Leaders in Hong Kong shared experience on how corporates can innovate in this challenging time & seize the opportunities in the #DigitalEconomy. It was a fireside chat moderated by Patrick S Lee & I in the launch of Corporate Innovation Index program organized by #CUHK & #HKGCC.
1. Corporate innovation is about margin, sustainability & opportunities.
2. Engaging new generation is important for corporate innovation. Reverse mentorship is very effective to empower senior management on innovation.
3. The more challenging time we are in, more innovation we need (not an excuse to give up the priority of innovation)
4. Passion is a key for driving innovation
5. CEO cannot delegate innovation. He or she has to drive it & align with the company’s strategy with it. Bottom up is as equally important as top down.
Grateful to have all these leaders in innovation & technology ecosystem to join the forum and appreciate their active participation. Francis Ngai #IBM, Andrew Ling #SAP, Eugene Hsia #HKSTP, Stella Kwan #Cyberport, Eunice Chan #HangSengBank, Raymond Cheng former C-suite #HSBC, Matthew Chan
#JardineRestaurantGroup, Larry Poon #CUHK & more.
We look forward to collaborating with all to deliver our Corporate Innovation Index for Hong Kong.
#Academia, #Corporates, #TechGiants & #Startups are joining hands to establish the first ever #Corporate #Innovation #Index (CII) for Hong Kong.
#CUHK Business School together with #HKGCC supported by #HKSAR #ITC, #Cyberport, #HKSTP, Corporates #HangSengBank, #JETCO, #JardineRestaurantGroup, #TradeLink #Prestique, & Tech Giants #IBM #AWS #SAP, launched the CII project today in HKGCC. https://lnkd.in/eXf44k7
Under Secretary HKSAR ITB David Chung, HKGCC Chairman George Leung, CUHK Business School Dean Professor Lin Zhou, & Professor Wai Man Cheung gave their speeches to support the CII project.
Seasoned corporate leader Patrick S Lee & I led an interactive discussion on corporate innovation with over 40 f2f & many online corporate & tech leaders. The discussion was open & insightful. Here was one that I couldn’t agree more.
Raymond Cheng, the former CIO & COO of HSBC APAC, was here today. He said, “The more difficult time we are in, the more innovation we need.” I believe it said it all for us under the tough time of the Covid-19 & heavy digital disruption across industries & economics.
Appreciate support from Eugene Hsia Stella Kwan Andrew Ling Francis Ngai David Chow Chris So Angus Choi Yvonne Che Eunice Chan Vicky Wong & colleagues from #CUHK & #APIB.
Here we go! Corporate Innovation Index for Hong Kong is coming. Most companies are aware of the criticality of #innovation to the growth & even survival of their businesses. However, Corporate Innovation is easier said than done.
#CUHK Business School & #HKGCC with the support from #HKSAR Government Innovation & Technology Commissioner #ITC will build a #CorporateInnovationIndex to empower enterprises & SMEs in HK to improve their innovation mindset & capabilities.
Apart from the survey, we will have assessment tools, a series of seminars & workshops to help companies to improve their innovation. Appreciate to our ecosystem partners’ support #HangSengBank #JETCO #JardineRestaurantGroup #Cyberport #HKSTP #IBM #AWS #SAP #TradeLink #Prestique & more.
Dr. David Chung #ITB Under Secretary will officiate our kickoff ceremony on April 26. Two veterans in #CorporateInnovation & #Entrepreneurship, Dr. CHARM Toa & Patrick S Lee, will have a fireside chat on Corporate Innovation.
1.Why corporate innovation is so challenging?
2.What are the industry best practices to build & sustain corporate innovation success?
3.What can corporate leaders learn from tech start-ups & vice versa?
Learn more about our Corporate Innovation Index & join our fireside chat here.
The key for success in the #DigitalEconomy is how we can empower enterprises & #startups to collaborate & get the most out of their cooperation or even coopetition. I have been contributing to this on different capacities in the innovation & technology ecosystem. Advisor, professor, mentor, judge of #hackathon & #competition, investors are some of the examples.
Today, I had another chance to do so through delivering a #CUHK #MiniMBA class on “Emerging Tech & Business Innovation”. More importantly, the participants came from both traditional enterprises and startups. This is a special design for our Mini-MBA in Innovative Leadership. Thanks for #HKSTP to bring a few elite startups from their #LEAP & #Incubation programmes like #beNovelty #Compathnion to join the class today. Also thank to large enterprises like #ICBC #CCB for their active participation today.
I was impressed by the chemistry of bringing these groups together in a class. The #diversity stimulated lots of great interaction. We have gone through concepts & cases on #Innovation, #BusinessModels #Reinvention, competitions from #DigitalDisruption, #Intrapreneurship.
Appreciate Anvil Ng Samuel Choi Nathan Ng #HKSTP for their support to our Mini MBA programme.
