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Daily work has kept many of us busy all the time including me. Last week, I had a chance to sit down in the relaxing #ArtyzenClub and talked with Jacky about my 30 years of career journey in the #Innovation and #Technology industry from #SiliconValley to #HongKong as well as #Macau #GreaterBay and #Asia. You may watch my chat with Jacky from this facebook link:
https://lnkd.in/gTx48Df

Hope you got a few inspirations from what I have learnt so far. Ups and downs are normal. One thing is unchanged. #LifeTime #Learning is the key to success especially in the #DigitalAge. Things that we learnt today are not enough for tomorrow. Let’s keep our journey going by learning a bit more every day.

Last but not the least, I would like to thank my family especially my parents, friends, professors, current and former colleagues and business partners who have been fully supporting my career and life. I am so grateful to have you all in my journey.

Let’s have a nice drink together in the beautiful Artyzen Club soon. Cheers.

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Jade Tin Hei Lee Desmond Lam AC A.

Just completed teaching our #CUHK #MBA AI and Machine Learning Applications in #FinancialServices course tonight. I was impressed by our students’ final project presentations. The theme was how financial services incumbents or FinTech start-ups made use of AI and ML. Our students chose #Citi#HangSengBank#JD#SenseTime and #WeChat for their group projects. Well done, teams.

I would like to thank all guest speakers Vivek Mohindra 默威克 Tim Leung George Lee Medhy Souidi and Jacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, MHKCS to share their experience on how AI applied to #BankTech #WealthTech #InsurTech #PayTech #RegTech #LendTech. Special thank to Professor Kalok Chan to bring me this great opportunity to teach this program.

We have studied not just AI #technologies but also #BusinessModel and #Innovation of leaders like #Tencent #DBS #HSBC #MasterCard #KristalAI #Lemonade #Wealthfront #LendingClub #WeLab #Cuvva #CCB #PingAn #AntFinancial and more.

We have done this course twice already. Students of last cohort were great as well.
https://lnkd.in/gnKvCXC

More students enrolled this year with a hybrid of classroom and Zoom participation. Keep positive and keep learning about #DigitalTransformation #FinTech#AI#BigData and #MachineLearning even under the #Covid19.

How do we bounce back from the #Covid19#Digital leaders and experts from different domains will share their experience on how #DigitalTransformation can build #Resiliency for companies especially #SMB #SME to bounce back from this unprecedented #crisis. It will further strengthen SME’s knowledge on how to make use the #DBiz D-Biz Scheme from #ITB to seize business opportunities in #DigitalEconomy.

I will share a topic on #AI Resiliency. Will explore how AI #innovation and #technology empower companies and individuals to overcome chaos arisen and seize opportunities evolved. More importantly, how we better equip and prepare ourselves for current and future unforseeable challenges.

The webinar will be on Jul 7, 2020 from 2:30pm to 5pm. Please find out more from this link.
https://lnkd.in/gyRNEp9

Thanks for Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association #RTIA Vincent So Henry Yeung and #ETNET #經濟通 See Salome Ada Chow of #HongKongEconomicTimes #HKET #經濟日報 Group and #香港中小型企業總商會 #HKGCSMB to organize this knowledge sharing webinar. See you there.

It is a challenging time for any industry leaders in the #DigitalAge when they are competing with new digital leaders instead of traditional rivals.

How to transform a 90 years old company to sustain their industry #leadership & seize the emerging opportunities from the #DigitalEconomy was the main theme that 80+ senior managers across different regions & functions of #ChowTaiFook #Jewellery Group https://lnkd.in/eAxk8iV & I discussed through both Zoom and in person today.

Chow Tai Fook has a great #culture of #innovation in the #NewRetail industry such as award winning #TMark#SmartTray, etc. but we all agreed that a lot more can be learned from the #techgiants#unicorns #startups and other industry #innovators. We explored several potential #businessmodels that could bring in asset-light businesses driven by #platform and #bigdata to the group. We also talked about the best practices of corporate #intrapreneurship such as #LeanStartup#OpenInnovation, etc.

Appreciate that the participants actively engaged & shared their views. We did have a fruitful discussion. I learned a lot from all of them as well. Thanks for the leadership from MD Kent Wong https://lnkd.in/e2kJmHS & Bobby Liu Quentin Wong Flora Ho Jessica Tam Vicky Chiu & all who participated today.

