozer

The 2021 #HKICTAwards is coming. Are you ready? Over 350+ audiences joined our experience sharing session today live on YouTube https://lnkd.in/gk9GRF6. They asked many good questions. Great sign. Thanks #OGCIO #HKPC.

The winner of the 2020 HKICT Award Grand Award Davon Hui #Blutechio, experienced judge Leonard Chan, the Awards’ Standard Assurance Subcommittee Prof Wong Kam Fai, & me were there to share our experience.

My key takeaways:

1. Identify the right problem or pain point to focus on

2. Passion, purpose, social impact & charisma count on top of #innovation & #technologies.

3. Scalability of your business to show your “hockey stick” growth

4. #KYJ Know Your Judges is equally important as #KYC Know Your Customers. Every customer is different so is every judge. Find out who they are & predict what they will ask.

5. Establish your credibility by proven cases, customer traction, industry endorsement, etc.

6. Time management, fully utilize your presentation and Q&A time

7. Preparation, rehearsal, proactively get third party feedbacks. Do you have devil advocate in your network? Find them & get them challenge you.

8. Rehearsal, backup plan for your demos, backup slides…

Happy to share more. Hope you can learn more from your journey & widen your networks.

Here you go! Our 3rd #InnoPreneur Forum co-organized by #HKPC & #HKIM is coming live on Jul 30. The last two forums were on #FoodTech & the upcoming one is on #MarTech. The series of forums aims to empower #SMEs to leverage #Technologies & #Innovation to seize the opportunities in the digital economy & boost up their competitiveness, productivity & efficiency.

The MarTech forum will be a #f2f event (more interaction👍🙂). We have invited elite MarTech leaders to be our speakers & panelists. Edwin Wong #CloudbreakerAllen Wong #DeloitteJohn Lo #iClickDaryl Choy. Grateful to be the panel moderator to learn from them.

To support our SMEs to learn more about digital transformation, I will give a complimentary copy of my book #數碼力大提升 for the first 200 enrollments of this forum.

Please register the event through HKPC website & find out more on the eligibility of receiving my book.
RSVP: https://lnkd.in/giq5yyu

I launched my book signing in the 2021 Hong Kong #BookFair last week. Find out more about my book here.

Hong Kong Book Fair 2021:
https://lnkd.in/gBsy3_y

Book Webpage:
https://lnkd.in/gp3cgyc

See you on July 30 in HKPC. Perhaps we can have a chat & take a photo, & I can sign on your copy of my book.

Karen F. Marius Chow Ivan Wong

Heartfelt thank to all of my friends and fans who came to 龐寶林 Paul’s and my book signing ceremony in the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair on Friday.
https://lnkd.in/g6gKan9

We would like to share some photographs and memories with you. Here is also a slideshow on YouTube as well.
https://lnkd.in/gNtArGe

Really appreciate #EnrichPublishing Derek Lee and Wendy Tsang to support us from the day one of our authoring journey. And thanks to those friends who had contributed to my book.

Also, thanks Paul to partner together for this book fair. Hope you all can read our books #數碼力大提升 and #新經濟制霸戰 to pick up the hottest topics in the world and seize the opportunities in the #DigitalEconomy.

#HKBookFair #香港書展
#天窗出版社
#NewEconomy
#Innovation #Technology
#HKTDC

Amazing f2f panel discussion today with 5 elite digital leaders. Thanks for Ian Chan #OctopusAdrian Toy #GoogleKevin Huang #CarousellRalph Szeto #AIM & Frankie Ng #Shopify.

We discussed 2 key questions.

1. What are the hurdles of #DigitalTransformation?

2. What are the impacts of the pandemic on Digital Transformation?

My key takeaways are:

1. Sense of urgency is critical to drive change including digital tranformation.

2. Great potential of our #Entrepreneurship were unleashed when people have more time with themselves during the pandemic.

3. Culture is key as political and functional silos causing lots of hurdles without alignment.

4. The pandemic drives not only digital adoption of users but also #CustomerExperience #innovation from the providers.

5. Some great visions of the panelist: Carousell wants to make 2nd hand products as people’s first choice. It brings #Sustainability & #SocialImpact to the society while Shopify aims to be the platform of all commerce at all touchpoints instead of just #Ecommerce.

More..

Appreciate CUHK MBA Alumni Association Alexandra Lo, EMBA and Armstrong Lee & #CUHKMBA and #CUHKEMBA colleagues to make this amazing forum possible. Thanks to all f2f and online participants & their active participation. See you next time.

Really grateful that the Hong Kong Book Fair is back. Mr. Paul Pong 龐寶林 and I will have a chance to meet you face to face in the Fair. We will sign our books #新經濟制霸戰 及 #數碼力大提升 for you, have a chat with you and take a photo with you.

See you in the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair.
July 16 (Fri) from 4pm to 4:30pm
1A-C16, Hall 1, 1/F., HKCEC

Paul is an expert in investment field. He will share his perspective on the investment opportunities in the #NewEconomy with you.

