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Do you know which companies in Hong Kong are the most innovative ones? More importantly, what can we learn from them? I am so excited to let you know that we are ready to announce the result of our first-ever Hong Kong Corporate Innovation Index CII on Nov 23, 2022.

After more than one-year work on CII, we have identified the most innovative enterprises and SMEs in Hong Kong based on our innovation framework. We will also announce a Composite Index for Corporate Innovation in Hong Kong so that we can compare our improvement in the future years. Don’t miss it. Find out more and register here: https://lnkd.in/dznKapFj

Our aim is not so much on the rankings and awards, but more on identifying the gaps and empowering our Hong Kong companies to innovate more effectively. A series of seminars and workshops will follow. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to this project as it is impactful, meaningful and influential to Hong Kong competitiveness and sustainable growth.

In the past year, we have done a series of tasks and in fact iterations of tasks, e.g. research, pilot study, interviews, survey, analysis, expert groups, etc., to get these results ready. It was not an easy job as you can imagine. Appreciate all the effort and hard work from our CUHK teammates, all steering committee members, all organizing committee members, all sponsors, all supporting organizations and certainly all the companies who participated in our survey and discussions.

Please join us in the afternoon of Nov 23, 2022 to learn more about corporate innovation. Apart from the CUHK senior management, we will have 2 discussion panels. One is on corporate innovation and another one is on SME innovation. We will talk about the findings from our survey and then discuss with the panelists. They are all ranked high on our Corporate Innovation Index.

HKSAR Government top officials, CUHK management, the top management of the awardees, the key leaders on innovation and technology ecosystem in Hong Kong have confirmed to join the ceremony. Please come to learn from and mingle with them.

#CII #CorporateInnovationIndex
#innovation #CorporateInnovation
#Technology #Ecosystem
#CUHK CUHK Business School
#HKGCC #HKSTP #Cyberport #AWS #IBM #SAP #JETCO #HASE #JardineRestaurantGroup #TradeLink
#CUHKEMBA #CUHKMBA #CUHKMiM
CUHK EMBA CUHK MBA CUHK MiM CUHK MSc in Finance
#SME

What a week for me last week! I shared my experience on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship with my EMBA, MBA and then Mini-MBA students in a week. That was a very packed but very fruitful and meaningful week for me.

Let me share a bit more on my Mini-MBA class as it was interesting. Our Mini-MBA programme is a series of one-day modules for business executives professionals and entrepreneurs to upskill themselves under their busy schedule. Our main theme is Innovative Leadership. My class this year had a very good mix of executives and professionals from commercial and public sectors like #HKHA Hong Kong Hospital Authority, entrepreneurs from startups like #Aerosim #BioMed, and team leaders from #HKSTP. We mixed them up for class exercises and discussion. That indeed was the best way to learn innovation as diversity is a key success factor for great innovation. Appreciate their active participation and sharing thoughts. Great class! Also, big thank to HKSTP Garland Chow and Gallen Leung to encourage amd support their #startups to join this programme.

More about our Mini-MBA programme, please click here:
https://lnkd.in/g89hXjXr

For more about my EMBA and MBA classes this week, check out my other two posts here.

EMBA
https://lnkd.in/gjtQTj-7

MBA
https://lnkd.in/gdYA-342

#CUHK #CUHKEMBA #CUHKMBA #CUHKMiniMBA
#MiniMBA
#CorporateInnovation #Entrepreneurship #Leadership
#HKSTP

My CUHK MBA students have presented their group projects on innovation management today. Really appreciate their great effort and teamwork on preparing the presentation.

Pleased to see that my class has a good mix of international, mainland and Hong Kong students. They were from Europe, US, Russia, India, Japan, mainland China and Hong Kong. That diversity brought in a lot of innovatoon, energy and in fact fun as well. Thanks for Grace Liang and her CUHK MBA teammates to select such a high quality of elite leaders to be my students.

I asked my students to treat the group presentation as a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) of their projects where I can give them feedback and they can make changes before submitting their next MVP which is the final report. That helped them practise MVP approach to innovate progressively and iteratively with customer-first mindset.

Inspiring my students to think out of the box and innovate for sustainable growth is my goal. A few students shared with me that they really got inspired and learned something valuable to their work and career. With that, all my preparation and efforts are worth it. Will keep up to improve and empower more innovative leaders for our society.

CUHK MBA #CUHKMBA
#CUHK CUHK Business School
#Innovation #Entrepreneurship #Technology
#Diversity #MBA

Starting from the Year of the Tiger, I will take up another role at CUHK as the Associate Director of our EMBA Programme https://lnkd.in/fWQzDKq on the top of my current roles at CUHK and other roles in the innovation and technology industry. Together with our strong faculty and teammates at CUHK, I hope my experience and networks in the innovation and technology ecosystem can further empower our EMBA alumni and students on their digital transformation journey. Here is my webpage at CUHK https://lnkd.in/gPq7W8ye.

