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To better prepare the participants for the FinTech Award of 2022 HKICT Awards, we have done a Mentoring Session for the contestants. We are so glad to have experienced judges and assessors, and the 2021 award winners to share their experience.

Thank you Michael Leung and Stephen Lau (Deputy Chief Judge) and Victor Yim and Jacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, FIPA, CSDP, MHKCS (Chief Assessor) for their insightful sharing. I, as the Chief Judge of the Award since 2019, have also given a speech to share my experience and encourage the participants to learn more from the process.

We also invited Calvin Cheng, CFA#Wizpresso (Grand Award), Kelvin Yeung#MediConcen (Gold Award) and Stephen Kwok #LeapExpert (Gold Award) to share their experience. You could find out more about these elite FinTech companies and the 2021 FinTech Award here. https://lnkd.in/fs6zyte

Audiences and award contestants on site and online did ask quite a few good questions and we did have a good and frank sharing with them.

Appreciate #HKIB Philip Kam and his teammates to organize such a great sharing and mentoring session. Look forward to seeing more impactful FinTech innovation this year. Add oil everyone💪👏.

#HKICTA #FinTech #InsurTech #BankTech #RegTech #PayTech #WealthTech #LendTech

Congratulations to #SAP for its 50th Anniversary. Nice to meet Rajni Sharma, the new Managing Director of SAP Hong Kong and Macau. Rajni is a nice, passionate and visionary leader. I am sure that we will see a lot more contribution from Rajni’s energetic SAP team to our #innovation and #technology #ecosystem.

Thanks for the invitation and effort from Andrew LingSandy Yu and Helen Lam from #SAPHK. I was grateful to join and enjoy the luncheon. Also really happy to see f2f many friends there Jade Tin Hei LeeSusanna ShenVincent SoBrian ChanThomson LaiHenry HuiSankar V SBryan MaMark Arel and made many new friends.

Really love to see more networking luncheon in a healthy and happy environment.

It was my first-time visit to the Hong Kong Observatory 香港天文台 #HKO headquarters in TST yesterday. It is on the top of a small mountain in the busy TST district. I can see the advanced devices and technologies as well as the 130+ years of legacy in the beautiful and historical buildings there. What a contrast and learning for this trip of mine!

I was invited to share my experience on how to collaborate with the #innovation and #technology #ecosystem to co-create values for customers and more importantly for citizens in Hong Kong. In fact, HKO has been good at making use of science and technologies but also putting emphasis on serving our citizens. I particularly appreciate their mission on “Innovate with Science, Serve with Heart” https://lnkd.in/d9XBB65J. I am impressed by what they have been doing for our citizens. Thank you.

I have shared how we can make use of data to understand the voice of our citizens and the importance of everyone in HKO to speak the language of data so they can solve the pain points of our citizens even better. Through most of the HKO colleagues are engineering background, they also recognized and agreed enhancing their data literacy with right data mindset and skills to understand citizens and solve customers pain points are very crucial for their success.

Thank you so much for Dr. Cheng, Director of HKO, his top management and staff participating in my sharing. In particular, thanks for their meaningful questions and ideas exchanges as well. Appreciate Justine Tang and #PolyU Research Institute for AI of Things #RIAoT to facilitate this sharing session.

#AI #BigData #Data
#DataLiteracy #DataMindSet

Enjoyed the physical nature and breathed the fresh air in my birthday celebration after 2 years of close door birthdays due to the pandemic. Missed that a lot. Really grateful to be able to do it this year healthy.

Just would like to share the joy with you all. I ate a lot of both eastern and western tasty food with my beloved, friends and family members in the last few days. Thanks to their and your caring for me in the last n years of my life. Will have my favorite steak and red wine tonight on my real birthday. Hmm yummies😋. Then, I need a lot of exercises and diet afterwards😅.

One year older and hopefully one year wiser in the sense of what matter and who to treasure the most in my career and personal lives. Hope to catch up with you f2f soon no matter which cities worldwide you are in.

