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We may think that foodpanda’s office would be like a warehouse or a market as it deals with food delivery and logistics. In fact, foodpanda’s office is exactly like a vibrant startup’s office. The environment is open and collaborative. It is full of young talents with passion and innovation. Certainly, the cutty “Pau Pau” panda is there to make everyone joyful at work. They also have draft beer for informal gathering and praticing kitchen to co-create new cuisines with their partners, and more. Just love it.

Thanks for the leadership from their CEO Ryan Lai. It really made a huge difference to innovate for customers and engage young talents. Really happy to see that Ryan has brought his entrepreneurial experience to lead and change the company and in fact the industry. It reinforces my experience again that people who have been startups before can really bring entrepreneurship to corporates and make a difference.

I visited Ryan and his big data man Andrew Chan today in their nice office. We exchanged views on platform and data strategy. Thanks for Ryan’s and Andrew’s sharing and their special moon cake. Really proud of Ryan to lead foodpanda to become a leader in Hong Kong. Add oil, Ryan, Andrew and team.

#foodpanda
#entrepreneurship #startup
#innovation #platform #data

Congratulations to all the winners of the Digital Transformation of the Year Award of the 2022 Business GoVirtual Expo and Conference. Here are the awardees this year:
https://lnkd.in/gKg8Cuu3

In particular, I was so glad to see Serena Pau from #CLP again and happy for her to win the award. She was one of the elite entrepreneurs with us at Cyberport and is now a brilliant intrapreneur at CLP. That is exactly what I am encouraging more corporates to have entrepreneurs to join them. It will bring their entrepreneurship experience, passion and innovative mindset to the companies. That is what corporates badly need. Well done, Austin R. Bryan,.

Thank you so much for Li Culsin from Baobab Tree Event and wilson chong of IoT HK Association to invite me as the Chairman of this award and an advisor for the conference. Happy to see so many friends f2f over the three days in the conference.

The conference lasted for 3 days and kicked off by the GOH, Professor Sun Dong, Secretary of Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau ITIB, HKSAR Government. Glad to have his support to us. I was impressed by his sincere chats with many of us in the conference. Appreciate Culsin and her teammates to make this happened.
https://lnkd.in/gqSCFXQH

#DigitalTransformation
#BaobabTreeEvent
#ITIB
#Innovation #Technology
#Entrepreneurship #Intrapreneurship

2022 Hong Kong ICT Awards #HKICTA, one of the most reputable and impactful innovation and technology awards in Asia, is ahead of us. OGCIO, all leading organizations, judges and assessors with expertise on different areas, were together in HKPC to exchange experience. Glad to see many friends again f2f in this event Simon HoEdmund LeeEric ChanVictor YimDominic SiuJohn LiLeon C.Henry ChangGabriel PangClara Hong, HKIB Cherry Chan and teammates, and GS1HK Philip YK Choi, MBA and teammates, and many others. I am grateful to be the Chief Judge for the HKICTA FinTech Award as well as Judge for the HKICTA Smart Mobility Award this year. No matters you are enterprises, SMEs or startups, I encourage you to showcase your innovation in thime HKICTA. Please enroll asap as the deadline is Jun 27, 2022. FinTech Award organized by HKIB: https://lnkd.in/fs6zyte Smart Mobility Award organized by GS1 HK: https://lnkd.in/dPUSXTEe For all the awards in HKICTA, please visit here: https://lnkd.in/gpe-aUv See you all there. #HKICTA #FinTech #Mobility #OGCIO #HKIB #GS1HK #GS1 #Innovation #Technology #Entrepreneurship #Startups

