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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

My belief is that empowering people to do fishing is always better than serving them fish all the time. Our data and IT professionals have been doing a great job to help busness users to prepare reports and analytics so that the users can make better decisions, actions and even predictions. In the highly competitive envirnoment in the digital economy, doing this is simply not good enough to stay relevant.

That’s why we OpenCertHub Academy #OCHA www.ochacademy.com, a passionate and experienced team on data science and data culture, design our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme #DLEP to empower leaders and users at all levels across the whole organizations in major industries, such as financial services, property, transportation, utility, retail and so on, to speak the 2nd business language – Data. What it means is that everyone communicates, argues and wins with data as a habit in their daily conversation, meetings and tasks. We understand customers, seize opportunities and tackle problems through the smart use of data.

We aim to nurture and change the data culture of the organizations through training, data forums with industry experts and startups, cross-team data projects, community and more. Really grateful and thankful to see BEA to have a visionary leadership to go along with us in this journey of data culture transformation. We cultivated a group of Citizen Data Scientists (CDS) as the change agents to drive data culture change in their respective departments. We also have trained over hundreds of Data Citizens (DC) who now have the data mindset to use data more often in their daily jobs. The journey continues and more to come.

We thank for the trust from BEA senior management to us and have us as their trusted companion in the Data Literacy Empowerment journey. Really appreciate the collaboration and teamwork from BEA’s Data Team Kenny Au, FinTech & IT Team Stephen L. and Training & Development Team Doris Tong, and their bright teammates. Thank you! With their effort and support, we did build a very solid foundation and mutual trust to grow better and faster in 2023 and beyond. Look forward to sharing more experience with you all next year.

#BEA #BankofEastAsia
#DataLiteracy #DataCulture #DataMindset
#CitizenDataScientist #DataCitizen
#AI #BigData #Data #MachineLearning
#OpenCertHubAcademy OpenCertHub Academy

Congratulations to AIA on being the Grand Award winner of the 2022 Hong Kong ICT Awards – FinTech Award. Well done Terence Leung #AIA and his teammates to apply AI to optimize training impact on agent’s performance. More about their innovation can be found here: https://lnkd.in/gNebssKA

It is exciting to see more financial services incumbents to innovate and collaborate with the ecosystem this year. Also, happy and proud of Kevin Leung #LIQUIDAndy Ann #YASRebecca Lim, CFA #AutoML and many other awardees. You can download the brochure to know all awardees and more. https://lnkd.in/gXNTAZ8m

Really grateful being the Chief Judge of this award in the last 4 consecutive years to contribute to the #FinTech #ecosystem. Appreciate the trust and support from Carrie Leung and Philip Kam of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers #HKIB, the Leading Organizer of the Award and all the effort from their teammates. Also, big thank to all judges and assessors.

As I said in my remarks during the award presentation ceremony, there is a series of new initiatives and technologies coming like #CDI#CBDC#DigitalAsset#ESG#DeFi#Web3#MetaVerse#FederatedLearning#AI#Blockchain, etc. I look forward to seeing more innovation and value creation riding on these new initiatives and technologies next year. See you.

#HKICTA #HKICTA2022
#Innovation #Technology
#FinTech #InsurTech

The “Award of The Year” of the 2022 Hong Kong ICT Awards #HKICTA went to the “Flight Token” of the Airport Authority Hong Kong #AAHK. It is the top of the top award for the HKICTA. HKICTA is the most recognized, prestigious and largest innovation and technology award in Hong Kong with full support from the government and all major industries. More about the AAHK’s Flight Token can be found here:
https://lnkd.in/gQtjPPhq

Really proud of the Smart Airport #SmartAirport team of AAHK. They won the Award not only because of their innovativeness but also their passion and positive attitude to create seamless customer journey for local and foreign travellers. While the pandemic has been hitting us big, this innovation has given us a booster and confidence to fly again. Thanks to the leadership from Chris Au Young and the great effort from his bright teammates.

