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Enjoyed my chat with Harris SUN, Founder and CEO, #RaSpect RaSpect Intelligence Inspection Limited in my OpenCertHub Academy office. I knew Harris when he has just started his #entrepreneurship journey back a few years ago. We both love #AI and #Data.

Back then, I have already appreciated his vision and determination to become an enterprenur after early career in a large multinational firm. Now his company is an elite #AI #PropTech #startup with major clients around the globe. RaSpect is one of the best AI startups from Hong Kong. His innovation use AI to inspect and predict defects and potential repairs for buildings and skyscrapers. Congrats on being one of the KPMG 2022 China Leading PropTech 50. Well done and proud of you, Harris.

We discussed about his market development plan, challenges and opportunities, joys and pains, and many other experience sharing. Enjoyed our conversation.

Christmas is coming. My OpenCertHub partner Andy Kwok and our teammates have set up a Christmas tree in our office. Harris is the first one to take a photo with me with that beautiful tree. Early Merry Christmas to you, Harris. Will continuously support you as always. Add oil!

Lots of Christmas parties are coming. Wish you all enjoy all these long missed f2f parties. Merry Christmas 🎉🍷🍷🌲.

#OpenCertHub #OCH #OpenCertHubAcademy #OCHA

We had a live demonstration of Edutainment at the nice SAP collaborative office today. After a few sharing sessions on data literacy and data analytics, old friends and new friends were enjoying the famous and tasty German and Belgium beers, and great food.

First, we had some food of thoughts from Esmond Tong, the newly onboard MD of SAP. Congratulations to Esmond for his new journey at SAP.

I, as OpenCertHub Academy’s President, talked about the importance of data literacy democratization to traditional industry leaders and introduced our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme #DLEP. DLEP aims to empower enterprises to build a strong and sustainable data culture and empower the majority of their employees to think, speak and act on data. More can be found here www.ochacademy.com.

Greg Wong from SAP then talked about the augmented analysis. Clients and friends from SAP and OpenCertHub Academy attended the sharing sessions. The sharings were insightful but we saved the best for the last.

The beers, chit chats and joyness were all over SAP office to celebrate the mid autumn festival. What a gathering!

Thanks to Esmond TongAndrew LingGreg WongCannie TsangHelen LamSuki Chan and their SAP teammates to organize such a great #EduTainment for us. Should do more and will do… Not just beer but reconnecting with friends and clients.

In the turbulent time worldwide, we all really treasured and were grateful to have such a gathering. May you all have a pleasant, safe and warm mid-autumn festival holiday with your families and friends.

#EduTainment
#SAP #SAPHK
#OpenCertHubAcademy #OCHA #OpenCertHub #OCH
#DataLiteracy #DataAnalytics #Data
#CitizenDataScientist #DataCitizen

Finally completed the “Data Monetization Strategy: Creating Value Through Data” program organized by MIT Sloan School of Management 美國麻省理工大學斯隆商學院. It was one of the best data strategy programs in the recent few years. Even I have solid experience and background on AI and Big Data, I found that this program provides very relevant practices to monetize our data asset.

Big thanks to Dr. Barb Wixom‘s sharing and effort to put together this insightful program for us. My classmates or learning partners were from all over the world but we have a common goal to find the best way to monetize data. We formed a cross-country, cross-company and cross-function community and had lots of forums in the program to exchange views on relevant topics. That was one of the best parts in the program.

The course was not that easy as we might think of. It took me a few months to go through a series of modules and assignments. However, it is worth spending effort on this course out of my already-packed schedule.

The program had quite strict requirement to grant the certification to the participants and really tested my knowledge and persistence. My drive is that we are not just learning a new technology. To stay relevant in today’s digitally-disruptive world, we got to have the mindset to keep learning and innovating. Grateful that I did it and was granted the certificate.

My key takeaway is that it takes more than data and technology to monetize data effectively. Democratizing data literacy to everyone at all business levels and empowering them with data mindset are critical for data monetization success. That is what my team and I at OpenCertHub Academy have been empowering quite a few enterprises in Asia to do so.

If you would like to know more about this MIT program, here is a good video for it https://lnkd.in/gVZcdnuq

Enjoy learning and innovating!

#MIT#MITSlogan
#Data#DataLiteracy#DataStrategy
#DataMonetization#DataAsset
#CitizenDataScientist
#DataCitizen
#AI#BigData#MachineLearning
#OpenCertHubAcademy#OCHA#OpenCertHub
#LifeTimeLearning#Innovation#Technology

Here you go for our third Mastermind forum this year for Sun Life Hong Kong and its financial advisors. The main theme this time was “Everyone Speaks Data” or “全民「講」數”。The last 2 Mastermind forums can be reviewed here:
https://lnkd.in/g_dAewVp
https://lnkd.in/gnuE3yEf

We aim to inspire and encourage Sun Life colleagues and ecosystem to co-create values for their customers with data. Good panel discussion as well as interaction with the f2f and online audiences.