Back to the RTHK station today for recording another episode of New Management Thinking 管理新思維. Found a classical radio in 1950 there powered by Vaccum Tube. Oh, WOW! That actually made me think about my childhood with my whole family around a radio like this. It was as advanced and luxurious as what we have a 8k TV today. More importantly, a much more warmth and intimacy with my family back then. What a memory! Transforming a city from an old model to a smart city is like improving from a vintage radio to a 8K TV. Let’s talk about Smart City this time and why every citizen in Hong Kong should care about it. Grateful to have Thomson Lai, the Asia Digital Head of AECOM, as my guest for another fruitful episode in the RTHK’s New Management Thinking 管理新思維. #AECOM is one of key contributors in planning and building our city of Hong Kong in the last 60+ years. Received a book from Thomson called “Hong Kong Created Together”. Lots of Hong Kong’s history from nobody to one of the top cities with world-class infrastructure. Thanks the contribution from Thomson and his AECOM 艾奕康 colleagues. We started talking about what a smart city is. Then we discussed what Hong Kong has been doing in the journey of becoming a smart city, how other leading cities are doing, what key stakeholders are in a smart city and how they are empowering our city as a smart city. Certainly we talked about how emerging #technologies and #data are impacting smart cities. Very interesting. You don’t want to miss it. Really appreciate Thomson’s sharing and my RTHK partner Phoebe. My key takeaways are: 1. Citizen centricity 2. Innovation and entrepreneurship 3. Pan-city digital infrastructure If you would like to learn more from Thomson on Smart City now and the future, please tune in RTHK1 on Jun 19 at 2pm. https://lnkd.in/f-X8RaN For previous episodes of the programme, please visit here. https://lnkd.in/dWRkD_x7 #SmartCity #DigitalCity #RTHK #RTHK1 #FM94 #NewManagementThinking #管理新思維 #CUHK #CitizenJourney #MomentsOfLife #Data #BIM #DigitalTwins #AI #IOT #5G #MetaVerse #VR #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #Startups

“Think and Act BOLDER Culture: Co-creating Values for Our Customers” is the main theme for the 2nd Mastermind Forum of Sunlife Hong Kong. This series of forums aim to empower Sunlife’s teammates and their ecosystem to innovate more effectively for customer value creation. Over 350 Sunlife colleagues and their ecosystem partners have participated in the forum today through f2f and online channels. More forums on different themes are on the road ahead. We have invited the top leaders in innovation from tech giants, conglomerates, and startups to be our guest panelists. Grateful to moderate this fruitful discussion panel. We talked about the values, challenges, critical success factors, #culture#leadership, and #talents for corporate innovation, especially in traditional companies. Our panelists shared practical examples and tips with Sunlife colleagues and their #ecosystem partners. Big thanks to our panel speakers Tat Lee #WeLabJacqueline Chong #AWS #AmazonHerman Cheng #SHKTeddy Liu, and Cynthia Sit #SunLife. Appreciate Sunlife Hong Kong’s CEO Clement Lam and his teammates Alice ChuckShirley MakCarmen Lo and many others to make this forum a success. #BolderandBeyond #放膽創 #CorporateInnovation #DigitalTransformation #Startups #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #intrapreneurship #SunLifeHK #CUHK

Just finished conducting a 4 days intensive and fruitful EMBA course on Innovation and Intrapreneurship Management for CUHK. On one hand, I am exhausted. On the other hand, I am very grateful as 83 top executives from the mainland China participated my class on Zoom even under the pandemic situation. Engaging 83 executive students for 4 full days on Zoom (plus conducted in Putonghua) was not easy as you could imagine but we did have a joyful and valuable learning experience together.

Not only the number of students has broken my record of teaching EMBA class, the quality of the students were very impressive. They came from different industries like property, professional services, design, manufacturing, engineering, technology and even agriculture. At the beginning, I had some doubt on how much they wanted to learn innovation and how much effort they would put on a course as they are all busy and uprising bosses and top executives. To my surprise, they were serious and really put lots of effort to learn. Really appreciate their passion and perservance to learn.

Apart from going through core concepts and models, we learned corporate innovations and intrapreneurship by exploring 10 influential and inspiring internationl and Chinese cases. We discussed, debated and learned through this process. It was also my honour to have three elite leaders as my guest speakers to share how they innovate as a startup (Sum Wong from #EventX), a tech giant (Jacqueline Chong from #Amazon#AWS) and a traditional enterprise (Damien Wu#ChinaChem). We all learned a lot from them. Really appreciate it.

Now, I need to relax a bit and get a good sleep. Enjoy the Easter Holiday!

#Innovation#DigitalTransformation#CorporateInnovation#Entrepreneurship#DigitalStrategy#intrapreneurship#Startup
CUHK Business School#CUHK#CUHKEMBA#CUHKChineseMBA#EMBA

We had a nice evening in #Macau, well virtually. Macau is a beautiful place as you can see in the photo below. I had a webinar designed especially for audiences from Macau last night together with my CUHK EMBA teammates. Hope I can see f2f all my friends, students, and partners in Macau very soon.

