Hong Kong #Economy is ramping up again as the Covid-19 is getting less severe lately. I engaged in 6 activities in the last 5 days. I was grateful to see that we have started resuming face to face #f2f functions & hybrid mode as well.
We can finally see friends & partners in person. Someone said to me, “We could finally exchange paper name cards.” What a way to describe how we have been living & working in the online space for a long time.
I love the theme of this year’s Hong Kong Economic Summit – #Recover, #Rebuild & #Reborn. I could feel and witness that it is happening now in our #innovation and #technology industry.
Wish the momentum continues in April & beyond. Everyone is healthy, happy & bouncing back well. Thanks for the great effort from everyone in our #ecosystem to make these possible & happened.
I am exhausted but happy. Good that it is weekend now.
More about the 6 events:
#EJ #MetroFinance HK Economic Summit
#Kornerstone & #OpenCertHub Data Literacy Forum
#HKPC #Innopreneur Programme
#JobMarket Best Employer Award
#ARUP #PolyU The Asian Knowledge & Innovative Forum #AKIF
#MIG #BankTech Conference
“The Power Duo of AI and Big Data” is one of my favorite courses in our #CUHK Digital Leadership Series for Executives. In the last 2 days, I have delivered this class to the #ChiyuBank #集友銀行 in Hong Kong & Xiamen. Thanks for Michael Chan, Executive Director of the Chiyu Bank, to kickoff the class & his support.
I have shared my #BigData & #AI experience from #MachineLearning #Algorithms #DataLiteracy concepts to innovative applications in #FinancialServices #FinTech & #ResponsibleAI. Apart from lectures, case studies & group discussions, I have invited 2 AI experts to share their experience. My heartfelt thanks to my guest speakers Calvin Cheng, CFA from Wizpresso & Daniel Ling from OneConnect Financial Technology.
I encouraged more interaction from my students in the class. The most engaged students were given a copy of my book #數碼力大提升 with my signature and personalized message. Congratulations to 3 winners today.
Grateful that more and more enterprises and their executives are taking the courses in our #DigitalLeadershipSeries for executives to empower & #reskill themselves to be competitive & relevant in the #DigitalEconomy.
For more about our #DigitalLeadershipSeries, please read my post here.
#CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA #APIB
#SME #Digitalisation is not a yes or no question anymore. It is a question of how. Several months ago, I had a discussion with Karen F. & Marius Chow from 香港生產力促進局 #HKPCAcademy on this after I have published my book #數碼力大提升.
How can we bring the wisdom of SME leaders, innovative #entrepreneurs from #startups & #professionals together, and generate sustainable synergy among these experts? How other SMEs, which have just started or not yet begun their digitalisation journey, could learn from this #community of experts? That was the start of this #InnoPreneur #platform.
#HKPC has done a great job to put these all together. You will see experience sharing forums on major industries, #startups solutions showcase for these industries, subject matter experts to interact with audiences in live #KOL style, #eClincs where SMEs can meet experts for #consultation, startup showcase & certainly #training, #workshops & site visits.
Please join our 1st #InnoPreneur Forum on #FoodTech #FoodIndustry on Mar 26. HKPC will further share our year-long InnoPreneur Series. All SMEs, startups & #ecosystem stakeholders are welcome to join. Thanks so much for #HKPC teams to make this happen. See you.
Register & find out more from Marius’ post here.
Do you speak #Data“? Here is a golden chance to learn about #DataLiteracy.
Seasoned leaders from #Retail, #Manufacturing, #FinancialServices, #Hospitality, #Property including Susanna Chiu from #Bonjour #卓悦, Maggie Yung from #DBS, Bessie Chong from #Esquel, Akina Ho from #GreatEagle, will share how to make use of data, nurture data culture & talents in their industries.
#Marketing #HR #Accounting #Consulting professionals, Johnson Lo from CIM | The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Edwin Hui from #Accenture, Sunny Cheng, ACCA, CPA, EMBA from #UCP, Kris Lui from #Vertiv, will share how their professions are transforming to be data driven & how they are reskilling themselves on data literacy to keep relevant & competitive in the #AI Era.
To warm up on the theme, you may be interested in 3 recent posts:
Maggie Yung DBS on their data strategy
My post on a data hackathon organized by Bessie Chong Esquel.
Andy Kwok #OpenCertHub on #DataLiteracy & #CitizenDataScientist qualification and career development
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from the dream team on Mar 24 in #HKPC. Thanks to all panel speakers, Catherine Chan #Kornerstone & Andy Kwok #OpenCertHub #hkaim #cim #kos
“Every leader needs to be a #DigitalLeader in the #DigitalEconomy.” #Digital is not just an enabler for business but also a #GameChanger for almost all industries. To stay competitive and relevant, every executive and professional need to #reskill and #upskill on their digital leadership instead of leaving it to just #IT colleagues.