Really appreciate many mentors and colleagues at CUHK, as well as EMBA alumni and students to make my journey meaningful, impactful and joyful. In particular, I would like to thank Professor Pong Yuen, Howard LamAndrew ChanKalok ChanWaiman CheungDominic ChanGrace LiangJohn LAI and Chun So, Jean Yuen and many others of CUHK EMBA team in my CUHK journey. Thank you.

Apart from teaching EMBA, Chinese EMBA and MBA courses, and corporate training on digital transformation, corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, AI, FinTech, Platform and emerging technology subjects, I am also a founding member of and actively participating in a few key innovation and technology initiatives of CUHK as follows. Feel free to communicate with me to find out more.

Corporate Innovation Index
https://lnkd.in/gzykEWCF

Deep Tech Venture Launch Programme
https://lnkd.in/ge45dMPp

Digital Leadership Series for Executives
https://lnkd.in/gZBZmjp

Mini-MBA in Innovative Leadership
https://lnkd.in/g6Pe4bUM

I look forward to continually cultivating the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs in the digital economy through our EMBA programme and other capacities of mine in the innovation and technology ecosystem.

I wish you all and your families have a healthy, happy and fruitful year of the Tiger.

#CUHK CUHK Business School
#CUHKEMBA #EMBA CUHK EMBA
#CUHKMBA #MBA CUHK MBA
#Innovation #Technology #Entrepreneurship
#DigitalEconomy #DigitalTransformation
#AI #BigData #FinTech #ESG #Platform

Grateful that Hang Seng Bank, one of the major banks in Hong Kong, is determined to become a data-driven leader in the financial services. Appreciate the vision and leadership from the bank’s senior management to make this happen. It really sets a great example for Hong Kong companies to treat data as their strategic asset and how data play a game changer role in the Digital Economy.

Apart from data and technology parts, Data Literacy is equally critical for the success of a data-driven enterprise. Apart from English and Chinese, do you speak #Data? According to Gartner, Data is the second business language in the Digital Economy. Every employee, not just data team and IT team, needs to speak data to communicate with, argue with and persuade customers, colleagues, bosses, investors, partners, literally everyone around you. This is one of the top Future Skills ranked by almost all leading research firms.

It is my pleasure and honour having this opportunity to lead and deliver our Data Literacy Empowerment Programme #DLEP to the bank. DLEP aims to democratise data literacy to the majority of the workforce through a series of data literacy executive roundtables, experiential workshops, group projects, mentoring sessions, hackathons and more for the bank. It emphasizes on data mindset and culture, data storytelling, machine learning applications and hands-on experience. Thanks to the trust and support from Hang Seng Bank’s senior management especially the leadership from Patrick Khong, CDO of HASE, my CUHK’s teammates and OpenCertHub Academy’s data experts.

Higher customer expectations on digital experience and keen competition from data savvy banks and FinTech startups are some of key drivers for us to create this DLEP programme. In fact, it happened in not just financial services but also most of the major traditional industries.

If you would like to know more about our DLEP to ride on the journey of becoming a data-driven enterprise, I am happy to share my thoughts with you.

#CUHK#ABIP#CUHKEMBA#CUHKMBACUHK Business School
#HangSengBank#HASE
#FinancialServices#Banking#FinTech
#DataLiteracy#DataDriven
#BigData#AI#MachineLearning
#DataMindset#DataCulture#DataStoryTelling
#OpenCertHub#OpenCertHubAcademy

Thanks to Joe Wan, CEO of #Tricor, for his experience sharing on talents cultivation in the digital era. Also, appreciate  for delivering the workshop on Leadership and Workforce Transformation in the Digital Era Programme. It was a part of our Digital Leadership Series for Executives initiated and designed by me and a number of industry experts and professors for #CUHK.
https://lnkd.in/gZBZmjp

Here are a few key takeaways from Joe’s sharing.

1. How important is “#WHY” and “#PURPOSE“.
We have to help our colleagues know why he or she is here and how important and relevant their contribution is to the company and themselves. If that alignment works well, people will not just stay but also do their best in their jobs.

2. Listen to all levels of employees
Willing to listen to different levels of staff and answer all kinds of questions directly from staff from levels down will earn trust and pick up ideas that senior management can never think of.

3. Transform every employee to be a #startup
Encouraging #intrapreneurship and innovation from the bottom also encourage talents to join you and stay and grow with the company. Joe has supported their teammates to open a cafe which is now in their building and other places.

4. Take exit interview seriously
Not only finding out more about why a colleague leaves, but also offering staff, who are leaving, a final chance to stay. Joe said in the Exit Interview, “If you stay, I can waive the advanced notice for your next resignation if any.” That sincerity is really building another level of trust even the staff finally left. Alumni groups can be very powerful these days as ecosystem collaboration is the key to success in the digital era.

5. Respect each other
Joe asked and enforced every manager to treat their staff with respect. For instance, it is fine for a manager to shout at their staff but never one stands up and the other sits down. A simple gesture means a lot.

All these tips applied well in particular to the young generation. I learned a lot from Joe and Teddy. To thank Joe, I also shared a copy of my book #數碼力大提升 to him.