Congratulations to the team and really proud of you all. I am honoured to be one of the final judges for the HKICTA Smart Mobility Award organized by GS1 Hong Kong #GS1HK. This project won the Grand Award of Smart Mobility first. Then they competed with the Grand Awardees from other 7 Awards. Finally they won the Award of the Year. Thanks for Anna Lin and her GS1HK teammates and congratulations to all of us contributed in this year’s HKICTA #SmartMobility Award.

#Innovation #Technology #Aviation #AviationTech

Joined the GS1 Hong Kong Summit 2022 today in my capacity as the President of Internet of Things #IoT Industry Advisory Council https://lnkd.in/gZ3M-NrZ. Thanks for Anna Lin‘s invitation.

Really like the main theme “Enabling Growth through #IDD“. Guess what IDD means? We may recall the old memory of IDD which means the International Direct Dialing. IDD today means #Innovation#Disruption and #DigitalTransformation. I learned a lot more about ESG, Digital Transformation, New Retail, Data Analytics, eCommerce, Trade Finance, and MetaVerse from many speakers and panelists like Rico Lau#LawsgroupLouis Mah#MaximsSamuel lau#KerryLogisticsAnson Bailey (eMBA)#KPMGNelson Chow#HKMASandy Tan#DBS, and many others today.

More importantly, met many good friends f2f whom we haven’t seen each other physically for the last 3 years. Really felt great and warm to see many bright entrepreneurs and leaders such as Dr. Michael Chan #CafeDeCoralLucia Cheung#HKIMDanny Shum#Ztore#TVBKeith Wu#FulumCrystal Pang#PickupsVincent SoHenry Yeung#RTIA.

I am also very happy to see my elite #CUHK#EMBA students like Vincent WongEdmund ChanMae Chen there. Really grateful that my students have started engaging more with the #innovation and #technology#ecosystem as I often encourage them to do more. Well done.

Thank you so much to May Chung, FACKMAnna LinMignone ChengDr. Stephen LamCorinna Fung and many others from GS1 Hong Kong team #GS1HK to organize such a fruitful summit.

Don’t forget to download the excellent report “Retail Recharged: Engaging consumers with technology, purpose and trust – 2022 Survey” from GS1HK and KPMG. Thanks the perfect Duo Anna Lin and Anson Bailey (eMBA) to present its key findings on stage. Brilliant and insightful performance.
https://lnkd.in/dq-PxecE

#ESG#DigitalTransformation#NewRetail#DataAnalytics#eCommerce#TradeFinance#MetaVerseCUHK EMBA

Today is the Moment of the Truth #MOT for my CUHK EMBA students in my Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship course. After 8 days of intensive lectures, case discussion, guest speakers’ sharing, they were presenting their group projects.

The project required my students to study a company’s corporate innovation from 6 different perspectives or dilemmas that they learned from my classes and offsite dinners as well 😄😋.
1. Old Economy vs Digital Economy
2. Customer Centricity vs Innovation
3. Strategy Execution vs Searching for Innovation
4. Internal Innovation vs Open Collaboration
5. Entrepreneurship vs Intrapreneurship
6. Experience Driven vs Data Driven

Really grateful to have such a group of elite executives and professionals in my class with strong learning attitude and positive, open and growth mindset. I can feel and see from the quality, innovativeness and teamwork of their final projects. Thank you so much for their great effort.

Appreciate my guest speakers to spend their weekend time to share their experience with us. We have learnt a lot from their talk, discussion and asking sensible questions. Thanks Jacqueline Chong #AWS #AmazonJens-Peter Brauner, FIET
#SiemensMobility #SiemensRyan Lai #foodpanda, and Austin R. Bryan, #CLP. Their sharing had really made a huge difference. Thank you.

