I am grateful to have Anna Lin #GS1HK as my guest in another episode of the #ToaSirDataTalk #ToaSir講數 series. Anna has been with #GS1 for 30 years and brought standards and rich experience to the #SupplyChain and #Retail industries in Hong Kong and the region.
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.
Susanna Chiu #NewRetail #Bonjour
Michael Yung #CustomerLoyalty #Platform #TravelTech #AsiaMiles
“Make Something WOW” was the message on the wall behind Michael Yung and I. That was close to what we have talked about. How to make our customers #WOW by smart use of #data?
This was another episode of the #ToaSirDataTalk #ToaSir講數 series organized by #OpenCertHub #OCH. Michael is an veteran in the #TravelTech and #CustomerLoyalty industry. We discussed how to leverage on data in the #B2C and #B2B markets.
Michael has been using data to empower his company to understand their consumers and offer the most suitable products and services to them. Another key customer of this industry is merchants. Michael also makes use of data to help his merchants to design right products and campaigns to their customers. We also talked about the key roles of data in a #platform.
We have discussed how data are being used in the Travel and Customer Loyalty industry. Michael is also an expert in data security. He also shared how to do a proper data governance to protect their customers and his company. We also touched on the challenges and opportunities on cross-border data sharing and #cloud strategies on #BigData and #AI applications. Thank you Michael.
Stay tuned for #ToaSirDataTalk #ToaSir講數. Will share the way to access this series of mine shortly. You don’t want to miss the experience sharing from Michael and other corporate and digital leaders from key industries in #HongKong, Mainland #China Iin particular #GBA and #ASEAN.
Prior episodes of the series:
Susanna Chiu, ED, #Bonjour
The best way to learn how to seize the opportunities of #BigData and #AI is not just reading books or taking training. Rather, we should learn from the industry leaders and practitioners. #OpenCertHub and I have started a series of experience sharing sessions called “Toa Sir Data Talk” or “Toa Sir講數”.
I will talk to the leaders from major industries in Hong Kong, Mainland and Asia on their journey of #DigitalTransformation. In particular, we will explore how #data empowers digital transformation.
Today, I have talked to Susanna Chiu, ED of #Bonjour #卓悦控股, one of the #NewRetail pioneers in Hong Kong and mainland. Susanna has been an innovator throughout her career from IT Audit, Digital TV to Supply Chain and New Retail. She is always a believer of digital innovation.
We discussed how we can make use of data on #Ecommerce #O2O #KOL #Platform #Ecosystem and more. Seeing Is Believing it. Susanna also walked me through their facilities with lots of new initiatives and fun. We both believe that empowering partners, customers and merchants with the power of data analytics is the key to the success of today’s business in the #DigitalEconomy.
Many thanks to Susanna and her teammates in Bonjour. We will continue talking to influential leaders on Data. Stay tuned for #ToaSirDataTalk and #ToaSir講數 on how you can access to this series of experience sharing.
It was one of the best forums on #AI and #BigData that I have hosted in the recent years where speakers and participants were highly engaged. Thanks for Shanghai Commercial Bank to invite my team #OpenCertHub to co-organize this forum.
#ShanghaiCommercialBank is one of the major banks in Hong Kong. They are passionate about #DigitalTransformation in particular how to become a AI-first data-driven bank.
I have invited top Hong Kong locally-grown AI #startups, multinational consulting firm and Chinese tech-savvy financial group to share with Shanghai Commercial Bank how they have empowered mid-sized banks in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other major economies in Asia. We have talked through AI technologies, application, adoption, challenges, culture, #ecosystem, #data, #reskilling, #upskilling and more.
More importantly, CEO Mr. David Kwok and Board Member Mr. Sunny Cheung fully supported and engaged with us. They asked sensible questions and encouraged their senior management, middle management and young colleagues to proactively participate and have the courage to innovate. More than 250 staff have joined the forum on site and online as well. We also exchanged ideas through networking sessions.
Really appreciate the trust and support from Mr. Kwok, Mr. Cheung and their senior management. Special thanks to Ken Shih #Aqumon, Calvin Cheng, CFA #Wizpresso, Miles Wen (温豪夫) #Fanolabs, Patrick C.S. Fan #beNovelty, Daniel Ling #OneConnect, and Dick Fong. Also thanks my OpenCertHub teammate Andy Kwok and our team for their effort behind the scene.
Hope mid-sized banks in Asia can ride on AI to stay competitive and relevant in the #DigitalEconomy.
#DBS, a leading Asia’s #bank, equips employees with skills to become everyday ‘Data Heroes.’ Over 16,000 employees (＞50 of its workforce) have been trained in big data ＆ data analytics in the last 2 years.
#Esquel, a leading garment ＆ textile #manufacturer in the world, builds its data culture by organizing data hackathon.
#Bonjour, a leading #retailer in Asia, is pioneering #NewRetail with the power of big data.
#Accenture, a leading consulting firm, innovates with #AI ＆ #BigData to empower human to collaborate with AI.
How about #HR, #Marketing, #Finance and #Accounting professionals? These leading professionals have already made use of data to amplify their brain power to achieve more.
March is a special month for women. In fact, we have many great female data leaders #WomenInTech as you can notice in our panels. Happy to see all genders and all professionals treat data literacy seriously these days. #Diversity & #DataDemocratization are critical for data＃innovation indeed.
If you would like to learn more about how these leaders and professionals are enhancing their #DataLiteracy, don’t miss this forum on Mar 24, 2021 afternoon in #HKPC. Register here for a complimentary pass:
I will see you there.
#Kornerstone #OpenCertHub #AIM #CIM
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:
- Global scene & China’s example in Digital Transformation
- Key successful factors & examples in Digital Transformation
- Importance of Data Literacy & Re-skill
- 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.
- Will AI replace F&A professionals? How bad? How soon?
- Are there any new roles for F&A professionals? If yes, what are they?
- 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