2022 Hong Kong ICT Awards #HKICTA, one of the most reputable and impactful innovation and technology awards in Asia, is ahead of us. OGCIO, all leading organizations, judges and assessors with expertise on different areas, were together in HKPC to exchange experience. Glad to see many friends again f2f in this event Simon Ho, Edmund Lee, Eric Chan, Victor Yim, Dominic Siu, John Li, Leon C., Henry Chang, Gabriel Pang, Clara Hong, HKIB Cherry Chan and teammates, and GS1HK Philip YK Choi, MBA and teammates, and many others. I am grateful to be the Chief Judge for the HKICTA FinTech Award as well as Judge for the HKICTA Smart Mobility Award this year. No matters you are enterprises, SMEs or startups, I encourage you to showcase your innovation in thime HKICTA. Please enroll asap as the deadline is Jun 27, 2022. FinTech Award organized by HKIB: https://lnkd.in/fs6zyte Smart Mobility Award organized by GS1 HK: https://lnkd.in/dPUSXTEe For all the awards in HKICTA, please visit here: https://lnkd.in/gpe-aUv See you all there. #HKICTA #FinTech #Mobility #OGCIO #HKIB #GS1HK #GS1 #Innovation #Technology #Entrepreneurship #Startups
Back to the RTHK station today for recording another episode of New Management Thinking 管理新思維. Found a classical radio in 1950 there powered by Vaccum Tube. Oh, WOW! That actually made me think about my childhood with my whole family around a radio like this. It was as advanced and luxurious as what we have a 8k TV today. More importantly, a much more warmth and intimacy with my family back then. What a memory! Transforming a city from an old model to a smart city is like improving from a vintage radio to a 8K TV. Let’s talk about Smart City this time and why every citizen in Hong Kong should care about it. Grateful to have Thomson Lai, the Asia Digital Head of AECOM, as my guest for another fruitful episode in the RTHK’s New Management Thinking 管理新思維. #AECOM is one of key contributors in planning and building our city of Hong Kong in the last 60+ years. Received a book from Thomson called “Hong Kong Created Together”. Lots of Hong Kong’s history from nobody to one of the top cities with world-class infrastructure. Thanks the contribution from Thomson and his AECOM 艾奕康 colleagues. We started talking about what a smart city is. Then we discussed what Hong Kong has been doing in the journey of becoming a smart city, how other leading cities are doing, what key stakeholders are in a smart city and how they are empowering our city as a smart city. Certainly we talked about how emerging #technologies and #data are impacting smart cities. Very interesting. You don’t want to miss it. Really appreciate Thomson’s sharing and my RTHK partner Phoebe. My key takeaways are: 1. Citizen centricity 2. Innovation and entrepreneurship 3. Pan-city digital infrastructure If you would like to learn more from Thomson on Smart City now and the future, please tune in RTHK1 on Jun 19 at 2pm. https://lnkd.in/f-X8RaN For previous episodes of the programme, please visit here. https://lnkd.in/dWRkD_x7 #SmartCity #DigitalCity #RTHK #RTHK1 #FM94 #NewManagementThinking #管理新思維 #CUHK #CitizenJourney #MomentsOfLife #Data #BIM #DigitalTwins #AI #IOT #5G #MetaVerse #VR #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #Startups
“Think and Act BOLDER Culture: Co-creating Values for Our Customers” is the main theme for the 2nd Mastermind Forum of Sunlife Hong Kong. This series of forums aim to empower Sunlife’s teammates and their ecosystem to innovate more effectively for customer value creation. Over 350 Sunlife colleagues and their ecosystem partners have participated in the forum today through f2f and online channels. More forums on different themes are on the road ahead. We have invited the top leaders in innovation from tech giants, conglomerates, and startups to be our guest panelists. Grateful to moderate this fruitful discussion panel. We talked about the values, challenges, critical success factors, #culture, #leadership, and #talents for corporate innovation, especially in traditional companies. Our panelists shared practical examples and tips with Sunlife colleagues and their #ecosystem partners. Big thanks to our panel speakers Tat Lee #WeLab, Jacqueline Chong #AWS #Amazon, Herman Cheng #SHK, Teddy Liu, and Cynthia Sit #SunLife. Appreciate Sunlife Hong Kong’s CEO Clement Lam and his teammates Alice Chuck, Shirley Mak, Carmen Lo and many others to make this forum a success. #BolderandBeyond #放膽創 #CorporateInnovation #DigitalTransformation #Startups #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #intrapreneurship #SunLifeHK #CUHK
As a practitioner in the #innovation and #technology industry for 30+ years, I am so grateful to see that our Hong Kong is going to have a global showcase on how technology and innovation can empower a #SmartCity. #SkyCity is an impressive project to build another landmark for Hong Kong. Something that we Hong Kong people can be proud of again https://lnkd.in/ethaW9vu.