#CUHKEMBA #CUHKMBA #APIB
CUHK Business School
#DigitalLeadership
#DigitalTransformation
#DigitalEconomy
#DigitalWorkforce

First of all, Merry Christmas🎄🎁🎉 to you all. Really happy to meet my new and past MBA students in this year’s CUHK MBA Christmas Party. Lots of fun and memories. Our Dean of CUHK Business School Professor Lin Zhou, MBA Director Grace Liang, EMBA Director Pong Yuen, Howard Lam and many faculty members like Dominic ChanHugh Thomas Seen Meng Chew and many others also joined today’s party to share the happy moment together.

Recalled that my MBA students were doing their final projects on my #FinTech#AI and #BigData classes. They were all very professional and put real effort there. Well done! Keep up the learning spirit.

I enjoyed the party very much. Thanks for Grace’s invitation and the effort from the new MBA cohort and our MBA office to organize such a great and joyful party.

By the way, how do you like my BOWTIE 🎀 look😆✌?

Wish you all have a Merry Christmas 🎄🎁🎉 and good health always.

#MerryChristmas #Bowtie
#CUHK #CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA
#MBA #EMBA
CUHK Business School

Grateful to spend my weekend with elite tech entrepreneurs and business leaders to learn about emerging technologies and business innovation. It is one of my classes in #CUHK Mini MBA Innovative Leadership program. It aims to #upskilling busy executives and #entrepreneurs on the latest #leadership mindset and skills in the #DigitalEconomy through a series of short modules in a few months.
https://lnkd.in/g6Pe4bUM

I particularly like the mix of my class participants. We had quite a few startups’ founders and leaders like #Dayta, tech giants like #AWS, financial services like #HangSengBank, public sector like #HKHousingSociety and major ecosystem enabler like #HKSTP. My class in fact is a mini tech and innovation #ecosystem. One of the most valuable parts of this class was the team discussion and case studies where we could focus on the key aspects that our participants were most concerned and cared about in seizing the opportunities and managing the potential risks in the emerging digital economy.

Thanks for the active participation of all the students. Really enjoyed it and learnt from you all as well.

#CUHKAPIB #MiniMBA
#CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA
#DigitalLeadership
#DigitalTransformation

How should we leverage #DigitalTransformation to capture the opportunities in the 80+ million people #GBA market? Glad to have a chance to discuss this theme with influential leaders in Hong Kong. It included
1. Professor Andrew Chan, President of the #GBABusinessSchool
2. Edmond Lai, Chief Digital Officer of #HKPC
3. Andrew Ling, Director of Value Advisory, #SAPHK

Thanks for #SAP and #HKET to organize such a great forum. Appreciate the effort from Sandy YuHelen Lam and many other SAP and HKET colleagues.

I also shared my experience as one of the judges for the 2021 Digital Transformation Awards #DinggeAwards #鼎革獎 where I witnessesed and learnt from many innovative and impactful digital transformation real-life cases implemented by enterprises from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The Awards is an annual competition organized by #HarvardBusinessReview#HBR#TsinghuaUniversity and #SAP. Hong Kong started participating this competition first time in 2021.
https://lnkd.in/gHdUW96a
https://lnkd.in/gnFmYuaR

Here is the article from HKET which summarized the key takeaways.
SAP辦網上講座 拆解數碼轉型與港企大灣區營商機遇
https://paper.hket.com/article/3085825

#GreaterBayArea #大灣區
#CUHKEMBA #CUHKMBA #CUHKAPIB

 

#GBA (80+ million people in 11 cities of South China) and #ASEAN (650+ million people in 10 countries of SE Asia) are the two biggest and rapidly growing markets nearby Hong Kong. Enterprises, #SMEs and #Startups in Hong Kong are finding ways to seize these unprecedented opportunities for them.

Today, I was so grateful to have experts on GBA and ASEAN to share their experience in 2 consecutive forums. I moderated one forum on GBA in #SunLife in the morning and moderated another forum on ASEAN in #HKPC in the afternoon.

Appreciate King Leung #InvestHKPeter Mok #HKSTPJennifer Tan #AntGroupKeith Ip #SFExpressDick Fong and Thomson Ho #10Life to share their experience on the ecosystem collaboration in GBA.

Thanks Joseph Chan #AsiaPayStanley Sy CCRA #Sanomicswun chi lam #SpaceshipSunny Chau #HKTDCGary Lam #AsiaCEOCommunity and Sunny Chow from Leading Star Vietnam to share about their market entry strategy to ASEAN, consumer behaviors, partnership models and talents management for ASEAN markets.

Heartfelt thank to Clement LamCynthia Sit, and Alice Chuck #SunLifeKaren F. Marius Chow #HKPC and my #CUHK teammates to make these 2 forums a successful learning opportunity for everyone.

I believe Hong Kong can reach another peak in the next 5 to 10 years by leveraging on #innovation#entrepreneurship #intrapreneurship and #technology to capture the arising opportunities in GBA and ASEAN. Creating synergy through the collaboration of two regions is critical for our success. That is what I have been working on as well. Let’s add oil 大家加油!

#CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA