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Many corporations have noticed the importance of Data, Big Data AI & aggressively kick-started its Digital Transformation journey. However, successful Digital Transformation involves far more than IT or DT (Data Technology) tasks, it calls for company-wide full participation of all departments. In any change management process, talent is always the key.

As such, top management including CEO, CTO, CIO, CDO, COO, CFO, CMO, HRBP, etc. will need to co-design digital transformation strategy, set up of organization structure, develop Data Literacy culture within the company, build up a strong data-literated team from recruitment, training & reskilling current staff, etc.

It is my pleasure to deliver an information session on Apr 17 for AmCham Shanghai to help their members in China to get the latest information on the critical keys & considerations for corporations conducting Digital Transformation. Thanks for the arrangement from Kornerstone & OpenCertHub in Shanghai.

 

We will explore:

  1. Global scene & China’s example in Digital Transformation
  2. Key successful factors & examples in Digital Transformation
  3. Importance of Data Literacy & Re-skill
  4. Roadmap on People Dimension in conducting Digital Transformation

 

Find out more here https://lnkd.in/fqrreS8

AI will bring human & machine to work closely together. Rather than just Automation, Augmentation is the real thing that we need to adapt to in this decade. Digital Colleague will be working with us perhaps managing and supervising us. In the professional world, that is no exception and excuse. Accounting and Finance industry is facing the same challenge. Digital Accountant is emerging & becomes a must for all in the industry.

We have delivered a CPD webinar today to ACCA members on the topic “The Most Wanted Accountant in the Digital Economy”. Hundreds of accounting & finance (F&A) professionals participated.  We have lots of respect to the learning attitude of our fellow ACCA’s members during the challenging period of the Coronavirus. We started the forum with 3 critical questions that every F&A professional needs to have serious thoughts in the Digital Economy.

  1. Will AI replace F&A professionals? How bad? How soon?
  2. Are there any new roles for F&A professionals? If yes, what are they?
  3. What & how should F&A professionals reskill themselves so they can continue to be relevant & capable of taking up the new roles in the Digital Economy?

Daniel Yuen shared his view on Citizen Data Scientist & why F&A professionals need to strengthen their Data Literacy.  Patrick Tsoi then demonstrated how Open Sources based big data tools can make a huge difference to visualize & manage Big Data from the traditional Excel and BI tools. Thanks to both.

Appreciate ACCA HK to lead the Digital Transformation for and bring in innovation to the Accounting & Finance industry in Hong Kong. I have been collaborating with the team since 20+ years ago. Two of the photos below were taken in the panels of two ACCA annual conferences 15 years in between. Amazing that both HSU President Simon Ho and I were in both panels. What a great memory. I hope I could continue to support it in the next 15 to 20 years. Thank you so much to ACCA.

Appreciate ACCA, Kornerstone Catherine Chan & OpenCertHub Andy Kwok to co-organize this webinar. Kornerstone provides Citizen Data Scientist training courses while OpenCertHub provides examinations to certify big data, AI & open-source talents.

Many of the offline classes & forums have been canceled or postponed due to the Cornavirus outbreak. Fortunately, technology can keep learning as usual. A group of big data experts has made use of technology to share their experience online on the topic of BigDataLiteracy in the DigitalEconomy.

HKPC together with OpenCertHub organized an online forum on the topic “The Most Wanted Data Technology Talent”. In this decade, AI & Big Data skill will be a necessity for everyone, not just IT & data scientists. We need IQ, EQ & now DQ in order to compete and survive. DQ stands for DataQuotient or DataLiteracy. Every business leader and executive needs to boost their DQ in order to be able to create data-driven business models and monetize their data. It is a common language like English that we use it for our business worldwide. Please refer to my previous article for more. https://lnkd.in/fwqbUff

Reskilling everyone of us to be a CitizenDataScientist has become an urgency in this decade no matter what industry & what position we are in now. Hundreds of audiences from a diverse background has joined the online forum. Glad that they have started aware of this urgency.

Thanks Patrick Tsoi , Daniel Yuen, Andy Kwok, HKPC Edmond Lai, Karen Fung, Desmond Chan, & the audiences joined the forum.