Smart airport, top shopping mall and commercial buildings (#11Skies https://www.11-skies.com/ or #Retailtainment from New World Development), world-class Expo exhibition centre, international hotels plus all the major scenic spots in the Lantau Island like #DisneyLand, and more importantly, providing a seamless experience for the key stakeholders of our #ecosystem including customers, tourists, visitors, merchants, tenants, startups and many others from the Greater Bay Area #GBA and all major cities around the globe. Appreciate the great leadership from Adrian Cheng #NWD.
Today, I moderated an expert panel to discuss how technologies could create that seamless customer experience for our SkyCity. There are 2 more panels on #ProfessionalServices and #Tourism in the forum. It drew over 10,000 offline and online audiences to attend today’s forum. Thank you so much for our panelists Chris Au Young #HKAA, Vivian Lo #CathayPacific, Paul Sin #NWD, and Francis Fong #HKITF
Here is my quote for the event:
“SKYCITY is a global showcase of how innovation and technology can generate a joyful experience for worldwide visitors. Emerging technologies are coming to us every day. The sky is the only limit on how innovation and technology can make a difference to customers and merchants in the SKYCITY. Come and experience it!”
Appreciate the effort from our MC Akina Fong and those behind the scene from #BrunswickGroup #K11 #NWD Quinton Chan, Mercury Wong, Ivan Chan, Vincci Hui 許煒森 and many others. Let’s collaborate together to build a smart SkyCity.
What does #retirement mean to you? Are you ready for your retirement journey? Who are in the #ecosystem and how can we collaborate together to make a difference to prepare Hong Kong people, rich or poor, old or young, for our retirement? How #innovation and #technology can achieve something that couldn’t be done before? and more..
I was so grateful to gather a group of experts in the ecosystem of retirement to discuss in the Mastermind Series of Sun Life Hong Kong. Sun Life has been in Hong Kong for 130 years.. Yes, 130 years since 1892. To keep on innovating, they launched this series to empower their colleagues and advisors to think and act “BOLDER and Beyond”. More to come in the Mastermind Series in the months ahead.
We also did a few polling questions to get feedback from about 600 audiences. One key question is:
Which of the following aspects on retirement is the most important to you?
3. Life Style and Social Circle
What is your answer? Close to 70% of our audiences chose #Health. We did have a deep discussion on these 3 aspects and how to balance them. We also explored different retirement ways in key cities around the world as well as #GBA.
Thank you so much to Sun Life’s Clement Lam and all the panel speakers Hedy Sat, Louis Lee, Cindy Wong and Raymond Lai to share their thoughts on an important journey that everyone of us does care for ourselves and our families. Appreciate the great support from Alice Chuck, Shirley Mak, Carmen Lo and their teammates, and my teammates from CUHK. Have a nice weekend.
Just finished conducting a 4 days intensive and fruitful EMBA course on Innovation and Intrapreneurship Management for CUHK. On one hand, I am exhausted. On the other hand, I am very grateful as 83 top executives from the mainland China participated my class on Zoom even under the pandemic situation. Engaging 83 executive students for 4 full days on Zoom (plus conducted in Putonghua) was not easy as you could imagine but we did have a joyful and valuable learning experience together.
Not only the number of students has broken my record of teaching EMBA class, the quality of the students were very impressive. They came from different industries like property, professional services, design, manufacturing, engineering, technology and even agriculture. At the beginning, I had some doubt on how much they wanted to learn innovation and how much effort they would put on a course as they are all busy and uprising bosses and top executives. To my surprise, they were serious and really put lots of effort to learn. Really appreciate their passion and perservance to learn.
