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To help the contestants better prepare for the #HKICTAwards FinTech Award, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers organized an  Experience Sharing Forum for them today. Thanks for #HKIB Carrie Leung Philip Kam & team’s effort.

We invited last year’s Gold Award winners, Miles Wen (温豪夫) #FanoLabsKen Shih #Aqumon, & Joyce Lau #HKFI. to share their experiences and journey. We also invited Dupty Chief Judges Michael Leung #BOA and Stephen Lau #HKCS, & Chief Assessors Dominic Siu #Prudential & Betty Chung #DahSingBank, to give advice to the contestants.

As the Chief Judge of 2021, I gave an opening speech on “Shaping the Future of FinTech Hong Kong”. In the last few years, we have together built a world class #FinTech hub in Hong Kong. FinTech entrepreneurs from nobody to today’s global FinTech leaders, like Simon Loong #WeLabFred Ngan #BowtieTomas Holub #CovergoTim Lee #QFPayAlvin Kwock #OneDegree & Miles Wen (温豪夫) #FanoLabs. Impressive! #HKMA#SFC #HKIA #InvestHK #Cyberport #HKSTP together with incumbents #Citi #HSBC #HangSengBank #DBS #AMTD #BOCHK #AIA #Prudential, just name a few, also contributed significantly to the growth of HK FinTech industry.

Look forward to witnessing the innovations from this year’s contestants to shape the future of FinTech HK.

Venture Beyond Boundaries – I love this vision of #CityU #HongKongTech300. The program has gained tremendous support from the power houses and leaders from the #Innovation and #Technogy ecosystem in Hong Kong. It was a great ceremony yesterday to present the seeding funds to selected #startups for the program, appreciate and recognize experienced mentors and annouce the collaboratiom with the China Resources Group #CRC.

#ITB Secetary, #HKSTP Chairman, #Cyberport Chairman, #FHKI Chairman, #StartupCouncil Chairman and many other leaders in town were there to show their support.

I am grateful, as a CityU #DBA Alumni, as well as a Exco of FHKI Startup Council, to be a part of this program as a mentor and vetting team. It was my honor to receive the appreciation plaque from Mr Lester Garson Huang, Chairman of the CityU Council, and President Way Kuo of CityU.

Find out more about the program.
https://lnkd.in/gg5yStf

Thank you for my Alma Mater and all the leaders and supporting colleagues in CityU to create such a great energetic and impactful program to support local #entrepreneurs. I look forward to cultivating our next generation of tech entrepreneurs with you all.

#HKTech300 Sunny Lee Matthew K O Lee Ron Kwok Gary Cheng Jason Chiu Muammer Ozer

It was a fruitful day in #Cyberport together with Rocky Cheng #BOCHKMichael Leung #BOADr Wendy Woon Ming LEE #AutoDesk and Justin Leung #YCP. We were in the vetting meeting to select #startups to join Cyberport #Incubation Programme #CIP.

Again, quite a few passionate and elite #entrepreneurs applied for the programme. Great innovations on #FinTech#InsurTech#AI#EdTech#HealthTech#PropTech#DigitalEntertainment#LifeStyle#SmartCity, etc. Impressive that a few of them have already had footprint or have their plan and ambition to go after #ASEAN and #GBA markets.

Thanks Cyberport’s team Eric Chan Alice So William Lau Steve Lam and many others for all their effort behind the scene. Keep it going and add oil.

We had lunch in the Interval/Farmacy restaurant in Cyberport. They served vegetables from #Farmacy which use technologies to provide farming at store. Thanks Raymond Mak for making it happened there. Tasty and healthy plus nice environment.

Really happy to see Roy Hung & his friends again. I met Roy a few years ago in our #Cyberport #CUPP 2016 programme. My team & I brought 50+ top university students from Hong Kong to the #StanfordUniversity in #SiliconValley to learn #FinTech & #Entrepreneurship. It was a fruitful, impactful & fun trip. Apart from what we learned from this trip, Roy & I also talked about the tasty & yummy lobsters and crabs in the Fisherman’s Wharf as well as the Ferrari from Leslie Yuen. What an experience and memory!. Thanks Leslie YuenDr. Edwin Lee 李根興Alice So and Katherine Lam for their great effort to make this happened.

Let me give you an eyesight test. Can you find out where Roy and I were in the group photo in front of #Google#INTEL and #PlugAndPlay Headquarters in the #BayArea #California?

Really grateful to see & feel that Roy still has the heart to innovate and be a tech entrepreneur👍 together with his friends. We were discussing another potential and exciting venture last night. Keep it going and add oil💪✊. You have my full support🤝🙌.

Those effort that we put to cultivate next generation of startup entrepreneurs was well spent. Great stuff. 培養香港年青一代成為創業家。年青人及導師都要加油!努力!

To support them further, I have given them a copy of my book #數碼力大提升 with my encouraging message.

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.

Key takeaways:
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.

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Grateful to have all these leaders in innovation & technology ecosystem to join the forum and appreciate their active participation. Francis Ngai #IBMAndrew Ling #SAPEugene Hsia #HKSTPStella Kwan #Cyberport, Eunice Chan #HangSengBank, Raymond Cheng former C-suite #HSBCMatthew Chan
#JardineRestaurantGroupLarry 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 & #EntrepreneurshipDr. 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.
https://lnkd.in/eXf44k7

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

Glad to be back to #Cyberport and joined the vetting committee of the Cyberport #Incubation Programme #CIP. The committee has reviewed a series of presentations from the shortlisted applicants through Zoom. Impressive innovations from the applicants.

Very pleased to see that the programme has been improved a lot from the time that I was leading it in the capacity of the Chief Public Mission Officer there. Thanks for the leadership from Eric ChanAlice So and the effort from her team. This programme has nurtured quite a few elite #startups in Hong Kong like #GoGoX (#GoGoVan#Klook #Shopline #Lynk #TNG #Origami #FindSolutionsAI #Toby and more.

Cyberport selects over 100 start-ups per year to join its incubation programme. Mentoring, funding, customers, investors and partners matching, marketing, professional services, mainland and overseas expansion, and more are some of the key values that the incubatees can gain from the programme. Find out more here https://lnkd.in/gStQQ9P

Happy to see and partner with good friends Charleston SinRaymond Wing Fung CHAN, CFT® Stephen Lau and LM Chow to help Cyberport to cultivate the next generation of #entrepreneurs for Hong Kong. I also shared my book #數碼力大提升 with them. Thank you guys.

OpenSource is the core of Digital Economy. Top tech giants in the East and the West are all leveraging on open sources to innovate effectively together with their Lean Startup and Agile practices. Almost all key apps on internet and mobile, such as Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Alibaba, etc., that we are using every day are based on open sources. It stimulates and empowers Co-Creation in not just the startup world but gradually the Corporate Innovation world.

Join the upcoming Hong Kong Open Source Conference HKOSCon2020 HKOSCon on Jun 12 and 13 at Cyberport. Experts and users of open sources will share their experience. Not just techies will find it useful, business leaders and professionals will also find it valuable for their Digital Transformation and Innovation.

On the capacity as the Chairman of OpenCertHub, I will share how open source technologies democratize Data Literacy to everyone which is badly needed in Data Economy.

Find out more about the conference and register it here.   https://lnkd.in/gUi97BD

Appreciate the great support from Charles Mok and the great effort from the organizers Sammy Fung OSHK Open Source Hong Kong Committee, HKCOTA HK Creative Open Technology Association, HKLUG HK Linux User Group, and Cyberport teams.