Industrialists co-creating with startups is one of the best ways to achieve Product-Market Fit and Scale-Up. Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries FHKI Dr. Daniel Yip, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of FHKI Hong Kong Startup Council, Jason Chiu and Bryant Chan, and I, shared our experience on this key collaboration in the Digital Economy on Orient Daily 東方日報。https://lnkd.in/gp7B-RS

Also, learn more about this from our 3rd STARS Programme DemoFest https://lnkd.in/gBmvkRp

The 4th STARS Programme on FoodTech is open for application.

“STARTUP X Food Tech Industry” Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

Don’t miss the opportunity.

https://lnkd.in/gkNynCm

 

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.

5 passionate and innovative teams from our CUHK Convoy MiniMBA programme have presented their “NextBigThing” projects today. The winning team not only won a marvellous award but also their project will have good potential to be a real project.
It was the most important part of the whole programme as each team has to capitalize what they learnt from the 10 modules of the programme & innovate like a startup. Rather than just training, it cultivates the intrapreneurship & innovation mindset & capabilities for the participants. It becomes a DNA of the staff & the company for sustainable competitiveness in the ever-changing DigitalEconomy.  
The programme include EmergingTechnology, DesignThinking, High Performance Leadership, CorporateGovernance, Strategy Investment Decisions, and more. I’m so grateful to have a chance to contribute, design, teach & coach the participants.  Look at how they summarized what they learnt on the white boards – impressive. Witnessing their changes & improvement is amazing. It has been 2 cohorts already & the 3rd cohort is on now. Keep it going, teams. You are all our champions.
Big thanks to Convoy Almond Wong, Shirley Tsui Miu Ling, Bobo Wong, WF Ng, Henry Shin CUHK APIB Rebecca Wong, Prof WM Cheung,  Wendy Lai
HR Talent FinTech

 

Macau gets into the next decade with great opportunities. It was not said for no reason.

The new government will start on 20 December 2019. It will be led by a great leader Ho Iat-seng who has extensive experience in various industries and a strong relationship with the mainland and Asia.  In addition, all casinos are required to renew their licenses by 2022. The policies of the Greater Bay Area from the Central Government will be provided more support to Macau. Portuguese-speaking countries, such as Portugal and Brazil, provide good access to their home markets plus countries in Europe and Latin America. More are being explored like RMB Clearing, Stock Exchange, Green Financing, Smart City, MICE, etc. Certainly, there are challenges to be resolved by the new administration together with the business and academic leaders in Macau.

In the past few years, I have been contributing to the government, business and academic communities in Macau especially on innovation and Technology (FinTech, AI, Big Data, Smart City ), Entrepreneurship, Talent Development, and Training areas.

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and contributing your expertise with Macau or if you have ideas or plans to leverage these opportunities in Macau, please feel free to contact me for potential collaboration.  Let’s nurture Macau to be another great and smart city in the Greater Bay Area and contribute to improving the quality of lives and economy in the region.

Here are some of the snapshot photos taken in my engagement with Macau societies. 

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Hong Kong Startup 2.0 – Building Hong Kong to be a Global Innovation Hub

“Hong Kong has entered Startup 2.0.  In Startup 1.0, we focused on quantity. Four years ago, we did not have a large number of startups but now we do.  In Startup 2.0, we aim at quality. Our goal is to cultivate high-quality startups, bridge them with large and small enterprises for a win-win collaboration, and get adequate funding or ‘Smart Money’ for the startups to scale up in terms of technologies and market coverage, ” says Prof. Charm

The HR Innovation Asia 2018 was held successfully in Hong Kong. Full house today demonstrated HR professionals are keen on innovating. It is encouraging to see that technologies are not just serving external customers, e.g. customer satisfaction/experience, but also internal customers, e.g. employer satisfaction/experience as well. Can we achieve both “Customer Segment of One” and “Workforce of One”?

It was my honour to moderate a panel on Innovation for HR with seasoned HR and technology leaders Nikki Davies Akina Ho and Paul Hotchan We had a very good discussion on how to hire, train, keep and measure staff using technologies e.g. Chatbot, Sentiment Analysis, AI Interviewing, workforce optimization, workforce of one, etc. Though all these technologies offer significant values to not just HR but also business lines, all panel speakers agree that face-to-face and culture are still very critical for team success.

It is still too early to say if we can use AI or train a model to predict and optimize well for HR. Many of these experiments are being held. If they succeed, companies with these technologies will outperform those who haven’t started the digital transformation for HR. Where are you now? Cheers.