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Thanks to Michael Ng #WeLab Bank, Yvonne Leung #Alipay HK and Ken Lo #SF Supply Chain for their insightful sharing in our panel in the 2021 #KODW Conference. It was organized by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC). We talked about Winning in Hyper-efficient Commerce.

My key takeaways were Relevancy, Experience and Trust. Our panelists shared how they have brought these values to their customers and the key role of #data in achieving these goals.

Appreciate #HKDC team led by Eric Yim Edmund Lee Jillian Lee to organize such a marvelous global conference. More about the conference https://lnkd.in/e9EAmgT

Right after our Hong Kong FinTech Week 2020 last week & right before the announcement of the 2020 #HKICTAwards FinTech Award Winners tomorrow, I visited the CEO of the leading FinTech company in Hong Kong i.e. Simon Loong of WeLab Group today.

#WeLab is one of the leading #FinTech #Unicorns in the world. They pioneered so much that we, #startups or #incumbents, can learn from them. Thanks for Simon’s & Professor Chan’s leadership.

“Inspiring Workspace” is what I described their headquarters. I see young professionals with passion. I see #DNA of an Unicorn. I particularly love the quotes on the wall, e.g., “Never Not My Job” reminds us the importance of #Agility & “Stay Hungry” reminds us the importance of #Sustainable #Innovation. Great #culture!

I also learnt their history from the Bell on the wall (They rang the bell when they hit performance target), #永樂街 (their 1st office), table tennis table (once was their workbench), van, little unicorn..

Special thank to Simon to write a Preface for my book #數碼力大提升。He also shared copies of my book to his teammates. Really appreciate it. Look forward to writing the next chapters of WeLab in many years ahead.

Well done team:Kelly Wong Adrian Tse Fiona Ng Jessica Lam Tat Lee Kenny Cheng Paul Ip Nancy H. many unsung heroes.

AFF2020 AsianFinancialForum in Hong Kong was powered by lots of FinTech this year. Recalled that AFF had not much on FinTech 4 years ago. Our Cyberport team working with HKTDC made this happened. We are so grateful that FinTech is now a core part of the AFF every year.

More importantly, a number of FinTech startups started 4 years ago & now they became key players in the financial services industry. Covergo  Wesurance  InsurTech Farseer FinancialIntelligence Transwap Remittance HeyCoins DigitalCash EarthChannel RegTech DigitalTransaction Blockchain PolyDigi CyberSecurity IxFinTech WealthTech NexChange Platform Gini Neat GekkoLab & more.  Keep it up teams Tomas Holub Stanley King Lun Chan Benjamin Wong Eddie RONG Adam Lau Wai Kong Wong Ian Huang Curtis Chan Irene OL Wong (黃愛玲) Juwan Lee Natalie Fong & more.

Thanks for Cyberport Chairman Dr. George Lam, CEO Peter Yan FinTech Head Charles Lam have been giving lots of support to the FinTech ecosystem in HK. From >50 FinTech startups 4 years ago, Cyberport has nearly 400 now & a few more hundreds around in HK. A few are Unicorns already such as WeLab TNG. Thanks to InvestHK King Leung, HKMA Nelson Chow, HKSTP George Tee, DIT Ivan Yip & more.

More can be found here https://lnkd.in/ffPv7cg

  • #Thailand is catching up in the Innovation and Technology space after great unicorns like #Grab from #Singapore and #GoJek from #Indonesia have proven their impact to the #ASEAN region. I visited two of their leading drivers in Thailand, #InnoSpace and #DEPA, and exchanged ideas how to bring our startups ecosystem from the #GreaterBayArea to Thailand and vice versa for mutual growth.