Today is a bright day with a sunny and clear sky. What a great day to kick off our collaborative partnership with The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers! OpenCertHub Academy (#OCHA) and The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (#HKIB) are joining hands to upskill the data literacy of the executives and practitioners in the #Banking industry.
#Data is one of the most important assets for leading enterprises in today’s #DigitalEconomy. For #FinancialServices, data is the “new gold” or one of the most important assets these days. To unleash the power of data in the banking industry, everyone needs to speak data and treat it as their second business language.
Just having a core team of data scientists is not good enough to fully unleash the business values of data for banks. We are seeing that a few major international and local #banks are empowering the majority of their workforce on data literacy. They aim to embed a data mindset and skills with every possible colleague so that they can make use of data in their daily jobs. They also empower colleagues to communicate effectively and regularly with their data and IT teammates to come up with better and better analytics and data sources.
The prime objective of the “Data Literacy Empowerment Programme”, the flagship programme of OpenCertHub Academy (OCHA), is to democratize data literacy to everyone in a company so that they can seize the opportunities from data monetization and solve business problems with data analytics on daily basis.
The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) is one of the major institutes to provide training and certification services to the banking community in Hong Kong. Together, OCHA and HKIB aim to contribute to the growth of data talents in the banking community and enhance the competitiveness of the banking industry in Hong Kong through the pervasive use of data. Appreciate the leadership and trust from HKIB’s Carrie Leung and Philip Kam, and the great support from their teammates, and certainly my OCHA’s teammates Andy Kwok, Dr. Victor Ng, Patrick Tsoi, Candi Yeung and more. We look forward to collaborating with HKIB to co-creating values for the growth of #FinTech in Hong Kong.
If you are interested to find out more, please visit OCHA website https://lnkd.in/gi6y9mJE or contact OCHA and HKIB for more.
Thanks Patrick Khong‘s leadership and senior management’s vision to transform Hang Seng Bank to be a leading data-driven enterprise. Grateful that we can collaborate together to contribute to the data literacy empowerment journey of the Hang Seng Bank.
Appreciate Hang Seng Bank senior management’s commitment to democratize data literacy to all lines of businesses and speak data as their business language – a must-have for leading enterprises in the digital economy. You have set an inspiring example for many enterprises in Hong Kong.
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The 2nd episode of our #ToaSirDataTalk#ToaSir講數 interview series is now ready to watch. Our guest speaker this time was Mr. Daniel Kwong, the former Chief Information and Innovation Officer of #CITIC#Telecom.
Daniel shared practical tips and examples to get the most out of data for his company. We also discussed how to acquire, train and engage data scientists. In addition, Daniel shared how to nurture a data culture in his company to get non-IT colleagues across business and operation units to make use of data to seize revenue opportunities and enhance operation efficiency.
Really learned a lot from Daniel. Appreciate his sharing and thank you. That is the key objective of our programme “Toa Sir Data Talk” i.e. invite experienced business and data leaders to share their industry best practices and data strategy on making use of data in their businesses and operations.
To watch the full interview, please click this link https://lnkd.in/ggyDAw7W
To watch our past interviews and stay tuned for future ones, please visit our #ToaSirDataTalk#ToaSir講數 website https://lnkd.in/gPdRNQfn
Let’s beef up our #DataLiteracy together through this series of guest interviews.
Glad to have a fruitful discussion with elite #FinTech leaders on the theme of #FinancialInclusion on the 1st day of the 2021 Hong Kong FinTech Week #HKFTW #HKFinTechWeek. We had Tat Lee #WeLabBank, Venetia Lee #Alipay, David Rosa #Neat and myself in our panel moderated by Karen Man #BakerMckenzie.
My 3 key takeaways from our panel are:
1. Large FSIs and FinTechs need to be customer centric on empowering the #SMEs and under privileges to make use of finance to change their lives. It is not just a business model to make money but also a very meaningful PURPOSE. That aligns all key stakeholders to collaborate.
2. #Data is key for the success of financial inclusion. #FSI is a regulated industry. Banks need to use #DataScience to seize opportunities and manage the risk of financial inclusion while SMEs can make use of data to identify areas to improve their credit scores.
3. The success of Financial Inclusion needs #DataLiteracy democratization. Data is our customer voice in particular we need to deal with massive number of customers in the financial inclusion market. Every one in FSI needs to be reskilled or upskilled to be a #CitizenDataScientist. Major financial services incumbents are proactively working towards this direction.
See you on the Day 2 (Thu, Nov 4) in the following panel. I will talk to the senior executives of #HSBC on the theme – Building Billion Dollar Ecosystems.
BigData is the Secret Sauce of today’s most successful companies like Amazon, Alibaba, etc. What does it mean to Accounting and Finance professionals, leaders of traditional enterprises and individuals’ career?
I have delivered a series of sharing sessions in Malaysia on these topics and generated lots of interests here. All the audiences were serious to learn the secret sauce and how to prepare their companies and themselves ready for this inevitable change. Empowering majority of workforce to be data literate & CitizenDataScientist is the key to be a DataEnterprise, innovate data driven business models & monetize big data effectively. Please find out more about Citizen Data Scientist from one of my advising companies OpenCertHub and www.opencerthub.com.