Experts shared their views on the Enterprise Adoption and Business Models of OpenData and OpenSources in HKPC Hong Kong Productivity Council 1.5 months ago. If you have missed it, please watch and review it here on YouTube: https://lnkd.in/fnVsie4

In the capacity as the Chairman of OpenCertHub, I shared my view in the panel discussion on democratizing DataLiteracy to everyone to fuel the growth of DigitalEconomy. Gartner created the term BigData 2 decades ago and Big Data has further stormed the world since then. In the decade of 2020, we will see their vision on Data Literacy as a language for everyone in Digital Economy to become reality.

Apart from DataScientist, as Gartner took DataEconomy further, we need all business leaders and professionals to be CitizenDataScientist. AI and Big Data Open Sources tools will accelerate this. If you are interested in this topic, you can watch my session on the video (from 3:45 to 12:12).

I also had a previous post on the event organized by HKPC https://lnkd.in/fQHkiW8

Two of the world’s top business cities,  HongKong and Shanghai have a lot of things similar and in common. They are both strong in FinancialServices & play a pivotal role in the global financial services market.

It was my pleasure to join a forum on “Cultivating Data Talents in Financial Services 打造金融数据人才” in Shanghai. I shared the global trend on FinTech & BigData and discussed with experts from Shanghai financial services industry in a panel. Thanks for the valuable sharing from the speakers from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China Construction Bank, East West Bank, Deutsche Bank. I learned a lot from them.

The forum also launched a cooperation for Hong Kong & Shanghai to join hands to reskill FinancialServices leaders & practitioners in the mainland China with BigData and AI competence. OpenCertHub from Hong Kong is a certification & an examination platform for AI & Big Data talents while 鴻覽金融研究院 from Shanghai is a leading training institute specialized in financial services training. Together, we launched a new series of training programs to help financial services get ready for the AI Era.

Special thanks to Carrie Ma from 上海鴻覧 & Francois Lee Tony Woo 胡宗显from OpenCertHub. Find out more about the collaboration: https://lnkd.in/fNbk6Nh

What are the Top Most Important Job Skills for #2020 & beyond? Listen to the digital leader Bernard Marr, an internationally bestselling author (16 best-selling books), futurist, keynote speaker, & strategic advisor to companies & governments, on his inspiring view. The top ten job skills are:

  1. Data Literacy
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Tech Savviness
  4. Adaptability & Flexibility
  5. Creativity
  6. Emotional Intelligence
  7. Cultural Intelligence & Diversity
  8. Leadership Skills
  9. Judgment & Complex Decision Making
  10. Collaboration

Bernald said that Data has become every organization’s most important asset. Companies that don’t use that fuel to drive their success will inevitably fall behind. To make data valuable, companies must employ individuals with #DataLiteracy & the skills to turn the data into business value. Companies need not only DataScientists but also talents in between Data Scientists & Business. Gartner called this role CitizenDataScientist   https://lnkd.in/fa2skdn

Are you ready to upskill reskill yourselves & your colleagues on the MostWanted Skill in DigitalEconomy ? OpenCertHub’s mission is to democratize Data Literacy to everyone from novice to expert. Find out more www.opencerthub.com HR DigitalTransformation BigData AI

OpenData  OpenSource experts and 300+ audiences had a very fruitful forum today in HKPC.  HKSAR OGCIO Victor Lam JP shared what our government has been doing to transform Hong Kong to be a SmartCity & a DataEconomy. Dr. Bernard Chan JP, Under Secretary for Commerce & Development, and many government leaders & officials have joined the forum. Mr. Stephen Wong, HK Privacy Commissioner, also shared his view on how to protect our data privacy in Data Economy.

Appreciate HKPC Edmond Lai Just Tang (Justine) and their teammates to organize a great platform for all of us to share & learn from each other. AWS OpenCertHub CIOConnect HKU CUHK SCC HKCOTA OpenSourceHK HKSTP Cyberport and many others were there to share and support the open data and open sources community in HK. Thank you all.