A team of well-experienced digital practitioners, innovative entrepreneurs & I, together with my #CUHK teammates, have designed a “Digital Leadership Series for Executives” programme to empower today’s leaders from traditional industries with digital #Mindset, #Capability & #DigitalWorkforce management.
The series include 8 two-day modules with lectures, cases, discussions, guests sharing & hands-on workshops. Participants can take one to all of these modules. Topic ranges from #DesignThinking #DigitalMarketing #CustomerEngagement #CorporateInnovation #Entrepreneurship #Agile Development #AI #BigData #Blockchain #Platform.
Good news is that most of these modules are eligible for the #RTTP https://lnkd.in/gwwfXHT funding from the government.
To find out more about this Digital Leadership Series for Executives Programme, please visit https://lnkd.in/gZBZmjp
Appreciate our team’s effort Matthew Chan Teddy Liu KC Tsui Bernard Suen Ivan Ng.
“Seeing is believing it”. I had another chance to do so today. I visited Fanny Chan of #ChinaEverbrightBank #中国光大銀行 in Hong Kong.
The bank is a great example of #HR #Innovation. Recently, they won 4 awards in the HR Awards 2020 organized by #CTgoodjobs. Congratulations again.
1. Employer of the Year
2. Best of the Best HR Star of the Year (Awardee is Fanny Chan)
3. Perfect Office Award
4. Best Change Leadership Strategy Award
I was one of the judges for the competition but could only read all the materials online but not offline. Today I really learned a lot more from Fanny & Mike Chen (CEO of the bank).
One thing that cannot be read from online well is the culture, passion & attitude of the bank. Their passion for improvement & the way of hosting me was impressive. Not just personalized greeting messages but also the whole journey of the visit. The message on their visual display “#Agility #Technology & #Ecosystem” was right fit for #DigitalEconomy. The amazing gifts were very thoughtful & useful. The digital accessories & innovative cups were wonderful. Really appreciate it.
Walking around, talking to people & visiting leading companies are very effective to learn new things & keep ourselves up to the market need. Will share more for my future visits. Stay tuned.
#Data is my favorite theme for #corporate #hackathon. I have participated another good one with the #Esquel Group, which is a leading HK-based textile & apparel manufacturer. The objective was to arouse the interest of Esquel’s colleagues in making use of data & gradually build a data culture for the company. It is a proven way to strenghthen data innovation of all levels.
8 passionate teams from different departments competed on the theme of using data to tackle internal & external pain points. They put serious effort from ideation to protyping. Well done. From #ImageRecognition, #ML, #DeepLearning to #NLP, the teams made use of #AI & DATA to seize opportunities & solve tough issues.
Appreciate Esquel has the vision & commitment to empower their workforce to #SpeakData. Democratizing #DataLiteracy to every staff was proven to be the secret sauce of successful companies in the digital economy. Key management & external expert like myself & Charleston Sin were the final judges & we provided feedbacks to the teams.
Special thank to Margie Yang Bessie Chong Daniel Lai Edgar Tung Stephanie Hung & more for their effort to make this amazing hackathon happen. I love the red & blue sweatshirts that we were wearing. It is a product of the Group’s own brand #DETERMINANT.
#DigitalTransformation is on the top of the list for many leaders across different industries. How #HR should formulate their digital workforce to suit for this transformation? How individuals should prepare themselves to become marketable talents in the #DigitalEconomy? I have shared my views with #CTgoodjobs HR Guru recently.
I also used my journey as an example when I started my #innovation and #technology #career 30 years ago in the #SiliconValley. Hope that gives you some inspiration no matters you are HR professionals, IT and non IT executives, #enterpreneurs and certainly bosses.
Video interview (in Chinese)
Article (in Chinese)
Thanks #CTgoodjobs Regina Tam and Cindy Chan for their arrangement and effort.
An elite start-up should focus on a scalable market with industry and social impact as well as run by passionate & creative young #enterpreneurs. 益思智綠色金融科技集團 #ESGMatters is one of the growing start-ups from #Cyberport heading to this direction.
#ESG becomes not only a nice-to-have thing for corporates especially listed companies, but also a mandatory requirement by stock exchanges & regulators worldwide. It enhances the investability of companies if they are ESG compliant. For commercial, sustainability & environmental perspectives, ESG makes a lot of senses.
ESG Matters was founded by a veteran Glenn Frommer with decades of experience in #Sustainability. It is now run by a team of passionate, smart & young talents with a heart on environmental and social impact.
I am very pleased to see what they have been doing & am very honored to be one of their industry & tech advisors. Yesterday, we had a very fruitful session at Cyberport & exchanged some new ideas on ESG, #FutureFit, business opportunities & technological design of their innovations.
I love their cartoons & characters on the white board. Can you recognize who’s who compared to the real photos? That’s a lively & creative culture of a startup.
Dicky GTR May Lit Lavin Yeung Philbert T. Carmen Ng Connie Ngai