I am grateful to have experienced AI and data corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants in town as my panel speakers, including Patrick Khong #HASEJacob Wai, FRM, FFA FIPA, FCMA, CSDP, MHKCS, LLM, MBA #DeloitteCalvin Cheng, CFA #Wizpresso and certainly our host Alex Wong #Sunlife. Really appreciate their insightful sharing. Thanks to SunLife Clement Lam Alice ChuckShirley Mak, the supporting team and my CUHK teammates today.

It takes not only IT team effort but also collaboration with data-literate colleagues at all business levels. Senior management’s determination on nurturing a data culture is very important but it is not enough. Pervasive use of data across the enterprise is the key for success. To unlock the values of data, not only IT and Data teams need to do a good job, all others need to see the values of data in their daily jobs and use data as their business language every day.

Hang Seng Bank is a great example and one of the pioneers in Hong Kong to go along this direction. Patrick is leading this change and empowering majority of their workforce on data literacy. They are also nurturing a group of citizen data scientists in different units to act as culture carrier to build, empower and sustain data culture. More here https://lnkd.in/g3PXKFYS.

Jacob and Calvin shared practical approaches to achieve this goal. Alex has also started this journey at Sun Life HK. This direction also aligns well with my vision and experience. My teammates from OpenCertHub Academy and CUHK are supporting quite a few companies in Hong Kong, including Hang Seng Bank, to empower their staff to nurture data culture, mindset and skills. To know more about our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme #DLEP, please check it out here www.ochacademy.com

Look forward to empowering more companies and talents to make smart use of data everyday.

#Sunlife #SunLifeHK #Insurance #InsurTech
#OCH #OCHA #OpenCertHub #CUHK
#DataLiteracy #CitizenDataScientist #DataCitizen
#AI #BigData #Data

Congratulations to OpenCertHub Academy on reaching another key milestone. Apart from onboarding a few influential enterprises to our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme in the last 12 months, we have moved to our new office. Our core team did a soft internal launch on a great “lucky” day with some traditional Chinese ceremony. “Pau Pau” bear also joined us. Thanks Ryan Lai #FoodPanda for the super cute bear.

To cope with higher demand from our clients, we have further expanded our team and office. Appreciate the trust from our customers and partners. Heartfelt thank to my teammates Andy Kwok, Dr. Victor NgFrancois LeeCandi Yeung and many others plus our close partners to make it happen.

My team and I will keep up our effort and passion to empower and upskill more talents on data literacy in Hong Kong as well as #GBA and #ASEAN.

To find out more about our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme or #DLEP, please visit here www.ochacademy.com

If you are interested in our DLEP programme as a client or a partner, please feel free to contact us. Cheers!

#DataLiteracy #Data #AI #BigData
#CitizenDataScientist #DataCitizen
#OpenCertHubAcademy#OpenCertHub
#PauPau

Another bright day today. Apart from the sunny sky today, we did have a fruitful forum with the bright minds from the AI industry and bright talents from the China Everbright Bank Hong Kong Branch #CEBHK. It is a part of our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme #DLEP for CEBHK organized by OpenCertHub Academy #OCHA and Hong Kong Institute of Bankers #HKIB.

Appreciate the valuable insights and experience sharing from our guest speakers. It includes Ken Shih#Saxo#SaxoMarketsCalvin Cheng, CFA#Wizpresso, Daniel Ling #OneConnect, and Edwin Hui#Capco. CEBHK’s C-suite together with their colleagues have actively participated our panel in their beautiful collaborative space. Thank you so much for the full support from Nancy Wu, Fanny Chan, their CEBHK’s C-suite and teammates. Also grateful to have my teammates from OpenCertHub and OpenCertHub Academy for their great effort behind the scene to make this forum an impactful one.

We went through a number of practical use cases, shared some key challenges, explored how to justify investment on AI in financial services. More importantly, how to nurture a data mindset and culture across the banks. It means from top management to all levels of colleagues have to be engaged and use data everyday.

In fact, MIT Slogan has a new article just published in May 2022. The core message is that Data is a team sport and the entire organization is the team. This requires data democratization, the idea that data should be in the hands of every employee.
https://lnkd.in/diqnCF4u. This echoes what we talked about today as well as what my team at OpenCertHub Academy is believing in. We aim to empower employees of an organization at all levels with data literacy. Through the collaboration between the data-literate colleagues from different business units and data experts, their organizations will be able to stay ahead of their competition by unblocking more values from data.

I was impressed by the way Nancy Wu, the Deputy CEO of CEBHK, engaged with us and her colleagues today. Here is how she summarized what she learned today from the forum. Her 3 key takeaways today are.
1. Ecosystem
2. Co-creation
3. Roadmap

With Nancy’s leadership, I am confident that we can effectively empower her teammates with the right data mindset and skills to grow and stay ahead of their competition in the AI Era.

