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.
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.
#SMEs are keen on picking up technologies but don’t have confidence on it. I had a chance to share my experience with the SMEs in a forum on #SME #Digitalization. It was an interactive discussion and the SMEs asked quite a lot of sensible questions. Fortunately, we could do it in a hybrid mode with #f2f and #online participants.
One of the questions from the particpants was which technology they should start with. My answer was that starting with a customer pain point and then look for new ways to solve it. If #technology helps, then use it. #Empathy on customers is the key for any successful business for many decades and it has no difference in today’s #DigitalEconomy.
Thanks for Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations #HKCNIA and #IOTHK to invite me to share my experience. I have talked about some of the key insights from my book #數碼力大提升 and gave a few of the books to the participants. #DBS #PAOB #HKPC also shared their experiences how to help SMEs on #DigitalTransformation and #Cybersecurity.
Heartfelt thanks to #全港各區工商聯 #香港物聯網 Wilson Chong and Sam Wu for organizing such a great forum.
#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.
Will #PostgreSQL replace #Oracle to become the world’s leading #database in the #DigitalEconomy? What is PostgreSQL? Why should corporate leaders (not just IT) care about it?
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system that uses & extends the #SQL language combined with many features that safely store & scale the most complicated data workloads. It originated from the POSTGRES project at the University of California at #Berkeley 30 years ago.
For years, PostgreSQL has been on the rise, even as Oracle & #MySQL (its open source database) have faded. PostgreSQL is now a strong fourth place, with #MongoDB right behind it. Its popularity is not just because of codes sharing and cheap, but also its functionality & scalability.
The mission of #OpenCertHub is to empower business & IT executives with #DataLiteracy & #OpenSource technologies as they are the crucial competence for entreprises & individuals in the Digital Age. As Chairman of OpenCertHub & Chairman of the Open Sources Development Committee (#OSDC) HK, I will give a keynote speech in the annual PostgreSQL Conference in GZ China on Jan 15-16. OSDC will empower HK community to learn and use PostgreSQL. Thanks Emil Chan Happy Lee Andy Kwok.
Info & register here:
Really like the award categories of the Best HR Awards 2020 #BestHRAwards2020 organized by #CTgoodjobs. They are innovative and inspiring. In particular, I like these categories:
Best GenZ Attraction Award
Best HR Analytics Strategy Award
Best in HR Digitalisation Award
Best Innovative HR Initiative Award
Best L&D Technology Implementation Award
I am pleased to see that these categories were all encouraging #HR to leverage more on #innovation and #technology to empower their companies, colleagues and even partners. It is an excellent direction towards the #DigitalEconomy.
I was so honoured to join the judging panel with all top HR leaders and professionals. I enjoyed to contribute my experience on innovation and technology to select the award winners this year. Learnt a lot from the award judges and the participating teams. Thank you.
Congrats to all of the winners like #DBSHK, #BOCHK, #ChowTaiFook, #ChinaEverBrightBank, #KPMG, #OneDegree, #SunLife, #HKPC, #ZungFu, just name a few. Well done. The trophies are just BEAUTIFUL. Find out more about the awardees and the categories here:
Special thank to CTgoodjobs team William Ho, Sherman Chat, Cindy Chan, Reo Lam, Regina Tam Natalie Fong Suky Cheung more.. Well done. Keep it going. 辛苦了，加油!
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.
#Platform is the KING. The world’s leading companies are running Platform business. SMEs are being replaced by large & small platforms from #startups. How can we compete in #DigitalEconomy?
Why are platforms so powerful? Can we or should we be a platform? How to build, cultivate, operate, govern & sustain a platform profitably? What are capabilities, culture & tech needed? More importantly, what is the best-kept secret of a winning platform?
To master all these, please don’t miss my class “Platform Revolution & Breakthrough” at #CUHK Biz School Asia-Pacific Institute of Biz on Oct 14-15, 2020.
I have talked about Platform in my #EMBA #MBA #Tech #Innovation #Entrepreneurship classes & seminars plus in my new book #數碼力大提升 (Boost up Your Digital Power) https://lnkd.in/g4_RWBE. I will explore deeper in this course with #international & #local cases.
#Corporate #SME #Startup leaders & executives are keen on the course & have already enrolled it. Good news is that the course is eligible for the govt #RTTP scheme & the participants may get #subsidy from the scheme but have to enrol the course quick (2 weeks b4 the class starts) to be qualified.