As OpenCertHub Chairman, I shared my view on talents requirement in Data Economy and how enterprises & SMEs should reskill their colleagues to be AI & BigData ready. Empowering business & functional leaders & executives to be CitizenDataScientist is the key to success in the inevitable AI Era.

My final thought shared was that Open Sources & Open Data, in fact, bring OpenInnovation & CoCreation mindset to traditional companies to stay relevant & competitive in the DigitalEra.

Congratulations toGS1 Hong Kong for its 30th Anniversary. Thanks for GS1HK CEO Anna Lin‘s leadership and the great effort from her core teammates Dr. Stephen Lam Mignone Cheng Corinna Fung KK Suen and many others over the years. We have seen healthy and impressive growth of the organization and how it contributed to Hong Kong especially in Retail, SupplyChain, IoT BigData Mobility 5G industries. Thank you.

It has been a pleasant journey collaborating and partnering with GS1 HK in my different capacities in the last decade including Cyberport OpenCertHub CUHK HKCS HKICTAward IOTConference and various Advisory Committees of GS1 HK. I look forward to having more collaboration with GS1 HK and contributing more to Hong Kong together with Anna and her teammates in the next decade.

Anna, Thanks for inviting me to the celebration party tonight. It was fun and successful with all music, songs, wines. More importantly, reconnecting with old friends and making lots of new friends. Cheers. David Chung Charles Mok Mann WM Yim Teddy Liu Suki Cheung Allen Yeung Betty Leung many others.

In the era of Big Data and open – source technology, one of most important strategic initiatives for corporations is to acquire the skill and knowledge of Big Data in its talent pool to gain the advantage of this innovative technology. Listen to Management Team of OpenCertHub – Chairman Dr. Toa Charm, CEO Andy Kwok, OpenCertHub (China) CEO Francois Lee, COO Daniel Yuen, and CMO Tony Woo, who shared their mission in democratizing data literacy from open-source technology to everyone!

ASEAN countries are ramping up to seize the AI and BigData opportunities. For instance, according to a latest IDC report, AI will nearly DOUBLE the rate of INNOVATION in MALAYSIA by 2021. https://lnkd.in/fm_kaXS.  A strong demand of AI and Big Data technical and business talents are there in ASEAN.  OpenCertHub www.opencerthub.com has launched its partnership program in  KL on Sep 24,  2019 to collaborate with training institutes, universities, consulting firms, government agencies, recruitment firms, etc., to authenticate and certify AI and Big Data talents. We received great responses from Malaysia’s AI and Big Data ecosystem and have already moved forward with key partners in KL. Special thanks to MD of  KnowledgeSociety Selva Nagappan, Senior Data Scientist of MDEC ADAX Dr. Poo Kuan Hoong, GAIN Global AI Network in Malaysia and Pauline Goh from InvestKL for their support. We are also working on other ASEAN countries especially Singapore , Thailandand Vietnam. If you were in the AI and Big Data ecosystem of these countries, we are happy to collaborate with you. Cheers.

Apart from GreaterBayArea, SouthEastAsia is another uprising region in the vibrant Asia. We are both ramping up our talents to prepare for AI & BigData Era. The Mission of OpenCertHub is to democratize data literacy and capabilities to everyone so that we are ready to take up new jobs created by AI instead of being replaced. We need not just DataScientist but also CitizenDataScientist. “Reskill Everyone for the Unprecedented DataEconomy” is the main theme of our upcoming workshop in KualaLumpur Malaysia on Sep 24 pm. It is our honour to co-organize it with GAIN Global Artificial Intelligence Network in Malaysia. It is a conjunction with the NextBigTech Asia 2019 conference organized by MDEC in KL last week. https://lnkd.in/frzHw3n We welcome partners and enterprises to join us to explore how we can collaborate to furthur strengthen the Data Economy in Malaysia. Please see the details on the poster below and the QR code for registration details. We will continue collaborating with SE Asia’s AI and big data ecosystem. See you soon. To learn more about the concept of the big data democratization, please read one of my interviews on the capacity of the Chairman of OpenCertHub. “Data Quotient”​ (DQ) – New Competence in the Digital Age https://lnkd.in/fwqbUff