“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
#Covid19 cannot slow down HK people to keep flourishing & moving forward. I was engaged in 6 amazing events organized by key HK partners in 1 single week. #Accounting #HR #FinTech #OpenSource #BIGDATA #EMBA. What a way to start 2021!
Really pleased to see healthy & happy friends online & f2f. Appreciate the efforts & passion of the organizers to make these happened. Thank you & keep it going. That is #HongKongSpirit, that is us.
Congratulate to all the awardees & thank to the forum participants.
Judge: 2020 #CTgoodjobs Best HR Awards Presentation on Jan 15
Judge: 2020 #ETNET FinTech Awards Presentation on Jan 12
Keynote Speaker: Democratize Big Data through Open Source Technologies
Annual #PostgreSQL Conference #Guangzhou on Jan 15
Speaker: The Most Valuable Accountant in the Digital Economy
#HKiCPA #CPD Forum #Shanghai on Jan 14
Speaker: Winning with Digital Leadership
#CUHK #EMBA #CUHKEMBA Forum on Jan 13
Chief Advisor: 2020 #B4B Challenge #Shanghai on Jan 14
Cindy Chan Ada Chow Reo Lam Emil Chan Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Catherine Chan Catherine Leung Chun So Susanna Chiu Happy Lee
Exhausted.Weekend is coming😅😃
A brand new year is coming. Let’s have a great start. My first open talk in 2021 will be on Jan 13. The theme of my sharing session is “Winning with #DigitalLeadership“.
In today’s digital age, every leader needs to be a digital leader. It is not just the job of #TECH guys but also a crucial competence that every leader of large to small companies should possess to seize the emerging opportunities in the digital economy, and keep your companies and yourselves relevant and competitive.
I will talk about 8 secret weapons of the digital leaders and their digital talent strategy in the session.
This forum is organized by #CUHKEMBA where we are providing a number of #CUHK #EMBA and #ExecutiveEducation courses on #CorporateInnovation, #Entrepreneurship and #DigitalTransformation to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the #DigitalEconomy. I will talk about it as well.
If you are interested, please register here. See you then.
Thanks to 2 of my great mentors
Pong Yuen, Howard Lam and Andrew Chan who have made our EMBA program impactful to many today’s top leaders in Hong Kong. We are proud of both of you. Happy New Year!
Today is a big big day for our Master’s students at #CUHK #BusinessSchool CUHK Business School – Masters because today is their graduation day. Congratulations to you all my fellow students for your marvelous accomplishment.
I am so grateful to have a chance to teach and make friends with some of you in my #EMBA, #MBA and #MiM classes on various #DigitalLeadership #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #FinTech #AI subjects.
You have completed an important milestone of your life journey. Keep up your passion of lifetime learning to cope with the ever changing world. Remember that your #DigitalLiteracy is the new language in the #DigitalEconomy. Keep it up, guys.
We “#LookForward” to hear from you and witness you to create more business and social impact to industries and societies in the road ahead. Congratulations again. Really proud of you all.
Thanks to our Dean’s leadership and all fellow faculties and admin colleagues. Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Grace Liang Andrew Chan.
Special thanks to Angel Ng #CEO #Citi to give a specular speech to our students. Find out more in my comments below.
In today’s #DigitalEconomy, executives & professionals have a sense of urgency to master “The Power Duo of AI & Big Data”. In the last 2 days, I delivered an executive class on this. I am so grateful to have a class of highly-engaged students across industries. We had fruitful discussion on the opportunities & challenges of #AI & #BigData. Thanks to my fellow students.
My career journey has been highly related to data from my 1st job in #SiliconValley #Informix #RDBMS to later #BI, #DW #BigData & #AI. My key takeaway from this journey is not just technology but also how to make use of data to create value for our customers & capture value for our companies.
The students learned about applications & technologies of AI, #MachineLearning & Big Data through cases #Airbnb, #StitchFix #Lemonade #SquirrelAI #Linkedin #Uber #MasterCard.
Big thanks to Jade Tin Hei Lee from #ChowTaiFook and Calvin Cheng, CFA from #Wizpresso to share their experience with our students from a traditional company and a startup perspective respectively.
The Power Duo of AI & Big Data is a module of #CUHK #Digital #Leadership Series Program. #Platform #Strategy is another module. We launched it a few weeks ago as well.
Really glad to discuss with the key leaders and drivers of our #CUHK #EMBA programme Pong Yuen, Howard Lam and #MBA programme Grace Liang today. We had a fruitful chat on how we can further empower our current executive students and alumni with #DigitalLeadership, #Innovation, #DigitalTransformation, #Entrepreneurship and #Career. Stay tuned for more initiatives from both programmes in the coming year.
I also shared the insights from my book #數碼力大提升 with Howard and Grace, and presented a copy to them. Look forward to seeing you in the upcoming digital-related initiatives and classes from #CUHKEMBA and #CUHKMBA.