As a member of the GS1 HK’s IoT Industry Advisor Council, I am glad to join the 16th Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao IoT Technology Application Summit co-organised by GS1 HK today in 3 locations, mainland, Hong Kong and #Macau, simultaneously.
Great to see the collaboration across 3 regions on IoT applications on various industries. To make our Greater Bay Area or GBA work, we need smart money flow (FinTech and RegTech), smart logistics flow (AIOT) and certainly smart information flow (AI and Big Data). All these flows have to be protected by CyberSecurity and Blockchain.
Thanks for Anna’s leadership and her GS1HK team effort. Look forward to having more collaboration in these areas and contributing more in this alliance across the #GreaterBayArea#GBA in 2022 and beyond.
We talked about how these industries have been making use of #data in the past 3 decades and the future decade. GS1 plays a vital role in #GlobalTrade, #eCommerce and #O2O business. 6 billion GS1 #Barcodes scanned global daily. Data captured in these processes are very useful and powerful.
Anna pointed out that, from the beginning till now, #Digitization was important so everything could be easily managed and tracked in an effective and efficient ways. With processes and standards in place by using technologies like #RFID, #IOT, the next important key step is #DataIntelligence. That is how to make good use of the captured data in our digitization phases to enhance our business, create values for customers and generate innovative business models.
What’s next? #SmartKiosk, #AIOT, #2DBarCode and more will further integrate data from supply chain and retail. Data analytics are the key. GS1 HK and #OpenCertHub shared the same vision. GS1 believes that a standardized barcode and further generation of the standard is the global language of business while OpenCertHub believes that data is the next business language apart from English and your local language.
Both organizations joined hands to launch a series of #BigData certification training to all levels of employees to strengthen their #DataLiteracy so that they unlock the value and power of the data generated in the supply chain and retail. We aim to #reskill and #upskill today’s leaders and workforce with the ability to analyze, communicate and argue with, storytelling about data, and most importantly making decision and taking actions based on data.
Thanks both #GS1HK and #OCH teams. Stay tuned on how to access my “Toa Sir Data talk” with Anna and other episodes in the series.
The program organizer, #CUHK Business School & #UniversityofChicago#Polsky Centre have been receiving great support from the innovation & technology ecosystem in HK. Thanks to our strategic partners #HKSTP Albert Wong, #Cyberport Peter Yan, #Alibaba #AEFCindy Chow & #ChicagoBooth Angels Network Brian Tsui; Tech Mentorship Partner #ASTRIHugh Chow; Industry Mentorship Partner #FHKI#StartupCouncilJason Chiu; Tech Partner #AWSAhim Kho; & supporting orgs.
Apart from classes taught by top professors & industry leaders, we have the leading tech entrepreneurs from HK Jason Chiu #CherryPicks, Alvin Kwock#OneDegree, Stanley Sy#Sanomics, Tim Lee#QFPAY to be our head coaches, together with experienced coaches/mentors, to guide our program participants. Appreciate all their support.
Towngas is a great learning organization with open culture to keep their teams innovative in the Digital Economy. They have been organizing Techtalks regularly on topics like IOTAI5GMachineLearning to educate their colleagues at all levels updated on Innovation. They made use of lunch time & Skype to make these available to most staff in different locations. Great effort there. It was my honour to share my experience on BigData with them. Thanks for GM of Corporate IT Susanna Shen inviting me for such a great sharing session. We talked about a few key innovations to make use of big data including Philips, Michelin, Siemens, Amazon and Alibaba. I use life examples to make this topic understandable to audiences with different backgrounds. I believe it is the key as TechTaks do not have to be RocketScience. Rather, it should bring out how technology relates to what the audiences care like customer experience. Everyone needs to be Citizen Data Scientist and high DataQuotient to make intelligent use of data to compete in today’s digital world. We also discuss Preventive Maintenance on stoves, pipes, Smart Meters to do Smart CityAlgorithmaticTrading. Great to have the discussion to trigger more inspirations. Keep it going TownGas to create more values to us. Thank you.
The Talents Development Committee of Macau SAR Government to gather overseas Macao’s talents back to Macao to share their experience with the Monetary Authority of Macau, Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre, University of Macau, Macao Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre, etc. 為促進本澳行業發展、加強專業人員之間的交流，人才發展委員會日前邀請八位居港傑出澳門人士回澳參訪，按其專業所長分別安排前往不同職能的公共部門、高等院校與機構進行交流，並與參訪單位負責人交換專業意見。Macao-native international talents on FinTech, Chinese Medicine, and Entrepreneurship were included in this time.Macao press on the visit
It was my honour to be a part of it and shared my experience on innovation and technology industry, in particular, FinTech,AI,IoT, SmartCity,Entrepreneurship,Startup with senior government officials, corporate executives and academia. It was a fruitful trip to learn how Macao plans to strengthen their business link with Portuguese speaking countries like PortugalBrazil and position themselves in the Greater Bay Area. Also, how they plan to do more on Entrepreneurship and Smart City. With the new Chief Executive on board in 2020 plus the gamblinglicense renewal of the 6 casinos in 2022, Macao will have a great chance to transform and flourish. If you would like to collaborate with Macao, please let me know.
With the theme of “Accelerating Business Decision with Internet of Things” this year, the Hong Kong IoT Conference 2016 is the 4th occasion on which GS1 HK have hosted. Dr. Toa Charm is invited to participate and join as a panelist at the panel discussion session.
Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day. While Gartner identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016 and the device mesh was ranked number 1 among the 10 trends. An evolving digital mesh of smart machines will connect billions of things into a continuous digital experience.
Hence, Internet of Things is no longer a myth; it is HAPPENING RIGHT NOW and spearheading in our business and daily life. This annual premier industry forum gathers industry practitioners and technology experts to share insights and discuss the pragmatic steps required and best practice of applying Internet of Things enabling technologies spanning from sensors, M2M, cloud computing, big data, data analytics, to storage, security, mobility, business intelligent etc with the ultimate goals to uplift business performance and customer satisfaction.
Don’t miss the chance to register the Hong Kong Internet of Things Conference 2016. The event, which is a signature forum that held annually, received overwhelming responses from the industry pioneers in the past three years.