The topic was Digital Transformation for Traditional Enterprises. I invited Winson C. W., our CUHK EMBA alumnus, and a Macau native, to share his experience with the digital transformation in Macau. I am very proud of what Winson and many other CUHK alumni from Macau have achieved. They are now contributing to the growth of Macau particularly by seizing the opportunities and managing the challenges arising from the GBA. Winson has shared a few local innovation cases led by our alumni, such as Judy Wong (Robi 3), Antonio (集運幫), and Acen 江總(澳覓). It was impressive. Thank you, Winson.

Winson also shared his CUHK EMBA journey, such as, learning from top industry leaders and faculties, picking up new knowledge, theories and models, making new connections, contributing to society, classmates becoming lifetime friends, enriching his global vision, and more. While most of Macau’s young generation has gone through an undergraduate programme, not too many of them have taken further to upskill themselves with an internationally recognized EMBA programme like CUHK. Apart from strategy, marketing, finance, and human capital, we also have a unique focus and strong faculty on #DigitalTransformation#CorporateInnovation#ChineseWisdom, and #Entrepreneurship – the most needed knowledge and skills in the VUCA*Digital Era.

To better contribute to Macau’s future growth in GBA, EMBA is a good option for the next generation of leaders in Macau to pursue. Here is a link for more.
https://lnkd.in/fWQzDKq

See you all soon in Macau and have a great Easter Holiday with your family. Take care!

#Macao
#CUHK#CUHKEMBA#EMBA
CUHK Business SchoolCUHK EMBA
#VUCA#Volatility#Uncertainty#Complexity#Ambiguity
Pong Yuen, Howard LamAndrew ChanChun SoKen Lin

Glad that I had another opportunity to collaborate with Michelle #魏美珍#MetroFinance Radio #新城財經台 again after being one of the judges for their 2021 GBA Insurance Award. https://lnkd.in/gVNushbr. The 2022 GBA Insurance Award is coming. Find out more here https://lnkd.in/g9YFT-V9

In the coming episode of the #財智雙打 (or Financial Wisdom Duo) programme hosted by Michelle and the well-known investment expert #青姐#吳孟青 on Sun Mar 13 from 4pm to 5pm, I will share my insights on the #startups in Hong Kong. I have been cultivating quite a few startups in different stages as well as #intrapreneurs within enterprises. There are some interesting findings that I will talk about #entrepreneurs#entrepreneurship and #intrapreneurship in the show.

Stay tuned to #FM104 then.
https://lnkd.in/g-JW67J9

Starting from the Year of the Tiger, I will co-host the signature programme New Management Thinking 管理新思維 of #RTHK. I will invite top leaders in town to share their experience on digital transformation and corporate innovation.

I am so grateful that I had Ravel Lai, a veteran in #RetailTech industry, to be my 1st guest of this series. More top leaders will share their experience with us. Stay tuned.

Ravel has been applying technologies for retailers in all kinds from shoes, grocery, electronics to restaurants and shopping malls. He is a perfect expert to learn from on how retailers have been making use of technologies to solve problems, seize opportunities and handle crisis like the Covid-19.

We talked about technologies being used to overcome the pandemic. We explored the use of #BigData and #AI in #membership#logistics#eCommerce#O2O#NewRetail#SocialCRM, and more. We also shared on various collaboration examples with startups. Then, we discussed the future of retail and the impact of emerging tech like #MetaVerse and #XR on retail industry.

Don’t miss the opportunity to tune in #RTHK1 #FM926 at 2pm on Feb 20.
https://lnkd.in/f-X8RaN

You can also review our chat through this link after Feb 20.
https://lnkd.in/gYddhHHW

Thank you so much to my CUHK teammates and my mentors Professor Andrew Chan and Professor Pong Yuen, Howard Lam and RTHK teammates.

CUHK Business School CUHK EMBA
#CUHKEMBA
#NewManagementThinking #管理新思維
#DigitalTransformation #CorporateInnovation #Entrepreneurship
#Retail #ShoppingMall #Shopping

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