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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 HoEdmund LeeEric ChanVictor YimDominic SiuJohn LiLeon C.Henry ChangGabriel PangClara 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 #WeLabJacqueline Chong #AWS #AmazonHerman Cheng #SHKTeddy Liu, and Cynthia Sit #SunLife. Appreciate Sunlife Hong Kong’s CEO Clement Lam and his teammates Alice ChuckShirley MakCarmen Lo and many others to make this forum a success. #BolderandBeyond #放膽創 #CorporateInnovation #DigitalTransformation #Startups #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #intrapreneurship #SunLifeHK #CUHK

Here you go again – The 2022 #FinTech Award of the Hong Kong ICT Awards #HKICTA. It is one of the most recognized, reputable and impactful FinTech awards in Hong Kong and in fact Asia-wide as well. The award winners are the best of the best. It is now open for enrollment till Jun 27, 2022. I am so fortunate and honoured to have been the Chief Judge of this award since 2019.

Congratulations again to the Grand Award winners in the last few years including Tomas Holub #CoverGo (2019), Miles Wen (温豪夫) #FanoLabs (2020) and Calvin Cheng, CFA #Wizpresso (2021). They not just won the award but also transformed the #FinancialServices industry.

No matter whether you are FinTech #startups or financial services incumbents, I encourage you to join this award competition. Winning the award is good but learning together and building connections with our FinTech ecosystem is even more valuable.

Really appreciate the leadership from the award organizer – the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers #HKIB Carrie Leung and Philip Kam, and the effort from their teammates. Thanks in advance to all the judges and accessors.

To find out more, please visit the #HKIB webpage https://lnkd.in/fs6zyte. The application deadline is June 27, 2022. Please don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your innovation. See you all there.

We had a very fruitful discussion with #eCommerce leaders and #entrepreneurs today. It is a part of the #Innopreneur Forum series organized by #HKPC. The Innopreneur Network aims to connect #SMEs with innovators and practitioners.

The main theme this time was “Successful eCommerce Strategies in the New Normal”. I have moderated 2 online discussion panels with the following guests.
Susanna Chiu#Bonjour#HKMall#香港貓
Eddie Chou#HKTTECC
Gary Lam#Posify
Taurus Cheung#ShipAny
Sheldon Li#Buyandship
Jeffrey Tay#DBS

To deliver successful eCommerce, there are quite a few challenges that we need to overcome like #Marketing#O2O integration, #Logistics#Warehousing#CrossBorder#Cost#Speed#DataAnalytics#DataPrivacy#DigitalReadiness#Financing#CashFlow and more.

Fortunately, we have built a vibrant eCommerce #ecosystem in Hong Kong. Merchants and SMEs can focus on marketing and #innovation. For the rest of these challenges, they can leverage the respective partners in the ecosystem. In the last 6 years, Hong Kong has cultivated 4,000+ #startups and 10+ #unicorns. They have been making pivotal impact and significant contribution to our society in this chaotic pandemic period.

After all, building trust among stakeholders in the ecosystem is key for success. We all learned a lot from the guest speakers. If you would like to watch the replay, please visit this webpage in a few days: https://lnkd.in/gbf7KMRV

Thanks 香港生產力促進局 #HKPCAcademy#HKPCInnoSpace#SMEOneKaren F.Elly YipDAPHNE HO and many unsung heros behind the scene for organizing it. Also, appreciate all supporting organizations.

Glad that I had another opportunity to collaborate with Michelle #魏美珍#MetroFinance Radio #新城財經台 again after being one of the judges for their 2021 GBA Insurance Award. https://lnkd.in/gVNushbr. The 2022 GBA Insurance Award is coming. Find out more here https://lnkd.in/g9YFT-V9

In the coming episode of the #財智雙打 (or Financial Wisdom Duo) programme hosted by Michelle and the well-known investment expert #青姐#吳孟青 on Sun Mar 13 from 4pm to 5pm, I will share my insights on the #startups in Hong Kong. I have been cultivating quite a few startups in different stages as well as #intrapreneurs within enterprises. There are some interesting findings that I will talk about #entrepreneurs#entrepreneurship and #intrapreneurship in the show.

Stay tuned to #FM104 then.
https://lnkd.in/g-JW67J9

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 YipDAPHNE HO, and many others for organizing it. Don’t miss it. For more info and registration, here you go.
https://lnkd.in/gtN6h7pB

Grateful to meet a few great innovators and friends in the awards presentation ceremony of the 2021 HKICT Awards. Congratulations to all Award winners especially the following #entrepreneurs #startups:

Wiva Wei #MatrixSense, the Grand Award winner of the Digital Entertainment stream

Samuel Chan #Descamps, the Grand Award winner of the Smart People stream

Taurus Cheung #Appcider #ShipAny, the Gold Award winner of the Smart Mobility (Smart Logistics) stream

Edward Mak #VistaInnoTech, the Gold Award winner of the Startup stream

Also pleased to meet friends like Victor Wong, Anna LinWilly LinTony LeeTeddy KoEmil ChanDr. Angus HoCecilia WongMonita LeungMichael LeungHerman ChengJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, FwiSDP, CSDP, MHKCS and many others. Our innovation and technology ecosystem has not just recovered, but also growing strong. Keep its going.