Wish you can enjoy your birthday as well in the physical beauty and nature with your beloved and friends. Cheers!

Really glad to see the good progress of my advising AI startup, HairCoSys Limited#HairCoSys aims to solve the pain points of lossing hair and other hair problems by making use of #AI and cultivating an #ecosystem. Look around our friends in the world, no matters what gender and age groups, these pain points on our hair have been getting more serious and the potential total addressable market #TAM is huge.

Today, we had a progress meeting with Michael Wong, Founder and CEO of HairCoSystem, together with my fellow well-experienced advisors Ivan Ng (Data Science), 黃創安 (Hair Treatment) and Vincent Tsui (Marketing) https://lnkd.in/dtGf_f2H .

Since HairCoSys was successfully admitted to the #HKSTP Incubation program just a few months ago, HairCoSys team has been progressing well. We are pleased to see the first #MVP of the product. Thanks for the day-to-day great effort and passion from Michael’s, his teammates and our advisors. Appreciate the great support from various HKSTP teams.

We are determined to leveraging AI to make a real impact on taking care of the hair healthiness of everyone in different stages of lives around the globe.

We had a small party for my birthday as well. Beautiful cake and wonderful team bonding. Really appreciate it.

Look forward to collaborating with our ecosystem partners as well. If you are interested to find out more, please let me know. For more about HairCoSystem, please visit https://haircosys.com/.

Learned a lot today from the #MetaVerse practitioners in town in the 2nd forum of our “All About MetaVerse Series”. The main theme today was MetaVerse Strategies for #Brands#SMEs and #Entrepreneurs. I am so grateful to be the moderator of this series. More episodes will come shortly. Stay tuned with HKPC #Innopreneur vForum. My post on the 1st episode of this series can be found here. https://lnkd.in/dusKJYeA

Big thanks to our guest speakers Lorraine Cheung #YahooChris Wang #AWSKevin K T Lee #Redspots and Henry Chu #PillnPillow. Two of them are entrepreneurs and the other two are platform providers. That enabled us to discuss this topic from a more balanced perspective.

We discussed from MetaVerse opportunities, challenges to technologies, platforms, talents requirement and future skills. MetaVerse is not a hype but the direction is still being shaped. It is very early so everyone gets a chance but we need to keep learning and be open minded.

In essence, there are a few things that we need to strike a balance in order to make the best out of this unprecdented opportunity for the decade – MetaVerse.

1. The next 5 to 10 years will have lots of opportunities. By 2030, the market is going to reach 5 trillion USD globally. At same time, lots of regulations and governance needed to be in place to balance the opportunities and potential problems.

2. We have more opportunities from scalability to the global markets but at the same time competitions from global players.

3. New digital skills will be required but soft skills, like problem solving, communication, project management are equally important.

4. #Data analytics, #MachineLearning and #AI are crucial now and even more pivotal in the MetaVerse for customer experience and engagement.

5. SMEs are lack of resources and talents but lots of good partners in the MetaVerse ecosystem that they can leverage on.

6. Keep trying and learning to get started but be aware of the risks like losing Crypto from your hot wallets.

Lots more to come. See you in our 3rd MetaVerse episode soon. Have a good ride in your MetaVerse journey.

Thanks to Karen F.Elly Yip and their teammates #HKPCDr. Angus Ho #HKIM and Annie Yeung #Vootprint for their great effort to make this forum happened.

#SME #Startup
#Innovation #Technology
#Web3#NFT#Blockchain#Cryptocurrency#VR#Cloud

The first-ever GS1 HK Solution Day was successfully held today in HKPC. Really glad that it was a physical event. I have met many old friends #f2f FINALLY after the long Covid-19 period and made some new friends as well.

More than ten partners of GS1 were showing their practical solutions and many attendees participated the event. Great atmosphere and lots of chats. Thanks #GS1HK team.

In addition, it was also the 11th Consumer Caring Scheme Presentation Ceremony. I love the Chinese name #貼心企業嘉許典禮。I was grateful to represent GS1 on my capacity of President, IoT Industry Advisory Council, GS1 HK, to present awards for the winners in the Scheme.