Apart from going through core concepts and models, we learned corporate innovations and intrapreneurship by exploring 10 influential and inspiring internationl and Chinese cases. We discussed, debated and learned through this process. It was also my honour to have three elite leaders as my guest speakers to share how they innovate as a startup (Sum Wong from #EventX), a tech giant (Jacqueline Chong from #Amazon#AWS) and a traditional enterprise (Damien Wu#ChinaChem). We all learned a lot from them. Really appreciate it.
Now, I need to relax a bit and get a good sleep. Enjoy the Easter Holiday!
How the key #eCommerce service providers and #startups in Hong Kong #innovation and #technology #ecosystem have been helping #SME not just tackle the challenges in the Covid but also seize new business opportunities?
The new issue (Mar 2022) of the #Bloomberg Businessweek Hong Kong/Taiwan have looked at this hot theme. They have interviewed a few key eCommerce leaders and myself. If you want to know more, here is the link.
https://lnkd.in/gargzZPh. Thanks Bloomberg Businessweek/Chinese Edition Sinyi Au.
There is another excellent opportunity to learn about eCommerce strategies and practical tips from a group of eCommerce experts on Mar 14. It is another episode of our #Innopreneur Forum series organized by #HKPC. The programme aims to empower and upskill SMEs to do successful #DigitalTransformation.
The main theme of this upcoming forum is “Successful eCommerce Strategies in the New Normal”. I will moderate 2 online discussion panels with the following guests.
Susanna Chiu #Bonjour
Eddie Chou #HKTTECC
Gary Lam #Posify
Taurus Cheung #ShipAny
Sheldon Li #Buyandship
Jeffrey Lam #DBS
Otto Lee #HKCERT
Thanks 香港生產力促進局 #HKPCAcademy #HKPCInnoSpace #SMEOne Karen F., Elly Yip, DAPHNE HO, and many others for organizing it. Don’t miss it. For more info and registration, here you go.
Starting from the Year of the Tiger, I will take up another role at CUHK as the Associate Director of our EMBA Programme https://lnkd.in/fWQzDKq on the top of my current roles at CUHK and other roles in the innovation and technology industry. Together with our strong faculty and teammates at CUHK, I hope my experience and networks in the innovation and technology ecosystem can further empower our EMBA alumni and students on their digital transformation journey. Here is my webpage at CUHK https://lnkd.in/gPq7W8ye.
Really appreciate many mentors and colleagues at CUHK, as well as EMBA alumni and students to make my journey meaningful, impactful and joyful. In particular, I would like to thank Professor Pong Yuen, Howard Lam, Andrew Chan, Kalok Chan, Waiman Cheung, Dominic Chan, Grace Liang, John LAI and Chun So, Jean Yuen and many others of CUHK EMBA team in my CUHK journey. Thank you.
Apart from teaching EMBA, Chinese EMBA and MBA courses, and corporate training on digital transformation, corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, AI, FinTech, Platform and emerging technology subjects, I am also a founding member of and actively participating in a few key innovation and technology initiatives of CUHK as follows. Feel free to communicate with me to find out more.
Corporate Innovation Index
Deep Tech Venture Launch Programme
Digital Leadership Series for Executives
Mini-MBA in Innovative Leadership
I look forward to continually cultivating the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs in the digital economy through our EMBA programme and other capacities of mine in the innovation and technology ecosystem.
I wish you all and your families have a healthy, happy and fruitful year of the Tiger.
Innovation for the New Normal was my theme for today’s sharing with Fujifilm’s customers and friends in an offline and online hybrid mode. Thanks to Fujifilm’s management Alan Chan Jon Chung Oliver LO and many others for their invitation and support.
In particular, I talked about how “Empire can strike back” which means how established and traditional enterprises and SMEs can leverage on innovation and technologies to seize opportunities and fight with or collaborate with tech giants and startups. #CustomerCentricity, #Culture, #OpenInnovation and #Intrapreneurship are the keys. I also signed a number of my books #數碼力大提升 to the participants today.
Look forward to exploring more collaboration with Fujifilm in the road ahead. Cheers.
I did an interview with Dr. Denis Yip 葉成輝, CEO of ASTRI, on the trend, opportunities and challenges for Innovation and Technology industry in the Greater Bay Area a few weeks ago. Here is my post:
The video of the interview is available now. It was taken professionally by the ASTRI team and their production team. You don’t want to miss that out. Thanks again for their support.