More about the #FinTech Award of 2021 Hong Kong ICT Awards here:
https://lnkd.in/gYNU9F7T

Brochure of the 2021 Awards Presentation Ceremony:
https://lnkd.in/gnwmi8S7

#HKICTA
#HKICTAwards

First of all, congrats to all 2021 FinTech Award winners and participating teams of the 2021 Hong Kong ICT Awards. Really happy for #Wizpresso Calvin Cheng, CFA and his team to win the Grand Award this year. Really proud of them for their great progress in the last few years. Also congrats to all the other winners including #CoverGo #MediConCen #FCCAnalytics #Tappy #AIA #LeapXpert #Quantifeed #Contrendian. Find out more https://lnkd.in/gnwmi8S7

It has been my great honour to be the Chief Judge of the #HKICTAwards FinTech Award this year and in the last few years. Big thanks to all judges and assessors like Michael LeungStephen LauDominic SiuHerman ChengJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, FwiSDP, CSDP, MHKCSBrit Blakeney AnghelakisBurton ChengRosie Hampson, Pete Townsend, CK Wong, Betty Fung, Andy Tong, Wilson Pang, for their contribution. Appreciate #HKIB teammates led by Mr. David Kwok, Carrie Leung and Philip Kam for their leadership and professional management of the FinTech Award. Also thank for the great support from #OGCIO #HKMA #HKIB #HKSFC #Cyberport #HKSTP #ASTRI and other supporting organizations.

The good news for this year is that we are witnessing better and stronger teams year from year. Here are the 3 key highlights.

1. We had record high in terms of number of applications this year.

2. We had richer varieties of #FinTech innovations this year, such as #InsurTech#RegTech#Tokenization#AI on HR in Financial Services.

3. We also appreciated more collaboration of FinTech #startups #entrepreneurs and financial services incumbents #leaders to #cocreate better customer experience, products and services, and innovate new business models. From competition to collaboration.

With this foundation and FinTech ecosystem that we have built for Hong Kong, plus initiatives like HKMA #FinTech2025 and #CDI#GBA#ESG#InsuranceConnect, etc., We are expecting even better innovations coming in the next few years.

Congrats to all of you including myself and be grateful to be a part of the FinTech innovation journey for Hong Kong. Thank you.

Wizpresso 濃說
Tappy Technologies
CoverGo | Insurtech
LeapXpert
Quantifeed – The Wealthcare Experts
CONTRENDIAN

Building Billion Dollar Ecosystems was the key theme of my panel discussion with the top leaders from #HSBC on the 2nd day of #HongKongFinTechWeek 2021.

I had a team of experienced banking leaders in my panel. Together they are a great representation of not just HSBC but also the incumbent banks. Really thank and appreciate their contributions and sharings:
1. Christina Ong, Head of Business Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC
2. Yvonne Yiu, Managing Director, Head of Global Liquidity & Cash Management, Hong Kong, HSBC
3. Dharini Kannan Hemant, Head of PayMe, HSBC
4. Sami Abouzahr, Head of Customer Wealth, Hong Kong, HSBC

We had a full house today. If you have missed it, here are my key takeaways.
1. Align external and internal stakeholders of the ecosystem, such as #FinTech #startups#regulators, internal colleagues like #compliance and #procurement, to focus on customers. Do we know their pain points? Can we solve them effectively and fast enough? Can we collaborate with the ecosystem to achieve these?

2. Culture and practice do impact the effectiveness of the ecosystem collaboration. #Payme was a very important milestone for HSBC not just business but also internal buy-in on how innovation and agile worked. The passion of the Payme team really made a difference to influence the culture of the bank.

3. How we can go beyond banking and empower our customers from their end to end journey and help them see the mutual benefits are very important.

Elephant can dance and change. We can see major banks like HSBC are very determined to make changes to transform themselves into an innovative and digital bank instead of being perceived as a traditional bank. The end game is still who can effectively identify and solve their customers’ pain points fast enough. Value co-creation with the ecosystem is the only way.

Big thank for Jaff Lau Winny So Agnes Tin Noel Yick Cecilia Wong and many other HSBC colleagues to make this wonderful forum happened.

By the way, how do you like my fresh digital look or #DLook? Stay Young! Stay Innovative!