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Visited the #HKSTP #InnoCell together with Edmund Lee #TIN Chairman and Duncan Chiu #HKITJC Chairman today. #Wow.. It is amazing. It is another milestone for Hong Kong #Innovation and #Technology #Ecosystem. It is much more than a hotel providing accommodation for #startups to stay and live closer to their offices, labs and incubation centres.

The design of the InnoCell is a #collaboration #community with different types of open indoor and outdoor spaces for like minds #entrepreneurs to mingle, brainstorm and co-create values. Really impressive.

Congratulations and thank you to HKSTP to bring this first of its kind to Hong Kong and empower our ecosystem. More about the InnoCell here.
https://lnkd.in/gZdtfss

Hong Kong #Economy is ramping up again as the Covid-19 is getting less severe lately. I engaged in 6 activities in the last 5 days. I was grateful to see that we have started resuming face to face #f2f functions & hybrid mode as well.

We can finally see friends & partners in person. Someone said to me, “We could finally exchange paper name cards.” What a way to describe how we have been living & working in the online space for a long time.

I love the theme of this year’s Hong Kong Economic Summit – #Recover#Rebuild & #Reborn. I could feel and witness that it is happening now in our #innovation and #technology industry.

Wish the momentum continues in April & beyond. Everyone is healthy, happy & bouncing back well. Thanks for the great effort from everyone in our #ecosystem to make these possible & happened.

I am exhausted but happy. Good that it is weekend now.

More about the 6 events:

#EJ #MetroFinance HK Economic Summit
https://lnkd.in/gA7BXGf

#Kornerstone & #OpenCertHub Data Literacy Forum
https://lnkd.in/gmJc9qx

#HKPC #Innopreneur Programme
https://lnkd.in/g9E9QWV

#JobMarket Best Employer Award
https://lnkd.in/gnrtR-3

#ARUP #PolyU The Asian Knowledge & Innovative Forum #AKIF
https://lnkd.in/gQqHPw5

#MIG #BankTech Conference
https://lnkd.in/geW-z64

“Seeing is believing it”. I had another chance to do so today. I visited Fanny Chan of #ChinaEverbrightBank #中国光大銀行 in Hong Kong.

The bank is a great example of #HR #Innovation. Recently, they won 4 awards in the HR Awards 2020 organized by #CTgoodjobs. Congratulations again.
1. Employer of the Year
2. Best of the Best HR Star of the Year (Awardee is Fanny Chan)
3. Perfect Office Award
4. Best Change Leadership Strategy Award

I was one of the judges for the competition but could only read all the materials online but not offline. Today I really learned a lot more from Fanny & Mike Chen (CEO of the bank).

One thing that cannot be read from online well is the culture, passion & attitude of the bank. Their passion for improvement & the way of hosting me was impressive. Not just personalized greeting messages but also the whole journey of the visit. The message on their visual display “#Agility #Technology & #Ecosystem” was right fit for #DigitalEconomy. The amazing gifts were very thoughtful & useful. The digital accessories & innovative cups were wonderful. Really appreciate it.

Walking around, talking to people & visiting leading companies are very effective to learn new things & keep ourselves up to the market need. Will share more for my future visits. Stay tuned.

I have experienced a #LearningOrganization in Hong Kong today. #HKPC 香港生產力促進局 runs an internal forum every month to gather all colleagues together to learn relevant topics from external and internal experts. I love the tag #growth in the amazing new work space in HKPC. Great #culture!

Today, it was my honour to be invited by HKPC to share my view on #FutureSkills. Over 300 colleagues participated. Thanks Mohamed Butt Karen F. Marius Chow for their arrangement and their #talents #leadership at HKPC.

Top three future skills in my view are:
1. #DigitalLiteracy
2. #Intrapreneurship
3. #Ecosystem #Collaboration

These skills are the secret sauce of today’s digital leaders including #TechGiants#Unicorns and even #incumbents who have transformed successfully. More importantly, they have democratized these skills to every single colleague, tech and non-tech, in their companies.

I have talked about these skills and how they helped individuals and leaders in their #DigitalTransformation in my book #數碼力大提升。Read on..

#TECH in #China becomes a hot topic in the West these days. I have conducted an online class on “Emerging TECH in China” to the fellow executive students from one of the top universities in Europe, the #ImperialCollege Imperial College London. It is a part of the one week program of #CUHK The Chinese University of Hong Kong to the Imperial College Business School in #London.

I talked about the Tech landscape, the #startup #ecosystem and #CorporateInnovation in China. I covered hot topics like the foreign market and investment strategy, self-reliance capabilities, #5G#AI#Semiconductors, Corporate #intrapreneurship, talents, #GreaterBayArea#HangSengTechIndex, tech giants returning from #Nasdaq to Hong Kong and Shanghai #StockExchanges, etc.

I used a number of cases like #Baidu#Alibaba#Tencent#ByteDance#TikTok#AntFinancial#SenseTime#PingAn#Haier#Huawei#BYD#XiaopengMotors#Hema#Xiaomi#Qihoo360#SequoiaCapital#IDGCapital#MatrixPartners as examples to show the strength and potential risks of China Tech.

The Imperial College’s students showed great interest on this topic, were engaged well and asked lots of sensible questions. I also learned a lot from their views and feedbacks as well. Thank you so much for their active participation.

Congrats to Hong Kong Startups Ecosystem. 3 flagship events are all in this week. InvestHK HKFinTechWeek, Cyberport Venture Caplital Forum (CVCF) and HKSTP ElevatorPitch (EPiC). We altogether organized a super successful startups week in Hong Kong and for HongKong even under the recent situation in Hong Kong. Thank you.

What we can do these days is not to give up or stop our innovation and technology aspirations. Rather we need to work together even harder and contribute even more to continue building on what we have established in the past few years and keep cultivating our startups. That is the way we can help HK in this stage and sustain our strength. Let’s keep on our momentum.

Glad to see many friends this week Peter Yan Albert Wong Hugh Chow King Leung Jessica Ng Curtis Chan Benjamin Wong Charles Lam Stella Kwan Teddy Lui Queenie Chang Peter Mok Alice So Anvil Ng Peter Yeung AC Andy Michael Sukui Xue Ivan Yip Pierre Wang Eddie RONG Ken Lo Samuel C.H. Wan and the list goes on and on. Glad to see you all there. Thanks for your effort and support.

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