Really learned a lot from Louis Mah, CIO of #Maxims, on Maxim’s digital tranformation and Sandy Tan, Head of Ecosystem, #DBS HK, on DBS’s data strategy. Glad to meet Samson LamFrandy Chu from #DSGEnergy and congrats on their Consumer Caring Scheme award. Enjoyed chats with Nelson Chow and Ming Chan #HKMA, my CityU DBA buddy Leo Yeung, my mentor Gregg L., my advising startup #Posify Koey Lee and many others.

Appreciate Anna Lin and her teammates Corinna FungDr. Stephen LamMignone ChengPhilip YK Choi, MBACatherine Cheng and many others for their great effort to organize such a great solution day and gatherings.

Remember my years in the US, I always got the fortune cookies from the local Chinese restaurants. Today, I got one in one of the best restaurants in Hong Kong. More importantly, it has further inspired me the importance of #DREAM.

The message inside my fortune cookies said, “In dreams and in life, nothing is impossible.”

I hope many of you much younger than me to keep on chasing your dreams especially in the #innovation and #technology ecosystem. Tons of opportunities for you and the sky is the only limit. #GOGOX has just listed in the Hong Kong main board. Their founders started with only HK$20K. It was a miracle and a legend but the power of dreams of the #founders and #entrepreneurs did matter a lot.

Keep it going. Many of the #Unicorns and even #Decacorns are yet to come.

The Dingge Awards 2022 鼎革奖 is open for enrolment! It is the 5th year that Tsinghua University #清華大學#哈佛商业评论中文版 Harvard Business Review China and SAP China are co-hosting these awards. It aims to recognize the outstanding mainland and Hong Kong enterprises that excel in digital transformation. This year’s main theme is “Discover Intelligent and Sustainable Chinese Enterprises 发現新型中国企业”. I am so grateful and honored to be one of the jury members to represent Hong Kong for this award in the consecutive 2nd year. Here is an introductory video for this year’s Dingge Awards https://lnkd.in/dSZ8bfS7. If you are currently expanding your enterprise into mainland China or planning to do so, the awards offer you golden opportunities to collaborate with top brands, leverage privileged media coverage to boost your brand image, and promote your success stories in Tsinghua and Harvard Business Review. I encourage enterprises from Hong Kong to showcase your digital transformation and innovation in this competition. More importantly, you can learn from other leading enterprises and build valuable networks through participating this award. For more information and enrollment for the 5th Dingge Awards, please visit: https://sap.to/6042zVGUM. Appreciate SAP Hong Kong team Sandy YuHelen LamSuki Chan and their teammates from the mainland to bring this impactful award to Hong Kong. See you all there! #DigitalTransformation #DinggeAwards #鼎革奖 #HBR #HarvardBusinessReview #TsingHuaUniversity #SAP #SAPHK

Congratulations to the Hong Kong Digital Asset Society #HKDAS Inauguration Ceremony today at Cyberport. It was also a showcase of their hackathon winners. The award winners were so impressive. The youngest awardee was only 14 years old. It was an excellent start to nurture our next generation of digital asset talents for Hong Kong. Appreciate the great effort from the HKDAS’ leaders Fonia Wong 黃仰芳Alex Au, and their committee members including the well-known artist Hanjin Tan, Celia Lok. Thanks for inviting Edmund LeeVincent So and me to be the DAS’s industry advisors. It was our pleasure to join today’s ceremony. As more and more events back to f2f, I am really glad to see friends again. I am very pleased to see Sunny Lee, #ASTRI Chairman, Simon Chan, #Cyberport Chairman, Peter Yan Cyberport CEO, David Chung #ITBJoseph HL Chan #FSTBAllen YeungDuncan WongKenneth ChauPriscilla YeungJoseph C. H. SoMiranda Lou, and many others today. Look forward to contributing more to the DAS in the future. #MetaVerse #NFT #Blockchain #DigitalAsset #DeFi #Cryptocurrency