Thanks for ACCA, MiCPA, MDEC, 6Biz, ADAX my teammates in HK and KL, and many others’ support to make these forums possible. Met lots of great accountants, auditors CFO, business leaders, young entrepreneurs, university professors and certainly big data and AI practitioners. Special thanks to Dato’ Vimmy Yap Datuk Dr. Stanley Yap (Professor) Paul W Chan Dato’ Robert Teo Kean Sim Woon Jack Lee Carmen Thong Shun Shun Aishvarya Lakshimy (Aishu) MMIM, CPC (TCI) Poo Kuan Hoong and many others.
What are the Top Most Important Job Skills for #2020 & beyond? Listen to the digital leader Bernard Marr, an internationally bestselling author (16 best-selling books), futurist, keynote speaker, & strategic advisor to companies & governments, on his inspiring view. The top ten job skills are:
- Data Literacy
- Critical Thinking
- Tech Savviness
- Adaptability & Flexibility
- Emotional Intelligence
- Cultural Intelligence & Diversity
- Leadership Skills
- Judgment & Complex Decision Making
Bernald said that Data has become every organization’s most important asset. Companies that don’t use that fuel to drive their success will inevitably fall behind. To make data valuable, companies must employ individuals with #DataLiteracy & the skills to turn the data into business value. Companies need not only DataScientists but also talents in between Data Scientists & Business. Gartner called this role CitizenDataScientist https://lnkd.in/fa2skdn
Are you ready to upskill reskill yourselves & your colleagues on the MostWanted Skill in DigitalEconomy ? OpenCertHub’s mission is to democratize Data Literacy to everyone from novice to expert. Find out more www.opencerthub.com HR DigitalTransformation BigData AI
OpenData OpenSource experts and 300+ audiences had a very fruitful forum today in HKPC. HKSAR OGCIO Victor Lam JP shared what our government has been doing to transform Hong Kong to be a SmartCity & a DataEconomy. Dr. Bernard Chan JP, Under Secretary for Commerce & Development, and many government leaders & officials have joined the forum. Mr. Stephen Wong, HK Privacy Commissioner, also shared his view on how to protect our data privacy in Data Economy.
Appreciate HKPC Edmond Lai Just Tang (Justine) and their teammates to organize a great platform for all of us to share & learn from each other. AWS OpenCertHub CIOConnect HKU CUHK SCC HKCOTA OpenSourceHK HKSTP Cyberport and many others were there to share and support the open data and open sources community in HK. Thank you all.
As OpenCertHub Chairman, I shared my view on talents requirement in Data Economy and how enterprises & SMEs should reskill their colleagues to be AI & BigData ready. Empowering business & functional leaders & executives to be CitizenDataScientist is the key to success in the inevitable AI Era.
My final thought shared was that Open Sources & Open Data, in fact, bring OpenInnovation & CoCreation mindset to traditional companies to stay relevant & competitive in the DigitalEra.
ASEAN countries are ramping up to seize the AI and BigData opportunities. For instance, according to a latest IDC report, AI will nearly DOUBLE the rate of INNOVATION in MALAYSIA by 2021. https://lnkd.in/fm_kaXS. A strong demand of AI and Big Data technical and business talents are there in ASEAN. OpenCertHub www.opencerthub.com has launched its partnership program in KL on Sep 24, 2019 to collaborate with training institutes, universities, consulting firms, government agencies, recruitment firms, etc., to authenticate and certify AI and Big Data talents. We received great responses from Malaysia’s AI and Big Data ecosystem and have already moved forward with key partners in KL. Special thanks to MD of KnowledgeSociety Selva Nagappan, Senior Data Scientist of MDEC ADAX Dr. Poo Kuan Hoong, GAIN Global AI Network in Malaysia and Pauline Goh from InvestKL for their support. We are also working on other ASEAN countries especially Singapore , Thailand, and Vietnam. If you were in the AI and Big Data ecosystem of these countries, we are happy to collaborate with you. Cheers.
Apart from GreaterBayArea, SouthEastAsia is another uprising region in the vibrant Asia. We are both ramping up our talents to prepare for AI & BigData Era. The Mission of OpenCertHub is to democratize data literacy and capabilities to everyone so that we are ready to take up new jobs created by AI instead of being replaced. We need not just DataScientist but also CitizenDataScientist. “Reskill Everyone for the Unprecedented DataEconomy” is the main theme of our upcoming workshop in KualaLumpur Malaysia on Sep 24 pm. It is our honour to co-organize it with GAIN Global Artificial Intelligence Network in Malaysia. It is a conjunction with the NextBigTech Asia 2019 conference organized by MDEC in KL last week. https://lnkd.in/frzHw3n We welcome partners and enterprises to join us to explore how we can collaborate to furthur strengthen the Data Economy in Malaysia. Please see the details on the poster below and the QR code for registration details. We will continue collaborating with SE Asia’s AI and big data ecosystem. See you soon. To learn more about the concept of the big data democratization, please read one of my interviews on the capacity of the Chairman of OpenCertHub. “Data Quotient” (DQ) – New Competence in the Digital Age https://lnkd.in/fwqbUff