I will share with you on how leaders, executives, #startup entrepreneurs, professionals and students can leverage on #Innovation and #Technology to seize the unprecendented opportunities in the #DigitalEconomy.

Here is a video of mine and the book webpage to introduce my book:
https://lnkd.in/gWpKnm3
https://lnkd.in/gagkR9k

More about the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair:
https://lnkd.in/g3TiZKZ

#BookFair2021
#HKBookFair2021
#香港書展
#2021書展
#2021香港書展
#天窗出版社
#EnrichPublishing

Great insights from my discussion today with Austin R. Bryan, #CLP and Fred Ngan #Bowtie in the #HKGCC forum on “Thriving in a Post-Covid Era Thru Innovation”. Thanks Victor Lam, Chairman of the Industry & Technology Committee of HKGCC, to host us & moderate the panel discussion. Austin & Fred were on Zoom and Victor & I were in HKGCC.

My key takeaways are:
1. Living with #Ambiguity becomes a new normal. We need to keep innovating in an uncomfortable environment.

2. Sense of #Urgency & lean startup thinking are crucial for innovation but most corporates do not have that.

3. Forget about innovation if we don’t have a clear #StrategicIntent. It could be for customer experience, market share or others.

4. #Culture & #Purpose are the keys to drive innovation instead of revenue & profit.

5. >90% of #Startups fail so always making #Survival as a sense of urgency & doing different things from existing players are very important. Same for #Intrapreneurship.

6. #Diversity of teammates with no domain experience is critical as it will bring out blind spots that are unseen by industry experts.

Thanks HKGCC Simon Ngan & teammates to organize the forum. Find out more about the “HKGCC Hong Kong Awards for Industries: #Innovation & #Creativity” here.
https://lnkd.in/gchTvhv

I am really pleased to join two innovation leaders and good friends Fred Ngan #Bowtie and Austin R. Bryan, #CLP to share our experience on #Innovation together in #HKGCC on Jul 8 afternoon.

It is one of the events of the “Innovation and Creativity” category of the Hong Kong Awards for Industries. The Awards is a premier business awards scheme championed by the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce #HKGCC #香港總商會 is the organiser of the “Innovation and Creativity” category.

Austin is a seasoned corporate leader and has pioneered many successful innovation projects. He will talk about “Can Iconic Companies (old) Innovate? Why do they try? What does it Mean to Innovate?”.

Fred is a serial entrepreneur and has founded a few great #InsurTech #startups. He will talk about “Winning through Digital Innovation”.

I have nurtured quite a few startups. I currently chair, advise and invest in a few emerging startups, and cultivate corporate leaders on #DigitalTransformation and #CorporateInnovation through my training and advisory roles. I will talk about “Digital Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges for Traditional Industries”.

Find out more about this forum here and see you there.
https://lnkd.in/gCnvqv7

#Insurance opportunities in the Greater Bay Area are tremendeous. To recognize the contribution of insurance companies to the growth of this emerging market, Hong Kong #MetroFinance #MetroRadio had presented a series of awards to the best insurers and talents yesterday. Find out more here:https://lnkd.in/gNT_uTj

Congratulations to all the winners. I was one of the judges there representing the #Innovation and #Technology industry. I was so pleased to present the following awards to #AIA HK – the winner of the Best InsurTech, Best Online Platform & Best Anti-Covid19 Contribution. Impressive! They set a great example on how to make use #BigData#AI & #Platform to create a personalized seemless experience for their customers. To find out more, please watch this video on their #SuperConnect platform here.
https://lnkd.in/gygZUhp

Influential leaders from the insurance industry shared their views on the opportunities and challenges in #GBA. Glad to meet two outstanding leaders of Hong Kong, Dr. Michael Chan 陳裕光博士 & JP Simon Wong 黃家和太平紳士. They were also judges of the awards.

Appreciate #MetroFinance #新城財經台 宋文禧先生, 魏美珍小姐, Alaric Chu 朱子昭 & teammates to organise this great awards. Our #InsurTech #entrepreneurs #startups will surely energize this growth further. Keep it going.

Another good news to the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Ecosystem. City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has launched its #HKTECH300. It aims to raise up to 300 start-ups in 3 years. They offer attractive 10K, 100K, 1,000K schemes to cultivate these emerging #startups.

Depending on stages of the startups, the beginning startups can start with 10K which basically includes a series of #entrepreneurship training. If the startups are more mature, they can go for a seed fund of 100K or an angel fund of 1,000K.

Are you qualified for this program? If one of the key members in your startup is a CityU alumnus or your project can make use of CityU’s #IP, you may apply for it. For exact eligibility, please refer to the link https://lnkd.in/gSHdQ7m .

I am so grateful to be a member of the vetting team (as EXCO of FHKI Startup Council) to help choose the best of the best to join the program, & provide mentorship & advice when appropriate. More importantly, I am so proud of my Alma Mater, CityU, where I earned my doctoral degree years ago. Thank you #CityU to empower me & many leaders in the #innovation and #technology industry.

Thanks, Ron KwokAdams C., Michael Yang, Thomas Chan, & many other professors & colleagues City University of Hong Kong to make this happen.