Special thanks to the feedback from my last year’s CUHK EMBA2022 students as they requested the school to lengthen this course from 1.5 credit to 3.0 credit so that I can have more time to share my experience and discuss content more thoroughly with my students this year. It was indeed much more fruitful. Really thankful to like Anita ChanChris SoRicky LeeHans Till (CUHK Executive MBA, PMP)Daniel Ching and many others. It has been a year since they presented their final project. https://lnkd.in/gpHhgZS3

I enjoyed a lot with my students in this journey of learning. Wish my sharing can further nurture and more importantly empower them to be innovative leaders in their respective industries and professions. My last advice for them, “What should we do differently from yesterday so we can survive today (and perhaps tomorrow)”. Keep it up, team.

CUHK EMBA #CUHKEMBA
CUHK Business School
#CUHKEMBA2023 #CUHKEMBA2022
#CorporateInnovation #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #Intrapreneurship #Technology
#DataLiteracy #Ecosystem

BIG DAY for FinTech Hong Kong. Stay tuned on Nov 16 for the announcement of the 2022 Hong Kong ICT Awards – FinTech. Thanks to #HKIB for organizing this award in the last 7 years and appreciate many elite FinTech experts to be our judges and assessors.

I am really grateful and thankful to see more and more financial services companies and startups to courageously innovate for our FinTech ecosystem. It has been my precious honour to be Chief Judge for the last 4 years. See you all in the presentation ceremony.

#FinTech#FinTechHK#HKICTA#HongKongICTAwards

What a month of GBA for me! This was my 4th forum with main theme on GBA that I have moderated or participated as speakers in the last 4 weeks. This one was specially designed for SMEs and very practical. Thanks to all experienced GBA leaders on our panel together Witman Hung, Raymond Yip, Dr. George So and Angel Wong.

Our panel speakers shared practical tips with the SMEs on 8 key items.
1. Choice of location
2. Culture fit
3. Market, opportunities & challenges
4. 前海 #QianHai 及南沙 #NanSha
5. Bay areas comparison
6. Policies (bothe central and hk governments)
7. Company registration
8. Tips on ABCDEFG..H..S.. (let me know if you want to know more)

Thanks to HKPC for organizing this. Appreciate the great effort and support from #HKPC Mohamed ButtKaren F.Elly YipDAPHNE HO and many others.

#GBA #GreaterBayArea
生產力局 HKPC #SME #Innopreneur

After almost 3 years of the Covid, our lives are gradually back to normal, at least, close to it. I am so grateful that I could meet with my EMBA students not only f2f in class (with masks), but also in causal dinners (without masks and with smiles) as well. I had a few dinners with different teams in my Corporate Innovation course in the last few weeks. Apart from discussing about innovation and technology, we talked about almost everything. I have a very good diversity in my class this year with business owners, corporate leaders from different industries, entrepreneurs and professionals like doctors, lawyers, accountants and engineers. That is an excellent mix to learn innovation. Really enjoyed our gatherings and understood a lot more about their lives and works. We all learned a lot more than in the classrooms. What a class! What a memory! Thanks to my fellow students. Appreciate Dop SunRachel Yu and Vincent Wong https://lnkd.in/gdH2YRny and a few other fellow students to organize such great gatherings. Hope the Covid is really getting away from us and we all can have more personal touch. It really matters and technology simply cannot replace it. CUHK EMBA #CUHKEMBA #Diversity #CorporateInnovation #Technology #Innovation #Entrepreneurship

After a busy month of October with back-to-back offline events, classes and meetings, I finally had some fun. Joined a group of friends from #HKCSHong Kong Computer Society on my favorite sport – #basketball. Thanks to Dr. Louis C.K. MaPatrick Lam, and many others to initiate and organize this, and bring us all together.

Perfect weather to do some outdoor exercises. Well, after 3 years rest due to the Covid, I am so rusty and fragile. So, it was just a warmup taster for me but not serious games yet. Will gradually play more basketball with old and new friends. Just love basketball since I was 14 years old.. My idol Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry.

Join us next time. Do some outdoor exercise in the weekend. Enjoy.