#AI#BigData#DataLiteracy
#DataMindset#DataCulture
#FinancialServices#Banking
#DLEP#OpenCertHub#OpenCertHubAcademy

Feel great to be back to real f2f activity to resume our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme #DLEP for the China Everbright Bank Hong Kong Branch. Thanks for the support and trust from Fanny Chan and her teammates from #CEBHK.
https://lnkd.in/ghYXyJgY

We are so grateful to collaborate with the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers #HKIB to empower and upskill CEBHK colleagues in CEBHK’s digital tranformation journey of becoming a leading data-driven bank.

OpenCertHub Academy and HKIB are joining hands to empower banks in Hong Kong with data literacy to stay competitive and relevant in the digital economy through our flagship Data Literacy Empowerment Programme https://lnkd.in/gi6y9mJE. DLEP aims to democratize data literacy to everyone at all levels with data literacy. CEBHK is one of the great examples on our joint effort.
https://lnkd.in/g_WkmpSW

Thanks for the great effort from my OpenCertHub Academy and HKIB teammates.

#OpenCertHubAcademy #OpenCertHub
#DataLiteracy #DLEP
#DataMindSet #DataCulture
#AI #BigData #Data #DataScience #MachineLearning
#CitizenDataScientist #DataCitizen

I am so grateful to complete my first series of chats with leaders across industries on #DATA in our programme #ToaSirDataTalk#ToaSir講數 in the past few months.

Topics that we talked about:

1. #AI#BigData and #MachineLearning#ML strategies and applications in #Retail#SupplyChain#Engineering#Telecom and #Hospitality.

2. Business models and data monetization

3. Data leadership, culture and mindset across the organization

4. Challenges on culture, organization, ROI, technology, talents, and data governance, data security and privacy, and practical experience to tackle these problems

5. Upskilling colleagues across organization to speak data as second business language (democratize #DataLiteracy to business at all levels)

6. Data talents acquisition, cultivation and retention

Would you like to learn from them? You can now not just #WFH but also #LFH#LearnFromHome. Here you go! You can watch them in #ToaSirDataTalk official website www.ToaSirDataTalk.com.

Thanks again to my guests Dr. Ricky Tsui#ARUPAnna Lin#GS1HKSusanna Chiu#BonjourDaniel Kwong former #CITICTelecom, and Michael Yung#Google. Appreciate support from my teammates from #OpenCertHub#OpenCertHubAcademyAndy KwokEric Luo#HKPC#HKPCAcademyKaren F.Marius Chow, and the production crew🙏👍👏. Great team work!

*** In the MAKING: We have started another series of “Toa Sir Data Talk” with business, innovation and data leaders, e.g. CEO, Chief Data Officer, Chief Digital Officer #CDO, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Information Officer #CIO#DataScientist, etc. If you are interested to share your data stories, please let me know.

Thanks Patrick Khong‘s leadership and senior management’s vision to transform Hang Seng Bank to be a leading data-driven enterprise. Grateful that we can collaborate together to contribute to the data literacy empowerment journey of the Hang Seng Bank.

Appreciate Hang Seng Bank senior management’s commitment to democratize data literacy to all lines of businesses and speak data as their business language – a must-have for leading enterprises in the digital economy. You have set an inspiring example for many enterprises in Hong Kong.

#DataLiteracy#AI#BigData
#DataCitizen#CitizenDataScientist#DataScientist
#HASE#HangSengBank
#CUHKCUHK Business School
#OpenCertHub#OpenCertHubAcademy

The 2nd episode of our #ToaSirDataTalk#ToaSir講數 interview series is now ready to watch. Our guest speaker this time was Mr. Daniel Kwong, the former Chief Information and Innovation Officer of #CITIC#Telecom.

Daniel shared practical tips and examples to get the most out of data for his company. We also discussed how to acquire, train and engage data scientists. In addition, Daniel shared how to nurture a data culture in his company to get non-IT colleagues across business and operation units to make use of data to seize revenue opportunities and enhance operation efficiency.

Really learned a lot from Daniel. Appreciate his sharing and thank you. That is the key objective of our programme “Toa Sir Data Talk” i.e. invite experienced business and data leaders to share their industry best practices and data strategy on making use of data in their businesses and operations.

To watch the full interview, please click this link https://lnkd.in/ggyDAw7W

To watch our past interviews and stay tuned for future ones, please visit our #ToaSirDataTalk#ToaSir講數 website https://lnkd.in/gPdRNQfn

Let’s beef up our #DataLiteracy together through this series of guest interviews.

#BigData#AI#Data
#DataCitizen#CitizenDataScientist
#DataScientist
#DataLiteracyEmpowermentProgramme#DLEP
#OpenCertHub#OpenCertHubAcademy
#HKPCAcademy#HKPC