Glad to share my view on the opportunities & challenges in #GBA with 2 passionate, innovative & elite #CEOs of two #Tech #startups, Andy Kwok #OpenCertHub and Wiva Wei #MatrixSense from Hong Kong today. We were interviewed by CTgoodjobs on the theme of preparing talents to seize the opportunities and manage challenges in the #GreaterBayArea.
#GBA is a new market to many startups. It has its own uniqueness & challenges but at the same time it has huge market potential. Whenever we enter into a new market, we will have these issues. GBA has no difference. Hong Kong talents can go after this market gradually. From knowing the market, building the people networks, identifying product-market fit to engaging with the right partners and investors.
In terms of skills, apart from Putonghua, Cantonese and English, the young talents need to pick up another important language called #DataLiteracy. Enterprises in GBA badly need not just IT staff but also non-IT staff to master data literacy to sharpen their competitiveness locally and globally.
Appreciate Cindy Chan and Regina Tam Natalie Fong from #CTgoodjobs for the interviews. Will share the contents once it is published. Stay tuned.
#TECH * #DESIGN Crossover was the main theme of the panel that I moderated for the #BODW 2020. My honour having experienced serial entrepreneurs Jason Chiu and Fred Ngan together with design expert Amy Ip joined my panel today at the #ViuTV Studio in Hong Kong.
My key takeaway to get the best out of Design and Tech to create values for customers was that we need to build and cultivate a team with a diversity of background like Design, Tech, professionals, domain or subject matter experts, and more.
Most importantly, how to make them work together even under lots of challenges and differences. One of the best ways to do that is to leverage on customers as the focal point to validate different ideas and do it as often as we need. That can bring teammates with different views to align and co-create values for the sake of customers.
Well done, team. We all learned a lot from each other tonight.
Appreciate 香港設計中心 Eric Yim Edmund Lee and their teammates to lead and organize such an impressive international conferences with many renowned local and overseas speakers. Not easy for such under the Covid-19. Thank you.
#TECH in #China becomes a hot topic in the West these days. I have conducted an online class on “Emerging TECH in China” to the fellow executive students from one of the top universities in Europe, the #ImperialCollege Imperial College London. It is a part of the one week program of #CUHK The Chinese University of Hong Kong to the Imperial College Business School in #London.
I talked about the Tech landscape, the #startup #ecosystem and #CorporateInnovation in China. I covered hot topics like the foreign market and investment strategy, self-reliance capabilities, #5G, #AI, #Semiconductors, Corporate #intrapreneurship, talents, #GreaterBayArea, #HangSengTechIndex, tech giants returning from #Nasdaq to Hong Kong and Shanghai #StockExchanges, etc.
I used a number of cases like #Baidu, #Alibaba, #Tencent, #ByteDance, #TikTok, #AntFinancial, #SenseTime, #PingAn, #Haier, #Huawei, #BYD, #XiaopengMotors, #Hema, #Xiaomi, #Qihoo360, #SequoiaCapital, #IDGCapital, #MatrixPartners as examples to show the strength and potential risks of China Tech.
The Imperial College’s students showed great interest on this topic, were engaged well and asked lots of sensible questions. I also learned a lot from their views and feedbacks as well. Thank you so much for their active participation.
#Platform is the KING. The world’s leading companies are running Platform business. SMEs are being replaced by large & small platforms from #startups. How can we compete in #DigitalEconomy?
Why are platforms so powerful? Can we or should we be a platform? How to build, cultivate, operate, govern & sustain a platform profitably? What are capabilities, culture & tech needed? More importantly, what is the best-kept secret of a winning platform?
To master all these, please don’t miss my class “Platform Revolution & Breakthrough” at #CUHK Biz School Asia-Pacific Institute of Biz on Oct 14-15, 2020.
I have talked about Platform in my #EMBA #MBA #Tech #Innovation #Entrepreneurship classes & seminars plus in my new book #數碼力大提升 (Boost up Your Digital Power) https://lnkd.in/g4_RWBE. I will explore deeper in this course with #international & #local cases.
#Corporate #SME #Startup leaders & executives are keen on the course & have already enrolled it. Good news is that the course is eligible for the govt #RTTP scheme & the participants may get #subsidy from the scheme but have to enrol the course quick (2 weeks b4 the class starts) to be qualified.
Two world-leading universities, Chinese University of HK CUHK & University of Chicago, joined hands to empower tech entrepreneurs researchers scientists startups students to launch their ventures through a 8-week long DeepTechVentureLaunch program in HK.
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 AEF Cindy Chow & ChicagoBooth Angels Network Brian Tsui; Tech Mentorship Partner ASTRI Hugh Chow; Industry Mentorship Partner FHKI StartupCouncil Jason Chiu; Tech Partner AWS Ahim Kho; & supporting orgs.
Apart from classes taught by top professors & industry leaders, we have the leading tech entrepreneurs from HK Jason ChiuCherryPicks, 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.
The program is now OPEN for application. FinTech BioTech AI Robotics IoT and all TECH are welcome. Do u want to launch a successful & impactful tech venture? Don’t miss this chance.